Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Scrap Our Stash Dec Blend-A-Sketch - "SWEET"

Hello everyone!  It is time for the last Blend-a-Sketch Challenge of 2018 from the Scrap Our Stash Blog!  In addition to creating a layout blending the 2 sketches below together - be sure to include 3 of the same kind of embellishments of your choice!  We hope you will find some time in this busy holiday season to get creative and play along with us!  

Here is my Design Team Inspiration Layout for your inspiration. 
I fell in love with the colors and style of PhotoPlay's "Vintage Girl" Collection.  I've had it in my stash for a few months and couldn't wait to use it.  From the LEFT Sketch - I used 2 square photos, title placement, and paper layering behind the photos.  
From the RIGHT Sketch - I used the scalloped strip across the middle of the layout, along with flowers and leaves for the embellishments.
For my (3) like items - I used: 3 pink flowers, 3 black gems, 3 enamel brads, 3 different fibers.

Here are some close ups for you:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope I've inspired you just a bit - for more inspiration, challenge and prize info - please hope over the the Scrap Our Stash Blog!

Wishing you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy Holiday!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
Photo Play Vintage Girl - Razzle Dazzle, Tiny Prints Cameras, Allure
Thickers - Skyler
Petaloo - Penny Lane Forget Me Knots - Black
Bling and Fibers
My Mind's Eye Cut and Paste Decorative Brads
Ranger Distress Stains - Picket Fence, Black Soot, Evergreen Bough, Worn Lipstick, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint

Friday, December 7, 2018

December Challenge Yourself #60 Anything Goes!!

Hello Scrappy Friends!  Happy December!  It's time for a SUPER FUN Challenge over at the Challenge YOUrself Blog!
This month, we know things might be a little "busy" for you with the Holiday Season, so we hope you have some time to play along with us, with our ANYTHING GOES Challenge - just be sure to include a photo of YOU, and create and submit your layout to be entered in the Challenge!  Rules and Prize info can be found on the Challenge YOUrself Blog - and check out lots more inspiration from our Fabulous Design Team!

Here is my Design Team Layout for your inspiration - I'm going way back to 2007 to our Disney Magic Mediterranean Cruise! 
I'll never be "caught up" with scrapping photos - I just like to scrap photos that hold special memories, or fit my creative mood at the time!  This 8x10 photo takes up a lot of room on the page - but I think I've added to the "Italian" feel of the photo with my choice of embellishments and papers.  I hope you like it!

Love this Prima Vintage Trinket Flower and my handsome son Nick and husband Phil in this photo!

Look how young my youngest son Jake is! He is just as cute today - Loving the cool column from Dusty Attic too!

I used Nuvo Glitter Markers to color the chipboard column - I LOVE working with these and how the column came out!!

Here is another cluster of embellishments - I have a "thing" for Flair - it is my new "FAVE" embellie!! 

Here is a close up of how I used the Nuvo Glitter Markers!  So Fun!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to POP on over to the Challenge YOUrself Blog and Play along with us this month!
Wishing you and your family a very Happy Holiday Season!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
We R Memorie Keepers - Boho Chic - Fancy Free
Fancy Pants - Hot Chocolate - Wrapped in Chocolate
Flowers and Bling
My Minds Eye Stella Rose Brads, The Sweetest Thing Brads, and Jubilee Brads
Prima Vintage Trinkest and Say it in Crystals
Crate Paper Here and There Flair
Ranger Distress Stains - Tarnished Brass, Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge
Dusty Attic Chipboard
Nuvo Glitter Markers - Athenia Blue, Gold, Copper, Urban Graphite

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

SOS December Golden Globe Challenge "Winter Memories"

Hello Scrappy Friends!! This month's challenge over at the Scrap Our Stash Blog is to create a WINTER Layout, and include SNOWFLAKES.  Be sure to click on the link and check out the Scrap Our Stash Blog this month for complete challenge rules, prize info, and lots of inspiration from the other very talented Design Team Members too!

I always find it hard to do winter layouts.  I never seem to have many winter photos - and I find that I really don't take too many photos during our winter holidays.  I think it is because I am too busy enjoying the time spent with family, to stop and take photos.  Also, I'm not a big fan of snow and cold weather - so I don't stay out in the cold very long either! LOL!

BUT - I did make my husband pull over to the side of the road so that I could get out and capture this photo of these majestic old trucks that would always greet us on the way to see our son when he went to college in New Hampshire a few years back.  I actually have photos of them from all 4 seasons (somewhere) as their beauty was always changing.

Here is my layout for your inspiration. I used patterned paper with snowflakes along with wooden snowflake embellishments too!

The colors on these trucks are all a natural patina that you couldn't replicate with paint if you tried. These old trucks hold a special meaning and memory for me. 
( See my note at the bottom of my post for that story.)

Here are some close ups for you:

Love using Nuvo Drops on my layouts - and especially how they came out on the snowflakes on the black strip of paper!

