Thursday, May 31, 2012

June Blog Hop Winner

June's Blog Hop was such a HUGE success, thank you so very much to all of you who participated, your support is greatly appreciated and I wish I could give you all the grand prize, but I can only pick one so without further ado, below are the players whom I recieved emails from, with guesses on our blog hop secret sentence!
1. Nicole Doriron
2. Rachelle Olaridge
3. Annette Gearside
4. Sarah Routledge
5. Ann-Marie Lawson
6. Amy
7. Julie Evers
8. Monika Lima
9. Lovez Lao
10. Natalie Sutherland
11. Kimberly
12. Pendrah
13. Pamela Lange
14. Twila Young
3. Annette Gearside
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tips and Techniques

Keren here wanting to share some tips on some of the techniques I used for my layouts this month.

Tip #1: Save your packaging

I know that as scrappers we tend to save every scrap of paper so why not save the packaging too. Many companies nowadays are going green and have beautiful packaged papers that you can use in your work. Some of these companies are Prima, Zva, and of course Webster's Pages.

I used my Zva flower packaging here to layer behind my daughter's photo because the green matched the layout. Then I was able to use this area for the title.

Tip #2: Fussy Cutting

You often see a paper you love but its too busy and you are stumped not knowing how to use it. Don't shy away from fussy cutting. I love cutting around images and using them in many different places on the layout.

Here I cut these beautiful cherry blossoms, a bird cage and a bird. Then I added them as layers in my layout.

I used pop-dots to give the images some dimension which leads me to...

Tip # 3: Use Pop-dots

I love using Pop-dots on my layouts because they add dimension to my layers. The layouts tend to be very bulky in your albums but they look so beautiful when you photograph them.

Here is my layout demonstrating Tip #2 and #3

I hope these Tips inspired you today!!
If you want to see more of my work
please visit me at:

Helen's Tutorial

Hi everyone!
Helen here with a few TIPS & TRICKS to share!!
1) If you are anything like me you just LOVE flowers and wish you had more of them!
Without actually having to BUY them or spend HOURS making them - well I have a way!
See what I did here?
Yup I actually CUT the Sea Foam flower from the main kit in HALF
so now it looks like I have TWO!!
I have a few other things to share with you about my layout construction process.
I do hope you find this information useful.
If you decide to use any of these ideas
I would love for you to post what you did under my Tutorial thread in the forum HERE.
2) If you see a sketch that calls for a scalloped/die-cut paper
don't feel like you HAVE to use one that is pre-cut. When you have
a piece of this type of paper in your stash, before adhering it to your
background paper, trace around it, cut and save it as a template,
then you will be able to use ANY paper you like and simply cut it
to shape as I have done above!
3) You see I cut that pretty carefully hey?
Reason being that I don't waste AT ALL!
Any teeny piece of paper can be used for something so I strongly encourage you to hang onto your scraps and place them in a small bag back together with the rest of your kit contents.
Often little bits can be punched into small shapes like butterflies for example.
4) See the yellow identification strip along the top of this paper?
I have used that on my layout!
(Scroll back up to spot it)
Told you I didn't waste a thing!!
5) If you want to go "Modern Shabby" - which is a phrase I've coined myself for my own
personal style {shabby but clean, with white space and strong saturated color}
then you need to be brave and choose vibrant paper.
Of course you only need a bit of it so here I have laid the bright pink BEHIND
the scalloped paper - just the right amount of KAPOW factor!!
6) "Audition" your elements.
Lay down the backing paper you have just made by adhering
your newly cut scalloped paper to a nice bright but subtle (in design) print.
Now go through your kit placing the elements you THINK you will probably use
on your layout on your page and start shifting things around until you are
happy with the way they look.

7) Use your packaging!
Look in the photo above and you'll see that I have used
the white with green print packaging from the flower pack -
it's there under my tickets and if you scroll up to my finished layout
you will see that it ended up to the left AND right of my photo!
How did I do that?
8) Well I cut it down the middle to give me 2 pieces so merely
created the ILLUSION of a much bigger piece of paper.
More on that further down!
9) Can't afford fancy tape runners?
No problem! Neither can I!!
I just buy the good quality double-sided tape
(the cheap stuff is terrible as the backing doesn't peel of f easily and
this is essential if you need to work fast like me)
Now lay it down around all the curves of your scalloped paper,
bending as you go, don't worry about it,
when you peel off your tape those folds will flatten out and
be totally unnoticeable from the front.

10. Ink your edges.
This transforms your style from MODERN to MODERN SHABBY!
Inking is not used a lot by modern scrappers (the clean and simple sort)
but is essential to add the depth required for a truly shabby layout.
My favorite colors are Toffee, Chestnut Roan, Creamy Brown and Dark Brown,
all cat's eyes inks by Color Box and cheap and easily available.
11. STRETCH your paper!
Create the ILLUSION of a long strip of paper by measuring how much of the paper
you want to have showing at the top and bottom (or on each side) of your photographs/
other papers, then cut that amount PLUS an extra inch for tucking under.
NOW cut that piece into 2 pieces according to your measurements.
One for the top and one for bottom (or each side).
Now each piece will have a HALF INCH for tucking under.
This way you are GUARANTEED that both pieces will be exactly the same
width and your illusion will be completely believable!
I have done exactly that with the Cherry Blossom paper above and below
the photograph above.
I do hope you have found my TIPS & TRICKS useful!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

June Featured Guest Designer Kit Designs

I have some amazing inspiration to share with you today from
ScrapThat!'s June Feautured Guest Designer

She has really done some amazing work with our beautiful June Kit!

Hope you enjoy!

For more inspiration, please stop by her blog
Be sure you leave her some love!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Welcome to the ScrapThat! June Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!!
We have some special treats for you this month starting with our uber talented
Guest Designer for the month of June!
Please Welcome Gerry V. Gent
But wait, the excitement doesn't end here, we have teamed up with a few of Webster's Pages
Design Team Members to make this month EXTRA SPECIAL!
Be sure you visit each blog listed on the hop to see what they have done with this month's
amazing kit and sketch!
ScrapThat! is offering a HUGE Grand Prize for 1 lucky Blog Hop winner by random draw to all that qualify,
be sure you complete the Hop to see this months generous prize!
More details below.

Without further ado, ScrapThat! is delighted to introduce to you our June Kit
"Life's Muse"
This month’s kit features Webster's Pages Beautiful 'Everyday Poetry Collection'
The kit is chock full of gorgeous goodies, such as lace, bling, an array of pretty flowers and much, much more!


Main Kit $39.99
Webster's Pages Everday Poetry Collection
1 sheet - Love & Dreams
1 sheet - Be Open
1 sheet - Your Thoughts
1 sheet - Messages To You
1 sheet - Little Birdie Told Me
1 sheet - Harmony
1 sheet - Little Stories
1 sheet - Word Smith
1 sheet - Die Cut
1 sheet - Alpha Stcker
Bazzill Basics Card Stock
1 sheet - Ivory
1 sheet - Pink
1 sheet - Blue
1 Pkg. Zva Flowers
1 Pkg Zva Self Adhesive Bling
1 Prima Wooden Envelope Embellishment
2 Tim Holtz Tickets
1 Zva Sea Foam Tulle Flowers
3each 3mm flowers from I am roses in yellow, white, pink 
2 Pink and Green Leaves
1 Prima Genie Stone
1 yrd Green Tara Lace - white
NOTE: The Main Kit cost for non-members is $44.99

Flower Add-On $12.99
(only 12 of these kits are available each month and sold on a first come first serve basis)
1 Pkg. Prima Velvet Rainbow Pastel Flowers
1 Pkg. Petaloo Flora Doodles - Velvet and Lace
1 Pkg Petaloo Velvet Wild Roses (sm)

Embellishment Add-On $14.99
1 Pkg. Prima Flowers - Strawberry Ice
1 Pkg. Green Tara Pink Flowers (5 ct)
1 Doodlebug Design Slim Cupcake Sunburst Card
NOTE: The Embellishment Add-On cost for non-members is $17.99)

Paper Add-On $9.99
Webster's Pages Everday Poetry Collection
1 sheet - Love & Dreams
1 sheet - Be Open
1 sheet - Your Thoughts
1 sheet - Messages To You
1 sheet - Little Birdie Told Me
1 sheet - Harmony
1 sheet - Little Stories
1 sheet - Word Smith
1 sheet - Die Cut
1 sheet - Alpha Stcker
Bazzill Basics Card Stock
1 sheet - Ivory
1 sheet - Pink
1 sheet - Blue
NOTE: The Ppaer  Add-On cost for non-members is $12.99

