Thursday, February 28, 2013

Laura's March Kit Reveal

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be sharing my very first creations with ScrapThat! Kits with you! This month we all got to work with an amazing company - Meg's Garden! Their papers have beautiful designs and a glossy finish, and wonderful colors.

My first layout I  made for my challenge to you all this month.....


I used the MK, EAO, PAO, FAO for this one!

I rolled the Filmstrip and tacked it with a little hot glue to add dimension. I also painted the chipboard butterfly with the smooch that is included in the kit, made some flowers with the cardstock and shredded the edges a bit.  To add some interest to the title I mixed my letter stickers


My next layout I did lots of fussy cutting.....these papers just begged to be fussy cut!  I used foam dots to add a little dimension and made a few more flowers!  

'10 Little Toes'
I used the MK
and some of the details

My next layout is of my Godchildren....they are so sweet!  I cut the 'cherish' out one of the papers then adhered it under the chipboard scalloped circle that I had misted with pink. I also misted the gauze and kind of stuck it under and through the flowers to add some texture. I made a banner and tucked it up under the flowers. 

I used the MK for this one
and some of the details

On my last layout I used Amy's beautiful sketch!  I tucked some of the gauze under the distressed and torn paper, a doiley from my stash and the gauze between the flowers.

'Turning 2'
I used the MK, EAO, FAO, PAO

 a close up of the flowers

Thank you all so much for stopping by!

Another Blog Hop Winner!

We would also like to congratulate the winner of the Meg's Garden Prize given away for our ScrapThat! March Kit Reveal and Blog Hop:

I love the papers in this collection. The green's and Pinks are just gorgeous. It makes me wish for spring! Love Love Love!'
She won this fabulous card set of Meg's Garden
Spring Paisley 6 x 6 papers:
Congratulations Barbara!! 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Birthday Card Set Tutorial by Amarilys

Amarilys here and today I want to share with you a quick tutorial on how to make cards using your scraps after you are done working with your kit. I absolutely loved working with the March kit but I always end up with a pile of scraps that are too small to keep using on layouts. That's when making cards come in handy, plus everyone can use an extra card or two in their stash! Right before I put my kit content away, I always make a few cards (I don't always I post them online though) because, let's face it, after you put things away you don't want to take them out again!

  • ScrapThat! March Kit scraps
  • adhesive
  • sewing machine
  • doily die or 5" doilies

Step 1. Gather your scraps from the kit. As you see, I didn't have many 'scraps"! :)

Step 2. Make card bases with any leftover cardstock. I like to work with 5.5"x4.25" card bases.

Step 3. Trim your pattern paper to the same size and run them through the Distrezz-it-all tool.

Step 4. Fold and crinkle the corners to give them an aged feel.

Step 5. Machine stitch (or hand stitch if you prefer) each pattern paper layer alone and then adhere unto the card base.

Step 6. If you have a doily die, die cut two from leftover cardstock. If you don't, then use store purchased 5"  doilies.

Step 7. Fuzzy cut the birthday sentiments and adhere them unto the doily.

Step 8. Apply Aleene's Tack -It Over & Over adhesive all around the faux stitching on the sentiment circle and let it dry.

Step 9. After the adhesive dries, it will be temporary and will feel tacky to the touch. Add the cording included in this month's kit all around it.

Step 10. Add the doily and sentiment to the card base as shown. Now, you can add embellies to your cards!

Here are my finished birthday card set. Aren't those roses the sweetest?

I hope that you give these cards a try!

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.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Blog Hop Winner and LOTW

Thanks to everyone who took part in our blog hop this weekend. There were so many delightful participants and your comments are so appreciated!! Thanks also to Meg's Garden for joining our hop this month. I know the DT found her Spring Paisley Collection to be amazing to work with! 

Blog Hop Winner

The blog hop winner of our July Main Kit selected by is:

Congratulations, Buffy!

Please contact me at to send your shipping information. Thanks!!

Now more exciting news with an
announcement from Amarilys:


Hi everyone, Amarilys here today to share with you our LOTW! Now, the gallery has been beaming with amazing layouts, cards and projects but one of them stood out.

Help me congratulate Michelle Logan, since her layout "Outdoor Fun" was chosen as LOTW this week!

Outdoor Fun

Her fun title, mixed media and amazing pictures come together perfectly! Please stop by her layout and leave her some love! Congratulations Michelle!! Please contact Amarilys for your LOTW badge code.

Starting this month, all winners of our challenges, including Layout of the Week, will be eligible to receive 10% off any 2012 Kits-includes Add-ons!

Friday, February 22, 2013

March Kit Reveal and Blog Hop !!

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

We are so excited to show you this beautiful and fresh kit! Not only does it feature papers from Meg's Garden, but Meg's Garden is also joining us on our hop and offering this gorgeous Spring Paisley Card Makers RAK on their blog!


The individual papers are the same as the 12” in design but are reduced to 6” for use on cards, OTP, tags etc.  Can also be used as part of a LO.  The pack comes with mini pics approx 2” which are perfect for the front or inside of a card, tags, OTP, as well as scrapbooking.

