"With simply paper and a little creativity anyone can create"

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Scrap That! Blog Hop (& March Kit Reveal)

If you have just arrived here from "the reluctant scrapper blog" (Janis) blog you are in the correct place. If not, head back to the blog hop beginning at Scrap That! and join us. Remember, the hop will end at midnight on Feb 27th EST, so get your hop on, and get over to www.scrapthatchat.blogspot.com to start and to seethe new kit contents!

We have 8 AMAZING blogs for you to visit today, each with a some beautiful projects that were created using the Scrap That! March "SECRET GARDEN" kit.

All qualifying entries will also be entered into a draw for the GRAND PRIZE, a Scrap That! "SECRET GARDEN" kit which is loaded with new releases from CHA!

TO QUALIFY:

1) VISIT EACH BLOG ON THE HOP, LEAVE A COMMENT AND BECOME A FOLLOWER OF EACH BLOG

2) GO TO SCRAP THAT! FACEBOOK PAGE AND BECOME A FRIEND

3) GO TO THE SCRAP THAT! SOCIAL COMMUNITY AND BECOME A MEMBER

4) EMAIL THE SECRET SENTENCE TO FRIENDS@SCRAPTHAT.CA

For my first layout "treasure", of my daughter las summer, I didn't want to mess with the beautiful G45 Springtime paper so I kept it really simple. I just added a paper doily (with green chalk ink) from my stash along with some  gorgeous embellies from the kit.

Design Tip: Use a soft paintbrush instead of the Smooch paint applicator (teal Smooch paint is in this kit!) to get a smooth finish on your chipboard.

In my second layout "angelic", again my daughter last summer, I used the gorgeous February Dusty Attic sketch and snuck a few chipboard pieces from my stash on there.  I just love all the Prima yummies in this kit! Also, a special thank you to my team-mate Ivana for the beautiful handmade resin buttons (wonderful gift, from a wonderful person). Sorry these beauties are not part of the kit... but be sure to tell her she really needs to sell these babies when you hop to her blog next!

Design tip: Make your own flowers to match the Prima one in the kit by using my "shabby crinkle flower" tutorial and plain cardstock. Just omit step 5 (do not squish towards the center at the end) and only use 3 large punched flowers - since you'll be placing a button or jewel in the center. Even easier than the original flower!

Design tip: Ranger crackle paint and brown chalk ink work wonderfully on chipboard to give a weathered texture. Be sure to enter my Dusty Attic Giveaway - the draw is on April 1st!

For my third layout "cuter than most", I did  whole lot of fussy cutting on the BG Curio paper (that matched the G45 ones perfectly!) and reworking the flowers in certain areas. It does take a lot of planning to make it look like the paper was printed that way though, so be careful before you start cutting. Everything on this layout is from the kit, even the brown background cardstock and light pink Stickles on the fairy!

Design tip: Adding flowers to a flower patterned layout can be tricky. The style and color should match... but the kind of flower doesn't necessarily need to be exactly the same. More yummy Prima!

In my last layout (for now) with this kit, "tender", this is my hubby when our daughter was a newborn. I used the Creative Scrappers sketch #142. The large white doily was from Michaels and the string pearls were another great gift from Ivana. Can you believe I still have enough papers to create another layout or two from this kit? And I WILL! Again the BG and G45 were a heavenly match for this kit. The title didn't photograph well but is really pretty and shimmers in real light.

Design tip: Make a fan using an accordion fold to add a special feature/handmade embellie to your page.

Thanks for joining us today for this fantastic blog hop. Before you hop along to Ivana’s blog, you will want my secret word to continue completing the sentence, which is OUR. Now head over to Ivana's blog (http://papergirlcrafts.blogspot.com) for some more amazing creations using the March Scrap That! "SECRET GARDEN" kit.

49 comments:

Colleen said...

I was already a follower! Your work is stunning! I just love it! Isn't the blog hop fun? :)

Sandi Cl~ said...

Gorgeous pages. FYI .. the person ahead of you .. Janis .. does not have her post up.

Sandi Smith said...

You definitely rocked this kit!Awesome work!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Beautiful work Vicky! I had to look twice at your handmade flowers, they blend so well with the Prima! Thanks so much for all the tips!

Robin Shakoor said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love your work with this kit. These are my favorite papers and you really did them justice.

Julie Wasson said...

you are so talented. I love these papers and what you have done with them. i am also a new follower

Tina said...

Fabulous work...beautiful pages you have created!! luv these papers:)

Jolaine Frias said...

WOW Vicky! You really rocked this kit! Love all your layouts and design tips! Thanks for sharing your beatiful work!

Beth said...

