Sunday, February 18, 2018

SOS February Blend-a-Sketch with Hearts "Follow Your Heart"

It is time for February's Blend - A - Sketch Challenge over at the Scrap Our Stash Blog!  
This month's added challenge is to add Heart Patterned Paper or a Heart Embellishment on your layout!
You have until Feb 28th to play along with us!  Complete Challenge Rules and PRIZE Info can be found on the SCRAP OUR STASH BLOG!

Below is my take on the challenge.
I decided to flip the sketch on the right on it's side, and used hearts behind the photo (instead of a single star) as inspiration from the photo on the left. I added some tags, as shown on both layouts, and used many heart embellishments!
I love this photo of my youngest son Jake and I.  It was a selfie we took at my niece's wedding and is one of my favorites of us!  How is it that my baby so much taller than me!??  We had a great time celebrating with our family, and made lots of happy memories!

Besides the very handsome young man in this photo, I love the "Be you" flair button!  Below are some more close ups for you:

I love this "Hello Lovely" collection from Simple Stories- If you know me, I LOVE just about every collection they make!!  The colors are awesome, and I love how everything coordinates with the color of Jake's shirt. 

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed my take on the challenge, and I can't wait to see what you come up with!
Please hope on over to the Scrap Our Stash Blog for all the details!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
Simple Stories - Hello Lovely Colletion - 
   Cardstock Stickers
   12x12 papers - Fab-U-Lous, So Very Lovely
Rager Distress Stains - Forest Moss, Abandoned Coral, Evergreen Bough
Simple Stories - Faith - Decorative Brads
Heidi Swapp - Stickers
Cocoa Vanilla - Free Spirit Flair
Carta Bella - Yacht Club Enamel Dots
American Crafts Shimelle Puffy Heart Stickers
Pebbles - Enamel Dots
Nuvo Mousse - Citrus Green and Aqua Marine
Studio Calico Wooden Hearts
Decollections Lace Tape

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Challenge YOUrself #50 Mood Board Challenge - Feb 2018 "LOVE"

Hello everyone!  We have a new and different challenge for you over at the Challenge YOUrself Blog!  Just create a Layout using the Color Palette below - and be sure to include a Photo of YOU!
Head on over to the Challenge YOUrself Blog for all the details and PRIZE info too!

Here is my take on the challenge - I pulled out LOTS of PINK Stuff from my stash - and really went to town!   This is a photo of my hubby and I on our Disney Magic Cruise - last October.  Our sons surprised us with a lovely Anniversary Cake - to help us celebrate our 35th Anniversary!

Here are some close ups for you:

I was also inspired by LM #381 - Color Me Happy - Reds/Pinks  Challenge over at the Lasting Memories Blog and have entered this layout there!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you find the time to play along with us at the Challenge YOUrself Blog this month!

(((HUGS))) ~ Sherri

Items Used:
Teresa Collins - Freestyle Zebra
Fancy Pants - Summer Sun - Just Beachy
My Minds Eye - Cut and Paste by Jen Allyson :
  Bits and Pieces - Fresh Inspired
  Adorbs "Story" Recollect Paper
  Flair "WOW" Sweet Paper
  Sugar Plum Enamel Shapes
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Red Berry
Ranger Black Enamel Accents
Ranger Distress Stains - Picked Berry, Picket Fence
Ranger Distress Crayon - Worn Lipstick
Embossing Paste
Magenta Acrylic Paint
Cocoa Vanilla - Free Spirit Flair
Sequins, Doily, Feathers, Twine
American Crafts - Shimelle Puffy Heart Stickers
Dusty Attic Marrakesh Trellis Small, Black Tab MT6, #4 Black Word Pl@y
Queen and Co - Washi Tape
Flowers, Buttons
Brutus Monroe Jagged Heart Stencil
Tattered Angels Lipstick Pink Glitter Glam
American Crafts - Thickers - Skyler and Twins

Sunday, February 4, 2018

February SOS Golden Globe Challenge "Love Actually"

It is time for the next "Golden Globe" Stash Challenge from the Scrap Our Stash Blog!  The Challenge is for you to create a layout inspired by the movie "Love Actually" - AND - you must include TWINE on our layout AND the word LOVE in your Title!!  You have until Feb 28th to enter - Details and Prize Info can be found on the SOS Blog!

And here is my layout for the Scrap Our Stash Design Team and for your inspiration.

This is a photo of my hubby and I - "way back when" we first started dating.  Yes, we were High School Sweethearts, and started dating back in 1976. I was 15, and he was 17.  We are one of the lucky ones, as we have been married for 35 years now, and there is no one else I would want to grow old with.  He truly is "My Endless Love."

I use LOTS, I mean LOTS of stuff from my stash!! This photo has been around a long time - ( how is it possible that it was taken 41 years ago??!! )  For the challenge - you can see I used the word LOVE in my title, and a few other places on the page.  I also used TWINE to tie the envelope closed, on the paper key embellishment, and on the cute little heart in the little envelope. I am so happy with how the layout came out.

 Here are some close ups for you:
Oh how I remember that beautiful "sweater-coat." Who else remembers sweater-coats?  I love that one!! Phil had given it to me for our first Christmas so this photo must have been taken in the late winter, early spring of 1977. 
(Although I have to say, I have NO idea where this photo was taken!) 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you will find some time in this short month, to get scrappy and play along with us at the SCRAP OUR STASH BLOG!
(((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
Bazzill Cardstock - Boardwalk Brown
Tim Holtz Kraft paper with resist
Simple Stories "Generations" - Together and Live Love Laugh
                         "Documented" - Chevron
Tim Holtz Idea-ology -Adage Tickets and Big Chat
BoBunny "Timepiece" - Cut Outs
EK Success - Mini Fresh Cuts Stickers, Fresh Stickers, Love Unlocked
Dusty Attic "Wordplay" #3 and #4
Ranger Distress Spray - Tarnished Brass
Ranger Distress Stain - Tarnished Brass, Ground Espresso, Fired Brick
Sew Easy - Bakers Twine
We R Memory Keepers - Sequin Stickers
Queen and Co. - Washi Tape, Nightfall Pearls, Twinkle Goosebumps
Nuvo - Crystal Drops - Antique Rose
Prima Flowers - Engraver
Jillebean Soup - Wood Sprinkles
Ranger Dyed Ink Pad - Cocao
Stamping Up roller stamp
Maya Road - Kraft Envelope