Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Fun Birthday Card!

It's hard to believe that it's the last day of November!
Yikes!  I had better get started on Christmas cards!
This week at
the challenge is
Use Cloth or Felt
I chose to make a fun Birthday Card
using the, "All Dressed Up" rubber stamp
Even though the holidays are here, we still need to have
 pretty birthday cards
for our friends and family that aren't necessarily holiday themed.
This is such a fun and cheerful stamp to work with!
I have some pretty yellow fabric that my mother gave me.
I made flowers with the fabric using a MFT dienamic.
Then I stamped the skirt on the fabric and cut it out.
I colored the stamped image with my copic markers.
Then I coated the "top" of the dress with crystal effects.
The skirt has the unique feel of the cotton fabric.
SU cardstock, sentiment stamp, tag punch and pink buttons
K&Company design paper
Cork cut with MFT dienamic
The leaves and decorative scallop are made with Marianne dies

Now pop on over to Freshly Brewed Challenges
 and see what my very talented Design Team mates 
have created to inspire you!
Then grab a cup of coffee and enjoy browsing through 
Heather has released so many 
Do you need to make a special card for 
Your Doctor
Your Dentist
Then you will love these digi images and all
of Heather's other images as well!
Read about how to enter for a big 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
Birthday Sundaes   Birthday Card
Craft Your Days Away   Buttons or Bows
Secret Crafter  Borders and Flowers
Sweet Stampin   Punches & Dies
Totally Gorjuss   Sparkle
Anything Goes Challenge  Cutting Corners
Creative Craft Challenge  Free For All
Flourishes  Timeless Tuesday  Flower, ribbon & Tag
Party Time Tuesday   Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks   Birthday!
Thank you for stopping by
my blog!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Huge" Fresh Brewed Designs" Sale!

It's what we have all been waiting for!!!!
Fresh Brewed Designs is having a 

Pop on over to our
and see all of the latest news!
It's the most wonderful time of the year 
for all of us, "Stampers"!
Heather has come out with so many
wonderful new Holiday images!

I hope that all of you are
enjoying your holiday weekend!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I want to wish everybody who celebrates Thanksgiving 
a wonderful blessed holiday with your family and friends.
Today I would like to share a special 
Thanksgiving card that I made with
I colored this sweet stamped image with copic markers and then paper pieced her dress, 
apron and pot holder.
As you can see, I had lots of fun using my circle punches and some 
old buttons from my button tin.
The cardstock, sentiment and leaf stamp are Stampin' Up
The design paper is from my scrap pile.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Paper Craft Star    Anything Goes
Die Cut Dreams   Thank you with circles
Make it Monday   Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown   Lot's of buttons and circles
Use It Tuesday   Giving Thanks
The Corrosive Challenge  Give Thanks
Crafting For All Seasons  Thank you, Thanksgiving or a sketch
Thank you for stopping by my blog!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

'Tis The Season To Go Shopping!

It's time for a brand new challenge at
This week's challenge is
I used one of my favorite 
rubber stamps
I colored the fun stamp, "I'll Take Mine To Go." with my copic markers
Then I paper pieced her dark jeans!
I die cut the side of my card with my Tim Holtz Brackets die.
I mounted the stamped image onto BoBunny A gift of love dp.
The snowflake paper is from my scraps
Now it's your turn!  Pop on over to
 Fresh Brewed Designs and 
pick up a fun stamp to work with.
Enter our month long ,"Anything Goes",challenge at
and get in on our Big Blog Candy Prize drawing!
Don't forget to check out all of the wonderful 
inspiration from my very talented 
Design Team mates and our very talented guest designer at
Their cards are fabulous!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Stamps R Us   Bling It on
Lolli Pop Crafts   Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes  Beautiful Bows
2 Sisters Challenge Blog   Let It Sparkle
Southern Girls Challenge  Embellishment Bingo
Crazy 4 Challenges   Black, White and Wow!
Creative Craft Challenge   Free For All
The Ribbon Carousel Challenge   any Holiday!
Thank you for stopping by!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Happy Birthday, "Sunshine"!

