Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wishing you a Happy New Year along with a Peek inside my craft room!

Happy New Year!
I want to thank all of my lovely and talented blogger friends and followers
and wish you all a very 
I'm spending a quiet evening at home with my dear husband.
We enjoyed a very nice dinner together
and we are looking forward to toasting 
a Happy New Year!
I have made a card using
to share with all of 
you to ring in 
The sentiment is also from Fresh Brewed Designs!
I thought it might be fun to share some of my 
craft room with all of you.
I'll be honest and admit that I tidied it up for the pictures!
I can be a very messy crafter!  Paper, embellishments 
and sticky dimensional tabs
can fly every where and even fall on the floor when I 
am creating!  ;-)
Yup, My desk is unusually tidy!  I must admit though,
that it's been a real pleasure to work at since I tidied up!
We will see how long it lasts.  Do you like my sweet old lamp?
I think that lamp was my grandmothers.  I have a white light lamp up above for my work.
This is containers for pearls, bling and embellishments.
I also have some small die namics and dies here.
This is tidy.  
All of my drawers are packed full of design paper
and paper flowers.

Ah........Yes.  This is the old relic of a SEWING MACHINE that I have just started to sew my cards with!  Believe it or not...
This machine will only sew the zig zag stitch!  I sure do wish that I could sew with a simple straight stitch!  Oh well, Someday!
This is my ribbon shelf system.
Admittedly not the best system, but it works for now.
I have lots of other ribbon that isn't on spools.
My mother gave me a huge basket full!
Do you like my new Winter snowman mascot?
He was knit for me by a VERY DEAR FRIEND!
Looking at this picture, I can't believe how much Orange ribbon 
that I have!  I hardly ever use orange.  I decided to make an orange card for a future challenge.  Be on the look out for that.
It seems that I never have the right shade of blue ribbon for 
my cards.  Every time I find a pretty blue design paper to work with, I discover that I don't have the right shade of blue ribbon.  Then I usually resort to making a pink card!  LOL!  I will have to be on the lookout for some sales.
Though, with Valentines day coming up, I will be all set with
red and pink ribbon!
Well, That's it for now!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Cute Card Thursday   Happy New Year!
Charisma Cardz Challenge   Anything Goes
Hanna and Friends  New Year!
Aud Sentiments Challenge  Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge   New Year!
Party Time Tuesdays  Anything Goes
Crafty Boots   Celebrations

Thank you for visiting my blog!
Wishing you a healthy and prosperous 2012!
Warm Hugs,

Friday, December 23, 2011


Is it really December 23rd?
I hope that all of you are well and that you are getting all of your holiday shopping, wrapping, cleaning and baking done!
I have a DT Card to share with you for
 Fussy and Fancy!
The current challenge is 
Monochramatic and Sparkle!
This challenge is being sponsored by
with 3 free digis
7 free digis
For my card I chose to use  
"Wanda" digi
As you can see, I chose to use a warm golden yellow
with my copic markers.
The gold doily is from my mother.
Thank you, Mom!
The stars are done with my sizzlits die cut.
Then I embossed them with my swirly folder.
The gold corner embellishment is Wild Orchid Crafts.
The star glitter is from my stash.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
7 Kids College Fund    New Years Hopes and Dreams
Charisma challenge   Anything Goes
Dutch Dare Card Challenge  Make It Shimmer-Di's Digi
My Mum's Craft Shop   Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge   Let's Celebrate!
Paper Playtime  Anything Goes plus Sentiment

Thank you for stopping by my blog!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl

Friday, December 16, 2011

On the 12th day of Christmas, Fresh Brewed Designs gave to you......

Good Morning!
Can you believe that it's Friday already?
Christmas is right around the corner!
I have SO MUCH TO DO this weekend!
Somehow, we always manage to get things done though.
Today is DAY TWELVE of
12 Sentimental Days of Christmas!
Heather has been so very generous
for the past 11 days and given away so many 
fun digi images and special sentiments!
I hope that all of you were able to collect them!
Because today is 
Heather is giving away 
SIX Sentiments
a lovely Digi Image!
Here is a Christmas ornament that I made
using today's free digi image
"Oh Holy Night"
along with one of her six free sentiments!

To get this lovely digi image
and your 6 free sentiments

Then make sure that you hop on over to
to see all of the special treats
our very talented Design Team 
has made to inspire you today!
Our current monthly challenge is

I would like to enter this ornament in the following challenges
Papercraft Star  A Bell or an Ornament
CCEE   Christmas Ornaments
7 Kids College Fund   Christmas decorations
Divas By Design   Merry Christmas
The Sisterhood of Crafters   Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey   Christmas
Crafts and Me   Christmas
Anything Goes Challenge Blog   Anything But A Card
Crafting For All Seasons   Christmas cards and Projects
Thank you for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Merry Christmas Baby

Good Morning!
I'm having so much fun making 
cards with all of Heather's great sentiments!
Today is Day 11 of Fresh Brewed Designs
 12 Sentimental days of Christmas!
"Merry Christmas Baby"
I made my card with
Fresh Brewed Designs, "Snow Kiss Me" digi 
Fresh Brewed Designs, "Snow Kiss Me" digi 
and "Merry Christmas Baby" sentiment
Image is colored with copic markers 
I used white flock
crystal effects and white glitter
The fun DP is Recollections Sugar Plums
Stampin Up cardstock and tag punch
Nestabilities scalloped circles
Marianne Design Creatables Die- Broderie Anglais Border
Wild Orchid craft lace
a muse red pearls
MFT snowflake dienamic

The month long challenge at 
Hop on over and see the wonderful 
Christmas card inspiration
from my very talented Design Team mates!
Then pick up your free sentiment
Heather has a huge sale going on!
  If you would like to case my card,
is on sale for only $1.95!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
2 Sisters   Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks   Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge   Anything Christmas
Bling It On   It's Chrismas
Stamptacular Sunday  Christmas Glitz
CES   A Traditional Christmas
Charisma Challenge   Last Minute Christmas makes
Come and Get It Challenges   Red, Green & your choice
Crafting For All Seasons   Christmas
The Paper Variety   Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Merry Christmas from Angel Cake!

Good Morning!
Can you believe that today is
Day 10 of  Heather's 
12 days of a Sentimental Christmas
Where have the days gone?
Each day Heather has been giving away a 
Here is my card using today's sentiment,

I made this card with Fresh Brewed Designs

Don't forget to hop on over to 
to see all of the lovely 
cards made by our very talented 
Design Team
for your inspiration!
Then we hope that you enter our

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Seems A Little Sketchy   Sketch #2 challenge
Magical Monday Challenge   Pink and Silver
ABC Challenges   E for Embossing
Sweet Stampin'   Things with Wings
Stampin With The Dragon  Show Your Christmas Bling
Simply Create Too   Embossing

Thank you for stopping by my blog!
Warm Hugs,

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Let It Snow!

Good Morning!
It's day 9 of our
12 Days of a Sentimental Christmas!
That's right!  
Our very talented and 
extremely generous,
Heather at
has been giving away a free sentiment 
every day!
Here is a card that I made using
on sale for only $1.95!
Ok.......I got more than a little carried away
while I was painting my snowman's face
My little snowman looks more like he is sledding in 
a blizzard than a snowy day!
I used Recollections O'Christmas Tree Design Paper
The snowflakes were made with MFT dienamics
The blue brads are recollections
I also used my nestabilities for the snowman
The corner embellishment is from Wild Orchid Crafts

Now make sure that you pop on over to 
to see our very lovely and talented
Linda's Design Team card for today!
Linda has been making a gorgeous card every day 
using Heather's free sentiments!
It's always a treat for me to see Linda's cards!
She colors and sews so beautifully on her cards and 
the result is always elegant and classy.
Check out Linda's blog here 
to see her lovely work!
You are sure to be inspired!
Then we hope that you join us at
for our

Thank you for stopping by my blog!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl

Monday, December 12, 2011

Red, Green and White Christmas Cards!

Good Afternoon!
The elves certainly have been busy around my house!
I have 1/2 of my wrapping done!  :-)
Ok, the truth is I only have 1/2 of my shopping done!
For this reason, I only have 1/2 of my wrapping done!
I can hear the clock ticking.......
Tick, Tick, Tick........

I have a couple of Christmas cards to share today!
Both of these cards were made using the 
Free Sentiments 
that Heather at Fresh Brewed Designs 
has been giving away!
It's a special 
12 Sentimental Days of Christmas!
Today is day 8 
and Heather is giving away a wonderful digi image
to go along with today's free sentiment!

I made this first card with, 

I made my second card with
This digi is on sale for only $1.95!!!
(This great sentiment was yesterday's freebie!)
So hop on over to 
Fresh Brewed Designs and pick up your
Free digi image and sentiment  that's available today!
While you are there, check out the sale!
Then make a fun card to join
this month's Christmas Challenge

Thank you for stopping by my blog!
I appreciate your comments!

Warm Hugs, Sheryl

Saturday, December 10, 2011

"Let It Snow" Guest Designer Card

Hello, my lovely and talented blog friends!
I am the guest designer this week at
The fun challenge this week is
Here is my card!

I made a Center Step card with
Fresh Brewed Designs, 
"We Can Build A Snowman"
and the Sentiment, "in the meadow we can build a snowman"
I colored my adorable digi stamp with copic markers
Then I painted the snowman, the trees and the snowflakes
 with glue and added
doodlebug designs sugar coating
I also used Jolee's boutique snowflakes
The DP is Recollections  Jingle Bells
Chery Lynn Designs  Dutch Scallop Square
Sizzix  Tree, Christmas #2
Tim Holtz  alterations Snow Flurries
MFT snowflake dienamics

I hope that you stop by and see all of the beautiful inspiration projects made by the very talented Design Team
at My Sheri Crafts!
Then join in on the fun!
Sheri has a great store 
for you to order all of your crafting needs!
She has a lot of great sales going on 
for the month of December!
You can shop here.

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Ooh La La Creations    Lot's Of Sparkle
Craft Your Passion challenge   anything goes/Glitter
Cute Card Thursday   Anything Goes
Raise The Bar   It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Moving Along With The Times   Last Minute Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year' round   Anything Goes
Penny's Paper crafty Challenge Blog   Merry Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown   Celebrate The Season
Crafty Creations  Card with a Sentiment
Alphabet challenge Blog   White Christmas
Card Makin Mamas   Christmas
Frosted Designs   Glitter
Glitter Geeks Blog challenge   Let It Snow
2 Sister Challenge Blog    Christmas
By The Cute And Girly Challenge   Let It Snow
CES Challenges   A Traditional Christmas
Come and Get it Challenge   Anything Christmas
Crafts and Me Challenges   Winter/Snow/Snowflakes
Totally Gorjuss   Let It Snow
Party Time Tuesday  Holiday Cards

Thank you for stopping by my blog!
Warm Hugs,

Friday, December 9, 2011

Fussy and Fancy Photo Inspiration Challenge

You still have one week left
to enter the
Photo inspiration challenge.
This challenge is being sponsored by
The prize is 4 digi images!

Here is my Design Team card
Here is the inspiration photo

And because I am totally in love with this
Fresh Brewed Designs, 
"Victorian Christmas Stocking" image,
Here is a card I made for fun!
I am very proud and humbled to share
that Heather, at Fresh Brewed Designs
created this beautiful image at my request!
Thank you, Heather!
Fresh Brewed Designs, "Victorian Christmas stocking"
colored with my copic markers and cut out
Tim Holtz  Brackets die was used on the side
SU snowflake embossing folder
MFT snowflake dienamic
Cheery Lynn pine branch die
SU cardstock
Can you believe that I didn't use any design paper?
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts
I would like to enter my second card 
(Magenta, black and silver) 
into the following challenges
For Your Inspiration    Inspiration photo
Crimbo Crackers  Embossing
Moving Along With The Times   Last minute Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge   Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon   Vintage Christmas
Crafts and Me Challenges   Snow/Snowflakes
Simon Says Stamp   Inspiration Photo
Creative Belli Blog   Winter and Christmas
My Time To craft Challenge   Vintage Christmas
Southern Girls Challenge   Ribbon Madness
Stamp and Create Challenges    Vintage
Stampin with the Dragon   Show your Christmas Bling
Stamps R Us   Embossing

Thank you for stopping by my blog!
Warm Hugs,

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A pastel Christmas card!

  It's Thursday!
I'm officially in pure panic mode now,
 as we count down to Christmas!
I know that I'm not alone.
Most of us are very busy little elves.
I always envy those of you who manage to 
get all of your holiday cards, shopping and wrapping 
done up early.
Every year I say, "Next year I am going to get my holiday cards, shopping and wrapping done early."
I guess the key words that keep messing me up are, "NEXT year".
Just remember, as of right now, 
we still have time to get everything done!
I have a fun card to share!
I used non traditional colors.
and today's FREE sentiment!

