Friday, May 31, 2013

June Blog Hop and Kit Reveal!!

Welcome to ScrapThat! 
It's our June Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!! 

We are so happy to see June after the long winter and excited to show you our creations with our beautiful Prima Collection !

Should you lose your way, here is the Blog Hop order:
Zoe Nemburt
as our June Guest Designer!!!


Hey, my name is Zoe Nemburt, and I am absolutely thrilled to be asked to design as a guest for ScrapThat! this month. I started scrapbooking in 2009 and seriously never looked back. I felt I had finally found my crafty passion!! Super Excited to be here for the month of June with the ScrapThat! team and I really hope to inspire you to create something fabulous.

Be sure to stop by Zoe's blog, Designs by Zoe, to be inspired by her gorgeous work! 

We are sad to say farewell to our talented DT Member, Sara Routledge
We have been inspired by your creativity and learned so much from your tutorials. With your optimism and talent, we are sure you will reach every dream.

You will be missed.
We wish you luck on your new endeavors! 

Now, without further ado....  

Introducing our June Kit,
 "From Sunrise to Sunset"

Featuring the designs of the fabulous Anna Dabrowska (a.k.a. Finnabair) we present a  collection of rich colors and designs that run from brights to neutrals. Whatever your scrapping style is, you will love this kit that is just chock-full of Prima goodies!

Take a look:

Main Kit

Paper Add-On

Flower Add-On

 Embellishment Add-On

More details on this collection can be found 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 June:

See details about the challenge here: Sketch Challenges

We have something new for June!
In addition to Amy's sketch challenge,
 other members of the DT will also be hosting challenges!

  • Tracey G.'s challenge: "Scrap out of your comfort zone"
  • Laura's Challenge: "Using a long title"
  • Sandi's Challenge: "Color Challenge"
  • Tracey S.'s Challenge: "Use a stencil"
Check them out here. 

Everyone is welcome to participate.
Entries for all challenges are due by Wednesday, June 26.
 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 June Blog Hop Prize is our "Life's Muse" Main Kit featuring Webster's Pages Everyday Poetry Collection (Webster's Poetry)

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 or two that will 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!
  • Subscribe to Kelly's YouTube Channel at
  • 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 Sabella:
The Blog Hop ends Sunday, June 2 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 words are:

Next hop over to

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, May 30, 2013

May Challenge Winners

Hi everyone, Amarilys here, announcing the winners for the May Sketch Challengethe May DT Challenge and the May Round Robin. Between these 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.......

Karen Conner

the winner for the DT Challenge is:

Monik Proulx

and finally, the winner for the May Round Robin is:

Kelly Ryan

***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 June Challenges will open during the Blog Hop and Kit Reveal this Friday, 4/31. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Scrap That! June Kit Sneak Peeks ~ "From Sunrise to Sunset" ~

Sandi here today to share some Sneak Peeks of our June, 2013 Scrap That! Kit aptly named "From Sunrise to Sunset."  You are going to love this kit! 

 The DT has been creating away and are so ready to share a few sneak peeks of their gorgeous work. Lucky me, I get to see them first! Here they are! 

We hope you will join our Blog Hop and June Kit Reveal on Friday, May 31st, 6:30 AM EST. 
 You will want to visit all the DT's blogs to see their inspiring work with this month's kit. They never cease to amaze! 

 You will also have a chance to win our Grand Prize this month, the "Life's Muse" Scrap That! Kit from 2012 featuring Webster's Pages "Everyday Poetry" collection. Having designed with this kit, I can vouch for how gorgeous it truly is! 

