Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Scrap Our Stash June Pick Your Side "Wet Willie's"

Hi Scrappy friends- this month's Scrap Our Stash Pick Your Side Sketch Challenge is a really cool one!  Be inspired by either the Left or Right Sketch and be sure to use BOTH Polka Dot Patterned Paper AND Numbers on your layout!  All Challenge info and more inspiration from our Design Team can be found on the Scrap Our Stash Blog!

Here is my take on this month's Sketch Challenge:

I picked the sketch on the RIGHT and used a BIG Polka Dot Patterned Page as my base, and there are a few more Polka Dots on the tab at the top left.  My numbers are the date 12-30 stickers and the year 2015 from the Ephemera Pack. All components are from the Fancy Pants Design "Memories Captured" Collection -except for the wire heart, twine and Ranger Distress Stains I used to ink the edges.
 Here are some close ups for you: 


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

Friday, June 7, 2019

Challenge YOUrself Blog #66 - "OH MICKEY!!"

June is here and now it is time for this FUN and Creative Challenge from the Challenge YOUrself Blog!  You've got to give this one a try!  Check out all the AMAZING INSPIRATION from our very talented Design Team,  along with Challenge Rules and Prize info over on the Challenge YOUrself Blog - and Play along with us!!
Here is your Challenge for JUNE: 
and here is my layout for your inspiration - 
My friends and I spent the day in NYC visiting 
MICKEY: the True Original Exhibition, 
having lunch and walking touring some of NYC.  
When I saw this BIG MICKEY - I couldn't resist asking them to pose with him so I could capture these FUN photos!
We had such a GREAT time! 
Here are some close-ups for you:




Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope I've made you smile and that you find some YOU time to play along with us this month!
(((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
PhotoPlay - Fun with Friends - Confetti, #thinktoremember, 4x6 Cards, Fringe Banners, Element Stickers
Simple Stories = Emoji Love Brads
American Crafts Thickers - Colorful - Grace -Twins
Me and My Big Ideas - Mambi Chips Stickers
Sandylion Puffed Disney Stickers
Ranger Distress Stains - Evergreen Bough, Picked Raspberries, Fossilized Amber

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

June SOS Saturday Cartoon Sketch"Plus" Challenge - Magical Memories

Can you believe it is JUNE already?!  It's time for the first monthly Challenge from the Scrap Our Stash Blog!  Here is your Saturday Morning Cartoon and Sketch Challenge for this month!
Who doesn't love Sponge Bob? 
Come on - I know you are singing "that song" in your mind! LOL!

Well, Sponge Bob makes me think of the SEA - and there is no place I'd rather be -
than on the sea, than on a Disney Cruise!
Here is my Design Team inspiration for the Scrap Our Stash Blog
- I hope you will play along with us!
This was our first cruise on the DCL Fantasy - back in 2014 - I can't believe it's been 5+ years - we hope to sail on her again one day.  There was a fun mini-golf course with oversized objects - it was so much FUN playing mini-golf at sea!!

For the challenge requirements -I used:
 Yellow cardstock and Yellow patterned paper, and the square element is the chipboard frame.
Here are some close-ups for you:


I hope you find some "YOU" time this month and have a chance to play along with us - 
Check out the Scrap Our Stash Blog for 
Challenge Rules and Prize info - and more inspiration from out awesome Design Team!

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

Items Used:
Simple Stories - Say Cheese 2 - Photo Op and Chipboard Frames
Simple Stories - Say Cheese 3 - Magical Memories
Simple Stories - Say Cheese 4 - Happy Magical Moments, Hooray, 4x4 Elements
White Gel Pen
Mickey Bling
Ranger Distress Stains - Broken China, Fossilized Amber, Picket Fence, Fired Brick


Saturday, May 18, 2019

SOS May Pick Your Side Sketch Challenge "Celebrate!"

Hi my scrappy friends -  It is time for the May Pick Your Side Sketch Challenge from the 
Scrap Our Stash Blog -
 Below are your sketch prompts, 
and also be sure to include a TAG in your layout too!

I used the Sketch on the LEFT as my inspiration - my Tag is tucked behind the top of the photo on the left - and the pineapple is how you pull it out of the little pocket I made with 3D Foam Tape - I love to include journaling on my layouts on little hidden Tags!  I LOVE the clouds i the photos from our Disney Magic Cruise and can't believe this was over a year ago!  There are 3 "not so hidden Mickeys"  - Can you find them?? I hope you like it!


October 15, 2017 - Our son Nick and his partner Rob got engaged on one of the sea days on our Disney Cruise - It was a beautiful day and we are so happy for them. 
Love them and their Happy Smiles!






Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you find some time to play along with us at the 
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri


Items Used:
Bazzill Cardstock
Echo Park - Through the Year - Rainy Day
American Crafts - The color of Memories
Lilybee Designs - Turtleneck and Pumpkin Seed
Paperhouse - Colorways - Atlantis Collection
Enamel Hearts and dots, Puffy heart stickers
Mickey Gems
Ranger Distress Stains - Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber
Washi Tape
Jolee Drink Sticker

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Challenge YOUrself #65 - Life Goals!

Hello my scrappy friends - It is time for the 
We are asking you to create a layout about your goals in life - and to be sure to include YOU in your layout!

This one really hits home for me this month. At the end of June, the company that I have worked for, for the last 39 years, will be moving from New Jersey to Florida.  While I was offered a position to join them, I am unable to do so.  My family comes first, and all of them are in New Jersey.  I have no connections in Florida ( other than Disney World!) 
- and I feel my home is and will always be New Jersey!

So I find myself in an unexpected and life changing situation, and have begun the challenge of finding a new job - after 39 years!  
So with that in mind - my LIFE GOALS at this time are:
Worry Less!
Enjoy More!
Choose Happy!

As my title says - "DONUT worry - BE HAPPY!"

I thought this donut paper was SO FUN and just perfect for photos of my hubby and I at a donut shop we found, while on a get-a-way weekend in January of 2017.



Maybe if I keep repeating this, it will sink in!



Thanks for stopping by!  
I hope I've inspired you to join us this month at the Challenge YOUrself Blog! 
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
American Crafts - Amy Tangerine - Oh Happy Life - Midnight Snack
American Crafts - Dear Lizzy - Saturday - Big Apple
Bella Blvd - Family Frenzy - Daily Details - Boarders
Basic Grey - Lime Rickey - Rob Roy
Hallmark Puffy Donut Stickers
Ranger Distress Stains - Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Midnight Blue, Ripened Pumpkin, Pink Champagne







Saturday, May 4, 2019

May SOS Saturday Cartoon Sketch Challenge - Rainbow Bright - "Candytopia"

May is here already!!  That means it is time for a FUN challenge 
from the Scrap Our Stash Blog!


Here is my Layout for your inspiration - I had so much fun playing along with the rainbow theme, and making that big rainbow circle using lots of brads and embellishments that I have had in my stash forever!! I think the fun colors work great with the photo of my friends and I covered in confetti while visiting the FUN Candytopia Pop-Up in NYC last year!

This brad/embellishment circle was SO MUCH FUN to create!

Here are some close-ups for you:





I hope I've inspired you to play along with this very Colorful Challenge!  Start digging through and using up some of your stash, and show us what you come up with!  Looking forward to seeing your layout on the Scrap Our Stash May Cartoon Challenge!


((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
BoBunny - Believe - Marvelous and Violet Double Dot
G45 - Kaleidoscope Collection - Boldly Brilliant
Washi Tape
Queen and Co - Bling, Felt Flowers
American Crafts -Thickers - Colorful Puffy Stickers
Brads
Ranger Distress Stains - Dusty Concord, Picked Raspberry, Black Soot, Peacock Feathers, Ripe Persimmon

Thursday, April 18, 2019

April SOS Sketch Plus Challenge - "Adventure"

It is time for April's Scrap Our Stash "Pick Your Side" Sketch Challenge!  
Along with using one of the sketches below for your inspiration 
- you must ALSO include Buttons, Brads or Enamel Dots.
I selected the Sketch on the RIGHT and just flipped some of the elements around a bit.  I used photos from our day trip to Bath, when we were in England last October.  I had so much fun creating the circle using Brads and a few other embellishments that I've had in my "Stash" forever!  I am going to use this idea again, for sure!

Here is my layout for your inspiration:
I used the AWESOME Kaisercraft "Let's Go!" Collection that I got from My Little Scrapbook Store!  LOVE the colors and patterns in this collection!
Here are some close ups for you-
I first drew a circle and after digging through my stash - started adding brads along the pencil line - along with some wooden hearts and that big glass element that I thought was pretty neat!



I love to add my journaling by creating a pocket behind one of the photos with 3M foam tape, and tucking a journaling tag behind it.
Above you can see where it is tucked in, and below is the front and back of the tag.


((YIKES - I just realized I spelled famous wrong!! - I'll have to go back and fix that! LOL!))
 Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope I've inspired you to dig into your Stash and play along with us at the Scrap Our Stash Blog!
I can't wait to see what you create!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
BoBunny Double Dot - Decaf
Dusty Attic - Word Plays - chipboard elements
My Mind's Eye-Jubilee, Cut and Paste, The Sweetest Thing-Brads
Teresa Collins - Wanderlust Brads
American Crafts - Thickers - Let's Go
Fibers, Brads, Washi Tape
Ranger Distress Stains - Vintage Photo, Picket Fence, Salty Ocean

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Challenge YOUrself Blog Challenge #64 “Thanksgiving”

This month’s Challenge at the Challenge YOUrself Blog is  all about your favorite holiday! Just create a Layout about your favorite holiday and make sure to include YOU in one of the photos!  I hope you have a chance to play along with us this month!
My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving- because it’s all about Family and Traditions- 2 very important things in my life! If there is a small gathering of 5, or a houseful of 16 or more
- it’s always a special day and a chance to make lasting memories 
and carry on time honored traditions.
Here is my layout for your inspiration along with some close-ups too!





Thanks so much for stopping by - I hope I've inspired you to play along with us at the Challenge YOUrself Blog this month - and I can't wait to find out about your favorite holiday!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items Used:
BoBunny - Farmer's Market -Harvest & Thankful & Farmer's Market
Moxxie - Fall Harvest - Perfect Peck and Wind Blown
Ranger Distress Stains - Fired Brick, Tarnished Brass, Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge
Twine - Sequins- Antique Doily - Wooden Heart, and Title