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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Orange is the New Black!

Hi, everyone!

I couldn't resist the title!  ha ha   I'm not usually a person who uses much orange, but grabbed it for this cutie.  Stamping Bella has the cutest stamps around! I decided to make this one into a birthday card.  She just has such a happy little face!


I should have added freckles to her face!  I may do that before I package it up for the donation.

See you tomorrow with our weekly QKR Stampede challenge!

Hugs,
Sherri

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Cow #2

Hi, gals!

Time to share cow number 2!  Looks like he has stuck his head under the fence to get to the really "good" grass on the other side.  I'm sure I would do the same thing!  ha ha   He looks totally content doesn't he?  Good company, good food......life is good!


What is there about a card with a critter on it that immediately makes you smile?  My daughter loves only cards with critters....not people!  So I know on her birthday I have to be sure the card has a critter of some kind.

Enjoy the rest of your week, ladies!  I'll see you tomorrow!

Hugs,
Sherri

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Cow A Bunga!!

Happy Surprises!

Hello, everyone!!!  I'm sure you have all had unexpected "surprises" that have just made your day. Well, I had one the other day that just made my whole week!  I went to the mailbox expecting the usual junk mail & bills.  To my surprise, there was a fat padded envelope in my box.  I immediately searched my mind trying to remember what I could have ordered & forgotten about.  Nothing came to mind and when I pulled it out of the box, I saw that it was from one of my favorite people on earth! My friend Leslie had seen me post a card featuring a cow & explain how much I loved cows.  She had two cow stamps that she decided would have more love at my house than at hers & she shipped them off to me!  I can't tell you how excited I was!!  I had planned to color up some Stamping Bella stamps that afternoon, but went directly back & colored up both of these instead.  This is the first card & I will post the 2nd one tomorrow.



Isn't this the cutest cow ever?  I'm in love with him!  The inside of the card says:"An "udder" year older? Have an udderly  wonderful birthday!"  

If you think this little guy is cute, just wait until you see tomorrow's!

Hugs,
Sherri

Monday, July 24, 2017

With Sympathy!

Hello, friends!

Another week has rolled around & I'm sure you are all trying to get back in the "work" mode after a relaxing weekend.  Mondays were never my favorite day! ha ha

Here is the other new die I mentioned previously.  I LOVE lacy dies! It took me awhile to decide how I wanted to make this to take full advantage of the gorgeous lace work.


I'm watching Brady laying in the window & thinking a short nap sounds pretty good right now! I may have to grab my Kindle & head to the sunroom to finish as much of a story I'm reading as I can before I join him in a nap!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Hugs,
Sherri

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Happy Birthday!

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Brady is asleep in his window bed in the sunroom!  He can't resist these sunny days & his favorite method of enjoying them seems to be to nap through them! ha ha


If he is not napping in the window, he is laying on his yellow pillow on the floor lapping up the sunshine!  What a life!

Today I have a birthday card to share.  I got a couple new dies & of course, you have to try them out right away!


I thought this would make a beautiful card & I was right! LOVE this die!  I know.....I say that about ALL of them, don't I?  Lol!

I used the other new die on a sympathy card which I will share tomorrow.

Hugs,
Sherri


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Wishing you a comfy cozy birthday!

Hi, gals!

Are you in full weekend mode and trying to get all your chores finished so you have time to relax and have fun?  I remember those days all too well!  Here is another combination stamp/die set I found.  I loved the sentiment & knew I had to get it.


I made these 2 quite similar except for the color of the lace & position of the couch & chair.
I needed some quick cards for my stash!  And these certainly fit the bill!

Enjoy your weekend!  Try to get at least a couple of hours in to just relax and enjoy yourself!

Hugs,
Sherri

Friday, July 21, 2017

QKR Stampede challenge - Up Up & Away

Hi, friends!

I hope your summer is going well & you are enjoying the gorgeous weather!  If it is really hot & muggy where you are, you may want to find an activity that will keep you nice & cool inside.  I have just the ticket!  The QKR Stampede Challenge for today is "Up, Up & Away" and that leaves you with a lot of options.....planes, birds, angels, balloons.....flying pigs!  Yes, flying pigs!  I found this darling image # 24199 in the QKR Store and just had to use it!


