Saturday, July 30, 2011

Purse shaped card!

Hello!  I'm so happy that it's Saturday!  I love when the weekends are here and I have lots of time to play in my craft room.  :-) 
I have really enjoyed being a guest designer over at Freshly Brewed Challenges this month.   Heather, the owner and designer of Fresh Brewed Designs has been so very sweet and personable.  I've really enjoyed getting to know her and her very talented and lovely Design Team.
This weeks challenge over at Freshly Brewed Challenges is a SHAPE CARD!  This will be my last card as a guest designer for the month of July there.  This means that I will be drawing a winner for my Blog Candy!
PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO WRITE A COMMENT UNDER MY Celebration BLOG CANDY SO THAT YOU WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAWING TO WIN THE "BEACH BUMS" RUBBER STAMP!  There are only 7 people in the drawing out of 36 followers.  I want everybody to have a chance to win.
I had lot's of fun making this card!  I used my Fresh Brewed Designs, "Caution Contents are Hot" rubber stamp.  I LOVE THIS STAMP!!!  It's so very classy and versatil.  I colored her with copic markers and painted her white dress with Inspirations Fairy Dust shimmer paint from Fresh Brewed Designs. The lovely hounds tooth cardstock is from my DCWV "the Mademaiselle stack"  I simply folded a 11" X 5 1/2" piece of cardstock in half and trimmed both sides with a slight diagonal.  Then I added  some pink design paper to the top of my purse and some plain white cardstock that I trimmed with my SU scallop punch.
I  punched out a round scallop shape from my nestabilities for the flap of the purse.
I used my SU tag punch to punch out my typed sentiment "Celebrate In Style"
Finally, I added ribbon and bling.

And here is a picture with my sweet Beagle, SUZIE Q, checking my card out and sticking her nose into my picture!

Fresh Brewed Designs is having a sale that ends on August 3rd!  You don't want to miss out!

40% off SUMMER digis       30% off SUMMER rubber stamps

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Tip Tip Tuesday        Make It Girlie
Totally Paper Craft Challenge     Bling it Up
Lexi's Creations        Shape Card
4 Crafty Chicks     Get Your Bling On
My Mums Craft Shop      Fab and Funky
Sew Many Challenges      Anything Goes
All Sorts            Anything Goes

                      Thank you so much for looking!  :-)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Gardening Granny!

Fresh Brewed Designs just released a brand new DIGI!  GARDENING GRANNY
Isn't she wonderful?

Look at the basket full of fresh produce that she picked from her garden!  Granny is all decked out with her gardening hat,sunglasses, apron, shoes and tools!
She is so much fun to color!  I just love her!
Recipe:  Fresh Brewed Designs  "Gardening Granny" Digi stamp and "Bees Garden" sentiment
I colored Granny in with my copic markers and got a little carried away sponging the sky!
I used my scalloped oval nestabilities
The design paper is Carolyn Gavin by K&Company
The corner embellishments are from Wild Orchid Crafts
The Bees are from Jollee embellishments

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Scrapalicious   Anything Summer
Audsentiments     Enjoy Your Day
By The Cute & Girly   Things with wings
CES Challenges   Humour/Funny
Charisma Cardz   Sunshine Colors
Stamp Something    Embellishments
Craft Your Passion   Use Text
Totally Gorjuss   Punch or Die

Thank you so very much for looking!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Coffee Talk On The WILD SIDE!

I'm really enjoying being Guest Designer this month over at Freshly Brewed Challenges!  This week the challenge is "Get Wild" Use Animal or Animal Print on your card. 
I really had a lot of fun making this card with the "Coffee Talk Full Length" girl digi stamp from Fresh Brewed Designs.  You still have plenty of time to join in on this challenge!
They also have their month long challenge that you can enter with 2 Patterned Papers, 2 Embellishments and 2 shapes.  There is going to be a special surprise mailed out to the winner!
Then don't forget to click onto my blog candy image on the right and sign your name for a chance to win the Beach Bums stamp!
Here is my card for "GET WILD"!

I colored the digi stamp with my Copic markers and paper pieced her blouse.
I used my SU scallop punch and MFT medium Scallop Dienamic
I fell in love with this leopard print designer paper from Recollections. 
SU Chocolate Chip Cardstock and Brown Ribbon
The Butterfly charm is from Wild Orchid Crafts
K&COMPANY Designer paper.
The lace is from my stash of treasures

I'm entering this card into the following challenges
Card Makin'Mamas    Food & Drink
Crafty creations     Seeing double
Sew Many Cards     Cookies
Stamp Something    Embellishments
Tuesday Throwdown   Something Metallic

Thank you so much for looking!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Fussy and Fancy Friday's "Summer" Challenge!

It's Friday and we are halfway through our "Summer" challenge theme over at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges!
You still have a week to join us with your Summer themed cards!
Our sponsors are MelJen's Designs with 4 digi's
and Love to Stamp with a $15.00 gift voucher!
Here is my DT card!
For my card I chose "Bethy's Wedding" from Mo's Digital Pencil.  This image reminds me of all the wonderful imaginary play that children love to do all summer long!  Especially if they have a little red wagon!
I colored the digi with my copic marker and sponged the sky.
I used SU Pear Pizzaz and white cardstock and rose red ribbon.
The DP is from K&Company
The Wht. Lace is from my stash
The paper roses and the decorative corner embellishment are from Wild Orchid crafts
I punched out my sentiment with SU oval and scalloped oval punches and the butterfly is from my embosslits beautiful wings.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Craft Us Crazy   Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks   #47 Wedding
Scrapalicious USA  Anything Summer
Allsorts    #112 Free&Easy July
Aud Sentiments  "Enjoy Your Day"
Tuesday Throwdown   Something Metallic
Stampalott challenge    Anything Goes

Thank you so very much for looking! 

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Tranquility with Beach Bums!


I'm sure that everybody must be so happy that the weekend is here.
I know that I'm certainly enjoying my cup of coffee while I browse through the blogs!

It has been such a pleasure to be a featured guest over at Freshly Brewed Challenges!  Heather, the very talented designer and owner of Fresh Brewed Designs has been so very sweet and thoughtful!
Please don't forget to sign up for my Blog Candy!  Last time I counted there were only 5 people signed up!  You want to make sure that your name gets entered into the drawing!  The stamp is BEACH BUMS!  I used the stamp to make this card!
The current challenge at Freshly Brewed Challenges is
THREE'S! Three of anything!
You should hop on over there to check it out and join in on the challenge!
Hmm, How does this card qualify?
I used three stamps and I added three beach themed beads to my stick pin!

I made this card with the Fresh Brewed Designs
"Peace Be Still"digi stamp and the "Beach Bums"rubber stamp!
Don't forget that I have a brand new "Beach Bums" blog candy rubber stamp for one lucky winner!

I used SU Peach Parfait and Wisteria Wonder cardstock.
I also used cork and scrap designer paper.
I colored both images with my copic markers and added some crystal effects and glitter to the sand.
Then I cut the, "Peace Be Still" image into four pieces before adhearing them onto the cork to hopefully make it look like a big window.
I wanted my little "Beach Bums" girl to be looking out her window as she holds a refresing cocktail in her hand.  I used some scrap ribbon to make a window valance.
The big bow is SU Peach Parfait
The sandels are from Jolee's Boutique.

I am entering this card into the following challenges.
Allsorts Challenge Blog        Free and Easy
Card making Mamas Challenge Blog   Summertime
Craft Your Passion Challenges   Just For You
Designed To Delight Challenge Blog   Lets Go To The Beach!
For Your Inspiration    Inspirational photo
Moving Along With The Times    Favourite Things 107  (Copic markers, sunset colors, Fresh Brewed Designs "Beach Bums" Stamp)
Thank you so very much for looking!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011



Happy Wednesday! There is a brand new challenge going on over at Freshly Brewed Challenges that you won't want to miss out on!

THREE'S! Three of anything!

I made this easel card using "Mrs. Buggy's Coffee Break" from Fresh Brewed Designs and added THREE BUTTERFLIES!  And guess what?  Fresh Brewed Designs is having a super 50% off sale on certain Digi stamps right now and Mrs. Buggy's Coffee Break is on sale!  The sale ends tonight at midnight, so you should go and take a peek!

Stampin Up cardstock
Stampin Up Embosslits Beautiful Wings
Stampin Up Red Rose ribbon
Paper Roses and Doilies are from Wild Orchids Crafts
Marianne leaf die
Designer Paper is K&Company Sweet Nectar

Thank you so much for looking!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Freshly Brewed Designs SWEET BLOG HOP!

Welcome to the Fresh Brewed Designs New Digi Blog Hop for July!!!

If you are just arriving, please go back to the start of the hop at Kelly's blog.
If you are arriving here from Stacie's blog then you are right on track!
What is this hop all about you ask???

Sweet Talking!!!
Rich, creamy, chocolaty, fruity, thick, airy, light, sweet and delicious! Dessert. Something we all LOVE and crave!
Fresh Brewed Designs has their own special recipe for SWEET things and added a few new ingredients to their already darling Angel Cakes for this image release. Angel Cake loves summer and ice cream and hanging out with her new best friend Huckleberry Pie.
Along this hop you will see Angel, Huck, and some too sweet for words images that have been added to the Fresh Brewed Designs shop.

For my card I am featuring the image Huckleberry Pie!
Isn't he adorable?
I colored little Huckleberry Pie with my copic markers and paper pieced his little shirt.
The background designer paper is from DCWV "the Mademaiselle Stack"
The slice of pie is Martha Stewart
I printed out a recipe, added a big blue gingham bow and made a stick pin out of the pins and beads that my mother gave to me. Thank you, Mom!

My second card is Angel Cake Kite!

I had a lot of fun making little Angel Cake soar through the clouds as she hung onto to her kite! Who is coming up behind her at the end of the other kite? Her new friend, Huckleberry Pie, of course!
To make this card, I paper pieced little Angel Cake and her kite with Martha Stewart designer paper.
The decorative kite is Martha Stewart also.
The guazy ribbon is from Stampin Up.
I also used silver ribbon from my scraps, but you can't see it in the picture.
I tied a light and airy bow with wide pink sheer ribbon and added a stick pin that I made with beads that my mother gave me.
The cupcake is Jolee's Boutique
If you know a little girl, I guarantee you that she will love getting a sweet Angel Cake card!
Want a chance to win these images plus more? You will want to hop in full leaving comments on ALL of the blogs in the hop. There is ONE special secret hop stop that is giving away 5 digis of choice!

This hop ends tonight at Midnight, so don't wait!!! HOP NOW!!

Thank you for your visit and don't forget to sign up for my BLOG CANDY!
I don't want anybody to miss out on the opportunity to win the Fresh Brewed Designs "Beach Bums" rubber stamp!

It is time for you to move on to the next sweet stop. Please hop on over to the very talented artist and owner of Bresh Brewed Designs, Heather's blog and see what delightfully delicious creations she has to share with you today.
I look forward to reading your comments!


Sheryl:  Me as a guest!
Heather  Owner and Designer of Freshly Brewed!

Sunday, July 10, 2011



I made this card as a reminder to join Freshly Brewed Challenges bright and early Monday morning for A ONE DAY SUPER SWEET BLOG HOP! It's going to be lots of fun seeing Heather's brand new digi stamps during the hop! I promise you that they are REALLY SWEET! Play along for a chance to win a great prize!
Don't forget to sign up for my "Beach Bums" rubber stamp, Blog Candy!  Your chances of winning this stamp are really high!

I made the above card using Fresh Brewed Designs, "Hello" digi stamp!
The cardstock, dp and pearls are all Stampin Up!
The cream paper roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The cream ribbon and lace are from my stash of treasures

"Helping Hand" Thank you card

I hope that everybody is enjoying their weekend! We are having some really beautiful weather here! I needed to make a card today for a very thoughtful neighbor! I really like this stamp from sweet N' Sassy called "Helping Hand". It prints out with three sentiments to choose from.
This is my card.
I colored the "Helping Hand" digi image with my copic markers
I used Stampin Up crumb cake and pear pizzaz cardstock
The DP is K&Company
I used my EK Trellis punch
Oval scallop nestabilities
Stampin Up small oval and small scallop oval punches
Whimsy Cottage "Celebrate It" green gingham ribbon

Thank you so much for looking!
I am entering this card into the following challenges

Totally Gorjuss #88 Summertime

Truly Scrumptious #60 Things with Wings

The Corrosive Challenge Blog #124 Sketch Time

Oldie But A Goodie Anything Goes

Card Makin' Mamas #24 Summertime

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Coffee Take Me Away!

This is my second card as guest designer on Freshly Brewed Challenges!
Today I'm sharing this pretty card that I made with the "Coffee Take Me Away" stamp from Fresh Brewed Designs!
The monthly challenge at Freshly Brewed Challenges for the month of July is the following recipe! 2 papers - 2 embellishments - 2 shapes
I love this stamped image!  I think that she sends the perfect message to RELAX and ENJOY  YOUR SPECIAL DAY!

As you can see from my pictures, I made a window card with the pretty, "Coffee Take Me Away" stamp on the inside!
I used my Nestabilities large scallop die to cut the window. (I don't own the plain circle nestabilities yet)
Then I used my Marianne die to cut out the pretty Lacy doily circles that I used to frame the image on both the inside and the outside.
I used K&Company designer paper I paper pieced the pretty tea cup bathtub and the towel. Using this rubber stamp made it so fun and easy to do paper piecing!
Paper roses and corner embellishments from Wild Orchid Crafts
I used my Stampin Up oval punch and oval scallop punch for my sentiment.
The inside corner triangles were made with my Stampin Up ticket punch.
I colored the image with my copic markers.

Thank you so much for looking!
Don't forget to sign up for my BLOG CANDY!  I don't want you to miss out on the chance to win the "Beach Bums" rubber stamp from Fresh Brewed Designs!

I am entering this card in the following challenges
Die Cut Dreams Challenge Blog Challenge #93 Dawn's Recipe
Wags'n Whiskers   Birthdays
Scrapalicious USA Use Turquoise
Allsorts Challenge Blog Free and Easy

Friday, July 8, 2011

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge!

I'm very excited about sharing my first sketch with you as a Fussy and Fancy Design Team Member!
Meet Simply Betty Stamps, Jude and the Rockers, "BRITTANY"!
I colored Brittany in with my copic markers and added some red bling stones to her Belt Buckle Jeans and Sneakers.
Red Floral DP is Stampin Up
Blue DP with wht stars is from my scraps
Red Glitter Card Stock is Recollections
Lace is from my scraps.
Both the blue dotted ribbon and the white ribbon are Offray
Glitter Stars are K&Company
Bling Stars are Recollections
"July" is from Jolee's boutique
The label punch and Tag die are both from Stampin Up.

Our sponsor this time is Simply Betty Stamps, and she is offering our random winner 6 digi's from the new Jude and the Rockers line! I love these stamps! Brittany was so much fun to color and work with!
Come on over to the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge and join us with "Challenge 40 A Fabulous Sketch"challenge!
I'm looking forward to seeing your fabulous creations!

Don't forget to sign your name up for my BLOG CANDY draw! I don't want you to miss out on it!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Fun, "Happy Birthday Cowboy!" card, using Fresh Brewed Shop Designs!

This fun birthday card is being featured over at Freshly Brewed Challenges where they have a Birthday or Party Theme challenge going on right now!

I made this card using the Country Girl Birthday digi stamp along with the Cowboy Boots Digi Stamp.
I colored the stamps in with my copic markers and paper pieced the Country Girls outfit, boots and belt.
I used Certainly Celery and Baja Breeze SU cardstock.
The background designer paper and coordinating star paper is DCWV "The Guy Stack".
The ribbon is SU Certainly Celery and the button is from my grandmothers button tin!
I used a SU clear brad on the cowboy boots and colored it with my copic marker.
Then I had fun making a Lasoo out of twine!
Thank you so much for looking!
Don't forget to become a follower and enter your name for the Beach Bums Rubber Stamp/BLOG CANDY! ;-)

I am entering this card in the following challenges
Cards For Men   Stars
Stamp Something July Digi Day Challenge
Stampalot Challenge Anything Goes!

Friday, July 1, 2011



I'm so excited about being the featured guest designer at Freshly Brewed Challenges for the month of July, that I thought it would be fun to offer some blog candy to celebrate!
The rubber stamps from Fresh Brewed Designs are VERY DEEPLY ETCHED, THICK, QUALITY RUBBER! They are such a pleasure to stamp with!
One lucky recipient will win the BEACH BUMS rubber stamp!
This little lady is enjoying a pleasant stroll in her bikini with a nice refreshing summer drink!

All you need to do is simply become a follower of my blog and leave a comment below this post for the drawing! Simple!

The winner will be announced on Monday August 1, 2011