Friday, January 18, 2019

"London Calling" January Sketch Challenge for Scrap Our Stash

Hi Everyone!  This is such a FUN new Challenge format  - we hope you will join us and play along at the Scrap Our Stash Blog this month - Details, Rules, Prize Info and more Inspiration can be found on the SOS Blog - so stop on over there after you check out my Design Team Layout - I hope you like it!

I selected the Left Sketch for inspiration - and I included a bunch of flowers from my stash too!  We had a great day exploring London together - despite the rain!  It was our first trip there, and I think I left a bit of my heart there too!  I hope we can go back there again one day!

 Here are some close ups for you:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Remember - head on over to the SOS Blog for complete details! I can't wait to see what you create!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
Scrap Your Trip - Cheerio Collection 6501C, E, 6092C, G
Queen and Co - Sparklers - white, Blossoms - Red and White, Twinkle Goosebumps - Red
Ranger Distress Stains - Faded Jeans, Fired Brick
Donna Downey - Poppies
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ebony Black
Button/Pin from England

Monday, January 7, 2019

One Little Word - 2019 "Family" Challenge YOUrself Blog

Happy New Year to all my scrappy friends!  It is hard to believe it is 2019 already - I wish you and your families all the best in the year ahead. May it be filled with Love, Laughter, Joy, Happiness and Good Health for everyone!

The Challenge YOUrself  Blog's January Challenge 
starts the year off with a 
"One Little Word" challenge.  
What word will you focus on this year? 
Be sure to include a photo of you on your page too!

My word for 2019 is "FAMILY."  
The photo below is from a photo shoot our family had taken last year.  
It was a gift my Mom had gotten for her birthday, and we really had a fun time.  
If you have never done this - I highly recommend it.  The photos that were captured of us all together, will be ones that we will all always treasure.
The reason that I chose the word FAMILY is because in June of this year, the office for the company that I have worked for, for the last 39 years, will be moving to Florida.  I was offered a position in the new location, and I struggled with a very difficult decision. I love what I do, and the people that I work with, but I realized that moving away from my FAMILY is not an option.  They are the MOST IMPORTANT part of my life.  Although this is a very scary time in my life, and I do not know what 2019 will bring my way, I have my FAMILY with me, and I have to trust in my faith, that a bigger and better job/opportunity will be out there for me.

Here are some close ups for you:

Thanks so much for stopping by  -  I hope 2019 brings only good things for all of us, and that you find the time to join us at the Challenge YOUrself Blog and scrap YOU and your 
"One Little Word."

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items Used - 
Coordinations ColorCore Cardstock
Basic Grey - Marrakech -Blue Nights
 - Aged and Confused -Vagabond - Tags and Cirban Dot
Crate Paper - Hampton Collection
Simple Stories - So Rad - Whatever
BoBunny Weekend Market - Cut Outs
Ranger Distress Stains - Picket Fence, Blueprint Sketch, Peeled Paint,  Vintage Photo, Tarnished Brass, Ground Espresso
Thickers - Joy -wooden letters
Maya Road Metal Vintage Trinkets - Smile Camera Charm and Love Heart Clip
Brads, Enamel Dots, Fibers, Ribbon
Queen and Co. - Brown Bubbles
Petaloo - Textured Floral Embellishements
Lots of "Stuff" from my Stash !!! 

Friday, January 4, 2019

SOS January 2019 Sketch and Cartoon Challenge "Capt. America!"

Happy 2019 everyone!  May this year bring you and your family, love, health and happiness!
There is a new style challenge this month from the Scrap Our Stash Blog -and it is a FUN One - You can find all the details in the photo below, along with more info, and inspiration from the rest of the Design Team on the Scrap Our Stash Blog!

Below is my take on the challenge - I chose a photo of my family and I when we were at Epcot.  My son has on a Captain America Shirt, as we spent this day at Walt Disney World, as part of a 7 day Marvel Day at Sea Cruise from New York to Florida and back, so that is my take on the Cartoon Challenge.   
For the sketch - I included the long large banner, along with a tag tucked in behind the photo.
I did include more than 3 stars on my layout. I had this fun Captain America embellishment that I found at a Scrapbook Expo a few years ago, I used 2 different star patterned papers, a white enamel star, and some clear and regular star stickers.

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!  I can't wait to see what you create!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
Simple Stories Say Cheese Collections 1, 2 & 3
-Including Epoxy Metal Clips, Clear Stickers, Decorative Brads, Washi Tape, and Stickers
Eyelet Outlet Sticky Back Mickey Head & Star Enamel Dots
Ranger Distress Stain - Picket Fence, Fired Brick, Black Soot, Fossilized Amber, Faded Jeans