Sunday, March 31, 2013

Meet our April Guest Designer!

I am SO excited, honored and thrilled to introduce you to our April Guest Designer...

Lisa Gregory






Hi, My name is Lisa and by profession I am a registered nurse. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have 2 children who are now successful young adults.  I have been a crafter my whole life. I sew, embroider, crochet, paint and have dabbled in many crafty things in my life. Back in 2005, when my son was doing his senior project with his girlfriend (who is now his wife) They were creating a scrapbook of their lives. They elicited my help as I was the crafty one. We took a ride to The Dollar Tree (our local dollar store) who had a section dedicated to scrap booking  Papers, albums, embellishments, flowers, and we grabbed everything we could find. I knew about the new way of scrap booking, but never gave it any thought until that trip to The Dollar Tree. After helping the kids create their albums , which by the way turned out fabulous, I was curious as to where I could get more "scrap booking stuff". So I drove to our local Michaels and Joanns craft stores. That is when I became hooked. Then I sought out the local scrapbook stores and found stuff I didn't even know existed until then. I shopped and shopped and shopped some more. I found Scrapbook.com and saw the kind of scrap booking the artists did. I was amazed at the styles. It just wasn't cut and paste and stickers. It was 3 dimensional, it was gorgeous, and oh so inspiring. So I created a gallery, created my first layout and the rest is history. My style has changed a bit throughout the years, but playing with paper and scissors is still so therapeutic for me. I am so incredibly honored that Lisa and Mel have invited me to Guest Design for Scraps of Elegance.

You'll be able to see Lisa's work with our April kit on April 10th, when we have our Design Team Reveal.  And I have to tell you, I'm really excited to see it, myself!  When I first began to scrapbook, Lisa was the first artist I really started to follow.  She provided me with so much inspiration, and the first tutorial I ever attempted was one of hers,  On top of that, I've chatted with her numerous times over the years, and have to tell you she is one of the nicest people you will meet!


I'd also like to add a note here thanking Jennifer Snyder for the beautiful work she's done for our club during her time on our team.  We will miss you and wish you well, Jen.

Friday, March 29, 2013



Welcome to the Scraps of Darkness March Blog Hop

We  have just  unveiled our March kit
“Day Glo”
and our designers will be sharing a project from this kit with you


We have a special guest joining us this month
GINA’S DESIGNS

Our kit this month features Gina’s
chipboard corners that were designed exclusively for us!!!!


     Scraps of Darkness
 is giving away our fabulous
 March Kit
 to one lucky winner!

We have 5 prizes hidden on our Designers Blogs! Be sure to comment on each blog to be eligible for the prizes!

Our Scraps of Elegance Designers 
are sharing their work with the March
“Spring’s Promise” kit

All you have to do is become a follower of the Scraps of Darkness blog and “like us” on Facebook. Visit each participating blog, become of follower of those blogs and leave a comment.
When you have visited everyone return to the Scraps of Darkness Blog and leave us a comment letting us know how much fun you had!
If you post about this blog hop on your own blog you or share it on facebook you will be entered into the drawing twice for an extra chance to win!

We are sure you will be inspired by our talented design team!
The March kit is stunning and you won’t want to miss out on grabbing one for yourself!
                                 **Open to international entries **
You have until 
                    Sunday March 31st  1:00 AM PST to complete the hop.
The winner will be announced on this blog on Tuesday April 2nd.
Be sure to check back on that day to see if you have won…

Your next stop Is Gina's Designs

Have Fun!
Blogs to visit:
Scraps of Elegance <<< You are here


Welcome to the Scraps of Darkness March Blog Hop

We  have just  unveiled our March kit
“Day Glo”
and our designers will be sharing a project from this kit with you


We have a special guest joining us this month
GINA’S DESIGNS

Our kit this month features Gina’s
chipboard corners that were designed exclusively for us!!!!


     Scraps of Darkness
 is giving away our fabulous
 March Kit
 to one lucky winner!

We have 5 prizes hidden on our Designers Blogs! Be sure to comment on each blog to be eligible for the prizes!

Our Scraps of Elegance Designers 
are sharing their work with the March
“Spring’s Promise” kit

All you have to do is become a follower of the Scraps of Darkness blog and “like us” on Facebook. Visit each participating blog, become of follower of those blogs and leave a comment.
When you have visited everyone return to the Scraps of Darkness Blog and leave us a comment letting us know how much fun you had!
If you post about this blog hop on your own blog you or share it on facebook you will be entered into the drawing twice for an extra chance to win!

We are sure you will be inspired by our talented design team!
The March kit is stunning and you won’t want to miss out on grabbing one for yourself!
        **Open to international entries **
You have until 
                    Sunday March 31st  1:00 AM PST to complete the hop.
The winner will be announced on this blog on Tuesday April 2nd.
Be sure to check back on that day to see if you have won…

Your next stop is Scraps of Elegance 

Have Fun!
Blogs to visit:
Scraps of Darkness <<<You are here





Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Design Team Call!



