Friday, September 21, 2018

I'm a New Design Team Member for the My Little Scrapbook Store!!!

Hello Scrappy Friends!  I am excited to announce that I have been asked to join the Design Team for My Little Scrapbook Store!    Please check out their great website full of awesome Scrappy Goodness!!  You can also join us for some inspiration on their Facebook Page Scrapbooking Layouts and More!

I really love a challenge and the Stargazer Collection from Kaisercraft was really not my usual style.  When Michelle at My Little Scrapbook Store asked me to play around with it - 
I thought - Why not! 

The colors are Blues, Silver, Grey and White.  I thought they would work great with Black and White photos!  Here is my Layout for your inspiration.  ( I'll list the items used a the bottom of this post - Plus a LINK where you can get your Happy Scrappy Bag too! )

I LOVE how this layout came out!  These photos were taken last September, at the Pocono Lantern Festival, Pocono Raceway, when my friends and I our first Lantern Fest!  It was a great day and an amazing release! We have to do this again for sure!

Here are some close ups for you:
I love to layer patterns, and tearing edges adds an added texture to the layout. I like to ink my edges with Ranger Distress Stains.  I double matted the photos,
and added them with 3D Foam Tape.
I've had this grey flower and crystal sprig of flowers forever! I love how they look on this layout!!

One of my favorite things to do is to create a little "pocket" behind one of the photos, using 3D Foam tape. I then tuck a decorative tag with some kind of pull tag in, and include journaling on the back  - here is the front and back of the tag for this layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by - if it was your first time here, WELCOME! 
 I hope you'll stop by again, if you've been here before - THANKS for coming back!
I hope I've inspired you to "GET SCRAPPY" with it - and check out all the goodies over at the My Little Scrapbook Store too!

Feel free to leave a comment below! I'd love to hear from you!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items Used:

Kaisercraft - Stargazer Collection  <<-- font="" get="" here="" kit="" your="">
  Starry Night
  Sticker Sheet
  Die Cut Shapes
Forever in Time - Bling (Camera)
Petaloo - Pennylane Forget-me-nots
Prima Flowers - Crystal Palace and Sunrise Sunset Collection
Ranger Distress Stains - Blueprint Sketch, Black Soot, Picket Fence, Brushed Pewter
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Simply White, Midnight Blue, Liquid Mercury

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Scrap Our Stash Sept Blend-a-Sketch "GOATS"

Scrap Our Stash has an awesome Blend-A-Sketch Challenge for September!  Lots and lots of elements to inspire you - and an added challenge to include BUTTONS or FLAIR on your layout too!  I hope you can find some YOU time and play along with us!  Details and Prize info - along with more Design Team Inspiration can be found on the Scrap Our Stash Blog!! Pop on over and check it out!

Here is my layout for your inspiration. I used photos from our Disney Wonder Alaska Cruise Excursion while in the Port of Skagway, Alaska.
My background is based on the sketch on the left.  I replaced the glasses with the fence at the bottom, and spread the journaling lines out above and below the photos, using chipboard words and tiny alpha stickers.  From the right sketch, I used a large chipboard shape, similar to the one in the sketch, and covered it with the plaid paper.  I also used 2 photos.  I like to cluster my embellishments in Three's - so I have 3 groups of 3 buttons for the added challenge.
Here are some close ups for you: 
I love the Thicker letters that I used for the title.  Because the background papers were a little busy, I outlined them with a fine black marker to make them pop.  Here you can also see the dimension of the chipboard shape behind the photos - which I adhered with 3D Foam, for added dimension.

I followed through and outlined the tiny letters in black marker as well - I think it helps them to stand out - and ties in the black chipboard words from Dusty Attic too. 

Loving this color combo!  

Love Love Love this goat paper!! Those goats are so cute! When I saw the paper - I knew I had to have it, and use it for these photos!

Can you see the goats behind the fence?

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope I have inspired you to join us at the Scrap Our Stash Blog, and play along with this SUPER FUN Challenge!
I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items Used:
Authentique - Meadow Collection - "Meadow Four"
Echo Park - Summer Party - Ice on a Stick
My Mind's Eye - "Jubilee" Tangerine - Awesome Arrow
and Tangerine "Honor" Stickers
My Mind's Eye Cut and Paste -Bits and Pieces Flair "Wow" and Chipboard Stickers
Simple Stories "Faith" Brads
American Crafts Thickers "Trinket"
Ranger Distress Stains - Twisted Citron, Abandoned Coral, Evergreen Bough, Vintage Photo, Faded Jeans

Friday, September 7, 2018

Challenge YOUrself #57 - "Gotcha!"

It's time for this month's challenge from the Challenge YOUrself Blog.  This month - we challenge you to create a layout - that is PET THEMED - and of course - be sure to include YOU in one of the photos!

For anyone that knows me - you already know that this is not a very hard challenge for me - as I have 2 Portuguese Water Dogs, Maggie and Tino - who make me laugh every day!  
The challenge was finding a photo with me and one of them in it!   
I decided to use one from our Tino's "Gotcha" Day!

Here is my layout for your inspiration:
This guy entered our lives at full speed, and now, 4 years later - he is still a busy boy!  Some nights we wonder how he is still standing!? LOL!!  Well Portuguese Water Dogs are working dogs, and they are very smart - so we make sure he gets lots of exercise and play time!
Here are some close ups for you:
Loving all the embellishments, colors and textures!
This BoBunny Mama Razzi Collection is one of my favorites!

I'm a FAN of Washi Tape and Nuvo Crystal Dots!

This sweet boy's full name is Valentino - and he is such a LOVE!
His registered name is Turnabout is Fair Play.  He comes from an amazing friend and breeder in Connecticut.  Tino is also the proud daddy of 2 litters of beautiful PWD's who continue to carry on the standard and sweet temperament of this wonderful breed.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you find time to play along with us this month at the Challenge YOUrself Blog! Head on over to the Blog for lots more inspiration, Challenge Rules and Prize info too!
 I can't wait to see your Pet Layouts!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
BoBunny - "Mama Razzi" - Combo Stickers / Chipboard
- Oh Snap / Sidlighting
- Photo Booth
- Brads and Buttons
Distress Stains - Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint, Peacock Feathers
We R Memory Keepers - Bakers Twine
Jillibean Soup - Fur Fushion Soup and Bowl of Dreams Wood Veneer Embellishments
Ruby Rocket - Upstairs Downstairs -Chipboard Letters
Washi Tape
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Caribbean Ocean, Ripened Pumpkin, Bottle Green

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

SOS Golden Globe September Challenge - Hawaiian Memories

WOW - Have we got a challenge for you this month - over at the SCRAP OUR STASH BLOG!!   
This month's Golden Globe Challenge is to create a GRID layout - and use a TRANSPARENCY or VELLUM on you page!!  Please head over to the SCRAP OUR STASH BLOG - for full challenge details, inspiration from the rest of our awesome Design Team, and PRIZE info too!

I sure do love a good challenge and this certainly was one for me!! If you've seen my previous layouts - you know that I like to use lots of "STUFF" and lots of layers. I felt a bit worried as to how I was going to handle the "grid" requirement of this challenge. Well, I have to say - I really like how this came out, and I had lots of fun with this challenge!  I encourage you to give it a try and play along with us!

I used photos from our 2012 Disney Wonder Cruise to Hawaii to celebrate out 30th Anniversary. For the added "Transparency" requirement, I used an acetate overlay from the Kaisercraft Tropicana Collection.
Here are some close ups for you: 
I added a piece of fishnet between the base page and the matching acetate overlay. I then glued various embellishments to the top of the overlay - seaglass, flowers and seashells gave the layout more depth and texture.

I have had this palm tree sticker forever!  I think it finally found the perfect home on this layout!

Here we are standing on a black sand beach  - with shirts on that our cruise group had made. - It was a truly a vacation to remember!

I added a journaling card as part of the grid elements - and since it was a Disney cruise - I had to add the cute little pink Mickey head!

I love the little pink embellishment flowers - and I especially love the photos of the beautiful hibiscus too!

Thanks so much for stopping by - I hope you join us for this challenge over at the Scrap Our Stash Blog!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
Kaisercraft - Tropicana Collection -Horizon and matching Acetate Overlay
Simple Stories - Faith Decorative Brads
Cut & Paste - Adoro's Story
Recollections - Flowers ( Pink)
Prima Flowers ( Black )
Jolee's Boutique - Palm Tree Sticker
CN Crafts - Scrumptious Brads
Shells, Fishnet, Seaglass
Ranger Distress Stains - Evergreen Bough, Tarnished Brass

Saturday, August 18, 2018

SOS August Blend-a-Sketch - Starbucks Anyone?

Hello Scrappy Friends  - it is time to join us over at the Scrap Our Stash Blog, and use up some of the beautiful stash you've been holding on to!!  All of the details for August's Blend-a-Sketch Challenge -  like Rules and PRIZE info, along with more inspiration can be found on the Scrap Our Stash Blog!

