Tuesday, December 19, 2017

SOS Sketch plus Word - PEACE Dec 2017

Hello and Happy Holidays my Scrappy Friends!
First let me wish you and your families a very HAPPY and HEALTHY Holiday Season, and I send you Best Wishes for a 2018 filled with only WONDERFUL things!

Thanks for stopping by today to check out the latest Sketch plus Word Challenge from The Scrap Our Stash Blog This month's word is "PEACE" - so in addition to using the sketch below as your inspiration, you must also include an item from your stash that starts with each of the letters in the word.  
Here is this month's festive sketch:

For some reason, I don't seem to have many Christmas photos from years past.  I think I am always too caught up in enjoying the moment, which I think is important too!  
The photos I used were taken by my friend back in 1994.  I love the smiles on our son's faces, and can't believe that they are now 28 and 23 years old!  Cherish and Enjoy every minute with your babies - for in the blink of an eye, before you know it - they somehow become all grown up!!

Here is my take on the Sketch Challenge:

For the word "PEACE" I used:
P - Peeled Paint Distress Stain, Pinwheels and Pearls 
by  Queen and Co.
E- Evergreen Bough Distress Stain, Eyelet
A - American Craft Thickers, Aspen Frost papers, Arrow
C- Cardstock, Color Chaos from Bella Blvd
E- Echo Park "Dashing Reindeer"

Here are some close ups for you:

Where did these little boys go? It seems like just yesterday they were making out Christmas Lists, leaving Cookies and Coke for Santa, and carrots for Rudolph! Nick and Jake, you are without a doubt, the BEST Christmas Gifts I have ever been given!
Love you both with all of my heart!

Thanks so much for taking some time out of your very busy days before the holidays, and visit my blog.  I hope you can find some time for you, in-between all the pre-holiday craziness, to relax and scrap a bit!! I hope this sketch and my layout inspire you to play along with us at the Scrap Our Stash Blog!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

I am also entering this layout in the Scrap the Boys Challenge Blog's December "Christmas Maybe" Challenge!
Item used:
Little B - Nutcracker Stickers
Hemptique Bakers Twine
My Mind's Eye Necessities
Queen and Company - Grass Green Pearls, Green Pinwheels
Heidi Swapp - Believe "Jingle All the Way"
Basic Grey - Aspen Frost - Strudel, Oh What Fun - Tin Soldier
Bella Blvd - Color Chaos - McIntosh Strandz
Echo Park - "Tis the Season" - Dashing Reindeer
Ranger Distress Stains - Fired Brick, Evergreen Bough, Peeled Paint
American Craft Thickers - Duotone Glitter

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Stuck?! Sketches Dec 1 2017 - Adventure!

I decided to play along with this FUN Sketch from the 
This is the sketch for their December 1st Challenge:

Here is my take on this fab sketch!
I used a photo of my hubby and I that I took (yes, it was a selfie!) at Sr. Frogs, after a super fun day spent driving Dune Buggies, Snorkeling and eating an authentic Mexican Lunch, while on a port excursion in Cozumel!  This was our 1st port on our 2016 Westbound Panama Canal Cruise - on the Disney Wonder.  We had a great time, and the margaritas were delicious too!

Here are a few close ups too!

Item used:
Graphic 45 - Oceania - Jasmine Nights
We R Memory Keepers - North Pole "Peppermint Pomegranate"
Scraps of papers I've had in my stash for a while!
Wooden embelishments
Embroidery floss
Black Gel Pen
Queen and Co - Pearls - Pretty in Pink, Shamrock Green, Yellow Sunshine, and Rhinestones -Out to Sea, along with Pinwheels - Blue
Ranger Distress Stains - Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Mermaid Lagoon

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the Super Fun Sketch Challenge (as always,) STUCK?! Sketches Blog - !! I had a blast playing along with you!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Challenge YOUrself Blog #48 "A Dream is a Wish your Heart makes"

It is time for the next SUPER Challenge from over at the Challenge YOUrself Blog - This month, we challenge you to make a layout that uses your favorite quote as your inspiration and you also must INCLUDE YOU in your layout!  

Check out the Challenge YOUrself Blog for all the contest rules, prize info and lots more inspiration from the rest of the talented Design Team!!

Here is my DT Inspiration Layout for you - I chose the quote "A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes" - It is one of my favorite quotes - and from one of my favorite movies - Cinderella.  I selected that quote and this photo of my hubby of 35 years and I, because he always makes me feel like a Princess!

Here are some close ups for you!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you play along with us this month at The Challenge YOUrself Blog! I can't wait to see what your favorite quote is and how it inspires YOU!!

Wishing you and your family the 
HAPPIEST of Holiday Seasons!
(((HUGS))) ~ Sherri

Items used:
Base Page - Prima "Flirty Little Secret" - Coy
Prima Flowers - Interlude D
Bella Blvd - Oh My Hearts
Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Free Spirit Flair
Dusty Attic - Floral Corners
Tim Holtz - Small Talk Stickers
Ranger Distress Stains - Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint, Picked Raspberry
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Simply White, Red Berry, Caribbean Ocean
Nuvo Mousse - Citrus Green, Aquamarine
Adirondack Pearl Paint Dabber
Wink of Stella Green Glimmer Brush

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Merry Christmas from Princess Maggie and Scrap Our Stash!

