Thursday, July 28, 2011

"Somewhere in Time" Blog Hop Reveal

We are so excited to present this kit to you!  The outstanding Scrap That! DT have really outdone themselves and created so many inspiring creations. We hope you will sit back, relax and enjoy seeing some beautiful blogs and some amazing projects.
First stop on your “hop” is this blog, so if you are here you are in the right place!  We have NINE MORE AMAZING  blogs for you to visit today, each with some inspiring creations using the Scrap That! August Kit "Somewhere in Time"
This FULLY LOADED kit features the gorgeous TIMEPIECE COLLECTION from Bo Bunny which is why your final stop on the hop will be the BO BUNNY Blog!  
STEP ONE: you will need to visit all TEN blogs. Take your time and have a look around, our designers have beautiful blogs :)  Be sure and leave a comment on each blog you visit.  There will be a randomly drawn comment winner from each blog, and one of those lucky ladies will be selected to win a fabulous Dusty Attic prize pack!
**When you visit each blog be sure you leave a comment and become a follower so we know you have joined in. **
STEP TWO:  swing by our * facebook page, and LIKE us, and then head over to our *social community and become a MEMBER.  
All qualifying entries  will be entered into a draw for the GRAND PRIZE, a FULL Scrap That! Paper Crafting Kit!  
AND..... if that isn’t enough, BO BUNNY has generously offered a prize as well!  So that’s not one, not two, but THREE chances to win!!
"Somewhere in Time"

Embellishment Add-On

August  “Somewhere in Time” Contents List:
Bo Bunny Double Dot Cardstock - Licorice
Bo Bunny Double Dot Cardstock - Sugar
Bo Bunny Double Dot Cardstock - Almond
Creative Imaginations Corrugated Kraft Paper (Technique Item)
IOD Wild Spirit - Ranch Life
IOD Wild Spirit - Wild Horses
IOD Wild Spirit - Wild Spirit
IOD Wild Spirit - Country Girl
Bo Bunny Timepiece - Die Cut
Bo Bunny Timepiece - Dot
Bo Bunny Timepiece - Stripe
Bo Bunny Timepiece - Home
Bo Bunny Timepiece - Villa
Bo Bunny Timepiece - Timepiece
BasicGrey Oxford Alphas
Dusty Attic Ornate Corner #9 DA 0555
3 Petaloo Canterbury Roses - Brownie
1 Pack Petaloo - Velvet Wild Roses - Blue
4 ZVA Mini Roses - Ginger
4 ZVA Mini Roses - Ginger Transition
1 Ranger Stickles - Honeysuckle
1 Piece of Burlap
1 Length of Burlap Ribbon With Cream Trim
1 Length of Leather String
Embellishment Add -On Kit
Tim Holtz Fanciful Accoutrements
Petaloo Canterbury Vine Spray - Cream
Petaloo Chantilly Velvet and Lace - Brown
The first blog you will visit today is Ivana's.  
Ivana has her own unique fresh, shabby / romantic style that we just love!

Here is the blog order.  In case you get lost just hop back here and jump back in!  Happy Hopping.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"Somewhere in Time"

As many of you know the postal strike here in Canada really messed up our schedule and rather than scrambling and rushing and stressing we made the decision to push the release of this kit ahead by one month.

We are very pleased to present our August Kit,
"Somewhere in Time"
Join us on Friday, July 29th for our reveal blog hop!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Vintage Flower Tutorial

Hi Ladies it's Karen!
I just wanted to share a quick tutorial on how to make a beautiful vintage inspired flower.
It's a relatively quick flower to make and no need for fancy punches. =) A plus!! =)
Step 1.
Cut 5 circles, whatever size you'd like your flower to be. To add more shape, I cut my flowers with a large scallop edge scissor. I then inked all my flowers.

Step 2.
Crinkle them all, this gives a more weathered look.

