Sunday, June 20, 2010

New Class Dates have been set!

Here is a list of my upcoming classes that I am teaching at
Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo
37-C Swan Street
Ramsey, New Jersey 07446
http://www.scrap-a-doodledoo.com/
Phone: 201.818.7060
BLOG: www.scrap-a-doodle-doo.blogspot.com/

PLEASE NOTE -** CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED - so please call the store ASAP
to book your seat! ALL SAMPLES are in the store!

July 31st 10:00am to 12:30
*2nd offering of :
"One The Boardwalk"
~2 Page layout Class $20.00

These pages Feature beautiful Graphic 45 papers and are perfect for your favorite summertime photo - either old or new! You can use photos printed in color - or even in Black + White or in Sepia tones. Whatever you choose they will look AWESOME!



*This first class offering SOLD OUT QUICKLY - so please call the store ASAP if you want a seat for this class! * Sample in Store!

This class will incorporate the following elements and/or techniques:
• - Multi patterned paper layering - using 4 different patterned papers!
• - GLIMMER MIST
• - Lace
• - 3-D effects
• - create a pocket and Tags for additional journaling space and/or photos
• - edge distressing and chalking your edges
• - custom color your flowers
• - hand-made flowers out of old dictionary pages

PLEASE BRING TO CLASS:
* Sharp small scissors
* Paper trimmer (*full size for 12x12 paper)
* Splat Mat ( can be purchased at the store)
* Your Favorite Permanent Adhesive - tape runner
* Glue Dots ( can be purchased at the store)
* Edge Distresser
* Foam 3-D Pop Dots
*Tweezers
* Heat Gun (if you have one)
* Pumpkin Pie + Frozen Lake Glimmer Mist ( if you have them)
* Blue Lagoon Cat’s Eye Chalk ( if you have one)





July 31st 10am - 12:30 :
"ALL ABOUT ME"
- $15.00 one page layout

Well - it is all about YOU actually! We never scrap ourselves - so this project will give YOU permission to have some FUN and learn a few new techniques too! This ONE page Layout is FULL of beautiful BRIGHT colors, textures and dimension! There is a place for one 4 x 6" photo, and for you to list all your favorite things!

* Sample in Store!

This class will incorporate the following elements and/or techniques:
• Edge distressing
• Glimmer Mist
• Spiral Flowers
• Alcohol Ink -Tie-dyed flowers
• 3-D Popping
• Patterned paper mixing

Please bring to Class - TOOLS + Supplies:
* Sharp small scissors
* Paper trimmer (*full size for 12x12 paper)
* Splat Mat ( can be purchased at the store)
* Your Favorite Permanent Adhesive - tape runner
* Liquid Adhesive ( example: Zip Dry ) (can be purchased at the store)
* Glue Dots ( can be purchased at the store)
* Edge Distresser
*Tweezers
* 4" x 6" Photo of YOU!
* Fine Point Marker/Pen for journaling your favorite things
* Heat Gun (if you have one)
* Warm Red Cat’s Eye Chalk ( if you have one)

AUGUST 13TH FRIDAY NIGHT 6:30PM


"Beach in a Bottle" - Cost $30.00


* Sample in Store!

Don't let summer end! Keep it around to warm your heart when the cold winter months arrive! This a great way to capture and preserve your favorite summer memory, and display it in a unique and FUN way!

This would make a GREAT GIFT too!

Can you hear the ocean calling or maybe even the cool breeze at the lake?!

Use up to 3 pictures - Learn how to stamp on glass using StazeOn Ink and Beautiful Tattered Angel's New Seaside "Coastal Breeze" Clear Stamps, use Dew Drops, SEI inks, and Mud Puddles, set eyelets with a Crop-a-Dile.

Please bring to Class - TOOLS + Supplies:
* Sharp small scissors
* Paper trimmer (*full size for 12x12 paper)
* Your Favorite Permanent Adhesive - tape runner
* Liquid Adhesive ( example: Zip Dry ) (can be purchased at the store)
* Glue Dots ( can be purchased at the store)
* Edge Distresser
*(2) 4" x 3.5" & (1) 2.5" x 3.5" Photos
*Seashells will be provided - but feel free to bring your own if you have any special ones you have collected and would like to use.
* Crop-a-Dile (*if you have one)

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT ONE OF MY CLASSES!
Please call the store at 201.818.7060 ASAP to reserve a seat!

Thank you,
Sherri

Father's Day Surprise...shhhh

Can you guess what 
my Hubby is getting for
Father's Day?
Phil has ALWAYS been a METS Fan - and a few weeks ago he mentioned that he would really like to go to the new Citi Field to see a game - sooo as a SURPRISE for Father's Day - I got 4 tickets for all of us to go to a Sunday afternoon game in August!!! 

Shhhh - don't tell him!! -well you can't really as he is sleeping and I of course am on the computer
( again! LOL!)

Now I needed to do something with the tickets I printed online -  OF COURSE "Glimmer Mist" and a plain old manila folder came to mind!  Throw in some Grungeboard letters, use a piece of punched out leftover Grungeboard negative as a screen - Pull out some Apricot and Cornflower Chalkboard GLIMMER MIST and use as a base coat - then use the Mask and spray some Sapphire, Pumpkin Pie, and Flower Power GLIMMER MIST - on the folder and on the grunge letters - Heat with the heat gun to dry - glue on the letters - stick the tickets inside - tie with a ribbon and Viola! a custom designed folder that I think came out pretty HOT!! Don't you??

We are truly blessed to have such a WONDERFUL man in our lives - he is the BEST FATHER I could ever ask for our children  - we are so lucky!  I hope he likes his surprise!
Here are some more pictures:



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sneak Peeks! 2 classes coming to Scrap-a-Doodle Doo!

I'll be setting dates later this week for my next 2 classes at Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo in Ramsey, NJ!!

Watch for info on Dates and Times coming soon!


Here are some SNEAK PEEKS of the projects - I hope you like them
& that you will join me!

Class # 1 : "ALL ABOUT ME" - well - it is all about YOU actually!

We never scrap ourselves - so this project will give YOU permission to have some FUN and learn
a few new techniques too!

This ONE page Layout is FULL of beautiful BRIGHT colors, textures and dimension!















There is a place for one 4 x 6" photo, and for you to list all your favorite things!
 I hope you will join me!












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Class # 2 "Beach in a Bottle":

Don't let summer end! Keep it around to warm your heart when the cold winter months are here!
Capture your favorite summer memory in a Jar - up to 3 pictures - Learn how to stamp on glass using Beautiful Tattered Angel's New Beach Stamps, use Dew Drops, Cat's Eye chalks, and Mud Puddles.



Can you hear the ocean calling? !!!


Thanks for looking - PLEASE leave me a comment on my blog
so I know you've been here and make my day!

Thank you,
Sherri




Monday, June 14, 2010

How did this happen???

Well - today is my Birthday - and I am 49!  How did that happen?? 

It seems like yesterday I was playing kick ball on my "first date" with my husband   ( when I was 15!) 

Thirty-one years ago today  - on my Birthday - Phil and I went to my High School Prom - I can still smell the beautiful sweet scent of the Gardenia wristlet he gave me! - it is still my favorite flower and scent.

21 years ago this past March - our son Nick was born - ( I was 21 when I got married!)

16 years ago this coming September - our son Jake will be 16 - ( he is about the same age I was when I met my husband!)

ALL I CAN SAY IS..... Time sure flies when you are having FUN!!! - and I sure AM!!

I am BLESSED to have all of my WONDERFUL Family - and BLESSED to have such WONDERFUL Friends! 

I am VERY THANKFUL and GRATEFUL for all the many blessings I have in my life.
If you are reading this - please consider yourself one of them - I do!

49 is just a number - I am thankful to have reached it and look forward to continuing this great journey of life -wherever it leads me!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Brave Girls Club

Dear Super-Smart Girl,

Never let anything steal your soul. Never let anything blow your light out.