Happy December everyone!   Its is time for Scrap Our Stash to Challenge you with another FUN Tic Tac Toe Board Challenge!! 

 I chose to the diagonal line that includes: 
Frame, Holiday Theme, Ribbon

Here is my layout for your inspiration:
This is our Portuguese Water Dog, Reel Life's Princess Magdalena of the Sea sitting pretty in front of our Christmas Tree,  back in 2013 - when she was an "only" dog child, before our boy Tino arrived in February of 2014.   I had lots of FUN mixing paper lines, manufactures and pulling LOTS of STUFF from my STASH!
 Here are some close ups for you!
For SURE this is a Holiday Themed Layout - and you can see the Tattered Angel's Frame, and the Ribbon flower and the Ribbon "pull" on the Dear Santa Tag!  Look at that PRETTY girl too!!  

Love this tag - and I doubled it with another smaller one, to note Maggie's age and stapled a ribbon to it too!

Love this little ribbon flower and those cool green bling balls have been in my stash for-ev-er!  So happy to use them on this layout!

Be sure to head on over to the Scrap Our Stash Blog - and check out the Challenge Rules, Prize info - and see lots more Inspiration from the rest of the Design Team!

Thanks for stopping by - wishing You and Yours a VERY Merry Christmas, and a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used: 
BoBunny - Dear Santa - Candy Cane, Elf Magic -Chevron, Mistletoe -Ornaments.
Bella Blvd - McIntosh Strands
American Crafts - Candy Cane Lane - Be Merry
Tattered Angel's Chipboard Frame
Ranger Distressed Stains - Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Broken China
Prima Flowers, Ribbon Rose, Washi Tape
Wink of Stella - Green, Clear and White
Nuvo Mousse - Indian Gold
Buttons and Bling

Sunday, November 19, 2017

November SOS Sketch Plus Word Challenge "My Crew"

It is the middle of November already!!  How did that happen??  I think the older I get, the faster the years fly by! I can't believe the photo in my layout is from 2016!!  It seems like it was taken just a few months ago at an AWESOME Girl's Weekend "Circus" themed Scrapbook Crop hosted by Scrap-a-Doodle Doo www.shopthedoo.com   I am so glad I was able to capture this fun moment with my scrappy friends, and save the memory using this FUN Sketch Plus Word Challenge from the Scrap Our Stash Blog!

Below is the Sketch, and this month's added WORD Challenge is to use something from your Stash that starts with the letters in the word "THANKS"

Here is my Layout for your inspiration.
For the WORD part of the Challenge, I used:
T - Tim Holtz Distress Stains, Tag, Twine, Tape, Thickers
H - Hearts
A - Arrow
N - Numbers
K - Kites
S - Stars

Here are some close ups for you:
Numbers, Stars, Heart

Star, Heart, Arrow

Twine, Kite, Tape


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you find some time this month to play along with us at the Scrap Our Stash Blog - Click on the link for more inspiration, along with Prize info and full Challenge details!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
Fancy Pants - Everyday Circus, My Circus
Carta Bella - Banners, Journaling Cards
Dusty Attic -Arrow
Epiphany Crafts Circle acrylic embellishments
Washi tape
Baker's Twine - Hemptique
Bella Blvd - Illustrates Faith -mixed hearts
Thickers -Dear Lizzy Snapshots
Freckled Fawn Puffy Camera Stickers
Tim Holtz Distress Stains - Fossilized Amber, Picket Fence, Fired Brick, Evergreen Bough

Friday, November 17, 2017

Stuck Sketches Nov 1st Sketch Entry

I decided to play along with this FUN Sketch from 

Here is my take on the sketch, along with some close ups for you:
This memory capture is of me and my friend Arlene, who lives in Florida. This is the first time we had ever met, other than our Facebook friendship ! We are actually connected by my friendship with her sister Lisa who lives in CT.  Arlene graciously helped us out with transportation when we arrived in FLA for a 14 night cruise - and took us to lunch at the Awesome Rocco's Taco's, and to a liquor store to stock up for our trip! LOL!  It was WONDERFUL to meet her, and for her to take time out of her day to be our personal chauffeur!

Love these statements!!  So true!!

Love the mix of layers, patterns and sprays of Mists!

Can you find where I hid this little journaling tag in the layout photo above?

Thanks for stopping by and THANKS to Stuck?! Sketches for this AWESOME Challenge too!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri
PS - Thanks again Arlene!

Items used:
Photo Play - "Fun with Friends"
- Confetti
- Sodas
- Element Stickers
- 3 x 4 Cards
- 4 x 6 Cards
My Mind's Eye - Cut and Paste - Bits and Pieces
Ranger Distress Stains: Picked Raspberries, Fossilized Amber, Evergreen Bough, Carved Pumpkin
Tattered Angels - L.E.D Glimmer Mist
Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise Ink Spray
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Chitchat Stickers
Washi Tape
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Challenge YOUrself #47 - Sprays and Inks and Mermaids - OH MY!

Ohh - Look a the COOL Challenge we have for you this month at the 
For those that know me - I sure do love my sprays and inks!  This challenge was just so much fun!  I've been a fan of Glimmer Mist for-eh-ver!!!  I hope you can find the time to join us and play along!!

and here is my Design Team Layout for your inspiration:
I love this FUN photo of my friends Liz and Janice - 2 of my scrappy peeps - and me, at a FABULOUS Mermaid weekend crop hosted by Scrap-a-Doodle Doo,  www.shopthedoo.com  Their crops and themes are always so much FUN - a GOOD TIME is always had by all!  #gottalovethedoo 
Here is a close up of the Dusty Attic Chipboard swirl that I sprayed with 3 different sprays, and then dabbed with Nuvo Mousse!  I LOVE how it came out!  I also love those cool "Wood Sprinkles" from Jillibean Soup too!

Here is an even closer, close up of all the inky, shimmery goodness!  I also splattered some of the Chalkboard Glimmer Mist over the layout - you can see some of the little specs here.

Love the googly eyes my friend Marianne gave me to add to the little jellyfish on the right.  Love the jellyfish umbrella prop and our smiles in the photo too!
I only used part of the jellyfish paper on the layout, and then fussy cut some of the extra jellyfish out from the paper that was left. I then popped them with 3D Foam dots when I added the to the layout.
If you haven't guessed - the theme of this weekend crop was "Let's Be Mermaids" - Love that mermaid scale washi tape too!

One more close up of this sweet little jellyfish, along with the "enamel" dots that I made in 4 different colors, using Nuvo's Crystal Drops :-)  They are just so much FUN!

Thanks for stopping by - I hope I've inspired you to get your inks and sprays out and play along with us this month at the Challenge YOUrself Blog!  Click on the link for MORE Inspiration, Prize Info and Challenge Rules!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri
Items used:
Bella Blvd - Secrets of the Sea - Dancing Jellies
Paper House - Colorways - Atlantis Collection and Cardstock Stickers
Core'dinations - Teal Quatrefoil, Teal Small Dot
Tattered Angels Teal High Heal  - Chalkboard Glimmer Mist
Tattered Angels Truck Bay and Patina Glimmer Mists
Dylusions Ink Spray - Vibrant Turquoise
Nuvo Mousse - Aquamarine
Ranger Distress Stain - Picket Fence, Evergreen Bough, Blueprint Sketch, Broken China
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Caribbean Ocean, Midnight Blue, Simply White, Liquid Mercury
Jillibean Soup Wood Sprinkles

Sunday, November 5, 2017


Hi Scrappy Peeps - It is time for Scrap Our Stash's November Tic Tac Toe Challenge 
What a FUN board this is!! 
I couldn't just pick one row, so I picked 2 !!
I selected -
Row #1 - Echo Park, Fall Theme, The Color Brown and
Row #2 - Tab(s,) Fall Theme, Journaling Card

Here is my DT layout for your inspiration:
Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner for our family is one of my favorite traditions!  I use my Great Great Aunt Ethel's stuffing recipe and there are always a few "must haves" or standard items too! My Dad cuts the Turkey and our 2 dogs wait patiently for scraps of turkey to "magically" fall to the floor. I think the one thing my layout is missing is "smell-o-vision!"
I love the smell of the turkey roasting in the oven! I also love how these chipboard leaves that I colored with Ranger Distress Stains, came out too!
Yes, that is my Thanksgiving plate!  I love the "I ate this" tab from Dusty Attic - I also used Ranger Distress Stains to color it!
I cut the title out of a journaling card from the Echo Park "I Love Fall" Collection, and matted it on orange cardstock. I used some lace sticky tape that I've had for years and Prima "Say it in Crystals" that have been around for some time too!
Mixing patterns and textures makes me happy!
I tucked this tag behind the Turkey photo. I used 3M Foam Tape to make a pocket and slipped it in behind it.
I then added my journaling of our family favorites to the back, adding washi tape to the bottom, and as a pull tag.

Thanks for stopping by - I hope I have inspired you to, play along with us at the Scrap Our Stash Blog - please stop by the SOS Blog, and play along with us this month!

Happy Scrapping and Happy Thanksgiving! 
May your Turkey be moist, your stuffing flavorful, your mashed potatoes and gravy be free of lumps, and don’t forget the cranberry sauce!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri
Items used:
Echo Park - I Love Fall Collection - Journaling Cards
Core'dinations - The Chocolate Box & Core Essentials Collection
Simple Stories - Harvest Lane 6x12 Page Elements
Studio Calico - Yearbook Trapper Keeper
Decollections Lace Tape
Prima Say it in Crystals
Distress Stains - Evergreen Bough, Peeled Paint, Carved Pumpkin, Vintage Photo, Fossilized Amber, Aged Mahogany
Distress Inks - Mustard Seed, Fired Brick