Tuesday, October 30, 2012

November Reveal Part Two for our Sketchabilities Sponsorship

Welcome to day two of our November
"Remember When . . . " Kit Reveal. 

ScrapThat! is honored to be the Sponsor for today's sketch challenge at Sketchabilities 

Sketchabilites has a sister card sketch site, Cardabilities.

 Our talented ScrapThat! Design Team has used our November "Remember When . . ." kit to design layouts for this amazing sketch:

Head on over to Sketchabilities to see their Design Team's fabulous work with this sketch and to link up your project for a chance to win our gorgeous September "Victorian Dream" Main Kit featuring Graphic45's A Ladies' Diary Collection.
(Actual shipping costs from Canada
to be paid for by the winner.)
For details about the ScrapThat! November "Remember When . . ." Kit, please see our reveal post.
We are currently accepting new
Kit Club Members.
For more information,
complete the form on the link below:

The team at ScrapThat! would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to our amazingly talented designer, Marilyn Rivera, who has been an asset to our team during her term ending this month. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

Now for the ScrapThat! Design Team's work inspired by this gorgeous sketch:

Our November Guest Designer

And designing with our October Kit

I hope you have have been inspired!! 

Monday, October 29, 2012

November Blog Hop Winner

Random.org has helped me select a winner for our November "Remember When . . ." Blog Hop. 

The winner of our gorgeous August Main Kit

***Drum Roll Please***


~~~~~Pam Ellis~~~~~

Congratulations, Pamela!!! 
Please email Tracey with your mailing address at tracey@scrapthat.ca

Please scroll down to see the gorgeous project by our LOTW recipient.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Project of the Week - October 28, 2012

Sarah here with your project of the week! It was so difficult to choose a project this week - there have been so many gorgeous uploads in the gallery. In the end, it was this gorgeous Ladies Diary Tray that Michelle Marks made with the ScrapThat! September Kit that stood out for me. It is so beautiful and creative that I just had to choose it as our Project of the Week! 

Be sure to stop by Michelle's Blog for some close-ups of this lovely tray! Congratulations Michelle! A truly gorgeous creation!

Friday, October 26, 2012

ScrapThat! November Kit Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to the ScrapThat! November Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!!

We are so excited to show you our SPECTACULAR November kit featuring the gorgeous "Serenade" Collection by Bo Bunny.

We have a very talented Guest Designer joining us this month!! We are most delighted to introduce to you, Tracey Gregory. ScrapThat! is so pleased that she has joined us this month!!

We would also like to welcome our talented new Design Team Member, Sarah Routledge!!
Please see our November Kit Sneak Peek post for her biography details.

So, without further ado . . .  introducing our 
~ November Kit Reveal ~
"Remember When . . ." 

This kit is full of amazing products including Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, gorgeous ribbon, Maya Road chipboard doors and stickpin, Prima Alphabet set in two colors, Zva adhesive pearls and much much more!

Main Kit: $39.99
 NOTE: The Main Kit cost for non-members is $44.99
BoBunny’s Serenade Paper Collection
1 sheet – Trellis
1 sheet – Sunrise
1 sheet – Vines
1 sheet – Pendant
1 sheet – Promenade
1 sheet – Dot
1 sheet – Dragonfly

1 sheet – Brazzill Cardstock – Honeycomb
1 sheet – Brazzill Cardstock – Leapfrog
1 sheet – Brazzill Cardstock – Brick 
1 sheet – Prima -  Alphas
1 ea – Prima, Chalk Ink, Teak Wall
2 ea – Maya Road, chipboard doors
1 ea – Maya Road, stick pin
2 ea – WOC leaves
5 ea – WOC Mulberry Paper Poppy Flowers, white
1 ea – WOC, Mulberry Paper Wild Poppy Flower,  Red
1 Pkg – Zva Self Adhesive Bling, Pewter
1 length – Tulle, black
1 length – ¼” Satin Ribbon, white
1 length – ¼” Satin Ribbon, cream
1 length – ¼” Satin Ribbon, brown

Embellishment Add-On $14.99
 NOTE: The Embellishment Add-On cost for non-members is $17.99

1 Pkg – Prima, Vintage Trinkets
1 Pkg – Prima, Decorative Wood Embellishments
1 Pkg – Prima Leaves

Flower Add-On $12.99
NOTE: The Flower Add-On cost for non-members is $14.99

1 Pkg – Prima Flowers, Cabaletta
1 Pkg – Prima Flowers, Bel Canto
1 Pkg – Prima Flowers, Gracie Vine

Paper Add-On $9.99
NOTE: The Paper Add-On cost for non-members is $12.99 

1 sheet – Trellis
1 sheet – Sunrise
1 sheet – Vines
1 sheet – Pendant
1 sheet – Promenade
1 sheet – Dot
1 sheet – Dragonfly
1 sheet – Brazzill Cardstock – Honeycomb
1 sheet – Brazzill Cardstock – Leapfrog
1 sheet – Brazzill Cardstock – Brick 

We are currently accepting new
Kit Club Members.
For more information,
complete the form on the link below:
 We also have our November Sketch Challenge Posted

Everyone is welcome to participate, all entries due by November 15th

 Our Blog Hop features 6 fantastic blogs from our Design Team

Our SPECTACULAR November Blog Hop Prize is a ScrapThat! August Main Kit Featuring the gorgeous Charlotte's Dream by Kaisercraft!!
To qualify for this month's FABULOUS 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
Sunday October 28 at 12PM CST
The 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 ~
**Winner will pay actual shipping costs for sending the kit from Canada.**
Shipping costs will be invoiced via PayPal.
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.

 Bo Bunny's

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

Our Design Team is partnering with Sketchabilities for their upcoming October 30 Sketch Challenge! so be sure to stop back here next week to see the rest of our Design Team's inspiring work with this gorgeous November Kit and the reveal of the Sketchabilities new sketch!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Introducing our Talented Guest Designer ~ Tracey Gregory

 ScrapThat! is honored to have the FABULOUSLY TALENTED designer
Tracey Gregory
join us this month as our
 Featured Guest Designer

Hi everyone! I was so thrilled to be asked to serve as this month’s Guest Designer for the fabulous ScrapThat! Kit club! I have had such a great time meeting the super talented members and playing with the gorgeous November kit. (Just wait til you see it!)
I am a Christian, happily married mom of 4 children, ages ranging from 12-21, and live nestled in the mountains of the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. The foliage right now is incredible! I work as a RN in a long term care center which often blesses me with the gift of hearing the stories and seeing the photos of my geriatric residents as they share their histories with me. When not working or scrapping, I can be found at my daughter’s drama activities, the church nursery or working with my church’s drama team.
 I have been lucky to be published in a variety of forums and online magazines and had my first "paper publication" in the September issue of Scrap365. I am excited to share that I have been selected to also appear in the December and January issues! I am currently on DTs for Scrapping Everyday Miracles and a Stuck on U Sketches, a sketch challenge blog.
 If you have the time for a visit, my blog is a lifetime of pages.
I was not sure what to expect upon receiving my November kit,but..WOW!
 Gorgeous, gorgeous,jam-packed and so versatile.
 I can’t wait to show you my sneaks and will have a tutorial coming up as well!
 Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

ScrapThat! November Sneaks and a New Designer!

 The end of October is drawing near and that means it's time to share some sneak peeks of the very beautiful November Kit. We hope you will drop back on Friday for the full reveal and Blog hop!
Now on to some exciting news....ScrapThat! is excited to welcome our talented new design team member, Sarah Routledge! 

Prepare to be inspired by Sarah's ScrapThat! kit creations. She resides in Ontario, Canada with her husband and son. She loves the creative process of scrapbooking and enjoys creating her own flowers and embellishments. Her gorgeous work can be found on her blog,
Scattered Pictures and Memories.

Here is a little about Sarah....

My name is Sarah Routledge, and I am so excited to be part of the ScrapThat! Design Team! The kits are so beautiful and versatile - and the ScrapThat! community is so fun and friendly!

I live in Ontario, Canada and am a married, working mom to one beautiful little boy.

I started scrapbooking a few years ago, and immediately fell in love with it. I absolutely love the creative process of putting together a scrapbook page. I love trying different (non-traditional) materials and new techniques; one of my favorite things to do is to make handmade embellishments, particularly flowers. Although most of my work is layouts, I also enjoy using my scrapping supplies for other crafty items (e.g. holiday and home décor).

I love working with sketches and also scrapbook challenge sites – so much so that I recently started my own Challenge Blog called “The Paper Mixing Bowl”. Please stop by my personal blog, Scattered Pictures and Memories, to see some of my scrappy creations.

Monday, October 22, 2012

LOTW.....Just Be by Bonnie Friesen

Hi there!!!  We had many gorgeous works this week in the gallery,
 so it's hard to choose only one.
This gorgeous page by Bonnie Friesen captured my attention. 
 A Huge congrats Bonnie!!!...your layout is so Gorgeous!!!!

Just Be

Friday, October 19, 2012

Tracey Sabella's October Kit Creations

Today, I would like to share with you the details of my three layouts using the amazing ScrapThat October Kit featuring the gorgeous Prima Tea Thyme paper line. 

First Dance

Tips and Techniques:

Transparency Butterflies ~ These sweet butterflies were created by printing butterfly images onto inkjet transparency paper. While the ink was still wet, I covered the images with clear embossing powder and heat set. To prevent the transparency paper from shrinking and warping, I kept the heat tool further from the image than I normally would, and took my time melting the embossing powder. While the embossing was still hot and wet, I added more clear embossing powder and heat set again. Once it was set and dry, pulled the wings forward from the body for some added dimension.

Hand Stitching ~ I drew a curved, looped line around the border of the page stopping at the edge of the bricks and horizontal paper strip. I used this line to pierce stitching holes for my hand stitching.

Ceramic Stucco Bricks ~ I sprayed the back of my brick stencil with some removable adhesive, allowed it to dry, then placed it on my page where I wanted a brick wall image. I used a craft spatula to spread the Ceramic Stucco Medium over the stencil. After carefully removing the stencil, I used my heat tool to dry, then moved the stencil to coordinate with the bricks already on the page and repeated this process around the page. Once all the brick work was dry, I spritzed with several colors of inks and mists to get the brick color I was looking for. I love that they are mottled and the color varied just like it would be on an actual brick wall. You can't see it in the photo, but the walls in the reception hall were exposed brick, making this a perfect background for this page.

Altered Flowers ~ I altered the Petaloo flowers with several shades of mist and gesso. For the flower on the left side, I removed the center and used the pearls from the kit to create a new one. The Prima clock was a perfect addition to this cluster.

Vines ~ The swirled vine tendrils were created with wires cut from the kit flowers and leaves. I simply wrapped them around a small diameter paint brush, then pulled and bent them to look more natural.

Love of My Life

Tips and Techniques:
Twine Flowers ~ I created the twine flower from jute twine. My tutorial for these flowers can be found here.

Handcrafted Flower ~ I created the pink flower with the Grand Peony die set, and added one of the kit pearls to the center.

Wood Flower ~ I used a rock salt, mist, crackle technique on the wood flower. I'll be posting a photo tutorial on this technique next month.

Altered Ticket ~ I liked the hand on this ticket, but wanted different words to go with my layout, so I painted around the hand with gesso, inked the edges with black soot Distress Ink, and hand wrote "True Love."

Drip ~ I put a blob of gesso below the torn edge and tapped my paper to encourage the drip to form, then placed a flower created with the Rose Creations die set at the top of the drip. 

Scalloped Circle ~ This was so easy peasy. I cut a border strip, then snipped each of the scallops and arranged them around the layered circles, adhering each piece as I went.

Swirled Twine ~ I adore the look of something swirling across my page and through the flower clusters, dots of glue hold the twine in place. 

Colored, Stenciled, Modeling Paste ~ I spread the modeling paste over my stencil, allowed to dry, then used Distress Markers to color. I also used this technique in the bottom corner for my title and above the scalloped circle without the color for the phrase "I adore you!"

Layered Embossed Butterfly ~ The tutorial for these sweet butterflies can be found here.


Tips and Techniques:
Handcrafted Flower ~ I created the large pink flower using my Grand Peony die set and kit paper, then added pearls from the kit to create the lovely center. I lightly inked the petals with the handy Prima ink included in this kit.

Misting ~ I glimmer misted slightly above where my photo was to be placed and then misted lightly with water to encourage the drips that you see below the photo dripping into the flower cluster.

Title ~ The felt letters were a bit grey so I inked them with distress ink to coordinate with my page. I do NOT recommend doing this. Because the letters are felt, they did not dry. I kept patting with paper towels until they no longer removed ink when patting. :-)

Scrunched Ribbon ~ I put some strong double sided adhesive onto my paper where I wanted the scrunched ribbon, then starting on one side with a long ribbon, started scrunching and randomly laying the ribbon onto the adhesive, then when I was finished, trimmed the other end. In a couple places where the ribbon wanted to pop up, I went back and added a bit more adhesive.

Wet Paper Scrunching ~ I wanted a depression in the top of my mat to set this lovely wood Prima clock. I wet the paper and pushed it down with my fingers and let it sit to dry before tucking the clock behind the little depression I created. I sanded the edges of the clock for a more distressed look.

Hand Stitching ~ the edge of the center mat was hand stitched with crochet thread. I have discovered that a single strand of crochet thread looks gorgeous and is easier to stitch with than several strands of embroidery floss.

ScrapThat! is currently accepting subscriptions
and the October Kit is available for sale in the store.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Altered Prima Wooden Tag by Sandi Smith

Hi everyone...Sandi here today to share how I altered the Prima Wooden tag that was in the October ScrapThat Kit to better suit my layout. I also used the pretty stamp included in the kit and you can see the end result on this layout:

And here is a closeup:

For my tutorial I had to use stamps from my stash because my Scraproom currently looks like this:
I just added a new window to the right so that was a great excuse to paint everything and make some changes. Hubby remarked that I have had my room 2 1/2 years and it has been painted three times...lol but he always goes along with me! Maybe he thought I had forgotten about how often I make changes. OK..on to my super easy tutorial.
This is what you will need:
 I  just stamped onto the plain side wooden tag with Stazon Black Ink using different stamps.
 You can also change the color of the wood with Glimmermist as I have done here.

I think it would  also look great embossed...will try that another time!
Super Easy!!
Thanks for dropping by and have a great week!!!!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sandi C's October kit creations

Main kit, EAO, FAO
Here's a quick layout of dgd Marianne done with those yummy Prima papers from the kit!! This was actually the last page that I created using "Tip Toe Through Fall" so I was using up the leftovers. Some "random" and some "on purpose" punching and a bit of layering is all that I really did. I did use a ton of Gesso on my Petaloo blooms to match the papers a bit better and for that white-washed look that I love. Of course, I added in some of the white Petaloo flowers along with some Prima embellies and the alphas from the kit. I finally got to experiment with my Bitty Blossoms Die and can't wait to do more!   You can also spot the use of the pearls from the kit as well as one Prima resin from my personal stash. 

You may notice that I've done NO distressing on my pages this time. We have our home on the market for sale and I've not wanted to do anything that would get it dirty or dusty. My scrappy results are less than stellar but they will have to do this time around. Once we are settled in our new home, I'll let the dust fly!!! LOL


Main kit, FAO, EAO

Next up is a series of the same photo of cutie-pie dgs Elias. Such a sweet face! I did let the Gesso fly a bit on this one and that was kind of fun! I've used the wooden Kaisercraft flower beneath my floral cluster on the bottom right for a fun look. More florals, some embellies from the EAO and I was done. Sounds simple enough although it did take a bit of time to get it just right. 


Main kit, FAO, EAO

This layout was created using the awesome sketch by DT member Amarylis Doria. I've used a doily from my personal stash, did a bit of punch work and the rest is a swath of flowers per the sketch. More than even I would normally use in one spot. But I like it! I am also loving the Prima bottle cap embellies from the EAO. These sweet photos are dgd Peyton. 


Main kit, FAO, EAO

I tried a new hexagon mask and Glimmer Mist on this one, so I did have to go outside to do this one. Most of my scrappy supplies are packed up (which is painful, I'm telling ya!) but I managed to snag this mask out of the box it came in. Don't you love it? Then I did some fussy cutting, layered on the flowers and created one small peekaboo. Lastly, I added some journaling per the original sketch designed by yours truly for Stuck on U Sketches.  The peach ribbon from the kit is so lush! 

I love the leaves that Kate always includes in the kit .. makes the florals so unique! 

That's about it.  Thanks for coming by!