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It’s a Berry Sweet Life

I’m typing up this blog post in my new (almost finished) craft room, or as my husband calls it, “The Girl Cave”! I even have a TV so I can SYTYCD! Now I just need to figure out a place to stash a mini-fridge and I might never come out. I’ll try to take some pictures to post soon.

I actually took a break this week from the Meljen’s Designs challenges which is one of the perks of being a senior DT member. But it feels really strange so I though I would post this card I made a couple of weeks ago but hadn’t shared with you yet. I printed out this image because I really wanted to color something with strawberries. Strawberries always remind me of summer and they are especially beautiful this year. (Extra yummy and sweet!) I had to pair this sweet Strawbeary Fairy with some of my favorite October Afternoon papers. I only have a few pieces and scraps left from this collection, but they work so well with this image that I busted them out of my stash.

Just because I took a break this week (sort of), doesn’t mean there isn’t anything going on at the Meljen’s Designs blog. Since it is Thursday, Melissa is releasing new digital images on Whimsy Stamps today. You can get a peek at them below. There is also a new challenge. Challenge #66 is “No More Than 2 Layers”. You can stop by the Meljen’s Designs blog to see some inspiration from the DT. I hope you’ll link up your project.

Here’s a look at the new release.

While you here, don’t forget to check out my “Color Your World” blog candy. There is still plenty of time to jump in!

Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the week!


  • Stamps: Strawberry Fairy by Meljen’s Designs available on Whimsy Stamps
  • Inks: None
  • Papers & CS: Papertrey white CS, Neenah Solar Crest CS, Bazzill Basics red CS, October Afternoon Fly a Kit DP pad
  • Tools: Copic markers, Sewing Machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities ,Stampin’ Up oval punch
  • Embellishments: Liquid pearls, misc. ribbon, button, crochet cotton string, Sakura white pen



Jennifer Scull said…
what a darling card! this completely explains why you are a SENIOR DT member..... stunning! :)

have a wonderful day!
Kathy and Lucky said…
Your card is so "sweet" :) I love images with strawberries and love teddy bears so this one is so making me smile. Can't wait to see your new crafting space. My hubby bought a tv for my new area, so I agree, hmmm.....a fridge and coffee pot maybe......I can just imagine, that your area is just perfect with wonderful details and decorations, if it is like your cards, which are always wonderful :) Can't wait.
Really sweet card, love the papers & the colours are fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
Hugs shell xx
Wow cute creation dear.
Dana said…
This is so sweet and your strawberry looks amazing!
mforquer said…
Cheryl - this is fabulous! I love your coloring and all those YUMMY layers!! The stitching is gorgeous too! You have a perfect eye for color and texture!
Marjo said…
Yummylicious! Thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

xoxo Marjo
Sara I. said…
Berry Sweet indeed!! What an adorable card (love strawberries, too!!) with those fabulous papers and awesome design! Love the ribbon and the tag you created for the sentiment!! Your new girl cave sounds divine ;)
Marianne said…
Very sweet card! Gorgeous layers and love the stitching!
Love the bow with the button!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT!
Martha said…
adorable, what great cards.
Pinkllilac said…
Love your card Cheryl, that bears the cutest, love all your stitching.
Cannot wait to see pics of your room.
Hugs Linda
Fleur said…
A real sweet card Cheryl. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx
Fleur said…
Only me again, meant to say ~Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Truly Scrumptious too
Hugz Fleur xXx
Anita said…
Cheryl, this is so cute. Love that image and of course your coloring is fabulous, as always. Love the papers and stitching too. Can't wait to see your new craft room.
This is absolutely adorable. I love love the paper you chose and the layout brings it all together. I love my Bugaboo and enjoy Meljen's creativity as well. A beautiful and sweet card creation. Thank you for joining us at the Catch the Bug challenge. You amaze me how you can find all the different challenges to!
Sue said…
Aww this is gorgeous Cheryl! The image is SO sweet! Love the papers - I love anything 'strawberries'

Hugs Sue xx
Marlene said…
Beary sweet card! Teehee! I love that you took the time to stitch, too. Always stunning!
Linda McClain said…
Ah, what a cutie! Again! That strawberry looks so yummy. Your coloring is so fun.
Oh, this is beary sweet! Don't you just hate it when you get to the end of your favorite paper. I am such a horder I will probably never reach the end of anything. LOL. Seriously I have to get better about using my new supplies.
Cheryl said…
oh wow this is just stunning hun,love the detail just amazing super layout hugs cheryl xxx
Rebekah said…
Gosh this is fab, one of my fave of Melissas images and I just love those papers thanks for playing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx
Marilyn Webb said…
Lovely card, and I hope you enjoyed your break. Thanks for joining us this week at Catch The Bug.
hugs Marilyn
Debs said…
A'Berry' sweet card Cheryl.
Amazing colouring!
Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx
Pat (mspfd) said…
Wowza, Cheryl! This is fantastic. Love the image! It looks fantastic with you great coloring and background papers.
Deirdre said…
Aaaaah, so sweet. Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week.
Such a gorgeous card. I love the OA papers you have used, just perfect for your super image.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.

♥ Jo x
alteredforhim said…
Hi! Oh my goodness Cheryl, this card is to sweet. You know I love all your cards as you always add so many things to them that I love! Your coloring, I just love and all the layers, textures, the stitching. I have been wanting to start stitching on my tags and made myself a little table to put my machine on so I can get started!

Have a great day!!
Scrappy Scatty said…
wonderful card
thank you so much for joining us this week at OSAAT
Love Jan
Karin said…
This is adorable! I love that one strawberry on the paper :) You colored the bear perfectly and the tag on the bow is a great finishing touch!
Ooooh, I can't wait to see pictures of your new room!! How exciting for you!!!!!!

Look at this sweet beary angel flying with her strawberry!! I love the greenery on her head! lol - too cute!!!

Home from NC. Thank you for that recommendation! The place looked gorgeous. We couldn't stop there, but I will put it in my favorites for another time!!

Maria :)
Those papers are great with the fuzzy bear image!! Love it! : )

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

lisbeth said…
love your card, thanks for joining us at Truly S this week
1CardCreator said…
What a sweet card Cheryl, love how you cut him out leaving the furry edges.
Wendy said…
Love the card Hun thank you for joining us for our things with wings challenge at trulyscrumptious

Wendy DT TS
Audrey Pettit said…
So excited for you with your new scraproom, Cheryl! I love the idea of a mini fridge in there so you never have to come out again. ;)
Your card is so, so adorable. Fabulous papers, fabulous layering and stitching, gorgeous die-cuts, and a super sweet beary fairy. I love the way you did the sentiment, and love the mini pearls along the die cut. No wonder you are a senior DT member.
Jennifer said…
Oh this is yummy!!! Have a wonderful weekend! xx Jenny xx
Mik said…
Love your image. The bear with the strawberry So Sweet!
Krista said…
I love the way your button adds a nice finishing touch to this already super cute card! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.
Ren-Yi said…
Hi Cheryl - what a fun card! Absolutely adorable Meljen design. Love your layers and stitching. Perfect sentiment to bring it all together. i can't wait to see what your Girl Cave looks like! Thanks for playing along with us at PaperPlay.
stampinbygenny said…
A bear fairy! How cute!! love the image, the stitching and the button. Now that I have my sewing machine up and running I need to try stitching on my cards. I too am a big fan of SYTYCD! I'm looking forward to seeing pics of your "Girl Cave". Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.
inkedx2 said…
What an adorable image! Love your bright colors also. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Lesley said…
Fab card, such a cute image! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx
what a gorgeous card love the colors...

Love your Teddy with the Strawberry image. Its delicious. Thank you for entering the BTC&G "Something with Wings" challenge.
Tammy said…
Awesome card! Such a sweet image and I love all the different papers!
Gerri Herbst said…
Your work is so sweet and dear!
Louise said…
Hello there!
This card is so beary sweet ;)
Love the image, it´s gorgeous :)
The dp´s are smashing too :)

Thank you so much for joining us at DOC :)
Hannapanna said…
This is really lovely. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs, Hanna

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