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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.





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.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Scrap That! Blog hop TOMORROW!

Join us for the Scrap That! “March” Blog Hop TOMORROW!!! We will have NINE AMAZING blogs for you to visit.

We are also thrilled to have PageMaps joining in on our hop with an awesome sketch that has been especially designed for Scrap That! to go with the kit! 

You will need to visit ALL the blogs on the hop :) There will be a randomly drawn comment winner from each blog = 9 PRIMA prizes to be won.

Next, while you are hopping you will want to be looking for the “special” word on each blog.  Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence.

Once you’ve done that, you’ll need to swing by our facebook page, and become a friend, and then head over to our social community and become a member.  Once you’ve completed these tasks, email the sentence to friends@scrapthat.ca.

All correct entries received will be entered into a draw for the GRAND PRIZE, an autographed PageMaps hardcover book generously donated by Beck Fleck! 

Don't forget you must become a follower of all the blogs you visit, a Scrap That! facebook friend, and a Scrap That! community member in order to qualify.
The hop will take place from 10 am March 25th until midnight March 27th (MST)

(International hoppers outside of Canada and USA must pay shipping on any prizes won)

Pion Design - New Collection Teaser

I have had the privilege to view images of all the individual papers for the new collection releasing later this Spring. Let me tell you it is so gorgeous it will blow you away. It's in my top 3 favorite collections of ALL manufacturers so far in 2011. For the North American girls out there, if there is enough interest in Pion papers, I will be making them available to you via my Etsy shop once the new collection is shipping. Drop me a line if you're interested (comment at the bottom of this post). Here is a small teaser of the collection - birds, butterflies, flowers OH MY! I received my box of the other (already released) collections and will be working on something special to post next week so stay tuned.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

April Scrap That! Sneaks

The next Scrap That! reveal will be a day early on MARCH 25th and will include our new monthly blog hop. Don't miss-out on all the fabulous prizes to be won! Check out the gorgeous DT sneaks...

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Entire 2011 Pion DT Announced

Oh my goodness this is a "not too shabby" (LOL) Pion Design team! I have been a fan of all of these artists and now get to design for the best Swedish manufacturer along with them too... pinch me, pinch me - this can't be true. I have put a link to everyone's blogs in the right sidebar here on my blog - check out their work! This is going to be a spectacular shabbylicious year :)