Step 3.
If you want more color in your flower, just sprits with some glimmer mist. This also makes the flower more manageable while you create it. Plus, gives it a gorgeous glimmer effect.

Step 4.
Proceed with gluing them in a layered manner.

Step 5.
When you get to your 3rd layer, while your glue is still wet, gather the center. This will give your flower more volume and seperate from the bottom layer.

Step 6.
When you have adhered your top layer, cut 3 slits into your flower. It does not matter where youcut the slits.

Step 7.
Add your center and lastly arrange your layers for more dimension.
If you want a thicker flower just add more layers.

Well that is all for now.
Be sure to stick around for our sneak collage of the August kit on July 26th and for the full reveal on the 29th! I will be using this flower on a project created with the kit. :p
See you then!

Friday, July 22, 2011

~June Newsletter and Winners Announced!~

We are SO excited to be back to normal around here! With the postal strike delaying, and then outright pushing one of our kit releases, it’s nice to know that we are finally back on track! So let's get back to all the fun!....
Fun Tip: Did you know that Scrap That! Store is a Dusty Attic Retailer? (
Dusty Attic Orders

A quick little reminder to anyone who wishes to place an order for some yummy and fabulous Dusty Attic chipboard pieces….Our next pre-order deadline is Juy 29th!  You can simply visit the lovely Dusty Attic  website  ( for pictures and descriptions of all the lovely pieces…And don’t forget all the beautiful ideas in our gallery and at the Dusty Attic NING site, too!

Monthly Challenge Contest

Needless to say, some of our contests have also been pushed and delayed…But rest assured, we will be resuming things in a jiffy!
So if you have joined in our challenge contest this month, you will have noticed that it was delayed slightly…But all the same fun applies! We will just be allowing everyone a few extra days to play along! We will draw a random winner on July 28th! So be sure to get those entries in!!! And check out the gorgeous work already posted in our gallery! :)
Monthly Reveal Hop

Our July blog hop was cancelled as a result of our July kit cancellation…But be sure to join us this month on the 29th for a spectacular hop as we reveal the August kit!!!

New Member Prize

On the 15th, we randomly chose a name out of all the fabulous and sweet members that joined our NING site during the month of May. And our May NEW Member pick is….

Deborah Byrne!!!

Deborah, we have a special pack for you just for joining the Scrap That! site in the month of May! Please send us your address at so we can get it out to you as soon as possible.
If YOU ever want to play along….all you ever have to do is join our NING community! So be sure to tell all of your friends to join our fun site! Who knows who our next New Member Pick will be!
Monthly Featured Member

The 15th also brought about another prize winner…We randomly chose a member to interview and post on our NING site and our blog so that we can get to know every one of you a bit better! The lucky member was asked to answer a few interview questions and in turn will receive a fabulous prize pack as our way of saying thanks! This month’s lucky member was…

Sonya Everding!!!

Look for Sonya’s interview and get to know her better this month! We will be posting her interview in our forum and on our blog! So be sure to check it out and say hi!

Lastly, we want to send out a HUGE thank you to all of our subscribers for all of your patience during the postal strike!

And since our hop for this month is a little later than usual…We will be adding in the sneak peek as soon as our lovely DT has created all of their yummy work! So check back soon to see little hints of the upcoming kit!

All the best from the Scrap That! Team :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

3 New DT Members!

I am thrilled to announce that we are adding 3 new DT members to the Scrap That! family. Please help me welcome (drum roll)...

Tina Rutledge - We loved what she created with the April and May kits and we couldn't possibly let her go after her guest spot with us. Her soft romantic style is perfect for our kit club!
Hi Everyone! My name is Tina Rutledge. We have recently moved to the sunny state of Florida. I'm from Chicago, IL. and have lived there all my life, so I'm a city girl at heart. I have been married for 14 years to my wonderful and loving husband and we have 5 children. As a stay at home Mom, they definitely keep me busy, but are my inspiration. There are many things that inspire me and bring out my creativity. That is why I love scrapping! It allows me to challenge myself, bringing out the true expressions of my creative mind, in paper form. I also enjoy the positive energy it evokes.

