Friday, April 26, 2013

May Reveal at ScrapThat!

Welcome to the ScrapThat! 
May Anniversary Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!! 

May is our three year anniversary and we want to 
thank all our subscribers and members for sharing their pages and creations with us!!
We are so excited to share the details about our newest kit
 featuring the amazingly gorgeous Prima Divine !!

If you came here from 
Sandi's Blog
you are on the right track!

Should you lose your way, here is the Blog Hop order:

We are so thrilled to welcome the talented Scrappy Superstar ~
Gabrielle Pollacco
as our May Guest Designer!!!

My name is Gabrielle Pollacco, I'm a mom of 2 sweet girls, happily married to my husband Steve and we have one big fluffy Labradoodle named Zoe, that sometimes makes her way into our family photos!   I've had the privilege of being a Guest Designer for ScrapThat! in the past year and was delighted to come back to scrap with this year's Anniversary kit! 

We are also so happy to announce our latest addition
 to the Design team as our Video Educator,
Kelly Klapstein !

Some of you may know me online as "Kelly Creates." I am a Canadian scrapbooker living in Edmonton, Alberta. I'm excited about sharing my designs and techniques with you through my video tutorials!"

You can subscribe to my YouTube Channel at

Now, without further ado,
 introducing our fabulous May Anniversary Kit,
 "Spring into May"

And what a spring it is! We wanted a very special anniversary kit and this kit is packed with so many fresh and lovely goodies featuring Prima's Divine Collection. There are fabulous textures and soft bling to bring out your creativity!
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 May:

See details about the challenge here: Sketch Challenges

Here is my version of her sketch....I turned it on the side!
This is my granddaughter - Gina!  She is super cute!  She lives in Belize with her mom and dad and I am really lucky that her mom sends me photos!  Thanks Janel!

Here is my other creations using this months kit!

Be sure to also check out the details of our monthly DT challenge
 hosted in May by Sarah here: DT Challenge
We have a Round Robin Challenge to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day this month as well hosted by Tracey G. It looks like it will be a blast!

Everyone is welcome to participate.
All entries for both challenges are due by Wednesday, May 29.
 All winners of our challenges, including Layout of the Week, are eligible to receive 10% off any 2012 Kits ~ including Add-ons!

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 May Blog Hop Prize is our 2012 Main Kit,Prima's Nature Garden

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, April 28 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:

Next hop over to
ScrapThat! Facebook page

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!

Sous Sketch & My Beach Boys!

This weeks sketch is fabulous!  It was perfect for a photo of my boys playing on the beach!  Their favorite place to be!

And here is Nanne's sketch!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

May Sneak Peek

     It is nearing the last Friday of the month and it is almost time to reveal our May Scrap That! 2013 Anniversary Kit "Spring into May."  This is an awesome new kit! 

I am excited to share a few sneak peeks of  everyones gorgeous work:

Stay tuned for our Blog Hop and May Kit reveal on Friday, April 26th, 6:30 AM EST. 
 You will want to visit all the designer's blogs to see their amazing work with this month's kit ...
 and for a chance to win our grand prize this month, the May 2012 Scrap That! Kit featuring Prima's Nature's Garden..

Now on to more exciting news .. Scrap That! is excited to welcome our newest Design Team member and new Video Educator, Kelly Klapstein. 

Here is a little about Kelly:
"Some of you may know me online as "Kelly Creates." I am a Canadian scrapbooker living in Edmonton, Alberta. My 3 teenagers keep me busy with their sports, and my husband and I will celebrate 25 years of marriage in 2014!  My passions are teaching and writing, and I'm a former high school English teacher.  Now I enjoy designing and teaching scrapbooking classes across Canada!  My dream came true when I was invited to design and write for Canadian Scrapbooker magazine in 2011.  I'm excited about sharing my designs and techniques with you through my video tutorials!"

We hope that you will subscribe to Kelly's YouTube Channel.  Here is the link.  

Also, please check out her blog:

Welcome aboard, Kelly!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

April ScrapThat! kit layout

I created a super simple layout that I think really focuses on the photo of our youngest son.  I used my Tim Holtz edge distresser, made some more flowers, added the burlap and flowers from the add ons and a title and it was done!  I really do believe that this world is better because Ty is in it!

here are a couple of detail shots

thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Another April ScrapThat! kit reveal

Hi everyone....I thought I would share another layout I created using this months ScrapThat! kit!

This one was super easy and fun to create....I made some flowers (of course) and used my sizzex embossing folder on the photo mat.  The letters were a little too pink so I used my Stampin up - close to cocoa - ink pad and changed the color....I distressed the edges, sprayed the paper with pewter perfect pearl mist and suede glimmer mist and then tipped it up so the mists would run.  I added the burlap and embellishments and my layout was complete!

Here are some of the details

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, April 15, 2013

ScrapThat! Kit Reveal

Hi everyone!  This months kit was too much fun to work with!  I loved the papers and the colors were perfect and it has some awesome embellishments!

I thought I would post each layout in its own post so I my blog post is not so long

My first layout I did I used Amy's sketch...

This is my family a few years ago......
I love bricks....I think they are one of the coolest trends right now.....

to create the bricks
I took a piece of scrap cardstock and painted it with texture paint - you can find it at most craft stores.  you have to wait for it to air dry, drying it with a heat gun make the paint bubble and it just doesn't look right.  then I misted them with nougat and sand glimmer mist and allowed to dry.  I cut them into different sizes and adhered them onto my layout using some pop dots to add more dimension.

here are some of the details

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by

Friday, April 12, 2013

Sous sketch April 12

Hi everyone!  I hope you are all having a wonderful day.  It has been raining here for 3 days and people have started to get water in their basements, the river has rose and a lot of farmers fields are flooded so I am really hoping the rain has ended for at least a few days.
This weeks sketch was a real challenge for me as I rarely ever create a double page spread, but that the good thing about SOUS, they do challenge you.  Although it took me a bit to create it I am happy with the results.

it reads
'Every year Cody and Tyler decorate their own trees to put in their rooms for Santa to leave them each a gift'

here are each page

and here is the wonderful sketch

have a great day


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Curly Flower Tut

Hi everyone! I love making flowers and the one I make a lot is a curly flower...I am not the original designer of this flower, I saw it by CraftBrulee on YouTube and changed it just a little bit to suit what I needed.

To make this flower you will need
2 - 6 or 5 petal die cut flowers (you can use the tattered flowers die by Tim Holtz but I used my cricut Flower Shoppe cart)
2 - 9 or 10 petal flower

1 skewer or small paint brush
1 foam piece like from your brads come in
hot glue
pencil with an eraser on the end

1 - taking your scissors cut each petal on your 6 petal flowers so its a little bit longer like this, being careful not to cut too deep

2 - ink the edges of each petal

3 - fold each petal in half

4 - fold the petal back like you do a paper airplane

5 - when you are done your flowers will look like this

6 - using your paintbrush or skewer roll each petal one forward and one back

7 - when you are done it will look like this

8 - using the foam place you first 6 petal flower on down using the eraser end of your pencil so it forms a bit,

9 - add some hot glue, and add your second 6 petal flower so the petals are alternating and push down with your eraser end of your pencil

10 - add your first 9 petal flower leaving the center a little open and glue down

11 - add your second flower to the center of the first curly flower and add a little ink to the top if you would like

your flower is done!

here is a layout I created using these flowers and this months wonderful ScrapThat! kit!

 Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see some curly flowers on your project!