Let’s See That Hoard Challenge #2 CHACB

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Let’s See That  Hoard: Challenge #2 CHACB

Good Morning, Friends!  It’s time for another support group meeting for the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.  Let’s See That Hoard Challenge #2 is a color challenge with a twist.  Here’s the deets:

This is a Color Challenge with a twist. Pick the thing or things that you seem to hoard the most, and using the color scheme shown below, create a project that showcases your hoarded item or items. Do you hoard buttons, beads, ribbon, papers, stickers? Show your hoard, but only the items that match the color scheme! (Please note, you do not have to use all the colors in the photo, nor match the colors exactly. Just use the photo and the colors to inspire you to dig through your hoard.)

You saw projects from the fabulous Team A last week.  This week, it’s time to see what Team B has prepared to inspire and amaze you.  Here are the links to each of the designers’ blogs:





Jan Marie

Kathy  You are here

Be sure to stop by and leave them all some love….you know how we craft hoarders are: we hoard everything …including lovely blog comments!  Tee hee!

OK. Last week, I shared this sneak peek of my challenge project with you:

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But now I can show you the whole thing.  Ready?

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Yes, I made a card!  But this is a really special card because I had to use the very last January page in my Graphic 45 “A Place in Time” hoard.  You know how that goes…you observe a moment of silence before you cut into the page, hold your breath and do it real quick before you can change your mind!   I hoard paper.  Lots of paper.  An embarrassing amount of paper.  But I especially hoard my G45 paper.  Especially when I am down to my last sheet of a page I really love.  But in the spirit of the CHACB, I made the sacrifice and used this favorite image.

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My Great-Grandmother subscribed to McCall’s magazine, and I used to love to cut out the Betsey McCall paper dolls that came in each issue.  Does anybody else remember them?  So, when G45 used a McCall’s magazine cover image in this paper collection…well, I sort of swooned a little.

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I paired this lovely lassie up with some silver cardstock from my scrap basket.  I used one of the embossing folders from my hoard to create my own background paper.  I inked the folder with Broken China Distress Ink, ran it thru my machine, then sprinkled it with glittery embossing powder.  Yes, I hoard embossing powder, too.  I also added some specialty glitter to the corners because I hoard that, too.  And buttons….I hoard buttons.  I have a serious problem with buttons.  And rhinestones.  I’m starting to feel embarrassed here….but then I know I am among friends who understand the compulsion to purchase and hold on to beautiful crafting goodies.  You do understand, right?

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I also love ribbon, and this satin shimmer ribbon from RRR makes me weak in the knees.  Pair it up with some feathers from my stash, and I start getting really happy!

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The inside follows the blue and silver color theme.  I used a snowflake punch that I’ve had forever.  And, yes..I hoard punches, too. Don’t you?

Oh, here’s the fabby prize package for this challenge, generously supplied by   Shari Czerwinski Independent Consultant for Close to My Heart valued at over $85.00!


Close to My Heart is a leader in the scrapbooking and stamping industry, specializing in stamps, coordinating inks, papers and markers. You will find everything you need for your scrapbooking, stamping, cardmaking, and paper crafting needs. We show you how to celebrate relationships through discovering your creativity, to preserve and share the moments that matter most.

To learn more about CTMH or their products, please visit Shari’s site HERE.  For more information about Shari, and to see what crafty things she is currently working on, visit her blog, Lead and Lace Gifts.

One talented individual will be selected by the team to receive this wonderful prize.


Visit Team B’s blogs, leave some bloggy love in their comments and then dig into your own hoard to create your own NEW masterpiece based on the challenge RULES and inspiration photo. If you have product from CTMH, you are welcomed to feature it in your project, but it is not a requirement for this challenge.    Be sure to mention  in your post that you are linking your project to Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 2. 

The deadline for linking up your project is Sunday, March 2nd at midnight PT.

One last look at my project:

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OK…that’s it for me, fellow hoarders!  Can’t wait to see what you cook up for this terrific challenge…and I’ll be stopping by to visit you soon.  Isn’t this just the most fun?  Being part of Craft Hoarders Anonymous makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!



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18 thoughts on “Let’s See That Hoard Challenge #2 CHACB

  1. Carol L

    This was well worth waiting for! The vintage design is just fabulous! I too used to look forward to cutting out those paper dolls as a child! The tilted panels, sparkle and beautiful papers really do make one fabulous card! Yay you for using that paper – now reward yourself by going out and buying more 🙂

  2. KarenB

    Stunning card, I can totally empathize with not wanting to cut into the final piece…
    I love the silver touches, which really work so beautifully with the blue.

  3. Jan Marie

    I’m certainly glad you shared a peek first, otherwise I would have tipped right over in my chair from the sheer awesomeness of your project!! It’s so luscious with all the frosted shimmer. .and those beautiful blues!! Love the angles!

  4. Robin

    Kathy –
    I love your McCall’s card with the beautiful lady! I, too, love that G45 design paper – so many lovely images. I vividly remember playing with the Betsy McCall paper dolls. At one time, I had over 200 different paper dolls and all their clothes in a Harzfeld’s coat box. Harzfeld’s was a Kansas City department store with beautiful clothing and fine accessories. I wish I still had those old paper dolls! But amazing cards like your’s bring back many fond memories!

  5. Pam

    Love your gorgeous card! This is exactly how I felt during the 1st challenge & I cut into my last sheet of the February cut-aparts. Terrible, just terrible. I absolutely must have 1 extra sheet of all G45 papers, just must! Anyway, I love the image, the papers, the ribbon, the bow, everything!

  6. papermelodys

    Well done! I know it was tough to use that last piece of January G45 paper. I’m always here if you need to talk about it 😉 Love the feathers, by the way!

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