Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sneak Peek! JUNE Kiss Kit at Scrap-a-Doodle Doo!

I'm soo excited!! I have to share.....Here it is! 

Next month - we are ADDING  something NEW and doing something a little different at "THE DOO!" 

My friend and Co-Teacher at Scrap-a-Doodle Doo, Anna Zuniga, has designed the JUNE KIT OF THE MONTH, which is scheduled to be released on JUNE 15th, ( it is really AWESOME - and you will be "LUCKY" if you get one of them ~ hint hint! - any guesses on the theme?? )

AND... I have designed the FIRST EVER Monthly "KISS KIT!!" 

What is a KISS KIT you might ask???? 

Well, it is a "Keep It Simple Silly" KIT
- that includes what you need to make a 2 page Layout - including a cutting guide and directions to complete it.  It is very reasonably priced and this first one will be released on JUNE 1st - then every month on the 1st of the month.

 THE DOO will still offer the traditional Kit of the Month - * Usually (2) Two Page Layouts on the 15th of the month  ~AND~ a totally different KISS KIT on the 1st of each month.

The June 1st KISS Kit features My Mind's Eye  GOOD DAY SUNSHINE collection and includes a little "fussy cutting," double matting and beautiful ribbon! I just LOVE the colors of these papers, and I know you will too!  The sample will be in the store soon, and KISS Kits are available for purchase on June 1st - so act quickly if you want one - call the store to reserve yours :

37-C Swan Street
Ramsey, New Jersey 07446
Phone: 201.818.7060

You are going to LUV it!

Thanks for Peaking!
~ Sherri






Tuesday, May 24, 2011


We'd LOVE you to JOIN US on June 18th

from 10am to 6pm for a FUN FILLED ALL DAY EVENT

37 C Swan Street
Ramsey, NJ
(201) 818-7060

THE "DAY AT THE BEACH EVENT" INCLUDES 3 COMPLETE Classes - TAUGHT BY SHERRI CARAMICO, ADINA MEDINA and ANNA ZUNIGA: Three of Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo’s teachers will be teaming up to teach a full day of classes on June 18th from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Details as to the latest releases used will be online shortly and samples of each... of the class projects will be on display in the store, so come by and visit.

Sherri will be teaching a 2 page Layout with LOTS of Layers - featuring the HOT NEW Fancy Pants Beach Bum Line - You will learn WATER DISTRESSING, multi pattern layering, SEWING! and we will be using TIM HOLTZ Distress Stains too!(SAMPLE IN STORE NOW!) 

HERE ARE 3 SNEAK PEEKS of my class - a 2 page layout!!

Adina will be teaching you how to make a BEAUTIFUL Decorative Mirror -with sea shells, modeling cream, Glimmer Mist, bottle caps - and LOTS MORE!

Anna will teach you how to make a AWESOME Chipboard Album featuring Echo Park's SPLASH line and cool "pockets" to store your memories!

SEATING IS LIMITED!! SO reserve your seat now! The Cost is $95.00 for the day and includes ALL THREE classes, as well as lunch.

You may register on the site; in-person at the store or 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 class, you may pick up your class kits with directions at any time, 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.






Thanks for PEEKING!!
~ Sherri

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Your Smile makes me HAPPY, Your Smile makes me PROUD and

May your SMILE open doors to your DREAMS!

Our son Nick graduated from Franklin Pierce University this past weekend - Magna Cum Laude!!!  with a BA in Mass Communications ( Media Studies / Media Production)

I CAN NOT begin to tell you how PROUD we are of him!

This photo was take at the Honor's Convocation Ceremony that was held on May 6th.  It is not the best quality photo, as I had to take it with my cell phone - because while I remembered my camera, I left my SD card at home in the computer!!  I changed the color and style in photo shop, and even though it is a little blurry, his SMILE shines through, and I am happy with the results!

I made this layout to remember that special day.  I had hope to enter it into the Polkadot Door Design May Inspiration Challenge - and thought the cut off day was May 18th - BUT  it was actually May 15th - so I was not able to submit it. - That is OK - I love the "challenge" of a "good challenge" - and the work that is created out of it - I hope you like what I came up with!!

For the challenge ( that I missed! - Oh well!)  - the RULES were: Create a paper crafting project (card, layout, off-the-page item), based on provided inspiration (photo, sentiment, or element : crocheted flowers).  Here is the photo for inspiration:

I incorporated the pinwheel, crocheted flower and SMILE from the inspiration, and I LOVE how this page came out!  The Basic Grey CURIO Line is just beautiful, and I had so much fun using it again in this layout.

All of the INGREDIENTS can be found on my post to my Gallery and were purchased at Scrap-a-Doodle Doo

I LOVE the base of this Layout - it is Bazzill's Glazed Chipboard "Grandma's Damask" sprayed with Tattered Angel's GLIMMER MIST in Maple Sugar and Turquoise Blue - then edged with Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Stains in Wild Honey.  All of the torn edges were torn and folded with a water distressing technique, and inked with the Wild Honey too!  If you look below, at the bottom, middle of the photo you will see that I added an old dictionary page with the words "graduate" and "graduation" on it ( after I sprayed it with a little GLIMMER MIST in "Old Lace!"
HERE is a Dusty Attic Chippie (from DA0506 Foliage)- I first ran all the chippies through my Cuttle Bug with the TEXTILE distressing folder - I then inked this one and the smaller one in the bottom left corner - up real good with Quick Quotes Powderpuff "Tahiti" Chalk - then some Ranger Distress VersaMark, and some TeaDye Ranger Distress Embossing powder - hit is with my heat gun - and then brushed some Dried Marigold Distress Stickles on the brown spots - after that had dried - I painted on some Tattered Angles TIDE POOL Glimmer GLAM - I am LOVIN' how it can out and REALLY LOVIN' playing with Dusty Attic Chippies!

