Wednesday, March 30, 2011

BoBunny "Crazy Love" Feb Kit of the Month

Here is the February Kit Of the Month I created for Scrap-a-Doodle Doo, where I am one of the Design Team Members.  This (2) - 2 page layout kit SOLD OUT!

I thought I would share it with you and hope it gives you a little inspiration!

I used the FABULOUSLY HOT BoBunny Crazy Love Collection - I LOVE how the Papers, Chipboard and Bling go so well together!! 

I am CRAZY about the PINK and BROWN color combo too!

Aren't you?!

Please feel free to leave a comment - Let me know if you like it!!

Thanks!
Sherri



Monday, March 28, 2011

It's TRIFECTA WEEK over at THE DOLLHOUSE!

It's the LAST Monday of the Month - and that means it is TRIFECTA WEEK over at THE DOLLHOUSE!!  WOO HOO!!   Come on over and PLAY along!!

This is also my last week as the MARCH "Guest Design Dollie" - and I have to THANK the Design Dollies Team for the HONOR of "Playing" with them this month!!  Did I have FUN ------?????? YOU BETCH'A!!

Here is my final submission - and one of my FAVORITES - not only for the HOT colors, and COOL Sketch, but for the GREAT MEMORY of the WONDERFUL DAY that it captures and records.


Remember the TRIFECTA Rules:  (1) This Month's COLORS: Monochromatic Pink, with a POP of Yellow, (2) ELEMENT: "You" and (3) THIS MONTH's SKETCH.   This Layout features still photos of the video shoot, I LOVE the pink "Punchinella" - that is the scrap that is left after they make sequines - isn't it HOTNESS!  The little letters on one of my new favorite things from Cosmo Cricket, and the "POP" of yellow is a Cheerios image that I found on line, and printed on glossy photo paper!  I even used a PRIMA mask, and sprayed the upper left corner with GLIMMER MIST - yeah I know, surprise, surprise!! LOL!!


The little Cosmo Cricket letters let you do lots of jounaling in a little space:
"I HAD AN AWESOME DAY FILMING A FUN VIDEO FOR CHEERIOS DOING WHAT I LOVE TO DOO WITH GREAT FRIENDS!"
CLICK on this LINK - to see the CHEERIOS VIDEO!  - This layout includes the still pictures of the day when I filmed a video about "MY PASSION" - at my FAVORITE Scrapbook Store - SCRAP-A-DOODLE DOO - with my FAVORITE "PEEPS" too!!   ( Here is the "Story" of how it all came about! )

PLEASE drop me a note and let me know what you think about all my DOLLIE submissions this month ---

DID YOU LIKE THEM?  DID ANY OF THEM INSPIRE YOU?  DID YOU PLAY ALONG??  

I'd LOVE to see your creations!!

THANKS again DOLLIES !

Have a GREAT WEEK EVERYONE!!

~ Sherri

Sunday, March 27, 2011

TIM HOLTZ photo op and a weekend filled with LOTS of Crafty Goodness!

Just a quick note - and update  - with my thoughts on the amazing weekend I just spent with GOOD Friends, meeting NEW Friends, making some CRAFTY GOODNESS, at The Collins Group Trade Show, in Massachusetts!   I had FUN soaking up LOTS of techniques and ideas that I can't wait to SHARE with you at future classes at Scrap-a-Doodle Doo !!

I took so many COOL classes, and have LOTS of projects I can't wait to share with you - but time ran out and I still have to finish a few of them (LOL!!) - So watch for future posts and pictures in the next week or so!

I met the INCREDIBLY Talented CHERYL MEZZETTI and had a BLAST in her class  ( wait until you see pics!! ) and YES, I also met   TIM HOLTZ    of RANGER Ink fame! - and he was kind enough to pose for a picture with me :  ( thanks Tim!)



Ohhhh!!!  CHECK OUT the COOL glimpse of the HOT NEW RANGER Distress Stain samples - just look over my left shoulder at the tags with the adorable dress forms! Let me tell you this "STUFF" is WICKED AWESOME!!! ( sorry the show was very close to BOSTON, and I heard that phrase quite often this weekend!! LOL!)

