Friday, February 28, 2014

Free Digi! Fresh Brewed Designs is full of surprises!

Hello and Happy Friday!
is full of wonderful
surprises lately!
Heather, the lovely and talented
owner and artist
is sponsoring our current
Sketch challenge
She is offering 3 digi's of your choice along
with this YUMMY CANDY!
Here is the sketch
 And here is the beautiful card that todays
Featured Guest Designer
has created using

That's not all!
Heather is offering a
to each of you today!
This digi is sure to bring
a huge smile to everyone's face!
Kiss Me, I'm Irish digi
LOL!  I love how her eyes are
closed as she puckers up for her kiss!
Don't you just love her?
Please don't miss out!
If you create with this
Lovely Irish Lass, you can
enter more challenges at
for a chance to win more prizes!
Pop on over to
to read all about it and see
some fun inspiration using this cheerful
"KISS ME - I'M IRISH" digi!
I hope that all of you have a wonderful day!
Big Warm Hugs, Sheryl

Friday, February 21, 2014

F&F Sketch Challenge sponsored by FBD!

Hello to all of my very
talented and crafty friends!
I hope that all of you are well!
It's Friday!  I know that I am certainly doing
the, "Happy Friday Dance" this morning
as I sip my coffee!
Since I became the new owner
of the
I haven't had that much opportunity to
create cards for the challenges.
This past week, I was so happy to be
able to sit and create for this fun
Sketch challenge
that is sponsored by
Here is my card using
Fresh Brewed Designs
Please excuse the hair.  I made this card for
my nieces birthday and I haven't mastered
black hair yet.  It was my plan to high light
with my white gel pen, but it was DRY! :-(
Fresh Brewed Designs, "Chloe's Cupcake"
is colored in with copic sketch markers
The cardstock is Stampin Up
The fun DP is Recollections Festival Floral
The leaf dies are Marianne Design
The doily is Martha Stewart
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts
The rest is from my stash
Here is the sketch
for Fussy and Fancy's

I hope that you can pop over
to Fussy and Fancy
and play along!
The very sweet and talented
is sponsoring us with a
very generous prize candy
plus 3 digi stamps of your choice!
Now I know that you will want
a chance to win this yummy prize candy
I hope that you can head on over to
to see what my
Fussy and Fancy Girls
have created to inspire you!
I promise that you are in for
a huge treat!
Thank you for visiting and I hope
that you have a wonderful weekend!
Big Warm Hugs, Sheryl

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

FBD Blog Candy Challenge and two cute bugs!

Hello, everybody!
How many of you are still digging out
from all of this snow?
We are running out of places to put the snow
now, and the snow banks are HUGE!
We can't even see to pull out of our driveway!
We are certainly all ready for SPRING!
I hope that Mother Nature is listening!
I want to remind all of you about
using a Fresh Brewed Designs stamp!
What a perfect opportunity to treat
yourself to a new digi to create with!
Then you can enter our
for a chance to win some candy!
I have a fun card to share with you today
using two
Fresh Brewed Designs Digi Stamps
Cutie Bug Cake (on top)
Cutie Bug Chef (inside)
Aren't they just the cutest little bugs
that you have ever seen? 
I had so much fun creating this card!
I used copic markers, crystal effects and sugar sprinkles
on the sweet bug digi's
The cardstock, DP, sentiment, punched flowers 
and card die-cut (LABEL POP'N CUTS' DIE) are all Stampin Up
The grass is a MFT dienamics
the vines and leaves are a Cheery Lyn die

I hope that you can pop on over to
Freshly Brewed challenges
to see some more lovely inspiration
and read more about what's brewing there!

Before I go, let me share the
Blog Candy Prize for this month!

A SU stamp case
Ribbons and embellishments
Oh My!

I hope that you can play along!

Thank you for visiting!
Big Warm Hugs, Sheryl

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Fresh Brewed Designs Digi Release Hop and Freshly Brewed Candy Challenge!

Good Morning!
Today is the final day of
Fresh Brewed Designs
February Digi Release Hop!
If you are hopping, please go here!
I want to remind all of you
about Heather's
Fresh Brewed Designs
Anything Goes
Using a Fresh Brewed Designs Stamp!
Here is the Candy that you could
win if you participate in our
That's a SU Stamp case filled with
gift bags, ribbon and embellishments!
You could be the winner!

Rules/Requirements to WIN
for each entry, you must:
Create a NEW card using an FBD image
Digi or Rubber Stamp from

You can enter up to 3 times
Most importantly, you must post our
linking back to 
 Freshly Brewed Challenges
and add this blog candy photo in EACH post with your
card with a link back to
the candy challenge post!
That's it!
We hope that you can play along
for your chance to WIN!
You can grab a cup of coffee or tea
Then you can browse through
Join in on the Candy Challenge Fun!
Have a wonderful day!
Big Warm Hugs,

Monday, February 10, 2014

FBD - February Digi Stamp Release - BLOG HOP!


Now this is one BUG that you will want to CATCH!

It's time to check out Fresh Brewed Designs
New Digital Stamps for February!
There are 5 new images being released today,
but you will have to  HOP in full to see them all! 

If you are arriving here from Amy's blog, then you are right on track! 
If not then you need to skip on back to the start at
 Freshly Brewed Challenges. 

I am so excited to share my project with you.  
My card features the
Cutie Bug Cake
 from this month's release
Isn't this Cutie Bug cake ADORABLE?
I just love this digi!!
Looking at this adorable little Cutie Bug,
My brain was whirling with so many different ideas
to create with this digi!
I finally decided to create an accordion card using
12" x 5 1/2" cardstock
score at
4 1/4"
6 3/4"
9 1/4"
10 5/8"
I colored this little cutie bug cake with copic markers
I used crystal effects on the frosting
Brown flocking powder for the cake
SU framelits labels collection die cuts
Magnolia Doohickeys Lovely Fence die
(I used adhesive backed cork)
MFT wonky scalloped border dienamics for grass
SU Hearts a flutter framelits for banner
I used a sm oval SU punch and the Owl punch (feet) to create balloons
sentiment is SU Remembering Your birthday
This precious bug was so much fun to work with!
Here is a sneak peak at his family!
Yay!  So many adorable cutie bugs to
create lots of precious cards with!
Hop around to see the adorable cards
made by the FBD DT and
find out their names!
Your going to want to collect them all!
As much as I hate to see you go, it is time for you to BUZZ on over to my 
friend  Vicky's blog to see the adorable  project she has prepared for you. 

Be sure to hop through in full for a chance to win a free digi from this release!!! 

This hop starts today, February 10th,
and ends on February 12, 11:59 PM EST. 

Have a wonderful day!
Big Warm hugs, Sheryl
Hop order:
Freshly Brewed Challenges

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

FBD, February Photo Inspiration Challenge!

Hello to all of my crafty friends!
Here we are starting a brand new month long
challenge for the month of
February at
Freshly Brewed Challenges!

Choose Your Challenge!

I'm excited about sharing this months
Photo inspiration picture with you!
I love this photo and of course it makes me think
of Valentine's Day with those yummy hearts, as it is February!

Here is the Valentine card that I created using
the above photo for inspiration! 

I used Fresh Brewed Designs
along with
 I colored with my copic markers
Used Stampin Up Heart Framelits
and banner framelits
Scrap Design papers
Ribbon, bakers twine, heart charm and pearls
are all from my stash!
I couldn't resist pairing these two stamps together for my card!
Hot cuppa Joe, reminds me of my husband when he was young
with hair!  LOL!
Oh, He is still buff, but alas.....his hair is gone.
It's true though, that bald is sexy!  LOL!
I made this card to share with him on Valentine's Day!
I think that it will definitely make him smile!
I thought about not adding lace, and then I decided,
"It's my Valentine creation for my husband, and he
certainly won't mind some lace, ribbons and pearls!"
He knows me and he will know that I couldn't help myself!  LOL!
(It was really hard for me not to add flowers!!)
I'm very blessed to have a husband who is so supportive
with my love of card making!
And I love to work with
I'm so very excited, as this month
we have our newest
Design Team Members
joining us! 
Please join us this month for lots of fun!
You can follow our challenge blog or
sign up to follow us by e-mail so that
you don't miss out on anything!
I woke up to snow this morning and it's
supposed to continue snowing until after 6:00 p.m!
The perfect weather to drink coffee, browse through
blogs and play in my craft room......
If I didn't have to work!
I had better go and see what is closed and who is
staying home.  I might get lucky and close!
Please hop over to our 
to see more Challenge inspiration 
by our very talented Design Team
and catch up on the latest news!
Here is the February Choose your Challenge badge!
  1. You can choose to create using this sketch and/or use this photo as your inspiration piece.
  2. We will need to be able to clearly see one of these two pieces in your card / project. 
  3. If we can't see the sketch or that your card follows the photo, it will not count. Sorry :(
  4. You may enter this challenge up to 5 times.
  5. If you don't have an FBD image, don't worry. You can still play along.
  6. If you DO have any of our stamps,  we would LOVE to see them on your project.
  7. Most importantly, HAVE FUN! We love to create for the LOVE of creating. We want you to enjoy what you make and look forward to seeing your projects. 
  1. The winner of this challenge (chosen by will be given 3 digis of choice
  2. The FBDDT will choose one lucky participant to be a guest designer for the following month.             
  3.  As a guest designer, you will be given your choice of 3 digis AND be featured on our blog
 I hope that you have a wonderful day!
Big Warm Hugs, Sheryl