Monday, August 31, 2020

Let it Snow

I saw this snowman card at Splitcoast and had to CASE it :). You can see the original card here. I used my circle dies by Spellbinders to build the snowman and I cut them all in 1 swipe to get the rings like this instead of  getting big circle cut-outs. I trimmed the thicker circles even thinner and glued it all down. I cut the black hat and carrot free-hand. Added washi tape to his hat. I think I may be making more of these. 

Allsorts - Going round in circles
Crazyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Goes, Optional something starts with "S" (Snowman)
Crafting Happiness - Anything Goes

Sentiment by Stamper's Anonymous (Tim Holtz)

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Just So You Know I Really Adore You

I love this flamingo by Angie Blom. You can find it here .

Little Red Wagon - Digi Do

Digi images by Angie Blom

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Celebrate "1"

 The Paper Shelter - Use a Number

All stamps by Reverse Confetti
"1" by Stampin Up

Friday, August 28, 2020

Hello Sunflower Girl

I love sunflowers. They are my favorite flower. When I saw this go on sale at CC Designs last week, I had to grab it. 

Double D Challenges - Sunflowers
Atlantic Hearts Sketch - Sketch #383
Lil Red Wagon - Digi Do

Digi image by CC Designs
Colored with Copics

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Fall will soon be here!

I can't seem to stop making cards with pumpkins. It's my fave season and it's still a month away!!  

Freshly Made Sketches - Sketch #450

All stamps by Catherine Pooler

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

 I love this gnome by Gina Marie Designs and decided to pair him up with some pumpkins since pumpkin spice season is just around the corner :).  I almost never think to doodle on my cards but after I do it, I always love the effect. So I doodled on this one for this challenge.

Less is More - Doodles
Hand Stamped Sentiments - Challenge 346

Sentiment by Unity Stamps
Gnome die cut by Gina Marie Designs
Pumpkin die cut by Memory Box

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

CAS Colours & Sketch Challenge #385

This is my last sketch at CAS Colours & Sketches as a Guest Designer for the month of August and it's been a lot of fun these past 4 weeks. I've had this ice cream stamp for awhile by Whipper Snapper and not sure I have ever inked him up. Isn't he cute? I colored him with copic markers.

CAS Colours & Sketches - Sketch #385

Monday, August 24, 2020

Fall Greetings

Fall will be here in exactly one month and I have my pumpkin stamps all ready to stamp cute cards :). I love this new Fall set by Catherine Pooler. Especially this big tree. Sooo much fun :).

Hand Stamped Sentiments - Challenge #346
Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Global Design Project - Trees - Leaves

Stamps by Catherine Pooler
Sentiment by Unity Stamps


Sunday, August 23, 2020

Hey Pumpkin!

Who says pumpkins have to be orange? For this color challenge, I made them every color but orange :). 

Color Throwdown - Challenge #607

Stamps by Catherine Pooler

Saturday, August 22, 2020


Moving Along with the Times - Elephant 

Stamps by Purple Onion Designs
Colored with Copics
Diecut by Gina Marie Designs

Friday, August 21, 2020

Cut It Up Challenge #207 - Old School

This week at Cut It Up, our challenge is Old School - Use old products/embellishments that you haven't used in awhile.  For me, I used the awesome bird die cut by Stamplorations and I used my Taylored Expressions circle die to sponge on my Catherine Pooler inks. The Happy Birthday die cut is by Lawn Fawn and I never use it because its too large to fit onto a card (unless I turn the card sideways, then it fits fine) but I remembered I can cut it half, and use it that way to fit. I think that Happy Birthday die cut I have had since I started stamping!! 

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Thinking of You

Cardz 4 Guyz - Gone Fishing
Little Red Wagon - Use a stencil
Watercolor Wednesday - Masculine

Stamps by Hero Arts
Circle stencil by Taylored Expressions

Hey Pumpkin!

 Just Us Girls - Color Week #549

All stamps by Catherine Pooler

Here's the Scoop

I am just in love with this new digi image by Angie Blom. You can find it here

Since I could only use the colors orange/yellow/red, I left the strawberry stem white (no green allowed).

Dies R Us - Baby, It's Hot Outside (Scallop stitched slim die cut by Gina Marie Designs and Stitched Sky Set by Gina Marie Designs)

Crafty Cardmakers - Lots of Layers
August TCP Tuesday - Challenge 371 Slimline

I am sending this to a friend's daughter who started 7th grade this year. I'm a little late sending it since she started back in Colorado this week but she'll get it hopefully in a few days. I send her a card every year and I really don't have any "back to school" stamps that aren't too childish so I decided to send this card instead :).

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

You're a Treat

Brand new digis out this week by Angie Blom so of course, I had to add to my collection :). 

Sunday Stamps - Going Cool

Digi stamps by Angie Blom

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #384

I love this color combo that CAS Colours & Sketches picked out this week and I dug out this Halloween image by Technique Junkies. I used Copic colors BG10 Cool Shadow, V20 Wisteria and Y17 Golden Yellow. I used my new die cut by Gina Marie Designs. I actually bought this stamp last Fall at the stamp convention in Pigeon Forge, TN. It's only a 4 hr drive for me and I really had a great time. As of right now, the show for this year is still planning on happening on October 17-18. They are requiring everyone to wear masks and social distance and will be taking extra precautions.  ALL arts and crafts shows here in NC have been cancelled through the end of the year!! 

CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge #384

Monday, August 17, 2020

Congrats wedding engagement

My godchild got engaged this past weekend. She has been dating her best friend for 6 years so I am so happy for them!! He asked her on the beach down on Wrightsville Beach so I thought it was only fitting to get out my Hero Arts beach scene stamps and make a card. On this challenge, its "finish the inside" so I took a pic of the inside of the card too. I love how this looks, I really need to "finish the card" more often. Do you do that with your cards? I just stamp a sentiment and sign "Love Sherri.

Creative Knockouts - Finish the Inside

Stamps by Hero Arts
sentiment by Catherine Pooler
Handwritten Mindy + Kevin using Tombow marker

Heart stamp by Amuse Studio
Sentiment by Recollections

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Love Live Snail Mail

I love this stamp and die set by Concord & 9th. I need to make more of these "surprise" cards.

I did some research on the double spacing on blogger and I found a temporary fix. After the end of each sentence before moving onto the next sentence, press "Shift+Enter" and it makes it go to single space. I just need to remember to do it each time. Now this paragraph is fine because I am constantly typing but if you intentionally want to go from double to single space between each line, you have to hit shift and enter at the same time and it does work.

Daring Cardmakers - Peekaboo

Saturday, August 15, 2020

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #249 Dots and/or Stripes

At The Crafter's Cafe this week, the challenge is dots and/or stripes. I have chosen this digital image by Creative Bug

This new blogger is making me crazy. Double spacing in some cases and I can't get rid of it (it's ok here though) and I can't delete a pic once I've added it. You'll see a teeny tiny pic down below but I can't delete it so I just made it extra small.

Sentiment by Hero Arts

Friday, August 14, 2020


For the background, I swiped directly onto the paper using my Catherine Pooler ink pads. 

Color Throwdown - Challenge #606
Ellibelle's Corner - Something beginning with a "B" (balloons)

Stamps & Dies by The Greetery
Inks by Catherine Pooler

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Happy Birthday in Fall colors

Thought I'd get a head start in my Fall Birthday cards :).  

Inspire.Create.Challenges - Challenge 075

Craft Rocket - Birthday

Stamps and dies by The Greetery

Friends like you make life better

I watched this video at Taylored Expressions how she used their sentiments on the balloon die cuts so I tried that on a different card (in another post) and used washi tape on these balloons for this challenge. I know who I am sending this to for a friend's birthday next month. 

AAA Birthday - TIC TAC TOE   Bright/Washi/Patterned Paper

Balloon die cuts by The Greetery
Washi tape on the balloons
Sentiment by Taylored Expressions


Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Happy Birthday gnome on a swing

It has been a LONG time since I got out my watercolors and made a card. I have been using my Copics markers the past few months but I decided to pull out my Jane Davenport watercolor paints and make this card. This is another gnome I got from Joann' when they had a sale a few weeks ago and I thought I would try it with this challenge. I cut out 3 holes using my spellbinders circle die cuts and then cut out a 2nd circle all the way down and fit my little sentiments in them. I also found these sentiments by Hero Arts on sale too. I think I am going to have fun with this gnome in the days ahead :). 

Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes with a twist (see sketch)

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #383

This week's challenge at CAS Colour & Sketches is a sketch (see below). I used my balloons by Concord & 9th in different colors and it was a quick and fast card to make.

CAS Colour & Sketches - Sketch #383

Monday, August 10, 2020

You're Chimply the Best!

So yesterday, we had a bit of excitement in NC. Around 8 am, we had a 5.1 earthquake hit on the NC/VA state line. We live about 90 miles from Sparta, NC which is about a hour and 45 minute drive from here. We felt it all the way here and so did people down in SC and even GA. I was out walking like I do each morning and felt NOTHING but hubby said he felt it and went outside to see if something had fallen on the house. It's been since 1916 since we've had an earthquake of that magnitude here so it was all over the local news. We may even feel some aftershocks over the next few days so I will be on the lookout for those.

How cute is this elephant? I decided to paper piece him with this striped paper. Sending this to my chemo pal who loves monkeys :).

Moving Along with the Times - Elephants

Stamps by Purple Onion Designs

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Thanks for always being there

 Color Throwdown - Challenge 605

Sentiment and stripes from Concord & 9th
Chair/flip flops from Impression Obsession
Slash stitch rectangle die cut by Gina Marie Designs