Friday, December 31, 2010

Layout of the Week by Cheryl

This weeks LOTW is a layout is "Our 1st Noel" by Cheryl aka C_Mom_Go.  She made this gorgeous using a cute picture of her two daughters.  Melinda chose this layout because of the wonderful distressing and it's elegance.  She also loved Cheryl's amazing trees that are decorated with pearls strands.  Huge congrats Cheryl!!!

Posted by Mandy :)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Showcasing Charlotte

I was so excited when Charlotte Jenkins agreed to be the Guest Designer for our December kit, Time Flies.  Well, let me tell you, she did not disappoint!  She has done some amazing layouts with this kit, and is a very talented artist.  I'd like to share her beautiful work to you today.  I've already shown you her sketch layout in a previous post, so I thought I'd show you what else she has done...

Charlotte did this layout based on her own Sketch 120410




She Is Free

I hope you've enjoyed seeing her work as much as I have, it all truly is an inspiration!

As an end note, I thought I would let you know that we are having an End of Year Clearance Sale in our shop.  Stop by and see these great deals!

I hope you've all had a wonderful and safe Holiday!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Layout of the Week by Smashley

This weeks LOTW was picked by Celina.  Her favorite was a layout by Smashley aka Ashley called "Love".  Celina chose this layout because Ashley used the bold steampunk kit to create a beautiful soft layout.  The photo is beautiful and the lovely cursive title adds a very romantic touch.  Congrats Ashley!!  
Posted by Mandy :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Meet our new Design Team members!

Our first official designer call has ended.  We received submissions from some very
talented artists, and had such a hard time narrowing it down to just one.

So hard, that we weren't able to, so please meet our
two new Design Team members!

My name is Lisa a/k/a Raining and I am hopelessly addicted to the art of scrapbooking. As well as cataloging memories for my family, I consider what I do to be scrap- art. I love taking a flat piece of paper and packaged products and turning them into something beautiful and unexpected. I could devote my entire self to this art but alas I have a husband and two children. They are my primary subjects in my art and my life and do sometimes cringe when I mention the words "photo shoot."
I have always been a creative spirit and have delved into many different areas, sewing, rug hooking and needle arts. I hope to inspire all of you with my designs from this wonderful kit club "Scraps of Darkness". I define my style as unexpected. I can be shabby chic, artsy or eclectic but always strive to be different.
I am honored to be a member of this wonderfully talented design team and look forward to sharing my work with you!

Hello everyone.  My name is Nancy Hanttula.  I am a Registered Nurse by day...and paper crafter by night (when my little flying monkeys and husband are in bed.)  I have been totally enamoured by all things scrapbooking and papercrafting since my very first layout...and who would have was like finding a missing piece! and I have never looked back.  When we moved to a bigger house, I organized my scrap space before I unpacked my closet....and I can spout off paper designers quicker than I could ever identify a clothing designer. After all, a girl has to have her priorities! I have a lot of Scraps of Darkness to get glued down...and I am looking forward to every single minute of it.  

I know you'll enjoy their work, and hope you will join me in welcoming them to the SOD Design Team!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

December Sketch Layouts

I'm a little late!  I said I'd post these days ago, but you know, it is less than  a week until Christmas, and things got hectic!
I just wanted to share some of the gorgeous layouts our Design Team created with this months sketch by Craftysprinkles.

This is her fabulous sketch, created for the December Time Flies kit:

And here is what Charlotte Jenkins, our Guest Designer this month, created based on the sketch
Timeless Moments

Mandy Harrell did a gorgeous winter scene layout
Winter 2010

This is what Amanda Kurtz created with the sketch, such a sweet lo!

Sweet Bun

Celina Matthews did a beautiful layout of her cousin with the sketch

And I did one of my younger daughter's prom pictures
Prom 2010

If you'd like to see some of the other fabulous layouts by our Design Team, please visit our Design Team Gallery.

And don't forget, tomorrow we will be announcing who our newest Design Team member is!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Layout of the Week by Vanillabliss

This week's Layout of the Week is by Joy aka Vanillabliss.  Manda picked this layout because of the fun accordion folds around the circle and how the pink jumps right off the page! And misting? Well, we all know I love that!!!  This has such a cute photo I love how everything goes so well together.  Huge Congrats Joy!!

Posted by Mandy :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Time Flies!

Where does the time go? 2010 is quickly coming to a close, and with that, we bring you our December kit, Time Flies.

