Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Introducing our August Guest Designer!

We are so honored and excited to have Nicole Doiron, aka scrap-utopia, guest designing for us in August!

Just in case you haven't seen Nicole's work, here's a little bit about her:

My name is Nicole, I am in my late 30's, I have a very uninspiring office job, and I live in a small coastal town in Atlantic Canada with my soulmate Yves. For a few years, it has been just Yves and I, so no kids and no pets although we do have 2 wonderful nieces whom we love to spoil!  We are new home owners and for the first time, I have a huge scraproom where I spend most of my free time :)

I have always been a very creative person (writing poetry, drawing, painting), but I have to say that ever since I started scrapbooking in 2005, I have seen my creativity soar and reach new levels.  I feel so much enjoyment and satisfaction when scrapbooking that I only wish I could do it all the time.   I cannot say that I have a specific style, only that it is very versatile and adapts itself constantly to my moods and inspirations.  One layout may be fun and colorful, while another may turn out vintage and elegant.  I tend to use a lot of different pattern papers and embellishments - the more, the better! - and I do enjoy to make double-page layouts for my albums. I am actually known among my friends as the Queen of Double-Pages. 

I'm fairly new to the virtual world of scrapbooking.   I've just started my own crafty blog (
http://www.scrap-utopia.blogspot.ca/) in January of 2011.  I enjoy finding inspiration from all the different blogs and DTs out there, and Scraps of Elegance has been a constant source of inspiration ever since I first discovered it.  I am always in total admiration when I see the exquisitely beautiful creations the talented DT  does with each new kit!  What a wonderful surprise and a real honour it was to be asked to guest design for such a wonderful team.  Needless to say, I didn't hesitate one second before saying YES!

Be sure to check back tomorrow to see the reveal of our August kit and the gorgeous work Nicole and all the ladies our DT have done with it!

Friday, July 27, 2012


Hi there Sisters and bloggers, Its Michelle here, and Id like to announce the winner of the layout of the month for July. This month we saw so much talent and it was so hard to choose, thanks to everyone for their stunning work......But the winner this month is:

Teresa0817 for her gorgeous untitled piece featuring the gorgeous July kit and her Niece and Nieces friend.
This layout strikes you the minute you look at it, its elegant, feminine and oh so shiek...Great Job Teresa.....

Monday, July 16, 2012

Flourish With A Bling

Just a little note to let you know that we are now carrying Flourish With A Bling products in our store.

Stop by to see the rest of these fun new embellishments!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

True Romance

It's kit reveal day here at Scraps of Darkness! 
This month's kit has a "love" theme, but we've given it a little bit of a dark twist...  the kit is named after the Quentin Tarantino movie, True Romance. (I love that movie!)

This month's kit is filled with red, black, gold, and pink from Prima, Webster's Pages, Carta Bella, and Glitz Design, and we've got lots of fun embellishments to go with these papers! Prima Wood Envelopes, bling, and flowers, 7gypsies new Trousseau collection envelopes and stickers, and more!  Visit our website to see everything included and the available add ons.

Charlotte aka Suepup has done another fabulous sketch for the kit:

And our Design Team has created some fabulous inspiration with it!

Elena Olinevich
Jennifer Snyder
Karen Zueger
Lisa Novogrodski
Mandy Harrell
Renea Harrison
Escape Kitty
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you're able to get some scrappy time in before the weekend is over!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Annabell Update

First, I'd like to thank everyone who sent good thoughts, prayers, or donations to help little Annabell.

Before I get to the good news, a little background.  When Kelsie first picked Annabell up from the shelter, she had wounds on the side of her head.  The people at the shelter thought she had been attacked by some kind of animal, but there was no way of knowing for sure what had happened.

And now the good news, after months of various medicines not working, Annabel had the exploratory surgery she needed on Tuesday morning.  The vet found she had no eardrum, and a bad infection.  Apparently whatever happened to her included her losing the eardrum.  The vet was able to prescribe the correct medication to kill the infection, and said once the infection is gone, her eardrum will grow back.  She has been on the medication for two days now, and Kelsie tells me she is already acting like a normal kitten.

And so again, a huge heartfelt thank you from me, Kelsie, and Annabell...


Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Hi Everyone, Michelle here, Id like to announce the layout of the month for June.
Sue AKA as Rockonfire1 has done a gorgeous job with her June White Rabbit kit.
Sue has used many elements from the kit to create this visually spectacular layout of her Daughter.

Sue this layout is super gorgeous and visually awesome! Well done!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Ladies' Diary Layout Tutorial by Helena Johansson

Ever wonder just how the Designers create those gorgeous layouts?

Well, Helena has created a new video tutorial showing you exactly how she created this beauty:

You can always find this video and other tutorials in our Tutorials section (see the tab at the top of the page).

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial, and that Helena has inspired you to create something beautiful today!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Isn't She Lovely - The July Kit

Our July kit is here, and this month, it's all about the girls!

We've gathered some of the loveliest papers and embellishment this month from Bo Bunny's Little Miss collection, Graphic 45's A Ladies' Diary collection, and The Paper Loft's Gentler Times collection, as well as goodies from Melissa Frances, Kaisercraft, Prima, ZVA, and, of course, the gorgeous butterflies our own Renea Harrison hand crafts for each kit.

And what would a new kit month be without a fabulous new sketch from Suepup, and the layouts the ladies on our DT create with it?! 

July Sketch by Suepup

Gerry van Gent

Charlotte Jenkins

Helena Johansson

Karen Zueger

Lisa Novogrodski

Renea Harrison
Thank you for stopping by, and please be sure to visit our website to see the full kit and add ons, and each of our Designers' blogs so see all their gorgeous work with the kit!