Saturday, March 5, 2016

You Are My Anchor Card with Graphic 45

  It is hard to believe that it is March!!!
That doesn't stop the hoarder in us does it...
I mean seriously a true hoarder am I...
you are were just at Debbie's Blog then you are heading in the right direction!!!!
When I was going through paper and other piles of items in my studio...
I came across this small mini album that I began using envelops!!!
I began the mini when Graphic 45 By the Sea Collection 
first was available in our area. So you can see it has been laying around for months and months.
 I looked at it for a few minutes debating on weather I should finish it...
 Just tear it apart and do something different...
Well I tore it apart and used the cover for my card front. 
The embossed piece I salvaged for the inside of my card.
 I had to distress the edges of the front of the mini using the distress tool because of tearing it apart.
Add a bit of ink so it would look a bit fresher and placed it on a card base.
 I had wrapped one of the tags from the collection with brown twine and tied a bow. 
Added a few of the stamps to the front.
 Along with some real seashells.
 And lots of layers.
 Ink the emboss piece that was salvaged from the mini.
Place it on top of pattern paper. 
Add a border and journal piece from the collection.
You Are My Anchor reminds me of so many things...
From the strength I get from my faith to the love of my family and friends. 
I hope I have encouraged you into looking into your hoards of half finished projects. 
Look for something to recreate with them or just to finish. Make sure to hop over to Jacquie's Blog HERE and see what she has created to inspire you!!!
But if you get lost....
I hope you are inspired to check out all my fabulous team mates 
that are showing what they have created with their stash
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop List:
Gloria Stengel
Debbie Seyer
Pam Bray (You are Here)
Jacquie Southas
Glenda Brooks
Tracey Sabella
Donna Idlet
Wendi Robinson
Teresa Horner
Barbara Rankin
Karen Zueger-Brownell
Christy Houser
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  1. Beautiful card, Pam! I love all the texture and layers.

  2. Love the card.....glad I am not the only one that tears thing apart! LOL

  3. Great design and I love all the layers! I have some of this paper hoarded and I just can't seem to use what I have left!

  4. This is so cute and i love how you encouraged the inner hoarder in us to get out our old projects and finish them up!! Have a good week and thanks for sharing your project with all of us :)

  5. Great idea to reuse your little mini album to create this project. Thanks for sharing with us.

  6. What a great way to repurpose this project in progress. I have some of those laying around too. Great idea!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  7. Pam, love your card and all the layers. You take beautiful pictures of your designs!

  8. I always love your work, Pam, and you certainly made this into a beautiful card. Wonder what you will make with the bits you tore apart. I'm sure it will be just as awesome.

  9. Oh, I just love that Graphic 45 collection and I've taken apart old projects to make new ones as well. Better to do that than to never finish, and your card is fabulous!