Thursday, May 5, 2016

Craft Hoarders Anonymous May Blog Hop!

It's time for the Craft Hoarders' Anonymous May Blog Hop!

I'm happy to be playing along this month after a hiatus due to health issues.  So, here we go!

We are a group of hoarding crafters...having fun and blogging about our creations.  On the 5th of every month, you will find new inspiration waiting for you from the "Craft Hoarders Anonymous" ladies.  Visit the hoarders in the list below, leave them some love and enjoy the amazing projects you see along the way.  Come back again in June to see new inspiration we have to share!

Here's my May inspiration for you....

Hubby and I will be celebrating our "40th Wedding Anniversary" in October.  I created a two piece set to commemorate the event...a card and a mini album.  Last week I posted the card and you can see it HERE.  Today, I am sharing the mini album.


I've been hoarding this Kaisercraft chipboard album for at least 6 years in anticipation of our future 40th anniversary.  It was finally time to drag it out and alter it for the upcoming event.  I used Graphic 45's Mon Amour Paper Collection.  The colors are fabulous and it's so romantic.  This collection is one of my all time favorites from G45!

The album consists of three chipboard pieces...the "40" cover and two others.  Below are the individual pieces showing how they are altered.

The "40" is covered with the G45 Mon Amour True Love paper and embellished with G45 tags from the Forever Mine and One and Only papers.  I inked the edges of everything and added additional die cut embellishments along with some mulberry and enamel roses and jewels.

Here are some close ups of the cover details...

I love this white doily against the black printer paper.

The zero made a perfect frame for the fussy cut couple!

Some embellishing on the back of the cover.

The first page is my favorite!  I fussy cut the couple from the Mon Amour paper along with the Mon Amour tag.  The Love Notes tag is from the My Beloved paper.  I added lots of dimension to everything using pop dots behind all the fussy cut pieces and gave the woman a choker necklace using jewels.

The inside pages of the album.

The left page is the back of the first page and covered with  G45 Dearest Darling paper.   The photo mats are embellished with die cut corners and tags.

The right page is covered with G45 Heart's Desire and embellished with die cut corners, enamel roses and more tags. Some very old metal/enamel letters down the edge spell "Forty".  The back of this page is covered with reverse print on the Heart's Desire.  I didn't photograph the back cover because there is no embellishing on it.

From my stash...
Graphic 45 Mon Amour Patterned Papers
 Kaisercraft 40th Album
Prima Pineapple Doily 
Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink
Recollections Enamel Roses
Sue Wilson Designs Heart Corners
Want 2 Scrap Jewels

I'm so happy with how this project turned out.  I can't wait to add photos of our special event in October.

Visit the blogs of my fellow hoarders for more inspiring projects...
You should have arrived here from Jacquie's Blog and now you will be traveling to Wendi's Blog.  If you missed the start of the hop, begin at Gloria's Blog!

Vicki Robertson (YOU ARE HERE)
Wendi Robinson
Christy Houser
Amber Milone

Thanks for stopping by to share my Craft Hoarders project!
Please join me as a follower and stop back again soon.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Craft-Dee BowZ May Challenge is here!!

It's May and time for a new Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge!
As always, "Anything goes and include a HANDMADE bow" is the theme.

Our Design Team is working with the colors teal, white/cream, and black this month.  I love these colors and decided to create my challenge inspiration with them...

"love you much"

This square, 5 1/2"  x 5 1/2" card has lots and lots of layers.  The die cut, patterned paper, is matted with black and adhered to a white cardstock base.  Next, there are 4 die cut layers adhered to the patterned paper using pop dots between two of them for added dimension.  The new doily die cut has been added to my list of favorites, for sure!  It reminds me of doilies that my mother-in-law made for us.  The sentiment is stamped, embossed and adorned with a fabulous, sheer white bow created using  my Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool.  I touched up the roses with gesso on the edges for extra texture.

Featured Product
Craft-Dee BowZ Bow Making Tool

From my stash...
Cardstock - Bazzill, Recollections
Design Team Product - Ribbon, My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper
Die Cuts - Prima, Spellbinders, Sue Wilson Designs
Embellishments - Paper Studio, Recollections
Embossing Powder and Ink - Ranger
Patterned Paper - Teresa Collins
Stamp - Stampin' Up
Other:  Gesso, Mulberry Paper

Be sure to check out and play along with our Craft-Dee BowZ May Challenge.  You could be our challenge winner and receive a Craft-Dee BowZ Badge to display in your blog.

Visit my fellow team members for more inspiration...

Participating in the following challenges...

Need some yummy ribbon to use with your Craft-Dee BowZ Tool?  Take advantage of Ribbon-Ade!  There are two different options available for purchase... 10 yds. of Sheer Organza or 10 yds. of Sheer Polka Dot.  Purchase both at a special price.

Visit the Craft-Dee BowZ Store for a limited selection of new die-cuts discounted at 10% off.  The inventory goes fast and won't be re-stocked!  Don't miss this opportunity.  Die-cuts will ship USPS (Domestic only...sorry no sales outside the US) for a fee of $4.95 which covers shipping from 1 to 4 dies maximum in one shipment.  Fees go up with 5 or more.  Find the tab at the top of the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog.

Thanks for stopping by to share my inspiration!

Dies R Us "Anniversary" Challenge!

Exciting news...
We are celebrating the Dies R Us Challenge Blog's 2nd anniversary!

To add to our celebration, we will be choosing 2 winners!  Each winner will receive a $20 Gift Voucher for the Dies R Us Store.

For the first two weeks of May, we challenge you to create a project using an "Anniversary" theme.  So,grab those die-cuts and show us what you can do with them.

Link up your project to the Dies R Us "Anniversary" Challenge post by midnight, May 13th for the chance to win a $20 Gift Voucher for the Dies R Us Store.

And don't forget, most importantly, we want to see how you use die-cuts on your creation too!

Visit the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for rules and quidelines.  You can find them in the left side bar.  While you're there, grab our Dies R Us Challenge badge to share on your blog!

Here's my anniversary inspiration...

We will be celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary in October!  I created this card as part of a set that will commemorate our 40 years together.  Stop back on May 5th to see the other half of this special project!

"You are Loved"

There is nothing more romantic for an anniversary card than Graphic 45's Mon Amour Collection.  These vintage papers are an all time favorite of mine.  I wanted vintage, after all, because we are vintage after  40 years!   The overall finished look is just what I was hoping to achieve.  I love the romantic feel that the die cuts add to the papers and embellishments.

 Featured Product
Prima - Forest Leaves
Yvonne Creations - Hearts 

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock

Graphic 45 L'amour Paper Collection

 Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink
Recollections Enamel
Wild Orchid Roses
Visit my team members' blogs for more anniversary inspiration!

Stop by the Dies R Us Store for a wide inventory of your favorite die cuts!

Thanks for stopping by to share my anniversary inspiration.
Please come back soon!


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