Saturday, March 30, 2013

Scrap That! April Kit Reveal and Blog Hop

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

We are so excited to share the details about our newest kit featuring brand new papers
created by Donna Salazar for GCD Studios.

 The Queen of Girlie Grunge herself, Donna Salazar, will also be joining our hop!
When you get to her blog, scroll down and you will see a familiar face - our own fabulously talented DT Leader, Tracey S., is one of 5 artists chosen to be on the 2013 Donna Salazar Guest Design Team! We are so proud of her !!

We are so thrilled to welcome the beautiful and creative artist
Lynn Shokoples
as our April Guest Designer!!!

Hi everyone! My name is Lynn Shokoples and I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  I've also been blessed to join the Bo Bunny and Quick Quotes design teams this year. When I'm not scrapbooking I'm a wife, and a mom to two wonderful young adults, Nicole who's 25 and Ryan who is 20 and my new son-in-law Christopher. I'm so thrilled and honored to be a Guest Designer this month with such a group of talented artists here at ScrapThat. I love to blog and love to meet fellow scrappers, so please feel free to stop by anytime. 

Stop by and visit Lynn's blog at

Now, without further ado,
 introducing our fabulous April Kit, "Within Nature"

Featuring the GCD/Donna Salazar collection, "Natural Beauty." Opening the box to this kit feels like opening your closet and finding your most favorite, comfortable clothes packed with a little bling! The colors are rich and vintage and range from elegant pale neutrals to muted pinks, to deep denim blues and sages. These are paired with textured blooms from Prima, Petaloo and more!

Take a look:

Main Kit

Embellishment Add-On

Flower Add-on
Paper Add-on

More details on this  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:
New Subscriber 

Look at the beautiful sketch Amarilys has created for April:
See details about the challenge here: Sketch Challenges
Be sure to also check out the details of our monthly DT challenge
 hosted in April by Tracey S. here: DT Challenge
Everyone is welcome to participate.
All entries for both challenges are due by April 24th
Something new! All winners of our challenges, including Layout of the Week, will be eligible to receive 10% off any 2012 Kits-includes Add-ons!

Here is the layout I created based on Amy's sketch this month:
"Bobby"  Main kit only, personal stash
This was such a fun kit to use and so perfect for scrapping some new outdoor photos of the grandkids. Here I've used the Main kit only along with a couple of things from my stash (a crochet doily, Dusty Attic chippy) I adore this photo of little Bobby running away from the photographer (Kristen Alexander) and thought these papers were a wonderful backdrop along with the natural elements in the kit. I've created a crackle background using a Prima stencil, treated the Fabscraps and Dusty Attic chipboard, and created this fun burlap and cardstock banner. I'll be presenting a tutorial on how I created it in mid-April. 

Next, a sweet girly page! 
"Lots of Reasons to Smile"  Mk, EAO, FAO
You can see that I love scrapping my grandkids! Their sweet smiles just get me every time! This was actually the first project that I created with the kit and had a blast! I've used some Donna Salazar stamps that I already had on hand. I thought that her Twiggy stamp went perfectly with the "Twig" paper in the collection, so I enhanced the bottom border with some Twiggy stamping! I also used Donna's Sunflower stamp (from the Grandma's Garden collection) in the upper corner. Lots of distressing and punch work were done before completing the page with blooms, Maya Road trinkets and Prima corded hearts from the kit. (The peach ribbon is from my personal stash as are the pink pearls.) The alphas in this kit are part of the Natural Beauty collection and they are an all-time fave of mine now! Perfect size, shape and have a neat script on them. I'll be back with more details on how I completed this page in about 10 days, so be sure and check back! 

Last but not least ... 
"Fun" MK, FAO, EAO
Have you ever had a layout that practically scrapped itself? Well, this one sure did for me! I started with some modeling paste and a Donna Downey Poppies stencil ... although I only used a portion of it in the end. I've saved the remainder for another project! Then I layered, did a bit of punch work and focused on a great embellishment cluster with my Petaloo Darjeeling blooms intertwined with the Prima Vine and Prima corded hearts. I loved how the Maya Road metal trinkets looked on the denim paper .. so authentique! A little fussy cutting, a few more layers and I called this one done! Not one single bit of distressing except for inking, can you believe that? And if my grandson's Dad asks, that is peach, not pink, right? LOL Works for me!  

All righty! Here are a few more Blog Hop details: 
Our Blog Hop features 11 fabulous hop sites including our Design Team blogs. 
We are so excited to show you our  creations! 

Two Prizes are up for grabs this month.
Donna Salazar will be drawing a winner from hoppers who comment on her blog for this amazing prize package including some of her new products from the Family Jeans collection and one of her brand new stencils.
 Be sure to check out her blog for additional details.

Next up is our SPECTACULAR April Blog Hop Prize
is a ScrapThat!  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 layouts.  We have included a white pen for you to use when creating a faux stitching effect.
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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
The Blog Hop ends Sunday, March 31 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.

My secret word is: all 

Now hop on over to 
Laura Gilhully

Thanks for coming by! 


  1. You definitely rocked this kit Sandi...stunning creations!

  2. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwww! These are gorgeous!! I love love love love that doily on the first one!! And excited to see Lynn as the GDT! She is amazing!!

  3. gorgeous projects Sandi! You did an awesome job showcasing this gorgeous kit! I LOVE that first layout of yours and can't wait for a tutorial on how to make that gorgeous banner!

  4. Wow amazing projects Sandi!!! Love them all

  5. Love, love, love how you made your banner with burlap!! awesome

  6. I so love your work. Simply beautiful.I have been a blog follower for a long time. Thanks for the inspiration. Time to hop on.

  7. Sandi, your projects are gorgeous! I love what you did with this kit!

  8. Sandi your layouts are stunning! You are so talented! Love love love what you've done with this kit! :)

  9. Gorgeous projects Sandi - I am in love with your banner on "Bobby"!

  10. Definitely peach..we'll vouch for you! I just love the depth and textures you add to your pages and such cute subjects you have to scrap!

  11. I am addicted to doilies!! I love what you have done here, and especially the doily!!! lol

  12. sandi, those are some solid designed compositions and I love the texture on all of your layouts.... perfecto my friend.... beautiful showcasing...
    ava g

  13. I absolutely love all three of your amazing layouts, Sandi! Just beautiful. You have so many wonderful details and they are designed with love! Thanks for having this blog hop!!!

  14. Popping in to wish you and the family a Happy Easter Sandi, and to admire these stunning layouts! You do do such gorgeous work Sandi... Hugs xx

  15. I love each one of your layouts! This kit fits my style perfectly! Love the earthy colours and all the beautiful embellishments! Just puts a smile on my face! :)

  16. All of your pages are gorgeous!!! I love all the details!

  17. Hi, Sandi!!! I see you still have the "midas" touch!!! These pages are gorgeous-gorgeous-gorgeous!!! You make the kits look even more stunning!!!

    Thanks for stopping by! It was wonderful to see you!!! And, yes, I always say I'm not a cardmaker and I'm really not; guess I've just been!!! I really have surprised myself!!!

    Belated Easter wishes, my friend, and I hope you and your family enjoyed a beautiful Easter weekend!


  18. Sandi, you have done a fabulous job using this kit!!! I'm totally amazed with your background, layers, and all of the textures you've added!! Your grand babies are just precious!!! I think my favorite one is "Bobby"!!!

    Hope you're having a wonderful week!! Hugs!!!

  19. That is a seriously loaded blog post! I'm tired for you! LOL!
    I think I agree with Fern, there is something extra special about the first LO
    but of course the rest are awesome as well!
    They are lucky to have you!

    Hope you guys have a great weekend! Hugs!

  20. Beautiful work Sandi! I love your layering ... it is always looks to at ease. Your work has a great flow! TFS :)

  21. Your layouts are incredible! So, so beautiful!!

  22. Your pages are top class Sandi! The big clear photos really pop!! You have certainly showcased this kit to perfection!!!