Scraps of Elegance
Design Team Call
Term Date – June 2013- November 2013

Scraps of Elegance Kit Club is looking for talented scrapbook and/or mixed media artists to join our Design Team!

Do you enjoy working with the latest CHA releases, top of the line products and unique treasures? If so, then this call is for you!

As a designer for Scraps of Elegance you will be working with our monthly kits and providing inspiration for our club members and potential club members.


Responsibilities Include:
-         3 projects completed and ready for reveal day ( the 1st of the month)
-         A minimum of at least two other projects to be uploaded during the month and prior to the next monthly kit reveal
-         2 tutorials during your term
-         Be active on our forum: host a challenge or swap for our members at least 3 times during your term, provide a question of the week on your assigned week, chat with our members, and have fun!
-         Check in daily with our design team forum
-         All projects must be uploaded to specified galleries on dates established in our design team forum section
-         You must maintain an active blog and participate in our bi-monthly blog hops

What you will receive in return for your commitment
-         You will receive the entire main kit and two of our kit add ons free of charge each month of your term
-         Remaining kit add ons and store purchase at a generous discount
-         Your bio, headshot, and a link to your blog on our website and you will be included in all Scraps of Elegance design team related promotions
-          
This call is open to US and International Applicants

How to apply:

-         Please send all applications to scrapsofelegance@scrapsofdarkness.com
-         Include your full name, address, email, phone number
-         Include links to your blog, online galleries, and resume, if you have one (resume is not required, but doesn’t hurt!)
-         Submit 3 recent projects that demonstrate your style and technique
-         Sign up on our forum and start chatting! This is an important part of being on our team, and we want to get to know you better!
-         Please list all current design team commitments that you have
Note: Scraps of Elegance designers are exclusive to us. You are permitted to design for manufacturers, local stores, challenge sites, but no other kit clubs are to be promoted or advertised please!
Applications must be received by April 21st 2013
You will be contacted via email if you are selected for our team. An official announcement will be made on our blog May 3rd.

Good luck!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Meet our newest Design Team members!

Happy Monday, I hope it's a great start for your week - it's certainly a great start for our week, because...

We have two wonderfully talented ladies joining our design team!  Please join me in welcoming Marianne Johansson and Kim Arledge to the Scraps of Darkness Design Team!



Hi all! Let me introduce myself a little bit more.

I am a girl (yes, I’m still a girl even though I’ve lived over 50 years LOL) living in Hamar, Norway.
Hamar is located a  little outside Oslo, the Capital in Norway. Here we live, my man and our two darling daughters aged 15 and 11.
I’m working 80% as an office clerk, doing orders, invoices etc.
On my spare time I spend lots of hours in my crafting room. Love taking pictures as well, but hasn’t been so much of that the last year. Suddenly my objects (as in our two daughters) grew up and weren’t so interested in joining me outside or being photographed.
Love the old bands like Led Zeppelin, The Who, Deep Purple etc.  And I’m totally in love with Johnny Depp LOL. Seen most of his movies and drag my darling to the movies every time there is a new film with him! (he has accepted my passion for JD and is lurking with me)
I started my creative adventure some time ago, just after our youngest daughter was born. Think it was during 2004. A lot of my internet friends had started with scrapbooking and I was curious about what they were doing. Received a ”start-kit” from one of my friends and started making layouts.
They were really simple and I was really afraid doing something wrong. Very obsessed with ”scrapbooking rules”, very accurate, didn’t dare to tear papers, they had to be cut very precise!! LOL
After a couple of years I felt that layouts were to ”big” for me and started making cards. Sold some of them to friends and at markets. Joined a few competitions and saw that many people liked my cards.
But a few years ago something happened. I joined a new forum for creative ladies (yes, sorry to say, but we are just ladies/girls).I was very inspired by those ladies and one of them challenged me all the time to try new things, new techniques. I just LOVED it!! Loved the challenges and my whole creative world changed. Now I’m not afraid of new things, I make my own rules – well….. I think there are no rules LOL
I got  very interested in mixed medium and started painting. On canvas. Small canvases. Haven’t the room and space to do large one (for the time being) but have done a few the past years. I have also been teaching some classes in both Art Journal, tags and backgrounds.
I don’t think I have a significant style. At least I don’t think so myself. I can make a really clean&simple layout for so doing a really mixed media layout with lots of papers and embellishments.
I have been designing for the Norwegian designer Vibeke Spigseth - Poppydesign for a few years now. She designs pattern papers and stamps. I am also designing for  7Dots Studio – Producer of pattern papers. Many of you have probably heard about Finnabair, one of the two girls who design papers there. An incredible creative girl!! And for Art Anthology, love their mists and different kinds of paint!

 Hi, my name is Kim Arledge, married to Duane and mother to Landon, Caleb, and Abigail. I am a stay at home mom and a transplant to the big state of Texas. We have been here for a little over 8 years now and have made it a place we like to call home.
 In 2006, I was introduced to what would soon become my grandest obsession. I began with Creative Memories and very soon after, craved more and thus opened my eyes to a world I could have never imagined. I have enjoyed serving on sketch sites, kit clubs, manufacturing teams and published in a couple of magazines. This is such an amazing hobby that allows creativity to stretch beyond the imagination but also and most importantly, to tell our stories.
Other hobbies of mine include photography, reading paranormal romance novels and spending every available moment with my adorable family. A few other random facts....I love coffee, sweet tea, rainy days, Pride and Prejudice, t-shirts and pajama bottoms, country music (although I love to throw in some Michael Buble' or Harry Connick Jr.) LSU football, and shopping shamelessly at Archievers.


 Can't wait to see what you ladies do with our kits!

And with exciting new beginnings, sadly we have endings, as well.
I'd like to thank Rachael Funnell and Kristie Taylor for all the beautiful work you've done with our kits.  It's been a pleasure having you on the team!


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Design Team Reveal for our March Kit!

We revealed our March kit, featuring Prima's Sunrise Sunset Collection and SEI's Mia Bella collection on March 15th...

Scraps of Darkness March Day Glo Kit



And today, the ladies on our Design Team are revealing a little inspiration with the kit...



I thought I'd share one layout from each designer here, and let you know you can see the rest of their gorgeous work with the kit on their blogs.  You can find links to each designer's blog in the right column of this blog.

By Renea Harrison
By Lisa Novogrodski
By Mandy Harrell
By Karen Zueger
By Michelle Phillips
by Rachael Funnell

I hope you've enjoyed seeing a little bit of the work our Design Team had done, and that you'll check out their blogs to see more.

And just a little note, stay tuned... we will have an exciting announcement this week!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Featured Member


Scraps of Darkness
Scraps of Elegance
has so many talented members and we love to see what they are doing with our kits!
EveRy NoW AnD ThEn
we will be 
featuring 
one of our kit club members 
You never know when it might be 
>>>>YOU<<<<<

Meet Monica Lowrance
Our Featured Member


I am a single mom to a 14 year old boy. I live in beautiful Hot Springs, Arkansas. I am passionate about scrapbooking and creating art.  I love learning. I love to create. I started in the early 2000 but discovered mixed media art in the last couple of years after joining Scraps of Darkness. I love playing with modeling paste, stamps and inks. I love a wide variety of styles,and trying new techniques. I have so much fun playing with the kits from Scraps of Elegance. Vintage is one of the many styles I love to explore.

Look at these beautiful projects Monica created with the 
March Scraps of Elegance Kit "Springs Promise"



Look at this gorgeous altered box she created.


A spectacular layout that screams spring!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us Monica. 
We just love seeing what you did with our kit!
Who wouldn't want to take a peek at her blog?





A little Remodeling

We've just done a little remodeling and redecorating on our forum and gallery...  stop by to check it out if you have a little extra time, we think it's looking pretty good, and we hope you do, too!

Remodeling...

We've just done a little remodeling and redecorating on our forum and gallery...  stop by to check it out if you have a little extra time, we think it's looking pretty good, and we hope you do, too!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Our March kit is here!

Have you been dying to get your hands on the new Prima Sunrise Sunset Collection by Finnabair?  Our March kit is overflowing with it!

Dayglo Kit


We've assembled such a fun and funky kit for you this month!  Those fabulous papers by Finnabair went so well with SEI's Mia Bella Collection, we just couldn't resist pairing them up and adding some awesome embellishments, including a set of 4 geometric chipboard corners that were designed exclusively for us by Gina's Designs Chipboard.

Stop by our website or store to see the full list of kit ingredients, and the coordinating add ons that we have available...

And you know, we have an awesome new sketch from Suepup with each new kit, so of course I want to share that.  Feel free to use it for inspiration whether you are scrapping with our kit or your own scrappy stuff!


The ladies on our design team are currently scrapping their hearts out to bring you some inspiration with this kit, and we will have a Design Team Reveal on Sunday, March 24, so mark your calenders, you won't want to miss it!


Sunday, March 10, 2013

March kit and Design Team Reveal!

Spring is just around the corner, and we've put together the perfect kit for scrapping those beautiful Spring days!

Spring's Promise Kit


We've included lots of gorgeous Graphic 45 Secret Garden and Prima Divine, but if you want to see the full list of kit contents and available add ons, stop by our website or our online store.

Suepup had done another beautiful sketch to accompany the kit, if you'd like to use it or any of our past sketches, you can find them on the Sketches page, which you can find on the tabs above.

And on to the good stuff... I thought I'd share one thing each designer has done with the kit..

created by Nadia Cannizzo
created by Renea Harrison
created by Helena Johansson
created by Jennifer Snyder
created by Agnieszka Bellaidea
created by Romy Veul
created by Evgenia Petzer
created by Sarah Bargo
By Escape Kitty/Jennifer Snyder

Of course, if you'd like to see more of the always-inspiring work the ladies on our Design Team have done with this kit, be sure to stop by their blogs, you can find links to all of them on the right side of this blog.

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope YOU create something beautiful today!