Friday, November 30, 2012

ScrapThat! "Memories . . ." December Kit Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to the ScrapThat!
December Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!!

If you came here from
Sarah Routledge
then you are on the right track!
We are so excited to show you our wonderfully Christmas themed December kit
featuring the beautiful "Turtle Dove" Collection by Kaisercraft..

We are so thrilled to have the amazing Robin Shakoor

join us as our December Guest Designer!

We have more exciting news as we welcome 
Tracey Gregory, our
November Guest Designer, to the ScrapThat! family as an official DT member!!

So, without further ado . . .introducing our
~ December Kit Reveal ~ "Memories. . ."

Featuring Kaisercraft's "Turtle Dove" line, this kit combines elegant vintage images with classic Christmas colors, so whether you prefer shabby, classic or vintage style pages ~ you can do it all with this kit!

Included are poinsettias and holiday leaves from WOC and Green Tara, multiple ribbons from May Arts, Christmas chippies from Fabscraps and more! The Prima flowers in the add-on are such a great mix of textures from neutral to blingy!

December Main Kit:

Flower Add-On

Embellishment Add-On

Paper Add-On

More details on this breathtaking Christmas Collection can be seen here: 
ScrapThat! Store

We are currently accepting new Kit Club Members.
For more information, complete the form on the link below:
New Subscriber

Look what Amarilys created for December's sketch challenge!
See details about the challenge here: Sketch Challenges
Everyone is welcome to participate, all entries due by December 15.

My first layout is based on Amy's amazing sketch:

Using the MK only.

During Joseph and Rachel's wedding ceremony, they came down to greet and honor each mother with a rose. This photo is of us embracing during that moment. 

This kit is so full of amazing embellishments from the gorgeous red ribbon and gold bow to the fabulous poinsettia's and large red flower and so much more. The roses were created with cardstock included in the kit. The only thing I added was mixed media products, cardboard packaging and a length of webbed ribbon. Everything else is from the main kit. 

Using the December MK, EAO, and FAO Kits.

An older photo of our son sledding. We lived in North Carolina back then, and it was a real treat to come to Ohio for Christmas and get to go sledding. 

Tip ~ Three of these gorgeous snowflake brads are silver, which didn't show up quite as well as I would have liked on this background, so just a touch of white paint, and they were perfect. 

I used the Once Upon a Sketch November Challenge for inspiration. My journaling is on the tag tucked behind the photo and says, "Each year we traveled to Ohio to be with family for Christmas. You always hoped it would snow so Grandpa Sabella would take you sledding at the East Canton driving range."

"Sweet Angel"
Using the MK, EOA, and FAO kits.

Another older photo of our daughter, Elizabeth. Our children were in a Christmas play, and she was one of the littlest and sweetest angels there. 

Tip ~ I often cut out the paper behind my larger layers to use on other parts of my layout. One of my flags and the leaves were cut from the background paper taken from behind the large center paper strip. 

I will be posting a tutorial on how I created these angels with the Fabscrap chipboard included in the EAO kit, so if you would like to learn how to create some of your own, be sure to come back in December for my tutorial.

I selected the title "Sweet Angel" for the Bird is the Word "Sweet" Challenge. All of the gorgeous papers and pearl "berries" are from Kaisercraft, and I was inspired by the November #1 Sketch at Kaisercraft for this page:

I hope you've been inspired by all the DT Blogs and our Guest Designer, Robin Shakoor. 

If you would like to be entered in our blog hop for a chance to receive one of our amazing April Main Kits,  read the rules below and hop back over to the ScrapThat! Blog for your final stop.

Our Blog Hop features 6 fantastic blogs from our Design Team.
We have been scrapping away and are so excited to show you our creations!

Our SPECTACULAR December Blog Hop Prize is a ScrapThat! April "Serendipity" Main Kit featuring the amazing Sweet Nothings Collection from Kaisercraft.

To qualify for this month's FABULOUS Prize you must complete the following:
* Visit each blog listed on the hop to see what each designer has created using this month's kit and sketch (comments are very much appreciated).
* Each designer's blog hop post will feature a word to make up a secret sentence, collect these words along the way.
* You must become a FOLLOWER of each blog along the way and LIKE us on our Facebook Page!
* Post the ScrapThat! Blinkie on your blog.
* Your final stop will be back at the ScrapThat! Chat Blog to leave a comment letting us know how much you enjoyed the hop.

*Email the secret sentence to Tracey Sabella:
(Please do NOT include the secret sentence in your comments.)

The Blog Hop ends Sunday, Dec 2 at Midnight EST

My secret word is: **Long.**

Your next and final stop on the hop is:

Should you lose your way, here is the Blog Hop sequence:

For your final stop to the ScrapThat! Blog please let us know how much fun you had hopping!
Remember ~ only send the secret sentence to

I've entered these projects in Word Art Wednesday Challenge #56.

