Monday, May 31, 2010

June Kit Design Team Reveals

Here are the Design Team reveals using the June "Queen Bee' kit.

Be sure and visit the gallery and leave some love!

Visit the girls blogs for closeups, tips and techniques they used!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Flower Tutorial by Scrap That! Artist Darien Anderson

Hi Everyone!!! this is Darien! I Have a tutorial to share and hope you girls enjoy it!! Have Fun!!
I made this LO using these flowers, and I'm going to show you how to make them!! They are really easy!!!

What you need

Using the Tim Holtz alterations Dies You need to cut 2 Flowers of the Bigger one and 1 of the smallest one Using the paper of your choice.

Then you can Ink or Mist the flowers

Make folds in the 2 large flowers as in the picture to obtain the center

Only in one flower just snip down the side of one of the petals.

Place some glue onto one of the petals

Glue that petal behind the petal next to it as shown in the picture

Curl the petals of all the flowers using your fingers.

Punch a small hole in the center of each flower

Put some glue on the flower that has 6 petals, that one is going to be the largest layer of your flower.

Place the 5 petals flower on top and then the smallest one

Then place a cluster from a spray through the holes (or brad, pearl, etc.)

Cut the ends of your spray and place a glue dot on top of the ends to secure it.

Now, your flower is complete.

PS. You can do this flower with any 6 petal flower die or punch.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

What's All the Buzz About?

The June collection has everyone buzzing! Our "Queen Bee" collection by Pink Paislee features the entire collection of papers, top quality embellishments from Prima, technique items like the Creative Imaginations Antiquity Circle transparency, and a 12 X 12 piece of burlap which is a hot new product we are seeing more and more of. You’ll find our signature product, Distress Stickles, and we have included a unique piece of beautiful crocheted lace. The "Queen Bee" kit comes with an inspiring custom designed sketch by our own sketch artist LG Belarmino - which you can use to enter our monthly layout contest! We offer a paper add-on kit which includes the standard papers, and coordinating cardstock papers from our main kit for $9.99, as well as a must-have embellishment add-on offered at $17.99. We sincerely hope we have succeeded in presenting a kit that will nurture your creativity and inspire you!

Scrap That! “Queen Bee” Main Kit Contents

Pink Paislee Queen Bee “Queen Bee”
Pink Paislee Queen Bee “Worker Bee”
Pink Paislee Queen Bee “Bees Wax”
Pink Paislee Queen Bee “Honeycomb”
Pink Paislee Queen Bee “Honey Bee”
Pink Paislee Queen Bee Diecut “Bee Hive”

Creative Imaginations Antiquity Circle Transparency
BasicGrey Origins Mud Mask

Prismatics Cardstock “Vanilla Cream”
Prismatics Cardstock “Birchtone Meduim”
Prismatics Cardstock “Birchtone Dark”

Pink Paislee Weathered Wood Chipboard Alphas
BasicGrey Manila Mini Mono Stickers

1/2 Pack Pink Paislee Queen Bee “Bella Brads”
4 Pink Paislee Queen Bee “Flip Notes”
1 Prima Pearls and Bling - Green
8 Prima Flowers - Sprites Neutrals 3
6 Prima Flowers - Powder Puff Athena
4 Prima Flowers - Aloha Petal “Black Sand”
3 Pieces Tattered Angels Bingo Boards and Calling Cards
3 Prima Pebbles - Geometric Gold
1 Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue “ Old Paper Distressed”
1 Clearsnap Fluid Chalk Ink “Olive Pastel”   
1 Piece 12 X 12 Burlap Fabric
1 Yard Crocheted Lace

“Queen Bee” Embellishment Add-On Kit Contents

Pink Paislee “Queen Bee” Ribbon Pleats
Prima Say It In Pearls Black Strips
Prima Innoscence Layered Crinkle Flowers
7 Gypsies Black Set of 3 Keys

Scrap That! June Main Kit, Embellishment Add-On Kit, & Paper Add-On Kit

Saturday, May 22, 2010

June Kit Sneak Peak!

With Lori's permission here I am teasing you gals with a sneak peek at one of my designs! Well a little corner of it! heehee;) I'm tellin' ya, it's a divine kit! You will absolutely be head over heels for it!

4 more days and we reveal all our designs!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

We Have a Winner!

We have a winner!! Congratulations to Emma Ruth Fronda who played "Scrap That! Spot This!". For her correct answer - Emma was entered into a draw (moderated by my two year old and using Daddy's baseball cap). Emma will receive the Scrap That! June Kit with over $45 in product!! This is a monthly contest so be sure and watch out for the "Spot This!" item in the DT' projects being released on May 26th!!

We Have Another New Design Team Member!

Scrap That! is so thrilled to announce that Tara Orr has agreed to join our team of talented designers.  Tara is a fellow Canadian from British Columbia.  Tara has a unique and distinctive style, and her work has been published all over.  You can see some of her stunning projects in the gallery :)

Here is Tara's bio, and I hope you will join me in giving her a great big welcome!!

In my 'previous' life, I had graduated from university with a degree in psychology, got married to a wonderful man, bought the house of my dreams and worked as a webmaster for a technology company. I have now taken on the most difficult and rewarding job of my life - sahm to my 3 children: 5.5, 4 and 2.  Naturally, scrapbooking found me through the hundreds of photos I had taken of my kids and meshed with my craving for creativity.  I completed my first layout in the fall of 2008 and have been addicted ever since.

Scrabooking is an escape for me - my down time. It allows me to combine my love of crafting and photography with my artistic nature. I enjoy each and every second of the creative process involved in taking a layout or project from start to finish.

I tend to gravitate towards rustic-vintage/shabby chic with lots of distressing! I am inspired by wonderful photos (of my 3 kids mostly) and awesome patterned papers. I have been fortunate enough to have several of my layouts published and my blog featured a handful of times. I am currently on the design teams for ZVA Creative, Petaloo and Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

I am honored to be designing with Scrap That! and hope that my creations will help to inspire!

My blog:

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Happy Saturday everyone!!!  This is Janis bringing you another project to share here at Scrap That!'s blog!!!

As promised, I'm sharing with you the project where I have used the stamped wheat image from my previous tutorial HERE.  Over at the forum, Melissa challenged us to use this watering can shaped card template from Paper Popsicles:

Here's my take:
 Supplies:  Paper and cardstock:  American Crafts, Stamp:  Prima Marketing, Pearls:  Kaisercraft, Ink:  Ranger Industries, Alphabet Stickers:  Jenni Bowlin Studio, Making Memories, Border Punch:  Martha Stewart Crafts, Pen:  Sakura, Other:  ribbon, sketch by Pagemaps.

Some close-ups:


Hope you can join us in this challenge!  Do share your creations and upload your works in our gallery!!!

Have fun creating,

Friday, May 14, 2010

Easy Folded Flower Tutorial by our Designer Vicky Alberto

As promised, I am going to do an easy folded flower tutorial as seen in one of my recent May Scrap That! kit layouts. At the end, you'll have a two-layer, 6-petal flower as shown below. The beauty of these flowers is that you don't need double sided paper (like you do with most other folded flowers). This is not a new concept and I cannot take credit for inventing this flower... I found it a long time ago on the internet along with other folded flower tutorials that I will be providing in the near future.

Step 1: Punch out 6 large circles and 6 small circles. I used a Fiskars and a Creative Memories Punch.
Step 2: Fold the circles in half with the pattern (that you want showing at the end) on the inside and then fold up the bottom a third of the way up. Make sure that all of the circles are folded the same way. Mine I do with the curve facing left as shown below.
Step 3: Unfold back to a semi-circle position and use the crease that you just made as a guide to "open the petal".
Step 4: Repeat this for all 12 circles.
Step 5: Glue your flower layers together by glueing one bottom "flap" to the back of a petal at a time, until all of them have been added. I find that using a glue stick is less messy and works best so that if you need to adjust the petals to be spaced more evenly at the end... then it allows you time (since it dries slower than other adhesives).
Step 6: I ink the edges before glueing the two layers together and then finish off by adding Stickles to the centre or a brad.
That's it! You can also make this a 7 or 8 petal flower if you like a more crowded petal look. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Guess what????  Lori has to be away and she asked me to babysit the blog for the week so here I am, Janis, blogging here at Scrap That! again!!! ;o)

Today, I'm gonna share with you a fun way to stamp using your distress inks.  I don't usually use distress inks for stamping, but I recently got this huge Donna Downey Wheat foam stamp from Prima Marketing, so it's a good excuse to play!!!  ;o)

Gather and prepare your supplies:
Craft mat
Mini-mister with water
Distress inks (I used Shabby Shutters and Pine Needle from Ranger Industries here.)

