Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Shabby Chic Frame Tutorial by Mandy Harrell!

Good morning!  We've got a sweet treat for you today!  Mandy Harrell has been working with our SOE Mary's Song kit this month, and she's done another wonderful video tutorial!

Learn how to make this gorgeous shabby chic frame using items from our September kit and add ons...

I hope you enjoyed Mandy's tutorial, and I want to thank Mandy for showing off our kit this month so beautifully!

...and now I have to go find a wood frame to alter! 


Monday, September 29, 2014

Harmony layout by Anna

Hi everyone!

Today I get to share a stunning...and I do mean stunning....layout from Anna!

I told you - stunning!

here are some of the details


check out the background work and gorgeous layers.....


Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Elegance Design Team Announcement

It's Saturday!  And we have some wonderful news to share today... we've got a new Design Team member!

We're so happy to announce that Lynne Joncas has joined our team!

Hi! I'm Lynne Joncas from Ontario Canada,  a married mother of a grown son and daughter,and I'm thrilled at the chance to create with these beautiful kits and be a part of such a fabulous group of artists! I've been scrapping since 2007, when I offered to create a little photo book for one of the kids' teachers who was retiring....once I got into the paper and embellishment sections at the craft store, the "little" book blossomed into a full 12 x 12 album and I was hooked! Since then I've developed a love for heritage pages, pet layouts (I have 2 dogs and 5 cats and once raised and cared for an orphaned baby squirrel) and of course loads of layouts about my family...as well as anything else that may catch my eye. Although layouts are my first love, I'm always inspired by  the beautiful cards, home decor projects and other papercrafts I see and love to try new techniques, products and ideas!

Welcome, Lynne, we're so happy you've joined us!

We also have a little bit of sad news, Bonnie Friesen has stepped down from the team, due to personal reasons.  Her husband was in a serious accident, and of course, taking care of him comes first!I want to thank Bonnie for the beautiful work she has done for us, and wish her and her family strength and a speedy recovery for her husband...


Friday, September 26, 2014

Amy's beautiful 'She Believed' layout!

Good morning everyone!

Today I get to share a simply stunning layout from Amy using the 
Scraps Of Darkness 'Weathered and Worn' kit!

I just adore that photo!

She created the layered background, but wanted a lot of the cool background paper with the painted wood background to shine through, so she kept things tightly toward to the middle, and layered papers from there..,

Look how she used  texture, and watercolor gave a wash of controlled vibrant colors, and added acrylic paint for color pop on the flowers! 

She cut the doily from the SOD kit in half, to add in sections to add movement around the page! 

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Our September Scraps of Darkness kit premiere!

It's here... our September Scraps of Darkness kit!!!

We'll ease you right from Summer into Fall with our new kit, Transition, featuring Prima's gorgeous Forever Green collection, and Moxxie's warm and elegant Autumn Glory collection.  Have you seen the new Ephemera packs from Prima?  They're packed with die cuts, metal, twine, and more, and we've included their Forever Green Ephemera in the kit, as well as some fabulous chipboard from UmWow Studio, Petaloo butterflies, and more!

These are the gorgeous paper you'll receive in this kit:

And don't forget to check out the other coordinating add ons we have, such as this month's Floral Add On, you can find them all in the Available Kits section of our store!

That's it for today, we'll be sharing the gorgeous work our Design Team does with this kit throughout the coming month...


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Gorgeousness from Lisa!

Good morning everyone!
It's Hump Day...before you know it the weekend will be here!

Today I get to share a gorgeous layout from Lisa using
the Scraps of Darkness
'Weathered and Worn' kit

told you - seriously gorgeous!

She combined the Marion Smith Garment District and Fabscraps paper - love the result!
The cascading florals and torn papers are awesome!

Check out this beautiful background work

and all these gorgeous blooms

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Announcing our September SOD Guest Designer!

Good morning, Monday is finally over, and we're inching towards another weekend!  I'm of the opinion it can't come fast enough, lol.

So I didn't start this post to talk about days of the week, I started it to let you know who the lovely and talented lady that will be guest designing with our Sept. Scraps of Darkness kit is!

Elena Smoktunova

Hello, my name is Elena Smoktunova, I'm 30 years old, living with my husband and our three wonderful daughters in Russia, Moscow region. Scrapbooking engaged almost 5 years. Most of my work style mix media, I really love to do a page, the most!

