And I will bury my soul in a scrapbook, with the photographs there and the moths.
~Leonard Cohen

Friday, March 25, 2011

Scrap That! April Reveal & Blog Hop

Welcome to the Scrap That! Reveal & March blog hop!!
If you have arrived here from Janis's blog, then you are in the right place! If not, then head back to the Scrap That! Blog and join in on the fun!

Here is the much anticipated reveal of the April Scrap That! kit! Packed with the latest newly released papers from Bo Bunny "Gabrielle". So today I am going to share with you the projects I created using the April "Madame Butterfly" Kit.

This month, PageMaps has joined hands with Scrap That!, they have created a sketch exclusively for this kit. It's gorgeous! And I loved creating this layout with it!
PageMaps sketch:

My take:
The picture is a recent one of my kids, love these little rascals!


We received one of the new Prima masks in the kit. I glimmer misted the screen then used it as a stamp...below is the result, it wasn't a clean & crisp stamped image but I liked how it turned out, the distressed look was perfect for these papers.


Here is the 2nd layout I made with this kit.
As soon as I took this picture of my daughter-I instantly fell in love with it. She looks so beautiful! I knew these papers would be perfect for this picture, soft and shabby.


So as you can see---there is a DUSTY ATTIC piece in the kit! Divine!! LOVE IT!!!
I crackle painted it, inked the edges with Coral Chalk ink and top it off by adding Stickles to the bottom portion of the skirt.

Onto the 3rd layout.
We received a package of Kaisercraft doilies, which seem to be huge right now! I went with a more circular-based design on this layout, inspired by the doilies. =)



We also got a bottle of Aqua Perfect Pearls....I was a happy camper when I saw these and I love using it. They make the most perfect round pearls on your projects.

Alright, here is my last full layout.
The die cut paper from this collection has got to be my fave die cut pp to date. Its gorgeous!
Here is a closeup of the Prima flowers--newly released this Winter. They're beautiful and matched so perfectly to these papers.


Check out the Kaisercraft butterfly chippie we also got in the kit! I lightly inked it with TH Walnut Stain Distress Ink, added a few perfect pearls, and stickled it up. =)

I had a few scraps, and it's quite hard for me to part with scraps when I know very well that I can make SOMETHING with them, therefore I made a card! Tada! =)

**Remember that in order to be eligible for the prizes up for grabs you need to do the following:
1. Visit all 9 blogs, leave a comment & become a follower.
2. Go to Scrap That! Facebook Page and become a friend.
3. Go to the Scrap That! Ning and become a member.
4. Email the secret sentence to friends@scrapthat.ca

Be sure to visit all 9 blogs as there will be 9 chances to win some Prima goodness.
The grand prize is an autographed PageMaps book, signed by Beck Fleck!

Before you hop along, you will need my secret word, which is...{*IN*}. Now you can head on over to Lisa Blastick's blog for more beautiful creations using the "Madame Butterfly" kit. =)

Thank you for joining us!!
Happy Hopping!
♥ Karen

39 comments:

Lillian Child said...

Karen, you have SUCH a lovely creative style - I'm a huge fan of distress and vintage so your creations just speak to me - so beautiful! I just found your delightful blog on this hop and am now a follower - so very nice to meet you!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Danelle said...

I love the die cut paper as well as the Prima flowers. Definately my favorite in the kit and I can't wait to received it!!

Fran Brunke said...

OK, I want it all! Such beautful colours and textures. You make it look so easy, Lisa.

Nicole said...

I love BoBunny's Gabrielle collection and you've shown successfully what beautiful projects can be done with it. The new ScrapThat kit looks awesome!

Linda Pekrul said...

What beautiful layouts and card. Love the tips too!

Jolanda said...

Wow Karen....amazing work!
Very very pretty,stunning!

Cottagerca said...

Karen, beautiful work, thanks so much for being part of the hop. Love your blog.
ava

Jess said...

Wonderful creations! They are very pretty!

Scrap Vamp said...

Fabulous and stunning pages!

Vicky Alberto said...

I'm hopping, yesseree, I'm hopping, can't you see, I'm hopping... to see all the gorgeous Scrap That! projects!!!

Sarah-R said...

Really beautiful work Karen! I love the detailing on the dress form - it looks so great!

Krystle said...

Those closeups of that last layout blew me away!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful projects !! I love all the details!! Thanks Karen

Becky Jo Miltimore said...

Nice work! Very pretty layout for a very PRETTY GIRL!

Kate Ware said...

The elements is this kit are fantastic!! And I love how you've put them together. Thanks for sharing your beautiful artwork!

Rebecca said...

love what you created!!

Colleen said...

Your layouts are stunning Karen! Just beautiful! Thanks for letting me hop by :)

Cindy Gay said...

Beautiful papers. I particularly love the distressed dress form in the Angel layout.

paper addiction said...

Karen, you are a very talented person. I really enjoy your work. Thanks for sharing!

Kristine Berc said...

Everything you created is so beautiful. I loved looking at all your details, like the perfect pearls and crackle paint. Love your handmade flowers, too!

Dorothy said...

i looove all your creations with the april kit. ooh, i can't wait for mine to arrive! stunning LOs!

Fi said...

So glad I found this blog hop, your work is stunning look forward to check out your blog thoroughly.

Rhonda said...

The crackle paint technique is so cool. Great layouts!!

Lana Vassallo said...

Love the crackle paint idea. Beautiful!

Fritchey said...

I can't believe how much fun blog hopping is! I have seen so many beautiful new blogs so far! Yours is no exception! I absolutely love the pages and card you created with this kit! The crackle paint on the DA chipboard piece looks gorgeous! TFS!!!!

Sandi Smith said...

Such beautiful work Karen...you definitely rocked this awesome kit!

JULIANA said...

Love what you did with this kit and the Bo Bunny goodness in it!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Beautiful pages! I love that you used a glimmer screen as a stamp and your dressed-up dress form is so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

Latinacreativa said...

I'm a new follower, and I love your layouts!! Thanks for the hop. -Raquel @ raquelsdesigns.blogspot.com.

Eleni Gratsia said...

Wow, wow,, wow ... what amazing work ... your layouts are fab, and the crackling on the dress maker die, inspirational!!

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Karen - these are all so gorgeous! That kit is amazing but what you have done with it is beautiful! I am definitely happy to be a new follower of your fabulous blog! I am getting inspiration by the bucketful :) Thanks for sharing your creative talent!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

An Zeelmaekers said...

waaaw, amazing what you make! I love the cracklepaint detail on one of your works!

Roxanne24 said...

Oh wow. Your pages are amazing.

lisette_jenkins said...

I love your layouts but absolutely love the 3rd one. Thanks for the hopping and the chance to win.

Valery said...

Your layouts are beautiful. I especially love your fabric flower.

Jessica said...

Gorgeous pages and you made soooo many! That's awesome. The flowers, butterflies, and papers are fabulous! Just became a follower! Thanks for sharing.

Lynn said...

Love the layouts, so beautiful! Inspired me for a layout that I'll do for a friend in the hospital (get well card) As I dont have any of this collection though (unless I win) I'm starting it tonight and going to use some similar paper that I have from another collection. I'm going to love following your blog!

Cheryl said...

Wow girl! Your pages are breathtaking!!

Sharon & Nick said...

Very yummy layouts. I will definitely be back soon to visit again.

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