Should you lose your way, here is the Blog Hop order:

We are so thrilled to welcome the fabulously talented artist
Limor Webber
as our March Guest Designer!

Limor is known for generously sharing her amazing mixed media techniques. Her YouTube Channel with all her fabulous videos can be found here, and her fabulous blog is here. She designs for a number of companies including FabScraps, I Am Roses, Lindy's Stamp Gang, and guest designs for Faber-Castell. She has made some glorious creations with our March kit and will have a Tutorial for us all as well!

We are saying goodbye this month to one of our amazing ScrapThat! designers, Sandi Smith.

Sandi, you have been an amazing inspiration in both your stunningly creative projects and your sweet spirit. We wish you everything wonderful and know that you will succeed with everything you do! We were blessed to have you!

Our farewell to Sandi brings the excitement of introducing our new ScrapThat! designer and
Social Media Coordinator, 
~ Laura Gilhuly ~

Here is a little about Laura:
I am Laura (often know as AngelBear). I live in a small town in south-western Ontario with my family.  I love to ink, tear, layer and distress my projects!  The dirtier the better.  I like to blog too which you can find at and you can see some of my layouts at
My family is the focus of my life, my inspiration, and my motivation to scrapbook. 

For the full bio on Laura, see our March Kit Sneak Peak post!
Welcome to the team, Laura!

Now, without further ado,
 introducing our fabulous March Kit, 
"New Blooms"

Featuring the oh, so lovely, Meg's Garden Spring Paisley Collection and loaded with Prima goodies, this kit boasts the most beautiful shades of green and pink, just perfect to bring a little spring into our winter! There are also neutrals and some funky accents to allow for creations from shabby chic to masculine to mixed media. Take a look:

Main Kit

Embellishment Add-On

Flower Add-on

Paper Add-on

More details on this romantic Collection can be seen here: ScrapThat! Store 

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

Look at the beautiful sketch Amarilys has created for March:

See details about the challenge here: Sketch Challenges
Be sure to also check out the details of our monthly DT challenge
 hosted by Laura here: DT Challenge
Everyone is welcome to participate, 
all entries for both challenges due by March 27
Something new! All winners of our challenges, including Layout of the Week, will be eligible to receive 10% off any 2012 Kits-includes Add-ons!

Our Blog Hop features 11 fantastic hop sites including our Design Team blogs. 
We have been scrapping away and are so excited to show you our  creations!

Our SPECTACULAR March Blog Hop Prize
is a ScrapThat! July Main Kit,
 "Summer in My Garden", featuring Fabscrap's Organic Collection:

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.
* 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.
* For your last stop on our Blog Hop return here to the ScrapThat! Chat Blog.
Leave a comment letting us know you have
completed the hop.
(Please do NOT include the secret sentence in your comments.)

*Email the secret sentence to Tracey
The Blog Hop ends Sunday, February 24 at Midnight EST

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 unless you are a kit member, then your prize will be shipped with your monthly kit.
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.

The first secret word is: 

Next hop over to our March Guest Designer:

For your final stop, return to the ScrapThat! Blog 
to let us know you have completed the hop.
Remember ~ only send the secret sentence to
Happy Hopping!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Challenge winners!

Hi everyone, Amarilys here, announcing the winners for both the February Sketch Challenge and the January DT Challenge-Layer it on!. Between both challenges we had AMAZING entries and because no one likes the task of choosing a winner, we leave it to! :)

So, according to the winner for the Sketch Challenge is.......

Janet Z

and the winner for the DT Challenge is:

Kathleen White

***Challenge winners please PM Tracey your information (e-mail and mailing address) within 7 days of the challenge ending date or you will forfeit your RAK.

Congrats ladies! I want to take this time to encourage you to play along the monthly challenges. The March Challenges will open during the Blog Hop and Kit Reveal this Friday, 2/22. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

March Kit Sneak Peeks and New Designer!

It is nearing the last Friday of the month and almost time to reveal our March "New Blooms" Scrap That! Kit. Our designers have been super busy designing with this awesome new kit! 

 We are all super excited to share a few sneak peeks of their gorgeous work:

Stay tuned for our Blog Hop and March Kit reveal on Friday, Feb. 22nd, 6:30 AM EST. 
 You will want to visit all the designer's blogs to see their amazing work with this month's kit ...
 and for a chance to win our grand prize this month, the July "Summer in My Garden" Kit. 


Now on to more exciting news .. Scrap That! is excited to welcome our newest design team member and new Social Media Co-ordinator, Laura Gilhuly. 

Here is a little about Laura:

"I am Laura (often know as AngelBear). I live in a small town in south-western Ontario with my family.  I am a stay at home mom to 2 fantastic and energetic little boys - Cody is 12 and Ty 11.  I am happily married for 13 years to my best friend and the most patient & handsome man on earth, Jon. He is so supportive of my hobby and never asks what I spent on supplies!  He drives long haul truck, and is only home on weekends, so I am kept pretty busy with two tweens.

