Thursday, February 28, 2013

Shh.... What Hubby doesn't know.....

....won't hurt him!  LOL!!  Shhhh... my scrappy friends!!

These are the type of posts that make me glad my Hubby
(as wonderful as he is ) ~ doesn't read BLOGS!!

After all, he is not a scrapper or a blogger - AND really he is very supportive of my "Habit!" - BUT -as the saying goes - "What he doesn't know, won't hurt him !" ~ Right ladies!!!!!

Why am I THANKFUL that he is not a Blog "Follower" you might ask?

Well.... because I happened to visit my FAVORITE Local Scrapbook Store this weekend - that is Scrap-a-Doodle Doo, in Ramsey, NJ my friends!!!

Oh, and if you aren't lucky enough to live nearby - then you can also find all these goodies at their

AND - because I just happened to arrive as they were unloading OODLES of GOODIES of all the NEW CHA Releases I got some GREAT STUFF!!

OH MY!! Just take a look at my latest Scrap Haul and you will know why I am glad Hubby is not "into" Blogs!!

This pile of SCRAPPY GOODNESS contains some of my FAVORITE products from some of my FAVORITE Manufactures!!

* If you click on the highlighted words below - the "wonderful world wide web" will take you right to the webpage where they are posted on the Scrap-a-Doodle Doo Store Webpage!!  where you can pick up some of this scrappy goodness for your projects!

FIRST OFF - FEATHERS!!!!!  (Go ahead, Say it like OPRAH was introducing them on her show please!! ) These are from BELLA BLVD and they ARE SO HOT and my new found LOVE / ok - OBESSSION! -I'm planning my next class at THE DOO on 3/23 and YES! I will include one of these AWESOME embellies!!  So,  I couldn't decide on the color I wanted -so YUP - I picked up 6 different packs  ( Shhh!! Don't tell!)

And.. LOOK at the HOT NEW Chippies from THE DUSTY ATTIC!!  Especially at those adorable little bricks!! I can't wait to use them!!

and the BEAUTIFUL BoBunny MamaRazzi2 Paper Pack and Chipboard Pack! Every Scrappin' Mama needs this collection!

Oh - how about the Teresa Collins Far and Away Collection!!!  SERIOUSLY!!   Be still my Scrappy Heart!! I can't wait to use this collection - LOVE the colors and Teresa's Style!!

And yes, I just had to have the Maya Road Kraft Envelopes - I've got some great plans and journaling notes to put in those babies!!

So, please, DON'T TELL MY HUBBY and STOP by THE DOO, either in person or on line and take advantage of the great sales they have on their in stock items, or on the BRAND NEW items arriving that were introduced at CHA - and GET SCRAPPY!!

(((HUGS!))) ~ Sherri

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Just a couple of DISNEY pages....

Here are a couple of pages that I made at my last weekend get-a-way with Scrap-a-Doodle Doo....

 I colored the stars in on the Reminisce Magic -Magical Hat paper with a yellow Sharpie to match Mickey's hat, covered cardstock with Queen & Co Trendy Chevron Washi Tape to create a "Party of 10' banner, cut the swirl out by hand to mimic the swirl on the WDW pin at the bottom of the layout - and had a blast with the red and white baker's twine - all items on this layout were purchased at Scrap-a-Doodle Doo!

and here is the 2nd one....

I layered different types of flowers on top of the heart paper doilie and added Prima Sculptured resin flowers and pink Mickey head buttons, along with a button/pin we got at the park.  I triple matted the vertical photo and added a patterned die cut shape behind it.  I then cut out flags or banners to hang from bakers twine in patterns/colors that complemented the rest of the things going on in the layout and added a different button to each.  I LOVE how the banner came out! I also inked the edges of all the papers with Peacock Feathers Ranger Distress Stain - one of my new FAVORITE colors!!  99 % of the products were purchased at

I hope these 2 layouts inspire you to CREATE something fun today!

Thanks for stopping by - please take a minute to say "HI" and let me know you were here - or become a follower too!


