Friday, August 19, 2011

A full weekend ahead

Hi friends, 

I hope this week has been a full, enriching, and blessed one for each of you.  We hung out at home quiet a bit, which, I have to admit, was a really nice change.  I am starting to feel a little anxious as the school/dance class start up is right around the corner, and it feels like there is much to be done before we're all ready.  More vacationing, more reading, and relaxing, more friends to connect with, more spelling, math, money, and time to practice, more sleepovers to be had, more movies to watch, and definitely more hanging out on the deck.  *sigh*  Alas, we are not there yet.  Can you tell I have a problem with staying in the moment, and living in the present, as much as I pray about getting better at it, I continue to struggle with it, and find myself consumed with things yet to be done so often.

One of the things I'll be up to this weekend is the Virtual Crop over at My Scrapbook Nook.  In between some of the other things going on here, I really hope to participate in several challenges, and plow through some of my unused product from the past few months.  It's such a shame to see all that loveliness just sitting there begging to be used.

Last night I finished the early bird challenge that the most hilarious Hilde posted the other day.  The challenge was to lift a layout in the gallery.  I chose this one by a new member, and fellow Winnipeg (yay)  Nicole.  It jumped right out at me in the gallery.  I loved everything little thing about it :)  Here's my lift...
I even used the same MME Fine & Dandy line as she.

still addicted to hand stitching as you can see.

I covered the Maya Road chipboard bits with MME paper, and used OA Mini Market alphas on top.
You can see check out more of Nicole's work on her blog if you're interested.  She's a fabulous scrapper.

I also completed my 3rd layout for the Studio Calico LOAW.  Here's the sketch it was based on...

and here's my take...
I flipped it to better suit the orientation of my photos.
The third project I completed yesterday was my very first tutorial.  I'm sure it's a little rough being my first, but I'm still planning on sharing it with you here.  I just need to edit the photos, and review the instructions once more.  Stay tuned.

I'm off to check out the newest challenges over at the VC, hope you'll find some time to pop over and check it out, I promise it'll be worth your while.

Happy Friday friends.  Thanks, as always for stopping by.

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Andrea Amu said...

Sherri, your lift of Nicole's page is fabulous! I love all the little bits and pieces added here and there with the paint splotches... just like she does! You did a wicked take for sure ;)
And the 2nd page is another beauty! so gorgeous!

Looking forward to you tutorial too :)

Aussie TM5 Thermomixer said...

wow Sherri I love your lift! Love the banner and the ink splatters are perfect! Glad you're enjoying the crop!

Deanna said...

fabulous layouts, Sherri! I really love your style!

Pam said...

Sherri-what beautiful pages!!! I adore your lift of Nicole's layout SO SO much! So many great details and pretty things to looks at!
Love your take on the sketch too!