Monday, July 25, 2016

A thankful heart is a happy heart

Welcome to Sherrie Scraps with Passion
Hello my crafty friends~
I hope you had a wonderful weekend! 
I have a pretty card to share that I created for some of the challenges going on right now. It was a bit to hot this weekend so I decided to escaped the heat and play in my craft room some :)

I had picked up this new Die Version Birdhouse Branch Die and thought I would use it for my main focal point on my card. It's funny, because what I had envisioned in my head came out totally different when I was finished?! Anyone else have that happen?  Overall, I am happy with the end result. I definitely need a little practice with the TH splatter brush, lol! 
Hope you like it!
I used beautiful Country Roads papers from The Paper Studio that my friend Lisa  sent me. I love this pretty! Thanks so much Lisa! 
 I distressed the papers with the DIA and also added a layer of cheesecloth between the layers for some texture.  I heat embossed the sentiment from My Creative Time's~A Thankful Heart onto a Ribbon End Banner Die.
I used Die Version Birdhouse Branch Die and cut a few layers and then one out of foam for dimension. The added Sparkling Ice Glitter to the house and the adorable birdie is heat embossed with Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel.
In the right corner is the Bunch of Stitched Doily Die. The butterflies are the Pretty Butterflies & Dragonfly Dies also sprinkled with Sparkling Ice Glitter. The gorgeous ribbon is the Blues Bundle from DL.ART, the twine from My Craft Spot (no longer in business) and the flowers are from Recollection.  The teeny little button in the center is Die Versions Buttons Galore die which is embossed with shabby white enamel embossing powder. I finished with splatters of white acrylic paint applied with the TH splatter brush.
I am entering this in the following challenges: 
1.) Scrapy Land Challenge #46 Emboss it PLUS brand of die Scrapy Land sells ( Die Version dies)
2.) Frilly and Funkie Challenge~All lined up
3.) Simon Says Monday Challenge~Add some texture
3.) DL.ART July Linky Challenge~Anything Goes
4.)  DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge~Summer Foods or can substitute for Thank you
5.) Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 



  1. WOW! WOW! WOW! This is simply GORGEOUS Sherrie! What a beautiful creation... I can see the sparkle and LOVE that ribbon! Have a fab day! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  2. Oh my goodness, Sherrie, this is absolutely stunning!! Wow!! I love how you've showcased the DV Birdhouse Branch die!! I've never seen it look so beautiful!! The layers are amazing!! I love the ribbon and flowers and butterflies and sparkle!! What a gorgeous card this is!! Thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land and DL.ART!!

    I'm so glad your power is back on. It's hard when it's in the middle of a scorching summer. We were lucky in that when ours was out for over 14 hours a couple of weeks ago, the temps cooled off so it wasn't bad without the air. We have severe thunderstorm watches out for tonight so I'm praying that the power stays on :) I'm so ready for a trip to the beach!! Hopefully I'll get there at the end of September :) I hope those three precious girls are having a wonderful summer!! It's been too long since I've seen pictures of them (hint, hint ;) Have a wonderful evening my sweet friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. WOWZERS Sherrie!!! This is awesomeness for sure!!! Oh my!! So very beautiful!!! I love it!!!! :)

  4. this card is so lovely and elegant it gives me shivers!

  5. Ooooh sooo gorgeous love the white splatters
    Dr Sonia

  6. Beautiful Sherrie I love the shabby chic look great colors and I always love to see thank you cards as you know.
    Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge #184-“Summer foods” for this challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  7. Wowwwwwwwwwww! This is just gorgeous Sherrie!!! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors and all that texture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Wow, what a gorgeous piece of shabby deliciousness Sherrie!! WOW!! I am loving the wood panel background. Great take on the "All Lined Up" theme, and it makes the perfect backdrop for your sweet little birdhouse scene! I love the overhanging branch, really adds that extra feel of being inside a summery dream! Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!!

    It's been so hot here too, and still no real rain either. I hope you at least have some air conditioning?? We are lucky with that, it's at least nice and cool in the house. I find myself hiding in my craft room, sorting and playing but still accomplishing nothing. HAHA!! sending lots of hugs :)

  9. Oh, how refreshing and nice to see that lovely card on this 100-degree day here in Texas! It's so beautiful! I love it. Love the soft snow fall all over. Have a great week! Melissa

  10. Oh, how refreshing and nice to see that lovely card on this 100-degree day here in Texas! It's so beautiful! I love it. Love the soft snow fall all over. Have a great week! Melissa

  11. Very pretty card, such a shabby chic design! The papers you used work so beautifully together! That birdhouse is wonderful, love all of the textures you added!

  12. Beautiful card! I love that sweet bird house die! The papers you used are gorgeous and I love the soft feeling of your card! Thanks for joining us at DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge!

  13. This card is gorgeous my friend!!! I absolutely love all the sparkle and texture! The birdhouse branch die is awesome, maybe something I may need to look into getting myself.... love the texture, cannot say that enough... such a beautiful card!!! I hope you are staying cool and avoiding the heat...and I hope that you are staying busy entertaining the grandbabies!

  14. WOW!! This is truly STUNNING! I absolutely love the paper collection and fun textures!I just love the sweet birdhouse and birdie!You know I have to say I absolutely LOVE the GORGEOUS ribbon!!Absolutely BEAUTIFUL my friend!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  15. What a beautiful card, Sherrie! Love the soft colors and all the texture. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  16. Wow, this card is beautiful Sherrie. I love the white specks!!

  17. Oh my gosh, Sherrie! Your card is so gorgeously shabby. The pastel palette and soft layers are stunning! Thank you for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!

  18. Such a beautiful card Sherrie!!! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

  19. Amazing, this is so gorgeous! Oh the texture and glitter ice is so amazing! What a terrific card!
    Have a great evening!

  20. Your card is gorgeous!! I love the shabby look with the glitter and splatters! It looks like a fun card to make and it turned out so wonderfully well!

  21. Such a cute and fun card. Love that image cute, cute, cute.
    Have a creative day.
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