Thursday, April 16, 2020

April's Sketch Plus Challenge from the Scrap Our Stash Blog - "Unforgettable"

It's time for April's FUN Sketch Plus Challenge from the Scrap Our Stash Blog!  I hope you and your family are well and staying safe in these crazy times!  I also hope you had an enjoyable Easter or Passover, and pray that next year will be a better one, where we can be with all of our family and friends.

To keep you busy - we have a great Sketch for you this month - PLUS we ask that you use a FLORAL Pattern, and add a BUTTERFLY to your layout too!

Here is the challenge:

And here is my layout for the Design Team, and for your inspiration:
These photos were from an awesome day my hubby and I had together, at a Sunflower Maze about 1 hour from our home. I love sunflowers and we had such a great time!
I used the "French Country" Collection from Graphic 45 -one of my favorites, I am so glad I still have some in my stash!

Here are some close ups for you too!

I fussy cut out some of the sunflowers from the pattern paper, and pop-dotted the on the layout.


I've had this Prima Butterfly package for-ever!! There are still 2 left in the pack!
Thanks for stopping by - I hope you find some "you" time to escape and get creative - it is so important - now more than ever!
Check out more Design Team Inspiration, Prize Info and Contest Rules / Links over at the Scrap Our Stash Blog!  I can't wait to see what you create! 
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Items used:
Graphic 45 -French Country Collection:
- Chipboard 2, Deja Vu, A La Carte, Bonjour, Montage, Abundance
BoBunny Double Dot -Orange Citrus Journal
Thickers - Right Here
TPC Studio - Bon Voyage -Bijoux Bling
Little Birdie - Handmade Flowers -Natalia Boho Vibes
Prima Flowers - Fantasy Broze Butterfly
Sequins
Nuvo Vintage Drops - Yellow Brick Rd
Ranger Distress Stains - Rusty Hinge, Salty Ocean, Barn Door, Mustard Seed, Ground Espresso

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Challenge YOUrself's April Black and White Challenge - "Hashtag Awesome"

Hello everyone!  WOW - what a difference one month makes!!  Who would have thought so many of us would be staying at home and tying to stay safe from COVID-19.  I am so happy to have my scrappy crafty outlet where I can try to escape from the crazy reality - I hope none of you are directly affected and that you and your families are and stay safe!

This month the Challenge YOUrself Blog is challenging you to use a Black and White Photo - with YOU in it!  I love this challenge - Black and White photos give you so many options - you can either go with any or all colors, or, like I did - stick to black and white and one or 2 complimentary colors.  I chose to add different teals  - papers, washi tape, cardstock, alphas, brads and ink.

I decided to use a photo of my friends and I when we went to NYC last January.  One of our stops was Ground Zero and we took a selfie in front of the Oculus.  I love these ladies, and cherish the fun times we have together! 


Here are some close ups for you - can you see the glossy accents that I used on some of the camera lenses?






Thanks so much for stopping by!  I really hope you and your family are doing well, and staying safe, and that you can find some time to destress from the worries of the world these days.
Please give yourself some YOU time and join us at the Challenge YOUrself Blog - stop by the Blog and check out all of the wonderful inspiration layouts from the rest of the Design Team along with Prize info and Challenge Rules!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri



Items used:
October Afternoon  - Camera Bag
Echo Park - Capture Life - Good Times
Simple Stories - "Heart" Element #1, I Love You
Washi Tapes
Ranger Distress Stains - Picket Fence, Tarnished Brass, Evergreen Bough, Black Soot
Studio Calico - Chipboard Cameras
Heidi Swapp - Alphas
Selfie Brads
My Mind's Eye - Cut and Paste -Enamel Shapes and Decorative Brads
CartaBella - Snow Fun -Enamel Dots
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Alpha Parts
American Crafts Thickers "Skyler"
Ranger Glossy Accents

Thursday, April 2, 2020

"OH SO HAPPY" SOS Blog's April Challenge

Hello everyone!  WOW - what a difference one month makes!!  Who would have thought so many of us would be staying at home and tying to stay safe from COVID-19.  I am so happy to have my scrappy crafty outlet where I can try to escape from the crazy reality - I hope none of you are directly affected and that you and your families are and stay safe!

Here is this month's first challenge from the SCRAP OUR STASH BLOG!  I am sure many of us are going through most of these feelings these days - and we challenge you to pick one, use it to inspire you when creating your layout - and include the word in your title!


Here is my Design Team inspiration layout!
I used the awesome Artisan Style Collection from Graphic 45 for this layout.
I am so happy with how it came out - I hope you like it too!

These photos, this memory, and this place makes me HAPPY!
I've used the word "HAPPY" in my title 
"OH SO HAPPY at NEAL's YARD, UK"
We took a family trip to London in October of 2018. My hubby and 2 sons went to see the Seattle Seahawks play at Wembley Stadium, and my other "son" Rob and I went to see the play Matilda, and visited Neal's Yard - one of the most photographed places 
on Instagram check out  - #nealsyard  

This place was on my bucket list as soon as I saw it, while I was planning our trip.  At one time it was home to the members of Monty Python, and is now a cute and colorful little place with great pizza, restaurants, shops and a bakery.  It is a MUST SEE and DO - and I would go back there if we ever get a chance to go to London again.

Here are some close ups for you

I love to create little pockets behind photos or papers and tuck a journaling card in - not only is it an added embellishment - it is a great place to make notes of your memories that go along with the photos!





I used Glimmer Glam and Nuvo Mousse on the Dusty Attic Door chipboard that I have had for YEARS!  I thought it worked perfectly with the window frames in the photos!
Thanks so much for stopping by - I hope you can give yourself some time to create, and that you and your families are and remain safe and healthy during this difficult time.

Please stop by the Scrap Our Stash Blog for more inspiration from our other Design Team Members as well as the link where you can upload yours, and prize info too!


Items used:
Graphic 45 - Artisan Style Collection - 
Patterns of the Past
This old house
Creative Ideal
Artisan Style
Chipboard
7 Gypsies - Venice Papaer - Marco
Jillibean Soup - Alphabeans
Heidi Swapp - Stickers
Prima Flowers - French Riviera
Petal Loo Premier - The Penny Lane, Mini Daisy Petites, Botanic -Minis
Simple Stories - Emoji Love Brad
Ranger Distress Stains - Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Peacock Feathers, Black Soot
Tattered Angels - Glimmer Glam - Mermaid
Nuvo Mousse - Persian Red, Citrus Green, Indian Gold, Citrus Green, Aquamarine