Sunday, December 30, 2018


I'm kinda, sorta back.....just to blog a few cards along the way and enter a few challenges.

I've used this adorable stamp set designed by Sugar Pea Designs and was an exclusive for Simon Says Stamp, and I just LOVE it!!

So I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Sugar Pea Designs: #50 Mix it up

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: ATG

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Caffeine Addict

I'm sharing a card made today that is dedicated to caffeine.  No matter your choice of caffeine, whether it comes from coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, or my beverage of choice diet coke...some of us just don't feel like facing the day without the stuff flowing through our veins.

My bestie's birthday is upcoming and I made this card with a pocket on the front to hold a gift card so she can go get her caffeine of choice, get her day started right and hopefully have the patience to deal with the day to day annoyances.....I can say this about her, cuz we are basically the same person.  What she is annoyed by pretty much is the same things that annoy me and vice versa, and for me..........I just feel like once I have the diet coke in my hands then everything is ok and I can handle things slightly better.  Not completely better, but slightly......which is better than not at all! ;)


I made my card with stamps (Caffeine Addict)  and die cuts (Coffee to Go)  from Sugar Pea Designs, the background text stamp is from my stash and I don't remember the brand. I die cut the coffee cup and stamped the Caffeine Addict, heart and coffee beans, stapled my gift card pocket and added some NUVO drops in dark walnut.  I used Distress ink in Ground Expresso!        

I'm entering this card into the following challenges and the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers blog hop

Sugar Pea Designs-monthly challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge: use more than one stamp (background stamp, caffeine addict and coffee bean stamps)

Monday, April 30, 2018

Beachy Frog-RELAX

I would like to share my latest card for Sasayaki Glitter Designs, I used this totally chill, relaxed Beach Frog for a fun masculine card.  I colored with my copics and used some fun, bold summer colors. Created the beach and sky, added cloud and sun die cuts, some pattern paper and NUVO dots for some interest. I also pieced together a sentiment from letter stickers and word stickers from my stash.

I totally love this frog, he just makes me smile.  :)

Come join us over at Sasayaki Glitter Designs for challenges and lots of inspiration!
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I would like to enter the following challenges:
Color Inspiration -ATG

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Congrats-Gnomie Style

I'm participating in a monthly challenge over at Gerda Steiner Designs, if you play during the month, then the next month you receive the digital stamp for the challenge free!  I love this image, I think all things mythical and fantastical fall right into my genre of choice!

I thought the image was adorable for a wedding or anniversary card, the trees/bushes in the background are from Some Odd Girl and thought with gnomes being small, the bushes created the perfect outdoorsy setting.  I added white dots and sparkles in the bushes to mimic white lights with my gel pen and white enamel accents, I colored with copics and added some clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  The ground and sky were created by hand inspired by classes from Kit N Clowder.  

I hope you enjoy and thanks for looking! :)

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Gerda Steiner-monthly progressive challenge
Colour Crazy Craft challenge-ATG with colored image

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Pickles and Ice Cream

Happy Tuesday to ya!! I'm sharing my card today using the digital stamp Pickles and Ice Cream from A&M Memories

This image is perfect for right now as my only daughter is 39 weeks pregnant with her first baby!  He is due April 18 and I know my daughter is hoping he comes a little early as she is SO DONE with being pregnant!  

I colored the image with copics and used the ombre and flower paper from the We R Memory Keepers 6x6 Chalkboard paper pad, the yellow and mint/teal papers were in my stash. The frame and banner are from My Favorite Things.  I also added a few sequins from Simon Says Stamp -watermelon mix. 

If you want this image or to shop around and look at all the amazing digital stamps and planner accessories, head over to 
A&M Memories to find lots of fun images for all occasions. 
Use this code SHARLAL15 to get 15% off + mention SHARLA in the comments too.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Cute Friends

My card today features this adorable image called Cute Friends from Sasayaki Glitter Designs.
 You can find this image HERE

I colored this image with copics and matched the pattern papers to create this fun card.  The frame is a die from My Favorite Things, the banners were hand cut. The sentiment is a stamp from my stash that I've had for years and I used a fun matching ink from Simon Says. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Color Inspiration-ATG
The Cutie Pie Challenge: use a digi
Crafty Animals-ATG

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Hello Beautiful

I'm using this gorgeous image called Kentucky Derby Debra for my card today, you can find it at the A&M Memories Etsy shop here.

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I used my copics to color and some flowers from my stash, the enamel dots in the flower centers are from Your Next Stamp, the die frame is from My Favorite Things. The sentiment is from the stamp set Essential Sentiments, also from My Favorite Things

If you want this image or to shop for anything at the A&M Memories Etsy shop....they have a lot of planner kits as well as digital stamps, you can use the code SHARLAL15 for 15 % off, also you can mention my name (Sharla) in the comments! 

Come join us at the A&M Memories FB page to find lots of ideas for using the planner kits and lots of inspiration for cards and other projects using the digital stamps.  FB page can be found HERE.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Color Inspiration link up-ATG
Digi Choosday Crafting-ATG
Crafty Gals Corner-ATG

Saturday, March 31, 2018

I'm Stuck on You-Cute Cactus

I've used this adorable image called Cute Cactus from the Sasayaki Glitter Designs Etsy shop and created this many layered card that is done completely with paper.  I find myself not really using a lot of different embellishments, just paper. I cut the frame with dies from My Favorite Things and inked around the edges of the papers to distress and interest.  I added line work, used some super cute pattern paper and colored the image with my copics.  

Thanks for stopping by! :)


Please come join us over at Sasayaki Glitter Challenge blog or FB page for lots of inspiration, challenges and a progressive freebie challenge!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

You will always be my Boo!

Hi Friends!  I'm sharing my card today using the fabulous image from A&M Memories called 

I colored the image with copics and used pattern papers from the Pebbles Garden Party paper pad, which is just perfect for spring and is full of lovely flower patterns.  

I added a doily and some chipboard corners that I painted with a shimmer paint and added a flower sticker which I cut in half and added the sentiment.  

I hope you like my card and if you are looking for a fun place to hang out, you should come join our FACEBOOK Group HERE
also, when you shop A&M Memories and use the code 
  • SHARLAL15 or mention Sharla in the comments, you get 15% off your purchase!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Welcome Little One

Happy Friday to ya! I can't believe we are already mid way through time really does go by fast, especially the older you get!  

I played with this adorable image called BABY GIRL PANDA from Sasayaki Glitter Designs you can peruse Naz's Etsy shop HERE for some super cute images for all occasions.  

I have had babies on the brain for a few months now as my daughter is due with her rainbow baby on April 18...only a few short weeks left (super exciting)  and her sister in law is due two days later.  So....I used this cutie to create a shower card for the sister-in-law.  

I colored with copics, shading with W5,3,1 and used some fun pinks RV25, 23,21 and I think V09 for the purple hearts.  I used some super cute pattern paper, the flower is a punch as is the heart.  The banners and scallop circle are all dies from MFT and SugarPea Designs.  

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Kitty Bee Designs-BABY
+2 Crafty Critter Crazies-ATG with a critter
+C.R.A.F.T. -Animals
The Crazy challenge-Bundles of Joy

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Coffee Time

Today I'm using this image from A&M Memories called Coffee Time.  I created my card by coloring the image with copic markers, using die cuts for the frame and the inside of the frame, also to cut out the sentiment.  I added a touch of washi tape and some fun enamel dots.

 I hope you like my card, please check out the store and see the fun planner pages and digi stamps available.  If you use code SHARLAL15  you can get 15% off your purchase! 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Happy Birthday Gnomie

Hi friends, happy Wednesday to ya!  I used this adorable image from Sasayaki Glitter Designs called Cute Gnome which is perfect for masculine cards and made a birthday card for my son in law. 

 I colored the image with copics and created the background with copics as well, I just hand drew the fence and added the sky, clouds and grass! I added some gumdrops from Your Next Stamp and the stitched square, tickets and image shape are all die cuts from My Favorite Things.  

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Butterfly Betsy

This image is so much fun to color, I love her wings and that cute little butterfly.  The image is called Butterfly Betsy and can be found HERE at the A&M Memories Etsy shop. 

Angela has so many wonderful digital images for your creative/crafty projects and a whole line of planner kits/pages. I invite you all to check it out and if you do, Use this code SHARLAL15
to get 15% off + mention SHARLA in the comments too.  

I colored her up with copics and added white gel pen details to her wings, hair, and the butterfly as well as a little halo around the whole image.  I used distress ink for the background and layered up some fun spring colors and pattern papers.  I pulled out these fun flowers and some brads that I have had in my stash for YEARS, and was happy that they finished this off perfectly!  I also added some Nuvo drops to a few of the flower centers.  