This month's kit was designed to show off those holiday photos! With 9 double sided patterned papers from My Mind's Eye's Lost and Found Collection, 7 Gypsies' Paddington Collection, and Kaisercraft's After 5 collection, plus one sheet of flocked paper from Kaisercraft and one Prima Paintables paper, you can create beautiful layouts and projects for both your holiday photos and those everyday photos that prove Time Flies!We've included some fabulous items to embellish your layouts, as well, including our signature pin from Craftysprinkles and products from 7 Gypsies, Prima, Vintaj, Dusty Attic, and more.

We are also offering 3 Add-On Kits that compliment our Main Kit:

Our Romance Add-On Kit is comprised of embellishments that coordinate beautifully with the Main Kit to give you double the fun! Included are 7 Gypsies Aviation Clocks, Kaisercraft bling, My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Brads, Clearsnap Design Adhesives and Designer Foil, Prima Swallowtail Butterflies, Stickles in Chipped Sapphire, and more.
Our Patterned Paper Add-On Kit includes one extra sheet of each of the papers included with the Main Kit, as shown.
And, of course, our Cardstock Add-On, which includes 2 pieces of each of the colors shown.

The lovely Craftysprinkles has given us another beautiful sketch to use with the Time Flies Kit:

I really hope you like this month's kit!  Tomorrow I'll be posting the layouts done by our talented Design Team, using this sketch.

And don't forget, today is the last day to get submissions in for our Design Team Call!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

There is still time...

Tomorrow is the last day to get your submissions in for our Design Team Call.
We've received some amazing applications, don't forget to add yours to them!
Details can be found here:  Scraps of Darkness Design Team Call.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Layout of the Week by Cheryl

A big CONGRATS to Cheryl aka C_Mom_Go for having a second layout be chosen for the layout of the week!!  Cheryl's "Despair" was chosen by me, because of the gorgeous design and amazing photo!!  This layout has such a heartbreaking story behind it and my heart goes out to Cheryl for this one.  I love Cheryl's trademark technique of weaving and how well she does it.  Her gorgeous flower cluster and broken heart is a perfect touch for this beautiful layout! Way to go girl!!
Posted by Mandy :)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

A contest and our December Guest Designer!!!

We are having another contest, which is open to our kit subscribers and anybody who has purchased either our November or December kit (which will be available on December 15th).  Get the details here .

And I'm so excited about our December Guest Designer, that I couldn't wait until kit reveal on the 15th!
Charlotte Jenkins, aka Suepup, will be working with our December kit to give you inspiration and eye candy!  I'm so thrilled that she accepted the Guest DT position, because I am a big fan of her work.  So if you haven't already, meet Charlotte:

I am Charlotte, AKA Suepup in the virtal world. I live in central Ohio, born and raised in the heart of an Appalachian coal mining town. I live with my husband, a Doberman Pincher, a Rottweiler and a Pharoah hound/Doberman mix. I am addicted to art and crafting!. My current loves are scrapbooking, mixed media, photography and printmaking.
I guess my creative journey began as a young child, when I began oil painting, drawing with pastels and beading. As a child, and still do, love anything that is rusted, weathered and distressed. I find beauty in things most people find ugly or consider junk. I am fairly new to scrapbooking and had been very reluctant to try the "art". For many years, I thought scrapbooking was only a craft, and not art. I now laugh at that thought, I was so wrong. A couple years ago, one of my friends dared me to just scrap one page. Well I did, and now I addicted. I find scrapbooking is a way to create smaller pieces of mixed media artwork! I love Distressed, Steampunk, Shabby Chic and Grunge style scrapbooking. I consider myself an artist rather than a crafter. I often find that my scrapbooking style does not fit the traditional scrapper. I have a passion for Modern and Renaissance Art. My favorite artist is Kathe Kollwitz, a German Expressionist whose work expresses empathy for the less fortunate, embraces the victims of poverty, hunger, death and war during the first half of the 20th century. I am also addicted to the Tudor and Edwardian era, I really any time period of great social change.
I am THRILLED and feel SO BLESSED to be invited as a guest designer for the Scraps of Darkness. I have been so inspired by all of the wonderful talent surrounding Scraps of Darkness.

If you haven't seen her work before, you can see her awesome creations on her blog:  A Pretty Pile of Paper Chaos .

And lastly, I just want to remind you all that we are looking for another Designer to add to our Design Team!  Get the details here.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Layout of the Week by Amy

This weeks Layout of the Week is by Amy aka moey!!  Her layout called Cutie-My Little Pepper was picked by Melinda.  This layout was chosen for it's beautiful elegance and distressing all in one.  We love how you worked in those gorgeous details and fabulous colors!!  Plus how you can pass up a pic that adorable!!  Huge Congrats Amy!!!
Posted by Mandy :)