Saturday, November 19, 2016

Scrap Our Stash November Sketch+3 Challenge "#Grateful"

Loving this awesome Sketch +3 Challenge from the
Scrap Our Stash Blog this month - Check it out!

Besides the fun sketch, there are lots of FUN goodies to choose from in the +3 part of the challenge too!  Be sure to include (1) item from each of the 3 lists above in your layout - yes, you can add more than one from each list - but at least 1 !
Here is my DT Layout for your inspiration!  Be sure to check all the Scrap Our Stash Blog to see all of the great layouts from the other Design Team Members too!

I'm loving how this layout came out - the photos are of my 2 lovely friends, Donna (on the left,) and Janice (on the right,) and me, as we celebrated our friend Marianne's birthday, at a wonderful brunch.  It was a beautiful day, and I am #grateful to have these beautiful ladies, and all of my friends in my life!

Regarding the +3 Challenge - Here are the items I used:
List 1 : Grey (circle, paper and flowers) and
Glitter - Gold Scalloped Sticker, Gold Washi Tape, Gold Stickles, Glitter on the flower patterned paper
List 2 : #Hashtag in the title, Harvest Gold in the paper and flowers
List 3 : Indigo (paper, flowers and bling)

Here are some close ups for you!
I made a pocket behind the photo and tucked in a tag with journaling.  I painted the wood veneer "#" and title with gold paint, and then topped it with gold Stickles.

I've had these grey flowers forever - I love how the look on this layout.  I added the same fibers under the flower - that I used on the tag. 

Here is the journaling on the tag, and a close up of some of the glitter too!

Thanks for stopping by!  I really hope I have inspired you to play along with us this month and can't see what you create with this awesome sketch!  Be sure to check out all of the challenge details, other DT layouts and this month's prize over at the SCRAP OUR STASH BLOG!

((Hugs)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
My Mind's Eye - Lost and Found 3 Collection "Oliver"
   Blue Quatrefoil (base)
   Mixed Floral
   Multi Plaid
   Blue Lace
   Garden Gate
Theresa Collins - Far and Away die-cut Borders
Prima Flowers - Sunrise Sunset
Petaloo - Pennylane Garden Collection - Mini Daisy, Petites, Antique Beige and Spring Darjeeling mini mix - Teastained Cream
Studio Calico Wood Veneer die-cut
Queen & Co - Goosebumps
Simple Stories - Summer Vibes - Enamel Dots
My Mind's Eye - "The Sweetest Thing" Decorative Brads

Monday, November 7, 2016

I AM THANKFUL! November Challenge YOUrself Blog Inspiration

Happy November everyone!   It is time for this month's challenge over at the Challenge YOUrself Blog.  With this month being the month we celebrate Thanksgiving, your inspiration is the word "THANKFUL."  
As an added challenge, you must use a banner somewhere on your page, and as always, one of the photos on your layout must be of YOU!

Here is my take on the challenge.  I decided to scrap "Someone" and "Something" I am so THANKFUL for!  This photo was taken of my husband and I on the Disney Panama Canal cruise we took together this past May.  

The "Someone" I am THANKFUL for is my husband, best friend, and love of my life - Phil.  We were high school sweethearts and celebrated being together for 40 years while on the cruise! (How is that even possible??!!)

The "Something" I am THANKFUL for are the many adventures we have been blessed to share together, the amazing places we have visited, and the wonderful friendships we have made with people from all over the country and all over the world, while sailing on Disney Cruise Line.  This was our 9th Disney cruise, since our first one in 2001, and I look forward to continuing to make more memories aboard our favorite ships together.

I love how this layout turned out!  Scrapping a large 8x10" photo can be challenging for me, since it takes up so much of the page. I do love a good challenge though! 
I added the button with the starfish as I think it kind of brings in the cruising theme.  The flower was white - I sprayed it with Gold and Black Glimmer Mist.

Here is the banner I made with scraps of papers I had on hand, that I stapled to gold embroidery floss and added with foam dots to the top of the layout.

Love this grouping of flowers, brads, buttons and bling! 

This was a plain chipboard flourish.  I painted it with Ranger Tarnished Brass distress paint, then added some gold stickles and then black enamel paint as well.  I really like how it came out!

I love create little pockets on my layouts to hold a journaling card.  This is the front of the one I tucked under the bottom right corner of the photo.

Here is the side of the tag with the journaling.

Thanks for stopping by!  I really hope you will play along with us at the Challenge YOUrself Blog this month, and tell us what YOU are thankful for!  Check out all the details and PRIZE info "HERE!"

I used lots of product on this layout!!

Bella Blvd - Just Add Color # 1036 Passcode
Doodle Bug Designs - #4104 Gold Sugarcoat
Simple Stories - Story of Us - Snapcuts - Tag
Theresa Collins - Wanderlust Decorative Brads
Prima "Say it in Crystals"
Creative Embellishments - Flourish -Set 15
Bazzill paper flowers
Petaloo -  Premier - Pennylane Garden Collection
              - Forget me nots - Black
              - Mini Daisys - Antique Beige
Epiphany Crafts Circle punch and epoxy circle
Ranger Distress Stains: Tarnished Brass and Black Soot
Ranger Distress Paint: Tarnished Brass
Ranger Enamel Accents - Black
Gold Stickles
Glitter Dots
Gold and Black Bling

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Tomorrowland - November's Book Inspired Challenge from Scrap Our Stash!

Hi everyone!  This month's Scrap Our Stash Book Cover Challenge is "Out of this world!"  There is so much inspiration in this book cover, I know you'll have a blast playing along!
Don't forget to use 3 or more stars on your layout too!

I decided to go with the "Outer Space" theme of the book cover, and I was also inspired by the Yellow and Blue colors, along with the round planet.  I immediately thought of the EK Success Rilley Wiley paper that I have had FOREVER - I've probably had this paper since around 2006....  really!!   Anyway, I thought it would make a perfect base page, and I'm happy with how it came out!

Here is my Inspiration page for you:
These photos are from our 2nd trip to Disneyland, this past May.  I thought the "Tomorowland" photos worked well with the whole "Outer Space" theme of the challenge.

Here you can see a bunch of Stars 3+ for the added challenge - Star Washi Tape, a Star photo frame, a couple of chipboard Stars, and a Star paper clip too!

Since it's a layout about Disneyland - I had to include a little yellow MICKEY!

Love my new Epiphany Crafts punch and hexagon epoxy shapes.  They really allow you to add perfect coordinating embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by - I hope you are inspired to play along with us at the Scrap Our Stash Blog - Go through your stash and see what you can come up with!!
Details on the SOS BLOG - "HERE"
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Here are the products used for this layout:
EK Success: Reilly Wiley "Rounders"
Queen and Co. Disney "Mat Stack Magic" - Jacks
Ranger Distress Stains - Fossilized Amber, Salty Ocean, Brushed Pewter
Simple Stories - Enchanted - Enamel Dots and Chipboard Stickers and Frames
Echo Park - Magical Adventure Enamel Dots
Bazzill Cardstock
"Doodle O's" - custom die cut circles from
Epiphany Crafts Hexagon Punch and Epoxy Stickers