Thursday, January 31, 2013

My Official DT Announcement is on the Imaginarium Designs Blog!

Imaginarium Designs: Welcome to Sarah, Amy, Ingrid and Kaori: Hello Again Time to introduce another three team members. I still have 4 more to introduce tomorrow. We do have an amazing group of Ladie...

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Build-a-Tag ~~How I Made the Cherub Tag (ScrapThat! February Kit "With Love")~~

Welcome to my February (yes, I know it is still January) tutorial for ScrapThat! This month, I thought I'd share with you how I made this Cherub Tag with the gorgeous ScrapThat! February Kit "With Love".
One of the things I loved about the Prima Romance Novel papers was that they were made for fussy-cutting and layering. There are so many  wonderful small elements on the papers - such as the section of an envelope that I used as the base for my tag. Here's the step-by-step of how I built the tag:

1. Gather all your papers/embellishments. For the tag, I used the envelope base cut from the Bookplate page and a strip of paper cut from the Dear John page. I used the paper and organza flowers, as well as the white tulle, two different types of May Arts Pink Ribbon and Heart Ribbon Buckle and Smooch from the Main Kit. I added in one of the Prima Resin Cherubs from the Embellishment Add-on and a small round doily from my stash.
2. Cut a two-inch strip of paper into 3/4-inch wide strips and cut a V in one end of each strip to create the banner pieces.
3. Distress the edges of all the banner pieces, the tag and the doily. I used a craft-knife and edge-distresser for the tag/banner pieces and simply scrunched the doily.
4. Start assembling the tag. I started by placing the doily on the tag and then layered the banner pieces on top of each other, off-setting and raising each row above the previous one. 
5. Start embellishing! I rolled each of the banner elements upwards to add some more dimension to the tag.  I added the cherub as the focal point for the tag and the paper/organza flowers framing the cherub. I painted the inner petals of the paper flowers with the Smooch pearlized ink that was in the main kit (unfortunately this doesn't show up all that well in the photo - but looks really pretty in real life). I also added in a couple of small 'corkscrews' I made from the stems that I cut off the paper flowers.
6. Add the tulle and ribbon. I cut the tulle so that the ends each had a nice V shape to mirror the V of the banner elements. I punched a hole at the top of the tag and looped the tulle through it. I threaded the two different pink ribbons through the ribbon buckle and then glued that over the hole where the tulle was attached to the tag.
That's it - the completed tag! Here is a close-up of the finished tag taken from a slight angle so you can see the dimension and embellishments a bit better.
I hope you enjoyed my little Build-a-Tag tutorial. Leave me a comment if you decide to try this for yourself - I'd love to see what you do!

While you're here, I'll also quickly show you the other tag I made with the kit. This one is a much more masculine design! I used two sections of an envelope from the Dear John page and stitched them together on the sewing machine. Added some ribbon lacing, flowers from the Flower Add-on and paper elements cut from the Dear John page to embellish. I also used some black tulle left from the November ScrapThat! kit for the top of the tag.
Here is a close-up of the "Inspired" tag.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your visits and sweet comments so much!
Materials Used:
Patterned Paper - Prima Romance Novel Collection - Dear John, and Bookplate; Prima - Ingvild Bolme - Resin Embellishments - Cherub; May Arts Curly Ribbon - Pink; May Arts Grosgrain Ribbon - Pink; May Arts ½” Heart Ribbon Buckle; Prima - Kennedy Collection - Fabric Flowers - Vintage; IAR, Organza Beehive Blossom Flower, Pink; IAR, Babies Breath Flowers, Pink; Small White Doily (stash); Black Ribbon (stash); White Tulle, Black Tulle; Aleene's Tacky Glue, 3D Foam Adhesive; Glue Dots - Craft and Mini; Memory Tape Runner XL.

Friday, January 25, 2013

ScrapThat! February Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!

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

If you came here from ScrapThat! Facebook page 
then you are on the right track!

If you want to start at the beginning, here is the order:
We are so thrilled welcome back the incredible
 as our February Guest Designer!

