Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Hi everyone !

I just wanted to pop in to say that I hope everyone has enjoyed a wonderful holiday and hopefully you were able to spend some special time with your loved ones.

I also wanted to wish you and your families ONLY THE BEST in 2012 - much LOVE, HEALTH and HAPPINESS!

I haven't had a chance to post in a little while - between the holidays and our "new addition!"

You see, I've been a little busy since last Saturday! We brought home a new puppy on the 17th, as our home and hearts were just so empty after loosing our precious Lily in November.

Reel Life's Princess Magdalena of the Sea ~ aka MAGGIE - has found a place in our home, and in our hearts, and is filling our days!

one of her favorite toys

precious sleeping puppy

our curly girl  - right after her bath
the fuzz ball as she was drying

one of her silly sleeping positions

So, if my posts are less frequent - you can see why!   But she is certainly giving me lots of new pictures that I can scrap ~ if I can just find the time! LOL!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  May 2012 be nothing but SPECTACULAR for you!


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Did you hear the news?

Donna Salazar Designs has a Design Team Call for 2012-2013 !

See all the details  HERE  ( click please)

I am wishing for some extra hours in the next few weeks and hope to be able to send in my application!


Good luck to all who enter!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

My Hump Day Haul! Dec 7, 2011

Hi Everyone -

I wanted to share my latest HAUL with you - from my friendly LSS  Scrap-a-Doodle Doo!

I actually made this purchase over the weekend - but this is the first chance I had to take a pic and post!

SO - I am thinking about doing a class with all these great products -- I've got a REVERSE CANVAS idea rattling around in my brain and think the SNOW will be the perfect medium to make this look so COOL it will be HOT!!  LOL!!

So here is a pic of my new STUFF to add to my ever growing Scrap Stash!

There is a 12 x 12 Canvas Pack from Canvas Concepts, a paper pack from Little Yellow Bicycle's Winter Twig Collection, some beautiful Bazzill clear buttons, KaiserKraft Blue Sparklets, True Snow, some white bead and silver snowflake ribbon too, and a SNOWFLAKE "Doo Dad" too!  ( I added the Tim Holtz grid blocks to this Haul  - 'cause I NEEDED them! LOL!!  I am sure more goodies will find their way into this project - along with Gesso and some Smooch - so watch for future updates and Sneak Peeks for this upcoming class -- I'm thinking FEBRUARY - so take lots of beautiful snow pictures between now and then - so you can use them!

Not sure what I mean about a REVERSE CANVAS?  Check out my previous BLOG POST - where I made one for the HELMAR contest - and I WON!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Don't have one - then SHOP ON LINE at Scrap-a-Doodle Doo  24/7 for all your scrappy needs!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Snowfall Holiday Mason Jar

Hello everyone!

This Saturday I taught a class at my FAVORITE LSS  Scrap-a-Doodle Doo, in Ramsey, NJ!

It was a 2 MEGA Project "Jingle Jam" Event, and my friend Anna Zuniga also taught a beautiful Painters Tray project too!

I thought I'd share a few pictures with you as a little Holiday gift - from me to you!

I used the BEAUTIFUL BoBunny SNOWFALL Cut Out page to cover the top and made a Mini Album to hang on the side.

The Mason Jar had a hole drilled in the bottom/side where I fed the lights into the jar, then added some acrylic gems to add to the lovely brown and blue color scheme.

I hope it inspires you !!  ENJOY!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

I won a Guest Designer Spot for Helmar!

Happy Sunday Everyone!!

I want to THANK everyone who voted for my entry in the HELMAR Guest Designer contest last week!

I am so HAPPY and EXCITED that I WON!

There were many beautiful entries, by lots of talented artists, and I am HONORED to have received the most votes.
(If yours was one of them - I sincerely THANK YOU!)

I LOVE working with Helmar adhesives - and can't wait to be a Guest Designer for them!  ( So watch for more info to follow!)

If you didn't see it yet - here is the project that I submitted:

This is a REVERSE Canvas project.   I took an 8x11" canvas and turned it over, creating a frame.

I covered the wood with Gesso -quite thickly in spots. I even used a pc of chipboard as a stencil to fill in and create the frame's texture.  It was colored with Glimmer Mist, and Glimmer Glam, along with some Black Soot Ranger Distress Ink.  The 2 flowers are white cardstock that I also colored with Glimmer Mist and glued them together with Helmar Scrap Dots.   The letters for HOME are sprayed with Glimmer mist - and edge with Oil Slick Black Glimmer Glaze.  I stitched them onto the canvas, after gluing them first.

Here is a close up of some the detail - along with the handmade paper flower.

I hope you like this project - STAY TUNED - I "feel" a REVERSE CANVAS CLASS is going to be coming to  Scrap-a-Doodle Doo early next year - THINK SNOW, SPARKLE and FUN!!

Be sure to add yourself to the EMAIL option on my Blog, to be sure you don't miss out on any class info or opportunities!!
THANKS for stopping by!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

PLEASE VOTE for your favorite - it could be mine!

Hi everyone - I am in a Facebook contest to become a Guest Designer for a great Adhesive Company  -HELMAR.

The voting count looks close, and voting closes tomorrow at 9am.  The project with the most votes wins, and I would love it to be mine -BUT the rules state that I can't tell you what project I made.  SO - I am asking if you have a minute to please take a LOOK at all of the beautiful entries, and type in the word VOTE when leaving a comment under the one that you like the best!! 

I've already voted for my FAVORITE  - I'm hoping that you like my project and VOTE  ( only once is counted.)  Please feel free to tell your friends and let them know what one you LIKE too! ~ Oh  - and feel free to LIKE Helmar when you are there too - they make GREAT GLUES!!

Here is the link to the photo page for voting!   <<----Click here


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

OH MY WHAT DID I BUY!!!?? Nov 30th "HAUL" from Scrap-a-Doodle Doo!

Hello Everyone!

I am thinking of doing a recurring "HAUL" post, to show you the goodies I pick up on my visits to my Local Scrapbook Store -

They always have the LATEST and GREATEST product - beside being a WARM and WELCOME place to spend some time!

(Please try to support your LSS wherever you live - If there are none near you - Scrap-a-Doodle Doo is ALSO and ONLINE Store - so you can shop them 24/7!! )

You can also LIKE their Facebook page for up to the minute info on specials, etc.!

OKAY -  Here is my FIRST HAUL POST!  Get out your bibs and get ready to DROOL all over the Scrappy GOODIES!

Hubby and I are booked on a 14 night DISNEY Hawaiian Cruise that sets sail on OCT 14th, 2012 - that is just 2 days before our 30th Wedding Anniversary!!  When I saw this BEAUTIFUL Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue paper - I just KNEW I HAD to HAVE IT - -- NO wait I just KNEW that I "NEEDED" IT!!
(as with most scrap products - it is a NEED thing with me!)  SO - don't cha think it will be the PERFECT paper to scrap our Trip of a Life time!  I bought the PAPER PACK, STICKER SHEET and the 2 COORDINATING CHIPBOARDS!!! WOO HOO!!
While I was there - I had to pick up some Tattered Angels GLIMMER MIST ( aka my "elixir of life) - JUST LOVE the new  ICICLE BLUE,MONSTER MASH,, L.E.D. RED, and BUBBLE LIGHT GREEN - I think they will go GREAT this this line too!
Check out the HOT NEW THICKERS PLEASE!!  The GOLD "Sunrise" are just so SHINY - and LOOK at the 2 NEW ones from amy tangerine!! WOWZERS!! the "HELLO" fonts are printed fabric, like a canvas texture - with faux stitching - I LOVE the brown and the green!  SOO COOL!

