Friday, August 26, 2011

Welcome to the Scrap That! Exclusive Pion Design “Birdsong” Reveal Blog Hop!

(How’s that for a mouthful!)
First stop on your “hop” is this blog, so if you are here you are in the right place!  We have TWELVE BEAUTIFUL  blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Scrap That! Exclusive Pion Design Kit "Birdsong".

So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy!

We have FOUR drool worthy prizes up for grabs:
  • A Dusty Attic Prize Pack
  • A Pion Design Prize Pack
  • A Scrap That! Paper Crafting Kit
  • A Scrap That! Store Gift Certificate
Read on to learn FOUR ways you can win!
1)  First of all, you will need to visit all TWELVE blogs :) **This is important** Each blog will have a special word.  As you hop be sure and write down the special word from each blog. Once you have all the special words they will make a sentence.  You will need to email the SECRET SENTENCE to  All correct sentences received will be entered in a draw to win the Dusty Attic Prize Pack.  (Please note:  Dusty Attic does not have a blog but just follow the link leave a comment on the forum thread in their community.)

2)  Everyone who emails us with the correct secret sentence will be sent a short marketing survey.  Once you have completed the survey you will be entered to win a Scrap That! Exclusive Pion Design “Birdsong” Kit.

3)  If you want to enter to win the Grand Prize of a Pion Design Prize Pack, then head over to our COMMUNITY for details on our monthly challenge.  The challenge will run from August 26th to September 14th so you have LOTS of time to post your creations.  You can enter as many times as you like.  You do not need to be a subscriber to participate.  The more entries, the more chances you have to win!

4)  Finally, if you post our blinkie on your blog you will be entered to win a Scrap That! Store Gift Certificate - super easy right?  Just post a link to your blog on this blog so we can come visit :).

Here is the blog order for you to refer back to in case your hopping gets off course :)

Now without further ado we are proud to present our September Kit "Birdsong"!  You are going to love what our Creative Team has done with this kit!

September “Birdsong” Contents List:

Pion Studio of Memories - Photoframe
Pion Studio of Memories - Anemone
Pion Studio of Memories - Birdsong
Pion Studio of Memories - Ornament
Pion Studio of Memories -  Ring of Roses
Pion Studio of Memories -  Collage
Pion Studio of Memories - Rose
Pion Studio of Memories - Ocean of Roses
Pion Studio of Memories - Borders
Pion Studio of Memories - Cut Out Sheet
Pion Studio of Memories - Tags
Bazzill Basics Bling Cardstock - Tiara
Bazzill Basics Bling Cardstock -  Glass Slipper
Bazzill Basics Bling Cardstock - Diamond
American Crafts Thickers - Sunrise Natural Chipboard (technique item)
Dusty Attic Music Notes - DA 0351
Prima Say It In Crystals - 5445446
5 Prima Angelica Roses - Airy
1 Silver Liquid Pearls
1 Length of White Crocheted Lace
3 Little Yellow Bicycle Twig Doilies
1 Set of Handmade Butterflies from Kaye's Kreative Korner ETSY -

Embellishment Add -On Kit Contents:
Prima Summer Carnations Flowered Tendrils - "Pinck"
Prima Arcadian Collection - Weathered
Prima Annette Collection - Mia

Now, a kit just wouldn't be complete without a fabulous sketch to go along with it!  We are very fortunate to have one of the best sketch artists in the biz - "LG" Belarmino.  We think she has really outdone herself this month and the sketch coordinates so beautifully with the soft romantic feel of this kit.

BUT WAIT!!  Before you leave we would like to share this tutorial from our guest designer Gabrielle Pollacco.  Each and every one of Scrap That!'s Main Kits include a coveted piece of Dusty Attic.  Gabi has shared a great technique on how to add:

"A Shabby-Chic Finish for your Dusty Attic Chippies"

I love to add an aged crackle finish to my Dusty Attic Pieces and one of my favourite pieces to add this to is the dress forms.  On one of my layouts for my guest spot this month I used this Shabby-Chic finish, so I thought I'd share a quick little step by step on how to achieve this design.

Supplies you will need:
~ Dusty Attic Chipboard piece
~ White craft paint
~ Brown chalk ink
~ Black Solvent Ink (Like must be solvent ink so that the stamped images don't blur when you apply the crackle medium)
~ Random stamps (scripted or flourishy images work best)
~ Tim Holtz Rock Candy (crackle medium)
~ Perfect Pearls paint (in the kit)
Step 1
Give your DA chippie a coat of white paint, reapply another coat when the first one is dry.
Step 2
Edge your whole piece with some soft brown chalk ink (like Colorbox Chestnut or Sudio G brown chalk ink)
Step 3
Randomly stamp on your script and flourish stamps, going off the edges of the piece.  (Be sure to use a solvent ink like Stazon if you are going to add the crackle finish)

Step 4
Apply crackle medium in a nice thick layer.  Note:  Try not to brush over and over on the same spot, it will make the crackles smaller.....also remember the thicker the layer the thicker the cracks will be.  Don't worry if some areas are thicker than others, all that will mean is that you will have some smaller and some larger crackles but the end result is quite lovely and natural in appearance.
Step 5
You can dress-up the dress form with a few drops of the Perfect Pearls ....I created a necklace and a belt for mine.....Here is a pic of the finished piece.

