Hi everyone! We are back with the Hoarders Hop after a summer break. Woohoo! We will now be hosting the hop once a quarter. There will be inspiration along with some great prizes along the way!
Welcome to the October Craft Hoarders Anonymous Hop! You should be coming to my blog from Wendy Robinson's blog. To start at the beginning of the hop, and for the full list of Bloggers, go to Gloria's Blog!
We are being challenged this month to create something for the upcoming holidays so I decided to create this fun pocket card using products from Fun Stampers Journey. I stamped three leaves from the Autumn Days stamp set with Dark Roast ink. I then colored them with my new Pan Pastel sets. I also added some Splatters of the Bronze Silks to the leaves. I then added Journey Glaze to them and set them aside to dry. In the meantime, I die-cut the Double Pocket card die out of Dark Roast cardstock. I adhered it together and added a piece of patterned paper from the Harvest Days Prints pack to the front. I then tied a piece of Candy Apple Satin Ribbon around the bottom and tied it in a simple knot. Once the leaves were dry, I popped them up on the front of the pocket with foam squares. I then tucked in two notecards made from Cranberry Bliss and Butter Cream cardstock. On the top card I stamped the Thanksgiving sentiment from the Annual Celebration set in Dark Roast ink. I tucked both cards inside the pockets. To add a final touch, I added several enamel drops made from my red and gold glitter Nuvo Crystal Drops.
I just love these products so much I had to offer some of them as a Fall prize bundle. One random lucky winner will be chosen from comments left on this blog post. You have until Wednesday October 12th to leave a comment. I will chose a winner that night at 8pm. I will announce the winner. The winner must message me to claim the Fall bundle within 48 hours. Fall Prize Bundle now closed! See the end of my post for the winner!
I hope you enjoy the fun Fall Pocket card and have been inspired to create something fun for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday. Now head to Teresa Goblirsch Horner's blog for the next stop on the hop. Have a wonderful day!
The winner of my Fall goodie package is Mcstamper! Please send me your info to email@example.com by the end of Saturday October 15th to claim your prize. Thank you to all that left such lovely comments!
Hi there crafty peeps! Wow, it has been so long since I have posted. As some of you may know, I freed up all my commitments this summer to go on maternity leave. Well, my little angel is now just shy of three months and I am the creative bug again. I decided to participate in the Can You Case It? Challenge this week. It is a color challenge which I just love!
Welcome to the May Craft Hoarders Anonymous Hop! You should be coming to my blog from Christy Houser's blog. To start at the beginning of the hop, and for the full list of Bloggers, go to Gloria's Blog!
My husband and I are celebrating our 5 year anniversary on the 7th of May. I decided it was the perfect time to sit down and create a few more pages to add to our ever growing wedding album. This is one of the layouts I created. I took three pictures of me and my invites taken before the ceremony at my parents house to create the page. The paper and embellishments are from a long hoarded stash of the "Lyric" collection by Prima. I fell in love with this collection when it came out a few years ago, and I had to buy everything I could get my hands on. Of course once I got it, I squirreled it all away. Each picture is matted onto white pearlescent paper to make them stand out a bit from the background. I used my Silhouette as well to create the doily in the background and my title. The pictures were taken by my super talented (and professional photographer) cousin Erin Hanson.
I hope you enjoyed the hop, and it inspired you to use some of your hoarded supplies. Please make sure to visit all of the other blogs on this hop and leave these talented ladies some love. Have a wonderful day!
Hi there crafty peeps! I am back today to share an adorable card that could be used for numerous occasions. I created it using a stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey and beautiful ribbon from this month's Ribbon Club Kit that can be found at the Really Reasonable Ribbon store.
