Friday, July 26, 2013

"Scrap That" August kit Reveal and my Guest Design projects.

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

You should have arrived here from the ScrapThat! Blog. If not and you would like to hop along for a chance to win our grand prize, head over to the ScrapThat! Blog to start at the beginning.  

I will be  Guest Designing for Scrap That this month!!! I had the pleasure of working with this beautiful kit!!

 I am honored and excited to be Guest Designing for Scrap That for the month of August.

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:
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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:

 Sketch Challenges

Here is my version of the sketch. It started out as the original sketch turned on to it's side,  and then something happened and it took a life on of it's own. I just love how a sketch can start your mojo flowing and then ends up looking nothing like the sketch sometimes.

I created the pink roses by taking the white silk rose petals in the kit, curling them slightly by holding them over a tea candle till the ends curled, then spraying them with a color spray. Then I sewed 5-6 petals together and used the pink roses in the middle to create a totally different flower. The Smooch was then randomly painted all over the flowers.
 The title is a Blue Fern Studios chip board piece (not in the kit). I used chalk ink on it for color.

Just another closeup.
  The little Dogwood flowers and leaves were diecut from one of Sizzix new series of floral dies, designed by Susan Tierney-Cockburn. I tucked the lace here and there under my peekaboo cuts.

The small rosettes were diecut from Spellbinders Itty Blossoms die. I used the Smooch on them as well.

This next layout, I created all of the flowers with the single page of yellow card stock in the kit.

For my next post as Guest Designer, I will post a tutorial on how I created these daisies on the layout.

Believe it or not, the corrugated paper did come with the kit. I used the  packing box. Just tore a small piece off of the box and peeled back the paper.

The journaling words were printed up using Photoshop. I printed out the phrase and cut the individual words apart. I inked the edges and using a very fine tipped Zig pen, I outlined right inside and outside of each word for added dimension.

I created a file for the butterflies. I just printed them out, cut them up and rubbed  some Rock Candy Stickles on them, curled the wings a bit and let them dry. They turn out to be little gems...

 I used an old stamp from Build a Frame Stamp set from  IOD for the opposite corners to add a bit of design.

When I opened my kit and saw the Spanish moss, I was stumped, because I live in Florida and the stuff grows wild on my trees. I am always pulling it off in bunches as it chokes the life out of my smaller trees. I thought of making little birds nests until  the idea came to make a small wreath to frame a photo.  It worked out perfectly. I saved the clipped wires from the flowers and used them to adhere the moss to a card board circle I created from the packing box. That box our kits came in sure came in handy!!

I added the Smooch paint to the flowers and leaves. With the smaller scraps of paper, I made some tiny rolled roses. and added a pearl to each center.
I die cut some smaller vines.

Here  is a closeup of the Spanish Moss wreath.

I love my Martha Stewart deep edge punches. This decorative strip was made by punching both   sides of the paper strip. I added the pearls down the center.

Just another closeup of the flowers.

All I did to the butterflies were paint them with the Smooch and curled up the wings a bit.  I only adhered the body to the paper and as the paint dries, the wings curled on their own.

One more closeup of the opposite corner.

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 visit the very talented
For your final stop, return here to the ScrapThat! Blog 
to let us know you have completed the hop.
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Happy Hopping!


Sandi Smith said...

Such beautiful creations Lisa and once again your flowers look amazing!

Cathi ONeill said...

Gorgeous work my friend, love all your flowers and how you used the box the kit came in lol!

annette said...

beautiful work ... love everthing !!!

Amy said...

Your work is always so unbelievable! Just beautiful!!
Thanks for joining the blog hop!

Amy said...

Your work is always so unbelievable! Just beautiful!!
Thanks for joining the blog hop!

Linda Pekrul said...

Oh Lisa! Wow! I keep looking and looking. Such beautiful work. Thanks so much for putting a smile on my face today!

Amarilys said...

wow! what gorgeous protects you made with this kit! I LOVE your flowers and can't wait for the tutorial on how to make the daisies!

Sandi Clarkson said...

You totally rocked this kit, Lisa! I cannot wait to see your tute on the daisies .. I love them! Many thanks for the b/f images!

Monica said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous. I love how you used the box too. hee hee. yeah that spanish moss... great job on that. I can't wait to see your tut. Such a wonderful job you did with the kit!

Tracey Sabella said...

Such gorgeous pages, Lisa!! I just love your handcrafted flowers and the borders you punched and bejeweled are amazing. Thanks so much for designing with us this month!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Ruby said...

Stunning layouts. Thanks for the inspiration.

langeatheart said...

Lisa you did an amazing job with this kit! No stone unturned so to speak! I love your creativity and look forward to the flowers tutorial! All the best!

Lolô Artesanato said...

Wow, your work is gorgeous
love all the layouts

Sarah Lynch said...

Absolutely gorgeous as usual Lisa! I especially love the LO of your daughter with the Spanish Moss...

Sarah Lynch said...

Absolutely gorgeous as usual Lisa! I especially love the LO of your daughter with the Spanish Moss...

Tracey Gregory said...

wow,wow,wow! I knew this kit was perfect for you and you amazed me again! Looking forward to your tute!

KC Inspired said...

Congrats on being Guest Designer. You certainly do excellent layouts! Love the peek a boo spots.
Using the shipping box is pretty smart too!
Great job!

Kathleen White said...

First, I just hope I have enough time left to finish the blog hop since I spent soooo much time here enjoying all of your incredible projects!! lol I can't wait for the flower tutorial.

Theresa said...

Hi Lisa. Love your layout. Did you make a file to share of the butterflies? Just curious because I love your butterflies. thanks a always for sharing.

Juliana Michaels said...

Just gorgeous!!!

Denise van Deventer said...

Stunning projects Lisa! So amazing and gorgeous! Love your work! ;-)

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