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Happy Haunting: Beware of the Witch & Her Two Little Monsters – Scraps of Darkness Oct kit


Here is the canvas mixed-media piece that I created to hang on my front door:

This was created with the amazing Moxxie paper included in this months ALL HALLOWS EVE kit from www.scrapsofdarkness.com – I had to use 2 of the Moxxie papers Some Like It Haunt papers to stretch across my 11 x 14 canvas, and cut out individual tombstones from the Tomb It May Concern paper (how fun are these paper titles?! )   I mod podged the paper down…left some of the tombstones unglued to provide a little more dimension…outlined some of the lines in the bg trees and haunted house…used some stamps on the bg for dimension….title letters from the Girls Paperie and fences cut out with my Happy Haunting Cricut cartridge.  I lined the sides with Maya Road rose trim, the top with some black lace and orange/black striped ribbon to hang the project from my stash…. the “Happy Haunting” lettering as well as the 2 corner flowers are from Pink Paislee’s Phantom banner kit that came in the Romance add-on for this month’s kit.  Here are some up-close photos:

TFL~ Happy Halloween EVE!

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Fall Beauty – October kit from Scraps of Darkness


Here is another layout that I created using the gorgeous Oct ALL HALLOWS EVE kit from www.scrapsofdarkness.com

This is my sweet baby Elizabeth at about 5 months old!

the paper embossed punched buttons are created with a Martha Stewart punch

the little butterfly is actually a magnet that I have had in my stash for some time

I used one of EK Success trim/border punches for the medallion accents around the circle….I cut each one of them apart…adhered them with a pop dot in the center…then covered the middle of them with small strips of ribbon.

above is a “flocked” rub-on from Prima that I have had in my stash FOREVER….it was really quite amazing if I do say so myself.

and for the “Fall” in my title I took one of my handy-dandy black permanent Bic markers to my pink Thickers.

And lastly, here is a shot of the masking/inking I created using on of my many Prima masks:

TFL! Happy Sunday!

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Just About The Details


I wanted to share the up-close photos of the first 4 layouts I created with Scraps of Darkness October “All Hallow’s Eve” kit, before I share my latest projects….so all together now..here we go:

first up is the LOVE layout…I created this for a friend…using her wedding invitation…. here are the up-close photos and details:

I layered one of the gorgeous hand-made butterflies that Renea aka Reneabouquets made for me in the last swap over at www.scrapsofdarkness.com over the large butterfly.  Thank you Renea…those butterflies are truly dazzling!

Above you can see part of the hand-stitched flourishes I created on the page…I was going for a doodled/barbed-wire look for these flourishes.  Below is another flourish up on the top right corner of the layout.

next we have the SoulLess layout which was created for the title challenge over at www.scrapsofdarkness.com – the challenge was to use SoulLess as the complete title…and when I found this image on the internet…well…it looked totally soul-less to me!

I double-printed the image so that I could tear out and curl up the edges of the eye…see below

This amazing Prima bat vine came in the Romance kit this month at www.scrapsofdarkness.com – and it was perfect for this.

I curled up the end of the Prima bat vine to create a “serpent” ! a detail that easily goes unnoticed…(exactly why I like to share the close-up details. 🙂

above you can see where I hand-stitched together two of the border die-cut punch-outs from the kit! and at the very, very bottom (and also at the very top) are the awesome “grunge” sticks that Mandy aka Craftysprinkles so generously made and sent to me! I thought they were PERFECT for this!

The next layout is:  You’re A Star Saylor!

This amazing photo was taken by a family friend (she can be found on facebook under Tiffany Roberts Photography). 

The stars were created with some of my acrylic Close To My Heart stamps.  The gears and barbed wire chipboard pieces are from Dusty Attic and I acquired them through the Scraps of Darkness Shoppe.

and now for The Hanttula Matrix layout:

This is a photo of hubby and I – Halloween 2003.  As “simple” as this layout may appear….simple layouts tend to take me the most time to complete….go figure.  I used rub-ons, masking, inking and distressing, and of course STITCHING.

Thanks for taking a closer peek! I hope something here has inspired you to create!     and stay tuned….I will be celebrating the 2nd anniversary of my blog …and plan on having another blog give-away….I will be giving away another  Cricut cartridge….so if you have a Cricut and would like a chance to win….be sure and check back ! 

Happy Sunday my friend! and Happy Halloween EVE!

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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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