Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween and 2 amazing Halloween projects!

I have some deliciously macabre projects that were created with our October Scraps Of Darkness 'Haunted' kit that are guaranteed to give you a treat!

Tatiana's spooky house will give you shivers up and down your spine!

In the Ukraine they don't celebrate Halloween... but Tatiana created Baba Yaga's home (this lady is Russian variant of witch).

The base was created from thick cardstock, then she glued glitter Kaisercraft cardstock on it. From glitter cardstock she also cut trees.

Crow, spider and bats were cut using a Silhouette portrait from black cardstock. Home was cut from the paper included in the main kit from Bo Bunny's Wonderfully Wicked collection. Web it's chipboard from Elements Add On, chipboard was covered with two layers of Lindy's powder included in the Main kit.

The roof was covered with flower soft,  and she also created a web using mohair yarn.

Kathy is up next with this wickedly thrilling layout

She used the Bo Bunny paper from the Main kit for the background and fussy cut the cemetery fence from an Authentique paper included in the Coordinating Add On.  Then, added a black lace transparency that she bought from the SOD store.  

She die cut a couple of doilies from papers in the Coordinating Add On to tuck behind and in the layers of the photo.  She painted a piece of chipboard from her stash and used a script stamp on top.  She cut it into pieces and used it behind the flower clusters.  The flowers in the clusters either came from the Main Kit (black), Floral Add On (little purple rosettes) or from previous SOD/SOE kits.  She sprinkled little gold micro beads on top of the flowers.   She tucked in little pieces of cheesecloth which is included in the Creativity Add On. The cute little dragon eye is included in the Elements Add On

To the left side of the flower cluster she used a couple of Tim Holtz's rub-ons (skull and writing) and also sprinkled some chunky black glitter that came in last year's SOD October kit. 

Above the bat on the left side she used a Blue Fern Studios chipboard from a previous kit. She painted the center part of the sign and then used crackle paste on top to make it look old.  After the paste dried she rubbed distress black ink on it.  She painted the scrolls black and used a little die cut phrase from her stash and applied a little flower on the side. 

Here is the flower cluster at the top right hand side of the photo. The little spider and words were rub-ons that came in the Elements Add On. 

Under that cluster she added the doily, some cheesecloth, and then little spider chipboards which she glittered with Stickles "Black Diamond".  The spiders came in an SOD October kit 3 years ago.  

Hope you have a spooky Halloween!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

18 Inspiring Halloween layouts and scrapbook projects

Tomorrow's the big day, and I was just thinking about the fun I've had putting together our Halloween kits over the last 6 years.  I was thinking it would be fun to do a post sharing those six kits, and some of the amazing projects the ladies our design team have created with them - a little inspiration for you, for all those spooky photos you are going to want to scrap after tomorrow!

To start, our newest Halloween kit - the October 2016 'Haunted' Kit:
 I'm not posting any projects with this kit yet - Laura's got plans for them! I think you might see one or two gorgeous projects tomorrow, ;)

And then there was our Oct. 2015 kit, Danse Macabre:

And from this kit, 3 of my favorites from the projects our DT created:

Layout by Laura Gilhuly

Layout by Lisa Novogrodski

Card with tutorial by Tanya SonataJoy
 And on to 2014, this was our Oct. kit, 'Bon Appetit':

These are just 3 of the gorgeous layouts created with that kit:

Layout by Karen Zueger-Brownell

Layout by Laura Gilhuly

Layout by Lisa Novogrodski
 Our Oct. 2013 kit was called 'Gothic':

And created with that kit - a layout, a 3-D punpkin, and a witch hat (made out of the kit papers!):

Layout by Karen Zueger-Brownell

Paper Witch Hat by Laura Gilhuly

3-D Paper Pumpkin by Mandy Harrell
 The 2012 October kit was called 'Morticia's Wish':

And from that kit, these 3 amazing Halloween layouts were created:

Shadowbox Layout by Karen Zueger-Brownell

Layout by Lisa Novogrodski

Layout by Renea Harrison
 The 2011 Halloween kit was called 'All Hallows Eve':

And these 3 stunning layouts were created with it:

Layout by Karen Zueger-Brownell

Layout by Mandy Harrell

Layout by Renea Harrison
 And finally, our very first Halloween kit, from 2010, the 'Nevermore' kit:

And these 3 projects were created with it:

Layout by Mandy Harrell

Halloween tissue box cover, created with the kit and add ons, by Mandy Harrell

That's all I have for today - I hope you all have an amazing Halloween tomorrow!


Friday, October 28, 2016

Petals: Our newest Scraps of Elegance kit

Our October Scraps of Elegance kit is here, and it's a beauty!

 We paired up the most beautiful papers from Kaisercraft and Couture Creations - the Cottage Rose and Vintage Rose Garden Collections - in the most lovely shades of pink and green - and then added elements from Prima, BoBunny, Blue Fern Studios, Tim Holtz, and more.

And of course, we've got some wonderful Add-On options for the kit, too!

These are the patterned papers that are included in the kit, and if you are one of those people that likes to be able to use both sides, or just save one for later in your stash, they're also available as our Patterned Paper Add On:

And if you want even more paper to go with the kit, our Coordinating Paper Add On includes 2 sheets each of 5 more papers that will go wonderfully with it:

The Elements Add-On just gives you more options for adorning your projects:

The Color Add-On includes mediums for those of you that want to get your hands dirty when you scrap (don't you just love those new colors of Prima Memory Hardware Artisan Powders?!):

And of course, the Floral Add-On, because you can never have too many flowers:

The Creativity Add-On this month includes Thermoweb's wonderful new Mixed Media Sheets, a Spellbinder's Peony Die, and Prima Metallic Accents Pans, so you can create beautiful custom watercolor flowers:

And the OTP Add-On this month is a gorgeous Prima 8x10" resin frame, perfect for altering with all of the above goodness:

The main kit and most of the Add-Ons are still available in our store, you can find them in the Scraps of Elegance Kits section, and we'll be sharing projects our designers have created with the kit throughout the coming month, so be sure to stop back often!