Friday, August 31, 2012

September Scrap That! Reveal ~ Victorian Dream

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

We are super excited to bring you our AMAZING September Kit featuring the yummy
"Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary Collection"

This kit is chock full of gorgeous goodies that is sure to knock your socks off!!!! Just for starters think ribbon, ZVA Bling, Dusty Attic and Prima and ZVA Flowers and much much more.
So without further ado....introducing our
September Kit Reveal
"Victorian Dream"

Main Kit $39.99
NOTE: The Main Kit cost for non-members is $44.99
1 ea A Ladies Diary
1 ea Afternoon Tea
1 ea Delicate Details
1 ea Garden Stroll
1 ea Focal Point
1 ea Picture Perfect
1 ea Lasting Impression
1 ea Moment in Time
1 ea Bazzille Card Stock, Butterscotch
1 ea Bazzille Card Stock, Earth
1 ea Bazzille Card Stock, Leaf
1 ea Graphic45, A Ladies' Diary, Alphabet Stickers
1 ea ZVA, Self-Adhesive Embellishment
1 ea Dusty Attic - Chipboard, Wire Dress Form
1 ea Tim Holtz, Pen Nib
2 ea Paper and Present (Etsy), 4" Doilies
2 ea Wild Orchid, Large Skeleton Leaves, Bronze
2 ea Wild Orchid Crafts, Long Leaves
3 ea Petaloo, FloraDoodles Flowers, Cream
6 ea Feathers
6 ea IAMROSES, Flowers
1 Pkg ZVA, Self-Adhesive Embellishment
1 Length Sinamay 3" Ribbon
1 Length Organza w/Satin Edge (non-wired) ribbon
1 Length Tim Holtz, Film Strip Ribbon
1 Length Red Heart, Super Bulky Wool, Pheasant
1 Length Tulle, white
1 Length Metallic Stretch Cord, Gold

Embellishment Add-On $14.99
NOTE: The Embellishment Add-On cost for non-members is $17.99
1 Pkg Prima, Allegra Biscuit flowers
1 Pkg Prima, Say it in Crystals
1 Pkg Petaloo, Chipboard Deco Frames
1 ea Organza String Pouch, Bronze
1 Length Wild Orchid, Pearl String

Flower Add-On $12.99
NOTE: The Flower Add-On cost for non-members is $17.99
1 Pkg Zva, Flower with Leaves
1 Pkg Prima, Manette Flowers
1 Pkg Prima, Avon Rose Printery Flower

Paper Add-On $9.99
NOTE: The Flower Add-On cost for non-members is $12.99
1 ea A Ladies Diary
1 ea Afternoon Tea
1 ea Delicate Details
1 ea Garden Stroll
1 ea Focal Point
1 ea Picture Perfect
1 ea Lasting Impression
1 ea Moment in Time
1 ea Bazzille Card Stock, Butterscotch
1 ea Bazzille Card Stock, Earth
1 ea Bazzille Card Stock, Leaf

We are currently accepting new Kit Club Members.
For more information, complete the form on the link below:
We also have our September  Sketch Challenge Posted
Everyone is welcome to participate, all entries due by September 15th

Our Blog Hop features 10 fantastic blogs from our Design Team
To qualify for this month's 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 September 2nd 12AM CST
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 ~
Please Note: for anything larger than an envelope, winner will be responsible for the cost of shipping.
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.
Should you lose your way, here is the Blog Hop sequence:
Now, are you ready to see some of my kit creations?!! 

Layout using the Main kit and personal stash

On my first layout, I've used a Prima gate stencil and some molding paster for a bit of fun. Then added some fussy cut flowers from the Ladies Diary paper along with a favorite Dusty Attic branch that I snipped in to 3 pieces. I've used the ivory Petaloo flowers from the kit as well as some small Primas from my stash. I love love love the yarn that Kate put in the kit this month and now I want to go buy some more! Didn't it just make the yummiest bow?  This layout is based on a sketch by my sweet friend and co-leader, Leah Schaeffer of Stuck on U Sketches.

Layout using the Main kit, EAO and FAO 

I thought I would do something a bit different and went with one of my dgd's horse photos again.  I thought that this Victorian lady might have a few horses in her life! I've covered my paper with some gesso to really make my photo and the fussy cut images pop. The Prima flower is from the EAO abd the small Prima roses are from the FAO. Again, I've used a  Dusty Attic piece that I painted multiple colors. It is really more Rust in color than Red. Of course, you can see that I've used a Martha Stewart PAP that I've neglected for a bit. 

Next, I decided I would create something besides a layout this time and came up with this adorable shoe using the Main Kit and the FAO.  I will be presenting a tutorial on this shoe during the month of September. Stay tuned! 

Layout using the Main Kit, EAO and FAO. 

I wanted to see if I could get a "guy" layout out of these Ladies Diary papers and came up with this  page of my dgs, Isaac. He's young enough to still get away with a few flowers, right? Anyway, this layout is based on the wonderful sketch provided by above by DT member and sketch designer, Amarylis Doria. It was really fun layering my papers and using the gorgeous doily from the kit, along with some cool Prima Bling and Zva and Petaloo blooms! I also snuck in a doily flower. Tutorial coming up on that in October! 

Card using Main Kit only along with personal stash

Lastly .. yes, I know... so many projects and I still have lots of product left!
  I also put together this really great card and love how it looks! 

 I'm sure you are ready to move on to the last leg of the Hop.  Thanks so much for coming by! 


Now, hop on over to the ScrapThat! Forum for the final leg of the Hop! Have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Scrap That! Sept sneaks~

Here is a sneak peek of the Scrap That! September Kit.

This one is called Victorian Dream. 

Stay tuned for our Blog Hop and August Kit reveal on Friday, August 31, 9:30 AM CDT. 
It will be awesome! I can't wait to share my creations!

Check out Scrap That's! blog here.
Visit our ning site for tons of inspiration. 

See you Friday! 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

One last August Scrap That! Layout


Most of you have probably seen this one but it seems to have been a popular one in the galleries, so I thought I'd post it here again with more detail. 

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 had a tutorial on earlier this 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. 

Sneak peeks of the September Scrap That! Kit will be posted next week  ... I'm super excited about this upcoming kit reveal! I've got tons of projects to share! 

Thanks for coming by! 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Call for DT Co-ordinator at Scrap That! Kit Club

ScrapThat! ~ Canada's Best Kit Club is looking for a Design Team Coordinator to join our Team!
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 beginning September 2012
  • First point of contact with the ScrapThat! Design Team
  • 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 two projects created every month with the kit.  90% of each project must contain kit contents. One layout must use the main kit contents only, (no items from the add on kits).  Both projects must be layouts, or they could be one layout and a mini album or altered item.
  •  Post your two 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.
  • Input something into the Community 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
Specific to Design Team Coordinator
  • Liaise between Design Team & Owner
  • Stay current regarding design and product trending in order to contribute product ideas to include in the monthly kit and ideas of how to generate more subscribers/kit sales… provide feedback to owner
  • Monthly, provide to owner the names/addresses and what was won for each of the contests throughout the month (spreadsheet will be provided)
  • Monthly, coordinate the monthly blog hop and contest (in future, this can be handed off to a new designer joining the ScrapThat! team)
  • Search for Designers to be part of the ScrapThat! Design Team
  • Ensure ScrapThat! has a Guest Designer each month
  • Should ScrapThat! be without a Guest Designer, pull together and manage an on-line activity for that month ie: an on-line Crop
  • Name monthly kits
Should this be of interest, kindly apply prior to August 31, 2012 and submit a link to your blog, along with 3 of your favorite recent layouts; e-mail:
Please note: at this time, this opportunity is only open only to those applicants residing in North America.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August 15th Card sketch ~ SOUS ~

Wow! August 15th? Where has this month gone? Seems like life is flying by at the speed of light these days! But ... it is time for another Card Challenge Reveal Day over at Stuck on U Sketches. This time we have a sketch by the lovely Leah Schaeffer. You're gonna love it .. it really has so many possibilities although I followed it almost to the letter!

I've used some gorgeous Prima Almanac papers that have been languishing in my scrap room. I have so much pretty stuff that it all screams for my attention, so some of it lags behind the rest depending on my mood.  It sure made for a pretty card, though and is backed by a tan BoBunny Double Dot card stock as well as Recollections card base.

