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

Sunday, November 4, 2018

NOV SOS Golden Globe Challenge - "A Star is Born!"

Hello Scrappy Friends!  Can you believe it is November already? Where did 2018 go?  The prompt for this month's Scrap Our Stash Golden Globe Challenge really brings the importance of enjoying every moment to the fullest, as time flies by so quickly!

Here is the full Challenge Prompt for you.  You can find all of the Challenge Rules, Prize Info, and additional inspiration over at the Scrap Our Stash Blog!!

Here is my take on this month's Challenge.  I've included a bunch of chipboard stars on this layout, along with the added challenge to include the quote :
"Don't settle for the Little Dream, go on to the Big One!"
This is a photo of my husband, my oldest son and I on our 2014 Disney Magic 14 night Trans Atlantic Cruise!  The quote for the challenge also reminds me of the saying "Go Big or Go Home!" - and that how I feel about Disney Cruising - the longer the better - and there is nothing wrong with hanging around with Mickey and the whole Gang!  Life is too short not to go for the BIG DREAMS!

I used papers from Queen and Co. and also papers and chipboard from Simple Stories "Enchanted Collection."  
Here are some close ups for you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope I've inspired you to play along with us at the Scrap Our Stash Blog - and also to always "Go on to the Big Dream!"

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri