Tuesday, September 19, 2017

September SOS Sketch plus "LEARN" Challenge - "Churros!"

It's time for the September SKETCH Challenge over at the Scrap Our Stash Blog!  Don't forget, our Sketch Challenges also include an added challenge to add items to your layout - that begin the the first letter of a word we give you.  This month's word is "LEARN"  

Here is the Sketch and below it is my DT Layout for your inspiration.  Also be sure to stop by the SCRAP OUR STASH Blog to see more layouts from our talented Design Team, along with Challenge Rules and PRIZE Info too!

For the "LEARN" part of the challenge I used:
L - Letters
E - Enamel Dots
A - Arrow
R - Ranger Distress Stains
N - Nuvo Crystal Drops

I selected a couple of photos of my hubby and me enjoying Churro's at Disneyland in May of 2016.  I had the Salted Caramel of course - Hubby has the Cinnamon and Sugar.
Here you can see the arrow - and the yellow Nuvo Crystal Dot along with Enamel Dots!
I cut out the LETTERS on my new Cricut!

I used LOTS of papers and embellishments from All # of the Simple Stories "SAY CHEESE" Collections - 1, 2 and 3 for this layout.  Thanks for stopping by - and I hope you will play along with us at the Scrap Our Stash Blog!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Lasting Memories #362 Guest Designer "Plaids" and "Stuck?! Sketches" September Challenge

Hi Everyone! This weeks "Pattern" challenge #362 over at the Lasting Memories Challenge Blog is to use "PLAIDS" on your layout.   After digging through my paper "stash"  I pulled out some of the different plaid papers that I could find, and I also decided to use this awesome September 1st SKETCH from over at the "Stuck?! Sketches" Blog for inspiration for my layout.  I am linking it to their challenge too!
If you've been stopping by my blog this month - this is the 4th Guest Designer Layout I've completed for the Lasting Memories blog, and I have to say, it has been lots of FUN!  
I've had this really cool "Starbucks" Washi tape that I ordered on-line from the Washi Kingdom website, and thought it would work great with the plaids I found, and the "Starbucks Selfie" photo that I wanted to use!   I hope my layout inspires you to play along!
I love the travel mug I am holding in this photo, and I created a journaling tag out of a used Starbucks Gift Card, where I journaled why it is one of my favorites, by gluing a piece of white cardstock to the back of it.  I created a "pocket" behind the photo with 3M 3-D foam tape, so I could slip the journaling card in there. 
I punched a hole on the side so I could add some paper yarn as a pull.  I created a "pocket" behind the photo with 3M 3-D foam tape, so I could slip the journaling card in there.  

Of course I had to add some more Starbucks Washi Tape to the top of my journaling card too!!
I used a cardboard coffee cup sleeve that I had in my stash as an embellishment too - and I love these little plastic Starbucks embellishments I picked up at a Scrapbook Expo Show last year! You can also see a close up of the super cool washi tapes here too!!

I used Tonic Studio's Nuvo Mousse - in Citrus Green both around the edges of the dark green base page - and also used it in a Tim Holtz stencil too.  I LOVE the shimmer and dimension!  Oh and that little iPhone brad and the Selfie circle brad at the bottom of the photo are so much fun too!

Thanks for stopping by!  
I hope you play along with us at the Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge blog too!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Lasting Memories Guest Designer " Florals " LM# 361

Hi everyone! It is time for week # 3 as a Guest Designer for September Challenges over at the Lasting Memories Scrapbook Layout Challenge Blog!  As you know, this month is all about patterns, and this week, the LM#361 challenge is to use "FLORALS" somewhere on your layout - as many (or as little) as you would like - Just make sure there are FLORALS on it somewhere -  Check out all the details and rules over at the LM Blog!

Here is my inspiration layout for you!
This is a photo of my mom and me at our niece's bridal shower.  I love this "So Fancy" collection from Simple Stories!  

I used a bunch of floral patterned paper and stickers from this collection! One of my favorite things to do is to create a pocket behind one of the photos on my layout, using 3D foam tape.  I use it to slip in a card for journaling.

Here is the front of the journaling card

and here is the back!

I love how Simple Stories coordinates everything!
Thanks for stopping by!  
I hope you will play along with us on this FUN LM#361 Challenge!
Items used:
Simple Stories "So Fancy" Collection - 
4x6 Horizontal Journaling
Too Cute
Cardstock Stickers
Enamel Dots
Washi Paper Tape
Bits and Pieces
Photo Stickers

Dusty Attic Chipboard, Ranger Distress Stains in - Picked Raspberries, Fossilized Amber, Picket Fence, Peacock Feathers

Thursday, September 7, 2017

September Challenge YOUrself #45 Sketch Fun!

I love a good sketch, and the on we are using over at the Challenge YOUrself Blog for our September Challenge was lots of FUN!  Just use the Sketch below - and be sure to include YOU in one of the photos to play along with us this month!

I used Simple Stories "I AM" Collection - one of my favorites, 
for my take on the sketch!!
This is a photo of my wonderful brother and me, celebrating at my Birthday dinner, at a nearby restaurant.  Now that we, and our children are older -  our family has started a wonderful tradition. We, my parents, my brother and his family, my hubby, and our sons and I, go out to dinner together to celebrate our birthdays.  The birthday person gets to pick the restaurant, and they get their meal free, and usually we give each other a small gift.
It is always a FUN time!

Here are a few close ups:

Love this little pocket for a cute place to hold a journaling card!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope this sketch and my layout inspire you to play along with us this month at the
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Here are the items used:

Simple Stories - "I AM" Collection:
I AM Basics - Dreaming
4x6 Horizontal Journaling Cards
2x12, 4x12, 6x12 Elements
Photo Stickers
Creative Chipboard Stickers
Expression and Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers
Decorative Clips, Enamel Dots, Sentiment Stickers, Interactive Elements, Frames, Bradz, Bits and Pieces
Ranger Distress Stains - Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers
Queen and Company - Pinwheels in Green, Orange and Yellow
Freckled Fawn Puffy Camera Stickers 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

September SOS - Tic Tac Toe - "Congrats Grad!"

Happy September Everyone!  Can you believe summer is over?!!!  I hope you were able to enjoy some summer fun!  It is time for Scrap Our Stash's September Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Just pick a line in the board below - search your stash and create a layout using those 3 items!  The possibilities are endless!  Give it a try!

Here is this month's Challenge Board -  I decided to use:

Arrow, Ruler, Dictionary Paper

I created a layout using 3 photos from my oldest son's college graduation from Franklin Pierce University.   I love these photos, and especially enjoy seeing his happy smile.  It was a beautiful day, and a wonderful experience.  We are so very proud of him and his accomplishments!

I love this "Market Street - Nob Hill" Collection from My Mind's Eye - I thought it worked perfectly for this layout.

Here are some close ups for you!
I had some antiqued vellum dictionary paper in my stash that worked perfectly for this layout!

I've had this ruler ribbon by Tim Holtz in my stash forever!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope this Tic Tac Toe Board and my layout inspires you to play along with us this month at Scrap Our Stash!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items Used:
My Mind's Eye - Market Street Nob Hill Collection:
Sparkle, Streamer, Stripes, Stache, Starburst, Framed
Bits and Pieces
Flair Pins

Gold Sequins, Green Gems, Gold Arrow
Tim Holtz Ruler Ribbon
Dear Lizzy "Royal" Thickers"
Ranger Distress Stains - Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Tarnished Brass, Abandoned Coral, Black Soot

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Lasting Memories September Guest Designer " STRIPES" Challenge LM#360

Hi everyone! It is time for week # 2 as a Guest Designer for September Challenges over at the Lasting Memories Scrapbook Layout Challenge Blog!  As you know, this month is all about patterns, and this week, the LM#360 challenge is to use Stripes somewhere on your layout - as many (or as little) as you would like - Just make sure there are stripes on it somewhere -  Check out all the details and rules over at the LM Blog!

I decided to use LOTS of stripes on my layout!  I included striped patterned paper, striped washi tape, even striped buttons!  

Here is my Guest Designer Inspiration Layout for you!  I hope you will play along with us this week!  You have all month to LINK UP your layout so go ahead and "have at it!"
These photos are of some of my scrappy friends and me, at a SUPER FUN Weekend Scrapbooking Crop! Scrap-a-Doodle Doo puts on these awesome crops 4 times a year and we always have a BLAST, Scrapping and Laughing together!
( www.shopthedoo.com )  Each Crop event is "themed" and this Crop was right after the 4th of July weekend, so it was called "Star Spangled Scrapping!"   I had to include a "?" after the #CROPPING in my title, as after looking at these pictures, I am not sure how much actual "Cropping" took place! LOL!!

I am LOVING these buttons from Queen and Company!  I picked them up at the Scrapbook Expo event last month, specifically with this layout in mind!
Besides Themed decorations, and give-a-ways, there is always some kind of "photo-op" including "props" too for all of us scrappers to "capture the memories!" 

Of course, all the late night scrappers need a little "adult libations" to keep our "mojo" flowing into the wee hours of the morning!

So come join in the FUN, and let us see what you can do with "STRIPES" by joining in on Challenge #LM360 at the Lasting Memories Blog!!   You have until September 30th to LINK UP and play along!

Thanks for stopping by! ((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items Used:
Peebles - America the Beautiful "Flag Stripe"
Bella Blvd - Just Add Color "Daily Details"
White "Doodle O" from www.shopthedoo.com
Washi Tape
Card Stock
Thickers and Sticker Letters
Queen and Company - White Pinwheels, Red and Blue Button Bouquet II
3 D Foam Tape by 3M
Eyelet Outlet and Brads - Mixed Stars
Ranger Distress Stains - Blueprint Sketch, Fired Brick