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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Healing thoughts...

Hello, again!

Who can't use some healing thoughts when you have just lost a loved one!  I love the way this card turned out.  I used a Marianne Design Creatable Lace Border die for the beautiful lace edge and a Spellbinders Elegant Ovals for the center.



I love the calm feeling to this card.  I think the pastel color and beautiful lace are a big part of it.

Hugs,
Sherri

Monday, August 20, 2018

Boo! Who's afraid of spiders!

Happy Monday!

This is another of the cards I'm getting ready for the fall craft shows.  I love this Sassy Cheryl digi and use her every Halloween.  The cobwebs are Memory Box Corner Cobweb and Marianne Designs Spiderweb.


I don't know about you, but spiders don't scare me as much as snakes!  I can deal with spiders just fine.  I have a nephew, however, that absolutely freaks out at the sight of one! 

Check in tomorrow for a sympathy card.

Hugs,
Sherri

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Thanksgiving blessings

Hi, friends!

Are you having a relaxing weekend?  Certainly hope so.  I know it's a bit early, but I have a couple of Thanksgiving cards to share today. I've been working ahead for a couple of craft shows this fall.



Both of these cards were made with a Plum Purdy stamp which is no longer being made.  So you can bet I am holding tight to it! There are just some stamps you always color up every single year and would never part with! Besides this gorgeous stamp, I also have 2 Halloween and 2 Christmas stamps from Plum Purdy.  They are priceless to me now & I'm so sorry she isn't making them available anymore.

I used the same background die for both.  It is a Tutti Designs Maple Vine Frame and a favorite I use a lot.

Back tomorrow with a cute witch!

Hugs,
Sherri

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Boo!

Happy Saturday!

Ready for a little Halloween fun?  This Judith witch looks like she is ready to get on her broom & take off for a little ride around the night! 





Come back tomorrow for another Plum Purdy card!

Hugs,
Sherri


Friday, August 17, 2018

QKR Stampede Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello, again!

Well, it's that time again.  Time for our weekly QKR Stampede challenge.  I adore the image I used today!  I sent it to someone special for her birthday, in fact!

This is Flowers digi # 14613.


It's easy to color up and I grabbed one of my favorite lacy dies for the background.  The die is a Precious Marieke Early Spring Flowers Square Frame and one I use a whole lot!

Grab your favorite dies or stamps & see what you can come up with.  You may win some new digi stamps if you are the winner!

Hugs,
Sherri

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Who's your mummy?

Hi,

Just couldn't resist saying that!  ha ha  This cute mummy is a Stampabilities image I've had for many years as well.  I never get rid of my favorites!  Ever!!



Since you can only see his eyes, I decided the eyeball paper would be perfect for him! 

Stop back tomorrow for our weekly QKR Stampede challenge!

Hugs,
Sherri

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Dies R Us Challenge-You are a Star!

Hi, gals!

Are you ready for our fifteenth of the month challenge today?  I love the many themes we get from our leader! You can never become bored with the selection of themes you have to work with, that's for sure! The theme for today is "You are a Star! and you can choose any subject you want as long as you include a star on your card or project.  I decided to go with a "Congrats" theme for mine.  Seems like there is always someone in our family who has done something worthy of a congratulations card!


This was a simple card to make and the dies just made it for me.  I used the following dies: Impression Obsession Congrats, Memory Box Beloved Stars & Spellbinders Pierced Stars.

The link to our challenge is here.  And if you are short of star dies, you can find dozens of them in our fabulous store! The link to the store is here!  (Have to warn you though, once you get there you will end up with a full cart no matter how good your intentions are to be good!)

I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Hugs,
Sherri

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Boo!

Hello, everyone!

As promised, I'm back with another of my favorite Halloween stamps from Plum Purdy.  What a joy it is to color them up!



Be sure to stop back tomorrow for our Dies R Us challenge for the 15th!

Hugs,
Sherri

Monday, August 13, 2018

Happy Halloween

Happy Monday!

Ready for another fun week?  I sure am!  And I'm going to share this cute Plum Purdy cat with you today.  It's one of my all time favorite stamps & unfortunately, they no longer sell stamps. 



I've always loved this image & would never give it up. Join me tomorrow for another Plum Purdy stamp that is no longer available.

Hugs,
Sherri

Sunday, August 12, 2018

This is a "stick up"

Hello, again!

How cute is this Penny Black stamp!  I've always loved it and it usually gets colored up every year!





I seem to be on a cat roll the past couple of days & it will continue tomorrow!

Hugs,
Sherri 

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Happy Halloween!

Happy Saturday!

What a great image this Penny Black stamp has! It's always been one of my favorites! I added a Memory Box Happy Halloween channel die and a couple of cats from an old cat punch & it was done.


See you tomorrow with another Halloween card!

Hugs,
Sherri

Friday, August 10, 2018

QKR Stampede Challenge - Anything Goes

Happy Friday!

Time for our weekly QKR Stampede challenge and as usual, the theme is Anything Goes.
I make a lot of cards with blank insides for my craft shows.  A lot of gals love them to send notes to their friends.  And when I saw this darling digi "Drop Me a Line" digi# 6503, I knew I had to color it up.  It will be perfect for sending a quick note to someone. 


Can you see now why I couldn't resist him?  Look at that cute face! Pencil in hand & ready to drop a line to someone!

See what you can come up with and if you are the winner, you will be able to choose some adorable digi stamps from QKR Stampede!

Hugs,
Sherri

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Trick or Treat!

Hi, again!

Well, today I have an old, old Stamping Up stamp to share.  I have tons of their stamps for Halloween.  Their stamps used to be much cuter back a few years & I have all of them from those days.


The inside says: "Trick or Treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat!" Perfect for your little goblins!

Stop back tomorrow for our weekly QKR Stampede challenge!

Hugs,
Sherri


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Boo!

Happy Hump Day!

Hopefully, your week has been good so far & will continue to be wonderful until the weekend when you can relax!

This is one of my old, old stamps!

I love Halloween and have tons of Halloween stamps and dies! Next to Christmas, it is my favorite holiday by far!  See you tomorrow with another Halloween card!

Hugs,
Sherri

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

You've Got This!

Hello, friends!

I know we have all been touched by cancer and this image from Sassy Cheryl just seemed the perfect card for someone battling cancer.  The inside message says: 

What cancer cannot do
Cancer is so limited...
It cannot cripple Love
It cannot shatter Hope
It cannot corrode Faith
It cannot kill Friendship
It cannot suppress Memories
It cannot silence Courage
It cannot invade the Soul
It cannot steal Eternal Life
It cannot conquer the Spirit.

I thought this image was perfect for the journey a cancer patient embarks on.




Changing gears again tomorrow & celebrating Halloween for a couple of days.

Hugs,
Sherri

Monday, August 6, 2018

Time spent with cats is never wasted!

Happy Monday!

Well, I don't think there is any statement that is more true than this! Take it from a cat lover (and cat "mom")  they will always bring you more joy than you can imagine!


What heaven would this be! Five cats!!  ha ha   Hope she has a great lint brush for all the cat hair!
I decided to leave the inside blank for a note card.

Join me tomorrow for another great get well card for someone with cancer.

Hugs,
Sherri

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Hello, everyone!

Here is another darling Stamping Bella image that I just couldn't resist!  LOVE her! She is a little chunky, but cute as a button.  And she has come prepared to help!  Even better!



Again, a change of background paper gives you a totally different look, doesn't it!

Come back tomorrow for one of my favorite cards! Of course, it has cats!

Hugs,
Sherri

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Feel Better Soon!


  1. Hello, friends!


Yes, I know you have seen this cute Stamping Bella image before, but I loved it so much I tried several versions of it.  I used an Impression Obsession Fancy Cutout Border behind th


Join me tomorrow for another get well card.  Actually two versions!

Hugs,
Sherri

Friday, August 3, 2018

QKR Stampede Challenge - Anything Goes!

Happy Friday, gals!


Time for our weekly QKR Stampede challenge.  The theme again is Anything Goes so you have a lot of choices and can create anything that you need the most of.  Today's card was done with Appaloosa Foal digi# 24128.  I love this beautiful digi.  It makes a perfect guy's card!


I grabbed my favorite gingham paper in gray as backdrop.  Put your thinking caps on & see what fun card you can create.  The winner will get some fabulous new digi stamps from QKR Stampede!

Hugs,
Sherri

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Feel Better Soon!

Hello, everyone!

Haven't we all had days when a cold just got the better of us?  Looks like she had better stock up on more tissues!  This is a Stamping Bella image.


