Monday, August 6, 2012

My Everything

Hi Scrappy Peeps!

Here is a picture of a layout I made while away at the last Scrap-a-Doodle Doo weekend event. 

It is a photo of my husband and I, at my cousin's wedding in 2009. We had such a great time at the wedding, celebrating with family. I love this photo of us, and I really LOVE this man I married!  So happy and lucky to be celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary later this year too!

I admit, I am not an "up to date" scrapper.  I know I will never "get done" but I really enjoy scrapping photos that fit my mood, and the style I feel like working in, or the products I feel like working with at the time.

I'm not sure if you will believe me, but I've always hated the color green, but for some reason lately, I've been drawn to it.....

The paper I used is a combination of what I've had in my stash for a while  from 7 Gypsies, We R Memory Keepers, and Simple Stories.  I love mixing paper lines and manufacturers, along with pattern and colors.  I started out with the base green swirl paper, and built the layout from there.  I like to cut a 1/4 or so off of one side, and the top or bottom, then "mat" the patterned paper on a piece of cardstock.  It helps to give the layout more stability, adding weight and support for the embellishments.

The big chippie swirl is Dusty Attic's DA0578 "Scroll # 6"  I first sprayed it with Lime Twist, Olive Vine, and Sugar Maple Glimmer Mists, then stamped it with a swirl stamp using Versamark, sprinkled some bronze embossing powder on it and heat set it. I then added some Ranger Shabby Shutters Distress Stickles "here and there"  I just love altering Dusty Attic chippies this way!

I added the chippie to the layout using Helmar's Liquid Scrap Dots - just love the versatility and how they allow you to add dimension to even the thinnest pieces.

The resin and metal flowers were from my stash, and the large piece of bling under the Tim Holtz "LOVE" ticket, as well as the heart that is hanging, are old earrings.  I was able to change the heart earring from silver to bronze using Ranger Alcohol Inks.  I also "inked" the edges of everything with Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Stain.

I hope you find inspiration in this layout.

Thanks for looking,
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

My next class at Scrap-a-Doodle Doo, Aug 17th

Hi everyone!

I hope your summer is going well, and that you can join me at my next class at Scrap-a-Doodle Doo.

It is scheduled for Friday, August 17th, at 6:30pm to @ 8:30pm - Cost is $20.00 per person.

We will be making a MIXED MEDIA 1 page Layout with lots of layers and STUFF!  Techniques will include, Water Edge Distressing, Chalking, Layering, and will include Little Yellow Bicycle's beautiful Paradise Collection, along with Feathers, Lace, Buttons, Flowers, corrugated cardboard heart, a butterfly and more!

Sneak Peek!  Don't you love the color combo!?

KITS ARE VERY LIMITED - so call the store 201 818 7060, or email them at  to reserve your seat.

SUGGESTED ADD ONS: TEAL Chalk or Ink for edge distressing. (*Quick Quotes Tahiti was used in Sample ) I will have one for sharing.

TOOLS NEEDED - PLEASE BRING TO CLASS: 12x12 trimmer, Tape runner, Liquid Adhesive (ie: Fabritac, Zip Dry) Scissors, 3D Foam Dots or Zots.

Hope to see you there!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri