Saturday, June 2, 2012

Welcome To The Scraps of Elegance & Scraps of Darkness Blog Hop

Welcome to the Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance Design Team Blog Hop with a special guest –  Donna Salazar!!! Internet Scream!!!
The hop begins  at the Scraps of Elegance blog where we have just revealed our June kit, “Country Charm”, featuring Donna Salazar's gorgeous “Botanique” collection and a ton of Prima flowers, Shabby Chic Treasures and Say it in Studs!!!

If you have landed here at My Glitter Coated Life by the way of   Karen Zueger- then you are headed in the right direction! Be sure to read all the way through my post to reveal my prize and to be eligible to win!

We are giving away 4 prizes!!!
Scraps of Elegance is giving away a “Swan Song” kit featuring Prima’s Fairy Belle Collection to one lucky winner;

and one set of Tim Holtz Spring Seasonal Distress Ink to another!
Scraps of Darkness is giving a “Summer Breeze” kit featuring Prima’s Sun Kiss Collection to one winner,

and one set of Tim Holtz Spring Seasonal Distress Ink to another!

NOTE: This is open to international entries; however, you will be responsible for shipping charges in excess of $10.00.
All you have to do to be eligible to win is:

1. Become a follower of my blog and the Scraps of Darkness blog and leave a comment on all of the participating blogs.  Many of the designers are giving away prizes if you become a follower of their blog, as well, so you have lots of chances to win extra prizes!
2. Go back to the Scraps of Elegance Blog when you have finished and let us know you have completed the hop! You will love seeing what our design team has created, and we hope it will inspire you to create something beautiful!
3. You have until midnight June 4th Pacific time to complete the hop and comment. The winner will be announced on the Scraps Of Elegance blog on June 6th.

The hop begins at Scraps of Elegance. I Hope You Have fun!!!

Scraps of Elegance -
Lisa Novogrodski-
Mandy Harrell-
Karen Zueger-
Renea Harrison-
Jennifer Snyder-
Donna Salazar-
Michelle Phillips-
Karolina Stopyra-
Elena Olinevich-
Helena Johansson-
Escape Kitty-
Charlotte Jenkins -
Scraps of Darkness-
Back to Scraps of Elegance!!!

Blog Hop Order: 

The hop begins at Scraps of Elegance. Have fun!!!
Scraps of Elegance -
Lisa Novogrodski-
Mandy Harrell-
Karen Zueger-
Renea Harrison-
Jennifer Snyder-
Donna Salazar-
Michelle Phillips-
Karolina Stopyra-
Elena Olinevich-
Helena Johansson-
Escape Kitty-
Charlotte Jenkins -
Scraps of Darkness-
Back to Scraps of Elegance!!!

The following layout was created with the June Scraps Of Elegance Kit-Country Charm and  features a photo of one of my son's friends, and I love the photo, Abby is such a Natural Beauty and the Donna Salazar papers were perfect for her photo. I love Donna Salazar's products the more I work with them the more I am hooked on her high quality, perfect for my style products, and this kit contained her Botanique papers which are just gorgeous, and heavy duty which is perfect for all that distressing I love to do.

Detail closeups:

 This is my second layout created with that gorgeous Scraps of Elegance Kit featuring the oh so wonderful Botanique Papers from Donna Salazar. It features an engagement photo that my son took of my God Daughter, Michelle and her future husband. 

I used lots of layers of the Donna Salazar papers from the kit. I distressed them using the Donna Salazar Zutter and did some punching on some of the layers.

I got the textured designs on the sides by stamping with a Prima clear stamp and Puffies. 

Here you can see all the yummy layering I did with those Donna Salazar papers!

Scraps Of Elegance Items used for details:
Prima- Shabby Chic Treasured Resin (The Wishing Well)
Kaisercraft- Magnolia Grove- Sticker Sheet (The Branch)
Prima Plum Leaves
Prima Coventry Tranquil Flowers

I stamped the title onto the little tag on the paper and then stamped flourishes around it and added pearl for detail. The butterflies are Ice Butterflies from my Etsy shop.

 The following layouts were created with the super gorgeous Swan Song Kit that is being given away for the Scraps Of Elegance Kit Club :


The next layout is one that I created using the May Scraps Of Darkness Kit-Summer Breeze (Yes, the same one that is up for grabs!!) and features a photo of my son, Draven when he was about 18 months old hanging out with his Aunt Karen. We got such a kick out of this photo, because as you can see Draven was mocking his Aunt Karen's pose perfectly!

I started with a layers of the Prima SunKissed Paper from the kit and punched some more of the paper and cut it into strip and then added some crochet lace from my stash to create the strips running behind the photo. The paper behind the photo is another piece of the Prima paper that I distressed.

I did some lacing and made a bow with some of the gorgeous, yummy died crepe ribbon from the Romance Add On. I layered up some of the Prima Chipboard Stickers from the Romance add on and added some Prima E-pearls to create my title "Remember".

I fussy cut the sun from the kit Prima paper and Stickled the edges for lots of shine I gave the sun a sparkle background by using a piece of the Prima Flourish from the Kit.

The flower layer consists of a Prima Mountain Lily Sunflower piece, some Prima Sunkissed Flowers,  and a Prima Vignette Sunshine flower, all from the Flora & Fauna A.O. The Prima Banners, the Craftysprinkles pin created just for this kit,  Prima Chipboard Sticker and Kaisercraft Wooden Dollie were from the kit

Here I stamped the first layer with a Prima Brick Clear Stamp, stamped on top of that with a Prima Script stamp then accented the bricks with texture paste.

For the final touch I tucked a Prima Butterfly from my stash into the corner of the paper under the photo.

This is an altered box project that I created using that gorgeous Summer Breeze Kit:

 I distressed and inked a layer of the Prima Sun Kissed paper from the kit, then misted a Dollie and then layered up Prima paper, and a Prima Chipboard Sticker from the Romance Add On and then mounted my Vintage image on top. 

 I created the floral layer using the Prima Mountain Lily piece From the Flora & Fauna Add on and some Prima Roses ,and a Prima Sparrow Nest from a past kit. I then cut a little bird from the Kit paper and attached a Prima crystal and tucked him in.

 I then layered up some more of the Prima Chipboard stickers to form my title work "Family" and added a Prima Vintage Trinket from my stash. I hand died some seam binding and pleated it across the bottom of the box and then layered on some Prima crochet lace on top of it.

 To complete the top of the box I created 2 hand crafted butterflies and added them on and added some stash Prima E-crystals to the top corner.

For the lip of the box. I painted it with gesso, inked it in multiple layers then added on some Tim Holtz Tissue Tape, inking the tape after application.

The sides where painted with gesso then inked in multiple layers for a distress look, then distress stamped with a Prima Clear Stamp. I then added a piece of the Prima CB  and a button to create the sweet look of a drawer pull.

I hope you have enjoyed a glance at my work using the always gorgeous, always versatile Scraps Of Elegance and Scraps Of Darkness Kits. Thanks for hopping by and letting me share them with you!!!

And NOW..........

for my giveaway!! I am pleased to offer up the perfect prize.......


Such a perfect prize, because you get to pick out what you want, or you can even apply the amount towards the purchase of one of our amazing kits. In order to qualify for this prize, you must

1. Become a follower of the Scraps Of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance Blogs.
2. Have visited all of my DT sisters blogs.
3. Leave a comment on this post
4. Become a follower of my blog

I will take all the names from the entries, put them on pieces of paper and have my son draw one from the bowl. I will announce the winner here June 6th and you will have 5 days to respond and claim your prize. 


and now you can hop on over to my uber talented Sister Jennifer Snyder's blog and see what she has created! Something amazing I am sure!! Give her a hug for me!!!



Tanni said...

Oh my goodness, this is my first visit on your blog and i am flashed by your creativity.

isabel said...

What a oretty jobs!
I love them!
Thanks for this chance to win

EvaE said...

Fun with a blog hop and a big thanks for this chance to win. I love to look around in peoples blogs.

Lisa aka Raining said...

Everything is gorgeous Renea!

SmokieBlueRose said...

Have you thought of framing your work for your walls instead of scrapbooks, you have nice art work here.

eleele said...

Renea, so many works, all of them atre just stunning. your box is gorgeous, great ideas.

Margie said...

WOW! So much gorgeous work! Absolutely stunning!

Sharon said...

Your layouts and projects are always absolutely creative and extraordinary, Renea! TFS all of them with us. I am having fun on the blog hop and ready to hop on over to Jennifer's blog! Thanks!!

Drycha said...

wow! So many works here! :D

Beth said...

Where do I start, each one is lovelier than the next! Love all the little details in your work.

donna said...

WOW your work is amazing, love the box and your butterflies~! Thanks for a fun blog hop~!

Lillian Child said...

Oh my good gravy, but you have some remarkable talent. Each and every piece is a beautiful work of art ... or should I say work of heart? !! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. I just discovered your blog on this hop and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you!

T Young said...

So many tiny details! I have to look at your pages over and over to make sure I didn't miss anything. Love your work!

langeatheart said...

Wow your talent is endless! I love what you did on the first layout with the wall and flowers, love the paper love the Prima kit up for grabs wow just so much eye candy! TFS

Cathi O'Neill said...

Was already a follower of your blog, but love to see all your work! Gorgeous!!

lost coast scrapper said...

Amazing and beautiful work with the kit Renea, love your puffy work, so pretty!! Hugs, Karen

windycindy said...

Your layouts are so vintage and the look that I really like...
I am a follower of yours! cmh512
Thanks, Cindi

Frances said...

What beautiful work. I will be back often.

Cherished said...

Wow stunningly beautiful work.

Violent Kittie said...

I have been here before but now I am a follower! Thank you for sharing all of you beautiful work

roch492 said...

All of your work is always stunning and I'm happy to follow your blog! Off to the next! What a fun thing to do on a rainy day!

heidihug said...

Thank you! for being one of the hosts for the blog hop - I'm now subscribed, and look forward to visiting you often.

Suepup said...

Very pretty...especially love the brick treatment!

Kathy Mosher said...

Renea: I am absolutely covered in glitter and surprise. You are amazing and love your Etsy Shop also.

CraftySprinkles said...

Beautiful work Renea!!

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Wow, you just keep getting better and better girl - love everything.

Debbie said...

Having fun with the blog hop and looking at all the beautiful lo's
I love your work it is so elegant and brezzy and airy, so so beautiful....

JRABS -Jennifer Snyder said...

That box is crazy cool Renea. Gorgeous work and such eye candy.

Cindy Gay said...

All beautiful. Love the borders in the top layout of Abby.

Jenny said...

Hey beautiful girl!
LOVE all you have created for us to drool over! the cracked glass tut is my next "to do" list item. Can't wait!

Ava Gavloski said...

Renea, did i spot vancouver bc... well well, west coast lady!! I am a great laker!!! wink wink.. your layouts are wonderful, the detailed tips are really appreciated and yes, i am coming back to visit and stay awhile, beautiful work!!!

TeriP said...

I've seen some of this work on and I'll say WOW again! But I admit and covet my Renea butterflies...NO ONE gets them!!! Great fun this hop!!!

Cheryl (C Mom Go) said...

All of your pages and projects are unbelieveable!! So charming, gorgeous and beyond excellent. You inspire me, thank you for being who you are big dark sister!

Michelle AKA Bubbachooka said...

Hey Sister, gorgeous just gorgeous.Love your blog! love Mish

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

As always you projects are fabulous... Thanks for sharing.

Karen Shady said...

Hello my friend :) Im already a follower, and a big fan.. beautiful work as always xx

ChLvr said...

Awesome blog! Thanks for the chance to win. I love seeing all of your work!

Willea said...

I adore your work!!! You are so talanted!

Elena C said...

Hi Renea...this is my first time on your blog and I am glad to become a follower. Your work is beautiful. It was great fun browsing your creations. Thanks

Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance said...

Gorgeous work, my friend, as always!

didi0518 said...

I LOVE how you did that corset look on one of your pages! I will definitely be scraplifting that!!! Thank you so much... ps I'm a new follower

Nicole Doiron said...

WOW! What an amazing bunch of exquisitely beautiful layouts!!! Thanks for sharing!

MZule said...

Amazing work Renea, so talented!

joyce said...

Your details are quite exquisite on these pages. Love your work and have always been a fan.

Tessa Hamilton said...

Beautiful layouts! The one with the little girl with wings is gorgeous - especially love how you popped up the frame! Also, the "Wheverever you go..." on is rocks the blues. Love how the layout echoes the colours in your photo!

Tessa Hamilton said...

ohohohokay.. I have to post a second comment! Loooove how you made those puffed up designs along the outer edges of your 2nd layout. Awesome!

SuziQinTX said...

oh my what beautiful layouts, I love that peeking flower what a great idea. Thanks for the hop and all the awesome inspiration.

Colleen said...

I am blown away by your creativity and productivity! So many good ideas in these few pages that I must revisit multiple times. Your work is inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Ree said...

love your work, just beautiful, thankyou so much for sharing

Theresa said...

OMGOSH! I don't know which of your projects I love more!!! They are all so gorgeous!!!!

Tracey Gregory said...

was already a follower and just love your detailed work! Stamping with puffy paint? How cool is that?

Amy Prior An Aussie Scrapbooking Diva said...

Oh my goodness! The texture of these layouts is to die for! WOW thanks so much for sharing I will certainly have to scrap lift your style.

Monica said...

Fantastic!!! yes and a big scream for Ms Donna being on the hop! I love what you did!

pooky said...

Renea, my first time visiting you...won't be my last! Love your creations. So beautiful! Thanks for bein a part of the hop. So much beauty:)

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, what amazing work!! Love what you did with stamping the puffies!! And, so much more! Thanks for the inspiration. I am a new follower and look forward to seeing more of your beautiful projects!! ~ Blessings