Well, I guess that's it for today!  Hope to see you Friday! 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

ScrapThat! Design Team Call

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

*****Please note - this post will remain at the top of our blog until our Blog Hop on May 31 - the last day of our call. Please scroll down each day to see our new posts. Thank You!*****
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
  • 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 3 projects created every month with the kit. One layout must use the main kit contents only, (no items from the add on kits).  90% of each project must contain kit contents.
  • Post your 3 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.
  • Active participation in the ScrapThat! 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!
Should this be of interest, kindly apply and submit:
  • Full Name, E-Mail Address, Country
  • A paragraph about who you are and why you want to be a part of the ScrapThat! team.
  • Attach three projects that best showcase your shabby chic style sized to 650 pixels. (You may also provide links to these projects on your blog and/or gallery.)
  • Blog Link
  • Links to Current Online Galleries including and/or Two Peas in a Bucket.
  • List of all Design Teams you are currently serving on with links. (including manufacturers, wholesalers, stores, challenge blogs, kit clubs, etc.)
  • List of Former Design Teams
E-mail: with "ScrapThat! DT Application" in the subject line by Friday, May 31.

Please note: at this time, this opportunity is only open only to those applicants with shipping addresses in Canada and the USA.

Introducing our Featured June Guest Designer, Zoe Nemburt

ScrapThat! has a talented Guest Designer 
to inspire you with her beautiful 
work with our June Kit:

Zoe Nemburt

Hey, my name is Zoe Nemburt, and I am absolutely thrilled to be asked to design as a guest for ScrapThat! this month. I started scrapbooking in 2009 and seriously never looked back. I felt I had finally found my crafty passion!! I have always dabbled in something crafty. I live in the province of Nova Scotia with my Husband, three children, and chocolate Labrador, Bailey, whom accompanies me on my 6km walks every day.

This year I haven't been seen much in the crafting world… I'm still here but currently working on a bigger page, my 3000 sq. ft. home which we purchased last year is going through a big change so most of my creative energy is currently going into renovating. I have designed for a couple of Manufacturers in the past, Pebbles, My Little Shoebox, Tattered Angels, Harmonie and My little bit of Whimsy. I have also been published in Canadian Scrapbooker, Scrapbooks and Cards Today and also a Russian Magazine too, I couldn't tell you the name I don't speak russian unfortunately :).

My biggest achievement of the year was taking part in a 5km Colour Run with my oldest daughter to raise money for new school equipment. It felt so amazing to do something like this. :)

Super Excited to be here for the month of June with the ScrapThat! team and I really hope to inspire you to create something fabulous.

Zoe x

Be sure to stop by Zoe's blog, Designs by Zoe, to be inspired by her gorgeous work! 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Scrap That! Layout of the Week! ~ Come Out and Play ~

Okay, guilty as charged! Sandi here today with a big confession! I had soooo much fun perusing the gallery that I got carried away and went back a "teensy" bit more than a week! How I wish I could pick multiple winners! I mean, seriously! Have you seen all the gorgeous-ness in our gallery? If you haven't, then I highly recommend that you pay a little visit! 

But ... I stopped dead in my tracks at Kathleen White's "Come Out and Play!" I think you will too! If you haven't seen it, here it is:

This one has it all! Gorgeous colors, tons of layers, fussy cutting, brick work, adorable photo and oh my goodness .. a banner made of hearts! Is that not cute, cute, cute?! I think I even see a wisp of tulle. This layout just shouts "Spring/Summer, does it not?!" 

So, Kathleen, step up and take a bow! You've earned a proud "Layout of the Week!" 

You know the drill, send me a private message for the html code for the blog blinkie, not to mention that you are able to take 10% off kits from 2012 including the separate add-ons! Big congrats!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Featured Anniversary Kit Projects by Tracey S.

It's Tracey S. here to share my May Anniversary Kit Creations. This kit has such gorgeous papers and coordinating embellishments.

First up is "It's All Good" featuring an engagement photo of our daughter, Elizabeth, and Andrew.

"It's All Good"

I wanted to give this page an organic feel, picking up on the stone wall and flowing water in the background of this sweet photo. 

Here you can see the brick stamping that looks like that stone wall and one of the gorgeous EAO Prima butterflies and flourish for the butterfly trail. I also fussy cut a portion of the MK transparency overlay to tuck into the corner over the bricks.