     Your challenge is to blend elements of the 2 sketches below - 
and be sure to add ARROWS!!

Here is my layout for your inspiration:
I'm a huge lover of Starbucks, and love to visit Starbucks locations wherever and whenever we travel.  The photos on this layout are from Starbucks Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It was one of our Ports of Call on our 2016 Disney Panama Canal Cruise.

I used the 2 photos from the left sketch, along with different papers and washi tape behind the photos, and the placement of some of the embellishments.  From the right sketch, I used the vertical placement of the patterned background papers, along with the scalloped edge - that I reversed, and used it for a journaling line. 

Here are some close ups for you:
A new scrappy friend, Jackie, made that sweet Starbucks drink embellishment for me - love it!! - Oh - and here you can see one of the arrows I added too!

I've had that little plastic Starbucks cup embellie forever - so glad I had a chance to use it.  Can you spot the 2nd Arrow for the Challenge? Oh, and that coffee bean is a brad!! So cool! 
I also got to use 3 different Starbucks Washi Tapes that I got about a year ago from
  Washi Kingdom. Fun Stuff!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope to see your layout entered over on the
  Scrap Our Stash Blog this month!

(((HUGS))) ~ Sherri

Items used:
We R Memory Keepers - Anthologie - Nuiance
Reminisce - Coffeeology
Mc Rice Photo Pages - Coffee Beans
Simple Stories - Life Documented - The Daily Lens
Jillibean Soup - Wood Veneers and Sparkles
My Mind's Eye - Metallic Necessities, Stella and Rose Decorative Brads
Eyelet Outlet Coffee Cup and Coffee Bean Brads
Ranger Distress Stains - Tarnished Brass, Vintage Photo, Evergreen Bough, Forest Moss

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

August CY #56 Mother Daughter Layout

So it is time for another Awesome Challenge from the Challenge YOUrself Blog!  This month we challenge YOU to create a Mother-Daughter Themed Layout.  Just be sure to include YOU in one of the photos!  All of the details, rules and PRIZE info, along with more inspiration can be found on the Challenge YOUrself Blog!  Hope on over and see all to the beautiful inspiration layouts from our AMAZING Design Team!

 So I had a bit of a challenge this month  - you see, I fell and broke my wrist on June 28th! My first broken bone and cast in my 57 years!!   I was not about to let a broken wrist stop me and I was able to complete this layout and 2 more - at a girl's scrappy weekend in July - right before I had the cast removed!

I used a photo taken of me and my mom, who is also my best friend, at a neighbor's 80th Birthday Party - no - we were not in New York City - this was a green screen backdrop that we chose! - Even though we live only 20 mins from NYC!! 

I saw a really cool layout online that used multiple cutout patterned paper frames and used it as inspiration for this page.
Love all the colors and embellishments in this collection!

Here are some close ups for you:

Hoping you will join us this month at the Challenge YOUrself Blog and I'm looking forward to seeing your beautiful creation!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used: 
My Mind's Eye "My Story" Collection:
Heirloom Roses
Typewriter Paper
Wildflower Bouquets
This Moment
Days Remembered
Decorative Brads
Mixed Bag
Grandma's Quilt
Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Stains - Fossilized Amber, Abandoned Coral, Tarnished Brass, Black Soot
Dusty Attic - Wordplay and Tabs Chipboard
Epiphany Crafts Punch and Round Bubble Caps
Nuvo Crystal Drops - 

Saturday, August 4, 2018

SOS August Golden Globe Journal Card and Friend

Happy August Everyone!  Wow!  this year is just flying right by!  It is time for the next Golden Globe Challenge over at the Scrap Our Stash Blog - and it is a FUN one!  All of the details, rules and PRIZE info, along with more inspiration can be found on the Scrap Our Stash Blog - so head on over there next!

Here is the inspiration movie theme for you - PLUS, you will need to add a journal card and the word "FRIEND" somewhere on your layout!  I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Here is my DT Inspiration layout for you:
For the movie challenge - I decided to use "friendship" and "laughter" as my inspiration. I started with a fun photo of my friend Janice and I at one of our favorite crop weekend events!  The theme was Circus, and we had a great time at the "Big Top!" 
These weekends are always filled with lots of FUN and Laughter! 
(I'm not sure which one of us is Thelma and which one is Louise! LOL!!)

I've added the word FRIENDS to the photo with some mini alpha stickers and I tucked a journaling card behind the photo - you can see it in the close-ups below.

