Hello my Scrappy Friends!

Sherri Caramico here with my 2nd post of the week as a DT Member of Scrap-a-Doodle Doo! If you don't already, PLEASE FOLLOW The DOO Blog, so that you can continue to receive TIPS and INSPIRATION from the rest of The DOO Team, and find out info on upcoming classes at the store, as well as WONDERFUL Weekend Crop Events, Sales and Scrappy Happenings!

This is a layout I made using BoBunny's Zoology Collection.  It is a photo of ME! Yes, I actually scrapped a photo of JUST ME (and a few Elephants too!)

So,  RIGHT NOW, I want to give you PERMISSION to do the same - It really is quite fun!! 
After all, you are the creator of scrapbooks in your family, right? SO why SHOULDN'T YOU do a few pages that make YOU Happy, and your family / friends will enjoy and cherish in years to come? 
I promise, if you never have - you will LOVE the results
- SO just go ahead and CREATE for YOU for a change!


  I was able to add lots of things that I just LOVE on this layout. It is based on one of MY favorite animals at the Zoo (San Diego Zoo in this case) from our first trip there last summer.  We had a great time watching these BIG and BEAUTIFUL animals interact with each other, and with some of the trainers.  It was a day and a trip I will always remember, so I wanted to do a layout to remember it by.

The materials that were used was BoBunny's TIGER 12x12 paper as well as some of the CUT OUTS and coordinating chipboard elements - all with the Elephant Theme!

The BB Tiger paper edges were inked with Ranger Distress Stain BLACK SOOT.

I wanted to pick up the teal of my shirt and necklace, so I found a teal diecut in my stash, and inked those edges with Ranger Distress Stain Picket Fences.

I used lots of flowers, brads and gems from my stash. TIP:  PLAN BEFORE YOU GLUE!  I always layout the photos, and the elements before I glue anything down and then take a picture of it with my phone, so I can look back and see the placement of all the elements, once I have it set the way that I want it.

Can you find the little metal elephant charm?  He, along with some of the buttons are also BoBunny's added elements from this collection - soo cool!  There are all kinds of Flowers on this Layout too - most of them are from Prima if I remember correctly.  I love this little grouping of "Stuff!" don't you?

The 3D Elephant is also from BoBunny's coordinating elements. I just LOVE all the "STUFF" they make to coordinate with their lines.  They add such dimension and FUN to my Layouts!  AND ~ I also LOVE that Scrap-a-Doodle Doo, my MOST FAVORITE Local Scrapbook and ON-LINE store carries LOTS of WONDERFUL Products, and is my GO TO place to get all this Scrappy Goodness!

The Teal Pearl Swirls are from ZVA - this was one swirl that I cut up into pieces, and added by each grouping of elements.  The playing card was from a small deck of cards that I purchased
at The San Diego Zoo - with scrapping in mind of course! LOL! I added it with HELMAR's Zap Dots to give it some added POP, along side the 3D Elephant - LOVE those things!

Thanks for looking!  I hope this layout has inspired you to "GET YOUR SCRAP ON!" this weekend!
Hopefully somewhere down your scrappy road, you will Just "DOO" It! 
Go ahead and create a layout with YOU as the "STAR!"

~ ((HUGS)) Sherri

date Thursday, May 17, 2012

4 comments to “Just "DOO" IT! ~ Why not Scrap YOURSELF!”

  1. MommyScraps
    May 23, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Love the layout starring YOU!! :) And love the little elements throughout... I just CAN'T figure out how to incorporate stickers into my style the way you do... love it, as always! :)

  1. Sherri Caramico
    May 24, 2012 at 7:32 AM

    Thanks for the bloggy love Mommy! A little tip about stickers - if you put baby powder on the back of them and rub it off - it takes away the sticky and then allows you to add them to your layout with a 3D Zap Dot - and they are not so flat -and add more interest and dimension then just plain old flat stickers. Another idea is to add Royal Clear Coat Dimensional Magic ( found at Scrap-a-Doodle Doo too!) on top of the stickers to give them a shiny, glossy look. I was tempted to do that on the big elephant head in the upper left -but now looking at the layout again -I might go back and make the little round elephant head in the bottom right shiny, as he seems to blend into the page too much - may need to give him a little added "POP!" Does anyone else go back and "Re-Doo" their layouts???? Thanks again!

  1. Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo
    May 24, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    I, too, love this layout! Have SO many zoo and Animal Kingdom pictures to scrap! DO you think that Sherri will miss it??? I could easily just substitute her photos with mine ... LOL!

  1. Sherri Caramico
    May 24, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    Hey now! - scrap "lifting" and "stealing" are 2 different things my Scrappy friend! LOL ! But I am truly honored by the lovely compliment!

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