My circles were cut with a CM punch and are 1.5 inches. The top 6 of them were mounted on foam squares but the other 3 are flat for layering of some yummy black lace at the bottom. The Best Wishes sentiment is again a Heartfelt Creations one stamped on cream card stock and cut and embossed with my Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Oval Die. This was mounted on a simple rectangle with rounded corners and adhered with foam squares for dimension.

The circles as well as my sentiment are embellished with a variety of matching Prima Almanac supplies and florals as well as some matching MS pearls. The faux stitching along the sides is a BoBunny rub-on .. which I love!  I decided that the card needed a little something more, so kind of last minute I added the thin black ribbon along the side, and added another small charcoal bloom to my bow.

Inside there is mere more of the BoBunny card stock serving as a lining. I will most likely computer generate a message on white card stock when this is ready for giving and   adhere that to the lining. Maybe add a quick MS punched butterfly and send it on out!

Thanks for coming by! I hope that you will join our Card Challenge this time! We want to see your creations! I am sure that many of you are in the Back to School mode .. or wrapping up this last of the Summer plans, but if you have time, we hope you will play!

Have a scrap happy week! Love reading your comments!

Friday, August 10, 2012

A couple more Scrap That! Layouts ~

Hi, scrappers! I'm back today with details on a couple more of my Scrap That! August kit projects. 

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. The die cut paper behind my layout is a very old paper from my stash made by Creative Imaginations. I thought it made a pretty border. 

I split the large Zva flower (FAO) in half to use on either side of the photo after painting it (yes, painted it!) to match my paper. You will also note the lovely Kaisercraft crochet doilies from the EAO that I've layered and used as flowers with brads from the MK as flower centers. 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 Adirondack Salmon paint over my chippy. It is finished with lots of Gesso to give it a whitewashed look. I love how it spills over the page. I also dabbed some gesso around the outer edge of the layout on the Kaisercraft paper. 

Here's a close-up: 

And next we have little Bobby! 

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

This is the other twin grandson, Bobby.  He is the cuddle-bug! He has dark hair and eyes and look at that adorable face! Again, I've gone flower crazy but Grandpa says it's okay  .. he is a baby after all. Whew! Seriously, I had tons of fun putting this page together! This was the last project I did and I literally finished off the flowers! 

The tulle and cheesecloth worked great on this page. I was overjoyed to see them in our kit this time! This time, I wrapped the tulle around the photo and then placed a couple of flowers over the knot. I've added the Petaloo Chipboard Frame (EAO) behind my photo, then topped it with cheesecloth and flowers. The yummy green Prima flowers are from FAO and the white and peach (originally white) are from the main kit.

 Again, I've used my MS Floral Vine punch. And the little sprig of white leaves? I made them for the June Reveal and lost them before I had a chance to use them. I was pleasantly surprised to find them hiding in a drawer. Sorry about the shadows on my layout but I had to take this photo outside late in the evening. Anyway, here's a little close-up.

I think that's it for today. I am busily working on more Scrap That! projects although I am taking the month of August off at Stuck on U Sketches  (except for the card challenges) ...  so that I can get some home projects done. Meanwhile you can see what the other designers have done by going HERE. Last weeks sketch was dynamite! And this week's Die Cut challenge is Wow! 

Thanks for coming by! Hope you have a great weekend! 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Danny Boy ~ Scrap That! Layout

I thought I would take a few days here and there to highlight some of my creations done with my Scrap That! August kit, Once Upon a Dream.  I think every single project was my favorite! I really loved the brown, peach and teal tones so prevalent in the Kaisercraft Charlotte's Dream collection. 

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 grandson of mine! (He is one of my dd's twin boys and is named after my hubby.) Otherwise, I've added lots of soft elements to the page to go along with my sweet grandson's soft blonde hair and skin. Such delicate features that offset his boyish antics. Since he is still a baby, I thought I could get away with flowers and ribbon. LOL There is Dusty Attic from my stash  (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 all from the main kit. This page served as my Main Kit only layout, adding only Dusty Attic, paper doilies and Manor House blooms (peach) from my own stash. 

