Friday, March 29, 2013

Misc Me - February - Bo Bunny

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 Morning Scrappy Friends! It's the end of the month and that means our designers at Bo Bunny are sharing what we are doing with our Misc. Me albums. I like the system I have going so I'm continuing on, lol. This is my summary of all the photos I took for February! This project is sure keeping me on track with taking my photo a day. Last month I used the C'est La Vie collection and this month I chose Mama Razzi 2. Each month I think I'm going to use a different collection. Keeps me on my toes!!!

Here I listed what all the photos I took are about.
 Here is the calendar I printed out from my Iphone 365 project.
 For my pages I just chose a few photos. Big Boy Jax on his 1st Birthday and Jax giving Daisy some kisses for Page 1! lol
 Our trip to the Island was fabulous and I loved seeing green grass and the ocean. I cut the photo in half to fit into the two photo sleeves.
 Now I can't say enough about that bath tub in our suite.. I was in love! That's hubby and I in our Mardi Gras masks and some fabulous dessert we had one evening down by the bay.
My favorite thing is when Nicole is here to visit and we both get up early and share a caramel mocha together and chat. The top left is an art canvas I made for a girlfriends birthday. The last photo is the contest going on at our local coffee stop.. Roll up the Rim.. so far 4 coffees, and only one win
 ( a donut).. which my waistline does not need!!!
I hope you can stop by Bo Bunny to see what the rest of the girls are doing and if your doing a Misc. Me album, make sure to share it with us on facebook!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Viewfinder, Darkroom, Sidelighting,Strike A Pose/ Mama Razzi2
Chipboard: 12x12 Chipboard/ Mama Razzi2
Stickers: Combo Stickers, Photo Op Cardstock Stickers/ Mama Razzi2
Stamps: Stained Texture Stamp,On This Day Stamp, Mama Razzi2 Clear Stamp

Journey Canvas - Quick Quotes

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Happy Friday everyone! It's Lynn today and I would love to share a canvas I made using the new PowderPuff Chalking Inks, and a quote from the new Quick Quotes Bundles. We are also partnering with Kiwi Lane Designs this month, so it was fun to play with the new templates.

For my background I first put gesso on my canvas, then used the  new PowderPuff Chalking Inks to add some color. This is a new technique that I tried taking inspiration from Kate's Video. After I chalked the background, I used some modeling paste and a stencil to add some texture. Now back to playing with the chalk to color all the paste! I then played with the Kiwi Lane Designs templates and the Stowaway Collection to make the flowers. I layered the flowers and glued them onto the canvas using some matte medium. I took some ink and added a little color onto the quote. This quote will always remind me of our holidays and the journeys we have.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all are having a fabulous day!


Quick Quotes Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Stowaway 6x6 Paper Pad
PowderPuff Chalking Inks: Blue Hawaiian , Mocha MamaTahiti, Dusty Rose, Java
Quick Quotes Bundles: Travel
Kiwi Lane Designs Templates: Tiny Wildflower Accessory, Floral Accessory

ScrapThat Blog Hop

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

If you came here from
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If you want to start at the beginning 
or lose your way,here is the Blog Hop order:
                            Lynn Shokoples <<< That's Me
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 !!
I'm so excited to be the Guest Designer this month, I just have to share this!!
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. 

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:
New Subscriber 

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
Here are a few of my projects that I created for ScrapThat
For this project I used the main kit and the beautiful sketch from Amarilys. I flipped the sketch so I could scrap this photo of my daughter Nicole.
My next project I used the main kit along with the embellishment add on kit. 
For my last project I used both the main kit and the embellishment add on kit.
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!

