Saturday, September 24, 2011

I won!

Check out the Giveaway!!!

One of the items on my wish list!

And look at this next item

Isn't this set gorgeous!!!!!

and here is another from my list

Love me some Gear Tim Holtz!

and here's another ..  I can't find the last one so it will be a surprise.. but here's one more on my list.!

Yep she made theseeeeeeeee!
Check out her shop here: My Glitter Coated Life

Thank you Renea!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

~Scraps of Darkness~ Sept Kit "PASSAGES" Sketch Challenge

This kit is to die for. It is gorgeous. I love the browns.
I've been waiting to scrap pictures of these super cute photos of my nephew Hezekiah.. or Kai Kai.. These go perfectly with these papers. I was able to put the final touch on it today. Hooray! Look at all the gorgeous items that came with this kit this month! Here comes the closeups.

There is a canvas flower in there. I really loved those.

Look at that lovely ribbon and beautiful butterfly. Overexposed with flash.

Look at this cute adorable hangar! and LOVE THE CLOCK!

look at this little key.. and the red doily flower and the button on top!

the beautiful pin that one of the design team members makes each month, thanks Mandy!

loved the papers.

a little better close up of the butterfly

do you see the brick wall.. we got an awesome stamp of a brick wall love it!

Well I got out my Folk Art paints I decided to use the color of Peony.
I love love love the BoBunny line ET CETERA. Just gorgeous!
I got to use Prima clear stamps.
Of course I used my Tim Holtz inks and my new new DISTRESS STAIN : SPUN SUGAR. It mixed well with the Peony Paint!  I loved that clock made by Kaisercraft.
7 Gypsies is the company that made the hangars.
Oh.. I loved the Paper Layers that came from Glitz.. and TERESA COLLINS.. : world traveler trims.. They are perfect with this kit!
I got to use the VINTAJ ARTE METAL... loved those metal pieces. and can you find the Tim Holtz Tissue Tape?
Thanks for looking. I've only just begun to use this fabulous kit this month! Go on over to Scraps of Darkness and see if you can score this kit!

Happy Scrappn!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


That's right.. !! Scraps of Darkness gets featured over AT THE ROBIN'S NEST.

Check it out here: The Robin's Nest

So proud of the club!
So proud of the team!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Passages... yes.. Scraps of Darkness

The September Kit is called Passages. Wowww.. is all I can say. 

!Here is what you'll find in our newest kit:

*4 double sided papers from Bo Bunny's Etc. Collection and 6 double
sided papers from the World Traveler Collection by Teresa Collins
*12x12 Chipboard from the Etc. Collection by Bo Bunny
*Doily Flowers by Jenni Bowlin
*World Traveler Trims by Teresa Collins
*Prima Brick Wall clear stamp
*Prima Toggle - Bobbins
*2 Cork disks
*Vintaj Arte Metal Bric-A-Brac
*A fabulous new sketch by Suepup, created just for our Passages kit

We're sure you will love this beautiful collection as much as we do.

Click here to see the beautiful creations our Design Team did with this kit!

Thanks for looking and
Happy Scrappn!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Stalker Challenge August 21-September 21 at Scraps of Darkness

Well over at Scraps of Darkness .. this was the challenge:

This month's challenge invites you to stalk the internet for a card sketch, card artist, or the recesses of your mind for an idea to help you to come up with a card. The card doesn't have to be anything fancy or elaborate, I just want  you to try something new or if you already make cards to share what you know. If you do lift another artist be sure to give them credit.
The Rules:
1. Use at least 50 % Scraps of Darkness product. This can be kit product or store product.
2. Make the card using scraps leftover from another project.
3. Use distressed layers.
4. Include some fussy cutting
5. The most important rule of all-HAVE FUN!!

I used a sketch from KINDERSTAMPO from last Wednesday:

I definitely used some scraps. This was just thrown together tonight so bear with me.

I really like that corner metal piece.

I love blue and brown

trying my hand at fussy cutting

I couldn't think of anything short to say on the bottom. 

I used my Tim Holtz Regal Folders.
I inked a lot with Vintage Photo.
I included some rub-on's.The woman figure is from The Graphics Fairy.
Thanks for looking.

Happy Scrappn!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

This just in!!! Cheryl won the Contest over at Dusty Attic!

That's right  C MOM GO.. aka Cheryl... rocked the challenge and won.

See her amazing work here:

Cheryl's Winning Entry!


Color It Mondays over at KinderStampo

Over here at KinderStampo she had a fun post on Monday that I decided to participate in.
Here is her post:
and here is my LO using those colors and KinderStampo's Stamp - Creative Chaos.

Here are the closeups:

A flourish from PaperLace Cartridge

pretty flowers

close up of the KS stamps

pretty little wall hanging

This is a picture of a poem hanging on Kinslee's wall. I tried to match the colors but the picture is a bit dark.I used some green twine that I bought from Pink By Design.
Some of the products I used were:
Making Memories
Cricut Paperlace
American Crafts
Tim Holtz mask
So go  check out KinderStampo's place and see what fun  challenges she has had this week.  I think I want to try out her sketch challenge. How about you?

August Envy Kit - Cherish

Here's another layout I got done using the August Kit -{Envy} from Scraps of Darkness.
It's been great using it! Here comes the closeups. This is of my dad and our newest niece Kinslee Rae.  She's a jewel!

I love these flowers!

Yes I used copics on the blue square.

I used my Viva Decor pens and well of course one of them exploded!

Can you see the heart under the flower?

I cut some butterflies out of papersacks. I also used my first corruguated element.

Yep I used two new tips I learned over at Scraps of Darkness... I've cut the bottoms out of some boxes and peeled and then spritz it with the Lindy Stamp Gang Starbust -- Cattail Copper Brown.. and I used some paperbags.. and used some Martha Stewart Butterfly punches.
The products I used were:

Lindy Stamp Gang
KaiserCraft,Tim Holtz, Scotch ATG, Zots, Zva Creative, Prima flowers, Viva Decor and Making Memories.

Thanks for looking and happy scrappn!

Monday, September 12, 2011

HUGE Dusty Attic Giveaway

Vicky over at Simply Paper is having a HUGE Dusty Attic Giveaway. 

She is also Dusty Attic retailer -

her Etsy address -

So go check out her blog and enter to win a DA Giveaway.. the above is some of the blog candy YOU COULD WIN.

Who doesn't like Dusty Attic!???

Her blog is Simply Paper .

Happy Scrappin

Sunday, September 11, 2011

~Scraps of Darkness~ Live Brightly

I'm using some more of my August Envy Kit from Scraps of Darkness. Just so much to choose from in these kits. Sometimes I just want to use everyone of the items... boy that would be interesting.
The picture is from the first day of my son's 7th grade. .. the house is empty and no one cares for the flowers.. I just thought they were so beautiful.

Here are the close up's:

Look at the exquisite pin Mandy makes that comes in our kits each month!

I love these posies from Kaisercraft and the white flower is from Tim Holtz

Gorgeous butterfly from Prima!

I hope you can see it. LOL.

I of course had to use my Cricut Cart Fancy Frames. I plan on using every single frame on that cart. Just a note of caution folks. LOL
Here are a list of products used:
Tim Holtz products : distress ink - Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Scissors, Accoutrements - fanciful
I did use a Martha Stewart Punch for the little green piece on the upper left side.
I used some of the Lindy Stamp Gang's products : the Royal Lapis Lazuli Mists, and the Cattail Copper Brown Mists, and the Magical Micas{Drink Me Silly collection}.
Pink Paislee - Mistables - Fuzzy Stickers
I also used some of my home made mists : Flamingo Pink, Misty Lavender, Turquoise which I sprayed on the frame and finished off with the Lindy Copper.
Prima Butterfly Kiss Moulin, Bella Notte, Col Aberdeern
Kasiercraft Posies -Chanteuse and the base paper.

Thank you for looking and I'm enjoying this kit.
Hope it's been a good day for you. I celebrate life today in memory of those victims. Never forget.

Happy Scrappn

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Meet the KinderStampO Guest Design Team Blog Hop

Welcome one and all!

I hope you arrived here from Kathy's Torres site.