He was so fun to color & I decided to go with the sentiment printed on a cloud.  I don't know about you, but I love cards that give me a chuckle!

Grab your favorite stamps, dies or whatever you can & come join in the fun!  The end result is a lot of fun, another card for your stash and a chance to win some free digi stamps!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  And stay cool!

Sherri

Thursday, July 20, 2017

A Snowman Hello!

Hi, everyone!

I hope you are still in the Christmas mood!  It's hard to imagine it's only a little over 5 months away! This is a stamp set I found at Tuesday Morning for $3.99 and it has 2 different snowmen, some snowflakes, a sentiment AND a die to cut the snowman!  Again, this took very little time to color!


I grabbed the same snowflake frame that I used yesteray, but didn't add the glitter. They had a couple other stamp/die sets there that day & I'm sorry now that I didn't get one of each! Lesson learned!

I'll see you all tomorrow with our QKR Stampede challenge & then on Saturday, I'm back with some birthday cards.

Hugs,
Sherri

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Warm & fuzzy wishes!

Happy Hump Day!

You've managed to survive half your week already!  I thought it would be fun to share a Christmas card to help you think about something else besides the beastly heatwave!  These cute little guys are from Stamping Bella again.  I grabbed one of my favorite snowflake frame dies for them too.  I sprayed it with spray adhesive & then sprinkles lots & lots of white glitter on it.  You know how I love my glitter!


There isn't a ton of coloring on this stamp & it went quickly! Even stopping to add the glitter!

While I was in the Christmas mood, I made another snowman card & will share that one tomorrow.

Hugs,
Sherri

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

An "Udder" Year Older?

Happy Tuesday!

I hope your week is going smoothly & you are not sweltering in the same heat wave that we are!
It has been beastly hot here with high temperatures AND high humidity! Thank heavens for air conditioning!

I got a fun new stamp from LaLa Land Stamps the other day & I'm having so much fun playing with it! I love silly cows! The sillier the better!  And I have a ton of fun "moo" sentiments to go with them all.  Here are the first 2 cards I made with this cute stamp.


I don't know why I have such a love for cows....probably watched too many episodes of "Ma & Pa Kettle on the Farm"......I'm sure you younger gals are saying "WHO????" right now.  And that's ok, because I say the same thing when I hear the names of a lot of today's musical groups!

I'll be back tomorrow with some fun penquins.

Hugs,
Sherri

Monday, July 17, 2017

With Heartfelt Condolences

Hello, everyone!

I love a sympathy card that gives you a feeling of tranquility and peace.  And this card seems to have both.  I love the soft color behind that beautiful tree branch.  I just wish we didn't need so many condolence cards!


I don't know why a simple card seems to be more effective than a fussy one.  Maybe with all the emotions you feel at a loved one's death, you just need something peaceful and calm.

The die I used on this card was a Poppy Stamp die called Schaefer Curve.  It is so gorgeous and can be used in so many ways!

I hope your week is off to a great start and just gets better & better every day!

Hugs,
Sherri

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Free Hugs!

Hugs, everyone!

Sometimes all you need is a good hug & you will feel much, much better! I think that is true for everybody.  And when you can't give a hug in person, you can always send one on a card.  These cute friends from Stamping Bella have the hug thing down to perfection.



I'll be back tomorrow with a sweet sympathy card.  Unfortunately, we never run out of the need for those.

Hugs,
Sherri


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Dies R Us Challenge - Use Sentiment as focus

Hello, everyone!

I bet you are all tired of the heat & looking for something to do inside where it is cool! I have the perfect solution for you.  Grab your favorite sentiment and create a card using that as the card focus and you could be the winner of a gift voucher to the Dies R Us store!  And believe me, you will LOVE shopping there!  It is always my favorite shopping destination!

For my card, I chose a new die I just got recently.  Taylored Expressions Thanks Cutting Plate.



Doesn't it make a gorgeous card?  No effort at all & you have a beautiful thank you card!  I'm a big believer in sending thank you notes and go through a ton of them every year.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend & I hope I see a lot of your entries posted to the blog!

Hugs,
Sherri


Friday, July 14, 2017

QKR Stampede Challenge - By the Seaside

Happy Friday, everyone!

