Friday, August 7, 2015

Challenge YOUrself Blog - "Keep Calm and.....?"

OH!!!  I was SOO Excited when I saw this Challenge come up at the 

Create a Layout using this quote:
"Keep Calm and....."

It is one of my favorite sayings - and I knew just how I was going to finish it - and had the perfect photo to scrap too!   Can you guess what I do to "Keep Calm???......"

Well...  if you haven't guessed by now.... I chose
 "Keep Calm and Cruise Disney!"  
- I know, I know - I bet you are all VERY surprised about that!! LOL!!

Here is the layout I came up with!  I've got a bunch of 8x10 photos that we have purchased while cruising over the years.  I think I will try to use them other "non-sketch" challenges in the future.      As you can see - I am in this photo, along with my oldest son, my hubby, and 2 of my FAVORITE Disney Characters!!
This photo was taken somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean on our "WBTA" West Bound Trans Atlantic Cruise, on The Disney MAGIC, in Sept of last year.  I love how the ADRIFT Collection has a little teal in some of the paper and embellishments - I think it worked perfectly with my son's shirt and just "pops" off the page.

With the photo being so large - I had to find a way to add different papers, and embellishments.  I LOVE how the base page - Basic Grey's ADRIFT "Sailor" plays off of Goofy and Donald's striped Sailor shirts!!  I just about squealed out loud when opened my collection pack and saw how well it went!!  I then cut banners out of some of the other patterns in the collection and stuck them behind the top and bottom of the photo, adding bits and pieces of embellishments along each side too.
I found the "Keep Calm and Cruise Disney" during a Google search.  I printed it out on photo paper, and then triple matted it.  I was able to put it over a blank space in the top corner of the large photo. LOVE that Donald Duck!!

I've had this sticker/title for quite a while.... and I thought it was about time that I use it.  Here you can see how the banners have a little "lift" on the pointy ends - I usually only run a line of adhesive tape along the edge that I tuck under the photo - as I think it gives the layout more dimension/layers that way.
Here are the items used :

Basic Grey - Adrift Collection
- PAPERS:Anchors/Sailor/Ahoy/Starboard/Ropes
- Mixed Brads
- Diecut Cardstock and Transparencies
Bazill Cardstock: Admiral / Red Rock / unknown "Teal"
Ranger Distress Stains:  Blueprint Sketch / Barn Door / Peacock Feather / Picket Fence / Tarnished Brass
Mickey Bling
* All of these items were purchased at my local Scrapbook Store  Scrap-a-Doodle Doo - They have an on-line store too!  Check them out at

Thanks for stopping by -  I can't wait to see what  "Keeps YOU Calm!"  I hope you play along with us at the Challenge YOUrself Blog!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri


  1. Love love love this! SO FUN!! LOVING the "keep calm" tag and the colors!!!

  2. Hi Sherri! I love your fun and fabulous take on this challenge!!! So cool and creative, my friend!

  3. Fabulous page!!! Love the colors and the pictures!!


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