I brushed the MK Smooch Accents onto the gorgeous FAO Prima focal flower to lighten it up a little. Around it I tucked in some of the MK rosettes, a FAO vine, and these sweet Embossed Vellum Flowers I created with the MK vellum sheet. My tutorial for the vellum flowers can be found here. I pulled apart a piece of the burlap ribbon and nested it under the cluster. I applied a coat of matte Mod Podge to hold the fibers in place.

 This photo shows another of the sweet Prima butterflies and the wood grain stenciled molding paste. A piece of the EAO fabric tape can be seen under the photo.

Next I have a page featuring Elizabeth and Andrew dancing together during their wedding reception.

"First Dance"
This first dance as a married couple is so sweet, and the soft colors of Prima Divine are just perfect to showcase this lovely memory. This page goes with our May DT Challenge, 'It's a "Banner" Month!' For details about this challenge and to add your banner projects, go here.

This larger Prima focal flower is from the FAO kit along with handcrafted rolled flowers created with Donna Salazar Bitty Blossoms dies and inked kit cardstock along with some of my Embossed Vellum Flowers. The tutorial for the embossed flowers can be found here. I used a Prima stencil and molding paste to create the overlapping circle background design.

This Beautiful Prima flower is from the EAO Kit and the lovely pink rose is in the Main Kit along with more of my Bitty Blossoms flowers and the lovely Prima flourishes from the Main Kit. The edges are distressed with my Donna Salazar Distrezz-It-All.

A little cluster in the bottom corner with the EAO Kit Prima Butterfly, little punched daisies accented with the Main Kit Glossy Accents, and another of my Embossed Vellum Flowers. The edges are distressed with my Donna Salazar Distrezz-It-All. 
Our daughter, Maria, had the opportunity to be in her high school performance of "The Music Man" last year. She's the one in blue with the large flowered hat.

"The Music Man"

I used the Main Kit only for this page and based it on Amy's gorgeous "Spring into May" Sketch. For details on her sketch challenge and to add your project go here.

This close-up shows a blend of handcrafted Bitty Blossom and Embossed Vellum Flowers, textured leaves, and sweet pink kit rose, fussy cut doilies, nests of dyed kit fibers and the blue lace strip is also created from the Main Kit vellum. All of these handcrafted items are created with kit supplies along with my dies and inks. The crochet doily is from my stash.

These gorgeous butterflies are included in the Main Kit. They are white and there is no limit to how they can be colored. Here I used Distress Ink to layer the blues and oranges and used the kit pearls to form the bodies. The kit Prima flourishes make the sweetest butterfly trails. I also added some small rhinestones from my stash for some extra bling. I splattered and dropped mist on the background.

 Larger photos and more details can be found on my blog, Garden of Grace.

Thanks for taking the time to view these May Anniversary Kit projects with me today!

The May Kit is currently available for sale in our
ScrapThat! Store.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Fussy-cut Doily Rolled Rose Tutorial

Hi there! Sarah here with a quick and easy flower tutorial.

Materials Required:
Patterned Paper with doily print (can use any paper with larger circle pattern)
Fussy-cutting scissors (not pictured)
Scallop scissors
White craft glue
Pearl beads
1. Fussy-Cut Doilies from Patterned Paper.
2. Using scallop scissors, cut doily shapes into a spiral.
4. Starting at the outside edge, roll the spiral in on itself - you can use a paper piercer/paintbrush/quilling tool for this, but I just used my fingers. The tighter you roll, the smaller your rose.
5. Glue the rolled rose to the centre of the doily. 
6. Glue a pearl bead inside the centre of the rose.
That's it - a really simple rolled rose using the doily patterned paper included in the May Anniversary Kit! Here is the layout I used these roses on!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today - hope you'll give these flowers a try!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Stretching your kit embellies tutorial by Amarilys

Amarilys here and today I want to quickly share with you how to stretch those flower embellies in your kit! So, let's get started!

  • IAR white/pink roses
  • peach pearls
  • adhesive of your choice
Step 1. Start with one of the IAR rose included in your kit.

Step 2. Carefully, start breaking up your rose into single layers. The first 3 layers will come off easily but the last one is a bit tricky. Take your time so that you don't break it. remember that they are made out of paper! :)

Step 3. You will end up with four single layer flowers and a green stem.

