Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Welcome To The Scraps Of Elegance Kit Introduction And Blog Hop!!!

You may know Scraps of Darkness already, she is on the edgy and daring side and is always the "pushing the envelope" kit of diversity. 
Now we would like to introduce you to her new sister---
 "Scraps of Elegance" is the alter ego of her sister club. 
Her style is more on the sweet and romantic side... a true classic beauty.

Today is the reveal of our very first "Scraps of Elegance" kit!
 VINTAGE ELEGANCE

We've carefully chosen these beautiful papers from Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings, Websters Pages Western Romance and Melissa Frances 5th Avenue Collection. We have also added some wonderful embellishments and unique vintage items for you to create something beautiful to compliment your most treasured photos. 
You can see the full list of kit ingredients on our website: http://scrapsofdarkness.com/ScrapsOfElegance.html
We are proud and honored to introduce one of the most coveted designers in the industry helping us show off our new line of kits.

February Guest Designer
Ms. Gabrielle Pollacco
You won't want to miss the gorgeous work she's done with this kit!

We know how much you look forward to the sketches our ever talented artist Suepup creates each month for Scraps of Darkness. We are excited to announce she will be designing the sketches for each Scraps of Elegance kit as well!
Now we are sure you don't want to just hear about her sketches so we are pleased to share this months inspirational sketch with you.


We would also like to introduce you to some of the most talented designers in the scrapbooking community...
Our 2012 Scraps of Elegance design team:
Lisa Novogrodski- Lead Designer
Charlotte Jenkins- Sketch Artist and Designer
Jennifer Snyder-Designer
Mandy Harrell- Designer
Karen Zueger- Designer
Renea Harrison- Designer
Rachelle Sigurdson- Designer
And we are quite certain Escape Kitty will sometimes make off with some of Jennifers Scraps of Elegance goodies to create something beautiful!
We are kicking off the reveal of our first kit by way of a blog hop this month. You can enjoy not only the full reveal but a chance to win an incredible prize!
We will be awarding a THREE MONTH SUBSCRIPTION TO THE SCRAPS OF ELEGANCE KIT CLUB on this blog to one lucky winner!!!!
You win not one, not two but THREE SCRAPS OF ELEGANCE KITS!
The subscription will begin with our March kit and end with our May kit.
Many of our designers are giving away their own prizes on their blogs so there are many chances to win.
Give Away!!!
I will be giving away a $10.00 Gift Certificate which will be good for anything in the Scraps Of Darkness Store!!!! Chipboard, paper, metal anything your heart desires from our wonderful sister store!!! All you have to do is follow the Scraps Of Elegance blog, and follow me here, then leave me a comment and you will be entered into the random drawing.
All you need to do to win is become a follower of the Scraps of Elegance blog. Visit each designer and leave a comment on their blogs. When you have completed the hop come back to Scraps of Elegance and leave a comment letting us know you have completed the hop and are a follower. (If you are already a follower, after commenting on the designers blog leave a comment here letting us know!)
You have until midnight (pacific time) on Feb 4th to leave a comment. The winner will be announced Feb 5th on the Scraps of Elegance blog
International entries are welcome to participate. All international entries are responsible for shipping costs in excess of 15.00.
(The designers will address the eligibility of international participants individually on each of their blogs)
Now let's get started! We warmly welcome you to the first SCRAPS OF ELEGANCE BLOG HOP!
Charlotte Jenkins - http://suepup.blogspot.com/.

And now, here is my first ever Scraps Of Elegance Layout, using the Super, Femininely Gorgeous Elegance Kit, and the always inspiring sketch by Suepup:



This kit is sheer heaven! I used one of my friend Debra's DGD's photo for this layout, her name is Isabella and she is just a doll. Items from the kit:
Kaisercraft and Webster's Pages
Webster's Pages Madallion Sparklers
Webster's Pages Western Romance Trim
Prima Pixi Glen Bling
Prima Avon Rose Flowers
Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings Colour Rub Ons
Reneabouquets Etsy-Pink Lemonade Crush Butterflies

Items from my Etsy Shop:
The Shabby Weathered Clock
Iced Burlap Flower
Pink Lemonade Butterflies

Thank you to Shelly Anne for the white lace, Prima Cream Say It In Crystals Flourish, and Teresa Collins Blingage Ali Pins!!! You are a doll!

Here are some close ups:

I loved the Webster's Pages Trim! Here you can see that I pleated it and held the pleats in place by pinning, the Teresa Collins Ali Pins through it.

Here I layered on a Iced Burlap Flower (that sports a Webster's Pages Sparkler from the kit) from my Etsy, cut the Prima Flourish from the kit into 2 pieces and used it in place of foliage for the sweet Prima Roses from the kit.


In the top left corner I pleated some more of that yummy trim and popped on a vintage heart pin that I got from a local children's charity shop onto it.





I am so excited that Melinda is going to be using butterflies from my Etsy Shop as a part of the Scraps Of  Elegance Kits! Melinda is such a sweetie and supports all of her Design Team girls in all that they do-Thank you Mel!!

Here is another layout, using the Kit:


This layout features a photo of my niece, Megan with their new Christmas puppy Eli. I titled it "Puppy Love", because it was love at first site!

I used the following Kit Items to create this layout:
Kaisercraft Paper
Webster's Pages Paper
Vintage Dictionary Papers
White Sparkle Tule
Melissa Frances Resin
Vintage German Playing Card

I used the following Items From My Etsy Shop:
Textured Shabby Chic Roses
Pale Pink Glitter Glass Butterflies




 I wrapped an open circle with the tulle and then tied a big bow at the bottom. I then fussy cut lots of pieces to create the flower layers, the title,  and the scalloped piece at the bottom.





 I layered in more flowers including the Prima Avon Roses from the kit, over a Prima Vine from my stash, and tucked in the sweet playing card that was also in the kit.




I topped my circle with the Melissa Francis Resin Swag, and fussy cut more flowers for the top.


I loved working with this vintage, shabby chic kit, and I am so proud to be a part of the new Scraps Of Elegance Design Team~

Have fun on the hop!! Your next stop is my sweet, little sister, Cheryl's blog:
http://www.cherylspassion.blogspot.com/
Give her a hug for me!!!


83 comments:

isabel said...

I love your work!

Zehavit Shaked said...

WOW great kit!!

Great work!


Zehavit Shaked

Lisa aka Raining said...

Gorgeous work Renea!

Sandi said...

Renea how beautiful! I am a follower of the new blog and your follower for quite some time. Looking forward to seeing all of the new projects and new kits!

kantig34 said...

So enjoyed your work, Renea!!

phamil said...

Beautiful pages for a beautiful kit! And what a cute puppy! You've done gorgeous work with the kit! This is a great blog hop, such inspiration!!!

Joy said...

Hi Renea! Your LO's are amazing, and what a beautiful kit! Glad you're a part of SOE! I'm a follower on your blog.

T Young said...

Such beautiful layouts. You have a new fan :)

Sugar said...

I am blown away! beautiful work girl! I love it!! I'm a new follower too..

Monica said...

soooooooo stinkin beautiful!

Sarah-R said...

WOW! I am in awe of these layouts - and this kit is so beautiful! Wonderful designs with it!

Melissa said...

You did an amazing job, I LOVE your butterflies!

Ashley Van Etten said...

Wonderful!! I am just amazed by the clock in the first page!! I really will have to steal that from you!

Jenny said...

just lovely renea, thanks so much for sharing with us!

Krystle said...

Great reveal -- thanks!

CraftySprinkles said...

Gorgeous pages Renea!! You did such a beautiful job on these!!

alisha said...

Great inspiration from your lovely Lo's. Great kit too.

JRABS -Jennifer Snyder said...

stunning work! I always feel a breath of fresh air from you and your work.

aaveiro said...

Renea! Your layouts are wonderful! And your butterflies ROCK!!!! I am so excited for this kit!

specialk said...

this kit is so pretty, and I love what you created with it! your clock is incerdible!!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful layouts! I'm new to your blog but, am really looking forward to checking out more of your work. TFS, Bonnie S :-)

langeatheart said...

Congrats on being on a great team! I love your layouts they are so pretty look forward to seeing many more!

Maria Matter said...

these are so beautiful Renea!!
lovely designs!!

Laura Jane said...

LOVE the GLITTER life!

lost coast scrapper said...

Hi Renea, Beautiful work with the new kit, I loved every one one!!!! The butterflies are awesome, I'm so happy they're going to be showcased in the new kits!! Hugs, Karen

Lynne said...

This kit is just gorgeous!! And your layouts are stunning!

langeatheart said...

Congrats on being a member of such a great team! Your layouts are so pretty thank you so much for sharing!

Amy 29 said...

Wow just love you lo's big time!
Congrats on being a design team member with this amazing team!!
Hugs Amy :)

Pat said...

Your work always inspires me!! I signed up for the kit today & will have to wait for March's kit.

Mandee said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your amazing layouts!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Such beautiful designs-I love all the details

Melissa said...

Such beautiful, romantic layouts!!!

jennaroo said...

Love love that page you created with the wreath like ring....I saw that earlier and was drooling over it at SB.COM!!! Glad I've stumbled accross your blog!!

Denay said...

Beatufitul work! The more I see of the SOE kit, the more I want! Love, love, love SOE!

Oh! I'm following your blog too!

Bethany Becker said...

Love the butterflies. Great work.

Nancy said...

Renea! you have made such amazing work with this kit! I love your style...you are so creative...with a bit of an edge! Can't get enough of it!!!! Keep on scrappin' on, my friend! and just wanted to say that it has really been a privilege getting to be on a Design Team with you!!! I expect great things from you my friend!!! :) just sayin'! :)

Amy said...

Exquiste layout! This will be perfect for a layout of my daughters wedding! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win at Scraps of Elegance!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

I just love your style Renea, your work with this kit is soooo beautiful! I so enjoyed viewing every project! ((HUGS))

Cindie said...

This is such a beautiful kit and you have done it justice. Fabulous layouts and I look forward to seeing what you do in the future.

Colleen said...

Wow! Each of these blogs are so inspiring and yours is no exception. I became a follower so I can visit often. Love the vintage touches on your layouts.
Scrapnurse

Sharon said...

Renea!!!! I absolutely love your beautiful, gorgeous, and wonderful layouts for this new kit club! Your work is just amazing and I love seeing your talent and wonderful photos, too! Big congratulations on your new kit club DT spot, and thanks for sharing your talent!!!!!

Courtney V said...

Renea, my dark side sister, you are now my dark elegant sister!! such beautiful work you never cease to amaze me!! I missed out on this kit was too late, so hopefully I can win it!!

Peg said...

Love what you amazing gals are doing with this gorgeous kit!

Twisted Illusions pretty paper said...

Gorgeous as per usual Renea, I'm So excited about our new Little Sis. I'm celebrating my 1yr as a member of SOD and I've loved every second of it. Thank you SO much for sharing your work and all your helpful hints and tutorials.

Lagene said...

Beautiful LOs & wonderful kit!

Jax said...

Gorgeous layouts. I love your weathered clock!

I'm a follower.

Donna in Louisiana said...

OMG Your work is absolutely beautiful. Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing with us. Love how you pleated the trim. Off to hug Cheryl for you.

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous layouts. Thanks for sharing your blog!!!

jaclee said...

beautiful layouts....so sweet and romantic.

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Hi Renea - your layouts are fabulous!

Cheers,
Susan

Carol said...

So beautiful - I love how you designed the clock in the first layout. Amazing. TFS

Cheryl (C Mom Go) said...

Very creative and beautiful work. amazing pages.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous layouts with this new kit. I'd love to win this beautiful prize pack now that I'm a follower of your blog!

Renee said...

Beautiful, stunning LO's and I'm already a follower! Have a great day :)

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

LOVE this blog hop. Scraps of Elegance looks amazing!

Margie said...

Gorgeous layouts!

caroleanne said...

Hi what lovely pages and lovely kit, just my cup of tea! BFN Carole

Vicki said...

Gorgeous layouts. Thanks for sharing.

Dara Lynn said...
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Dara Lynn said...

Absolutely beautiful pages Renea!!! Each page has your "special" stamp all over them! Love the tulle wrapped circle!! Who knew something that easy would look sooo beautiful!!! Great job on the opening reveal of the new Scraps of Elegance!

Annie-Savor This Moment said...

Gorgeous! Love the burlap flower and all of the details!

runzalot81 said...

Love the kit. Love the sketch. Love your work and your flowers! Awesome!

Luv2Create said...

Love what you did with the kit! Congrats on getting your roses into the SOE kit - bet that is a great accomplishment!

Stephanie said...

Amazing work!! Thanks for sharing!!

Nicole said...

Congratulations on being part of such an amazing DT! Love the kit and love your projects! Thanks for sharing!

mommyx2 said...

Gorgeous layouts!!! I love the tulle!! The kit is awesome! I am now a follower!!

SwweetAs said...

Love your work honey!!

Tracie said...

Beautiful work! I'm happy to have found your blog and become a follower. Looking forward to more great inspiration! Thank you!

Sheila said...

Thanks for the chance to win at my first blog hop! Love your work!

Theresa said...

Love the burlap flowers. Became a subscriber to your blog. Then continuing the blog hop. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Scrap Vamp said...

Renea, you've done wonderfully with this elegant kit! Your pages are beautiful!

Keren Tamir said...

Beautiful work!!

Marivic (Berry71Bleu) said...

Renea,

I finally made it to your blog. I've been meaning to congratulate you and Lisa for this..Great job!! So proud of you and wish you much success in everything you do.

Scrap2day said...

What beautiful layouts! The Scraps of Elegance kit is gorgeous! I am now following your blog :o)

DawnC said...

Beautiful work! This kit is gorgeous!

clayton528 said...

This kit is absolutely gorgeous! I typically like clean and simple lines, but I'm starting to really LOVE the shabby chic look too . . . Thanks for a chance to win!

Andrea Diaz said...

Gorgeous LOs. Love the kit.

Joanne said...

Beautiful work! I am now a follower!!

Caryn S said...

Your LOs are just loaded with romance. The elements are so beautiful. I like your butterflies too!

loveglitter said...

Bautiful layouts! Excited for these pretty kits!

Penny said...

These are beautiful kits, and projects, I wish I hadn't been laid off in MAY or I would be joining! Beautiful work, beautiful products! I am loving this hop! Love Penny Scrap-aholic@blogspot.com

miislucky said...

Just gorgeous work!!! I'm a follower. Love the layouts! Great job!!! Mimi

Tracey Gregory said...

hi there!!now following....trying to figure out which kid to sell to get the elegance kits-love it!!!