Saturday, February 25, 2012

Two Hearts - Bird is the Word Challenge

Bird is the Word is a blog site where they post a word every two weeks and that word needs to be in your title or journalling. The current word is Heart. I actually have a layout with heart in the title alreday and I was surprised that I never posted this layout on my blog before now:

Friday, February 24, 2012

A Moment in Time

This is a photo of my husbands grandpa. They were a fairly poor family in Hawai'i so we don't have many photos of them. I absolutely love this photo - the car, the way he is standing next to it - the ciggarette handing from his hand.....truly a great moment in time that is now a treasured keepsake for us.

Here is a close up of the clock - I used the Tim Holtz die and embossed it with "Stampendous" embossing powder in Peridot. I then glued it to a piece of Kaisercrafts Madame Boutique paper and embellished it with clock parts I got at a "junk" store. I have been dying to use them!

This layout was made with the February kit from Scraps of Darkness - "Victoriana" - I have just had a ball using all my heritage photos with it.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


My grandmother was definitley a Diva. She bootleged liquor and ran from prohibition officers through Montana farms at night - she drove a Harley - She wore fur coats and had bling.. I have scapped this picture of her before but I just had to use it with the Scraps of Darkness February "Victoriana" kit. As soon as I saw the Kaisercraft paper with that lovely lady on it - I knew that I had to use this photo!

Here is a close up of the title tag which I inked and stamped. The title letters were inked then I used Tim Holtz crackle paint in Rock Candy. That totally cool feather trim is from an awesome store I found in New York called Tinsel Trading.... I thought that it helped to tie in the "Diva" theme!

The flower vine I made from the Prima Printery flowers and Maya Road Vintage flowers and some velvet leaves from Tinsel Trading. I then used spray adhesive and covered it with glittler. I am pretty happy with how it came out.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Well I finally finsihed a layout with the Feburary Kit from Scraps of Darkness! It is fabulous!!! Prima papers and flowers and all kinds of goodies... This is actually a 12x12 frame from Michaels. I have been dying to try and make one and I am very happy with how it came out. Here are a couple of pictures for now - more to come.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Music of the Night

Phantom of the Opera is probably my favortie broadway show.... and also another tragic love story! At least if you side with the Phantom.... so here is my other entry for the Scarps of Darkness tragic love story challenge...

Here are a couple of close ups of the corners.... I used gesso on the dusty attic chippies then inked it and finally used embossing powder to get the affect...

I used embossing powder on the thickers I used for the title as well...

Monday, February 13, 2012

A Wonder of Love

Scraps of Darkness is having a challenge on "Tragic Love Stories".... so I did some research and never realized that the Taj Mahal was built by a greiving husband for his favorite wife after she died in childbirth. I thought that the November "Purple Haze" kit was perfect for this photo I found of the Taj Mahal. I lifted the great design from Bexta51's "Hanging with Cooper"....

Here is a close up of the story...

Monday, February 6, 2012

A Mermaids Tale

Yeah finished another layout with the amazing January kit from Scraps of Darkness... I found this really cool image on the web - sorry didn't have an artisit that I could find.... I thought that it was perfect for the papers!!!

Here is a close up of the two hibiscus flowers.... I made them! Tutorial coming soon....stay tuned!

Friday, February 3, 2012


This is a photo of Chloe on our last trip to Hawai'i ten years ago. We had just finished a hike and she had gotten into the habbit of putting flowers behind her ear - like a proper Hawaiian girl should - She looked so cute I had to take a picture - sweaty hair and all.

I used the Scraps of Darkness January "escape" kit along with a tutorial from Renea over at SOD for the AWESOME tissue paper background you can check out her tutorial here:

Here are a couple of close ups, the first is the flower cluster on the bottom - the flowers I colored with the Lindys mists/inks that came with the kit. The second is the chipboard sign that I painted first with white then used the mists and embossing powders on... You can also see the tissue background as well. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

BLOG HOP - Scraps of Elegance

Good Morning! For anyone who might be interested the Scraps of Darkness kit club now has a sister! Melinda over at Scraps of Darkness as introduced a sister club aptly called Scraps of Elegance. They are holding a blog hop - be sure to check it out!!!