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Friday, March 25, 2011

Scrap That! Reveal & Blog Hop

March Blog Hop Adventure!
If you have just arrived here from TINA’s blog (our GDT this month), you are in the correct place!  If not, head back to the Scrap That! blog and join us.

We're revealing a day early to coincide with the release of the PageMaps sketch included in this kit. Let's get the reveal started and the blog hop info is at the bottom of this post. The March "Madame Butterfly" features the GORGEOUS Bo Bunny Gabrielle collection and some of the most beautiful blooms I've ever worked with.

My first layout "among the flowers", is my son as a toddler. I added the little blue flowers and leaves from my stash to compliment the kit flowers here (Prima) and papers. I just love all the butterflies you can cut out in this collection. The teal went perfectly with my son's eyes too!


Design tip: Layer your flowers for a gorgeous big flower focus.

My second layout "eternal" is of my wedding day. I added white and clear accents (flowers, doily and bling) to compliment the over the top gorgeous blooms in this month's embellie add-on kit (mix of Petaloo and Prima on here).


Design tip: Use small flowers instead of leaves to cluster around lager flowers on layouts when greenery doesn't work with the color scheme.

For my third layout "butterfly kiss", I used a picture that is over 40 years old of my mother-in-law with hubby's older brothers. The picture is dark and poor quality but it's the best I could correct it. I think it works well with the colors in this collection and the shabby feel to the papers though. I used some doilies and small flowers from my stash to polish this one off. Is it wrong to scraplift yourself? I did a pre-made page for a friend with a very similar design using the December kit, LOL.


Design tip: Layer your doilies to add a lot of texture to your pages and overlap with fussy cutting to break-up the round shape.

My last layout for this reveal, "butterfly lullaby" features my handmade Fuzzy Lollipop Flowers made from mulberry paper that is INCLUDED in this kit. This kit features Dusty Attic dress forms but my picture wasn't girly so I opted to put my own DA piece on here which is a scroll frame that I cut in half and topped with crackle paint and chalk ink. Looks way better in real light. I also used the March Dusty Attic sketch for this layout.


Design tip: Use my Fuzzy Lollipop Flower tutorial to make your own! These were the actual flowers made for the tutorial... no use in wasting them, right?

Here is a picture of the main kit (without the embellie add-on)... as you can tell I still have a lot of leftovers from this kit. Haven't touched the chipboard, trim and some of the papers yet. There is so much value in these kits and with the embellie add-on... I ALWAYS manage to get 5 layouts done with each kit (eventually, LOL). FYI - the mulberry paper is not pictured here because it is a late addition (after this photo was taken).

Now for the hop information...

Before you hop along to the final blog - PageMaps - you will want my secret word, which is ANNIVERSARY.  Now head over to PageMaps for your final stop.

MAKE SURE YOU...

1) VISIT ALL NINE BLOGS ON THE HOP, LEAVE A COMMENT AND BECOME A FOLLOWER OF EACH

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

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

EMAIL THE SECRET SENTENCE TO friends@scrapthat.ca to qualify for the grand prize - an autographed PageMaps hardcover book generously donated by Beck Fleck! 

We hope you all had good fun hopping with us today, thank you so much for playing along. Good luck to all participants! The hop ends at midnight on March 27th (MST).


(International hoppers outside of Canada and USA must pay shipping on any prizes won)
Here is the blog sequence you should have done:

1) Scrap That!
2) Ivana
3) Janis
4) Karen
5) Lisa
6) Tara
7) Tina
8) Vicky (ME!)
9) PageMaps

DON'T FORGET... TO ENTER MY DUSTY ATTIC CHIPBOARD GIVEAWAY! View the prize image at the top of this blog in the right sidebar. I will be drawing on April 1st.

39 comments:

Romy said...

Oh gosh, your projects are all just utterly amazing! Girlie, you have totally outdone yourself with this fab kit!

Nicole said...

Aww... my favorite scrapbooking artist and blogger! :) and i'm not sucking up, believe me! You truly are. You did amazing projects with an amazing kit. The BoBunny Gabrielle collection has got to be one of my all time favorites and ScrapThat created a wonderful kit with it. *adore*

Linda Pekrul said...

I always love your projects and tips Vicky. Beautiful work. I'm so glad the mulberry paper is included in the kit because I am anxious to try your lollipop flowers!

