Monday, September 1, 2014

Challenge #15 - All The Pretty Flowers

Welcome to Challenge #15 here at Craft Hoarders Anonymous! We will be announcing the Challenge #14 Winner and Favorites on September 3rd. Check back to see if it's you!

Before we get to the challenge, it is our very sad duty to let you all know that we are losing one of our very talented design team members. Due to some changes in her family circumstances, Tammi Bennett is leaving our Craft Hoarders Anonymous family. While we are very sad to see her go, we all understand when a person's work-life balance changes. We wish Tammi all the best! It was a genuine pleasure to have her as part of our team for the past 8 months. Please stop by Tammi's blog and wish her well!

Challenge #15 All the Pretty Flowers
This challenge is for all of you flower hoarders! Maybe you hoard pre-made flowers. Maybe you hoard flower punches or dies. Maybe you hoard flower stamps. "Dig" out those flowers and use them on your project!

We have two prizes this time! Therefore we will have TWO winners! One talented participant will receive this prize donated by Crafty Secrets.


A second winner will receive this prize, donated by Heartfelt Creations.


Both companies generously donated product for the design team to play with! We are so thankful for all the companies who sponsor us! For more information about each company, and their links, please see the end of the post.

Now, let's see what the Design Team has made with FLOWERS!

Amber Milone
(on vacation)




Crafty Secrets/Heartwarming Vintage Company has been owned and operated since 1993 by Sandy Redburn, who started out publishing supplier resource and marketing books for professional crafters and small businesses.

Over the years the business evolved to focus on Sandy's passion for antiques, vintage images, paper, ephemera and old books which became the basis for the Heartwarming Vintage Collection of paper arts products and Clear Art Stamps. Sandy has a blog and writes an online newsletter which has over 12,000 subscribers as well as an e-newsletter for retailers of their products. Be sure to join in the fun with our monthly Blog Linky Party, the first Monday of each month when we invite you to upload your Crafty Secrets creations for a chance to win a $50 shopping spree in our online store, and every participant receives a $6 shopping credit.

Website: http://craftyvintagegirl.com/index.php/
Blog: http://www.heartwarmingvintage.blogspot.ca/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Crafty-Secrets/129235430422442

Heartfelt Creations® is a leading Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook manufacturer for the craft industry. Heartfelt Creations was established in 1997 as Golden Rule Supply manufacturing Rubber Stamps. In January 2006 Golden Rule Supply became Heartfelt Creations.

Heartfelt Creations provides a unique line of artistic stamps, detailed dies and designer papers. Many of our stamps coordinate with our exclusive Spellbinders™ dies. The innovation of our stamps paired with matching dies offers a whole new dimension of possibilities and quickly adds eye-popping 3D depth to any project. Our designer papers are designed to coordinate with our product collections adding the perfect complement to any Heartfelt Creations stamp or die.

Website: http://www.heartfeltcreations.us/
Online store: http://www.heartfeltcreations.us/product-home
Blog: http://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HeartfeltCreations
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/hcofficial
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/heartfeltcreations

Please enter your challenge project using the Link Tool below. 

You have TWO WEEKS to create a project and enter the challenge. This challenge closes, Sunday,September 14th, midnight PT.




Monday, August 25, 2014

Guest Designers - Challenge #14

Welcome to more inspiration for Challenge #14! Make sure you visit our wonderful August Guest Designers' blogs and give them some love! For a full list of the 2014 guest designers, please click the TAB above.


Challenge #14 Button it Up!
Crafters of every stripe are button hoarders! Buttons are pretty, inexpensive, and extremely versatile. If you are a card maker, quilter, layout artist, or anything in between, you probably have a button hoard! Buttons come in many sizes, styles, shapes, and colors, plus they are easy to store...usually in cute containers! Pull out those bins of buttons and use some of them for your challenge project!

You still have a week to play in Challenge #14! You have until midnight PT, August 31st to link up your creation. CLICK HERE to see the challenge post and LINK your project!


Here are the August Guest DT creations for Challenge #14. Craft Hoarders Anonymous is so proud to display the art of so many different types of artists. Check out how all of these designers used buttons!









A heartfelt THANK YOU  to our August Guest Designers! The Hoarders DT is always in total awe at what our guests make each time! We are so proud and happy to host such amazing designers on this blog!

