Monday, August 31, 2015

Welcome to the September Craft Hoarders Anonymous Hop!!  You should be coming from the ever-talented Barbara Rankin.  After visiting me, hop over to the amazing Marisa Job next!  To start the beginning of the hop and the full list of Bloggers, go to Gloria's Blog.

My project for this blog hop is a Christmas mini album (Kathy Orta Style)!!  I'm really enjoying making lots of mini albums and foto folios lately and this is my latest.  I used the beautiful Graphic 45 Christmas Papers that I just love!

Here's the 1st photo of the Mini Album Cover

And here's some photos of the inside pages and pockets, hope you enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the hop!!  See you next month with a new project to share!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015


Welcome, I have some exciting news for all you paper craft hoarders out there!  On the 5th of every month, starting September 5, a fantastic group of hoarding crafters will be participating in an inspirational monthly blog hop!  We will share projects with you, show you how we are using up our hoarderd supplies and encourage you to dig into your own stash!  our goal is to inspire you to USE IT UP!

Each month you will start at Gloria Stengel's Blog and hop through 20 amazing blogs!  The participating crafters will share projects in all styles and media types, using both old and new product!  Som designers will share tutorials, some will share storage solutions, some will share how to use your scraps and leftovers, some will share videos.  There is a wealth of experience and creativity among these crafters!  Many of those designers are on popular manufacturing teams and a few are part of exceptional challenge blogs.  I hope you will take the monthly journey with us and DE-HOARD your supplies!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Buddies ~Scraps Of Darkness~

Hi Sweet Friends, Today I'm sharing another Design Team project using April's beautiful kit "Laura's Wish" for Scraps Of Darkness.  For this project I used the Authentique "Durable" papers from the kit.  This is a few fotos of my niece's little guy with his buddie.  I used a sketch from Sketch de Maska on for this layout.  The chipboard is from Blue Fern Studios which I altered with some Lumiere "Metallic Rust" from the kit along with lots of goodies from Prima.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!  I'm off to another grandson's little league game...hope you're all having a fun weekend too! xo

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

~Expecting~ Scraps Of Darkness

Good Morning Sweet Friends, Today I'm sharing a Design Team Project using the gorgeous April Kit "Laura's Wish Kit" for Scraps Of Darkness.  I just love the colors and papers Melinda has put together for this kit!!  For this project I did a layout of my friend's niece and her hubby who are expecting a little one this summer.  I used a combination of the Authentique "Durable" and Kaisercraft "Antique Bazaar" paper collections from the kit.  I used one of my Spellbinders "Card Creator" dies for matting the photo.  I then used the TW "Mini Screen" stencil from the kit to stencil here and there on the layout with some Studio 490 Embossing Paste (Metallic Gold) to accent the gold centers in the beautiful Prima Flowers.  I also cut some foliage using my Cottage Cutz "Leafy Foliage" die cut to add to the flower cluster.  This is my interpretation of Sketch 119 from Sketchabilities.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy and grab one of these kits to create some beautiful memories for your family!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Reveal Day for April's Kit

Hi Everyone, Today is the reveal for Scraps Of Darkness's April Kit "Laura's Wish Kit" and is named after out designer Laura!  Can't wait to get my hands on this one!!  Stay tuned for some projects using this beautiful kit!!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Heritage Album ~Scraps Of Darkness~

Hi Sweet Friends,  Hope you're all enjoying a relaxing Sunday.  Today I'm sharing another Design Team project with you for Scraps Of Darkness.  For this project I used the combination of all the papers from March's kit "Michell's Mechnical Madness".  I decided to make a Heritage Foto File Album.  It's loaded with tons of areas for photos along with areas for beautiful patterend papers from the kit.  Here's some fotos of the cover and inside pages of the right hand side of the album...there is an identical left hand side of the album..for both sides of your family.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"From LeipZig With Love" ~Scraps Of Darkness~

Hi Sweet Friends, Today I'm sharing another DT project for Scraps Of Darkness using the amazing March Kit "Michelle's Mechanical Madness".  For this layout I used an image that I just love by Niveau0 of Deviantart.Com with her permission which I altered using a Tim Holtz background and some stamping from a photo editor.

For this project I used the beautiful Prima "The Archivist" paper collection from the kit.  I also used the TCW "Radar Remnant" stencil along with the Prima "Lace" stencil from the kit and applied some  Tim Holtz Vintage Photo.  I used alot of the Mica Tiles from the kit to give the layout a vintage and aged look.  I cut and inked the edges with the Vintage Photo ink and placed them randomly around the center of the layout.  I also did some fussy cutting of items from "The Archivist" 3x4 Note Cards from the kit along with the Prima Metal Trinket & Alphas using the S for Steampunk.  To alter the metal and Blue Fern Studio Gears I first painted them with some Lumiere (Metallic Rust) and then applied both with Tim Holtz's Alcohol Inks...Slate and Aged Bronze.  I used some washi tape randomly and stamped with a wire style stamp.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!!

Monday, March 23, 2015

"Now Is The Time" Canvas ~Scraps Of Darkness~

Hi Sweet Friends, Today I'm sharing another Design Team Project with you using Scraps Of Darkness's fantastic March Kit 'Michelle's Mechanical Madness".  For this project I used the 5 x 7 Artist's Canvas from the Creativity Add-On Kit.  I used paper from the Kaisercraft "Betsy's Couture Collection from the kit for the background that I distressed with some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink.  I then used the Prima 6 x 6 stencil "Lace" with some Studio 490 Wendy Vechi "Metallic Gold Embossing Paste, before that could dry I applied Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder "Cleopatra's Copper" and then dried.  I then stamped the Prima Finnabair "Now Is The Time" stamp onto the canvas.  I then colored in some areas of the stamp with Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens "Copper, Gold, and Silver.  For the Blue Fern Studio Cog and Gears chipboard I first inked them with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Vintage Photo.  I then sprayed them with the Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst "Cajun Carnelian Red" from the kit.  After sprayed the piece split into several pieces which I loved because I was able to take a layer and add it flush to the canvas and wrap it around the edges..perfect.  I also used the Petaloo Botanica Collection flowers and the Prima Say It In Crystals "The Archivist" collection brads to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!

Friday, March 20, 2015

"Hank" ~Scraps Of Darkness~

Hi Everyone, Today I'm sharing a Design Team project, a layout using the March "Michelle's Mechanical Madness" kit.  For this project I used a combanation of the papers from Prima's Archivist Collection, Kaisercraft's Betsy's Couture Collection, and Melissa France's "Glamour Grunge" Collection from the kit.  I also used the stencil "Radar Remnant", the Timeless Memories Metal Trinkets & Alphas from Prima, The Archivist's Say It In Crystals, and some of the Mica Tiles from the kit.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope yo enjoy and are inspired to get one of these kits at Scraps Of Darkness to create some memories for your family!