Friday, June 28, 2013

ScrapThat! July Kit Reveal and Blog Hop !

Welcome to ScrapThat! 
It's our July Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!! 

If you came here from
Amarilys Doria
then you are in the right order!
If not and you want to start at the beginning,
here is the full Blog Roll Order:
Tracey Gregory (you are here)

Now that we are in the full swing of warmer weather,
 we are so excited to show you our soothing and refreshing July Collection.

We are so happy to welcome the amazing 
Natasha Naranjo Aguirre
as our July Guest Designer!!!

Hi!  My name is Natasha & I’m the mother of two wonderful children & the wife of an amazing, supportive man. I am a floral designer by day and a scrapbook designer by night. I love to incorporate different techniques in my work and use a variety of elements. Every day I am inspired by the work and talent of others, and I hope to be able to inspire others with my work as well. 

Be sure to stop by her blog to see more of her gorgeous creations:

We are sad to say farewell to our talented Video educator, 
Kelly Klapstein as this will be her last month with us
We learned so much during your time here and will continue to
 follow you and your awesome tutorials!
We wish you all the best!!

Now, without further ado....  

Introducing our July Kit,
 "Hope Chest"

Featuring the Hope Chest collection by Pink Paislee, we are sure you will love this kit packed with gentle neutrals and sages combined with pops of Prima color! Whatever your scrapping style is, you can capture the beauty of nature and the photos and memories you hold dear.

Take a look:

Main Kit*

*The Circles are not part of this kit-sorry for the mix-up

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  

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 beautiful sketch Amarilys has created for July:

By popular request, Sandi will be hosting a Round Robin for July!
See details about the challenge here: Sketch Challenges

Here is my layout is based on Amy's sketch and uses the Main Kit items only:

Using a Martha Stewart corner punch, I made a doily of sorts from the sheet of cork.The little butterflies are cork as well. The pic is my daughter at the falls near our house taken on her graduation from middle school day. I love the way her hair is still "up and fancy" but she is in her comfortable clothes while at her childhood hangout. There is a fabulous Crafter's Workshop stencil in the background to capture that sense of time and passage. I fussy cut the flowers and used gesso to lighten the flocked ribbon. Love the banners in the sketch!

My next page was inspired by the same photo shoot:

The little scrabble tiles are the cutest! We all got different letters, which was fun! The cork Thickers Alphas go so perfectly with the cork background. I liked the map background on some of the papers which made me think of rolled up maps which led background idea! I will be giving a tutorial on how I made my gesso embossed foliage later in July.

This month I am hosting the DT Challenge.
 My challenge for you is to make a canvas-any size-
using  pictures or just mixed media-just play! 
Here is my inspiration piece:

I made the background with modge-podged sections of the kit paper, then using the mesh from the main kit as a stencil, applied light molding paste and lots of Heidi Swapp Mists. Once that was dry, I gessoed,stamped and just had some messy fun. I layered the pics of Vivi for a more 3 dimensional effect. The butterflies are courtesy of the talented Lisa Gregory and were inspired by this gorgeous card. I will add some links in basic mixed media but the point is just to have fun!

Everyone is welcome to participate in all challenges.
Entries for all challenges are due by Wednesday, July 24.
 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 July Blog Hop Prize is our retired "Summer In My Garden" Main Kit featuring Fabscrap's Organic collection

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 30 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 words are:
pack in

Next hop over to

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!


Helen G. said...

Tracey, I always admire your works! This layout is so beautiful. Your title and flower cluster is my favorite.

annette said...

WOWEEE!!! Tracey ... great works of art .. love the canvas .. hugz

Amarilys said...

simply gorgeous projects! I love the pictures of your daughter! she looks so grown up! great job on the canvas as well!

Tracey Sabella said...

Such fabulous projects, Tracey!! Love your misting and the canvas is so amazing with all the butterflies!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

KellyCreates said...

Eenie...meenie...nope ...can't pick a fave...they are all WONDERFUL!

langeatheart said...

Gorgeous layouts Tracey! I love the mixed media the texture and misting are stunning! TFS!

Kathleen White said...

I got all nostalgic with your gorgeous layouts. I so miss those special moments with my girls. Well done!!

KC Inspired said...

Oh-I'm in LOVE with that canvas! The colors, the butterflies, the way you staggered her pic= one amazing piece!

Love that you diecut the cork on the first layout.

I'm definitely inspired to enter your canvas challenge!

Natasha said...

I love the rolled papers behind the photo! Fabulous!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Such fabulous projects! Love how you've released your inner artist and made some amazing creations! That canvas look so fun! I must do another one soon! Yep, you rocked it!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Wow! Stunning work! I love all the natural fibers/elements that you included in your designs. The butterfly canvas is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa W. said...

Tracey- These layouts are amazing as usual. Your pages are always so full of love!

LISA said...

Each one of your projects is absolutely beautiful!! But the butterfly canvas featuring Vivian is simply gorgeous and one of my faves of yours. Believe me, I have many faves of yours!! Thank you for the shout out. It makes me smile when I see my butterfly files being used out there in our wonderful creative community!!You have used them beautifully!! Thank you !! xoxo

Kimberly said...

Stunning work!!! Gorgeous pages all of them! Thanks for all the close ups!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Have I mentioned lately being in love with you????
I'm terribly sorry if I haven't said it enough...hehe...
Looking around the blog and just can't get enough!
Hope you are doing wonderfully...we're off on a little trip today! =)

Talk soon...Leah

Faye said...

Your cork work is fabulous! I love all the embellishments and the beautiful photo (s) of your young daughter. Beautiful falls, too.

Karen Letchworth said...

You did a fabulous job designing with this new kit, and I'm SO BLESSED to have you share this gorgeous layout in our challenge this week. It's a blessing to have you fellowship and share our art with us, and I thank you so much for stopping by!
Blessings to you,
Word Art Wednesday

Gemiel said...

Tracey, I just love this layout and your daughter is so beautiful!!Truly a gift from God. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. Blessings!

Word Art Wednesday