Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Stéphanie's mixed media tags!

Good morning everyone!
Tomorrow is a whole new year....
I read a great little meme on facebook this morning and it really struck a cord

In honor of Stéphanie's birthday today I thought I would share a couple of tags
from the birthday girl!

First up are a couple of beautiful mixed media tags....

and a few of the gorgeous details


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Karens mixed media beauties!

Good morning ladies!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!
Anyone have any fun plans for New years?

Today I wanted to share a couple of stunning layouts from Karen
using the November Scraps Of Darkness 'Serenade kit'


lots of fabulous elements!

and gorgeous layers!

her next layout is just as beautiful.....

I LOVE that photo!

beautiful layers!

Love the use of elements and clustering!

Her attention to detail is outstanding!

Have a fabulous day!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Video Tutorial - Lisa's gorgeous mixed media mini album

Good morning!  I hope this Monday finds you with a relaxing day off work, with lots of time to create, because we've got an amazing tutorial to inspire you!  And if you aren't lucky enough to have the day off, no worries, you can always visit our tutorials pages when you do, and you will find it there, as well.

Lisa has created a STUNNING mini album, using our November SOD "Serenade" kit, and she was kind enough to do a video showing us all how she did it.  Trust me, you want to watch and see each gorgeous page and how she did them...

Here's a photo of the cover of her album:

And a little close-up, showing you just how much detail this album has:

And one more photo, showing two of the inside pages of the album:

But enough photos, on to the actual tutorial!

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial, and if we've inspired you, please stop by and share what you've made in our Facebook Group, we'd love to see it!  You can find us here:

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a beautiful, creative day today!


Sunday, December 28, 2014

Our December Scraps of Darkness kit is here!

Northern Lights Kit

As I chose each item for our December kit, I thought about all the gorgeous blues and purples, and the fun wintery embellishments, and the first thing that came to my mind... the amazing Northern Lights I am blessed enough to see on some of the nights I can manage to stay up that late. And so I am happy to bring you our newest kit, Northern Lights, sure to show off your cherished winter photographs beautifully!

Along with the Main Kit, we always have kit "add-ons", to give you even more options when you are crafting..

The Creativity Add On:

The Embellishment Add On:

The Floral Add On:

The Color Add On:

The Patterned Paper Add On: (these are the same papers that are in the main kit)

The Coordinating Paper Add On: (these papers are NOT in the main kit, but will coordinate beautifully with the main kit)

The Cardstock Add On: (this month, every color is Bazzill BLING cardstock!)

If you'd like to see a detailed list on what's in our main kit and each of the kit add ons, please stop by our website/store:, and just click on the "Available Kits" category!

Thanks so much for stopping by to see our new kit, and I'd just like to wish you all the happiest and healthiest New Year!


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Announcing... Our 2015 Design Team!

Good morning... today's the day...  we've been keeping it under our hats, but the day is finally here to announce our 2015 Design Team!

We're so excited to introduce you to the 3 new wonderfully talented ladies who have joined our team:

Mallika Kejriwal

My name is Mallika Kejriwal. I am from India and I just moved to Chicago. I have loved colors, threads, ribbons and such since the age of 5 – I remember making pretty clothes for my dolls as a little girl.As I grew up, I engrossed myself in studies and forgot about my creative side. It was during my junior year of engineering (I am a computer science graduate), that I started making cards using newspapers, old scraps of paper etc. I stumbled upon a card making blog and was simply amazed by the amount of glamor that could be associated with a piece of paper. I started my own blog – Aola Handmade Cards – after undergrad and have not looked back since.
I love teaching and inspiring via my Youtube Channel. Crafting is now not just a passion for me, it’s also an addiction! I hope to inspire you all with wonderful ideas and projects.

