Monday, September 15, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 16 : All about the office supplies!

It's time for another challenge at 

School is back in session and this challenge celebrates all that you need to buy for the occasion:

Challenge 16
                                               Who Loves School and Office Supplies?
Most paper crafters also love school and office supplies. We love crayons, markers, shaped paperclips, notepads, folders, and more! If you hoard school and office products, get them out! Use them up! Use at least one item that is really a school or office supply on your project.

I created my piece on a large shipping tag found at the chain office supply store.
The background was created using a combination of tissue paper, Modeling paste, Lindy's Stamp Gang mists and Modeling Paste with a stencil.
The image is another Crafty Secrets collage image, layered over a piece of burlap from Canvas Corp.

The flowers were stamped on some gelli printed deli paper, 
stamped with the Posy Patch Flowers set from Heartfelt Creations and then fussy cut out.
I added some circle hole reinforcers which I also colored with Lindy's and stamped on.
My final school supply is a paper clip with the number charm on it.

Crafty Secrets collage image
Heartfelt Creations stamp set
Lindy's Stamp Gang mist
Modeling Paste

There are 3 sponsors for this challenge

Heartfelt Creations® is a leading Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook manufacturer for the craft industry. Heartfelt Creations was established in 1997 as Golden Rule Supply manufacturing Rubber Stamps. In January 2006 Golden Rule Supply became Heartfelt Creations.

Heartfelt Creations provides a unique line of artistic stamps, detailed dies and designer papers. Many of our stamps coordinate with our exclusive Spellbinders™ dies. The innovation of our stamps paired with matching dies offers a whole new dimension of possibilities and quickly adds eye-popping 3D depth to any project. Our designer papers are designed to coordinate with our product collections adding the perfect complement to any Heartfelt Creations stamp or die.

Online store:

Crafty Secrets/Heartwarming Vintage Company is owned and operated since 1993 by Sandy Redburn, who started out publishing supplier resource and marketing books for professional crafters and small businesses.

Over the years the business evolved to focus on Sandy's passion for antiques, vintage images, paper, ephemera and old books which became the basis for the Heartwarming Vintage Collection of paper arts products and Clear Art Stamps. Sandy has a blog and writes an online newsletter which has over 12,000 subscribers as well as an e-newsletter for retailers of their products. Be sure to join in the fun with our monthly Blog Linky Party, the first Monday of each month when we invite you to upload your Crafty Secrets creations for a chance to win a $50 shopping spree in our online store, and every participant receives a $6 shopping credit.


 Lindy’s Stamp Gang
Lindy's luscious luster is all uniquely two-toned! With vibrant shimmery sprays, flat sprays, vintage sprays, embossing powder and lots more!

Lindy’s Stamp Gang is the creative” baby” of Lindy Plakinger. She passed away in 2008 after bravely battling illness. She was a self-made cartoonist, loved drawing, crafting, designing new products, and creating her funny cartoon characters! One of her greatest joys was traveling to stamping and scrapbooking conventions across the US, demo-ing to her heart’s content with her sister, and giggle partner, Vicki!

Lindy’s Stamp Gang will continue, as was her hope, and dream. Her husband and daughter have taken over the company keeping her creativity alive. Tracey, (her daughter), has always been a “jar filler” in the background of Lindy’s Stamp Gang, but is now trying to fill some incredible shoes!

For more Lindy’s Stamp Gang please visit!

      Make sure to stop by the other team embers blogs to see what they have created:

        Then head on over to Craft Hoarders Anonymous and link up your Office Supply Creation.

                                Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Glenda said...

Such beautiful flowers! Some of my favorites from Heartfelt Creations! Wonderful colors too!

lost coast scrapper said...

I so love this tag, beautiful vintage work!! xo

creative lady said...

Love your tag, love all the elements to your tag. The colors and the flower are wonderful.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Everything in this glorious tag just sings! I love all the great texture and the fun flowers. Gorgeous, gorgeous!

Debbie Seyer said...

I really love this project!! The textures and colors plus the flowers are just awesome!!

Amber Milone said...

That image is so adorable. I love the soft tattered colors mixed with the cute stamped posies!

Pamellia said...

What a beautiful tag! Your background is just amazing and I love your image! I love how you used the reinforcement labels!! hugs :)

sarascloset said...

I really love all the texture of your background, the image is so cute, and using reinforcement labels is such a novel idea!

Gloria Stengel said...

As always, your mixed media techniques blow me away. I love the addition of the burlap! Perfect!

Unknown said...

I know that it is weird, but I honestly love office/school supplies! I always tell myself that it will help to simplify my life, make something easier, etc. The coolest thing I think (at least for the moment) are those stamps you can have made to be your signature. Call me lazy, but I hate signing my name on every little thing and this is a nice little time saver.