Sunday, March 5, 2017

March Tic Tac Toe from Scrap Our Stash "Together"

It is time for March's Tic Tac Toe Challenge from the Scrap Our Stash Blog!  I love these challenges - so many ways to play along, use your stash, and get creative!!  Visit the SOS Blog for all the Challenge and Prize details, and to see all of the creative layouts from our Design Team!

Here is the Challenge board for you -

I used the 3 boxes down the center of the board -
Striped Paper - for the punched strip on the middle left, the tag, and the banner on the top right
Gold - Nuvo Indian Gold Mousse, gold embellies
Flair - My Mind's Eye "My Story" Collection Flair

Here is my layout for the SOS Design Team:
I used the beautiful "MY STORY" Collection from My Mind's Eye. Many of the embellishments and even some of the papers already have gold on them.  The photo is of my husband and me having dinner at the Blue Bayou Restaurant, in Disneyland. It was so cool inside, with the Pirates of the Caribbean ride all around us, and it was very delicious!
See, it looks like night time inside, but outside the sun was shining.  I added a new product I purchased at a scrapbook crop weekend.  It is called NUVO Mousse - it comes in a jar, and is like a paste.  You can use it with a stencil, or a dauber, or - I used it with my finger and rubbed it on the papers around where I placed my photo.  LOVE IT!!
Here you can see how that NUVO Mousse shines, along with the striped paper that I punched.  I love all the embellishments with this collection - the colors are awesome.
Here is another close up of the Nuvo Mousse, and you can also see the tag with the fiber pull peaking out of the pocket I made behind the photo with 3D foam tape.
This is the front of the tag, and is part of the collection - I matted it with more of the striped paper, and then with yellow card stock, and tied black and gold fibers at a tag pull.
May 6, 2016 was our 40th Anniversary of our first date!  We played kickball after school in the dead end street by my house! We began the Anniversary celebration while on a Disney Panama Canal Cruise, and continued it at Disneyland afterwards. I am so blessed to have this man hold my heart, and to have shared such amazing adventures with him.

Thanks for stopping by - I hope you will find time for YOU to play along with us this month at the SCRAP OUR STASH BLOG! I look forward to seeing what you create!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
My Mind's Eye - My Story Collection - Papers, Enamel Dots, Decorative Brads, Flair, Mixed Bag with Gold Foil
Ranger Distress Stains - Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberries, Black Soot
Nuvo - Indian Gold Mousse

Lasting Memories March Week 2 Challenge - "BANNER"

It's my second week as a Guest Designer for the LASTING MEMORIES SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT CHALLENGES BLOG and I'm having a BLAST!  This week's challenge is to use a banner in your layout.  I have to tell you that in addition to the banner, I also used the sketch from last week too! It is really fun to recreate the same sketch, using different papers, themes and embellishments!

I started looking through old photos and found these 3 from our Disney Magic Mediterranean Cruise from 2007!  Once I decided to use them, I remembered I had the base page from Scrapbookers Painted Page - "Ships Deck" in my stash and thought it would work perfectly -  What do you think? 

Seriously, can that base page be any more perfect to go with the photos??  These photos were taken somewhere in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.  Look at that blue water!!

Here is a close up of that banner for you!

Here are some of the embellishments - you can also see where the tag I made for journaling is peeking out of the 3D pocket I made behind our photo.  ( Please excuse hubby's shirt - I know this was 7 yrs ago, and fashion was different, but I have NO idea why I would ever have let him wear that - or where it came from LOL!! )
Here is the front of the tag and a close up of the really cool base paper and some embellishments ( I know you are looking at that shirt again - please don't! LOL!) 
Thanks for stopping by - I hope you will join us and play along this month at the LASTING MEMORIES CHALLENGE BLOG!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
Scrapbookers Painted Page - Ships Deck
Basic Grey - ADRIFT Collection - 12 x 12 - "Ahoy"
My Mind's Eye - BY THE SEA Collection
Enamel Shapes
Decorative Brads
Mixed Bag
Chipboard Elements
Bo Bunny Double Dot Island Mist / Vintage
Ranger Distress Stains - Rusty Hinge, Blue Print Sketch, Evergreen Bough