Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wednesday- Hoarders and challenges

The other day I happened across a show on TV, while I was putting the OWH cards together. I spent a few hours watching hoarders.  I was fascinated and saddened. They actually call these people SICK
Sensitive, Intelligent, Creative and  I think the K stands for knowledgeable, but don't hold me to that.  I had heard of this show before, but had never watched it one of the episodes was about a man who hoarded rats, of all things. They became like his family after his wife ( age 39) had died of a sudden heart attack, they became his companions and family.  The two that he started with soon became 2,000.  When the neighbors started complaining about rats by his house Authorities came. They treated the man very humanely and they were very concerned with his pet rats. These actually were pets, they were domesticated rats. At the end of the show they had found homes for 500 of the rats so far, which in so doing this, is helping this man through his grieving process.  I highly recommend watching at least one of these episodes-- What did I do ?

Put it this way, it was trash day in our neighborhood that night, I even borrowed my neighbors garbage can.
I have another load for the women's shelter and some for goodwill. It's not like I have a lot of stuff, but I have what I need and for that, I am grateful .  That is why I want to share the card I made today. Have a SUNNY Day
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Getting Cricky with K Andrew CLICK HERE
Celebrate The Occasion-CLICK HERE A project with a Sun
Fatabulous Cricut Challenge #65CLICK HERE -A project with a Sun in it.
BBTB2- CLICK HERETheme use Sunny Days
My Sheri Crafts Theme: summer  CLICK HERE

Thanks for reading my blog.


  1. I *love* watching Hoarders. I always wake up the next morning ready to clean out closets. :)

    Cute, sunny card! Good job!

  2. Awesome card creation. I've seen that show as well...sad really. Dropping by to encourage you to keep up the creativity, it really inspires me. ~Shen

  3. Cute smiling sunny card! I am also addicted to hoarders...I just can't seem to stop watching it once it is on. TFS!

  4. very cute, love smiling face!

  5. 2 cute!! Thanks for playing on your week off

  6. So pretty! I love the big sun!

  7. What a lovely card! Such a happy sun! Thanks for playing with us at FCCB!

    DT Memeber

  8. Adorable card! Love the smiling sun!Thanks for joining us over at the BBTB2, DT Member Carri :)

    And I can't believe that show! It is almost to hard to watch!

  9. I don't have TV channels and haven't yet seen the show but I have heard about it... crazy stuff.

    I like your use of butterflies on this card!

    Thanks for joining us at Getting Cricky
    Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"

  10. Very pretty card Diana, I started following your blog awhile ago, I love to see what you have created, and read your blog. I have watched hoarders a few times but it makes me sad. I just want to give the people a hug and pray for them. Actually I still pray for them. I would love for you to come visit me sometime. Pam at

  11. Diana your card is very cute :) I know lots of people who could qualify as hoarders, including me, hahaha! Thanks for joining us at Getting Cricky this week!
    Becky-Getting Cricky DTM

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  13. What a cute cute card... Thanks so much for joining us on our BBTB2 challenge.

  14. Very cute card! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!
    Lisa C

  15. Aaaw, I love your card! It is so cheery and bright!
    Sherrie K

  16. Lovely card! So bright and cheery. I have seen that episode of Hoarders. Very sad.


  17. I've seen that episode twice and still makes my skin crawl! *SAD* You made a beautiful card though! Thanks for joining us this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;)

  18. Awesome project! I like flowers they look so real. I can only watch that show for a couple of minutes at a time. I can't stand the mess.
    Great job and thanks for playing along with us.
    Getting Cricky DTM

  19. Diana, your card is such a HAPPY card!! :) I definitely feel like I could empty out a LOT after watching that show too!! It's so easy to 'collect' and hang on to stuff cuz we might use it sometime!! Thanks for sharing your experience and creating such a pleasant card!! :)

    Thanks so much for joining DT1 at Celebrate The Occasion and sharing your talent in the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge this week!! :)

    Amy :) at
    Getting Cricky DTM and
    Celebrate The Occasion DTM

  20. This is so pretty, I love the sun! Cool card, Good luck!
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  21. Super cute card!! LOVE the sun. :-) TFS!!!

  22. Love your card- especially the flower background paper. I watch Hoarders too. My neighbor is a borderline hoarder- boxes and boxes piled up in her living room with just a small space free on the couch and a path to the TV and a path to the kitchen. She's a wonderful lady, but it's kind of sad.
    Thanks for linking up with Getting Cricky this week!

    JulieK- Getting Cricky DTM

  23. This is SUMMER!! So beautiful! Thanks for joining my Alota Rubberstamps challenge !


  24. Pretty card. Thanks for creating with us at FCCB this week.

  25. Hoarders always makes me a bit sad too. It's a bit like a train wreck, you almost can't make yourself look away. Oh a brighter note, your card is very pretty and uplifting! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at FCCB!

  26. You did a great job for this challenge. Every time I watch that show I ALWAYS end up cleaning my house afterwards. I watch it often and it is so sad to see, but gosh, it makes me want to clean and get rid of things. On another note,
    thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!

    XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB DT, Thursday's Tutorial Hostess)

  27. cute cute.. loving the sun!!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Getting Cricky's SImply SUnday Challenge!


  28. Just beautiful! Sometimes hoarders makes me cry. Love your card. thanks for joining us at BBTB2 xxD

  29. Awesome card, Diana! Love the huge sun!! Thanks for Celebrating the Occasion with us this week! And for playing with us at FCCB!!


  30. Love this happy card with the blue accent corner. It really makes the yellow pop.

    I watch Hoarders each week it's on. The one with the rats was very tame compared to some of the others. The ones that lose their kids but won't throw away a Big Gulp cup....I think those poor people are sick. :( It makes me sad.

    Thanks so much for playing with us at BBTB2.

  31. Very fun, happy and bright card. I really like the sun face and the sweet butterfly. Thanks for sharing with us at The Kraft Journal.

  32. I like Clean House, Hoarders is a little too hardcore for me ;) I love the little scene in your card and the sentiment is placed in a great way!!
    Thanks for playing with us @ FCCB!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  33. Really pretty, love how you cornered the sun :)


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