Saturday, March 28, 2015

My Second Scraps of Darkness Layout for March

Hi everyone! I'm just stopping by to share my second layout with the March kit from Scraps of Darkness.

This layout is very different from my first one. My first layout was a heritage page, and these papers are perfect for heritage scrapping. I discovered today that they are also perfect for scrapping a random photo of me and my little guy! Please ignore our squinty eyes! The sun was very bright that day.

I love the look of pie charts on my pages. They are super easy to create and they wind up looking like they took forever. I created these by drawing circles on my page, sectioning them off into "slices" like a pizza, and then cutting some of those slices out. I then backed the open spots with scraps of patterned paper from the kit. It's a great way to use up leftover small pieces. I also added some more pieces of the paper on top of the pie charts to add some dimension. Next, I added some of the chipboard pieces and brads to the centers.

Oh navy and yellow! Have I told you lately that I love you? lol. I painted a bit with a bright yellow on my pie charts. I can foresee a lot of navy and yellow in my future! I tore some of the patterned paper to create a border on top of my layout, and also did a bit of splattering with the yellow paint, because too much white space bugs me. I just love the combination of bright, happy yellow with the antique-ish papers. Modern meets antique is pretty awesome.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Heritage Layout

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my first layout with the March kit from Scraps of Darkness. This kit is just perfect for scrapping all those old family photos I've been needing to create with for a long time. My favorite of those photos is of my great grandparents. They were such special people. The photo is blurry and old (taken when I was a little girl), but it shows the sweetest scene. Here's my layout:
Aren't they just the cutest? I used the patterned paper by cutting it into strips and then folding it over on itself to create a bit of a loop, and added a chevron to the top. I attached these to rectangles that I had previously painted yellow. I ADORE the combination of yellow and navy!
To the bottom, I added a bit more yellow and another accent piece made from the patterned paper and one of the cool metal pieces from the kit.
I also fussy cut the large flower from one of the pieces of paper and added it on the side of my photo. 

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Thursday, March 12, 2015


Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share a layout I created using some UmWowStudio goodies. The first thing I wanted when I made this team was a chipboard billy goat. Strange, I know. We have this goat that lives at our house. We got him to help clean up the weeds around here, and he has turned into a great pet. He is convinced that he's a dog and follows my son around like a puppy. Now that I have a chipboard billy goat, I just had to do my first layout about John, the goat!

This is a photo of him and my son playing in the big snow we had the other day. You've not lived until you've been chased around the yard by a tween boy and his large goat while dodging snowballs!

I covered the billy goat in some light blue paterned paper. I left the diamond confetti and arrow title mash piece untouched because I liked the way it looked in contrast to all the other elements on the page.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Giveaway Winner!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaway! The winner is..........


Lori, please email me at with your addy so I can get your prize out asap! :)