Friday, May 31, 2013

Scrap That! June Kit Reveal "From Sunrise to Sunset"

Welcome to our ScrapThat!
 June Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!! 

We are so happy to see June after the long winter and excited to show you our creations with our beautiful Prima Collection !
Our Blog Hop features fabulous hop sites including our Design Team blogs. 
We have been scrapping away and are so excited to show you our  creations! 

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We are so happy to welcome the amazing 
Zoe Nemburt
as our June Guest Designer!!!


Hey, my name is Zoe Nemburt, and I am absolutely thrilled to be asked to design as a guest for ScrapThat! this month. I started scrapbooking in 2009 and seriously never looked back. I felt I had finally found my crafty passion!! Super Excited to be here for the month of June with the ScrapThat! team and I really hope to inspire you to create something fabulous.

Be sure to stop by Zoe's blog, Designs by Zoe, to be inspired by her gorgeous work! 

We are sad to say farewell to our talented DT Member, Sarah Routledge.
We have been inspired by your creativity and learned so much from your tutorials. 
With your optimism and talent, we are sure you will reach every dream.
You will be missed.
We wish you luck on your new endeavors! 

Now, without further ado....  

Introducing our June Kit,
 "From Sunrise to Sunset"

Featuring the designs of the fabulous Anna Dabrowska (a.k.a. Finnabair) we present a  collection of rich colors and designs that run from brights to neutrals. Whatever your scrapping style is, you will love this kit that is just chock-full of Prima goodies!

Take a look:

Main Kit

Paper Add-On

Flower Add-On

 Embellishment Add-On

More details on this collection can be found here:
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We are currently accepting new
Kit Club Members.
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Look at the beautiful sketch Amarilys has created for June: 

See details about the challenge here: Sketch Challenges

We have something new for June!
In addition to Amy's sketch challenge,
 other members of the DT will also be hosting challenges!
  • Tracey G.'s challenge: "Scrap out of your comfort zone"
  • Laura's Challenge: "Using a long title"
  • Sandi's Challenge: "Color Challenge"
  • Tracey S.'s Challenge: "Use a stencil"
Check them out here. 
Everyone is welcome to participate.
Entries for all challenges are due by Wednesday, June 26.
 All winners of our challenges, including Layout of the Week, are eligible to receive 10% off any 2012 Kits ~ including Add-ons!

Here is what I have done with Amy's sketch this month and using the Main Kit. 

"Santa Fe Sunset" Main kit, personal stash

Although I didn't want my layouts to be too cliche, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to scrap some photos about a trip to Santa Fe last year (snagged from the Inn on the Alameda Blog to augment my own photos from the trip.  I did a ton of paper layering and distressing on this one! Amy's great sketch is perfect for getting in lots of luscious layers. I painted my largest doily with some black paint to  complement  the darker color in my photo and then split it in half so that I could let it peek out in a couple of places.  You'll see that I hand crafted some one layer flowers that I've named the "Pueblo Rose." They are meant to loosely resemble the Scarlet Globe mallow. I'll be doing a tutorial on making them in June but I will note that their color was achieved with lots of Lindy's Stamp Gang mists. =) I've also added in some bits of a vintage Prima vine from my stash. I printed my photo 3 times and layered them for a more dramatic effect. Isn't the black mesh from the Kit a perfect backdrop?!

"A Moment in Time" MK, EAO, FAO, stash

Next up is a "softer" page that I really, really love. It is so pretty IRL. The photo is a night time view of Santa Fe that had great colors but in the long run I opted to convert it to black and white for a "frosty" look.  I've done a few layers here as well and did a wet distressing technique with these.  On the last layer, I've used some Lindy's Stamp Gang in Autumn Maple Crimson, then topped that with some molding paste and a Prima Donna Downey Poppies and Peonies stencil. While experimenting with my ribbon, I came up with this squiggly effect that reminded me of the mountains, so I decided it was a keeper and then added my pearls in fashion and adorned them both with my blooms.  The title chippy is a Blue Fern product that I inked and stained so many shades of brown that I lost track! =) It sure does shine though! I wanted that wintry look to my page, so the Dress it Up flats were perfect to for adding more shimmer. I tucked in the small doily from the Kit as well as some cheesecloth from my stash. My Maya Road butterflies were left untreated except for some Rub and Buff. 

"Inn on the Alameda"  MK, FAO, EAO, stash

For my last project, I had some fun with my Lindy's Stamp Gang inks and let the colors drip as they wanted. So yummy and fun! After getting a general idea of how I wanted my page to look, I took to my favorite way to distress my papers .. FIRE! First, I must say that I only do this when the hubby is home,  just to be on the safe side! One can never be too careful!!! I stand over the kitchen sink and use the flame of a candle on the edges and let it burn until I'm happy with the amount it has burned away. Then I blow the fire out. These papers wanted to smolder a bit longer than most, so I left my project on the counter for awhile after dampening the burned edges a tiny bit. You can see that I've used a few different punches (4) and once again some molding paste and my Tile Textures stencil. I'm counting 8 paper layers, how about you? 

I also had fun with my chipboard flourish that I treated with Gesso, inks and a Prima Firefly stamp. I finished it off with Ranger's Clear Rock Candy Crackle paint. While arranging my flowers, I decided to add in a few wisps of sewing thread that was tangled up in my mending basket and used it there as well as on my Dusty Attic title chippy. (The title chippy and ecru lace are from my stash.) I finished up with wood buttons from the Kit as well as the  Prima crystals which cut up and used in various place. 

Now, back to the Hop details: The June Blog Hop Prize is our "Life's Muse" Main Kit featuring Webster's Pages Everyday Poetry Collection (Webster's Poetry)

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 or two that will 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!
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  • 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, June 2 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 words are:
kindness can 

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Thanks for coming by! 


  1. Fire? Lol,looks so cool! That sunset pic layout is amazing!!

  2. Wow!! These are just gorgeous!! LOVING the colors and the layers!!

  3. Wow! Fabulous work Sandi! I love all the color on your pages. I'm looking forward to your rose tutorial. They are gorgeous! =)

  4. Beautiful! All your creations are fantastic!

  5. Wow Sandi i'm searching my words lolll whait looking in google translate loll those are extremely beautiful. I do not know if it because of the color you used but i love yours layout, all of them. Congratulations !

  6. oh wow! your work is stunning! especially love the sunset pic! really gorgeous!

  7. amazing projects Sandi! I LOVE your first layout! Can't wait for the tutorial!

  8. LOVELY layouts, Sandi! Your distressing is gorgeous!

  9. Wow Sandi the words that come to mind with your layouts are "bold and beautiful!!".

  10. gorgeous the backgrounds

  11. Wow your layouts are so brilliant! The colors are amazing love how you did these pages! :)

  12. Stunning work Sandi! I love how you always have a unique little element in your designs!

  13. Gorgeous work with the kit, Sandi!! You have such fabulous photos and I love the vibrant colors!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  14. LOVE all those GREAT torn layers! Beautiful LO's!

  15. WOW Sandi these are all absolutely amazing pages!! Love the strong saturated colours - you have really excelled yourself here!!

  16. Awesome work Sandi......your pages are fabulous works of art! So much detail, WOW!