Friday, July 26, 2013

Scrap That! August Kit Reveal "Days to Remember"

Hello and Welcome to our August Kit Reveal and Blog Hop !

If you arrived here from Tracey Sabella's, then you are in the right place. If not, then go back to  ScrapThat! to start at the beginning. 

If you lose your way, here is the Blog Hop order:
We are so blessed to have the sweet and uber-talented, 
Lisa Gregory 
as our Guest DT for August!

Hi, My name is Lisa and by profession I am a registered nurse. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have 2 children who are now successful young adults.  I have been a crafter my whole life. Back in 2005, when my son was doing his senior project with his girlfriend (who is now his wife) They were creating a scrapbook of their lives. They elicited my help as I was the crafty one. I found and saw the kind of scrap booking the artists did. I was amazed at the styles. It just wasn't cut and paste and stickers. It was 3 dimensional, it was gorgeous, and oh so inspiring. So I created a gallery, created my first layout and the rest is history. My style has changed a bit throughout the years, but playing with and scissors is still so therapeutic for me. I am honored and excited to be Guest Designing for Scrap That for the month of August. 

Stop by Lisa's Blog
to see her gorgeous work.

We are also excited to introduce a new addition to our DT-
Monica Lowrance
Hi all! My name is Monica Lowrance.
I'm so excited to be here!! I'm excited, humbled, and honored to be here. I’ve been scrapping for many years. I fell in love with it. I love creating. I have a love for flowers, chippies and beautiful papers. Actually I love all things connected with scrapping! I love trying new techniques and colors. I also try a variety of different styles, and mixed media intrigues me.
I look forward to getting to know you all and working with you. I can’t wait to see your wonderful projects. I am so excited at the chance to work with these kits. They are gorgeous!! Please join me in my next adventure here at ScrapThat!
Feel free to stop by my blog and say hi: Happy Scrappn 2.

Now without further ado, we are proud to introduce 
our August kit, "Days To Remember"
featuring the shabby loveliness of the Maja Design "Vintage Spring" Collection. This is one of those kits that you will just keep saying,"Oh, how pretty!" as you unpack every item.
The colors are soft and muted and paired with elegant embellishments and delicate flowers. Take a look:

Main Kit

Embellishment Add-On Kit

Flower Add-On Kit

Paper Add-On Kit
More details on this collection can be found here:
ScrapThat! Store 

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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 elegant sketch Amarilys has created for August!

See details about the challenge here:
We are having multiple DT Challenges this month. Be sure to check them out!
Tracey S.: Spice it up with Stamping 
Monica: Chipboard from Cereal Box
Laura: Black and White Photo
Tracey G: Trash to Treasure

Everyone is welcome to participate in all challenges !
You do NOT have to be a subscriber to play along!
Entries for all challenges are due by Wednesday, August 28.
 All winners of our challenges, including Layout of the Week, are eligible to receive 10% off any 2012 Kits ~ including Add-ons!

Now, are you ready to see what I did with Amy's great sketch? 

"She will" 
Main kit only, personal stash, Amy's sketch

This is probably my favorite project this time around! The photo is of my sweet granddaughter MacKayla. As you can see, I went a little crazy with my background using stencils, masks, mists and molding paste. It was a bit of mixed media delight! To punch things up a bit more, I've added some corrugated cardboard from the shipping kit to create a fun edge. I fussy cut the floral corner of one page and popped that up on more corrugated cardboard, embossed some of the grey card stock and added my florals. I also dug out my Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die for my leafy vines. The Dusty Attic birdcage #5 is from my stash but just seemed to fit perfectly on my page. Lastly, I tucked in the sweet owl, Etsy butterfly and loads of the Want2Scrap lavender pearls. You can see that I've added some of the spanish moss from the kit in amongst the florals. I used a heavy hand of white Gesso to make everything blend. The alphas are from a previous Scrap That! kit. 


"Days to Remember"
MK, FAO, EAO, stash

Aw, another sweet granddaughter! They sure make my scrapping life easy! This is little Marianne. (Photograph by friend Kristen Alexander.) I did a bit of background work on the page as well although not nearly as much as the one above. My Prima Gate mask is about to bite the dust and I'd sure buy a new one if I could find one! But I did use it in a couple of places along with some molding paste; then spritzed wirh Lindy's Stamp Gang in Afternoon Delight Denim. I pulled out a few favorite punches .. MS Floral Vine, deep-edged Scroll Hearts, and Swirling Lace. You can see that I"ve once again used my Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish Die for my leafy vines. I randomly tucked my white lace from the kit here and there and added green microbeads in about 3 places ... to just add a little something different. Butterflies are by friend and Guest Designer this month, Lisa Gregory. Aren't they scrumptious? And I so loved the big pearl bling in the EAO kit this time! I added some alphas from last month's kit and used Natasha's technique to distress them. 

"Be a Little Crazy"
MK, FAO, EAO, stash

More granddaughters! LOL This photo was taken at DGD Malerie's wedding a couple of weeks ago. I think I am the only one to capture this shot, as the photographer had started loading up his equipment to change locations. Even with lots of photo-editing, it is still not the outcome I'd like but I'm thrilled to have it! I used my TCW ledger stencil on this page although it is hard to see and of course more LSG mists which were sprayed and allowed to drip. I hadn't used my MS Garden Gate punch in a while, so I thought it would be a fun element to use here along with my MS Double Arches. My Dusty Attic mini fences (from my stash) were a perfect backdrop for my florals. They were painted and then I used some Patina Rub 'n Buff. I also tucked in lots of Dusty Attic vines from my stash to really make the florals pop. You can also see the Fabscraps chipboard swirl at the bottom right.  I simply snipped off the bird, coated it with white Gesso, then used some Olive Vine Silks acrylic paint and Glimmer Glam in Dirty Martini. Same thing with the DA vines. You'll see more of Lisa Gregory's butterflies here as well. I altered several of my flowers with LSG mists to achieve the colors I was going for and then dabbed them with Pixie Dust Glimmer Glam. More scattered pearls ... and isn't it just fun, fun, fun? Kind of goes with the whole crazy, jubilant mood of the girls! Except for our little flower girl. There is another hilarious photo ... with one of the them hiding behind the bouquet ... but that's another layout .... 

And now back to our Blog Hop details:
Our Blog Hop features 9 fabulous hop sites including our Design Team blogs. We have been scrapping away and are so excited to show you our  creations! 

The August Blog Hop Prize is our retired "Once Upon a Dream" Main Kit featuring Kaisercraft Charlotte's Dream

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!
  • 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, July 29th 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: in

Next hop over to
Laura Gilhuly's

For your final stop, return to the ScrapThat! Blog 
to let us know you have completed the hop.
Remember ~ only send the secret sentence to
Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Scrap That!'s August Kit Sneak Peeks

Sandi here today to share some Sneak Peeks of our August, 2013 Scrap That! Kit aptly named "Days to Remember."  You are seriously going to l-o-v-e this kit! 

 The DT has been creating away and are so ready to share a few sneak peeks of their gorgeous work. Lucky me, I get to see them first! Here they are! 

We hope you will join our Blog Hop and August Kit Reveal on Friday, July 26th, 6:30 AM EST. 
 You will want to visit all the designer's blogs to see their inspiring work with this month's kit. They never cease to amaze! 

 You will also have a chance to win our Grand Prize this month, the retired "Once Upon a Dream" Scrap That! Kit featuring Kaisercraft's Charlotte's Dream collection. Having designed with this kit, I can vouch for how truly gorgeous it is! 

While you're here, let me share a few of my sneaks:

Well, I guess that's it for today!  Hope to see you Friday! 

Friday, July 19, 2013

"Buds" ~ Stuck on U Sketches Sketch Reveal

Hey, hey, hey! Is it Friday again already? Well, I won't complain sine it's my favorite day of the week! AND we have a new sketch challenge over at Stuck on U Sketches, this time with an original sketch by Nanne. This one is soooo versatile! 

I decided to use some of my KaiserCraft 75 cents collection as well as KC Basecoat. These pair so seamlessly. This one went fairly quickly for me .. no wet medium or mists. Just some fussy cutting and rub-ons for interest. And of course, I love me some Dusty Attic, Corner Scroll #2!  I treated it with Gesso and Chestnut Roan and added a few pearls. I've used up some bling that has been languishing in the drawer and nestled in among the flowers.  I really need to be using some of that up! My Petaloo blooms are from a recent trip to Archivers when the hubby and I were out of town. I actually think they may be an older collection but new to me. And of course, the cuties in the photo are 2 of my sweet little grandbabes. 

Here are some close-ups. 

I think that about wraps it up for today. I hope you will visit the SOUS blog and see what our designers have done this time around! And we hope that you will find time to play along. 

Thanks so very much for coming by! Have a great weekend! 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Sandi's Kit Creations for Scrap That! (the details)

Hi, there! Sandi here today with my July Kit creations using the Scrap That! "Hope Chest" kit.  This kit was so "me" with all the warm earth tones. For this layout of my Dad, I chose a combination of one the more tropical looking papers (Dad served in the South Pacific) as well as the one with gorgeous cursive that reminded me of my Dad's own handwriting. I used a random Martha Stewart stencil at the top and then misted and dribbled with my Lindy's Stamp Gang "Grab a Guy Gold." Such a gorgeous color! The page is really built around the yummy mesh from the kit that felt nautical to me.

My punch work is a combination of a vintage Martha Stewart punch called Cherish Hearts and my MS double arches punch. Of course, my flowers were also punched using my McGill Star Lily punches and were based on Tracey G's tutorial found HERE. These got the LSG GGG misting as well as my crinkle ribbon. My Prima flowers were taken apart and then reassembled more to my liking. They got spritzed too! I loved the Maya Road pearl roses from the kit and altered them with Gesso, so that I could then paint them navy blue as a reminder to me of my Dad's Navy peacoat. I such a mush! I also had fun using the X's from the cork Thickers to give the illusion of lacing.

Here are some close-ups:



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 posted a tutorial on July 2nd on the Scrap That! Chat blog describing exactly how this piece was created.  But for today 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 my close-ups. So fun to try something different!


Last but not least:

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 in my mixed media piece.  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.  

That's it for today! I hope you were able to snag one of these gorgeous kits! It was fun, fun, fun! 

Friday, July 5, 2013

"Grow" Stuck on U Sketches 7-05-13

Happy, happy Friday y'all! Are some of you still celebrating the holidays? Hope it was great for all of you who had some fine, fun family or friends time.  Mine was great although I do have to work today. But then I will have a 4 day weekend, woo-hoo! 

I am back today with my submission for Stuck on U Sketches. We have a really fun sketch by Nanne' for this challenge.  It's a great multi-pic one although as the DT shows you, you can substitute with one or two, whatever works for you! We also have Guest Designer Connie Hall with us for the month of July and August. You won't want to miss her projects! Thanks, Connie! 

For this week, I've pulled out some older Webster's Pages paper. I have such an arsenal of paper that I don't think I'll ever use it all. But ... I've tried to update it a bit with some misting and molding paste using my LSG and my Prima crackle stencil.  The photos are of little dggs Elias. Is he a cutie or what? These were some shots that his mommy got on Easter Sunday. 

Here you can get a closer look at the lovely Prima vine and butterfly sticker from the collection that I de-stickied with some talcum powder and mounted with an adhesive foam square. MY LSG is Tiger Lily .. love that color! 

Just another little close-up of the neat crackle look I was able to achieve. Note that I've added some naked Dusty Attic chicken wire bits here and there. 

One last close-up of the stenciling and some yummy LSG in Tibetan Poppy Teal. 

That's about it for today! I hope that you will have a chance to play along with us this time. You have 2 weeks to create your project and upload it to the SOUS blog. Hope to see yours! 

Thanks for coming by! Have a great weekend! 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Sandi's July Kit Mixed Media on Glass Tutorial for Scrap That!

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Sandi here today to share with you how I made my Mixed Media on Glass project "Let the Good Times Roll." As I mentioned on Reveal Day, this piece was inspired by the work of Michelle Wilson and Miranda Edney. They both do such gorgeous work! 

First I took the glass out of an old 8x10 inch frame and prepared it by cleaning it on both sides with rubbing alcohol. I was fortunate in that my piece of glass had very smooth edges. Some pieces have sharp edges, so please do be cautious when working with your glass.

Next I did some random stamping using StazOn in black and 2 favorite Donna Salazar stamps, Garden Lace and Holly Harmony.  Note that I did avoid inking the holly leaves on the outer edge of the Holly Harmony stamp. 

My next step was to stamp all over the areas of the glass that I wanted to coat with Ulta Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) and my mist colors usingVersaMark Watermark being sure to leave an open area for my photo to peek through.  Since this is translucent, the photograph really does not show where I've stamped. 

Then I simply covered the watermark stamped area with my UTEE.  Don't be stingy! Just sprinkle it all around. It will adhere to the watermark. 

Then I used the heat gun to set the embossing powder. I did my heating from the underneath side of the glass to prevent the powders from flying everywhere since it covered such a large area. You do have to be patient at this step. I then tapped off the excess and returned it to my jar and gave the top side of the glass a few hot shots. It looks so frosty and amazing IRL! I love the look!

Now begin applying your mist colors. I used Lindy's Stamp Gang in Tiger Lily Red Orange, Tibetan Poppy Teal and Green with Envy Green as well as Dylusions Lemon Zest and Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Black Velvet. I added the Black last and somewhat sparingly but it sure kicked the project up a few notches! 

Next select and trim the paper that you want to use underneath your glass. You can use an 8x10 portion as I did or you can be creative and use torn strips. Be as artistic as you like! I adhered my paper underneath the glass (but after I added my photo) using Glossy Accents along the outer edge where I knew my embellishments would be as well as few inner points. 

Here is how the project looked after applying my paper and photo. I did try printing my photo on a transparency first but I did not have the right type of ink for it to dry properly. I think it would look amazing to do that and use torn strips of paper and let some of the glass remain open and transparent in a few places so that you could see right through your project! Next time!!! 

Next begin adding your embellishments using a good strong glue such as Beacon's 3 in 1. 

Alter your embellies as desired before adding them to your project. 

Still not done! Just keep adding those pretties!!! I've used items from the current kit, past kits and from my own stash. I did computer generate a portion of my title and placed that under my Prima wood clip. Looks so cute! 

Here is my final project along with some additional photos! I can't wait to try another one. 

I hope you'll give this a try and have some fun! Be sure and let me know if you have any questions!