Here is my finished page with the dress form embellishment...
We hope you have enjoyed this wonderful tutorial and we'd like to give a huge thank you to Gabi for taking the time to share this with us!
Next, head over to Darien’s Blog.  Happy Hopping!


  1. Loving the blog hop. I have your blinkie on my blog

  2. this kit is just amazing ..I created so many projects and still have leftovers! That tutorial is awesome cant wait to give that a try :)

  3. Hi Valery! Nice to see you ;-) xo

  4. Well this day has finally arrived... happy to be hopping and to see all the beautiful sites and projects. Gabi, thanks for the great tutorial... you always have the most beautiful things to share! And thanks Scrap That for a chance to win great prizes! I too have your blinkie posted on my blog:
    Off to Hop!

  5. Wonderful kit, so full of awesomeness!

  6. Really nice kit, looking forward for a chance to win.

  7. Awesome blog hop and LOVE the September kit. Thanks for sharing the tutorial from Gabi. I just love her work. I have your blinkie on my blog (!

  8. Beautiful page, love the tutorial too! And the kit is simply grgeous! I have your blinkie on my blog

  9. I am so-o-o happy it's a Pion kit...I've been wanting to try these papers for ages!! Scrap That! is the first blinkie on my blog - Great tutorial - many thanks. Off to the hop!!

  10. Stunning kit!!! Just completed the hop and evryone's LOs are amazing!!!

  11. Lori, it was such a pleasure being a Guest Designer for your amazing site this month! Your taste in product is simply perfection! Just the type of products I LOVE to work with! And how wonderful to have such a great kit club in our own 'backyard'! love that! xx

  12. What an absolutely stunning kit! I can't wait to get mine!

  13. Wow! All the Scrap That! kits are fabulous, but I think this is my favorite! Thanks for all the inspiration and the chance to win one of the prize packages!

  14. Oh wow, this kit is absolutely gorgeous! I love me some Pion Design:)

  15. Wonderful post, hop, prize and tutorial
    tks Girls

  16. oh my goodness! I am literally droooooowling over all this GORGEOUS stuff and what the design team has done with it! Thank you for the chance of winning some of this beauty! My :D

  17. That is just great idea guys!!! I would love to post it on my blog, me Facebook page for you!!!!
    LOVE IT!

  18. wonderful tutorial. I have your blinkie on my website

  19. Thank you Gabi for the great tutorial, this is the best ever kit :)

  20. Thanks for the great tutorial!! Added your gorgeous blinkie to my blog too!

  21. Good morning from Greece! I just love your blog hop, your amazing kit and all these wonderful ladies with so much talent and inspiration!!! Thank you so much for a chance to win this beautiful kit! Thank you Gabi for your great tutorial!!! I have your blinkie on my blog:

  22. Wonderful to find this blog and the amazing Gabrielle...has done wonders as usual with this kit. And now to hop on for more inspiration....

  23. happy I found this place!! I signed up for subscription on your fab kit and I so look forward getting my mailbox full of scrapgoodies!! I put your blinkie on my sidebar!
    Grabrielle has done amazing stuff with the amazing kit!!
    Of to se some more inspiration....
    Hugs Lina


    Lori, i am so proud to be a member of the Scrap That community. The Kits are elegantly created and allow for a wide range of artistic creation. Thanks so much for the eye candy from a creative DT.

  25. I just became a follower of your blog. This hop was awesome and this kit is so lovely!

  26. I don't know what I am more excited about - the AMAZING kit release this month - or the the AMAZING line-up of creative talent joining us! Gabi - this tutorial is fabulous, girl! You ROCK DA! Off to do some hoppin!

  27. Just added your blinkie to my blog. Absolutely loved your kit! Check out my blog here...

  28. I have added your blinkie to my blog. Now I'm hopping to the next blog =)
    Thanks for the chance to win btw.


  29. Love the new kit. Gorgeous ideas. I dont have a blog so an't add the blinkie, but I would if I could. I am off to hop. Thanks for the chance at the blog candy.

  30. Love your LO design using the form. Crackle technique is awesome. Thanks for the blog hop!

    I already have your blinkie on my blog!

  31. Great tutorial and sketch! Posted your blinkie too!

  32. Oh wow!!! Such a beautiful kit once again! A wonderful bloghop with loads of inspiration! Your DT is the best!

  33. I love the kit and Gabrielle's layouts of course. I wish I had some of these products. I've posted your blinkie on my blog's sidebar.

  34. This kit is simply breathtaking! I would love to get one! Thanks for the chance to win.

  35. Gorgeous prizes to win :D
    The funny thing is that i live in sweden, very near the Pion design head-office. :D

    Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration you give here.