Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Scraps Of Darkness New Kit and New Designer!

We have a new kit today, and some exciting news to share...

As we announced with our January Scraps of Elegance kit, "Renea's Charm", we've started something new in 2015 - We have an AMAZING Design Team - not only are these ladies talented, they are dedicated, great friends, and a joy to work with, so I wanted to do a little something to honor them.  In 2015, each of our designers will have a kit named after them.
So our first Scraps of Darkness kit in 2015:  Karen's Valentine
Yes, it's Valentine's Day, Scraps of Darkness style!  A love themed kit with an edge, we've included BoBunny's Star-Crossed collection, Carta Bella's Words of Love collection, some lovely Black Modeling Pate, Blue Fern Chipboard, and so much more!  Stop by our store and get yours before they sell out - and while you're there, check out this month's kit add ons!

And we move from a new kit... to a new Designer!
We are thrilled to announce that Tracey Gregory has joined our Scraps of Darkness Design Team!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

my last 'Northern Lights' projects

Good morning everyone!

Today I am sharing my last 3 projects from the Scraps Of Darkness 
'Northern Lights' kit

'I love Snow'

I love the look of determination on Tylers face- he was really enjoying himself making the snowdragon! (a snowman is not as much fun lol)

I cut the 'I Love Snow' from the patterned paper, used a dabber on the snowflakes
and flowers!

this is one of the clusters

I love the little metal snowflakes!

'Crisp and Cold'

This is the boys with the finished 'snowdragon'

I used gesso, mist and ink on the chipboard mittens from Blue Fern Studios!

'Winter Wonderland'

Sometimes summer toys can be as much in the winter!
Ty was having so much fun sliding down the slide into the snow (even though he had slightly outgrown the slide)

I used the flowers from the floral add on, some I bought from the SOD store and a couple from my stash

I scattered the Bo Bunny pearls randomly and also on the snowflakes

The buttons from the embellishment add on were so cute!

Thanks for stopping by

Friday, January 23, 2015

Furbaby Love!

Hi everyone!
I want to share a layout of our youngest son and our furbaby!

Our dog really thinks she is a lap dog - shes not - she too big but she tries anyways and we give her cuddles until our laps go numb from under her weight! (about 125 pds I think)

Our youngest seems to be able to withstand her weight longer than the rest of us lol!
And trust me Mia takes full advantage of 'snuggle time'

I used the Leaky Shed Studio - Wildwood Flower
To alter it - I sprayed the flower with mist, then I used liquid pearls om 3 different colors.
I added some vintage gold embossing powder and set it with my heat gun to make it a little more distressed!

and fun a little cluster!

Leaky Shed Products Used

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

More from the Scraps Of Darkness 'Northern Lights' kit

Good morning everyone!
Sorry it has been so long since I updated my blog!
Life is been crazy excuse I know!

I am happy to share the layouts I have done for SOD!!!!

This first one is of Cody on one of our snow days.....


I just adore the colors of the kit!  Perfect for the snowy, wintery pages!

I made some flowers and used some from my stash.
The purple flowers I made out of coffee filters and sprayed with the Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mist in Jazzy Jivin Purple from the color add on!!  I also made the white ones and inked the edges to match the layout!

I used some molding paste then sprayed it with the mist and used the Silks Acrylic Glaze in Wisteria from the color add on!
For the snowflakes from American crafts I simply used a paint dabber in pearl!

I added some cheesecloth and I took the
Westrim  Timeless Elements Aluminum Frames and covered it in gesso then used the same ink I used on the flowers to highlight the word!

Now its Ty's turn!

'What a Wonderful World'

I wanted to create a fun, bright and cheery layout to match Ty;s fabulous expression in this photo!
He was having so much fun that day!

The Prima Bethlehem Flowers and Butterflies in Snow Frost, and the
Petaloo Botannica Sugared Mini Blooms in Royal Blue, and
Botanica Blooms in Lavender & Purple from the floral add on were perfect!

I used the Bo Bunny Sticker for the title! 

another cluster using the American Crafts snowflakes!

This kit may be perfect for the wintery pages but they can also be used for summery pages!
This is my beautiful Granddaughter Gina! 


she was having a fabulous day swimming!  
I used the Moxxie Winterland papers for this layout!

I used the flowers from the kit, the floral add on and some from previous kits!

I loved the purple metallic yarn!  So very cool!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

My first layout from the beautiful 'Northern Lights' kit and more

So as I am editing the photos from my first layout for the 'Northern Lights' kit
from Scraps Of Darkness I realize I forgot to post my last layout from the 
'Serenade' kit so today I am posting both of them!

Here is my last layout from the 'Serenade kit'

I used the blue fern papers and the sketch from their blog!

Here are a few of the details

I sprayed the chipboard, used distress paint and a little gesso

I used kit flowers, previous kit flowers which I misted and a few from my stash and of course a little gesso

I used lots of elements

I used the center of the blue fern 'Turkish bits' chipboard

Now onto the new and fabulous kit!

I used the Bo Bunny Altitude papers for this one

I used this months mood board for inspiration

here are a few of the details

LOVE the flowers in the kit and floral add on....

I added a few of the Bo Bunny crystals the center of the snowflakes!

I also add some cheesecloth to the clusters!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Top 14 of 2014

Hi everyone! I hope you are all safe and warm - it is miserable and cold out there! 

Today I posting my favorite 14 projects I created in 2014 

These are in no particular order - just ones I am really happy with!

'With Love'

This is one I created with the April kit from Scraps Of Darkness

I think the layout captured the feel and the passion I was going for.  I love working with red and black!

'My Cowboy & Me' 


This is the first one I created for Leaky Shed Studios!
It shows my hubbys personality and that hes sexy!


this layout just went together so easily using the August SOD kit


Our oldest is a teenager now so moments that I get to hug him or just be with him, I cherish

'Love Story'

My hubby and I are a great team and have a wonderful love story,
I think this layout really captures it, using the SOD July kit!


I love the design of this one....created using the June SOD kit!

'2 strong women'

My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer this year - my heart broke when she told me,  but she is strong and taught me to be strong.  She rang the bell this year and beat cancer!
created using the June SOD kit


I had a lot of fun with mists and mixed media products on this one...
Used the May SOD kit


More mixed media fun using the May SOD kit.
I love to make flowers and I I had a lot of fun making most of these!


So I think I must have really liked the May SOD kit! lol!
I don't why I like this layout - I just do - must be that incredible photo

'This is Happiness'

When I took this photo I knew that I wanted to scrap it
in a  shabby chic layout which I did using the November SOD kit


working with the Prima papers from the September kit was perfectly with one of my favorite photos from when our boys were this photo


this photo really spoke to me and the papers from the kit were perfect for capturing the feeling of the photo.  This layout makes me happy!


We spend a lot of time at the beach in the summer.....great place to unplug.
I love to layer and the prima papers were perfect for this. 
I created this one for Leaky Shed Studio using the sandcastle!

ok so I have a couple of honorable mentions just because I really liked them but they just missed out on the list

I just love this one created for Flourish With A Bling...
the layout shows the love between my hubby and I.

I made this shadow box for my sister using FWAB products and homemade flowers

another mixed media fun layout...just like it!

Ok so thanks for stopping by!