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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sharing pictures and Beach Bums!

Hello!  It's been a whole week since my last post!
Where did the week go?
The pollen has been a thick yellow blanket outside!
YUCK!  I just came inside from hosing off the gym 
sets, slides and toys in my back yard!
  The weekend simply flew bye!  I was able to make a couple of cards for future challenges.   
I had a long list of
things that I wanted to get done, though, and barely touched it!  
I attended a late workshop for my childcare/preschool last night!
It was about the impact of nutrition on behavior/Food For thought.
I found it very interesting.
Then when I got home, I had to hurry and finish working on a
birthday card for one of the little girls who comes here.  She is
celebrating her 4th birthday and she loves mermaids!  
We are having her
birthday party here today!
I will share her birthday card soon!


We have a fun sketch challenge at
Freshly Brewed Challenges!
I love sketch challenges!
Don't you?
I made my card using
Fresh Brewed Designs
Beach Bums rubber stamp
I colored her
with my copic markers.  Then I had fun stamping and paper piecing her 
tiny polka dot bikini!
She is so EASY TO COLOR!
This is the very first stamp that I ordered from 
Fresh Brewed Designs!  She is sweet and sexy!
The perfect summertime stamp!


Here is the fun sketch so that you can play along!
Just wait until you see the wonderful inspiration that
my fabulous and talented DT mates have created
for your viewing pleasure!
Pop on over to take a peek!
Then join in on the fun!

If my cards inspire you to place a Fresh Brewed Designs order
I would really appreciate you using
my code Sfbd3 in the comment section
along with my name, Sheryl, when placing your order!
This code will save you 10% off your entire order! 
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
(Pin)Spirational Challenges   Inspiration Photo
Celebrate The Occasion   Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments   Anything Goes
My Time To Craft  Use two of something  flip flops
Fashionista challenge   Simply Summer
Stamp and Create   One for the ladies
Totally Stampalicious   Summertime
Wags'n Whiskers    Summer fun


I had promised to snap some pictures of my very humble
vegetable garden! Here in the North East, 
we are all just now planting.
We planted Big Boy tomatoes and cluster tomatoes, 
summer squash, zucchini, 
green peppers,and cucumbers
In the picture below, you can see that my whole back yard
is fenced in.  The vegetable garden is in the background.
This little garden is along the back walk leading up to my deck.
We still need to add some mulch.
You can see part of my childcare/preschool playground in the 
background too.
The groundhogs have no problem getting in the first fenced
in section, but I'm hoping that the second fenced garden(inside the fenced area) will 
be safe this year.
This is a picture of my Beagle, Suzie Q!  She is
looking down toward the shed where the ground hogs live!


I have a long back deck.  We actually have two Robins nests this year!  One under each end along the support beams.
Then I have some Black Capped Chickadees nesting
inside of a decorative little birdhouse that I have in the back yard!
I love the birds!
I snapped this picture of one of the nests by peeking
through the cracks in the deck!


Well that's it for now.
I hope that all of you have a great day!


Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Frame It, Peek A Boo Card!

Hello and Happy Wednesday!
I hope that all of you are doing well and that the sun is shining where you are today!
We had rain for the last two days, but hopefully we will see a little sun today!
I really can't complain about the rain though.  We planted a new vegetable garden and some pretty flower pots with my 
two year old grandson's help over the weekend!  
He was so very proud to be helping his Papa and I 
plant pretty flowers!
  The rain will help give everything a good start.
We have two very large ground hogs living underneath our shed and a large bunny rabbit a few yards away from the shed, so 
we are keeping our fingers crossed for our
vegetable garden!  Last year they ate all of our 
summer squash plants and I LOVE SUMMER SQUASH!
This year we put the squash inside the fenced area that is inside our regular fenced in area!
I will post pictures when I get a chance to snap some.



We have a brand new challenge at 
this week!
Frame It Up!

I must confess that I had the best time creating this card!
I used

I absolutely LOVE THESE Images for making adorable summer theme cards!
Recipe
Fresh Brewed Designs
Grace Summertime Digi
Daniel Summertime Digi
Beach Accessories rubber stamp
colored in with copic markers
Stamp in Up cardstock
Recollections All Seasons DP
Spellbinders Beaded Ovals nestabilities
Spellbinders Oval nestabilities
MFT corner  and Sun dienamics 
Stampin Up oval punch and scalloped oval punch
Orange button and green ribbon is Stampin Up
The lace and orange stitched ribbon are from my stash
If my cards inspire you to place a Fresh Brewed Designs order
I would really appreciate you using
 my code Sfbd3 in the comment section
along with my name, Sheryl,  when placing your order 
When you pop on over to our 
You just may see the very special surprise that I received in the mail this week from my very sweet and talented friend, Heather!
My very talented Design Team friends have made up some very creative "Frame It Up" cards for your
inspiration!  
Plus we have a new member on our Design Team!
Welcome Celeste!
What are you waiting for?
Go Peek!
Then join in on the fun!


I will try to be back later to see what 
challenges I can enter this card into!
We are doing a, "Home Sweet Home"
theme here at my preschool.  Today
we are learning all about burrows and
we are making a bunny rabbit craft.
I need to go and round up some blankets 
for the children to create burrows and 
cozy little homes with!
Then my two daughters are coming for dinner
tonight with my two grandsons!
We will see how much energy I have left
this evening!


Thank you for visiting!
Have a great day!
Warmest Hugs,
Sheryl

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Fresh Brewed Designs Rubber stamp release and Hop!


It is that time again! 
Time for another Fresh Brewed Designs rubber release and hop! WOOT WOOT!!!
If you are getting here from Yolanda's blog then you are right on track. If not, please go to the start at Freshly Brewed Challenges.

Sally and Tommy sitting in a tree
K*I*S*S*I*N*G
First comes love, then comes marriage
Then comes baby in a baby carriage

It's all about Brides and Babies this month! I have heard so many of my friends talk about
celebrating new marriages, anniversaries, and just announced pregnancies.  I myself have a beautiful new infant grandson who is only 16 days old today!
We are so excited to release new rubber stamps to help celebrate these occasions.
Our stamps this month are simple and classic.
We are releasing Beautiful Bride and Baby Bump.
You can purchase these rubber stamps singly in the shop OR for this hop only, get the both stamps and four sheets of 4x6 paper {American Craft Letterbox Madam} for an amazing deal of $10!
This deal will end Monday night at midnight.


For my card I chose to use the stamp
Baby Bump
Isn't she perfectly lovely?  I am totally in love with this stamp!
I enjoyed coloring her in with copic markers and paper piecing her pretty dress.
I used Stampin Up cardstock
The DP is My Mind's Eye   Ooh La La For Her
combined with some pretty scrap dp that I found
I used several circle punches and my large scalloped circle punch
The flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts 

I sent this card to my daughter, Chrissy, when she was 9 months pregnant.  I thought she looked beautiful!


Here is my new grandson!
Luke Anthony born on May 3, 2012


Thank you for stopping by and for being a part of this release with us.
Please continue the hop by visiting the lovely and talented 

Freshly Brewed Challenges: http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/
Linda: http://stamperstouch.blogspot.com/
Vanessa: http://vanessaspapercreations.blogspot.com/
Yolanda: http://www.justyolie.com/
Sheryl: http://butterflykisscards.blogspot.com/
Celeste: http://www.touchedbyabutterfly.com/
Kenzie: http://kraftyhugzz.blogspot.com/
Heather: http://joemamainks.blogspot.com/

If my cards inspire you to place a Fresh Brewed Designs order
I would really appreciate you using
 my code Sfbd3 in the comment section
along with my name, Sheryl,  when placing your order 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
Moving Along with the Times   Keep it real  No fantasy characters
Pretty little Ribbon Shop  Blooms And Butterflies
Simply Create Too   Mother's Day or Feminine
Card Makin Mamas    May Flowers
Crafty Ribbons   Flowers
The Sisterhood of Crafters   May Flowers
Divas By Design  We are Tickled Pink
Stamp Scrap & Doodle   Flowers
Have a great day!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I'm late, I'm late for a very important date!

Hello!
I am so late preparing this post!
I'm having so much trouble with my 
computer!  Grrrr!
It's super slow and it keeps freezing on me!
I think it's sick!  :-(
Of course, I should have had my 
post prepared a head of time and I opted to
go to bed and get some sleep instead!
Then instead of falling to sleep right away
like I planned to.......I was laying there and 
thinking about the post that I didn't prepare and everything 
else that I should have been doing!  LOL!
Today is my oldest daughters birthday!
She certainly got a very special 
birthday gift when her baby boy was born, 
less than two weeks ago!
He is such a blessing!
He already has all of us wrapped around
his tiny little finger!

It's time for a new challenge
at
This week we have a fun
inspiration picture!
Yummy, Yummy Cupcakes!

Here is my card using
Fresh Brewed Designs
Brand New

There is lots of fun inspiration 
that you can take from this
inspiration photo!
Pop on over 
and see what our DT has
whipped up for your
viewing pleasure!

I'm really excited about our
new rubber stamp release hop
coming up this weekend!
Mark your calendars!


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
Just Keep on Creating   Anything Goes
The Perfect Sentiment   Banner  Birthdays
The Crazy Challenge   Outside
The Altered Alice  Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays  (B) Birthdays  Butterfly and Bling
The Order of the Opus Gluei   Beyond the Garden Gate
Oozak Challenge Blog  Spring colors



If my cards inspire you to place a Fresh Brewed Designs order
I would really appreciate you using
 my code Sfbd3 in the comment section
along with my name, Sheryl,  when placing your order 


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

Monday, May 14, 2012

Tea For Alice

Hello!
I'm so very excited about Heather's New Digi Release today!
We all love Alice In Wonderland!
I had so much fun coloring this 
"Tea For Alice" digi
and creating this fun card for today!
LOVE THIS IMAGE!



I decided to leave the inside blank so that this card can
be used as a special, "Just Because" note card.

Recipe
Fresh Brewed Designs  "Tea For Alice" digi
colored with copic markers
Stampin Up cardstock
Stampin Up  Framelits Labels Collection dies
My Minds Eye  Happier design paper
Whimsy Stamps mini postage stamp sentiments stamp and mini postage die
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts
Bling is from my stash

Your in for a big treat when you pop on over to
Lot's of fabulous inspiration!
These cards are sure to bring a smile to your face!



If my cards inspire you to place a Fresh Brewed Designs order
I would really appreciate you using
 my code Sfbd3 in the comment section
along with my name, Sheryl,  when placing your order 


This isn't the only excitement going on at 
On Saturday thru Monday
we will be releasing our 
newest Rubber Stamps!

Mark your calendars for our
Blog Hop
May 19 - 21!


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
The Altered Alice   Anything Goes
The Squirrel and The Fox   One For The Girls
2 Sisters   Make It Girly
CMC Copic Challenge   Anything Goes
Thank you for visiting!
I hope that you have a wonderful day!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

