Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Doo's April Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone!  I hope you are able to welcome in spring by enjoying a little crafty time for yourselves! It is so important to try to set aside even just 1 hour a week for some "YOU" time - and get a little crafty with it - if you can!

My favorite Local Scrapbook Store, Scrap-a-Doodle Doo has their newest SKETCH CHALLENGE for APRIL posted as an EVENT on their Facebook Page  - ALL you have to "DOO" is LIKE Scrap-a-Doodle Doo's Facebook Page - and then CLICK on the EVENT for all the details - and you can even post your entry into the contest right there within the event!

Here is the sketch they chose from Pinterest for this month:

And here is my take on it:

I used the NEW Bo Bunny "Happy Tails" Collection to help document a "CRAZY" playtime with our two dogs. I really love this line, it is so bright and playful, and the colors are great. The accessories are awesome too!  You can order them ON LINE at SCRAP-A-DOODLE DOO if you don't live in the area too!

Maggie and Tino are both Portuguese Water Dogs.  Maggie is 2 1/2 (she is the one with the curly hair, white paws and chest,) and Tino is our new 5 1/2 month old boy -who is all black, with wavy hair.  Yes, I said "HAIR" as PWD's have hair and not fur :-)  - Yup, that is right -no shedding!

As you can see in the photos - they had a great time playing with paper packing that came in a box delivered from Amazon.  I think they had just as much fun playing with the paper, as they did with the toys that were delivered!  LOL!  - They are really great dogs - and if you couldn't tell, I love them both a lot!

Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you get some "YOU" time to get your craft on soon!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Productive Scrappy Day with Friends :-)

Hello Scrappy Friends!!

I spent last Saturday scrapping with friends, and I was able to complete 2 layouts - I'd like to share them with you.....

This was one of the photos from our January Disney Fantasy Cruise - we had such a great timeTOGETHER as a family. I know my "boys" are all grown up - but I really LOVE the fact that they still like to go on vacations with their Mom and Dad, and feel BLESSED that they still do.
I've got lots of Pirate Night Photos, (it is a really FUN night on the ship,) but my FAVORITE one has to be this one with my "friend" JACK SPARROW!!!  
He was so funny - he ignored the guys and pretty much only spoke to me :-)   
I used lots of "STUFF" I've had for a while and some that received from friends 
- Simple Stories Documented papers, Bo Bunny Mama Razzi papers, brads, buttons, washi tape, etc.....  
I'm happy with how this layout turned out - I hope you like it too!

Then below is a layout of a photo I found from way back in 1975.  It is of me and my first dog LOUIE!
I think one of my favorite elements is the custom "MEMORIES" camera die cut from Scrap-a-Doodle Doo! I used the new BoBunny "HAPPY TAILS" pet paper line - and really love all the banners and flags and the layered effect they create.

I hope these layouts inspire you to go out and CREATE something!

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

Sunday, March 23, 2014

March 2014 Sketch Challenge from THE DOO!

Hi everyone -  I wanted to share my take on the March Sketch Challenge over at Scrap-a-Doodle Doo --

Head on over if you'd like to play along - just CLICK HERE to go to The DOO BLOG.

I used the BRAND NEW BoBunny  "MODERN MISS" Collection 
- Don't you just LOVE this new paper line?!!

Tattered Angel's GlimmerMist -Patina

So if you want to play along - be sure to head on over to THE DOO BLOG for how to enter!


Happy Scrapping!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Monday, February 24, 2014

Hello! I'm back!

Hello everyone out in BLOG LAND!   I'm back!!  

I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted -but the Holidays got the best of me - with lots of planning and good times with family and friends!  Then I went on another Disney Cruise with my family in January, and February has brought lots of snow storms, and a NEW PUPPY into our lives!
I feel like I have a new baby to take care of - the days and nights just fly by!

While little Valentino is napping - I was able to start a layout to submit to CREATIVE SCRAPPER's #261 Sketch Challenge - and then was lucky enough to spend a few hours with some good friends, at my Local Scrapbook Store - Scrap-a-Doodle Doo on Saturday, to complete it.  ( they are an on-line store too - check them out - GREAT STUFF!)

So - before "Tino" wakes up - here is Sketch #261:

and here is my layout!:

99 % of the products used are from Scrap-a-Doodle Doo  ( everything except the silver reindeer and the acrylic embellishments.)  The paper line is Echo Park's 'Tis the Season, and the silver Snowflake is Chipboard cut from a die and then painted silver. I then used the negative it was cut from and some Pearl Distress Pain to paint some snowflakes on the black and white background patterned paper.

Some silver snowflake ribbon, green polka-dot washi tape and Black Punchinella 
cut in half, created the straight lines going across the page. I also spritzed the black and white background with marshmallow Glimmer Mist.  It is all matted on a piece of Red Bazzill, and the edges of all of the elements are inked with Distress Stains in Picket Fence, Black Soot, and Barn Red. I love this picture of my husband and my two sons, and am happy I documented our yearly "quest" to find the biggest, widest, roundest, tallest, Christmas Tree, and that I always have to be the one to bring them back to reality and remind them that our ceiling is only 8 feet high!

Well, I hope you like my layout - and THANKS to Creative Scrappers for the Challenge, and also to Scrap-a-Doodle Doo for being one of the last Scrapbook Stores in our Northern NJ area!  Support your Local Scrapbook Store - not only are they a place for your supplies- the friendships, knowledge, support, classes, and creativity they provide can't be found anywhere else!!

I hope to be more frequent with my posts -  and thank you for stopping by!  Take a minute and say "HI" if you can -I'd Love to hear from you!

Now get SCRAPPY with it!  :-)
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Yankee Clipper Inn

Hi everyone -here is a layout I created using Theresa Collin's Far and Away collection.
I just love the colors and coordinating embellishments!

These photos are from a trip we took at Easter in 2009 to Rockport, Mass and stayed at an Inn.  We met our oldest son there  - who had been away at college in NH and spent the weekend with him. The Easter Bunny even stopped by with baskets :-).

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