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Marrakesh Express Reveal at www.scrapsofdarkness.com !


The latest and greatest gorgeous kit is available over at www.scrapsofdarkness.com !

THE MARRAKESH EXPRESS! To quote the Scraps of Darkness website:

Hop on the train in Casablanca and travel to Marrakesh! In this month’s kit we’ve included some gorgeous papers and embellishments in rich purples, golds, and teals:  *6 double sided papers and 2 foil papers from Christine Adolph, and 2 double
sided papers from Basic Grey’s Oxford collection
*Flowers by both Prima AND Petaloo
*Marakesh Die Cuts from Creative Imaginations
*2 SMC chipboard window frames
*Vintaj hand-polished natural brass embellishments
*Rub Ons by K&Co
*Foil stickers and bling by Marah Johnson
*Black mini pom-pom trim

We’re sure you will love this beautiful collection as much as we do! and don’t forget the amazing Add-ons, designed specifically to enhance this gorgeous kit!

Marrakesh Express Patterned Paper Add-on


Marrakesh Express Romance Add-on

Marrakesh Express Color Add-on

Marrakesh Express Flora & Fauna Add-on

July 2011 Over the Rainbow Limited Edition Kit

Also this month, Scraps of Darkness is offering an amazing special limited edition Over the Rainbow kit!  Be sure and get over there and check out it all out before it gets swept away!!!!!

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Twisted Sketch #109


Here is my interpretation of Twisted Sketch #109 – I have been having some MAJOR blog issues lately…so I’ll try this again….as I am not one that is easily defeated 🙂

The “twist” for this sketch was FLOWERS….imagine that, huh?! 🙂  I used my amazing June 2011 kit from www.scrapsofdarkness.com for this one believe it or not, as well as some of the TONS of flowers I have in my stash! and look at the sewing “hook and eye” closures I used as accents! love them!  This is a photo of  my mom and dad in my dad’s home town of Morton, Washington… when they were engaged to be married….before the 3 little girls they were later destined to have.  I am the middle girl of those three girls 🙂  I used some of the AMAZING Dusty Attic chipboard on this…I LOVE that stuff….and right now I am absolutely enthralled with the look of it in it’s bare form….love the look!!!

Here are some up-close photos of the details:

Above, I used my red Staz-on ink to change the cheetah print paper to this amazing red….added buttons….& then painted them red using some Plaid red acrylic paint.

Above, the awesome “clippie-thing” was from May’s kit from www.scrapsofdarkness.com !

The chipboard bird above is from my stash…I am thinking it is from K and Company.

I hope that this finds it’s way into your inbox…then, maybe my blog issues will be almost resolved….strange how dependent we have become on the internet and technology…makes me crazy when something doesn’t work!  If this post works…then I have a TON of stuff to share with everyone…so let’s just see shall we?! Have a great weekend!

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Happy Independence DAY!!!!!


I am wishing everyone a safe & fun 4th of July!!!! Here is a project that I created using a kit from the Vintage Street Market – it is made out of a vintage slide projector wheel…how cool is that!?! Here is a direct link to the instructions for making this little beauty that I have hanging on my front door.

We had a “hen” party and made this…meaning…both of my sisters, my aunt, 2 cousins, and my mom & I got together and each made one of these patriotic wall/door wreaths.  I need to give a special shout-out  to my dear cousin AMY for scoring us these vintage slide projector wheels off of e-bay…and getting all the kits together to make this “hen” party so much fun!!! Thanx girlie!

To start off this Holiday weekend….we (meaning my kiddos, hubby, and I) participated in the 16th annual neighborhood 4th of July parade over in my parent’s neighborhood.  My mom & I built this float (well, really we stuffed the wagon sides with napkins 🙂 ) for Lizzie to ride in as Miss America, and Saylor walked in the parade as Abraham Lincoln 🙂 HOT HOT HOT but good times were had by all! AND our little family won 3 awards…. Lizzie won a trophy for “Most Colorful,” Saylor won the trophy for “Most Original,” and Lizzie and our “float” won “Best in Show.” 

At this point Abe’s beard was so hot it was started to slip around LOL!

By the time awards were handed out…Abraham Lincoln had had ENOUGH – thus, no photo showing Saylor with his trophy! but still…we had enough fun that we all agreed it was worth it! Happy 4th of JULY!

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Important Change over at Twisted Sketches


to quote Anam from the Twisted Sketches website:

Twisted Sketches: new webiste address

as some of you noticed, the site has been down for the last few days – this is due to a screw-up by me because of my insane move I missed the renewal notice for the www.twistedsketches.com domain name and another company bought it from under my nose. I am working on trying to get it back but its looking like a long and expensive battle

so from now on the new website address is:


Please update your bookmarks and if you would kindly pass the new site on to your friends through blogs, facebook and forums – I would be very grateful.

Thank you to everyone who’ve been so supportive these last few days and I hope the change doesnt inconvenience anyone too much.

and if you have domain names, remember to renew them well before their due date to avoid the heart ache and frustration I have had for the last few days.

Thanks and Regards


So be sure and take note of the new website address! and be sure and come over and play along with Anam’s amazing layout and card sketches!

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