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

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: 
in the

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!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

February Project Life

It's me and I'm back again to share February's layout with you! For this one I got out the Love Letters collection from Bo Bunny and got to work. I loved the black backgrounds..and look girls.. do you see all the washi tape??  I'm really loving this project and I'm loving my Cameo more each day! I'm getting use to this grid/ block design too.. and I'm liking it! Hope your all having a great day! I would love to know if any of you girls are doing a Project Life or Project 365 album, I'm always looking for new ideas!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Flutter, Stripe, Banners, 6x6 paper pad, Love Letters
Noteworthy: Love Letters
Stickers: Dimensional Stickers, Heart Throb Cardstock Stickers, Love Story Cardstock Stickers,Combo Stickers/ Love Letters
Chipboard: 12x12 Chipboard/ Love Letters
Other Supplies: Recollections Washi Tape, Wilton Doilies

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ten Things About Me

Morning Everyone!! And before I begin, I want to wish my sweet friend Laurie a Very Happy Birthday!! And guess what? It's my birthday too! So to celebrate I did a layout all about me, lol.. I loved this photo hubs took of me cuddling with the pups on the couch. This is our after dinner routine, a couch cuddle! Nothing compares to a cuddle with two big doodles, lol. I made this layout using a card, which can flip open and reveal my ten most intimate life details, lol.. ok, I'm not really all that exciting, but hey I try, lol. I know your so curious right? What are those ten things.. well I'm going to share them with you, lol. ( even if you didn't want to know).

1. I've been playing the piano since I've been 5 years old. 2. I love earthy colors, but have a love for pink too. 3. I have Essential tremor which means I shake, alot somedays. 4. I've dyed my hair since my 20's.. I'm totally grey. 5. I love pizza and pasta but hate feta cheese. 6. I always wanted 6 kids ( I guess 2 of mine, 1 son-in-law, 1 almost daughter in law, and 2 doodles does equal 6). 7. I love pigs, socks, pillows and even my phone case is a pig. 8. I love to read mysteries. 9. I'm always in bare feet, I hate socks. 10. I've had 10 different jobs since highschool! ( my favorites are my job working with seniors with Alzheimers and being a scrapbook designer).

So there you have all the "scoop"... Have a wonderful day my friends!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Patterned Paper: Viewfinder, Photo Booth,Contrast,Mama Razzi2/ Bo Bunny Mama Razzi2
Brads: Mama Razzi2
Jewels: Mama Razzi2
Stickers: Basic Grey Jovial, K&Company Die Cut Stickers, Francis Meyer Mini Letters
Stamps: Prima Firefly, Mama Razzi2 Clear Stamps, Bo Bunny Stained textures Stamp
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Distress Ink walnut

Monday, March 25, 2013


Hi Everyone! Well this weekend I had a little time to just play in my studio. I found this sketch at ScrapFriends and I really love a sketch that challenges me. I love getting out the inks and stamps...and yes a few pieces of Washi Tape. It was fun to grunge things up abit. These photos were from our recent trip to Victoria. We were walking along the bay and I said to hubby.. "do like the kids do and take our picture" lol.. I thought it was pretty cute. I really had fun with this one and challenged myself to stick as close to the sketch as I could. I'm playing around with different styles and techniques lately, it's another journey of self discovery.....

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Patterned Paper: Penny, Pound, Sovereign,Farthing/ KaiserCraft 75cent collection
Eyelets: We R Memory Keepers Wide Grey Eyelets
Stamps: Technique Tuesday "In Stitches", Prima "Firefly",Christy Tomlinson "Distressed Criss/Cross", Inkadinkado "Circle and Dots"
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Distress Ink Walnut, Quick Quotes Mocha Mama

Sunday, March 24, 2013

My New Project Life Idea!

 Let me begin with the story behind my new project idea, lol...  I was searching around the Silhouette Cameo store and saw these templates... hmmm. now that looks like fun I say to myself ( yeah I talk to myself on occasion). So then I started thinking of my Bo Bunny collections that I have in my stash and the idea started coming together. Why not do a 12x12 layout type project each month. Wait.. why not do a double page layout?  A great way to play with all those bigger embellishments and all those Cameo files I keep saving! I love my Misc. Me album, because it's cute and fun to leave out on my desk, but this is turning into a fun project too!  So this is January using the Snow Day collection.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Drifts, Trees,Journal,Sunshine, Cards, 6x6 Paper Pad/ Snow Day
Stickers: Little Letters Cardstock Stickers
Chipboard: Layered Chipboard, 12x12 Chipboard/ Snow Day
Noteworthy: Snow Day
Brads: Snow Day
Jewels: Snow Day

Friday, March 22, 2013

Who Are These Kids? - Bo Bunny

Who Are These Kids.. and Why are they calling me Mom? I just love that quote from the new "Family Is" Collection from Bo Bunny. Today our design assignment was to do a quirky family layout.. now who doesn't have some of those moments to share? This collection has the most hilarious quotes and sayings. It just makes me smile to look at this collection. I chose to do a layout of my "kids". This is Chris and Ashley.. in case your wondering.. Chris is Nicole's Husband... Ashley is Ryan's girlfriend. BUT.. they are also cousins. They are always goofing around like siblings and I keep forgetting they grew up together when they are around. We keep teasing Ryan and Ashley that when they get married, it will be another family wedding with the same guests, lol. It's so great that they all get along so well.. they are truly part of our family and I LOVE when they call me Mom!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Family Is Fun, Family Is Love, Family is Mischief/ Family Is
Stickers: Combo Stickers/ Family Is
Chipboard: 12x12 Chipboard, Layered Chipboard/ Family Is
Noteworthy: Family Is
Blossoms: Buttercup Daisy, Harvest Orange Daisy, Denim Blue Daisy
Stamps: Stained Textures

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Milestones - Quick Quotes

Good Morning!! It's my turn today to host on the Quick Quotes Blog .This is a layout I did of Nicole & Chris's engagement photos. The Sentiment Quote Bundle was perfect for these photos. There were so many to choose from, so I just had to use two! I wanted a romantic feel for this project, so I chose to use the new Cracklin Rose collection. I love to ink everything on my layout, so I used the new Java and Dusty Rose  PowderPuff Chalking Inks.  This month we are partnering with Kiwi Lane Designs. The Kiwi Lane Designs templates that I was working with were the Tiny Wildflower Templates. They were just the right element to tuck behind the photos. I love flowers so I was excited to use these on my project. Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all have a beautiful day!

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Cracklin Rose 100 , 200, Cracklin Rose 6x6 Paper Pad
Quick Quote Bundle: Sentiment
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Java, Dusty Rose
Kiwi Lane Templates: Wildflower 1T, 3T, 4T

Other Supplies: Prima Flowers, Bo Bunny Country Garden Brads, Wilton Doily

Monday, March 18, 2013

Thank You

Happy Monday!!! It's almost the first day of spring and I so excited for winter to be over!!! Today is reveal day at Let's Get Sketchy and I have had this photo on my fridge that I've wanted to scrap! The perfect sketch always come's along!! This is my niece Laya and her husband Aaron. It's actually their Thank You card that they sent out from their wedding. I just love it!! It was fun to do a romantic layout! Hope you can pop by and play along with us this week at Let's Get Sketchy!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Patterned Paper: Fairy Godmother/ Prima Nature Garden Collection, Emotion, Dear John, Bookplate/ Prima Romance Novel Collection
Punches: Martha Stewart
Flowers; Misc
Bling: Want 2 Scrap
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo

Friday, March 15, 2013

You And Me

Morning!! How's everyone's day? I wanted to take a break and do a "just for fun" page. When I came upon a sketch at Page Drafts I thought it would be fun to play along. My dear friend Laurie "encouraged" me to go to Michael's for the washi tape sale...and let's just say I now have a "stash" of it, lol.  I have a few rolls, but have never used them on a layout so that was one of my goals for today. The second was to play with my Cameo. Well, you know how that goes.. I searched for "circles"..and ended up buying 14 new cuts! I'm still a newbie at this whole Cameo thing, but it sure is fun! It's blowing and snowing here, so a great day to hibernate and play! Hope your all having a wonderful day!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Patterned Paper: Background Basic Grey Designer Cardstock, Ticket Paper, Quotes Paper/ Teresa Collins "He Said She Said" collection
Die Cuts: Die cut accessories/ Teresa Collions "He Said She Said"
Washi Tape: Recollections
Stamps: Technique Tueseday  "In Stitches"
Cameo cut files

Friday, March 8, 2013

Today Only Happens Once - Quick Quotes

Morning Everyone! Today I would love to share  a layout I did using the New Stowaway collection. I love the distressed colors in this collection. I thought it would be just the right choice for a photo my husband took of me while we were on our mini vacation a few weeks ago. Along with the PowderPuff Chalk Inks, this was a fun layout to do.  
 For some added texture, I took my Prima stencil and some modeling paste and did a design around the edges. To add the color back into the background, I used the Tahiti PowderPuff Chalking Ink which matched the patterned paper. I also added some texture to the Travel Quote to give it a distressed look.
Using my Silhouette Cameo, I cut out the starfish border and then used Biscotti PowderPuff Chalking Ink and Tahiti PowderPuff Chalking Ink to add some dimension. Since I couldn't get enough of playing with the ink, I tried it on my cheesecloth that I tucked behind the Quote and my photo, and it worked perfectly! I'm truly in love with these inks!! I can't wait to showcase the new colors that are coming out.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I love reading your comments!

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Stowaway 400, Stowaway 6x6 Paper Pad
Chipboard: Stowaway Chipboard Die Cuts
Bundles: Travel Bundles
Powder Puff Chalking Inks: Midnight Confession , Mocha MamaTahitiBiscotti

Other Supplies:
Bo Bunny Blossoms: Natural Earth Daisy, Denim Blue Daisy
Prima Stencil
Modeling Paste
Matte Medium

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Just an Everyday Kind of Day

Morning Everyone and Happy March! I'm excited we are one step closer to Spring! I would love to share this layout I did for my design board at Urban Scrapbook. This was our March challenge. The team all creates layouts and we showcase them all together. I love seeing what the other girls create. This is of Ashley and Ryan and as the title says.. it's just an everyday kind of day. Now can you all tell I was playing with my Cameo? I cut out the hexagon background then used the little hexagons from it around my layout. Then I cut out the title and the photo frame with it too. I'm having so much fun with this! I think I'm a "little" addicted! Have a wonderful day everyone!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Urban Scrapbook Supplies:
Authentique Renew Collection: Energize, Transform,Flourish, Foundation, Mini Notes
Misc. Flowers

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Sisters - Bo Bunny Card Sketch

Morning Everyone!!! Today at Bo Bunny we have a new card sketch challenge. Carin did this amazing sketch and I knew it would be perfect for a birthday card for my sister. My sister and I share birthdays only three days apart at the end of March, so we love to celebrate together ( sometimes for days). We make the most of our birthdays for sure! My sister is one special lady. She is my rock, my inspiration and my scrappy buddy. Every day we run ideas off each other, share our projects and even get together to do a few art journal pages. We live very close together, so I'm spoiled that I can see her as much as I want! Love ya Sis.. and we should start planning the celebration!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper:  6x6 paper pad/ Isabella
Stickers: She's My Sister Cardstock Stickers, Dimensional Stickers/ Isabella
Brads: Isabella
Jewels: Frosting Jewels, Jewels/ Isabella
Blossoms: Blush Pansy
Petals: Isabella

Monday, March 4, 2013

A Bright & Merry Christmas & Blog Hop Winner

 Morning!!!! I'ts the first Monday of's Almost Spring!!! Today at Let's Get Sketchy, we have started two of our challenges a month with a sketch and a twist! We had this fabulous sketch by our own Jenessa and a beautiful color palette to work with. A chance to finish up some Christmas layouts maybe?? I know I have a few photos that aren't scrapped yet, lol. This one is of my hubby and Ryan goofing around on Christmas morning. Such He-men, lol. Hope you can all come join in the fun!!!

Who is the winner of my blog prize. If you can contact me via email at to claim your prize!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments and I appreciate your scrappy support! Have a wonderfully happy scrappy day! Lynn

Patterned Paper: Kaiser Craft December, Frankincense, Calendar/ Twig & Berry Collection
Stickers: Bo Bunny Combo Stickers/ Rejoice
Buttons: Bo Bunny/ Rejoice
Stamps: Inkadinkado Snowflakes A Plenty
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut
Doily: Wilton


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