Friday, June 28, 2013

ScrapThat! July "Hope Chest" Kit Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to ScrapThat! 
It's our July Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!! 

If  you came here from:
the Tracey Gregory 
you are on the right track

Now that we are in the full swing of warmer weather,
 we are so excited to show you our soothing and refreshing July Collection.
Should you lose your way, here is the Blog Hop order:


We are so happy to welcome the amazing 
Natasha Naranjo Aguirre
as our July Guest Designer!!!

Hi!  My name is Natasha & I’m the mother of two wonderful children & the wife of an amazing, supportive man. I am a floral designer by day and a scrapbook designer by night. I love to incorporate different techniques in my work and use a variety of elements. Every day I am inspired by the work and talent of others, and I hope to be able to inspire others with my work as well. 

Be sure to stop by her blog to see more of her gorgeous creations:

Now, without further ado....  

Introducing our July Kit,
 "Hope Chest"

Featuring the Hope Chest collection by Pink Paislee, we are sure you will love this kit packed with gentle neutrals and sages combined with pops of Prima color! Whatever your scrapping style is, you can capture the beauty of nature and the photos and memories you hold dear.

Take a look:

Main Kit*

*The Circles are not part of this kit-sorry for the mix-up

Paper Add-On

Flower Add-On

 Embellishment Add-On

More details on this collection can be found here:
We are currently accepting new

Kit Club Members. 
For more information,
complete the form on the link below:
New Subscriber  

Summer Promotion 
ScrapThat! is having a fabulous summer promotion. If you start a subscription during the months of July or August, after 6 paid months, you can pick a retired kit from the ScrapThat! store for free. It will be shipped along with your 6th month kit. If you are already subscriber and want to get in on the action, refer a friend. For each friend you refer, you will both receive a free kit after you each complete 6 months from the time the referral starts. The person you refer must give your name when they subscribe. Stop by the ScrapThat! Store to start your subscription today.

Look at the beautiful sketch Amarilys has created for July:

See details about the challenge here: Sketch Challenges
The DT Challenge this month is hosted by Tracey G:"Create A Canvas"
Due to popular request, Sandi will also be hosting a Round Robin challenge!

Everyone is welcome to participate in all challenges.
Entries for all challenges are due by Wednesday, July 24.
 All winners of our challenges, including Layout of the Week, are eligible to receive 10% off any 2012 Kits ~ including Add-ons!

My first project is based on Amy's gorgeous sketch and uses the Main Kit without any of the add-on kits. This is an engagement photo of our son Joseph and Rachel. They've been married now for nearly 2 years. I pray they will have an amazing and long journey through life together. 

"Journey of a Lifetime"

These Pink Paislee papers are gorgeous with so many grungy and vintage images. I fussy cut flowers to tuck around the photo and next to the title. I colored the kit roses and cherry blossoms and the larger flowers are handcrafted from kit paper using Heartfelt creations stamps and dies. I just love the cork print alpha and used the adhesive cork to die cut the second part of my title. The pliable mesh included in the main kit was put to use stamping the bottom and side edges with gesso. I also gessoed the green felt lace. I added a DA chippie and some Really Reasonable Ribbon from my stash. I'll be sharing a tutorial in July showing you how to convert the Scrabble tiles into the elegant sparkly tile tucked into my top cluster. 

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Next up is a page featuring Elizabeth and Andrew's wedding rings, appropriately
placed on this Scripture passage about enduring love. 

"A Symbol of Our Love"

The border paper with documents reminds me of old marriage documents - just perfect for these photos. I used several techniques like water distressing, stenciling, gesso wash, and misting. I smudged more gesso onto the FAO and MK flowers to lighten and soften them. The journal cards included in the MK have some great doily images I fussy cut to tuck into the outer layers. I also distressed one of them to tuck behind a photo. I added a DA Chippie and the gold leaves and heart key are from the Craftpon Etsy Shop. I colored the MK pearls with glimmer mist before placing them on the punched border around the title. An easy way to color the kit alpha is with embossing powder.

This final layout features a gorgeous photo of our daughter Elizabeth on her
wedding day. This is one of her favorite photos taken that day. 

"Beautiful Bride"

I coated the outer petals of the larger flowers with molding paste, then colored with gesso, mist, and inks. To lighted the background paper, I whitewashed the paper with watered down gesso, then splattered, and stamped as well. I just adore the combination of grunge and bling, so these Pink Paislee glitter embedded burlap butterflies were so fun to use!! The pretty glittered title uses an alpha set from a previous ScrapThat! kit. I've added another of the leaves, heart keys and DA chippies. I removed the flower centers from a few of the Prima flowers and replaced them with the sweet Maya Road resin roses from the EAO Kit. The MK tulle was absolutely perfect to tuck into my clusters to reflect the tulle of Elizabeth's veil. 

Now for details about our blog hop:

Our Blog Hop features 9 fabulous hop sites including our Design Team blogs. 
We have been scrapping away and are so excited to show you our  creations! 

The July Blog Hop Prize is our retired "Summer In My Garden" Main Kit 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 or two that will 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!
  • Subscribe to Kelly's YouTube Channel at
  • Post the ScrapThat! Blinkie on your blog.
  • For your 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, June 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 words are:
a hope

Next hop over to

For your final stop, return here to the ScrapThat! Blog 
to let us know you have completed the hop.
Remember ~ only send the secret sentence to

Happy Hopping!

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  1. They are all so beautiful but the last page especially is just a knockout!

  2. Tracey, these layouts are WOW! Gorgeous layouts of your daughter's wedding memories. This kit is perfect for that moments. Thank you for sharing the inspirations and blessings!

  3. Just all so gorgeous :}

    hugs carla

  4. Hi, Tracey - just a big SMILE on my face at your fabulous layouts and marvelous photography. Love all the colors and pretties on your special memories. I'd like to thank you for your recent visit to my blog, and to say that I am your newest follower in both BL and Google. hugs, Donna
    {Creative Smiles}

  5. Wowwwwwwwwwww! These are amazingly gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeeee all the layers and the flowers!!

  6. So gorgeous!! Love the wedding photo of your daughter ... hugz

  7. amazing projects Tracey! This kit is just perfect for wedding layouts-I made two! love your handmade flowers! they look amazing!

  8. Your designs are inspirational! Stunning work, Tracey!

  9. Beautiful job Tracey! Love all the different techniques you used! Need to tell me how to Gesso wash! Love the DA chippie! TFS! All the best!

  10. As always inspiring and beautiful work. Thank you.

  11. Tracey-I'm blown away by the DT projects. You've all brought out different colors and styles of the same kit-it's so fun!

  12. Stunning layouts, Tracey! I love your altered flowers!

  13. The new Pink Paisleepapers are gorgeous and you did such awesome work with it...I love all your projects.

  14. Wow all three pages are marvelous!! Gorgeous work!

  15. Drop dead gorgeous! Love that you gave the kit an entirely different color scheme and look!

  16. Stunning work Tracey! All of your flowers are amazing. The detail that you put into your designs are just fabulous! I'm looking forward to your detail posts later this month! Thanks for the inspiration! =)

  17. Gorgeous layouts again! I love all your work.

  18. Your pages always make me go oooh and aaaah, Tracey! Absolutely beautiful! Off to take another look. Hugs!

  19. These layouts are stunning Tracey!!

  20. Wow Tracey! Your layouts are as beautiful as ever! I'm lovin' all the blossoms!

  21. Gorgeous pages! I love all the details you put in each page.

  22. Always love seeing the beauty you create, Tracey. I always leave your blog amazed!

  23. Oh my Tracey!...your children must be so happy to have such a talented mom to do such wonderful things with their Wedding photos..I can understand why your daughter loves that picture in the last layout!
    Alison xx


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