Friday, May 31, 2013

ScrapThat! June Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!

Welcome to the ScrapThat!
 June Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!! 
First, I want to announce that this will be my final month designing for the ScrapThat! kit club. 
I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my time with the ScrapThat! Design Team and would like to thank Kaitlyn for the wonderful experience designing for ScrapThat! In addition, I want to thank the rest of the Design Team for being so supportive and such a truly wonderful group of ladies to work with! I wish all of you the best and will surely see you  around the scrappy blogs and websites!
Now....onto the June kit reveal!
We are so happy to see June after the long winter and excited to show you our creations with our beautiful Prima Collection !
Our Blog Hop features fabulous hop sites including our Design Team blogs. 
We have been scrapping away and are so excited to show you our creations! 

If you came here from:
you are on the right track!

If not, go back and start here: Scrap That!   
Then follow the rest of the order:

We are so happy to welcome the amazing 
Zoe Nemburt
as our June Guest Designer!!!
Hey, my name is Zoe Nemburt, and I am absolutely thrilled to be asked to design as a guest for ScrapThat! this month. I started scrapbooking in 2009 and seriously never looked back. I felt I had finally found my crafty passion!! Super Excited to be here for the month of June with the ScrapThat! team and I really hope to inspire you to create something fabulous.

Be sure to stop by Zoe's blog, Designs by Zoe, to be inspired by her gorgeous work! 

Now, without further ado....  

Introducing our June Kit,
 "From Sunrise to Sunset"

Featuring the designs of the fabulous Anna Dabrowska (a.k.a. Finnabair) we present a  collection of rich colors and designs that run from brights to neutrals. Whatever your scrapping style is, you will love this kit that is just chock-full of Prima goodies! Take a look:

Main Kit

Paper Add-On

Flower Add-On

 Embellishment Add-On

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  

Look at the beautiful sketch Amarilys has created for June: 

See details about the challenge here: Sketch Challenges

We have something new for June!
In addition to Amy's sketch challenge,
 other members of the DT will also be hosting challenges!
  • Tracey G.'s challenge: "Scrap out of your comfort zone"
  • Laura's Challenge: "Using a long title"
  • Sandi's Challenge: "Color Challenge"
  • Tracey S.'s Challenge: "Use a stencil"
Check them out here. 

Everyone is welcome to participate.
Entries for all challenges are due by Wednesday, June 26.
 All winners of our challenges, including Layout of the Week, are eligible to receive 10% off any 2012 Kits ~ including Add-ons!
Here are my creations with the gorgeous ScrapThat! "From Sunrise to Sunset" June Kit!
Grandpa's Girls
(Based on the ScrapThat! June Sketch - MK, EAO)

(Based on the Prima May BAP - MK, FAO)

Sunrise Sunset Tags
The June Blog Hop Prize is our "Life's Muse" Main Kit featuring Webster's Pages Everyday Poetry Collection (Webster's Poetry)

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!
  • Subscribe to Kelly's YouTube Channel at
  • 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, June 2 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

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!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

May Tag - 12 Tags of 2013

Just a quick post today! I'm squeezing in just under the wire with my interpretation of Tim Holtz's May Tag for the 12 Tags of 2013.  I had a lot of fun getting inky and making this tag. I followed Tim's example pretty closely - though I substituted tissue tape for the film strip ribbon and crinkle ribbon, a philosophy tag for the enamel charm and an adage ticket for the word band. All in all, I'm pretty happy wIth how it turned out! 
Here is a close-up of the tag!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

ScrapThat! June Kit Sneak Peeks!

Hi There! Today, I get to share some Sneak Peeks of our June, 2013 Scrap That! Kit aptly named "From Sunrise to Sunset." You are going to love this kit! 

The DT has been creating away and are so ready to share a few sneak peeks of their gorgeous work. Here they are! 
We hope you will join our Blog Hop and June Kit Reveal on Friday, May 31st, 6:30 AM EST. 

You will want to visit all the DT'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 "Life's Muse" Scrap That! Kit from 2012 featuring Webster's Pages "Everyday Poetry" collection. Having designed with this kit, I can vouch for how gorgeous it truly is! 

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

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Quick and Easy Fussy-Cut Doily Rolled Rose Tutorial

Hi there! Just thought I would share a quick and easy flower tutorial with you today!

Materials Required:
Patterned Paper with doily print (can use any paper with larger circle pattern)
Fussy-cutting scissors (not pictured)
Scallop scissors
White craft glue
Pearl beads
1. Fussy-Cut Doilies from Patterned Paper.
2. Using scallop scissors, cut doily shapes into a spiral.
4. Starting at the outside edge, roll the spiral in on itself - you can use a paper piercer/paintbrush/quilling tool for this, but I just used my fingers. The tighter you roll, the smaller your rose.
5. Glue the rolled rose to the centre of the doily. 
6. Glue a pearl bead inside the centre of the rose.
That's it - a really simple rolled rose using the doily patterned paper included in the ScrapThat! May Anniversary Kit! Here is the layout I used these roses on!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today - hope you'll give these flowers a try!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Precious Moments - The Final Challenge at The Paper Mixing Bowl

I'm sad to say that this May's challenge will be the final challenge at The Paper Mixing Bowl. We've been doing challenges for a little over a year now and I just haven't seen the participation increase to any extent. Due to other DT commitments (and my desire to have some sort of personal life beyond scrapping), I just cannot justify the time for something that isn't generating significant interest or participation.

I want to thank everyone who has played along with our challenges - I hope they have inspired you just a bit.

To my wonderful Design Team - as you already know, my decision to end The Paper Mixing Bowl was extremely difficult because you have all been so wonderful and inspiring. Please accept my sincere gratitude and appreciation for all you have done for the PMB!

In May, we celebrate Mother's Day - so this month's recipe challenge had a 'mother' theme. I chose to scrap a photo of myself with my son when he was just three-days old. I've used gorgeous Pion Designs papers for this layout. 
Here is the recipe card for the May challenge:
I found these colours hard to find in my stash - they aren't my usual colour palette at all - but I loved the soft tones of the Pion papers and was able to bring in some of each colour in the papers and flowers. I started out by splattering the base page with watered-down acrylic paint in Antique White - it worked as a tone-on-tone witht the paper, so doesn't show well in the photos but is visible in real life. I have trouble with 'hearts' - I don't love using them - so I altered the sketch and just did some layering of papers in place of the heart design. I machine-stitched each of the layered papers (with the exception of the tags). I used a light teal pearl flourish (ZVA creative) and pearl-centred flowers to bring in the pearl element of the recipe. 
The title is a chipboard title by Imaginarium Designs - I've used it plain on this layout as I thought the plain chipboard looked so lovely with the soft colours and brown tones in the papers.
 I fussy cut butterflies from the Pion papers and layered them to create the 3D butterflies. I added a large frayed bow to the large fussy-cut tag that I used as the mat for the picture. I love how the bow frames the top of picture and how the frayed edges tie in with the stitching.
 I also fussy cut some tags from the Pion papers, layered them and added some frayed cotton to the end to tie in with the stitching and the bow on the layout.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you'll pop by The Paper Mixing Bowl blog to play along with our final challenge and say goodbye!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Egg Hunt Details and Close-ups ~ScrapThat! May Kit~

Today, I'm sharing my third layout with the ScrapThat! May Kit. The colours in this kit were just perfect for an Easter layout - so I scrapped these photos of my son hunting for Easter eggs this year. This layout is based on Amy's beautiful sketch. For the layering, I used a medium sized round doily and some music paper from my stash and then matted the photos using the Prima packaging from the Kit Add-Ons.
I just loved the Prima "Divine" papers because they were made to create banners - I used cut the pennants out of the Prima and then matted them on the Core'dinations paper included in the kit. I layered the banner elements and finished off the banner with some baker's twine left over from the ScrapThat! February Kit.
I used flowers from the Flower Add-On and the butterflies from the Embellishment Add-On to embellish the layout. I cut the leaves using my Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die from the 'mesh' included in the kit.
I used the Washi Tape from the Embellishment Add-On to decorate a wooden clothespin as a final embellishment for this layout. You can more clearly see the layering on this layout as well as one of the die-cut leaves in this photo too.
That's it for my shares for the May Kit. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

c.1979 Details and Close-ups ~ ScrapThat! May Kit ~

This is my second layout with the ScrapThat! May Kit - featuring the Prima "Divine" collection. For this layout, I used the Prima BAP sketch from April and an old picture of my sister and I playing at the beach (in Florida?) - I'm not sure when it was taken, but I think it was probably late in 1979, hence the title of the layout "c. 1979". I used just one sheet of patterned paper for this layout. I watered down some acrylic paint in a spray bottle and spritzed the paper to create the painted background and paint drips. I used a toilet paper roll dipped in watered-down acrylic paint for the drippy circles. I wanted the colours to look beachy but also wanted a very 1970-ish colour palette - I think the coral, teal and brown were perfect for this!
I printed the photo on the vellum included in the kit (I must give kudos to my scrappy-friend Miranda Edney for the inspiration to do this - love her layouts where she prints photos on transparency paper). I used a Prima 'doll' tag from my stash as the mat for the photo - I love how the vellum photo adds to the vintage-feel of the layout and how you can see some the script on the tag through the photo. I added some sisal twine from my stash around the photo and a Prima clip from the Main Kit to the corner.
The flowers are from the Flower Add-On love how they matched my coral paint drips so perfectly! The random Kaisercraft pearls were a perfect little addition to tie in the beachy theme.
The title and hexagons are chipboard from Imaginarium Designs. I painted them with the same colours of acrylic paint as I used for the circles/sprtizing/drips. I then stamped the hexagons with a Prima Sunrise/Sunset stamp using Memento Dye Ink in Rich Cocoa. Finally, I finished off all the Chipboard elements with a thick coat of Distress Paint in Clear Rock Candy. Here are some close-ups of some of the stamped hexagons.
I'll be back tomorrow with details of my final layout with this kit! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Spring - Details and Close-ups ~ ScrapThat! May Kit ~

Today, I'm sharing the details and close-ups of one of the layouts I created with the gorgeous ScrapThat! Spring into May Anniversary Kit. Today's layout is simply called "Spring" and features a picture of my son from last Spring (since this year, it seems, Spring decided to take its sweet time getting here and I couldn't get a decent Spring picture to use). I loved the KaiserCraft transparency included in this kit and used it as the base page for this layout. I coloured the transparency with Copic Markers - so cool how this turned out. Pictures of the layout are taken on a white background but it looks so much cooler in real life!
Here is a close-up of the coloured bicycle on the transparency. The Copic Markers worked really well to colour it - though you do see a few 'colouring lines'.
For the photo/layering area, I started out with a rough coat of gesso and then layered three different patterened papers, some fussy-cut doilies and two round doilies. I used the Alphas included in the Main Kit for the title. All the flowers on this layout are handmade and the Prima bling elements were also included in the Main Kit!
Here are some close-ups of the handmade flowers - I'll be posting a tutorial for the fussy-cut doily rolled roses later in the month!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Happy Scrapping!