I always try to tuck a journaling card in behind one of the photos.

Thanks so much for stopping by - I hope I've inspired you to play along with us at the Scrap Our Stash Blog this month.  I can't wait to see what you create!

Brrrrr... ~ Sherri

Items Used:
Fancy Pants - Timbergrove - Frolic, Powder, Crystals, Stripes, Elements
Cartabella - Warm and Cozy - Cozy Stripes
Basic Grey - Alpine Frost
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Autumn Red, Dark Walnut, Caramel Cream
Ranger Distress Stains - Picket Fence, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick, Evergreen Bough, Black Soot
Jillibean Soup - Wood Veneers - Snowflakes
Thickers "Joy" title

Special Meaning/Memory:
My Uncle Bob, who passed away 5 years ago at the age of 61, was an amazing man.  He was paralyzed from the neck down in a swimming accident when he was 16 yrs old.  He was in a wheelchair and only had the use of the thumb on one hand and his pointer finger on the other hand, but was able to live on his own, and drive a car.  He was a gifted and talented artist and one hell of a guy. He was always joking and had a positive outlook on life. He was more like a friend than just an uncle to all of us.   Uncle Bob's last projects were taking antique die cast cars and trucks that looked like they were in good condition, and distressing them to look like the trucks in this photo.  He had a website and would sell the trucks, and include a story that he made up, telling the history of the vehicle, and how it came to look like it did.  Uncle Bob was awesome - and and such and inspiration. These old trucks and these photos will always remind me of him. He will always hold a special place in our hearts.  Thanks for sticking around and reading to the end of the Blog post - I am so thankful for your time, and I hope that you too find special meanings in everyday things that bring you warm memories of loved ones who have passed, but will never be forgotten. Wishing you and your families Happy Holidays, filled with memories you will always treasure!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

ADVENTURE! KaiserCraft "Let's Go" for My Little Scrapbook Store DT

Hello everyone!   I am so excited to share this post with you!  

I created this layout for the My Little Scrapbook Store's Design Team!   I LOVE the colors and designs in this Beautiful New Collection by KaiserCraft - "Let's Go!" 

I think this collection would be perfect for any of your travel / vacation photos.  I printed a photo of our recent family trip to London, were we took a day tour to Bath and Stonehenge.  I decided to print it in black and white and I love how it works with this collection. Always be sure to ask someone to take a photo of you and your whole family when you travel, so you can document the adventure with YOU in the picture too!  

Here is my layout and a few close ups!  
I've listed all of the items that I used at the bottom of this post -

I'm a "fussy cutter" and couldn't resist cutting out the suitcases from the 2nd sheet of "Cities" in the pack.  I also fussy cut out the little "Explore and Go" stickers that were on the bottom suitcases and added them in 2 layers using 3M Foam tape.  I love dimension on my layouts.

I also love different layers and textures and love to tear and ink some of the papers I add.  I also used a punch along the bottom of one of them, and used one of the elements from the clear and black acrylic sheet "Fly Away" from the collection too. 

Isn't this big Postage Stamp cool!!

Thanks so much for stopping by - if I've inspired you to create - and you must have this AWESOME Collection - then please be sure to check out My Little Scrapbook Store's website.  The Happy Scrappy bag is ON SALE - so check it out - Michelle will help fill your scrappy needs!  
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items Used:
KaiserCraft  "Let's Go" Collection:
Postage Stamp
Fly Away
Carry On
Bag Tags
Street Signs
Sticker Sheet
Collectibles - Die Cuts
Nuvo Glitter Drops - Blue Lagoon and Golden Sunset
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ebony Black
Ranger Distress Stains - Broken China, Picket Fence, Vintage Photo
Heidi Swapp - Wood Veneer "Adventure"
Jillibean Soup - Wood Veneers
Dusty Attic - Black Chipboard Elements - Small Words, Arrow, Heart, Tab
Fisker's Punch
3 D Foam Tape
Washi Tape
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Paper Twine

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

My Little Scrapbook Store DT - KaiserCraft Peachy Layout

Hello everyone -  I want to share this 4 photo layout I made for the My Little Scrapbook Store Design Team, using their Kaisercraft's "PEACHY" Collection!   I also used some of the super sparkly NUVO Glimmer Paste and my new favorite scrappy item "Nuvo Crystal Drops" - I am loving all of the different patterns and soft colors of this collection, and can't wait to play with it some more!!

I used photos of my parents, husband and I watching the August 2017 eclipse in our shared driveway.  It was a SUPER HOT day, but we braved the "heat" to watch this "cool" event!  My 4 photos were 4x4 inches, and I trimmed them down to 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"  I then matted them on one 8x8" square of "Peachy- Burnt Sienna, and then on a 8 1/4 x 8 1/4" square of green cardstock.  