I used papers from the Echo Park "Circus Party" Collection.  I just love their papers.  They are such a beautiful heavy weight, and their designs/patterns are awesome!

Here are some close ups for you:

I always try to tuck a jounaling tag behind one of the photos on my layout.  I do this by "popping" a photo using 3M Foam Tape, and making a 3 sided "box" on the back of the photo mat, that I can slide the tag into.

Thanks for stopping by - I hope you can join us at the Scrap Our Stash Blog this month!!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items Used:
Echo Park - Circus Party Collection - Circus Animals, Journaling Cards, Banners
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Framed Alpha Parts

Chipboard Letters

Mambo Chips
Washi Tape
Jillibean Soup Mini Alphas - Birthday Bisque
Ranger Distress Stains - Picket Fence, Evergreen Bough, Tarnished Brass, Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

SOS July Blend a Sketch "Paint Night!"

Hi Scrappy friends!  I hope you are all enjoying your summer, and that you find some scrappy time for yourself!  I've been dealing with a broken right wrist - and can't wait to get my cast off.  
It has not stopped me from scrapping - but I can't wait to get my right hand back!!  

It is time for this month's Blend-a-Sketch Challenge for July!  All of the details, rules and PRIZE info, along with more inspiration can be found on the Scrap Our Stash Blog 
Please join us and play along!

Here is how I drew inspiration from these 2 sketches. I used the 2 sections of the base page as inspiration from the LEFT Sketch.  For the RIGHT sketch I went with the vertically stacked photos, top left "banner" embellishment, horizontal banner line and I clustered 3 flowers - as apposed to the 3 hearts in a row from the right sketch.

Here is my inspiration layout for you:
My son Nick and his Fiance' Rob treated my Mom and I to a paint night for Mother's Day last year.  We had so much fun!  I LOVE these 2 guys! I used lots of "stuff" that I've had in my stash - FOREVER!! - Including Rub-ons!!   Oh - and don't forget to add those SEQUINS  - that is the added part of the challenge!

Here are some close ups for you: 

  Please join us over at the Scrap Our Stash Blog - I can't wait to see what you will create!!

(((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
BoBunny - Believe - Marvelous
Paper House - Colorways - Flamingo Collection
Bella Blvd - Classic Calendars "McIntosh Calendar"
Cloud 9 Designs - "Luster Mint Curs" - Cocoa Mint Collection
Recollections - Floral Embellishments
My Mind's Eye - Jubilee Rub-On's
American Crafty Thickers - Skyler Foam Phrases
Dusty Attic - Black Chipboard - tab and tag
Ranger Distress Stain - Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Picket Fence, Black Soot

Saturday, July 7, 2018

July Challenge YOUrself #55 Tropical Travel

Hello Scrappy Friends!  It is time for this month's July Challenge over at the 
Challenge YOUrself Blog!

All of the details, rules and PRIZE info, along with more inspiration from the rest of our talented Design Team can be found HERE on the Challenge YOUrself Blog!

For this challenge, I selected a photo of my husband and I that was taken at one of the ports, on our April 2018 Panama Canal Cruise, aboard the Disney Wonder.  This was our second visit to Beautiful Puerto Vallarta. Here we are with the amazing Pacific Ocean behind us!  
We hope to return there for a longer visit one day!
Here is my layout for your inspiration:

I've also entered this layout on the CSI Challenge Blog - Case File No. 257 - I was inspired by the color Yellow, and Tropical Pattern in the Case File Clues, along with a Floral Pattern and Flowers/Leaves from the Evidence List.

I was also inspired by the awesome photo challenge over at the Archiscraps Blog - it is a photo of Neal's Yard in London.  I love the bright colors and I hope to visit there on our trip to London in October! 

Here are some close ups for you:

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you get a chance to play along with us this month at the Challenge YOUrself Blog!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
Scrapbook Customs - Puerto Vallarta Getaway
MME- Cut and Paste -Adorbs "Story" Recollect Paper
KaiserCraft Tropicana Collection
Fancy Pants - Joy Parade - Flair
Simple Stories - "You Are Here" Chipboard
Petaloo Darjeeling Petites Tea Stained - Spice and Plumeria
Dusty Attic - Dusty in Bloom - Evening Blush
Echo Park 6x6 Stencil - Picnic Blanket
Nuvo - Mousse - Citrus Green
Nuvo- Crystal Drops - Red Berry, English Mustard, Ripened Pumpkin
Ranger Distress Stains - Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Evergreen Bough, Fired Brick
Wink of Stella - Red, Pink, Green