(((HUGS))) ~ Sherri

Friday, February 1, 2013

Oh How I LOVE a Challenge!!!

Hi Scrappy Peeps!! 

Can you believe it is FEBRUARY 1st already!!  WOWZERS!  Another year is just going to fly by again!!

If you are like me - you are SO BEHIND on your scrapping, that you will never "catch up!" - I know I won't, and I've come to terms with it.  I started scrapping late in life - after my BOYS were no longer little guys - so I have TONS of photos which will probably never get scrapped.  I find that I am OKAY with that - because I've decided that I will scrap what I WANT to scrap, WHEN I feel like it, and now ENJOY this hobby more and put LESS STRESS on myself because I know it is unrealistic to even think that I might get "caught up!" I am just HAPPY to know that photos that I treasure most will be honored with a place on a page, in a scrapbook, instead of in a box or a drawer in the basement.

BUT - sometimes I get "stuck in a rut" - or need some INSPIRATION to get my "MO-JO" flowing -or sometimes, I just don't want to "think" to much about how I'm going to glue those photos down - and I could use some guidance. I've found that is where SKETCHES come in!    AND - they are usually attached to a CONTEST with a GIVE-A-WAY - so that makes them even more FUN!!

If you've never participated in a SKETCH CHALLENGE - here is your chance!   Scrap-a-Doodle Doo, my favorite Local Scrapbook Store is going to be sponsoring one every month.  There are THREE WAYS to enter AND you can win a $10.00 (on line entry) or a $15.00 (in store entry) Gift Certificate from SCRAP-A-DOODLE-DOO!!   Head on over to THE DOO's BLOG for all the DETAILS on how you can play along!  

Basically, for your ON LINE entries - you can:
(1) Become a FOLLOWER of the Scrap-a-Doodle Doo BLOG add a photo of your Layout Entry through "Mr. Linky" or the Add a Link button on the bottom of the Blog post, OR (2) - if you are more of a FACEBOOK FAN - you can click on their Facebook page - LIKE Scrap-a-Doodle Doo - then CLICK on the EVENTS box on the upper right side (under Message) Find the event post for this month's challenge and click JOIN - you will then be able to comment and ADD your PHOTO of your layout entry.

For those who are near the store - We have a SPECIAL THIRD OPTION  - you can Go to THE DOO, and pick up a SPECIALLY PRICED FEBRUARY Sketch Challenge Kit (I'm told that you will have a "BLAST" with this month's product included in the kit!) The sketch below will be printed and included in your kit and you can get your creative juices flowing while using specially selected products from the Doo Crew.  Then return your creations to the Doo by no later than February 28th and your page(s) will be displayed at the store for the rest of the month!!

Winners for both versions of the challenge will be randomly chosen and announced by March 15th.

So... without further "A-DOO!" ......Here is the FEBRUARY 2013 Sketch -  *Created by my very talented friend Adina Medina - a fellow Design Team Member with me at Scrap-a-Doodle Doo:

and - HERE is my "interpretation" of the design:

This is a layout of my youngest son Jake, holding our new puppy Maggie on the day we picked her up at the breeder to bring her home.  She is soo little and sweet in these photos. ( Jake is pretty cute too!)   I had TONS of FUN using stuff from my STASH to create this layout - although all of the goodies that I used were purchased at THE DOO!   I used papers, tags and brads from the We R Memory Keepers "Friends Furever" Collection.  They DOO have a few items from this line left - you can check them out  HERE   Also - I used this COOL May Arts Weave Ribbon -- it comes in LOTS of colors and can be used in so many different ways! I used Sweet Pea for this layout!  Just CLICK on the name of the ribbon to see all of the colors that THE DOO carries!  

And finally, I had lots of fun just DOODLING on this layout using a black sharpie marker! I ran lines around the 8 point star (which I cut out on my cricut) and around the edge of the green paper, and around the BoBunny Chipboard letters, as well as the small journaling on the bottom right of the page and on the tag on the top right. 

I REALLY hope that you play along with us - we hope to hold this challenge on the first of every month - they really are FUN - so please join in!!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri