Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Teaming up with Sketchabilites!

Welcome to day two of our November "Remember When . . . " Kit Reveal. 

ScrapThat! is honored to be the Sponsor for today's sketch challenge at Sketchabilities 

Sketchabilites has a sister card sketch site, Cardibilities.

 Our talented ScrapThat! Design Team has used our November "Remember When . . ." kit to design layouts for this amazing sketch:

Head on over to Sketchabilities to see their Design Team's fabulous work with this sketch and to link up your project for a chance to win our gorgeous September "Victorian Dream" Main Kit featuring Graphic45's A Ladies' Diary Collection.
(Actual shipping costs from Canada to be paid for by the winner.)

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And here is my layout based on the Sketchabilities sketch and was actually done with the October Scrap That! Kit "Tip Toe Through Fall."

I loved using these Prima Tea Thyme papers and my Scrap That! Oct kit to showcase 3 copies of the same photo of little ggs Elias. Although there are lots of flowers on the page, he's still a little guy and I thought it would be okay, don't you?  LOL I did add some wooden pieces from the kit as well as a generous amount of Gesso from my stash. I had fun using this sketch and would actually like to try it again soon. Thanks for a great sketch, Karan! 

I would like to join the rest of the ScrapThat! team in taking this opportunity to say thank you to the amazingly talented designer, Marilyn Rivera, who has been such an asset to our team during her term ending this month. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors. Love you, Marilyn!! 

Thanks for coming by! Have a great week and stay safe! 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Miles and Miles of Smiles ~ SOUS

Yay! It's Friday and time for the weekend .. woo-hoo! Aaaaaaaand time for our Friday layout sketch over at Stuck on U Sketches. This week's sketch was done by our much-loved co-leader and friend, Nanne Harry. It's so very versatile. I hope you get a chance to play along with us! 

I was thrilled to get a chance to work on this page! I was needing the therapy that scrapping provides. So, since most of my scrappy goodness was packed away, I turned to one of my newest kits. It was filled with lots of Heidi Swapp and Teresa Collins yummy papers. 

I used a bit of molding paste along with a Prima mask to create some texture on the 2 corners of my page. I went for an imperfect look and really like the results. I also decided to distress my papers and simply clean up the mess afterwards! LOL It had been too long without any distressing! Needed to do it! 

You've seen this photo before but in black and white. This color version was  the last in my pre-printed stack of photos to be used. The darling smile on my grand daughter's face prompted my "Miles and miles of smiles" title. She is such a hoot! 

Then, it was "layer, ink and embellish" city~ Knowing this was probably my last project for a while , I just had as much fun as could with the supplies on hand! 

Here are a few close-ups.

Pretty vintage Prima, Petaloo and Manor House flowers as well as some Prima trinkets .. love those things!  Filled in with some gauze and added a bit of Gesso to my elements.

More of the same as well as a portion of my title. 

The upper corner molding paste and the cute mini banner created from the Prima packaging. Lots of doilies tucked in everywhere, included a 10 inch one used as the die cut for the sketch. 

Lastly, some Thickers for the larger part of my title. I think that is about it! 

Now, if you have not yet visited Stuck on U Sketches, I hope you will hop on over there and see what the rest of the Design Team has done! We have some of the most talented ladies around! Aaaaaand .. we hope that you will be inspired to play along and link your project for  a chance at the Top 3! 

Also, Scrap That! is having their Reveal today beginning at 9:30 CDT.  I hope that you will hop on over to the Scrap That! Forum and join in on the Blog Hop. Our Guest Designer this month is the awesome Tracey Gregory. You won't want to miss her kit creations. 

Thanks for coming by! Have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Scrap That! Sneak Peeks and a DT announcement

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

This one is called Remember When. 

Stay tuned for our Blog Hop and November Kit reveal on Friday, Oct 26th, 9:30 AM CDT. 
It will be awesome! I can't wait to see everyone's creations!

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

And there's more ... 

ScrapThat! Kit Club is excited to welcome our newest design team member, the talented Sarah Routledge! 

Prepare to be inspired by Sarah's ScrapThat! kit creations. She resides in Ontario, Canada with her husband and son. She loves the creative process of scrapbooking and enjoys creating her own flowers and embellishments. Her gorgeous work can be found on her blog Scattered Pictures and Memories.

Welcome aboard, Sarah! 

Can't wait til Friday! 

Friday, October 12, 2012

SOUS Sketch Reveal Day! Oct 12

Happy Friday! Welcome to sketch Reveal Day over at Stuck on U Sketches.  We have another wonderful original sketch, this time by our lovely co-creator and designer Nanne Harry. And I'd love to share my submission.

As many of you already know, most of my scrappy goodness is packed away ready for our move to the new house. I've kept a few basic things where I can get to them, although I must admit that my heart does not seem to be in creating right now. There is just too much on my mind  ... so many tasks that need to reach completion to make for a semi-smooth house to house transition. But I did get my box of Swirlydoos goodness in the way of the September kit called "Inspiration" and featuring Prima's Romance Novel papers. Such a beautiful kit, too!

Anyway, I choose some cheerful colors and an already printed  photo of one of the dgd's and made this quick little page. Again, I have not done any distressing .. trying to avoid making any messes so that I don't have to clean yet something else!!

I've used my Martha Stewart Floral vine punch along with my Wild Flower punch and layered them on the black Core'dinations card stock. Added some bling and flowers to frame the photo along with a journaling card as a mat. The title were pieces from an older kit, as were the scrumptious yellow Melissa Frances stems.

And don't you love my colorful little banner tied together (I use the word loosely, LOL) with some red and white twine.

Yummy Prima .. what can I say? Added a few leaves just because .. as well as the MF stems. I've also stucked in a Romance Novel trinket but it is a bit hard to see right here. Trust me, gorgeous! 

And the other side of the photo. 

And lastly, my sweet little banner. I've learned to make the perfect V using the corner of a square punch! 

Not too shabby considering that (yes, Tracey) I have one arm tied behind my back! And pulling this little page together was a great stress reliever! 

I hope that you will have an opportunity to visit Stuck on U Sketches and see what the rest of the DT has done. Remember you will have to weeks to complete a project and upload it to the site. Can't wait to see what you do with Nanne's great sketch! 

Have a scrap happy weekend. Thanks for leaving me some sweet comments .. I cherish them all. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Scrap That! Doily Flower tutorial

Hello, everyone! Today I am sharing how I made a doily flower that I used on one of my September Scrap That! layouts. This tutorial was all ready to go last month ... but my team mates convinced me to share my shoe tutorial instead. So, better late than never! 

As you can see I've started with a few 4 inch paper doilies. You can use 2 to 3 depending on how thick you want your flower to be. 

Then you can spray or paint them any way that you desire. I only wanted a hint of color, so a few sprays with the Glimmer Mist was enough for my use. Let them dry a bit before you begin working with them because wet doilies are very fragile ... as are extremely dry ones. 

Here, I've begun rolling my doily around the end of a very thin paintbrush. I actually held the doily in my right hand and the paintbrush in my left but since I had no one to help me take photos, this may look a bit backwards if you are right handed. 

Next, I gave it a few more twists once I removed it from the paintbrush tip. 

After getting the second flower layer made, I snipped the end off ...

.. then I inserted the first into the hole in the second. 

I fluffed the flower out a bit, then snipped the tip off the middle flower and glued it to 1.5 inch circle with a quick dry glue. Or you could use a glue gun. 

Your circle will not show so it does not have to be perfect but in this instance I just used a circle punch for convenience. 

Lastly, you can decorate the center of your flower however you chose. Here I've simply placed a medium sized pearl in the middle. Isn't that pretty? 

Here is what my September flower looked like when I used it on my layout. I added some green leaves, some dangles from a Prima flower and then mixed in a few small  roses on the side. 

These are super easy to do and make a nice, delicate looking flower. I hope you'll give it a try! 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

SOUS 1st Wednesday Card sketch!

Happy Wednesday, everyone and welcome to another Card sketch Reveal Day at Stuck on U Sketches. Here is my submission for the DT. 

This one was made using up some gorgeous Pion papers, paper doiles and one of my fave Dusty Attic chipboard pieces, Heart Flourish DA0667. 

The chippie was painted with a combination of Glimmer Mists, Decadence for the brown and Ivy for the green. The green portion was also dabbed with some cream  paint and then covered with Dirty Martini Glimmer Glam. Lastly, I've added some pale green flat backed pearls. There are slso some pearls along the top and bottom of the card as a finishing touch. 

Next I set about making my rolled flowers using Sandi Smith's spiral roses technique. I've since purchased the Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms Die and think I"ll be using that a lot! But these were tons of fun to do and look much better than my first attempt! 

I've added some pale pink crinkle ribbon on the left of the heart along with some pink and white twine, another rose and a white stick pin. Love the combination of twine along with crinkle ribbon. 

My sentiment was done with a generic stamp I got at Michael's. I've long since forgotten the brand, sorry. 

I think that about wraps it up for today. I have a few more projects to share and then my blog may get kind of quiet. We are in the midst of a move and there is no time for scrapping! :( But soon ...

Thanks for coming by! I hope you will pop by Stuck on U Sketches and see what the DT has done this time around! Further, we hope that you will play along with us! You'll have 2 weeks to upload your card for a chance at being chosen part of the Top 3!

Hope the rest of your week is great!