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

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Challenge YOUrself Blog #68 -What I like about SUMMER!

Happy Summer everyone!   Let's see your favorite summer photos or memories when you play along with us this month at the Challenge YOUrself Blog! That's right - this month's challenge is to tell us what YOU like about SUMMER. Just create a SUMMER Layout - and make sure YOU are in one of the photos you use!

Here is my take on the challenge for the Design Team at the Challenge YOUrself Blog - please visit the CY Blog to see more inspiration from out great Design Team Members, and there you will find all the rules and prize info along with the link up for your layout entry!

My favorite SUMMER "thing" is Iced Coffee - and it HAS to be from Starbucks! 

Make mine a Venti !
Be sure it is a Dark Roast with 2 Splenda's and a splash of Half and Half please! LOL!

Please visit the Challenge YOUrself Blog to see more inspiration from our great Design Team Members, and there you will find all the rules and prize info along with the link up for your layout entry!
I can't wait to see what you love most about SUMMER!
(((HUGS))) ~ Sherri

Items Used:
Echo Park Good Day Sunshine Collection - 4x4 Journaling Cards, Frames and Tags, 6x6 Paper Pad, Ephemera, Element Stickers, Chipboard Phrases and Accents
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ebony Black, Midnight Blue, Bottle Green
Ranger Distress Stains - Vintage Photo, Evergreen Bough, Blueprint Sketch, Barn Door, Peeled Paint, Picket Fence
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

Monday, August 5, 2019

DT Layout for My Little Scrapbook Store - Rosabella by Kaisercraft

Hello everyone!  I hope you are having a great summer!!  Here is my latest layout for the My Little Scrapbook Store Design Team!  You have GOT to check out the HAPPY SCRAPPY BAG for his Beautiful Kaisercarft Rosabella Collection!  Each paper, sticker and embellishment is so beautiful!!

Here is a layout I created using only the Happy Scrappy Bag components, some Nuvo Crystal Drops and Ranger Distress Stains - GRAB YOURS BEFORE THEY ARE ALL GONE - HERE!!



Thanks for stopping by! I hope I've inspired YOU to GRAB your Happy Scrappy Bag of this beautiful collection before they are all gone!

Thanks for stopping by ~ ((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
Kaisercraft ROSABELLA Collection - 
 Miss Classic, Sombre Botanic, Roseate, Anastasia, Angelic, Magestic Dusk, Collectables
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Dark Walnut, Simply White, Ebony Black
Ranger Distress Stains - Black Soot, Picket Fence, Aged Mahogany, Worn Lipstick

Friday, August 2, 2019

August Scrap Our Stash Saturday Cartoon Inspired Sketch Challenge "Surprise 75"

Hello everyone!  I hope you are enjoying your summer!  It's hard to believe it is August already!!
Here is my Design Team inspiration layout for Scrap Our Stash Blog's August Saturday Cartoon Inspire Challenge.  
I created a Family Themed Layout, and included Mixed Alphas on my layout too!
Check out the Scrap Our Stash Blog for more inspiration and challenge rules and prize info.



"Surprise 75!"
We surprised my mom on her 75th Birthday at her favorite restaurant. The whole family was there - it was a great night!





I hope you find some time to get creative with us this month - check out the Scrap Our Stash Blog for MORE beautiful inspiration from the rest of the Design Team along with prize info and challenge rules!
Thanks for stopping by - ((HUGS)) ~ Sherri
Items used:
BoBunny  - Starcrossed Collection - Starcrossed, Washi, Love, Altered Buttons, Fether and Honeycomb, Layered Chipboard
October Afternoon - Mini Market Stickers - Grey and Cream, Teal and Cream, Kraft and Black
Jillibean Soup Alphabeans - Blended Black
Prima Say it in Crystals and Bling
Ranger Distress Stains - Vintage Photo, Evergreen Bough, Fired Brick, Tarnished Brass

Sunday, July 21, 2019

DT Layout for My Little Scrapbook Store -Kaisercraft Antiquities Collection

Hello Scrappy friends!!  I want to share this layout I made for the My Little Scrapbook Store's Design Team - featuring their Kaisercraft's Antiquities Happy Scrappy Bag!  I LOVE the color combo and patterns in this collection!  The only items I used other than what came in the Happy Scrappy Bag were a piece of die-cut chipboard, Nuvo Glitter Drops and Ranger Distress Stains.

Even though this photo was taken in the winter, I think this collection works perfectly 
to capture a very happy winter memory of a belated Birthday Weekend Celebration, 
my wonderful hubby and I spent down the Jersey Shore!  
"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other!"