So - what do you think!  Is this a COOL HAUL or what??
Want some for yourself?  Contact THE DOO and tell them Sherri sent you - they will happily help you to create your own "haul" anytime!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Nov Kit of the Month Release at Scrap-a-Doodle Doo!

WOO HOO!! Tomorrow is the day my latest project releases and I just LOVE IT!!

Hi everyone!  I am SOOO VERY EXCITED to share this little SNEAK PEEK of the Mini Chipboard and Acrylic Album that I designed for my favorite Local and ON LINE Scrapbook Store ~ Scrap-a-Doodle Doo, in Ramsey, NJ.

Live far away - well then you are in luck - you can shop 24/7 on their website - just click on the name and you are there!!
** Please note - this is a LIMITED RELEASE - so when the last kit is gone - it is gone and will no longer be available - so don't hesitate if you really want one!!

I am on their Design Team, and one of the store's educators there - so if you are in the area - watch for info on my upcoming classes ( Our next class is this Saturday - JINGLE JAM is a MEGA 2 Project Class with my friend and Co DT Member, Anna  - and that class is SOLD OUT!

So - after you take a peek - Please head on over to Scrap-a-Doodle Doo's NEW Facebook Page - and "LIKE" them so you can keep informed of all upcoming SPECIALS, CLASSES and EVENTS.  Please leave a comment and tell them SHERRI sent you  ;o)

ALSO - Please "LIKE" my NEW Facebook Page For The Love of Paper  so you can keep up to date with my future classes, as well as other FUN Scrappy info and contests too!

So - here is the Peek -- Don't 'cha just LUV the swirl on the cover!!!  It is a Scrap-a-Doodle Doo EXCLUSIVE -called a "DOO DAD!!"  I ran it through the CuttleBug then painted it with Tattered Angel's Aloha Green Glimmer Glaze - which is INCLUDED in your kit!!  HOT HUH?!!

Thanks for peeking!! I hope you liked, and that you LIKED  our Facebook pages too!

AND don't forget - the kits are LIMITED in QTY - so get yours before they are all gone!


Thursday, November 24, 2011


Greetings everyone!  
I hope you all had a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING and were able to spend time with your families!

Welcome to my BLOG -   I want you to know that I am THANKFUL for ALL OF YOU too!

SO - Since I LOVE using CHIPBOARD in my projects and I LOVE Blog Candy too - I thought I would combine the two of them in this post !!

In case you've ever wondered - "What the heck can I do with Chipboard?"  This POST is for YOU!  

And, since you have been so nice to stop by - I'd thought I'd offer you a little TREAT!  Please continue reading and see the SWEET details and photo of the give-a-way at the bottom of this post!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I AM SO  EXCITED!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I read about a Design Team call for a company in Australia.  It is called Imaginarium Designs and is a new Chipboard Company formed in 2010. It is the collaborate effort of a Mother and Son who both love designing and working in the Papercraft Industry. ( I REALLY Love the Mother and Son part - as I am a Mom of 2 sons!) 

One of the criteria for applying for their DT is to create a BLOG ENTRY which posts 10 of my favorite projects featuring chipboard - so here is my post!! ( Hello Imaginarium Designs!!! ) 

AS you will see - I LOVE using chipboard!! It adds dimension ( and I am all about that!! ) and is very versatile. It can be painted, dry embossed, heat embossed with powder, Glimmer Misted, sanded layered - an more - wherever your imagination leads you - It is so much FUN!!

So with 10 projects to show you - grab a cup of coffee or tea and sit back an relax, and join me on this Chipboard Journey!

Without further ado ...... and in no special order -here you go:

#1 "Beautiful La Jolla"

This is one of my most recent layouts documenting our first ever trip to California. I wanted to highlight the Blues and Browns of the ocean and the wall, but had to find a way to make my Hubby's RED shirt work with the beautiful papers I selected. I also wanted to show you how much fun and how versatile Chipboard can be!

I ran the big flourish (above) through my CuttleBug first to give it texture. I gave it a light/thin coat of gesso then sprayed it with Patina Glimmer Mist, and added some Mermaid Glimmer Glam, along with some Waterfall Glimmer Glaze -"here and there." To tone it all down and make it a little more rustic, I used Ranger Distress Embossing powder in Fired Brick to add some more RED to the layout.

Here is a close up so you can see the cool result!
I just LOVE these Wrought Iron Trim Chipboards too! I used the same technique on these 3 pcs as I did on the flourish - but I did not run it through the CuttleBug first. I also backed all of the chippies on a light blue paper, then cut around the edges with an Exacto Knife, so that they popped and stood out a little on the busy patterned paper. ( that part was a little time consuming -but I think well worth it - don't you?!)

Next up #2 "ALL ABOUT ME!" 

I made this page for a challenge to scrap a page only about yourself.  I must say, this was probably the first time I've ever done that  - it was a little scary -but in the end so much fun!  The Chipboard used in this layout was from various collection in my scrap stash.  There is actually a Chipboard Tag under the Chipboard "49" that I covered with patterned paper to make the numbers on top of it "pop" a little.  The letters and #s were sprayed with Glimmer Mist.   Have you every scrapped a page just about YOU? 
If you haven't GO AHEAD - I give you permission - it really is quite fun actually!
On to #3 is a  "Chipboard Album"

This is a gift I made for a very close and dear friend who turned 50.  The album itself came with only 3 pages - but I wanted MORE! So I cut chipboard to size and added 3 more pages - and bigger hoop rings to hold it all together. All the pages were covered with different colored/patterned papers.  The letters on the cover are Glimmer Misted Chipboard letters as well!  ( Oh, by the way - he LOVED his gift!!  I think that Personalized Handmade gifts really show you care ;o)   )

#3  "YOU and ME"

This photo was from our family trip to Walt Disney World to celebrate my parent's 50th Anniversary.

 The Chipboard hinge in the bottom right corner was first inked with Fired Brick Distress Stain, then a coat of Tattered Angels' BE Positive Glimmer Glam, and finally some Vintage Photo Distress Stickles. The pearls for brads were made with a Viva Decor' Bronze Pearl Pen

I have to show you a close up of what I did with the swirl on the upper left corner -

I inked the leaves with Peeled Paint Distress Ink, the Birds with Faded Jeans Distress Ink, and the vine/swirl with Fired Brick Distress ink. I added Waterfall and Orange Crush Glimmer Glaze by Tattered Angels, along with Espresso, Be Positive, and Mermaid Glimmer Glaze, then some Shabby Shutters, Vintage Photo, Dried Marigold and Frayed Burlap Distress Stickles!! I am so pleased with how it came out!
#4  "May your SMILE..."

This is a layout I made to remember our son's honor awards ceremony, prior to his college graduation. He received the Marlin Fitzwater Scholar Medallion, and graduated Magna Cum Laude!
Needless to say - we are VERY PROUD!
Oh - what didn't I do to these Chipboard pieces!!  The large flourish on the top left and small sprig of leaves on the bottom left. I ran them through my CuttleBug with the Textile Folder and then they were sprayed with an Aqua Glimmer Mist, then touched here and there with Versamark, and heat embossed with Ranger Distress Embossing powder.  I then hit them with a little "Mermaid" Glimmer Glam.  I did the same to the Chipboard letters that spell "SMILE" but without the heat embossing or powder.  There are 2 more pieces of chipboard on this layout  - they are a golden rust color, as they were also sprayed with Glimmer Mist - then coated with Dimensional Glass to make them so shiny.

 #5 - Listen with your Heart - Canvas
This is a canvas that I made for my 92 yr old Grandmother for Christmas.  I used a magazine clipping that she had cut out and saved, as it reminded her of her brother.  It talks about the Wise Old Owl and the importance of really listening.  I used lots of Glimmer Mist to color the canvas.

The Tattered Angles Chipboard Swirl was sprayed with Glimmer Mist, and then painted with Glimmer Glam to give it lots of sparkle.  It makes a nice perch for the Glimmer Glass Owl - don't ya think!? The charm from Tim Holtz reads "Listen"

A Chipboard Heart, sprayed with more Glimmer Mist made a great addition along with the Glimmer Glass wings I think.  You can also see a close up of the Chipboard Letters that were sprayed with more Glimmery Goodness!   Chipboard LOVES Glimmer Mist! ( If you haven't already figured that one out! LOL!)
#6  A Women of Valor -

This was a Canvas Gift I made for my Boss -to honor and celebrate his Mother, whom he had lost earlier in the year.  When he showed me this wonderful photo of when she was a young girl - I just knew I had to do something to honor the photo, and his lovely Mom.  ALSO - notice the shadow on the bottom right of the photo - that is his Grandfather taking the photo of his Mom - what a treasure!!

LOTS of Chipboard going on here! There are lots of Tattered Angel Chipboard Elements, as well as other flourishes, and hearts.  All have been sprayed or painted with Glimmer Mist ( I love dipping my brush in it too!) and/or layered with Glimmer Glaze or Glam.

Here is a close up of the swirl with the shimmer of the Glimmer Glam! All of the chipboard used on this piece really adds to the many interesting textures and layers.

I made this little Mini Chipboard Album to capture photos from a fun Bar-B-Que spent with my husband and his 2 brothers. I love it when we all get together - there are always a lot of laughs and smiles.  This also became a kit and class that I taught at my local and favorite Scrapbook Store - Scrap-a-Doodle Doo 
Besides the book itself being chipboard ( and covered with paper)  The tag on the left is chipboard as well as the swirl on the cover.  The tag was inked with Ranger Distress Stain, and Stamped.  The Chipboard flourish was also inked - and then heat embossed with Ranger Distress Embossing, and finally coated with Ranger Distress Crackle paint too!
I was trying to get that aged metal look - I think is succeeded don't you?!

#8 - Sons
This layout was made for a Purple/Green/Cream challenge ( that I won!!)  I LOVE the smiles on our faces, and am so happy I was able to capture them and cherish them in this layout.  I used pre-finished green chipboard hearts and swirl - and then covered the letters with paper and inked them for the word SONS.  Speaking of that word - I'll let you in on a little secret - the "S's" were from 2 different alpha styles and I couldn't find an "N" so I cut of one leg of an "M" to make it work - Have I mentioned how versatile Chipboard is? ;o)

#9 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK! ~ Canvas
This is another canvas piece.  I was commissioned to make this for an associate.  She wanted NYC as the theme, and black and red for the colors. The NYC Chipboard Letters have that stencil look and I love how they just POP on the canvas.

 They were painted with SILVER Ranger Distress Crackle paint - I think they really took on a metallic look and feel - perfect for NYC!


This is one of the FIRST times I ever used Chipboard and as you may be able to tell - I've been hooked ever since!!  This layout is from our 2007 trip to Italy.  I am a BIG Fan of Michelangelo and was in AWE of his MASTERPIECE "The David" as our guide referred to him. He made the stone come alive - the details were breathtaking.  The chipboard in this piece was sprayed with Glimmer Mist and I even tied some fibers to the "D" and the flourish.

Look at the close-up of this flourish - the Terracotta Glimmer Mist just loves to shimmer on it!  The clear Dew Drops pick up the color underneath and look almost wet - giving more dimension to the chipboard.

And now for my FIRST BLOG CANDY give-a-way!!!   I've put together a mini kit to give you WARM thoughts for the COLD weather ahead.  You can pull out some of your left over summer photos and make some GREAT pages with all these "HOT" goodies!  Here are the DETAILS on how to enter to win this SWEET prize pack!: 

There are 12 pcs (2 of each design) of Little Yellow Bicycle's BOARDWALK Collection, along with 4 packs of coordination embellishments, some buttons, Jolee's stickers, buttons, ribbons, lace and netting. I am sure you will make some AWESOME layouts or projects with these SWEET goodies!

There are 4 ways to be eligible to WIN!  

Here is what you need to do:

1. Be a Follower of this BLOG  http://www.shercara.blogspot.com/
2. LIKE my NEW "For The LOVE of PAPER" Facebook Page  and leave a comment there.
3. SHARE this post on your Facebook Page or Blog.
4. Leave a comment to this post letting me know which of the above you've done and which Chipboard project above, you liked the most.

I will draw a WINNER on DECEMBER 4th- GOOD LUCK everyone!


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dec 3rd Jingle Jam Class at THE DOO Sneak Peek!

Anna Zuniga (My friend and co-educator at Scrap-a-Doodle Doo) and I will be teaching classes there on Saturday, DECEMBER 3rd,  from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. There will be 2 "mega-projects": You will work with me to create a lighted Mason Jar project featuring the Bo Bunny "Snowfall" Collection and with Anna to create a wooden Painter`s Tray featuring KaiserCraft`s "December 25th" Collection. As always, there will be oodles of techniques used. You will definitely see great value for your class dollars and will leave with 2 beautiful holiday gifts. The cost for BOTH projects is $75.00.

Here are the Sneak Peeks for my Mason Jar project

It is 9" high, 4 1/5" square. It contains 35 mini plug-in white lights, and has plastic gems and garland, wired ribbon, and a 6 page Mini Album is attached. 


Here is a sneak peak of Anna's Painter's Tray - it is a work in progress in this photo, as she just took a trip to see "The Mouse" but I am sure more finished sneak peeks will follow this week - (even at this stage, you can tell it is going to be HOT!!)

WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US!  There are a limited # of seats and limited class kits will be available.
PLEASE call the store ASAP to reserve yours, so that you don't miss out on these 2 beautiful projects that would look great in your home - or really make a great gift too!

 Samples of each of the class projects will be on display in the store shortly with "sneak peeks" online. Seating will be limited, so reserve your seat now! Please bring your standard class kit. Announcements as to any special items will be made in advance of the day. All other materials will be provided by your instructors. You may register online; in-person at the store or may call us at (201) 818-7060 to reserve your space with a credit card.  Terms and Conditions: Payment is required at the time of sign up which must be made in advance. If you cannot attend your scheduled classes, you may pick up your class kits with directions at any time after the event as all instructors prepare class kits for each person scheduled well in advance. We reserve the right to cancel a class that does not meet minimum enrollment requirements. In the event of a cancellation, we will gladly re-schedule you for another class or refund your fee.

Thank you!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Beautiful La Jolla

Hi Everyone - just wanted to share this layout with you.  It is my first real attempt at stitching - and it was so much FUN - I hope it inspires you to try it.  I didn't use a template or pattern - I just pre-poked holes along the swirls as evenly spaced as possible and stitched away!  Of course I couldn't "just stitch" so I added a few beads to the stitching to tie in the red of my hubby's shirt.

I am sorry, but I do not remember the name of the paper line that I used. I selected it from my "stash" as I thought the blues and browns really picked up on the beautiful colors of the rock wall and the Pacific Ocean.  This picture is from our summer vacation, when we were in beautiful La Jolla California for the day. 

I actually only used 3 pcs of paper. The swirls were cut out of the center of the blue paper you see as the beginning base.  The brown and blue pattern is paper # 2, and the word "Memories" the watch and the paper behind the chippes was from piece #3.

I used a water tearing/distressing technique to "cut out" the paper swirl designs from one piece of paper, and along the edges of the brown and blue pattern sheet too.  Those edges were further distressed with Vintage Photo Ranger Distress Stain ( one of my new favorite products!) 

