Friday, June 29, 2012

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge

The sun is shining and It's Friday!
Happy Friday!
Today we have a new challenge at 
Fancy Folds
I'm afraid that I didn't get too fancy with mine.
I needed to make a special birthday card
for a very special little girl here in my
childcare, so I made an easel card.
Here is my card
using Fresh Brewed Designs

We celebrated Lucia's birthday here on Wednesday!
She is going to be graduating from
 my preschool to Kindergarten!  :-(
Her favorite color is yellow and I'm so glad
because I enjoyed making this sunny and cheerful
card for her.
She really liked this card and the pretty yellow
dress that I bought for her.  She was adorable as she 
stood up and hugged her dress, held it up to herself and 
hugged it again!
Then she was good enough to sit back down to admire her card some more while I pointed out the banner
 with her name on it and the number 5.
This adorable Little Gianna digi looks just like her!
Fresh Brewed Designs Little Gianna digi stamp
If you order this stamp, please use my code Sfbd3 along with my name, Sheryl
in the comment section to get 10% off your order.
colored with copic markers with a paper pieced dress.
Stampin Up cardstock and circle die
Cheery Lynn Designs Italian Flourish Doily Die
Spellbinders Nestabilities classic oval and beaded oval
Stampin Up stamped sentiments and number 5 die cut
Tag punch and circle and scalloped circle punch

Your all in for a big treat when you pop on over to our
to see what all of 
my lovely design team friends have created for your inspiration 
and viewing pleasure!
Then join in on the fun and show us your 
fancy folds creations!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
PaperPlay Challenges  Flags/pennants/ banners
Aud Sentiments Challenge   Bingo Happy/ribbon/diecut
Charisma Challenge  Anything Goes   
Fab'n'Funky  Cute and Girly
Anything Goes Challenge   Polka Dot with a birthday theme
Ribbon Carousel Blog   Paper Piecing
Stamp and Create Blog    Bold and Bright

Thank you so much for visiting!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New FBD Challenge and a Country Girl Birthday!

Hello to all of my very crafty and talented friends!
We have a fun sketch challenge at 
this week!
I had a lot of fun creating my card 
using the sketch and 

digi image

and here is the sketch

I was a little bit of a rebel and I put the 
fun sketch design inside my square card!
As you can see, I had fun paper piecing her skirt!
Fresh Brewed Designs  Country Girl Birthday digi
Colored with copics and paper pieced with scrap paper.
Stampin up Cardstock
My Minds Eye quite contrary Jack and Jill  DP
All of my circles and scalloped circles were done 
with Stampin Up Die cuts and punches
I stamped my Happy Birthday on a scrap from
My Minds Eye Fine and Dandy Girl DP
The corner embellishments are from Wild Orchid Crafts
The fun gingham ribbon and the bling are all from my stash

There is always a lot of excitement going on 
at Freshly Brewed Challenges
and Heather is always popping brand 
new rubber stamps and digi images into
her shop!

If you use a Fresh Brewed Designs
stamp or digi you just may have your
card featured on our Challenge Blog
and get to choose 3 FREE DIGI'S!

Don't forget to mention that Sheryl sent you in the comment section!
When the sale is over, you can still use my code Sfbd3 to get 10% off your order!

When you pop on over to our 
you are sure to smile when you see all of the 
wonderful inspiration that my very talented 
design Team Friends have created!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
Anything Goes   Polka Dot with a birthday theme
The Ribbon Carousel Blog  Paper Piecing with Laurel Seabrook
Tuesday Throwdown   Gingham
Love To Create challenge Blog   Anything Goes
Sir Stamp A Lot Challenge   Bingo Turquoise, Polka Dots, Brown
The Corrosive challenge   Summertime Girls