Lisa is a passionate paper crafter who became "addicted" to scrapbooking in 2006 and added card making in 2011. Lisa is a former ScrapThat! designer. She currently designs for Heartfelt Creations and Donna Salazar Designs, and her gorgeous work has been published in Scrapbooks Etc. and Creating Keepsakes Magazines.
Be sure to drop by Lisa's Blog, Beyond Beauty, to see some of her amazing pages and cards!

SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO - Introducing our gorgeous February Kit reveal -
"With Love"

This romantic kit features the incredible rich colors of Prima's Romance Novel combined with neutrals and pinks to enhance the beauty of these papers. This is one of those kits where you, "Ooh" and "Ah" as you take out each treasure. Don't just think girly, because there are many directions you can take this kit, as our DT will show you.

Main kit

Embellishment Add-on

Flower Add-on

Paper Add-on

More details on this romantic 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:

Look at the beautiful sketch Amarilys has created for February:

See details about the challenge here: Sketch Challenges
Be sure to also check out the details of our monthly DT challenge hosted by Sandi here: DT Challenge
Everyone is welcome to participate, all entries for both challenges due by February 20th.
Our Blog Hop features 9 fantastic blogs including our Design Team.
We have been scrapping away and are so excited to show you our  creations!
Here are my creations with the gorgeous February ScrapThat! kit, "With Love".

Based on the ScrapThat! January 2013 Sketch
(Main Kit only; plus Chipboard by Imaginarium Designs)

True Love
Based on the Prima BAP for January 2013
(Main Kit only, Flowers - Dec.2012 Flower Add-on)

(Main Kit, EAO, FAO)

Our SPECTACULAR February Blog Hop Prize is a ScrapThat! April Main Kit, Serendipity

This kit is chock FULL of fabulous scrapbooking products including the amazing Sweet Nothings Collection from Kaiser Craft. With rich warm colors, and rustic embellishments like wooden gates and bronze cord, this kit lends itself beautifully to heritage layouts. We have included a white pen for you to use when creating a faux stitching effect. 

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 Sabella:
The Blog Hop ends Sunday, January 27 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: changing

Next hop over to
Tracey Sabella's blog

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

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

ScrapThat! February Kit Sneak Peeks!

The ScrapThat! Design Team has been busy creating with our awesome February "With Love" Scrap That! Kit. I am so excited to share a few sneak peeks of their gorgeous work:

Stay tuned for our Blog Hop and February Kit reveal on Friday, Jan 25th, 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 ScrapThat! April Serendipity Kit. 

~So ..... See you Friday! ~

Friday, January 18, 2013

NEW Contributing Artist at Ideas for Scrapbookers!!

I'm so excited to announce that I have joined the Ideas for Scrapbookers blog as a Contributing Artist!

Reblogged from the Ideas for Scrapbookers Blog.....

Hey, Pam here! I love day's like today. Introducing new contributing artists is one of my favorite posts. To be able to share so much talent here is so fun!! I am always so excited (yes I still get excited) when new people join in with the blog! Cathy and I are honored to have Sarah Routledge join the team! We had Sarah guest design with us in September and she created the most adorable birdhouse.. you can see the posts here.  Please stop on by Sarah's blog here to congratulate here and and see more of her work: . Let's get to know her again and then I will be posting a few of her favorite projects. You will see why I adore her projects sooo much!!!

My name is Sarah and I live in Ontario, Canada. I am a married, working mom to one beautiful little boy. I started scrapbooking about five years ago, and immediately fell in love with it. I absolutely love the creative process of putting together a scrapbook page. I love trying different (non-traditional) materials and new techniques; one of my favourite things to do is to make handmade embellishments. Although most of my work is layouts, I also enjoy using my scrapping supplies for other crafty items (e.g. holiday and home d├ęcor). I currently design for ScrapThat! Kit Club, Imaginarium Designs, The Paper Mixing Bowl Challenge Blog and the Scrap for Help Challenge Blog - and I am so thrilled and excited to join Ideas for Scrapbookers. You can see my scrapbooking creations on my blog: Scattered Pictures and Memories.

Thanks to Sarah for joining as contributing artist at Ideas for Scrapbookers!!