Friday, October 28, 2016

Double Challenge entry "You & Me Forever"

Hi Scrappy friends - 
I saw this really cool sketch on Brenda's the Grand Divas Scrappy Place Blog and decided to give it a try! 

As and ADDED Challenge she linked up with Rochelle from over at the THIS or THAT Challenge Blog, so that you have a chance to win a bonus prize!   Here is that challenge:

These are photos of my wonderful hubby and me, taken at a Sunflower Maze, here in New Jersey this past August.  I love sunflowers and he was so sweet to spend the day traipsing around a field of flowers with me.  We were lucky to go on a gorgeous sunny day, with beautiful blue skies and a few white puffy clouds!  With our busy hectic lives, I love that we are able to carve out some time to spend time together, and try to do so whenever we can.

We held hands, laughed, got a little lost...and he didn't complain when I took a ton of selfies and pictures!  We even stopped at a 50's Drive-In Restaurant for lunch and a cute farm stand on the way home too!

It was a WONDERFUL day and I feel so blessed to have spent it together with my guy in a field of flowers!

Love the colors in this collection by My Mind's Eye. I also like how the bold blue color of the Bazzill "North Sea" cardstock that I matted the page and the triangles with, makes everything "pop!"

I had this wooden title that was originally black, and actually was a magnet. I painted it the 2 colors, and I'm really happy with how it came out.  I glued a bright green twine to a circle that I first drew in pencil, to follow the sketch design.

Here you can see the "ticket" element that I added to play along with the This or That October challenge.  

I added the date in this corner - with stickers that I have had forever - I chose white, to go along with the other word stickers that I used on the layout.

I love this little grouping of embellishments in the bottom left corner.  The clear "flair" embellie that I made with my fun new Epiphany Crafts circle punch using a piece of the pattern paper and clear resin sticker.  I fussy cut an inked some flowers and use brads that I've had in my stash forever!  I also painted a wooden & symbol with the same paint and technique I used in the title.

I've also entered this layout in the November Challenge over at the Studio Challenge Blog

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope I've inspired you to create!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
My Mind's Eye - Collectable - by Jen Allyson - "Notable"
   Wonder Dream
Bazzill - North Sea cardstock
Epiphany Crafts Circle punch and sticker
Green Twine
Tim Holtz Ideology "Chat" Stickers
Ranger Distress Stains: Fired Brick, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron
Ranger Paints: Twisted Citron, Pool
Lilybee Design ABC Stickers


  1. Love love love this! LOVING the colors and the yarn circles!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Love your layout Sherri! Such beautiful bright colors and excellent take on both Scrappy friends Challenges! Thank you so much for playing along!

  3. Fabulous take on the sketch!! LOVE the bright colors!

  4. So pretty! love the blue matting! Thanks for playing along with the Scrappy Friends! :)

  5. Great take on the sketch - and I love the happy colors of that MME line.

  6. Love what you did with the colors! Thanks for joining us at The Studio Challenges!

  7. Fab layout! Thank you for playing along with us at The Studio Challenges.

  8. Nice work Sherri! Love your photos, I'm a sucker for sunflowers. Thanks for sharing with us at
    The Studio Challenges.

  9. Ooo! LOVE this take on a primary color palette! What a great sketch, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Studio!


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