Step 4. Layer two of the blooms together, staggering the petals abd cut the green part in half.

Step 5. Adhere the green leaves under the flowers.

Step 6. Add a large pearl included in your kit as the flower center. You now have two flowers out of the one bulky rose.

I did this with all of my roses included in the kit and ended up with more than enough to make my layouts! I hope that you give this a try and keep it in mind for future kits!

Here's one of my projects using the main kit only:

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.

***The May Kit is available for purchase in the ScrapThat! Store.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Layout of the Week - Monik Proulx - Journée Magique

Hi There! Sarah here with this week's Layout of the Week. I've chosen this absolutely stunning layout by Monik as the LOTW. Just look at the fantastic masking and misting! And how amazing is that banner?!? The overall composition of this layout is just fabulous!
Fantastic layout Monik - Congratulations for being chosen as this week's Layout of the Week! 
You can message me on the Ning site to get the HTML code for the LOTW blinkie for your blog!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Video Feather Tutorial by Kelly Klapstein

Hello everyone!

It's Kelly here, and today I am going to share the technique I used to create the feathers for my layout.

I used the vellum and Clearsnap Smooch "Moonlight" Ink from the May 2013 Anniversary kit, along with my own Crafters Workshop 6 X 6 stencil.

Here is a video I made to show you a short step-by-step technique to make these feathers.

You can also click HERE to visit my YouTube Channel and watch more videos.  If you would like to be notified of all my future videos, click the Subscribe button while viewing any of my videos on YouTube.

I have a blog too, where I share lots of crafty tips and techniques.  Click HERE to visit my blog Kelly Creates.

I hope to see some feathers on your layouts soon!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Gabrielle Pollaco Featured GD Projects

Hi, It's me, Gabrielle Pollacco, here with you today to share my projects created with the gorgeous goodies in the
ScrapThat! Anniversary Kit!

 Here is my first layout: 

I went with the basic design of Amarilys's sketch design but changed out the circle design for (yep! you guessed it! lol!) a heart!  I was inspired by a little project I recently saw by Ingvild Bolme, she had created these cute little bubbles using an art medium (a puffy paint)....but I thought I'd imitate the look using some bubble wrap!  I simply stuck down the bubble wrap onto the page and then gave it a coat of white gesso.  It is really hard to make paint adhere to plastic surfaces but the gesso allows other paints and tints to adhere to the plastic.  I then gave the bubble wrap some dabs of black paint.  When that dried I added spritzes of a rose color tint (Tim Holtz Pink Sherbert alcohol ink in a little spray bottle).  When that dried I lightly brushed on white paint so that it would only hit the raised surfaces of the bubbles.  Here is a closer view....

I used some oil pastels (I got them very inexpensively at my local dollar store!), I used some black and a pink and brushed a few random lines around the outside of the heart to make it stand out more from the page.  ......The blooms?....well they are a little creation I came up with using a fun piece of velum in the kit!  You can find the fun little tutorial here

"Joie de Vie"
This is one of my favourite papers in the kit!  I love the playful dancing girl image on that Prima paper!  I scrapped a photo of my youngest daughter Meagan, when we were on a forest walk a couple years back.  Joie de vie means 'Joy of Life' in French, I thought the title fitting :)  Here are a couple of close-up pic's....

I used a Coordinations white washed cardstock paper from the kit as a base for this page.  I then did a little bit of masking with a new clock mask I had recently bought by The Crafters Workshop.  I had shared a post on my blog a little while ago on how to make your own Texture Paste Medium (in the right column of my blog).....this texture paste was more of a rough texture paste.  BUT I have a new recipe to share, this texture paste is more delicate and great for finer detailing.  I will be sharing my recipe for this on a blog post I'm doing on Saturday, so be sure to pop back in again for a looksee!  Here are some close-ups of the page embellishments and the mask work I did.... 

To see larger photos of Gabrielle's amazing projects, stop by our forum post.

Stop by Gabrielle's blog, Such a Pretty Mess, to see more of her amazing work!