Are you dreaming of a vacation by the shore and wishing you were there?  Well, the challenge theme for this week's QKR Stampede is "By the Seaside" and if you can't actually go there (like me) you can do the next best thing & make a card pretending you are there!  I chose to use QKR Stampede digi # 24321 - Heron for my card.  I have to admit that the final card is nothing like I had originally planned out in my head.  Again..... I was originally thinking of something with a lighthouse, but the image kind of decided for me.


I actually ended up liking this card a lot better after it was done than I thought I would.

I can't wait to see what YOU come up with!  Grab your favorite seaside stamps & dies & join in the fun!  You may be the lucky winner of some new digi stamps!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Sherri

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Ho Ho HO !

Ho, Ho, Ho, everyone!

Are you in the mood for Christmas yet?  Me neither!  But having some new Christmas stamps from Stamping Bella will certainly get you there!  I couldn't pass up this adorable Santa.


Some cute Santa paper, a corner holly die and you are done!  He colors up quickly and makes a great Christmas card!

Of course, I had to add some glitter to his bow before I could call him done.  You can't have a really good card until you have at least SOME glitter!  Right?

I'll be back tomorrow with our weekly QKR Stampede challenge.  See you then!

Hugs,
Sherri


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Penquin Love

Happy Hump Day!

I decided today would be a great day for a Christmas card.  I've always loved penquins and these two cuties just spoke to me.  How adorable are these little lovers!  This is another Stamping Bella stamp from my sale order.




It may not show up well, but I used white glitter paper for the snowflake frame for extra sparkle.
You know how I LOVE my sparkle!

Back tomorrow with another  Christmas card!  It's fun to work ahead on some so I'm not struggling to make them all when December comes.

Hugs,
Sherri

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Let's Think Fall!

Hi, friends!

Are you already tired of all the heat & humidity?  Well, let's take a break from that & think about autumn for awhile.  I found another adorable Stamping Bella stamp on sale & had to have it.  Actually, I purchased several of them....who can pass up a sale on their favorite stamps!  ha ha



Isn't she sweet?  And I love the sentiment with her too! I'm using this as a Thanksgiving card.  Her cute hat just said Thanksgiving to me!

I'll be back tomorrow with a cute Christmas card.

Hugs,
Sherri

Friday, July 7, 2017

QKR Stampede Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello, again!

Once again it is time for my favorite theme...."Anything Goes".....With so many fantastic images at the QKR Stampede store, there are always images I want that don't quite fit in with a specific challenge.  I had to have this one!  I chose digi # 502 - Hen Laying for my card.  I have some great "chicken" themed sentiments & knew just what I was going to use.



The sentiment inside says "Face it sweetie...You ain't no spring chicken, but Happy Birthday anyway!"

I love cards that add a little chuckle for the day.  I think laughing at yourself is one way to keep yourself young!  I had the perfect die for chicken wire and cut it in silver metalic paper.

Grab your favorite stamps and come play along!  What better chance to win some digi stamps and also to add to your stash of cards!

Enjoy the weekend!
Sherri

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Dies R Us Challenge Blog - Layers!

Happy July 1st, everyone!

Do you have your fireworks & sparklers ready?  It won't be long until the fourth is here and I'm sure there will be parties and cookouts all over the country to celebrate the big day! I don't know what kind of weather you have been having, but it has felt like July for weeks!

The theme for the Dies R Us challenge today is "Layers" and what a perfect chance to pull out your favorite dies & layer them!  I was going to go in a different direction for this challenge, but ended up deciding to do a Fourth of July card instead.  I have tons of suitable dies & they don't get as much use as they should.  Here is what I came up with.


I used the following dies for this card: Memory Box Starry Wreath, Die-Versions Independence Kids, Lawn Fawn Larged Stitched Square Stackables, Die-Versions Stitched Nesting Stars.


With such a general theme, just let your imagination run wild & see what you can come up with.  You don't want to miss a chance at winning that gift voucher to the amazing Dies R Us Store! If you have never been there before, you should go right now! It will become your favorite place to shop! They have the largest selection, the lowest prices & best shipping rates anywhere!

Hugs,
Sherri


Friday, June 30, 2017

QKR Stampede Challenge - Christmas in July (Just a little early)

Happy Friday, everyone!

