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Stop and Take a Break – Twisted Sketch #103 and Scraps of Darkness May kit


The latest sketch is live over at www.twistedsketches.com ! the “twist” for this sketch is STOP, any how or any way that inspires you to create.  Come over and join in on the fun!!!  Here is my interpretation:

I used my absolutely exquisite May “Now and Zen” kit from www.scrapsofdarkness.com ! This monthly scrapbooking kit club is amazing…and different…be sure and get over there and check it out…YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED!

There is a lot of dimension and details on this layout that are hard to photograph. Here are some up-close detailed photos:

Is that enough detailed photos for you?! 🙂

For details on the contents of this kit and supplies used here, please visit www.scrapsofdarkness.com ! other supplies here from my personal stash include the hook and eye notions, alpha letters from Cosmo Cricket, October Afternoon, and Glitz Designs.  The leaf stamps were a one-of-a-kind stamp made locally.  I also used some flourish stitching templates from Oriental Trading Company.

TFL my friends! Have a great rest of the week and up-coming weekend!

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BE THE CHANGE – Scraps of Darkness May kit


Here is a non-photo layout I created using the gorgeous “Now and Zen”  May kit from www.scrapsofdarkness.com! For all the amazing contents of this kit and the exquisite Add-Ons created specifically to enhance this amazing kit be sure and visit Scraps of Darkness!

There is a lot of dimenion on this page that can only really be appreciated in real life…but here are some up-close detailed photos:

I used some acrylic paint and stamping on the background here to give some extra texture.

I hope that I have inspired you to create something today 🙂 ! and I deeply appreciate all of your comments and support! Thank you!

Little Lady in Waiting – Scraps of Darkness May kit


I made this layout using the scrumptious May kit, “Now and Zen” kit from www.scrapsofdarkness.com! I also used the gorgeous sketch made exclusively for Scraps of Darkness for this kit, by our sketch artist Charlotte Jenkins aka Suepup! To see the sketch, click HERE.


Here is my little baby girl and future bribery 🙂

Here are some up-close photos:

I stamped all around the edges of this (on the pink cardstock) and this was totally inspired by my cousin (Amy)’s amazing calendar which you can see HERE. Be sure and check it out!!!!

The flowers were purchased on clearance at W! and stickled and painted and doodled! 🙂


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Daddy’s Sweet Little X-Box Girl – Scraps of Darkness May Kit


another layout I created using the brand new and exquisitely beautiful May Kit, “Now and Zen,” from www.scrapsofdarkness.com ! For complete contents of this kit, please visit Scraps of Darkness !

and here are some up-close photos:

A SUPER easy tutorial on how I made this bird can be found on the tutorial tab at www.scrapsofdarkness.com ! or you can click HERE.  This is also the exact same technique that I used to create the bird on my “Songbird” layout in March, as seen below:

more up-close photos:

FYI: the gorgeous cameo & black velvet ribbon were from last month’s kit at www.scrapsofdarkness, and the silver frames were from the Scraps of Darkness TellTale Heart kit from February.

My sweet little baby girl….in her 1st X-Box lesson….after all, it is part of her DNA! 🙂


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1976 Pointy Collar Super Stylin’ – Scraps of Darkness May kit


Here is a layout I created using the gorgeous May kit “Now and Zen” from www.scrapsofdarkness.com !  It is one amazingly gorgeous kit….for complete details on what was included in this kit, be sure and get over THERE to check it out!

and here are some up-close photos:

Yes…this is me! High super stylin’ 🙂

TFL my friends! Hope everyone is having a wonderful & blessed Sunday!

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“Now and Zen” – the reveal of the EXQUISITE May kit at Scraps of Darkness


Today is the DAY! “Now and Zen”, the amazingly beautiful new kit is now revealed and LIVE over at www.scrapsofdarkness.com !

To quote the Scraps of Darkness site:

 “I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around
in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder:
Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly,
or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?”
~Chuang Tzu~

This month we’re taking you on a trip to the Orient with beautiful vibrant colors
and Asian themed papers and embellishments. In this kit you will find:
*6 double sided papers and 4 Foil papers from Christine Adolph’s Sakura collection
*Our signature pin by Craftysprinkles has a twist – it’s not a pin, but a set of
beautiful rhinestone adorned chopsticks.
*Prima Rub-Ons
*Dusty Attic chipboard cranes
*Kaisercraft chipboard alphabet
*Prima clear stamp
*Prima Millinery Collection Flowers
*Prima Pearls & Crystals
*3″ paper and bamboo fan and 3 paper umbrellas
*Pink and white flowers

And don’t miss out on the equally exquisite Add-on’s coordinated specifically for this kit over at www.scrapsofdarkness.com !