Please enter your challenge project using the Link Tool at the bottom of THE CHALLENGE #14 POST. Please CLICK HERE for the Link Tool.

One talented participant will receive this prize, donated by Altered Pages!

Altered Pages was started in 2003 to sell collages and ephemera. As of 2010, under new ownership, AP became a mixed media website with a remarkable Design Team and active Blog, while still creating awesome collages in virtually any genre. The company also offers many original ART Kits and has acquired the Mailbox Muse Kit club. Family run and appreciative of your support!

ALTERING YOUR CREATIVITY, that's what we believe in at AlteredPages.com. Our job is to supply you with inspiration and the tools to make it happen. We enjoy the creative process of all skill levels and mediums, so dive in and have fun with this challenge. Both Design Teams are creating inspiring works to spark you into creating too! Grab those bins and boxes, drag out your stash and let's GO.

Website: http://www.alteredpages.com/
Blog: http://alteredpages-artsociates.blogspot.com/


The Craft Hoarders Anonymous team had a second sponsor for August, Canvas Corp.


Canvas Corp, based out of Springdale, Arkansas, is led by Randy and Christine Meier. Canvas Corp manufactures and distributes a line of craft, scrapbooking and home decor basics under the brand name Canvas Home Basics. Established in 2006, Canvas Corp made its entry into the market with a focus on products that offer great basic solutions for the craft and home decor markets. Joining the Canvas Corp umbrella of brands was BagWorks and 7gypsies in 2011 and the newest member of the brand team is Tattered Angels who joined in 2012.

Website: http://canvascorpbrands.com/


For the Challenge Rules, please click HERE. Please make sure to read the rules if you are new to us. We have made a few changes to the rules, so make sure to check them out.

You have ONE WEEK remaining to create a project and enter the challenge. This challenge closes, Sunday, August 31st, midnight PT. The winner will be announced Wednesday, September 3rd.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WINNER AND FAVORITES - Challenge #13

Welcome! We are announcing our Challenge #13 Winner and Favorites today! 

Our Prize Winner will receive this prize, donated by Canvas Corp! This is a jam-packed grab bag of Canvas Corp, 7 Gypsies, and Tattered Angels product!



Please note: Gloria will be mailing all prizes at the end of each month. The winner will receive an email once the prize has shipped. 

Take a look at our winner for Challenge #13 - Let's Cycle, Up-Cycle That Is



The team loved Shari's use of "found" items, such as an old dress pattern and drywall mesh, for her project. This beautiful and textured project is full of "trash turned treasure!" Plus, this was Shari's first mixed media canvas! Shari, please email Gloria with your contact information so that she can send out your prize! (stengelgloria@gmail.com)

Now, on to the FAVORITES. We had  40 participants this time! Our favorites sure got into the spirit of up-cycling! We thank all of you for playing along, especially our regulars! And a special welcome to those who found us and played for the first time! 

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! 


#8 Bonnie
(Bonnie shared several altered bottles. Please visit her blog to see them all!)

#9 Kerstin
(Kerstin shared a second project, which we also loved, #35!)

#12 Mona
(Mona shared a matching card. Visit her blog to see!)

#17 Rupa

#18 Pamellia

#32 Paula

Gloria has a special favorite this time. Participant #40 created a very unique piece of art. You must visit the blog post and see all the amazing details.


Yes, that is a tiny, working clock! You won't believe what you are seeing until you see the close-ups and read the description!

We want to thank all of the crafters who played along in our last challenge. We hope you had fun! Join us for Challenge #14 by visiting that post HERE

Monday, August 18, 2014

Challenge #14 - Blog Hop with Altered Pages!

Welcome to Challenge #14 here at Craft Hoarders Anonymous! We will be announcing the Challenge #13 Winner and Favorites on August 20th. Check back to see if it's you!

Challenge #14 Button it Up!
Crafters of every stripe are button hoarders! Buttons are pretty, inexpensive, and extremely versatile. If you are a card maker, quilter, layout artist, or anything in between, you probably have a button hoard! Buttons come in many sizes, styles, shapes, and colors, plus they are easy to store...usually in cute containers! Pull out those bins of buttons and use some of them for your challenge project!

One talented participant will receive this prize, donated by Altered Pages!

