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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Happy Birthday!

Happy Sunday!

I hope your weekend is going fantastically and you are getting rested up for the week ahead.
I have a birthday card to share today.  I don't make a lot of dimensional flowers for my cards because it is so difficult to mail them, but I recently found a tutorial on making envelopes that would fit them.
Heartfelt Creations has directions for envelopes in several sizes so now you can make (and buy) all those dimensional flower dies you loved but avoided!



I used the following dies on this card: Die-namics Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose, Sue Wilson Austrian Collection Background & Impression Obsession Foliage.

Have fun with your flowers!!

Hugs,
Sherri

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Just close your eyes!

Hello, again!

The minute I saw this Stamping Bella image I fell in love with it and the sentiment that went with it! Wouldn't it be wonderful if you actually COULD just close your eyes and calories didn't count? Especially with ice cream!  One of my favorite things in the entire world!


This cone reminds me of a trip my daughter & I took thru McDonald's drive thru one summer day when we were both much younger.  It was the middle of summer with those horrible hot, humid days and we decided to get ice cream cones.  Luckily for us, we got someone new at the window and it was her first day on the job.  She had no idea how to run the ice cream machine & no idea how to turn it off.  We sat there watching her from the car as the cones just kept getting taller & taller, and TALLER!  She had to turn it sideways to get it into the window of the car!  ha ha  We laughed all the way home & still laugh about it now! I'm sure they did an amazing amount of business that day once people figured out how large her cones were!

Enjoy your weekend!
Hugs,
Sherri

Friday, August 18, 2017

QKR Stampede Challenge - Shaped Cards (no squares or rectangles)

Hello, everyone!

I was really happy to see the theme for this week's QKR Stampede challenge was shaped cards!  It made me get out of my rut and think outside the box.  We all get so used to doing squares or rectangles, that we forget there are other shapes that are just as fun too!

I grabbed digi # 13201 Celebrating Kitty for my card.


This was so much fun I need to make several more now!  I have lots of flowers & dies that would fit nicely on round cards.

Grab your stamps & join in the fun!  Try a fun shape for a change & see what you can come up with!

Hugs,
Sherri

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Bright wishes!

Happy Hump Day!

I'm still in a "yellow" mode and grabbed more of it for today's birthday card.  I wanted something I could do quickly and this certainly filled the bill! I've had this great border die that also embosses for years and pulled it out just because I wanted something I could thread ribbon through.



If you are in a pinch for a quick card, this literally takes just minutes!  You can grab any ribbon you like and totally change the look instantly.

Back tomorrow with another Stamping Bella!

Hugs,
Sherri

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Little Piggy!

Hello, everyone!

Today's card is another Stamping Bella design.  I loved this little piggy and the sentiment that came with him is perfect for a thank you card! We all have those people in our lives that are always there for us! I went with a happy yellow background from my stash of polka dot paper.  Yes....I'm weird, I know.  I have 2 drawers that hold only polka dot paper or gingham paper.  My 2 favorite papers!


I'm working on a new batch of cards for a donation to Lincoln's Legacy.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, it funds research for Fibrodysplasia Ossificons Progressiva (FOP). I have a friend whose grandson has it and if you google it, you will see how devastating this disease actually is. They have a fundraiser in Sioux City where they auction off donated gifts & even though I no longer live there, I promised to donate cards for the next one they had.  If you are looking for somewhere to donate to a good cause, check it out!

See you tomorrow with a quick birthday card!

Hugs,
Sherri

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Dies R Us Challenge - Anything Goes With Dies

Hello, friends!

Can you believe August is already half over & one of these days all the kids will be heading back to school?  Better enjoy all these warm days while you can!

Today's challenge theme at Dies R Us is a really fun and easy one! Anything Goes With Dies.....so grab your favorite dies and join all the fun! You can create any type of card that strikes your fancy! And who knows, you may be the lucky winner of a gift voucher to the awesome Dies R Us store!
(AKA my favorite place to shop!)

Here is what I came up with.


The dies I used are as follows:  Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders, Sue Wilson Mini Gemini Collection-Dorado and Sue Wilson Configurations-Elegant Laced Edger.  What a great way to create a gorgeous card for your favorite gal!

If you have never joined our challenges before, you owe it to yourself to do so!

Hugs,
Sherri

Sunday, August 13, 2017

You're a class act!

Hi, friends!

We all know someone who is always on our mind, don't we? It may be a family member or just a dear, dear friend.  But what a great way to let them know how much you care!


This is another Stamping Bella stamp.  I used an old, old corner punch for the corner flowers. Back in the day before dies became so popular, your only option for adding interest to a card was with punches.  I think I have every single Martha Stewart punch she ever made.  And I still use them from time to time.  Especially the corner punches!

Hope your week ahead will be a fun one!

Hugs,
Sherri

Saturday, August 12, 2017

May all your wishes come true!

Happy Weekend!

Back again with another cute Stamping Bella stamp.  I can't seem to get my fill of them.


Wouldn't this be a cute card to send to your best friend?  I love the heart shaped balloons!

Tomorrow I have a cute "guy" card to share.

Hugs,
Sherri

Friday, August 11, 2017

QKR Stampede - Inspired by Music

Happy Friday!

Are you ready for a fun challenge?  The theme for today's QKR Stampede challenge is "Inspired by Music" and there are so many different ways you can go with this one.  I picked a cute cow for mine. He is digi # 7806 Serenading.


