Thursday, November 7, 2019

Challenge Yourself #71 - Let's Fla-mingle! Weekend Scrappy Crop with Friends

What an awesome theme for this month's inspiration from the Challenge YOUrself Blog!

We'd love for you to join us this month! 
Just be sure to include YOU in one of your photos! 
Rules, Prize Info and more inspiration can be found on the Challenge YOUrself Blog!

Here is my Design Team Inspiration layout for you:
Love all of these ladies and the friendships we have formed over the years while sharing our love of scrapbooking! This was at a weekend crop last July hosted by an awesome Mom and Daughter on-line Scrapbook store "The Doo" as we lovingly call it - Be sure to check out Scrap-a-Doodle Doo for all your scrapbooking needs.  The flamingo and custom title Die-cut were made by "Mama Doodle!" Check out her custom Die-cuts HERE too!




Happy November to you!  Wishing you a great Thanksgiving, and hoping you will find some time for YOU this month! Be sure to take some time and get scrappy with it and don't forget to stop by the Challenge YOUrself Blog for more inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!  ~ (((HUGS)) Sherri
Items Used:
American Craft - Dear Lizzy "Fine and Dandy" -Stay Wild
                          - The Color of Memories
Paper House - Colorways - Flamingo Collection
Sequins, Feathers
Ranger Distress Stains - Picket Fence, Picked Raspberries
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ebony Black
Custom Die Cut by Scrap-a-Doodle Doo



Saturday, November 2, 2019

Scrap Our Stash Nov Cartoon and Sketch Challenge - Flamingling with Friends!

This month's Cartoon and Sketch Challenge from the Scrap Our Stash Blog 
is a super cute one!
See the challenge below, and stop by the Scrap Our Stash Blog for Rules, Prize info, more inspiration and to link your submission - I hope you can play along with us!


Here is my Design Team Layout for your Inspiration:
 Love this fun photo of my friends and me at a scrapbook weekend crop - the theme was "Let's Flamingle" ~ Needless to say - we did and had a blast!  For the "Fruit" part of the challenge - there is a piece of pineapple and a cherry on the drink embellishment that I used on my tag.

Here are some close-ups for you:

 Love this flamingo paper!!

Thanks for stopping by - I hope I've inspired you to play along with us at the Scrap Our Stash Blog - I can't wait to see what you come up with!!
(((HUGS)))~ Sherri

Items used:
Pebbles - Sunshiny Days - Pink Flamingos
My Mind's Eye - Confetti
   "Surprise" - Cousins -Diagonal Stripes / Green Paper
   "Surprise" - Summer Dots / Summer Stripes
   "Adorbs" - Story Recollect paper
Doodle Bug Designs -Tropical Shapes Sprinkles
Craft Smart Bookmark
Thickers - "Colorful"
Washi Tape
Sequins and Bling
Ranger Distress Stains - Picked Raspberries, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint







Wednesday, October 16, 2019

SOS October Pick a Side Challenge - Pizza in Bath, UK

It's time for this month's Pick a Side Challenge from the Scrap Our Stash Blog!  All rules, prize info, and more inspiration can be found on the blog!



I chose the sketch on the LEFT for my Design Team layout and your inspiration and used photos from a wonderful day on our vacation to London last year. We first visited Bath, and then Stonehenge - it was a truly amazing day - and the pizza was pretty good too!


You can see that I used lots of twine and tags in my layout - so much fun!

Here you can see the TAB I used too - ( ABOVE) 



Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope I've inspired you to play along with us this month at the Scrap Our Stash Blog!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
Carta Bella - Pack Your Bags Collection  -
Border Stripes, Road Trip, Away we go, Hello World, Happy Place, 4x4 Journaling Cards, Element Stickers, Frames and Tags
Twine
Ranger Distress Stains - Spiced Marmalade, Picket Fence, Evergreen Bough, Blue Print Sketch
White Gel Pen

Monday, October 7, 2019

Challenge YOUrself #70 - October Sketch Challenge - "TACO 'bout it!"

It is time for a FUN Sketch Challenge over at the Challenge YOUrself Blog - Just use this Awesome Sketch as a guide and be sure to INCLUDE YOU in your layout!


Here is my Design Team Inspiration Layout for you:

Loving this FUN Simple Stories Oh Happy Day Collection!
I decided to use it for a layout of a very Happy Day my hubby and I spent riding dune buggies, having lunch and snorkeling in Cozumel Mexico, which was one of the stops on our first Disney Wonder Westbound Panama Canal cruises, in May of 2016!

Here are some close ups for you:






Thanks for stopping by - I really hope you find some YOU time this month and join in on this FUN Sketch Challenge from the Challenge YOUrself Blog!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri


Items used:
Simple Stories - Oh Happy Day Collection -
Love Much, 2x2 Elements, Wild and Free, Oh Hello
Combo Cardstock Stickers, Ephemera -Bits and Pieces, Washi Tape
Heidi Swapp - Alpha Stickers
Cardstock
Ranger Distress Stains - Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry, Picket Fence
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ebony Black

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

October SOS Cartoon Inspired Challenge "English Breakfast"

This month's Cartoon Inspired Challenge from the Scrap Our Stash Blog was so much fun to create - besides the Sketch and Cartoon for your inspiration - we Challenge you to hunt through your stash and use something that starts with each of the letters in the word CASPER and you much include the color ORANGE !

Here is my Design Team Inspiration Layout for you:
We did a search on-line to see where we could find a "REAL" English Breakfast, near our flat, while we were in London on vacation last October and this place was terrific - very much a "local" joint - great reviews and the lady who took our order and yelled "toast" when it was ready was great, as was the food!

If any of you have seen the Elton John movie Rocket Man - you many remember seeing this place (without the curtains) in the movie.  Imagine our surprise when we found out months later that this was the place where Elton John and Bernie Taupin first met - sooo cool!!

For the CASPER part of the challenge I used:
C -Camera, Corrugated Cardstock
A -American Crafts Thickers, Airplane
S -Striped paper, Sequins, Scalloped edges, Simple Stories
P - Pin (I love London), Peacock Feather and Picket Fence Stains
E - Ebony Black and English Mustard Nuvo Drops, Eyelets
R -Ranger Distress Stains 

Here are some close ups for you:



Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a chance to play along with us this month at the Scrap Our Stash Blog!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
Simple Stories - So Rad and Say Cheese papers
BoBunny Double Dot Dark Denim
Scrapbook Customs - London Memories
American Crafts Thickers - Wander glossy, puffy stickers
Corrugated Teal Cardstock
Ebony Black and English Mustard Nuvo Crystal Drops
Ranger Distress Stains - Peacock Feathers, Picket Fence, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmelade
Sequins
Fibers 
Eyelets
Washi Tap
Pin from London

Monday, September 16, 2019

Pick Your Side SOS September Sketch Challenge - BBQ in NYC!

Hi Everyone!  I had so much fun with this month's Pick Your Side Sketch Challenge from the Scrap Our Stash Blog!  I hope you will play along with us, as it really is a great one!  Just pick the left or right side as your inspiration sketch, and don't forget to add banners/pennants to your layout too!
I selected the LEFT sketch to work with, and used it to capture a memory of a super FUN evening, spent in NYC with good friends!
I used lots of papers/stuff from my Stash too!

My friends Melodie (from PA,) and Kimberly (from Ohio,) were visiting us before they embarked on a Disney Cruise out of NYC.  My friend Marianne volunteered to drive us into the city, where we had a great BBQ dinner at Virgil's BBQ -near Times Square, and then we walked over a few blocks to see the musical play "Beautiful."  
It really was a BEAUTIFUL night spent with special friends!
Here are some close-ups for you:
I forgot to tuck a tag with journaling behind one of the photos before I glued them down, so I decided to journal right on the layout!  The cityscape diecut is from www.shopthedoo.com I added Nuvo Crystal "Goldcoast" Drops to the windows and accented some of the corners of it with a white gel pen.

Love the Spoon and Fork embellishments that I got on clearance at a great little Scrapbook Store and retreat in PA - Creative Inkling!  Couldn't wait to use them on this layout!
Dinner was delicious! 

I used all of the different papers from the layout to make the banner across the top.  The NYC, Heart, and Times Square are Rub-ons that I have had FOR-EVER! - So glad I got to use them!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope I've inspired you to play along with us at the Scrap Our Stash Blog - you never know what you might find in YOUR Stash!!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items Used:

Bella Blvd - Let's Go - Taxi
BoBunny - Starcrossed
KaiserCraft - Basecoat Collection - Morter
Ranger Distress Stains - Fired Brick, Black Soot, Picket Fence
Nuvo Glitter Drops - Goldcoast, Ebony Black
7 Gypsies - Architextures - Treasures - Tarnished Silver Fork and Spoon
Creative Imaginations Art Warehouse - New York Rub-ons

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Sunset Memories - Challenge YOUrself #69 September Scrapbook Challenge

Hello everyone!  I can't believe it is September already!  This year has sure flown by!  It's time for another fun challenge over at the Challenge YOUrself Blog - we can't wait to see how you are inspired by this challenge!  We hope you will play along with us!

