Monday, December 19, 2011

Exciting News!

If you've seen our last two kits,  as well as some others in the past, you know that we, at Scraps of Darkness, love our Bo Bunny!

Well I am honored to tell you that Bo Bunny has done a beautiful feature on our December kit, Winter's Eve, which featured their Enchanted line, and our lovely and talented Designers' work with the kit on their blog

If you've got a few minutes, please visit Bo Bunny's blog and check out this awesome feature!

And I'd like to send a BIG thank you to Bo Bunny for featuring us, it's a huge honor!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

November Purple Haze Sketch Winner!!

The winner for this month's sketch challenge is Amy Garrett with her "Perfect" lo.

What a fun and fanciful page she made using Suepup's sketch.  The Prima vine playfully  joins into the Zva flourish, beautifully connecting with the sweet fairy that is dancing her spell.  Amy's darling dd just brightens up this page with giggles and charm.  The tie die masking gives this page a little bit of groovy style tying into the Magic tag and peace sign brad.  Delightful page Amy!  Congrats!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Reveal Day!

Bo Bunny gorgeousness in black and white?  How could we resist!?!
We've matched up Bo Bunny's new Enchanted line with some beautiful papers from Glitz Design and Christine Adolph for Creative Imaginations in our December kit - "Winter's Eve":

You can see the kit and all of our kit add-ons on our website:  Scraps of Darkness

Suepup has yet again created a fabulous new sketch to go with this kit.  I hope you will find some inspiration with her sketch, and if you are using our December kit with the sketch, make sure you enter our monthly Sketch Challenge, which you can find on our message board.

The ladies (and kitty) on our Design Team have done some gorgeous work with this kit, which is sure to inspire you!

I hope you've enjoyed seeing what they've done with this kit. Please make sure you check out our Designers' individual blogs, and sign up as a Follower while you are there, to see more of their beautiful work throughout the month.

Friday, December 9, 2011

November Layout of the Month

The layout of the month for November is:

"Fremantle Festival"
by Rebecca aka Bexta76

This devilishly dark and sinister page just draws you in, doesn't it?  Rebecca used the Purple Haze kit to put this fabulous masterpiece together.  The geared bg was wonderfully put together to make this page work like a shiny new clock.  She split and molded the Prima vine to fit around the photo adding some Petaloo flowers in the corner, really bringing in a feminine touch to the masculinity of all the gears.  Both the page and photo portray a sense of Beauty and the Beast!  Well done Rebecca!!!  Congrats!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

October Round Robin Winner!!!

Congratulations Monica aka mmlsweet!!!

This fall beauty was made for Team 2 Week 4.  The colors are so vibrant and captivating.  The genius of each detail was executed wonderfully.  This page is stunning Monica!  Thank you for playing and congrats!!!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Winner!!!! Skeletons in the Closet Challenge

At Scraps of Darkness we have a bimonthly challenged titled "Skeletons in the Closet"

A prompt is provided that gets you to think outside the box and scrap the unexpected!

The September - November challenge asked the question "Who are you when no one is looking?"

Please join us in congratulating Sharon!!!!

She bowled us over with her fantastic and introspective layout titled "DOUBT"

She used products from our beautiful "PASSAGES" kit to showcase her inner world.
Thank you Sharon for sharing this work of art with us!  BRAVO on a job well done!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

November Paranoia Winner!!!

 Each month, on a specific secret day of the month, the Mistress of Mayhem searches the gallery at for Scraps of Darkness Layouts and projects. She counts them as she goes, and when she gets to a certain secret number, the artist that created that layout or project wins a prize from Scraps of Darkness.  So make sure you label your pages/projects with ""Scraps of Darkness" within your title, when you post, so you are eligable to win.

This month our winner is Lily Fiore, with her wickedly romantic layout called "Witching Hour".  Huge congratulations Lily!!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

October All Hallows' Eve Sketch Winner

The winner for this month's sketch challenge is...... Michelle aka Bubbachooka.  Congrats!!!!

Your "Nice Kitty" lo is a terrific interrperation of Suepup's sketch.  The photo just stands out with those spell binding kitty eyes.  The traditional Halloween colors puts you right in the mood for a spooky fright!  All the sparkle shines from the spiders and web.  Using the ribbon vine around the circle was a perfect touch.  Thank you for sharing this beautiful creation with us Michelle!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Congratulations To Our Stalker Challenge Winner!

This month's Stalker Challenge challenged it's participants to stalk the internet or their files for a black and white image, and to then scrap their layout in a black and white or black and cream color scheme. They could have some touches of color, but at least 80 % had to be black and white or black and cream.

