Friday, March 29, 2013

friday...ScrapThat! April "Within Nature" Kit Reveal/Blog Hop

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

If you came here from
ScrapThat! Facebook Page 
you are on the right track!

If you want to start at the beginning 
or lose your way, here is the Blog Hop order:
Scrap That!!

We are so excited to share the details about our newest kit featuring brand new papers
created by Donna Salazar for GCD Studios.

 The Queen of Girlie Grunge herself, Donna Salazar, will also be joining our hop!
When you get to her blog, scroll down and you will see a familiar face - our own fabulously talented DT Leader, Tracey S., is one of 5 artists chosen to be on the 2013 Donna Salazar Guest Design Team! We are so proud of her !!

We are so thrilled to welcome the beautiful and creative artist
Lynn Shokoples
as our April Guest Designer!!!

Hi everyone! My name is Lynn Shokoples and I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  I've also been blessed to join the Bo Bunny and Quick Quotes design teams this year. When I'm not scrapbooking I'm a wife, and a mom to two wonderful young adults, Nicole who's 25 and Ryan who is 20 and my new son-in-law Christopher. I'm so thrilled and honored to be a Guest Designer this month with such a group of talented artists here at ScrapThat. I love to blog and love to meet fellow scrappers, so please feel free to stop by anytime. 

Stop by and visit Lynn's blog at

Now, without further ado,
 introducing our fabulous April Kit 
"Within Nature"

Featuring the GCD/Donna Salazar collection, "Natural Beauty." Opening the box to this kit feels like opening your closet and finding your most favorite, comfortable clothes packed with a little bling! The colors are rich and vintage and range from elegant pale neutrals to muted pinks, to deep denim blues and sages. These are paired with textured blooms from Prima, Petaloo and more!

Take a look:

Main Kit

Embellishment Add-On

Flower Add-On

Paper Add-On

More details on this  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 at the beautiful sketch Amarilys has created for April:

See details about the challenge here: Sketch Challenges
Be sure to also check out the details of our monthly DT challenge
 hosted in April by Tracey S. here: DT Challenge

Everyone is welcome to participate.
All entries for both challenges are due by April 24th
Something new! All winners of our challenges, including Layout of the Week, will be eligible to receive 10% off any 2012 Kits-includes Add-ons!

I loved working with Donna Salazar's papers and embellies! The papers are so soft and pretty but a great weight for distressing!
Here are my projects for this month:

"All of Us" Layout

My first layout is based on my sketch for this month. I used the Main Kit, The Embellishment Add On and Flower Add On for this layout. The doily, bling title and script paper used for my handmade flowers are from my stash. The leaves, butterflies and flowers are all handmade by me. This picture is of my best friend and her hubby with my hubby and I at her Baby Shower last year.

"Gone Fishing" Layout

 I used the Main Kit, The Embellishment Add On and Flower Add On for this layout. The cardboard used for the flourishes is from my stash. The leaves and dragonflies are all handmade by me. 

Altered Letter
 I used the Main Kit for this altered letter for my scraproom. I'm in the middle of remodeling/organizing my scrap area. The letter is from Hobby Lobby and everything used here is from the Main Kit. Come back in a few days and I'll show you a step by step on how I altered this letter.

My last two projects are some quick cards that I made with leftovers from the kit after finishing with my layouts. I used the Main Kit only for these and handmade my own flowers/embellies using paper from the kit.

Come back later throughout this month and I'll feature each project/layout at a time with close ups and give you tips and techniques on how I made them!

Our Blog Hop features 11 fabulous hop sites including our Design Team blogs. 
We have been scrapping away and are so excited to show you our  creations! 

Two Prizes are up for grabs this month !
Donna Salazar will be drawing a winner from hoppers who comment on her blog for this amazing prize package including some of her new products from the Family Jeans collection and one of her brand new stencils.

 Be sure to check out her blog for additional details.

Next up is our SPECTACULAR April Blog Hop Prize
is a ScrapThat!  Main Kit,"Serendipity".
This kit is chock FULL of fabulous scrapbooking products including the amazing Sweet Nothings Collection from Kaiser Craft. With rich warm colors, and rustic embellishments like wooden gates and bronze cord, this kit lends itself beautifully to heritage layouts layouts.  We have included a white pen for you to use when creating a faux stitching effect.
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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 your last stop on our Blog Hop return 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, March 31 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 :
Tracey Gregory
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
Happy Hopping!


  1. Beautiful Amy and I just love that altered letter!

  2. Oh wow love your projects favorite is the gone fishing layout!

  3. I so love your work. Simply beautiful.I have been a blog follower for a long time. Thanks for the inspiration. Time to hop on.

  4. You projects are all so beautiful. I loved how you worked with the kit and your sketch is amazing! I'm so honored to be a guest with you this month!

  5. So many fabulous projects! You rocked this one!

  6. Love all your projects Amy! Very creative and fabulous!

  7. Love all of them Amy but I love the A the best ! :) You work is awesome I love to check it out! So talented TFS! :)

  8. Gorgeous work Amy - Love the altered letter especially!

  9. Beautiful work!Love that altered letter!

  10. I like the gone fishing layout the best, but so difficult to choose :D Thanks for the inspiration! I love how you use the burlap... I have a whole bunch in my stash but haven't busted into it yet...

  11. amarilys, my heart skipped a beat when i saw that fishing layout!!! wonderful, then I saw the card, beautiful.... all are truly perfecto, nice showcasing of the kit!!!
    ava g

  12. Your projects are absolutely amazing, and you made so many of them!!! I especially like your layout about fishing and your cards - all I can say is WOW!!!!! Thank you for having this blog hop and working so hard to bring us inspiration!

  13. wow! You were able to create a lot of beautiful projects with this kit! Once again, the sketch looks awesome and i have to say that my favorite part of this kit is the burlap! LOVE burlap!!! :)

  14. Wow! You really did gorgeous projects with this kit! So much eye candy!!!


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