We are currently accepting new Kit Club Members
for more info please email

June's Sketch by: Amarilys Doria
Please join our June Sketch Challenge HERE

Our Blog Hop features 9 fantastic blogs from our Design Team as well as 7 more fantastic blogs from
Webster's Pages Design Team.
To qualify for this month's HUGE Grand Prize you must complete the following:
*Visit each blog listed on the hop to see what each Designer has created using this month's kit and sketch
*Each designer's blog hop post will feature a word to make up a secret sentence, collect these words along the way and follow the directions provided in ScrapThat!'s forum when you are all finished
*We also ask that you become a follower of ScrapThat!'s blog along with each Designer's blog
*Post ScrapThat! blinkie on your blog
*Stop by our Facebook Page (link provided on blog hop list) and like us
*Our last stop in our Blog Hop is ScrapThat!'s Forum, follow the link provided and complete the remainder of the blog hop instructions

Hop ends May 27 12am CST
Grand Prize MUST be claimed within 3 days of the announcement that will be made on ScrapThat!'s blog May 31st
If left unclaimed a NEW winner will be choosen!
Please Note: for anything larger than an envelope, winner will be responsible for the cost of shipping.

Next hop over to:

 The Secret Word Is: SCRAP THAT

Should you lose your way, come back here for the Blog Hop sequence:

Thursday, May 24, 2012

ScrapThat! June Guest Designer

 My name is Gerry van Gent and I`m a 38 Bulgarian woman living in The Netherlands.  I`m a mom of two kids and a wife of a very supportive hubby. I`m lucky to be able to stay at home and have plenty of time to spend with my kids and of course I have plenty of time for my hobbies - scrapbooking and photography.
 I got involved into paper crafting when my first child was born and I `m completely hooked.  Love creating my own backgrounds, stamping, playing with paint, fussy cutting and hand-stitching on my work.
 I`m designer for Webster`s Pages, The Scrap Cake, Imaginarium Designs and I`m a member of a few more design teams.  

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

It's almost Reveal Day for our ScrapThat! June Kit "Life's Muse"!!!
Are you getting excited yet? June's Kit is chock full of delicious delicate goodies!
I wish I could share more with you, but you'll have to wait to the Full Reveal and Blog Hop
May 25th, that will kick off right here on our blog!


Be sure you check back Friday May 25th for our Full Reveal and Blog Hop, you will not want to miss our HUGE Grand Prize!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Keren's 2nd Anniversary Kit Creations

Here is what I created with this beautiful kit:
For the first LO I used the BAP sketch from PRIMA:

For this layout I made my own embellishments with the polymer clay. Check out my tutorial on how to make this embellishment here

This is the layout I created for The Color Room Palette that was made especially for Scrap That.

 I also made 2 cards and I even had paper left over. So if you want to create many projects with one kit, this is the one to get!!

I hope you liked my creations. If you want to see my designs please visit me at:

Sunday, May 20, 2012

ScrapThat!'s Beautiful May Anniversary Kit is chock full of BEAUTIFUL goodies, among those goodies is polymer baking clay!!! We were so inspired by our May Guest Designer Gabrielle Pollacco and her creative use of polymer clay in her paper crafting, we decided to honor her by adding the clay to our May Kit!!  Ok I know your thinking, what in the world does clay have to do with scrapbooking.....It actually works beautifully for scrapbooking, watch for upcoming tutorials on our blog from our design team using this clay for even further inspiration!

In honor of our May Anniversary Kit and our Beautiful and Talented Guest Designer Gabrielle Pollacco, my (Jenifer) challenge to you this month is to create any kind of paper crafting project you wish that includes some polymer clay!!!

All entries welcome you do not have to be a kit club member to play along! Please add your project in our gallery titled May Clay Challenge alongside your page title. All entries are due by May 3o, our winner will be announce on our Blog and Facebook Page May 31!!!

If you want to play along click 

Here is a sample I created for you
(the purple flowers are made from the polymer clay in May's Kit)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Jenifer's May Tutorial

Hi there, 
Jenifer here today posting for Scrap That!
I have a quick lil tutorial using the
Scrap That May Anniversary kit
I wanna share with you!!

