Friday, July 27, 2012

ScrapThat! August Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the ScrapThat! August Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!!
We are delighted to introduce our kit this month featuring the beautiful Charlotte's Dream Collection from Kaisercraft.
This kit has an array of many gorgeous products such as... lace, pearls, die cuts, rub-ons, tulle, an array of pretty flowers and much much more!
Now, without further ado... our August kit--
"Once Upon a Dream"

August Main Kit
1 ea Illusion
1 ea Deja-vu
1ea Daze
1 ea Vision
1 ea Fantasy
1 ea Charlotte
1 ea Prayer
1 ea Contemplate,  large die cut
1 ea Bazzill, Aqua
1 ea Bazzill, Olive
1 ea Bazzill, Tan
2 ea Kaisercraft, small die cuts
1 ea Kaisercraft, Rub-ons
1 pkg Kaisercraft, Pearls
1 pkg Mrs Grossman's Alpha stickers
1 ea Decoartive Accent, Glass gem
1 ea Celebrate it, paper sack
2 ea IAMROSES, small green leaves
10 ea IAMROSES, flowers
2-4 ea Wild Orchid Crafts, flowers
                  2 ea Wild Orchid Crafts, long leaves                                          
2 ea Wild Orchid Craft, Brads, Pearl White
           1 ea Wild Orchid Crafts, small embellishment, copper
1 ea Prima, Lace Flower, Aqua
1 ea Prima, Cradle Robin
1 length Cotton lace, cream
1 length Tulle, Aqua
1 length Cheesecloth, White
 Paper Add-on
1 ea Illusion
1 ea Deja-vu
1ea Daze
1 ea Vision
1 ea Fantasy
1 ea Charlotte
1 ea Prayer
1 ea Contemplate,  large die cut
1 ea Bazzill, Aqua
1 ea Bazzill, Olive
1 ea Bazzill, Tan

Embellishment Add-on
1pkg Kaisercraft, Crochet Doilies
1 pkg Kaisercraft, Magical Butterflies
1 pkg Petaloo, Chipboard Deco Frames 

Flower Add-On
1 Pkg Zva, Flower with Leaves
1 Pkg Prima, Parisa Flower
1 Pkg Prima, Champagne

We are currently accepting new Kit Club Members.
For more information, pop over to complete the form at this link:
We also have a new sketch challenge for you this month with a sketch designed by our very own Amarilys Doria.
You have until August 15th to enter this challenge for a chance to win a great prize.
Here is the sketch for you to play along:

Our Blog Hop features 7 fantastic blogs from our Design Team 
To qualify for this month's Prize you must complete the following:
 1. Visit each blog listed on the hop to see what each Designer has created using this month's kit and sketch
 2. 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 the ScrapThat! forum when completed.
3. You must become a FOLLOWER of each blog along the way and LIKE ScrapThat! on FACEBOOK

4.  Post the ScrapThat! blinkie on your blog
 5. Our last stop in our Blog Hop is the ScrapThat! Forum… follow the link provided and complete the remainder of the blog hop instructions
The Blog Hop ends July 30st 12AM CST
Prize MUST be claimed within 3 days of the announcement which will be made on the ScrapThat! Blog August 2nd  
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\.

Should you lose your way, here is the Blog Hop sequence:
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Now, are you ready to see my creations?! 
"Friends" (LO using MK, EAO, FAO and personal stash)

This kit was such a pleasure to  work with and was so versatile! Loved the Charlotte's Dream paper collection. 

For my first project, I've used a photo of my dgd with one of her horses. I chose the large Die Cut paper along with the brown print paper (Illusion) and added a Dusty Attic grass border (from my stash) as well as a Dusty Attic chicken wire piece behind my photo. Lots of gesso, Glimmer Mist and Glimmer Glam made them come to life. I hope you got in on Scrap That!'s last Dusty Attic order because the chippys are such a nice element to add to your pages. I've also used my fav Donna Salazar Twig stamp to enhance my "grassy" area, then made a few flowers with my Spellbinders Rose Creations die to go along with a few from the kit. There is some wet distressing which I will have a tutorial on early next month.  Note that the wooden butterfly is from the EAO and the light green flowers and the brown Glimmer Misted flowers are from FAO. I also did some more of my random punch work along a few sides as well as some machine stitching. 

