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Friday, December 9, 2011

Scrap That! Dec Reveal/Blog Hop

Welcome to my new blog for this wonderful Scrap That! "Waiting for Santa" hop. Blogger issues earlier this week forced the change - I miss my old blog (but at least this was one of the templates I could actually get to work). Let me know if you see anything weird on here though, LOL.

Well... the cat's been out of the bag on this Dec. kit, hee, hee... yup the fabulous Pion Design Waiting for Santa 2 collection. I've said it many times but it is seriously the best holiday collection I've ever seen! I've made so many DT projects for them and was still thrilled to work with the papers again for this reveal.

If you have just arrived here from Tina’s blog you are in the correct and final place of this hop! If not, head back to the Scrap That! blog for the blog hop order. The hop starts at 10 am MST today, Friday Dec. 9th and ends at midnight MST on Sunday, Dec. 11th.

For my first layout, this is my eldest son as a toddler enjoying the massive dump of snow we had - great for now forts! Other than a doily and some beads, everything on here is from the main kit this month. This layout is so special to me not only for the photographed memory but because my 8-year old son picked the papers for this layout himself!

Here is a close-up of my handmade flowers - a variation of the technique used in my wild roses - using 2 punched out 6-petal daisy layers (instead of using a rounded tip 5-petal flower punch). I also extra pinched the pointed tips and glued in various pearl beads in the middle. All of my flower tutorials can be found in the right sidebar of this blog.

This is the gorgeous sketch for this kit, that I used, designed by our very own Robin Shakoor.

My next project is a matching Christmas card and tag set made with the main kit contents and some ribbon from my stash. There is still time to enter the 12 tags of Christmas at Scrap That! (ends Dec 24th). See details HERE. There are so many wonderful graphics in this paper collection to play with!

Pretty Petaloo flowers and Dusty Attic chippies in the kit.

This is another card and tag set made entirely with the main kit. I love that antique gold lace trim, don't you?

Don't forget the project I already revealed this month... I actually used all my paper scraps from this kit (but I just couldn't tell 'ya at that time, LOL). It was made for the Scrap That! advent challenge - ending Dec. 15th. See details HERE. All the embellies were from my stash on that one though. The kids are really enjoying the treats I leave each day!

Here is a peek at the main kit...

And this is the gorgeous embellie add-on...

As you can see, I still have the add-on and a few sheets of paper left to create another project.. stay tuned!

Do not forget my secret word, it is TEAM!

Just to remind you of all the ways you can win:

STEP ONE: First of all, you will need to visit all EIGHT blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) Take your time!! Our designers have beautiful blogs :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **. There will be a randomly drawn comment winner from each blog, and one of those lucky ladies will be selected to win a fabulous package of Prima! How easy is that?

STEP 2: Once you’ve done that, you’ll need to swing by our * facebook page, and LIKE us, and then head over to our social community and become a MEMBER. Once you’ve done that you will be eligible to win a Scrap That! store gift certificate.

STEP 3: If you want to enter to win the Grand Prize of a Pion Design "Waiting for Santa" Prize Package generously provided by Jenny at Pion Design, then head over to our COMMUNITY for details on our monthly challenge. The challenge will run from Dec 9th to Dec 29th 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!

STEP 4: Who doesn’t LOVE some Dusty Attic? Who wouldn’t want to win some Dusty Attic?
Then, 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. Email the sentence to friends@scrapthat.ca. All correct entries will be entered into a draw for the Dusty Attic Prize Pack.

If you got lost along the way...

Scrap That! - http://scrapthatchat.blogspot.com/

Lisa - http://kaye2222.blogspot.com/

Natasha - http://www.moments-of-tranquility.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!

We hope you all have good fun hopping with us today, thank you so much for playing along! Watch the Scrap That! newsletter on December 26th to see if you are one of the lucky winners!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Card and Tag Set (Pion Design/Green Tara)

I'm sharing a new matching card and tag set I made using the Pion Design Christmas vintage image sheet and their new "For Father" papers. The masculine papers were perfect to make this card and tag for my Father-in-Law. The beautiful white lace, blue cherry blossoms and white sprays are Green Tara products.

HELP! blogger issues

Please note that I am having background template issues with blogger right now so I just deleted it. My background template shows up as a shrunken square in the middle of the blog when I try to paste the code. If anyone else has had the same problem and knows how to fix it, please e-mail me at vickya@shaw.ca.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Scrap That! DEC Sneak

Join us on Friday for the full kit reveal and DT blog hop.

We have THREE amazing prizes up for grabs. This kit is just gorgeous and we have an amazing Guest Designer. The fun all starts this Friday Dec 9th at 10 am MST.

Dusty Attic Prize Pack
Pion Paper Pack "Waiting for Santa"
Prima Prize Pack

We are excited to share with you our sneak peek for this month! See you at the HOP!