Wednesday, September 15, 2010

My First Guest Designer Spot! and Simply Steampunk at Scraps of Darkness

Hello, all! I've got some very exciting news, at least for me it's extremely exciting. I was asked to be a Guest Design Team Member over at Scraps of Darkness! This month's kit is Simply Steampunk! A style close to my heart and one of my favorites to work on. The kit includes some of the fabulous papers from Graphic 45's Steampunk Debutante line. I created several layouts to try and show some range of what can be done with this kit. I've got five layouts to show you today but there will be more coming since I am so inspired to create with this kit. Make sure to stop by the SOD blog and SOD gallery to check out all the great layouts by the Design Team and myself! I hope you enjoy them!

Scraps of Darkness September Sketch by craftyspinkles.
Together layout. This is my version of the Sept SOD Sketch. The photo is of my grandparents on their wedding day. They were married by the Justice of the Peace and the other two people in the photo were their best friends and witnesses. I used the gorgeous rose paper for the background and made my own roses with the kit cardstock colors. I'll be entering this layout in the Heritage Challenge over at
Reinvention layout. I love this steampunk lady so I just had to cut her out of her paper and add her to this layout. These are photos of just a few of my many hair styles when I was in cosmetology school. I had every color imaginable in my hair, short hair, extensions, and the list goes on! The scissors with wings at the top right are a pin that I wore while at school with wings that are jewelry pieces colored with Espresso Alcohol Ink. (Love that blue cardstock!)
Take Flight layout. This is probably my favorite so far! This is my son on his first day of school. I chose to create this layout to mark his flight into his educational journey. He's handled school so well and I am so proud of him. I used masks from Tim Holtz and Tattered Angels, and Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap and Brushed Corduroy for the background and Broken China for the clouds. I made the balloon and clouds by hand and added twine and stickles.
Women Make Up the Family layout. This is a layout I created to record my belief that women are what make a family; they hold the family together and make it strong. This is me with my husband's side of the family, including his mother, aunts, cousins, and late grandfather. I used my Cricut Expression to cut out the gears and inked them with Tea Dye Distress Ink. I used some of the gear parts and stick pin from the kit and made the ribbon roses.
Teenage Dream  layout. This layout is for the Leftover Layouts Challenge at where you can only use scraps even for your background. The layout uses scraps from the layouts I created. I am also going to enter it into the Book of Me challenge at with the topic being what you wanted to be when you grew up. My dream was to be rich and successful and have many material possessions. But as I grew up I realized that those things didn't measure success. The title was inspired by the song Teenage Dream by Katy Perry since I'll also be entering the layout in the Lyrics challenge at


  1. The scrapbook pages are terrific, love them all. x

  2. Very pretty, there's so much there you have to look for a while to see it all.

  3. What lovely scrap pages and loving the masking

    Love Dawn xx

  4. First of all congratulations! That is exciting!! Love all your layouts and beautiful details! Just Awesome!

  5. Great pages and love all the masking!

  6. Celina, congratulations on your guest designer spot! They could not have made a better choice-- your layouts are consistently wonderful, and these samples are no exception.

    You did a brilliant job on the CCC Mask technique-- I absolutely LOVE the way you put that page together! And it's always such a treat to see your lovely family photos, too.

    Bravo, sweet friend! ♥

  7. Congrats Celina!!! You are so talented!!!

  8. Hello Celina,

    nice layouts !

    I love your hair ! :)

    I have a 17 year old daughter and she 's a lot like you! When she was 14 she had long blackcolored hair as long as her back to her bottom... It's been a lot shorter ( but she's saving again for long hair...), but it has been black with red, blond, white, white with pink, white with blue, red and now it's magenta pink... She's a lucky girl, cause she look gorgeous with all these colors and it reflects her creative mind...

    About your layouts : the one with the airballon caught my eye and will inspire me for my sketchbook in the sketchbookproject. My theme is "dirigibles and submersibles"...

    I think I must go on the lookout for this steampunk paper !
    I really like this style too. I also like your combination between the brown and the blue !

    thanks for sharing these.

    greetings from belgium