I started scrapping years ago when my sister took me to a Creative Memories beginner class and I although I really enjoyed it I just wasn't a Creative Memories scrapper and soon struck out on my own. I found a few very helpful and friendly sites on the web and have been trying new things and learning ever since. I love to ink, tear, layer and distress my projects!  The dirtier the better.  I like to blog too which you can find at and you can see some of my layouts at  With my husband on the road, and two very active boys to keep me busy, I don't have a lot of time to myself to scrap so I make time! Every night after the kids go to bed.  I take out my supplies and try an do something scrapbooking oriented every day to give me some 'me' time. My family is the focus of my life, my inspiration, and my motivation to scrapbook. " 

Welcome to the team, Laura!

~ That's it for today!  See you Friday! ~ 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Introducing our March Featured Guest Designer ~ Limor Webber

ScrapThat! is thrilled to introduce our
March Featured Guest Designer
The amazingly talented
~ Limor Webber ~

Limor is known for generously sharing her amazing mixed media techniques. Her YouTube Channel with all her fabulous videos can be found here. She designs for a number of companies including FabScraps, I Am Roses, Lindy's Stamp Gang, and guest designs for Faber-Castell.

I am a mother of two beautiful little girls Hannah 7 and Ava 8 as well as I am married to my amazingly supportive husband Curtis Webber.

I have been a crafter since I was little in all sorts of forms but became completely addicted to the scrapbooking world when my oldest daughter, Hannah, was born almost 8 years ago.  I am a total technique junky, and every opportunity I get to play with a new product I go for it. My style somehow always leans to the mixed media world since I love to experiment with texture and all sorts of mediums.  My passion is teaching others everything I learn and just watching  their faces when they discover something it new... simply magical to watch!

I've created a few designs for you as well as a step by step tutorial for you to enjoy!

Be sure to stop by Limor's blog,
to see some of her amazing work.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

February 17th LOTW...Always & Forever

Hi everyone...Sandi S here today to share my pick for LOTW. There are always so many gorgeous, inspirational creations in out gallery but I especially loved Always & Forever by Nicole Doiron.
So many things to love about this like the gorgeous chippy treatments, the lovely flower clusters and the beautiful picture!
Big congrats Nicole...Your layout is STUNNING!!!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

How I Did That.... by Sandi S.

Hi everyone..Sandi S here today to share a couple of "how to's" I used while creating with the beautiful ScrapThat! February Kit.
This kit included a beautiful Square doily. I misted the doily with Glimmer mist in shades of orange and pink. I then brought three of the corners towards the middle to make an envelope to tuck my picture into. I then added a bow to the middle.

 I thought it was long overdue to do another layout of my boy so I tried to make a masculine twist on this feminine kit.
I used the blues from one of the papers and cut a few chevron shapes, did some misting with a Prima Gear mask. 
I wanted this layout to have a grungy look so I did some crazy stitching, some stamping with bubble wrap and a number stamp. I also added some sewing thread and staples. The best thing about this type of layout is that there are no mistakes...if you do something you don't like, cover it up with some mists or even a blob of paint. The grungier the better!

That's it for me...Have a happy, scrappy weekend!

Friday, February 15, 2013

February kit creations,"With Love" with Tracey G.

Hi there! Tracey G. here!
 Today I wanted to share my creations made with the gorgeous ScrapThat! February Kit, "With Love." I love Prima and this kit is so perfectly co-ordinated, it almosts scraps itself!

First up is my layout made using only the goodies in the Main Kit:

 I started by fussy cutting out the center of the top layer and backing it with cardboard for depth. I wanted a shadowbox effect. I fussy cut postcards and flowers and finally added my daughter herself !

I received a Cuttlebug for Christmas and I am having so much fun with it! I made these butterflies with the Tim Holtz die and I have posted a tutorial on Feb 6 on how I created these with an antiqued look.

My next layout uses the Main kit and all the Add-Ons and  Amaryllis' February sketch:
I wanted to create a pinup board feel,with lots of goodies and mementos tucked away.
I searched for my eyelets-haven't used those little guys in awhile but was inspired by a LO in Scrap365. The ribbon is included in the Main Kit.

I water distressed the edges and tucked in cut away sections of the Main Kit's doily. I backed the entire eyeletted (is that a word?) section with cardboard to give it depth and make the foundation secures enough for the layers of items tucked in and hot glued in place.

How seriously darling are these angels from the Embellishment Add-on? I love how it almost 
mimics my daughter's pose.
 Using my Cuttlebug again, I embossed the Bare Basics hearts and the photo mat. Using Gold Rub n' Buff, I antiqued the highlighted areas for more dimension and a little shine ! The Kaisercraft wooden hearts were antiqued and hit with patina.

Now that I made these gloriously girly layouts, and used almost all my flowers up, I wanted to try for a neutral pallate. 

I created the flowers and leaves using the cardstock from the main kit with  Sizzix dies and embossed all the Bare Basics hearts with different patterns. This was my first time using these products and I was impressed by the quality and versatility of them. The alpha and doily are from my stash. I gloriously gessoed and misted and had some inky fun with this one. The pic is my Hubs and I while we were still dating-10 years ago!

Thanks for checking out my layouts and hope you will take advantage of all the ways to use this gorgeous kit! Can't wait to see what you create!