Monday, March 3, 2014

Secret Garden Layout wth Crafters Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

Today on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog the challenge is all about Vintage/Retro. I created my layout using Graphic 45 Secret Garden, love their papers and staples because they just scream Vintage/Retro to me. Also, our host for the month of March is 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 and thank them for hosting our blog for the month of March. So let's see what you can make in a vintage or retro style.
A few of the things I hoard is flowers, lace and metals. I thought they would work wonderful on Graphic 45 Secret Garden layout, so I used a lot of flowers, a small Secret Garden journal die cut that will slip into the pocket folder, ove that idea because it is like having a bit of a "secret" on my page and a bit of metal. The lace is pretty old, I bought it at an antique mall and have been hoarding it for a special project and finally, finally used 12" of it, lol.
 Here is another little tag and a few more flowers along with bling from Want2Scrap.
I made a banner from some of the Secret Garden Die cuts, fussy cut lilac banners, a photo, added a frame from K&Company and couple of other metals. If you click on the photo you will be able to see that I hand stitched my banner to the top of my page.
So do you hoard lace or vintage hat pins? Do you snap up all the postcards at yard sales? Do you love mid-century modern? Do you long for avocado appliances and orange shag carpets? Show your vintage or retro spin on a paper crafting project and play along with us at the Challenge Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog 
Graphic 45 is giving us this wonderful prize package to give to our winner of Challenge #3, so get your Vintage/Retro projects loaded into CHACB Blog for a chance to be selected. 
and to help inspire you ....I have included a list of our talented Design Team, stop by and check out what they have created as some eye candy for inspiratiion.  Challenge Rules are HERE. Make sure you LINK your project up using the Link Tool on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.
Design Team:
Donna Idlet -
Glenda Brooks -
Gloria Stengel -
Karen Zueger -
Pam Bray -
Tammi Bennett -
Amber Milone -
Christy Butters -
Debbie Seyer -
Ginny Nemchak -
Jan Marie Ennenga -
Kathy Clement -
Graphic 45 Secret Garden Collection
We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy
Lace, Metals, Flowers, Bling
Adhesive, Pop Dots


  1. Makes me miss spring. Beautiful layout Pam! Ugh, there's all that fussy cutting again;).

  2. I just think this is so beautiful! I really love the banner and all those wonderful layers.

  3. Beautiful scrapbook page Pam! That lace is amazing. Glad you shared it with us!

  4. You had me at the banner! I am such a sucker for a banner. And this layout....amazing amazing amazing! Love!

  5. I find actually scrapping with G45 to be a mind stumper but you pulled it off with such ease. I love your layers and as the others said your banner. The clothespin on it is the perfect touch.

  6. This layout is really fantastic. Love all the details but that banner is just wonderful!

  7. Love all the details in your layout, you did a wonderful job!

  8. Awesome layout! One of the things I love about G45 is all the papers that you can cut apart! I love your fussy cutting! I hope to join in this time! Thanks for recommending it!

  9. This is so gorgeous! I love the way that the banner mimics the wisteria vine in the photo. So clever!

  10. Absolutely gorgeous!! I just LOVE your banner!! xo

  11. Your scrapbook page is so sweet! What a great idea-use the tags for a banner. So clever!

    Have a wonderful week!

  12. your projects are so nice and I like the way you incorporated the bling and the flowers. Thanks so much for sharing , Really am enjoying the blog hop

  13. Pam, what is there not to love about this page? Wow! There's so much to take in. . .all of the amazing detail in your memento bouquets and then REAL pictures nestled in the mix. . .and that lovely little clothes line. . .and the colors that match perfectly! Swoon!

  14. What a beautiful, BEAUTIFUL layout!!!

  15. Pam, this is GORGEOUS!! Love the colors and that wonderful lace!

  16. This is gorgeous! I love all the beautiful flowers and your banner is so pretty! This is one of my favorite paper lines from Graphic 45 and your represented it perfectly.