Friday, July 26, 2013

ScrapThat! August "Days to Remember" Kit Reveal and Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to our August Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from Tracey Gregory. 

If not, you can start at the beginning at the ScrapThat! Blog.

If you lose your way, here is the order:
We are so blessed to have the sweet and uber-talented, 
Lisa Gregory 
as our Guest DT for August!

Hi, My name is Lisa and by profession I am a registered nurse. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have 2 children who are now successful young adults.  I have been a crafter my whole life. Back in 2005, when my son was doing his senior project with his girlfriend (who is now his wife) They were creating a scrapbook of their lives. They elicited my help as I was the crafty one. I found and saw the kind of scrap booking the artists did. I was amazed at the styles. It just wasn't cut and paste and stickers. It was 3 dimensional, it was gorgeous, and oh so inspiring. So I created a gallery, created my first layout and the rest is history. My style has changed a bit throughout the years, but playing with and scissors is still so therapeutic for me. I am honored and excited to be Guest Designing for Scrap That for the month of August. 

Stop by Lisa's Blog
to see her gorgeous work.

We are also excited to introduce a new addition to our DT-
Monica Lowrance

Hi all! My name is Monica Lowrance.
I'm so excited to be here!! I'm excited, humbled, and honored to be here. I’ve been scrapping for many years. I fell in love with it. I love creating. I have a love for flowers, chippies and beautiful papers. Actually I love all things connected with scrapping! I love trying new techniques and colors. I also try a variety of different styles, and mixed media intrigues me.
I look forward to getting to know you all and working with you. I can’t wait to see your wonderful projects. I am so excited at the chance to work with these kits. They are gorgeous!! Please join me in my next adventure here at ScrapThat!
Feel free to stop by my blog and say hi: Happy Scrappn 2.
Now without further ado, we are proud to introduce our August kit, 
"Days To Remember"
featuring the shabby loveliness of the Maja Design "Vintage Spring" Collection. This is one of those kits that you will just keep saying,"Oh, how pretty!" as you unpack every item. The colors are soft and muted and paired with elegant embellishments and delicate flowers. Take a look:

Main Kit

Embellishment Add-On Kit

Flower Add-On Kit

Paper Add-On Kit
More details on this collection can be found here:
ScrapThat! Store

We are currently accepting new
Kit Club Members.
complete the form on the link below:
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 elegant sketch Amarilys has created for August!

See details about the challenge here:
 Sketch Challenges

My first project is based on Amy's lovely August sketch using the Main Kit without any of the Add-On Kits. This is our Elizabeth about 20 years ago. Yes, this adorable spiky hair baby is our daughter bride in the next layout as well.

"Love Sweet Elizabeth"

This gorgeous Maja collection is so versatile and offers some fabulous fussy cutting opportunities as showcased here. The kit is just packed with gorgeous coordinating embellishments like these wonderful I Am Roses flowers. I used the loose rose petals to create the larger white focal flower. I decided to get creative with the Pink Paislee rings by painting them white and crocheting a lace border onto them. You can get so many looks with the kraft butterflies. Here I used a combination of embossing powder and glitter flakes, adding a butterfly charm from my stash. 

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This next page shows Elizabeth all grown up with the wedding party celebrating her and Andrew's special day. 


The purples in this kit are a perfect pairing to the marine blue of the bridesmaids' dresses. I've used the Main Kit along with the Embellishment and Flower Add-On Kits. Don't the EAO pearl gems make a gorgeous banner in the corner? I enjoy sneaking in subtle references to the theme of my photo and the stamped script on the background is a Heartfelt Creations stamp of 1 Corinthians 13 - the love chapter. My DT Challenge this month is to use stamping on your project. Stop by the forum to join us. I used the July Bird is the Word sketch and theme word, celebrate, for inspiration:

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My final project for you this month is a pair of tags. Be sure to watch for my build a tag tutorial later this month. 

"Live in the Moment Tag"

"Butterfly Tag"

The gorgeous papers, butterflies, flowers and lace come together so beautifully for tags and cards!

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We are having multiple DT Challenges this month-be sure to check them out!
Tracey S.: Spice it up with Stamping 
Monica: Chipboard from Cereal Box
Laura: Black & White Photo
Tracey G: Trash to Treasure

Everyone is welcome to participate in all challenges !
You do NOT have to be a subscriber to play along!
Entries for all challenges are due by Wednesday, August 28.
 All winners of our challenges, including Layout of the Week, are eligible to receive 10% off any 2012 Kits ~ including Add-ons!
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 August Blog Hop Prize is our retired 
"Once Upon a Dream" Main Kit featuring Kaisercraft Charlotte's Dream
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!
  • 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, July 29th 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 first secret word is:

Next hop over to see the work of our talented
Sandi Clarkson

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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Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. LOVE your layouts Tracey! The wedding layout is so elegant and that sweet baby page is gorgeous! Love the tags as well!

  2. Fabulous I tell ya just fabulous!!! I love tags!!!!

  3. Tracey my friend your layouts are stunning! Love how you used this kit! Love this kit! Going to try and get it! Miss you :(
    All the best

  4. Love the beautiful layouts!! The purples are so pretty!! (Well, the entire collection

    Happy Crafting

  5. Love your projects dear Tracey
    specially that you used word and sketch from the Bird is the Word

  6. Pretty pretty pretty!! So love your elegant creations!

  7. Tracey, your layouts are so beautiful and very heartwarming, too! I always love seeing your creations! And your tags are absolutely gorgeous, too! And I want to say a great big CONGRATS to Monica!!!!

  8. You and this kit are a perfect match! Pure gorgeousness, Love the perky hair!!

  9. Tracey-you have showcased the gorgeous purple paper beautifully! LOVE both your layouts.

  10. Wow wow wowwwwwwwww! You are amazing!! I love love love love these! Those tags are gorgeous!!

  11. I love how you did a layout as a baby and then the wedding day. So sweet!!

  12. All of your projects are stunning, Tracey!! The layouts are gorgeous!! And what sweet pictures!! The tags are beautiful!! Happy Monday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts


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