I stamped the star image in two different colored inks from FSJ. I fussy cut them out and adhered both to a white cardstock panel. The red star I popped up with foam dots. I then adhered a puffy silver star to the top of the red star. I added the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock over the top of the blue star with foam dots. I wrapped Red and Turquoise Diamond Print Grosgrain around a red card base and also made a bow to adhere to the sentiment strip. As a final touch I added Robin's Egg and Garnet Perfect Pearls around the stars in opposing colors. I also added a few Sparkling Clear sequins to the card. I hope you enjoy my card for today and have a wonderful week!
Hi there crafty peeps! Today is the start of a new challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. We are challenging you this time to create something with a "Things with Wings" theme. Here is my interpretation on the theme.
I created this adorable card using one of the new Avery Elle stamp sets called Woodland Wonders. I colored each stamped image with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and die cut the shapes out with the coordinating die set. I created a circle window into a wood grain stamped panel of cardstock to create some added interest. I then popped this up onto a base covered in blue patterned paper. I layered all of my cute colored images into a small scene on the front of the card. I also die cut out some layered of grass for the bottom to give the bunny something to stand on. I stamped the greeting to the top left corner. I then wrapped some natural colored hemp cord around the top from the 20lb Brights Hemp Cord Set.. This can be found in the Really Reasonable Ribbon store.
I hope you enjoy this adorable woodland card. Make sure to link up your project to join in the fun over on the blog. Have a wonderful day!
I layered two strips of the included patterned paper onto a white card base. I then stamped and fussy cute three flowers and coordinating leaves from the stamp set. I layered them onto the front of the card in a bunch. I then stamped the sentiment on a scrap of white cardstock and cut it out with a border. I popped it up with foam tape to the top of the card base. I then wrapped 3/8" Diamond Red Satin ribbon around the card base and tied it into a simple knot. I added Journey Glaze to the sentiment and centers of my flowers to add dimension to the card. I hope you enjoy this simple but sweet birthday card. Have a wonderful day!
I created this greeting card using the stamp set from the April Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp and ribbon from this month's ribbon assortment. I stamped the flowers and leaves with several different colors of ink in my collection onto an A2 sized white card base. I then stamped the sentiment onto a scrap piece of the same cardstock and die cut it out with a pierced fishtail flags die. I popped it up with foam tape and added it to the card base. I wrapped two pieces of 3/8" Quatrefoil Print on Turquoise Satin Ribbon on the top and bottom of the sentiment. I added stickles to the centers of each flower for some sparkle. I also added journey glaze to the sentiment to add more dimension.
Hi there crafty peeps! I am back today to share a fun card I have created using new to me watercolors, a stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey, and beautiful ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I started by creating a watercolored background panel with my new to me Mission Gold Watercolor Palette. I cut it down to size and matted it onto some light yellow cardstock. I then stamped a flower from the Full Bloom stamp set on Bristol paper. I colored it with my Zig Real Brush Markers and fussy cut it out. I popped it up with foam dots onto a pierced die-cut panel with a sentiment from the same set stamped onto the bottom. I wrapped Fuchsia Organza around the watercolor base and tied it into a bow. I then adhered the stamped panel onto the watercolor base. I took all of this and mounted it onto a white A2 size top folding card. I added glitter dust to the flower to make it sparkle. I also added a few sequins and enamel dots to accent the card. I hope you enjoy this bright fun card and have a wonderful day!
Hi there crafty peeps! I am back today to share a card I made using items from the March Simon Says Stamp Card Kit and some twine from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store.
I colored the watercolor image from the kit with my Gansai Tambi Watercolor Palette. After I colored the image I set it aside to dry for a bit. I then created the card base using orange cardstock and patterned paper from the kit. I wrapped Black Burlap String around the middle of the card base. I then took the image and cut out the picture to separate it from the sentiment. I then popped all of the individual pieces onto the card base with foam tape. I added tiny bows to the egg balloons with the same string. I added some white accents to the balloons with white gel pen and white perfect pearls. I added Journey Glaze to the bold words in the sentiment to make them stand out a bit more. I hope you enjoy this bright spring card. Have a wonderful day!
