Monday, November 14, 2011

~Scraps of Darkness~ Fall --WINNER

Round Robin Time over at Scraps of Darkness.  If you click the link it will take you there.

So basically we scrap the person in front of us. I tried to take an element from each photo and incorporate it into my lo. I love this tree by the airport.. when it turns.. it goes on fire. I happened to stop in the turn lane and hop out to take some photos of it.. one crazy afternoon.

I loved all the elements.

loved the stamp and the big letters

Some Butterflies made for us by one of the great ladies over at SOD
Yes I had to use my MS Scroll Heart Punch

It was neat.. I found these leaves that were included in various kits.. brown, green, orange. I also did some stitching on the scroll heart punch layer strip on the left... the rubons gave me a fit but hey .. like Cheryl says its distressed.

I enjoyed using the various sprays that have been included in the various kits. I also did some masking.. and the Tim Holtz Limited Edition Inks... like.. Ripe Persimmon... and the Sew Easy .. Blanket stitch pattern.

Thanks for looking.. have you seen a tree ablaze... or some incredible fall foliage.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

~Scraps of Darkness~ Snow

These were the rules for the OCT - NOV STALKER CHALLENGE:
The Rules:
1. Use at least 50 % Scraps of Darkness product. This can be kit product or store product.
2. Stalk the internet or your files for a black and white image. This does not have to be an artsy photo, it can be one that you have and just change to black and white.
3. Scrap your layout in a black and white or black and cream color scheme. You can have some touches of color, but at least 80 % must be black and white or black and cream.
4. The most important rule of all-HAVE FUN!!

So I wanted it to be simple, clean , stark, silent... all the things I associate with snow. Only his tongue has the color. lol.
Make sure to check out SCRAPS OF DARKNESS .

Used my VIVA DECOR - CREAM PEN on the letters with Black Diamond Stickles

Martha Stewart Snowflake Trim with stickles and bling

yes a little photoshop here

He loves playing in the snow.

I enjoyed using my Viva Decor pens... the Martha Stewart Snowflake Trim.. the Pink Paislee Phantom Halloween Collection Letters.. the black bazzill paper.. the gemstones and the Black Diamond Stickles.

Thanks for looking. What's your favorite memory involving snow?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New Blog by some talented been around gals

Yes .. Fabulous Michelle from Scrappin with My Bug
and the wonderfully Talented Candace..
have joined together.. together create this new blog


so go on over today.. cuz they are giving away some blog candy..the first of many I hear.

I can't wait to see what they do next!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

~Scraps of Darkness~ Blue

October Sketch Challenge... yep... its that time again.. I came across these photos of David being Blues Clues's dog.. so many cute expressions. I gotta do more with them.
A few new features in this layout. Jen made a tutorial over at SCRAPS OF DARKNESS.. if you click the link it will take you to her video ----> Hearts a Glow Flower Tutorial. I didn't have the feathers so I had to use some alternative items. I plan to make a bigger flower in the future just to see.

Also I got to use my sew easy. I will definitely be playing with this some more. Came across a good deal finally.

I also used my super cool bats made from me .. in the HALLOWEEN SWAP . .from over at Scraps. Thank you Swap partner!! I hope my pics load today. I tried loading pics last night and it wouldn't allow the upload.


The bats come from the swap.. and the butterfly from Renea's shop!

Mandy's hand made pen. I used ORANGE STICKLES in the middle of the black flower.

Everything here is from THE SOD KIT.. minus the black circle behind the pic.. that was some cardboard box. Here's the final pic:

I was able to used Tim Holt'z limited edition FALL set of distress inks and I just got in the Winter ones and used Iced Spruce.
I loved using the Martha Stewart Scroll Punch heart..

Thanks for looking.
Make sure to stop by SCRAPS OF DARKNESS... and participate in a challenge and get to know the ladies there.
Happy Scrappn

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sep -Nov Skeleton Challenge at Scraps of Darkness

Over at Scraps of Darkness.. .This challenge prompt is:

So I edited my photo and added diamonds and I used the lyrics from Nicki Minaj's song : FLY. I will include the lyrics at the end of the post. 

I was able to use some more of Renea's beautiful creations. 

cropped in. web of deceit.. I have the key to break free

gears by Renea

super cute butterfly
 and I finally got it all put together:

lots of items from various SOD KITS
 Here are the lyrics I used in my Layout:

I came to win, to fight, to conquer, to thrive
I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise
To fly
To fly

Everybody wanna try to box me in
Suffocating every time it locks me in
Paint they own pictures then they crop me in
But I will remain where the top begins
Cause I am not a word, I am not a line
I am not a girl that can ever be defined
I am not fly, I am levitation
I represent an entire generation
I hear the criticism loud and clear
That is how I know that the time is near
So we become alive in a time of fear
And I ain't got no motherfucking time to spare

Items used:
Prima flowers : Firefly Cedar
My GlitterCoated Life
TH Philosophy Tags, Grungeboard
DCWV Tattered Time
Mixed Media Ink - Black
Melissa Frances Embellishment
Floral Petaloo Mixed Blooms Black
Ravenhead Manor Recollections
Smooch Spritz Holly Berries - awesome color
Martha Stewart - Skeleton Key Embellishment
Cricut Cart - Teresa Collins - Chic & Scary  really cool cart!

I'm so glad I can be free to express myself!
Thanks for looking! Happy Scrappn.