Thursday, October 19, 2017

October SOS Sketch Plus Word - "LEAF" - Handsome Boy!

It is time for October's Sketch Challenge over at the Scrap Our Stash Blog!!
Not only are we giving you this AWESOME Sketch as your inspiration  - you also need to dig through your "STASH" and use an item from each of the letters in the word
LEAF!  
Here is the delicious sketch:
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Here is my take on the Challenge!  
I used the following items for the "LEAF" Challenge:
L - Letters
E - Enamel Dots, Eyelets
A - Arrow
F - Flair

This is a photo of our sweet "Valentino." He is a 4 year old Portuguese Water Dog!  LOVE him lots! He actually turns 4 this week!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TINO! 

I used LETTER Stickers for the title

I love the "handsome boy" tab from Dusty Attic and I added the "ARROW" chipboard circle for the challenge.

I dug out some EYELETS, and used some ENAMEL DOTS for the letter "E" in LEAF

I really am in love with FLAIR - and this "WOOF!" one worked great for the challenge and the layout!

Here is a close up of an EYELET and a sweet metal embellishment!

LOVE this collection from BoBunny - I think that chipboard title on the bottom right is perfect!!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope I've inspired you to come play along with us at the Scrap Our Stash Blog!!
(((HUGS))) ~ Sherri

Items used:
BoBunny "Happy Tails" Collection, Papers, Stickers and Chipboard and Bling
Dusty Attic Chipboard
Pebbles Enamel Dots
Queen and Co. Flair
Ranger Distress Stains - Carved Pumpkin, Picket Fence, Aged Mahogany, Salty Ocean, Fossilized Amber
Jillibean Soup - Fur Fusion Soup Wooden Embellishments

Saturday, October 7, 2017

October Challenge YOUrself Blog #46 - FALL!

Hello there Scrappy Friends!  Fall is here Y'all!  and that is exactly what the Challenge YOUrself Blog's Challenge #46 is all about!  

Please use this "Mood Board" below to INSPIRE you to create a Layout - with a photo of YOU, and play along with us this month!


One of my favorite seasons is Fall, and one of my favorite things to do is to cook and host Thanksgiving for our family.  I chose a photo of our 2016 Thanksgiving celebration that I took with my "selfie stick" of course!  I hope I've inspired you to join us this month, over at the Challenge YOUrself Blog!

THIS IS US - after stuffing ourselves with traditional Thanksgiving fare.. it is time to play games!! 

Below are a few close ups for you:



I am LOVING how these leaves came out - I have had a 12x12 sheet of kraft die-cut leaves by Anna Griffin for YEARS!!  I cut a corner of it out and had a blast coloring them in with Ranger Distress Stains and my foam applicator! So much inky fun!
If you've been here before, you know I love to create a pocket behind my photos and slip a journaling card into it, with notes and memories of the day!

I hope you will join us over at the Challenge YOUrself Blog this month!  I can't wait to see what "MOOD" you will be in!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items Used:
Echo Park - Leaves ( base )
The Paper Company - Burnt Umber Corrugated paper
Magenta - Maruyama Tangerine Mesh
Simple Stories - "We are Family" -
   3x4 journaling card elements
   Expression Cardstock Stickers
   Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers
   2x2 and 6x8 Elements
Anna Griffin Kraft Die Cut Leaves
Ranger Distress Inks: Fired Brick, Broken Twig, Barn Door, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed
Ranger Distress Stains: Fossilized Amber, Rusty Hinge, Fired Brick
Luminarte Radiant Rain - Nutmeg

Thursday, October 5, 2017

October SOS Tic Tac Toe - "Paint Night!"

It's October!! My favorite month!  I love the fall air, the leaves changing color, pumpkins, and Halloween.  It is the month of our Wedding Anniversary too - and this year we will be married 35 years!!  It is also time for the October Scrap Our Stash Tic Tac Toe Challenge, check out the board below.  All you have to do is pick 3 items from any row on the board - across, up and down, or diagonally. What will you chose?

You would think since October is my favorite month, that I would have picked Orange, Pumpkin  and Die Cut - but no, I did not.  I had a photo on my desk of my oldest son Nick and I, that I've been dying to get on a layout - so this month I chose to use:
Mini Alphas
American Crafts
Die Cut

Here is my layout -  "Paint Night!"
We had lots of fun! I knew I had to use that base page with the paint brushes on it for this layout!

I made the die-cut paint brushes with my Cricut - and then shaded them with Distress Stains and a fine point Sharpie marker - I love how they came out! 

Here are the Mini Alphas !

I LOVE these Bonjour Thickers from American Crafts and I think they are Perfect for this title and layout!!

Any day with my son Nick is a Happy Day - don't ya just love that  "Flair!" - Oh - and here you can see my journaling tag tucked behind the photo - in a pocket made with 3D Foam Tape.



Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you find the time to play along with us this month at the Scrap Our Stash Blog!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri


Items Used:
Paper House - Create
Bella Blvd - Color Chaos - Orange Stripe
American Crafts Dear Lizzy Bonjour Thickers
American Crafts Shemelle Puffy Stickers
Me and My Big Ideas Mambi Chips
Fancy Pants - Joy Parade Flair
Jillibean Soup - Mini Alpha Blueberry
Dusty Attic Chipboard Words
Kaisercraft Brads
Bella Blvd Olive You Mix Hearts
Ranger Distress Inks - Carved Pumpkin, Blueprint Sketch, Peeled Paint, Carved Pumpkin, Black Soot, Fossilized Amber