Be willing to walk away from things that feel wrong. Know that you have the
ability to be a light in the darkness, and don't allow the darkness to dim
YOU in any way.

Create the life that is in your heart to live. You can do this.
Choose to put your energy in places where you want to grow more of what there
already is...and don't put any more energy in places that you have outgrown or
that you want to be free from.

Life can be good and joyful and light-filled and wonderful.....you get to choose
EVERY DAY where you put your energy....every single day.

Choose wisely, beautiful girl...and life will unfold in beautiful ways.
xoxo

I signed up to start receiving these great daily inspirational messages from The Brave Girls Club.

(My Thanks go out to Liz Hicks - they bring joy to my day and it is because of you that I receive them!)

They are really great and inspiring and wanted to share them with all of you too!

Go to their website :

http://www.bravegirlsclub.com/

and scroll to the bottom - then click on the little bird holding the sign that says:

A Little Bird told me
Daily Truths
Join our Email list

and follow the directions -- you will be HAPPY each day that you did!

Love to all!
Sherri

Monday, June 7, 2010

Unexpected Finds!

I was blessed to be able to spend a wonderful early birthday weekend get-a-way with my terrific husband Phil, this past weekend, "down the shore" as we say here in New Jersey!  ( Don't most other people / places say "at the beach?") But not in NJ  - we go down the shore - where we have to PAY to get our toes in the sand and in the water??? It has been awhile since I've been to the Jersey shore, and I knew you had to pay to get on -but $7.00 per person/per day?? Does anywhere else in the WORLD charge you to go on the beach and in the ocean???  Just seems strange!

Anyway - we stayed at this cute B&B in Ocean Grove, NJ - our first time ever there.  Well - I read there was a Flea Market schedule for the weekend after we booked our trip - and thought -when we get there, I'll ask the Inn owner where it will be on Saturday.

Much to our surprise - when we arrived at the Inn on Friday  - there were no parking signs in front, and we were only able to unload - but then found a place at the back of the bldg to park.  The Innkeeper told us - that was because the Flea Market would be setting up beginning at 4am the next morning - right across the street from the Inn!

Here are what the grounds across the street from the Inn looked like on Friday -


And here is what we saw when we got up and enjoyed breakfast on the 2nd floor porch -


And - that is just 1/2 of it!  It went on like that - if not more so - up the street to the left of this picture too!
It was funny to see people eating sausage and pepper sandwiches at 9am!

How convenient for us to shop, bring our "loot" back to the Inn, have a cool drink, take a break in the rockers on the shady porch of the Inn, go out shopping again, pick up a fresh squeezed Lemonade and a  Gyro and Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings from a vendor for lunch, bring it back to the porch and eat it while others had to walk around juggling their food and finds! 
Then we went back out for more bargains - like these  -


I am looking forward to doing "something" with the antique printers / typeset tray, I don't know what - but I promise to post whatever I come up with.  They guy had 3 big trays and 2 small ones - and since we were so close - I went back and "made him a deal" towards 3pm - when he was starting to pack up -and ended up taking all 5 of them off his hands by the end of the day!  (Once I posted the pic on Facebook with my "find" my scrapbook friend Lyn asked me to pick one up for here if there were any left - so when I went back - I just bought them all - as "you never know" when you'll see/find them again!! - that's what I told my hubby anyway!)

And I had to buy the other piece - even though the stitched saying isn't old - just made to look that way -
the frame is old, and I really LOVE and Believe in the saying:
RULES FOR LIVING
Be Gracious
Help the Unfortunate
Be Kind
Open Your Heart Freely
Never Speak Mean
Be Humble
And Most Important
Love one Another

All in all - it was a great weekend get-a-way - and some much needed couple time - we are blessed to have such wonderful and trustworthy sons, to be able to go away and leave a 21 and 15 yr old home "alone" (but with Grandma and Grandpa right next door - LOL!)  Lots of shopping, walking, talking, and hand holding - it is great to be able to get to re-connect in this busy and sometimes crazy life we lead.
I am very very grateful!

This week promises to be a busy, but fun one!  I have meeting for Project Graduation -tomorrow at lunch, and Wednesday night after work - Physical Therapy on Thursday, and then I am looking forward to 2 private crops at " MY FAVORITE " local Scrapbook Store - Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo, in Ramsey, NJ, on Friday night ( thanks Joanie!) and I'll be back there on Saturday with some of my other scrap-buddies too (you know who you are! LOL!!!)  Looking to get lots done and samples for 2 more classes ( I hope!)

Stay tuned......

Thanks for reading,
Sher

Thursday, June 3, 2010

On the Boardwalk Class Date Set! 6/29/10 6:30pm!!

Let's take off and head to the

Beach and Boardwalk together!!


I would LOVE for you to join me at my next class
"ON THE BOARDWALK" ~ which has been set for:

Tuesday JUNE 29th at 6:30pm !
WHERE:
Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo
37-C Swan Street
Ramsey, New Jersey 07446
http://www.scrap-a-doodledoo.com/
Phone: 201.818.7060
BLOG: www.scrap-a-doodle-doo.blogspot.com/


This "On The Boardwalk" 2 page (12" x 12") Layout ~
Features 4 pieces of BEAUTIFUL Graphic 45 paper ! ~


The FULL 2 page sample is available for you to see at the store!
But here are some sneak peeks to show you all of the beautiful
layers, colors, textures, etc....


Please CALL THE STORE ASAP - to reserve your seat!
Phone: 201.818.7060
as CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED!
*Kits may be available at the store, after the class*

These pages are perfect for your favorite summertime photo
- either old or new!   OR ~ Why not make the project now - then take photos this summer and print them out in Black & White or in Sepia tones? - they would look AWESOME!


Scrapbook etc. Magazine reports that Turquoise and Aqua are this year's HOTTEST colors - and you'll find them here on these pages!


This class will incorporate the following elements and/or techniques:


• - Multi patterned paper layering - using 4 different patterned papers!
• - GLIMMER MIST
• - Lace
• - 3-D effects
• - create a pocket and Tags for additional journaling space and/or photos
• - edge distressing and chalking your edges
• - custom color your flowers
• - hand-made flowers out of old dictionary pages


If you are looking to learn / try something new –or just love the look and colors of these beautiful pages – this class is for YOU!


COST: $20.00 per person


PLEASE BRING TO CLASS:

Sharp small scissors
Paper trimmer (*full size for 12x12 paper)
Splat Mat ( can be purchased at the store)
Your Favorite Permanent Adhesive
Glue Dots ( can be purchased at the store)
Edge Distresser
Foam 3-D Pop Dots
Tweezers
Heat Gun (if you have one)
Pumpkin Pie & Frozen Lake Glimmer Mist ( if you have them)
Blue Lagoon Cat’s Eye Chalk ( if you have one)


Email me if you have any questions – shercara@aol.com
But please reserve your seat directly with the store –
Phone: 201.818.7060

Hope you can make it! Thank you!

Sherri

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My Video for Cheerios!

WooHoo! Just found out my video is up on the Cheerios.com website!

It is all about my passion for scrapbooking, my friends, photos of some of my layouts, and being healthy to continue to do what I love to do. All less than 2 minutes of it!

It was filmed at my favorite scrapbook store - Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo in Ramsey, NJ!

Take a look when you have a chance. I had a blast making it! They even have shots in of my favorite - "Elixir of Life" aka. Glimmer Mist! --  Can you spot it?

Thanks Stephanine for the use of your wonderful store to film the video - and all of my friends who "appeared" with me!! LOL!! I could get use to doing scrapbooking videos!!

Here is the link - I hope you like it!

http://www.cheerios.com/love/VideoStories.aspx?v=21&fbid=eVyX6VEqhl1

Thanks for taking the time to check it out!

Sher