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Together Forever – Scraps of Darkness


Here is my 7th and final layout made out of the magnificent April “Foundations” kit from www.scrapsofdarkness.com ! I used this kit to it’s fullest potential….all I have left are some  pretty pathetic scraps!

This is a photo of my maternal grandparents! I miss them so much!

This kit from www.scrapsofdarkness.com is FULL of the gorgeous Timepiece Collection from BoBunny.  The hand-picked embellishments are divine! If you want a monthly scrapbooking kit club that’s “different” – with an edgy twist, a flair for the different and unique….then you have come to the right place at Scraps of Darkness

Here are some up-close detailed photos:

TFL my friends! Wishing each and everyone of you a super creative and crafty weekend!!!!!

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If you fall I will catch you TIME AFTER TIME – Twisted Sketch #98 and Scraps of Darkness April “Foundations” kit


The latest sketch is up over at www.twistedsketches.com  – Twisted Sketch #98 – with the “twist” of paint, any how or any way that inspires you to create.  Here is my interpretation:

This is the 6th layout I have created using the amazing April “Foundations” kit from www.scrapsofdarkness.com ! Talk about amazing and versatile kits! They are full of the unique, the extraordinary, and the exquisite…..Scraps of Darkness specializes in kits that are out-of-the-ordinary, edgy, waiting to be distressed….this kit club is special, but don’t take my word for it, check it out HERE for yourself.

I used a lot of acrylic PAINT on this layout….I dry-brushed Plaid acrylic paint in black on the background and in the center of the red background square. I also used red acrylic paint … using bubble-wrap to randomly “stamp” the background.  I lined the outer rim of the acrylic clock piece with black acrylic paint as well.

This layout was made using the Timepiece Collection from this month’s Scraps of Darkness kit…a few Tim Holtz accents, flowers, E K Success sticker flourishes (my stash) , ZVA bling crystal flower accents…some AWESOME Spanish Moss (to see the full contents of this month’s Foundations kit please check out www.scrapsofdarkness.com ) …and voila’! Here are my 2 kiddos….and the title couldn’t be any more true! TFL my friends! and here  are some up-close, detailed photos:

Please come over and join in the fun at www.twistedsketches.com – post a direct link to your layout under the “comment” section of Twisted Sketch #98 so I can marvel at your creation! TFL!!!

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Define Me – Scraps of Darkness April “Foundations” kit & Skeletons in the Closet challenge




Here is the layout I made for Lisa’s aka Raining’s challenge over at www.scrapsofdarkness.com  called “Skeletons in the Closet” – the challenge is open to everyone, so come on over and join in on the forum fun! The challenge was to answer the Question: What defines you? Well…like an onion with many layers, I don’t feel that one thing defines anyone…so of course I had to really fill this one up! and to use one of Lisa (aka Raining’s phrases) – this is a bit of a “product sneeze” 🙂 believe it or not, there are 10 photos on this. I used the glorious April Kit “Foundations” from Scraps of Darkness for this one… Let me tell you about this monthly kit club….it specializes in the different, avant garde, the not so cute and warm-fuzzy…and more on the dark, grungy, edgy, fab stuff. Don’t get me wrong….love the cutesy too….but the grungy & edgy is more intense…..gets me thinking outside of my box. So come over to www.scrapsofdarkness.com  and check it out! and if you don’t want to miss out on the kits being SOLD OUT, then you are going to have to dive in and become a subscriber! You won’t regret it!!!!!  and a great big THANK YOU to all my friends that take the time to support and comment on my creations! I would be lost without you! Have a scrap-happy weekend….and I hope you get to create! -Nancy

Here are some up-close photos:

TFL! I really enjoyed  making this….and it’s a great way to use up your scraps!

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Today marks the addition of 2 new AMAZING designers to Scraps of Darkness’s Design Team, and in case you missed the uber exciting news another stellar designer joined us on April 3rd!!!!  Please visit their blogs and leave them some love!!!!! Without further ado, I present to you:  Cheryl Casas aka C Mom Go (and she is giving a fabulous blog giveaway to celebrate this amazing new venture for her, so be sure and check it out!!!!) and Renea Harrison aka Reneabouquets (another amazingly talented scrapbook artist that has dazzled me with her incredible work for quite some time!)   And just in case you missed the exciting news,  Karen Zueger aka LostCoastScrapper joined our team back on April 3! Karen’s work will not dissapoint you…she’s creative and unique and her masterpieces never fail to inspire!!!  I am excited beyond belief at the incredible talent all 3 of these ladies have!!! and we are sooo very fortunate to have them join us in creating with the amazing kits from www.scrapsofdarkness.com ! Please join me in congratulating them on this incredible journey!!!