When I was creating my kit I found that I absolutely adored the Say It In Pearls Adhesive Border

 However it's color did not match the project I really wanted to use it for. So I decided I would use some acrylic paint to alter it along with a few of the alphas from the kit for my title and my 3-D roses I made with the polymer clay.

Item's you'd like to paint (I am painting my 3-D polymer clay roses as well as a few alphas from the kit and my say it in pearls adhesive border)

paint brush

acrylic paint in your choice of color(s)

You may consider a few paper towels and something to paint on so you do not get it on your work space, I just use disposable plates.

  Lightly coat your pearl adhesive border with a touch of your acrylic doesn't take much, if you put to much the paint will fill in the negative spaces of the details and you will no longer be able to see it the design. Also I found when painting the actual pearls, it;s easier to paint over them once and leave them to dry, if you can still see the previous color once the first coat has dried, you can add another coat.

Set aside to dry before use.

I only needed half of this border for my project so I only painted the half I needed and cut it in half for my layout instead of wasting it behind the photo. I saved the unpainted half for later use.

 I like to cut my alphas out leaving them still attached to the clear film before I paint them, that way I do not get unwanted paint on the other alpha's by leaving them on the sheet...nor do I loose the stickiness due to removing them from the film.
Before painting the alphas you want to be sure and remove any centers that will not be part of your title before you start. For example: the circle from the e's  a's or b's ect. 
If you do not remove these before painting the center edges will not get painted and will remain the original color.

Depending on the color you choose to paint your alpha's they may need more than 1 coat of paint. Just like above, you need to let the first coat dry before you add another.


When your letters are all dry and you are ready to remove them from the clear film for use on your project, you may find that there is excess dried paint on the edges or maybe in the center holes where you previously removed unwated pieces. VERY gently pinch the edges off using you finger nails and for the centers I find a circular motion a few times with a straight pin works well.


These are the 3-D roses I made using the polymer clay from the kit. (they are MUCH easier than they look)
Anyhow this is what they looked like after baking, and I thought they'd work PERFECT for the project I was creating, so why not paint them too?!?!


I left them blotchy looking on purpose to give them somewhat of a dimensional look, because I have not mastered any kind of fancy paint techniques as far as shading goes......

Once I added them to my Layout I decided I should add some purple stickles....


I hope you have enjoyed my lil tutorials, and are inspired to create something beautiful of your own possibly using an idea I have shared with you all today. 

Thanks for stopping by, check back next week to see what else our designers have to share with you!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Jenifer's May Kit Project's

Hi there,
Jenifer here posting for ScrapThat! today!
Hope everyone is enjoying this brilliant weather as much as I am!

I have a few Layout's I created using ScrapThat!'s BEAUTIFUL May 2nd Anniversary kit
that I want to share with you today!

I hope you were able to get your hands on one, because it's ABSOLUTELY A-M-A-Z-I-N-G
to say the least! Kaitlyn did a terrific job in carefully selecting the pretty papers, embellishments, and add on's in this month's kit, and it's a must have for your scrapbook stash for sure!

 Main Kit $39.99

Flower Add On $12.99

Embellishment Add On $17,99

Paper Add On $9.99
 At this time, ScrapThat! has room for expansion to take on new kit club members...

I had so much fun paper crafting with this month's kit and I'm super excited to share with you my creations!!

Nature Girl
I used ONLY the main kit to create this layout, the black pennant titles on the right side were cut from one of the package's of Prima flowers in the kit.
The doilies, ribbon and corner scroll is from my own stash.

Nature's Beauty
I took this photo at the zoo last August and it's probably one of my fav's! I thought it looked really good with this Prima paper....
This page is a mixture of Main Kit as well as Flower Add On and Embellishment Add On.It also includes my molding clay (purple flowers)
Be sure and check back on May 16th for a few quick tutorial's in creation this page!
The doilies, ribbon, acrylic paint and white flowers are from my own stash.

This layout was created using the Main Kit and Flower On. I also used the yellow paper from the Prima alpha package behing my doilie and photo.
The ribbon, doilie and tag are from my personal stash.

Prima Ballerina
This layout was created using the Main Kit and Embellishment Add On as well as more of the yellow packing from the Prima flowers. 
The doilies, ribbon and dark pink papers are from my own stash.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look! I hope your inspired to purchase this lovely kit if you have not already!