Today I want to share a card that I made with
hot off the press, digi images!
Isn't she FUN?
I had lots of fun creating this birthday card!
colored with copics and paper pieced
MFT flower, music notes, clouds and sun dienamics
Marianne die for the leaves
SU cardstock and scalloped oval punch
SU large circle and scalloped circle die cuts
The DP is My Minds Eye  Happier along with some scraps that I had.
I used crystal effects on the puddle

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Sweet Stampin    Happy Birthday
Paper Sundaes    Beautiful Bows
Crafting When We Can    Female Birthday
4 Crafty Chicks    Paper Piecing
Southern Girls Challenge   Embellishment Bingo
Thank you for stopping by!
I really appreciate your kind comments!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving with Daniel Indian

I hope that everybody is enjoying their weekend!
I want to share a small 
Thanksgiving Easel Card 
that I made.
I used the adorable

Fresh Brewed Designs Daniel Indian
Colored with Copic Markers
Scallop Circle Nestabilities
Cheery Lynn Designs fanciful flourish
Martha Stewart fence punch
SU Cardstock, lace, oval scallop punch and small oval punch
Wild Orchid Crafts paper flowers
Feathers and Indian beads from my stash
I sponged the edges and leaves with SU Brown Suede ink

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Our Creative Corner  Thanksgiving Inspiration Photo
 (I used the colors from the photo)
Crafting for all Seasons  Thanksgiving, Thank you or sketch
For Your Inspiration  Inspiration Photo
More Than Favors  Thanksgiving
My Sheri Crafts  Thanksgiving
My Time To Craft Challenge  Take Two  (2 feathers)
Raise The Bar  Time To Feast  (Corn)
Scrap-Creations  Thanksgiving
Stampin With The Dragon  Food for thoughts (corn)
Thank you for stopping by!
I appreciate all of your comments!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl

Friday, November 18, 2011

Tissue Box cover and soap dispenser gift

Happy Friday!
I am very excited about sharing our brand new 
with all of you today!
This fortnight our challenge is
Make a Gift/Anything But A Card
Our generous sponsors are 
Here is my Design Team Project
For my "Gift", I chose to make a 
Tissue Box and Hand soap dispenser.
I used Fresh Brewed Designs,
 "Coffee Take Me Away" rubber stamp
to make a bold black and white design that would be 
useful all year round in a bathroom.
The tissue box tutorial is here
I actually paper pieced the coffee cup with the same textured Stampin Up cardstock that I 
used on the background.
I colored the rest of the image with my copic markers and used crystal effects on the water.
As you can see, I used half of a stamped image for the soap dispenser.
I simply adhered my stamped and bordered image to the strip of black card stock that I wrapped around the soap dispenser.
(I look for a soap dispenser with a flat front)
Black and White Gingham ribbon made the finishing touches.
Tissue box covers are fun and easy to make.
You could easily make covers for each of our celebrated holidays.
Now it's your turn!
Hop on over to 
to see the wonderful gift ideas that our very talented 
Design Team has created to share with you!
What type of gift will you make?

If my cards or projects inspire you to place a Fresh Brewed Designs order
I would really appreciate you using
 my code Sfbd3 in the comment section
along with my name, Sheryl,  when placing your order 

I would like to enter the following challenges
4 Crafty Chicks   Paper Piecing
Crafty Ribbons challenge   Anything But A card
Divas By Design  Monochromatic
Little Red Wagon  Paper Piecing
7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog   Inspiration Photo
Everybody Art Challenge   Little Present
Totally Paper crafts   Black and White

Thank you for stopping by!
Warm Hugs,

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Happy Wednesday!
It's time for a fun new challenge at
This week our theme is
I am so excited about all of Heather's beautiful new images!
I couldn't wait to make a card with her
I fell in love with her right away!
Isn't she beautiful?
Fresh Brewed Designs, "Indian Princess" digi colored with copic markers
Stampin Up Cardstock, punches, ribbon and lace
Recollections   All Seasons DP
The wind catcher is an odd earring!

There is still time for you to pick up a fabulous
and enter our month long 

I don't want you to miss out!
is celebrating their very first Birthday this month!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Celebrate The Occasion   Thanksgiving  Must use a punch
Stampin' Sisters In Christ  create a card that depicts gratitude
One Stop Craft Challenge   Ribbons and Lace
Party Time Tuesdays  Thank you/giving thanks or being thankful or SKETCH
Crafting For All Seasons   Thanksgiving
The Paper Variety   Thanks
I appreciate your comments!
Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day!
Warm Hugs, 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Freshly Brewed Challenges, CELEBRATION BLOG CANDY!

There is still time for you to pick up a fabulous
and enter our month long
Blog Candy Prize Challenge!
I don't want you to miss out!
Fresh Brewed Designs is celebrating their
very first Birthday this month!
Here is a card I made using 
I'm sorry about the poor picture quality,
But, Isn't she adorable?
I just love her!
I colored little Grace pilgrim with my copics and paper pieced
her dress with SU dp.  Then I painted her hat and apron
The dp is Recollections  All Seasons
The cardstock, white ribbon and button is SU
The border die is Marianne
The leaf and plaid ribbon came from a beautiful
Floral Fall arrangement that my wonderful son gave to me!
Isn't he sweet?
I was just as excited about getting the pretty leaves and ribbon as I was about the flowers!

I would like the pleasure of entering this card into the following challenges

Corrosive Challenges   Give Thanks
The Order of the Opus Gluet    What's on your head?
Paper Sundaes   Digital Images
2 Sisters   Anything Goes
Crazy For Challenges   Triple Threat  3 papers, 3 embellishments, 3 dies or punches
My Sheri Crafts   Make It Thankful
Our Creative Corner   Pumpkin/Pumpkin Pie
Card Makin Mamas   Be Thankful
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge    Use a digital image
Inspire Me Fridays  Anything Goes
Art Impressions Stamps   Use two or more ribbons
Scrapalicious USA   Thanksgiving

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge!

Happy Friday!
On this Veterans Day, I would like to acknowledge all
of the men and women who have served and who are currently
serving in our Armed Services!
Thank you for all you do to keep us safe!

This is week two of our Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge,
 and the challenge is

Be Thankful and Feature a Sentiment

We challenge you to make a thank you or Thanksgiving card featuring a sentiment. You can have another stamped image on your project, but give the sentiment center stage!

Our sponsor this week is Sweet n' Sassy Stamps!

Here is my very simple DT card
SU Cardstock
K&Company Watercolor dp
The sentiment is from Stampin Up "Seasonal Sentiments" stamp set
I heat embossed it with copper embossing powder
I used my Marianne dies for the tag and the bottom border
The ribbon is SU
The Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts
The bling is from my stash

Now it's time to pop on over to our 
to see all of the wonderful inspiration there
from our very talented Design Team!
Then I hope that you join in on the challenge!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Warm Hugs,

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

What's Cookin?

I'm so glad that it's Wednesday!  I love Wednesday's 
because I get to share a new 
Fresh Brewed Designs DT challenge card with you!
This week the challenge at
"What's Cookin?"
I hope that all of you can play along!
I made a Criss Cross Card with the very lovely,
Fresh Brewed Designs

All I need to do now is bake this pie!
Then I can write a personal "Thank You" note on the
back of the recipe card
and I will have the perfect gift!
I colored my stamped image with copic markers
SU cardstock
K&Company Carolyn Gavin Green house dp
Oval Scallop nestabilities
Martha Stewart border punch
Wild Orchid crafts paper roses
Marianne Leaf die
Now you can pop on over to our
and see all of the wonderful inspiration 
from our very talented Design Team!
We also have our very special
Month long Blog Candy,
"Anything Goes Challenge" 
to celebrate Fresh Brewed Designs
First Birthday!
We hope you can pop on over to
 and pick up a stamp or digi image to play along! 
It won't be easy to choose though!  
Heather has lots of fabulous new holiday images
to choose from!

I would like to enter the following challenges
Pile It On!  Thanksgiving or Giving Thanks
Moving Along With The Times  Food & Drink
Come and Get It Challenges Autumn Blessings
City Crafter   Thanks*Giving
Create Me Pink  Flowers Challenge
Creative Card Crew  Thankful
Die Cuttin' Divas  Let's be Thankful
Use It Tuesday  Cooking Up Fun  
(Stash of scrap wht. cardstock, Gingham ribbon and paper roses)
i Copic   Thankful
Scrap Affair Blog   Recipe
Lollipop Crafts  Thanksgiving/Fall
Craft Your Days Away  Autumn/Fall
The sisterhood of Crafters  Giving Thanks
Thank you for stopping by!
I hope you have a wonderful day!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl

Monday, November 7, 2011

Fresh Brewed Designs "Free Digi" Mocha Manic Monday!

Today is the first  Monday of November, and all of you 
fans know what that means!
It is
Every first Monday of each month,
gives away a Free Digi Image!
Today, Heather is giving away
TWO special images!
Here is my card using one
of her yummy images!
I used copic markers to color the pie and paper pieced the rest of this very sweet and tasty image!
I used Inspirations fairy dust paint and white glitter on the whip cream.
I tore around the image and sponged it with 
Stampin Up Peach Parfait
The dp is Recollections Simply Autumn
The cardstock and ribbon is Stampin Up
The sentiment is computer generated 
I used Stampin up oval and scalloped oval punches

Did you know that Fresh Brewed Designs is
Celebrating their very 1st Birthday?
We are celebrating with lots of fabulous new digi images for the holiday season!
If you make a card with one of Fresh Brewed Designs images this month your name will be entered into our drawing for some very special BLOG CANDY!
Pop on over to 
and read all about 
While you are there you can see all of
the Outstanding projects and cards made
by our very talented Design Team
for your inspiration!
(You are in for a real "Treat!")
Then make sure you pick up your
so that you can join in on the fun!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
Make It Monday  Anything Goes
Joyful Stamper   Anything Goes
LolliPop Crafts   Thanksgiving/Fall
Dutch Dare Card Challenge  Give Thanks
Moving Along With The Times   Food and Drink
Paper Crafting Journey  Use A Digi
Scrapalicious USA  Fall into Autumn 
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl

Friday, November 4, 2011


Hello!  I'm so very happy and excited that I finally have my power back here in the North East!
I have been looking forward to sharing
 Fresh Brewed Designs 
Digi Release!
I had the honor of making a card with Heather's very elegant
I chose a Fall Leaf designer paper as a background for this 
 The bow is actually attached to the die cut tag that I made for the sentiment that I tucked underneath the image.
This is a picture showing the tag.
I colored the "FALL HARVEST" digi with my copic markers
I used my scallop oval nestabilities and sponged the background of the digi image.
The tag and the scalloped border are Marianne dies.
I made and inked the large flower in the center from my stash and the smaller paper flowers are from 
Wild Orchid crafts.
The ribbon and pearls are from Stampin Up
The pretty leaf dp is Recollections Simply Autumn

We are very excited to announce that it's
Hop on over to our
to see all of the fabulous new digi images and to read all about
how to enter our Birthday celebration challenge for the opportunity to win this 
Yummy Birthday Blog Candy!
This month is an "Anything Goes" challenge at Freshly Brewed Challenges.  You may enter the challenge with any image you want, BUT, if you use a 
 you will automatically be entered into the BLOG CANDY giveaway that is celebrating Fresh Brewed Designs 1st birthday!

We are also very excited about introducing our brand new
Design Team Member
to all of you!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
CCEE Stampers  4 different embellishments
Crafty Ribbons Challenge  Bingo Punch/dies, flowers, ribbon
Party Time Tuesday   Photo Inspiration
My Mums craft Shop   Gratitude
Card Makin Mamas   Cut It Out
Marianne's Design Divas  Dying To DieCut
Thank you for stopping by my blog!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I'm finally back on line!  Thank you so very much for your patience!  
We were all hit really bad with the Halloween NorEaster and have been without power for days.  Brrr!
We actually had to postpone Halloween due to downed wires until this Friday!
So tomorrow, I am looking forward to bringing my little 19 month old grandson Trick or Treating.
He loves Choo Choo Trains and he's going to be an Engineer!  I'm really looking forward to it!

I know that all of you have been patiently waiting to hear who the three winners of my 
Pink Blog Candy are. 
When I wrote out all of the names for the drawing, I was surprised that a few of you weren't actual followers.  So unfortunately, I wasn't able to enter your names into my drawing this time.
I  just want all of you to know, that I really appreciate all of you  and that I really enjoy reading your comments.

The winners are

1.  Judy
2. Vanessa
3. Mynnette

Please e-mail me at
with your mailing addresses so that I can mail your pink candy off to you!

I want to thank all of you again and let you know how very
much I appreciate all of you.