This month's winner ChiLvr met that challenge and created a layout titled Kiss and Hug which featured a uber adorable photo of her Grandbabies. The Black and White pps she chose and her multi circle design went so perfectly with her photo and her flowers were just a wonderful accent.

Congratulations!! You did an outstanding job on the challenge and you will receive a special goodie from me in your December kit, enjoy!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Reveal Day!

The big day is here, it's Reveal Day for our November kit!

The kit is called Purple Haze and features some gorgeous papers from Bo Bunny's Garden Girl line, Basic Grey's Indie Bloom Collection, and Quick Quotes' Julie Je t'aime line.

Purple Haze
You can see the kit and available add ons that coordinate with it on our website:  Scraps of Darkness.

Suepup has done another amazing sketch with the kit, I hope you'll find inspiration in it whether you use our kit or your own supplies.  And if you do use it with your kit, make sure you stop by our forum and enter your layout in our Sketch Challenge!

If you want to see all the beautiful layouts the ladies (and kitty-cat) on our Design Team did, please check out their blogs!  You can find the links to all of them in the right column of our blog, just to the right of the sketch.  They post wonderful work all through the month, so please consider following them for some fabulous inspiration!

We also have a ton of new tutorials, 3 of which were just added to our site today.  Check them out on our Tutorials page.

As always, thank you for stopping by, and have a great day!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

**October Layout of the Month**

The layout of the month for October is.....

"Dracula" by Beth aka Rabbit51!!!

This bewitching page just entices you for more, just go ahead and bite!!!!  Beth used the All Hallows' Eve kit to make this fabulous dark and creepy page.  The Kasiercraft 13th Hour Acetate shapes and Pink Paislee Phantom frames were wonderfully used to show off these classic "Dracula" movie images.  The Scrapmatt tree branches covering the one image gives a very eerie feeling sending chills down your spine.  The lantern was a brillant vintage touch.  Your collage is outstanding Beth!!  Thank you for sharing this creation with us and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

October Paranoia Winner!

Each month, on a specific secret day of the month, a member of our Design Team searches the gallery at for Scraps of Darkness Layouts and projects.  She counts them as she goes, and when she gets to a certain secret number, the artist that created that layout or project wins a prize from Scraps of Darkness.

Our winner for October is Courtney, aka Newtoscrapping2011 for this awesome Halloween book frame!

Congratulations, Courtney!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Meet Our Newest Designers!

Our latest Design Team Call has ended, and before I introduce our new Designers, I'd like to thank everybody who submitted an application.  You all have so much talent, and it was a very hard choice!

And now, I'm so excited to introduce our new DT members!

Karolina Stopyra aka Drycha

Hi! I'm Karolina Stopyra a.k.a. Drycha from Poland. I have boyfriend and almost black cat. By now I'm in jewelery school but before I passed the exam for the cook (trade school too).
I love to learn new techniques and bring them together. I made a lot of things; scrapbooking, cardmaking, jewelry, art dolls and others... I became interested in scrapbooking in spring 2008, love this form due to a combination of many elements.
I hope that you'll like my works, I'm so honored to be here!

 Rachelle Sigurdson aka Rachie Babe

I am married to my husband of 33 years, have 3 sons 30, 26 and; 23. I am kind of in the empty nest, but not quite yet as my boys keep coming home for lots of visits. When my boys started to leave home I did a crazy thing, I started with 1 dog and it slowly worked up to 5.
I love to scrapbook and garden, and always have to be on the go!!!! I will be 55 in Nov.

And some exciting and fun news, I am sure you all know who Escape Kitty is, she has become quite the celebrity!  I spoke with Escape Kitty, and she has agreed to be our new Mascot DT!

Escape Kitty - Mascot DT

Let me introduce myself. I am Escape Kitty. Until now, you probably only found me under JRABS artwork or Jennifer Snyder, but I have escaped out from under her. And I say YIPPEE to that! I have been all over the world and I firmly believe I am big enough now to be on my own (but still have my mom pay my bills! LOL) I got my start on Sept 1, 2010 as I was out playing in the yard enjoying the birds and squirrels. Really just minding my own business. Happy. Content. Daydreaming. When, but in an instant, I caught a movement in the corner of my eye. Since cats are noted for their superior vision, I had to do a double take because I thought my eyesight had failed me. I shut my kitty eyes for a moment and reopened them to disbelief. A coyote? In MY yard? Could it be? And he's drooling my way? Move move move! Find my mom . Run to safety. Big mistake! Really big mistake. Now she never lets me outside. Done - left to dream. ahhhhh but Kitty dreams really do come true. I am so very proud to be the newest Diva designer here at Scraps Of Darkness. So come follow me! I am off to Escape.   copywrite 2011 Escape Kitty

I'm very happy to announce that Renea Harrison will be staying on as one of our Designers, and Cheryl Casas will be staying on as our Mistress of Mayhem! 

