Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Final ScrapThat Reveal

I am very saddened that this will be my last reveal for ScrapThat!  It has been a pleasure to work with everyone of the ladies on the design team and I hope to work with you all again!

Here are my projects

This first on "Bright Eyes" I created with Amy's sketch

I added some gesso to the circles, edges of the papers, and the butterfly and made some flowers!

Here is some of the details

now my second project
"I {heart} U"

This is my beautiful granddaughter!
I did lost of layering and distressed the edges of the papers, altered the chipboard and added the flowers

here are some details

My last project I created!

"Little Beauty"
I punched edges, added ink and pearls to the butterfly, the pearls from the embellishment add on, and the flowers and it was done!

here are some of the details

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed my post!

Friday, July 26, 2013

August ScrapThat! Reveal

Hello and Welcome to our August Kit Reveal and Blog Hop !
If you lose your way, here is the 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

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

Here are my creations using this fabulous kit!!!


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 & 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!
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 word is:
flip flops
Next hop back over to
Scrapthat! blog
and let us know you finished the blog hop!

Remember ~ only send the secret sentence to
Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


a little while ago I was contacted by KK at craftpon asking if I would design a project with their products and feature it on my first I was a little apprehensive then I visited their etsy store - super fabulous!  So many wonderful little embellishments! when I received my products...they were even cuter!  they also have a stamp etsy shop!

Here is what I created!

photo credit to Breaultography

I used;

12 X 12 X 7 mm Acrylic Faceted Rhinestones Cabochon black
47mm Vintage Skeleton Steampunk Key Charms, Antique Brass/Bronze

Here are some of the details and wonderful embellishments 

I also decided to make a card using the same embellishments!

and here are some of the details

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you check out Craftpon!

August Sneaky Peaky!

Hey everyone!  I hope you are having fun this summer! 
Its that time again.....time for a sneak peek of the ScrapThat August kit!

and here are my sneak peeks!

You are seriously gonna love this kit! 

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. 
see you Friday!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Flourish With A Bling and SOUS!

Hi everyone!  I hope you are all enjoying the summer and staying cool!  It is really hot here this week!
This week I was lucky enough to combine my FWAB project and my SOUS project!  Gotta love it when that happens!

Here is my layout 

I used the Luke Flourish in bronze!  It was perfect for the colors I was working with!
and I also used the Adhesive Pearls 100 Pack Antique Gold
to highlight the flourish!

here are some of the details

Here is the awesome sketch!
When you visit the other ladies on the dt you will see how versatile the sketch really is!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Second FWAB project!

I am loving the Flourish with A Bling products!  they are so well made.....and the colors are awesome!

So this is the second project I made for my new DT!!! (I am still super excited to be amongst these incredible ladies)

I used the Jasmine Laser Flourish Gold that I cut so I had more (can not have too many of these) and added some of the Adhesive Pearls 100 Pack Teal
around a few of the curves to add a bit more emphasis!

I also had fun with the title!
I used the sun from the Up in the Sky from the outdoor range to create my title!  I simply added the words and used the sun to create visual interest and have some fun!

 and lastly I added some more of the Adhesive Pearls 100 Pack Teal to the upper corner to finish off the visual triangle!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Altering a few items in the July ScrapThat! kit!

Hi everyone!  I loved this months kit, but it just wouldn't be me if I didn't alter some things just a bit!  

I wanted to make the felt a little less vibrant so I used a technique I do quite often.

you will need a zip tight baggie
and your felt

 spray some mist in the bag....
add your felt

 squish it around until you have used up all the mist
you may wish to add more mist to make the felt darker

 lay your felt out to dry!

I did the same technique using a green mist with the tulle!

 To alter the flowers just a bit I used a makeup sponge and my brown ink pad and inked the edges of the flower to give it a more distressed look!

 Then I took the green smooch and added a bit more drama to the edges!


I also sprayed the leaves with a bit of gold mist!

and using a piece of paper I sprayed the end of the butterflies wings

 I didn't want the pearls quite so white for the layout I was working on so...
I used the smooch on them.
I didn't want them dark either, so before the smooch was dry I rubbed a bit off using a paper towel

 and this is what I got!

and here is the finished layout!