Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #3

Monday, March 3, 2014

Hello Bloggers,

Welcome to Challenge #3 of the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog!  This week’s challenge it to create something vintage or retro style.  This challenge is also sponsored by Graphic 45! Graphic 45 is an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company­— owned and operated by a mother (Diane Schultz) and her two daughters (Aimee and Charee Filimoehala). Together they create vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project. Please visit the Graphic 45 Website or Facebook page for more information. 

One lucky winner will win all these goodies donated by Graphic 45!  Go in your hoard and create something vintage or retro!  You have two weeks to create something beautiful, we can’t wait to see what you have created.

Here is my take on the challenge…..I hope you enjoy looking at all the pictures.  I love this paper by Graphic 45, it is Tropical Travelogue.  I love the bright colors in this paper, it reminds me of the Hawaiian Islands.  I visited Hawaii in 2012 and I thought this paper was perfect for my pictures.  I pulled a lot of my hoard out for this project. 

This is the 8x8 Matchbook Box by Graphic 45.  I cover the box with the Tropical Travelogue paper, added flowers to decorate the box and colored the "treasured Memory" title with distress ink and added a little burlap to the box.

This is a 6x6 mini album decorated with papers and chipboard from the Tropical Travelogue collection.  I added flowers, ribbons, and trinkets to the album.

The first picture is a picture of the matchbook box with the mini album in it.  The second picture is a look at the inside which is painted black and covered with paper in the bottom.  The other pages are pictures of the inside pages of the mini album.  

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

Amber Milone
Christy Butters
Debbie Seyer
Donna Idlet - You are here
Ginny Nemchak
Gloria Stengel 
Karen Zueger
Pam Bray
Tammi Bennett

G45 Tropical Travelogue papers
G45 Tropical Travelogue chipboard 
G45 Matchbook Box
6x6 Little Yellow Bicycle Mini Album
Tim Holtz trinkets
G45 Antique Metal Door Pull
Petaloo Flowers
Recollection Flowers
Stampin Up Ribbon
Stampin Up tab punch
Black paint
DCWV Burlap
Prima crystals


  1. Wow, you did an outstanding job on this project! It looks very labor intensive but It is amazing. I always put off doing an album because I didn't think I would ever get it done and look what you did. Well done!

  2. Outstanding is right, this is amazing, love the mini album and the altered Matchbox is WOW!!!! Love, love, love it.

  3. I love this vintage tropical project. I have a hard time with this paper collection, but you just went to town and made a crazy amazing project with it! I love the box, but that album, with the burlap...wowza!

  4. Off the hook amazing! Oh my I am just in love with this project.

  5. Love everything about this project!!!!! I mean every thing.....every little thing. All the details are a feast for the eyes!

  6. Donna, this is such a great mini! I love the colors, the incredible really knocked this out of the park!

  7. Love this project Donna, every detail is just perfect!!! xo

  8. Wow!! Fabulous album! It is so happy...what a great memory album!

    Have a wonderful week. :)

  9. Love the graphic45 products and you did a great job with items from your hoarders box. Thanks for sharing

  10. Donna, you cruised right outta the park with this amazing project! Flat out gorgeous and love that it's not only pretty, but useful too! Fantastico!!

  11. I am seriously loving your bright and happy colors! You have just rocked these! I'm so impressed!

  12. This is such an awesome project Donna. I absolutely love Tropical Travelogue too. Amazing details. I love it all!

  13. I am falling in love with Tropical Travelogue and your project makes me want to get some of this luscious paper even more. What a great looking book.

  14. Beautiful papers for such a nice mini album! NJ!


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