Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Shabby Chic Frame Tutorial by Mandy Harrell!

Good morning!  We've got a sweet treat for you today!  Mandy Harrell has been working with our SOE Mary's Song kit this month, and she's done another wonderful video tutorial!






Learn how to make this gorgeous shabby chic frame using items from our September kit and add ons...


I hope you enjoyed Mandy's tutorial, and I want to thank Mandy for showing off our kit this month so beautifully!
 
...and now I have to go find a wood frame to alter! 

~Melinda

Monday, September 29, 2014

Harmony layout by Anna

Hi everyone!

Today I get to share a stunning...and I do mean stunning....layout from Anna!


I told you - stunning!

here are some of the details


beautiful....


check out the background work and gorgeous layers.....


WOW! WOW! WOW!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Elegance Design Team Announcement


It's Saturday!  And we have some wonderful news to share today... we've got a new Design Team member!

We're so happy to announce that Lynne Joncas has joined our team!

Hi! I'm Lynne Joncas from Ontario Canada,  a married mother of a grown son and daughter,and I'm thrilled at the chance to create with these beautiful kits and be a part of such a fabulous group of artists! I've been scrapping since 2007, when I offered to create a little photo book for one of the kids' teachers who was retiring....once I got into the paper and embellishment sections at the craft store, the "little" book blossomed into a full 12 x 12 album and I was hooked! Since then I've developed a love for heritage pages, pet layouts (I have 2 dogs and 5 cats and once raised and cared for an orphaned baby squirrel) and of course loads of layouts about my family...as well as anything else that may catch my eye. Although layouts are my first love, I'm always inspired by  the beautiful cards, home decor projects and other papercrafts I see and love to try new techniques, products and ideas!

Welcome, Lynne, we're so happy you've joined us!

We also have a little bit of sad news, Bonnie Friesen has stepped down from the team, due to personal reasons.  Her husband was in a serious accident, and of course, taking care of him comes first!I want to thank Bonnie for the beautiful work she has done for us, and wish her and her family strength and a speedy recovery for her husband...

~Melinda

Friday, September 26, 2014

Amy's beautiful 'She Believed' layout!

Good morning everyone!

Today I get to share a simply stunning layout from Amy using the 
Scraps Of Darkness 'Weathered and Worn' kit!


I just adore that photo!


She created the layered background, but wanted a lot of the cool background paper with the painted wood background to shine through, so she kept things tightly toward to the middle, and layered papers from there..,


Look how she used  texture, and watercolor gave a wash of controlled vibrant colors, and added acrylic paint for color pop on the flowers! 


She cut the doily from the SOD kit in half, to add in sections to add movement around the page! 


Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Our September Scraps of Darkness kit premiere!

It's here... our September Scraps of Darkness kit!!!


We'll ease you right from Summer into Fall with our new kit, Transition, featuring Prima's gorgeous Forever Green collection, and Moxxie's warm and elegant Autumn Glory collection.  Have you seen the new Ephemera packs from Prima?  They're packed with die cuts, metal, twine, and more, and we've included their Forever Green Ephemera in the kit, as well as some fabulous chipboard from UmWow Studio, Petaloo butterflies, and more!

These are the gorgeous paper you'll receive in this kit:


And don't forget to check out the other coordinating add ons we have, such as this month's Floral Add On, you can find them all in the Available Kits section of our store!




That's it for today, we'll be sharing the gorgeous work our Design Team does with this kit throughout the coming month...

~Melinda


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Gorgeousness from Lisa!

Good morning everyone!
It's Hump Day...before you know it the weekend will be here!

Today I get to share a gorgeous layout from Lisa using
the Scraps of Darkness
'Weathered and Worn' kit


told you - seriously gorgeous!


She combined the Marion Smith Garment District and Fabscraps paper - love the result!
The cascading florals and torn papers are awesome!


Check out this beautiful background work


and all these gorgeous blooms




Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Announcing our September SOD Guest Designer!

Good morning, Monday is finally over, and we're inching towards another weekend!  I'm of the opinion it can't come fast enough, lol.

So I didn't start this post to talk about days of the week, I started it to let you know who the lovely and talented lady that will be guest designing with our Sept. Scraps of Darkness kit is!

Elena Smoktunova

Hello, my name is Elena Smoktunova, I'm 30 years old, living with my husband and our three wonderful daughters in Russia, Moscow region. Scrapbooking engaged almost 5 years. Most of my work style mix media, I really love to do a page, the most!

Welcome, Elena, we can't wait to see what you do with the kit!

~Melinda