Friday, August 31, 2012

Welcome to the ScrapThat! September Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!!
We are super excited to bring you our AMAZING September Kit featuring the yummy
"Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary Collection"
This kit is chock full of gorgeous goodies that is sure to knock your socks off!!!! Just for starters think ribbon, ZVA Bling, Dusty Attic and Prima and ZVA Flowers and much much more.

So without further ado....introducing our

September Kit Reveal
"Victorian Dream"

Main Kit $39.99
NOTE: The Main Kit cost for non-members is $44.99
1 ea A Ladies Diary
1 ea Afternoon Tea
1 ea Delicate Details
1 ea Garden Stroll
1 ea Focal Point
1 ea Picture Perfect
1 ea Lasting Impression
1 ea Moment in Time
1 ea Bazzille Card Stock, Butterscotch
1 ea Bazzille Card Stock, Earth
1 ea Bazzille Card Stock, Leaf
1 ea Graphic45, A Ladies' Diary, Alphabet Stickers
1 ea ZVA, Self-Adhesive Embellishment
1 ea Dusty Attic - Chipboard, Wire Dress Form
1 ea Tim Holtz, Pen Nib
2 ea Paper and Present (Etsy), 4" Doilies
2 ea Wild Orchid, Large Skeleton Leaves, Bronze
2 ea Wild Orchid Crafts, Long Leaves
3 ea Petaloo, FloraDoodles Flowers, Cream
6 ea Feathers
6 ea IAMROSES, Flowers
1 Pkg ZVA, Self-Adhesive Embellishment
1 Length Sinamay 3" Ribbon
1 Length Organza w/Satin Edge (non-wired) ribbon
1 Length Tim Holtz, Film Strip Ribbon
1 Length Red Heart, Super Bulky Wool, Pheasant
1 Length Tulle, white
1 Length Metallic Stretch Cord, Gold

Embellishment Add-On $14.99
NOTE: The Embellishment Add-On cost for non-members is $17.99
1 Pkg Prima, Allegra Biscuit flowers
1 Pkg Prima, Say it in Crystals
1 Pkg Petaloo, Chipboard Deco Frames
1 ea Organza String Pouch, Bronze
1 Length Wild Orchid, Pearl String

Flower Add-On $12.99
NOTE: The Flower Add-On cost for non-members is $17.99
1 Pkg Zva, Flower with Leaves
1 Pkg Prima, Manette Flowers
1 Pkg Prima, Avon Rose Printery Flower

Paper Add-On $9.99
NOTE: The Flower Add-On cost for non-members is $12.99
1 ea A Ladies Diary
1 ea Afternoon Tea
1 ea Delicate Details
1 ea Garden Stroll
1 ea Focal Point
1 ea Picture Perfect
1 ea Lasting Impression
1 ea Moment in Time
1 ea Bazzille Card Stock, Butterscotch
1 ea Bazzille Card Stock, Earth
1 ea Bazzille Card Stock, Leaf

We are currently accepting new Kit Club Members.
For more information, complete the form on the link below:

We also have our September Sketch Challenge Posted
Everyone is welcome to participate, all entries due by September 15th

Our Blog Hop features 10 fantastic blogs from our Design Team

To qualify for this month's 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 (comments are very much appreciated)
* 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.
* You must become a FOLLOWER of each blog along the way and LIKE us on our Facebook Page!
* Post the ScrapThat! Blinkie on your blog
* The last stop on our Blog Hop is our Forum, follow the link provided and complete the remainder of the Blog Hop Instructions

The Blog Hop ends September 2nd 12AM CST
Prize MUST be claimed within 3 days of the forum announcement which will also be made on the ScrapThat! Blog
If left unclaimed a NEW winner will be chosen ~
Please Note: for anything larger than an envelope, winner will be responsible for the cost of shipping.
Prizes won during the month will be mailed out the first week of the following month.
due to Customs clearance, International mailings sometimes take 30-75 days to receive.


Next hop over to:
Should you lose your way, come back here for the Blog Hop sequence:

Thursday, August 30, 2012

ScrapThat! is honored to have the BEAUTIFULLY TALENTED designer
joining us this month as our
Featured Guest Designer

I live in Beautiful British Columbia, Canada with my gorgeous husband of 11 years and our three amazing kids who are the heart and soul of my projects. I am now a SAHM to my precious little kiddos but before that, I worked as a webmaster in the Technology industry for many years and loved it. I think I will return to the ‘work’ force one day but for now, my job is at home, raising my kids (and squeezing in a little scrapping on the side).
Random Facts about Me: I have a degree in Psychology, a green belt in karate, love horseback riding (although its been way too long since I last rode), I order a grande dark from Starbucks almost every day, prefer chocolate to any other sweet – although I’ll eat any other sweet over chips/salty stuff any day, I’m the oldest of 3 siblings, gave up hope of maintaining my ‘Monica from Friends’ (as my husband would describe) cleaning habit once I had kids of my own, have earned more grey hairs and wrinkes in the past 8 years than I could have imagined and love my family more than anything else on the face of this earth!
I started scrapbooking in November 2008. Instant addiction. I love papercrafting – LOVE it. I create because it challenges me, it relaxes me and it lets me escape into a world of creativity that I adore. I love to explore different techniques and styles but I feel most natural working with a shabby chic genre with lots of distressing!
If you want to take a peek at some of my work, please stop by my blog for a visit – I’d love to have you

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

ScrapThat! September Sneaks!!

It's time to share some sneaks of the GORGEOUS ScrapThat! September Kit. Be sure to join us on Friday, August 31st for the full reveal and Blog Hop!!!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Keren's Tulle Flower Tutorial

Keren here with a quick tutorial on how to make a flower with the Tulle from your August ScrapThat! Kit.

First cut the tulle into even strips of about 2-3 inches, depending on how big you want the flower to be.

Using the pearl brad from the kit, pierce 1 bunched up piece of tulle in the centre. 

 This is how it should look in the back

Add another piece of tulle perpendicular to the first piece. Then add a small doily from the embellishment add-on (any color you like). I chose blue.

Add 2-3 more pieces of Tulle through the brad and fill in the gaps of the petals. Then add the large doily at the end. Fold the brad out to hold the flower in place.

Here is the finished flower:

 and here it is incorporated into my layout.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Keren's August Kit Creations

Keren here to show you in detail the layouts I made with my ScrapThat! August Kit.

For this first layout, I used blue and brown hues. I started with a circle and some leftover strips of paper. I cut out some flourishes and the title out of the blue cardstock using my Cricut machine.  I clustered the flowers, doilies and the beautiful Prima nest to frame the photo. I used the Kaisercraft rub-ons to balance the page on the opposite side and added some onto the brown envelope.  I tucked some hidden journaling inside the envelope and added some pieces of the chipboard frame behind the it.  Finally I decorated with some pearls

For this layout I slanted the middle paper and added lace and pearls behind it. I ripped some of the edges and added some Prima resin corners and lace underneath. I decorated each area with a rose. I clustered a large flower from my stash, along with a tulle flower I made (see tutorial tomorrow), some small flowers and a butterfly. I used the chipboard frame around the picture. I had to cut it in half and tuck it under the photo. Finally I added the some pearls to accent the patterned paper.
Tip: to get the white effect on the background paper I rubbed it with a wipe. It took some of the blue glossy effect from the top.

For my final layout I used ScrapThat! August Sketch. I made 3 flowers out of my Cricut machine and added some leaves, cheese cloth and butterflies in the cluster.

I hope you like my creations today. If you would like to see more of my work please visit me at:

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Call for Design Team Coordinator

ScrapThat! ~ Canada's Best Kit Club is looking for a Design Team Coordinator to join our Team!

Design Team members receive:
1. FREE PRODUCT - A full monthly kit plus the embellishment add-on kit, valued at well over $50 retail. 
2. GENEROUS DISCOUNT - A 30% discount on all product purchases that will fit in the box with your kit to ship free of charge!
3. FAME & GLORY - Your photo and bio on our Design Team page!

What we ask of you:
  • A 6-month term beginning September 2012
  • First point of contact with the ScrapThat! Design Team
  • Design exclusivity to ScrapThat! Product manufacturer sites are fine, but we must be the only online store/kit club that you design for.
  • You must have a blog and Facebook account and update it regularly each week including posts about projects you’ve created from the kit, design tips etc. We ask that you also have links to our site on your blog and any other sites you are involved with where allowable.
  • Minimum of two projects created every month with the kit.  90% of each project must contain kit contents. One layout must use the main kit contents only, (no items from the add on kits).  Both projects must be layouts, or they could be one layout and a mini album or altered item.
  •  Post your two kit designs, plus an additional two projects of your choice (made with your stash) in our gallery every month as well as to one other large gallery site, either  or  Postings on these sites must include *ScrapThat! Kit* in the title line.
  • Projects must be well photographed; standard size we are using on the website is 640 x 480 rectangular & horizontal…no text or frames please. Have cropped and ready to be uploaded on our site (and your blog) the last Friday of each month
  • Submit your kit design work for publication when applicable to open calls. Where possible, credit must always be given for projects created using our kits.
  • Input something into the Community forum and gallery. This is quite possibly the most important thing! We have a terrific on-line community and our members are of the utmost importance to us, so this is huge
Specific to Design Team Coordinator
  • Liaise between Design Team & Owner
  • Stay current regarding design and product trending in order to contribute product ideas to include in the monthly kit and ideas of how to generate more subscribers/kit sales… provide feedback to owner
  • Monthly, provide to owner the names/addresses and what was won for each of the contests throughout the month (spreadsheet will be provided)
  • Monthly, coordinate the monthly blog hop and contest (in future, this can be handed off to a new designer joining the ScrapThat! team)
  • Search for Designers to be part of the ScrapThat! Design Team
  • Ensure ScrapThat! has a Guest Designer each month
  • Should ScrapThat! be without a Guest Designer, pull together and manage an on-line activity for that month ie: an on-line Crop
  • Name monthly kits

