Monday, April 29, 2013

What's Brewing at Freshly Brewed Challenges?


Hello and Happy Monday!
We have very talented
New Digi Design Team at
Fresh Brewed Designs!
This fantastic team will be posting on the 2nd and last
Saturday of every month. Be ready for LOTS of inspiration
and beautiful creations all featuring Fresh Brewed Digis!

Heather has a new Digi release today!
Pop on over to our
Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge Blog
to see what some of these lovely ladies
have created to share with all of you!
I hope that you have a wonderful day!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Blog Hop Blog Candy Winner!

This is just a short post to announce the winner
of my
Blog Hop Candy!
But first....
Wasn't it a wonderful Blog Hop?
Didn't you just love
Heather's new Rubber Stamp Images?
Thank you to all of you who hopped
and wished Heather a great big
Happy Birthday!
If you missed it you can
pop onto our
to get a peek at all of the lovely creations
made with these two new stamps!
 My grandson helped by choosing the winner
out of a bowl!
And the winner is
Congratulations, Edwina!
Edwina, If you could please contact me
with your mailing address
I will send your candy out to you as
soon as I can!
I hope that all of you have a wonderful day!
Big Warm Hugs, Sheryl

Monday, April 15, 2013

April Rubber Stamp Release and Blog Hop Day 3

Hello and welcome to our day number 3
Fresh Brewed Designs
April rubber stamp release
Blog Hop Party!
This is your last day to hop!
Today is Heather's Birthday
and we are celebrating!
If you haven't had a chance to hop yet
please start at our
Heather has Birthday Candy!
and in honor of Heather's Birthday
I am offering a little candy as well,
so please scroll down to my Saturday post
so that you can
enter for my drawing!
Today a made a simple
little note card
using one of our brand new
rubber stamps
I colored Latte Love in with copic markers
I'm proud to say that this card is made
using all scraps and stash!
As you can see below, Latte Love comes with
two adorable coffee sentiments!
Our second stamp being released is
Cloe's Cupcake!
Isn't she beautiful?
scroll down to my Sunday post to see the
card that I created with Cloe!
Don't forget to hop so that you can see lots of
lovely creations made with these
very special stamps!
Thank you for visiting!
I hope that you have a wonderful day!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Sunday, April 14, 2013

April Rubber Stamp Release and Blog Hop Day 2

Hello and welcome to day number 2
of our very special
Fresh Brewed Designs
April rubber stamp release
Blog Hop Party!
We are celebrating Heather's Birthday!
Woot!  Woot!
If you haven't had a chance to hop yet
please start at our
Heather has Birthday Candy!
and in honor of Heather's Birthday
I am offering a little candy as well,
so please scroll down so that you can
enter for my drawing!
Please meet the brand new rubber stamp
This is my first attempt at making a
Shabby Chic Card
This was a whole new experience for me!
I inked all of the edges up and made it
look very old!
I even inked the edges of her paper pieced dress!
It turns out that I like to play with ink!
I used all scrap paper too!
Even the pretty ribbon was one left over
end piece that I had left in a bag of ribbon scraps!
Fresh Brewed Designs Cloe's Cupcake rubber stamp
with a paper pieced dress and colored with copics
The cardstock and papers are scrap pieces
along with the bits of lace and ribbon from my stash. 
Tim Holtz edge die
Spellbinderss scalloped oval
I made the hearts and flower with punches
The butterfly is Bo Bunny
Thank you for visiting!
Have a great day!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Saturday, April 13, 2013

FBD APRIL Rubber Stamp Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to Fresh Brewed Designs April Rubber Stamp Release and Blog Hop!
We are so happy to have you hopping along with us this weekend!
If you are just arriving to the hop, you will want to go back to the start

If you are getting here from Lisa's blog then you are good to go!

This hop is going to be a BLAST!!!
It's Heather's birthday weekend,
so she decided to throw in some EXTRA FUN just for you!
Not only do we have some SUPER CUTE New Rubber Stamps
to release, we also have BLOG CANDY to give away!

I will tell you more about the candy, but first,
let me share the project that I created for you today! 
I created the perfect little gift
for that very special coffee loving
man in your life!
I used the New Stamp
Latte Love
and the New Sentiment "you make my heart skip a beat"
to create the front of my
gift card holder/treat box
The card that holds the gift card
is attached to the top of
the treat box
What a fun way to remind your man
how much you love him!
I tied some blue ribbon around the
box and card to keep the card closed

I filled the treat box with Andes Mints

This is the inside of the card that is attached
to the treat box.
As you can see, I added the coffee gift card inside
along with a place to write your sweet message!
Get these stamps AND MORE at a special deal THIS WEEKEND ONLY!
Use the code birthday at checkout to receive 20% off your entire order!
Now, I know you remember that I mentioned candy earlier in this post.
Wait no longer! Check out what YOU can win!

To find out how to win this fabulous candy
check out the post at the
And here is some candy that I am offering in
celebration of Heather's Birthday!

To qualify for my candy draw
You must complete the blog hop and
make sure that you wish Heather, Happy Birthday
when you get to her blog at the very end.
also I would appreciate it if you were a follower of mine
but it's not mandatory.
If you make a purchase from Fresh Brewed Designs
you may leave two additional comments on
my blog for a total of three entries in my draw!

Thank you so much for hopping with us!
I hope you have enjoyed your time here at my blog.
It is time for us to say goodbye and for you to head over to my friend
Rhonda's blog to check out what she has prepared for you.
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl


Here is the full hop order :

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Happy Birthday Dear Jenny!

Hello and Happy Wednesday!
We have some fun new
DT cards being featured at our
Freshly Brewed Challenge Blog
for you to feast your eyes on!
 If your looking to visit a very warm and happy place
with lots of opportunities to have your work featured,
I hope you can stop on by. 
Here is my DT card using
Fresh Brewed Designs
April Swings Digi!
(Psst!  She only cost $3.00!)
I made a birthday card for my dear baby girl, Jenny!
Today is her Birthday!
She is my baby girl, however she is married
and she is expecting her second baby!
I'm very excited about having another
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Jenny,
Happy Birthday to you!

I just love this new digi that Heather drew up!
As soon as I saw this,  it reminded me
of my Jenny, swinging on her swing, happy as
a lark, while she sang to the heavens!

Fresh Brewed Designs April Swings digi
colored with copic markers
Stampin Up card stock and sentiment
the red polka dot dp is scrap
Lost & Found Sunshine DP
MFT Music notes dienamics

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
Crafting when We Can    Name That Tune - "Happy Birthday!"
Dream Valley Challenges, "Happy Birthday"
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog   Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create   Anything Goes  Spring Fever
Divas By Design   Flowers

Sketchy Colors Sketch Challenge

If you like fun Blog Hops and
Blog Candy
I hope that you find some time to
pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea
and hop with us this weekend!
We are having a PARTY!

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

Friday, April 5, 2013

Fussy and Fancy "Use a Faux Technique" Challenge!

Hello and Happy Friday!
I just love Friday's!
Friday's mean that the weekend
is coming up with some free time
to craft and make cards!
Yay me!!!
Speaking of making cards

has a super fun challenge for

to participate in with us!
The challenge this fortnight is
Use a Faux Technique!
I googled Faux techniques
and went on the splitcoast stamping
tutorial sight and found lots of
fun possibilites to try!
Here is my card
using the faux tile technique
colored with copic markers and cut into 9 even squares.
I inked around the edges of each square to add the illusion of depth.
I then coated each individual square with crystal effects to give the
glossy appearance of tile.
I chose this stamped image because I can imagine having 
this tiled image in
both a bathroom or a kitchen!
I love the way this came out and I enjoyed
trying this new technique!
The cardstock is Stampin Up
The designer paper is First Edition Paper  Spring Feast
The butterflies are Bo Bunny
The corner embellishment is Wild Orchid Crafts
and the flowers and laces are from my stash!
I would like to enter the following challenges
Clear It Out Challenge   Theme Spring is coming Stash Flowers
City Crafters Challenge  Anything goes  PEARLS
Papertake Weekly Challenge   Anything Goes
The Ribbon Carousel Blog   Showers and Flowers  (Bathroom tile for shower LOL!
Spooled items are crocheted flowers and spooled lace)
I truly hope that you can find time to play in
your craft rooms and try a fun new technique to
share with us!  We love to visit your blogs!
For more FABULOUS Faux Technique
inspiration hop on over to our
and see what our very talented
DT has to share with all of you!
Thank you for visiting!
I hope that you have a wonderful day!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Fresh Brewed Designs "Sweet Treats" April Challenge

Hello and Happy Wednesday!
Can you believe that it's finally April?
Come on Spring weather!
has a brand new sweet challenge 
for the month of April
For my card I used
Fresh Brewed Designs
(There are only 3 rubber stamps left in stock!)

I have a precious little cutie  
that comes to my
childcare/preschool who
 is turning two years old!
This stamp is perfect for her!
Fresh Brewed Designs Cherry Cupcake Cutie rubber stamp colored with copics
My Minds Eye Design Paper 
Stampin Up cardstock
Martha Stewart cupcakes
and ribbon, lace, pearls and gems from my stash

This is such a sweet challenge!
I hope that you can play along!
For more Sweet Treats please
hop on over to 
to see what my very talented DT friends 
have created for your inspiration.

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