Thursday, December 7, 2017


Hi everyone!  Today I would like to share a layout that I made for the newest Challenge YOUrself challenge!

This month's theme is about picking one of your favorite quotes and scrapping a photo with YOU in the frame . . . you don't have to use Cookie Monster's quote, just use one of YOUR favorites.  I had so much fun with this one!!!

Here is my take:

My sister, daughters, and I just went to see "Finding Neverland" in Philadelphia  - we went the weekend after Thanksgiving.  It was a magical play - filled with so many wonderful quotes.  My favorite was "We're all made of dreams.  We're all made of stars."  Since it was such a magical day, too, I picked a cell-phone picture taken of the 4 of us in front of the Academy of Music.

And the star filled paper that I used was purchased that same day from an amazing store called the Paper Source in Philadelphia!!

Here are some close ups:

I hope you get a chance to check out Challenge YOUrself this month!  We would be very happy if you did!

And thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

Here's wishing you and yours a very blessed and happy holiday season!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Disney Halloween, Scraps of Darkness October Kit, 2017

Hi fellow scrappers!

Today I am sharing the 4th layout that I made with the wickedly gorgeous Scraps of Darkness October, 2017, kit!

The main kit is chock full of so many spooktacular elements!!!

And so are all of the add-on kits:

Elements add-on:

Floral add-on:

Mixed Media add-on:

I have wanted to scrap a photo that I found in my stash that was taken in 2002 at Walt Disney World. It was a special trip because we had the chance to go with my entire family! The photo is of my twin sister (I know . . . she looks exactly like me!) and my daughter, Katie and niece, Gabi.  They dressed up as Lilo and Stitch for the Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!

Here is my completed page:

 And here are some close-ups to show you more details:

 This layout was a joy to make!  I think my favorite part of the kit is the feathers!!!  (Scrapping is so easy when you have all of the right elements at your finger tips, like those included in this kit.)

I hope you take a moment to check out the Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance store and Facebook page.

Thank you, Scraps of Darkness, for making this amazing Halloween-themed kit.  

Happy Scrapping everyone!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Halloween Party . . . Scraps of Darkness October Kit, 2017

Hi everyone!  Today I am sharing the third layout that I designed using the October Scraps of Darkness kit.

Take a look at the cool add ons that I used to make my layout:

Patterned Paper:



Mixed Media:

I really enjoyed using these Tim Holtz products included in the main kit:

And the Fancy Pants Emphemera:

And  . . . I absolutely LOVE the Authentique paper included in the kit!  

I used "Bewitched One"

and "Bewitched Four"

I named my layout "Halloween Party and used the Tim Holtz tiles:

As you can see, I scrapped another photo that I took at a Halloween party that I attended this year with my family and friends.

Here are close ups so you can see details:

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Please check out the Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance

Happy Scrapping!♥

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Happy Halloween, Scraps of Darkness October Kit, 2017 . . . and some news!!!

Hi everyone!  I  hope all of you creative people are having a scrappy month so far!

I would like to share a layout that I made using the October Scraps of Darkness kit!  It's full of wonderful paper and scrappy items that are perfect for your Halloween photos!  Here are just a few that I used:


Flowers and leaves:

Fancy Pants Spellbound:

Blue Fern Studios chipboard:

Black ostrich feathers:

Here is my completed page:

This kit is so versatile . . . instead of going scary with this layout, I used a cute photo (one of my favs!) 
of my daughter and her friend at the pumpkin patch taken back in 2006!  

Here are some close ups and different views:

Please check out the Scraps of Darkness store and Facebook page 
to give you even more inspiration!

 I would also like to share some exciting news from 

Announcing our 2018 Design Team
Thank you to everyone who responded to our design team call.  We reviewed every application, visited your blogs, and could not stop talking about your amazing projects.  You are truly a very talented group.  But, then came the challenging part of this process...narrowing it down.  It is difficult knowing that many of you will be disappointed.  We wish we could have a huge team for 2018 and include everyone who took the time to respond to our call. 

We are excited to announce that we finally have it narrowed down, and hope you will join us
 in welcoming the following designers to the 2018 Blue Fern Design Team:

Debbie Burns - USA


France Ringuette - Canada


Jennifer Jacques - Canada


Jessica McFall - USA


Joanne Bain - Australia


Lanette Erickson - USA


Megan Gourlay - New Zealand


Sharon Fritchman - USA


Tartine Peluche - Canada


Vera Shelemekh - Russia


Yuko Tanaka - Japan

We hope you will visit their blogs and get to know them a little better.  
You are going to be amazed by their creativity and the variety of styles.


I can't even begin to tell you how honored and excited I am to be a part of this talented design team for 2018.  Congrats to everyone on the 2018 DT!!!  And thank you so much Blue Fern Studios! ♥

And I also want to thank YOU for stopping by my blog today.  

Happy Scrapping everyone!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Boo . . . Scraps of Darkness October Kit, 2017

Hi everyone.  I am sharing my first layout made with the awesome October Scraps of Darkness kit!  I absolutely love all of the wonderful paper and goodies contained in this kit.  It's perfect for your Halloween photos!!!

Here is a photo of the patterned paper:

I used paper from the Pink Paislee Spellcast collection as my background:

My completed page:

I decided to use a photo that was taken at a Halloween Party that I attended with my family and friends this year.  My friend's home was decorated to the nines - the spider in the photo is just a small part of the cool and spooky decor she had.  

In keeping with that theme, I used some of the fun items contained in the Fancy Pants ephemera pack:

And I enjoyed adding paint splatters using orange paint from the mixed media add-on:

I had a blast using the black and white flowers and black feathers that were a part of the main kit;  
and the beautiful black lace from the elements add-on:

Making this page was so much fun!!!

It was a quick and easy layout.  I find that you don't have to spend hours creating a scrapbook page when you have all of the right ingredients at your fingertips!

I hope you get a chance to check out the Scraps of Darkness store and Facebook page.  

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Happy Scrapping!!!