Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Fresh Brewed Designs 24 hour Challenge!

I have REALLY 
been ENJOYING myself
making cards again!
Yay me!
It was so nice to find my way back into my 
scrap room to explore through pretty paper,
look at die cuts and ponder which lovely
Fresh Brewed Design
rubber stamp or Digi image 
I wanted to create with!

There is a special
Caffeine Crazy 5th Wednesday
24 hour challenge going on at
Fresh Brewed Designs!
This month the challenge is to
Use Red

use a Fresh Brewed Designs image
It can be combined with any other challenges
You only have 24 hours to play along!!! 

Here is my card using
Hot Cuppa Joe 
(1 left in stock!)
Caution Contents are Hot
(1 left in stock!)
rubber stamps
and the super fun sentiments 
are just a couple that are available along with
She Loves Latte's rubber stamp set
(3 left in stock!)

Aren't they an adorable couple?
Ok....Let's face it...THEY ARE HOT!!
and they like their COFFEE HOT TOO!

Believe it or not, I used all scrap paper!  I'm so proud!
The lovely FBD stamped images are colored with copics
I have no idea what the dp is.  So sorry.
The heart dies and sentiment punches are Stampin Up
The lacy die cut is 
Spellbinders Nestabilities Resplendent Rectangles
(I just want to share that I am having
the WORST time trying to work with these using
my Big Shot!  Ugh!  So very frustrating.)

Oh and on a personal note
Can you believe that I didn't use a flower on my card?
It was really hard for me.  I did try a couple of different flowers
on this card, but decided against using any.  

So what are you waiting for?
Grab your coffee and your favorite 
Fresh Brewed Designs digi or stamp 
and start creating with 
Pop on over to 
to read more!

Thank you for visiting!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Monday, January 28, 2013

Hello and Happy Monday!
I have a fun Valentines card to share with 
you using one of the fun 
being released today at
This adorable Valentine Spider is called
Capture My Heart
I couldn't resist coloring this romantic little guy green!
He is so much fun to color up!

I hope that you pop on over to our
to see what else Heather has been 
drawing for your creative pleasure!
Thank you for visiting!
Have a wonderful day!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Monday, January 21, 2013

FBD Day 3 We are still hopping!

We are still hopping 

It's our 3rd and final day to hop and to check out
all of the very creative and fabulous work 
by my lovely DT friends!
If you haven't seen the brand new
rubber stamps and embellishments yet
you are in for a 

Today I made a card using

I couldn't resist using coffee shades when creating this 
Thank you card and I love the sentiment.
I think its perfect.
I have to say that her gorgeous hair is
a lot of fun to color!
I had lots of fun creating with her!

Please scroll down to see my
card and gift bag set.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
Addicted to stamps   Use Material and Texture
Crafts for eternity   Punch It
Sweet Stampin  Frillies and Frills
Southern girls    Thank You
Paper Playtime   Use some brown
Sparkles Monthly challenges   Die Cuts and Flowers

Thank you for visiting!
I hope that you have a wonderful day!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Sunday, January 20, 2013

FBD DAY TWO! We are still hopping!

The sun is shining here and its a beautiful 
but very windy and chilly day!
Perfect weather to stay inside and scrap!

We are still hopping at 
You won't want to miss out on all of the
Fun, Exciting News and the
Very Special New Rubber Stamps!

I created a birthday card with
and I wanted to make a sweet little
Gift bag to go with it!
So here it is!

I am totally in love with this precious new 
Cherry Cupcake rubber stamp!
I will definitely be inking her up again and again!

There is a limited supply left so you might want to get yours now!

Please go to our
Fresh Brewed Designs challenge blog
Your in for a real treat!

I would like to enter my gift set into the following challenges
Pile It On     Have a Heart
The Squirrel and Fox   Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges   Girls, Girls, Girls
A Gem of A Challenge   Emboss It
Paper Creator's Crafts   Love is all around
Card Crafters Circle   layers
Crafty Catz challenge  Anything but a card
Frosted designs   Give a gift
Stampin for The Weekend   Something girly

Thank you for visiting!
Have a wonderful day!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Saturday, January 19, 2013

FBD January Rubber Stamp Release BLOG HOP!

Welcome to the First FRESH BREWED DESIGNS
Rubber Stamp Release and Blog Hop for 2013!

If you are just arriving to the hop, you will need to go back to the start.
Please do a little skip over to the 
If you are arriving from there, then you are right on track!
We are so excited about all of the fun things we are getting to share with you
in 2013. We have had our stamps for months, just WAITING for this day!
When you see the new stamps you will understand
 just how hard it's been
for me to wait!

Here they are:
She Loves Lattes and Cherry Cupcake Cutie

For my post today, I chose to feature the new stamp:

Isn't she adorable?  This stamp is going to be perfect for so many
of the little Cupcake Cutie birthday girls that I know!
As you can see,  I made a Cherry Cupcake Themed birthday card.
I simply couldn't resist!
She was so much fun to work with!
Our stamps have gone through a little transformation this year.
They are STILL on the DEEPLY ETCHED, thick, gorgeous, made in the USA
red rubber ... but in designing the layout we took special care in making sure that we left
a lot more room between the images. This means you get a cleaner looking cut out and have more room
to trim around your stamp! We have added SENTIMENTS to some of our stamps this year!
AND Our packing for the NEW stamps have changed as well:
Here is a little preview for you.

As if that wasn't enough...
We also have something else that is NEW to share with you!!!
We have a NEWSLETTER now available for purchase.
Stop by the shop and read more about it HERE.

Thank you so much for hopping with us this month!
I hope you have enjoyed your time here at my blog.
It is time for us to say goodbye and time for you to head over to my very lovely and 
talented friend Vanessa's
 blog to check out what she has prepared for you.

Have a very blessed and wonderful day!
Big Warm Hugs, Sheryl

Here is the hop order in case you get lost along the way

Friday, January 11, 2013

Fussy and Fancy Coffee, Cocoa & Tea Challenge!

Hello and Happy Friday!
I am hosting the challenge at
this fortnight!
(I get to choose the Top 5 winners!)
How Fun!
I got to choose the challenge theme 
and I chose to have a

Coffee, Cocoa & Tea

I know that during the Winter 
months its comforting and soothing
to have a nice hot beverage.

We are being sponsored for this
challenge by Fresh Brewed Designs

That's right!
has very kindly offered to 
award the winner
 3 digi's of their choice!

Thank you, Heather!

I chose to make a 
Fresh Brewed Designs

The instructions for making this
folder pocket card can be 
found on my blog here.
I covered the back with pink card stock
for writing a personal message

Fresh Brewed Designs  Hot Cocoa Girl rubber stamp
colored with copics and paper pieced with 
My Minds Eye  Fine and Dandy Girl  designer paper
She is framed in Spellbinders Beaded Ovals Nestabilities die cut
The large flower with the pearl is Prima
The other flowers used are from Wild Orchid Crafts
The pretty leaves are done with my Marianne Designs dies (Love them!)
The heart dies are Cheery Lynn
The tag is a Stampin Up punch
All of the ribbons and button are Stampin Up
I used a Martha Stewart punch on the inside pocket edge.

Heather kindly let the 
design team use some of her images to
create their inspirational projects.
Your in for a huge treat when you
pop on over to see!
I hope that you can play along
with this fun challenge!

I would like to enter the following challenges
Fab'n'Funky Challenge   Winter
Little Red Wagon    Bring on the Bling
The Paper Shelter   Flower Extra vaganza
The Sisterhood of Crafters   Baby It's Cold Outside!
The Perfect Sentiment   Winter
Created With Love Challenges   Anything But A Card
Love To Create   Winter Wonderland
Totally Stampalicious   Buttons and Bows
Critter Challenge Blog   Color Challenge
Happy Campers   Buttons, Beads or Bows

Thank you for visiting!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Baby Bump

Happy Wednesday!
I'm very excited about sharing
my featured 
DT card with you today!

A little girl who comes to my preschool 
is going to be a big sister!
I just love this 
rubber stamp!
She actually looks very similar to our expectant mother!
How Perfect!

Fresh Brewed Designs  Baby Bump Rubber Stamp
colored with copics and paper pieced with My Mind's Eye  Fine And Dandy Girl dp.
I used the Tim Holtz On the Edge Brackets Alterations die
I used Stampin Up cardstock
I also used My Mind's eye Vanity Fair dp
and Kaiser Craft  Fine & Sunny dp
The hearts are Cheery Lynn dies
I used sizzix nestabilities scalloped circles
The flower is made with a spellbinder die 
I used ribbon from my stash!  I love this gingham print!
The pearls are from recollections!

Please stop by our
Fresh Brewed Designs challenge Blog 
to see some more inspiration 
from my lovely DT friends.

Before you go, I want to remind you
about our January Blog Hop!
Your sure to be in for a 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Papertake Weekly     Happy New....(baby)
Crafty Creations    Something New  New DP
Divas By Design    Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenge 2   New Beginnings (New baby)

Thank you for stopping by!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

FBD Month Long Prize Challenge - Anything Goes!


I hope that all of you enjoyed your holidays!
I enjoyed a wonderful Christmas!
It was so nice to spend some time with all of our loved ones
and count our many blessings.
I actually had to clean out my craft room before 
I could get in there 
to craft again!  
The holiday season was so very busy around here
and my room was filled with shipping boxes,
 wrapping paper, bows 
and anything else that needed to be tucked away!  

When I finally got in there, I had so much fun creating again!

Fresh Brewed Designs will now be
having one month long prize challenge.
(No more weekly challenges)
You will have the whole month to join in on the fun!
We will be sharing lots of fun and creative cards and projects
with all of you with special DT features on Wednesday's
and throughout the week!

This Month's Prize Challenge at

I decided to make a
Fresh Brewed Designs
rubber stamp

I followed the directions on the tutorial and then I adhered the
double pocket card to the front of  a
6" x 4 1/2" card so that I could add a journal section to the inside.

I made this for a sweet little girl who's younger brother comes to my
preschool.  She is so very sweet and thoughtful and 
she is always surprising me with
pretty pictures and cards that she makes special for me!
I wanted to surprise her with something special and she loves
Ice Skating.  
I couldn't think of a more perfect image for her than the

Fresh Brewed Designs   Cutie Pie Ice Skating rubber stamp
colored with copics 
I used liquid pearls for the fur trim on her coat and skates.
I used crystal effects and Martha Stewart sugar on the wings.
I cut Cutie Pie out and used Stampin Up labels die cut to place her on.
The fun design paper is my new echo park  (Life Is Good)
The paper pack came with the fun stickers that I used on the tags
and the inside of my card.
I made the tags with Sizzix  Tags, scallop combo #2 die
The lacy heart is a Cheery Lynn Designs die cut
The snowflakes, pearls and rinestones are from Recollections

You will find lots of talent and DT inspiration 
when you pop on 
over to 
We hope that you can join in on the fun!

I would like to enter the following challenges
Papertake Weekly Challenge   Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles   Anything Goes
Simon Says   New Something  (New DP and New fold for me!)
Pile It On    Embellishments

Thank you for visiting!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl