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Drumroll Please! Winners of the Scraps of Darkness Blog HOP!


What an exciting weekend! and today…the announcement of  the WINNERS for the Halloween Blog Hop over at www.scrapsofdarkness.com has been made on the Scraps of Darkness blog HERE

Congratulations!!! This is an amzing kit! ENJOY!

And for my Blog Hop prize give-away….using random.org the winner of my give-away is Celina aka Forevervampress! Congratulations girl!!!! Please send me your address asap, so that I can mail this out to you! and Please let me know if you do not have a Cricut…I have an alternate prize!

I want to thank EVERYONE for the lovely comments on my blog during this Blog Hop……I appreciate each and every one of you!

Stay tuned….because I am planning on having another blog give-away REAL SOON for all my followers!!!!

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Scraps of Darkness Halloween Blog Hop & October “All Hallows Eve” kit reveal!


It the 15th again…and a very exciting day!!! Not only do we have the October reveal of the “All Hallows Eve” kit from www.scrapsofdarkness.com but it is also the beginning of our HALLOWEEN BLOG HOP!!!  and you have a ton of chances to win some FANTASTIC prizes…..2 October kits are being given away at the Scraps of Darkness blog..which starts the blog hop…and each Design Team member is awarding their own prizes as well…so be sure and hop along for ALL your chances to win!!!! I will be giving away the Cricut Lite Bloom cartridge (international entries welcome)! BUT to be eligible to win..you must first subscribe to my blog over in the right-hand column under subscribe 2 …. then be sure and leave a comment…and voila’ you are entered in my prize give-away….to win the October “All Hallows Eve” kits from www.scrapsofdarkness.com – become a follower of the Scraps of Darkness blog, leave a comment, then hop along to each Design Team members’ blogs and leave a comment there and Voila’ you are entered to win the chance at the extraordinary October Scraps of Darkness main kit….Ezee Pzee, Lemon Squeezee!

The blog hop will start on Saturday, October 15th (today) and run through Midnight of Sunday, October 16th! Prizes will be awarded on Monday, October 17th!

In case you are just joining in on the fun…be sure and go back and start HERE.  But if you are in the midst of this hop…you should be making your way from Design Team Member: Charlotte’s BLOG.

Now…onto the AMAZING October “All Hallow’s Eve” kit from www.scrapsofdarkness.com :

October "All Hallows Eve" kit

 And here are some of the amazing kit add-ons:

Here are some of the layouts I created using this amazing kit…..and I must emphasize, this is one VERSATILE kit….I think you could easily scrap EVERY style with it!

Now it is time to hop off to your next stop….. to my fellow Scraps of Darkness’ Design Team Member Karen! Click HERE.

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The Robin’s Nest Feature


This week is the last week featuring all of our Design Team member’s at www.scrapsofdarkness.com at the Robin’s Nest! Please make you way over there to see the gorgoeus creatins our Design Team created using the extraordinarily gorgeous paper and products from the Robin’s Nest!!!

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Wednesday Feature over at The Robin’s Nest


It is Wednesday again…and today is MY TURN to be the  featured Scraps of Darkness  Design Team member over at the Robin’s Nest blog.  Exciting times I tell you! LOL! I would love for you to drop over and check out the feature! TFL!!!!! I appreciate each and everyone of you!!!!!

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Want to win some GREAT PRIZES?


I am so exicited to announce our first ever Scraps of Darkness BLOG HOP on October 15th, our own version of TRICK OR TREAT!! only without the tricks, just a whole lotta TREATS!   We will be  revealing the AMAZING October kit over at www.scrapsofdarkness.com  and giving away TONS of prizes!! the blinkie below will take you directly to the Scraps of Darkness blog:


 The Scraps of Darkness blog will be giving away two of the October Halloween KITS (and they are AMAZING)  as well as prizes being given out at each of our DT’s blogs… I will be giving  away the Cricut Lite cartridge BLOSSOM (International entries are also welcome) BUT  (in the event you don’t have a Cricut…just let me know as I will have an alternate prize).  The chances of winning are huge and you can even win more than one prize!!! So  Mark Your Calendars, Get Out Your Treat Bags, and Get Ready For Some Scraps Of Darkness Style Halloween Fun!!!

Here is the Cricut cartridge you could win from me:

Be sure and check back and join in on this amazing blog hop on October 15th! Happy pre-Halloween!!!!!

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Millie – Scraps of Darkness September “Passages” kit


Here is another layout that I created using the gorgeous September “Passages” kit from www.scrapsofdarkness.com !

This is a photo of my mother as a baby with her parents…my grandparents! I adore heritage photos…and am lucky to have been able to find and use this photo!!! Thanx mom!

I used my amazing September “Passages” kit from www.scrapsofdarkness.com to make this layout! Be sure and get over there to check them out!

Here are some up-close photos:

along with the amazing flowers that come in the main and add-on kits at  www.scrapsofdarkness.com – I used some silk flowers from my stash from Michaels.

TFL my friends! I hope this has inspired you to CREATE!!!

Stay tuned for some REALLY exciting news! 🙂

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Trust & Love – September Round Robin over at Scraps of Darkness


Here is my interpretation of Lisa’s gorgeous take of Ashley’s amazingly creative layout for the Scraps of Darkness’s September Round Robin Challenge -using the magnanimous Scraps of Darkness PASSAGES kit.  For anyone not familiar with a Round Robin, basically it is where you are divided into teams…in this case I was on Team #4 week #3….the first round player creates an original layout….the 2nd player lifts the first layout…the 3rd player (me) lifts the 2nd layout….you don’t have to complete “lift” the layout per se…but use the basic layouts design elements or use it as your inspiartion…the neatest part of this challenge is that it is so much fun to see the layouts EVOLVE … kinda like “Pass the Secret” only scrapbook style! 🙂 Here is my layout:

This is a photo of my sweet Saylor when he was such a wee one….his hand on daddy’s hand.  I have to say, when my dear husband saw this…his immediate comment was “Why are my legs so hairy?” in which I replied…”I could tell everyone that this is me.” 🙂 at least I made him laugh.  ( Sorry hon….I had to share! )

Here are some up-close detailed photos:

Above is a photo of some beads that I hot-glued as accents!  I love turquoise!

Above is an up-close photo of the background masking/inking that I did with one of my stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop: Arabesque.


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The Speckled Egg’s Petite Inspiration Box Swap – Curiosities Edition


So, my fab friend (and dear cousin) Amy, told me about this amazing swap that goes on over at the Speckled Egg – it involves decorating a match-box (a medium-sized one) and swapping them with other papercraft artists.  Well….I was intrigued and had to join in on the fun! and it was sooo much fun!!! Here are the boxes that I made for my 2 swap “sisters” – the theme for this particular swap was “Curiosities” which was to include flea market vintage, steampunk style, Halloween ….all of those “etc.” funky and fun bits and pieces…you decorate and fill the boxes up with great little treasures and send them of to your assigned partners.

I knew that some of the steampunk papers and embellies that I had gotten from the Scraps of Darkness Shoppe would be PERFECT for my boxes.  Be sure and get to www.scrapsofdarkness.com if you want unique and amazing papers and embellishments for your next crafting project…and check out the amazing monthly scrap kit the site offers as well….the monthly kits never cease to AMAZE me.

The starting matchbox


Curiosity Box #1

Box #1 Contents

Curiosity Box #2

Box #2 contents

 This swap was AMAZING!

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Scraps of Darkness’ Design Team Feature


It is Wednesday again…and the Scraps of Darkness’ Design Team is being featured again over at The Robin’s Nest ! This week features my lovely Design Team sisters Mandy and Cheryl! Beautiful work ladies! Be sure and get over to The Robin’s Nest store to see the gorgeous papers and embellishments they have for you!!!!

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Family Life – Canvas/Mixed Media Project


I created this mixed media project to hang in my family/playroom.  Created on a 15 x 20 canvas panel, all of the paper used on this was from one or another Scraps of Darkness kit.  To see this amazing monthly scrapbook kit club, be sure to visit www.scrapsofdarkness.com – it is unique, it is different, it is AMAZING.  Be sure and join the forum….talk about an inspirational, family-like atmosphere! and all new-comers are welcomed with open arms!!!

I used a ton of stamps and rub-ons from my entire stash to use for detailed texture throughout this piece.  Here are some up-close photos:

I used ModPodge throughout this piece…but on the end of the tree, I left the ends of the branches/twigs in order to be able to add a little more dimension….I am ALL ABOUT dimension!

I used Prima bling for the smoke!

I used Tim Holtz hole reinforcers for the centers of my little flowers above.


TFL my friends! I hope something here has inspired you to CREATE!

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