On a personal note
It's been really lousy and rainy weather so far this week!
My garden is starting to look like a jungle!
The good news is that they are forecasting beautiful and sunny
weather all the way through the weekend starting Thursday!
This is really good news for me!  I really need to get outside
with all of the children who come here!
I just invested in a brand new water table and we are
all anxious to bring it outside and try it out!
Splish Splash!
The children helped me put it all together 
yesterday.  They were all so proud to be big helpers!
It was lots of fun to play with it empty.  They had a blast 
making all of the little figures go down the slides.
 They can only imagine how much 
fun it will be when we actually
fill it up with water!  ;-)
Today we are all celebrating 
the birthday of one of the little girls who comes
here.  She is going to be graduating to 
Kindergarten and she is turning 5 yrs. old!
Where has all the time gone?
Today, I only want to focus on her special day and not
feel too sad about her leaving.
Her favorite color is yellow and she is very much a 
girly girl!   I bought her a pretty
yellow summer dress! She loves dresses and 
she has hinted several times that if I happen to see a dress
it's alright if I buy one for her birthday!  LOL!
I made her a very special card using a Fresh Brewed Designs
digi that looks JUST LIKE HER!  I will post her
birthday card here on Friday!
Well, I had better go and hang the,"Happy Birthday" banner
and get things ready for the party!
I apologize for not visiting your blogs for the past two days.
I promise to catch up on all of your lovely 
crafty cards and projects as soon as I can.
Shamefully, I have been opting for sleep and
going to bed early.
Thank you for visiting!
I appreciate all of your lovely comments!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Blog Candy Winners and a brand new FBD challenge!

Hello to all of my very talented and crafty friends!
I want to announce the winners of
my followers blog candy!
($10.00 gift certificate to Fresh Brewed Designs!)
I wish that all of you could win because
I appreciate all of you so very much!
I put all of the names in a bowl and had my
two year old grandson pick for me!

The winners are
Congratulations to you both!
Please contact me at

We have a fun new color challenge at
Freshly Brewed Challenges!
The yummy colors are
Red  Yellow and Teal

I made my card using
Fresh Brewed Designs

This is such a fun stamp to color!
This is my first time using her.
I tried coloring her in using my new
prisma colored pencils along with my 
copic markers and I can honestly
say, that I had absolutely no idea what I was doing!
Lets just say that I can use a lot more practice!
I'm looking forward to it though!
Coloring is fun and relaxing!
The cardstock is Stampin Up
The dp is My Mind's Eye  Fine and Dandy Boy
along with some scrap paper
The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts
I used my circle scallop nestabilities

If you would like to order this 
very special stamp
Luau Party
please use my code Sfbd3 along with my name
Sheryl, in the comment section for a 10%  discount!

You'll want to pop on over to
Freshly Brewed Challenges
to see the super fun cards that
my DT friends made for your
Then we hope that you can join in on the fun!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Graphicat Sketches challenge  

Love To Create Challenge   Summertime Fun
Sentimental Sundays  Summer Fun
Sweet Stampin   Summer Fun

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

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Fresh Brewed Designs Blog Hop and Candy for my followers!

Hello crafty friends!
This is a reminder that we are
still hopping 
at Freshly Brewed Challenges!
To hop and enter your name for my
Blog Candy
Please go 
I don't want you to miss out 
on this super special deal!
Heather is offering special treats
to go along with her stamps!

Here is a lovely
gift tag/package topper 
that I made using

Fresh Brewed Designs newest You+Me=BFF
rubber stamp
I made the tag with Stampin Up Framits Labels collection
Magnolia Doohickey fence die
Whimsy stamps sentiment
Wild Orchid craft rosebuds
Dragon fly is Jolee's boutique
the dp, ribbons and other embellishments
are from my stash
The butterfly was a gift when I ordered 
a tin full of buttons from etsy!
When I opened up the tin, there was this
lovely butterfly sitting on the top
of the buttons!  I was waiting for the 
perfect project to use it!
If you do place an order
I would appreciate it if you use
along with my name, Sheryl
in the comment section
to receive 10% off your order!

Well, I am off to pick up and clean the house!
My children and grandchildren are arriving 
this afternoon for a cookout!
We are celebrating Fathers Day and 
my Birthday!
Our dinner menu is a surprise made and 
brought to us by our children!
Hmm....What will it be?
The only thing I'm sure about is the 
birthday dessert!
I always have strawberry shortcake
made with fresh biscuits!
Thank you to all of my lovely followers!
I really appreciate all of you!
Don't forget about our hop and my blog candy!

