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

Friday, August 26, 2011

Scrap That! Reveal Blog Hop

If you have just arrived from Tina's blog, you are just about done the hop (when you get through my post), if not, head on over to Scrap That! to get started hopping. 

This is the most exciting blog hop we've hosted so far. OK, so why is this one so exciting? Let's see... an exclusive Pion Design "Birdsong" kit (and you know how much of a Pion fan I already am :), FOUR really amazing prizes up for grabs, surprise guest designer Gabrielle Pollacco joining us today and DT alumni Darien Anderson returning to work with this awesome kit! PLUS, watch for Karola Witczak's creations with this kit in a few weeks too!

Now on to my projects...

My first layout is of my daughter taken while at a friend's a few years ago. Guess what we were playing? LOL. I just loved the vine in the add-on embellie kit and made some of my wild roses to match (click link for tutorial). The only thing I added from my stash is the large doily, everything is in the kit including bare chipboard letters that you can alter to match your layout!
Design Tip: Make flowers to match store bought ones for a glorious cluster.
In my second layout of my hubby and I almost 10 years ago (wow times flies!), I paired my 2 favorite papers from the Pion collection with the gorgeous Prima bling and flowers in the kit. I added the doily and Dusty Attic chipboard from my stash but the embellies are all from the main kit. See how I used the flower paper in 2 layouts? You will want to get double papers this month (and they will sell out FAST!)
Design Tip: Try cutting a doily or diecut paper and reversing the shape for an interesting design.
For my third layout, I added yet another doily to create this layout of my daughter on our back deck. There is so much beautiful white lace in this kit and amazing butterflies from http://www.etsy.com/shop/kaylori77 -  I adore this sweet lady's Etsy shop! The doily and lavender flowers are from my stash. The large white flowers are from the embellie add-on kit.
Design Tip: Use Deco Art snow writer to give chipboard a thick stippled look and surround with white faux stitching (I use a SewEasy tool for perfect "stitch" separation). I will NEVER sew, LOL!
Here is a close up of the beautiful Prima flowers:
This "Joy" layout was inspired from a sketch created by my Ideas for Scrapbookers teamate Heather Landry. Here is her awesome sketch, checkout her blog for more (http://miraclesmommadesigns.blogspot.com)
Lastly, I made a layout of my eldest son as a baby purely with the main kit, nothing from my stash nor from the embellie add-on kit! This main kit was packed with beautiful papers, doilies, lace and butterflies to cut out.
Design Tip: Pair handmade flowers with cut-out ones from the papers to create an economical yet pretty cluster. Here I made some of my sugarplum flowers (see link for tutorial).
This layout was inspired by LG's beautiful sketch perfectly made for this kit. I just flipped it. I think we have the best sketch designer, don't you?
Here is a peek at the main kit (so beautiful):
And here is the must have add-on (one word - amazing):


My SECRET WORD, which is RETAILER. Make sure you visited all the blogs for the 12 word sentence!

BLOG HOP ROTATION
Scrap That! - http://scrapthatchat.blogspot.com
Darien Anderson - http://darien-lovingmylife.blogspot.com
Dusty Attic - http://dustyattic.ning.com
Gabrielle - http://gabriellepollacco.blogspot.com
Ivana - http://papergirlcrafts.blogspot.com
Karen - http://agirlsscrapobsession.blogspot.com
Lisa - http://kaye2222.blogspot.com
Pion Design - http://blog.piondesign.se
Robin - http://robinshakoor.blogspot.com
Shona - http://suchawonderfulmess.blogspot.com
Tina - http://tina-mypaperpantry.blogspot.com
Vicky - YOU ARE HERE

**Remember, that there are FOUR prizes to win, and FOUR ways for you to enter. Here are the details:

1) First of all, you will need to visit all TWELVE blogs :) **This is important** Each blog has a special word.  As you hop be sure and write down the special word from each blog. Once you have all the special words they will make a sentence.  You will need to email the SECRET SENTENCE to friends@scrapthat.ca.  All correct sentences received will be entered in a draw to win the Dusty Attic Prize Pack.  (Please note: Dusty Attic does not have a blog but just follow the link leave a comment on the forum thread in their community.)

2) Everyone who emails us with the correct secret sentence will be sent a short marketing SURVEY.  Once you have completed the survey you will be entered to win a Scrap That! Exclusive Pion Design “Birdsong” Kit.

3) If you want to enter to win the Grand Prize of a Pion Design Prize Pack, then head over to our COMMUNITY (http://www.scrapthat.ca) for details on our monthly CHALLENGE.  The challenge will run from August 26th to September 14th so you have LOTS of time to post your creations.  You can enter as many times as you like.  You do not need to be a subscriber to participate.  The more entries, the more chances you have to win!

4) Finally, if you post our BLINKIE on your blog you will be entered to win a Scrap That! Gift Certificate - super easy right?  Just post a link to your blog in the comments the Scrap That! Blog so we can come visit :)

We hope you all had good fun hopping with us today, thank you so much for playing along!  Watch the Scrap That! newsletter on September 22nd to see if you are one of the lucky winners!

WAIT! Don't leave yet... I have some VERY exciting news to share about NEXT week:



1) I will be guest designing for Creative Imaginations! That means 7 new projects will be revealed over the week.


2) I will be doing a really HUGE GIVEAWAY with THREE amazing prize packs to WIN! Come back here on Thursday, September 1st for the details.


OK, now I'm done, LOL... sorry for the long post. Don't forget to e-mail the secret sentence to friends@scrapthat.caSee you back here next week!



36 comments:

Shona said...

wow you rocked this kit Vicky.....gorgeous work and huge congrats :) Cant wait to see your new projects and wow a giveaway..this keeps getting better :)

Darien said...

You did Fantastic with the kit!!!!! I Love all the details!!! So glad to be designing with!!!

Rachael Elliott said...

stunning creations and that kit looks gorgeous!!

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your guest spot for Creative Imaginations! That's huge and more than well deserved. Really gorgeous projects. I can't pick a fave and your flowers are too cute!!! *tag* LOL

NaTamada said...

beautiful flowers and wonderful projects. I love your blog ))

lynn79 said...

Oh my! I could just eat up those kids. I love the soft flow of your pages :) Very beautiful. Thank you for sharing

Pendra said...

Wow Vicky your pages are so gorgeous! This kit is amazing and you did a beautiful job with it! I also need to come back and watch some of your tutorials on those gorgeous flowers! Thanks for the wonderful hop... off to email my "Secret Sentence"!

Anna C said...

Your layouts are very beautiful!

Scrapthat said...

Gorgeous beautiful (adorable subjects too!) work as always Vicky!! TFS

Sarah-R said...

Gorgeous layouts Vicky! So excited to be getting some gorgeous Pion Design papers in this kit!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Your blog site is just a feast for the eyes Vicky!! I just LOVE what you've done with this kit....Peek a boo is just the cutest page!! You always inspire! xx

Romy said...

It is such a delight to see your amazingly gorgeous work with these Pion Design papers. What wonderful layouts!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Beautiful pages Vicky! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Linda said...

I am not surprised these kits are selling out FAST! Every single thing in them is beyond gorgeous! I love all your designs and am totally blown away by this kit!

sutty said...

Beautiful LOs and a gorgeous kit - will have to come back and look at them some more as there is so much to see :)

Robin Shakoor said...

Vicky, your designs are beautiful! Your photos are always so wonderful. Congratulations on the guest spot with Creative Imaginations.

scrappin_in_AK said...

beautiful pages - I really love the photo in the clock

Scrappinraiderfan said...

Beautiful layouts!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Vickym, these are just gorgeous! What a wonderful hop!

Cindy Gay said...

I love the doily frames!

ania said...

Ale┼╝ fantastyczne prace!!

EFI said...

I JUST LOOOOVE YOUR CREATIONS!!!!

Eila Sandberg said...

OMG Vicky think you've outdone yourself several times over with these pages!! You know how much I share your love for the papers but man you have come up with so many ways of working them that that you've rendered me totally gobsmacked! As always, you're infinitely generous with your tips and tuts on the gorgeous flowers, THANK YOU sweetie!! Love and hugs, E

Rusticdiva said...

Vicky...one word about your layouts and work AMAZING , really stunning work Thanks for sharing.

Tina said...

Beautiful work with the kit!! xo

Fran Brunke said...

All I can say is...awesome! Wish I lived in Calgary, I'd be taking your classes for sure. Congrats on all the exciting things happening for you!!

Linapyssel said...

OMG...this is just so adorable!! There are so many beautiful things to rest your eyes on...your work is amazing!!

Thank you for all the inspiration and I´ll be sure to be back again!!
Hugs Lina

Ivana Camdzic said...

O my stars! Vicky - this is probably my FAVE kit design of yours EVER! All of the pages are to die for!!! I tried to pick a fave - I swear - but couldn't do it! Luv, luv, LUV!!!!!

sonyaeverding said...

beautiful lo's thx for sharing. cant wait to see what u have coming up....

KellyCreates said...

Stunning work, Vicky! The Pion papers are sooo elegant and all your pages turned out beautifully! Congrats on the Guest DT with CI! How exciting!

KarenC Inspired said...

Thanks for sharing with us! Your use of the kit was amazing! I've joined your site so I can look around more.

Please join mine @ www.krcmasterpiece.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

You are so talented! Love every single thing that you do, and these are certainly no exception!

Helga Payawal-Vergara said...

Fantastic job on the kit!

Pysselgumman said...

Fantastic layouts Vicky ♥

Kathy said...

I love you work. Read about your classes and would give anything to take the Wild Spirit Layout.

Have someone video tape it and sell it. Talk to Scott at Blue Moon Scrapbooking. He is figuring out a way not to make it available to whole internet but to purchasers.

I need to learn what you are teaching so bad.. Please have someone video tape the class. Check out USTREAM classes. Prima uses it and so did Swirlydoos for a workshop we paid for. We received the materials beforehand and then watched the class to learn what to do.

I am so excited about your class and then I got really disappointed when I realized it wasn't online.

Please think about doing this == a new source of funds and becoming more know in the scrapbooking world.

Lucky Charms said...

Lovely work, now I will have to check out your tutorials on those gorgeous (Alberta??) wild roses!