Here is a picture of the BEAUTIFUL and SUPER COOL GRUNGY canvas project that I made in Tim's Class -  OH THE JOY of painting with RANGER STUDIO Paints and using Claudine Hellmuth Stamps!! Those bright beautiful colors, and whimsical stamp sets, mixed with Tim's vision, gave us the tools to create this AMAZING and FUN project - I could have painted ALL DAY!


Well,  it was a long drive home, and a NON-STOP FUN FILLED WEEKEND!! -- it is time for bed, as I have to go back to "the real world" tomorrow!!

Night all!  ;o)

Sherri

Monday, March 21, 2011

Design Dollies - Week 3 -SKETCH Challenge!

Week #3 as a Guest Dollie - and one of my favorite challenges!
I just LOVE the DESIGN DOLLIES BLOG Monthly Sketch Challenge!  It is such a great guide to help me to scrap my photos, and use up some of my "Scrap Stash!"  ( Come on - I know you have your own "Stash!" what scrapper doesn't? LOL!! - This is a GREAT way to deplete it - even if just a little!)

Here is the sketch for this weeks challenge:



So - I had these photos of my CRAZY / SILLY - and VERY LOVABLE Brother Jack, that I took as we were entering EPCOT at the end of December.  We were trying to find a Disney photographer to take our group photo in front of Spaceship Earth, as we were entering the park, and we couldn't find Jack!!!

After looking around a little, we saw him "playing photographer" for a group of guys, who he found out, were visiting from India - (he loves to chat with strangers!) While Jack took a few pics of them -  I had to take these pics of him, taking pics ! LOL!! We eventually had our group picture taken, and went on to enjoy a beautiful day at EPCOT!

What a FUN way to capture that GREAT memory! 

Here is my layout:

I sprayed the light blue cardstock with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, and used a photo of Spaceship Earth that I punched with a scallop punch, as an embellishment, behind the crocheted flower and smiley face button that has been in my "stash" as long as I can remember!  Some glittery Thicker's letters for the "say cheese!" title, a strip of my Tim Holtz film strip that I fastened to the cardstock with white brads, some journaling, and oh
 -- CAN YOU FIND THE HIDDEN MICKEY above???? 
 Please leave me a comment if you do!

Here is a close up for you! - The little black camera in the bottom left is an eyelet that I have literally had FOREVER!!
Well, I hope you like my Week 3, Sketch Challenge submission -- it was LOTS of fun!  Now it's your turn!  Go ahead, give it a try!  Head on over to THE DOLLHOUSE and check out what the other Dollies have submitted for some HOT inspiration!

What are you waiting for?
I'd LOVE to see what you come up with!!

Have FUN!
Sherri

Sunday, March 20, 2011

April 9th BoBunny Day SNEAK PEEK!

Hi Everyone!

Here is a Sneak Peek of my 8"x12" Canvas Project, that you have the opportunity to make at
Scrap-a-Doodle Doo's BoBunny BONANZA All Day Event, on April 9th, 2011 ( details and info below)

It is just ONE of THREE projects you will make that day!  Seats are LIMITED, and going FAST,
so PLEASE contact  Scrap-a-Doodle Doo for more INFO and to RESERVE your seat!


I've used the HOT NEW BoBunny TIMEPIECE Collection for this project, which you will make from
start to finish at the event ( along with 2 other projects from our 2 other Educators)

Check out the distressed Prima Flower, Black Beaded "HOT" dangling, glitzy trim!, and of course the BEAUTIFUL BoBunny Time Piece Paper Collection!

MORE "Hotness!" We'll use pages out of an Antique book, make a crumpled paper flower, and use the BRAND NEW Tim Holtz Distress Stains in SO MANY different ways!  You are going to LOVE this stuff! There will be painting, tearing, distressing, chipboard, even "ouchless" cardboard!!

This PROMISES to be an AMAZING DAY filled with CREATIVE GOODNESS!

I don't know of any other opportunity in the NY/ NJ Area offering a chance to spend the day making 3 completed and BEAUTIFUL Projects featuring the latest releases from Bo Bunny and learning new techniques that you can take with you and apply to future projects too!

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!

So please join me and 2 of my fellow Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo Design Team Educators, Adina Medina & Anna Zuniga, and spend the day with us and the rest of the Crew from Scrap-a-Doodle Doo
- as we team up to teach a FULL DAY of FUN classes!

Date: Saturday, April 9th 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Place: The Doubletree Hotel in Mahwah, New Jersey

Cost: $125 per person - which includes 3 projects and lunch!

SEATING IS LIMITED so PLEASE Reserve your seat ASAP!


So what are you waiting for? 
and reserve your seat on line!



Or contact the Store at :

Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo
 
37-C Swan Street

Ramsey, New Jersey 07446

www.scrap-a-doodledoo.com

Phone: 201.818.7060

Hope to see you there!
Sherri

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March Challenge #2 - an unusual "element" challenge!

WOO HOO! it is my WEEK 2 as a GUEST DESIGNER for the   DESIGN DOLLIES BLOG !!

This week's challenge - over at THE DOLLHOUSE is an
ELEMENT challenge -

I've seen and played with these challenges in the past and they have included items like, buttons, or anything nautical, or mixed media....

This week - in honor of Design Dollie ADINA's Birthday - which was yesterday by the way - it is something completely different and FUN!!

Wait ....  Please excuse me for just a minute.....

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR ADINA
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!


(Thank you! - I had to do that for my BEAUTIFUL, CREATIVE and SUPER TALENTED friend ADINA - whom I would never have met, if it wasn't for this crazy "addiction" called scrapbooking!)

Well - the song also gives you a HINT as to this week's element challenge - Can you GUESS?

It is a word repeated in the song 3 times -can YOU guess??   OK - well, maybe that isn't really a good hint, since there are 4 words repeated 3 times!! LOL!! -- SO I guess I'll just spit it out - the Element for this week's challenge is YOU!   That is right - here is your chance to create a card, or layout - and somewhere, somehow - you need to include YOU!  ( Sometimes we all need "permission" to do that - since we are always scrapping others!)

Here is my submission for this challenge:

When we went to Disney World to celebrate my parent's 50th Anniversary, I was the "official" photographer for our group of 10.  I was also the travel planner, and did lots of research.  I found out that you can have the Disney photographers in the parks take your photos at different places in the park, for what they call "MAGIC" pictures!  So - I made sure I had my picture taken by one of them - and requested a Tinkerbell pose.  When I pulled up the photos on line from my free Photopass account - I found the picture of TINK and I, that was taken while we were in Disney's Animal Kingdom, and decided to use it for this challenge!

I played on the Animal Kingdom / Jungle theme, and used a piece of paper that I have had FOREVER as the "frame"  ( the one that looks like hand painted leaves ) I tore out the center, rolled back the ripped edges and inked them with a dark green ink.  The funny thing is - when creating this layout - I was with a group of my scrappy friends - and everyone wanted to know where I got the cool paper from! I literally have had that paper for about 4 - 5 years! ( That is what I LOVE about DESIGN DOLLIE CHALLENGES! - I always try to and get to use "STUFF" that I've had for years!)


Here is a close up of TINK, and the grey, blue and green diecut paper that I inked and added some blingy brads to.  The diecut, along with the strip of grey, blue and green patterned paper and striped paper with glitter along the bottom are actually scraps that I just couldn't bear to throw away.  The thinly striped paper that peeks out from the behind everything is actually the back of a 2 sided piece of paper that has little boy tools and stuff on the other side - so remember ladies - FLIP over that paper - and think outside of the box!  You'd be surprised what GOODNESS you will find!


Speaking of "goodness!" the cluster of embellishments in the corner of the layout includes a little "old" and "new."  I couldn't resist the HOTNESS of the NEW PRIMA green and grey flowers!!! I HAD TO HAVE THEM - and I think they go perfectly! The amber gem elements, and the tiger bead are from a broken piece of jewelry ~ more HOTNESS!! (Thanks to my friend John, my jewelry "supplier!") I think they pick up the "Animal" theme, along with the little blue and green sparkly Dragonfly!

