Sunday, September 30, 2012

Our October Guest Designer!

I'm so excited to announce our October Guest Designer.
We are honored and thrilled that the beautiful and talented Ms. Stacey Young will be showing off our October kit!

"Hi, my name is Stacey Young and I live on the East Coast of Australia with my hubby and our 3 little boys, Cooper (5), Kobi (nearly 4) and Mason (16 months). I have been passionate about scrapbooking/mix media/papercrafting (whatever you would like to call it) for a long time now, 8 years or so, but I have always had a background in art and painting. My style would be considered mixed media as well as very layered and busy. I love to add lots of texture to my pages, I adore colour and scrapping pretty things even though I have boys :) I am involved with a few design teams including Prima, Pink Paislee, Shimmerz. My blog is , I would love for you to come and say "Hi" !!
Stacey's kit arrived a little late, I'm sorry to say, so she will be sharing her work with the kit very soon...

Friday, September 28, 2012


Hi Ladies, Michelle here, your mistress of all things mayhem, Our Layout of the month for September is created by Sue. Sue has made the most gorgeous creation from our Nostalgia kit, and the colours and detail are so clever. Sue this really is a gorgeous layout. Titles Grandpa it showcases a vintage photo and lets the viewer find more and more to look at all the time. Well done Sue.
Thanks for stopping by.. Michelle

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Win our September kit!

Want to win our September My Guy kit?

We're excited to announce that we are now on Pinterest! 
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In celebration, we've started a new contest, Pin to Win. All you have to do is click the above button to follow us, visit our Scraps of Darkness Pin to Win board, and follow the instructions there (in other words, repin the kit picture and leave us a comment). You have from now until October 8th to enter!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

September Kit Reveal!

It's Reveal Day!  This month's kit just screams "masculine" and "steampunk"!
The kit is named My guy, and is full of Prima Craftsman, Kaisercraft Sears & Son, and lots of fun embellishments to play with!
This month, I thought I'd share the kit add ons, as well, so here they are...
Patterned Paper:

Coordinating Paper:


Embellishment Add On:

Flora & Fauna Add On:

Color Add On:

Creativity Add On:

You can, of course, find this kit and the available add ons in our store.

We had a late shipment this month, so our Design Team received their kits a little late and didn't have a lot of time to create their always inspiring projects, but I've got a couple to share with you...

Martha Richardson, our September Guest Designer, created this awesome layout based on this month's sketch:

And Jennifer Snyder crafted this fabulous grungy canvas:

And as I'm sure you know, Suepup inspires us all with her gorgeous sketches, and this month is no exception!

Thanks for stopping buy, and I hope you create something alternative and grungy today!!!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Meet our September Guest Designer

I'm sure you've seen her gorgeous work on the Tattered Angels and Helmar Design Teams, and now we'll all get to see her work her magic with a Scraps of Darkness kit!

I'm thrilled to introduce our September Guest Designer.....

Martha Richardson

Martha Richardson

I’ve been involved with creating various forms of art for DECADES. My professional training is in Clothing & Textiles and I have been a Family & Consumer Science educator for DECADES. I retired this June 2012. I have been involved with fabric arts, collage, mixed media, art journaling and paper arts as an instructor and business owner. I started scrapbooking in 1995 but became bored with it fast…at that time it was too basic. I never really gave it up but found a very strong desire to re-visit this medium in 2005…I found that everything had changed and I found myself right back into it. I love working in all mediums! I rely heavily on blogs, online classes & tutorials, FB and other social platforms to learn and keep up with the new products and techniques. This results from living in a rural are without a LSS…gasp! This is my 2nd term on the Tattered Angels design Team and also HELMAR Adhesives Design Team.

Flickr Gallery:
Twitter: @mrich2500

We had a late shipment this month, so our Design Team members received their kits a little late, and rather than trying to rush to get them all done for reveal, they and Martha will be sharing their work throughout the month, so be sure to follow all of their blogs to see their work with this month's kit!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Blog Hop Winners!

It's time to announce the two Scraps of Elegance winners from our blog hop this past weekend!

Before I let you know who's won, I'd like to send out a big thank you to the 3 manufacturers that joined us (don't forget to check their blogs to see if you've won!):  Pion Design, Flourish With A Bling, and 3rd Eye Stamps.

I'd also like to thank each and every one of you that hopped with us!  I hope you found inspiration on our designer's blogs, and that you had a good time!

And now, the winner of the Inkadinkado Stamping Gear Deluxe Intro Set


Jenny, who said: "Everyone's blog were so pretty and lots of fun. Thanks for the inpiration and thanks to Melinda for bringing us such wonderful kits to enjoy. Have a magical weekend everyone! Hugs, jenny"

And the winner of the Inkadinkado Stamping Gear Intro Set


Kathy Mosher, who said: "Made the rounds and had so much fun looking at everyone's work. Did have a problem in getting some comments posted. Hope I did it right!! Great work and thanks again for all the hard work on putting this blog hop together!!"

Thanks for playing along ladies, please contact me at or on our forum so that I can get your prizes out to you!


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!

 Welcome to the Scraps of Elegance Design Team Reveal Blog Hop

*** This month we have 3 manufacturers joining us on our hop***


~~ We also have a special announcement~~

Please welcome our newest designer to the Scraps of Elegance team!!!


We are thrilled to have Rachael joining our team and are sure we will all be inspired by her talent…

~~And meet our special guest designer this month~~


We are so happy to have Lynne joining us this month and can’t wait to see her work with our kit throughout September…

And one more announcement (last one, I promise!)...
Shopping at Scraps of Elegance/Scraps of Darkness just got easier!  We have a new store, and to celebrate, we're offering 10% off everything (including kits!) until Sept 8!  Get the details HERE.

The hop begins here at the “Scraps of Elegance” blog
Where our September kit “Nostalgia” is being revealed!

This kit is featuring Pion Design's “Grandmas Schoolbook” collection
Flourish with a Bling's beautiful “Adhesive Pearls” in Antique Gold

You can see the full kit contents and add ons on our website.

Is giving away prizes to TWO

Will receive “Inkadinkadoo  Stamping Gear Deluxe Starter Set

Will receive the “Inkadinkadoo Stamping Gear Intro Set

In addition to this, the manufacturers participating in the hop are giving away their own prizes, as well as our designers!!!
Lot’s of chances to win!

All you have to do is become a follower of this blog AND visit each participating blog, become of follower of those blogs and leave a comment.
When you have visited everyone return here 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 will be entered into the drawing twice for and extra chance to win!

We are sure you will inspired by our talented design team to ~ Create something beautiful today ~

This Blog Hop is open to both US and international entries.

You have until Sunday September 2nd 11:00 pm PST to complete the hop
The Scraps of Elegance winners will be announced on this blog on September 4th.  Our Designers and participating manufacturers will be making their winners on their own blogs.
Be sure to check back on that day to see if you have won…

Have Fun!

Scraps of Elegance
Helena Johansson
Jennifer Snyder
Mandy Harrell
Rachael Funnell
Lynne Woolgar
Elena Olinevich
Escape Kitty
Scraps of Elegance (to let us know you've completed the hop!)