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

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Scrap Our Stash Golden Globe Challenge - MY SUMMER HAPPY PLACE

Happy Independence Day everyone! This month's Golden Globe Challenge from the Scrap Our Stash Blog is all about SUMMER!  Please see the inspiration prompt below - and also be sure to INCLUDE a SUN on your layout too!  All of the details, rules and PRIZE info, along with more inspiration can be found on the Scrap Our Stash Blog!

When I think of SUMMER I immediately think of my "Happy Place"  - our Gazebo, outside on our deck.  It is so relaxing, kind of like our outdoor living room!  My favorite SUMMER Place! 
I used lots of stuff from the FUN Echo Park "Good Day Sunshine" Collection - that I won in a May Contest at !
I hope you like it!

Here are some close-ups for you:
I used the SUN Chipboard Embellishment 
for the added SUN Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have sometime to play along with us at SCRAP OUR STASH  this month, and I wish you a very HAPPY Summer!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
Simple Stories "Summer Vibes" - White Wood / Grid
 - Faith Decorative Brad
Echo Park "Good Day Sunshine" 
-Little Red Wagon 12x12 paper
-6x6 paper pad
-Chipboard Phrases and Accents
-Element Stickers
-Frames and Tags
-Decorative Brads
-Enamel Dots
Hemptique Bakers Twine
Close To My Heart Resin Flowers and Metal accent
Ranger Distress Stains - Picket Fence, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Evergreen Bough, Faded Jeans