Welcome, Elena, we can't wait to see what you do with the kit!


Monday, September 22, 2014

Another gorgeous layout from Di.....

I love sharing our amazing DT's creations!
Today I get to share one amazing layout from Di 
using the Scraps Of Darkness
'Weathered and Worn' kit!

Isn't too adorable?

love how she altered the birdcage from last months kit!

She misted the lace to match the layout!

She also misted some of the kit flowers!

Look at all these yummy layers!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Stephanie's gorgeous Mary's song kit mixed media layout!

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all having an awesome Friday!

Speaking of awesome.............
I get to share an awesome creation from Stephanie using Scraps Of Elegance 
'Mary's Song' kit

Told you - AWESOME!

Stephanie takes amazing photos and they are always the center of her art!

She adds so much dimension and drama

check out the fussy cut bird!

beautiful background!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Weathered and Worn kit layouts by Laura!

Good morning everyone!

Today I am going to share a few of my layouts using the awesome
Scraps Of Darkness 'Weathered and Worn' kit

This is my beautiful family!

I did a lot of distressing and inking to make a shabby chic layout!

I used the inklings on the background and the butterfly!

and the beautiful flowers from the kit and the floral add on!

next up is a about about my fabulous family using the 
Teresa Collins 'Life Emporium' papers from the kit and paper add on!
Such gorgeous and fun papers!

I really loved layering these papers....they coordinate so well!

I had this word 'family' in my stash!
So I painted it brown with the Art Anthology Metal Effects Paint then stuccoed the
Shimmerz Texturez Paint in Crushed Coral, all from the color add on

I created a flower cluster using the flowers from the flower add on and my stash!
The kit also comes with this really cool canvas banner that I simply inked on the edges!

The heart doily comes in a package of 12!  I love doilies so its really awesome!
They started off a little on the pink side so I inked them then added some embossing powders from a previous kit!

Next is another layering creation - I love to layer....

This is my oldest son and I...he brings me such happiness!!!!

This time I used the Marion Smith Designs 'Garment District' papers!

I fussy cut a few 'tickets' from a couple of the papers and added a couple of flowers

I inked some of the flowers (some are from previous kits) and added the resin flowers and created a fun corner cluster!

the birdie is from the this kit and the 'happiness' sign is from a previous kit

Lots of layers and another doily!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Anna's Oh-So-Gorgeous Card Tutorial

Good morning, we've got some amazing inspiration for you today!

Anna Rogalska has created these stunning cards with our Scraps of Elegance Mary's Song kit, and she did an amazing video tutorial to show you how!

Here's the video:

And a few more pics of these gorgeous cards:

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed Anna's beautiful work, and I hope you have a fantastic day today!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A layout, a video, and a giveaway!

We are thrilled to let you know Mandy Harrell is back!  Kind of, lol.  

As I'm sure many of you know, Mandy was on our design team from the beginning... she took a break from designing, and we were sorry to see her step down, but happy to say she's scrapping and posting her work again!  And while she hasn't joined our team, she did buy our September SOE kit, Mary's Song, and she has done a gorgeous layout with it!

Mandy also did a fabulous video to go along with this layout, AND she's giving away a $10 gift certificate to our store!  Stop by her blog to see the video and enter to win!

And I'd like to thank Mandy for working with our kit this month and doing such a gorgeous layout and video with it!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Mini Album Walkthrough by Renea

Another Monday... but we have something to brighten this one up for you!

On Friday, we posted a mini album that Renea made with our August Weathered and Worn kit, which is just gorgeous, as always.  Well now we have a walkthrough video that Renea did for her store and for us.

Here's the mini album:

And here's the video she made:

Awesome job on your first video, Renea!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Our Guest DT's beautiful work!

Happy Sunday everyone!

Today I am sharing a couple of gorgeous projects from our 
Scraps Of Elegance guest designer Linda Thompson using the September kit 'Mary's Song'!!!!

Stunning work!

I adore her subtle background work

all the luscious layers.....

and more beautiful details.....

love the bird on the altered resin heart filled with flowers!

Next up we have this beautiful creation

 Her attention to details is beautiful.....


and finally we have this stunning layout.................

check out these fabulous details..............


Thanks for stopping by!