"Danny Boy" (LO using MK only and personal stash)

Here is my sweet little Danny Boy, named after my husband. He and his twin brother are about 17 months old now and have so enriched this granny's life. 

I've been inspired by all the drippy paint artists that I've seen lately, so it is hard to credit just one person. But I've been dying to get a little more bold with it as I have done here. Perfect for this rowdy little guy! Otherwise I've added lots of soft elements to the page to go along with my sweet grandson's soft blonde hair and skin. Since he is still a baby, I thought I could get away with it! LOL There is more Dusty Attic from my stash here (French Flourish and the baroque circle) along with florals from the main kit as well as Manor House flowers from my own stash. The tulle, lace and little Prima bird nest are also from the main kit. This page serves as my Main Kit only layout, adding only Dusty Attic, paper doilies and Manor House blooms (peach) from my own stash. 

"Other Things" (LO using MK, EAO, FAO and personal stash)

I was itching to do a round layout this time! I am always  inspired by Helena Johansson's work and she does lots of beautiful round pages. I split the large Zva flower (FAO) in half to use on either side of the photo after painting it to match my paper. You will also note the lovely crochet doilies from the EAO that I've used as flowers. I sneaked in another Dusty Attic piece from my stash (Scroll Border #2) and adorned it with the blue decorative stone from the MK after sponging some paint over my piece. It is finished with lots of Gesso to give it a whitewashed look. The die cut paper behind my layout is a very old paper from my stash made by Creative Imaginations but it is not attached to the page.


"Bobby" (LO using MK, EAO and FAO)

Here is  the other twin grandson, Bobby. He is the cuddle-bug! Again, I've gone flower crazy but Grandpa says it's okay  .. he is a baby after all. The tulle and cheesecloth worked great on this page. I was overjoyed to see them in our kit this time! Here I've added the Petaloo Chipboard Frame (EAO) behind my photo, then topped it with cheesecloth and flowers. The yummy green flowers are from FAO and white and peach (originally white) are from the main kit. 

That's about it from me today. I am sure you are about ready to move on down the hop.  But first:

My Secret Word is: at 

And your next and last stop is: ScrapThat! Forum 

Thanks for coming by! 

24 comments:

  1. Wow Sandi gorgeous creations!!! Love them

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  2. Lovely work, Sandi! My favorite has to be "other things."

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  3. Such beautiful work Sandi and those 2 little boys are gorgeous!! Bet they keep you hopping!!

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  4. Oh Sandi your work is amazing! I love all the projects you did and what cuties you have! TFS:)

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  5. Just stunning Sandi! I love those grass chippies on your first LO - are those Dusty Attic? (must get some myself....:)

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  6. thanks for the great layouts.

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  7. wow love your layouts - so pretty BFN

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  8. Gorgeous layouts Sandi!!! How lucky to be able to work with such a wonderful kit! Love that you tried the drippy paint! Looks great!!

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  9. Sandi, Wow, your work is drop dead gorgeous, love all the details, beautiful...

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  10. So pretty Sandi!! Great job!! Just loving all that chippie - I also ordered more of those DA grassy tufts - they are so fab :)

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  11. Wonderful pages DEar
    the first is my fav....gorgeous!
    xx
    Leila

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  12. Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Love the shabby/distressed techniques you have used. You make it look so easy. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  14. stunning LOs my friend.. love the pages of the beautiful boys Danny & Bobby .. hugz

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  15. Sooo Beautiful pages, Sandi!! many lovely details and your models are so cute!! Wonderful work!

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  16. Great work. I love how your project came together.

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  17. Wowwwwwwwwwwwww!! These are all GORGEOUS!!! I loveeeeeeeee that photo and the mesh material on the first one!!!!!

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  18. Such beautiful LO's Sandi!! You really rocked this kit to showcase these fab photos of your grandchildren with your lovely work!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  19. beautiful layouts Sandi! I especially LOVE that first layout and picture!

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  20. Sandi, your use of the pp from the kit, really showcases your photo's so well. nice

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  21. Oh my Sandi, you've been a busy bee! love all of your pages, so pretty!

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  22. Sandi, I saw these over at ScrapThat the other day and I'm just now getting over here... These are gorgeous!!! You've done an amazing job with the kit and I love how each one is so different!! You're just so talented!! Wishing you a wonderful week!!! Hugs!!

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