Why is it that a cold can make you feel worse than about anything else?  Chills, fever, aches, running nose, headache.....Luckily, I haven't had one in a long time.

Be sure to stop tomorrow for our weekly QKR Stampede challenge!

Hugs,
Sherri

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Dies R Us Challenge - Black & White (no other color)

Happy First of the month!

Boy, the first of the month rolls around quickly doesn't it!  And I can't believe it is already August! The summer is flying by much too fast!

The theme for today's Dies R Us challenge is Black & White & no other color will be allowed on your card.  But think of all the possibilities you have.  I make a lot of cards I leave blank inside just for notes to friends.  So that is what I did with mine!


The dies I chose for this pretty card are as follows: Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Oval Stackables, Sue Wilson Petite Peony Cluster, Poppy Stamps Hip Hello and Sue Wilson Canadian Collection Background.

I've always loved black & white cards so I was really happy to see this as the theme of our challenge!
I'm expecting a lot of fabulous entries from you gals so get to work!

The winner of the challenge will receive a gift voucher to our wonderful store! The link to the challenge is here!

Good luck ladies!

Hugs,
Sherri

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

King for a day!

Hi, there!

If you need a cute kid's card, this Stamping Bella is just perfect! He has apparently decided that a crown would be the perfect birthday hat!


See you tomorrow with a cute get well card.

Hugs,
Sherri

Monday, July 30, 2018

You make the world a better place!

Happy Monday!

What a fun way to start the week off.  I adore this Stamping Bella bunny pile! And the sentiment is perfect for a thank you card.  Or a birthday card too. 


I love this image! And adding the beautiful floral paper behind just seemed the perfect backdrop.

Join me tomorrow for a cute child's birthday card!

Hugs,
Sherri

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Memories are treasures!

Hi, all!

I have a gorgeous sympathy card to share today.  I used my favorite sympathy sentiment for the front and added a new lace edge.



I added a Joy Craft Net Edger with Flowers to the bottom.  Stop back tomorrow for a cute thank you.

Hugs,
Sherri

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Sound the alarm!

Hello, everyone!

If you are like me and have favorite blogs that you always go to, you have probably done the same thing I have.  One of my favorite blogs mentioned Your Next Stamp stamps and I had never heard of the company.  Of course, I had to check it out!  I found this cute set called Fire Up The Fun. The sentiment inside says "Holy smoke! You're HOW old?"



I just fell in love with this cute set and knew it would be the perfect card for anyone getting older who still had their sense of humor intact! 

Hugs,
Sherri

Friday, July 27, 2018

QKR Stampede Challenge - Anything Goes!

Happy Friday!

Yes, it's that time again! Time for our weekly QKR Stampede weekly challenge! Grab your favorite stamps or dies and be sure to enter! You could easily be the winner of your choice of digi stamps!
I decided to go with Fawn # 13106 for my card.  I thought it would be a great guy card and you can never have enough of those!


I love this digi.  How cute is this little guy!  I'm lucky enough to have lots of deer where I live and I see them a lot!  One day I saw a mom and her baby and it was the sweetest little thing you could imagine!  I don't know how anyone can shoot a deer!  They are just the most beautiful creatures ever.

Stop by tomorrow for a cute and fun fireman birthday card!

Hugs,
Sherri

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Get well soon!

Hello again!

Well, this isn't quite as funny as yesterday's get well card, but it would be a good choice to send your favorite female when she is under the weather.


I used the Tattered Lace Window Display Delicate Detail Floral Corner I used a couple of days ago for this beauty.  A quick sentiment for the middle & I was done.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for our weekly QKR Stampede challenge!

Hugs,
Sherri

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Feel Better Soon!

Happy Hump Day!

Ready for a chuckle?  This adorable Stamping Bella image hooked me the minute I saw it. Love the way the chicks are enjoying their soup! One lounges in the corner with his sun glasses on while another is practicing his scuba diving. The one in back looks like he is diving in and then, of course, we have the little guy who thinks he is a chef and is trying to make soup!  This cute image should cheer up even the sickest person! 


Another get well card tomorrow.

Hugs,
Sherri

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Monster Mash!

Hello, everyone!

What little guy wouldn't like this happy trio of monsters for his birthday card?  They look like they are really getting into the celebration don't they?


I'm not sure whose digi this was as I didn't label it well.  Check back tomorrow for a get well card.

Hugs,
Sherri

Monday, July 23, 2018

Thank You!

Happy Monday!

Here is a great way to say thank you!  I grabbed a Die-Versions Bird Bath die and combined it with a Wild Rose Studio Olivette Corner.  Some pretty floral paper and it was done.


I always leave the insides of my thank you cards blank so I can write a personal thank you note.

Check back tomorrow for a cute kid's birthday card.

Hugs,
Sherri

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Happy Anniversary!

Hi, there!

We all have to send anniversary cards and I don't know about you, but I always struggle with what to make.  This Tattered Lace Window Display Delicate Detail Floral Corner just seemed to be the perfect answer.  It's beautiful enough to send off feeling good about it.


See you tomorrow with a cute and easy thank you.

Hugs,
Sherri

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Saturday!

Yes, I know, it is not even close to Thanksgiving, but here we go anyway. 


I've had this stamp for years, but rarely use it since it takes so long to color up.  But some days you just get the coloring bug don't you!  The frame around this image is actually a gold paper but it doesn't show up too well. 

See you tomorrow with an anniversary card.

Hugs,
Sherri

Friday, July 20, 2018

QKR Stampede Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes!

Hi, friends!

Ready for the weekend to start?  Me too!  Even when you are retired, weekends still seem to be more fun than the week!

I grabbed Digi # 3601 Flower Basket for my card.  I just thought it would be pretty when colored up and I do like the way it turned out.  You could do any colors with this digi and make it a fall basket as well.



I embossed the background on this digi and I love the way it turned out.  I've been adding a lot more embossing lately and it seems to give just an extra "umph" to everything.

Be sure to grab your favorite stamps or dies and join us for the fun! 

Changing gears again tomorrow!  

Hugs,
Sherri

Thursday, July 19, 2018

With Sympathy!

Hi, friends!

Another sympathy card made with one of my favorite dies.  This is a Tattered Lace Window Display die and makes a gorgeous card that could be used for almost any event.


Isn't this a peaceful feeling card?  Love the image combined with the soft blue.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for the weekly QKR Stampede challenge.

Hugs,
Sherri

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Birthday Basket!

Hello, again!

Yes, this probably looks familiar.  I shared this same Tutti Designs Easter Flower Basket the other day but with a change of paper to a bright floral print, it looks completely different.


What a difference paper choices make! And I've been really enjoying the floral paper pad I got on sale for half price a while back.  (You have to buy paper if it's half price, right?)

See you tomorrow with a sympathy card.

Hugs,
Sherri

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Happy Birthday to "Shoe"

Hello, everyone!

We all need to find that perfect card for our gal friends & this Tutti Designs Floral Shoe die makes a gorgeous card for any gal.


This is one of my favorite colors and the floral paper just seemed to be the perfect fit for it.

See you tomorrow with another birthday card.

Hugs,
Sherri

Monday, July 16, 2018

Happy Birthday!

Happy Monday!

Ready for another fantastic week?  I sure am!  I'm loving this warm weather, but thank heavens for air conditioning ! ha ha

Today's birthday card is made with a Tutti Designs Easter Flower Basket.  The flowers in the corner are an old Martha Stewart corner punch.  I'm sure they don't make it anymore and I just pray it doesn't break as it is really old & I use it a ton!


I'll be back tomorrow with another birthday card.

Hugs,
Sherri

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Dies R Us Challenge - Birthdays!

Hello, everyone!

Ready for another fun challenge from Dies R Us?  The theme this time is birthdays! And we can all use extra birthday cards for our stash, I'm sure!  Put your thinking caps on and see what wonderful birthday cards you can come up with! The winner will get a gift voucher to the amazing Dies R Us Store which is my favorite addiction on earth!  The link to our challenge is here.

Here is my card for the birthday challenge!


The dies I used were as follows:  Die-Mensions Birthday Balloons, Poppy Stamps Happy Birthday background and Lawn Fawn Smal Stitched Oval Stackables.

I can't wait to see what amazing things you guys will come up with! You never disappoint me! We have some fantastic card makers out there and I love to see what you come up with!

Hugs,
Sherri

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Celebrate!

Happy Saturday!

Ready to celebrate a birthday?  I pulled out my favorite lavender paper and some of my favorite dies for this one.  The sentiment is an Avery Elle Seentimental Die set die and the flower is a gorgeous Memory Box Bloomington Border (which cuts AND embosses) and the beautiful edge is a Crafter's Companion Rustic Cottage Die-Antique Edge.



Wouldn't this be great for your favorite gal? 

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for our Dies R Us Challenge for the 15th!

Hugs,
Sherri

Friday, July 13, 2018

QKR Stampede Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes!

Hello, again!

Fridays roll around really quickly don't they?  Do you have a weekly routine that you always do on Friday?  I don't, but they mow our yards on Fridays so I never have to worry about whether or not they are coming.  They always show up early!  What a joy not to have to mow anymore! Especially on those days when the humidity is as high as the temperature! I can sit inside in the air conditioning and watch someone else sweating! 

For my card this week, I chose Hummingbird Birthday digi# 56401.  Thought this would be a pretty birthday card.  I'm glad I decided on lavender at the last minute. That has always been a favorite color and I love the way it turned out.



Back tomorrow with another birthday card.  In the meantime, grab your favorite stamps or dies & see what you can come up with! You could win your choice of some great digi stamps!

Hugs,
Sherri

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Happy Birthday!

Hi, friends!

This is more in keeping with the warm weather isn't it?  I grabbed a Poppy Stamps Stitched Heart Borders die and a Tutti Designs Flower Cart die for the focal point.


I love Tutti Design dies! All of them are so detailed & gorgeous!

Stop back tomorrow for our weekly QKR Stampede challenge!

Hugs,
Sherri

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Caring Thoughts....

Happy Hump Day!

We all have to send sympathy cards but at least we can send pretty ones.  I used an old Spellbinders Heartfelt Creations Decorative Lace Border die for the background.  The center sentiment was stamped with a Marianne Designs Oval LR0240.


The gray is actually lighter in person than it looks here.  Stop back tomorrow for a birthday card.

Hugs,
Sherri

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Wishing you everything that makes you happy!

Hello, everyone!

I love lacy cards.  Actually, lacy anything!  ha ha So when I got this Sue Wilson Delicate Garden Frame I knew it had to be made into a birthday card.


I think this would be the perfect card for a best friend, mom, sister....any female.

Back tomorrow with more lace. 

Hugs,
Sherri

Monday, July 9, 2018

Best Witches!

Hello, everyone!

Ready to pretend it's Halloween already?  It might make it easier to ignore the heat!


This is a Stamping Bella image I couldn't pass up.  I pulled out my Memory Box Corner Cobwebs to go with her. 

See you tomorrow with a change of pace again.

Hugs,
Sherri

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Happy, happy, happy birthday!

Happy Sunday!

Do you have any kid's birthdays coming up?  I thought this little guy would be perfect for a child's birthday.  I love his tail!!  He is another Stamping Bella image & what fun he was to color!


I grabbed my Lifestyle scalloped rectangles to cut him out.

Hugs until tomorrow!
Sherri

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Rudolph Kisses!

Happy Saturday!

Hope your weekend is off to a fabulous start & you are enjoying this glorious weather.

Having said that, can you forget how hot it is and pretend for just a few minutes that it is winter again?  That will make the Christmas card I'm sharing today easier to see.  I know we all think we will get a head start on our cards every year but we never do.  This year, I will be ready!



This is another Stamping Bella image and I grabbed a Marianne Designs Holly die to finish it off.

I promise you tomorrow we will get over Christmas and celebrate a birthday!

Hugs,
Sherri

Friday, July 6, 2018

QKR Stampede Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes

Happy Friday!

For any of you cat lovers, this is the perfect card! What could be better than six little kitties ready to party their hats off!  This is digi # 13205 titled Kitty Party.



Don't they look happy?  Bet they are hoping there is a tuna cake! This would be cute not only for a cat lover but also for any child.

Grab your favorite stamps & dies & see what you can come up with! You could be the lucky winner of some new digi stamps!

Switching gears tomorrow & going ahead to Christmas! It's never too early to start on those Christmas cards!

Hugs,
Sherri

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Snow Buddies

Hello, everyone!

Aren't these little guys just the cutest?  Another Stamping Bella stamp I fell in love with.
I framed them with a Precious Marieke Winter Wonderland and grabbed my Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes to go with it.


 Be sure to check back tomorrow for our weekly QKR Stampede challenge!

Hugs,
Sherri