Hi there crafty peeps! Today is the start of a new challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog. I created a fun shaker card as my inspiration for this challenge.
All of the supplies and stamped images are from the latest month's Simon Says Stamp Kit. I created the shaker element by making a shaker pocket with my We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool. I then layered the stamped bunnies along with my die cut grass onto the bottom of the pocket frame with my sentiment strip. I added some of the Hyacinth Double Faced Satin Ribbon to the top and tied it in a simple knot. I hope you enjoy my Welcome Spring card and will join in on this new challenge. Have a wonderful day!
I stamped several FSJ images and colored them with my Copic Markers. I layered them onto a stamped background wound with Black Burlap String. I mounted this all to a piece of 3 1/2 X 2 1/2 inch purple cardstock from FSJ. I added a few enamel dots for an accent. I also covered the stamped bee with Journey Glaze. I mounted the focal panel onto striped patterned paper after creating a sash and bow with Yellow Plaid Ribbon. Finally I mounted the entire front to a card base made with the same purple cardstock from FSJ. I hope you enjoy my spring thank you card. Have a wonderful day!
As some of you might know, my husband and I are expecting our first baby in June and we were delighted to find out it's a girl!! I decided to make a cute door hanger for her nursery using items from Really Reasonable Ribbon, Polly's Paper Studio, and my scrap stash.
I took a hanging chalkboard I had in my stash and painted the edges with Distress paint in Spun Sugar. While that was drying, I took a wood frame and painted that with the same Distress paint. I then sprinkled on some Frantage embossing powder in Shabby White to the frame and melted that with my heat gun. I glued a piece of digi vintage print from one of my Creativity Kits from Polly's Paper Studio. I then adhered this down to the chalkboard. I then adhered a few tags from the same kit around and inside the frame. I took one of the adorable digi collage images from the Blooming Bicycles Journal Card set and adhered that off center on the frame. All of my images and tags were edged with Black Soot Distress ink. I added a few pink doodlebug pearls as accents on the frame.
I then moved on to creating my bouquet of flowers with several different Wild Orchid crafts flowers from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Store. Aren't they just spectacular!? After they were arranged and adhered, I moved on to the sentiment. I used some American Crafts Thickers scrabble blocks in pink for the first part "ENJOY" and then took my Picket Fence Distress Marker and hand wrote "Life" onto the chalkboard. I added some Crystal Stickles to the roses on the image for sparkle. I also added Journey Glaze to the bicycle to make it stand out. Finally, I cut off the original burlap string that was on the top and created a hanger with Pearl Pink Roses with Scalloped edge Grosgrain ribbon. I also created a double layered bow with my Bow-It-All tool and Pearl Pink Satin Ribbon and adhered this to the top of the chalkboard.
I created my card base with two papers selected from the Vintage Easter Creativity Kit. I then popped up one of the vintage digi images included and the sentiment banner with foam dots. I added some subtle sparkle to the image with my Clear Wink of Stella marker.
I used two different patterned papers for my background matting. I then tied Emerald Plaid Ribbon around the top and tied a cute bow. I layered several digi images to create a focal point to the card popping a few up on foam squares. It is hard to see on camera but I also added a abundance of Clear Wink of Stella to the images for some subtle sparkle. I hope you enjoy this fun green themed Lucky card. Have a wonderful day!
