Monday, July 30, 2012

Lazy Day Bug and Blog Candy

Hello to all of my talented and crafty friends!
I hope that all of you enjoyed a wonderful weekend!
I enjoyed a relaxing weekend inside.
It was pretty wet and rainy around here.

 is sponsoring the
 this week
The theme is 
Add A Tag
Here is my card using 

Fresh Brewed Designs
The pretty digi paper is from the
Fresh Brewed Designs
Please pop on over to the
Love To Create Challenge Blog
to see all of the lovely Fresh Brewed Designs
cards made by their very talented Design Team
Then join in on the fun!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Frosted Designs    One word title
Aud Sentiment Challenge    Put sentiment on a tag
Delightful challenges   Dog Days of Summer
The playdate Cafe     cobalt   goldenrod  peony

I have a small candy for my followers
Old and New
I truly do appreciate all of you!
Simply leave a comment

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

Friday, July 27, 2012

Blog Candy thank you for my followers and a New Fussy and Fancy Challenge!

Happy Friday everyone!
We have a brand new challenge at 
Fussy and Fancy this fortnight.
Our latest challenge is
Vintage with distressing and lace
Well, I'm really bad.
First of all this was a huge challenge for me because it is 
totally out of my comfort zone.
I had to go out and buy the supplies to use on this card.
(After I watched several tutorials on You tube!)
However, I really did have lots of fun playing with the ink!
Second of all, I just now realized that my card is supposed
 to have lace!
Ugh!  I thought it was Vintage with distressing!
So here is my DT card

Have you ever thought that your card was, "Ok"?
And then when you look at the actual picture of it
you realize, "I shouldn't have done that" or
"It's missing this"?
Well, It happens to me all the time.
Looking at my card, I realize that I should have
weathered or inked my flower more.
I actually had a Tim Holtz tissue tape "music note" 
flower made, originally that looked pretty good.
Don't ask me why I swapped it out.
I simply  couldn't tell you.
Black and cream cardstock from Stampin Up
I stamped the back piece of cream cardstock 
with white adirondack lights acrylic paint 
using a leaf pattern rubber stamp.
Then when it was dry, I inked over it with
Tim Holtz Distress Ink  bundled sage
For the stamped image section
I used two inks on the cream paper
Tim Holtz  bundled sage
and a small amount of tumbled glass
I wanted this piece to be more of a
blue green than the green piece 
behind it.
when it was dry, I stamped it with a 
Hero Arts vintage stamp in black
I sanded and distressed all of the edges
and put it all together with some dotted ribbon
and my ahem..... flower.

For some really impressive vintage cards and projects
please stop by our 
to see what our lovely design team has to show you!
Then we hope that you join in on the fun!

On a personal note
I feel horrible that I haven't been able to 
to visit your lovely blogs more.
I simply love to admire all of your beautiful 
and creative work.
I'm so very touched that you still take the time
to comment on my cards even though
I haven't been by to visit you!

Anyway, because I truly do appreciate all of you so 
very much, I want to offer some candy!

All followers old and new are eligible!
Thank you for being so wonderful
Oh....and please don't worry about
commenting on this specific card. ;-)
 You can comment on
any cards that I have posted.
I hope that all of you have a wonderful day!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sending you cheeky smiles!

Ahoy There!
It's Wednesday
and we have a fun Nautical inspiration picture for 
our newest challenge at 
      I decided to make a cheeky card with
   Rubber Stamp
Fresh Brewed Designs Beach Bums rubber stamp
paper pieced and colored with copics
Stampin Up cardstock, ribbon and dp
Stampin Up oval and scalloped oval punch
My Favorite Things corner dienamics
Embellishments are Jolee's

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
The Corrosive Challenge Blog   Cheeky, Saucy and Sassy
My Time To Craft   Make It Wet
Creative Stamp Challenge   Summer, Sun, Beach and Sea
If you pop on over to 
you can see more inspiration 
for this fun Nautical inspiration photo.
Then, Heather always has something fun and new
to share with all of you!
Pst.....We have pretty new digi papers!
Your going to love them!

Thank you for visiting!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Monday, July 16, 2012

You still have time to hop and shop at Fresh Brewed Designs! I am offering Blog Candy too!

Hello everyone!
We are still hopping at Fresh Brewed Designs!
Today I want to share a card that I made using

Heather is offering some unbelievable sale prices!
Simply use the code JULYHOTDEAL
to get 25% off all newly released rubber stamps!
This code will also give you 15% off all other rubber stamps!
That's not all!  Most of the digi stamps are on sale for 60% off!!!!

I am offering some blog candy for my followers 
Simply leave a comment on any of my three cards
for the last few days to be eligible to win.

Please scroll down to see my other two posts for this hop!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Catered Crop    Ruffles
Shopping our Stash   Extra folds or pleats
Try It On Tuesday   Bingo and add a butterfly

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

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Fresh Brewed Designs DAY 2 HOP, Prizes and Candy!

Hello everybody!  Have you hopped yet?
Don't worry
You still have today and tomorrow!
Today I want to share a card
that I made using

Sorry about the quality of these pictures.  I couldn't get the color right.
As always the card looks better in person!  ;-)
The Hop starts HERE
You are in for a real treat and will see lots of wonderful
inspiration on each blog!
Heather has practically EVERYTHING in her shop on SALE!
Use the code JULYHOTDEAL
to get 25% off newly released rubber stamps
15% off all other rubber stamps!
That's not all
Most of her digi stamps are 60% off!
Go here to shop

I am offering a little embellishment candy
for my followers old and new!
Simply leave a comment on any card during this hop
for a chance to win!

Please scroll down to see yesterdays gift card made with Spa Girl
and to see the complete list of blog stops.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Anything Goes Challange    Lavender and Lace
Alphabet Challenge Blog    L for Lace
Bearly Mine Challenges   Pearls and Lace
Card Makin Mamas   Rubber
Daring cardmakers   Lace and Pearls
Frosted Designs    Stamping
Let's Ink It Up    All Girls
The Crafty Pad Designs   Paper Piecing
Southern Girls Challenge  Pearls

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

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Blog Candy/Gift Card Holder for Fresh Brewed Designs HOT Blog Hop!

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

The Fresh Brewed Designs Team and Guests have put together an exciting and oh so HOT blog hop TODAY and ALL THIS WEEKEND featuring handmade cards inspired by our new released Rubber Stamps. Now you may be thinking, I have seen these before. Why, yes! Yes you have!!! But not like this!!! They have all been carefully re-sized. They are approximately 1/2 inch smaller than the original stamp, but just as sassy and hot as ever! For you, this means that more of your card will be visible so you can add your layers, embellies, use your nesties and all of that other fun stuff just a bit easier than before. The larger size is still available and still wonderful ... but now you have the option to choose which size works best for your stamping style!
All re-sized stamps are available cling mounted on 1/8 inch cling foam to use with your acrylic blocks or un-moutned. All of Fresh Brewed Designs stamps are made in the USA with deeply etched red rubber so you get a perfect impression every time! 

I made a gift card holder with
Some things Are Better Rich
This was super easy to make and I
will be sure to do a tutorial on it real soon!
This fun stamp was quick and easy to
color in with copics and it was fun to stamp
and paper piece her pink dotted towel!
This gift card holder measures 3" x 4 1/4"

I can't think of a more thoughtful gift
than to treat someone with a gift card
to a spa!  And this stamp is perfect
for personalizing your card or gift card holder.
I sure do wish that I was at a spa right now!

I'm offering a little embellishment candy for my followers
OLD and NEW!

Any comments left on any of my cards during the next
three days will be submitted for the drawing.
I will be back with another card tomorrow!  ;-)

Now are you ready for Three Days of HOT Savings? 

The following stamps are 25% off for the next three days!
Use the code  JULYHOTDEAL
Caution Contents are Hot
Spicy Pumpkin Latte
Some Things Are Better Rich (or Spa Girl)
I'll Take Mine To Go
Coffee Take Me Away 

Simply go here to order

Now on to the PRIZES!!!

Anyone who purchases any of the stamps listed above has a chance to win one of many AMAZING prizes. 

To see a full list of the prizes available, check the first hop stop OR stop by the shop and see what you can win! 

One lucky winner on the hop will win a $10 gift card to the Fresh Brewed Designs Shop. 

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!!!

Freshly Brewed Challenges:
Sheryl:   You are here

I would like to enter this Gift Card Holder 
into the following challenges

My Mum's Craft Shop   No cards allowed
Crafty Creations   Free For All
Ribbon Carousel Blog   Buttons and Bows
Lexi's Creations   For a Friend
Gingerloft   Fancy Folds
Dream Valley Challenges   Anything but square
Fab 'n' Funky challenge    Summer Holiday

Thank you for hopping and stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Freshly Brewed Challenges, Under The Sea Challenge

Hello everybody!
I hope that all of you are having a great week so far!

I know that those of you who are working are probably pretty happy that you have made it halfway 
through your work week.

However, I have this week off from work, so I'm saying,
"I can't believe that it's Wednesday already!"
"My week is half gone!"

I'm always happy to introduce a new
on Wednesday's, though :-)
Our fun challenge this week is to create something using an
Under The Sea theme!
Heather has lots of super fun stamps and
digi's to go along with this theme!
I chose to make a step card with the
rubber stamp

colored in with copic markers
Stampin Up Cardstock
Recollections All Seasons paper pad design paper
Stampin Up Framelits Labels collection
The sun, cloud and wave die cuts are done with
 My Favorite Things dienamics
The fence is Magnolia doohickeys Lovely Fence die
I also used Stampin up circle and scalloped circle punch
the embellishments are from Jolee's

If you decide to order a lovely stamp or digi from Fresh Brewed Designs,
Heather will mail it right out to you!  
Please use my name, Sheryl along with my code Sfbd3 for 10% off your order.  :-)

to get ready for our July Blog Hop! 
We are having challenges, 
giveaways and lots of fun! 
Check it all out HERE and be sure 
to snag the badge from the upper right hand
side of my blog to spread the word 
and save the date. 
We are going to be having LOTS of fun!!!

Just wait until you pop on over to our
to see all of the fun cards that our 
super talented Heather and 
DT friends made for our 
Under The Sea Theme challenge!
Your in for a real treat!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
Celebrate The Occasion   Happy Birthday
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog   Sea Of Love
Everybody Art Challenge   Summer
Marker Pop   Pastel Colors
Simon Says Stamp and Show   Layers
Dream Valley Challenges   Anything But Square
Gingerloft  Challenge   Fancy Folds

Thank you for visiting my blog!
I really appreciate all of your kind comments!
Have a great day!
Warmest Hugs,

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy July 4th! Fresh Brewed Designs new Digi Release!

Hello to all of my crafty and talented friends!
I hope that all of you here in the United States have been
enjoying your July 4th festivities!
Today we are celebrating at 
with a new month long challenge 
and a brand new 
adorable owl digi release!
Just wait until you see all of these 
fun beach themed owls!
Your going to love them!

Our challenge this month is

Here is my card using 
Fresh Brewed Designs

Isn't this owl adorable?  And just look at 
the cute little crab peeking out from behind
the sandcastle!  This image is so quick and
easy to color too.  I decided to color mine
aqua to match my designer paper.
Fresh Brewed Designs, "Owl Build A Sandcastle" digi
Colored with copics 
The sand is coated with crystal effects and Doodle Bug sugar coating white glitter
The sandcastle border is done with an ek success border punch
The sun, the water and the corner embellishments are done with
My Favorite Things die namics
The crab is from Jolee's
The bucket and the fish are from my stash
I think I ordered them from Oriental Trader
Stampin Up cardstock
The fun designer paper is My Minds Eye Fine And Dandy Boy
I just love the owls on this paper! 
the ribbon and bling are from my stash

I'm so excited for you to pop on over to our
to see more of these brand new 

If you do place an order,
I would really appreciate it if you 
use my name, Sheryl along with my 
code Sfbd3 for 10% off your order!

On a personal note
Today is a wonderful and Patriotic Day to 
celebrate our Independence here in the United States.
There are a lot of BBQ'S, Pool Party's, Parades and Fire Works.
 Both of my grandsons went to the 
local town Carnival last night.  My two year old grandson,
Jacob, went on a couple of rides for the first time and enjoyed
dancing to the music from the live band playing on the town common.  My other grandson, Luke, is only 8 weeks old and he
slept through the whole event. ;-)
Its raining right now, but it will hopefully clear up
later this afternoon.
I'm looking forward to going to a nice family
BBQ today.  I hope that all of you enjoy a
very pleasant day as well!

I would like to enter the following challenges
Crafty Sentiments  Summertime
Tuesday Throwdown  Summertime
Papertake Weekly  Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations   At The Beach

Thank you for visiting!
I really appreciate all of your kind comments!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

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