Friday, December 28, 2012

ScrapThat! January "Flakes of Snow" Kit Reveal and Blog Hop

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

If you came here from Sarah Routledge, then you are on the right track!

If you want to start at the beginning, here is the order:

We are so excited to show you our frosty wonderland themed January kit.
Not only does it feature the beautiful "Powder Mountain" line by BoBunny,
but BoBunny is also joining us on our blog hop this month!!
Leave a comment on their blog post for a chance to win a
BoBunny prize package!

We are so thrilled to have the amazing Kelly Klapstein
join us as our January Guest Designer!

Kelly is a contributing writer for Canadian Scrapbooker magazine. Not only does she create amazing pages, but she also loves to share her passion through teaching. She was a Featured Instructor at the 2012 Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival.

So, without further ado . . . introducing our
~ January Kit Reveal ~ "Flakes of Snow"

Featuring BoBunny's "Powder Mountain" line, this kit matches crisp whites and blues with the earthiness of warm browns. When you open the box, the sparkles and textures just long to be played with!

Included are flowers from Prima and leaves from WOC, jewels and buttons from BoBunny, multiple ribbons from May Arts and more! Don't just think winter, as our DT will show you, this kit offers myriad layout possibilities!

Main Kit

Embellishment Add-On

Flower Add-On

Paper Add-On

More details on this sparkling 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:

Look what Amarilys created for January's sketch challenge!
See details about the challenge here: Sketch Challenges

Everyone is welcome to participate, all entries due by January 15th

My first layout to share with you today was created with Amy's amazing sketch!

Main, EOA, & FAO Kits

When we lived in North Carolina, snowy days were unusual and a snow deep enough to build a snowman was rare indeed. We built our snowman in the front yard to the delight of passersby who honked and gave us thumbs up. What a fun day!

I had so much fun working with this amazing kit! The gorgeous focal flower and blue Prima flowers are in the FAO kit, while the small white organza flowers, buttons, and gems are from the EAO kit. I crocheted the snowflakes and created the medium white flowers with main kit stamins and fabric from my stash. 

Hint: Paper flowers can be easily altered to a darker color with mist. The blue Prima flowers were aqua before misting with sapphire Glimmer Mist.

"Westville Lake"
Main, EOA, & FAO Kits

This lovely photo of Westville Lake with geese abounding was taken from my parents' home. 

The amazing focal flower is in the main kit along with the corrugated board used for my snowflakes and beneath the window. The white Prima kit ink added just the right touch to the corrugated flakes which I layered with more of my crocheted snowflakes, handcrafted flowers, and a bit of bling from the EAO kit. And, isn't the FAO kit vine gorgeous? I cut it apart to flow around the window. If you come back in January for my page feature, I'll be giving away the cut file I created for my paned window cut from a scrap of packaging chipboard.

I entered my "Westville Lake" page in the BoBunny December LO Challenge to find inspiration in this image:

My inspiration was to used the paned window over my photo.

"Carolina Snow" 
Main Kit Only

I saved my favorite layout for last. Another rare, snowy day in North Carolina! We lived in this home for 15 years. 

The BoBunny Powder Mountain and Double Dot papers are so gorgeous!! They really stand up to mixed meda and create amazing flowers. I used a scrap of white cardstock (We all have those page protector inserts!!) to try my hand at quilling. My first attempt is this snowflake.

I am entering this page at Once Upon a Sketch. The journaling prompt is "It's December . . ." using this gorgeous sketch:

Here is the journaling I wrote on the back of my page: "Growing up in Ohio, Gary and I always looked forward to snow in December for a white Christmas. When we moved to North Carolina we really missed those Decembers snows. There were many years when we not only didn’t snow in December, but also didn’t get enough snow to cover the ground the entire winter. This is our Carolina home during one of those rare snows. Those infrequent snows brought so much fun for our family. We had a small hill in the backyard that attracted all the children for several blocks. Since there weren’t a lot of sleds, they came up with some unusual vehicles like cookie sheets to navigate the slippery slope. We always built a snowman with a carrot nose, rock eyes, hat and scarf, usually in our front yard to the delight of passersby. Those snowy days brought many sweet memories!"

I've entered these projects at:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #60 Anything Goes

I hope you've enjoyed my projects. Now for the blog hop details:

Our Blog Hop features 11 fantastic blogs including our Design Team.

We have been scrapping away and are so excited to show you our  creations!

Our SPECTACULAR January Blog Hop Prize
is a ScrapThat! July Main Kit,
 "Summer in My Garden", featuring Fabscrap's Organic Collection:
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.
* For you last stop on our Blog Hop return here to the ScrapThat! Chat Blog.
Leave a comment letting us know you have
completed the hop.
(Please do NOT include the secret sentence in your comments.)

*Email the secret sentence to Tracey Sabella:
The Blog Hop ends Sunday, December 30 at Midnight EST

The prize MUST be claimed within 3 days of the forum announcement which will also be made on the ScrapThat! Blog.
~ If left unclaimed a NEW winner will be chosen ~
**Winner will pay actual shipping costs for sending the kit from Canada.**
Shipping costs will be invoiced via PayPal unless you are a kit member, then your prize will be shipped with your monthly kit.
Prizes won during the month will be mailed out the first week of the following month.
Due to Customs clearance, International mailings sometimes take 30-75 days to receive.

My secret word is: 

Next hop over to
Sandi Smith

For your final stop, return to the ScrapThat! Blog
to let us know you have completed the hop.

Remember ~ only send the secret sentence to

All of us at ScrapThat! wish you and your families a Happy New Year!

We are looking forward to seeing a whole host of new layouts!

Let the scrapping begin!

We can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. WOW!!!!Such amazing creations and beautiful techniques!! Your handmade flowers are just perfection and the quilled snowflake is stunning!

  2. You are just AMAZING my friend!! WOW WOW WOW!! These are all GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the flowers and the snowflakes!!! GORGEOUS!!!!

  3. Wow! They are all so cool but your quilling work is amazing!

  4. Beautiful wintry pages! That quilled snowflake is amazing. Gorgeous details on all these layouts!

  5. Gorgeous work. The details are stunning.

  6. All I can say is WOW!! Your layouts are stunning, Tracey!! I have to keep going back and looking at them to see all the amazing details!! They are gorgeous!! Have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Absolutely beautiful! I especially like the "Westville Lake" layout! Pure Gorgeousness!

  8. WOW!!! Tracey, you totally rocked this kit!! I think my favourite is the Westville Lake l/o....such a perfect use of that paper, creating the window design!! Just love what you've done here! xo

  9. Tracey, your blog title is so fitting because truly, every time i visit your blog, i do feel like i'm entering a garden of grace :) All your layouts are so gorgeous and meticulously created! 'Carolina Snow' - WOW! I can't wait to see more details on that particular layout - it's just exquisite! Thanks for sharing! :)

  10. Wow Tracey, your creations are fabulous as usual. I simply adore your lake page. That scene you create with the window and the snowflakes are just spectacular. Also the last your quilling and the beads floating along the page. Such gorgeous work. How do you get your pages to fit in an album? I love the look of all that layering. Hugs!

  11. Love all of these but esp Carolina Snow! Amazing!

  12. Loving all the inspiration, gorgeous work!

  13. Carolina Snow is so beautiful....the colors ...the string of blue pearls...Oh its just perfect!

  14. oh my!!! Tracey, you have outdone yourself! All the layouts are stunning but my favorite is your last one as well!

  15. Wow Tracey your layouts are amazing! It's strange to hear how snow is rare for you! For us not getting dumped on regularly is rare! :) Happy New Year!

  16. That kit is seriously beautiful and just look at your layouts.....WOW!!!!

  17. absolutely adore your design,s! And Everything looks stunning here

    hugs carla

  18. WOW! Each page is a work of art! Beautiful!

  19. Absolutely gorgeous, Tracey! I always enjoy your soft, sweet style of scrapping. And...what a gorgeous kit. That blue lace trim is divine. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Blessings to you my friend,
    Word Art Wednesday

  20. Oh how I love your layouts. The wooden skis are toooo much!!

  21. way to go!!!! all your pages are gorgeous!!!!! LOVE all the snow photos!!!!! LOVE the snow drips and window effect on the center page!!!

  22. Great Los! Love your crocheted snowflakes...they are amazing! And i especially love all your punched edges! you really rocked this!

  23. ooooooooooooooooh! I found the quilling it is perfect and for a first try you amaze me ..and the crocheting is to die for ......Lis

  24. So Beautiful creations Tracey but I'm in looooove with your second and last page...sooo Gorgeous!!! Your home is adorable love all the pines and the trees around it! Wishing you a Happy New Year!!! A lots of blessings for you and your lovely family!!!

  25. These are all so beautiful!.
    Happy New Year to you and your family.

  26. Love the crocheted snowflake and the "window" over the picture !

  27. omg I love that window!! Looks fabulous!!

  28. Beautiful layouts Tracey!! I LOVE all of the gorgeous flowers you used on your pages!! Such stunning work!

  29. What gorgeous, wintery layouts!!

  30. Your pages are gorgeous! That quilled snowflake you created is beautiful!

  31. What pretty creations - thanks so much for always taking the time to stop by my blog too!

  32. What pretty creations - thanks so much for always taking the time to stop by my blog too!

  33. fabulous designs all of them,
    wishing you a very happy new year :)

  34. These are gorgeous Tracey! I love the third one especially! beautiful kit too.. Happy New Year!!

  35. WOW! This is my first time on your blog and I am so glad I found you...Beautiful work. And that snowflake you made is GORGEOUS!!! I have tried a little didn't turn out like that!

  36. I love the look of the kit! Your pages are stunning as always Tracy. You have such a beautiful style!
    Happy New Year to you!!

  37. Wowza Tracey! Your layout is so stunning! I love the how you worked the beautiful products! All those blossoms are gorgeous! Happy New Year!

  38. Great layout - I love that you can combine snowflakes and flowers and it looks like they belong together!

  39. Hi again Tracey! I know I commented once before, but now I am taking part in the blog hop and am stopping by again. I LOVE your beautiful and inspiring pages!

  40. Wowza, Tracey! Those are beautiful!!!! Love the color combination and the gorgeous flowers!!!

  41. WOW! There are so many gorgeous details on each of these layouts Tracey! I have to agree, I love the last one the best, and the snowflakes on each one are so amazing!!!

  42. Amazing work! A visit to your blog is always a treat! Your quilled snowflake is gorgeous. The little details on each of your pages are just wonderful and so very inspiring. Thanks for the inspiration Tracey!

  43. WOW! Such beautiful pages, girl! LOVE the way all that white looks so crisp and clean and bright on your deep blues! Stunning!

  44. Very beautiful Tracey! I enjoyed watching you work on some of this at PC :)

  45. so pretty.......looks like you are having fun with those goodies, awesome kits!

  46. wow what amazing beautiful work xoxoox

  47. Beautiful layouts, I love the way you use embellishments.

  48. These are SO gorgeous, Tracey, you have done a fabulous job with that kit!!!
    Happy New Year!!!

  49. I love the window layout. Happy New Year Tracey!

  50. WOW>>>WOW>>>WOW Tracey What fabulous LO's you created!! They are all amazing with all of your beautiful embellies. I love the snowflakes you crocheted and the quilled one is really beautiful too! Have a wonderful blessed Happy New Year:)

  51. You have an amazing talent! :)

    Happy New Year! :D

  52. Thank you so much for your consistent participation in our Word Art Wednesday challenges. We always love having you there, Tracey! Your creations are gorgeous. Each page is just stunning. Have a God-filled week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  53. Beautiful work - Happy New Year to you and your Family!!!

  54. WOW!!! Absolutely stunning work!!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS! Happy New Year!!!!

  55. Gorgeous creations Tracey.. thanks so much for sharing with us at OUAS. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and fabulous New Year :))

  56. Wonderful work Tracey! you worked that kit absolutely beautifully! Your first attempt at quilling went more than well, that snowflake is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing your work with us at OUAS! Happy New Year!

  57. Tracey, this is just beautiful!! Love all that gorgeous blue in that kit and you've done wonderful with the sketch! The snowflake is stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS!

  58. Oh wow...Great scrapbooking design and techniques...I love the colors and your embellies. Awesome! Thanks for blessing us with your project this week at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs!

    JO ANN

  59. You're a natural at quilling! Lovely work.


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