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. Hi Tracey, these layouts are stunning.. really beautiful.. and I love Kaiser products, and have lots of them to use up.. love how you have created these gorgeous layouts...

  2. Such beautiful layouts Tracey...such inspiring work!

  3. Beautiful layouts Tracey! I love your "Sledding" one. That paper is gorgeous and all the added snowflakes are just perfect! TFS :)

  4. You are sooooooooooooo AMAZING!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors, the flowers, the angels on the last one, the way you did the berries on the first one!! YOU ARE SO INSPIRING!!!! All are GORGEOUS!!!

  5. Gorgeous pages! Love all the details!

  6. gorgeous layouts Tracey! I especially love your take on the Dec Sketch!

  7. Tracey, you have SUCH A GIFT with your layouts. Your composition and design are works of art! I love the photo of your daughter~literally an angel! Your sledding layout is SO COOL~I love that chicken wire! Your first is gorgeous~the flowers are amazing.

  8. Wow, what gorgeous layouts! Amazing as usual Tracey! What a touching photo on "Mother" and I love the background papers for "Sweet Angel" & "Sledding". Awesome job!

  9. what a great kit and your pages are amazing as always!!!! I love coming to your blog and seeing what you've crafted up!!!! I always come away inspired!!!!

  10. Such stunning projects Tracey. My favorite is the layout with the photo of you hugging your daughter. The photo is just beautiful, and what a memory to capture.

  11. Gorgeous layouts Tracey can't wait to get this kit!

  12. You have been busy so many cool and sweet pages.As always with beautiful details.

  13. Gorgeous work as always Tracey!!! You combine photo and the paper perfectly! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at OUAS!

  14. Each of your layouts is absolutely gorgeous, Tracey!! Your details are always stunning!! You did a fabulous job!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  15. Wow! Totally gorgeous layouts! So many amazing details to look at! Thanks for inspiring!

  16. WOWZERS!!! all 3 of your layouts are TRULY GORGEOUS... x

  17. The detail in your work always amazes me . Truly beautiful pages................Lis

  18. Wow, Tracey! These are all over the top amazing! The sledding one is my absolute fave this month ... makes me want to do a snow angel or something! LOL

  19. As always, so elegant and detailed. I love how you used the belt buckle as a frame!

  20. You do beautiful work Tracey, Awesome christmas layouts! Great to see everyones work throughout the hop! Thanks for sharing


  21. WoW Tracey! What stunning layouts! I'm always in awe at all the beauty to be found on your blog!

  22. I enjoyed looking at all your layouts...the sledding one is lovely...lots of wintery embellishments to admire...the flower clustering is perfect & I like the touches of medium you added to your background to give it some texture. Thanks for joining us at OUAS!

  23. Wow i enjoyed everyone..and the Mother one is very beautiful and touching. Thanks

  24. Wow, Tracey, you have done so many beautiful things with this kit!!! I think the sledding one is my favorite! Love how you used the vintage inspired paper with your modern day photos!

  25. What a beautiful kit and you made such works of art with it...well done Tracey.

  26. This kit is packed full! Your creations...stunning!

  27. Gorgeous reveal Tracey! love the first one, the photo is so sweet! and your second page is so fun and beautiful! Take care sweetie! hugs!

  28. Beautiful work thanks for sharing!!!

  29. What a beautiful reveal Tracey! Lots of loveliness here!!

  30. WOW!!!!!!!! This is just incredible beautiful !!!!! I love every detail

  31. Oh gosh...I dont know which one is the most beautiful!! Seriously!! Those angles just took my breath away.....I'm speechless :)

  32. Such beautiful work Tracey! Love them all.

  33. Gorgeous pages! My favorite is Mother!

  34. LOVE your take on the sketch and all the details you captured! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

  35. Tracey these kits were made for your style, absolutely stunning!!!

  36. Such beautiful layouts Tracey - I love how you cut out the photo for the third one!

  37. tracey, your layouts have a lovely texture feel to them. Great showcasing of the Scrap That kit.
    ava g

  38. Amazing work with this kit! I love how you incorporate so many mediums into your projects. Thanks for the inspiration! =)

  39. Wow Tracy, what can I say... Your work is gorgeous and I really love the look of the kit. So many goodies included, and you showcase the pretty papers so well.Love the holly-paper on *Mother*. hugs!

  40. WOW - these are amazing. Of course, my favorite would have to be the special memory of the rose ceremony at the wedding. I would have been bawling if it were me with one of my daughters (of course, you may have been also, your face didn't show in the photo). Tears of joy....of course.
    Thanks for sharing again - I appreciate you so much.
    Word Art Wednesday

  41. WOW Tracey what fabulous LOs you have created! Each one has so many gorgeous details, a real treat for the eyes :) I cant wait to see your angel tutorial!

  42. Tracey, as always your layouts are gorgeous!!! So stunning! Unfortunately I wasn't able to do the hop this weekend but am looing forward to checking out the other designer's blogs. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pages with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. Blessings to you!


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