Now go get a refill on your beverage of choice and let's spend a little time together. On to Challenge #2! It is a color challenge. (Let's see that Hoard...but only the blue stuff!) You do not have to use these colors but let this photo inspire you. This week Design Team A will be posting. You can visit their individual blogs by clicking their names on my sidebar. Next week it will be Team B's time to shine.
The prize this challenge is from Close to my Heart. It is donated by: Shar Czerwinski, an Independent Consultant for Close to my Heart!
I went into my cabinet and started pulling papers. Now I never really thought I hoarded papers because I seldom used them. I started out as a scrapbooker and so I was always thinking ahead and purchasing 12 X 12 sheets of papers I expected to use. Well I didn't scrapbook very long....it is just not my thing. I am more of the instant gratification kinda girl although there are times when it takes me days to finish a card. I could just slap on a picture and call it scrapbooking....right?...It works doesn't it? I started pulling blue papers and card stock and there were two piles I didn't go into and this is what happened:
This was just out of two bins and didn't even include the pads I own. Shocking really when I seldom use these at all. OK, OK..."My name is Glenda.....and I'm a paper Hoarder"...among other things. But remember this is an illness and there is really no treatment for it. I just noticed the cabinet in the right hand part of my picture. Just a small part of my dies...another addiction, but we will address those another day. We are dwelling on blue today.
I used some of my new hoard...Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments and Secret Garden papers! There is lots of layering and the layers have been popped up on dimensionals. Sorry, I'm still trying to learn how to show this when I take a picture. My photography skills are really lacking but I keep trying. I started with a blue background and started fussy cutting different parts of the gorgeous pages of these paper pads. I edged around the fussy cut pieces with Ranger Distress inks and then used my Art Glitter Glue and glitter to add sparkle to some of the flowers and the butterflies. Did you notice the pretty little piece of lace sticking out from under the paper? It's also hoarded...I've had it so long I don't remember where it came from. It's also over my Spring is Sprung sign! I Used pop dots and dimensional tape to give this piece lots of dimension.
OK, now pull out your blue and show us what you can do with it. Blog about your creation and show pictures. Then link your photo to Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. You have until midnight on March 2, 2014 to upload your projects and be in the running to win the wonderful products pictured above!
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments and Secret Garden papers
Art Glitter glue
Pop Dots and Dimensional tape
Ranger Distress ink in Chipped Sapphire