Rub your distress ink (I used Shubby Shutters) first on your craft mat.  Make sure that you got the top part area of the stamp covered.

Build on another layer by rubbing a different shade (this one is Pine Needle).  Make sure that you rub it closely to the first layer so that there will be no space in between.  Build on layers until you cover the whole area of the stamp. 

Get your mini-mister and mist the layers with water.  Just be careful not to over-mist - -distress inks are specially formulated to spread when wet so just enough spritz to cover the layers will do.  ;o)

Get your stamp and press it into your craft mat.  You can move the stamp around a little just to make sure that you have covered all the areas completely...

... and stamp your image on you cardstock.

Pretty neat, huh?  ;o)  Love the combined effect of the distress inks on the stamped image!!! You should definitely try this!!!

I used this stamped image on a project that I'll share with you on Saturday.  Until then!!!

Have fun creating,

Monday, May 10, 2010


Hello everyone!!!  This is Janis guest blogging here at Scrap That! again.  You might be wondering on what project did I use my handmade blooms that I taught HERE.  The cat's out of the bag - - I created some tea bag holders as gifts for my kids' summer school teachers !!! ;o)

This is not the first time that I made these (check out my first set of tea bag holders HERE - - and definitely, this will not be the last time.  What I love about these tea bag holders is that they are cute, personalized (really appreciated by those who will receive them) and versatile (you can switch chocolates or other items in lieu of tea bags!!!).  I first learned how to make them using this tutorial at Splitcoaststampers, I just shortened and deleted some steps (thanks so much for the inspiration, Beate!!!).

Gather and prepare your supplies:
One 3 1/2" x 7 3/4" piece of cardstock
One 6 1/2" x 7" piece of patterned paper (I used Upsy Daisy's Bebe papers again to match my handmade blooms!!!)
Mini-scor pal, or other scoring tool
Adhesive (double sided tape or liquid glue)
25" piece of ribbon (optional)
1" Circle punch (I used the smallest Fiskars Circle Squeeze Punch here)
Scraps of cardstocks and patterned papers to decorate the tea bag

Step 1:  Get the 3 1/2" x 7 3/4" piece of cardstock and score at 3 1/2" on both sides.

Your cardstock will end up like this:

 Step 2:  Fold along the scored lines.  Set aside.

Step 3:  Get the 6 1/2" x 7" piece of patterned paper.  With the 6 1/2" side up, score at 1/2" and 3" like this:

Step 4:  Fold along the scored lines. Apply double sided tape or liquid glue on the 1/2" section of the paper and fold paper over. 

Step 5:  Score at 3 1/4" on both sides.

Step 6:  Fold along the scored lines.  Slide paper partially into your circle punch.  Center and punch.  Do this on both sides.

Step 7:  Apply double sided tape or liquid glue on the spine of your patterned paper and center and adhere on your cardstock like this:

Step 8:  Apply double sided tape or liquid glue on the middle of the cardstock.  Place ribbon on top and tie it around the cardstock base so you'll end up with this:

Variation:   In lieu of ribbon, you can also use a belly band.  I used one 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" patterned paper which I adhered on both ends for this.

You may now decorate your tea bag holder with your choice of cardstock and patterned papers.  I added my handmade blooms and thank you sentiment from Upsy Daisy's With Gratitude Rub-Ons and voila!  Really nice and thoughtful gifts for my kids' teachers!!!


Hope you like my tutorial.  Thanks again Lori for the opportunity to guest blog here at Scrap That!.  ;o)  See you at Scrap That's forum!!!

Have fun creating,