Monday, July 29, 2013

About a Boy 2nd Challenge Entry

The second challenge this month over at About a Boy is about water.. splash... I took pics of my boy spraying himself with our sprinkler! He's a real water dog for sure.
Here's a few close ups:

Here's a white feather that I used my Lindy Stamp Gang Mist ( Whale Watch Blue - Starburst)

Using some glossy accents on my water.

a little punchinella to help out....

Splatter splatter everywhere...

I used a Prima stencil for the corners.

I'm also entering this for this months Color Challenge over at Lindy's Stamp Gang and for their Design Team.  :-)  

I used the Starbursts colors of : Rudolph's Nose Red and Whale Watch Blue. I used Carribean Blue - Flat Fabio and Glitz Spritz - Royal Lapiz Lazuli. I also used one of their Magicals : from the Drink Me Silly Line - Blue Hawaiian Blue.  I don't have many colors but I loved using these colors!! 
How cool would it be to work with their mists, sprays and powders.

Cereal Box Fun Tut for Scrap That!

Hello there! I'm excited to be here to share a little tut with you. Isn't Srap That! an amazing place to learn new things!  
Have you had a chance to check out our hop?? It start's here
The supplies you will need for this tut: one cereal box, one punch, Gesso, foam brush or something to paint with, ink, and die cutting machine to emboss with, embossing folder, Heat tool- optional.

1. Take your punch that you want to experiment with, punch it out and then paint it with Gesso. 

2. Now if you want to hurry it along just a little bit you can use your heat tool to dry it faster.

3. Now that you are pretty sure its dry take your emboss folder and whichever die cutting machine you have. I used my Cuttlebug.

Here you can see I am feeding it in using my Genius platform system. It's pretty awesome.

4. Look at that! Really cool right?  However....

I had other folders that I thought I should try. I couldn't stop and you might not be able to either!! 

Experiment and play til you see something that you really like. I've included some examples. I did try to restrain myself and not use every folder I owned. 

Now if you notice this butterfly comes in our main kit. It was a really nice thin material. 

5. Now get out your ink and lightly go over your embossed items. I even rubbed two different colors on one of them. I did get excited about the inks too. 

Then I had another thought!!! What if after the Gesso I went ahead and INKED the item. I used my Tim Holtz Metallic Distress Stain from my stash.. to paint the butterfly and THEN I embossed it. 

Here is the end result. I love how this turned out as well.  I think there is a place for both methods! 

What do you think??

Here I used both creations on my project using the Main Kit Only for this layout.

Thank you for looking. I'm running a challenge over at Scrap That! Come join me for a chance to win a beautiful prize. 
Happy Scrappn!!

Friday, July 26, 2013

August Kit Reveal and Blog Hop

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.

Here are my projects from this wonderful kit. I've always wanted to try these papers. They are gorgeous. It's been a delight to work with them.

MK only

This one was inspired by the great Gabrielle Pollacco.


This is from our sketch from the wonderful Amy.


This one was inspired by the great Elena Olinevich.
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

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 secret word is:
Next hop over to the fabulous
Amarilys Doria

For your final stop, return here to the ScrapThat! Blog 
to let us know you have completed the hop.
Remember ~ only send the secret sentence to
Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Scrap That! August Kit Sneak Peeks!

Monica here today to share some Sneak Peeks of our August, 2013 Scrap That! Kit called "Days to Remember."  You are seriously going to l-o-v-e 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 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! 
Here is one more from my kit: 

 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. Having designed with this kit, I can vouch for how truly gorgeous it is! 

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

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Amazing News

Guess who I'm designing for :

That's right.!!! eeeeek!!

They have some gorgeous kits. Such yummy items to play with. The talent here is amazing! 
Check out their store here!!
Can't wait for you to see what the team has come up with for August!!
I'm excited and really honored to be a part of such a fabulous team! Stay tuned and join me in my journey.
Happy Scrappn!

Sunday, July 21, 2013


Happy Sunday Folks!

It was my day to post something for Paper Temptress. They do happen to have a sale going on right now of their special Columns Paperline and Vellum Papers. Click here to check out their special.

I also used this layout with a Round Robin that I am participating in over at Scrap That! It's always so much fun lifting from the wonderful girls before me. Click here to see my inspiration over at Scrap That!

Here are some close ups:
This was cut with the Cameo. I used the Lustre paper.

Blue Stripe Vellum with Pale Pink Vellum cut flower from the Cameo.

A little modeling paste and you can see the Hambly Overlay titled Brocade

Here's the final result:
The pink overlay turned a deep color on the black background. Cool right?

Supplies used:
Paper Temptress: Hambly Overlay : Brocade; Lustre Line, Pink and Blue Stripe Vellum, Basis Cardstock
Silhouette Cameo
Modeling Paste
Lace from stash
Want 2 Scrap pearls
Mini butterflies, butterfly mask

Thanks for looking and Happy Scrappn!

Friday, July 19, 2013


PINK PAISLEE is giving away this collection titled Hope Chest and it is really gorgeous.

Head on over there by clicking this link.  Have a great day and Happy Scrappn!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Round Robin Time over at Scraps of Darkness!

Round Robin time!
This time I'm playing  over at Scraps of Darkness. I followed the fabulous Sarah! Her layout is here.

Here are some closeups. In this photo I was trying to get close to show you the pink netting underneath the layers. I had some wonderful Prima Metal Vintage Trinkets.. from the Sunrise To Sunset Collection.

Tim Holtz piece on top of the Prima flowers

a little twine

Brought out my Cricut for these badboys!

The final product.
Now the picture was an accident.. I accidentally loaded the paper wrong... that's what I get for being in a hurry! However I thought the pic came out kind of cool so I went with it and cut into .. a loose 3rds.
I hadn't used my Cricut in a while so it was nice to just pop in the cart and cut!

Supplies used:
Glitz Design Sunshine in my soul birds -SS0717
"         "        Sunshine in my soul ledger - SS0731
Bo Bunny -Anthem Celebration (fabulous collection this year!)
Authentique - Dignity
Bo Bunny Weekend Market Study
7 Dots Wonderland Spades and Clubs
Mask - 560911; Flowers-Metalique Iron; Vintage Trinkets -Sunrise Sunset; Decorative Wood Embellishments - Clocks ; Lightbulbs
Tim Holtz Accoutrements
Art Anthology -Cinammon Toast Spray
Golden Gesso, Beacon Fabric-Tac, TH Scissors, Scotch ATG

Thank you for your visit and comments.
Happy Scrappn!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Paper Temptress ~ Tag

Here is a Design Team project for Paper Temptress. I thought I might do a bright cheerful tag.
On this tag I was able to use lots of Paper Temptress products such as the ribbon, vellum, cardstock, flowers and the overlay.

Pretty Paper Temptress Ribbon with some Prima parts

shimmery Cryogen White #89 cardstock

Overlay on top of more awesome PT cardstock

I used 3rd Eye Stamps for the honeycomb background and the roses are from 3rd Eye.
I stamped the flowers using my Prima stamp and a little piece from Gina's Chipboard.
Have you taken advantage of the Paper Temptress 4th of July Sale? There's still time!! 
Head on over now to take advantage.  

Thank you for looking.