Tuesday, November 24, 2015

more fall fun with Scraps Of Darkness and BoBunny

Hi everyone!
Today I have a fun layout I did using the November Scraps Of Darkness Kit 'Amy's Amazing Autumn'

For this layout celebrating fall I used the wonderful BoBunny November sketch 

I love this photo of Cody jumping in.  They worked for hours trying to get a big enough leaf pile lol!

I used the banner from the chipboard stickers that is in the elements add on 

I fussy cut some leaves from a couple of the papers, stamped a few using the BoBunny stamps from the main kit 
and the embossing powder from a previous kit, and added a few of the Petaloo leaves for texture from the Floral Add On

I fussy cut a bunch of butterflies from one of the BoBunny papers and inked the edges of them along with the leaves using the Tim Holtz Ground Espresso Distress Ink from the Color Add On 

Here you can see the dimension the butterflies add!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Fall fun with the November Scraps of Darkness kit

Good afternoon!
I am middle of a deep clean getting ready for a birthday party on the weekend!
I am washing walls, cleaning furniture, washing floors...all the fun stuff!
I wanted to share my layout I created using the newest November kit from Scraps Of Darkness 

Those little cuties are are our boys a few years ago....
I was lucky to capture this moment of sheer joy - they were so happy just playing in the leaves...just being boys ...just being brothers enjoying the leaf pile! 
I used the Bo Bunny Enchanted Harvest Papers for this one because the beautiful rich colors were perfect for the photo! I also used the Hemptique Crafter's Hemp Cord around the side of my photo and then let the ends fall like they were blown by the same wind that blew the leaves off the trees.

I used the cardstock sticker from the  main kit and I fussy cut one of the butterflies from a BO Bunny paper

I did a lot of fussy cutting of leaves from the paper 'foliage'
I cut out each one, inked the edges with the 'ground espresso' distress ink from the color add on, then added the distress glitter from a previous kit and the chartreuse iced enamels I bought from the SOD store...I also embossed a few with Lindy's embossing powders from previous kits

I tucked in a few of the Petaloo red botanica velvet hydrangeas 

I bent a few up to show dimension and show off their beauty! 

I love how it looks like a big leaf pile.

In the elements add on there is these beautiful Prima resin leaves that I had a lot of fun with.  I used the Cinnamon Brown Silks pain on the leaves in spots...while still wet I then sprayed it with the 'carves pumpkin' distress spray stain - both from the color add on. I heat set, then added some of the distress glitter and some crackle medium to get the look I wanted.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Final October projects

Good morning!

I finished my final two projects from the Scraps Of Darkness October kit!

I am really happy how they came out!

I had this wood coffin in my stash so I altered it with many of the elements from the kit

First I painted it black, then covered it with crackle medium and added some of the black glitter glass from the kit

when everything was dry I splattered the white Lindy's mist over top

The headstone is from last years Halloween kit.  I covered it in a thick layer of crackle medium then mated it with grey cardstock and of course inked the edges

The flower is a Marion Smith vine from the floral add on that I misted with the Lindy's Jazzy Jivin purple mist from this months color add on and the Dylusions squeezed orange from a previous kit.

I added the lace from elements add on and the spiders I had in my stash

I sprayed some cheesecloth with mists and added a plastic sketeton

and added a flower to his lapel or what would have been his lapel! lol!

My final project features a photo f Ty when he was little - he can pose for the camera!

On this one I used the Echo Park papers!

I cut one of the title out of one of the papers!

Yes I know its a boy page and Halloween but I love flowers!

I used glossy accents to adhered some of the black glass glitter then over it so none would fall off to the blue fern chipboard apothecary bottles and a sticker 'potion' from last years kit.
I also misted some cheesecloth for texture!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

It's the spookiest time of year!

Good afternoon everyone!

I am excited to share my next layout using the Octobers 
Scraps Of Darkness kit 'Danse Macabre'

our two boys always loved Halloween and dressing in scary costumes!

I loved working with the Authentique Moonlit papers!  so fun!

I used flowers from the floral add on, some from previous kits and some I bought at the SOD store!

The feather is from the a previous SOD kit!

I added the Stampendous Black Crushed Glass Glitter from the elements add on to various flowers, the Prima metal embellishments (also from EAO) and the feather!

I LOVE the Pewter May Arts Crocheted Thread Ribbon....it is really cool!

In the main kit we received Tim Holtz Idea-ology Boneyard Resin Skulls and I could not resist sticking one in in the flower!

I inked some bats that were in last years Halloween kit from UmWow studios

The Blue Fern Studios Chipboard Ironwork Edge is really fabulous!
I trimmed the end off because I wanted to use the Prima light from last months kit.
I then inked it, then embossed it with the Stampendous Embossing Enamel in Aged Black.
I also added some more of the glitter glass.  

Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

First layout with the October SOD kit!

I LOVE Halloween!
I have some decorations up - a graveyard, a few ghosts and spiders, body parts strewn around, and some floating heads!
Its fun!!!

Last year was Ty's last year of trick or treating....he is getting too old now so I will have lots of fun scrapbooking these memories!

This is Ty (the Killer Clown) and his best friend Sam (Einstein) last year.  

I used the Graphic 45 Rare Oddities papers and sis some water distressing.
I also used a stencil and some molding paste, sprayed with the three mists from the color add on and main kit - Jazzy Jivin Purple, Go Greased Lightnin', and Sidewalk Chalk

the flowers are from the floral add on that I splattered with the three mists!
I added one of the G45 chipboard pieces for their names & date

I used a title piece from last years Halloween kit that I splattered with the Sidewalk Chalk mist.

I had a lot of fun with the Blue Fern Studios Chipboard Ironwork Edge from the Elements add on
I inked it first with Tim Holtz forest moss distress ink from a previous kit, then I used my embossing pad randomly in spots and added the Olive Stampendous Vintage Embossing Tinsel from the color add on and heat set it.  I then used the embossing pad randomly again and used the Aged Black
Stampendous Embossing Enamel.  I think it looks cool!

The stamp is too cute!  The 'little frog' is from the main kit and i used the embossing tinsel on it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Real Men Wear Pink

Good morning!
I have a layout I want to share that means  a lot to me.
over night on June 7th til 8th 2014 my hubby walked
 9 hours 49 minutes straight in cowboy boots 
over 25 miles,
on my sisters Relay for Life team 'Deb's Ducks' to raise money for Breast Cancer research.
My sister is a wonderful, strong, and beautiful woman that kicked cancers behind!!!
That relay she had a lot of fabulous supporters who walked with her and cheered her on during the survivor lap.  

 Jon did not stop, he did not rest, he wanted to walk the entire 12 hours but that's impossible.
My wonderful brother in law Brent, walked with Jon during what ended up being Jon's final lap and told him 'He had done enough, and it was time to rest'  Jon told Brent he wanted to finish this lap and Brent walked with him.  They finished the lap in silence...nothing more needed to be said.

I am so very proud of him.

In the photo Jon is being recognized by the Blenheim organizer for walking the longest.
I wish I could remember the ladies name but alas..... 

I bought a Scraps Of Elegance kit a LONG time ago and used the 7 dots paper!

I sprayed a few doilies and then used a bit of gesso.  Under the photo is some tags with some personal journaling.

I added some of the die cuts around the cluster and a key!
I covered the key with gesso, then added some Lindy's stamp gang embossing powder in 
Stardust Candy Rose.

Here you can see the title and I highlighted how long he walked by using a Prima resin oval frame that I inked, then used the same embossing powder and bit of pink Heidi Swapp Color Shine.
I added some Flourish With  Bling pearls around the cluster and on the oval frame!

I also embossed on a few butterflies and added some gesso

Here you can see the whole cluster

I love the big flower!  Lots of dimension!

I am entering this the Scrap Your stash challenge.
You are to use a stash item for each letter of word INKS

I - ink - used in various places and on the oval frame
N - 'nine' I used the nine in the subtitle
K - used a key
S - used Scraps Of Elegance kit, Sakura pen for journaling
include a STASH item for each letter in the work INKS. - See more at: http://scrapourstash.blogspot.ca/2015/10/october-stash-challenge-31-inks.html#sthash.SABVF0Ek.dpuf

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A Journey.....

Every week my hubby works hard to provide for us.  
He drives truck so that means he is away from us a week at a time.
Its not easy for him or us but its a good paying, honest, and demanding career that takes him to a lot of wonderful (and not so wonderful) places and meets some interesting and fascinating people - some that have become his friends and some that he would rather forget.
Its a stressful job because you have to deal with a lot of people that do not understand the rules of
road - like not driving in the middle lane if you are driving slow on a three lane highway because trucks can not pass on the far lane. Or they think that big trucks can stop on a dime raced around him and then slammed on the brakes...its dangerous and unappreciated job.  People don't want big trucks in their way but they want their stuff on the shelves at their store.  Some people do not realize that without those big trucks in their way while they are racing to work (usually checking emails, brushing their teeth, combing their hair or things I can not mention) they would not have a job - nothing to bring the raw materials in and nothing to bring the finished product out.
Like I said he works hard at a thankless job he really does love most of the time.

So, thanks honey

Here is the layout I created using the Scraps Of Darkness September kit 'Tanya's Industrial Odyssey'

Photo by Breaultography!

I had a lot of fun creating this masculine layout using the Marion Smith Time keeper papers

I die cut some gears and added natural sand texture gel to them.  I covered them with two different liquid pearls from precious kits. I then added some crackle medium to spots.

I had seen on the Bo Bunny blog a technique using a stencil, modeling paste and different colors of liquid pearls.  The effect was very cool, but I wanted it o be more textured so I used natural sand texture gel, then the liquid pearls.  I LOVE how it turned out.

For the title - I cut the 'journey' out of one of the papers, inked the edges, added the smaller letters from my stash then added some crackle medium

I also made drips using the dark chocolate truffle lindy's mist from the color add on.

Thanks for stopping by!