I'd like to thank Celina Matthews for all the beautiful work she has done here at Scraps of Darkness, I know she has provided much inspiration to everyone! 

And I'll end the post with a little bit of eye candy and preview of the fun layouts you will see from Escape Kitty!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

DT Call deadline is approaching

Just a little reminder that if you are thinking of applying for our Design Team, the deadline is approaching.
The last day to get your application in is by midnight EST on October 22nd.
If you haven't heard about the call, you can get all the details HERE.

Thanks and good luck!

Monday, October 17, 2011

~Drum Roll Please - Blog Hop Winners~

First off let me thank each and every one of you who helped make this a fun and successful blog hop!!   We gave away two grand prizes here at the Scraps of Darkness blog!! Each winner will receive an October main kit called All Hallow's Eve!!  So if you see your name mentioned below as one of the winners, please contact us here at to claim your prize!!  Winners were chosen using!!

Winner # 1 - aaveiro said...
                    OMG I had so much fun on this blog hop!!!! I absolutely love the October kit!!!
                    OCTOBER 15, 2011 11:01 AM

Winner # 2 - maxell said...
                    Instant love with this kit! Soooo nice!
                    Been hopping around and I think I managed to comment on every stop - if I wasn't distracted by                                
                    all the dark amazing inspiration I saw. :)
                    Yes, I follow. No other way to go! :)
                    OCTOBER 17, 2011 3:08 AM

Saturday, October 15, 2011

It's our favorite time of the year!!  Halloween is quickly approaching, and not only is it reveal day, but we are having our very first official Halloween Blog Hop!!!  Jump in and play along for your chance to win big prizes!!!

We are giving away two, YES two kits, and all you have to do is become a follower of this blog and post a comment starting here as well as each of the design team members on the list below!! In addition to the prizes here, you can also win prizes on each of the DT's blog as well!!  International entries are welcome, but please note any shipping charges over $10.00 will be the responsibility of the winner.  Let's get started!!!

Here is the list of where to go!!  Start with Mandy!!

And here is what you can win from the Scraps of Darkness Blog - our brand new October kit
All Hallows' Eve!

You can see the new kit and all the add-ons, including a brand new add-on we have for the first time this month on the Scraps of Darkness website. 

And now for what you really want to see - this month's awesome new sketch by Suepup
All Hallows' Eve Sketch by Suepup
Join in on our Halloween Blog Hop to see all the gorgeous and spooky layouts the ladies on our Design Team have done with this sketch and kit!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

~*~September Layout of the Month~*~

The layout of the month for September is...

Messy by Chaton_13 (aka Sarah)!!!

Sarah's photo editing makes this page pop! Those pink lips grab your attention then you look around the page to look at all the wonderful masking and "mess". The brick masking, cup stain rub on, and splatters of inks and mists really bring home the messy-ness! The gears are a great addition, and the Bo Bunny Et Cetera paper and cool title alphas bring in a touch of vintage to go with the photo.

Congratulations, Sara!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

SOD Design Team Call!

Scraps of Darkness kit club is looking for designers to add to our talented Design Team!  If you love the alternative side of scrapbooking or would like to venture into this realm, then we encourage you to try out!!

Commitment is important, so we want to be straightforward with what we are looking for.  We want to see ambitious, outgoing, forum savvy scrappers that share in the same love as we do.  This DT position will start with our November, 2011 kit and end with our April, 2012 kit.

This Call is open to both US and International submissions, though International DT Members will be required to share in the cost of shipping kits to them.

Here is what we will need from you:

1. You must complete a minimum of 5 layouts/cards/projects per month and have 4 of them ready to upload by reveal day, which is the 15th of every month, and additional layouts/projects should be uploaded prior to the release of the next kit. These layouts need to be placed in the SOD gallery, blogs,, and any other public galleries that you participate in.

2. Daily participation on our forum and a daily check in on our Design Team forum, as well as keeping up in the galleries is a must. DT responsibilities, such as posting a Question of The Week, will be rotated amongst our DT and we would also like you to start new threads that encourage posting by our members.