Cottagerca said...

vicky, thanks for all the designer tips. Really appreciate all the details you take the time to share with us. I am learning huge new techniques,which i am forever grateful. My scrapping has improved huge, since joining scrap that. mucho gracias
ava

Fran Brunke said...

Fantastic, Vicky! I am loving the flowers and what you do with them. So much to learn for me!

Lillian Child said...

You have SUCH an amazing creative style - these projects are GORGEOUS!!

I just found you on this blog hop and am now a follower - so very nice to meet you!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Jess said...

Great pictures for your layouts! I love that you used the older pictures too! They are all so beautiful. Certainly gave me something to think about there.

Scrap Vamp said...

Gorgeous!

Sarah-R said...

Absolutely gorgeous layouts! I love the circle-framing in "Butterfly Kiss"!

Krystle said...

Simply beautiful! Those flowers are to die for!

MARILYN said...

Beautiful Work!!! love the flowers...
Hugs!!

Becky Jo Miltimore said...

I love the round layout! It is STUNNING!

Kate Ware said...

Your "Eternal" layout is simply amazing. Those big fluffy flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!!

Colleen said...

Your layouts are stunning! So very beautiful! What a precious "honey" among the flowers :)

Shona said...

wow these are all so amazing..the colors..the layers...the photos...they are all gorgeous layouts!!! I cant wait to play with this kit, thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win some yummy goodies :)

Cindy Gay said...

Very pretty paper layers and lovely family photos.

Kristine Berc said...

These are all so beautiful. Love your design tips!!!

Dorothy said...

i love, love, love your pages out of the april kit! thank you for sharing lots of tips and techniques too!

Fi said...

Beautiful work, thank you for sharing so many layouts.

paper addiction said...

I have been an incognito follower of yours. I enjoy your work and your tutorial flower is great. I am becoming a official follower today. Thanks for sharing!

Rhonda said...

Love them all! The flowers are used so nicely!

Fritchey said...

Vicky! Your pages and design tips are totally awesome, as is the tutorial for the flowers!!!!! I have thouroughly enjoyed my first blog hop! You have done a FAB job with this Scrap That kit. I am so happy to have gotten to "meet" all of the awesome designers, including YOU! Your blog is amazing. Well, I am off to check out the page maps blog. Thanks again . . .

Sandi Smith said...

Beautiful work Vicki and I loved your new flower tutorial!

JULIANA said...

So very pretty Vicki!

Latinacreativa said...

You have an amazing blog!-I'm a new follower. Thanks for the hop!-Raquel @ raquelsdesigns.blogspot.com

Bellaidea said...

Fantastic pages !

Robin Shakoor said...

Beautiful layouts Vicky! The flower tutorial is wonderful!

scrappin_in_AK said...

beautiful pages - love your mulberry flowers
I'm a follower

Eleni Gratsia said...

Brilliant layouts ... well done!!!

Kimberly said...

stunning, gorgeous, inspirational!

Russellee said...

Beautiful work with a beautiful kit. Love your layouts. Dorothy

Becky Dunham said...

Love these layouts Vicky! This kit is so amazing and I love what you have done with it! All that distressing - just beautiful - I love that and I have never tried it on my layouts before - thanks for the inspiration! I am a new follower and so happy to be here - going to love visiting your lovely blog :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

An Zeelmaekers said...

waaw...great work Vicky!!! i love the flowers and i wlii like to try it!
thanks fot the tip!

angelwhispers said...

Wow what fantastic layouts and such beautiful pictures and embellishments just adore them all!!

Also would like to say what an awesome blog you have just loving your posts such beautiful work!! Love Chanelle xxxx

So glad I found you while blogging today xxx

lisette_jenkins said...

I really love your last layout. Thanks for the chance to win while hopping.

Valery said...

I really love your "Eternal" layout. Beautiful work!

Jessica said...

Wow, great layouts and SOOO many of them! I love the teal and all the neutrals in this kit! The butterflies and flowers are simply gorgeous. I became a follower and would love to win some of that yummy goodness.

Jennifer said...

Already a happy follower of your blog, love the great work you did for the hop! :)

Sharon & Nick said...

You are so creative. I just love your scrapbooking style.