Friday, May 19, 2017

Scrap Our Stash May Sketch + "MOTHER"

It is time for the May Sketch + "WORD" Challenge over at the Scrap Our Stash Blog!

This month's added word challenge is "MOTHER" - Use an item(s) from your STASH that starts with each of the letters in the word "MOTHER." A perfect challenge for MAY!!

Here is the sketch:

Bellow is my Design Team Layout for your inspiration, for this month's AWESOME challenge:

I decided to create a layout that also included an old photo of my beautiful Mom, handsome Dad, and me as a baby too!  I am so lucky to have such wonderful parents!

Here is what I used from my "STASH" for the Word Challenge:
M- Mousse (Nuvo -Indian Gold)
O- Oval Fussy Cut Embellishment, and Oval Family sticker
T- Tag, Twine
H- Heart, Hanger
E-  Echo Park Paper, Embellishments, 
R- Ranger Distress Stains and Inks

I used the Nuvo Mousse and applied it with a palette knife through a stencil - here is a close up photo of the the base before I added anything to it - it was so much fun!!

And here are a few close ups of my layout for you too!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope I've inspired you to create and play along with us this month at the SCRAP OUR STASH Blog!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Challenge YOUrself #41 - May Mood Board

Hi Scrappy Friends!  Who doesn't love a MOOD BOARD for inspiration for your creation??
This month, over at the Challenge YOUrself Blog - we have a Beautiful one!

Use all or just some of the lovely goodness below to inspire you to create your layout - Just remember - YOU have to be in one of the photos you use.  Full Details and Info can be found on The Challenge YOUrself Blog - I hope you will play along with us this month!

Here you go:

And here is my layout:
I used this photo in 2 different sized for my layout.  This is my hubby, oldest son and I swimming with the stingrays, in Antigua, on our 2014 Disney Magic Trans Atlantic Cruise.  What an Awesome Day - and an Amazing Adventure!!  Antigua was our first port of call, after crossing the Atlantic Ocean and being at sea for 5 days!!  We were so lucky that the ocean was a calm then, as it appears in these photos!

Here are some close ups for you:

I hope you find inspiration in the board, and my layout - stop by the Challenge YOUrself Blog for contest, prize details and more inspiration from our talented DT!  

I can't wait to see what you will create!  (((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items Used:
American Crafts - Imaginesce - Perfect Vacation - Say Cheese
Bo Bunny Key Lime / Key Lime Notes
KaiserCraft Brads
Pebbles Enamel Dots
Creative Imaginations - Christine Adolph - Chipboard
Jillibean Soup - Bits of Blog
Ranger Distress Stains - Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron
Royal Coat Dimensional Magic
Wink of Stella Clear Brush
Epiphany Crafts Punch and Acrylic Circle
Custom "Antigua" Title from Scrap-a-Doodle Doo

Friday, May 5, 2017

SOS May Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Life is too Short!

Hello and Happy May everyone!! 

I hope everyone had a great April!
My month was a bit busy, as my husband had a total knee replacement on the 4th, and was in the hospital and the rehab facility for the first 2 weeks.  He is on the slow road to recovery, and doing well.  I don't know how I found the chance to scrap - but I am so happy that I did!

Well, since it is May, that means that it is time for another FUN layout challenge over at the Scrap Our Stash Blog!  I really love these Tic Tac Toe Challenges as they help me to look through and find items in my "Stash" that I purchased because I loved them, and then somehow they got put away and forgotten about, ( or buried under something, most likely!)

Here is this month's Tic Tac Toe Board:

I decided to use the "Here We Go Collection" from Simple Stories for my layout, which captures a memory of our Disney Wonder Panama Canal Cruise, and our fun day on a 
Dune Buggy Tour in Cozumel, Mexico! 

Here is my "Life is too Short" layout:
I chose to go straight across the middle and used:
The Color Yellow
Paper Clip 

Here are a few close ups:

Thanks for stopping by - I hope I have inspired you to play along with us at the
Scrap Our Stash Blog!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
Simple Stories "Here We Go!" Collection:
Green/Teal Map
2x12, 4x12, 6x12 Page Elements
4x6 Journaling Cards
Boarding Pass
Happy Place
Bradz, Enamel Dots, Bits and Pieces, Chipboard Stickers
Fundamental Cardstock Stickers
Expressions Cardstock Stickers
My Mind's Eye - Cut and Paste Bits and Pieces
Ranger Distress Stains - Twisted Citron, Carved Pumpkin, Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber.