Monday, July 2, 2012


Hello everybody!
Its hard to believe that it's already July!
Where did June go?
To celebrate a brand new month
we always have a very special
sale offered on the first Monday of each month at
Fresh Brewed Designs!
This month our Special Brew of the month is
the very lovely

I tried something new and made my
very first neutral, monochromatic card.
This is definitely out of my comfort zone
and I was missing a couple of the lighter
copics that I needed so please don't be 
too harsh on me.

This stamp is available for the very low
price of $3.20 unmounted
or only $4.00 cling mounted
for today only.

Please mention my name, Sheryl,  in the comment section.

Click here to get your
very special Surprise  rubber stamp
for this very low price!
(Today only)

Fresh Brewed Designs, "Surprise" rubber stamp
colored with copic markers 
kraft cardstock
My Mind's Eye Sunshine dp
Spellbinders nestabilities oval die
Spellbinders Nestabilities Beaded Ovals
Memory Box  Catalina Border
Marianne Die for tag
flower, button, key, ribbon, lace and bling are from my stash

Don't forget to pop on over to Freshly Brewed Challenges to 
check out all of the latest excitement!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
The Ribbon Girl  Create a Girlie Card
Stampin Sisters in Christ Use something New  DP and technique
For your Inspiration  Inspiration Photo
On a personal note
Today is going to be a very light day around my house.
Because of vacations, I will only have two children here today!
My precious two year old grandson, Jakey 
and another darling two year old little boy.
Both boys are best friends and they are adorable
to watch as they play together!
I'm hoping to spend lots of time outside with them
 if the rain holds off.
We can use our new water table, water plants,
paint the house with water and paint brushes
and go on the swings!

Thank you for visiting!
I hope that all of you enjoy a very pleasant day!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl


  1. Awesome design love the stamp and embellishments~Beautiful :)

  2. a gorgeous card and image, love the monochrome and lovely details. janex

  3. Oh Sheryl, this is lovely. You did a great job with monochrome and the extras are wonderful. Good job.

  4. Oh hun
    What u mean too harsh on u, its amazing u nutter..
    I totally love it, it looks so elegant and fabby
    I want it,lol
    Kenzie xx

  5. what a stunning creation thanks so much for sharing it with us over at crafty catz...sassy

  6. So stunning card Sheryl! love the gorgeous bordure dies!

  7. Wow Sheryl, this is stunning! Wonderful job...with or without the "right" copics!
    Hugs, Renee

  8. Fabulous Card!! Special thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and leave such kind and caring comments. I don't get around to nearly as many blogs as I would like, but I truly do appreciate your thoughtfulness!!

    I find the craft world to be such a sweet and caring group and I'm always inspired by those who find the time to do so much!

    Happy Crafting and thank you again!!


  9. Sheryl, I love this card. No one would ever know that you did not have all the colors you needed. I love the tag with the bow and the awesome flower in the lower corner. Very beautiful card.

  10. beautiful card sheryl. thank you for your sweet comments. you are so kind.

  11. Gorgeous card Sheryl, love that image fantastic design and use of colours... simply perfect.. Hugs May x x x

  12. I want to come water painting too Sheryl. Use to love doing that with the kids at school. I love your card, you've done an amazing job with the shading on the image!

  13. This is so beautiful, Sheryl!! The monochromatic colors are gorgeous and I love all of the embellishments you used!! Absolutely stunning card :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  14. Hi Sheryl, your card in monochrome is gorgeous, just the right amount of colour and beautiful embellishments. Thank you so much for visiting my blog, so sorry to hear your daughter has RA, it is such a dreadful disease and you are suffering too from another, how awful. Life is a mystery to me at times, but hope you and your DD have found a treatment solution. Take care, crafty hugs, Anne x

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  16. Gorgeous creation, fab colour choice & embellishments!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  17. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week with absolutely gorgeous creation,

    I do hope that you will try to join us again next week,

    Good Luck with the challenge
    Have a lovely day,
    Hugs Bridget :0)

  18. Stunningly stylish card, I love it!

    Liz x

  19. A very elegant card Sheryl - love the colouring and the beautiful layout. Thank you so much for sharing with us at FYI. Hope we will see you again next time.
    Sylvia x

  20. Such a pretty elegant card! Thanks for playing at FYI!

  21. A gorgeous card!

    Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

    Sarah x

  22. WOW! turned out GORGEOUS! the image looks like a pencil sketch- awesome. way to go with the challenge. :)

  23. This is stunning; beautiful embellishing and I love the tag!

  24. Sheryl, this is so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at FYI!

  25. So very pretty. I love the sheet music background. I like the bling and that ribbon that you used as well!! Thanks for sharing with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge. I hope you are having a blessed week.

  26. Very beautiful card! You did great with your monochromatic/neutral colors! Hope the rain held off for your fun day with the boys! Thank you for playing in our challenge at Stampin Sisters in Christ this week! ~H

  27. Very elegant card - lovely - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl card challenge. Mary G x