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Color Inspiration -monthly link up
+Dream Valley Challenge-Things With Wings

Monday, February 12, 2018

Pilot Shy

Happy Tuesday friends!  I'm sharing a card made with this adorable image from
 Sasayaki Glitter Designs called Pilot Shy.  I love this image as it reminds me of our 1 year old grandson and his daddy is a pilot, I just had to play with this cutie! 

I colored the image with copics, the grass, sun/clouds and background rectangles are all die cuts from different companies.

Come join us on our FB page for lots of inspiration/challenges/freebie challenge and lots of fun!

We also have a challenge blog that you can find here, we would love to see your creative projects!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

My Creative Scoop-monthly link up
Crafting from the Heart-ATG

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Spring Bunnies

I started playing last month with the progressive freebie challenge over at Gerda Steiner Designs and this is the cute image for this month's challenge.

I colored up this image with copics, the bunnies are W5,3,1 with some R20 for the cheeks and R01, 00 for the background.  I used some pattern paper from Simple Stories Romance collection, added some twine and gumdrops from Your Next Stamp. The grass, banner and rectangle are dies from My Favorite Things.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Gerda Steiner-monthly progressive 
+Allsorts-love in the air
+613 Avenue Create-ATG Twist LOVE
+Cut it Up-Layers of Love

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Lucky One

Hi everyone, I'm sharing my first card as a member of the A&M Memories design team!  Angela has a cute Etsy shop with fun images and planner supplies.  Go check her out HERE.  
My image is called The Lucky One

 I've colored her up with lots of green and added some fun papers and patterns, added some embossing in gold, added a few sequins, a cute shamrock, heart, twine and some white line work.  

Use this code SHARLAL15
to get 15% off + mention SHARLA in the comments too.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

+Always Fun Challenges-ATG
My Creative Scoop Monthly Link up-
+Digi Choosday-ATG
+Dream Valley Challenges-use 3 pattern papers
+Allsorts-Stripes and Spots
+Colour Crazy Challenge-ATG
+Crafty Gals Corner-ATG

Friday, January 19, 2018

Shy in the Sky

Hi friends, I'm posting today with a card using Shy in the Sky from Sasayaki Glitter Designs, I chose this image because our grandson will be turning 1 in a couple weeks and his daddy is a pilot, thought this would be perfect!  Not that he will know, but I do and at this point.....that's good enough!

I paper pieced the airplane, used distress ink and a hand made cloud stencil for the sky, the cityscape is a stamp from Paperie Ink and I used a silver ink pen for the stripe on the plane.  I tend to wait until I know for sure what occasion I want to use a card for before adding a sentiment, but I think Celebrate or Happy Birthday is going to go on the top somewhere.

I hope you all have a great day, hop over to join a challenge or two at Sasayaki Challenge Blog or FB group!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Catz-ATG w/twist boy b-day
+Cardz 4 Guyz-January Blues

Saturday, January 13, 2018

I like your face

When I saw this darling little panda from Gerda Steiner Designs, I had to get it and play!

I love pandas and Gerda's designs, I love the cute and whimsy, love using fun colors, papers and patterns.  I colored this with distress inks and prisma pencils and then used my copic in BG10 and BG11 for some color and interest around the panda and to make him pop a little.  I think he's adorable and had fun coloring him up!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Gerda Steiner-Jan challenge image (panda)


                                                        +Colour Crazy Challenge-ATG
                                                         + Craftaholics R Us-pattern paper
                                         + Simon Says Wednesday challenge-pattern paper
                                                 +City Crafter Challenge-All you need is Love

Sunday, January 7, 2018

New Beginnings...

Happy New Year to everyone!!  I hope this year brings happiness, joy, adventure and comfort to us least that is what I am hoping for! :)    We have a couple grandbabies coming this year, so that's definitely going to bring some joy and adventure!

This is my first post of 2018 and I've got a card to share for a very special occasion.  I used the image Stella for my card today from Sasayaki Glitter Designs and wanted to make a pregnant/congrats card for my daughter who is due with her first baby April 18!

I colored with copics and used paper from the Garden Party paper pad from Pebbles, added some flowers and sequins.  I LOVE the colors and patterns in this paper pad, so feminine and pretty!

I hope you like my card and will also join us at Sasayaki Glitter Designs for challenges on the blog and FB group!! 

I would like to enter the following challenges:
+A Gem of A Challenge: Happy Anything
+Allsorts: Something New
+Crafty Friends Challenge: for a girl or lady
+Simon Says Stamp-Something New (new baby)