Saturday, September 5, 2015

"Goodbye" Card for the September Craft Hoarders Anonymous Hop

Welcome to the September Craft Hoarders Anonymous Hop! 

I hope you are enjoying the inspiration from this group of amazingly talented "craft hoarders!" It's such a treat to be part of this group of artists who are as sweet as they are talented!

You should be coming to my blog from Amber Milone. After visiting me, hop over to Donna Idlet next! To start at the beginning of the hop, and for the full list of Bloggers,  please head over to Gloria's Blog!

I'll be giving away a $5 JoAnn's gift card (US only),
so be sure to scroll down for the details.

Life is full of unexpected happenings and sometimes those events are tragic. The Stanley family lost their sweet 15 year old daughter to a tragic farm accident last month. I wanted to create a card that reflected happy memories of Sarah, from her beloved cowgirl boots and denim to fluttering butterflies.


My stash includes bits of handcrafted items I've created along the way in addition to my hoard of paper, flowers and other embellishments. I had this lace-edged Girlie Grunge Denim Rose left over from a tutorial I created for Donna Salazar Designs, and it was a perfect fit for this card.

Here's my video showing how the roses are created.

"Girlie Grunge Denim Rose"

Remember that JoAnn's gift card I mentioned?
I will be giving it away to one of my YouTube subscribers.

To be eligible:

~ Subscribe to my YouTube Channel HERE - both current and new followers are eligible.
~ Leave a comment here on my blog or on my denim rose YouTube video letting me know you subscribe to my channel. (Be sure to let me know your YouTube user name if you leave a comment here.)
~The prize is eligible for Subscribers residing in the US.

I will be announcing a randomly selected winner on October 1.

Now for some details on how I used my crafty hoard to create this card.
Sarah adored fluttering butterflies, so I colored this sweet Prima resin piece with Mix'd Media Inx. 

I'll let you in on a little secret. I owned a collection (er hoard) of chunky glass glitter and microbeads before they became the hot item they currently are in mixed media crafting. I like to scatter them around my clusters and adhere them with Helmar Super-Tac - a super strong, fast drying adhesive that dries clear. I apply it with an old paint brush one section at a time and lightly sprinkle with glitter and microbeads.

If you had a chance to view my video, you saw how easy this Girlie Grunge Denim Rose is to create using Donna Salazar's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products.

I have a couple drawers full of chipboard, and this wagon wheel is a Dusty Attic piece I picked up a couple years ago. I simply heat embossed the wheel to give it an aged iron look.

I have a friend who owns horses and enjoys giving her pages a western horse feel, so when I saw this package of wooden western items I picked it up for her. Needless to say the cowgirl boot was not in the package. It was just the thing I needed to help personalize this card for Sarah's family. I inked the boot with Donna Salazar's Leather Mix'd Media Inx (the perfect color!) and added the heart charm from my stash. The cross is a Momenta piece. No special treatment here. It is simply glued down to reflect Sarah's sweet faith.

I have a collection of sentiment stamps and used this one by Close to My Heart to stamp onto Denim. I have a way of messing up stamped sentiment images, so I try to come up with creative ways to stamp them on something other than my background paper. Here I've stamped the image on denim first, then cut around it. Finally I distressed and inked the edges. I also stamped some grungy flourishes across the background paper.

A while back I created lots and lots of twine flowers. I still have some floating around and tucked one into my cluster. A step by step photo tutorial for these flowers can be found here.

This Tim Holtz metal border sticker gives a bit of dimension as well as a western feel.

The card edges are distressed.

I've had this Authentique paper in my stash for years. Sarah adored both denim and butterflies, so this paper couldn't have been more perfect for this card!

I hope you've been inspired to dig into your hoard of papercrafting supplies and use some of them up on a new project!