Thank you for visiting!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Happy Fathers Day! Still hopping & Blog Candy

Hello to all of my very talented and crafty friends!
Please don't miss out on our 
Fresh Brewed Designs 
New rubber stamp Blog HOP!
I'm offering blog candy for my 
followers Old and New!

Today we are honoring our fathers as we celebrate
Fathers Day!
I'm so very blessed to have my daddy!
He has always been such a strong guiding figure in 
my life.  As a teenager and into my early twenties 
I worked with my father at his business.
I learned so much about business management 
from my father.
Today, I run my own childcare/preschool
As a child I have so many very special memories
of my dad.
I can remember him holding the back of my 
bicycle seat as he ran down the street with me
and taught me how to ride my bike!
I felt so very safe and secure knowing that he 
wouldn't let me fall.
I remember when he would surprise all of us
by having us load into the car in our pajamas
and he would take us to the Drive In Movies 
or bring us for ice cream.
My father worked long hard hours to support 
our family, but he made sure that we 
had the best family vacations together!
He brought us camping, pitched a tent and cooked
big breakfasts for us over a campfire! 
We always camped right on a beautiful lake.
Then he would bring us for really fun 
boat rides and fishing trips in our family boat.
I loved to go fishing!
When I was a little older, he built a small
cottage along the lake.
Soon we stopped going up north and started to
holiday down at Cape Cod in our summer house.
Our summer holidays on the ocean were filled with
boat rides, walks on the beach and yummy BBQ'S!
I always treasured those very special weekends
that my dad would pack up the car along with my mom
and drive us all down the Cape on a Friday night.
Now my parents live down at the Cape while
they enjoy their retirement.
Our visits with them are no less special!
No matter where my parents live, 
I always feel like I've come home when I 
walk through their door.
I made this nautical themed card for my 
dad for Fathers Day because he loves the ocean so much!

Happy Fathers Day, Dear Dad!
I love you so very much!

Stampin Up Sail Away stamped on cork
K&Company dp
K&Company shells
Jolee's Boutique boat shoes and other embellishments
gauze, twine,button
and banner are from my stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
My Sheri Crafts   Fathers Day
Card Makin Mamas  Fathers Day
Simply Create Too   Fathers Day
Stampin With The Dragon   Anything Goes
CCEE Stampers   Nautical Theme
Crop Stop  Banners
DYSU challenge   For Man or Boy
Paper Play Challenges  For a Man with twine
Inspired By   Inspirational photo
Thank you for visiting!
I hope that you enjoy a wonderful day!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Fresh Brewed Designs Blog Hop and Candy for my Followers!

Welcome to the June
 Fresh Brewed Designs
 Three Day Blog Hop!
 If you are getting here from Jessica's blog then you are right on track. If you are just finding your way to our fun filled, extra caffeinated, and mega inspiring blog hop, then please start at the beginning here: Freshly Brewed Challenges.

The Fresh Brewed Designs Team and Guests have put together an exciting blog hop TODAY and ALL THIS WEEKEND featuring handmade cards inspired by our new released 
I chose to create with 

For this hop weekend only you have the chance to purchase both stamps at an extra special deal!

You can get both stamps for $10!!! 

**BONUS!!!** one lucky person who purchases this set will also receive some extra goodies in their package! Stop by the shop to see what you could win!!!

I would like to thank all of my followers both
old and new for all of your lovely comments!
I really do appreciate all of you!
To celebrate all of you, I am offering some 
blog candy to two lucky followers!
(chosen by
Each of the two winners will receive a
$10.00 gift certificate to 
Fresh Brewed Designs!
You can use this gift certificate toward rubber stamps or digi's!

Remember that this Hop lasts for 3 days!
You will have until Monday to Hop!
Good luck and don't forget to leave a comment!

Here's a complete list of all the participating blogs in today's hop - be sure to hit every stop!
 You really don't want to miss out!!!
Now hop on over to Celeste's lovely blog!

