Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Happiness is not a Destination~It's a way of Life

Hello and Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion!
Hi Everyone and Happy Wednesday!
 I hope you are having a wonderful day and enjoying your summer so far!! We have been having some beautiful, sunny days here in Mn.
I love this time of year even though it's seems to be moving a long so fast!

I wanted to update you a bit as things are moving along great with bridal shower and wedding projects. I am keeping real busy as to why I have not had a lot of spare time for blogging :(  The shower for my future daughter in law is next weekend and after that I will share some of the projects I have been
working on. I will also have some free time to come visit you to...yeah!

 I have a fun card to share with you today using a sentiment from My Craft Spot's Chalkboard Sentiments stamp set.  The water coloring techniques seems really big right now and it's fun to play around with the different colors to achieve a interesting background look.
So, I grabbed my inks and here is what I came up with :

I started with a pretty blue card base and followed with a green base layer. I edges were distressed with the Zutter this machine! SO easy to use and what a fun look :)
The next layer is water color paper which was cut at 3 3/4 x 5. I cut an scalloped image from the Elegant Edges at 3 1/2 and temporarily adhere it down so it wouldn't move to use as a template. I used a water brush and distressed ink to make my background within that scallop. The colors I used were TH Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood and Victorian Velvet. 
After it dried, I removed the temporary template and then stamped the sentiment on top of it. The sentiment is from My Craft Spot's Chalkboard Sentiments stamp set. I sprayed a mist of Gold Glow Smooch Spritz for a shimmery look. It's hard to see in the photo but it really is pretty :) After it dried, I finished by adding a few sequins and some black jute string also from My Craft Spot.
So, what do you think?
I am entering this in the following challenges:
1.) Sweet Stamps Blog Challenge #174 Anything Goes
2.) Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party-Favorite Color ( one of my fav's is blue)
3.) Little Scrap Pieces Show it off Saturday
4.) DL.ART June Linky Party-Anything Goes



  1. Oh my gosh, Sherrie, this is stunning!! I love the beautiful watercolor background!! It looks amazing!! The colors you used are so pretty together!! And the distressed edges - love!! This is more than a card, it's a work of art!!

    I hope the planning for the shower next weekend is going well!! I can't wait to see all of the decorations you've created!! You are definitely going to need a vacation :) I'm glad you got to spend time with your folks and then with your boys and hubby!! No catastrophes while they were gone this time I hope!! Give sweet Arya a big hug!! And I hope you are able to rest and find time for yourself my dear friend!! Have a wonderful, happy week and big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Love this!! The Zutter DIA machine is on my wish list. Love the distressed look on the edges.
    Beautiful!! ADORE the lovely sentiment!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  3. Great card I love the distressed look. -- Oops I may need that tool.Y ou nailrd it with the watercolors. It is a beautiful card. Enjoy your weekend. I am so glad to hear you had a great time while the hubs was gone-- no problems!!! yeah .Can't wait to see all your decorations.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes June Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  4. My dear friend, I hope all of the final touches for everything are coming along nicely! So much going on in your family... I truly hope you're all able to enjoy every moment! :o) Your card is stunning! What a gorgeous creation using the watercolor trend! I love that you used a template for it and your color choices are beautiful! I *love* that MCS stamp set and your smattering of sequins and distressed edges are perfect touches. Wonderfully done as always, Sherrie! :o) I hope you have a sparkly and blessed night!

    Hugs and blessings,

  5. SO lovin this card. Love the layering, the sentiment and really love the water coloring. Look forward to seeing what you create for the shower. I know everything will be beautiful. Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  6. So gorgeous, love the distressed edges!!!!

  7. Love the design, especially the frayed edges and watercoloring. Thank you for joining us in this weeks blog challenge at

  8. Ohhhhhhhhh this is gorgeous! I love love love love the colors and the sequins!!!!!!

  9. What a beautiful card Sherrie. I love the distress edges and the watercolor is so pretty

  10. The sentiment you used is so true. I love the way you did the background. It sounds like you have been super busy. Can't wait to see your projects

  11. Gorgeous card, the sentiment is perfect and I love the touch of sequins! This is one of my favorite MCS stamp sets!

  12. This is such a lovely soft looking card! Love those words! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely creation of yours with us at Good luck ..
    Crafty Hugs

  13. Such a lovely card Sherrie and I love the simplicity of it. The verse says it all xx

  14. This is such a pretty card !!! I really love the sentiment , and the pretty background you created !!! Hope you have a wonderful day !!

  15. Beautiful! I love how you did the edge work here. I would love to give that a try :) The water coloring is perfect too!

  16. Love this Sherrie! The design is great! It's crazy how busy things get isn't it? My girls are doing volleyball and cheer this summer and I put my little one in braces.. I guess she isn't so little anymore! Hope you are having fun! Carri~Abusybee

  17. GORGEOUS card Sherrie, LOVE that stamp and the distress edges!!!! BEAUTIFUL my friend :)

  18. WOW, Sherrie! Your card is AMAZING!!! I LOVE the distressed look and your watercolor technique is wonderful! A beautiful card all around! Fabulous job! Hope all is well and that everything is coming together with the shower! Good luck :)

    Have a great weekend!

    Mollie's Motif

  19. What an AMAZING card Sherrie!!!! I so LOVE that watercolor look!!!!!! I just picked up a set of watercolors but I am scared to give this a try....LOL!!! Hopefully when school is over for my boys~ which is Wednesday I will have more time to break oven the package and give it a go :)
    Anyways.... your card is AWESOME!!!!! I just Love that sentiment and the distressed look!
    FAB job!!!
    Have a GREAT weekend and can not wait to hear about the shower!

  20. What a beautiful card my friend, and an even more beautiful sentiment!!! I needed that today! Happy Summer!!!♥Tammy

  21. Sherrie ~ BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE everything about this card! See I am this far behind! LOL! Hang in there sweet friend and I am sure everything you are creating is going to be GORGEOUS!!!

  22. Oh how pretty! LOVE the water coloring and the distress look of the card looks awesome! Very Chic!! :o)

  23. Beautiful Card, Love the distress look.