|S:CY Design Team Member Cheryl Casas|
|"Femme fatale" layout created by Cheryl Casas|
[Notes from Cheryl: "This page is totally me!! I love the colors and style. It is shows romance, mystery and danger.....perfect combination!!! I made the bodice by hand, as far as drawing it out, then cutting it out of the pattern paper, then adding all the embellies for the right design, like velvet ribbon, a cameo and some bling." Scraps of Darkness Kit used here.]
Cheryl told me a little about her favourite topics to scrap, saying "I love to scrap my husband and I together. My favorite style (Gothic) is easily met when I scrap us. So I am always pleased with the pages I make because they just flow together, like they were just meant to be."
|"Time Apart" layout created by Cheryl Casas|
[Note from Cheryl: "This page was made based on my emotions of not spending enough time with my dh. I did a ton of distress work to work off some anger issues lol. I wasn't afraid to rip and tear. It is sometimes okay to pull your embellies apart, like I did with my flower. This also shows off my Gothic style, with the dark colors and dark mood this gives out. I love lacing.....it gives some Cheryl flair!!!! Journaling reads: 'Time is torn when we are not together.' "
Scraps of Darkness kit used here.]
|"What's in your Basket?" layout created by|
S:CY Design Team Member Cheryl Casas w/ Sketch #2 by July Guest Sketch Artist Charlotte AKA Suepup
|Sketch #2 July 2011 by|
Guest Sketch Artist Charlotte AKA Suepup
|"Puppy Love" layout created by Cheryl Casas|
[Note from Cheryl: "These are my sweet little puppies. I used a lot of wet distressing to frame around the photo. I wanted a soft and distressed look and achieved it by using lots of flowers and some lacing." Scraps of Darkness Kit used here.]
|"Tangled" layout created by|
S:CY Design Team Member Cheryl Casas
|Sketch 02-11 created by|
S:CY Team Leader Ali MacDonald
|"Shaghai Girl" layout created by Cheryl Casas|
[Notes from Cheryl: "Here is a Halloween photo of my dd Gisselle. I used it with some bright papers, which I misted and distressed to make them dark to fit into a Halloween theme. Even with soft and feminine embellies, I can make them dark and mysterious. I also love to get jewelry pieces for embellishments. I used a chain of Chinese buildings here." Scraps of Darkness Kit used for this LO.]
Like many of us, Cheryl is not a chronological scrapbooker. She struggled with what made sense in terms of how she decided to store her layouts in albums. "I finally just put them in the order I make them, since I skip around the time line of photos so much it was too hard to separate them that way or by specific people." Cheryl enjoys seeing how her scrappin' improves over time, which is an oft'-forgotten advantage to the layout-storage approach that she has embraced.
Aside from her passion for scrapbooking, Cheryl is a HUGE movie buff. She and her family "love to watch movies. We own over 2,000 of them and will watch them again and again. I keep up with the new releases and always love to talk about a good flick."
Cheryl, thanks for being such an asset to the Sketches: Creatively Yours Team these past few months. I loved writing your Spotlight feature and helping our readers get to know a bit more about your "Cheryl Flair"! Keep up the awesome work!
You can follow Cheryl's creativity on her blog, HERE.