Freshly Brewed Challenges:
Sheryl:  you are here!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
The Crafty Calender   Flowers and swirls
Craft Your Days Away  Bingo  flowers, lace, gems
Wags 'n Whiskers   Paper piecing
Stampin For the Weekend   Bugs and Butterflies
Crafty Ribbons   Butterflies and Bows

Thank you for hopping by!
I will be back with a fathers day card and then a
tag that I made with 
Fresh Brewed Designs 
You + Me = BFF rubber stamp
later this weekend!
Warmest Hugs,

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

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Shout It from the roof tops! New Digi Release!

Hello to all of my crafty and very talented friends!
I'm very excited about today's post
because we aren't just announcing the
Monthly Prize Challenge at
We are showcasing a fabulous 
new Digi Release!

This months prize challenge is
(cut out and pop up your image)

Here is my card using
on the front

and here is the inside of my card
I love these very versatile new digi's!
Heather has designed one for every occasion!
You can even get a 
From The Roof Tops digi
 without the words added
so that you can personalize it!

I colored the houses in with copic markers and used 
crystal effects on the windows
The card stock is Stampin Up
The DP is My Minds Eye Happier
I used white felt for the clouds with MFT cloud dienamics
The blue scalloped edge is a MFT dienamic die also.
I used it because it reminded me of clouds.
The die cuts, ribbon, button and twine are all Stampin Up
I used my sewing machine to give my card a more finished look.
The inside sentiment is from Fresh Brewed Designs
and I apologize because my printer was low on ink.
I traced over the letters with my ink pen, so the words didn't come out nice and clean.

I hope that you pop on over to 
to see some more fabulous inspiration
from my dear design team friends.

Then click on over to 
order your own digi images.
These images will be used again and again
for so many special occasions!
If you do place an order
I would appreciate it if you use
along with my name, Sheryl
in the comment section
to receive 10% off your order!

On a personal note
It's been pouring rain here for days now and its cold!
We actually had to put our heat back on and start wearing coats and long sleeves again!
I peeked through the crack in my deck and the Robin eggs haven't hatched yet.
They are probably waiting for the sun to shine first!
My garden is growing and all of this rain is encouraging lots of weeds to sprout!
Ugh!  I'm not a big fan of weeding!
My little baby grandson is growing!  I just love all of those very 
special newborn grunts and stretches that he makes!
He cracks us up because he always makes a boo boo face when he burps!
He doesn't like burping!  However, He has no problem passing gas from 
the other end!  LOL!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
Digital Tuesday   Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly  Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday   Anything Goes
Crafty Boots    Bowtastic/Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp   Show Some Texture
The Pink Elephant   Vibrant colors

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

Friday, June 1, 2012

New Fussy and Fancy Challenge! Swirls & Flourishes!

Hello and Happy Friday!
We made it through another week!  I know that all of us love and treasure our weekends!   I always make sure that I find time to craft and make
cards during the weekend!  
I got an early Birthday present from my
very dear husband!  
I kept talking about wanting to get Prisma colored pencils
to use along with my copic markers
 and he surprised me by ordering me some for my
Now I need to sit this weekend and watch some 
tutorials while I play with them!  I'm so excited!  If only we had Copic and prisma pencil classes around
where I live!  
I haven't found any as of yet though.  I'm so very grateful for the internet and you tube
 so that I can watch tutorials from so many talented people!
Today we have a brand new challenge at
Swirls and Flourishes!
Here is my card using
Whimsie Doodles Science Guy
I made this card for my 
son in laws birthday.  He is a biologist.
He loved getting this special card!

Whimsie Doodles Science Guy digi
Colored with copics and crystal effects.
Stampin Up cardstock
Scrap dp.
MFT banner and stamp set for "Bobby"
Nestabilities scalloped circles
Computer generated sentiments punched with Stampin Up window punch
Birthday sentiment is Stampin up also
Large oval and large label punch are Stampin Up

Please pop on over to
Fussy and Fancy to see lots of fabulous
inspiration from our very talented Design Team!
Then join in on the fun!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
SJ Crafts    All about the boys   use something old (DP)
Southern Girls   Die Cut or Punch
Fab 'n 'Funky   Celebration  
Stampin Royalty   Masculine Cards
Simon Says Stamp  Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown   Masculine

Thank you for visiting!
I hope that everybody has a great day!
Warmest Hugs,