Thursday, March 31, 2011

Whoot Whoot! We are blowing our own horn!

Hello Lovely Followers!

We are beyond excited that Scrap That! has been featured on the BO BUNNY BLOG today!

Our Madame Butterfly Kit includes the entire Gabrielle paper collection which is one of our recent favorite paper collections. 

Oh - wait..... our first favorite is the May kit paper collection - BUT we can't give away any secrets on that just yet :-)

Take a peek and see what they are saying :-)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Welcome to Scrap That! And Our March Blog Hop Adventure!

First stop on your “hop” is this blog, so if you are here you are in the right place!  

We have NINE AMAZING  blogs for you to visit today, each with some beautiful projects that were created using the Scrap That! April "MADAME BUTTERFLY" KIT. 

First of all, you will need to visit all NINE blogs :) There will be a randomly drawn comment winner from each blog! That means NINE winners will receive a yummy package of Prima goodness!  Easy so far right?

**When you visit each blog be sure you leave a comment and become a follower so we know you have joined in. **

Once you’ve done that, you’ll need to swing by our * facebook page, and become a friend, and then head over to our *social community and become a member.

Plus, while you are hopping you will want to be looking for the special word on each blog. (you will want to jot these down as you go along)

Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, create the sentence and email that sentence  to friends@scrapthat.

All qualifying entries  will be entered into a draw for the GRAND PRIZE, a personally signed copy of the latest edition of PageMaps generously donated By Beck Fleck.  A big thank you to Becky for designing a custom sketch for this months Scrap That! kit.






 Scrap That! "Madame Butterfly" Kit

Next stop on your hop is Ivana!  But before you leave write down the secret word which is: "JOIN"

P.S if you love our blinkie,  grab it while you are here :-)

If you lose your way on the hop, here is the sequence:

1) Scrap That!
5) Lisa
6) Tara
7) Tina

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

April kit Sneak Peek!

Hello Lovely Followers!

Our Girls have done it again!  We all need to give them a big pat on the back and a round of applause.  They were really challenged by time this month as many of the new CHA products shipped late from the manufacturers. Well done everyone!!

And without further ado - here is the April Kit Sneak Peek!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Scrap That! has a new supplier in Australia!

If you are looking for some unique items that you can't get anywhere else at a reasonable price you will want to check out this company!
If you want to make Vicky's AWESOME fuzzy lollipop flowers you can order Mulberry paper from Green Tara.

They also have some gorgeous blooms!

1)  Simply browse their website
2)  Email us with the item numbers of the product you are interested in (
3)  We will respond to you with prices
4)  Once you confirm your order we will send you a PayPal invoice
5)  Products will take about three weeks to arrive

Pre-Order Deadline is March 27th.  Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Our March Featured Member ~ Michelle Marks!

Scrap That! has introduced a new "Monthly Featured Member", whereby we pick one of the many fabulously talented gals in our community, interview them and feature their interview on our blog and here on our community site! As a token of our appreciation, Scrap That! will sponsor a prize pack for each Featured Member :)
So if you want to be considered as a Monthly Featured Member, all you have to do is participate in our community and either upload some of your creations, leave some love for all the beautiful work in the gallery, or simply partake in one of our many forum discussions! You never know, you may be our next Monthly Featured Member!

We are happy to introduce you to our March Featured Member ~ Michelle Marks!


How would you describe your scrapbooking style?

I don't really think I have a set style. I like a little bit of everything and like to try new styles  especially when I'm inspired by someone else's work. I do tend to lean toward the vintage/shabby chic style the most though. I love doing heritage LOs!

Complete the sentence: I cannot scrap without...

Diet Pepsi! My fav "go to" scrap supply though has to be inks.I love distressing and inking everything!

How long does it take you from start to finish, to complete a layout?

That depends on the type of Lo I'm doing. A shabby chic/vintage style generally takes 4-8 hours. Depending on if I'm hand or machine sewing and if I choose to make my own flowers for it. Something clean and simple would take about 2 hours.

What kind of camera, photo editing software, die cutting machine and photo printer do you use?
 I have more goodies in this department than I use because my hubby is a tech fanatic and is always buying me new stuff...much to his chagrin because I'm techno challenged and don't have the patience to learn these new things! My main camera is a Pentax digital SRL with a couple of lenses, plus I have a Kodak { which my daughter usually has!] and a little Fuji digital to throw in my purse when the big camera is too much.  I generally use just the Kodak Easy Share for the little bit of photo editing I do. I do have Photoshop Elements 8 { but again ,hubby bought it and I have yet to learn how to use it!}. My photoprinter is Kodak . I'm generally pleased with it and like the fact that it uses a less expensive ink.  My diecutting machine is Cricut . I have used  the original 12 x6 for the last several years but hubby  bought me the larger Cricut Expression for Valentine's Day! I also have a Cuttlebug but so far have only purchased embossing folders for die cuts.

Tea or coffee?           Definitely tea!!!!

Are you a night owl...or an early bird?  

Oh I'm all night owl! Lots of nights I get scrapping and then suddenly look up and realize its 2 or 3 in the morning!

What is your pet peeve? 

 Too many to mention ! bad drivers, telemarketers, rudeness , poor manners....people who have too many pet peeves LOL

Got blog?
Yup ...though I wish I had the techie skills to jazz it up a bit! You can find me at

Do you prefer cards, layouts, altered items or mini  albums and why ?

Definitely LOs ! They are my favorite . I also enjoy making cards. Minis I usually reserve for gifts. Love to look at altered items but don't do very many...too much clutter in my house as it is!

What is on your scrappy wishlist?

hmmmmm... well it WAS the Cricut Expression for the longest time  but hubby took care of that ...can't think of any specific product right now...just wish there was a scrapstore here in Corner Brook...the closest { and only one in NFLD] is 8 hours away!!! Thank God for on line shopping!

Who  is your fave manufacturer and why?
That's a difficult choice...I love so many! But if I had to narrow it down to a couple, then Basic Grey would probably be my fav. I find that their paper lines are very versatile..they lend themselves to many different styles of scrapping and I like that different lines combine well with each other.  Graphic 45 and Websters are also close runners up!  I also ADORE Dusty Attic and am sooooo glad that Scrap That! is a Canadian Retailer!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Photo Editing for Layouts

Karen here with you today!
Just to share a quick few things about the pictures you use of your layouts. So as you all know, the picture that you use on your layout is your MAIN focus, with that said, you want to make sure it looks the best it can.

Here are a few pointers on what you can do to edit your pictures so they can enhance your project.

Tip 1.
You take a picture and then you notice there are alot of distracting objects behind your subject, this is the last thing you want in a picture, because the viewers eye goes to what's behind your subject as opposed to the main subject. What you can do to correct this, is simply blur the background.
See the world a difference in the picture below:

Tip 2.
There are times you take a picture really quick, one of those candid shots and you didn't take the extra time to center or make sure you didn't have too much of the background showing, this happens alot to me as I have a 3 yr old. When that happens just easily crop out what you don't want, it works wonders!

Here's an example:
BEFORE (You can see all of the park and fence, not so visually appealing.)
Tip 3.
When working with a lighter color scheme for a project, a black & white picture is a perfect drastic look to make your entire project pop. Edit your picture to B&W and adjust the contrast alittle and you will be amazed at the result. Just take a look below...
Other things you can do to enhance a picture is adjust the temperature, turn it more to warm for a vintagey look, adjust the contrast to make your color pop, turn it Sepia for an older more vintage effect.

Here are a couple of FREE editing software sites, if you want to check them out. They're quite fun to play with!

Well thanks for joining me today!
Hope you enjoyed the read.=)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Making the Most of your Patterned Paper

Hi wonderful blog readers!  Tara here today to share a simple tutorial on making the most of your patterned papers.  This month's kit is full of gorgeous papers from Graphic 45 and Basic Grey - both of which are fantastic for fussy cutting!

I LOVE patterned paper! I love the bright colours, the dimensions, the amazing shapes, the beautiful photos of scenery, objects or just about anything you can print on a piece of paper! I love its versatility and I love how it inspires me with so many possibilities.

Personally, paper is everything to me. It’s the primary inspiration, along with my photos, for my layouts.

I always start with a photo that I adore and then I will match my paper accordingly. Once I have selected my papers, it’s on to the organization of the layout and finally, the embellishments and finishing touches.

If you’ve ever found yourself searching endlessly for the perfect embellishment; the one that will compliment your papers flawlessly and bring your layout together just right, look no further than your patterned paper!

That piece of paper with multiple flowers and stems might appear overwhelming at first glance but if you were to individually cut out each flower (not all of them, but some) along with some stems, wouldn’t they make the perfect embellishment? What about that paper adorned with butterflies? The possibilities are endless.

Rather than perceiving a piece of patterned paper as overwhelming, take a look from an embellishment perspective and discover the endless possibilities it has to offer!

SPECIAL NOTE: It’s always a good idea to buy 2 pieces of a patterned paper that you adore – especially if its double sided. One page can be used exclusively for cut-out work and the other for background paper, layering or photo mats.

SPECIAL NOTE: It is MANDATORY to have fabulous detailing scissors for fussy cutting. Sorry, but the kitchen scissors simply won’t do! They make a HUGE difference with regards to fine detailing, angles and teeny, tiny spaces.

Have fun with your paper!!

Monday, March 7, 2011


Here's a challenge from me this month:  Something that's off the page!

Create anything (except a layout) with 3 photos!!!  I was inspired to make this altered photo display using the window cardstock cutouts from the Scrap That! MarchSecret Garden Kit.  Lots of symmetry, repetition and clustering here so it was fast and easy from a design standpoint!!!

You have until March 20, 12 midnight, Sunday to play along!!!  A RAK will be randomly drawn at the end so good luck!!!!


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Grand Prize Winner of our Weekend Blog Hop is.........

We want to sincerely thank everyone who joined us this past weekend for our first Monthly Blog Hop.

It was so much fun for us to be able to present our March Kit "Secret Garden" Kit during the hop.  We had so much lovely feedback on the hop, the blogs, the projects and the kit!  Thank  you!!

We had so much fun organizing this hop, and hope you will be ready to hop with us again later this month when we release our April Kit!

Each blog had a random comment winner for a total of 8 winners and 8 packages of Prima!

The winners are:

Scrap That! - Scrap That Chat - Colleen
Tara Orr - Each Moment Only Once -Kris
Karen Wilson - A Girl's Scrap Obsession - Bonnie from Quebec
Ivana Camdicz - Paper Girl Crafts - Dara Lyn
Janis Medina- Maghinay - The Reluctant Scrapper -
Lisa Blastick - Beyond Beauty - Romy
Vicky Alberto - Simply Paper and Creativity  - Misty
LG Belarmino - LG's Scrapbook World - Shona Kheen



Congratulations Sarah!  Please contact us :-)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

"Secret Garden" March Kit Release

Many of you participated in our blog hop this past weekend, and you have seen the stellar creations posted by our design team using the Scrap That! "Secret Garden" March Kit.

For those of you that have not yet seen the cornucopia of creations, then allow us to show you now!

This kit features the whimsical and magical "Once Upon a Springtime" papers. The beautiful floral patterns, the blooming color palette of grass green, sky blue, and dusty pink provide the perfect backdrop for the fairies to appear and whisk you away to a magical and "Secret Garden." (with the most adorable little rabbits!)

For our subscribers, we are offering this perfectly coordinated Embellishment Add-On Kit of Prima Goodness!

As always, we also offer a Paper Add-On too!

Here are some of the super creations from our DT using the "Secret Garden" Kit.



And there you have it!  So many possibilities with this kit.

We apologize that our website has not yet been updated with our new kit information. 

We are currently working on our site and will have a brand new SITE REVEAL for you next week :)

If you wish to order this kit, please email: