Thursday, May 25, 2017

Multi photo Beach layout using Kaisercraft from the 'Blue Skies and Sunshine' kit!

Good morning!
When I received the awesome  'Blue Skies & Sunshine' kit I knew that it would be perfect for a beach layout!


I love the motion of the kaisercraft background paper and the blues are fabulous!


I used some Kaisercraft die cuts for accents and the title!


 Our boys were so little there....I decided to change the photos to black and white to add more visual interest and contrast!  I also used one of the Kaisercraft stickers on the side


In the kit is this awesome circle chipboard that I embossed with Lindy's stamp gang embossing powder from a previous kit and then added the blue shards of glitter glass from this kit.  I tucked in some die cuts, flowers from the floral add on and previous kits and a seashell from my stash.

I am entering this is the really cool May challenge at Kaisercraft
Choose 3 boxes and create any papercraft project you like featuring things starting with the first letter of your chosen boxes.
So I chose M - multi photo, B - beach layout, blue F - flowers, 
D - die cuts, C - chipboard I know you had to choose only 3 but I overdid it lol!

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

using even not so great photos!

Good morning!
A few years ago we went to Niagara Falls and my hubby took this photo of our boys and I.  Unfortunately Ty had his eyes closed.  I still scrapbooked the photo because it was an important memory and I wanted to document it.


I used the awesome Scraps of Darkness 'Blue Skies and Sunshine' kit which fit perfectly for this layout . 

I did some layering of the Bo Bunny Petal Lane papers and added doilies!


I love the patterns on the papers and the flowers are super cute!


Thats all for now!  I hope I have inspired you to use those not so great photos so you can still document the memory!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Distressed masculine layout 'Boys Will Be Boys'

Good morning!
The Scraps Of Darkness kits are packed full of stuff...so much that you can create many projects.  I always get the coordinating paper and paper add on each month so I have a lot more to create with! 

I really loved the Chesterville collection and created my 5th layout using the amazing 'Boys Will Be Boys' kit


I did a lot of layering with the wonderful papers


This awesome photo was taken by my niece Jill at Breautography...he boys didn't even realize their photo was being taken. It ended up being one of my favorite photos....


I inked the Blue Fern Chipboard title with Stayz on ink from a previous kit then added two different embossing powders for a distressed and grungy look.


I created this cluster with flowers from the floral add on, and previous kits.  I also added some gears that I embossed that were from my stash.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Playing with color and Bo Bunny

Good morning!

I have another layout to share today from the 'Boys will be Boys' kit from Scraps Of Darkness using the Bo Bunny Life In Color collection


Our niece Jill from Breaultography took this wonderful photo of Cody which was perfect for these papers

I started by using the Lindy's color shakers from the main kit and color add on onto the background paper that I had covered in clear gesso.  I spritzed with water until I liked what I saw!  I then used a stencil from a previous kit and some embossing paste!


I fussy cut these images from the papers and used the tape from the elements add on


I also fussy cut the title out of the paper,


and the hot air balloon.  I also added some of the microbeads from the elements add on!

The really awesome arrow I inked with orange stazon ink then added the green embossing powder and some of the blue microbeads! 

I used a wonderful sketch from Stuck? Sketches

  
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Colorful fun with Bo Bunny from The 'Boys Will Be Boys' kit

Good morning!
I am really enjoying working with the Scraps Of Darkness 'Boys Will Be Boys' kit.  
For this layout I decided to use the Bo Bunny Life In Color collection...
 
 
I started bylayering then inking all the papers with stayz on ink from a previous kit.
 
 
I added some of the clear stickers from the elements add on...they are cool!
 
 
I fussy cut that really cool octopus out of one of the papers from the coordinating paper add on.  He rocks!
 
 
I also added the Echo Park Petticoats & Pinstripes Boy Words Decorative Tape from the elements add on.
 
Thanks for stopping by
~Laura
 
 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Mood Board challenge!

Good morning!

Here is the layout I created being inspired by this moodboard and using the Scraps Of Darkness 'Boys Will Be Boys' kit

Every month I host a challenge over at Scraps Of Darkness Facebook Community
This month I decided to have a mood board challenge!

I was inspired by the textures, colors and quote so I created a layout using the browns and blues, lots of texture and that quite had to be the title for the layout with this photo (by Breaultography)
I love the Cody marches to his own drummer and does things his own way.  He is such a fabulous kid and I really wanted to celebrate it!
I started by layering the awesome Chesterville papers by Blue Fern Studios and inking and distressing the edges


*create any layout or altered art using This mood board for inspiration
*must be new and created for this challenge and uploaded before April 30th midnight est
*paper only please (no digital)
*please upload your layout for this challenge into this album
*if you create a layout using any of our kits you will receive an extra ballot
*Melinda will be providing a Gift certificate for the randomly drawn winning entry!




I created the cluster using the flowers from the main kit, floral add on and from previous kits


The denim stars are fabulous!  They are part of main kit...I added the denim button from elements add on.


The arrow is also part of the elements add on, I inked it and added blue embossing powder from a previous kit.
I LOVE this quote.  I think everyone she embrace their individuality and be as awesome as possible!

Thanks for stopping by!
Laura

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Grungy mixed media layout!

Hey everyone!
I am excited to share my first layout with the awesome Scraps Of Darkness 'Boys will be Boys' kit!   
It is jammed pack full of awesome stuff that is perfect for the photos of my guys taken by my niece at Breautography!



The Blue Fern papers are perfect for this layout I wanted to create using a Stuck? sketch! I started by tearing the papers, then added a bit of texture by using a stencil and texture paste, and misting with the Lindy's Stamp Gang Sandra Dee Sepia Flat Fabios Mist from the color add on


in a previous kit was this wonderful Blue Fern Studios chipboard piece...I inked it and then added some Blue Fern Studios Sage Embossing Powder from the color add on.


I added the Papermania Denim Blue Metal Buttons from the elements add on along with some gears from a previous kit, the sequins from the main kit and some beads from my stash



 I added a heart doily from my stash that I misted and inked with the Lindy's Stamp Gang Sandra Dee Sepia Flat Fabios Mist from the color add on and some black mist from a previous kit.  I did the same technique to the arrow that I did the other blue fern chipboard.  I added my title and a chipboard heart from February's kit.




To create the bricks I covered a sheet of cardstock with texture paste, then red paint, then black mist.

here is the sketch I used



Thanks for stopping by
Laura
 





Friday, March 10, 2017

More sweetness.....

Good morning!
The 'Our Story' kit from Scraps Of Darkness is perfect for celebrating how much I love my hubby!


I used the fabulous Prima papers from the kit for the background!


I used flowers from the floral add on and some from previous kits


The kaisercraft chipboard letters are from the main kit.  I inked them with the Prima Chocolate Color Philosophy Stackable Magnetic Ink Pad then painted them with the Art-C Metallic Antique Copper Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Tube both from the color add on.  The doilies I sprayed with
Lindy's Stamp Gang Cocoa Bean Copper Starburst Mist also from the color add on and mists from previous kits.


In the elements add on is a fabulous Couture Creations Anna Griffin Botanical Damask 8x8 Stencil that I used with texture paste that I colored with the Lindy's Stamp Gang Milk Chocolate Magical Shimmer Powder from the main kit and embossing powder from a previous kit.


Thanks for stopping by
~Laura

Thursday, March 9, 2017

I am one lucky lady....

I really do think I am a lucky lady!
I have a wonderful family I love with all my heart, a talented niece that photographs us every year (you can find her site here) I am on a fabulous scrapbooking team that has amazing kits every month full of great stuff!


The Blue Fern papers in this months kit were perfect for the fall photos we had done!


I created a cluster using the yummy 49 and market flowers from this months kit and floral add on, added some flowers from previous kits and some wonderful petaloo leaves also from a previous kit.


One of my favorite things to do in scrapbooking is layering and these papers are perfect!


I cut out a title from one of the papers and added a super sweet and glittery butterfly that was included with the flowers


lots of layers!

Thanks for stopping by!
~Laura

Friday, March 3, 2017

My second layout using the 'Our Story' kit

Good morning!
I recently developed some gorgeous photos we had taken by my niece.  you can find her page here
these photos were perfect for the awesome Scraps Of Darkness 'Our Story'  kit.


These Prima papers are really stunning with the shimmer and colors....


I used the gorgeous 49 and Market Shimmer & Shine Amber Fleur Des Champs Glittered Flowers  & Vintage Shades Yellow Blossoms from the floral add on...They are amazing.


In the elements add on is the BoBunny Copper Accents Foil Transfers Rub-Ons that match the copper foiling in the paper.
For the title piece I used one of the Prima 3x4' Love Clippings Journaling Notecards from the main kit.



I also used some of the journaling cards under the photo!

Thanks for stopping by!
Laura 

Products used
Feb 2017 Scraps Of Darkness kit & add ons
Paper - Prima Love Clippings Collection
49 and Market Shimmer & Shine Amber Fleur Des Champs Glittered Flowers,  Vintage Shades Yellow Blossoms & Vintage Shades Flowers: Cerise Bouquet
Papermania Ever After Wedding Heart Charms
Prima 3x4' Love Clippings Journaling Notecards
Prima Chocolate Color Philosophy Stackable Magnetic Ink Pad
BoBunny Copper Accents Foil Transfers Rub-Ons
 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Celebrating my hubby & I with a Scraps Of Darkness layout

Good morning!
My hubby and I have been married for over 17 years and he still gives me butterflies....
At a recent family wedding the photographer took this photo...I loved it and when I saw the gorgeous Blue Fern Studios papers in the Scraps Of Darkness 'Our Story' kit I knew that it was perfect for this photo.


I chose my papers, then using my ink applicator and the Prima Chocolate Color Philosophy Stackable Magnetic Ink Pad to gradually darken the outside edges then trimmed and distressed the edges, matted the photo, and added the fabulous ribbon from the main kit.


I created a cluster with the flowers from the floral add on and some from previous kits and a Prima resin heart I altered that I bought from the Scraps Of darkness Store


I love this heart....
I started by misting it with Tim Holtz red distress spray from a previous kit, then I used the Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Marker on the raised edges.  I used the Lindy's Stamp Gang Milk Chocolate Magical Shimmer Powder with a tiny bit of water, then added the Blue Fern Studios Charred Bricks Glitter from the elements add on.  I used the title piece from one of the trims from the Blue Fern Studios paper.


I misted and inked some doilies and added more flowers and one of those sweet hearts from the main kit


I bought this gorgeous Blue Fern Studios chipboard corner piece from the store and misted it, inked it and added the glitter.


I also stamped a bit with the
Ruby Rock-It Bella! Champagne Bubbles Clear Stamp from the main kit.

here is a list of products I used from the kit, add ons and previous kits
Blue Fern Studios Memoirs Collection paper
Prima & Petaloo flowers
Blue Fern Studio chipboard
Blue Fern Studios Charred Bricks Glitter
Prima resin heart
Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Marker
Prima Chocolate Color Philosophy Stackable Magnetic Ink Pad
Ruby Rock-It Bella! Champagne Bubbles Clear Stamp
Lindy's Stamp Gang Milk Chocolate Magical Shimmer Powder
Tim Holtz mist
May Arts Grey/Taupe Variegated Silk Ribbon
Papermania Ever After Wedding Heart Charms

Thanks for stopping by!
Laura