What a great kit, love the Graphic 45 papers. Your work is amazing.

Karen Wilson said...

Hey Vicky!
Thank you for stopping by =) Your top layout "Treasure" is my fave! The design is gorgeous!
This kit was a blast to create with.

Nicole said...

As i wrote on Janis' blog, i have been following you too for quite a while and i love every single project you do. My favorite today is the 'angelic' layout... soooo pretty! This kit is one in a million!

scrapscape said...

Love your tutorials

Rita Jensen said...

Love your work! Graphic 45 paper is awesome. Love your tips and will definetly stop back for more of what you have to offer. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Dara Lynn said...

I always love all the tips and tricks you give, to help us take our layouts to another level! This kit really is beautiful...what gorgeous colors and patterns:)

Romy said...

Oh gosh, your layouts are all so magically amazing and so extraordinarily beautiful...just amazing work with this kit! You sure have a great eye for details!

Deon Begg said...

I especially love all the flowers and intricuit details Thanks for sharing your work, it is amazing

Krystle said...

I love the handmade flowers and your crackle paint tip!

Sue said...

Fabulous LO's Vicky !!! Thanks for the hop.

Kris said...

Oh goodness, Vicky, your layouts are so beautiful! Love all of your details!

Lisa said...

Beautiful work Vicky!!!! Love your flowers and plan to make some...thank you for that!! Love your blog too!!! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome scrappy stuff.

Roxanne said...

Amazingly beautiful pages. Thank you for sharing!

LauraFdz said...

There can be more beautiful, you really are an artist and the experience shows, and much! Congratulations!

Michelle said...

Beautiful, Vicky!!! I love all of the fussy cutting and little details you add!! (I am already a follower). :)

Sarah-R said...

Your layouts are stunning (as always). :)

Russellee said...

Love your layouts Vicky. They are beautiful.
Dorothy

Dorothy said...

sooo beautiful LOs, as always. you and the rest of the DTs are such an inspiration.

i'm already a follower in everything that needs to be followed in Scrap That! hehehe. :D

Ivana Camdzic said...

O my gosh, Vicky!!! Of all of your work, I think this reveal is my favorite of yours!!! All of you layouts are soooo incredibly beautiful and I am so in love with your gorgeous flowers!!!!

Janet Z said...

I love all your pages Vicky and I've always been a fan of your flowers!

Theresa said...

awesome layouts! thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa said...

Your totally rocked this beautiful kit!!! I love the baby chick lo!!!

Auntie Em said...

OMGoodness!!! Your LOs are all so beautiful! I love the sweet embellishments and how you added them to get so much effect from them. The little fan is sooo clever! Love it! I have to try some of your flowers from your tutorial.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Shona said...

you did totally rock this kit! wow love fussy cutting, your flowers are gorgeous, and the kit looks amazing. Thanks for the fun blog hop and the chance to win some yummy goodies :)

whimszeegirl said...

Vicky...I became a follower of your blog a week or so ago when I watched your tutorials. Thanks for the inspiration and on the last L/O I love the cute fan...great idea.

Rhonda said...

Amazing layouts Vicky! I love what you did with this kit.

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Just stunning!

An Zeelmaekers said...

amazing work! i love the details

Fran Brunke said...

I'm new here, and I'm so happy to have found you and your blog! Thank you for the awesome layouts AND the great tips like how to use the Smooch paint and instructions for flower making. Many thanks.

misty said...

I already follow you because I love your work! Thanks for this opportunity. Awesome job on the latest LO's!

Prairie Scraps said...

Love them all, but "Cuter than Most" stole my heart. Loved how the little one is holding a flower!

Lisa said...

Stunning layouts - so much detail! Thanks for all of the great tutorials/tips as well. Great job with this kit. I was already a follower, as I've been a fan of your work for quite some time.

Renee VanEpps said...

Wow, I am so impressed with your blog - I've seen your work before on SB.com, never knew you were such a busy gal! Love your flower tutorial, DA giveaway (exciting), and your creations for this blog hop! I am definitely a follower now!!! And congrats on being DA retailer ;) Take care~

Tamir family said...

I really love your work!!! its beautiful!!!

Michelle said...

I love the idea of the fan. Your work is beautiful!

Márcia Elisa Ferraz said...

I really love this pages... gorgeous!

~Melissa~ said...

Your pages are all stunning!! I love the duck pic!!

Danelle said...

I can't decide what I like the most in this kit! Lovely work !

scrappin_in_AK said...

beautiful projects - love all the details. I'm a follower

janis said...

lovely works as always vicky!!!!

Addicted Scrapper said...

I love it all!!! I can't wait to get my kit!!!

TFS!!!