So - that's my "YOU" Challenge - I hope you like it - and it INSPIRES YOU to create something this week - to CELEBRATE "YOU!"

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!  You have until Midnight, Sunday, March 20th to link up your submission, or just join in the fun!

So what are you waiting for?  Head on over to THE DOLLHOUSE and check out all the other Design Dollies "DOLLISHIOUS" samples for inspiration- and start scrappin'!

Have an AMAZING week!  YOU deserve it!
Sherri

Monday, March 7, 2011

Design Dollies Color Challenge!!

Well, I just have to tell you again, how THRILLED I am to have been selected to be the MARCH 2011 Guest Designer on the DESIGN DOLLIES BLOG !!!

If you are new to "THE DOLLIES"  please head on over for a visit to "THE DOLLHOUSE" and PLAY along with us!  I have to say - their challenges are my FAVORITES! 

Each week - they give me ( and YOU if you play with us) the opportunity to USE some of the STUFF that YOU know, and I know we ALL have!  Also - it gives me a chance to take a little "ME" time - an hour or two per week - and I know WE CAN ALL use some of that!

Here is how it works  ( these details are also noted on their HOW TO PLAY info on their BLOG - but I'll give you a quick run-down here!)

Each Monday of the month  - a NEW Challenge is posted as a guide for you to make a Card or Layout:
The FIRST Monday is a COLOR Challenge.
The SECOND Monday is an ELEMENT Challenge.
The THIRD Monday is a SKETCH Challenge.
The FOURTH Monday is a TRIFECTA!!! - this means you need to incorporate ALL of the challenges in to
ONE Layout or Card. 

So.... go visit the "DOLLHOUSE" and see for yourself - Check back there often this week, and you can see all of the COLOR Challenge submission from all over the world, as well as all previous weeks Challenges and submissions too!  LOTS OF CRAFTY GOODNESS - so please CHECK IT OUT!

March's Color Challenge is Monocromatic PINK with a POP of YELLOW!  Here is my submission:


My layout uses a sketch that was done by a street artist, while I was in Ft. Laurderdale with my husband - and a group of Teamsters for a convention we attended last February.  While we were sitting outside, enjoying a Margarita, this street artist sat down, sketched us -then handed us this drawing and said $10.00!  Well - of course I HAD to have it!  (that's me in the bottom right corner - and my hubby Phil is to my left in the picture - bottom middle guy!)  When I saw the color challenge, I knew it would work perfectly!

That's ME!


I added some broken pieces of jewelry on the bottom right corner, along with the "HAWT" Pink Crystal trim from my FAVORITE Local and On-line Scrapbook Store - Scrap-A-Doodle Doo  (they have all the HOTTEST "STUFF") along the bottom of the sketch -



The sketch is on a sparkly pink mat, all of the edges of all of the papers were painted with GLIMMER MIST, by Tattered Angels - I LOVE dipping my paint brush in the bottle and using it that way!  I added some pink buttons, pink pearls and pink gems.  As you can see - my "POP" of Yellow, are the buttons and the cool yellow foam Thickers Letters, to spell out the title and year.

So there you have it -that's my first week's submission!

NOW -  You've got till midnight EST on Sunday 13th March to go into the random draw for a super prize arranged by LEAH-Dollie .



I can't wait to see what you all come up with! 

HAVE FUN!
Sherri

Sunday, March 6, 2011

I'm a GUEST DESIGN DOLLIE for MARCH!!

WOO HOO!!  I'm so excited!!   I was selected to be the MARCH Guest Design Dollie!!

Be sure to check out the Design Dollies Blog  EVERY MONDAY in the Month of March
and PLAY ALONG with us!!!   I can't wait so see what everyone comes up with!!

This month's challenges were SO MUCH FUN!!  I can't wait until you see my creations,
and those of all the other talented Dollies as well!


HOPE you will join in the fun!!!!

Sherri