I'm sure you are all looking at the QKR Stampede challenge theme for today & thinking how crazy it is, right?  Well, look at it from another angle.  What better way to take your minds off the high heat & humidity of June than by making Christmas cards!!  We all say we are going to get an earlier start on them every year, but then life gets in the way & we all end up scrambling to get them finished in time to mail them out.  Or am I only talking for myself?  ha ha

Grab your favorite Christmas stamp or visit the QKR Stampede store for some new ones!  I just had to grab digi # 8305 Santa Mouse.  What a cute face!


He looks like he may have already hit some spiked egg nog before he filled his bag of toys.

Come join in on the fun & you could be this week's winner of some fabulous new digi stamps!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Sherri

Friday, June 23, 2017

QKR Stampede Challenge - Paper Piecing!

Hello again!

Friday has rolled around and it's time for another QKR Stampede challenge.  Grab your scissors, gals! The challenge this week is paper piecing!  I LOVE paper piecing! Call me crazy, but I love cutting out and piecing papers on my cards.  It's a fun way to match your background & tie everything together!  I used digi # 7602 - First Morning Cup.  I don't know about you, but I always look forward to my first morning cup of coffee....and my second...and my third!  Coffee is my favorite drink!


Isn't he cute?  Eyes half shut, waiting for that first sip!  Check out your favorite stamps or choose a new one from the fantastic selection at QKR Stampede & grab your scissors! You may be the next winner!

Hugs,
Sherri

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

I'm in love!

Hello, friends!

Yes, as the title of the post says, I'm in LOVE!  The die featured today just grabbed me the minute I first saw it & I couldn't rest until I found it & ordered it!  And after all the promises to myself that I would control my die purchases, too!  Darn!  I'm sure you will know why once you see it.


This is  a Marianne Design Anja's Frilly Square die.  I can see so many ways to use it & can't wait to make more cards with it!  I love anything lacy and this set has it all! It's even beautiful just by itself with a sentiment.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Hugs,
Sherri

Monday, June 19, 2017

Thinking of You!

Happy Monday!

I hope your week is off to a great start!  I'm having company tomorrow so I will be baking lemon bars and brownies today.  Shopping can make you VERY hungry! One of my stamping friends from Cherokee, Iowa will be here tomorrow & I'm sure we will get in some great shopping and lots of catching up!

Today's card is a quick one I made with a new die.  Sometimes you just want a quick note card you can send off to someone to let them know you are thinking of them and this is perfect!


I used several of the hearts from the die & colored them with my marker.

I will be back tomorrow with my favorite die of all new ones! I saw this one & just had to have it! You know how THAT is!  ha ha

Hugs,
Sherri

Sunday, June 18, 2017

You're my favorite kind!

Happy Father's Day!

I hope you all have something wonderful planned for the day.  We have reservations for a great restaurant later this afternoon.

I should be posting a Father's Day card, but the only one I made (for my son-in-law) is already in an envelope waiting to give him.  So I am posting another Stamping Bella image instead.  I LOVE this one & have to confess, it was the sentiment that made me just have to have it! What a great, great sentiment!


This would be a perfect birthday card or just a great notecard to add your own sentiments to & keep in touch with someone.

Whatever you are doing today, be grateful for your father.  And if you are lucky enough to still have him, enjoy every minute with him! You will forever miss him once he is gone.  Happy Father's Day, Dad!  I miss you!

Hugs,
Sherri

Saturday, June 17, 2017

May all your wishes come true!

Surprise!

I haven't posted for awhile, have I?  It's not that I haven't been busy making cards, but more a case of all of them were for future blog posts.  I finally got caught up enough to just "play" with some fun cards!  Today's is a new stamp (& matching die) from Stamping Bella.  It's SO hard to resist their sales! I've just given up & decided not to!  ha ha


Isn't this a fun card!  Love her cute dress and the heart balloons!  I went with a simple background on this one because there was already a lot going on with the wild dress.

I'll be back tomorrow with another Stamping Bella card.

Enjoy your weekend!

Sherri

Friday, June 16, 2017

QKR Stampede Challenge - Quilting/Stitching - Real or Faux

Happy Friday!

Where is June going!  It's hard to believe it is half over already.  Why does summer always seem to go faster than the winter months?  Probably because we prefer the warmer days over the colder, darker ones!

Today's challenge at QKR Stampede is a fun one!  All you have to do is use quilting/stitching - either real or faux.  I chose the easy way & grabbed some of my favorite dies with stitching, but you can do the real thing or grab a micron pen & add your own!  I used Digi # 12403- Gardener.


This might be a great weekend to stay inside & avoid the heat while you work on your entry! The lucky winner will get their choice of QKR digital stamps!  What do you have to lose?

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Hugs,
Sherri

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Dies R Us Challenge - Celebrations!

Hello, everyone!

Are you ready for the latest Dies R Us Challenge?  This one fits right in with all the great things we always associate with June!  Weddings, graduations, birthdays, babies....the list goes on!  Your challenge today is to make a card using at least one die for the celebration of your choice.  I decided to go with a wedding card so I could use a beautiful new die and some favorite old ones.


The dies I used were as follows: Sue Wilson Mr & Mrs., Sue Wilson Austrian Collection-Background, & Tutti Designs Wedding Bouquet.  You can find all of these gorgeous dies at Dies R Us along with countless others!  Be sure you head there to check out their latest additions!

The winner will get a gift voucher to the amazing Dies R Us store, so put your thinking caps on & head on over!  And don't forget to check out the Dies R Us Daily Inspiration Blog as well!

Good luck everyone!
Hugs,
Sherri

Friday, June 9, 2017

QKR Stampede Challenge # 247- For The Guys

Hello, friends!

Welcome back to another QKR Stampede challenge!  The theme this week is "For The Guys" and we all need those dreaded guy cards from time to time so this is the perfect chance for you to add to your stash! And who knows?  You could be the grand prize winner of some adorable digi stamps ! It's a win-win situation for everyone!

I decided on digi # 3401- Day on The Course!  I fell in love with this goofy bear the minute I saw him.  It looks like he had more power in his swing than he anticipated! Either that, or he hit it so far off course he can't find it now!


Either way, I sure hope he finds his ball before the sun goes down!

Grab your supplies & see what you can come up with!  And have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Sherri

Friday, June 2, 2017

QKR Stampede Challenge #246-Anything Goes

Happy Friday!

Well, to start off your June, we have one of the most favorite of all themes for this week:  Anything Goes!  You can chose your favorite subject matter & create whatever you like for this challenge! It's always fun to see what everyone picks!  For myself, I decided on this cute frog for a boy's birthday card.  I chose digi # 19501 - Astronaut Frog.


Have you ever seen a happier looking astronaut?  Either that or he is getting too much oxygen from his back pack!  Since most kids love frogs AND astronauts, I decided this was the perfect choice for a little boy's birthday.

Grab your stamps & see what you can come up with!  Winner goes home with some adorable digi stamps!  Think of all the hot, sticky days yet to come when you will be happy to sit inside where it is cool & stamp!

Catch you later!
Hugs,
Sherri

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Dies R Us Challenge - Masculine

Hello, friends!

June first already!  I hope all of you are having a wonderful summer!  Since today is the first of the month, we have our usual Dies R Us challenge to look forward to.  And the theme for today is "Masculine" and who doesn't need masculine cards!  Especially with Father's Day coming soon!

For my card, I chose the following dies: Memory Box Golf Club Landscape, Memory Box Stitched Clouds and Memory Box Clubhouse Golf Cart.



Get out your dies, gals, and see what you can come up with! If you are the winner, you will get a gift voucher to the amazing Dies R Us store!  My absolute favorite place to shop!

Catch you later!

Hugs,
Sherri

Friday, May 26, 2017

QKR Stampede Challenge - Birthday Cards

Hi, everyone!

Well, here we are with the last Friday of the month already!  This month has really flown, hasn't it?
I'm guessing many of you have someone in your family who will be graduating this month.  My grandson will be celebrating his graduation with a great party tomorrow.  Talk about time flying!! Seems like only yesterday that he was a baby and now he has grown into a fabulous young man.
I'm glad I had this card done ahead as I know how hectic this weekend will be!

Now....time for our weekly QKR Stampede challenge! The theme for today is Birthday Cards! We all need those in our stash!  So grab your favorite stamps & dies & see what you can come up with.  The winner will get their choice of some fabulous digi images!  I used Digi# 14303 - Cowboy for mine.
I couldn't resist this cutie! LOVE his vest!  ha ha


Head to the QKR Stampede store for some of their cute digi stamps! Or grab one of your old favorites and make a card! You may be the big winner this week!

Hugs,
Sherri

Friday, May 19, 2017

QKR Stampede Challenge - Things With Wings!

Hi, friends!

Another week come & gone! Hard to believe that May is half over already.  I'm sure we will all be complaining about the heat one of these days!  Just the way we complained about the cold all winter!

Today's QKR Stampede challenge theme is "Things With Wings!" and that leaves the field wide open!  You could do fairies, angels, airplanes, birds, butterflies....whatever suits your fancy!

I went with Digi # 48001 (Eureka) Eagle.  And decided to do a 4th of July card!


It was fun getting out my fourth of July dies and paper!  I don't usually make a lot of cards for this holiday so it was a nice change of pace!

Enjoy your weekend!

Hugs,
Sherri

Monday, May 15, 2017

Dies R Us Challenge - Shaped Cards

Hello, friends!

Well, it's the fifteenth of the month and you know what that means!  Time for another Dies R Us challenge! And the theme for this one is "Shaped Cards" which means we will have a lot of cute entries!  I had actually started out with something else but remembered this die and made a different card.  The die used is Frantic Stamper Kitchen Dress A2 Card Maker & there are endless combinations you can do with this cute die.  I love to include this with "food" gifts!  If you like to share Christmas cookies or fruitcake or candy with your friends, this is the perfect gift card to go with it.


I hope some of you will join the fun and submit a "shaped card" for this challenge! You could win a gift voucher to the amazing Dies R Us store!

Enjoy your week!

Hugs,
Sherri

Saturday, May 13, 2017

More Stamping Bella

Hello, everyone!

I've been missing in action the past few days.  Between doing things to the house & taking trips and doing lunches, it has been a hectic week here.  Which is NOT the normal for me!  But lots of fun!

I did manage to make a birthday card for someone special & although her birthday isn't until the 17th, I know she doesn't ever check my blog so I am safe to post it.


The sentiment inside says "You're not ONE of a kind, you're my FAVORITE kind! Happy Birthday!"

This was a new Stamping Bella stamp I picked up last week when they had a great sale!  Hard to pass up those sales, isn't it!  Ha ha

Back soon with more cards!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Hugs,
Sherri

Friday, May 12, 2017

QKR Stampede Challenge - Graduation Cards

Hello, again!

Well, it's that time of year again, isn't it?  I'm sure you all have at least one graduation coming up!  I have a very special one coming up in 2 weeks!  My grandson Josh is graduating from high school!  It doesn't seem possible he is that old already.  I still remember bringing him home & holding him on my lap!  He was the most beautiful baby I've ever seen (with the possible exception of his mother). ha ha And he has grown into a handsome young man who is as beautiful outside as he is inside!

The QKR Stampede challenge for today is "Graduation" and I chose digi # 18804 (Eureka) Boy Graduate for my card.


Doesn't he look happy to be graduating?  ha ha  They have tons of cute graduation digi's at the QKR Stampede store.  Head on over there if you need one.  And be sure to submit your card for a chance to win some free digi stamps!

Until later!  Have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Sherri

Friday, May 5, 2017

QKR Stampede Challenge - Feminine/Mother's Day

Happy Friday, everyone!

Are you looking forward to another fun weekend?  Or do you have too many chores to catch up on to really relax & enjoy yourself?  Hopefully, you will have some time to create a card for the QKR Stampede challenge.  The theme this week is "Feminine/Mother's Day" and it's a perfect chance to kill 2 birds with one stone!  Create your Mother's Day card so you don't have to scramble at the last minute and enter the contest to see if you can win some free digi stamps!  A win, win for everyone!


For my card, I chose digi # 17504 - Rose Label.  What a perfect way to say Happy Mother's
Day!  I went with blues, but you could chose any color of the rainbow for yours!

Mother's Day is May 14th!  You don't have a lot of time to get your cards done so this is your chance!

Enjoy your weekend!
Hugs,
Sherri

Monday, May 1, 2017

Dies R Us Challenge - Flowers

Happy May Day!

What better challenge for today than flowers! May first should be the start of our celebration of spring as well as May Day.  Does anyone still celebrate May Day anymore??? When I was growing up (a hundred years ago) it used to be a big deal! You waited to see how many May baskets got left on your porch and you had to deliver a lot of them yourself!  If kids now days aren't celebrating, they are missing one of the fun things of growing up!

Enough about May Day...time to get to our Dies R Us challenge! The challenge theme is Flowers and as long as you use just one die on your card you can enter for a chance to win a gift card to Dies R Us! If you have not shopped there, you need to! They have the largest selection, the best prices and lowest shipping rates I've found.

My card for this challenge is a birthday card.  I used the following dies:  Memory Box Garden Watering Can, Poppy Stamps Stitched Bloom Trio, Poppy Stamps Freida Leaf, and Sue Wilson Noble Collection-Ornate Pierced Design.


If you click on the photo you can see the stitched detail in the flowers.  I LOVE anything with stitching!

Well, get your supplies together and see what you can come up with for this challenge!  Head on over to the store to see all their amazing dies & I know you will want to join in the fun!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Hope your day is "Par-fect!"

Hello, everyone!

With all the warmer weather coming, I'm sure a lot of you (or your guys) are already heading to the golf course!  Well, today's card is a fun birthday card for that golfer on your list.


The dies I used were all from Memory Box.  The Mini Golf Carts, the Stitched Clouds and the Golf Club Landscape.  The golfer is from Art Impressions.

Enjoy your weekend!

Hugs,
Sherri

Friday, April 28, 2017

QKR Stampede Challenge - Wheels

Happy Friday!

Today's challenge at QKR Stampede is a fun one!  The theme is "Wheels" and with all the choices you have at QKR Stampede, it shouldn't be hard to come up with something that catches your fancy! Or pull out your favorite car stamp and create a card for your favorite guy.  I decided on digi # 20205-Old Car for mine.


I love the look of old, antique cars!  I'm not sure I would actually want to drive one, however, since few of them have air bags or air conditioning!  I am pretty spoiled by those 2 things!  I remember driving back from Minneapolis one summer in a car with no air.  It was brutal! Melissa & I had gone to a craft show and the car was packed with my tole paintings.  The temperature was in the high 90's and so was the humidity.  Even with the windows down, it was just hot air blowing in and we were quickly soaked!  She had purchased a fish while we were there & we had him in a plastic bag full of water.  I won't tell you what happened to him in the heat, but suffice it to say, we didn't have him long!

Enjoy your weekend!  Hope to see your entries soon!
Hugs,
Sherri

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Lavender birthday wishes

Hi, friends!

Where did the month go?  I hope you are all enjoying the warmer weather and looking forward to May! I know I am!  I hate coats, boots, scarves and gloves and all the things that go with winter! ha ha  It has been so wonderful just running out the house with no coat these past few weeks!

I couldn't help but notice as I prepared to post this, that it is April 27th.  Which would have been my folks 73rd wedding anniversary.  I'm sure they are celebrating in heaven today.

My card for today was made with Spellbinders Timeless Rectangle.  Quick, simple and fun!


I'll be back tomorrow with our weekly QKR Stampede challenge!

Hugs,
Sherri

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Hugs!

Happy Hump Day!

Who doesn't love hugs!!  I sure do! And these happy little pigs look like they are no strangers to getting and giving them! Don't you love the sentiment! How cute is that!!


I love critter cards and these little guys just looked so happy they were impossible to pass.

I should be working on more cards right now, but the sunroom is calling me!  Brady is already camped out in the window soaking up the sun and I see a wicker chair with my name on it right beside him!

Hugs,
Sherri

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Snail Mail!

Hello, again!

I don't know about you, but I always love getting letters or notes from friends and family who live a distance away.  I made this cutie into a note card you could send someone you needed to catch up with your latest news.  It's another Stamping Bella design and I think it was the addition of the cat trying to help that made me just have to have this stamp!


I guess we all just need a little help from our friends sometimes don't we!  They have certainly figured out how to reach the mailbox.  I think I'd be grumpy too if I was the little gal on the bottom! I love her face!  Bet they are sending a letter to their grandma!

I'll see you tomorrow with another Stamping Bella!

Hugs,
Sherri

Monday, April 24, 2017

Happy Birthday!

Hello, friends!

