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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Time to golf!

Hi, there!

This cute little guy is from Art Impressions and another I've had for years.  I paper pieced the knickers he is wearing to match the plaid paper behind him.


This card would be great for any guy who spends his weekends golfing!

See you tomorrow!
Hugs,
Sherri

Friday, May 25, 2018

QKR Stampede Challenge - Anything Goes

Happy Friday!

We have all probably looked at stamps & passed them by and then wondered why in the world we didn't color them up earlier! That was the case with this great one!  I thought it would make a great guy birthday card, but was blown away by how much I loved it once it was done!  Wish I had colored him up ages ago!  This is Cheetah #24308.


This just screams guy card to me!  Nothing frilly, no flowers, just a manly image! ha ha

Grab your favorite stamps & join the fun.  The winner will get their choice of some great digi stamps!

Hugs,
Sherri

Thursday, May 24, 2018

I love you a "lotte"

Hi, there!

Are you a coffee lover too?  My day is not complete without at least 3 cups!  I usually drink decaf so I'm hoping that is better for me! 

When I saw this cute Stamping Bella stamp, I just had to get it! Perfect birthday card for a cofee lover!




I framed it with a Lifestyle Nesting Scallop Rectangle and added a Poppy Stamps Dogwood Blossom Corner to two sides.

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

Hugs,
Sherri

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Purple bunnies!

Happy Hump Day!

Maybe I shouldn't have titled this post as purple bunnies!  ha ha  THEY aren't purple, but the backgrounds are!  As I promised yesterday, these are 2 more bunnies done with Sassy Cheryl's digi.


What a difference a change of dies makes!  The card on the left was framed with a Spellbinders (Amazing Paper Grace) Cascading Grace die and the card to the right was done with a Marianne Design Circle Frame.

Back tomorrow with a cute Stamping Bella card!

Hugs,
Sherri

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Bunnies at their cutest!

Hello, friends!

Yes, I know that Easter has come & gone, but I've done so many Easter cards that I still have a ton to share with you.  Pretend that the big day hasn't come and passed already or better yet, keep the ideas for your own Easter cards next year!


This darling bunny is a Sassy Cheryl digi!  I fell in love with it the minute I saw it!  The card on the left is framed in a Spellbinders Reflective Moment frame and the bunny on the right was framed with a Sue Wilson Austrian Collection Background.

I had so much fun with this stamp that I made 2 more cards I will share tomorrow.

Hugs,
Sherri

Monday, May 21, 2018

A birdie told me it was your birthday!

Happy Monday!

Are you ready for a sweet birthday card?  This is a Wild Rose Studio stamp and it too was a gift from my same wonderful friend!  I'm so blessed to have her in my life!


Don't you love this image?  And it could easily be used for an anniversary card too!

I'll see you tomorrow with some cute bunnies!

Hugs,
Sherri

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Thank you!

Hello, again!

Today I'm sharing a simple thank you.  It was made with a My Favorite Things stamp and I used a Cheapo die Cross Stitched Oval to frame it.


Isn't she sweet?  She was a birthday gift from a dear friend.  I'll be back tomorrow to share another stamp she gave me too!

Hugs,
Sherri


Saturday, May 19, 2018

Cats in hats!

Happy Saturday!

I'm sure you all think of Dr. Seuss when you think of a cat in a hat, but these too "foxy" ladies are so much cuter! 


This darling image was a gift from a dear friend.  It's a Loralie stamp and no longer available.  I first saw it when she sent it to me as a birthday card several years ago & I've been in love with it since! Although my cat Brady would look silly in a girl's hat, you have to admit that these two charmers are just adorable! I framed them in Lifestyle Nesting Doily Squares.

See you tomorrow with a thank you card!

Hugs,
Sherri

Friday, May 18, 2018

QKR Stampede Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello, again!

I have a digi to share today that I absolutely adore!  He is Bathing Turtle # 2602 and you can't get much cuter than this!


I thought he would be cute for a kid's card!  They love silly critters....so do I! 

Grab your favorite stamps and join in the fun! You could be the winner of some fabulous digi stamps!

Hugs,
Sherri

Thursday, May 17, 2018

A birthday cat!

Hello, again!

I've had this silly cat stamp from Stamps Happen, Inc. for years & years.  Just something about him that always makes me laugh! He seems to be totally prepared for the birthday doesn't he?  Not only a cupcake, but chocolate cake & carrot cake along with gifts and a card!


What a great friend he is!  Ready to party right now in his party hat!

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

Hugs,
Sherri

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wishing you a day bright with sunshine!

Happy Hump Day, everyone!

Are you ready for a really cheerful birthday card?  Well, I think I have just the thing! A dear, dear friend sent me this beautiful Amy Design Butterfly Swirl Frame for my birthday & I just adore it!


Isn't this a great frame!  I grabbed a Cheery Lynn exotic butterfly to go with it. I love anything with butterflies! 

See you tomorrow with a silly cat!
Hugs,
Sherri


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Dies R Us Challenge- Birds

Hello, friends!

Are you ready for another fun, fun challenge today?  Since it's the 15th of the month, it's time for another Dies R Us Challenge & the theme this time is "Birds" which gives you a lot of fun choices!
Dies R Us carries a fantastic assortment of bird related dies! 

Here is the card I finally decided on.



These dies made a gorgeous birthday card, didn't they!  The dies I used were as follows:
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Oval Stackables, Precious Marieke Spring Flowers Square Frame, and Tutti Designs Lovely Dove.  This could easily have been made as a weddding or sympathy card too.
I love this gorgeous bird!

Grab your favorite bird related dies & see what you can come up with! The lucky winner will get a gift voucher to the amazing store! The link to the store is here.

And the link to the challenge is here!  Have fun!!

Hugs,
Sherri

Monday, May 14, 2018

Polka Dot Get Well

Happy Monday, everyone!

We all need get well cards and I decided to go with some of my favorite paper & do a polka dot card. I cut the sentiment from the same paper and it shows up well in real life, but may be harder to see in the photo.


I decided to go with polka dot flowers as well.  This is a Sue Wilson Petite Peony Cluster die. It makes a great accent on any card.

Join me tomorrow for our Dies R Us Challenge of the 15th!

Hugs,
Sherri

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Get Well Soon!

Hi, everyone & Happy Mother's Day!

Have you ever had a fever and wanted something really cold.....ice cream or maybe a popcycle?  It looks like Sally is helping her poor little buddy fight his temperature!  Sure looks like they are best of friends, doesn't it?



I hope her homegrown remedy will have him fit as a fiddle in no time!

Hopefully, you all have something fun planned with your family for today.  After church, we are all going to the Venue for Mother's Day brunch!  I can't wait! My mouth is watering already! Their food is undeniably the best in Lincoln! I'm sure I will eat my entire day's points there, but it will be worth it! I'm so glad I moved to Lincoln so I can spend days like this with my daughter & her family!



Hugs,
Sherri

Saturday, May 12, 2018

St. Pat's Day!

Hi, there!

Yes, I know St. Patrick's Day is over, but this Sassy Cheryl digi was just too cute not to color up! It certainly looks like he has already found his pot of gold!  Having a cute little kitty friend to help doesn't hurt either!


I'll see you tomorrow with a cute get well card.

Hugs,
Sherri

Friday, May 11, 2018

QKR Stampede Challenge - Anything Goes

Happy Friday, everyone!

Well, you survived the week and you are on the home stretch toward a great weekend!  Hopefully, that will include some time to enter today's QKR Stampede challenge.  The winner will win some awesome digi stamps!  Free stamps are always a good thing!!

For my card today, I decided to go with a cute crow .  This is Break Time digi # 11302 & I thought it would make a great guy card.


I went with bright primary colors and threw in some wheat dies from Impression Obsession.
He certainly looks like he is enjoying his break! I'm not sure what he will smell like when it's over, however....I doubt the fat little pig he is laying on smells like flowers!

Grab your favorite stamps & join in the fun!

Hugs,
Sherri

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Get well soon!

Hi, again!

I fell in love with this Sassy Cheryl image the minute I saw it.  I knew it would be perfect for a get well card! 


I printed the image on the polka dot paper & then fussy cut it out and shaded it.  I love adding background papers to my images to tie them all together!

See you tomorrow with our weekly QKR Stampede challenge!

Hugs,
Sherri

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Oh, what a sweet scene you have created! This is such a fun card to send someone! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

More birthdays!

Happy Hump Day!

If you love happy critters the way I do, you will adore today's card!  This Sassy Cheryl's digi just made me smile!  He is obviously laughing hard & I'm guessing it is all the little lady bugs crawling all over him.  I'm sure they tickle!


I hope everyone is this happy on their birthday!  Changing gears & tomorrow we have a get well card.

Hugs,
Sherri

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Celebrate!!

Hello, friends!

Here we are with another darling Sassy Cheryl image for today!  Can you see why I am so addicted to her images now?  There is never a bad one!


I love her enthusiasum!  You just know she has waited a whole year for her birthday and is ready to PARTY! 


Monday, May 7, 2018

Another birthday card!

Happy Monday!

Hope your week is off to a fabulous start!  Don't you love the warmer weather?  I've never been a fan of winter and this year's was especially frigid!


Don't you adore this cute digi from Sassy Cheryl?  Her images are the cutest out there! I think I have the majority of them already!

I'll see you tomorrow with another of her digi images!

Hugs,
Sherri

Sunday, May 6, 2018

The only trouble with retirement.....

Hi, again!

Well, a lot of people retire during the summer months when the weather starts warming up and they realize how much they want to stay home & enjoy it.  So with that in mind, I made a retirement card.

I loved the sentiment on this one.  But, actually there really isn't anything bad about retirement! It leaves you free to do whatever you want every day of the week! For me, that is making cards.



I'm hoping someone will need a retirement card at the next craft show.  I wish I knew someone retiring soon.  The only gal I know who is thinking about it will probably still be thinking about it a year from now.  She is too afraid to make the leap!

See you tomorrow!
Hugs,
Sherri

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Howdy!

Hello, gals!

I know you don't see me post a lot of things with orange as the primary color, but lately I've really taken a liking to it for some weird reason.  This cute gal is from All Dressed Up and I just couldn't pass her up.


I love her sunglasses! Looks like she is ready to go on a walk with her favorite buddy! What a cute way to say happy birthday to a young gal!  And, of course, adding my favorite gingham paper to her just made it even better!

See you tomorrow with a cute puppy!

Hugs,
Sherri

Have a comfy birthday!

Happy Saturday!

Today I have a great Sassy Cheryl image to share.  I love this one! What a perfect way to spend a lazy birthday relaxing with a bowl of chips, a good book & your puppy!


I used a Lifestyle Nesting Doily Square to cut her out.  It's one of my favorite dies & I've had it since I first starting collecting dies.

I have another Sassy Cheryl digi tomorrow.

Hugs,
Sherri

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Happy Birthday!

Hello, again!

As promised, here is another cute Penny Black stamp that I grab a lot.  The sentiment inside this one says "Have an udderly wonderful birthday!" 


This happy little guy is sure to lift anyone's spirits as high as the balloons are taking him!

See you tomorrow for the weekly QKR Stampede challenge.

Hugs,
Sherri

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Happy Birthday to "Moo!"

Happy Hump Day!

I've been making birthday cards lately and pulling out a bunch of old stamps from my stash!  This stamp is a Penny Black I've had for years.  It's such a fun stamp I have always loved it.


I have tons of cow sentiments.  I know, that's not a statement you hear often do you?  But I've always loved cows and every time I found a cow sentiment I picked it up. 

I'll be back tomorrow with another cow card.

Hugs,
Sherri

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Dies R Us Challenge - Flowers

Hello, friends!

Are you ready for May to arrive?  Me too!  I'm hoping the April showers will be producing lots of May flowers as the old ryhmn goes. I'm ready for flowers!

Today's challenge is "Flowers" and boy did I have a lot of ideas for this one!  Finally decided on a cute basket filled with flowers as my post.  Love the way it turned out!



How cute is this!  LOVE the flowers!  Wouldn't it be fun to get a basket like this one filled with REAL flowers!  Here are the dies I used: Spellbinders Elegant Ovals, Impression Obsession Foliage,
Impression Obsession Spiral Flowers, Impression Obsession Spiral Daisy, and Memory Box Woven Basket.  

The link to our challenge is here!  And the link to the fabulous Dies R Us store is here!  Treat yourself to some new dies!  But I warn you, it won't be easy to decide on which ones to get because their selection is so enormous!

Hugs,
Sherri

Monday, April 30, 2018

Happy Birthday!

Happy Monday!

Where did the weekend go?  And where did APRIL go?  One day it's Easter & the next day it's the last day of the month!  Is it me, or does time go faster these days?



How cute is this digi image from All Dressed Up! I am always up for new "critter" images and this one was too cute to pass up!

 Check back tomorrow for our Dies R Us Challenge for the first of the month!

Hugs,
Sherri

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Rats! I forgot your birthday!

Hello, friends!

Time to use another old, old stamp that I still use a lot! It's a WhipperSnapper stamp I've had for years! And it's perfect for those times you forget a birthday!



I grabbed an old embossing folder to frame him.  I'm hoping this will help ease the horror of forgetting a birthday for someone!  We have all done it! And it's not a good feeling when you finally realize it!

Check in tomorrow for another cute critter card!

Hugs,
Sherri

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Walk on the Wild Side!

Happy Saturday!

Ready to start a relaxing weekend?  I'm always up for that!  Being retired doesn't mean you still don't enjoy your weekends!


How fun would this card be to send your favorite gal?  I love the floral paper! It's always hard for me to pass by a pad of floral paper!  ha ha  (or polka dots, or gingham checks, or......) Let's face it! I'm a paper addict!

Stop by tomorrow for a cute belated card!

Hugs,
Sherri

Friday, April 27, 2018

QKR Stampede Challenge - Anything Goes

Happy Friday!

I can't think of any better way to spend a birthday than with a sundae as large as myself!  And I bet I could do serious damage on it before I gave up!  ha ha  I ADORE ice cream and add hot fudge & I'm in hog heaven! Or REALLY send me over the moon by adding caramel sauce! Can't remember the last time I had actual ice cream!

Here is my digi for today.  Bear with Sundae # 3001.



Doesn't he look satisfied?  And from the size of his stomach, I'd say he finished the majority of this dreamy snack! He is never going to get his fit body back if he continues to eat this much!

Hugs,
Sherri

Thursday, April 26, 2018

I'll have a large piece please!

Howdy!

What kid wouldn't love a birthday card with a large frog on the front! And one with chocolate cake is even better! He has his fork all ready to take out a huge p[iece! 





I'm sorry I don't know whose stamp this is.  There isn't any name on the side of the wooden block, but I've had it for many, many years!  If anyone else knows, please let me know.

Check back tomorrow for our weekly QKR Stampede challenge!

Hugs,
Sherri


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Hope your birthday is just "ducky!"

Happy Hump Day!

Well, it's not a camel for hump day, but how about two goofy ducks?  I love these stamps from Rosie's Road Show!  I've had them for years! They are tiny stamps, but by putting them on things you can create a cute scene. 


I thought this would be a great guy card! They don't go in for fussy things & this is about as simple as you can get!

Tomorrow we have another silly card.  I'm in a silly mood right now so be prepared!

Hugs,
Sherri

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Oops! Forgot your birthday!

Hi again!

Well, I think we have all been there!  You have great intentions of sending a card to someone for their birthday and a few days after it is over, you realize you never sent a card. Darn, I hate when that happens!  But if you have a cute card like this one, they may forgive you! The inside sentiment says "Heard you're celebrating a belated birthday this year. Bet all those other fools sent cards on time!"


I love his "oops" face!  If you think this card is silly, wait until you see tomorrow's!

Hugs,
Sherri

Monday, April 23, 2018

It "mouse" be your birthday!

Happy Monday!

Is your week off to a great start?  Mine is! I'm still working on cards for the upcoming shows so that takes a lot of my time.  And when I'm not doing that, I'm watching my beautiful fox come back & forth to my house looking for breakfast! There is never a dull moment here!


Critters on a card are always fun & this one is especially sweet.  Perfect for any gal's birthday! The image is from Wild Rose Studio.

Tomorrow I have an "oops" card to share!

Hugs,
Sherri

Sunday, April 22, 2018

It's Your Day!

Hi, there!

Enjoying a relaxing weekend?  Me too!  Busy watching my red fox made her daily visits and working on cards for two craft shows.  Our weather here hasn't been warm enough to sit on a beach, but I'm sure it is somewhere! I found this darling image at All Dressed Up! I love their digi stamps & they have some really darling ones. 


She was a lot of fun to color up! And thankfully, I had just the perfect paper for her! I got it on sale just the day before at Joanne's Fabrics!  You know the rule....if it is on sale, you HAVE to buy it!

Back tomorrow with a cute birthday critter!

Hugs,
Sherri

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Happy Birthday times 3!

Happy Saturday!

We all have to make cards for kids from time to time & this cute set of monsters is going to be a hit with someone for sure.  You can't help but smile at this happy trio of loveable monsters!  I can't remember where the image came from, but colored it up anyway.


Back tomorrow with another kid's card!

Hugs,
Sherri

Friday, April 20, 2018

QKR Stampede Weekly Challenge- Anything Goes

Hello, again!

How many of you like to receive "funny" cards on your birthday?  Me too! So when I saw this cute frog in her itsy bitsy  teeney weeny yellow polka dot bikini  ( one of my favorite songs back in the day).....don't ask what day...I knew she was going into my cart. A Die-Namites Cattails die was all I needed to finish her.




The digi I used is Bikini Frog # 8204.  Love her!  The sentiment inside says "It's your birthday...walk on the wild side!"  And a bikini doesn't get much wilder than that!

Hugs,
Sherri

Thursday, April 19, 2018

For Cat Lovers!



Good Morning, everyone!



Today's card is one especially for all cat lovers.....which, of course, includes me!  How could you live without a cat!  Especially one as sweet & loving as my Brady!  It would be impossible! I adore dogs too, but have had a cat most of my adult life & can't imagine going to sleep without one cuddled up beside me.  This cute image is a favorite from A Day For Daisies.




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

Hugs,
Sherri

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Relax!

Hello, again!


This funny guy always makes me smile! Another old, old stamp I've had forever.


Looks like he is spending the day relaxing.  Hopefully, his wife is bringing him breakfast in his recliner!  ha ha

Hugs,
Sherri

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

And Many "Mower"

Hello, everyone!

Another guy birthday card made with an old, old stamp from Stamping Up.  Another I've had for years and years.


I love the sentiment that goes on the inside!  "And many mower to you"

It's an easy stamp to color & makes a quick guy card that any guy can identify with.

Hugs,
Sherri

Monday, April 16, 2018

There's a "nap" for that!

Happy Monday!

I love this cute image & the sentiment that comes with it.  It is from Art Impressions and one of my favorites. 


Isn't this the perfect guy card for a fisherman?  I'll see you tomorrow with another guy card.

Hugs,
Sherri

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Dies R Us Challenge - Springtime

Hi, everyone!

Can you believe that April is almost half over already!  Where has the time flown?  But I have to say I'm really enjoying the warmer days!  Winter lasted WAY too long!!

Today's challenge at Dies R Us is "Springtime!" and I know that is something we are all happy to see!

Grab your favorite dies & create your version of what springtime means to you.  The lucky winner will get a gift voucher to Dies R Us.  AKA " heaven on earth" for anyone crafter!

Here is what I came up with!



Here are the dies I used:  Memory Box Woven Basket, Impression Obsession Spiral Flowers, Impression Obsession Spiral Daisy, Impression Obsession Foliage, Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Oval Stackables, & Spellbinders Elegant Ovals.

The link to the challenge is here!  And the Dies R Us store can be found here!  Treat yourself to some new dies while you are at it!  They have the largest selection and lowest prices around!

Hugs,
Sherri

Saturday, April 14, 2018

An oldie, but goodie!

Happy Saturday!

Yes, this is a stamp I bet a lot of you recognize and probably have!  It's an old Stamping Up set that I've had for many, many years and still hang on to.


This set has loads of stuff for the back of the pickup....Christmas trees, pumpkins, furniture....and it makes a great guy card without much coloring.

See you tomorrow for our Dies R Us Challenge for the 15th!

Hugs,
Sherri

Friday, April 13, 2018

QKR Stampede Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello, friends!

It's that time of the week again! Time for the weekly QKR Stampede Challenge! You have so many choices for subject matter, but I decided to go with Chubby Hen # 24230.  I knew just what I would do with her.  I pulled out my Cheery Lynn Designs Chicken Wire Frame & cut it out with my silver paper.  And for the inside I had a sentiment that says "Face it sweetie...You ain't no spring chicken, but Happy Birthday anyway!"


She doesn't look really happy for a "new mom" does she?  ha ha 

Grab your favorite supplies and make a card so you can enter the challenge! You may be the winner of some great digital stamps!

Hugs,
Sherri

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hedgehog golf!

Hi, friends!

Are you ready for a little chuckle?  This cute hedgehog should do the trick! He is a Penny Black stamp and I adore her hedgehogs!  In fact, my daughter bought me a stuffed one years ago & it has come with me to Nebraska . 


It may be hard to see him, but he sits on top of my stamp storage just to the right of my cat.


I have a lot of hedgehog stamps!  With my love for critters, they just appeal to me!  And real life ones are just adorable!

Join me tomorrow for our weekly QKR Stampede challenge!

Hugs,
Sherri

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Celebrate!

Happy Hump Day!

Hope your week is going smoothly!  As promised, here is another old, old stamp I've had for years! This is a Stampabilities stamp.



This stamp makes a fast guy card for those who have golfers in their family!

Tomorrow I'm back with another "golfer" but this one is a critter!

Hugs,
Sherri

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A Good Day Fishing...

Hello, again!

I bet you have all seen guys who are just addicted to fishing!  This is an old, old stamp with "Alias Smith & Rowe" stamped on the side and the name Conrad.  I've had it for years & years and still pull it out every now & then.


I added an Amy Design Fish & Bobber and a Die-Namites Cattails die to complete the scene.

Sharing another old stamp with you tomorrow.

Hugs,
Sherri

Monday, April 9, 2018

Yee Haw!

Happy Monday!

I can understand this guy's reaction to another birthday! Once you hit a certain age, you have to stop counting how many there are!  At least there is chocolate cake & presents! 


This is a Mo Manning digi which I've had a long, long time.  I rarely use her digi stamps any more.  Her political views are kind of a turn off sometimes.  I'd rather include everyone.

Back tomorrow with another guy birthday card.

Hugs,
Sherri

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Get Well!

Hello!

I know what they say about chicken soup and when I found this cute Hambo digi, I had to get it.  How funny is this! Apparently, not everyone can make delicious soup!  ha ha


Everyone needs a little chuckle when they are under the weather & this should do the trick!

I'm not sure what recipe she is using, but I never heard of using actual chicken feet! ha ha

Back tomorrow with another birthday card to make you chuckle!

Hugs,
Sherri