Friday, June 28, 2013

Scrap That! July Kit Reveal and Blog Hop

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

Now that we are in the full swing of warmer weather,
 we are so excited to show you our soothing and refreshing July Collection.

You should have arrived here from Kelly's Blog. If not, then you can go back to Scrap That!  and start from there! 

We are so happy to welcome the amazing 
Natasha Naranjo Aguirre
as our July Guest Designer!!!

Hi!  My name is Natasha and I’m the mother of two wonderful children and the wife of an amazing, supportive man. I am a floral designer by day and a scrapbook designer by night. I love to incorporate different techniques in my work and use a variety of elements. Every day I am inspired by the work and talent of others, and I hope to be able to inspire others with my work as well. 

Be sure to stop by her blog to see more of her gorgeous creations:

We are sad to say farewell to our talented Video educator, 
Kelly Klapstein as this will be her last month with us.
We learned so much during your time here and will continue to
 follow you and your awesome tutorials!
We wish you all the best!!
Now, without further ado....  

Introducing our July Kit,
 "Hope Chest"

Featuring the Hope Chest collection by Pink Paislee, we are sure you will love this kit packed with gentle neutrals and sages combined with pops of Prima color! Whatever your scrapping style is, you can capture the beauty of nature and the photos and memories you hold dear.

Take a look:

Main Kit*

*The Circles are not part of this kit-sorry for the mix-up

Paper Add-On

Flower Add-On

 Embellishment Add-On

More details on this collection can be found here:
ScrapThat! Store 

We are currently accepting new

Kit Club Members.
For more information,
complete the form on the link below:
New Subscriber  

Summer Promotion  
ScrapThat! is having a fabulous summer promotion. If you start a subscription during the months of July or August, after 6 paid months, you can pick a retired kit from the ScrapThat! store for free. It will be shipped along with your 6th month kit. If you are already subscriber and want to get in on the action, refer a friend. For each friend you refer, you will both receive a free kit after you each complete 6 months from the time the referral starts. The person you refer must give your name when they subscribe. Stop by the ScrapThat! Store to start your subscription today. 

Look at the beautiful sketch Amarilys has created for July:
See details about the challenge here: Sketch Challenges
The DT Challenge this month is hosted by Tracey G and is  "Create A Canvas."
Due to popular request, Sandi will also be hosting a Round Robin challenge!
Everyone is welcome to participate in all challenges.
Entries for all challenges are due by Wednesday, July 24.
 All winners of our challenges, including Layout of the Week, are eligible to receive 10% off any 2012 Kits ~ including Add-ons!

Now, I'd love to show you what I've done with this amazing kit!! 
First up .... 

"BJ, Blooming Beauty"
Main kit, Amarylis' sketch, personal stash

It seems that I always begin with the Main Kit only layout and usually follow Amy's sketch too if I can swing it because they are usually a match made in heaven.  I did substitute a square for the circle though. 
These papers screamed vintage to me personally,  so I took the opportunity to scrap some photos of my parents. This photo is of my lovely mom and was one that my dad always carried in his wallet. It is the only copy that I have but using a myriad of photo editing software,  I have restored it fairly well. 

I began my project with those fun flowers made largely from the Making Memories Mocha Paperie paper (swoon!!) along with my Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die and my Donna Salazar Bitty Blossoms Die. I've used the cork paper as my base here for a fun touch. Then punched, stitched, distressed, layered and added a few last things from my own stash: the Blue Fern title, butterflies from the May Scrap That! kit and Zva pearls, a RAK from Lisa Gregory.  You'll see a few more Zva pearl swirls from her below.  Thanks, Lisa!! I am so enjoying them! 

 The Wild Orchid flowers are tucked here and there .. I used my whole "bunch" on this one page! Lastly, I used the Cork Thickers to add my mom's nickname on the sweet banners added per the sketch.  

Next ... 

"Let the Good Times Roll" 
Mixed media on Glass
MK, EAO, FAO, past ST kits, stash

This Mixed Media on glass project is probably my favorite thing EVER! I seriously just keep staring at it! (Maybe because the photo is of my grown up baby girl, huh?) 
I was originally motivated by a piece created by Michelle Wilson "Madame Ro."  Her Asian Inspired Layout on Glass was inspired by Miranda Edney's glass project, so I credit them both! They both do such gorgeous work! 

I'll be posting a tutorial on July 2nd on exactly how this piece was created.  But for now let me share that it was created on an 8x10 piece of glass, stamped, embossed with UTEE, misted with Lindy's Stamp Gang mists and then embellished to the max! I just started adding embellies from this kit as well as from previous Scrap That! kits and a few items from my personal stash ... and I couldn't stop! LOL Most of my embellishments were glued in place using Beacon's 3 in1.  I have photographed my piece sitting on a plate rack so that you can get a little better view of all the yummy flowers (mostly Prima Sunrise, Sunset), Pink Paislee butterflies, scrabble tiles, Prima wood pin and such. The UTEE looks so "icey" .. I just love it! Can't wait to share close-ups. So fun to try something different! 

Last but not least ...

MK, EAO, FAO, stash


Here are a few more Blog Hop details: 
 Blog Hop features 9 fabulous hop sites including our Design Team blogs. 

The July Blog Hop Prize is our retired "Summer In My Garden" Main Kit featuring Fabscrap's Organic collection

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!
  • Subscribe to Kelly's YouTube Channel at
  • 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 30 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: Sarah Ban Breathnach

 Your next (and final) stop is the  Scrap That! Blog!
 Let us know you have completed the hop.
Remember ~ only send the secret sentence to
Happy Hopping!

Thanks for coming by! 


  1. Your projects this month were outstanding and I so look forward to your tutorial!

  2. Just,wow..First, you look so much like your Mom! I can see why you were excited to share your mixed media on glass project because it is amazing! I love,love your page on your Dad and the "x" for stitching-how cool-and your lilies are gorgeous!

  3. One fabulous kit for these gorgeous layouts! Love them all! Thanks for sharing the inspirations :D

    ~Helen G.~

  4. Wowwwwwwwwww! These are all gorgeous! LOVING the flowers!!!

  5. oh my! these projects are all amazing! I love your lily flowers and the mixed media project!

  6. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Sandi these projects are fantastic !!!! your mum is so pretty & your dad so handsome what a good looking couple !!! Looking forward to your tute .. love the look of glistening glass .. hugz

  7. Such stunning projects!! I can't wait to see your tutorial for this amazing piece. I can see the resemblance between you and your beautiful mom!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  8. Oh Sandi all your projects are gorgeous but the glass project is stunning! Never seen this before but my curiosity is peaked time to research!

  9. Your vintage layouts are just stunning....really love those photos! And that glass mixed media?? just WOW....incredible!

  10. Your dad looks fabulous! It's quite an honor scrapping our parents isn't it? I love doing it myself.
    The glass project is something I'm definitely going to check out more. Love yours.

  11. Love how each product is so unique! Fantastic!

  12. Wow Sandi! I love that you created both a masculine and feminine page with this kit. The flowers on both layouts are stunning! The mixed media glass piece is SO COOL! Thanks for the inspiration! =)

  13. Great mixed media page. The photo looks like it is melting into the page. I love it!

  14. Wow! Stunning work! I love your glass project!

  15. Breath taking work as always!! Really like the canvas. It inspires me to give this new medium a try.

  16. I have been following you by email for quite a while and am so happy to see your work. I learn so much from your LOs...Awesome work!!!

  17. Wonderful reveal Sandi! Beautiful work!! Lovely layouts!!!