If you don’t want to miss out on these scrumptious kits…be sure and get over there and sign-up for the monthly kit!

Stay tuned! I’m gettin ready to share 4 projects I have created using this AMAZING kit!

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Quilted Flower Tutorial


Do you remember this layout and the “quilted” flower I made for it?

 or maybe even this older one using the same flower technique?


 Well I have shared a flower tutorial on how these “quilted” flowers are created over at Kreatorville Kraft’s blog HERE.  Be sure and check it out!!! TFL my friends and have a fantastic weekend!  Stay tuned as tomorrow I will be sharing the projects I created using the AMAZING May kit from www.scrapsofdarkness.com ! I’m so excited to share the reveal of this gorgeous new kit!!!!

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What’s Life Without the Curves – Twisted Sketch #101 (Curves)


The latest sketch is live over at www.twistedsketches.com ! The “twist” for this sketch was CURVES, any how or any way that inspires you to create.  Check out the sketch HERE! be sure and come over and join in the fun….and leave a direct link to your layout under the comment section for Sketch #101 so I can admire your amazing creation!  Here is my interpretation:

Love this fun photo of my maternal grand-parents…having a blast in their vintage style swimming “costumes.”  The quote rub-on applied to the photo (brand unknown) says..”Life, it’s all about the fun.” and isn’t that the truth 🙂

Known products used here include:  A lot of the paper used for this is exclusive Scarlet Lime paper, also used is some Girl’s Paperie “Toil &n Trouble” – all of the paper was from one of my Scarlet Lime kits…exactly which kit, I really have no idea.  other products used on this include: CTMH “Magnifique” paper – the blue paper used for the leaves…which were created using one of The Crafter’s Workshop templates; Tombo permanent adhesive; X-acto knife; Colorbox Chalk ink; hot glue/hot glue gun; Thickers letter stickers from American Crafts “Fantastic” from the Dear Lizzy line; Glitz Design’s pink tiny alpha stickers; Prima mask (used in the “framing” of the photo); Close to My Heart (CTMH) ink in Autumn Terracotta, Retro Flower Punch in 2 different sizes from EK Success.

Here are some up-close photos:

Had a lot of fun with this photo and sketch! TFL my friends and be sure and drop over to www.twistedsketches.com to play along with us!

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Curly Girl – Happy Birthday to my dear cousin, AMY! :)


I have this friend….one of those friends that really “knows you”….a confidante….someone who lives a “parallel life” to you, and just KNOWS what you are going through.  She also happens to be my 1st cousin.  Her name is AMY and we share A LOT in common….we both ‘got’ the naturally curly hair, big green eyes, & flat feet…of all genetic things 🙂  We have ALWAYS been close, and really she is more like a sister to me.  She is incredibly artistically talented…and amazes me everyday with her work and her ability to make ART more than just a hobby. Do me a favor and check out her AMAZING work HERE!  Well….she recently had a very special birthday….and I really wanted to make her something extra-special….and so I made her a “She Art” girl:


I bought this canvas for dirt cheap at our local Salvation Army (my “own” way of recycling) 🙂

I used some DCWV paper…..tons of acrylic stamps from: Prima, CTMH, & Glitz Designs for the background texture….the flower in her hair is Prima…and it was hand-picked by my baby Elizabeth. 🙂  The title lettering is from October Afternoon and 7 Gypsies.  The black bling is from Prima…and their are a ton of rub-ons that I just couldn’t keep up with. I also used a Tim Holtz mask here.   Here are some up-close photos:

Happy Birthday AMY! Love you!!!!

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An Easter ATC swap!


Well…apparently I didn’t have enough to do and signed up for an ATC swap through an awesome store in OKC (The Paper Crown) right before Easter…I have been so busy lately, that I am only now posting the cards that I made for this….it was my first time doing a swap, or doing ATC (Artist Trading Cards) for that matter.

I really felt like I had “bit off more than I could chew” with signing on for these….I had lots of Design Team commitments…but alas, I was able to get everything done… AND….I was happy that I participated.  Thanx AMY  for encouraging me to do this, it was really fun….and I’m thinking I’ll do it again.  Here is a photo of the other ATCs that I received:

How awesome is this Ticket Receipt holder from 7 Gypsies…..I’ve wanted one of these for awhile…and when I saw it at The Paper Crown…I caved. 🙂  It is the perfect size for displaying your ATC cards…and EZE PEAZE to change out! Love it!!!!   TFL!

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