Sindi Jeffers

I am from the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee. I live in the middle of nowhere with my little family, which includes my husband and (not so) little boy. We also have several chickens, a large goat who thinks he's a puppy, and two very spoiled basset hounds. I have been scrapbooking for over 12 years now. My son is the subject of most of my layouts, but I also enjoy heritage scrapping. My style is very eclectic and changes with my mood. I'm very excited about this new scrappy adventure! 
Sindi's Blog:

Farheen Khalil aka Fena

Hello everyone!! My name is Farheen…my nickname is ‘Fena’. I live in New Jersey, USA (very close to Manhattan,New York City), with my husband and my 6-yr old son.  I am basically a Bachelor in Engineering (in computers) by profession and into software development and testing. 

Scrapbooking is a craft where I can blend art with photo and design, and use it for capturing all the cherished moments in a unique way.  I love scrapbooking because it reflects all the passion I have for arts n crafts since childhood.  It’s a passion and my creative outlet.

I love mixed media layouts creating rich textures and love to incorporate masks, paints, inks, beautiful flowers and embellishments.

I am so excited and thrilled to be joining the whole bunch of gorgeously talented ladies here at Scraps of Darkness. Thanks to Melinda for making me part of this fabulous DT.  I would love you to visit my blog.

And we are excited to announce the following fabulously talented ladies that we all know and love will continue to inspire us all in 2015!

Lisa Novogrodski - Design Team Coordinator

Renea Harrison - Designer

Karen Zueger-Brownell - Designer

Laura Gilhuly - Media Director

Lizzy Wurmann - Educator

Michelle Phillips - Designer

Dorota Dolega - Designer

Patricia Basson - Designer

Anna Rogalska - Designer

Stéphanie Papin - Designer

Lynne Joncas - Designer

Lisa Griffith - Designer

Welcome to the team to our newest designers, and welcome back to our returning designers - 2015 is going to be an amazing year, filled with gorgeous inspiration from all of these ladies!


Friday, December 26, 2014

A thank you to 2 wonderful ladies...

The year is drawing to a close, and that usually means some changes on our Design Teams...

We have two wonderful, fabulously talented ladies who will be ending their terms with our December kits, and I just wanted to post a heartfelt thank you to both of them for all the gorgeous work they've done for us, and just for being such awesome friends, in general.

I thought with this post, I would also share my 2 favorite projects from each of these ladies.  I have loved each and every project they've done, but these are the two that I loved most:

From our Scraps of Elegance team...

And my two favorite layouts from Bente:

And from our Scraps of Darkness team:

And my two favorites from Amy:

Ladies, it has been a joy having you on our teams, and while we will miss you there, we know we will still be following and enjoying your gorgeous work on your blogs and on Facebook!

I'd also just like to let everyone know that we will be announcing our 2015 Design Team tomorrow, so be sure to stop back!


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Happy Holidays!

Good morning, and Merry Christmas!

In observance of the holiday, we will not be revealing our December Scraps of Darkness kit today, we have re-scheduled it for Sunday, December 28th.

We hope you all have a beautiful holiday, and we will be back tomorrow and Saturday with a few design team announcements, and on Sunday with a new kit!


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Gorgeous holiday cards by Anna!

Only one day left to go...

We thought it was the perfect day to share a little holiday gorgeousness from Anna. She created all three of these stunning cards with our SOE December "Ever-True" kit (along with 3 gorgeous layouts - we shared two of them on December 16th, and the third will be coming soon!)

And a little close-up, so you can see how much dimension these amazing cards have!

We hope you enjoyed and are inspired by Anna's wonderful cards, and we hope you all have a beautiful holiday!


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Bente's Beautiful layered layout

Only a couple more days to go!
I can not wait to see the kids faces when they open their gifts and the family coming over to celebrate!  Its going to be awesome!

Today I am sharing a layout from Bente created with the Scraps Of Elegance
kit 'Ever True' that is just outstanding!

Bente used the G45 papers from the kit

don't you love the little crown?

lovely layers

such pretty flowers!

next up is another layered beauty

I love how all the elements bring you attention to the photo!

great attention to detail!

thanks for stopping by!