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Portrait of the Past – Scraps of Darkness April “Foundations” Kit


The fourth layout I created with the new and fantastic kit from www.scrapsofdarkness.com !

The little girl in this photo was my maternal grandmother’s mother…so my great-grandmother.  I don’t have information on her parents or her brother.  I love heritage photos and consider myself lucky to have been able to copy this one.  This layout was done based on the exclusive and exquisite sketch that one of my fellow Design Team members over at www.scrapsofdarkness.com made especially for this kit.  To see the actual sketch click HERE

Here are some up-close, detailed photos:

TFL! Have a great day!

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A Lazy Kind of Day – Scraps of Darkness April “Foundations” kit


another layout created using the latest kit “Foundations” from www.scrapsofdarkness.com ! Be sure and check it out!

Here is my FIL outside the little villas we stayed in early last summer when we all took a family vacation to Santa Fe and Alburquerque, New Mexico.

Here are some up-close and detailed photos:

I used my EK Success Moroccan border punch…cut it apart and used it for my flower, leaves, and for the curvy border at the top and bottom.

TFL!!! If you are interested in signing-up to my blog, be sure and see the sign-up over in the right hand column! Appreciate all of you! Happy Sunday! 🙂

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A New Door, A New Journey – Scraps of Darkness April “Foundations” Kit


Here is a layout I created using the April “Foundations” Kit from www.scrapsofdarkness.com – another amazing kit…be sure and check it out! If you don’t want to miss out on the amazing monthly kits…be sure and sign-up to receive them monthly….It’s like Christmas year round!

The Bo Bunny Timepiece papers in this kit are FANTASTIC!  I used the Graphic 45 Door Knob and plate from my March kit on here as well, as well as some amazing Dusty Attic exquisite chipboard pieces…be sure and check out the Shoppe over at Scrap of Darkness for a lot of amazing Dusty Attic products as well as other cool embellishments and papers.

This is an amazing photo of my husband taken by one of his talented friends in the Assyrian Room at the Masonic Scottish Rite temple in Guthrie Oklahoma. 

Here are some up-close detailed photos:

If you notice the little tab by the door knob plate…this is the tab to pull out the hidden journaling.

Here is a photo of the hidden journaling card being pulled out.

And above is the full hidden journaling pulled out.

TFL my friends! 🙂 Stay tuned, I have 2 more layouts to share with you today…then another next Friday…and the final page made with this awesome kit the following Friday!  That’s right…I was able to make 6 full pages with this kit!!! Hope I inspire you to create something today!!! 🙂

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Scraps of Darkness April “Foundations” Kit


The latest and greatest kit for April, called “Foundations”, has been revealed at www.scrapsofdarkness.com ! BE SURE AND GET OVER THERE AND CHECK IT OUT!!! Don’t forget to check out the amazing and beautifully coordinated add-ons designed specifically to enhance the main kit!

To quote the Scraps of Darkness site:

“Do not worry if you have built your
castles in the air. They are where
they should be.
Now put the foundations under them.”
                                             – Henry David Thoreau

We’ve put together some awesome and fun things for you this month. In
this kit you will find:
*10 double sided papers from Bo Bunny’s Timepiece collection
*Our signature pin by Craftysprinkles
*Bo Bunny Timepiece Rub-Ons
*Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Rusty Hinge
*Tim Holtz Idea-ology Reinforcers
*Tim Holtz Crowded Attic Salvage Stickers
*ZVA Graceful Roses
*ZVA Blooming Jet/Red Crystals
*1 piece of burlap – approx 11″ x 6″
*1 yard jute twine
*Spanish Moss

We’re sure you will love this special collection as much as we do!

Be sure and stay tuned as I will be sharing 3 more layouts I created using this amazing kit as well as tons of up-close detailed photos! TFL!

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The Dealer and the Pit Boss – Twisted Sketch #96 AND Scraps of Darkness April Kit!!!


The latest and greatest sketch is now live over at www.twistedsketches.com – for some reason my layout wasn’t posted today….I’m assuming for technical reasons…but anyway, any day…here is my interpretation of this awesome sketch (the “twist” for this sketch was CARDS, any how or any way that inspires you to create.)  To see the actual sketch and all of the amazing creations done by the Design Team, click HERE.  I was given the okay to use my awesome April kit from www.scrapsofdarkness.com  for this layout!  The actual “reveal” for this kit to be purchased will be on the 15th of this month, so be sure and get over there as soon as you can because I am sure it will be SOLD OUT quickly!!!! Don’t forget to browse the amazing coordinated ADD-ONS! They always ROCK!!!

Here are some up-close photos:

Here is the handsome men in my life….my husband at his  35th birthday…and my cutie pie Saylor.

TFL!!! Be sure and check back later for the April kit reveal over at www.scrapsofdarkness.com !

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