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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Winner, Winner!!!

Thank you all for entering the planner giveaway! I put all the names in a bowl and had my daughter draw for me... The winner is Laura Cushman!!! Congratulations, Laura; I'll be contacting you for your address!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Simplified Planner Giveaway **Giveaway Closed**

Hello, friends! As a thank you to my YouTube subscribers, I am giving away a 2016 Simplified Planner by Emily Ley. If you would like to be entered in the drawing, please be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and leave a comment on the video. The winner will be announced here, Wednesday evening, 1/20/16.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Getting Sketchy - Cherish

Hello, friends! It's Sketch Saturday with Paper Issues! This fab sketch was created by Amy Coose for Paper Issues.

Here is my take on the sketch:

Since this layout is for my December album, I switched it to 8.5x11. I started with Pinkfresh Studio's Christmas Wishes collection and layered scraps behind the photo. I altered the Amy Tangerine foam Thickers with paint, inks, and pens. Although I loved the white, I thought it would be fun to mix it up a bit. Since I used the wood-grained Christmas tree, I wanted to add a few more wooden elements to the layout.

Sketches are such a fun and easy way to get your mojo running! I'd love to see what you create, be sure to share in the Sketchy Saturday challenge thread. Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely weekend!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Cut It Up Saturday with Paper Issues

I'm so excited to be sharing one of my first projects as a Paper Issues Creative Team member. I started with Danielle's gorgeous snowflake background cut file as my inspiration. Sadly we didn't have a white Christmas, but I wasn't going to let that stop me from using the cut file.

For this layout, I used Pinkfresh Studio's Christmas Wishes collection and some enamel dots from my stash. If you love this cut file as much as I do, please stop by the Paper Issues store to download... Did I mention that it's FREE?! To see more lovely inspiration with the cut files, be sure to stop by the Paper Issues blog here. If you decide to do some shopping at Paper Issues, be sure to use the discount code, Sherry20 to receive 20% off your order! Happy shopping and Happy New Year!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Favorite 15 in 2015

Happy New Year! Today I'm participating in a blog hop with Paper Issues... We are sharing our 15 favorite layouts created in 2015. This is the first year that I've struggled to narrow down the favorites (I'm actually thrilled with that because it means I'm happy with what I'm creating!) I think I will start with my most recent layouts and work my way back.

2015 was a great (scrappy) year for me; I truly feel like I'm creating my best work and I'm having a blast doing it! Getting involved in Paper Issues has not only inspired me, it's also such a fun place to hang out. Be sure to stop by the blog, shop, and the FB group for all your scrappy needs! Click here to check out the rest of the participants in the blog hop!

Thanks for stopping by, wishing you a blessed 2016! ♥

Exciting News for 2016!

Happy New Year! 2016 is starting off with a scrappy bang... I'm thrilled to share with you that I'll be joining the Paper Issues Creative Team! It's such an honor to be joining these talented ladies.

Paper Issues is a fabulous place to be inspired, connect with scrappy friends, and shop! I hope you'll join us in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} group on FB... It will be sure to jump start your creativity. As an added bonus, Paper Issues offers a discount to you! Use the discount code, sherry20 to receive 20% off your entire purchase every time you shop! If you haven't shopped at Paper Issues before, you're in for a treat! Cassie has the best customer service, quick shipping, and it's always packaged beautifully.

Wishing you a blessed and creative 2016! ♥