Friday, March 29, 2013

ScrapThat Kit Reveal and Blog Hop !

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

If you came here from
Amarilys Doria 
you are on the right track!
If you want to start at the beginning 
or lose your way,here is the Blog Hop order:
Scrap That!!

We are so excited to share the details about our newest kit featuring brand new papers
created by Donna Salazar for GCD Studios.

 The Queen of Girlie Grunge herself, Donna Salazar, will also be joining our hop!
When you get to her blog, scroll down and you will see a familiar face - our own fabulously talented DT Leader, Tracey S., is one of 5 artists chosen to be on the 2013 Donna Salazar Guest Design Team! We are so proud of her !!

We are so thrilled to welcome the beautiful and creative artist
Lynn Shokoples
as our April Guest Designer!!!

Hi everyone! My name is Lynn Shokoples and I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  I've also been blessed to join the Bo Bunny and Quick Quotes design teams this year. When I'm not scrapbooking I'm a wife, and a mom to two wonderful young adults, Nicole who's 25 and Ryan who is 20 and my new son-in-law Christopher. I'm so thrilled and honored to be a Guest Designer this month with such a group of talented artists here at ScrapThat. I love to blog and love to meet fellow scrappers, so please feel free to stop by anytime. 

Stop by and visit Lynn's blog at

Now, without further ado,
 introducing our fabulous April Kit, "Within Nature"

Featuring the GCD/Donna Salazar collection, "Natural Beauty." Opening the box to this kit feels like opening your closet and finding your most favorite, comfortable clothes packed with a little bling! The colors are rich and vintage and range from elegant pale neutrals to muted pinks, to deep denim blues and sages. These are paired with textured blooms from Prima, Petaloo and more!

Take a look:

Main Kit

Embellishment Add-On

Flower Add-On
Paper Add-On

More details on this  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:
New Subscriber 

Look at the beautiful sketch Amarilys has created for April:

See details about the challenge here: Sketch Challenges
Be sure to also check out the details of our monthly DT challenge
 hosted in April by Tracey S. here: DT Challenge

Everyone is welcome to participate.
All entries for both challenges are due by April 24th
Something new! All winners of our challenges, including Layout of the Week, will be eligible to receive 10% off any 2012 Kits-includes Add-ons!

Our Blog Hop features 11 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 looking for the SOUS Layout,you are also in the right place!

Here is my Layout using the Main Kit only and today's Stuck on U Sketch :

I made all the roses with Spellbinders and the textured flowers with Tim Holtz' Tattered Floral die and embossing. With the cool wood look papers, I used Timmy's (what else ?) wood embossing folder and some distress ink. The background is a mix of gesso, walnut stain and perfect pearls. the pic is my Mom with my niece,Vivien, last Easter, opening some kind of goodie.

My next layout uses the MK and add-ons and is inspired by Amy's sketch:

This denim paper is so fun! I love the little metal rivet roses that come with the Embellishment Add-on-how perfect! Using my faithful Holtz die,I Cut the burlap add added layers to the petaloo blooms. The Dandelion chippie is from my winnings at ScrapFX and just begged to be added. So I dunked it in molding paste and glimmed it with the kit's Stickles. Also from my stash is the blue ribbon,the earring/zipper pull and the small alphas. The brown ribbon is from the October ScrapThat! kit.

My 3rd Layout is a freestyle, using Add-ons:

I love this pic of my DD and wanted to keep the LO simple. I was inspired by Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge to scrap a challenge in our lives. My DD has been depressed lately and as I struggle with depression as well, it is so hard for me to see her down.There is a lot of ink and texture that is better seen IRL. I altered the gold hearts with silver Rub n'Buff to match my DD's necklace. Just for the record, I had the pic and necklace BEFORE I received the kit ! LOL. Do you like the little blue blooms? I will be giving a tute on these later in April. Here's a closer look:

Ok,so on with the hop!!
Two Prizes are up for grabs this month !

Donna Salazar will be drawing a winner from hoppers who comment on her blog for this amazing prize package including some of her new products from the Family Jeans collection and one of her brand new stencils.
 Be sure to check out her blog for additional details.

Next up is our SPECTACULAR April Blog Hop Prize
is a ScrapThat!  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 layouts.  We have included a white pen for you to use when creating a faux stitching effect.
thumbnail_April 2012 Serindipity Kit 021.jpg

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 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

The Blog Hop ends Sunday, March 31 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 :
Sarah Routledge 

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 and Have a Happy Easter !


Sandi Smith said...

Stunning work Tracey...such beautiful details!

caroleanne said...

Hi Tracey, Happy Easter. Wow your layouts are gorjuss. Love them all. Have a great week end. BFN x

Amarilys said...

gorgeous projects Tracey! I love each one of them! you rocked this kit!

Buffy Esser said...

Totally stunning! I love the picture in the first layout so precious!

Kathleen White said...

Blue is my fav!!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

I so love your work. Simply beautiful. Now a blog follower. Thanks for the inspiration. Time to hop on.

Lynn said...

Your details are all so beautiful. I loved each and every one of the projects!!! I'm so excited to join your hop this month!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Be still my heart! These are all so amazing!

Laura Gilhuly said...

such outstanding and beautiful creations!

langeatheart said...

Tracey you are so amazingly talented! I love them all but the picture in the first layout is my fav! :) TFS!

Sarah-R said...

Absolutely fantastic layouts Tracey - I love "Blue" and how you altered the heart charms!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Back for my SOUS visit .. such a great take on the sketch! You really gave it a huge punch! Have a blessed Easter!

Bonnie aka Cinnabon said...

Happy Easter! Gorgeous take on the sketch, Tracey! Love all the details, so much to look at!

Ava Gavloski said...

tracey, nice support to Donna's style and product!!! she will truly appreciate that ....

Sharon Fritchey said...

Oh Tracey! I just love your beautiful layouts! All three are amazing and each one has your wonderful and special touches! I love how you show you love of your family on each page! Thanks for being a part of this inspirational hop!!

Jane Stirling said...

Happy Easter to you and the family Tracey. And, oh my, what gorgeous work you have here - stunning. Such detail... Hugs xx

Patries said...

So many beautifull layouts ... super love to see all of them... happy Easterdays to all of you...

Nicole Doiron said...

aww... Tracey, i just love your layouts! 'Blue' is my favorite from this entire bloghop! I just LOVE it!!! TFS :)

Kimberly said...

Beautiful work! Love all the details!

Charlotte Brochu said...

Gorgeous layouts! You have such great talent for layering and embellishing!

Fern said...

WOW, Tracey, these are beautiful!!! Your distressing is absolutely amazing!! Love your flowers, layers, and textures!!! Hope you are having a great week!! Hugs!!!

Anne Pennington said...

Tracey - thank you for sharing your challenge with us - your layout is stunning. Wishing you both well on your journey, and hoping you continue to join in on our challenges at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge!!

Nanne said...

Wow Tracey, these layouts are Gorgeous.. Love your take on Sandi's sketch, the colors are so soft and elegant.. Amazing!!

Eli said...

Wonderful LO in blue!
Thanks for sharing.
Eli (AFSC)