Don't forget to include YOU in a photo in your layout!

I picked a photo of my hubby and I somewhere in the Caribbean Ocean, off the coast of Cuba.  We were treated to an amazing SUNSET on one of the Formal Nights on our 2018 Westbound Panama Canal Cruise, on the Disney Wonder.



When I was looking through my stash - I thought this pink base paper from the Paperhouse Coloways Flamingo Collection - would be perfect - and built my layout from there.  I used lots of stuff from my stash - and I am very happy with how this came out!

Here are some close ups for your inspiration:





Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you get some "YOU" time this month and can Play along with us at the Challenge YOUrself Blog!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
Paperhouse Colorways - Flamingo Collection
PinkFresh - Just a little lovely - Puffy phrase Stickers
Queen and Co - Sparklers - white, and Felt Flowers
PhotoPlay - Paper Crane - Matte Enamel Dots
Mickey Bling
Flowers and Brads
Simple Stories Emoji Love Brads
Dusty Attic - Word Play
Doodle Bug Designs - Mini Pearls
Freckled Fawn - Pufffy Camera Stickers
Ranger Distress Stains - Picked Raspberries, Picket Fence, Black Soot

Monday, September 2, 2019

Scrap Our Stash September Cartoon Inspired and Sketch Challenge - Just Being Goofy!

It's time for this month's Saturday Cartoon Sketch Challenge from the Scrap Our Stash Blog! - Be sure to include an educational symbol and use the sketch below for your inspiration!  
I hope you find some time to play along with us this month!


I decided to use 2 photos from this past January, when my friends and I visited the "Mickey The True Original Exhibition" in NYC!  I am loving this awesome Disney inspired collection from Colorplay and had fun creating this layout for the Scrap Our Stash Blog's Design Team for your inspiration!



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Here are 2 paper clips that I used for the educational element portion of the challenge - the yellow Mickey head that I bought back in 2016 in Disneyland, and the Epoxy Metal Clip from Simple Stories Say Cheese 3 Collection.


I hope I've inspired you to play along with us this month at the Scrap Our Stash Blog!  Thanks for stopping by!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
Colorplay - A Day at the Park -Collection
   Oh Boy
   Cameras
   Magic Memories
   3 x 4 Cards
   Cardstock Die cuts
   Element Stickers
DoodleBug Designs - Bumble Bee Dot/Stripe
Simple Stories Say Cheese 3 - Clear Stickers and Epoxy Metal Clip
Mickey Paperclip
Washi Tape
Queen and Co Flair
Echo Park - Magic and Wonder - Decorative Brads

Friday, August 16, 2019

August Pick a Side Challenge at Scrap Our Stash - Family Cruisin'

Hello Everyone!  It's time for this month's Pick a Side Challenge from the Design Team at the Scrap Our Stash Blog!   Just use the left or right side of the double layout below AND you must use 5 or more patterned pieces of paper - PLUS Twine!
This was a really FUN challenge for me - as I LOVE to mix up lots of patterns - Using paper packs and their embellishments make this pretty easy - Here is my layout for the SOS Design Team - for your inspiration - It is from our 2014 Disney Cruise on the Disney Fantasy! This was our "Grand Slam" cruise - marking our sailing on all 4 of the Disney Cruise Line ships!
Here are some close ups for you:
LOVE LOVE LOVE the saying on this 3x4 card!!
I just had to use that sticker on the photo! LOL!!



I hope I've inspired you to use up some of your stash and play along with us at the Scrap Our Stash Blog!  
I can't wait to see what side you picked!
((Hugs)) ~ Sherri

Items Used:
Simple Stories - Crusin' Collection:
   Man Overboard
   3x4 Elements
   Anchors Away - both sides
   2x2 Elements
   Chipboard Stickers
   Bits and Pieces
   Combo Cardstock Stickers
   Enamel Dots
Doodle Bug Design - Petite Prints - Bumble Bee Dot/Stripes
Echo Park Decorative Brads - Magic and Wonder
Ranger Distress Stains - Fired Brick, Black Soot, Fossilized Amber, Picket Fence, Evergreen Bough, Mustard Seed
Eyelet Outlet Red Mickey Head Bling