Monday, April 29, 2013

May Blog Hop Winner and LOTW

Thanks to everyone who visited us and hopped along for our May Anniversary Kit Reveal. has selected our May Blog Hop Winner, who will be receiving our fabulous retired main kit featuring the Prima Nature Garden Collection. 






Congratulations, Beatrice!! 

Please send your shipping address and email for the shipping invoice to

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We would also like to announce our LOTW.

Sandi Clarkson selected this weeks winner:

Carole Anne Wright

"So Happy"

"As always, it is so hard to choose! But I kept going back to Carole Anne Wright's "So Happy" layout. I love the floral clusters, the pearl sprigs and fabulous colors that really caught my eye!"

Congratulations Carole Anne!!
Please PM Sandi to receive your LOTW Badge.

Friday, April 26, 2013

May Kit Reveal and Blog Hop !!

Welcome to the ScrapThat! 
May Anniversary Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!! 

May is our three year anniversary and we want to 
thank all our subscribers and members for sharing their pages and creations with us!!
We are so excited to share the details about our newest kit
 featuring the amazingly gorgeous Prima Divine !!

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

We are so thrilled to welcome the talented Scrappy Superstar ~
Gabrielle Pollacco
as our May Guest Designer!!!

My name is Gabrielle Pollacco, I'm a mom of 2 sweet girls, happily married to my husband Steve and we have one big fluffy Labradoodle named Zoe, that sometimes makes her way into our family photos!   I've had the privilege of being a Guest Designer for Scrap That in the past year and was delighted to come back to scrap with this year's Anniversary kit! 

We are also so happy to announce our latest addition
 to the Design team as our Video Educator,
Kelly Klapstein !

Some of you may know me online as "Kelly Creates." I am a Canadian scrapbooker living in Edmonton, Alberta. I'm excited about sharing my designs and techniques with you through my video tutorials!"

You can subscribe to my YouTube Channel at

Now, without further ado,
 introducing our fabulous May Anniversary Kit,
 "Spring into May"

And what a spring it is! We wanted a very special anniversary kit and this kit is packed with so many fresh and lovely goodies featuring Prima's Divine Collection. There are fabulous textures and soft bling to bring out your creativity!
Take a look:

Main Kit

Embellishment Add-On

Flower Add-On

Paper Add-On

More details on this 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 May:

See details about the challenge here: Sketch Challenges
Be sure to also check out the details of our monthly DT challenge
 hosted in May by Sarah here: DT Challenge
We have a Round Robin Challenge to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day this month as well hosted by Tracey G. It looks like it will be a blast!

Everyone is welcome to participate.
All entries for both challenges are due by Wednesday, May 29.
 All winners of our challenges, including Layout of the Week, are eligible to receive 10% off any 2012 Kits ~ including Add-ons!

Our Blog Hop features 9 fabulous hop sites including our Design Team blogs. 
We have been scrapping away and are so excited to show you our  creations! 

The May Blog Hop Prize is our 2012 Main Kit,Prima's Nature Garden

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, April 28 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
Gabrielle Pollacco

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

Thursday, April 25, 2013

April Challenge Winners

Hi everyone, Amarilys here, announcing the winners for both the April Sketch Challenge and the April DT Challenge. 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.......

Adri du Preez

and the winner for the DT Challenge is:

Jessica Navarro

Tracey also had another randomly chosen winner for her amazing handmade twine flowers below:
The winner for these gorgeous blooms is:

Stacey Kong

***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 May Challenges will open during the Blog Hop and Kit Reveal this Friday, 4/26. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Scrap That! May Kit Sneak Peeks .. and a new Design Team member

It is nearing the last Friday of the month and it is almost time to reveal our May Scrap That! 2013 Anniversary Kit "Spring into May."  Our designers have been super busy designing with this awesome new kit! 

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

Stay tuned for our Blog Hop and May Kit reveal on Friday, April 26th, 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 May 2012 Scrap That! Kit featuring Prima's Nature's Garden.. 

Now on to more exciting news .. Scrap That! is excited to welcome our newest Design Team member and new Video Educator, Kelly Klapstein. 

Here is a little about Kelly:
"Some of you may know me online as "Kelly Creates." I am a Canadian scrapbooker living in Edmonton, Alberta. My 3 teenagers keep me busy with their sports, and my husband and I will celebrate 25 years of marriage in 2014!  My passions are teaching and writing, and I'm a former high school English teacher.  Now I enjoy designing and teaching scrapbooking classes across Canada!  My dream came true when I was invited to design and write for Canadian Scrapbooker magazine in 2011.  I'm excited about sharing my designs and techniques with you through my video tutorials!"