Altered Pages was started in 2003 to sell collages and ephemera. As of 2010, under new ownership, AP became a mixed media website with a remarkable Design Team and active Blog, while still creating awesome collages in virtually any genre. The company also offers many original ART Kits and has acquired the Mailbox Muse Kit club. Family run and appreciative of your support!

ALTERING YOUR CREATIVITY, that's what we believe in at AlteredPages.com. Our job is to supply you with inspiration and the tools to make it happen. We enjoy the creative process of all skill levels and mediums, so dive in and have fun with this challenge. Both Design Teams are creating inspiring works to spark you into creating too! Grab those bins and boxes, drag out your stash and let's GO.

Website: http://www.alteredpages.com/
Blog: http://alteredpages-artsociates.blogspot.com/


We are having a BLOG HOP today with the Altered Pages Design Team! Both teams made some wonderful projects for the button challenge! Make sure to check their blogs! For the full list, scroll down!

First up, the Craft Hoarders team!






Now, for the Altered Pages team!

Altered Pages Blog
Roni Johnson
Trisha Too
Daniella May
Stephanie Siatta
Tonya Trantham
Robin Horasanian
Debi Tullier
Barbara Rankin
Lyneen Jesse


We hope you are inspired. Come and hop along! In addition to the prize we are offering to one of our participants, Altered Pages is also offering a prize! All you have to do is leave a comment during the Altered Pages and Craft Hoarders blog hop and you will be entered into a random drawing for an Altered Pages Blog Gift (a Set of Japanese Oil Pastels and a huge Ephemera package)! 

The second Design Team sponsor for August is Canvas CorpBoth companies generously donated product for the design team to use! 


Canvas Corp, based out of Springdale, Arkansas, is led by Randy and Christine Meier. Canvas Corp manufactures and distributes a line of craft, scrapbooking and home decor basics under the brand name Canvas Home Basics. Established in 2006, Canvas Corp made its entry into the market with a focus on products that offer great basic solutions for the craft and home decor markets. Joining the Canvas Corp umbrella of brands was BagWorks and 7gypsies in 2011 and the newest member of the brand team is Tattered Angels who joined in 2012.

Website: http://canvascorpbrands.com/



Please enter your challenge project using the Link Tool below. 

You have TWO WEEKS to create a project and enter the challenge. This challenge closes, Sunday, August 31st, midnight PT.






Monday, August 11, 2014

Guest Designers - Challenge #13

Welcome to more inspiration for Challenge #13! Make sure you visit our wonderful August Guest Designers' blogs and give them some love! For a full list of the 2014 guest designers, please click the TAB above.

Challenge #13 Let's Cycle...Up-Cycle That Is!
Being frugal and going green is what it's all about. Show us how you can up-cycle something using "junk" from your hoard. Most craft hoarders also hoard boxes, tins, packaging, and bits of this and that. Our mantra is, "I can MAKE something with that!" Now is your chance! Up-cycle!

You still have a week to play in Challenge #13! You have until midnight PT, August 17th to link up your creation. CLICK HERE to see the challenge post and LINK your project!


Here are the August Guest DT creations for Challenge #13. I am blown away by the many ways these designers up-cycled! Craft Hoarders Anonymous is so proud to display the art of so many different types of artists, who have so many different ways of making ART!









A heartfelt THANK YOU  to our August Guest Designers! The Hoarders DT is always in total awe at what our guests make each time! We are so proud and happy to host such amazing designers on this blog!

Please enter your challenge project using the Link Tool at the bottom of THE CHALLENGE #13 POST. Please CLICK HERE for the Link Tool.

One talented participant will receive this prize, donated by Canvas Corp!




Canvas Corp, based out of Springdale, Arkansas, is led by Randy and Christine Meier. Canvas Corp manufactures and distributes a line of craft, scrapbooking and home decor basics under the brand name Canvas Home Basics. Established in 2006, Canvas Corp made its entry into the market with a focus on products that offer great basic solutions for the craft and home decor markets. Joining the Canvas Corp umbrella of brands was BagWorks and 7gypsies in 2011 and the newest member of the brand team is Tattered Angels who joined in 2012.

Website: http://canvascorpbrands.com/


For the Challenge Rules, please click HERE. Please make sure to read the rules if you are new to us. We have made a few changes to the rules, so make sure to check them out.

You have ONE WEEK remaining to create a project and enter the challenge. This challenge closes, Sunday, August 17th, midnight PT. The winner will be announced Wednesday, August 20th.