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Friday, July 29, 2011

Scrap That! Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to the August Scrap That!
"Somewhere in Time" kit reveal and blog hop!

This kit is packed with heritage style goodies. It features the IOD Wild Spirit and Bo Bunny Timepiece collections, gorgeous Petaloo flowers and awesome trim, buttons and more! We have 10 blogs for you to visit this month and your final stop is the Bo Bunny blog. If you have just arrived here from Tina’s blog you are in the correct place!  If not, head back to the Scrap That! blog and join us (prize and qualification information at the end of this post).

For my first layout "vintage soul" I kept this one very simple. Every time I tried to add more it just looked wrong. This is my son at 5 years old. I just love the black and cream contrast with this sepia picture. The only thing I added from my Etsy Shop is Dusty Attic chipboard, the rest is all in the kit. (BTW - I will have new chipboard stock in a few weeks).
Design tip: Lightly stain chipboard by pressing Tim Holtz Distress ink pad right on the bare chipboard and unevenly coat for a weathered look.
For my second layout "remember", this is the last picture taken of my grandparents together before my Grandma got sick and passed away. I just love how the IOD and Bo Bunny papers work so well together. The corner DA pieces are in this kit too! I added a doily from my stash but the rest is all in the main kit. To make the scallop background, I used a Creative Memories template. I still love their cutting templates (and my stockpile of punches, LOL) and have not switched to a die-cutting machine  - yet!
Design tip: Add a crisp white doily on a light paper to add soft texture to your layout and to make the picture (your focal point) stand out more.
In each Scrap That! kit, you receive 3 pieces of coordinating plain cardstock.  I just love the Bo Bunny double dot in this kit and decided to do a few box projects with it. Here is a cupcake gift box (template from http://www.thedigichick.com/shop). I have a feeling I will be making many of these cute little things. These will make great teacher gifts. BTW - I just love the trim in this kit too!
Here is a picture of the box elements before I put them all together.
 The flower was handmade using my new wild roses tutorial and adding a button from the add-on kit.
Here is a kirigami box I made (tutorial in previous post). I prefer kirigami boxes rather than origami because they have a more polished look without fold lines on the top and bottom surfaces. The lace is from my stash. I really love black and tan together, don't you?
I misted this flower from the main kit to give it darker color and some shine.
This is another kirigami box, this time using black and white.
I handmade the flower using the water distressed technique from my new sugarplum flower tutorial. I just used a larger punch that didn't require clipping the ends off because of the "heart shaped" ends already on them. The centre is another fabulous button from the add-on kit.
Lastly, I wanted to show you how you can really have fun with these little boxes. Wouldn't this be great for a little girl? I made a really fluffy flower with 8 punched layers in all different sizes and shapes from my "collection" of punches and added some punched butterflies to each side too.
 Here is a peek at the main kit:
Here is the embellishment add-on:

As you can see , two layouts and four boxes later... I still have so much product left from this kit. I am working on another layout to be revealed soon with some exciting news... so stay tuned!

OK now for the hop details:

In order to qualify for the Grand Prize of a Fully Loaded Scrap That! Paper Crafting Kit you must:

Take your time and have a look around, our designers have beautiful blogs :)  Be sure and leave a comment on each blog you visit.  There will be a randomly drawn comment winner from each blog, and one of those lucky ladies will be selected to win a fabulous Dusty Attic prize pack! When you visit each blog be sure you leave a comment and become a follower so we know you have joined in.



We hope you all had good fun hopping with us today. Thank you so much for playing along!  Watch for the Scrap That! newsletter posted on our NING community on August 22nd to see if you are one of the  lucky winners!
and... BO BUNNY has generously offered a prize as well!  So that’s not one, not two, but THREE chances to win!!  If you upload our Blinkie to your blog and our blog patrollers see it, you will increase your chances of winning!

Now head over to your FINAL stop, the Bo Bunny blog! The hop ends at midnight on Sunday, July 31st MST.


Shona said...

all amazing Vicky, love the boxes and I will be making some of these in the future. I still have tonnes left from my kit as well!

Lori said...

Great to hear you girls have so much product left over! Vicky - the boxes are adorable and the simplicity of "Vintage Soul" is very striking. Lovely heritage layout of your Grandparents - a lovely way to remember your Grandmother :)

Tina said...

All beautiful projects, Vicky! love those little pretty and sweet boxes!

Anna C said...

Your layouts and projects are all stunnng!

Pendra said...

Wow Vicky... amazing and creative! Love the boxes! I really adore the Vintage Soul layout... lovely design!

Lolô Artesanato said...

Hi Vicky
your projects are lovely

I'm your follower now!

Pips said...

I was a follower of yours already - you make so beautiful works. The little boxes are soo sweet - and your Layouts are elegant! Wauw! Have a Great weekend! Dorthe

Cottagerca said...

Love that vintage soul LO vic!!!

great visual by cutting the time pcs and using both parts

Romy said...

Wow, these projects are all amazing! Gorgeous layouts and such super pretty boxes! I love your design on the Vintage Soul layout.

Jolanda said...

Lover your work and those boxes... so sweet!

sonyaeverding said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! I LOVE YOUR BOXES AND FLOWERS. Your layouts are beautiful. You did have a gorgeous kit to work with. I am now a loyal follower, and after hop coming back to check out the tutorials. Thanks so much.

Angie Brown said...

Vicky your creativity is just bursting at the seams! your work is stunning. Thank you for sharing what you have made with this beautiful kit. Angie B

Nicole Brenna said...

Wow Wow Wow! I love that first picture... I think that I need to take a pic like that of my daughter so wonderful!

Ruby said...

Beautiful work. Thanks for the inspiration. I am now a follower.

Fi said...

I have been amazed so far.

Sandi Smith said...

So beautiful Vicky and the boxes are gorgeous!

kashagray5 said...

Wow! Such wonderful boxes and projects!!! Really gorgeous creations!
Take care,

Scossie Jane said...

Beautiful work Vicky, that first photo is a stunner, and displayed to perfection. The wee boxes are divine, perfect little packages.... Hugs x

kimberly said...

the boxes you made are amazing Vicky!!! so talented

MichR said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE those boxes

Sandydee said...

Very pretty projects. You are so talented. Loved the layouts and the flowers.

Sandy Duley

Scrap by Rô said...

Great Projects. Your boxes are so elegant!
Thanks for sharing.

Mona E said...

OMG! Fantastic job on the creations. Love thos boxes! I got a bit sidetracked by your etsy store. So i just as well went ahead and ordered some chippies, lol. Hugs...Mona

Crafty_Lady said...

Cute boxes, I love them!

Leanne4Ever said...

Oh My! Love your projects and your tutorials are so fantastic! Thanks for helping the rest of us out!

Lorena said...

Thanks for the chance to win Vicky!

I love your unique take on this kit - porjects other than layouts and cards - bravo for thinking outside the scrapbook page!

I've been a member of the Scrap That Community for a while. Please take a moment to look at my gallery and my blog.


Lana Vassallo said...

Love the boxes! P.S. Don't know why but I was having some issues leaving a comment on Tina's blog.

Emmy said...

WOW! Amazing as usual!!! Love the little boxes! Off to make some now:-)))

Camilla Ekman said...

Vicky - I'm speechless! You make so many wonderful and beautiful things.

Lou Collins said...

beautiful creations! I am now definatly a follower!! I love all your tips and tutorials!

Linda Pekrul said...

I love what you did with this kit. Your LO is gorgeous and I LOVE those little boxes. Great rose tutorial too!

Ruki said...

fantastic layout, and I LOVE the box! so cute!!

Jeni O'Connor said...

Vicky such beautiful creations. Those boxes are fabulous.
You always create with heart your tuts are so thoughtful.

Tamzen said...

clever use of the product, i like the variety you have displayed - boxes and layouts (I LOVE boxeS!!)

Anonymous said...

All gorgeous creations! Love the flowers...:)

Dara Lynn said...

Wooooowww Vicky!!!! I always enjoy following your blog, especially during kit releases and hops:) Truly enjoy your creative process and how with the same kit..."your" stamp of style is sooo elegant and fresh! Looooove the first page with the "less is more" twist...what a cool photo...and perfect way to scrap it! The boxes...definitely a versatile technique for any occassion --even Halloween...or Christmas! High five Vicky on a inspiring post with Scrap That!

Robin said...

Vintage Soul is my fave! I love the photo, design, EVERYTHING! Your boxes are also beautiful. Your attentin to detail on all of your projects is amazing.

Elly said...

I came across your blog and I LOVE what I see here. Beautiful creations and very nice tutorials. Thanks for sharing.

hugs, Elly

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