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!