Monday, June 18, 2018

SOS June Blend-a-Sketch "Brothers"

It is time for this month's Blend-a-Sketch from over at the Scrap Our Stash Blog!

Here is how I blended the 2 sketches:
From the Left Sketch, I used 3 small photos, a "ric rac" paper boarded between 2 papers, torn paper, title on the upper right corner.
From the Right Sketch, I used the split base page, general paper placement, staggered photos and stars.
And I didn't forget to add Stars and Star patterned paper too!

Here is my Layout for your inspiration:
 These are photos from a picnic at my brother-in-law Rich's house - I can't believe it was almost 9 years ago!  It ended up being a rainy day, they had to BBQ under umbrellas, but I love their smiles!  These 3 guys are more than brothers - they are best friends too!  It is always fun to be around them. They may be men, but they will always be boys at heart! 
I love this BoBunny Zip-a-Dee Doodle collection and thought it worked great for this challenge and these photos! 

Here are some close ups for you too:

I really hope you will join us this month, over at the Scrap Our Stash Blog - Let us help you get a layout done, use up some of your stash, and maybe make room for some more scrappy goodies too!

*I have also entered this layout in the following 2 challenges:
 Off the Rails Scrapbook Blog June Challenge - I love the blue and green colors in the top left of their inspiration photo, and in this BoBunny Collection - and this is a Summer Layout too!

Thanks for stopping by - I hope you get a chance to get Scrappy With It this month too!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Here are the items from my "STASH" that I used:
Tim Holtz - Ranger Distressed Cardstock
Bella Blve - Just Add Color "Star Struck"
BoBunny - Zip-a-Dee Doodle Collection:
Abstract, Expression, Zig Zag, Layered Chipboard, Chipboard, Crackle Combo Sticker, Brads, Jewels
Thickers - Dear Lizzy "Snap Shots"
Eyelet Outlet - Enamel Dots
Freckled Fawn - Puffy Doodle Camera Stickers
My Minds Eye - Jubilee Flair Pins
Ranger Distress Stains - Evergreen Bough, Picket Fence, Salty Ocean

Thursday, June 7, 2018

June Challenge YOUrself #54 "Party Girl"

Since June is my Birthday Month, I decided to use photos of me at Birthday Parties, for this month's challenge over at the Challenge YOUrself Blog.  Not only do you have to include a photo of YOU in your layout, this month's challenge is to use 2 photos of YOU 
- one as a child, and one as an adult!

I found some old photos that my Mom had given me from when I was little.  The photo on the left is from one of the many great birthday parties my Mom always had for me when growing up. I am not sure about the year or how old I was, but my guess is around 7 ?  
The other photo is of me and my husband and brothers and sister-in-laws, 
celebrating my brother in law's 60th birthday.

I will always be a "Party Girl!" LOL!
I have been dying to use this awesome new paper pack "Paprika" from PhotoPlay!  
I just think it is so much FUN!  I hope you like it!

Here are some close ups for you: 

I hope YOU will join us this month at the Challenge YOUrself Blog!  
I look forward to "then and now" photos of you!

Thanks for stopping by!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
Bazzill Cardstock: Kachina, Festive
We R Memory Keepers - Baby Mine Pink Cardstock
Photoplay - "Paprika" - Cardstock Diecuts, Element Stickers, Patchouli and Llama Drama 12 x 12 papers
Recollections - Neon Brights Enamel Dots
Simple Stories - Faith - Decorative Brads
Cocoa Vanilla - Make a Wish Flair
Craft Smart - Stickers, Washi Tape, Paperclips
Jillibean Soup - Alphabeans - Organic Orange
American Crafts - Thickers - Printshop and Sunny
Fiskers Edge Punch
Distress Stain - Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers, Rusty Hinge

Monday, June 4, 2018

SOS Golden Globe Challenge "Master Gardener!"

Happy June everyone!!  June is one of my favorite months! 
Maybe that is because it is my BIRTHDAY month! LOL! 
- But it is also because I am so happy the Summer months have started!  
I am not a fan of winter, and we had a cold and snowy one here in New Jersey this year! 

The June Golden Globe Challenge from the Scrap Our Stash Blog is shown below, and as an added challenge - in honor of Father's Day this month - we ask that you use items from your Stash that begin with each of the letters in the word "FATHER."  All of the details, rules and PRIZE info, along with more inspiration can be found on the SCRAP OUR STASH Blog!

In honor of Father's Day this month, I selected a photo of my wonderful Dad. He is the most amazing gardener!  He devotes so much time, and takes such pride and pleasure in his garden!  I am a very lucky daughter, as we live right next door, and I have my own personal produce stand at my finger tips!!  Although these photos are of some of last year's bounty  - they still make my mouth water for the first "Jersey Tomato" sandwich of the summer!!

Here are the "STASH" Items I used for the word "FATHER" part of the challenge:
F - Flair, Forest Moss Stain
A - Arrow, American Craft
T - Ticket, Twine, Thickers, Tiny Word Stickers
H - Heart, Hemptique
E - Enamel Dots, English Mustard
R - Ranger Distress Stain, Rusty Hinge, Recollections

This is just one day's "bounty" from his garden last year!
I actually purchased the Tomato paper 2 years ago, with a layout of my Dad in mind.  Last summer, I had my Mom take these photos for me, and I am so happy that I was able to finally use it from my stash, and capture this memory of my Dad and his garden!

Here are some close ups for you:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope I have inspired you to play along with us this month at the Scrap Our Stash Blog!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
BoBunny - Double Dot - Olive Journal, Buttercup Vintage
Scrap Your Trip - Fruits and Veggies - Tomatoes
My Mind's Eye - "Ohh La La," "For Him" accessory sheet, Jubilee Flair Pin, Decorative Brads, Tiny Word Stickers
Hemptique - Bakers Twine
American Craft "Thickers" - DOTS
Petaloo - Darjeeling Plumeria
Jillibean Soup - Wood Veneers, Mini Alph -Spicy Social Soup
Recollections - Enamel Dot Stickers
Simple Stories "Clause adn Co." Enamel Dots
Kaisercraft - Epoxy Stickers - Seabreeze
Nuvo Crystal Drops - English Mustard, Bottle Green
Ranger Distress Stains - Forest Moss, Rusty Hinge