Your next stop on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop is Donna Idlet. If you have dropped by my blog and would like to start at the beginning, be sure to hop on over to Gloria's blog HERE

Authentique ~ Genuine - “True”
Card Base - stash
Tim Holtz ~ ideology - Industrious Stickers, Borders
Dusty Attic ~ Wagon Wheels DA0697
Tim Holtz Idea-ology ~ Industrious Stickers - Borders
Petaloo ~ Penny Lane - Forget Me Nots, slate blue
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Stamens, white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 8mm Rosebuds, white
Prima ~ Shabby Chic Treasures - Resins, Butterflies #891992
Momenta ~ Metal Stickers - Crosses
Darice ~ Mini Wood Embellishment
The Charm Shop ~ Silver Heart
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® by Donna Salazar ~ Canvas Ribbons (Denim)
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® by Donna Salazar ~ Lace Ribbons
Darice ~ Twine Cording, brown
Liquitex ~ Gesso, clear
Clearsnap/Colorbox by Donna Salazar ~ Mix’d Media Inx - Truffle, Leather, Denim, Indigo
Clearsnap/Colorbox by Donna Salazar ~ Mix’d Media Inx CHOX - Driftwood
Clearsnap/Colorbox by Donna Salazar ~ Smooch Spritz - Caramel Latte
Ranger ~ Perfect Medium
Stampedous ~ Fran-tage - Glass Glitter, steel blue
Stampedous ~ Fran-tage - Embossing Enamel, aged taupe
Prima ~ Clear Stamps - Debutante #579210
Close to My Heart ~ For Every Occasion Stamp Set
Close to My Heart ~ Look to the Light Stamp Set
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® by Donna Salazar ~ DODZ™ - 3D
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® ~ Crafty Power Tape
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Fabric Glue
Helmar ~ Super-Tac EVA Glue
Darice ~ Heat Tool
Zutter ~ Distrezz-it-All

Thanks for dropping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. Wow! Blue is my favorite color, and the textures on this card are amazing! I love how rustic it feels, yet very feminine at the same time. T hanks for the great video tute, too! Gorgeous!

  2. I love this card! Blue is my favorite color and that Grunge Denim Rose is gorgeous! I subscribe to your you tube channel as Janet Saieva!

  3. So beautiful! LOVING the colors and the flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. What a lovely craft stacks in your hoard! Love that denim creation so much with beautiful DIY rose and that wheel have a superb irony look and i adore all the other elements with loads of textures and that backing paper is a perfect touch for this feminine look!
    And so sorry for the tragic accident!

  5. Oh dear - so sorry for your loss and the families Tracey. Your card is ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL. Seems like it should be such a comfort for them. You did perfectly adding special things that will be meaningful. It's LOVELY in every way. j.

  6. Your card is beautiful and it will be a special keepsake for the family who is grieving. The rose flower is gorgeous and thanks for sharing the video.

  7. Wonderful card. I love the rose and the other embellishment you added to this card. The video showing how to make the fabric rose was well done. For some reason, I could not comment on your youtube channel but I did subscribe.

  8. I really love all the texture in your card and denim flower. What a sad occasion, but a really beautiful tribute card for the family. I subscribe as Shartl H.

  9. I love that you included elements on your card that reflects this young lady's interests. What a wonderful, thoughtful card but for such a sad event. I'm sure the family will treasure this thoughtful gesture.

  10. What a special card made with love and lots of thought..looks beautiful..

  11. Just gorgeous! I also love your flower tutorial. I am so going to make some of those! Your card is very special and I'm sure will be treasured along with hopefully some nice memories of their daughter. My prayers are going up to the family.

  12. Beautiful. Love how you made it western yet girly. TFS!
    BTW, I'd love to go to Joann's to add to my hoard, oh I mean my stash!

  13. such a stunning card, your details are always perfect and amazing!!!

  14. Stunning Goodbye card, love the denim flower and all the rest of the fabulous layers and textures.

  15. Whew. What a difficult card to make. Sarah's family will certainly appreciate the time and thought you put into this project. It's beautiful.

    My user name for You Tube is the same as my comment name here.

  16. Such a beautiful card Tracey!! Your rose is so pretty. Im sure the way you personalized it with the boots and embellies will be a comfort to Sarah's family! Always hard to do these kinds of cards!

  17. so much thought and care went into this peice. I'm sure this will bring smiles to Sarah';s family.

  18. This is a lovely tribute to your sweet, young friend. My heart and prays go with her family.

    I adore your little touches from the glitz to the handmade flower, to the paper choices! Such a pretty card!

  19. Gorgeous card, Tracey! I love the blue shades. Thanks for sharing the flower tutorial too!

  20. That is fabulous!! Love the frayed lace around the rose!!

  21. What a beautiful card, and a lovely tribute to your friend's family. I really like how you combined the beauty of the butterfly with the cowboy (or cowgirl) style. Very cleverly done.


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