Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Thanksgiving Home Decor Piece ~ Craft Hoarders Anonymous October Blog Hop

Welcome to the October Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop.

Your favorite Hoarders are back with a quarterly hop! We will be hopping once per quarter, starting today! Many of the designers are offering prizes, so make sure you check each blog! I have a chipboard prize package this month for one of our lucky hoppers (from the US). Scroll down for the details and a photo.

You should be coming to my blog from Bonnie Garby. Then after visiting me, hop over to Jacquie Southas! To start at the beginning of the hop, please head over to Gloria Stengel! You can scroll down to the bottom of this post for a full list of designers participating in this month's blog hop.

The theme for this hop is fall or one of the upcoming holidays, so I've created a Thanksgiving home decor piece using lovely fall colors. 

This hop is all about using up our hoard. My sweet friend Juliana Michaels gifted these lovely BoBunny Autumn Song papers and embellishments to me a couple years back. I adore the collection, but just never seemed to get around to using it, so thought it would be just perfect for this month's hop.

"Count Your Blessings"

Close Ups
This project is a little different for me. I don't usually use many stickers or precut elements, but adore the sticker sentiments in this collection about family and giving thanks. 

Of course I had to add a bit of copper glitter paste to the focal flower.

I combined this sweet banner with the flower chipboard banner to go across the piece, and tucked some copper Prills underneath.

A little stenciling and spatter on the background for a touch of mixed media.

Now, it's prize time!!

I pulled together 5 packs of gorgeous chipboard pieces to send to one of our hoppers. All you have to do is comment on this post and share one or more things you are thankful for. (Because of the cost of international shipping, the prize is available for US hoppers only.)

I will announce a randomly selected winner on October 11, so be sure to drop back by to see if it's you. In the event that I do not hear from the winner within a week, I will draw another name.

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Your next stop on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop is the talented Jacquie Southas. 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.

October Craft Hoarders
3. Tracey Sabella (That's me!)

BoBunny ~ Autumn Song - Harvest
BoBunny ~ Autumn Song - Beautiful
BoBunny ~ Autumn Song - Leaves
BoBunny ~ Autumn Song - Combo Sticker
BoBunny ~ Autumn Song - Dimensional Stickers
BoBunny ~ Autumn Song - Layered Chipboard
BoBunny ~ Autumn Song - Brads
BoBunny ~ Autumn Song - Noteworthy
BoBunny ~ Chocolate Jewels
BoBunny ~ Double Dot - Mocha Jewels
Petaloo ~ Darjeeling - Hydrangea, Blue/Eggplant/Brown
Petaloo ~ Darjeeling - Zinnia Mix
Us ArtQuest ~ Prills - A Penny Saved
Prima ~ Art Basics - Gesso, Clear
Prima ~ Art Basics - Soft Matte Gel
BoBunny ~ DoubleDot - Glimmer Spray - Gold, Bronze
BoBunny ~ Glitter Paste - Copper
Viva ~ Ferro Special Effect Paste - Amber Gold
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink - white
Colorfin ~ Pan Pastels - Copper
The Crafter's Workshop ~ Mini Art Is 6x6” Stencil
Home & Hobby ~ E-Z Runner Grand Permanent Strips - White
Home & Hobby ~ Premium Double Sided Tape 1/4”
Home & Hobby ~ Premium Double Sided Tape 1/2”
Darice ~ Heat Tool

Thanks for dropping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the flowers and that banner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Love the colors and layers in the banner, Tracey! You have created a beautiful piece of fall decor!

  3. Beautiful card Tracey, I love the fall colors of browns, oranges and purples. The flowers just make an extra touch!!!!

  4. Wow....just happened along here and so glad I did! This is beautiful Tracey. I am thankful for change in seasons which puts focus on family and home! One of my favorite times of year. Hugs, Cherry

  5. Love everything about this, especially the mix of gorgeous colors!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous card! Love all the paint splatters. I am thankful that I am married to a sweet man, who I've been with for 19 years and who gave me two beautiful children.

  7. Wow, this is fabulous! And what a great use of scraps!!
    I am thankful for my family. Time is precious so any time spent with them, I am so very thankful for.

  8. Love your fall color scheme. The layers are awesome. I love what you have done with the flower. I reminds me of pine cone slices that I have seen on wreaths. Very cool. I pinned of course.

    1. Forgot to mention what I am thankful for. I am thankful that I have a full time job.

  9. Love your beautiful card. Great combination of elements, just perfect. I am most thankful for my fantastic children and grandchildren.

  10. Of course, not entering - but I do love your board here....that banner looks fabulous along the bottom and the copper glitter is YUM!!!

  11. This is gorgeous, love the autumny colors... lovely creating once again Tracey!!

  12. Wow, Tracey! This is elegant with the beautiful fall colors. I have long been a follower of you everywhere. Love your style!

  13. The background and those little flags are just too wonderful. This card is so beautiful with all the layers and elements. Excellent inspiration! I would frame this one and keep it up all year round!TFS! And thanks for the chance to win these amazing things! Hugs! kReN

  14. Wow Tracey I love love your fall card!! The layers of different flags of too cool and the big flower is beautiful!! So much to look at it is really awesome!!

  15. Beautiful card and I am most thankful for family and friends.

  16. Wow! I can understand why you hoarded that beautiful paper but am so happy that you shared this gorgeous card with us. The rich autumn colors are just perfection! I am most thankful for good health for myself and my family, because that is what matters most to me.

  17. This piece is just so beautiful with all the fall colors and embellishments. I am thankful for my two healthy daughters, and wonderful husband who remind me how great it is to be alive everyday!

  18. This is SO gorgeous! The colors are fabulous and - that flower!! wow!
    I'm thankful to have just made it through hurricane Matthew without damage!!

  19. Wow, this is fantastic. I wish I made more home decor. Thanks for the inspiration.

  20. This is absolutely gorgeous! I really love the paper collection you used and the little flags hanging along the bottom. These colors are perfect together.

  21. What a beautiful project! Love the colors!!

  22. LOVE the riot of amazing colors and the eclectic mix of embellishments really makes this card a stunning creation!! LOVELOVELOVE it to pieces!!! S T U N N I N G ! ! !

  23. Gorgeous fall colors! Love the embellishments!
    I'm thankful for good health!

  24. You have my juices running!! This is just gorgeous and love the collage of elements and layers! Beautifully done! I am thankful for my loving husband and that is taking me to see the fall leaves this week!!

  25. Love the fall card! I sometimes like to dig out the older, sticker embellies and give them some new love! You did a great job! Your prize looks awesome, too!

  26. This is beautiful and perfect for Thanksgiving.
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