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