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Alberta, Canada
I'm glad you arrived, please do come in.. I hope you enjoy my Homemade crafty items. Feel free to leave a comment and if you have any questions I'll do my best to reply. I've been having better luck with my Mojo but still have a tendency to get lost in the game. I lose my mojo and I just wait for some inspiration to hit and then I'll scrap again. I'm sure others know what I'm talking about. We just plain run out of ideas for a moment! Sooner or later things are kicking back into gear! YAY! For those that stop by and leave comments, I greatly appreciate it. Even stop by just to say Hi.. I will try to get back to your blog too. I hope you have a great day, I hope you enjoy your visit! Sherry

Friday, November 30, 2012

Swapped out Homemade Christmas Ornament

I did a swap and we exchanged homemade ornaments to match our trees.  I made this ornament for a lady, which btw she loved it.  Actually I LOVED wanted to keep it for myself.  It turned out so nice and I'm glad that I can say that because I feel good giving it to someone when I love it myself.
I wished I took some better pictures before I boxed it up, but sorry these are the only ones I have.  I hope you enjoy.

Friday, November 23, 2012

A Real Challenge

HI there,

I was put to the test again this month,  with a local store challenge kit.   Only receiving very small number of papers, only 3 embellishments, we were asked to make a layout, to be voted on by the stores customers.   We were not allowed to add anything boughten or anything that wasn't in the kit.  We could use any medium we wanted..  eg. paints, smooch, inks, sprays, glitter, stickles, modelling pastes, liquid pearls etc. and we could use any kind of adhesive, or foam dots we like..   Although its hard to tell but Hayden's picture is raised up with foam squares which made his cute little face pop from the page.   We could also use any diecuts we have or any punches we choose.   The big rule was no adding anything that was not in the kit.   It is much harder than it sounds!   This is my layout that I created.  The butterflies are a diecut and glitter with double sided tape.  I love making these butterflies, of course the camera doesn't pick up the extreme sparkle they cast off.    All flowers and leaves are handmade and in place of adding any bling, I used liquid pearls in there place, The teal border is glitter and not cardstock, as this kit had no cardstock included, which made it more challenging.  .   Thanks for stopping in,  I hope you find my much simpler layout interesting.  Would love to know when someone visits... Thanks  Sherry


Sunday, November 18, 2012

My First Challenge Kit Layout

Our scrapbook store Scrapbook Memories And More Has recently started a challenge Kit for ladies to purchase and put themselves to the test.   Given only a few pieces of paper(I think it was 5 papers)  2 cardstock,  and very minimal embellishments.  Like 4 brads.. 4 buttons,  little bit of lace, 1 flower.
So we were  put to the test to see if we could make a layout without adding anything boughten,  as in flowers, different lace, bling, beads, or anything bought.  BUT if you could make flowers from the paper supplied that was OK, you could use any medium, things like inks, smooch, modelling paste, felt pens, stamps,  stickles, and even glitter.

THIS is the layout I completed.  It was a huge challenge with no leaves or flowers, so making them all and using paints and inks and smooch they turned out pretty good.   It turns out that my submission was voted in my the customers that shop at the store.   I won 63% of all the votes.    Here is my layout.

Thanks for stopping by.   I know I haven't been around much but I always pop in here.