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!