Monday, February 03, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #1

Welcome! This is the very first challenge for my new blog, Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog!

Challenge #1: What's Your Style?
Share a project that showcases your signature style. Dig into your hoard and pull out items that make you shout with crafty joy! Whip up something that has your creative name all over it. Do you, because no one is you-er than you!

One person will receive this prize pack, donated by Gloria Stengel Designs! (Yeah, that's me!)

I found lots of yummy goodies in my hoard that I want to give to one fabulous challenge participant! Winners will be announced on Feb. 19th. (The challenge lasts for TWO weeks!)

Here is my project, in my style. Which I would describe as vintage-graphic-chic. {grin}

I love to use printed paper, lots of layers matted with cardstock, flowers with gears and clocks, ribbon, and graphic sentiments. (By graphic I mean....artsy not...naughty!)

I am pretty sure this card screams GLORIA! I love the bold colors, mixed with black. I love the postage stamp elements. {YES! This is Graphic 45 paper! Like, I have a huge hoard of it, right!}

I am sure you wish to know what is from the HOARD! Well, the little clip has been hoarded for a while. I think it a Stampin' Up item. I hate using them....because I may use them all up! The stamp is an old hoarded item. I do use it a lot, so does that count?!

I have a vast hoard of ribbon and flowers. And I constantly buy more!

The stamp for the inside is also an old stamp that I have hoarded. I am happy to report that the paper is pretty NEW to the hoard! woot woot!

Thanks for looking! Go use your hoard!

Challenge Rules are HERE. Make sure you LINK your project up using the Link Tool on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. PLEASE DO NOT LINK YOUR PROJECT TO MY SCRAPS OF LIFE BLOG! (Yes, that was shouting, sorry.)

Make sure you visit Design Team Group A and check out what they have to share!

Donna Idlet
Gloria Stengel - YOU ARE HERE
Pam Bray
Tammi Bennett

(Design Team B will share their projects on Feb. 10th!)

Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Treasures Pitch Black, ColorMates Smooth and Silky Pale Blue; Neenah Natural White
Designer paper: Graphic 45 Typography, Couture
Stamps: Hampton Art/Diffusion; Stampin' Up
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; Kaiserkraft
Gears: Bottle Cap Inc.
Clip: Stampin' Up
Clock: Sky Blue Pink
Dies: Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Rectangle Large; Couture Creations Nested Rectangle
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue


  1. You do vinetage so beautifully!!! I love your style!

  2. Yep, that's you all right, still not dressing like your mother. Gorgeous card!!! Great mix of texture, color, and design.

  3. Yep, graphic Gloria style:-) love it and will start my layout today! I so wish I had known about the DT call.... Not that I imagine I could have made it, but because I want to try this year for a few DTs and I would be quite discriminating about it. Having fun is critical and I know your team will definitely have fun. (Look, no spelling errors, yay!)

  4. Totally you, my friend!! I'll be working on me(?) whatever that is - I'm still trying to figure that one out!

  5. Absolutely LOVE the colors and layers here. NICE

  6. Yep this definitely a beautiful Card!
    Well done.


  7. Love your card and of course I could pick you out anywhere :) I am creating a lot this week and almost totally from the stash (I hope).

  8. This is one gorgeous card! Love all the layers and those red roses are beautiful!

  9. Wow...overflowing with gorgeousness. Love all the pretty details and colors. You inspire me to be me. Hugs, Antoinette T

  10. Yep, totally you, love all the layers, depths of all the focal points, hands down a fabulous card...and you have my address, lol..

  11. Gorgeous card, Gloria!! I can't take my eyes off it!

  12. So pretty Gloria, I just love your work!!!! xoxo What an awesome debute today!!!

  13. I read that black is the new neutral and your card shows why it's so now...the colors just pop right off this card. Absolutely gorgeous!

  14. Gloria, your card is beautiful! Love the Graphic 45 Couture line!

  15. It's a beautiful card. I hoard my stuff too. The Graphic45 are my favorites too. I just don't like cutting it!

  16. You know I have been a fan of your glorious creations for several years now. But I just love this signature piece...the way you tuck little treasures in for us to find: the mini clip, the clock, tiny tickets, rosebuds and stamps. It's all that vintage goodness, like an old fashioned 10 layer cake, that keeps me coming back for more. I call your style "vintage fresh." And I like it!

  17. Gorgeous papers, gorgeous colors, gorgeous card!

  18. I love your projects and can't wait for you to post some new ones. Thanks for inspiring us.

  19. I always love your G45 creations and this one is simply beautiful!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me some love! This first challenge is a big hit!

  20. Beautiful card...and so well put together!

  21. What a beautiful card! I found your challenge site this morning, what great inspiration. Off to check out some of the fab entries.