Please check out this awesome bag of scrappy goodness over at the My Little Scrapbook Store website and get your Happy Scrappy Bag before they are all gone!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope I've inspired you to Grab a Happy Scrappy Bag for yourself, and to get creative with it!
(((HUGS))) ~ Sherri

Kaisercraft - Antiquities Collection - 12 x 12 papers:
Limited Edition (Base), One of a Kind, Antique, Beloved, Treasured.  Stickers and Collectables
Nuvo Glitter Drops - Honey Gold, Simply White
Ranger Distress Stains - Faded Jeans, Vintage Photo, Fossilized Amber, Picket Fence.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Scrap Our Stash Blog July Pick Your Side -Sketch - Happy Birthday!

Hello my scrappy friends - it is time for Scrap Our Stash Blog's 
August Pick Your Side Sketch Challenge! As an added challenge - please be sure to include wood or wood veneers on your layout!
Here is my Design Team Inspiration layout for this month's challenge.  I selected the RIGHT Side, and included wood veneer hearts and word embellishments:
 I can't believe these photos are from 11 years ago! - I know I will never be "caught up" in my scrapbooking and that is the way I like it.  I like to scrap photos that make me happy when I am creating and enjoy the memories they bring back to me.  

This was a SURPRISE Birthday party for my wonderful husband. His 50th Birthday was in January, and I decided to throw him a Surprise 49 1/2 party - since July was a much better month for an outdoor party.  It was Italian themed, and since he was a BIG FAN of the Soprano's - I even hired Tony and Carmela look-a-likes as entertainment!  
To say he was surprised was an understatement!
We all had a great time!
Here are a few 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! Head on over there for more inspiration from our talented Design Team, and to check out prize info and rules.
(((HUGS)))~Sherri
Items Used:
Fancy Pants Designs - Turquoise Corrugated Sheet
We are Memory Keepers - Anthologie -Cherri
BoBunny -Hello Sunshine - Delight, Picinic, Dot
Kaisercraft -Wooden Flourish Pack -Little Words, and Brads
Wooden Hearts
Heidi Swapp - Word Stickers
Doodle O's by www.shopthedoo.com
Nuvo Crystal Dots - Ebony Black
Ranger Distress Stains - Peeled Paint, Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber, Barn Door

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Challenge YOUrself July Steampunk Challenge #67

Hello everyone!  It's time for a super fun and different challenge from the Challenge YOUrself Blog!
Please be sure to head over to see all of the amazing layouts our Design Team has created for your inspiration along with info on challenge rules and prize info at the Challenge YOUrself Blog!


Here is my layout for your inspiration:
I used a photo from our trip to London last October, when we took a day trip to the city of Bath - it was soo very cool to tour the Ancient Roman Baths there - I thought it would be a great photo to use for this challenge.  I used lots of layers, paper tearing/distressing, a stencil with Nuvo Mousse and some chipboard gear elements for the Steampunk challenge.
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 Challenge YOUrself Blog this month and I can't wait to see what YOU create!
(((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
BoBunny - Time Piece Gears
The Paper Loft - For the Record - Diary / Morning Rain - Sunshine
Fiskars - Flocked Cardstock - Cabana Blooms
Graphic 45 - Steampunk Debutant - Mechanical Mind
Viva Decor - Compass Stencil
Nuvo Mousse - Persian Red and Indian Gold
K and Co. Classic K Bailey Chipboard, Flower Brads Metal Art
Junkitz - Travel Button
Tim Holtz Ideaology - Mini Gears
EK Success - Stone Stickers
Dusty Attic and Creative Embellishments Chipboard Gears
Ranger Distress Stains - Tarnished Brass, Peeled Paint, Fired Brick
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Blackberry Cordial and Sugar Maple

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

SOS July Saturday Cartoon Challenge "Sparkle"

Hello everyone!  It's time for the July Saturday Cartoon Challenge for the Design Team at the Scrap Our Stash Challenge Blog!

Here is the challenge information and details, prize info and rules, along with more inspiration from the rest of our Design Team can be found on the Scrap Our Stash Blog!

I was inspired by my friend Mickey Mouse and the Stars in the cartoon. For the "Arrow" portion of the challenge, I added a chipboard arrow with the word "adore" on it - that I painted silver.


I used a large photo from our 2016 Disney Wonder Cruise through the Panama Canal and decided to flip the sketch.  I also added a chipboard flourish right on the photo, instead of the bracket as shown in the sketch.

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 create!!
(((HUGS)))~ Sherri

Items used:
American Crafts - The Color Of Memories and Thickers "Sparkle"
Doodle Bug Design Mini Pears - Halloween assortment
Love Nicole - Rhinestones
Petaloo Penny Lane Black Fogetmenots
Coco Vanilla Love Always Flair
Washi Tape
Dusty Attic Dusty In Bloom Evening Blush Flowers
Ranger Distress Stains - Brushed Pewter, Picket Fence, Dusty Concord

















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