Robin Shakoor - We adore her work work and a guest spot was not enough - we had to keep her too! Her wonderfully elegant style is a great compliment to our kits.

My name is Robin Shakoor and paper crafting is my passion!  I live in Virginia with my husband, daughter, one spoiled puppy and three birds.  I am a Human Resources Manager by day and crafter by night.  I have been an avid paper crafting enthusiast since February, 2008.  While I enjoy all design styles, I would have to say that elegant, romantic and vintage are my favorites.   I enjoy incorporating a blend of these three styles into my projects, creating a visual experience for my readers.  I believe that crafting is a shared experience for both me and those who view my work.  Just knowing that I am teaching others through tips, tricks and tutorials on my blog brings me joy.  I like to encourage others to step out and try new things.  I believe that crafting is a personal journey and the roads we take along the way are different and special.

and last but not least...

Shona Keehn - She is a fantastic, supportive community member and a wonderful designer. The superb deep richness to her layouts will be a great style addition to the team.

My name is Shona Keehn and I am from British Columbia, Canada. I have 3 children and a wonderful husband of 26 years. He is very supportive with my scrapping addiction. I have been scrapping for many years but have just found my scrappy style in the last year, Shabby Chic with a bit of vintage, and it is definitely something that I change up lots. I love to try new techniques and make embellishments. One of my favourites is to work with a sketch, either for layouts or cards. I love how so many artists can be so different from one sketch. I get so much inspiration from everyone in the scrapping world and I hope that you can get some from me. 

Shona will not only be designing with the kits, she will also assume the role of Design Team Coordinator. As most of you know, I have been the DT and Kit Coordinator since the start of Scrap That! kits. The position has grown to the point that it requires two people to effectively manage all the responsibilities. I will continue in the research and product selection role as well as be an active design team member. I now pass the DT Coordinator "torch" to Shona and am confident she will be an amazing team leader.

Welcome ladies to the team!

PS - Next month we have some REALLY exciting guest designers joining us too so stay tuned (tease, tease :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Paper Pleating

Hello everyone, 

Robin here to share one of my favorite paper crafting techniques...paper pleating!  This is a fast and easy technique which adds pure elegance to your projects. 

To begin, cut two 2 x 12 strips of paper.  Starting with the first strip, score your paper at the following intervals:

1 1/2"
3 1/2"
4 1/2"
6 1/2"
7 1/2"
9 1/2"
10 1/2"

Fold to create pleats as shown in the photo below.  Once you have completed this process, repeat using your second 2 x 12 strip.  You will then be able to connect the two so you have enought to create a 2 x 12 pleated strip.

I hope you give this technique a try.  You will love the look it adds to your pages without adding bulk.  This is perfect if you plan to design a page for a scrapbook.

Have fun and enjoy.


Thursday, July 14, 2011


Our July challenge is getting a slightly later start this month, but do not fret, you will still have TWO FULL weeks to play along with us!

Starting today (July 14th), until July 28th, you can upload as many projects that fit within the challenge guidelines and increase your chances of winning a fabulous prize!

So here are the rules:

1. I challenge you to create a projects with splatters! You can use any art medium, such as glimmer mist, paint, reinkers, splatter stamps create your splatters. You may do so on a layout, card, or altered item.

2. Upload the project in our gallery and add this to your title : ST JULY CHALLENGE

3. Upload it to your blog, or with the same title as mentioned in #2.

4. Comment in our challenge thread with a link to your entry (from your blog, or

REMEMBER...You can enter as many times as you wish, and you must follow all of the above steps to be eligible!
I will draw a random winner on July 28 at 12 am Central Time.

Here's an example I did with glimmer mist splatters :)

Good luck!