Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Reindeer Crossing~Walk Down Memory Lane & Happy New Year

Hello and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion!
Hi Everyone and Happy New Year's Eve!
I hope your having a great week so far and getting ready to celebrate 2014!!! Can you believe it?? Where did last year go? I really wish it would slow down just a bit, hehe!

I have a Christmas card to share with you today (last one of the year) that I made before Christmas using My Craft Spot's Christmas Banner stamp set :)
My card base is a Spellbinders 5x7 Enchanted Labels Twenty Eight and the base layer a 5x7 Enchanted Labels Four. The papers are from Echo Parks-Fall collection and Lasting Impressions which were in my scrap stash :) I really need to work at thinning that down, lol!
 The deer is cut at 4" plus the layers from the Jolly Holidays cartridge.
I tied a twine bow with My Craft Spot's Vintage Cherry Twine and added a fun little bell. I used the Ribbon Banners~Straight metal dies for the banner and stamped the sentiment with the  Christmas Banner Sentiments stamp set.
 I finished by tying on a pretty bow using Vanilla Bean Crinkle Ribbon bow.

 Be sure to visit My Craft Spot's "NEW" online store  store and check out all the amazing goodies Kimberly has to offer! Did you see her awesome Gallery? Oh my gosh, there are hundreds of idea's and a lot of inspiration! You can visit the Gallery HERE :)
Thanks for stopping!!

I am entering this in the following challenges:
1.) Pumpkin Spice Challenge #52 Anything Goes
2.) Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday Linky Party
3.) DL.ART Dec Linky Party

Before you go.........
I also wanted to share a few of my favorite projects from last year as we say Farewell, Ta-Ta and  Goodbye to 2013!
So, Kiss me!
Have a FABULOUS Birthday!
Happy Birthday
Brightening My Day!
Happy Summer
Nuts about you!
Happy 4th
For My Teacher
Happy Halloween
Eat if you Dare
Joy To The World
From your secret Santa
Holiday Cheer
Hope you enjoyed walking down memory lane with me:) It has been a fun year and so happy to have inspired some of you with my projects! I appreciate all of you and am so touched by all the friendships I have made in 2013!!
I look forward to 2014!
Happy New Year!!!
Sherrie K


Monday, December 30, 2013

Exciting News at My Craft Spot!!!

Hello and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion!!!
Hi Everyone! 
Check out the excited NEWS.......

Thanks to all of you, My Craft Spot blog has grown until it is bursting at the seams! Kimberly has so many fun stamps, metal dies, ribbon and twine colors, that her little blog can no longer hold it all. So, she just had to make a new website for My Craft Spot's Store

To make shopping at My Craft Spot easier, she has separated her online store from her blog.

Kimberly's blog will still be full of inspiration and fun challenges with prizes, but when you want to shop, everything will be mush easier to find! The new store is organized by product type, searchable, and has a shopping cart. Isn't that awesome?!

Leave a comment at My Craft Spot letting Kimberly know what you think of the new store for a chance to win Build a Valentine stamp set!

To celebrate her new online store opening, every order over $25.00 will receive a FREE bag of Snow Flurries Sequins!!

What are you waiting for?! Go check out the NEW My Craft Spot Store!
Sherrie K


Thursday, December 26, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Hello and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion!
Hello Everyone and Merry Christmas!!!
I hope you enjoyed your Christmas Day! We had a wonderful day with our kids and their families! I cooked a turkey along with all the fixings which everyone loved! It seems like all we did was eat and eat and eat!
It was SO fun to share Christmas with little Arya~she is 2 and at such a fun age! She enjoyed all the treats (imagine that), the opening of gifts and later was watching a little Elmo program on the Ipad and fell asleep with it in her lap, finger on the screen, totally zonked! Too funny!

I am sorry I haven't been on my blog much lately but with the holidays, I had been a bit consumed with all I needed to get done :( I don't now about you but it seemed like once Thanksgiving was here and gone, I felt like I have been on a roller coaster ever since, yikes!! Didn't it seem to come rather quick OR is just me?? I hope to be back in my craft room and in full swing after the
New Year :)
Until then, I wanted to share with you a really quick and fun Christmas ornament that I made for little Arya for her Christmas tree. 
It went together really easy and would be a great project to mass produce :)
I purchased the clear ornaments at the local craft store and fired up my Cameo. I used a font that I downloaded onto my silhouette for the name and cut it in white vinyl. I then cut 1/4 and 1/2" size circles from the George cartridge using lime green and pink vinyl which are new colors for me and cut that on my cricut.
I topped it off with fun tulle, snow white crinkle ribbon and cotton candy twine from My Craft Spot and a fun polka dot button from my stash. Cute, ha? I also have the stand to display it if they want to set it on a shelf or somewhere other than on the tree.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year!!
Be back soon :)
I am entering this in the challenge at: 
1.) Silhouette Challenges Challenge #8 3D
2.) Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday Linky Party Anything Goes
3.) 2 Creative Chicks Challenge #9 Christmas/Winter
4.) Love Rubberstamps Challenge #83 Holiday Blitz Anything Goes
5.) Paper Issues Shiny and New 
Sherrie K


Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Joys of Christmas

Hello Everyone and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion!!
Hi Everyone!
I hope you are having a great week! I am sure you are all getting ready for Christmas next week~it sure has come quickly this year, ha?
I am running around and trying to get last minute things done before we go out of town this weekend to celebrate Christmas with our family. I will be back on Monday to visit you and catch back up:)
Have a great weekend!

Today is my DT day over at My Craft Spot and I want to share a card with you that I made using My Craft Spot's White Christmas stamp set.
I hope you like it!
I started with a Spellbinders 5x7 Matting Basic for the base of the card. I then followed it with a Spellbinders Enchanted Labels 28, a Spellbinders Matting Basic and then another Enchanted Labels 28. I topped it off with a pretty Spellbinders Opulent Oval and stamped the beautiful sentiment on a Spellbinders Classic Oval.
The sentiment is from My Craft Spot's White Christmas stamp set. I just love the font on this sentiment, don't you? I embossed it with a sizzix flower folder and then added some bling to give it a elegant look.
The leaves are Spellbinders Foliage die. I finished the card with a satin double bow and fun button from Liz's Paper Loft.
I am entering this in the following challenges:
1.) DL.ART Challenge #123 Christmas
2.) Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party Christmas
3.) Love Rubberstamps Challenge # 83 Holiday Blitz
4.) Scrappy Moms Stamps Christmas Greetings
Thanks for visiting and have a great day!
Sherrie K


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

My Creative Time~Guest Designer

Hello and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion! 
Hi Everyone!!
Yippee! Today is another GD day for me at My Creative Time!!
I am having so much fun and so honored to share some fun projects with you using Emma's awesome products!! If you missed my GD project yesterday for My Creative Time and want to check it out, scroll down or go HERE to view it:)

Today, I am sharing a few projects with you using some of my favorite go to dies and stamps from her line along with some of the new ones from her latest release.
I started off with this cute reindeer box that I found at the Silhouette Store and cut it with my Cameo. I cut the reindeer, inked the edges and added some Sparkling Ice Glitter to the antlers.
The cute bow I attached to the reindeer is My Creative Time's new Fun Size Scallop Stitched Bow. Isn't that just adorable?
The fun little tag is stamped with the Teeny Tags Holiday stamp set and layered on the Tiny Tags Layering Die and tied on with Christmas twine I picked up at Hobby Lobby.
 I filled them with yummy Hershey Hug Kisses and they are all ready to go~My daughter will be leaving these on some of her co-workers desks at work as a little gift from her :)
Okay, now for a second project: 
I cut these cute mittens at 6" from the Jolly Holiday cartridge and using my sewing machine stitched them together. I left the top open to create a treat holders. The papers are from MME Lost & Found Christmas collection. I just love these papers in this stack!
I added a pretty border piece using the new Fun Stitched Edges metal die.  I layered a fun burlap panel, tied some red SU hemp twine and a little bell that I had in my stash to dress it up.
For the tag, I used the Scallop & Stitched Circle die and then stamped the sentiment with the Mixed Holiday Sentiment stamp set, inked the edges with TH walnut stain and tied it on.
I filled it with a packet of Mocha Cappuccino mix, Hershey Milk Chocolate Santa bar and a yummy candy cane :)
I hope you like my quick, easy treat holder idea's as much as I had fun making them! Thanks so much for stopping by and again a BIG thanks to Emma at My Creative Time for having me today!!
I am entering this in the following challenges:
1.) Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge #30 Winter
2.) Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #191 Anything but card
3.) Silhouette Challenges Challenge #8 3D
4.) Paper Playtime Challenge #25 Winter Fun
Thanks for stopping!
Sherrie K


Monday, December 16, 2013

My Craft Spot Challenge #122 Wrap it Up!!

Hello and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion! 
Hi Everyone! 
Happy Monday! Today we have a FUN challenge going on at My Craft Spot and would love for you to come join us! We always enjoy seeing your creations! 
The challenge this week is:
Wrap it Up!! 
Doesn't that sound like fun? We are all in the middle of the craziness trying to get ready for Christmas~decorating, crafting, baking, shopping and wrapping, ha? So, show us your crafty wrapping idea's and come link up for a chance at a great prize :) 
Can't wait to see what you create! 
Here is my DT project:
I started out with an adorable paper mache star box that I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I grabbed some beautiful papers from MME-Lost & Found Christmas collection. I traced and cut pieces to match up to the box and inked the edges with TH walnut stain. I adhered it down with Mod Podge and then gave it several thin coats for a nice finish.
I hot glued Vintage Twine on the outer part of the star and then decorated the top. The tag the Ornate Labels Metal Die and the sentiment is stamped with the Ornate Labels ~Christmas Stamp set and Joy Filled Christmas Stamp set in Memento  Rich Cocoa.
I tied a double bow with Vanilla Bean crinkle ribbon, tied a double bow with Brown Jute String, a fun star buttons and finished with a couple gold bells. 
I am planning on filling this box with my yummy homemade caramels to give to Arya's daycare Teacher for all her hard work and amazing care she gives her throughout the year.
Be sure to stop over at My Craft Spot and check out what my DT sisters have created for you and then come back and join in this weeks challenge :)
I am entering this in the following challenges:
1.) Love Rubberstamps Challenge #82 Anything Goes
2.) 3 Girl Jam Challenge #31 Holiday Gifts w/ribbon
3.) Cut it Up Challenge-Christmas
4.) Pumpkin Spice Challenge # 50 Ribbons or Bows
5.) DL.ARTThankful Thursday Challenge #123 Christmas
Thanks for stopping!! 
Sherrie K


My Creative Time~Guest Designer

Hello and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion!
Hi Everyone! 
I am super excited to share with you that I am a GD over at My Creative Time today! Yippee! I have been a long time follower of My Creative Time even before I started blogging. I have always been inspired by Emma's work and her awesome design team. I have also loved her stamps and dies at which I will be showcasing some of her amazing product today on my project :)
Thank you SO much Emma for having me today!!!

With Christmas right around the corner I was in need of some fun tags to add to a few of my gift bags.  So, I got busy and this is what I came up with!
I started with My Creative Time's Stitched Doily Die and layered a fun tag using the Tags Die at which I then layered onto the doily.
I just love the new Classy Girl & Furbaby Dies, don't you?  I cut my girl out in tan and again in red, black and white so I could paper piece a little for a fun look. I also used the Classy Girl Accessories die for some of the pieces as well. It's almost like I was playing paper dolls~like when we were kids...so much fun!
I added a Fun Size Scallop Stitched Bow to the top of the tag and some fun sequins to the center of the snowflakes to dress up the tag.
To finish the tag, I topped it off with some fun ribbon, a Jute String bow and stamped a sentiment from the Teeny Tag Holidays Stamp Set.
I have another quick project: 
I  used My Creative Time's Scalloped Stitched Envelope Die and Stitched Journal Die and made a quick Christmas card to add to a gift package. The papers I used are from The Paper Studio Cheery & Jolly collection.
I decorated the front of the envelope with the Vintage Stitched Labels Die & Stitched Circle Die and the sentiment is stamped with the All Around Christmas Stamp Set.  I wrapped some Christmas colored twine that I had in my stash and tied a bow.
The cute pull out is the Stitched Journal Die. I layered a panel that was 3 x 2 3/4 and ran it through the cuddlebug with the new Fun Stitched Edges Die for the little border along the bottom. I added skittles to the bottom for a fun look. 
The adorable reindeer is cut at 2 1/4 from the Winter Frolic cartridge plus the layers. I stamped the sentiment with the All Around Christmas Stamp Set. 
I am entering this in the following challenges: 
1.) 2 Creative Chicks Challenge #9 Christmas/Winter
2.) Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #145 Tag it!
3.) Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party~Christmas
4.) Cardz Tv Challenge #9 Linky Party~Winter Wonderland
Thanks so much for stopping!
Sherrie K


Monday, December 9, 2013

My Craft Spot Challenge #121 Christmas Neighbors Gfit's

Hello and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion!
Hi Everyone and Happy Monday!
This will be a rather quick post for me...haven't been feeling to hot the last few days so my project went together super fast and then back to bed for me :(

Today starts a new challenge at My Craft Spot and we hope you come join in :) 
The challenge this week is: 
Christmas Neighbors Gifts
Here is my DT project:
I started off with some french fry boxes that I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I fussy cut a panel for the front using papers from My Minds Eye Christmas Wish Collection.
I inked around the edges and then tied on some fun polka dot ribbon that I had in my stash. The Santa is cut at 3 1/2 from the Jolly Holidays cartridge plus the layers. I embossed Santa's beard with the divine swirls folder and added some doodling for a fun look.
The banner is from My Craft Spot  Ribbon Banners~Arched Metal Die set and the sentiment is from the Christmas Banner Sentiment  stamp set. I embossed the sentiment using Winter Wonderland embossing powder. I finished by filling cello bags with yummy shortbread spritz cookies and tied it off with a bow using Christmas Candy Cane bakers twine from My Craft Spot.
Now it your turn! Head over to My Craft Spot and check out the amazing projects my talented design team sisters have created for today's challenge. Then link up your Christmas Neighbors gifts projects. Can't wait to see what you create!!!!
I am entering this in the following challenges:
1.) Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday Linky Party
2.) Just B Creative Crazy December Linky Party
3.) An Inky Situation Challenge #20 Use reds in your project
4.) Love Rubberstamps  Challenge # 81 Anything Goes
5.) 2 Creative Chicks Challenge #9 Christmas/Winter
Thanks for visiting!
Sherrie K


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Merry Christmas

Hello and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion!
Hi Everyone! 
Well, we are in the middle of a winter storm right now. It has been snowing since yesterday and we are to expect about a foot of snow...whoa, time to fire up the snowmobiles, ha? 

We are hoping it lets up some as we get ready to take a little trip for a fun concert :) Keep your fingers crossed and say some prayers for us! The concert is this evening! 

Okay, so this isn't your traditional type Christmas card but I made this for my boss and his wife who are big Jimmy Buffet fans. We purchased tickets for a Christmas gift for them and thought I would make a card to go with it.  

I am super excited to because I am going to the concert as well! My sister is also a HUGE fan and when she turned 40 we took her to his outdoor concert in Wisc and had a blast!! So, we knew when he was coming to MN we would all be going again.....Fins Up!! 
Here is the card:
It is a rather simple card but I am pleased with how it turned out. I used a Lasting Impressions embossing template along with Lasting Impressions pattern paper and fussy cut around the pieces. I sanded the edges to give it a worn look and to define the pattern. I added a small layer of tan paper along the bottom and tore the edges for a fun look.
I wrapped some polka dot sheer ribbon and tied a fun double bow and included Red Jute String and a bell that was in my stash.
I stamped the fun sentiment with My Craft Spot's Joy Filled Christmas and added a few skittles from me dear friend, Carri.
I included a little pocket for the tickets inside~
I am entering this in the following challenges:
1.) Just B Creative Crazy December Linky Party
2.) Paper Playtime Challenge #24 Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping!
Sherrie K