Saturday, April 27, 2013

April Design Team Reveal

Our April kit, "Remember When", revealed on April 17th, and today the ladies on our Design Team are revealing projects they've done with the kit - always an exciting day for us at Scraps of Darkness!

I thought I'd just share one project from each designer here today, and let you know that if you click on the designer's name above her project, you'll be able to see more of their fabulous work with the kit, and probably a few detail shots, as well...

Mandy Harrell

Karen Zueger


Kim Arledge

Marianne Johansson

And unfortunately, Customs is having a little too much fun with Aida's and Elena's kits, I think, so we'll be sharing their work with the kit as soon as they give them up and let them have some fun with it!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Round Robin Layout Take 2!

Last week I shared the layouts from round 1 of the Round Robin Challenge on our forum, so today I thought I'd share the awesome layouts from round 2...

Team 1 - Monica had to lift Renea's beautiful layout from Round 1, and she surely did not disappoint!

This is Monica's gorgeous lift of Renea's layout:

Team 2- Lee had to lift Pat's gorgeous layout from Round 1, and she came up with this bit of fabulousness:

Team 3 -  It was Cathi's turn to do a lift, and she did a beautiful lift of Kim's Round 1 layout with this sweetheart of a layout:

Next week we'll see layouts from Lisa, Maja, and me, and it's the final round.

So if you're thinking you might like to jump in and join the fun, now is the time to sign up for our May Round Robin, and you can do so right HERE.  You do NOT have to use our kits to participate in the challenge, it's open to everyone, and it's a lot of fun, so come join us and Create Something Beautiful Today!


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Round Robin Layouts!

Today is reveal day for the first round in the Round Robin Challenge on our forum, and I thought I'd do a little sharing...

Team 1 is starting with Renea, who will be followed by Monica next week, and then me (gasp! yes, me!) the week after that.

Here's the beautiful layout Renea has started us with:

Team 2 is starting with Pat, who will be followed by Lee, and then Lisa.  

Here's the gorgeous layout Pat is starting her team out with:

Team 3 is starting off with Kim, who will be followed by Cathi, who will be followed by Maja.

This is the beauty Kim's starting her team off with:

If you haven't ever played in a Round Robin Challenge, you don't know what you're missing - they're so much fun!  We have one monthly that is open to anyone, whether they use one of our kits or not, and there are plenty of other scrappy sites that have them, too, so consider joining one somewhere, you won't be disappointed!

And if you're wondering how a Round Robin Challenge works, here's how ours goes:

1. There are several teams.
2. The first person on each team comes up with a layout. All on their own. What ever they want to do.
3. They post this layout on a specified day. So we now have several different layouts posted.
4. The person who is next in line on the team lifts the layout of the person before them.
Each week the next person on YOUR team is lifting the person before them. This continues until everyone has had their week. There are usually 4 weeks in a challenge.
5. After the 4th week we vote on our favorite. We do not vote for ourselves or the design team.

That's it!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you Create Something Beautiful Today (and join a Round Robin Challenge, lol)


Our April Guest Designer!

I am so excited and happy to announce our April Guest Designer, I am a fan of her work, and can't wait to see what she does with our April Kit!

Aida Domisiewicz

Hi everyone! My name is Aida Domisiewicz, I use a nickname Ayeeda. I live in a beautiful city of Wroclaw, Poland. I’ve just turned 40. I am married and I have two wonderful sons - 9 and 4 years old.
I think I've always had an artistic soul, but I really discovered my craft skills taking ceramics classes. Many years ago, we lived for two years in Perth, Australia and my husband worked a lot. I felt a bit lonely, trying to find something interesting to do. Classes were wonderful, opened my creative mind. Back in Poland I still enjoyed making ceramics, then I started to make home decorations, interior design, and finally I discovered scrapbooking and mixed media.
I create layouts mostly with lots and lots of media. But sometimes I create cards, tags and other project. I really enjoy creating process, closing memories on paper, but often I just let my emotions go on a paper – it helps :) For me each page is a separate, complete story to tell.
My style is still changing and developing, I’m not closing myself to just one style, I always look for original effect on the page. My projects are recognizable though as quite messy and rich with media. I just love to create with modeling pastes, gesso, paints, inks and mists. I love to use stamps, stencils and unusual embellishments in my projects.
I am honored and happy to be a Guest Designer in SOD .Thank You so much Melinda for this opportunity.
  Our April kit is revealing tomorrow, and our Design Team Reveal will be on Saturday, April 27th, so be sure to check back, I am sure we will all be inspired by what Aida and the ladies on our design team do with the kit!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Evgenia's new Secret Garden card tutorial!