Should this be of interest, kindly apply prior to August 31, 2012 and submit a link to your blog, along with 3 of your favorite recent layouts; e-mail:

Please note: at this time, this opportunity is only open only to those applicants residing in North America.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Marilyn- August Kit Creations

Hello there!  Marilyn here to show you my creations with the Beautiful August kit..Once Upon a Dream!

Here is my first page about my son and I. For this page I used the Main kit.
The birds are from my stuff.

Closer details...

My second page is about my niece Fabiola and the photo and title explain the situation, lol!

I used the Main kit, the Embellishment and Flower add-ons in this page.

Closer details...

My third page is based in the August sketch by Amarilys. I made this page about my client and how gorgeous she looks with the dress that I made her.
In this layout I used the Main kit and Flower add-on.

Closer details...

For this Beautiful kit go...HERE

Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Flower tutorial by Amarilys

Amarilys here with a brand new flower tutorial! By now you know that I love to make my own flowers so here's the new one that I made just for this kit and it's an easy one too!

  • Spellbinders Rose Creations
  • Manual Die cutting Machine (I use the Cuttlebug)
  • Ranger Stickles Icicle
  • White Pearl Brad (included in kit)
  • Cream Cardstock (included in kit)
  • mini mister with water

Step 1. Die cut 3 of each size from the smallest up.

Step 2. Mist them with water and start pinching each individual petal as shown.

Step 3. Use a pearl brad and start layering them from the smallest to the larges and staggering the petals to make a fluffier bloom.

Step 4. Your bloom should look like this when you are done. You can move the individual dies around until you are happy with your flower. You can also add a bit of adhesive between the larger dies so that they hold better.

Step 5. Bling up your bloom with stickles and you are done!

Thanks for stopping! I hope that you are inspired to make something with this amazing kit! If you want to see more of my creations, please stop by my blog 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

ScrapThat August Creations by Amarilys Doria

Amarilys here today sharing with you the projects that I made with the July Kit "Summer in my Garden". I managed to make 3 layouts, a card and a tag!

My first layout is based on my August Sketch Challenge:

and here's my take on it:

I used the Main Kit and the Embellishment add-on for this layout. The doily, which I glimmer misted in brown, is from my stash. For this layout, I went with a blue/brown color palette. I water distressed the background pattern paper and layer it over a punched white cardstock (from my stash) and over another blue pattern paper which I mounted unto a brown cardstock (from my stash as well). I did some more die cutting and stamping on this layout too. The picture is from this year's Valentine's Day, which we celebrated the day after because my hubby worked, hence the blue/brown color combo instead of the red/pink traditional Valentine's Day colors.

Here are a few close ups:

Below is my second layout:

For this layout, I only used the Main Kit. The white doily is from my stash and the blue alphas in the title are from the June Kit. These pictures were taken at our new home, out in the Jacuzzi. I love how soft and summery this layout turned out! I handmade my own flowers and leaves using Heartfelt Creations dies.

Here are a few close ups:

Finally, here's my last layout:

I used the Main Kit and the Embellishment Add On for this layout. This layout is based on Kaisercraft's  Saturday July Sketch #2 and I used a picture of my mom last year. She is not very photogenic so this one is one of the best ones I had of her. :)
I traced the diecut paper that is included int his month's kit unto this pink paper and cut around it to make my own die cut paper. I made some roses out of the brown pattern paper and made a little banner using the rub-ons, alphas and a piece of hemp cord from my stash.

Here are a few close ups:

You can find the August Kit "Once Upon a dream" on the ScrapThat! Kit Page. This month’s kit features  the beautiful Charlottes Dream Collection from Kaisercraft. The kit is full of gorgeous goodies, such as lace, bling, an array of pretty flowers and much, much more!

Before you go, I want to announce the winner for the August Sketch Challenge! Thanks to everyone who played along and I hope to see you again for next month's sketch! You wont want to miss it!

The winner, according to, is:

Thanks for stopping! I hope that you are inspired to make something with this amazing kit! If you want to see more of my creations, please stop by my blog today!