Monday, December 16, 2019

SOS December Pick a Side + Challenge - "The Good Stuff!"

It's time for the last challenge of 2019 - from the Scrap Our Stash Blog -  Again this month - we are asking you to Pick a side - of the 2 sided sketch below - as your inspiration - and be sure to also use 8  - or MORE DIFFERENT types of scrapbooking items on your page! See the examples noted at the bottom of the sketch below -   
This is a great way for you to use some of your stash!!

And here is my inspiration layout for you!
I loved using the Carta Bella "Pack Your Bags" Collection for this layout!!  
So many FUN papers and embellishments!!
Last October, when we visited London for the first time - and we had to make a trip to the Borough Market!  It is a must do for any foodie fans!  So many different things to choose from!  Phil had a knockwurst from one stand and I had THE BEST Mussels I've ever had in my life!! OMG!!!  I would fly to London just to have them again!! The Chu Chi Sauce was MIND BLOWING! ( Slurp Slurp!!)
I've got to try to re-create it someday!!  It was really - THE GOOD STUFF!! LOL!!

I picked the LEFT side of the sketch for my layout. 
For the 8 Scrapbook Item Challenge I used WAY MORE than 8 items!!! 
- Here is the list of the Items Used!

1. Cardstock
2 -8. Patterned Paper ( Bo Bunny -Passion Fruit Journal - Double Dot, Cartabella "Pack Your Bags: Away We Go, Hello World, Journaling Cards. Happy Place, Border Stripes.  Doodle Bug Designs -Petite Prints - Lady Bug,
9. Enamel Dots
10. Twine
11. Wooden Embellishments
12. Carta Bella "Pack Your Bags" Element Stickers
13. Carta Bella "Pack Your Bags" Frames and Tags
14 and 15. Thickers -Wonder Glossy Puffy, and Colorful Puffy Stickers
16, Staples ( Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher)
17 - 20. Ranger Distress Stains - Candied Apple, Evergreen Bough, Picket Fence, Ripe Persimmon
21. Crate Paper - Hello There - Flair
22. My Mind's Eye -Jubilee - Decorative Brads

Here are some close ups for you:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you find some time to create along with us this month at the Scrap Our Stash Blog!  Challenge Rules, Prize Details and more inspiration from our FABULOUS Design Team can be found on the Scrap Our Stash Blog!

Wishing you and your families a very HAPPY, HEALTHY and WONDERFUL Holiday Season!  ((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Challenge YOUrself Blog Announcement and -December "Snowflake" Challenge #72

Hi everyone!  Happy December!  
I am so happy to be continuing on with the amazingly talented Design Team over at the Challenge YOUrself Blog!!  I look forward to sharing another year of happy scrappy FUN - and inspiring YOU and challenging YOU to get out IN FRONT of that camera, and share YOUr layouts with us!

This month's challenge is to use Snowflakes on your layout and BE SURE to include YOU in one of the photos too!

I used a black and white photo of my hubby and I while we were "down the shore" this past winter, for a get-away weekend to celebrate his birthday.  I decided to keep with the black and white theme, and found some fun chipboard and wooden elements that I painted white and embellished.  Here is my Design Team inspiration layout for you:
I am always making my hubby take selfies with me - he is such a good sport!  I love this SELFIE Paper by Reminisce and all the fun sayings on it!  I picked a few other black and white patterned papers and layered them under the photo.

Here are some close-ups for you:

I love this snowflake corner flourish - I added dimension to the snowflakes using Nuvo Simply White Crystal Drops.

 After painting this chipboard white - I hit it with brushed pewter Distress Stain. I filled in the hearts that were on the chipboard circle with Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops to add dimension - I love how it pulled in the white paint when it dried and created the surprise marble effect!! 
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Thanks for stopping by!  I want to wish you and your families a very Happy Holiday Season.  May your heart and home be filled with Love, Laughter, and Joy 
( and a few hours of scrappy YOU time too!)
Be sure to stop by the Challenge YOUrself Blog for Challenge and Prize info - along with lots of wonderful inspiration from the rest of our Design Team and be sure to GET IN FRONT of that Camera this Holiday - and document YOU!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
Reminisce - "Selfie" 
American Crafts - Plus One - Peer
Bella Blvd - Just Add Color - Passcode
Freckled Fawn - Puffy Doodle Camera Stickers
Mambie Chips
Want 2 Scrap - Chipboard Circle with Hearts
Scrapaholics -Snowflake Corner Flourish
White Paint
Wink of Stella - White and Clear Pens
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Simply white and Ebony Black
Eyelet Outlet - Enamel Hearts
Ranger Distress Stains - Black Soot, Brushed Pewter
Ideaology - Big Chat Stickers - by Tim Holtz
White Gel Pen

Monday, December 2, 2019

SOS - December Cartoon and Sketch Challenge - Bakefest!

It's time for the December Saturday Cartoon Inspired Challenge from the Scrap Our Stash Blog!  - Plus you must include the color Gold and a Bow on your layout!

I used photos from our 2017  Bakefest, for my Design Team Inspiration Layout, for this month's Cartoon + Sketch Challenge, over at the Scrap Our Stash Blog - and I use Gold Twine, Gold Thicker Alpha's and 3D Gold Glitter Paper Bows for the added challenge:
For the past few years, my friends and I get together at my house, and bake up batches of our favorite Christmas cookies!  It is a long day, filled with sweet treats, love and laughter.  It's an event we all look forward to, and so do our families too!  There are always the standard Italian Grandma Cookies, and Biscotti too, but sometime we mix it up and try a new kind.  Our "BAKEFEST" is scheduled for later this month - I can't wait to see them and spend this special time together!  I Love this tradition and LOVE these ladies!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Wishing you and your families and friends a very Happy Holiday Season!  I hope you can find some time to play along with us at the Scrap Our Stash Blog!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
My Mind's Eye - Yuletide - Merry
Simple Stories - Winter Farm House Collection -
  Warm and Cozy, 4x6 Elements, Frosty Mornings, Enamel Dots
Eyelet Outlet Baking Brads
Nuvo - Crystal Drops - Simply White, Honey Gold
Ranger Distress Stains - Vintage Photo, Aged Mahogany, Evergreen Bough, Forest Moss, Tarnished Brass
BoBunny - Dear Santa - Candy Cane
Gold Twine
Gold Bows