Saturday, April 30, 2011

Congratualtions Amy!!!

I would like to thank everyone for all of your support and kindness that you have left for me, making the DT, for Scraps of Darkness. I hope to see you again on reveal day, May 15th!! Please feel free to join us in our forums. If you are interested in the kits, it would be wise to sign up for them so you don't miss out!!

Amy was randomly chosen to win the $15 gift certificate. Could you please send me your e-mail address so I can send you the gift certificate electronically. Please send it to

Motherhood ~ Scraps of Darkness

This page was made using different kits from SOD. I lifted Mandy's page Remember This Girl for the Round Robin Challenge at SOD. Please feel free to join us in our forums, we would be so pleased to have you there. And don't forget, if you are interested in these kits...please subscribe so you won't miss out!!!

This is my mom, brothers and sister back in 1969. Journal: 1 Broken arm, 2 Boo-boos, 1 Attitude Problem, 1 Temper Tantrum = 1 Brave Mom

Here is my attempt at making a me, it looks like it died lol. I really don't have a green thumb.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


This is the Punky Scraps sketch for April.

This is my take on it. I went really out of my comfort zone with these cute and bright die cuts. This is one of my favorite photos of all 3 of my kids together. Journal: The kids had a bake off! They each decorated their own cupcakes after they helped make them. Papi was the judge. Gisselle won! Summer 2009

Those rhinestones are supposed to look like chocolate muffins that I colored in with my marker lol.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Howdy Partner ~ Scraps of Darkness

Another page from the Foundations kit from SOD. I can't get enough of these awesome papers and unique embellies. For this page I used sketch #216 from Sketch Inspiration. I added some more layers and made this into a masculine cowboy page. This is my husband and his dad back in 1986.

I tried making tumble weeds out of the moss. I roughed up the edges to the TH alpha stickers. All the clocks I used were all semi circles, perfect for tucking them behind.

I tried making a lasso around this journal tag.

A DA piece from an older kit. I punched some holes to use the reinforcers I love.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sketches: Creatively Yours 03-11 ~ Swing

This is the 03-11 DT sketch from Sketches:Creatively Yours, drawn by Alison McDonald. I saw this sketch as fun and playful. So I used my imagination and came up with something whimsical. Please feel free to use this sketch for your own use and link it to our main blog...we would love to see what you do with it! Visit us on Facebook!!!

I used the colors that Punky Scraps is using for a Spring color challenge. Yellow, green and orange. I used some gears and a boat attached to a hot air balloon for a Steam Punk theme as well.

Journal: Just hanging around having a good old time at the C.O.D. park. March 2006. This is Andrew, whom I cut out as he sits there in the swing.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I am on the DT for Scraps of Darkness!!!!

Hello to all my friends...I am so thrilled to announce that I made the official DT for Scraps of Darkness!! This is like a dream come true for me. And to celebrate this awesome news, I would like to sponsor a blog giveaway. The prize is a $15 gift certificate to the SOD shoppe. So this is what you do:
1. Be a follower of mine and leave a comment on this post.
2. Be a follower of SOD's blog and all of the other DT (the links are on my sidebar).
3. One random person will be drawn up at the end of the day on April 30th. So check back to see if you won! You must claim your prize within 3 days after the announcement.
We love your support so this really puts warmth into our hearts, that we can share our creations with you. The official reveal day is every 15th of each month. See you soon.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Travel Through the Pages.. ~ Scraps of Darkness

This was made from the Foundations kit from April. I used the Bo Bunny Sketch by Juliana Michaels . These are my in-laws. I never met my FIL. He passed away before I met my husband. These photos were taken around 1974.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Time Apart ~ Scraps of Darkness

Here is the dark side of me!!! I used the Foundations kit for April from SOD and some things from my stash to make this page. Since my husband and I don't spend much time together, and we always seem apart, I thought I wold scrap it out!!! So I ripped our photo apart, as well as the clock. I also pulled some petals off the large flower to show more distress and sadness. Photo taken in June 2010.

The journal reads: Time is torn when we are not together. I made my own chain of charms.
All of the flowers were white, so I blackened them up.

Good or Bad

I created this for the Skeleton's in Your Closet challenge over at Scraps of Darkness. Anyone can join in the fun, you don' t have to use a kit!! This challenge was "Define Yourself" with a twist of cutting yourself out. So I made my good side and bad side. Kind of like my own heaven and hell lol. Mandy did all the photo editing!! She totally rocks! These pics were just taken in April 2011. You decide what side of me you like ;)

Sunday Best ~ Scraps of Darkness

Here is another page made using the Foundations kit for April from SOD. I love these Bo Bunny papers. I was inspired by the Stuck On U sketch by Beggahuna, so this is my creation. This photo is my dad with his parents in 1941.

This is the beautiful pin that came in the kit made by Mandy. I tucked in some burlap here and that stuff!!!
I used some red Smooch paint on the brown flowers. The DA piece was from an older kit.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Sketches: Creatively Yours 02-11~ Tangled

Here is the 2nd DT sketch (02-11) revealed from Sketches Creatively Yours. Once I saw those drawn out flourishes, I immediately had an image of hair. And being that my family are big fans of the new Disney movie Tangled....this is the page I created. I cut the hair out of my paper stack called Once Upon a Time and used Jasmine's hair cut photos. Please come by at S:CY and join us in the fun. We would love to see your take on this sketch!!! We are having a couple of fun challenges too (for a random prize), so be sure to pop in right away over there to play. We are also on Facebook!! I misted the the 2nd layer of paper to bring out the blue in the photo. Most of these flowers came from the dollar store. The journal tag says: 12 inches cut off for Locks of Love.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Beat the Heat

This was made using a sketch (#214) from Sketch Inspiration. I was so out of my comfort zone with this very colorful and cutesy page, it took me forever. Mandy Harrell helped me out with this photo, by lightening it up, thanks girl! Journal: Andrew's first time swimming! This is the look he gave the whole serious! It was in July 2005, when it was 126 outside. The pool was so warm.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sketches: Creatively Yours 01-11~ First Reveal Day

Here it is, the first sketch, 01-11, for Sketches: Creatively Yours. This is the first reveal for DT work. Please join us at S:CY and be sure to see what the DT has created for your viewing pleasure. We would love to see your interpretations of this beautiful sketch. We are also on Facebook if you want to meet us there!! Link:!/home.php?sk=group_111121435634392&ap=1