Hi crafty peeps! I am back today to share one last Valentine's Day card in honor of the day today. I added a beautiful band and bow made from ribbon that can be found at Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I used several shades of mauve and red along with Bronze shimmer watercolors from my Gansai Tambi watercolor set to create an artful background. I then die cut a heart from 40lb velum and heat embossed my sentiment and hearts onto it with bright white embossing powder by WOW. I then attached the velum heart to the watercolor panel. I mounted the watercolor panel to an A2 white base that has 7/8" White Satin with Grosgrain Edge Ribbon wrapped around it. I also wrapped Washi tape from my collection around the ribbon as well. I created a double looped bow with the same 7/8" White Satin with Grosgrain Edge Ribbon and adhered that to the panel. As a final touch I added some gold glitter enamel dots and clear rhinestones. The whole thing was then foam mounted to an A2 card base. I hope you enjoy my card and have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
I created this super cute St. Patty's Day card for the hop using a couple of the new products from MFT out this month and two of the gorgeous ribbons in this months kit. First, I die cut the rainbow out 6 times with all of the colors in the rainbow. I then pieced it together on white cardstock and cut it out. I added some Wink of Stella to the rainbow to make it sparkle. I then stamped the shamrocks out onto Copic cardstock with memento ink. I colored them with my Copic markers and then fussy cut them out. I placed both the rainbow and shamrocks onto a white panel that I inked with Distress Tumbled Glass ink and an ink blending tool. The rainbow and top shamrock are popped up with foam tape. The shamrocks then got covered with Journey Glaze. I stamped my sentiment in the upper left corner of the panel. I mounted the panel onto a piece of gold foil cardstock, and then mounted that onto another white piece of cardstock. I added some faux stitched lines for a little detail. Finally I added the entire panel to a white card base that had Pistachio Satin Ribbon and Mixed Greens Vertical Stripes Satin Ribbon wrapped around to create a belly band.
The theme for Challenge #134 is Anything Goes with Ribbon or Trim.
Create a card, layout, multi media piece, tag, ATC, hair bow, you name it. Just be sure to follow the theme above and use ribbon, lace or trim somewhere on your project.
We are thrilled to have Polly's Paper Studio for our sponsor this week. HEAD ON OVER and take a look at all the wonderful digital collage sheets that are available along with lots of other fabulous items. One lucky winner will win a choice of 5 digi collage sheets from Polly's Paper Etsy store.
I created this card using papers all from one of Polly's Paper creativity kits. I added some gold glitter enamel dots as an accent and also crystal Stickles to the flowers on the image. A simple tied ribbon from this months Ribbon Club Kit was all I needed to add to bring everything together. Now, let's see your Anything Goes creations!
We will be selecting our top three favorite projects to feature, so stop back on February 19th to see our picks along with our next challenge theme.
Here's what you need to do:
* Create a new project using the posted theme. A layout, card, ATC, home decor item, hair bow, or anything you can think of provided it fits the weekly theme.
* You may enter up to 6 projects, but you're asked to provide newly designed projects. No back-linking please.
* All projects must also include some sort of ribbon, lace or trim. * A maximum of 6 entries per person per challenge please.
* Post your project on your blog or an online gallery (using code RRR134) and link it with the inlinks tool on the blog.
* You have until February 17th at 11:59 PM Eastern time to enter your projects. Thanks so much for playing and good luck.
Hi there crafty peeps! I am back today to share a card I made with some beautiful pink ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store. I am sitting here in the middle of a blizzard in SE MN and all I can think about is spring with its hope of new life and flowers stating to dot the landscape. I decided to get a jump on some Easter themed cards to cheer me up!
Isn't this retro little duckling just the cutest!? All of my images and papers came from Polly's Paper on Etsy. This was so easy and fun to paper piece all of her great digi images. I also added some beautiful 7/8" and 5/8" pink gingham ribbon as a perfect finishing touch to the card. I also put a thin coat of crystal Stickles to the flowers on the duck image. I hope you enjoy my card and it puts you in the mood for spring. Have a wonderful day!
Hi there crafty peeps! I am back today to share a card I made with a New stamp set I purchased and ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
The stamp set used is from Fun Stampers Journey called Favorite Peeps. I colored the chick in the egg with my Copic markers and glitter. I then created a layered focal panel with Yellow, White, and Purple cardstock and also a layer of wide patterned Washi Tape. I then stamped the sentiment on a thin strip and adhered it to the bottom of the focal panel. I then worked on making a 5x5 square card with White cardstock and a few JillyBean Soup patterned papers from my long hoarded stash. I then added a sash and triple loop bow with White Glitz Ribbon. Finally, I popped the focal panel up on the card with foam tape. I hope you enjoy my card. Have a great day!
I used my Brush Stroke stamp set to create a fun Ombre Pink to Red background panel. I then wound Silver Metallic String around my fingers several times to create a "nest" and adhered that down to the middle of the panel. I die-cut a heart out of white cardstock and popped that up with foam tape to the center over the nest. I then took my Shimmer Silver Color Splash and made tiny splashes of silver spray across the card and heart. I covered the entire heart in Journey Glaze and then sprinkled it with Journey Sparkle Dust. I added some white sparkle enamel dots and clear rhinestones as accents to the card. I then added my sentiment in black ink to the bottom left corner. Finally, I took the completed panel and popped it onto a red and white card base with foam tape. I hope you enjoy my fun and artistic looking Valentine. Have a wonderful day!
I created this adorable vintage Valentine with my hoarded Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments collection paper. I absolutely love this collection and have a hard time using it, but I knew it would be perfect for this month. I started with a A2 size white card base which a matted a slightly smaller piece of red cardstock on top. I then layered a piece of patterned paper to the cardstock. I layered several cutout images from the collection to form a collage. I added dark red flatback pearls on the card as accents.
Welcome to the January Craft Hoarders Anonymous Hop! You should be coming to my blog from Glenda Brooks blog. After visiting me, hop over to Tracey Sabella's blog next! To start at the beginning of the hop, and for the full list of Bloggers, go to Gloria's Blog!
I have been subscribing to the Simon Says Stamp card kit for a couple of years now. Every month a box full of coordinating papers and ephemera are sent out with a beautiful stamp set. I unfortunately rarely end up getting the time to use them. They get placed in a labeled ziplock bag and sit collecting dust in my craft room. It really is a shame, so I have made it one of my New Year's resolutions to make at least one card with every kit that gets sent to me. All of the products in my card this month were included in the January Card Kit except for the wood veneer snowflakes. Those are from a long hoarded package from Studio Calico.
I started with an A2 base cut from lilac cardstock. I then layered two different patterned papers onto the base. I wanted to use some of the stamps provided, so I created my own stamped background panel with white cardstock, SSS Fog ink and SSS Sea Glass ink. I added two hand cut fishtail flags to the top. I then layered an Ice block and two cute Penguin die cuts images to the lower corner. These came on a cardstock sticker sheet. I stamped the sentiment on a thin white strip of paper and pop dotted it up above the critters. To finish the card, I added two painted wood veneer snowflakes, enamel dots, rhinestones, and a snowflake sequin.
I hope you are enjoying the hop so far, and it inspired you to use some of your hoarded supplies. Please make sure to visit all of the other blogs on this hop and leave the talented ladies some love. Have a wonderful day!
Hi there crafty peeps! I am back today to share a sweet Valentine's Day card I made with an older stamp set from My Favorite Things called Cute Critters. I also used some beautiful ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon store.
I stamped my image in black Memento ink and then colored it with my Copic markers. I then cut out a few Doodlebug patterned papers and the image with a Die-Namics Blueprint die set. I die cut some grass and added it to the bottom of the image which was popped up on the card with foam squares. I also added a die cut heart to the tree because the stamped heart on the tree was too small for me. I stamped the sentiment onto Pink cardstock and popped that as well. I added faux stitched lines with a white gel pen to the sentiment. I added clear Wink of Stella and Journey glaze to each of the hearts to make them stand out a bit.
I am 31 years old, and a loving wife to a wonderful husband. I am a mother to 3 crazy cats (Jasmine, Basil, and Felix). I am an avid scrapbooker, stamper, and overall craft enthusiast. I love to create smiles on loved ones faces with my handcrated creations.