Monday, December 19, 2016

Our Little Helper - Scrap Our Stash Sketch +3 December Challenge

It is time for the December Sketch + 3 Challenge from SCRAP OUR STASH!  This was a fun one - and it gave me a chance to scrap some adorable photos that I've been holding on to for "just the right layout," of our Portuguese Water Dog, Maggie!

I used the following items from the 3 lists:
List #1 - Red
List #2 - Flair and Green
List #3 - Tag (for journaling) and Gold washi tape

Our Maggie always loves to help decorate our Christmas Tree!

I "stitched" the circle element of the sketch using a sparkly gel pen!

I 3-D "popped" the photo so that I could slide a tag with journaling behind it.  Love how cool the puffy lights look on the photo!!

She is such a sweetie pie!  I made the center circle "flair" using my Epiphany Crafts punch with patterned paper and clear acrylic circle bubble. 
I actually used 2 pieces of the Bo Bunny Mistletoe Ornament paper - and "fussy cut" the ornaments out on the 2nd piece, then 3-D "popped" them with foam dots, and also decorated them with pearls and gems.

Here is a peek of the journaling tag that is tucked behind the photos!

Thanks for stopping by!  Please visit the SCRAP OUR STASH BLOG, for full challenge and PRIZE DETAILS, and LOTS MORE INSPIRATION from all of our very TALENTED Design Team Members!

Wishing you and your family a very MERRY CHRISTMAS, and a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!  
Hoping you have a little time to play along with us at Scrap Our Stash this month!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

I used the following items on this layout:
BoBunny - Mistletoe - "Ornaments"
American Crafts - Be Merry "Candy Cane Lane"
Paper House - 3D Puffy Stickers
Epiphany Crafts Circle Flair
Thickers Title
Ranger Distress Stain - Mowed Lawn, Fired Brick

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Happy Holidays! from Challenge Yourself "Christmas Morning"

Happy Holidays Everyone!  Can you believe Christmas is just a few weeks away??!!!
In keeping with the Holiday Theme, the Challenge YOUrself Blog's December Challenge is to create a layout with a Holiday Theme - and be sure to include a photo of YOU in it!  This is going to be FUN!  I can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Here is my Inspiration Layout for you! Even though it is a photo of my family on Christmas morning, I decided to use a black and white photo, and a non-traditional color pallet.  I hope you like it!
I had the photo printed in 2 different sizes, and couldn't decide which one to use, so in the end - I used them both!
I love my guys and am so very thankful and BLESSED to have such a loving and wonderful family!  
I took a plain wooden "Blessed" title, painted it with teal and pearl paint, and then rubbed some purple stickles over it.  I love how it came out!  Besides the painted wooden title, there is a big mix of embellies in this corner, enamel dots, rhinestones, brads a chipboard star and washi tape too!

I created a "banner" using washi tape that I folded over and cut flag bottoms, and placed tiny enamel dots in between each.

Who would have thought Teal, Purple, White, Black, and Silver would work with a Christmas Layout?!  Sometimes it is fun to reach outside of the "norm" and traditional and create what makes you feel happy!

Don't forget  Click HERE to see all the Challenge and Prize Details, along with lots of inspiration from all of our Amazing Design Team Members at the Challenge YOUrself Blog!

I wish YOU and your family the HAPPIEST of HOLIDAYS and a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
BoBunny Altitude Collection: Cold Snap, Cozy papers, and Button embellishments
Prima Winter Rose -Violet Ice and Interlude Teal flowers
Petal - Black Forget me nots
Queen & Co - Rox - Ice Nightfall enamel dots
Eyelet and Brad Outlet Purple enamel dots
Pebbles enamel dots
Bella Blvd -Hey Sugar Sugar white hearts
Washi and Bling
Ranger Distress Stains - Brushed Pewter, Dusty Concord, Evergreen Bough

Monday, December 5, 2016

December SOS Book Inspired Challenge Christmas Memories

Oh my goodness!  How did it get to be December already!!  I don't know about you, but I think that 2016 has flown by! Let me take a minute to wish you and your families a very Happy and Healthy Holiday Season, filled with Love, Laughter, and Wonderful Memories!
Speaking of memories, I used the "Christmas theme" and Red and Green colors from this month's SCRAP OUR STASH Book Inspired Challenge, to create my DT Layout, that captures a special Christmas memory!
Believe it or not, I really didn't have many Christmas papers in my stash, but I am happy to say, what I did have worked out well for this challenge.  I used striped paper and enamel dots, for the added challenge items.
Here is my Layout:
This is a photo of my wonderful Mom and Dad on Christmas morning, 2008.  I can't believe this was 8 years ago already!  I love the vintage look of these papers!
Here you can see where I added a pocket behind the photo, using 3D Foam take, to add a jounaling tag.

Here is the tag that is tucked behind the photo - I used a white gel pen, to go along with the chalkboard look of the tag.  (My oldest son named my Mom "Meem" when he was little, and that is what we all call her now.)

Below are some close ups for you
Here you can easily see "striped paper" and the red white and green "enamel dots"

I love these little trees!  I added some bling to them, matted then on cardstock, and used 3D Foam Tape to pop them even more!

Here are some more enamel dots, and I love using washi tape! I added some sparkle to the "Smile" title with a clear Wink of Stella brush too!

Thanks for stopping by!  Again, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!

Please stop by over at the SCRAP OUR STASH BLOG and check out our Challenge and PRIZE  - I hope you get some YOU time this month and can play along with us!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri
Items used:
BoBunny Dear Santa - Candy Cane
Heidi Swapp - Believe - Jingle all the way!
Simple Stories December Documented and Clause & Co Enamel Dots
Echo Park - Tis the Season - Dashing Reindeer
Little B - Nutcracker Stickers
KaiserCraft - Lucky Day Wood Veneer "Little Words"
Ranger Distress Stain - Hickory Smoke, Fired Brick, Mowed Lawn, Brushed Pewter
Washi Tape