Saturday, December 1, 2012

Welcome To The Scraps of Elegance Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Scraps of Elegance December Blog Hop

Design Team Reveal

We are unveiling our December Kit

“Winter Wishes”
And is it ever an answer to my Winter Wishes!!!

Scraps of Elegance 
Is giving away our fabulous
December Kit
To one lucky winner!

Our Scraps of Darkness Designers
Are sharing their work with the November
“Karma kit”

We would also like you to meet our newest design team members!
Sara Onneby
Vivian Keh
Kristie Taylor
Agnieszka Bellaidea
Sarah Bargo
Evgenia Petzer

Welcome ladies!! So glad to have you talented women on the team!!

All you have to do is become a follower of the Scraps of Elegance blog and “like us” on Facebook. You must visit each participating blog and leave a comment on each blog in order to be eligible for the prize.
When you have visited and commented on all the blogs return to the Scraps of Elegance blog 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 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 December kit is stunning and you won’t want to miss out on grabbing one for yourself!
**Open to international entries**
You have until
Monday December 3rd 1:00 AM PST to complete the hop.
The winner will be announced on the Scraps of Elegance blog on Tuesday December 4th.
Be sure to check back on that day to see if you have won…

Have fun!

Blogs to visit:

Scraps of Darkness-
Scraps of Elegance-
Mandy Harrell-
Jennifer Snyder-
Renea Harrison-
Karen Zueger-
Lisa Novogrodski-
Elena Olinevich-
Michelle Phillips-
Karolina Stopyra-
Rachael Funnell-
Helena Johansson-
Agnieszka Bellaidea-
Sarah Bargo-
Evgenia Petzer-
Sara Onneby-
Vivian Keh-
Kristie Taylor-
Charlotte Jenkins-

I would like to take this month's kit and add on's and show you how you can get lots of wonderful Christmas gifts from it. I know that sometimes you think, wow can I really afford a kit and all the add ons? Well, this month I say go for it, because where else can you spend less than $100.00, add a few stash pieces along with it,  and get more than 8 to 10 gifts out of it (maybe more if you don't scrap as "chunky" as me-lol).

Not only do you get a gorgeous kit in the mail each month, but along with it, you get a so inspiring sketch created just for the sketch. The sketch is created by our very own Charlotte Jenkins (Suepup), and is always inspiring. Here is this month's skecth:

And here is my take on the sketch:

A layout makes a perfect gift for anyone special in your life. You can give it as is, put it in a shadow box, or mount it onto canvas, and you have a personal, amazing gift to give to that someone special.

This layout  features a photo of my son, Draven, when he was 5 years old. We were getting ready to board the Polar Express here in Chattanooga, and my husband, David snapped this sweet closeup of him. He was so excited, but boy was it cold outside, so he was all bundled up for the Winter. I just love  Winter, and this kit is so perfect for capturing that Winter feel. I used lots of technique on this one. There is lots of inking, fussy cutting, tearing, painting with Snow Tex, paints, inks and stickles.
Scraps Of Elegance Items Used:
Main-Bo Bunny Powder Mountain Papers, Bo Bunny Chipboard, Bo Bunny Jewels,  Ingvild Bolme Ink,
Paper Add On- Bo Bunny Powder Mountain paper

The large snowflakes are Tin Snowflakes that I found when I was unpacking Christmas, and inked up with the Brick Wall ink from the kit, they created a yummy rustic feel, and then I topped them with Dusty Attic Snowflakes that I had gotten from Mandy's (Craftysprinkles) Etsy.

Do you have someone on your list that loves Vintage themed or totally girly girl items? Then here is  an example of a gift that will leave them oooohing and aaahing, and will be something they will treasure, because it was created with your own two hands.

This is an altered memory box project and it includes a sweet Vintage desk set tucked inside. I created all the little treasures for the tuck in from the kit and add ons. They include a January-December Calander, 3 Vintage tags, two postcard Notecards, a Doily tag and a Baby Renea Size set of Sweet Memories Butterflies from my Etsy Shop.

Items From this Month's Kit and Add Ons:
Main Kit-Kaisercraft Turtle Dove Papers, Pink Paislee Artisan Elements, White Frothy Trim
Paper Add On-Graphic 45 Place In Time Papers, and January Cut Aparts,
Embellishment Add On-Pink Paislee City Sidewalks Snowflakes, Prima shabby Chic Resin, Prima Rondelle Say It In Crystals

Here is a close up of the Box Top.

And here you can see the sides and all the inking distressing, and stamping that I did to create, texture, dimension, and layers of colors.

Do you have a total Diva on your Christmas Gift list? Then they would be utterly thrilled to receive a Winter Glam Gift like this one.

This is an Acrylic Mini Album, and matching storage box.   I used lots of froth and frill to create a beautiful place for someone to store their Winter memories.
Item used from this month's kit:
Main Kit-Bo Bunny Powder Mountain Papers, Bo Bunny Chipboard, Bo Bunny Jewels, Graphic 45 Cut Aparts, Prima Rosarian Beads, Reneabouets Baby's Got the Blues Butterflies, Pink Paislee Artisan Elements, Frothy White Trim
Paper Add On-Bo Bunny Powder Mountain Papers
Embellishment Add On- Pink Paislee Snowflakes
The Acrylic Mini Album was from the Scraps of Darkness/Scraps of Elegance store

Here some close ups of the Mini Album and pages. The acrylic pieces have been two tone Alcohol Inked and then I edged each page out in German Glitter Glass and Stickles.


Page 1 with pull out tag

Page 2 with Acrylic tag
Page 2 photo pull out

Page 3

Page 3 with Photo Pull Out

Page 4

Page 5 With Pull Out Tag

Hang Tag

Page 6

Page 6 With Photo Pull Out

Page 7 With Photo Pull Out

Page 8 With Journaling Spot


Matching Mini Album Storage Box Top

Mini Album Storage Box Side

And last but not least,  I have a set of Rustic meets Vintage Snowflake tags:

Guess what?? This gift will  be for one of you!!!!   The winner of my blog hop prize will get this wonderful set of tags, plus a collection of Winter Butterflies from my Reneabouquets Etsy Shop.

~All you have to do to be entered into the drawing for the Winter Prize Pack is to be or  become a follower of my blog, and to follow the Scraps Of Elegance Blog~

Your next stop is my Scraps of Darkness sister's blog- Karen Zueger-

Have fun hoping and don't forget to check back on Tuesday, December 4th to see if you won!! Happy Hopping!! ~Renea


Hanna-Marie said...

oh so much inspiration! love the box!

klepa_san said...

Oh, so many beautiful things!!! The layout is really frosty! And the mini-album is really wonderful!

Cathi ONeill said...

So many stunning beautiful things, and those gorgeous butterflies too, so talented!!!

Nicole Doiron said...

Such gorgeous creations! I would LOVE to win those beautiful tags and butterflies! Thanks so much for the chance!

JRABS -Jennifer Snyder said...

Oh Renea, I do believe you have outdone yourself and have dazzled me beyond words. Each project is amazing.

Sarah said...

Wow the layout of your son is priceless! Such a wonderful memory ;) And did you know I happen to have a beautiful memory box complete with vintage desk set on my Christmas list?! Hm! Almost uncanny...

Bellaidea said...

Your box and the album are beautiful, somebody will be so lucky!:)

Cherished said...

Love every project.

Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance said...

Absolutely stunning work, Renea!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad I came by your blog on the hop, you do beautiful work. I never thought of using a page as a gift, putting it in a shadow box or frame is wonderful. I think my favorite of these projects today is the mini book with the box. I love snowmen, but this is a great idea for a gift as well. I kept scrolling down and saw the tags and butterflies and fell in love. Your work is amazing. Thanks for sharing such wonderful talent, I am following you now so I can explore your blog more and see what other beautiful projects you do. Have a wonderful day.

MichelleMc said...

Renea, your talent and creativity never cease to amaze me! I can always count on you for inspiration, your work is always stunning!

Ёжики (Yogiki-jl) said...

Oh, so many beautiful things!

Buffy Esser said...

My daughter was reading over my shoulder,she says she loves your boxes...I love the albums! Hopping along...thanks

langeatheart said...

I'm a diva! I would love a mini album like that, just like that in fact :) Stunning projects I am really developing an urge to get busy and create! TFS!

Monica said...

so gorgeous. .stunning.. elegant and wonderful.

Lisa aka Raining said...

Stunning altered projects Renea! I love your stationary box!!!!

Rachael Funnell said...

These are all So truly AMAZING Projects....
Also!THANKS for creating such Gorgeous butterflies for our kits!!

Drycha said...

as I wrote at priv - these blues are incredible!
...and You used that perfectly :)
Love snowy frames of Your pages!

Andrea Slee said...

Wow Renea!!You are so talented!!! I absolutely LOVE all the projects you made!!! So inspirational!!

eleele said...

I love when you create something vintage, you are a master of these tiny little things and altering, incredible projects

Debbie said...

Renea, Gorgeous, gorgeous!!! love that box.... looking so frosty, Beautiful!!!!!

MichelleZ said...

Wow! you have been busy! I loved looking at all the pretties. I especially liked your little memory boxes. lovely!

Kristal said...

wow your work is AMAZING i love it and makes me wish we had snow here!

Anonymous said...

oh my word what a gorgeous array of projects! love it! -Vivian

kristie said...

Stunning work girl!! you are so very talented!

Adriana B said...

beautiful work here :) have a great day :)

Sam said...

What elegant pieces!! Love the tags so pretty.

Tracey Gregory said...

I love the mini book and the presents and that striking layout! It's all just so marvelous!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Wow! The acrylic mini and the tags are really amazing. Loved the glitter glam of the mini, so elegant!

OlesyaK said...

love the layout - and the wood peeking from underneath) gorgeous!

Kathleen White said...

YOu present so many beautiful things for us today! Wishing you a merry Christmas.

Infinity97 said...

I've never done this before, but I'm hopping!

Kimberly said...

Stunning work!!!! Everything is beautiful!! OH MY GOSH! The beautiful mini album with it's own box! It is so freaking gorgeous!!!!!

Kimberly said...

I was still reeling over that gorgeous mini album. Thanks for the chance to win those beautiful tags and butterflies!!!!

Ayeeda said...

Georges projects! The hop is great:) Cheers:*

Infinity97 said...

I've never done this before, but I'm enjoying hopping and seeing all the fabby scrapbooking ideas !:)

Debbie said...

Love the boldness of the blue in your layout! The mini is delightful! So much inspiration! I'm off to the next blog!

Suepup said...

Beautiful...that album is amazing!

Ирина said...

В первый раз участвую :) Очень красивый наборчик)
И прекрасные работы мастеров!

Maria said...

hopping along :)

SmokieBlueRose said...

That vibrant splash of blue is great and so is the texture.

lost coast scrapper said...

Incredibly gorgeous work this month Renea!!!!