Friday, July 26, 2013

August ScrapThat! Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!!

Hello and Welcome to our August Kit Reveal and Blog Hop !

If you came here from
ScrapThat! Facebook Page 
then you are going the right way!

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.
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!

Here is my layout using this beautiful sketch:

When I came across this pic-I thought,"How perfect!" because it was kindly edited for me by our fabulous GDT, Lisa Gregory, quite a while back!
 I love the butterfly wings in the kit and gave Vivi some crackled fairy wings!
How seriously cute is that little owl pendant from Etsy?

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

My challenge is to make a "Trash to Treasure"
Take a thrift store find or even something you already have and give it a scrappy makeover!
I want to see the before and after!
Here's my before:

Here's my after, using the Main Kit only:

You can see it cost me $1.79 to reconfigure my new sign!
I even repurposed the twine heart!
The birdies were a $1 store find.
I will have a tutorial on my creation later this month..stay tuned!

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!

Here is my last layout using the add-ons and the main kit:

I busted out my Martha Stewart punches and had some fun!
I love this pic of Naomi's formal hairdo in the evening sun..and..
the flowers in her hair came from the kit!
(See how versatile it is?)

So on with the hop....

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
Tracey Sabella 

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!


Amarilys said...

oh my! You definitely ROCKED this kit! Love your layouts and that altered sign is amazing!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Wowzers! You blew me away again!!! You so totally rocked this one!

Tracey Sabella said...

What fabulous pages, Tracey and I love the trash to treasure project!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Monica said...


Gorgeous pages!! I love your Trash To Treasure piece... and the one with her hair featured.. just wonderful.
I love what you did with the kit!

Ruby said...

Just gorgeous layouts.

langeatheart said...

Oh Tracey I love your layouts! You are soooo talented and I love your challenge this month take something old and redo it! This I might try!
All the best!

Lolô Artesanato said...

your projects are amazing dear
love it!

Sarah Lynch said...

Hi Tracey, you are just too talented! Amazing layouts, I especially love the one based on the sketch!

KC Inspired said...

love the rolled edges on the first layout & love the fanned paper on the 2nd layout. I like to see specific elements of a wedding showcased.
Great hop!

Kathleen White said...

As usual your work is sublime! I do enjoy these hops for inspiration.