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 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!


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
   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