Sunday, March 19, 2017

SOS - Sketch + "CHARM" - "Dole Whip"

It is time for Scrap Our Stash's February Sketch +Plus Challenge!  This month we have a SUPER FUN Sketch for you - PLUS an added challenge to use an item from your STASH that begins with each of the first letters of the word "CHARM"
Here is the Sketch -

And here is my take on the Challenge!
This is a layout of my hubby and me having one of my favorite treats - a Dole Whip Float! We enjoyed this delicious frozen refreshment on our 2nd visit to Disneyland, in May of 2016.  If you have never had one, it is a frozen pineapple "ice cream" ( it is non-dairy,) in fresh pineapple juice! YUM!!

I used the following items for the "CHARM" part of the Challenge:
C - Cardstock, Carved Pumpkin Distress Stain, Circle, Cocoa Vanilla Flair
H - Hearts, the Letter "H" in whip
A - Authentique - "Utopia" Collection, Alpha Stickers
R - Ranger Distress Stains, Ripped paper
M - Metal Flair Buttons, metal Brads / Cocoa Vanilla "Make a Wish" Flair
Here are some close ups for you:
I cut the cup of Dole Whip from a photo.  I love the little puffy pineapple sticker, and the pineapple paper too!

Flair is my new favorite embellishment - and this pineapple one is just perfect for this layout!
Like the sticker says "Vacations Rock" - and so does that tiny pineapple paper, and the really cool base page!
If you've been on my blog before - one of my favorite things is to add a "pocket" behind a photo, using 3D foam tape - and add a tag for journal - you can see the washi tape pull tab and the top of the tag in this photo.
Here is the front of the tag - I thought it worked perfectly with the "fruit" theme!! I inked the edges and added the double washi pull tab.

Here is the back of the tab - I wrote right on the patterned paper, that is just like the base page.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will join us over at Scrap Our Stash - I can't wait to see what you come up with!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items Used:

Authentique Utopia Collection - Enchancements, Succulent, Details and Stickers
Ranger Distress Stains - Carved Pumpkin, Evergreen Bough, Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberries, Peeled Paint
Brads, Flair, Wooden Hearts, Enamel Dots and Hearts, Washi Tape, Embroidery Thread, Cardstock


Lasting Memories March Week 4 - "3 Different Tags" - Japadog

It is time for the 4th layout for my Guest Designer spot over at the Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge Blog!  This week's challenge is to use 3 different tags on your layout.  I love tags- they are such a fun embellishment for your layout - and I also like to use them for journaling, by creating a pocket behind a photo, to tuck them into!

The layout below documents part of a "gastronomical foodie adventure" that I took my family on, when we visited Vancouver, BC, Canada, in June of 2015.  We spent a few days there before and after our Disney Wonder Alaskan Cruise.  The cruise was AMAZING - but we really enjoyed all that Vancouver had to offer too!  We hope to go back - to both Alaska and Vancouver one day!

The photos in my layout showcase the one of a kind "Japadog," and my Mom, Hubby and I enjoying one!  I can't remember where I heard about Japadog, but I do know it was a stop not be be missed while we were in Vancouver!
First - a little bit about "Japadog!" They started out as a little push cart hotdog cart in Vancouver back in 2005.  They gained fame during the 2010 Winter Olympics and now have 7 locations in Canada, and 2 in California.  Here is the link to their website: Japadog History
Here you can see one of the 3 tags, and my Mom being a sport, enjoying her Japadog. ( PS - she said if we go back to Vancouver, she doesn't need to go back to Japadog! LOL!)

Loving the Black, White, Red and Yellow colors in this layout. The base page reminded me of a map of city streets, so I thought it was perfect for this layout.  I pulled the yellow in, because of the colors of the french fries, and my hubby's shirt.  ( PSS - Hubby said he could skip the weird hot dog place too, if we every make it back to Vancouver - LOL!)

Here you have tag #2 - I cut it from a 3 x 4 card on a piece of scrapbook paper.  You also see me "chowing down" on my Japadog, and a close up of the infamous hot dog and side of fries. I chose the "Terimayo" Dog and seasoned fries, and it looks like if I ever want another one of these - I will be going there on my own!  Here is the Menu "Japadog Menu" - what would you choose?
Here is the 3rd Tag - it is another 3 x 4 card from a 12 x 12 piece of scapbook paper - that I matted on black and then yellow cardstock.  I created a pocket behind the photo of the hotdog, and jounaled about our adventure on the back of it!

I hope you enjoyed my little foodie adventure and that you will join us in this 3 Tag Challenge over at the Lasting Memories Blog!  ( Hope I haven't made you too hungry!)   ~ ((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
Scrapbook Customs - Vancouver Journal ( tags )
Paperhouse - Colorways - Rouge Collection ( base )
Ranger Distress Stains -Fossilized Amber, Picket Fence, Black Soot, Fired Brick
Cardstock
Washi Tape
Brads, Gems, Fibers, Eyelets
American Crafts - Elm Thickers
Tim Holtz - Alpha Parts  Framed, Phrases, Arrows and Numbers