Sunday, January 15, 2012

Big News and January Reveal!

It's Reveal Day again, and there is a lot going on at Scraps of Darkness!  Before I get started with the reveal of our January kit and a few new tutorials, I wanted to share some news that I am really excited about.

We are expecting a new baby!  No, nobody here is pregnant, as far as I know, but Scraps of Darkness is going to have a new little sister!

On February 1st, we will reveal a new line of kits, Scraps of Elegance.  These kits will be a little different from what you are used to seeing from Scraps of Darkness, and we are honored to have a very talented surprise guest designer who will be helping us to show off our first Scraps of Elegance kit.  In addition to that (as if that isn't a lot!), we'll be having a blog hop to kick it all off, so set your calenders to stop back on February 1, 2012!

And now for the Reveal Day business...

Tired of winter - the cold, the snow, and maybe even want a break from all those Winter layouts?  Well we've got the perfect getaway for you... our January Escape kit, featuring all those gorgeous papers from Graphic 45's Tropical Travelogue collection and Pink Paislee's Nantucket collection!

Stop by our website to see what you get and all the available add ons, and read on to the bottom of this post for your chance to win this kit.

Suepup has done another gorgeous sketch for this kit, which I am happy to share with you, and the ladies on our design team are just rocking this kit with inspiration for you!

Want tutorials, we've got some awesome new ones for you!  Renea has done not one, but two new video color tutorials, and Nancy's done a fabulous Pandora's Box video tutorial for this month's kit.  You can see all 3 of them now on our Tutorials page, or check back over the next week, as I'll be posting them one by one right here.

My next bit of news is not as fun as the rest has been... I'm very sad to say that Nancy's Design Team term ended with our December kit, and Nancy feels she needs a little break from the deadlines of being a Designer, so she is taking a little vacation from designing.  Fear not, though!  Nancy will still be scrapping with our kits, and so she will still be inspiring all of us with her gorgeous work!
Thank you, Nancy, for all you've done for Scraps of Darkness during your time on our DT - you know we all love you!

And now, for your chance to win our January Escape Main Kit!

Beginning this month, Dr. Darkness (aka my husband - who really is a doctor), will present me with a challenge to post.  This challenge will revolve around color (our color add on is and has always been our signature kit add on, after all) and a theme - hence the name of the monthly challenge:  Dr. Darkness' Interpretation Challenge.

Here are the rules/guidelines...
Rule # 1 - No silly blog badges here.  We're going to give you top-notch scrappy stuff you can use in your creative endeavors!  This month's prize will be our January Main Kit - Escape.

Rule #2 - This challenge is open to anyone who would like to enter - you don't have to subscribe to our kits, and you don't have to buy anything from our store.  The only thing we ask is that you don't mention any other kit clubs in the title of your layout/altered item or the description of it and that you do state that it is for the Scraps of Darkness Dr. Darkness Interpretation Challenge.

Rule #3 - The dates of this challenge:  This challenge begins today, January 15, 2012, and ends on February 10th, 2012.  The winner (chosen by Dr. Darkness, himself) will be announced here on our blog, on February 12, 2012.

Rule #4 - The challenge involves mediums - we want to see you use your inks, mists, and/or texture mediums to create a layout or altered item that revolves around a theme.  This month's theme word is "fade". Interpret that word any way you like when completing your project, but make sure you use inks, mists, and or texture mediums on it.

Rule #5 - Once your project is completed and uploaded to any online galleries you participate in or on your blog, stop back and leave a comment on this blog post and give us a link telling us where to find your entry.

Rule #6 - Check back here on February 12th to see if you're the winner!

February's challenge will be posted on our blog and forum on February 10th.

Good luck, and I can't wait to see your entries!


  1. What an exciting new challenge! very intriguing prompt as well! Hope to give this one a try and looking forward to seeing everyone's interpretations!

  2. So exciting to see all the new happenings around here! Love this new challenge by Doc. Darkness!

  3. First of all, the design team did such a fabulous job with this month's amazing kit! I love how it takes us "away" from the cold blustery weather we are having! Secondly, congrats on the new line of kits! Thirdly, the new challenge sounds so cool! WOWZA!

  4. I lost my beloved Kitty Muffassa on Friday and i saw this challenge and thought it was a perfect way to immortalize my friend... here is the link to the layout.

    Janie Boots

  5. Dr. Darkness challenge sounds like fun!

  6. Here is my entry for the challenge:



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