The Pinwheel was made by tearing paper  ( All the paper used in this layout are Basic Grey's CURIO Line)  The edges were then inked with the Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Stains in Wild Honey. There is another little DA Chippie from the same set in this bottom left corner - along with a crocheted flower that a friend made, and that I "painted" with a little "OLD LACE" Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. The FILM Strip "Ribbon" is from Tim Holtz Idea-ology, and the camera eyelet, and "Explore" brad have been in my scrap stash for a while!

Can you see the lace on the right - by the DREAM Tim Holtz Ticket?  I got that while on a B'day get-a-way weekend with my hubby last June!  I love having it "peak" out from the torn area's on the page.
The SMILE letters are Maya Road chipboard alphas that were colored with Quick Quotes Powderpuff "Tahiti" Chalk, then some Distress Dried Marigold Stickles, and finally some Tattered Angles TIDE POOL Glimmer GLAM to make the word POP!  I think it does - do you!?

This pretty little swirl chippie is from the same DUSTY ATTIC collection - there are 2 - on on top and one on the bottom of the photo.  First I ran them through the TEXTILE embossing folder - then I inked it with the Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Stains in Wild Honey, then I hit the top ridges with Powderpuff BLOODY MARY chalk ink -then I sprayed them with TATTERED ANGLES Old Lace Glimmer Mist.  After it had dried - I then gave it a nice heavy coat of ROYAL COAT Dimensional Magic
OH - do you see the STITCHING along the left and right edges of this Layout??  all done by hand - thank you very much!! There is also BLACK "FAUX" Stitching on the brown flower cutout under the photo!

Here is a close up of my little friend - the CHIPPIE!  Seriously - you have GOT to get some of these and try playing with them - LOTS of CREATIVE FUN!!


MANY THANKS to my TALENTED friend NATASHA whose inspiration got me additicted to water distressing - and now stitching on my layouts too!! Click on her name and check out her BLOG - but be prepared to wipe up the drool off your keyboard, as her work is AMAZING!  Oh, and while you are there - please leave her a little "blog love" (comment) and tell her I sent you!! ;o)

I am also entering this layout in a contest for Scrapbooks etc. February 2012 On Assignment Challenge
Boy/Girl Page, using Girl/Boy Product - so this is a BOY page, and I used "GIRL" product : Antique Lace, Crocheted Flower, flowered paper, Prima "Say it in Pearls" with mini roses and some BLING! Also some Glitter and Glimmer too! WISH ME LUCK!! Please head over there by clicking on the link and leave a like or a comment there if you would be so kind too! 

Thanks for looking ~ I would LOVE it if you would be so kind as to leave me a little BLOG Love - so I know you were here......

All the Best!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I LOVE Dusty Attic laser cut embellishments!

I went to a wonderful weekend crop, hosted by SCRAP-A-DOODLE DOO this weekend, and had a BLAST with my scrappy friends ( as always!) I finally had a chance to play with some DUSTY ATTIC laser cut embellishments! ( and lots of other goodies too!) I have to tell you I am HOOKED!!  They are so much fun, and are a blank slate - just waiting for you to make them your own and customize them for your layout or project!  Ya gotta try them!!

ALL of the items used in this layout were purchased at SCRAP-A-DOODLE DOO too!

Our son Jake took this photo of my hubby and I, while we visited EPCOT this past December - I loved the colors, and couldn't wait to use the photo in this layout!   I have to THANK my friend NATASHA for all her inspiration and tutorials, and for sharing of her ideas and AMAZING talent!  Check out her BLOG to see her AWESOME WORK!!

I used layers of Basic Grey's Curio Collection that I water distressed, tore and folded, along with Core'dinations Black Magic, and LOTS of embellishments!

I LUV this Dusty Attic Swirl!  I actually cut off a piec of it and added it at the bottom of the picture too! 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! This stuff just LOVES layers and adds so much to your page  ( you can find it at too!)

I first inked the Dusty Attic Hinge with Fired Brick Distress Stain, (love this stuff too!) 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 Bronze Pearl Pen - the brown "lace" is paper that was water distressed inked and folded. I used up lots of the Tim Holtz embellishments that I've been "collecting" too!

Ouchless Cardboard is my "friend" and a great base. I added a little white acrylic paint, then some Espresso and Be Positive Glimmer Glam. I added some Bronze Pearls from a Pearl Pen to the faux lace, and a little sneak piece of real lace in there too! - look at that luscious Dusty Attic swirl too!


This flower was made out of beige cardstock, that I cut out on the Cricut - I used Natasha Aguirre's Gardenia Flower technique, inked the edges with Mocha Mama Powder Puff Chalk, and used a paint brush to add some Sugar Maple and Turquoise Blue Glimmer Mist, and topped it all off with Dried Marigold Distress Stickles.  The Corrugated Kraft Alphas  by Jillibean Soup were inked up with just about all of the Glimmer Glaze and Glam previously listed, along with some Mermaid Glimmer Glam for added sparkle!

Here is a side view of the flower - I love how it came out!  Layers are my friend - if you haven't noticed!  Check out Natasha's tutorial on her blog -the flowers are FUN to make too!  Oh - and THANKS to my good friend Pattie for sharing her costume jewelry, I love the dimension and texture it adds to the layout too!

Well -I hope you like it, and it inspires you too! 

PLEASE go ahead and leave me some LOVE - I'd like to know you were here!