Saturday, July 31, 2010
























Another SNEAK PEEK - and all the info
on my next class
at Scrap-A-Doodle Doo! Ramsey, NJ

When?
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 YOU CAN MAKE IT - ONLY 2 SEATS LEFT!

Please call the store at 201.818.7060 ASAP to reserve a seat!
Thank you,
Sherri

Friday, July 30, 2010

There's a whole lotta scrappin' goin' on!

I am so looking forward to this weekend -- Tonight is a Fun Hostess Club Meeting at my house!

My Friends will be joining me to make the Close to My Heart Mini Memory Chipboard Album!

I can't wait to see how theirs turn out!!

I'll be placing a Close to My Heart order on Monday - so if anyone is interested in adding to the order - let me know!

Then tomorrow I'll be teaching 2 Classes at Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo in Ramsey, NJ

The first class is the All About Me Layout -with lots of cool colors and techniques using Fancy Pants and Basic Grey Papers, Glimmer Mist, Inkadinkadoo paints, Alcohol Inks, and more!  Just Yummy!

The second class is a vintage 2 page Layout using the beautiful On the Boardwalk line from Graphic 45 - such awesome colors! Black, Terracotta and Teal!  There are paper flowers made out of old dictionary pages, lace, 3D effects, a hidden pocket for tags, Glimmer Misted Prima Flowers, blingy swirls -just to mention some of the elements!!

I hope to start a new project for an upcoming class somewhere in there too, but I have to make sure I make a trip to the grocery store at some point - as the cupboards are pretty bare since we returned from vacation!

Why does real life always seem to get in the way of scrapping???

Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Sherri  <3

Monday, July 19, 2010

Scrappin' at the Beach!

Well - I tried, I tried - I really did -I know I am on vacation ( in Myrtle Beach, SC having a great time!) but the need to "create" over came me - and I broke out my little bag of scrap cr*p/stuff - and had to try a new technique!  I started with a $1.00  5"x5" canvas print that I picked up from the "M" store - and a little white acrylic paint....

Well actually more than a little - it took about 3 or 4 coats of white paint until the whale disappeared (for now!)- on to the next step....

I wanted to add some texture - so I did that with some small squares of silver duct tape, a piece of gauze, some stiff sparkly ribbon and even some of the plastic wrap that the canvas came in.  At first I wasn't sure what direction or colors I was going to use - and my supplies that came along with me ( there was "space" issues in the packing stage in preparing for our 2 week vacation a the beach.)  SO - being that I was at the beach, and I had collected lots of shell fragments and pieces for an upcoming class I am teaching at "Doodle-Doo"  - I salvaged a piece of cardboard from the case of water we bought - and then sketched and cut out the word "Beach"  ....

OK - next step - I finished cutting out the word Beach - this would have been much easier with an exacto or craft knife - but all I had with me were my trusty/favorite little Close to My Heart scissors which didn't let me down!  I peeled most of the top layer off of the cardboard and gave it a quick brush of white acrylic paint.  Then I stuck the gauze, shiny ribbon, and plastic wrap to the canvas with some Matte Medium and covered the entire canvas AND the entire cardboard word with it too!

So - I LOVE texture ( as if you didn't know that already!) so - I added some pieces of shells, and adhered them with Matte Medium and coated everything with it. I then sprinkled some clear glass beads and some little coral colored flat beads that I bought and thought were for embossing - but they are not - I just placed the word on the piece to see where I thought it fit best. I had to let it all dry over night as it was quite wet, and hitting it with the heat gun caused it to start to bubble.  Patience is not one of my strong points - but hey - it is vacation - and I've got lots of time! LOL!  ( do you see my little friend the blue whale peaking out?)

Next day  - my friend the blue whale is really putting in an appearance now that it dry - I decided to ignore him and press on.  Oh, I forgot to mention that I sprinkled a little of the glass beads on the word while the Matte Medium was wet too!  Now it is time to pull out my Ranger Alcohol Inks .....

I started with a little GINGER, LETTUCE, SAILBOAT, STREAM, RASPBERRY and PEARL, along with the blender on a felt applicator.  I first went over the top ridges of the cardboard Beach - then started going over the canvas  - I stopped halfway so you could see my progress!  The gauze really took the color but I needed to use more pressure - and it was hard to get into all of the spaces near the shells. I like the way it is coming out so far.  I decided to add a little more blue and pearl to finish the rest of the canvas  - but then thought is was a little too dark - so I took out my SILVER Alcohol Ink on a new applicator with some blending solution - and.... drumroll please..........here is the finished project......


Here are some close ups for you so you can get an idea of the textures and colors....

I like how the cardboard came out - I also hit that with some silver

This is the corner with the gauze - I like the way the shells took the color -can you see the duct tape?

The little glass beads really picked up the silver.  I really didn't know what to expect when starting this project - but I am pleased how it cam out - I am partial to purple these days, and I like the comment my son made - he said it looks like water, or under the ocean - so I guess I did achieve the Beach theme.

I have 4 small 3"x3" canvases that I want to do for a project to teach using this technique, in the future, but I think I will wait until I get home and have more "stuff" at my disposal.......

Until then -- I'll be on the real Beach - just relaxing....

I'd love to hear what you think of this project -- PLEASE feel free to leave me a comment!!

THANKS for taking the time to look!
Sherri 

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Update on Classes - some seats still left!

HI Everybody! Need some "YOU" time now that the kids are out of school? -


well.....

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 also follow my BLOG at www.shercara.blogspot.com too!

Stop by and leave a comment! I posted a great Zucchini recipe there too! ;o)

Hope to see you there!



PLEASE NOTE -** CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED - so please call the store ASAP

to book your seat! ALL SAMPLES are in the store!








July 31st 1:00pm to 3:30


*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 $25.00
* 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

Friday, July 2, 2010

Zucchini Quiche

Tomorrow I will be joining a few of my scrap buddies at a private crop at our favorite Local Scrapbook Store ~ Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo!  I decided to make a Zucchini Quiche to bring for lunch and I think it came out looking very tasty! It was easy to make too! 
Here is the recipe for you to try - it is a pretty standard recipe that I tweaked -
SAUTE until soft:
3 med Zucchini - sliced at @ 1/4" thick
1/ 2 Vidalia Onion
2 Cloves Garlic crushed
 @ 1/4C Butter or Margarine
@ 1/4C - 1/2C Fresh Basil chopped
@ 1/4C Fresh Parsley chopped
Salt & Pepper to taste
Let cool
Take 1 CAN (8 count) Crescent Rolls
and spread in a 10' pie pan that has been sprayed lightly with cooking spray.
(press and seal all seams)
SPREAD - a thin coat of brown mustard * I used a Champagne Dill that I had on hand.
MIX:
4 Eggs - lightly beaten
4 oz cream cheese ( softened)
 1/2 C shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 of the Zucchini mixture
LAYER:
1/2 of the PLAIN Sauteed Zucchini in the pie crust
SPRINKLE:
1/2 C shredded cheese on top of that
ADD:
The Egg & Zucchini mixture on top of that
SPRINKLE:
with @ 1/4C shredded cheese
BAKE:
375' for @ 15mins - until browned and set
Let cool @ 10 mins before cutting - can be served warm or cold.
ENJOY!