Saturday, April 27, 2013

Scraps of Darkness Reveal


It is that is the day. Reveal day for Scraps of Darkness!!!! Are you Ready???? Let's begin shall we??!!
First, as you know we have the Spectacular kit....Remember When
Next, we have a fabulous new sketch to go with this amazing kit. It is designed by the fabulous Charlotte Jenkins otherwise known as "Suepup" in the scrappy world. Now, be sure to join in this month and load your layout in our gallery for the monthly sketch challenge.

Here is my first design based on the sketch....
"Love This Shot"
This layout is full of sprays, stamps, and texture. Plus, I used some of the distress paint that was offered in the "Color" add on of the kit. I just love all the orange, browns, and turquoise colors in these Bo Bunny papers.

This first close-up shows the yummy flowers offered in the "Flora and Fauna" add on. Also, you can see the awesome texture and dimension with all the layers of media.

Look at those cute stickers and buttons offered in the main kit...soooo sweet!!!!!

Now on to my next layout....
"Snap Shots"

This layout, I added a little bit of modeling paste, along with some stamps, mist, and again I used some of the distress paint. FYI, I used a toilet paper roll, rolled some paint along the edges and voila...instant "cup stain" stamp! I loved how the Kaisercraft polka dot paper completely matched the sweater on Abigail's friend...really made my picture POP!!!! The background of my picture was a huge ad on a wall in between 2 buildings. The girls got a kick out of posing in front of the models.

Ok, my last project.....

There are a couple of techniques that went into making these tags, but I don't want to overload you too much so I will save that for a later post.
I hope you enjoyed my reveal and I hope you will go over to our home page to see what everyone else has done as well. Just follow my link at the top of this post and it will take you right on over there.
There is so much offered in this kit that you could do at least 8-10 pages. I have some more projects brewing so stay tuned!!!!!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Scraps of Darkness April Kit

Remember When Kit
Just look at this absolutely fabulous kit!!!!!!!!!! I cannot be more thrilled to be working with this kit as my first with Scraps of Darkness. So, get ready.... APRIL 27th will be the BIG REVEAL with the "Remember When" kit!!!!!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Round Robin Challenge

 Have you heard of the Round Robin Challenge? Well, I am participating in this challenge for my first time over at the forum of Scraps of Darkness. Have you joined this kit club yet? I urge you to come over and check us out and we will make you feel right at home!!!!

Here is the layout I made for my team. Now the next person in line has to scraplift my layout. On this page I used lots and lots of Shimmerz, as well as modeling paste and stamping. I wanted lots of layering and lots of texture and dimension. I absolutely love the outcome. The papers I used are from the Divine collection by Prima. They fit perfectly with the beautiful moment I captured of Abigail putting on her tap shoes for her very first class. I'll never forget that day and how far she has come since then. At the bottom I used one of the frames with the word "Goal" centered in it. I wanted Abigail to remember that when she set her goal of learning to dance, and by never giving up, she could achieve it and the skies the limit from that day on.

Here are some close-ups of my layout....I hope you can see bits of all the shimmery goodness as well as the layers I used to build my page.


Thursday, April 11, 2013

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Love is Family

Hey Scrappers!!!! Hope your day is going well! I just found out that I am going to need glasses. Boy, that was a humbling moment and it made me feel old!!!! Oh well, it happens to all of us. I'll show you me and my glasses when they come in.
Here is a layout I have been working on the last few nights. Night time seems to be my most creative time. This page is as usual, full of layers, mists, gesso, and flowers. I can not tell you enough how much I looooove this Lifetime line by Prima. If you haven't noticed, I have used it quite a bit.

Here are a few close-ups...

Look at that beautiful shimmer by Shimmerz!!!! Love that stuff!!!!!!
Well, gotta run. Kids have places to be. I hope to see you get creative and I hope that I have inspired you to use more of your Lifetime papers. Feel free to leave me some love!!!!

Friday, April 5, 2013

"I Love you to the Stars" and "Spring is Near"

TGIF Everybody!!!!! Aren't you so glad for the weekend???!!!! I have a few layouts to share. The first one I did was based on the Prima BAP sketch. I started off building my layers with wall tape and gesso. Then I stamped over my tape with one of the Prima Engraver stamps. I layer 2 photos on top of some burlap and then started tucking some fussy cut pieces from the Lifetime collection. To tone down some of the color from the flowers, I just brushed on some gesso. I love this picture of Abigail and Caleb against the bricks. You will probably see more pictures like these because we spent a couple of hours in my hometown of Monroe, Louisiana doing a family photo shoot of my babies on New Years Eve of 2011. As I have always stated before, I skip around quite a bit when scrapping my photos.


This next page I finally completed this morning. I spent a couple of hours just trying to get the colors built up on the page. My first layer was stamping with 2 Prima stamps for some texture. Then I added more texture with some molding paste and a stencil from CW. Then I took my brand new purchase of Shimmerz sprays and started working on my colors. I wanted to bring out some of the colors from the photo. I especially wanted a lot of blues showing since my picture had those beautiful blue bonnets in it. After my background was to my liking, I started adding layers of papers from the Engraver collection. I kept spraying, then adding layers. It was truly a labor of love. When I started to add my flowers, I wanted to brighten up the page with blooms that were again, mimicking the colors of my photo. So, I pulled some flowers from different collections of Prima and I also had these perfect blue flowers from Petaloo.


Well, that is all for today!!!! I wish you a wonderful weekend! Please feel free to let me know what you think. I love hearing from you...believe it or not, it really makes my day!!!!
Hugs xoxoxox