Friday, March 29, 2013


Welcome to the Scraps of Darkness March Blog Hop

We  have just  unveiled our March kit
“Day Glo”
and our designers will be sharing a project from this kit with you

We have a special guest joining us this month

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!

We have 5 prizes hidden on our Designers Blogs! Be sure to comment on each blog to be eligible for the prizes!

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…


Have Fun!
Blogs to visit:
Mandy Harrell – YOU ARE HERE!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

~Colorful Stamp Tutorial - Donna Salazar~

Hi Friends!! Mandy here!! I'm back to show you a little tutorial on how to do a multi colored stamp.  I used this technique on this layout I did of one of my daughters. Below the tutorial are close ups and a list of products I used for this layout. 
You Will Need:
1) Several Colors Inx or Chox Inx (I used Sage, Pomegranate, Petals, Butternut)
2) Stamp Flowers
I began at the bottom and colored my stems with Sage Chox.
 Next I used Pomegranate Chox and colored the lower part of the flowers.
 Next I used the Butternut Chox moving up the flowers.
Then Finally I used Petals Chox to do the tips of my flowers.
 Final Stamped Image. 

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day!!

Below you will find a product list along with some links.

GCD Studios Family Natural Beauty
Want 2 Scrap Rhinestones
Want 2 Scrap Swirls
Want 2 Scrap Bricks

Sunday, March 24, 2013

~Scraps of Darkness DT Reveal - Day Glo~

It's that time to reveal the DT layouts for the gorgeous for the March Scraps of Darkness kit called Day Glo!! This kit has some amazing papers from Prima and SEI and you don't want to miss this kit!!  Be sure to check out some of the other DT's work as well!! It's all fantastic!!
~Just a quick announcement first~
Scraps of Darkness is having a blog hop on March 29th, so be sure to head back and play along for lots of AWESOME prizes!!
Of Course I HAVE to Scrap My Grandbaby!! This layout is based on the sketch for this months kit!!

This next layout is of my 12 year old daughter! 

This third layout is of my 15 year old daughter.  She has a fake nose ring in and seems to think that I am going to allow her to get one!!! Uh NO!! :D

Thanks for stopping by and God Bless!!

Friday, March 22, 2013

~February Scraps of Darkness Kit~

I thought I would share a few more items I created using the February Scraps of Darkness kit before I reveal my layouts for the March kit.  So here they are!!  We have had some rainy, dark weather so my pics didn't turn out as well as normal.  :(
This first layout is of my new grandbaby!!   Its a bit simple, but I wanted more focus on the photo.

 For the edge effect that I did, I used a brick wall stamp and lightly coated it with Gesso.  Then went along the edges.
 Miss You Card!!

Thanks for stopping by and God Bless!!

Friday, March 15, 2013

~March Scraps of Darkness Kit - Dayglo~

A new month and a new kit from Scraps of Darkness!!  This months AMAZING kit is called Dayglo and can be purchased HERE at the store!!  Don't forget to come back on the 24th to check out the reveal layouts done by the DT!!  ALSO we are having a blog hop on March 29th!! There will be hidden prizes as well as an awesome grand prize!!
 Don't forget to have fun with this months sketch by Suepup!!
Thanks for stopping by and God Bless!!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

~Layout and Chippie Tutorial - Donna Salazar~

Hi Friends!! It's Mandy, and I am going to show you an easy way to add some more details to your chipboard pieces.  This will work with any chipboard.  I used this technique on a layout I did of my daughter.  The altered chippie is the one in the top left corner.
For this you will need the following:

1) Chippie of your choice
2) Inx of your choice
3) Craft Knife

 First I colored my whole chippie with Sage Chox Inx.
 Next I just did the edges using Driftwood Chox Inx.
 Now for this you can draw the lines where you want to cut if it makes it easier.  I do that depending on what I am cutting.  However, for this piece I just free handed my cut. 
*** Important***
Don't press hard, just press hard enough to cut through the top thin layer of the chippie. 
 Now use your knife to lift up that layer enough to where you can just pull it off with your fingers.  If you find there is a spot that doesn't want to come up, just use your knife to go over that area again.  Just a small amount of pressure will be fine.
 This is the end result.  I have done this in the past where I colored in the area I removed with a pen, however, this time I just left it natural.
 Some close ups of my layout.
 These pieces of wood are from the bits and pieces that drop off onto the floor by our wood stove.

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day!!

Below you will find a product list along with some links.

GCD Studios Family Natural Beauty

GCD Studios - Natural Beauty Diecuts


Want 2 Scrap Rhinestones


Wood Chips


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