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Blog Give-away WINNER!


thanks to all you lovely ladies who participated in my Blog-versary give-away!!! and without further ado, (with the assistance of random.org) the winner of the LOVELY FLORAL Cricut cartridge is Clare Dempsey! Congratulations!!!! Please e-mail me your mailing address so I can get this sent out to you asap!!!

I am planning on a major scrap-room re-haul and purge in the next coming weeks….and I would like to share with my friends…..so, stay tuned for some more blog give-aways as I make my great attempt at “Scraproom Re-Haul 2011-2012!”

I am thankful for each and every one of you!

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Marie Antoinette – Scraps of Darkness November Purple Haze kit & Blog Give-away!


Another layout I created with the gorgeous Purple Haze kit from www.scrapsofdarkness.com ! and don’t forget to leave a comment and be sure and subscribe to my blog, if you haven’t already, to win the Lovely Floral Cricut Cartridge – more details can be found on yesterday’s blog post!

I created this for the Round Robin challenge we have going on monthly over at the Scraps of Darkness’ forums.  Talk about a super fun challenge!

This is a picture of the Halloween costume that I wanted my little misses to wear for this last Halloween…alas, it was not meant to be…I just couldn’t get her on board with it.  And she just will not cooperate with wigs! LOL! and that is my favorite part!!!

The November kit is full of the gorgeous Garden Girl from Bo Bunny!

I used several Cricut cartridges to make this….the intricate die-cut design over the orange background was created with my Mother’s Day 2010 cartridge on “Fit to Page” setting.  The flowers were created with the AMAZING “Flower Shoppe’ cartridge, and the font was made using the Hello Kitty font cartridge! I made a resolution to start using my Cricut…and I am loving it!

Here are some up-close photos:







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Blog Giveaway!

It’s that time of year! but I am thankful all year round!!! and to show my appreciation for all my friends and followers & to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of my blog, I am having another blog give-away.  To get in on this give-away, all you need to do is:
#1 post a comment on the layout I post tomorrow,
#2 be a follower (new subscribers welcome….just click on the Subscribe 2 link over in the right-hand column), AND international entries eligible as well,
and that is it!
A random winner will be chosen and announced on Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 24, 2011!
Here is what I am giving away: (but if you do not have a Cricut machine,there is an alternate prize.)
Good LUCK!
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Scraps of Darkness Monthly Kit Club Reveals “Purple Haze”


Well….it is the 15th of the month again….and today marks the November reveal of Scraps of Darkness’ latest kit: PURPLE HAZE!

“Well she’s walking through the clouds
 With a circus mind that’s running round
 Butterflies and zebras
 And moonbeams and fairy tales
 That’s all she ever thinks about…
 Riding with the wind.”
                          – Jimi Hendrix

And here are some of the projects I created with this dazzling kit:

Layout created using the Purple Haze exclusive sketch

Here is my Lizzie’s first day of Pre-K! She was so excited! I created this layout using the exclusive sketch made for November’s kit from fellow Design Team member, Charlotte Jenkins aka Suepup.

Here are some detailed shots:

I created the title on my Cricut using the Hoot ‘n’ Holler Cricut Lite cartridge.

My next layout is of a beautiful wintery photo my husband took while he was traveling in Germany several years back.

Next is the 3rd layout I created with this gorgeously colorful kit:


 I used 3 different Cricut cartridges in creating this: Mother’s Day 2010, Elegant Edges, and Fancy Frames.


I have shared a tutorial over at the Scraps of Darkness web-site on how I created the flowers for this layout if you are interested… click HERE.

And lastly, here is the 4th layout I created using this AMAZING kit:



I used my EK Success Perfect Petal punch in a little bit of a different way.

I have shared a short tutorial on how I created this border detailing with Liquid Pearls over at www.scrapsofdarkness.com !

TFL my friends! Stay tuned as I will be posting my next blog give-away this next Saturday (another Cricut Lite cartridge, or alternate prize if you don’t have a Cricut) and I will also be  sharing more projects using this gorgeous kit soon!


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