We hope that you will subscribe to Kelly's YouTube Channel.  Here is the link.  

Also, please check out her blog:

Welcome aboard, Kelly! 

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

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Introducing our Anniversary Kit Guest Designer, Gabrielle Pollacco

ScrapThat! has a very special guest designer with us for our May Anniversary Kit. 

We are delighted to introduce
Gabrielle Pollacco.

My name is Gabrielle Pollacco, I'm a mom of 2 sweet girls, happily married to my husband Steve and we have one big fluffy Labradoodle named Zoe, that sometimes makes her way into our family photos!  

Many of you may know me from some of my past and present design teams which include, Bo Bunny, Webster's Pages, Maja Design, Dusty Attic and Scrap365 Magazine (Some of my past design teams being, Daisy D's, The Color Room and Zva Creative).  I've been scrapping for many years now and would say that my style would be described as vintage/shabby-chic. I love trying out new techniques and love to share my tutorials with my blog readers! I've had the privilege of being a Guest Designer for ScrapThat! in the past year and was delighted to come back to scrap with this year's Anniversary kit! 

Gabrielle Pollacco xo

Sunday, April 21, 2013

April 21 LOTW - Buffy Esser "Time Flies"

Hi ScrapThat! friends - Sarah here with the Layout of the Week! This week's LOTW goes to Buffy Esser for her lovely layout entitled "Time Flies".  Can you believe Buffy made her own brick stencil to do the masking on this layout?! I just love the design and the wonderful layering and floral work! Fantastic work Buffy! Congratulations on being chosen as this week's Layout of the Week!
You can Private Message me on the Ning site for the blinkie code to add the LOTW blinkie to your blog!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Tracey's April Featured Projects

Hi, it's Tracey S. here to share my ScrapThat! April Kit projects with you.

It's no secret that I enjoy designing with Donna Salazar's lovely designs, so it was a special treat for me to create projects with the fabulous ScrapThat! April Kit!! 

First up, I'd like to share a layout of our new son on his wedding day as he contemplated his future with our Elizabeth before the ceremony. When creating this page, I was inspired by the work Frank Garcia has been doing with cording.

"The Journey Awakens the Soul"

You can see the dimension much better in this photo. I tucked banner flags cut from kit burlap and handcrafted flowers underneath the rolled paper rays. I created the flowers with thick handmade mulberry paper using Donna Salazars Rose Creations and Bitty Blossoms dies. The flower centers are the sweet metal roses from the EOA Kit and the Prima corded hearts were perfect to edge this corner. 

The April FAO included this gorgeous Prima focal flower and the main kit included the sweet smaller Prima Flower. I kept a neutral color palette for a masculine feel and cut these gears using Donna Salazar's Sprightly Sprockets dies from a scrap of thin chipboard like the kind found on the back of paper packs. I painted them black then used Ranger gold paint dabber on top. While still wet, I used a heat tool to bubble the paint for added texture. The chipboard pieces are from my stash.

I am hosting the DT Challenge this month. The challenge is to use cording, thread, fabric - some kind of fiber other than lace or ribbon on your project. Stop by the forum for the details and to enter your project. There is a fabulous Prima paper pack prize, and if there are 10 or more entries, I will be giving away 6 of my handcrafted twine flowers in a variety of sizes and spring colors. 

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This next page is of my niece, the flower girl, in Elizabeth's wedding. I used Amy's gorgeous April Sketch for inspiration. 

"Flower Girl"

April Sketch:

 Details on Amy's Sketch Challenge can be found here.

This amazing Petaloo Focal flower is in the FAO Kit. I painted the MK leaves, then stamped with a script and inked the veins and edges. The Flourish is from my stash.

A gorgeous Zva Creative flower from the MK along with the small white MK roses and more of my  Bitty Blossoms mulberry roses. The bird and cage were fussy cut from the kit paper. 

This gorgeous FabScraps Chipboard sign is included in the Main Kit. I painted the post with antique gold metallic paint and heated while wet to bubble for texture. The sign was painted, then edges inked, and when dry covered with Ranger Crackle Accents and allowed to dry overnight to develop the lovely cracks. I cut the title from scraps of kit paper. 

I used molding paste over this flower stencil and at the bottom of the page I used it with my Donna Salazar houndstooth stencil, then spritzed with glimmer mist and a spritz of water, lifting and tapping the page to achieve the drips. The cording in the main kit is just gorgeous. It's covered, so it doesn't look "twisted." It looped beautifully to create this photo frame. I got a bit too much glue in places and added the MK roses around the frame to hide the glue spots. :-) I used a corner punch to create the blue doily. The white doily layers are from my stash. 

The MK roses and Maya Road Metal roses from the EAO kit filled this peek-a-boo opening so beautifully. A few of the metal roses were a bit squished; however, easily put back into place.

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Next I have two cards to share with you created using the Main Kit only. First up is a birthday card I created for my husband.

Birthday Card

This card was a great way to use up bits and pieces of papers left from my other projects!! I cut a variety of strips and flags. All but the bird and happy birthday strips were stamped. I used my printer for the happy birthday piece. The red heart was also heat embossed with clear embossing powder over the ink. 

The flowers and leaves were handcrafted from kit paper using Rose Creations and Bitty Blossoms dies. I had one little piece of cording left and just couldn't bear to throw it out, so I pulled off the covering and took the pieces apart and added to my cluster. This Dusty Attic piece is from my stash. I inked it then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. 

" A Friend Knows Card"

The cluster includes this sweet Prima flower from a previous ScrapThat! kit and more of my mulberry flowers.

I created this sparkling butterfly with kit paper and the Kaisercraft pearls in the MK. My tutorial for this butterfly can be found here

This card was for my friend, Mandy, who celebrates her birthday on St. Patrick's Day. I chose this Irish blessing for the inside.

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Sarah's "Mixed Media" Demonstration

With all the mixed media being used on layouts lately, I thought it might be nice to show our ScrapThat! friends a little demonstration of some different mediums! They are super fun to use and can have such an impact on your scrapbook pages. For this demonstration, I've used six different mediums and a Prima mask to show their different effects:  1. Gesso, 2. Light Molding Paste, 3. Modelling Paste, 4. Heavy Gel Medium, 5. White Texture Effect, and 6. Sparkle Texture Effect. The paint brush and 'credit card' are what I used to apply the mediums to the paper.
To start out with, I taped my stencil over my paper to make sure it didn't shift during the process of applying the media.
I then applied the different media to the appropriate sections of the page. I sponged the gesso on using the sponge brush - this gives the gesso a nice textured effect. I scraped the thicker media over the stencil using the 'credit card' - this is the easiest way to spread the medium fairly evenly.
Here is what the different media look like once they're dry.
And some close-ups of each of the different media so you can get a better idea of their effects on the page.
1. Gesso

2. Light Molding Paste

3. Modelling Paste

4. Heavy Gel Medium

5. White Texture Effect

6. Sparkle Texture Effect
Finally, I misted everything with a light coat of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist so that you could get an idea of how the different media react to misting!
I hope you liked this little Mixed Media demonstration and that it inspires you  give some different media a try on one of your scrapbook pages!
Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Sandi's Burlap Banner Tutorial

Happy Thursday, crafters! Sandi here today to share with you how I created this simple banner for my "Bobby" layout from the April kit.

I started by simply cutting some scalloped ovals using my Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals Large dies. For the burlap portion, I've used the next to the largest die and my Big Kick die cutter. I was not necessarily going for the scallops on these pieces since I knew they would ravel anyway.  However, I wanted to stay consistent with the shape used in the next step.

After cutting 4 of the burlap ovals, I cut 4 larger pieces from the woodgrain card stock from the kit using the largest matching Spellbinders die.  

Then I adhered my burlap pieces to my card stock using a spray adhesive.  My original plan was to simply tack the pieces together and then put some Fraycheck on the burlap edges to keep them from fraying. I opted for this technique instead to reduce the  fraying to a bare minimum.

Next I inked my edges heavily with some Quick Quotes Powder Puff Amaretto chalking ink. I also did a bit of doodling on the scallops to reinforce the curves lines. 

After that was complete, I folded all my ovals in half. 

Then I placed them in a single layer on the rope that came in the kit. If I had had more burlap to work with, I probably would have done multiple layers for a fuller, fluffier banner. However, I wanted to demonstrate what was reasonable with the amount of burlap that came in the kit, keeping in mind that I've used some of it on all 3 of my layouts. 

Once my pieces were in place, I hot glued some buttons from a previous kit onto the rope and in between the folded ovals. These served as a nice base for attaching some jute bows and giving the banner some punch! The banner itself is actually hot glued to the page and the rope ends were snipped off beyond the page. 

Once again, here is the completed banner and layout! I hope you'll give this a try soon! It was really quick and easy once I got started! 

Thanks for coming by today!