Friday, March 29, 2013

Peep Madness!

'Tis that time of year again and PEEPS are everywhere!
Some people actually admit to "not being a fan" while others, like my Dad, never met a PEEP he didn't like!!  ( Especially if you poke holes in the wrapping and let them get a little stale!)
A good friend gave me an idea today, PEEP INFUSED VODKA!!

It just SCREAMS Easter FUN!!
(Well okay, not really much to do with Easter - but hey,
Vodka + anything = FUN!) 
So....  I stopped on the way home from work and purchased my "supplies!"
Here is what you will need:
PEEPS, VODKA, WIDE MOUTH JAR!!  ( Jar is courtesy of my Dad!)

Here is what you do:
I made sure they were all facing out - they look so cute don't they!
I decided to layer 2 colors and used 2 boxes of PEEPS in a
1 QT Jar
**NOTE -the PEEP colors will blend - so I will probably have an orange colored vodka.  Keep this in mind when mixing PEEP colors!
NOW ADD VODKA to cover, seal and put in the fridge!
Here you can see the liquid is already turning orange. According to all reports on line - this should sit for a few days and should yield a sweet marshmallow flavored vodka   - I wonder what the PEEPS will taste like???
I'll comment here and let you know in a few days!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Prima Romantique Layout GIVE-A-WAY!!

UPDATE - APRIL 9th, 2013 
THIS POST has now received OVER 400 hits since it was published last month!!!  Since it seems like many of you LIKE it - I've got a SPECIAL SURPRISE for you -  Head on over to my BLOG POST for my Local Scrapbook Store - Scrap-a-Doodle Doo, in Ramsey, NJ to find out how you can WIN!!
There is a FULL photo of this layout and another FREEBIE for you too!

And -please be sure to become a FOLLOWER of my BLOG - if you don't want to miss out on any future SURPRISES / Challenges and GIVE-A-WAYS TOO!!

PS -I'd love to hear from you -PLEASE take a minute to add a comment on this post, and let me know you were here :-) 

What are you waiting for? 
Head over to THE DOO's BLOG and see how you can WIN!

Thanks - ((HUGS))~ Sherri

Hi everyone! Sherri here, inviting you to my next class

at Scrap-a-Doodle Doo!

When? Saturday, March 23rd 11:30AM to 1:30PM

Where? Scrap-a-Doodle Doo! (of course!)
37 C Swan Street
Ramsey, NJ

Cost: $25.00

SEATING is LIMITED and going fast - (only 3 seats/kits left!) So please CALL the Store at 201-818-7060 to reserve yours, OR -you can Sign Up through MEET UP by Clicking HERE! or

Here is the FIRST Sneak Peek:

This 1 page 12x12 Layout features BEAUTIFUL Papers from Prima's Romantique Collection!

We will create lots of layers with this VERY VINTAGE Paper collection from PRIMA, and will use Tim Holtz's Tattered Flower and Autumn Gatherings dies to create a Fab-u-lous Flower and cute little leaves adding lots of dimension to this layout.

Distressing and accents will be created using Ranger Distress Stains, and I AM IN LOVE with the BEAUTIFUL and "TRENDY" Bella Blvd Green Feather! HOTNESS!

Lately, I seem to try to use the Unique and Versatile May Arts Web Weave Ribbon, when ever I can, and love the texture it adds to this layout! To soften it up and give it a little SPARKLE - we will spray a Paper Doily with GLIMMER MIST (surprise! surprise!), and even WATER DISTRESS a few corners for more texture and visual interest!

AND... I can't wait to show you what to do with another TRENDY and "Happening" product.... BAKERS TWINE!! - another one of my new "FAVS!" To top it off, we will add a couple of VINTAGE brass buttons too!

Here is your 2nd Sneak Peek -

The double photo mat will hold a 4 x 6 Vertical Photo.

 I hope you can join me!

If you can't make it - there may be KITS to GO available - but please check with the store as these are limited in quantity too!
7 Seats/kits are already spoken for - 
Please call the store at 201 818 7060 to reserve yours -before they are all gone! :-)

THANKS for stopping by!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Monday, March 11, 2013

March Sketch Challenge from Scrap-a-Doodle Doo!

Hi Everyone!

Thanks to all who played along in Scrap-a-Doodle Doo's February Sketch Challenge - each entry was just beautiful and it was lots of fun seeing all the different takes on the sketch!  Click on the link to see all of the entries - these ladies made some AWESOME Layouts - it is so much fun to see everyone's different take on the sketch!  Just click on the sketches at the bottom to enlarge them!

FYI - the WINNER (selected by a computerized random generator program) will be announced over on THE DOO's BLOG on March 15th!  PLEASE Be sure to become a FOLLOWER so you can be notified of the WINNER and of future challenges, class info and lots of INSPIRATION too!  Good luck to all who played along!

If you didn't get a chance to enter the FEBRUARY Challenge, not to worry - because you still have time to enter MARCH's SKETCH CHALLENGE!!

All of the details / info / rules etc.... can be found on SCRAP-A-DOODLE DOO's Blog - just CLICK HERE!  and see how you can WIN a DOO Gift Certificate!!

I am sure you are going to want to play along with this one - it was SOO MUCH FUN!!  Take a look at my friend ADINA's really cool Sketch: and you will see why!

I really had a BLAST with this one - and I am so pleased with the way my layout turned out! These sketches are REALLY helping me to create the layouts I want to included in a special book I am making for my son Jake, for his High School Graduation this year!!! They are a great tool to keep me motivated and on track to get this book done by June!!!!!

Items used in this layout are:
Here are the items that I used in this layout that are available at THE DOO:
We R Memory Keepers "Baby Mine" Baby Blue Paper
We R Memory Keepers "Baby Mine" Cutie Pie Paper
We R Memory Keepers "Baby Mine"  Boy oh Boy Paper
Ranger / Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Peacock Feathers  ( my new FAV!!)
Ranger / Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Picket Fence
Icicle Glitter Dots 

 Amy Tangerine Hello Truffle Fabric Printed Thickers Stickers

 !!!!!!!! And  -If you like the look of this layout ....


SAVE THE DATE!!!  APRIL 5th!!  6:30PM

Because of this SKETCH and the comments from scrappy friends who have seen my layout above in person - I have been INSPIRED to create a CLASS for those of you that live near Scrap-a-Doodle Doo -- SAVE THE DATE - and MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!   On Friday night, APRIL 5th - I will be teaching a 1 page layout class at the store to show you HOW TO MAKE the multi-patterned paper "sunburst" effect that is INSPIRED by this sketch!

We will be using papers from the  My Mind's Eye Collection - "Collectable by jen allyson"
Here are links to preview of the papers....
Notable "MEMO"
Notable "Silly"
Noteable "Love This"
OH - guess what!!! - we will also use some Doodlebug WASHI TAPE!!!  (hotness!!)
AND - there will be a beautiful Bella Blvd Feather in the layout - and you may see some Baker's Twine too -- both are my new obsession!! 
More details and SNEAK PEEKS to follow soon!!

Feel free to SHARE this post with your scrappy friends who may want to join in the Sketch Challenge too - the more the merrier! :-)

~ (((HUGS)) ~ Sherri