What do you suppose he has been singing beside Happy Birthday to mooooooo?  Mooooon over Miami,  I'm in the mooooooood for love.....the list could go on forever!  ha ha  Hopefully, this chubby little cow will give someone a huge chuckle.  The inside message says "Hope your birthday is "utterly" fantastic!

Grab your stamps or dies that would work for the music challenge & you could be the winner of some great new digi stamps!

Hugs,
Sherri

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Fall is coming!

Hello, everyone!

Are you ready for a fun fall birthday card today?  I found the perfect fall stamp at Stamping Bella that could easily be a Thanksgiving card as well as a fall birthday card.  I fell in love with this adorable image the minute I saw it.


Isn't she adorable?  LOVE the sunflower in her hair! Wonder what kind of Miracle Grow she is feeding to her pumpkins to make them grow big enough to sit on?

I'll see you tomorrow with our weekly QKR Stampede challenge!

Hugs,
Sherri

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Have a "mice" birthday!

Hello, gals!

I'm not sure I would be happy to see two mice in my coffee cup....even if they were as cute as these two!  This is another Stamping Bella stamp & lots of fun to color up.


I grabbed one of my favorite Marianne Design dies to really show them off.

Isn't it funny when you have tons of dies, you still have your "favorites" and the ones you go to time & time again?  Remember when dies first came out & all you had to chose from were circles, squares, ovals and rectangles?  When I finally collected all of those basic shapes I thought I was in heaven.  Who knew it would develop into an obsession?  ha ha Am I the only one with this addiction or are there others out there just like me?

Back tomorrow with a fun fall birthday card!

Hugs,
Sherri

Monday, August 7, 2017

Awwwwww.....you shouldn't have!

Hello, friends!

Is this the perfect sentiment for a thank you card or what!  I fell in love with it (and the rabbit image) the minute I saw it.



As I mentioned before, I had a lot of camera problems when I took this.  But hopefully, you still get the idea.  You can never have too many thank you cards!  And a cute critter on it is even better!

Hugs,
Sherri


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Beautiful ferns!

Happy Sunday!

Got this great corner fern die the other day & have already had a lot of fun with it.


I usually make my cards first & then select the paper.  How do you do it?  I got lucky with this one & found the perfect matching paper!  I'm always amazed at the times I have considered a piece of paper as "ugly" and unusable and then end up using it because it is just perfect for a card image!

See you tomorrow! Hope you have had a great weekend!

Hugs,
Sherri

Saturday, August 5, 2017

With Sympathy

Welcome back!

I'm still building my stash of sympathy cards & I love the colors on this one.  It's another quick card but will work beautifully when you need it.


It wasn't my day today when it came to the camera!  First my battery died and then I forgot to grab the card out of the computer & put it back in the camera before I took the rest of the pictures. Ended up doing them twice & then I had problems getting them centered. Good thing I don't take pictures for a living!  ha ha

See you tomorrow!
Hugs,
Sherri

Friday, August 4, 2017

QKR Stampede Challenge - Make it Humorous

Hello, gals!

Where did July go?  The summer months go all too quickly, don't they?  Time to enjoy each warm day before the days get chillier!

Today's challenge at QKR Stampede is "MAKE IT HUMOROUS" and that gives you a lot of possibilities!  We all have those favorite stamps we love to use again & again.  Maybe you ought to pull out your favorite stamps (or head to the QKR Stampede store) to find some new humorous digi stamps!

I've used digi # 13205 Ain't No Kid & Digi # 17106 Old Goat


Isn't this image perfect for an older guy?  There is nothing like a humorous card to help you through birthdays when you start to get older!

Hugs,
Sherri


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Sympathy comes in yellow too!

Hi, everyone!

I got a new border die the other day & couldn't wait to try it out.  I had originally planned to have the border on both edges, but cut my paper wrong!  Duh!  At that point, I was too tired to start over so I went with this version instead.


It would have been beautiful with the edge on top and bottom, but it is still beautiful.  LOVE this new die!

Join me tomorrow for our weekly QKR Stampede challenge! It's a great way to get free digi stamps!

Hugs,
Sherri

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

With heartfelt condolences

Hello, friends!

I'm still working on the cards for my donation & everyone needs sympathy cards so I will include some of those as well.


I love simple sympathy cards and it doesn't get much simpler than this.  I have another to share tomorrow using a new edge die.

Enjoy the rest of your week!
Hugs,
Sherri

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Dies R Us - Summertime Fun Challenge

Hello, friends!

Are you all enjoying this fantastic summer?  I know I certainly am!  Even with all the heat & humidity, I would still take summer over winter any time!  Whenever we think of the summer months, we always think of all the fun summer activities we can enjoy.  I tend to think of fishing trips!  I know, who knew.....but in my younger days I did a lot of fishing & always enjoyed it.  Except for the part where you have to put the bait on the hook!  ha ha   There is a peace and calm you get sitting in a boat waiting for the fish to bite that you don't get doing anything else.

So my card for today's challenge had to be a fishing card.


That fish is actually bigger than anything I ever caught! Lol!  The dies I used are as follows:

Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Oval Stackables, Memory Box Stitched Clouds, Cheery Lynn Fishing Boat Set, Memory Box Big Splash Border, Amy Design Fish & Bobber and Die-Namites Cattails.

You can find all of these awesome dies ( and hundreds of others) at the awesome Dies R Us Store!
If you want the latest dies from the largest selection of companies, you have got to pay them a visit!

I can't wait to see what YOUR favorite summertime fun is!  All you need to compete is to use at least one die on your card.  You may be the winner of a great gift voucher to the store!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Sherri