Friday, December 30, 2011

Thank You!

Hello Everyone and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion!!!

Yeah, it's Friday! Looking forward to a longer weekend. Any plan's for the New Year?  We are going to have a quiet evening...I think! I don't know when the last time we stayed home on New Years Eve was but I think we are going to enjoy the evening with our Granddaughter, Arya. We can't wait!

Today I have another Thank You card to share with you. My card base is 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 and the base layer is 5 x 5. I used paper from a 6 x 6 paper pack by Authentique-collection called-wonder. I love it! So many pretty papers:)



The cage and bird are from a Bigz die from Tim Holtz~called Caged bird. I just love this die and know I will be using this again in the near future.  I used the coordinating papers from the pack for the bird to. I added a cute little row of heart beads from Close to My Heart-Dress it Up and used craft wire to tie them on to the cage. Thought it would dress that cage up a bit-what do you think?
I distressed the edges of all the paper and cuts with SU Sahara Sand except for the red mat.  I cut the red mat from Lacy Labels at 4 3/4 and embossed it with the snowflake folder, then lightly sanded it. I distressed it with a touch of SU craft white to give it a little pop. I added a pretty lacy border using the Martha Stewart's border punch and tied on some fun fibers. The little tag is the curly label die from My Creative Time and the sentiment is from SU-With all my Heart.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

1.)  Paper Cutz ~Challenge #119~ card, layout or project using hearts.
2.) DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge-Thank you card, any color, any reason.

Thanks for visiting!
Sherrie K

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thanks!

Hello Everyone and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion!!

Happy Thursday!!! It's hard to believe we are almost at the end of the year. Wow, the years fly by fast!  I have a quick Christmas thank you card to share with you. I needed to make a simple card so I could mass produce these since I needed quite a few thank yous to send out for the Christmas gifts I received.

This is a standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card. I cut the green mat at 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 and the white mat at 3 x 4 1/4 which was embossed with the snowflake folder by Darice. 
I used core'dinations paper for the tree and used an embossing folder-Christmas tree by Darice and trimmed around it and layered it on my card. I sanded it lightly and added some pretty red bling to the tree and used Viva~yellow pearl pen for the star. I also added bow using SU grosgrain striped ribbon-real red. I also added a cute little Santa brad that I had in my stash and the sentiment is from TPC Studio-Greetings.  I just realized this card was cricut-less....Wow, it's been a long time since I made a card without firing up my cricut. That seems strange!

I am going to enter this in a challenge at Docerela Creations ~Challenge #4~Holiday Thank You.
There is some time left to come join in. Come on...check it out:)

Thanks for stopping by,
Sherrie K

Monday, December 26, 2011

Robin's Creative Cottage Link Up Party!

Hello Everyone and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion!!!


I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!! I can't believe we are one week away from the New Year~ I just don't know where the time goes.  I sware the older you get, the faster time flies!

There is a Link Up Party going on right now over at Robin's Creative Cottage and wanted to join it.  We are to link up one of our favorite projects that we posted in the last month.  So, here is one of my favorite's. Hope you like it:)  You can see my original post HERE for the details on my project. Stop over and pay Robin a visit, check out the details below and come join us in the Link Up Party.





Here are the details for the Link Up Party:


~**Link up your favorite project that you've made recently (within the last month). Write on the post that you've joined this "link up party" and link back to my blog (Robin's Creative Cottage) on that post. I would also love you to follow my blog :)
~**Visit at least 3 new friends who have "linked" their blog and comment on there post. If you happen to be a few of the first to link, just come back in a day or so, then you can comment on others links.

I will choose two "linked" blogs to get one stamp set (of your choice) Snowman's Prayer, or Gingerbread Holiday and announce the winners on January 3rd, 2012
Remember to follow the above rules or your link will be deleted so it is fair for those who do the above rules.
This link up party will run from now until Monday January 2nd, 2012
Winners will be announced Tuesday January 3rd
so come join the fun!
"Link Up" your favorite project that you've made within the last month. Remember to comment on at least 3 other new "link up friends"

Thanks for stopping by,
Sherrie K

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Blessings!!

Good Morning my friends!!
I would like to wish all of you and your families a
very
 Merry Christmas!!!  

Today, I'd like to share with you a picture of my Granddaughters Arya! She is 6 wks old. This is our first Grandchild and I can't begin to tell you ho much I love being a Grandma!! Grandpa gets her sometimes too, that is if he can pry her away from Grandma, LOL!  We are so fortunate that my daughter and her fiance purchased a home within 1 mile of us so we get to see her almost everyday:)  She is such a sweet, content little one~she gets lots of lovin', snuggles, and kisses! What a blessing and we are so proud!!


I am also blessed to have such wonderful blogger friends out their in blog land. I am truly thankful for each of you and treasure your friendships!  Have a wonerful day!!!

Sherrie K

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Santa's Little Helper!

Hello Everyone and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion!!!

I have a quick post this evening to wish you and your families all a very Merry Christmas!!!  My children will all be home tomorrow for Christmas which I am so excited for. We have decided as a family to spend Christmas Day at our home instead of traveling to my parents and in-laws which are a few hours away. I think this will be our 4th or 5th Christmas actually at home in 20 some years so really looking forward to staying in my pj's, sipping on hot chocolate and listening the Christmas music and of course..enjoying our new baby Granddaughter, Arya. I will post a picture tomorrow of our sweet little Princess..so be sure to stop back!

I also have a quick Christmas card that I made last week and forgot to share with you. I cut this adorable little reindeer from the Create A Critter cartridge at 4". I cut a small mat behind the reindeer and embossed it to give it a little pop.


I added this super fun ribbon from 3 Girl JAM. The cute stitched circle and scallop circle along with the sentiment all come from My Creative Time. Thanks for stopping and again Merry Christmas!!

Sherrie K

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas tags....

Hello Everyone and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion!!!


I have a couple last minute tags to share with you that I made for some of my Christmas packages. I made them all using the Art Philosophy Cartridge. All the tags are all cut at 4 1/2.



The tree is cut at 3" plus the layers.  I added stickles on the tree, a few little gems and ribbon/twine to finish it up. The sentiment is from My Creative Time-All Around Christmas.


The stocking is cut at 2 3/4 plus the layers. I have embossed part of the stocking with the divine swirls folder and the other pieces with the polka dots folder. Added some yummy twine and little pom poms to dress it up. Tied it off with ribbon and twine.


The present is cut at 2 3/4 plus the layers. I embossed the present with the divine swirls folder and the spots and dots folder. I topped the present off with a small bow, added some bling and again added the sentiment. I tied it off with ribbon and twine.


The ornament is cut at 3" plus the layers. I embossed the tag using the snowflake folder and sanded it just a bit to pop. I added a little bow and some gems, again to dress it up along with sentiment and tied it off with ribbon and twine.

I am entering this in a challenge over at My Craft Spot #38-tags.

Thanks for stopping, be back tomorrow!
Sherrie K

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Winners!!!!

Hello Everyone and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion!!


I hope your all having a good week! It is a bit crazy in my household trying to get last minute things done. Anyone else running around crazy?? I have been behind since my Grand-daughter was born in November. I actually took a leave of absence to watch her for 2 wks until she is old enough to go to daycare. I am really ENJOYING her but I am not use to this...my kids haven't been little for years. (My baby is 22) I can't seem to get a darn thing done, lol! Oh well, things have a way of getting done one way or another, ha?

Okay, I want to say "Thanks" for all of you who came by and left comments on my blog during the
3 Girl JAM Guest Designer Day. I really appreciated that you stopped by and I enjoyed reading your sweet comments! Thank you!

My winner was chosen via Random.org~ The winner for the package of 3 Girl JAM ribbon is:

#37- Jessica from Chick-n-Scrap


The winner for the Winter Frolic cartridge is:

#80 - Karen from Little Scrap Pieces

Be sure to send me your information so I can get these goodies out in the mail for you:) Thanks again everyone and have a great Christmas!

Thanks for visiting,
Sherrie K

Monday, December 19, 2011

FCCB Challenge #91~Trimming With a Tag

Hello Everyone and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion!!!

Happy Monday all!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I did a lot of shopping, wrapping and then out of town for a Christmas gathering on Sunday for my side of the family! It was a wonderful time but boy did the weekend fly by!


Yeah, it's Monday...that means another Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday! This weeks challenge is~to use a tag somewhere on our project. Fantabulous Cricut is being sponsored by Core'dinations, Yeah !!  I love this cardstock!  Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock has a core color which “core’dinates” with the surface color. Each sheet has a tab underneath labeled “core color” that represents the interior color of the sheet. You can choose to keep that color hidden or add your own creative touch by sanding, tearing or embossing.  

For my project I have tried to show the "core" of the cardstock by embossing and sanding on my card. I absolutely love the effect. It gives it a lot of dimension and character. Hope you like it:)


 
I made this 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 card using this wonderful Core'dinations paper. I cut the mat at 5" from the Elegant Edges cartridge and then embossed it with the polka dots folder. I then sanded it to give it some dimension. The tree's are cut at 3 1/2 from the Winter Woodland cartridge, embossed with the divine swirls folder and sanded. I just love the effect as it pops the other color through as you sand it. I added a cute sentiment from My Craft Spot~Winter Wonderland set along with a yummy satin bow. The little snowflakes are cut at 1 1/4 and 1 1/2 ~also embossed, sanded and attached to the bow.



I hope you come join us for this fun challenge and be sure to check out the rest of the DT and their wonderful projects!

I am entering this in the following challenges:
1.)  Frosted Designs ~Fabulous Friday~to use ribbon
2.) Little Scrap Pieces ~Winter Holiday

Be sure to stop back tomorrow as I will be posting my winner for the 3 Girl JAM ribbon and the Winter Frolic cartridge:)

Thanks for stopping by:)
Sherrie K

Friday, December 16, 2011

Guest Designer at 3 Girl JAM




Hello Everyone and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion!!


**Please go HERE for my Winter Frolic Cartridge giveaway OR scroll down**


I am so thrilled today as Julie from 3 Girl JAM asked to to be a Guest Designer today on her blog for Guest Designer Day! I love her beautiful ribbon~it is high quality hand-dyed ribbon in assorted colors which you will love. Be sure to stop over and check it out!!!

For my project today I am using the colors Merlot and London Blue. I have made these cute little sour cream containers for my co-workers. They are filled with yummy snickers candy bars!



I got the idea over at Crafting with Katie. She has a great video with instructions if you are interested in making these. They are so cute and really easy to put together. Thanks Katie for the inspiration!



The paper I used for this project is from American Crafts. I made the little tags using My Creative Time scallop and stitched circle die which I just love. The stamped image on the tag is also from My Creative Time ~All Around Christmas set.



 
I tied this gorgeous ribbon from 3 Girl JAM to each sour cream container. These went together pretty fast and you can make 4 out of a 12 x 12 paper so you can mass produce these rather quickly.



Beautiful ribbon, ha?? Love these new colors too:) So rich lookin'

 
In honor of Guest Designer Day she has some yummy goodies she is giving away...so, head on over and see what it is HERE:)

3 Girl Jam is offering a TOTAL PACKAGE BUNDLE and the new Celebrations Bundle and a Wine & Jewels Bundle (that's 64 yards of awesome ribbon!) to one person who stops by each of the Guest Designer's blogs and leaves a comments then head over at 3 Girl Jam letting them know!

Here is the amazing lineup:



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I have also decided to give away one package of ribbon to one of my blogger buddies...yeah! The colors you will receive is Mistletoe and Holly Berry! Awesome colors for Christmas projects!! Good luck!


Here's what you need to do:

1.) Be a follower and leave me a comment with a way to reach you if you win.
2.) Stop over and check out 3 Girl JAM and her yummy ribbon:) Let her know you came from my blog and come back and leave me another comment that.you did. That's it!

** I will choose a winner, via random.org and post the winner on Mon Dec 19th****Please note, due to shipping I can only accept USA & Canada entries.


Entering this project in the challenge over at More Than Favors-Wacky Wednesday #61-Christmas
Thanks for stopping by and Thanks again Julie!
Sherrie K

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Merry Christmas~gift card holders AND a giveway!!!

Hello Everyone and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion!!

Hi Everyone! Hope your having a wonderful day! With Christmas quickly approaching, I am always looking for cute ideas for gift card giving.  I have some people on my list that are hard to buy for- so, when that happens....I go for a gift card. Can't go wrong there, ha? I made these adorable gift card holders using My Creative Time Embossed Gift Card Holder Die. I  LOVE this die!! You best go check it out because you will absolutely love it and want to order it or at least put it on your Christmas wish list. It is so fun and you can make one for ANY occasion. Check it out HERE.



The snowman was cut from the Holly Jolly cartridge at 3" I cut a small mat behind the snowman and embossed it with the cuttlebug snowflakes folder. I added cute little google eyes and polka dot ribbon.


The elf was also cut also from the Holly Jolly cartridge at 3". I cut the small mat behind the elf and embossed it with the sizzix diamond folder. I added a little stickles on the string of lights and a little brown ribbon to finish it up.


The "Merry Christmas" is also from My Creative Time -Gift Card sentiments set.  This set is super fun and works perfectly with the die. Hope you like it:)


It's been awhile since I have had a giveaway, so let's make someones Christmas a little special by having one:) How about the Winter Frolic cartridge?? This is right at the top of my favorite's list..... good luck!!



All you have to do is:

1.) Become a follower or Subscribe through email~leave me a comment letting me know along with a way to reach you if you should win.

2.) Post my giveaway on your sidebar and come back and let me know you did.

3.) XTRA chance: spread the word-"post" about my blog candy/giveaway and leave a link to my blog. Be sure to come back and let me know.

** I will choose a winner, via random.org and post the winner on Mon Dec 19th****Please note, due to shipping I can only accept USA & Canada entries.

Thanks for stopping by!
Sherrie K

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fantastic giveaway at Creating from the Heart




Hello Everyone and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion!!! 


Melissa over at



 has a fantastic giveaway...time to make someones Christmas extra special! 

Go check it, you will be glad you did!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

FCCB Challenge #90~Rolling in Ribbon

Hello Everyone and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a nice weekend. I am sure it was a BUSY one, ha? Crazy this time of year.  I actually had a little time to squeeze in some fun over the weekend-my daughter, her fiance, my husband and I did some holiday baking. We all had so much fun together and baby Arya just sat back and checked it all out as she hung out on and off in her swing. Fun times!

Well, it's time for another Challenge Me Monday over at Fantabulous Cricut. Today, the challenge is to use ribbon somewhere on your project along with your cricut cut.  I hope you come join us in this fun challenge-love to see what you create:)

I made this center step card using paper from SU and America Crafts. I won 3 adorable digi's from Cindy over at  Cindy's Scraptastic Designs and this is one of them. Isn't this just the cutest?  I love her work, she is so super talented and you should stop by her store and take a look at her amazing designs. You won't be disappointed!


I used my Spellbinders-scallop rectangles to frame it out. This is one of my first attempts at using copics.... I hope you like it. I know I need to practice more but I needed to start at some point, LOL!  I used copic colors-Y38, YG95, BG10 and R29.  I added some snow using a snow marker which I love this effect along with a touch of glitter. I cut the snowflake from the Art Philosophy cartridge at 2" then punched out the other snowflakes out of the pattern paper using a 1" circle punch. I added a touch of glitter for a shimmery look and a little gem. The sentiment is from K.Andrew Designs~    Winter Wishes set.  I have used some yummy ribbon from 3 Girl JAM to finish it off~using holly berry and ice blue.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to stop over at Fantabulous Cricut and check out what the wonderful design team has created for you!

I am also entering this in the following challenges:

1.) My Sheri Crafts challenge #75~Let it snow
2.) Whimsical Designs~ Winter Fun
3.) Frosted Designs-Fabulous Friday ~challenge~Glitter
4.) Little Scrap Pieces-Copy Cat Friday ~challenge~Winter Holiday

Sherrie K

Friday, December 9, 2011

Greetings!

Hello Everyone and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion!!

It's been a busy week trying to get my home decorated for the holidays and trying to get my Christmas cards done. My hubby has been a trooper trying to get my tree up, lights up inside and out. Setting up my decorations on the front and back deck...yikes, busy boy! Think I will keep him around, LOL!

I have a Christmas card to share with you today, I really like the way this one turned out. I love the colors and the whimsical tree's on this cartridge that I used. I hope you like it!


The base is cut from the Create A Critter cartridge at 6.88 x 11.65, base layer at 6.38 x 5.63 using my gypsy. The off white mat is from the Spellbinders-Lg rectangular die which I embossed with the cuttlebug snowflakes folder. The tree's are cut at 3" using the Art Philosophy cartridge. The sentiment "Greeting" is from K Andrew Designs ~Winter Wishes. I finished it by adding a little doodling around the edges, a pretty satin bow and 3 little snowflake embellishments. Thanks for looking!

I am entering this in the following challenges:
1.) More Than Favors-Wacky Wednesday #61 Christmas

Sherrie K

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Wishing you a heartfelt holiday!


 
Hello Everyone and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion!!


Hi Everyone!! Hope your all having a great day!!!  I would like to share a project that I made using this cute Midi Bitty Bag that I purchase over at Scrappy Moms Stamps.  I cut out this jolly snowman from the Sesame Street Seasons cartridge at 4 1/4 and the layers. I embossed his body with the spots folder and added a little doodling to his scarf and hat. I cut the snowflake at 2 3/4 and inked around the edges and then added a touch of glitter to it.



I added some snow layers by tearing the paper, then embossing it with the divine swirls folder and dipping the edges in glitter. It's hard to see, but so pretty! I used My Creative Time die-Curly label along with the sentiment which is from the Mixed Holiday Sentiment set. I added a pretty border across the top of the bag by using the Martha Stewart snowflake punch, some pretty lace, silk ribbon and added a touch of some yummy Christmas twist bakers twine also from Scrappy Moms Stamps. These bags are so fun to work with and they also have Itty Bitty Bags.....go check it out, your gonna love them:)

I am entering this in the following challenges:

1.) My Craft Spot #36~Christmas treat and gift packaging
2.) Cindy's Scraptastic Designs #5 ~ Project with a snowman or snowflake-with a winter theme
3.) Trade Fish-Go Fish challenge #6 ~ Inspirational challenge
4.) Robin's Creative Cottage #2 Ribbon's and Bow's
5.) Scrappy Moms Stamps ~ Christmas

Thanks for visiting,
Sherrie K

Monday, December 5, 2011

FCCB Challenge #89-Present Time

Hello Everyone and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion!!

Happy Monday All!!  It's time for another Challenge Me Monday at Fantabulous Cricut. Today, the challenge is to make a gift, gift packaging or use a gift cut. I have chosen to make a gift package~A perfect size for a jewelry, small bath and body lotions, gift cards, etc.



I cut this cute gift box at fit to page from the Slumber Party cartridge that I won from Amy and Rhonda at Decorate to Celebrate. This pretty polka dot flower is cut at 5" from the Art Philosophy cartridge along with the leaves at 1 1/2 which I embossed with the swiss dots folder. The tag is from a SU punch and I cannot remember where the sentiment is from (did not have that written down) I added some yummy ribbon from 3 Girl JAM called cherry lipstick for the pretty bow along with some green tulle.



I also made a little 3 x 3 card to go along with the the gift bag.  I cut the present from the Art Philosophy cartridge at 2 1/4 and I added a little bow using again 3 Girl JAM Ribbon. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper ~Christmas Wishes set.

Don't forget to head over to Fantabulous Cricut to see what the rest of the Design Team has created! Hope you join us in this weeks challenge...can't wait to see what you create!!

Thanks for visiting,
Sherrie K

Friday, December 2, 2011

For you!

Hello Everyone and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion!!

It's finally Friday.....yeah! I have so much to do this weekend...anyone feeling a little overwhelmed? This is a crazy time of the year, that's for sure!  Well, today I have a quick card that I made using the Birthday Bash cartridge for the shape of my card. I cut it at 4.37 x 5.12 and the base layer at 3.64 x 4.11 using the gypsy to weld together.

I cut the little owl out and all the layers from the Winter Frolic cartridge at 3". I embossed the owl with the divine swirls folder and added some cute little google eyes. I used stickles on the leaves and on the owls hat and arms for a little shimmery look. The oval and scallop circles are from SU and the sentiment is from Trade Fish Designs ~Got Leaves stamp set.  I topped it off with a little stitching and pretty polka dot bow.

Be sure to stop by and pay Stephanie a visit at  Whimsical Designs. She has her stamp release sneak peeks going on right now. There are amazing projects and a lot of inspiration. You have until midnight tonight to comment and for a chance to win her stamp sets. Then, stop back tomorrow for the their Blog Hop and get a chance to see her complete stamp line. Gotta run, have a GREAT weekend!

Thanks for visiting,
Sherrie K