Friday, May 31, 2013

ScrapThat! Kit Club June Reveal and Blog Hop

Welcome to our ScrapThat!
 June Kit Reveal and Blog Hop!! 

We are so happy to see June after the long winter and excited to show you our creations with our beautiful Prima Collection "Sunrise Sunset" !

Here are my two layouts....the first one is based on Amarilys's lovely sketch.

I designed my second layout using Prima's May BAP Sketch.
Here is the Prima sketch:

I made a video to show how this layout came together, in fast forward, using this sketch.

You can click HERE to watch this video on YouTube and subscribe to my Channel to qualify for the Hop prize. As well, I will have a video tutorial later in June to show how I altered the metal butterflies.

Our Blog Hop features fabulous hop sites including our Design Team blogs. 

If you came here from:
you are on the right track!

If not, go back and start here: Scrap That!   
Then follow the rest of the order:
Kelly Klapstein YOU ARE HERE
We are so happy to welcome the amazing 
Zoe Nemburt
as our June Guest Designer!!!


Hey, my name is Zoe Nemburt, and I am absolutely thrilled to be asked to design as a guest for ScrapThat! this month. I started scrapbooking in 2009 and seriously never looked back. I felt I had finally found my crafty passion!! Super Excited to be here for the month of June with the ScrapThat! team and I really hope to inspire you to create something fabulous.

Be sure to stop by Zoe's blog, Designs by Zoe, to be inspired by her gorgeous work! 

We are sad to say farewell to our talented DT Member, Sarah Routledge.
We have been inspired by your creativity and learned so much from your tutorials. 
With your optimism and talent, we are sure you will reach every dream.
You will be missed.
We wish you luck on your new endeavors! 

Now, without further ado....  

Introducing our June Kit,
 "From Sunrise to Sunset"

Featuring the designs of the fabulous Anna Dabrowska (a.k.a. Finnabair) we present a  collection of rich colors and designs that run from brights to neutrals. Whatever your scrapping style is, you will love this kit that is just chock-full of Prima goodies!

Take a look:

Main Kit

Paper Add-On

Flower Add-On

 Embellishment Add-On

More details on this collection can be found here:
ScrapThat! Store 

We are currently accepting new
Kit Club Members.
For more information,
complete the form on the link below:
New Subscriber  

Look at the beautiful sketch Amarilys has created for June: 

See details about the challenge here: Sketch Challenges

We have something new for June!
In addition to Amy's sketch challenge,
 other members of the DT will also be hosting challenges!

  • Tracey G.'s challenge: "Scrap out of your comfort zone"
  • Laura's Challenge: "Using a long title"
  • Sandi's Challenge: "Color Challenge"
  • Tracey S.'s Challenge: "Use a stencil"
Check them out here. 

Everyone is welcome to participate.
Entries for all challenges are due by Wednesday, June 26.
 All winners of our challenges, including Layout of the Week, are eligible to receive 10% off any 2012 Kits ~ including Add-ons!

The June Blog Hop Prize is our "Life's Muse" Main Kit featuring Webster's Pages Everyday Poetry Collection (Webster's Poetry)

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 2 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

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!


Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Surprise!

Today on The Crafty Power blog, I am sharing a card design that has a surprising element on it.

Can you see what it is?

Click HERE to visit the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog to find out!

Monday, May 27, 2013

A Card and a Class

Once in awhile, I do a blog post for Canadian Scrapbooker called "Tuesday With the Team."

Last week, I shared a card I designed using Sizzix dies and embossing folders with Core'dinations ColorCore card stock.
There are more close-ups and a video tutorial on how I made this card on the Canadian Scrapbooker blog.

Click HERE to see that post and watch the video.

I also have some exciting news about a class I am teaching on June 13 at Treasured Memories.  There are limited spots, so register now if you are interested.
I have had such wonderful feedback about a similar Kaisercraft photo display that I designed a few weeks ago, that I decided to make it into a class.  Click HERE to see my other Photo Display project.

If some of you are wondering where I will be teaching in the future, I wanted to let you know that I will now be an independent instructor.  So I will have classes at a variety of stores and events, which I will announce here on my blog and on Facebook.  

I have lots of class ideas and opportunities coming up, so stay tuned.....

Monday, May 13, 2013

She Sparkles!

My daughter turned 16 this year, and I've been making a few layouts to commemorate this special time in her life.
I used the new Kaisercraft "Remember Me" collection....a beautiful palette of red and black and tan.

The design is based on the Kaisercraft May Saturday Sketch #1 Challenge.  

On the Crafty Power Blog, I shared the simple technique of how to "wear  your adhesive on the outside" by using black glitter with my Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Power Tape to create a sparkly border along my stamped lace edges.
It's hard to see the sparkle, but it looks so pretty in real life!

Click HERE to visit the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog to see my step-by-step photo tutorial on how I made this glittery border.

I created this layout during a beautiful weekend away on a Scrapbooking retreat, nestled in the Rockie Mountains, at the wonderful Bull River Guest Ranch.

This is the main lodge where we scrapped and ate the most amazing gourmet meals.
There is a hobby farm too....and this strange smiling goat.
These lovelies helped embellish my layout with their pretty feathers.
No, I didn't pluck them fresh off the birds....I found the feathers while walking around the grounds one sunny afternoon and added them to my layout.
The "S" is glittered too with Craft&Glitz black glitter.

All of the pretty wood embellishments are Kaisercraft also, and I punched those scallop circles with an EK Success punch. 

The heart pin is Maya Road (kindly given to me from Connie Nichol who was scrapping across the table).

In reality, I said, "Hey Connie, your Diamond Glaze bottle is she gave me a pin to clear the tip....and never got the pin back because I popped it onto my layout!"  Ha ha! Thank you Connie for all the wood embellies too :)

When I saw the Kaisercraft Saturday sketch, I thought I'd give my daughter some advice in terms of journaling and found the PERFECT Kaisercraft Rub-ons from the "In the Attic" collection.  I LOVE these quotations!
The 'Remember' arrow is a Technique Tuesday stamp.....and there is a funny story behind that too! Another friend from Canadian Scrapbooker magazine, Katharina Doyle, was sitting nearby, and I cannot even remember why I went to talk with her...but I ended up pulling some stamped arrows out of her trash bin! Yep, dumpster diving for layout embellishments! 

I might as well admit that the rest of the Canadian Scrapbooker team helped me out too:  Jackie Ludlage gave me the Crafty Power Tape and black glitter. Oh, and Cathie Allan let me borrow her stamping block. Oops...the scallop punches weren't mine either (I forget whose!)

I guess this layout is truly a group effort! Don't you just love scrapbook retreats and crops??

Thursday, May 9, 2013

May Sketchy Challenge

I decided to use the Canadian Scrapbooker May Sketchy challenge to design the June "Place in Time" Graphic 45 layout for my Mother's vintage album.

I know...a little out of order.  Today I'm sharing the April and June layouts, but the May page is coming later.

Here is Sue Syke's wonderful sketch...
I created a double layout by flipping the sketch for the right page....
I just love these photos from my mom's cousin's wedding. They are held in place with white photo corners from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Here are some close-ups...

Isn't that pearl centre on this flower gorgeous? It is a vintage clip-on earring from my mother, but I cut the backing off.
I used a Prima stencil and Golden Molding Paste with Glitter
I made a video showing details of this June layout and a tutorial with this mixed media technique.  Click HERE to watch this video on YouTube.

Here is my belated April layout...
These are pics of my  mom and her roommate visiting their friends on Easter who had young children.  If you look closely, you can see the kids holding Easter baskets.

The bling flourishes and butterflies are Prima (left over from my ScrapThat! May kit).

The chipboard fence is Twiddleybitz
The windows are cut from a piece of scrap white cardboard, and the bunny is cut from Glitter paper. The white stitching is "faux"...made with a white pen and paper piercer.  Sneaky! 

Luckily, my mom doesn't use a computer or follow my blog...otherwise the secret would be out on this album.  I love seeing how it's coming together, and I hope you do too!

I also hope you join in the Sketchy Challenge over at Canadian HERE to visit their online forum.