Thursday, June 27, 2013

Party Planning time! Nifty Craft Idea Included!

Hi friends!

I've been a busy busy mom these days -  my youngest  Jake son graduated High School last Friday night - I am SO VERY PROUD of him and now I am in FULL PLANNING MODE for his upcoming Graduation Party in the middle of next month! ( With so much to do yet, that sounds MUCH better than @2 weeks away!!! YIKES!!! )

I attended a scrappy day crop with some friends this past weekend ( while Jake was home sleeping off his all night Project Graduation event ) and I was able to finish a few more pages for his scrapbook (shhh... it's a surprise! for him, and the layout will be my INSPIRATION submission for Scrap-a-Doodle Doo's JULY Sketch Challenge - so watch for more info on July 1st!)
Anyway - I want to share one of the crafts I am making to put on the tables as both decoration, and low lighting for the party! 

First I took a 1 quart mason jar and  painted the inside with Glossy Mod Podge.

Then I sprinkled in some cool silver star glitter that I picked up at our local florist supply store.

Then I took the torn up pieces of Royal Blue tissue paper ( the school colors are Royal Blue and White) and placed them inside the jar, pressing them down, and into place with a paint brush, and occasionally adding more Mod Podge to hold it down, or make it lie flat.   I overlapped pieces here and there as well.

I made 2 jars as my "test" and after drying overnight - I am very pleased with how they came out!

Here is how it looks sitting on the table in the daylight without a candle.

Here is how it looks light up **
 I LOVE THEM!!   I think they are going to make the tables look great - by Day or Night! Now I just have to make @ 15 more!!  It looks like there won't be much sleeping for me between now and the party!! :-)

So -that's my little crafty project for this week - I hope it inspires you to CREATE SOMETHING!!

((Hugs)) ~ Sherri

** There was some concern and discussion amongst my group of crafty friends as to the "flammability" of the inside of a glass jar coated in paper and Mod Podge.   Due to their concerns - I used Votive candles that are encased in a small "shot like" glasses and did a test burn for @ 5 hrs with no issues.  Be sure to use a candle that is in a glass container or possibly one of the battery powered votive lights.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

My next class at Scrap-a-Doodle Doo 6/28 at 6:30pm

I would LOVE for you to join me at my next class on Friday, June 28th at 6:30pm at Scrap-a-Doodle Doo!

You will be making a 1 page INTERACTIVE Layout using the Very Colorful BoBunny "SURPRISE!" paper line and co-coordinating accessories!

Here is a SNEAK PEEK! - The sample will be in the store soon!

This page was inspired by Scrap-a-Doodle Doo's June Sketch Challenge, and I decided to  "kick it up a few notches" by adding a large "secret pocket" where you can add 3 Large Tags - for journaling or additional photos photos (up to 6 more!)  It will be PERFECT for your special Birthday Photos -either from the past, or for celebrations yet to come!  You will LOVE this technique and will use it again and again for those special photos of your precious memories -whatever the subject!  Photo sizes:  (3) 3"x4"  (up to 6) 4 x 6". 

Students need to bring the following supplies:
Basic Tool Kit - including  12x12 Trimmer, Liquid Adhesive, Small Sharp Scissors, 3D Foam Dots, *FOAM TAPE - Available at Scrap-a-Doodle Doo.  Your Teacher will have one of each of the following items for students to share, but you are welcome to work at your own pace by bring your own, or purchase from Scrap-a-Doodle Doo - Ranger Distress STAIN - Peacock Feathers and Ripe Persimmon.

Cost of Class is $25.00   - Seating and/or Kits are LIMITED - ( Can't make the class?  Order a "KIT TO GO!"  FULL COLOR PHOTO and COMPLETE INTSTRUCTIONS will be included! )
Please call the store to reserve yours ASAP  201 818 7060

I am looking forward to seeing you there!


Sunday, June 2, 2013

June Sketch Challenge over at Scrap-a-Doodle Doo

Hello Everyone - HAPPY JUNE to you ALL - I can't believe we are almost half the way through 2013!  I hope this year has treated you all well, and that the 2nd half holds only GOOD THINGS for you and yours!

Here is the JUNE SKETCH from over on the SCRAP-A-DOODLE DOO BLOG.    PLEASE Click on the link to head on over for all the DETAILS on how to PLAY ALONG - you could WIN a GIFT CERTIFICATE to SCRAP-A-DOODLE DOO too!

We've selected a sketch that was found on the web for this month's challenge, and we think you are going to have a BLAST with it!

As you know - I have been working on pages for a gift for my youngest son's High School Graduation - and I've been finding these sketch challenges VERY HELPFUL and a great and easy way to add some fun pages to his book - all with a little guidance and INSPIRATION from THE DOO Sketch Challenges. 
We'd LOVE for you to PLAY alongJust remember -Since this is a Scrap-a-Doodle Doo SPONSORED Challenge (you can WIN a $10.00 Gift Certificate!) and while we ENCOURAGE EVERYONE to "PLAY" along, ONLY layouts, cards, or projects submitted that use products that are carried/sold by Scrap-a-Doodle Doo will be eligible to win a Gift Certificate. They have THOUSANDS of items, and carry product from OVER 250+ Manufacturers!
SO - before beginning the project that you wish to submit - just CLICK HERE to go to their website then type the products you are using in their search box and see if they can be found.   (While you are there - check out the CLASS and EVENT OFFERINGS and SALE ITEMS too - DID YOU KNOW -they SHIP anywhere in the USA - for a  LOW FLAT RATE on purchases of $50 or less AND -AND FREE SHIPPING on orders of $50.00 OR MORE!!  ?) 
Here is my INSPIRATION LAYOUT for this month's sketch.  I have listed the items used with the LINKS below it.   
I had LOTS of pictures from Jake's 8th Grade Dance -so I made the bottom polka dot rectangle into a pocket - using foam dots, and then created 3 tabbed mats that I added photos and embellishments to each side. - I was able to get 9 photos of the event either "on" or "in" this page and I am very pleased with how it came out!  (so pleased that my next class at Scrap-a-Doodle Doo on JUNE 28th, will be based on the design and the interactive elements that I've added to the layout, using the FUN BoBunny "SURPRISE!" Line! -  Sneak Peek to be previewed soon!)

Love these photos - and MY VERY HANDSOME SON JAKE!!
Here are the items used in the layout:
BoBunny Mama Razzi 2 collection pack -with combo stickers (Tripod/Strike a Pose/Photo Booth/Oh Snap)

BB MR2 - Adhesive Chipboard

BB MR2 - Brads

BB MR2 - Buttons/Embellishments

BB MR2 - Layered Chipboard

Queen & Co Film Strip Trendy Tape

Ranger Distress Stain -
Ripe Persimmon -
Peacock Feathers -

EK Success 3D Dots

Bazzill Cardstock Colors - Hillary / Dark Intense Teal / Intense Orange
I hope you play along and am looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the June Sketch Challenge from Scrap-a-Doodle Doo!  Be sure to LINK up your photo with MR LINKY on the BLOG - or on their Facebook Event page!!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri
THANKS!!  Can't wait to see what you've come up with :-)