I also wanted to show you how much fun and how versitale Dusty Attic Chippies can be -(this big one is called Foliage DA0506) -  I ran it through my CuttleBug first to give it texture. I gave it a light/thin coat of gesso then sprayed it with Patina Glimmer Mist, and added some Mermaid Glimmer Glam, along with some Waterfall Glimmer Glaze -"here and there."  To tone it all down and make it a little more rustic, I used Ranger Distress Embossing powder in Fired Brick to add some more RED to the layout.

I just LOVE the Wrought Iron Trim Chippie by The Dusty Attic too!  ( DA0547 below) I used the same technique on these 3 pcs as I did on the flourish - but I did not run it through the CuttleBug first.  I also backed all of the chippies on a light blue paper, then cut around the edges with an Exacto Knife, so that they popped and stood out a little on the busy patterned paper.  ( time consuming -but I think well worth it - don't you?!)

The paper watch in the upper right corner was covered with Royal Coat Dimensional Magic, then I bent it to make the crackles. The close up is below.
Thanks for stopping by  - I hope I inspired you! Now get out your needle and threads and have at it!! LOL!!
Happy Scrappin'
PS - all of these products were purchased at my FAVORITE Local Scrapbook Store: Scrap-a-Doodle Doo  You can shop them on line 24/7 if you are not in the area - but PLEASE support your LOCAL SCRAPBOOK STORES!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sneak Peek - Nov/Dec Kit of the Month for Scrap-a-Doodle Doo

Hi everyone - I just wanted to share a SNEAK PEEK for the upcoming Kit of the Month from Scrap-a-Doodle Doo!!

I can't wait to get started on creating it for you!

Since we want to offer you something really special for the holiday season, I've been asked to design a Mini-Album featuring Little Yellow Bicycle's Acrylic and Chipboard album; designer papers from Simple Stories' "Year-O-Graphy" Collection; Tattered Angels' Glimmer Glaze; Kaisercraft's Gems and Pearls; Chipboard Doo-dads, etc.

This "Holiday Kit" will be available on November 30th and will take the place of our November and December Kits of the Month.

We will have a limited number of these kits which will sell for $29.99 plus S & H (if you do not pick it up at the store). There will only be one "cutting".

A sample will be at the store with "sneak peeks" online shortly. If you decide that you want the kit, please provide credit card information by calling the store or placing your order online.  201 818 7060

Your kit will include all of the elements in the photo below - Plus complete instructions on how to create an awesome mini album - that you can use to document special photos from last year - or get a head start on 2012 - it is up to you! 

Hey.... This would make a GREAT Holiday/Christmas Gift - either as a KIT or a completed project!!

Get your order in before they are all gone!


Monday, November 14, 2011

Mickey Pretzels!

Hi Everyone!

I can't wait to share this layout with you - and I hope it brings a smile to your face, like it does to mine!
(Believe me - I can use a smile these days for sure!)

I made it a few weekends ago at an AWESOME 3 Day Crop Event - hosted by Scrap-a-Doodle Doo!

I used My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose Hattie Collection papers for this 1 page layout documenting our "one of  a kind find"on our recent trip to Walt Disney World. I just love the colors.

The edges of the postage stamp base paper were inked with Ranger Distress Stain in Broken China - I love using Distress Stains this way. I made a frame out of the Hattie "Buddies" paper, using a little water and a rolling technique to make the curls, then set the photo of the pretzel inside of it on a different color mat.

The chipboard swirls in the corners were inked with the Broken China Distress Stain, and then hit with a little Vintage Photo Distress Stickles.

I cut the pretzel shape out using Cricut's Carousel cartridge in 2 different sizes with the Hattie "Buddies" paper, then inked it with brown chalk and a little Vintage Photo Ranger Distress Stain.  I then used Royal Dimensional Clear Coat to make the bumps for the salt on the pretzels, and after it dried, I painted them with Tattered Angel's Glimmer Glam in Chandelier.   I used my We Are Memory Keeper's Big Bite to create the holes and set the eyelets that I used to lace / sew the smaller pretzels onto the layout.

I hope you like this layout and have a smile on your face by now - remember - if you go to WDW - as of now - there is only one place you can get these MICKEY Pretzels - from the cart, across from The Country Bear Jamboree, in Frontierland.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Snowman Tic Tac Holder -INSTRUCTIONS!

UPDATE - NOVEMBER 20, 2012 -  WOW - I can't believe that this post has had OVER 3200 hits in just little over 1 year!!  1064 of those were in the month of October 2012!!  You folks must be getting pretty crafty with this cute little holder!!  I am so glad so many of you have stopped by, and are helping to spread FRESH BREATH and SMILES everywhere!!  I would love to hear where you are all from - please leave a little comment below!  Oh, and I'd LOVE it if you would "FOLLOW" my Blog - you never know what I might share with you in the future!! ;-) ((HUGS)) and Happy Holidays! ~ Sherri

UPDATE - AUGUST 22, 2012 - I am AMAZED!!! - There have been close to 1000 views of this post since Nov 2011!  ( 937 today to be exact!)  ALSO -when you Google "Tic Tac Holder" THIS is the first post to come up!  Cool!!!  
There have been clicks from all over the world too!!  EVEN COOLER!!   
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So I've noticed that there have been A LOT of hits on my old Snowman Tic Tac Holder post - and I realize there are no Instructions included!!!

This was one of the first classes that I ever taught - and it really is a cute idea -a perfect little "somethin' - somethin'" for the Holidays!  SOOO  I dug through my "archives" LOL! - and found the info to share!

HERE is the DEAL though - in return for sharing this with you - I would LOVE to receive a comment to this post!

Just say HI - and to "MAKE MY DAY"  I'd LOVE IT even MORE if you would become a FOLLOWER to my blog - and the icing on the cake would be if you were to share this post -and invite your friends to follow me too!!  - OKAY???

So - here you go....

SNOWMAN KISSES TIC TAC HOLDER    I used a stamp set from Close To My Heart (my website is http://www.scaramico.ctmh.com/ )  They are no longer available - but I am sure you can use any snowman stamp that has a nice round belly!

TO make The Cover:

**Cut 1 piece of card stock 1  3/4”x 2 ¾” and set aside ( snowman panel)

Cut 1 piece of card stock 4 1/2" x 3".
Cut 1 piece of patterned paper 4 1/2" x 3"
Score each of these piece 2" from the left edge, and 2" from the right edge (you will have a 1/2" spine in the center of each piece of paper).

Cut a piece of coordinating ribbon about 14" long and glue it down to the center of the back of the patterned paper (side to side - opposite direction of scored spine).

Glue the patterned paper to the cardstock – the ribbon will be sandwiched between them.

Decorate the snowman panel ( 1 3/4" x 2 3/4" piece of cardstock) ; stamp the snowman, and color in and add Prisma Glitter ink the edges -etc...

Punch out the snowman's belly  with a circle punch. Position on the cover and punch the same hole on the cover .

Stamp or write "to" and "from" inside the cover on the left hand side and stamp a few snowflakes there and on the poem too.

The Tic Tac Container:

**Peel the label off the container front, top and back. (OPTIONAL!!!)

**Use rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball to remove the stamped date. (OPTIONAL!!!)

**Print the Snowman kisses poem either on cardstock or computer paper and adhere it to the Tic Tac box.

**Adhere the Tic Tac box to the cover with a glue dot, or double sided adhesive.

Here is the poem to include - I just printed it out on cardstock and stuck it to the Tic Tac box.

Snowman Kisses
He’s cute, cuddly
and full of good wishes.
He wants to give you
these snowman kisses!

Here are some extra photos.   Hope you have fun!  REMEMBER THE DEAL THOUGH - Please leave a comment and FOLLOW ME - and don't forget to SHARE the Scrappy LOVE!