I didn't do much edge inking on this layout, as I really liked the soft colors of the paper-pack, and wanted them to offset the bold colors in the photos. I chose the dark green cardstock to go along with the green in the photos, and also I love how the green of the Nuvo's Seaweed Quartz Glitter Paste on the chipboard title and on the little "Love This" chipboard arrow just POP too!

Here are some close ups for you:

I hope I've inspired you to give this collection a try - and maybe pick up some FUN Nuvo Products too!  Be sure to check out all that My Little Scrapbook Store has to offer, 
and that you continue to "Get Scrappy with it!"  
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items Used:
KaiserCraft - Peachy Collection 12x12 papers:
Amber, Burnt Sienna, Aura, Honey Dew
Collectibles "Die Cuts" 
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Dark Walnut, Bottle Green and New Auburn Pearl
Nuvo Glimmer Paste "Seaweed Quartz"
Dusty Attic Chipboard Title and Arrow
Ranger Distress Stains - Peeled Paint, Hickory Smoke, Rusty Hinge

Sunday, November 18, 2018

November SOS Blend-a-Sketch Challenge - "HAPPY"

WOW!  It is hard to believe that we are more than halfway through November!  It is almost time for Turkey!  I'd like to wish you and your family a very Happy, Healthy and Tasty Thanksgiving! 

It is also time for Scrap Our Stash's November Blend a Sketch Challenge!  This month we've got a great one for you - along with an added challenge to add Pennants or Banners to your layout too!
I hope you have as much FUN with it as I did!

Here is my layout for your inspiration:
I used photos taken on our October 2017 Disney Magic Cruise, out of NYC.  Minutes after my son's fiancee' Rob proposed to him on Deck 10 by one of the smoke stacks, Capt. Hook came out of a nearby door, and congratulated them!  He pulled them inside and posed for this photo, as it was a little windy outside.  
I just LOVE the smiles on all 3 of their faces!

From the LEFT Sketch I used, the round circle element, along with  layers of long strips of different patterned papers some with decorative edging.
From the RIGHT Sketch I used a 4 x 4 and a 4 x 6 photo and reversed their placement.  There are banners added in the top right corner, along with some on the bottom left corner of the layout too. 

Here are some close ups for you:

Thanks for stopping by - I hope I've inspired you to play along with us this month at the
Scrap Our Stash Blog!  Be sure to pop on over there for more inspiration, complete contest rules and prize info!
(((HUGS))) ~ Sherri

Items used:
Simple Stories Say Cheese Collections 1, 2, and 3 - papers and embellishments.
Washi Tape
Ranger Distress Inks

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Sunkissed Fun! - for My Little Scrapbook Store's Design Team

Hi everyone -  I want to share one more layout that I made using Graphic 45's Sunkissed Collection for the My Little Scrapbook Store's (MLSS) Design Team!

( You can find my other 2 layouts by clicking on my past Blog Posts HERE and also HERE.)

I used the awesome Die Cut from KaiserCraft's Stargazer Collection - The last time I looked - MLSS had a few of the Die Cuts in Stock - CLICK HERE to see if there are any left ;-)

I also used scraps that I had left-over from my Happy Scrappy Bag of G45's Sunkissed Collection - to "fill in" the holes in the Die Cut, and attached them to the back of it - after inking the edges of the white die cut with Ranger Distress Ink - Blueprint Sketch.  I believe Michele only has a few of this Awesome G45 Collection packs left - so be sure to check out her website HERE to see if you can grab one for yourself before they are all gone.

The embellishments used on this layout are a few stickers from the collection, some fussy cut and inked flowers and sand dollars from scraps of patterned papers, some gold washi tape, and those AWESOME Nuvo Drops - CLICK here if you want check them out too!

This is the back of the layout that shows how I patched the scrap pieces to the back.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be sure to stop by My Little Scrapbook Store's website and check out these awesome products.

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Challenge YOUrself #59 Buttons, Bling & Butterflies Nov 2018

Hello Everyone - it is time for a FUN new challenge over at the Challenge YOUrself Blog!

This month's challenge is to use 3 specific elements on your layout -BUTTONS, BLING, and BUTTERFLIES -  and of course, as always, please be sure to include YOU in one of the photos.

Please be sure to stop by the Challenge YOUrself Blog for complete CONTEST and PRIZE INFO - and check out the other Design Team Layouts for lots more inspiration!

Here is my take on the challenge - I used lots of "stuff" from my stash, and some of my favorite papers from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Collection.  I also used templates that I have from Kiwi Lane that I've had forever!  It was a fun way to incorporated lots of the coordinating papers from this beautiful collection!

This layout one of my favorites - not only do I love the colors and the papers - I love these ladies and the fun memory of this day celebrating our friend Marianne's Birthday!

Here are some close ups for you!:
I used lots of BLING - here and there as you can see - I even used a Nuvo Glitter Marker on the wooden "friends" title to give it some sparkle!

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