There is some punch work under the French Flourish border done with the MS Floral Vine punch and her Cherished Hearts punch.  They are somewhat covered with the French Flourish border which looks so incredible in person. I first painted it with white gesso, then sponged it with an Adirondack Juniper blue paint dabber and lastly sponged it randomly with more gesso. I've done basically the same thing on the Baroque circle but the FF border just looks more delicate. 

I've used the ribbon in the main kit to tie a bow over my main flower cluster and added the Prima bird nest there.  The tulle is used over on the left where I've added a button and twine. I misted a couple of doilies to go behind the photo, then added some Liquid Pearls to enhance their look. Speaking of the photo, it looks a bit crooked but it is actually my photo of the layout that is off just a bit. 

All the distressing was done with my Distrezz-it-all along with my Ingvild Bolme distress tool. 

I think that's about it. I'll try to make it back in a day or two to present another one or two of my layouts. I know they sort of get lost on Reveal Day in those very long posts. 

Thanks for coming by! Hope you have a great week! 

Friday, August 3, 2012

Sandi C's Scrap That! Tutorial for August

Hello there, scrappers! Here's the tutorial I have posted at Scrap That! today.

It's Sandi Clarkson here today with a super quick tutorial for Scrap That! Kit Club on wet distressing your patterned papers.  There are a number of ways to accomplish the same thing but this is the method I use most frequently. 

First, I use my chalk inks or distress inks to define and distress  the paper edges.  I really like the heavily distressed look, so I usually get a lot of ink on the paper. 

After doing that, I go ahead and start wetting my paper usually all the way around the page but sometimes I do random corners. Here, I've taken an old spray bottle and turned it in to a mini-mister. Sometimes, I will paint the water on the paper with a brush for a nice uniform coating. I have even gone so far as to run water from the kitchen sink over my paper. But the misting is what I do most frequently. 

Once the paper is moist, I begin folding the paper back towards me in a fan folded manner. I try to work gently to avoid unplanned tearing of the paper. However, if that happens, I accept that as a creative result and don't worry about it too much! 

Once the paper  is pulled back about like I want it to be, I then heat set the wrinkles with my heat gun. 
That way it stays in place nicely and you can continue working versus waiting for the paper to dry. 

Here was the end result of my page. You can see that I further bent and curled some of my edges with my fingers to complete the distressed look.

  I hope that you will give it a try and let me  know  how this works for you. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August 1st Card Sketch ~ SOUS ~

Hello, there, bloggers! I hope that you are having a great week so far! Can you believe that it is the first day of August already? Where has this Summer gone?? Of course, here is Texas August is usually one of our hottest months, so we are not even thinking Fall yet.

So, enough of that! Today it is Card Challenge Reveal Day over at Stuck on U Sketches and our DT has done another great job! Seriously, we have some talented people on our team! We also have another great card sketch, done this time by Guest Designer and former team member Debbie Burns. You can visit her blog HERE. She is one talented lady and we are always excited to have her around! Thanks, Debbie!

We also have another Guest Designer with us for the month of August. Her name is Clare Fordham-Drakes. You can visit her blog HERE. She does amazing work, so you'll want to be sure and visit her. 

For my card I've chosen some older Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden papers. This was such a beautiful collection I'm sad to see it go. But here it brought a nice demure look to my card. The trims are also older stash but are from Websters Pages. The teal ribbon made for such a nice, soft bow which I topped with a Petaloo Canterbury rose bloom in teal. Then I added in some leafy branches already cut using my Sizzix die.

My sentiment is a Heartfelt Creations stamp which I love. The Script look really appeals to me. It is stamped on white card stock and then cut and embossed with my Spellbinders Labels 4 Die.   It was then mounted on a larger cut of the same die on some of the PP paper. They were both adhered with foam squares for dimension. The shading was done with my ColorBox chalk ink.

I finished the card with a silver Theresa Collins alterations embellishment and a few flat backed pearls. The inside of the card merely has a matching PP pattern paper as lining at this point, so it is ready for me to adhere any type of message when it is ready to be mailed out.

Thanks for coming by today! I hope that you will pop over to Stuck on U and see what the rest of the Design team has done this time around. But mostly, we can't wait for you to participate and upload your own new project following the sketch!

Have a scrap happy week!