Evgenia Petzer has done a fabulous new video tutorial on how to make this beautiful card with the Graphic 45 Secret Garden collection from our March kit:

And here's the video...

And congratulations Evgenia, on making it to the top 30 in Graphic 45's DT call - Good luck on making it all the way!!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

April Possibility Kit Design Team Reveal!

Our April Kit, Possiblity, revealed on April 1st, and today the ladies on our design team are revealing the gorgeous work they did with the kit!

I thought I'd share one thing from each designer, and if you click on the designer's name above her project, you'll be taken to her blog, where you can see more projects and all the fun details.

So I'm starting it off with a bang, an absolutely stunning layout from our guest designer this month... 

Lisa Gregory
(and stay tuned, Lisa will be doing a tutorial on how she created those beautiful flowers on her layout!)

Renea Harrison

Helena Johansson

Agnieszka Bellaidea

Evgenia Petzer

Romy Veul

Sarah Bargo

Nadia Cannizzo

I hope you'll take a few minutes to visit each designer's blog for more inspiration and eye candy, and I hope you Create Something Beautiful Today!


Friday, April 5, 2013

March Layout of the Month

Each month, we chose one special layout to be our Layout of the Month.  

I'd like to share the layout we chose for our March LOTM, it was created by Michelle McDonald with our Karma kit, and we think it's just gorgeous!

Congratulations, Michelle!

March Layout of the Month

Each month, we comb our gallery for that one special layout that really catches our eye.

Our March Layout of the Month is an eye-catcher, for sure!

Maja Stokk created this gorgeous layout with the Spring's Promise kit, and her design, colors, and masking are just wonderful!

Congratulations, Maja!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Mixed Media Card Tutorial by Drycha

Drycha's done a wonderful new video tutorial, showcasing all the mixed media techniques she used to make this card...

I hope you'll check it out, she's used all kinds of goodies from our Color and Creativity add ons... the Prima Sunrise Sunset stencil, Chalkboard Glimmer Mists, Viva Decor Inka Gold... and she shows you a great way to use that Ingvild Bolme ink that was in the main kit, as well...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Blog Hop Winner!

Before I announce the winner, I just want to thank everyone that hopped along with us... we had a great time, and I hope you did, too!

And now...
                the lucky winner...

                                         of our Day Glo Kit...


Beatrice Lawson

Congratulations, Beatrice!!!  Please email me (Melinda) with your shipping info, so I can send you your kit. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

April Kit Reveal

The April kit is here!

Scraps of Elegance April 2013 Kit - Possibility

Our April kit is brimming with Bo Bunny goodness!
When I saw Bo Bunny's C'est la Vie line, I just knew I had to design a kit around it!  But you won't just find Bo Bunny in this kit, we've got lots of Carta Bella, Petaloo, Prima, and of course, those gorgeous butterflies Reneabouquets makes for us each month.  Stop by our website or store to see the full list of kit ingredients and available kit add ons.

And a little note, this month, we are featuring our first Color Add On!  It's been so popular in our Scraps of Darkness kits, we though our Scraps of Elegance club members might like it, too!

Our Design Team will be presenting their April Reveal with this kit on Wednesday, April 10th - you won't want to miss it, so mark your calenders...

I'll close by sharing the fabulous sketch Suepup created for this kit - I hope you'll use it for inspiration to Create Something Beautiful Today!