Friday, March 29, 2013

Scraps Of Elegance/Scraps Of Darkness blog hop


Welcome to the Scraps of Darkness March Blog Hop

If you have arrived here from Karolina Stopyra you are on the right track" if not & want to make sure you hop along correctly.....  At the bottom of this post I have the list!!!!
We  have just unveiled our March kit  “Day Glo”
and our designers have been & will be sharing a project from this kit with you

Here is a layout I created with this FANTASTIC KIT....


Also! I have created a Video Tutorial sharing how I go about creating this background... you can go Here to check this O.U.T!!
SADLY! this is my Last Designing Team work with the Scraps Of Darkness kits as I've decided to step down, I would like to THANK Melinda, Lisa & all the girls just 1 more time.....  LOL
for such a AWESOME team to work for/with.....

We have a special guest joining us this month GINA’S DESIGNS
Our kit this month features Gina’s chipboard corners that were designed exclusively for us!!!!

 Scraps of Darkness
 is giving away our fabulous
 March Kit
 to one lucky winner!  

Also 5 of us have hidden prizes this month. 
Our Scraps of Elegance Designers are sharing their work with the March
“Spring’s Promise” kit


All you have to do is become a follower of the Scraps of Darkness blog and “like us” on Facebook. Visit each participating blog, become of follower of those blogs and leave a comment.
When you have visited everyone return here and leave us a comment letting us know how much fun you had!
If you post about this blog hop on your own blog you or share it on facebook you will be entered into the drawing twice for an extra chance to win!

We are sure you will be inspired by our talented design team!
The March kit is stunning and you won’t want to miss out on grabbing one for yourself!
                                 **Open to international entries **
You have until 
                    Sunday March 31st  1:00 AM PST to complete the hop.
The winner will be announced on this blog on Tuesday April 2nd.
Be sure to check back on that day to see if you have won…
"your next stop is "Helena Johansson

Have Fun!


Blogs to visit
Scraps of Darkness
Scraps of Elegance
Ginas Designs

Mandy Harrell
Renea Harrison
Karen Zueger
Lisa Novogrodski
Elena Olinevich
Michelle Phillips
Karolina Stopyra
Rachael Funnell YOU ARE HERE

Helena Johansson
Agnieszka Bellaidea
Sarah Bargo
Evgenia Petzer
Sara Onneby
Vivian Keh

Nadia Cannizzo
Romy Veul


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Green Tara is having a.........




Design Team Callout



We are inviting applications from crafters who are interested in joining the Green Tara Design Team.

If you love using flowers, ribbons, lace, trims & more in your scrapbooking and papercafting, then we would love to hear from you.

The term will be for 6 months, beginning in May 2013 and finishing at the end of October 2013.
Internationals welcome.

Successful applications will commit to 2-3 layouts/projects per month.  As well, you will need to have, and update, an active personal blog and facebook page.

In return for your commitment to the Green Tara DT, you will receive lots of beautiful product to play with and use.

So if you think you are up for the challenge and would like to be part of our team, we would love to hear from you.

Please send us:

1.                  Three recent layouts/projects that show us your style and talent and what you have to offer (preferably using flowers although it doesn’t necessarily need to be ours)
2.                  All links to personal blogs and galleries
3.                  Short Bio, telling us a bit about yourself, including any DT past or present and any other experience etc.

Applications close on 14th April and successful applicants will be notified soon after so that you can get started on your projects and be ready for May.

Please send applications, marked DT Callout to vgarling@bigpond.net.au plus a copy to info@greentara.com.au

 ** Make sure your photos are no bigger than 500kb each.

Good luck and we look forward to hearing from you.

Alison O’Reilly
Green Tara

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Kaiser Saturday Sketch March #4

Hi there!
Just squeezing in this post to share this layout....
 While my daughter sat at 1 deck doing her homework yesterday afternoon!! I sat another & created this layout for Kaiser - March Sketch #4 & it felt SO GOOD to create non DT work.....
I've used the GORGEOUS KC- Lavendar Haze range... 
along with a Couple of the KC stamps - Arty, Script crackle & Dictionary meaning!! YEP! I have too many stamps.... they are addictive little suckers... LOL!
This is the Sketch..
Have a WONDERFUL day!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Anna's Craft Cupboard - Kaiser In The Attic

Hello once again!
Anna sent me 3 FANTASTIC ranges to play with this month &Today! 
I want to share with you 3 layouts that I created with 1 of those ranges
Kaiser - In the Attic.. for direct links just click the  Papers & Accessories
OK! so first up is the layout.. of my 2 Primary Kids....
YES! sad but true... REALLY LOVED this photo of the 2 of them.. 
I have lightly stamped the edge of the photo with Kaiser - script stamp...

Anna has a GREAT range of washi tape & is available HERE..
The black flower is a Green Tara Primula & the white roses which I have inked the edges of are also Green Tara...   Anna has these & a few other Green Tara flowers be sure to check out the range she has HERE
some hidden Journaling... & the Chevron bag I purchased from Greatest View  REALLY Love these bags....

 Next up is this layout of Chloee....

Here I have used the Kaiser Pearls strips on this dress form.. the dress form  you get in the Collectables
 Couldn't help myself & did some fussy cutting from this piece of paper...
 The white flowers are Green Tara - Primula  
I've also got a LOT of stamping going on.... 1 of my FAVE thing ATM to do in my backgrounds LOTS of stamping, flickering mists & paint! hehehe

& last layout with this range..........
Is this layout of Hubby! This photo I took on Fathers day last Year!!
The Clock Template I've used  is also Kaiser.... I 
The Arty stamp is also Kaiser & can be brought with more FANTASTIC Kaiser stamps from Anna's  HERE...
Thanks HEAPS for popping by & have a GREAT Week People......

Sunday, March 24, 2013

** Scraps Of Darkness Day Glo March Kit**

Today is the reveal day for
Included in our March Kit:
**5 double sided papers from Prima's Sunrise Sunset collection
**5 double sided papers from SEI's Mia Bella collection
**Prima Sunrise Sunset Zipper Flowers
**Prima Sunrise Sunset Say It In Crystals Gem Sheet
**Prima Sunrise Sunset Wood Clip Embellishments
**Prima Vintage Mechanicals - Vintage Clock Face Smal
l**Ingvild Bolme Chalk Edger - Fall Lea
f**Gina's Designs Chipboard Geometric Corners (4 corners) - designed exclusively for Scraps of Darkness
**SEI 12 x 12 Velvet Paper - Asparagus
**SEI Mia Bella 12 x 12 Postcards Perforated Sheet


I have 4 layouts to share today & along with this kit there also some REALLY GREAT add ons
If you just click the add on it should take you straight to each add on

First up is this layout of Chloee!!
**NOTE all the stamps I've used are from my stash**
 The stamps I've used in my background are from my stash....


& this first layout is my take on the March Scraps Of Darkness - Sketch created by Charlotte Jenkins...

next up is this layout of Ethan Chloee & there Poppy...
  the Prima 12x12 dots stencil I've used was from the Scraps Of Darkness - January Waterways kit!! OH! & the leaf stamp is a 3rd Eye stamp & available from Scraps Of Darkness store HERE......


Next up is the layout of Chloee...

 also! the white doily from my stash...

& lastly for today....
is this layout of ME & my boy!
 I created the circles with a glass lid....
 Again I have used the 3rd Eye leaf stamp
That's it for today...
THANKS Heaps for stopping by & just before I go be sure to mark your Calenders cause 
Scraps Of Darkness & Scraps Of Elegance are having a blog hop starting March 29th 1:00 AM PST"

Thursday, March 21, 2013

2 layouts from Georgia Heald Classes...

Ello! Ello!
I'm back yet again to share with you my 2 layouts that I created from Georgia Heald 
classes at Melbourne Expo...
First up is this layout! Of Chloee....



This layout of Ethan from the other class of Georgia's...


Hope you have a WONDERFUL day...
Thanks for poppin by!

Monday, March 18, 2013

My Melbourne Trip............

Hi there!
As you may recall! I recently visit for the first time EVER the glorious city of Melbourne...
 for the Melbourne Expo....
& I did  2 classes of the EVER SO TALENTED Georgia Heald!
I FINALLY found 5 mins to go though my photos from this recent trip.....
I end up taking about 150 photos which is not much for ME...   LOL! & NO I wont share all of these with you, just a few my FAVE......
& then in another post share with you the 2 layouts that created from Georgia's Classes...

Friday morning @ Canberra airport waiting to go aboard!!
 I was with the best company & the most LOVELIEST lady Wendy....
This photo taken by me with little hand held camera.. sitting in the back row of plane & ready for take off..........
on the Sky bus heading to the hotel....
once we dropped off our bags we headed out for the afternoon doing a little site seeing & a shopping!!! hehehe!
 1 of those photo's Wendy insist on getting...... me with these mannequins!!! don't know why this is looking blurry?? it's not when I bring it up on the computer??
having a 5 sec rest before continuing on with more shopping!!

 Saturday morning heading to the Exhibition building...

 a very quick chat & photo with Miss G before she started her classes....( I'm sure I look star stuck here)   LOL!
was lucky enough to get to chat to her a little more at the end of the day!! which was NICE...
 Wendy in her prime with these Graphic 45 papers....
 walking & on our way back to the motel... didn't get back till 9.30 pm that night... stopping for dinner on the way!
& I'm sure I walked passed Curtis Stone he was standing out the front of his restaurant maybe??
NO! didn't get a photo...  LOL!
Then Sunday went for a MASSIVE walk around Melbourne in the morning
along South bank
the x with the circle around it is were we stayed..   & I'm about 99.9% sure we walked up & down EVERY single 1 of these streets by the end of our stay!!! 
YES! We walked quite a few kms.. & I end up losing about 2 kilos! GEE!
OH! we also went on the Free City Tram on the Friday night a few times....

down & along South Wharf...




Then back up to Exhibition Building for the afternoon.. Were I got to catch up with the EVER SO LOVELY  & SUPER Talented Cathy Cafun..
It was Sooooo AWESOME to sit in the park for about hour & chat to this lady!! I wasn't feeling the best at this stage & Cathy was the such GREAT Company... THANKS Chickie!
Monday morning touch down  in Canberra... & a 2 hour drive home!!
HAD a BALL.. was SOOOOO EXCITED to get home...
already talking to hubby about taken the kids to Melbourne for the weekend later on this year!!
  Hopefully I didn't bore you too much! & I'm sure some of these will be scrapped in the near future!!


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