Thursday, April 7, 2016

This one's for the girls! April's Challenge at Challenge YOUrself Blog

OH MY!  How FUN is this Challenge!!?? When I saw this month's prompt for our April Challenge over at the Challenge YOUrself Blog, I knew exactly what photos I wanted to use! 

Here is how this month's challenge works - use the Lyrics from the song "This one's for the girls" by Martina Mc Bride, as your inspiration, ( words are at the bottom of this post,) and be sure to include a photo of YOU in your layout!

Here is my DT Layout for the challenge:

Here are a few of my girlfriends, or "My Peeps" as we each call one another.  There are many other "Peeps" missing from these photos, but I thought that these 3 captured lots of laughter and love, and worked perfectly with the theme for this challenge. (I am sure you will see other photos with more wonderful ladies in future layouts!)  They ALL ALWAYS make me laugh, and we always have a good time when we are together.  We have spent many long days, into the wee hours of the night laughing so hard at our scrapbook weekend get-a-aways! They are my "Shooting Stars!" and they are all BEAUTIFUL they way they are!!

These photos were taking at a Scrapbook Retreat / Weekend, hosted by Scrap-a-Doodle Doo.  If you are in the NY / NJ area, check out their website, and see if any of their upcoming dates work for you - I PROMISE you will have as much FUN as you can see we are having in these photos!

I included lots of BLING and some STARS in my layout!

I LOVE this camera that I made out of cardstock. It is a die from Tim Holtz. I even made the camera into a "pocket" to hold a journaling card!  FUN!!

A white gel pen is a "must have" and I love how it looks on black cardstock! There are 3 different kinds of washi tape in this photo - can you spot them?

This one's for the girls,
Who LOVE without holdin' back, 
Who Dream with everything they have!

This is for all you girls about forty two,
Tossin' pennies into the fountain of youth,
Every laugh line on your face,
Made you who you are today!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope my layout made you SMILE and inspired you to play along with us at the Challenge YOUrself Blog this month!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

All of the products used in this layout were purchased at  
Here is a list of what I used:
BoBunny Star-crossed collection:
12x12 Papers: Washi, Honeycomb 
Ephemera pack
Ranger Distress Stains: Black Soot, Candied Apple, Brushed Pewter
Tim Holtz Camera Die
White Gel Pen
Thickers; Cedar Lane Glitter Alpha Stickers
Diamond Stickles
Gems / Bling / Washi Tape

This One's for the Girls
By Martina McBride
"This is for all you girls about thirteen,
High school can be so rough can be so mean,
Hold on to on to your innocence,
Stand your ground when everybody's givin' in.
This one's for the girls
This is for all you girls about twenty five,
In little apartments just tryin' to get by,
Livin' on on dreams and spaghetti-o's,
Wonderin' where your life is gonna go.
This one's for the girls,
Who've ever had a broken heart,
Who've wished upon a shooting star,
You're beautiful the way you are,
This one's for the girls,
Who love without holdin' back,
Who dream with everything they have,
All around the world,
This one's for the girls.
This is for all you girls about forty two,
Tossin' pennies into the fountain of youth,
Every laugh line on your face,
Made you who you are today.
Yeah we're all the same inside,
From one to ninety nine