3. You must complete at least 2 tutorials within your 6 month DT term for SOD. These can be either photo or video tutorials.

In return for your commitment, you will receive the entire main kit, as well as two kit add-ons free of charge each month. You will also have the option of purchasing any additional add-ons featured throughout the months you are a DT at a 50% discount.  Design Team Members also receive a 30% discount in our store.

Here is how to apply:

Please send all applications and attachments to
Please include the following:

1. Name, Address, Phone Number

2. Submit three layouts/altered items total - Include two layouts that show us your alternative side or the darker side of your work. For example: Distressed, Grunge, Steampunk, Mixed Media, Dark, etc. Then also include a third layout or altered item that you would say is your favorite or best, and this can be any style.

3. Tell us why you think you would be a good addition to the SOD team.

4. Provide links to blogs and galleries, and any resume you may have.

5. List of all current DT commitments, and please note that our designers may not design for or in any way advertise other kit clubs. We have no problem with DT members designing for manufacturers, sketch sites, local stores, etc, but it is counterproductive to have them advertise our competitors.

All submissions must be received by October 22, 2011 and we will have an official public announcement by October 24th!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Upcoming Halloween Blog Hop!!

I am excited to announce that we are going to have our very first official blog hop for Scraps of Darkness on October 15th!!!  It's called The Halloween Blog Hop and we would love to have you play along!!  Big prizes will be awarded here and at each of our DT's blogs as well, so there are a ton of chances to win and you can even win more than once!!  Our hop will run from the 15th through the 16th with winners being announced on Monday October 17th!!! So mark your calendars for the 15th!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Tim Holtz Tissue Tape Configuration Boxes Tutorial

Designer Karen Zueger has created this gorgeous piece of art with Tim Holtz Tissue tape and Configuration Boxes:

Want to learn how she did it?  Karen's done a wonderful new tutorial to tell you!  Click here to see it!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Halloween Horror Movie Challenge

Well this is Scraps of Darkness, so you know how much we love Halloween!

In honor of Halloween, my amazing husband Brian has offered to sponsor a Halloween Horror Movie Challenge at SOD.  He will be donating a $50.00 credit for the winner to spend in the Scraps of Darkness store.

The rules are pretty simple.
1. Scrap your favorite horror movie.  You can use an image of the movie poster on the lo, an image from the movie, or scrap it any way you choose.
2. Your layout must be at least 50% products from Scraps of Darkness.
2. The contest starts now and entries must be posted in the thread on our forum by midnight PST on October 30th.
3. The winner will be chosen by Brian!  He will choose his favorite layout from the entries on October 31st, and the winner will be announced on Halloween 

Throughout the month, I'll be posting some of the entries here, so be sure to watch for some fantastically scary horror layouts!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

SOD feature at The Robin's Nest!

Our August kit featured some gorgeous papers from various collections from The Robin's Nest.  Well, I am so excited to tell you that The Robin's Nest has decided to do a month long feature on Scraps of Darkness and our our amazingly talented designers on their blog!
The first post was last Wednesday, which you can find hereLisa Novogrodski and Celina Matthews were the featured designers, and you will see some of their fabulous designs in that post.
Today's post features the gorgeous work of Mandy Harrell and Cheryl Casas.  Please stop by The Robin's Nest Blog to see the post and all the wonderful scrapbooking products they have to offer!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Winner of July/September Skeletons in the Closet Challenge!

Please join in us in congratulating CHRISTINE for her wonderfully innovative layout titled
" Ocean of Secrets"
This challenge required scrapping an object not a person, and using a title, saying or quote that we would all be familiar with. The artist also needed to let us know how it related to her life.
Christine says:
"My quote is from none other than Titanic, one of my all time favorite movies. There are 3 reasons I chose this quote. 1-the ocean is my favorite thing ever. 2-I love the movie. 3-the quote rings true to me."

Congratulations Christine!  

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Winner August Round Robin!!!!


Sarah created this beautiful layout using the August "Envy" kit!
Congratulations Sarah on a job well done!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

It's September 15th, the kids are back in school, and it's time to scrap again!

It's Reveal Day for our newest kit, Passages.  This month's kit features papers from that awesome new line by Bo Bunny - Etc., and from Teresa Collins' new World Traveler Line, as well as embellishments from both of those collectons, Vintaj Arte Metal, Jenni Bowlin, and we've thrown in some brand new Prima... 

We also have 5 Add On kits to compliment the main kit, creating endless possibilities for layouts and projects that can be done with the Passages kit.  You can see them on the Scraps of Darkness website.

Each month, Suepup designs a fabulous new sketch especially for our kits, and we have a Sketch Challenge based on that sketch on our forums.  This is the sketch she created for our Passages kit:

And I just love showing off the wonderful layouts the ladies on our Design Team have done with the sketch each month...

Notes by Cheryl Casas
Postal by Lisa Novogrodski

Cosmo by Mandy Harrell
Great Great Granny Kitty by Jennifer Snyder
Innocent by Celina Matthews
My Little Vince Vaughn by Nancy Hanttula
Find Your Way Home by Renea Harrison
The Tree! by Karen Zueger

I hope you've enjoyed all these gorgeous layouts by the talented ladies on our Design Team.  I'd like to personally thank each and every one of them for all they do for Scraps of Darkness!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

August Layout of the Month

August's Layout of the Month is.....

Us by Ashley VanEtten!

Ashley's page is so full of texture and detail! Don't you just love the fussy cutting, bling, and flowers? The spots she created on the page give it the feeling of being wild and the miniature frames are an adorable touch! Such a fresh and funky couple's layout!

Congratulations, Ashley!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Reveal Day!

One of my favorite days each month, not only do I get to reveal the new kit, I also get to finally see all the beautiful work our Design Team has done with it!

So I'll start with our newest kit, we've gone a little bit elegant and girly this month, but this kit can certainly be worked to create some masculine layouts, as well.


As always, we have 5 beautiful Add On kits to compliment the main kit, and you can see them on our website: Scraps of Darkness

Each month, our kit includes a beautiful sketch done by Suepup, and this month is no exception, this is the sketch for Envy:

August Scraps of Darkness Sketch by Suepup
And you know I always like to share a little bit of the gorgeous work the lovely ladies on our Design Team have done with the sketch...

Mandy Harrell
Lisa Novogrodski
Renea Harrison
Jennifer Snyder
Karen Zueger
Cheryl Casas
Nancy Hanttula
If you'd like to see more of the gorgeous work these ladies have done with this kit, and previous kits, stop by our gallery and click on Design Team Inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by to see the new kit, and I hope you all have a great week!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

July Layout of the Month

July's Layout of the Month is....

Katherine by NMscrapper!

This page captures so much beauty and elegance! The design is amazing and the way that the colors gradually change in the background paper looks divine. The border punching around the layout give this page a wonderful lacey look, too. The orange flowers give it just that extra pop of color on a dynamically brilliant papers! The bling adds the perfect amount of sparkle and that photo is a treasure. A truly fantastic heritage page!

Congratulations, Carol!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

June Layout of the Month

All the layouts created with June's Scraps of Darkness Kit - Welcome to the Jungle were amazing! The task of looking through them all and choosing just one is going to be a difficult one, each month, with so many talented ladies posting their fabulous creations! So without further ado.....

June's Layout of the Month is...
 It's A Jungle Out There by viennangel!

This page had such color and sweetness. The flowers add a perfect pop of color against the green background and the ribbon trim adds a soft touch to the layout. The stitched vines are gorgeous accents and the chipboard pieces were painted amazingly! 


Sunday, July 17, 2011

July Skeletons in the Closet Challenge Winner!!!!


This is what Christine had to say about her wonderful creation for this challenge.
" This was my take on Lisa's Skeleton's In The Closet Challenge over at Scraps of Darkness (LOVE her SITC Challenge!) Anyway, the challenge was to scrap the emotion and/or feeling you get when you hear the song "iris" by the goo goo dolls WITHOUT using a picture. The first line always bring me back in time when Charles was living 1000 miles away and we only got to see each other every 3 months or so. This layout depicts emotions and challenges that we went though during that time, and even afterwards. Lots of symbolism here. All the music imagery is because that is how we met in the first place. I found his band on, and after a long while of being just friends and me being a fan of his music, for whatever reason, he gave me his phone number. I called him, and not long after that I was head over heels. I fell in love before I ever met him in person. I would meet him some 5 months or so after we first began communicating, and his music was often the only way I could really feel close to him. The ipod on my layout shows his band's name, and the name of a song he wrote for me. The state of texas with the red heart right over the dallas area..since that's where my heart was. The broken heart showing how I felt most of the time, even though his love made me feel like my heart was flying most of the time, too. The girl is me, crying black tears and stiched x's across the mouth to represent that which was unspoken. God brought Charles to me. I've learned so much from him and the experience, I have barely scratched the surface of what this layout represents. "

If you haven't already, go check out the latest Skeletons in the Closet Challenge. All are welcome to participate using any products. We would love to have you!