Hope your Monday is going well and your week is off to a great start! I know how much we all love really fast & simple birthday cards and this certainly fills the bill !  Two dies & a few minutes! Perfect for those last minute "Oops" I forgot birthdays but it still looks like you spent a lot of time on it.


All it took was Tutti Designs Butterfly Vine Border and Poppy Stamps Happy Birthday Channel!

Tomorrow I have another darling Stamping Bella image to share!

Hugs,
Sherri

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Fly me to the moon!

Happy Sunday!

I got distracted with outside stuff yesterday & didn't get anything posted.  It's beautiful here and there were a lot of things I wanted to do to spruce up the front of the house.  Melissa & I spent the evening putting down some black mulch around the bushes.  Yes, black!  I had never seen it before but she thought it would look best with my gray house & she was so right! It's beautiful! But what a dirty job it was!  I looked like I had been playing in tar pits when I came inside.  Thank heavens it all washed off but it took several scrubbings to get rid of.

Today's card is a special one for me because the stamp set I used was sent to me by a dear friend. She had gotten an extra and thought of me.  You can find her amazing blog here:

http://cgscards4u.blogspot.com/2017/04/life-is-beautiful-with-flowers-in-it.html

She does extraordinary work and her cards are gorgeous!

Here is the House Mouse set she sent me! Don't you love it?  It's hard to tell who is having the most fun, the butterfly or the mouse!


I'll be back tomorrow with a really easy and quick birthday card!  See you then!

Hugs,
Sherri

Friday, April 21, 2017

QKR Stampede Challenge - Feathered Friends

Hello, again!

Are you enjoying the spring so far?  Me, too!  It seemed like winter went on forever, even if it was a relative mild one here.  Since this is Friday, it is time for another QKR Stampede challenge! The theme this week is "Feathered Friends" and there are literally tons of images to chose from at the QKR store or you can pull out your own favorite!  For my card, I decided on digi# 18511 Happy Pelican.  I pulled out a couple of my favorite dies & I was done!


I thought this would be a great guy card!  You can never have enough of those on hand, can you? They are always the last cards I make just because they are so hard.  There just aren't that many things guys really enjoy on a card and you can only do so many golf or fishing cards!

Get your thinking  caps on & see what you can come up with! You may be the lucky winner this week!

Hugs,
Sherri

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Tea Time

Hello, gals!

Back to lace and girly things today!  YEAAAA!!!  They are so much more fun to create!

I'm still working on those get well cards for church and I decided every woman would like this.  It's simple but feminine.  I grabbed a Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily die and combined it with a Taylored Expressions Eventful Tea Party die.  Quick & easy!



Back tomorrow with our QKR Stampede weekly challenge! See you then!

Hugs,
Sherri

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Get Well Soon!

Hello, and Happy Hump Day!

The week is flying by isn't it!  As I mentioned yesterday, I have one more version of a guy get well card to share today.  When I was searching for something I could use I remembered Memory Box Calm Countryside and pulled it out.  An addition of a couple more deer from my die stash and a cloud from Memory Box Stitched Clouds and it was done!


I think this would be suitable for any guy!  No flowers, no lace, nothing fussy....just a nice woodland scene.  Tomorrow I will be back with some feminine cards again!  And back to my comfort zone! Lol!

Hugs,
Sherri

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Guy Get Well Cards

Hi again, friends!

As promised, I have a couple of guy get well cards to share today.  It is such a struggle trying to get a "manly" get well card.  But there are times when you do need them, aren't there?


I used a Poppy Stamp Sylvan Frame for the greenery and frame.  The deer were from my stash of deer dies.  Yes, I do have more than one.  I think I have 3 or 4 different versions.  Can you ever have too many when you are doing Christmas cards?  ha ha

Tomorrow I have one more guy card to share & then we are back to the feminine cards!

Hugs,
Sherri

Monday, April 17, 2017

Wishing you "re-leaf"

Happy Monday!

I've been working on more get well cards for church and found this cute little guy in my get well stash.  He is from Inky Antics and I love the play on words!


The cute sun is part of a set from Lawn Fawn called Spring Showers.   I thought some polka dot paper would be perfect for him.  These cards would even work for a guy get well as they are pretty generic.  I'll be back tomorrow with a couple of guy cards.

Hope your week is fabulous!

Hugs,
Sherri