Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Scraps Of Darkness ~~February Kit Reveal Day~~

Hi Sweet Friends, Today is reveal day at Scraps Of Darkness.  This is the awesome February Kit "A Touch Of Grey".

"Every silver lining's got a touch of grey.  I will get by, I will get by, I will survive.  It's a lesson to me, the ables and the bakers and the C's.  The A-B-C's we all must face, try to keep a little grace" Jerry Garcia (The Grateful Dead).

Stay tuned for the Design Team reveal with this beautiful kit!!

Main Kit
Pattern Paper Add-On, Coordinating Paper Add-On, Cardstock Add-On, Embellishment Add-On
Floral Add-On, Color Add-On, Creativity Add-On

February Sketch Challenge - Sketch

Monday, February 17, 2014

~~Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog~~"Color Challenge"

Hi Sweet Friends,  Today at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog we have a new Challenge for you.  This is Challenge #2 "Let's See Your Hoard"!!

This is a color challenge with a twist.  Pick the thing or things that you seem to hoard the most, and using the color scheme shown below, create a project that showcases your hoarded item or items.  Do you hoard buttons, beads, ribon, papers, stickers?  Show your hoard, but only the ones that match the color scheme!!  (Please note that you do not have to use all the colors in the photo, nor match the colors exactly.  Just use the photo and the colors to inspire you to dig through your hoard!!  Good luck to all of you!!

The Challenge Rules are HERE.  Be sure to link your project using the link tool onto Crafters Annoymous Challenge Blog.

For this project I decided to get some of the blue paper that I hoard (since that's one of my favorite colors) along with some Tim Holtz Die Cuts that I hoard.  So here's my project and I hope you enjoy!!

One talented participant will receive this prize donated by Shari Czerwinski, independent consultant for "Close To My Heart"!!

Close To My Heart (CTMH) is a leader in the scrapbooking and stamping industry, specializing in stamps, coordinating inks, paper, and markers.  You will find everything you need for your scrapbooking, stamping, cardmaking, and paper crafting needs.  They show you how to celebrate relationships through discovering your creativity, to preserve and shape the moments that matter most!  To learn more about CTMH or their products, please visit Shari's site Close To My Heart.  For more information about Shari and see what crafty things she's currently working on, visit her blog Lead And Lace Gifts.

Be sure to drop by our Design Team's blogs to see what everyone has created for this Challenge.  Here's a blog list for you to follow:

Donna Idet
Glenda Brooks
Gloria Stengel
Karen Zueger (YOU ARE HERE)
Pam Brey
Tammi Bennett

Thanks again for stopping by and taking a peek and I look forward to seeing all your creations for the Challenge!!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Stuck On U Sketches and Scraps Of Darkness Blog Hop


Hello everyone! Welcome to a cross promo blog hop from Stuck on U Sketches

and Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance Design Teams!

Here's a photo of the sketch

February 14-16

midnight to midnight

We've all created layouts based off our February 14th sketch

and the Scraps of Darkness teams have created theirs with the awesome kits from their shop!

As you know Scraps of Darkness is our sponsor for this month's

blog candy and we are so appreciative of them! 

So don't forget to join any challenge here at SOUS this month

for a chance to win that candy!

We are offering candy for this hop as well for hop participants!

A collection of Basic Grey paper and embellishments! 

Blog candy winner will be announced Friday, February 21.

(sorry, North America only)

Rules for the hop

-Visit and comment on each blog

-Follow Stuck on U Sketches

-Follow Scraps of Darkness

-Return to SOUS and let us know you've completed the hop!

Blog Hop Order

Charlotte Brochu http://scrapsational-char.blogspot.ca/

Karen Zueger-Brownell http://lostcoastscrapper.blogspot/

Mayra Duran http://mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com/

Stephanie Eaken  http://www.stephanie-eaken.blogspot.ca/

Bente Fegerberg http://paperandglueheaven.blogspot.ca

 Annette Gearside http://annette-momentintime.blogspot.com.au/

 Patricia van Gelder http://patriciaslayout.blogspot.com/

Laura Gilhuly http://angelbearscraps.blogspot.ca/

Tracey Gregory http://angelbearscraps.blogspot.ca/

Helen Gullett http://www.byheleng.wordpress.com/

Connie Hall http://timestocherish.blogspot.ca/

Renea Harrison http://www.myglittercoatedlife.blogspot.com

Nanne Harry  http://www.nannes-creations.blogspot.com/

Tracey Kelly http://trace-elementz.blogspot.com.au/

Julie Kight http://cardsbycricut.blogspot.ca/

Nicolle Kramer http://nicollelovesscrapbooking.blogspot.com/

Monica Lowrance  http://happyscrappn2.blogspot.com/

Neela Nalam http://www.memorablescraps.blogspot.ca/

Rosie Neustaedterhttp://rosieposieneu.blogspot.ca/

Lisa Novogrodski http://lisas-livingincolor.blogspot.com

Erica Ortiz http://www.mimispaperdreams.blogspot.ca/

Wendi Robinson http://scrappydayinparadise.blogspot.ca/

Sarah Routledge -http://sarahs-scrapbook.blogspot.ca/

Leah Schaeffer  http://leahschaeffer.blogspot.com/

Sandi Smith http://sandi-smith.blogspot.ca/

Jane Stirling  http://scossiejane.blogspot.ca/

Caroleanne Wright http://theprettypaperpatisserie.blogspot.co.uk/

Elisabetta Colavero - http://scrap-colors.blogspot.it/

Scraps of Darkness - http://scrapsofdarkness.blogspot/

We thank you all so much for taking the time

to join this hop and hope that you'll be provided with

a ton of incredible inspiration and lots of fun!

We would also just LOVE for you to create

a project using our sketch so if you do

make sure to come back and share that with us!

Happy Hopping friends!

And here's my take on the beautiful sketch, hope you enjoy!!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Craft Hoarder's Anonymous Challenge Blog ~~Team B Reveal~~

Hi Sweet Friends,  Today is DesignTeam B's debute reveal day!!  Be sure to go to Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog to see the beautiful and inspirational work of Team B for Challenge #1 - "What's Your Style".  You can get all the information about this Challenge and see Design Team Bs amazing work, and I hope to see you there!!

And don't forget the wonderful prize from Gloria Designs for Challenge #1, such a wonderful prize from Gloria!!

Here's a list of Design Team B's Bog List to visit:

Amber Milone
Christy Butters
Debbie Seyer
Ginny Nemchak
Jan Marie Ennenga
Kathy Clement

Hope you are inspired by this wonderful projects by our teams to create for the"What's Your Style" because nobody does you like YOU!!!!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Mixed Media Steampunk Canvas ~~Imaginarium Designs~~

Hi Sweet Friends,  I'm back to share another DT project for Imaginarium Designs.  For this project I decided to do another mixed medai canvas piece.  I used a lot of doilies, embossing stencils, and some drywall tape along with several Imaginarium Designs chipboard pieces.

I first gessoed the entire canvas and then Mod Podged the whole canvas to attach the above-mentioned mediums.  After that dried I applied another layer of Mod Podge.  I then went over all the elements on the page with gesso and dried that.  After that had dried, I misted the entire canvas piece with some Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mists - Black Orchid Silver, Bodacious Blush, and some Magnolia Magenta Gold.  After that I applied some Shimmerz Paints Texturez - Crushed Coral.  Then to finish it off I inked random areas of the canvas and elements with Prima Ingvild Bolme Black Coal and Dark Rust.

The Imaginarium Designs chipboard pieces that I used were 9 Cogs On A Board (IDS0018), 9 Cogs On A Board (Tinies) (ID0004), Embellishment 1 (IDC0001), Vine Floursh (Tiny) (IDT0027), and the 2 Penny Farthings (IDT0033).

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek and I hope you've enjoyed and are inspired to create some magic with Imaginarium Designs chipboard!!!  Don't forget to go to Imaginarium Designs blog and leave a comment for a chance to win some awesome chipboard!!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Sweet Bella ~~Imaginarium Designs~~

Hi Everyone,  Today I'm sharing a project for Imaginarium Designs.  I'll have another project posted on the 9th…a steampunk mixed media canvas piece…so stay tuned!!

For this project I used the beautiful Wrought Iron chipboard pieces (on the top and bottom of the photo) and the Leaves and Circles pieces.  I altered them with some Folk Art "Cream" paint to keep it simple and to accent the photo and creams in the papers.  I used the awesome new Graphic 45 "Typography" paper collection for this layout.  So we go and I hope you enjoy!!!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek and I hope you've enjoyed and are inspired to created with some Imaginarium Designs chipboard!!

Don't forget to stop by Imaginarium Designs and leave a comment for a chance to win some awesome chipboard!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

~~Scraps of Darkness January Kit Reveal Day~~

Good Morning Sweet Friends,  Today I'm revealing a couple of DT project using the beautiful January Kit "Style and Sophitication".  The first project I'm sharing with you today is a layout using the amazing Authentique paper line from the kit.

My next project that I'm sharing is an altered tag using the fantastic new medium Mel included in the Technique Add-On kit.  It from Imagine Design and is called "Vertigo".  It is a almost metal type medium that is a beautiful transulent material.  To alter the Vertigo I first cut a tag and then ran it through my Vagabond with a texture fade and then painted it with some Luminere paint "Halo Blue Gold".  After that dried I sprayed it with the Lindy's Stamp Gang Mist "Jack In The Pulpit Teal" from the Color Add-On kit.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed and are inspired to create something special with this fantastic kit Mel has put together for us this month!!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog Debute

Hello Sweet Friends,  Today I'm so excited to be sharing a project that I did for the new Design Team I've joined at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

Gloria has some wonderful challenges coming up and Challenge #1 is "What's Your Style".

One lucky winner will receive this prize package, donated by "Gloria Stengel Designs"!!  http://gloriadesignschallenge.blogspot.com.

The challenge is to share a project that showcases your signature style!!  Dig into your hoard and pull out some items that make you shout with crafty joy!!  Whip up something that has your creative name all over it.  Do you…because nobody does you like you!!

Here's My Project

I decided to do a layout using Graphic 45 Typography Paper Collection to show my love of their product and mixing and matching patterns and layers of papers that I love to use.  I love vintage and using metal on my projects so I used Tim Holtz's "Type Charms" and Tim Holtz's Die Cut "Tattered Florals".  This is a photo of my dd Jenn's bestie's children that was shot in my backyard.  Thanks for taking a peek and I hope you join us on this challenge!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek and I hope to see your projects for this challenge!!
The Challenge rules are here http://gloriadesignschallenge.blogspot.com/p/about.html.
Make sure to link your project using the link tool on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.
Also make sure to visit your Design Team Group A and check out what they have done to share!!

Team A
Donna Idlet
Glenda Brooke
Gloria Stengel
Karen Zueger  You are here
Pam Bray
Tammi Bennett

Team B will share on February 10!!
Amber Milone
Christy Butters
Debbie Seyer
Ginny Nemchak
Jan Marie Ennenga
Kathy Clement

Thanks again for visiting.