Saturday, July 30, 2011

A cool photo

This July 3rd we had a family reunion and I got to take a pic with our super duper hostess and one of my favorite cousins Barbara!

Just needed to post this before I lost track of time!

~Scraps of Darkness~ The Darkest Side Challenge-- winner!

Don't look at this post if you are easily offended. Alert!

ok now that we got that out of the way... So it's called Spice of Life... 
and I ask the question.. What's Your Spice...and the immediate "spices" that came to my mind were.. Sex Drugs and Rock N Roll. .who the heck knows why. So I went with it.. the scene is from True blood.. Bill and some secretary girl.. Not the lawyer.. the one who went undercover into the coven.  and so there ya go. 
I used Tim Holtz grungeboard letters and inked them up with Mists that came in my SoD kit and letters from June kit.. and velvet  and borders and mesh and pins  and the such from SOD.  I 'll put peeks in first.

and the finished product is below:

Thanks for looking... and a parting thought... what is your spice... vice... drug of choice....

Monday, July 25, 2011

City of Red ~Scraps of Darkness~

Here's the completed project. I had to take several shots, hope you can see the vibrancy. This is from my first Round Robin and I was on Team 3.

Viva Decor
Tim Holtz
Christine Adolph
just a few of the products that I used. Also the photo is not mine it is courtesy of another.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sneak Peek time.. Scraps of Darkness Round Robin

Yep I'm trying something new!
I've never participated in a Round Robin before.
I'm having to follow a super fabulous artist.. and put my spin on it. well good luck with that. ha !
It's due Monday and I"m so proud  I finished it up and photographed it in plenty of time! Hooray.
This month's kit over at Scraps of Darkness is the Marrakesh Express Kit.
Yeah Gorgeous colors!
Now this is a sneak peek of what I've done and will post the full pic on Monday. Now that this is done I'm off to do the July Sketch Challenge at Scraps of Darkness

I also used the stamp set titled FAITH from Pink by Design.
I also used my Viva Decor pens successfully this time without splattering myself or my page. Hooray!
Thanks for looking. Happy Scrappn!

Another T-shirt Adventure

So my friend Margaret is down in Texas having Sister's week. She thought it would be cool if all 5 sisters had a shirt to commemorate their time. She asked me to help her make shirts. I've made some before but just one or two at a time. This was 5 and it was front and back. Boy did this turn into an Adventure for us both. We laughed a lot and sure prayed a lot. I think Marge worked her fingers to the bone. It was great though to spend time together, a day and a bit. Below is the finished product. I used my Cricut Imagine Best Friends Cart for the dolls and to flood fill the font on Cricut Storybook. I hope the ladies enjoy the shirts.

Doesn't she look marvelous!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

~Scraps of Darkness~ Ellen

Just loving this June Kit.
Sadly  Ellen died this last Tuesday. She was 60 years old and had been at the Little Rock Zoo since 1954. Little did we know she would die so soon after our visit.
Thank you Margaret my Close To My Heart Consultant. I was able to use a little Journaling piece.  The official title is Journaling Spots - Journey.
I was also able to use my new VIVA DECOR PEARL PENS! Love those things. However  I did have an accident. I was trying to squeeze out the blue... and it blew the top off and blue pearl goop flew everywhere sooo.. if you happen to notice some blue spots.. yep its from the explosion.. and it did get on my shorts and ruined them. I put some oxy clean spot remover on my shorts and immediately washed them however they are forever stained. Oh well. LOL. Here are some close ups... so you can see those pearl pens. :-) Ok I did use some Tim Holtz Liquid pearls however Michaels only carries the one set. I played with some tissue tape as well.

I used magenta Viva Decor  Pearl Pen around the punch work design.
Ok finished product below.. RIP Ellen.

I've enjoyed the BoBunny Zoology line, and the Prima flowers and vintage trinkets. The elephant sits on the negative of the frame I used in the last LO which I cute from Cricut Potpourri Basket.
I have a few more pictures I want to work on with the zoo line. Thanks for looking.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Alert Alert this just in

One of my FAVORITE STAMP MAKERS.. is having a giving away....

check out the link below for more details:

Scraps of Darkness Information

The forum is open to the community so check out the link here : Scraps of Darkness Forum.

Now the main store is located at this link.

I just got in my JULY KIT and it's amazing... wow!

Check out those link when ya get a chance and maybe I'll see ya there.

Happy Scrappn!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

~Scraps of Darkness~ Another layout from the June Kit

Welcome to the Jungle is the name of the kit. I am sooooooooo loving it! I got some great photos at the zoo that day with my sister Kristina and my nephew -Kai and my son David.  The title of this layout is The Zoo Crew. Here's a few corners to wet your appetite :

I was really wanting a frame and since I can't buy them right now I put on my thinking cap and started going thru my gazillion cricut carts. I found the perfect one right on Potpurri Basket! I love love love this frame. I was praying that the paper would stay stuck during all the cuts and it did! Yipee Now it is a very pretty light brownish color and I inked it up with T H Distress Ink Antique Linen.

 I was bound and determind to use those Irock blings! I took a battery out of one of my remotes cuz the heating tool needed 3 ..NOT TWO BUT THREE! I go thru the AA batteries in this house!
Ok here's the finished product .. I tried to remove the .. color cast but heck if I know what I"m doing just trying to get the best photo out there!
Thank you Margaret Hoffman for the cool bling.. She is my Close to My Heart consultant! I love the square bling. I used the Bo Bunny Zoology papers .. and the combo stickers. I used Tim Holtz Paper Stash Seasonal for the awesome frame.  I used the Crystal Stickles on the teeny tiny butterflies.  I used the Sizzix  folder Diamonds in Diamonds for the green piece in the middle. I used Crackle Paint  - Clear Rock Candy on the middle green piece. I even used some Mustard Seed - Distress Ink on the middle green.
I used the Irock  bling  - copper , silver and bronze. I used TH Tissue Tape - Nostalgic. I tried out the Prima Flowers - Button Blossom Steel. Bo Bunny Trinkets is feature in the bottom right. I used TH Dusty Concord Ink on the corners of the green paper on those stars. I used MS corner punch stars on the green paper. The Tulip Glam it Up Heat Setting Tool worked great. The Glue Glider pro worked great.
Thanks for looking. I wonder what I will do next hmmmmm
Happy Scrappn

Second LO from ~Scraps of Darkness~ June Kit

I'm making sure to use up this kit and not let it sit around like I do with many of my purchases.
I'm still working on photographing it better.. still feels a bit washed out to me.
On to the next LO though I still have supplies left.
Thanks for looking and leaving comments.
Happy Scrappn

Friday, July 1, 2011

I'm gonna keep taking pics...

until I get the lighting right! I hate when not all of the detail comes thru.

I guess  I could phootshop it but I don't feel like it. I want it all natural. So here's another attempt except this time in the setting sun.