Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Celebrating Fresh Brewed Designs 100th Challenge!

Hello and Happy Wednesday to all of my 
talented and crafty friends!
First of all, I would like to welcome my new followers!  
I really appreciate you stopping by!

Today is a very special day at

We are celebrating our 
100th CHALLENGE this week!

The Challenge is 
Anything Goes!

If you are a follower
old or new
and you post our badge and leave a comment
you will be entered into 
a drawing for a 
Surprise package from Heather!

Plus we are having a 
super spectacular rubber stamp sale!

I have made a fun birthday card with
one of the 8 rubber stamps in the set
This is such a fun stamp to work with!
Its so easy to stamp and paper piece the 
tea cup.  These gorgeous papers are from My Minds Eye, Lost & Found
The only coloring I did with copics was
her hair, coffee bag, the water and whatever skin
 was peeking out of the tub!  Easy Peasy!
The pretty heart die is Cheery Lynn Designs Two of Hearts
I also used Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish die for the leaves
The flowers, corner embellishment and lace are from Wild Orchid Crafts
I used clear crystal effects on the water and cupcake

Just look at this set of 8 thick and deeply etched
rubber stamps that 
you can purchase for only $40.00!
Plus Heather is offering you an additional
5 Free digi's of choice!

(Plus free shipping in USA )
These aren't the only stamps on sale!
Heather has some fabulous digi's on sale too!
I just love celebrations and big sales!  Don't you?
If you do place an order, I would appreciate it
if you write that Sheryl sent you in the comment section.

Pop on over to Freshly Brewed Challenges to read all of our exciting news this week 
and admire some lovely cards made with FBD stamps
by my very dear DT friends,  for our 
Anything Goes Challenge!
There are lots of ways to win prizes!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
Everybody-Art-Challenge   Roses
Sassy Cheryl's  Birthday celebration
Twisted Tuesday Challenges   Use something clear  Crystal effects on the water & cupcake
Bunny Zoe's Crafts   Girls, Girls, Girls
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge Blog     Roses (Two of Hearts die, fanciful flourish)
Craft Your Passion   Anything Goes
Lexi's creations    Happy Birthday
Simon Says Stamp and Show   Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge   Real or faux stitching
The Shabby Tea Room    Color inspiration photo

On a personal note
Sadly, the picture I shared of the nest with 3 pretty Robins eggs inside has been abandoned by its parents!
I was hoping to get more pictures after they hatched, while they were growing.  :-(
It's so sad.  The three pretty eggs are still sitting in the nest all alone.  The parents are no where in sight.
I would dearly love to report the Robin parents to the authorities for neglect!
I am off now to welcome all of the little cherubs here to my daycare/preschool.
We are doing a circus theme and learning about opposites.
The other day we did HAPPY and SAD clowns!
The children all LOVED performing their Happy and Sad feelings both vocally and with priceless 
facial expressions!  They continued dramatizing and play acting all day long!
I couldn't count how many times they had me convinced that one of them was really crying or hurt!  They all turned out to be excellent actors!
Today we are making those yummy Hershey Kiss and Pretzel treats for their daddy's Father's Day gift.
They all made a special mug with their hand prints on them for us to put the treats inside of!

Thank you so much for visiting!
I hope that you have a great day!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl


  1. What a wonderful creation! I love the image - want to jump in a cup of tea or coffee right now to wake up! Your papers are really too scrumptious for words as is your sketch. Wonderful stuff here! I am going to definitely play in this challenge and may go get some of those great deals too.

  2. Oh, I just LOVE the color combination of this gorgeous card. Super adorable image! LOVE IT!
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's Birthday challenge this week.

  3. Beautiful card and image, luv your layout. thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie, good luck, cheers Sue N x

  4. This is gorgeous Sheryl,love the image and all your fabulous

  5. Gorgeous card! Love your fab image and pretty colours, Thanks for joining in with The Cutie Pie's This time x
    Wendy x

  6. Your card is stunning Sheryl! I LOVE all of the gorgeous layers and embellies. I don't know how you create such detailed and well balanced cards. AMAZING!!!

    I am so sorry to hear that about your birdies. We found a beautiful little blue egg in our yard, never saw a nest? I hate that they left them there :(( so sad.

    I did love reading about your day with your children. I can imagine their faces and your heart skipping a beat to make sure they are ok in fear that they were actually sad or something :) hhehehe!!! Kids do make the best actors. They fear nothing and take everything on with great courage and give it all they have. It is when we get older we lose the joy and freedom and courage to be ourselves... and we look for a piece of it every day. The good thing is that we can find it if we look in the right places and trust God to lead us there. Enjoy those babies. Take care of you!


  7. Hi Sheryl - I love your card. The pastel colours are so beautiful and your flowers are wonderful. Thanks for sharing it at Lexi's Creations for our "Happy Birthday" challenge.

    We had a Robin's nest in our Garden this spring for the first time. The parents were very doting and the 4 chicks had been around for about 10 days, then we came home from school one day and the next was completely empty. :o( As I don't think the babies were old enough (or feathery enough) to fly, I can only assume that something "got" them. Like your nest, so very sad :o((((( I hope the parents try again.

    Hugs, Helen x (DT Lexi's Creations)

  8. Busy day ahead at your daycare Sheryl. Sounds like you really keep them busy (or is it the other way around?!!!). What a stunning card. Gorgeous soft colors and what wonderful embellies. Love it!!


  9. woweee look at that card layered with beautiful goodness! i just love it!! :) so sorry to hear about the poor little birdies.....

  10. Sheryl!!
    What a super cute n lovely card!!! Great Job! be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure

  11. What a cute card, Sheryl. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

  12. Love those 2 colours together particularly like the duck egg and gorgeous bow
    Debbie xx

  13. Beautiful card, I love all the detail and your glazed cupcake!

    Thanks for joining us in Sassy Cheryls challenge!

  14. Gorgeous card love that image coloured just perfect!! great colours & design.. Hugs May x x x

  15. Hi Sheryl,
    What a lovely card! I adore the heart and lace trim. I am a big coffee lover so if I could swim in it, I would! Thanks for sharing.

  16. Oh wow, Sheryl, what a gorgeous card!! I love the beautiful colors and the designs is fabulous!! This is absolutely stunning!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  17. Da gibt es aber viel zu entdecken auf deiner Karte.
    Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei EAC.
    Liebe Grüße Doreen

  18. Great card. Thanks for playing the Sassy Cheryl's Challen!!

  19. Love the ribbon and flowers. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time!

    DT Member
    Celestial Things

  20. Wow Sheryl, so much gorgeous detail, beautiful card.

    Shame about those little Robin eggs, mother nature can be so cruel sometimes,

    Liz x

  21. Hi Sheryl. Thank you for the lovely comments that you left on my blog, and, of course for following. I have come to visit your blog now and I think your work is gorgeous so I will be following you too now. Isn't blogging great!

    Sharon x

  22. Love your card Sheryl, so many gorgeous layers and excellent image. What a shame about the wee birds:( We often find smashed eggs at the side of our house. I worked in a school nursery for 11 years and it was just lovely to read about your little kiddie winkles, brought back lots of memories.

  23. Wonderful card - gorgeous colours and so many fabulous details.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Cutie Pie this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  24. Your card is fabulous Sheryl I love all the added detail and the design of it, your blog is brilliant and I am now your latest follower. The children must love coming to you for care it sounds like they have great fun there. I felt so sad for the little robin eggs.
    Thank you for the lovely comments you left for me on my blog xx

  25. Hi Sheryl!

    I just had to check out your blog...your creations are amazing! Love your embellishing! I'll be back....

  26. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog Sheryl. I love 'meeting' new people especially someone who shares my love of Craft (and you also have a Beagle). I definitely will be back. hugs x

  27. Lovely layers everywhere! great job!So glad you could join us for our challenge at TSTR this week:)

  28. Gorgeous card. I love the colours and all the pretty embellishments.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  29. Beautiful card, I love all the beautiful papers and wonderful embellishments - especially that cute little cupcake! Gorgeous design and fab job on the paper piecing. Love your work; I'm a new follower:)

    Hugs, Dawn

  30. Wow, such a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pies this time. Hugs Lisa xx

  31. What a fun, girly card! So many details. Thanks so much for joining us at the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!

  32. That soft blue and pink is such a pretty combination and you've got some of the prettiest embellies on this card. Love the cupcake and yummy lace. Sweet as can be Sheryl! Hugs!

  33. WOW, Sheryl! This card is gorgeous!! I love the color scheme, design, and everything about this card! :) Thanks so much for visiting my blog, commenting, and becoming a new follower! Can't wait to get to know you!


  34. What a gorgeous card! I love all the details you put into it, such lovely papers too! Those poor little birdies...I had to go back through your blog to find the photo of the eggs. We always have a bird's nest under our deck too and the three eggs in our nest have hatched and they are gone now. It was nice to watch the mother bird bringing food for her babies, they grew up quickly! Thanks for playing along at Twisted Tuesday Challenges this week!