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 

We are currently accepting new

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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!


  1. Awesome work Sandi...they are all so pretty!

  2. wow! you did an awesome job wit the mixed media and this kit!

  3. So gorgeous, Sandi!! Love your stenciling and misting! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  4. Awesome. I love bright wonderful pages!!!!!. I loved your photos as well. Love all your mediums and techniques!!

  5. Sandi you did an amazing job with this kit! As always :)

  6. OMG you are rock in the layouts Dear
    love all them!

  7. I just love all the mixed media techniques and the bright colors, so inspiring!

  8. Beautiful reveal, Sandi! I love your pages so much! And a great big congrats to Monica!!! WOOHOO!!!!!

  9. My jaw is on the floor! This kit is you!! All your pages have amazing colors and textures and are just knockouts!

  10. I love the bright colors! Really bring your pictures to life!

  11. These are absolutely GOREGOUS!! I love love love love the colors and loveeeeeeeee the flowers!!!

  12. Oh my, these layouts are exquisite!! I love all the techniques you use.

  13. Such beautiful layouts with such vibrant injections of colour! Great work Sandi!!

  14. Wow Sandi.......Three Beautiful works of art! The detail is it!

  15. Wow! Awesome work! I love all the detail you put into each page. The fussy cut photo frame on the first layout is a fantastic idea. Thanks for the inspiration! =)

  16. Each layout is just beautiful! I love all your details and punch work~so Fantabulous!

  17. fantastic reveal, sorry my comment is late!! I was away on holidays!! can't believe it about ST but I'm sure new adventures are right around the corner for you!!

  18. Oh, I finally get to blog hop today!! Each and every one of your projects is beautiful!! The colors and designs are wonderful!!