Sunday, May 31, 2015

Blog Hop Winner!!!!

The winner of my blog hop giveaway is:
Sharon Estes!

Sharon, to claim your prize I need you to:
In the subject line put "Birthday Blog Hop Winner - The Craft Hoarder"
Give your complete mailing address
Please mention that you have won the Music Symbol Shape Set

If we do not receive your email by Friday, June 5, 2015 at 5PM  CST,  a new winner will be picked.
To see the winner of the grand prize, please go to Gina's Designs Blog.
Thank you everyone for hopping! 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Gina's Designs Birthday Blog Hop!!! (Closed)

Welcome to Gina’s Designs 3rd Birthday Blog Hop!
The Birthday Blog Hop will run from today, May 22, until May 29 at 8pm CST.  You should have just come from Deann's blog - CraftDee1. If you didn't, don't worry! Just pop over to Gina's Designs Birthday Blog Hop post and follow all the blogs in order.
We are having two great giveaways associated with this blog hop.
The first one is the Birthday Prize Giveaway!

The Birthday Prize package includes:

To be entered into the Birthday Prize giveaway, you need to:
1. Stop at all 15 designers’ blogs for a secret word.
2. After you collect all of the 15 words, create a sentence.   
3. Email your answer to for a chance to win the
 Birthday Prize!
 This is why you will want to make sure you stop at each blog. That prize package is fantastic! 
Now the second giveaway will be done on EACH of the designers blogs. The shape set I am giving away is the Music Symbols Shape Set!

This is such a great set! They are the perfect size for any project. I needed a music note/symbol set for a special project for my niece's recital. 
Gina was kind enough to make one and she then listed it in the store. As you can see, you will be able to get a lot of use out of this set!

To be entered into my blog's giveaway, 
1.  Subscribe to my blog. 
2.  Leave a comment on this blog post.
THAT’S IT! So easy!
So many great ways to win some fabulous chipboard pieces! My word for the Birthday Prize giveaway is chipboard.
I am the last stop on the blog hop. If you do not have all 15 words, the blogs that you should have visited are listed below. Make sure you submit your sentence to by
May 29, 2015 - 8PM CST
Good luck!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Gina's Designs DT Project - Steampunk Chest

Happy Friday! I hope you are all well and have some great plans for this weekend. What I have for you today is what I call my yearly steampunk project!  This chest was in my stash and is going to a friend who likes steampunk ( I hope she does!).
 The drawers have one of the plates from the Keys and Plates Set, several gears, and gears that were part of the Steampunk Frame.  The flat metal key from my stash as well as the purple bling on the key plate.

 On the top, I used the medium dressform from the Dressform and Wings Shape Set. The set come with three different sizes!  By the bottom of the dressform is one of the clock hands from the Clock Hands Shapes Set. The Heart with Gears is coming soon to the store. You can substitute with one of the hearts from the Steampunk Hearts set. Also on the front are flowers from my stash, a domino, and Tim Holtz's gear, pen nib and word plate.
 Above you can see the smallest size dressform and wings! The stamp in the right corner was actually found in the bead section at Hobby Lobby. The paper on the entire project is from Recollections - Regent Street.
This air balloon was part of the Steampunk Frame with the gear on the left added from the Gears Shape Set.
 On this side,  you can see I attached part of the Texture Plate - Gears to it.
This is a close-up. I applied different colors of inks to the raw chipboard. In the picture below, you can see that I used the same texture sheet with texture paste. Once the texture paste was dry, I applied different purple inks and Lindy's Sprays over the top of it.
There are several different texture sheets in Gina's Store. Stop by and check them out! Also used on the back was a spring, a plastic light bulb from a key chain, a mini card, metal gear from ButterBeeScraps and flowers from my stash.

Don't forget Gina's Designs is celebrating three years of being in business so you will get a
Free Birthday Shape Set with all orders over $20.00 during the month of May! 

If you are not already a member of Gina's Designs Craft Group on Facebook, get over there and join! We will be announcing other fun birthday activities there!
Gina's Designs Products
Heart of Gears (Coming Soon!!) - you could substitute with Steampunk Hearts