Monday, April 14, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous April Guest Designer

I have been asked by the wonderfully talented Gloria Stengel at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog to be their April Guest Designer!  How FABULOUS is that!!!  Let's get started . . .

 This is Challenge #5 for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

Challenge #5 Pick a Stamp, Any Stamp!
You don't have to be a card maker to hoard stamps! With the popularity of pocket-style scrapbooking (Project Life and Photo Freedom) and the explosion of journaling stamps on the market, many scrapbookers have also become stamp hoarders. Digital stamps are more popular than ever. I am sure that most of us have at least one stamp in our stash! You may "collect" wood mounted stamps, clear stamps, cling rubber, or even digital stamps! Get one out, dust it off, and make it the STAR of your project! We want to see a stamp (sentiment, word art, image, etc.) on your project! Feel free to use more than one stamp, but you must have AT LEAST ONE stamped item on your project. 
One talented participant will receive this prize, donated by Hampton Art! The GoGo Crafter Rolling Tote is collapsible, allowing it to be shipped and stored flat. It comes with two wheels and a sturdy retractable handle for transporting. It also has interior dividers that are adjustable and removable, two interior pockets, three exterior side pockets for supplies, and a zippered front area. This tote can hold enough items for an evening crop or be a helpful "companion" at trade shows or expos. 

Over $100 Value  - Product is NOT included

Hampton Art, founded in 1980 in picturesque Long Island, NY, has been inspiring stampers, crafters and papercraft enthusiasts for over 20 years. One of the earliest “art stamp” companies, Hampton has transformed over the years to become a complete provider of creative products such as stamps, inks, papers, kids crafts, stationery, scrapbooking supplies, and card making accessories for crafters of every age and skill level. We focus on working together with other companies through strong, personal relationships and licensing partnerships to consistently bring fun, inspiring products to market. We have a portfolio of brands including Hampton Art™, Studio G™, Diffusion, Ditto™, and our latest addition, Ki Memories®, acquired in 2012. Our products can be found via most national craft retailers at over 5000 stores across the US and Canada. We also ship to 20 different countries across the globe. Hampton was acquired by National Spinning Co, Inc. of Washington, NC, our current home, in 2008. For more information, visit our Website

If you've seen my recent post sharing my 'crafting cave' you would have seen that I have a LOT of STUFF!  Stamps of various types included.  Since the theme of this challenge blog is 'Craft Hoarders' I dug around and would you believe I have an entire drawer full of LaBlanc stamps that have never even seen ink!  Yikes!  So that was my STAMP OF CHOICE for today's creation.

Isn't she pretty and so vintage (love that!)

 My favorite color is PURPLE and with Easter on the way I thought it was the perfect color for today's card.  Here's a peek at the inside of my card as well as the beautiful corner ribbon treatment.  Graphic45 design paper is one of my all time favorites so of course that was my first choice to go along with this pretty lady!

Challenge Rules are HERE.  
Make sure to link your project using the Link Tool on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  Please be sure you visit the Guest Designers and the Design Team to see what they have to share!

Guest Team Links:

Design Team Links:

Well, that's it for my project today.  I hope you'll come join in the challenge fun at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.  You will have until Sunday, April 20th at midnight, PT to enter your creation.

Thanks so much for stopping by ... it's always such a thrill to have you visit!

Papers:  Graphic45 'Sweet Sentiments' dp, white cs, lavender cs
Stamp/Ink:  La Blanche stamp, Memento 'tuxedo black' ink
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Kaiser pearls, White wedding organza ribbon, Craft-Dee Bowz bow maker, Cheery Lynn Designs 'fanciful flourish' die, pop dots, Creative Memories corner rounder


Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

It's a lovely card.
Hugs Miranda

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Dar, your work here is just fabulous! I love this sweet vintage lady and the lovely die cuts you added, too. Thanks for guest designing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Diane said...

Another beautiful card my friend!! Love the gorgeous coloring and how fun to dig out a never before used stamp!! Lots of pretty, pretty details here!! I hope your week goes better.....hugs!!

Gloria Stengel said...

I love the card and the coloring. And I was laughing at you having stamps that are un-inked. I have tons of those...shhhhh And I just added to the hoard over the weekend...double shhhhhh. Thanks for being our guest this month at Craft Hoarders Anonymous! I am so happy to have you on board!!!!

the primitive country bug said...

This is simply stunning! Your coloring and shading is truly amazing! I could learn a thing or two from you, for sure! said...

Oh girl you have gone and outdone yourself. This is absolutely gorgeous and I love the image! The color purple is fast becoming one of my favorites and you have done it proud here! Thank you for being a guest designer at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Amber Milone said...

This is stunning! I love the bright purple. That vintage lady is beautiful and so is your coloring! I am so happy to have you join us this month at CHACB.

1CardCreator said...

Stunning card, love the stamp too! ~Diane