To start at the beginning go to Jessica's Site  

I'm excited to be a part of this team! I look forward to creating with you all. I'm sure we will be blown away with the talent found on this team! Don't forget to check out  KinderStampO's products and let's see what the teams come up with!! Let's continue on with this hop shall we?

Live: I live to scrap; to create!  I live a very interesting life with my son, David. He'll turn 13 next month! Yikes a teenager! I can't believe I'll be 40 this month!!!!  I love to scrap. I love to scrap everything. I've learned from CraftySprinkles a new term called "Mixed Media Artists". I like that. I like to try everything. What do you like? I hope you'll tell me and share with me your creations.
Craft:    My Craft style is ever changing. I'm currently learning about layering and masking.  I love so many styles out there.. I started scrapbooking when I returned home from the serving in the US Army. I wish I had taken more pictures back then. Since coming home I've taken up a bigger interest in photography and I've tried my hand at painting some acrylic and oil. I took a class at the local Hobby Lobby by a certified teacher of the technique "One Stroke Painting" by Donna Dewberry. Man I love her show.! Well her's and Bob Ross!!  I've painted a paper bags and wooden plaques.  My interest shifted again towards scrapbooking in early 2000. I've been hooked ever since. My favorite tool currently is my Cricut! What's yours?
Inspire:  I find inspiration from everything.. I love online galleries, to the magazines I still get in the mail. I find tons of inspiration from my followers. Some of these folks are published, design team members, and none of the above, but all artists at heart. I see some great work from these guys and gals and it inspires me to try new things and to go outside my comfort zone; to get out of my own way and just try! I really want to document and share life around me and my family. My Son is my favorite subject to scrap. I hope you find inspiration and try something new today. And always .. scrap from your heart. Scrapbooking makes me happy.. I especially love shopping for the craft hahahhahahahhaha. Who doesn't love the shopping part??????????.  So tell me.. what inspires you?

For a chance to win some blog candy from KinderStampO [here is the link

Stop by the KinderStampO Facebook page and let them know I sent you
and/or leave a comment on each of the guest designers blogs. 
One lucky winner will win a prize from KinderStampO.

YOUR NEXT STOP IS :  Sylvia Solario

Below is the complete lineup: 
I love new followers. I especially love feedback!  I don't have any of the KinderStampO products as of yet but you can be sure as soon as I get them I will be creating and posting!! Feel free to have a look around and see my crazy adventures in scrapbooking. 
and remember
Happy Scrappn!
God Bless.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


You gotta go check out Renea's blog : "Tell Me What You Want!" Blog Giveaway

whew hew.. and the store .. oh the store.....
Click here to visit HER STORE : RENEA'S STORE

This is one super talented lady and she sells her creations too!

Hurry over you have til the 24th of SEPTEMBER!

Let's celebrate her one year together.

Happy Scrappn!

Monday, September 5, 2011

~Scraps of Darkness~ Destiny

Here's another layout using the Envy Kit for August. I chose to do my dear friends Lidia and Alex. I met them while attending OBU. They were from Brazil. Lovely lively couple and we had some fun times.  I remember my ski trip with Lidia and her brother to the real Rocky Mtns! WinterPark CO! I never laughed so hard in my life. This couple immigrated to Canada and have two lovely children. They are still married to this day.  I'm so glad to call them friends. Here's my tribute to them. I have some close ups and will have to retake the pic in the morning sun vs this afternoon sun. I'll put it so you'll have a general idea.

I used a certain.. pgm for the letters. and then used some white gel and viva decor

loved the flowers that came in the kit

the little frame came in the kit; the charm is from CTMH

had to put in my TH and see the rubon

bummer my last dragonfly
Should be better lighting the sun was going down.

I've been using my friend, Margaret's , Cricut Paperlace cartridge.. and it's the magnificent frame around the photo.. and then I saw the flowers on there so I cut that. Then  I wanted more punch work so I got out those 2 sets. I used my Viva Decor Ice White to make the pearls. I did stencil distress the bottom blue piece.
More Items I used:
Tim Holtz
Martha Stewart
Zip Dry
Scotch ATG
Close to My Heart items
Melissa Frames

Thanks to Scraps of Darkness for having an awesome kit.