I want to wish a very happy 
Mother's Day
to all of you wonderful, loving, busy and very talented
mother's!  I hope that all of you enjoy a wonderful day!
Here is the card that I made for my fabulous mother
I chose this image from Mo's Digital Pencil
"Checking Facebook"
to remind my mother to kick back and relax 
with a cup of coffee today.  She always checks my blog posts 
to admire my cards and boost my self esteem with such sweet compliments.  Then she enjoys going on face book to see pictures posted by my children of her great grandchildren! 
I've been very blessed
with a wonderful mother who we all love so very much!
She is my best friend and confidant who has always been
a phone call away and come running if I needed her.
She has been there to nurse and care for me whenever
I have been ill or I've been recovering from having a 
baby or a surgery.  Helping me bathe my babies when 
we came home from the hospital,
quietly taking over the care of my house, doing laundry,
cooking and cleaning.
Growing up, she always encouraged me to cook, do cake decorating, crochet, knit, sew, do cross stitch and try lots of new things!
I most definitely inherited my love of crafts from my mother!
I LOVE YOU MOM!
Recipe
Mo's "Checking Facebook" digi image
I colored the image with my copic markers
I used My Favorite Things flower dienamic to make the fabric flower.
The cardstock, design paper, fabric, ribbons and brad are
all from Stampin Up
The corner embellishment is from Wild Orchid Crafts
The lovely heart border is a Magnolia doohickey Romantic Lace die.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Poodles Parlour  Anything Goes
Raise The Bar   Mother's Day
Simply Create Too  Mother's Day or Feminine
Stampin for the Weekend   Four or more layers
DYSU Challenge Blog   Use A Flower
Whimsy Stamps  Make it Pop-Add Dimension

Thank you for visiting!
Be sure to come back tomorrow!
You won't want to miss our 
Fresh Brewed Designs 
NEW DIGI RELEASE!
Just wait and see how special these images are!
Speaking of SPECIAL......Heather has a
very special SALE going on at
Fresh Brewed Designs today in honor
of 
You won't want to miss out!
TREAT YOURSELF!
Have a wonderful day!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

THANK YOU!

Hello to all of my talented and crafty friends!
I've been enjoying lots of special bonding time 
with my new baby grandson this week over my daughters house!
My daughter is recovering from a C-Section so I took this week 
off from work to help her.  
What a perfect little lovey my grandson is!
We are all so very blessed!
I do miss playing in my craft room and blogging though!
It's late and I'm preparing this post before I go to bed!
We have a brand new challenge at
Our new challenge is
Thank you/Appreciation
It seems that we can never have enough 
thank you cards on hand!
I made my fun card using 
Fresh brewed Designs
I love this adorable BUG!
She is so much fun to work with!
Recipe
Fresh Brewed Designs  Aloha Bug digi
SU cardstock and ribbon
My Minds Eye  Fine and Dandy Girl DP
Scrap DP
Whimsy Stamps Postage stamp sentiment and die cut
Cherry Lynn Designs butterfly die 
Marianne Broderie Anglais Die 
Sizzix die cut tag
Bling and flowers are from my stash


If my cards inspire you to place a Fresh Brewed Designs order
I would really appreciate you using
 my code Sfbd3 in the comment section
along with my name, Sheryl,  when placing your order 


I hope that you hop on over to 
to see some wonderful inspiration from my DT Mates!

While you are there, please read all of the exciting news going on this month!

 We are having a new digital release on Monday, May 14th. These images are sure to make you smile! 

AND, we are having our Rubber Release Blog Hop starting on Saturday, May 19th.

You will not want to miss this either. Not only are the new stamps wonderful, but the deals to purchase your very own cannot be beat, I promise you that!!

 Don't forget our month long prize challenge too, Tic Tac Toe. All the details about that can be found HERE

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges!

Anything Goes challenge   Things with wings
Craft Your Passion  Lots of Texture
Catered Crop   The letter B
2 Sisters   Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge   Things with wings
Stamp Scrap and Doodle   Ribbons and bows
The Poodles Parlour   Anything Goes

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

Monday, May 7, 2012

$5.00 SALE and Exciting opportunity!!!!


Special Brew of the Month

It's time for
 
don't miss out on the deal that's 
only available today! 
This month, Heather is offering a 
stamp AND digi together
for $5!

Gardening Granny Rubber Stamp
*UNMOUNTED*

 and Perk-fect Pair Digital Image

Here is a card that I made with 
Gardening Granny!
I just adore her!

Hop on over to 
and read about a 
wonderful opportunity to get a brand new 
free digi and have 
your card featured on the 
for Heather's brand new
digi release!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge

Happy Friday!
I had such a special day yesterday
getting to see my new baby grandson, Luke
being born! My daughter and son in law asked 
me to come inside the operating room to share
in the wonderful miracle of birth!
Luke is 9 pounds 15 oz.!
Ten pounds of pure love!
I have to work today.
Then I can't wait to get back to the hospital to 
see him.  I waited all day yesterday for him to
open his little eyes and he was just starting to 
open his eyes last night when it was time for us to  
leave.  It was so special seeing him looking up at my daughter
for the very first time!  "Hello, Mommy"!
We have a brand new
Challenge at
Our challenge this fort night is
Here is my card using
Fresh Brewed Designs

I made this card for a little girl who used to come to 
my preschool.  She is in Kindergarten now and her
very favorite color is purple!

We have a mega talented new design team at 
Just wait until you see all of the wonderful inspiration
they have created for your viewing pleasure!
Recipe
Fresh Brewed Designs  Birthday Girl digi
SU Cardstock
SU butterfly embosslits
SU Large label punch
SU Large oval punch
K&Company  Sparkly Sweet DP 
Cherry Lynn butterfly die
Cherry Lynn fanciful flourish 
Marianne Broderie Anglais
Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts


If my cards inspire you to place a Fresh Brewed Designs order
I would really appreciate you using
 my code Sfbd3 in the comment section
along with my name, Sheryl,  when placing your order 


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
Craft Us Crazy   Favorite Stamp Company - Fresh Brewed Designs
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog   Stitching
Crafts for Eternity   Ribbons
Poodles Parlor   Anything Goes
Stampin For The Weekend   Four or more layers
Aud Sentiments Challenge   Anything Goes
Lollipop crafts   Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge   Get your girly on
Penny's Paper crafty challenge  Happy Birthday
7 Kids College Fund   Make It Cute
Thank you for visiting!
I hope that you have a great day!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Thursday, May 3, 2012

My New Grandson!

My new baby grandson!
Luke Anthony
9 1bs 15 oz.

I got to be with my daughter and son in law in the
operating room!
He was delivered by C-Section
My daughter and grandson are both doing well!
SO VERY SPECIAL!
HE IS SUCH A BLESSING!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New Monthly Prize challenge at FBD!

Hello!  
Happy Wednesday!  
I've certainly been very busy lately running my childcare/preschool.
I have a new little 2 1/2 year old boy starting here today!
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he will get along nicely with the other children here!
Our theme this week is Farm animals and today is all about pigs!  LOL!
We will be painting with chocolate pudding!
Then I'm very excited about my new
baby grandson being born tomorrow!
My daughter is scheduled for a C-Section in the morning!
We are all so very happy and excited!
My husband and I will be waiting at the hospital 
with prayers and open arms!

Today we have a brand new
Month Long Prize Challenge
at 
Tic Tac Toe
I love this challenge!
Your possibilities are endless!
Here is my card using
rubber stamp

and here is our Tic Tac Toe!
I'm short on time this morning, so if you have any questions about
my card or the recipe, please feel free to ask and I will be sure to
get back to you!
All you need to do is pick up one of 
Heather's fabulous 
rubber stamps or digi images.
Then let your creative mojo do the rest!
For some fabulous inspiration,
pop on over to
I can't wait to see what you create!
I will be back with a baby announcement!



If my cards inspire you to place a Fresh Brewed Designs order
I would really appreciate you using
 my code Sfbd3 in the comment section
along with my name, Sheryl,  when placing your order 


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Craft Your Passion   Lots of texture
Simon Says Stamp  A kaleidescope of color
Lollipop Crafts   Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges  For a special lady
Scrapbook sisters blogspot   Gems and glitter
Little Red Wagon   Stitching
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog   Happy Birthday
Scrapalicious USA  flower power


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