Monday, July 21, 2014

Swinging by. . .

The heavens declare the glory of God, the sky proclaims the work of His hands.  
Psalm 19:1
   


CHACB Challenge #12: Tag! You're It!

Gloria Designs ChallengeThe current challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous is: Who's the Boss!



Show some embossing on your project. You can use dry embossing or heat embossing. You can use an embossing folder or a stencil. You can emboss with embossing paste or embossing powder. You can even create something with ultra-think embossing enamel. You probably have some sort of embossing apparatus in your hoard! Pull these embossing tools out and put them to use!
 
And one talented participant will receive a prize for their work from our fabulous sponsors: Spectrum Noir and Crafter's Companion

Crafter’s Companion produces and offers a full range of tools and products to create cards and other paper craft projects.

Spectrum Noir is the revolutionary coloring system brought to you by Crafter's Companion. The range combines affordability with versatility across a vast color spectrum, deigned specifically for the crafting market.

You have until Sunday, Aug. 2 at midnight PDT to prepare, submit and link up your project to the CHAC Blog


Supplies

Paper: WorldWin vellum and blue cardstock, Crafters Companion  Ultra Smooth White Cardstock 

Ink: Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers, vintage rick rack, button and twine. Crafter's Companion Clouds Embossing Folder;  Spellbinders dies A2 Distressed Edges.
Stamps: Crafter's Companion Ben



Please visit the rest of the design team to see some AMAZING projects.

Blessings! jme ~ SDG


 

 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Steadfast love. . .

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning; great is Your Faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23
   


CHACB Challenge #11: Tag! You're It!

Gloria Designs ChallengeThe current challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous is: Tag! You're It!!

Use a tag on your project. Create a handmade gift tag. Create a tag mini album. Add tags to your scrapbook layout or your card. You may use some hoarded tag-shaped packaging or you may cut tags from scrap paper using a die cut template. Maybe you hoard shipping tags of all sizes. As long as your project contains some sort of tag, you will meet the requirements to play along!
 
And one talented participant will receive a prize for their work from our fabulous sponsors: Spectrum Noir and Crafter's Companion

Crafter’s Companion produces and offers a full range of tools and products to create cards and other paper craft projects.

Spectrum Noir is the revolutionary coloring system brought to you by Crafter's Companion. The range combines affordability with versatility across a vast color spectrum, deigned specifically for the crafting market.

You have until Sunday, July 20 at midnight PDT to prepare, submit and link up your project to the CHAC Blog

Of Birds and Hope

"Tag it!" said our Hoarder-in-Charge, Gloria. . .so what started out as one tag, turned into a project with a total of five tags. This is more of a placard card, than a traditional card, and it is designed to be displayed on an easel. 

And, when displayed this way it contains a secret that only the recipient knows: tucked away behind the main tag is another tag, slipped into a pocket. The second tag and the the pocket both contain a special message of encouragement. 

However, since the most encouragement comes from God's precious Word, it graces the front of this piece serving as a reminder that our Lord is good, loving, faithful, eternal, merciful and sovereign, and sustains the universe by the word of His power (as we are told in Hebrews 1:3).  

We are encouraged because we know that all of the troubles and toils in this present age are not intended for the harm of those who are trusting in Christ, but for our eternal good and His glory. . .we know He is working all things together toward a glorious end and that all of creation is being restored! What a great hope!! 

That is also why I incorporated the birds, which remind me of doves. And. . .doves remind me of Noah and the promises of God and they remind me of our Savior, who is the fulfillment of every promise!

Project Description

This project consists of a backing, a pocket, made by modifying a handcrafted envelope, and a total of five tags. Two of the tags are attached front to back, with one inserted into the envelope hiding the sentiments below.
The third tag is on the back of the card. The fourth and fifth are on the box that was crafted to package the placard. See below for pictures.

It didn't start out to be so complicated!


Supplies

Paper: WorldWin kraft, Crafters Companion  Ultra Smooth White Cardstock 
Designer Paper: Prima Madeline
Ink: Ranger Distress Antique Linen, Tea Stain, Vintage Photo
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers, SU pearls, Stickles, Liquid Pearls, SU brad, Oriental Trading Company envelope template, Sizzix embossing folder, assorted ribbon and flowers (MS, SU, Recollections); Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys; lace from my fellow Zonie Sabrina (sjbutterflydreams)
Stamps: Layers of Color Merci Bouquet and Royal Birds, Stampin' Up!, Inkadinkadoo



Please visit the rest of the design team to see some AMAZING projects.

 

 

 

Blessings! jme ~ SDG

 

 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A little birdie told me. . .

  I have not stopped giving thanks for you and remembering you in my prayers. 
Ephesians 1:16




 

 Mixing It Up With CHACB Challenge #10:

 This week the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog is changing it up...with a blog hop! Challenge #10 is ready at the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog but we are doing things a bit differently this time! We are doing a week-long blog hop with STENCIL GIRL! 

Each day this week you are invited to visit the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog, see the fabulous designs of the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Team, and then you are invited to visit the StencilGirl Talk Blog to see what their team is doing! For the blog hop order, see the end of the post.
Now, for the challenge!


Challenge #10 Spray It! Ink It! Paint It! Smear It! Emboss It!

Show us your inner mixed media diva! Use spray mists, inks, paints, modeling paste, embossing powder, pastels, chalk, and whatever messy media you can find! Let's dig into that hoard, pull out some of that "messy stuff," and use it up! There is a mess-maker hiding in all of you! Let her/him out to play!

Remember, you have two weeks to play in the new challenge! Challenge #10 closes Sunday, June 29 at midnight PT. Link up your project here to Challenge #10.

One talented participant will receive this prize, donated by Stencil Girl and WorldWin Papers.



Project Description

WorldWin Papers, including their lovely vellum, provided the foundation for this card, along with two Stencil Girl stencils, the Chevron Doily Mask (which I think looks like feathers) and Song Birds.  It was crafted for my dad for Father's Day. A little birdie didn't have to tell me he's the best dad: I already knew! I'm so thankful to the Lord for my father and for his steadfast love all of these years (including those where I was really quite hard to like, let alone, love!) 

From the Stash

 Paper: World Win Papers
Ink: Ranger Distress Inks assorted colors and layers, VersaFine Onyx
Stamps:
Sin City Stamps
Accessories: Vellum (WorldWin),
Stencil Girl stencils, embossing powder
, twine, buttons, burlap, metallic accents. 

 

Please visit the rest of the design team, and the Stencil Girl Team and blog to see some AMAZINGLY MIXED UP projects.

Blog Hop Schedule

June 16

June 17

June 18

Blessings! jme ~ SDG

 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Mixing It Up!

   


Mixing It Up With CHACB Challenge #10:

 This week the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog is changing it up...with a blog hop! Challenge #10 is ready at the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog but we are doing things a bit differently this time! We are doing a week-long blog hop with STENCIL GIRL!


Each day this week you are invited to visit the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog, see the fabulous designs of the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Team, and then you are invited to visit the StencilGirl Talk Blog to see what their team is doing! For the blog hop order, see the end of the post.

Now, for the challenge!


Challenge #10 Spray It! Ink It! Paint It! Smear It! Emboss It!
Show us your inner mixed media diva! Use spray mists, inks, paints, modeling paste, embossing powder, pastels, chalk, and whatever messy media you can find! Let's dig into that hoard, pull out some of that "messy stuff," and use it up! There is a mess-maker hiding in all of you! Let her/him out to play!

Remember, you have two weeks to play in the new challenge! Challenge #10 closes June 29th at midnight PT. Link up your project here to Challenge #10.

One talented participant will receive this prize, donated by Stencil Girl and WorldWin Papers.



Blog Hop Schedule

June 16

June 17

June 18

  See you Thursday! Blessings! jme ~ SDG