Friday, January 25, 2013

Scrap That! February Kit Blog Hop and Reveal ~ With Love ~

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

If you came here from Sandi Smith's blog 
then you are on the right track!

If you need to start back at the beginning, here is the order:
We are so thrilled welcome back the incredible
 as our February Guest Designer!

Lisa is a passionate paper crafter who became "addicted" to scrapbooking in 2006 and added card making in 2011. Lisa is a former ScrapThat! designer. She currently designs for Heartfelt Creations and Donna Salazar Designs, and her gorgeous work has been published in Scrapbooks Etc. and Creating Keepsakes Magazines.
 Be sure to drop by Lisa's Blog, Beyond Beauty, to see some of her amazing pages and cards!

SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO-Introducing our gorgeous February Kit reveal -
"With Love"

This romantic kit features the incredible rich colors of Prima's Romance Novel combined with neutrals and pinks to enhance the beauty of these papers. This is one of those kits where you, "Ooh" and "Ah" as you take out each treasure. Don't just think girly, because there are many directions you can take this kit, as our DT will show you.

Main kit

Embellishment Add-on

Flower Add-on

Paper Add-on

More details on this romantic 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:

Look at the beautiful sketch Amarilys has created for February:

See details about the challenge here: Sketch Challenges
Be sure to also check out the details of our monthly DT challenge hosted by Sandi here: DT Challenge
Everyone is welcome to participate, all entries for both challenges due by February 20th

Here is what I created using Amy's sketch. ~ 

Main kit, Flower Add-on, stash

This was such a fun page to do! As part of a dgd's graduation luncheon, we went to a great restaurant on the Riverwalk at the Gaylord Texan. A couple of the gals shared this gorgeously presented, as well as yummy, flute of sopapillas with honey! I've done lots of layering, some deep distressing and even got out the Circut to create my title. The Pima flowers were so perfect for this color scheme that I just had to use them here.  I loved using the square doily included in the Main kit as an extra layer.  All the sheets with cut-outs were resources for subtitles, quotes or simply as tags. The black Prima swirl is from my stash as is the curled jute. 

Just a close-up of the tabs. 

Another close-up of the floral cluster and netting. The leaf is from last month's kit. 


Our SPECTACULAR February Blog Hop Prize
is a ScrapThat! April Main Kit, Serendipity
This kit is chock FULL of fabulous scrapbooking products including the amazing Sweet Nothings Collection from Kaiser Craft. With rich warm colors, and rustic embellishments like wooden gates and bronze cord, this kit lends itself beautifully to heritage layouts.  We have included a white pen for you to use when creating a faux stitching effect. 

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 Sabella:

The Blog Hop ends Sunday, January 27 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.


~ And now here are two more layouts that I've created with this fabulous kit!! ~

Main kit only, stash

This photo was taken the same day as the one used about. A big shout out to Kristen Alexander for being our photographer that day and for sharing her photos! This one is really special to me because it shows my sweet dd, dgds and their friends taking things a bit slower that day to accommodate a couple of grandmothers who were not able to keep the pace as easily that day. I've written a note about how much that meant to me and placed it on the little floral pint envelope I created with the kit and placed above the photo.

As you can see I also use a Donna Downey (Prima) stencil and some molding paste to use on my bacakground.  Although a bit of it is covered, I just had to use it! The punch work around the edges is a Martha Stewart Swirling Lace punch and on the pink panel is it her Scroll Heart punch. Behind the peek-a-boo is a piece using the Floral Vine punch. 

The floral cluster including a blue Manor House bloom from my stash as well as a Prima Romance Novel trinket. But don't you love that soft pink bloom? I've chalked the edges of it a bit for definition. 

Close-up of the peek-a-boo where I've added the pink and white twine and a small pink bloom both from the main kit. 

Close-up of the tags and my (floral) secret journaling envelope! 

Main kit, Flower Add-on, Embellishment Add-on, stash

I always enjoy doing a round layout now and then! Helena Johansson is my inspiration for doing them!  I will be doing a Build a Page tutorial on this layout in early February, so I won't go into a lot of detail here. 

The photo is of my dgd Marianne riding her tricycle and grinning all the way! You can see that I've added lots of flowers, trims, and other embellies from the main kit and from the EAO as well as the FAO.  I did tuck in a couple of bright blue flowers to bring out the blues a bit more both from the photo as well as the patterned paper. Butterfly courtesy of Lisa Gregory. 

Just a close-up of the doily edge I'll be talking about during my BAP tutorial. 

Now, on with the show .... 

My secret word is: by Max Lucado

Next hop over to

That will be your final stop. Be sure and email your secret sentence to Tracey. 

Thanks for coming by! I love reading your sweet comments! 


  1. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwww!! These are all gorgeous!! I am IN LOVE with all the flowers and the distressing!!!!

  2. Your projects are STUNNING Sandi! I too love circle layouts and yours looks amazing!

  3. love your layouts Sandi! Can't wait for the BAP for that circle layout-it looks amazing!

  4. Such beautiful layouts Sandi - love the circular one - so unique!

  5. How gorgeous Sandi. Amazing job!!!!

  6. Stunning layouts Sandi! Love everyone of them! Your second one gave me an idea on how to scrap some old family pics when we visited Europe (convert to black & white)! TFS! Always a pleasure!

  7. Gorgeous works as always Sandi - thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Whohoo! Stunning! I love that you used the journaling envelope but that last round layout is just amazing! Looking forward to the BAP!

  9. Completely gorgeous creations! Love the "Let's ride" layout- can't wait for the tut!

  10. Sandi!!! Your layouts are so, so beautiful!!! I especially love your take on the sketch! Just awesome, creative, and amazing!!!!! Thanks for the blog hop, too. I always love the inspiration I get seeign such stunning creations from everyone. And it's funny - you have 2 Sandi's and 2 Tracey's and both spell their names the same.

  11. Beautiful! My favorite is the Perfect Day layout!

  12. Gorgeous work with the kit, Sandi!! My fave is A Perfect Day. Love the model past flowers and closure on the envelope!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  13. Gorgeous work with the kit and I tell you the first page makes me drool :) for all kinds of reasons, lol. Have a wonderful weekend!!!

  14. Your layouts look gorgeous Sandi! Love the kit and all the beautiful flowers in the add-ons! TFS

  15. sandi, great designs with the main kit. You put alot of love into your layouts and it shows. Bravo.
    ava g

  16. Wow what a lovely collection of beautiful layouts and all so different.

  17. Love the secret journaling envelope!

  18. Sandi, sooooo sweet! Love that one with the envelope and tags. Love that layering. Simply beautiful. Fabulous work with this months kit!

  19. Beautiful pages Sandi!!! love the second one with these pockets!!!
    Wonderful work with the kit!!! HUGS!!!xo

  20. All your layouts are fabulous! You always inspire me with your amazing work!!!

  21. What amazing pages Sandi! Congratulations on a fantastic reveal!!

  22. WOW Sandi, these are gorgeous!!!! I really love the papers/colors/texture of the one using the sketch!!!! Hugs!!