Thursday, June 2, 2016

Thinking of you

Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion
Hello Everyone and Happy Wednesday!
So sorry it's been a while since I posted again, Ugh! It has been a bit crazy around here to say the least. My guys are getting ready to take their annual Canada fishing trip in a week SO that means a little more ME time while they are gone!!! Yay!!! Things are starting (slowly) to let up some so I hope to get back to business in my craft room, lol! I will be trying to catch up some this weekend with visits and comments so hang in there with me..I will be making it around~

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. It was a little cool and rainy to start but then mid Sunday shaped up and the rest was.... gorgeous! I spent part of the weekend trying to get my flower gardens in shape, yard in order and even did a little crafting!
Here is what I created~
I started with a white card stock base followed by a panel using french gray blue acrylic paint. After that dried, I began building the next layer~the faux wood background. Inspired by my friend, Pamellia at My Little Craft Things.....she also has a fantastic video if you want to give it a try.

Again using french gray blue, letting that dry, I then cut into 4 1" strips. I then applied a generous amount of glue, then white acrylic paint on top drying with the heat gun to get the crackle effect.  I distressed the pieces with Tim Holtz frayed burlap and then adhered them in place. I also used the Dylusions 5x8 stencil and texture paste to create more texture to the background pieces.
 A layer of lace was put in place, followed by the beautiful butterflies which is Memory Box~Marielle Butterflies die.  I cut it out in foam and a couple times in card stock. The banner was fussy cut out and then layered My Creative Times~Bunch of Stitched Doily die. The sentiment is stamped with My Creative Time~Circle Tab Sentiments.  The Memory Box~Honeycomb Remnant die was used beneath the banner and in the bottom right corner. I finished with flowers from my stash and steel blue ribbon from my friend, Diana at DL.ART.
I am entering this in the following challenges:
1.) Scrapy Land Challenge #43 Anything Goes
2.) Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday
3.) DL.ART June Linky Party
4.) Simon Says Monday Challenge~Monochrome
5.) Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #268 Anything Goes w/die cuts



  1. Oh wow, Sherrie, this is absolutely stunning!! I love the colors...they're so soft and beautiful!! You've done such a fabulous job with Pamellia's wood background technique!! I haven't seen that butterfly flourish die but now I'm adding it to my wish list!! The flowers and ribbon look amazing!! I love, love this!! It's gorgeous!! Thanks you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land and DL.ART!!

    I'm glad you were able to find time to craft...I've missed your projects!! I meant to tell you how much I love seeing those pictures of sweet Arya!! I can't believe how big she is getting!! And she's so beautiful!! I hope you're able to have some you time when the guys go for their annual trip!! I just can't believe it's June!! How did that happen??!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend my dear friend!! Happy Thursday!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. What a lovely card you have created! That butterfly flourish die is beautiful!

  3. Gorgeous card! I am loving the pretty colors you used! The wood background looks so amazing and the flowers and ribbon are so beautiful! I'm happy to see that you got in some crafty time!

  4. Stunning. I am glad you had time to craft. This technique looks fun. Great job on the sentiment. Have a great evening

  5. What a Beautiful Creation. Love It!

  6. Oh wow Sherrie - this is simply FABULOUS my friend! I LOVE the color and the fantastic design - so much detail... LOOOVE it!


  7. Sherrie, this is gorgeous! You've done a beautiful job with sweet Pamellia's technique! I am eager to try it, too. The butterfly flourish is exquisite and I love the dreamy blues you incorporated throughout. Stunning work on this card, my friend. It is beautiful. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  8. Holy cow Sherrie, my jaw just hit the floor with a thud!! GORGEOUS!! I just love your colour palette, the blues are so toned and muted, creating a wonderful vintage feel! Beautiful butterfly flourish, I'm with Lisa...adding that one to my wish list!! All of your elements are perfectly arranged, I just adore when you go all mixed media on us!! Thank you so much for the mention. I am so glad you gave my technique a try, and boy oh boy, you sure aced it! Your background planks looks so real. You may have gotten the idea from me, but you sure made it your own in the end!

    'Me' time is a wonderful thing. I'm glad you were able to get to your craft room and hopefully you will have even more free time while the boys are fishing. Sending hugs :)

  9. This is sooooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the colors and those butterflies!! And yep ... this weekend ... we are hitting HOT!! Supposed to be 115 and 118 this weekend!! UGH! Why do I live here?!?!?!?!

  10. Wow what a beautiful card. I love all the techniques and layers!!

  11. Oh how beautiful! Love the grey blue ribbon and dies! So perfect! <3

  12. Beautiful I am lovin' the butterflies your card is so pretty the colors are fab, the banner and sentiment perfect and the bow with the DL. ART crinkle ribbon surrounded by the beautiful flowers is the perfect finishing touch.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes JUNE Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  13. Wow!!! This is amazing! Absolutely stunning!! I'm going to have to check out that video too. The faux wood look is incredible!

    I hope you enjoy some crafting time when the boys are up here in Canada! My husband is away right now and I've been running ragged - with no craft time!

  14. So gorgeous!! love your use of Butterflies and I love your blue monochromatic choice! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  15. What a beautiful card, Sherrie!! Love the colors, the pretty butterflies and pretty flowers!!! Have a great day.

  16. What lovely butterflies! Very lovely layers going on in this pretty card! Whoever receives it is very lucky for sure! Wonderful job.

  17. What lovely butterflies! Very lovely layers going on in this pretty card! Whoever receives it is very lucky for sure! Wonderful job.

  18. I absolutely love the butterfly flourish die! I saw it on Fb and this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  19. I wanted to stop by and say thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Also thank you for sharing the video on how you did the stunning background on your beautiful card. I will have to take a look at some of her other videos. Your card is gorgeous, loving the blue/grey, your beautiful butterfly die, the ribbon and your flowers. Thanks for sharing.

  20. I'm just popping in to say Hi and hope you are having a great day.

  21. I'm just popping in to say Hi and hope you are having a great day.

  22. Gorgeous card Sherrie! Love the fancy butterflies and beautiful blossoms!

  23. Such a lovely card and what an extremely cool background you created!

  24. Oh my goodness, this is just gorgeous! I love the distress and the colors. We recently added some ship lap in the house and it kind of reminds me of your card :)

    Hello my friend, life is so crazy with twists and turns everywhere! I've been so busy and it sounds like you have been too. I hope everyone is doing well. School is out in a few weeks here and boy am I looking forward to that :) I hope you get that time in your room. I always remember that about the time your boys go to Canada, my boys go to Alaska. Mine are going a month late this year so the end of July :) and I can't wait for my craft time!
    Have a SUPER day my friend!

  25. Gorgeous card. Love the blues, the butterfly die cut and flowers BEAUTIFUL!!!!
    Have a creative day.
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  26. Such a cute and fun card. Love that image cute, cute, cute.
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