Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Monthly Blog Hop!

ANNOUNCING... 


Welcome! I have some exciting news for all you paper craft hoarders out there! Those of you who were sad when I had to close down the Craft Hoarders Challenge Blog will be happy to see....I am down, but not out! While I am NOT starting up the challenge blog, I am going to keep inspiring you to use your hoard! I have gathered a fabulous group of crafters to bring you a MONTHLY BLOG HOP!

On the 5th of every month, starting September 5th, a fantastic group of hoarding crafters will be participating in an inspirational Monthly Blog Hop! We will share projects with you, show you how we are using up our hoarded supplies, and encourage you to dig into your own stash! Our goal is to inspire you to USE IT UP!

Each month, you will start at my blog, Scraps of Life, and hop through 19 other amazing blogs! The participating crafters will share projects in all styles and media types, using both old and new product! Some designers will share tutorials; some will share storage solutions; some will share how to use your scraps and leftovers; some will share videos. There is a wealth of experience and creativity among these crafters! Many of the designers are on popular manufacturing teams and a few are part of exceptional challenge blogs. I hope you will take the monthly journey with us, and DE-HOARD your supplies!

Here is the list of the participating Bloggers. Make sure to hop along and say hello! We will share our first projects on September 5th!


I know this is a long list of crafters, but take your time, hop to a few each day. Get inspired! And you never know when one of these crafters will share an extra special post or will be offering blog candy...or will share JUST THE RIGHT PROJECT that you need to see! {grin}

Mark your calendars! SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2015.

Please note: we will NOT be using this blog as part of the hop. This is just an informational post to draw your attention to the new Blog Hop and format. 

Monday, April 20, 2015

MARCH FAVORITES!

Welcome to our March FAVORITES! We had 80 participants for the March Challenge! Thanks to all of you for playing along! What a blessing to the team to see so many GREEN challenges! Especially as the March Challenge was our LAST challenge. The team sure appreciates you sticking with us until the end! Please, make sure you follow your favorite designers so that you don't miss any of there fantastic work.

Favorites, please grab your blinkie to wear on your blog to show everyone that you were picked as a Favorite here at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!










We want to thank all of the crafters who played along in our challenge. We hope you had fun! We will NOT be posting more challenges at this time. Thanks to everyone who supported us during the past 14 months! We appreciate you!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March Challenge - Deadline is April 12th!

Hello, everyone! I just wanted to check in and make sure everyone who wanted to play in our LAST challenge has a chance! The deadline is April 12th at midnight PT.


Get out that hoarded paper and play along!

Link up HERE to our GO GREEN challenge! We will announce our April FAVORITES on April 20th. Thanks for joining us! 

Monday, March 16, 2015

FEBRUARY FAVORITES!

Welcome to our February FAVORITES! We had 104 participants for the February Challenge! Thanks to all of you for playing along! Join us for our March Challenge, which ends, April 12th at midnight PT. You have a full month to play! Our March FAVORITES will post April 20th.

Favorites, please grab your blinkie to wear on your blog to show everyone that you were picked as a Favorite here at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!




We want to thank all of the crafters who played along in our challenge. We hope you had fun! 

As a thank you to our FAVORITES and all of our readers, Gloria created a digital stamp for you! Just right click on the image and select COPY IMAGE or COPY. Then you can PASTE the file in your favorite word processing software, size it, and print it! You may also use the SAVE IMAGE AS option, and save the image for use in your favorite photo editing software. Use the stamp on your next project with our complements!



The March challenge closes, April 12th, at midnight PT. The March Challenge will be the LAST Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge. After the March Challenge ends, we will NOT be posting more challenges. Thanks to everyone who supported us during the past 14 months! We appreciate you!

Monday, March 9, 2015

March Challenge - Go Green!

Welcome to our March 2015 Challenge! The challenge is open until April 12th, at midnight PT. Our FAVORITES will be featured on April 20th. The February Favorites will be featured on March 16th. There were so many participants that the team needs a bit more time to vote. 

Dear Friends. It's Gloria here. I am so sorry to tell you that this will be the LAST Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge. After the March Challenge ends, we will NOT be posting more challenges. I started this challenge blog as a way to keep busy while I recovered from an injury. Once I started to feel better, I started to take on more design work, and now I am over-burdened (again). I am still suffering pain and lack of mobility due to the injury, and once again, I need to down-size my crafting work. In an effort to make the best choices for myself, for my family, and for my finances, I have decided to close the Hoarders blog. This has been an amazing 14-month journey! I have the best team of ladies to work with! They are all so very talented. I have gotten to know some of our regular Readers and have discovered new artists. It is very painful for me to have to say good-bye. The blog will remain up on Blogger for a time, to allow people to derive inspiration from the work posted here. But, folks, this is our last challenge. 

Please play along and visit with us one last time! We will pick Favorites for March, as always. Thanks to each of you for your support this past year! It has been a blessing! You are all welcome to visit me at my Scraps of Life Blog, where I may have some surprises up my sleeve starting in April. Happy spring!

Go Green
Use this color board as inspiration for your green challenge. Make a challenge which has green as the predominate color. Use the other colors in this color board as your accent colors. You may make any type or theme of project that you wish. You do NOT have to use all of the colors represented here, but green must be the star of your project! There must be some green in your vast hoard...dig it out!

(Color inspiration by Design Seeds)

Now, let's see what the Design Team has created for you! Please stop by all the blogs and say good-bye to the team. These women are so amazingly talented! I know they will all do some great things in the coming year!



(Unable to participate due to a family situation. Nancy covets your prayers.)

Thanks again, to the lovely Hoarders Design Team!

Please enter your challenge project using the Link Tool below.

You have ONE MONTH to create a project and enter the challenge. This challenge closes, April 12th, at midnight PT. This is our LAST challenge. Thanks for your support!




Wednesday, February 11, 2015

JANUARY FAVORITES!

Welcome to our first group of FAVORITES of 2015! We had 90 participants for the January Challenge! Thanks to all of you for kicking off the our new year with a bang! You will notice a lot of mixed media projects in the FAVORITES list this time! A large portion of the submissions were from that category! 

Favorites, please grab your blinkie to wear on your blog to show everyone that you were picked as a Favorite here at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!


(Would you believe that this is an altered iron?!)









(Mayoori also submitted #71, which was also a DT Favorite.)

We want to thank all of the crafters who played along in our challenge. We hope you had fun! 

As a thank you to our FAVORITES and all of our readers, Gloria created a digital Valentine stamp for you! Just right click on the image and select COPY IMAGE or COPY. Then you can PASTE the file in your favorite word processing software, size it, and print it! You may also use the SAVE IMAGE AS option, and save the image for use in  your favorite photo editing software. Use the stamp on your next project with our complements!
Join us for our February Challenge, which ends, March 8th at midnight PT. You have a full month to play! Next month, our FAVORITES will post the 3rd Monday of the month, just to give the team more time to make their selections!  

Monday, February 9, 2015

February Challenge - How I Love Thee

Welcome to our February 2015 Challenge! If you are new to our challenge, please make sure to read the Challenge Rules HERE. The challenge is open until March 8th, at midnight PT. Our FAVORITES will be featured on March 16th.

February Challenge - How I Love Thee
You may create a Valentine, anniversary, wedding, or other love-themed project for this challenge. You may create something that has the word "LOVE" on it. Dig into your hoard and find all those hoarded hearts and pink sequins and doves and wedding paper that you have been saving for just the right project!

Now, let's see what the Design Team has created for you!



Thanks again, to the lovely Hoarders Design Team!

Make sure to read our Challenge Rules.

Please enter your challenge project using the Link Tool below.

You have ONE MONTH to create a project and enter the challenge. This challenge closes, March 8th, at midnight PT.