Today is day 4 of 
"12 Sentimental Days of Christmas!"
That's right!
12 days of FREE sentiments!
Psst.........Heather has thrown in a beautiful 
Victorian stocking image today!
This month our challenge at
If you use a Fresh Brewed Designs image 
and put a "FBD" after your name,
you will be entered into a drawing for a special prize this month!
I hope that you can join in on the fun!
Fresh Brewed Designs, "Snowman Christmas"
and "Winter wonderland" sentiment
I paper pieced the snowman and colored it with copic markers.
SU cardstock
SU snowflake embossing folder
MFT icicle dienamics
MFT snowflake dienamics
I used an oval scallop nestability and then cut off the top and bottom before dry embossing it with snowflakes.
I used crystal effects and white shimmery glitter for the trim

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
ABC Christmas challenge   Christmas  Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenges   Snow/snowflakes
Crafty Creations Challenges   card with a sentiment
Penny's Paper crafty challenge blog    Merry Christmas
Craft Your Passion   Anything Goes plus glitter
The Pink Elephant   Snowflakes and sparkle
The Ribbon Reel challenge    Use ribbon
The Crazy Challenge   Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog    Pastels

Thank you for stopping by my blog!
Warm Hugs,

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

It's a Sentimental Christmas 
Today is day 3 of 
"12 Sentimental Days of Christmas!"
That's right!
12 days of FREE sentiments!
This month our challenge at
I made my card using today's
"it's the most wonderful time of the year"
and Fresh Brewed Designs

Make sure that you hop on over to 
and read all of our latest news.
While your there, be prepared for some 
wonderful Christmas card inspiration 
from our very talented Design Team!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
Crafty Sentiments   snowflakes
Creative Card Crew   Tis The Season
Paper take Weekly  Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown  Celebrate The Season
Sweet Stamps Blog   Christmas Bling
Party Time Tuesday   Holiday Greeting
Sweet Stampin   Snowmen
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle   Holiday card
Crafty Calendar Challenge   Cold and Frosty
Card Makin Mamas   Sentiments
Stampin With The Dragon   Anything goes/Christmas
Stampavie and more    Easel card
Thank you for stopping by my blog!
Warmest Hugs,

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A "Cutie Pie" Christmas Card

I hope that everybody enjoyed their weekend!
It certainly has flown by for me!  
We did get our Christmas Tree today!
It is sitting in the stand, drinking up lots of water.
Hopefully, Tomorrow we can string the lights.
I have a Christmas Card to share.
I used 

I colored Cutie Pie with my copic markers
SU cardstock
DP is Recollections SugarPlums
Tim Holtz Alterations Brackets
The tag was made with a Marianne die
The oval and scalloped oval punches are SU

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Pile It On   Bling It
CCEE  Snowflakes and Bling
Colour Create challenge Blog   Red, White and Green
2 Sisters   Punches and /or Dies
Fab N' Funky   Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop   Keeping Warm
Scrapbook Sisters   Christmas
Craft your Passion  Tis The Season
Kaboodle Doodles   Bundle Up For Winter
Joyful Stamper   Anything Goes
Gingerloft Challenge   Christmas and Winter
Raise The Bar   It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas!
The Ribbon Girl   Jingle All The Way To Christmas
Crafty Boots   Anything Goes
Divas By Design   Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges   Sparkle
Come and Get it Challenges   Anything Christmas
Addicted To Stamps  Christmas Card
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge   The color of Christmas with the option of sparkle
Bling It On   Christmas
Fairy tale Challenge blog    Christmas
Card Caravan The Hybrid Chick   Make It Sparkle
The Poodles Parlour   Christmas

There is always a special treat for you from Heather,
at Fresh Brewed Designs!
Starting today (Monday), she is giving away a new 
Christmas sentiment each day for the next 12 days!
Make sure that you stop by each day to collect 
your new sentiment!
Heather is well known for throwing in surprise 
images as well!
Stop over at 
Freshly Brewed Challenges
and read all about 
our latest news!
Then make sure that you pop on over to
Fresh Brewed Designs
and start collecting your 
Free Sentiments!
While your there, don't forget to take a peek at all of 
Heather's great new digi images and rubber stamps!
You are sure to find the perfect image for
every occasion!

Thank you for stopping by my blog!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl