Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sharing pictures and Beach Bums!

Hello!  It's been a whole week since my last post!
Where did the week go?
The pollen has been a thick yellow blanket outside!
YUCK!  I just came inside from hosing off the gym 
sets, slides and toys in my back yard!
  The weekend simply flew bye!  I was able to make a couple of cards for future challenges.   
I had a long list of
things that I wanted to get done, though, and barely touched it!  
I attended a late workshop for my childcare/preschool last night!
It was about the impact of nutrition on behavior/Food For thought.
I found it very interesting.
Then when I got home, I had to hurry and finish working on a
birthday card for one of the little girls who comes here.  She is
celebrating her 4th birthday and she loves mermaids!  
We are having her
birthday party here today!
I will share her birthday card soon!

We have a fun sketch challenge at
Freshly Brewed Challenges!
I love sketch challenges!
Don't you?
I made my card using
Fresh Brewed Designs
Beach Bums rubber stamp
I colored her
with my copic markers.  Then I had fun stamping and paper piecing her 
tiny polka dot bikini!
She is so EASY TO COLOR!
This is the very first stamp that I ordered from 
Fresh Brewed Designs!  She is sweet and sexy!
The perfect summertime stamp!

Here is the fun sketch so that you can play along!
Just wait until you see the wonderful inspiration that
my fabulous and talented DT mates have created
for your viewing pleasure!
Pop on over to take a peek!
Then join in on the fun!

If my cards 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!
This code will save you 10% off your entire order! 
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
(Pin)Spirational Challenges   Inspiration Photo
Celebrate The Occasion   Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments   Anything Goes
My Time To Craft  Use two of something  flip flops
Fashionista challenge   Simply Summer
Stamp and Create   One for the ladies
Totally Stampalicious   Summertime
Wags'n Whiskers    Summer fun

I had promised to snap some pictures of my very humble
vegetable garden! Here in the North East, 
we are all just now planting.
We planted Big Boy tomatoes and cluster tomatoes, 
summer squash, zucchini, 
green peppers,and cucumbers
In the picture below, you can see that my whole back yard
is fenced in.  The vegetable garden is in the background.
This little garden is along the back walk leading up to my deck.
We still need to add some mulch.
You can see part of my childcare/preschool playground in the 
background too.
The groundhogs have no problem getting in the first fenced
in section, but I'm hoping that the second fenced garden(inside the fenced area) will 
be safe this year.
This is a picture of my Beagle, Suzie Q!  She is
looking down toward the shed where the ground hogs live!

I have a long back deck.  We actually have two Robins nests this year!  One under each end along the support beams.
Then I have some Black Capped Chickadees nesting
inside of a decorative little birdhouse that I have in the back yard!
I love the birds!
I snapped this picture of one of the nests by peeking
through the cracks in the deck!

Well that's it for now.
I hope that all of you have a great day!

Warmest Hugs, Sheryl


  1. such a fabulous card.... Love it. Love the pictures of your garden and the eggs... So wonderful.

  2. Cute card! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  3. i love your beach bum card; a favoite stamp of mine, too! so fun!! your garden (and yard!) look wonderful. love your suzie q peeking down at the ground hogs. :)

  4. So CUTE! Love that paper and image you used and the ribbon is just fabulous! So summery and pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Pin-spirational Challenges.

  5. Great card, fab layout & colours!

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft!
    Hugs Shell xx

  6. Great Beach Bum card. Wonderful colors. Thanks for sharing your garden with us.


  7. Such a cute card!!! Love your garden and lok at those eggs! Adorable!!!
    Cute doggie too!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}spirational Challenge this week!!!! Be sure to become a follower and come back again next Tuesday!!

  8. Great card... fab summery colors and perfect summery image! Enjoyed your photos too.

    We appreciate you joining in this challenge at Fashionista! Good Luck!

    Rina Fashionista

  9. What a fun summer card, your image is so cute! Thank you for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Anything Goes" challenge :)

  10. Oh WOW so nice to "see" a bit more of you and your home life - thanks for sharing Sheryl, it looks so nice and so much happening too :-)

    xx Sazzle xx

  11. So happy to see you at {Pin}spirational challenge this week, hope to see you again next week!

  12. Such a fun card Sheryl, fabulous summery colours.

    Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Sentiments .

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  13. Your card is so fun & makes me long for the beach! I'm glad that you shared this with us at {PIN}spirational Challenges.

    Your garden is fantastic AND you planted all the veggies that I eat on a regular basis. Yummy!

    Thank you for all of the personal pictures you shared - It was just lovely to have a peek into your world :)

    Lots of joy!

    PS - I would love to see you join us at Tuesday Alchemy as well!

  14. Fun card! So happy you joined us this week at {PIN}spirations!

  15. Great image, love the Summery embellishments too! Fab card!

    - Mel xx

  16. Fabulous! Fun and cute :)
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!