Monday, April 30, 2012

Happy 2nd Anniversary to ScrapThat!!!

If you've just arrive from Jenifer's blog then your are in the right place. If not then go back to Scrap That to start our blog hop.
We are so very excited to present you our “2nd Anniversary Kit” celebrating two years of providing unique monthly kits to our customers.  This month we are featuring the “Nature’s Garden” collection by Prima along with some beautiful Prima flowers and embellishments.
Our Blog Hop features six fantastic blogs from our Design Team and you must visit all blogs to see what each have created with their kit.

We have THREE prizes up for grabs:
1st prize, a flower add-on package
2nd prize, a Dusty Attic piece & a flower embellishment
3rd prize, a yard of beautiful lace

Read on to learn THREE ways you can win!

1.  First of all, you will need to visit all SIX blogs, become their FOLLOWER and also leave a comment on each :-) ** This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs.**

2.  We also have another fun way for you to win this month. Each Blog will have a word for you that in the end will form a secret sentence. You must collect all words and email the sentence to us at:  
3.  Finally, when you post our blinkie on your blog you will be eligible for an extra entry in our draw.

Now drum roll please....
ScrapThat! is pleased to present to you our “2nd Anniversary Kit”.  This kit is FULL of fabulous scrapbooking products including the beautiful Nature’s Garden collection from Prima. We bring you green, blue and brown colours inspired by nature… with this, included are matching crystals, Prima flowers, tiles, baby rosebud trim, pearl pins, tiny butterflies and wooden embellishments. This month, we have also included in the kit a piece of Polymer clay.
We are also very pleased to welcome the extremely talented Gabrielle Pollacco as our Guest Designer for this month. Gabrielle will be providing a tutorial on how to create a beautiful embellishment piece for your layout using the Polymer clay. Stay tuned for some amazing tutorials on how to use this creative medium.

May> 2nd Anniversary Kit
May> Embellishment Add-on

May> Paper Add-on

May> Flower Add-on

Here is what I created with this beautiful kit:

For the first LO I used the BAP sketch from PRIMA:

For this layout I made my own embellishments with the polymer clay. I'll make a tutorial later on this month to show you how to make these round flower embellishments.

 I also made 2 cards and another layout that will be revealed later on in the month. I even had paper left over. So if you want to create many projects with one kit, this is the one to get!!

The ScrapThat! Design Team have outdone themselves with their creations this month so be sure and stop by our gallery and leave them some love!
My Secret word is “best”
Next, head over to Linda's Blog and Happy Hopping!
Should you lose your way, come back here for the Blog Hop sequence:
·         Scrap That- 
·    Gabrielle -     
·         Jenifer -     
·         Keren -  
·         Linda -     
·         Sandi -  
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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Cool Boy


I always find the end of the month such a crunch time. I have so much due and so many layouts and challenges I want to finish. So I had to post 2 today because tomorrow is the BIG SCRAP THAT KIT REVEAL FOR MAY.
So please come back tomorrow and join us in our BLOG HOP, its going to be a blast!!!

in the meantime here is a layout I made with these gorgeous MME papers for their sketch challenge. I tried to replicate the backround by cutting the hexagons in and out. Then I used a splattered template from Crafter's Workshop to decorate.

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Gentle Beauty

I made this layout with a sketch from Scrap Africa and the Palette from Prima. I used the Meadowlark collection which I absolutely adore. Its so  spring like and it has lots of flowers and birds. I used lots of beautiful Prima flowers for this one too.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Scrap That 2nd Anniversary Kit- Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of the Scrap That May Kit.
It is our 2nd Anniversary Kit.

Stay tuned for our Blog Hop and Kit reveal on April 30th
It will be awesome

check out Scrap That's blog here
Visit our ning site for some inspirations.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Remember this day

I made this layout for a combination of challenges.  I used the sketch challenge from Sassy Scrappers along with papers from The ScrapCake: My Private Happiness. The ScrapCake challenge was to use some of their free printable sheets they gave us on their blog. I downloaded My Private Happiness' elements and combined them with some of the papers to make this layout.
Finally I also used this layout for a challenge at C'est Magnifique. The challenge was to use frames on a project. I used this Kaisercraft wooden frame that came in the April Kit and surrounded the title with it.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

When I look in your eyes I can listen to your soul

Here is my Bird is the word reveal for April 22nd. The word to use is LOOK/SEE. I used this amazing papers from MME because I loved the message at the bottom and it fit the theme perfectly especially the title. I also entered this LO for the MME April challenge and Frosted Designs at their blog. The challenge was to use hexagons which was not very difficult as their collection "Follow your heart" has plenty of them.
Here is what I created:

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Some Cards

As the end of the school year approaches and Mother's day is just around the corner. I thought it would be wise to get my cards made in advance. I made 3 cards using the beautiful papers by Kaisercraft: Sweet Nothings and Bonjour.
I quite like how they turned out!!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The answer my friend is blowing in the wind

Wouldn't it be amazing if all our answers were written in the wind like the song says. I guess they probably are but wind is so hard to catch.
What I wrote above is part of the journaling in this layout about my daughter blowing on a dandelion and making a wish. This is one of my kid's favourite thing to do. who wouldn't want to make a wish and see the dandelion's seeds fly in the air.
I designed this layout for the challenge at Glitz Designs. April's challenge has a Spring theme. You can related it to sprin in any way you want.
I also used a sketch from Handmade By Suzanne's for an inspiration.

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Layout Tutorial using SCRAP THAT Serendipity April Kit.

I made this tutorial for the Scrap That Serendipity Kit. Check it out on the Scrap That Blog

1. Take the green patterned paper and cut an 8 inch circle in the middle of the page. Save the paper for later. I didn't cut mine right in the middle and it was hard to centre the top paper.

2. Using a corner punch with a design (it can be any brand however I used Martha Stewart's here), punch the circle around it's  edge. Make sure you line up the top of the design with the edge of the circle (as shown) and the side corner with the corner from the previous punch.

3. Continue punching around the circle. Note: I didn't finish punching around because I knew I was going to cut off the edge. However if you want to make a beautiful doily for another layout, this punching method is a great way of doing it. I used it in my other layout for my Scrap That reveal

4. Using some chalk ink, edge the punched edges with a darker green color.

5. Now for the fussy cutting part: Take the butterfly patterned paper and cut out all the butterflies. Then set aside (I did this while watching T.V).

6. Take the paper with the chandelier and make a punched border around the paper using an "All Around the page punch" (again I used Martha Stewart's but you don't have to)


 7. Then mat this punched paper on the green leftover paper like this.
8. Place the circle in the top left corner of your paper and cut around the edges.


9. place the picture at the edge of the top left corner ( I downsized the picture)
10. Using the brown trim from one of the papers make a scalloped frame around the picture.
11. starting from the bottom right corner cluster  all butterflies in an upward motion (as if flying). Start with the large ones first from the bottom and make your way up with the smaller ones until you reach the photo.
Tip: Make sure you put glue only in the centre of the butterflie so the wings stick up when you place them on the paper.

12. Take the pearl string and place it around the butterflies in a back and forth motion. Then using glue dots hold the strands together in place.


13. Spread and glue the mini flowers in between the butterflies.

14. Print your title from the computer and cut it out in strips. Ink the edges and glue it on the page.


If you have any questions about the tutorial please feel free to contact me

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