Monday, November 29, 2010

Puppy Love

Happy Monday!!! 
I hope all my friends in the States had a blessed Thanksgiving holiday. 
Did you venture out on Black Friday?  I went to Walmart and Target around 9 am on Friday and got everything on my list...including all the doorbusters at Walmart.  YAHOO!!! 
The checkout lines were even super short.

Today I am showcasing a new image from Glitterbabe's Art Shop.
awwww......isn't she just so adorable and cuddly.
 I used my new (and very first) Nestie! I treated myself and I am hooked and can't wait to buy more. 
The edges are inked in brown, used my Martha Stewart leaf punch and the ribbon and dp are from my stash.  The paper roses are from Pizzazz Aplenty, my favorite new place to shop for emblishments. 

I Did it Creations Challenge Blog - Surprise Me

Don't forget today is Cyber Monday!!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It's Wintertime at FBD.......

We are brewing up another challenge.
This week's challenge is to create a winter or Christmas card.
Here are all the dets you will need to play along.

I am using Snow Girl on Ice. Isn't she just adorable?!? You can check the full line of snow buddies, here.
She is looking very stylish for her day of ice skating. Jenna helped me pick out the colors of her clothes. You have to always look your best, even out in the cold.....this is according my 5 1/2 year our daughter.
I add a little bit of pink stickles to her skating outfit.

I sure hope you enjoyed my design today.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Inspiration Challenge

Ok, most of you have probably noticed I love to create with bright and bold colors and lots of patterns. 

Fresh Brewed Designs will be hosting challenges every Friday over at Paper Craft Planet.

Here is the link to the weekly challenge.  GO HERE for all the 'rules' and dets.

Heather has an awesome challenge to get your creative mojo flowing just in time for the weekend. 
This week she is having a color inspiration challenge. 
OMGosh.....this inspiration is sooooo up my alley!!!!! 
I love the colors and the zebra print is da' bomb. 

Drum Roll Please........Here is my color inspiration creation. 
 I used 'So Happy Together', you can find it here.
The the zebra print paper is from my paper stash.  I am a HUGE paper horder....hehehehe. 
All other designer papers and cardstock are from my odds and ends stash. 
(Yes, I ususally save most of my scraps if they are a decent size.)
I used my Bic Mark-It Alls to color the image and a glitter pen to outline the heart and steam. 
Everytime I look at my card it just makes me smile and wanna dance! 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tweet Street

It's time for another Glitterbabe's Challenge.

This week's challenge is sponsored by Nana Vic's Digitals. Oh....Ms Nana Vic I love all your digis. 
If you have a grandma or are a grandma or just love have to stop by Nana Vic's store
 Her digis are so detailed, it is just amazing.
The Glitterbugs were challenged to create an easel card using a digi from Nancy Vic.
I am using Tweet Street which you can find, here.
This is only the second time I have made an easel card and I am just tickled pink with the way it turned out.
The image is colored using Crayola Twistable Colored Pencils, which I just love.

I used a glitter gel pen to outline the details of the image, but it did not photograh very well.
The ivory roses are from Pizzazz Aplently.
Pizzazz Aplenty has everything from flatback rhinestones to ribbon.
The prices are so inexpensive, excellent customer service and shipping was super quick. I will be shopping here again.

Challenges I am submiting this card to are....
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Anytime Easel Card
Critters Sketch Challenge - Challenge #40 Texture
Party Time Tuesdays - #21 Easel Cards
CCEE Stampers - Store Bought Flowers
Stamp Something - Digi Day
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - #49 Forget Me Not


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fresh Brewed Designs Debut..... finally here!!
I am still so excited to be a part of the Fresh Brewed Designs Design Team.
I hope you will stop by our challenge blog to check out what the design team has brewed up today.
This week's challenge is....Show Us Your Style.
You can find the challenge blog, HERE.
I am using Pouty Angel Cake. I distressed the edges of my cardstock and designer paper, used crystal stickles on her wings and heart on her dress and added tiny rhinestones to the bows in her hair.
You can visit the store, HERE.
Heather is a talented artist and I am so honored that she invited me to her design team.

Challenges I am submitting my card to are....
Lollipop Crafts - Challenge #16 Very Girly
One Stitch at a Time - Challenge #39 Fav Colors
Stamp Something - Anything Digi
Little Red Wagon - Do it in Three's
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Challenge #109 Sparkle and Shine
Sassy Studio Design - Any Thing Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 138 Anything Goes
CCEE Stampers - Store Bought Flowers
Digital Tuesday Challenge - #85 Anything with Wings
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 130 Distressing
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - #49 Forget Me Not
Flutter By Wednesday - Open Theme (Fairy)
Make It Monday - #11 Inspiration Blog

Happy Hump Day,

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Name Kenny K's Krash Kittenz....

Kenny K. is giving his fans a chance to name his new line of images....Krash Kittenz.
All the dets are, here
A - Pitstop Phoebe
B - Haley Harley
C - Finishline Fairleigh
D - Mizz Ellie Eastwood
E - Wynona Winston
F - LaRue Lippz
G - Dakota Dallaz
H - Hannah Heelz
I - Joyride Jamee
J - Coppershot Callie
K - Kickin' Kadee
L - Giovanna G

Now that was fun!!!!

Kenny K's Krafty Girls DT Call

Oh My....Kenny K is having a DT call! 
Wish me luck!!
 His images are fantastic and so much fun.  

You can get all the DT dets, here.
You can shop Kenny K's store, here.

I am submitting a few of my favorite cards....

Keeping my fingers crossed,

Monday, November 15, 2010

Boo Bash

Happy Monday!
Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Do you have any family traditions? What is your favorite dish to eat?

We will be spending the holiday at my mom's with family. 
My mom loves to cook and her food is yumm-o!!!
After dinner we will do a craft with Jenna.  Any suggestions? 
I have not even thought about what we will do this year.

I always seem to surprise myself with what goodies I will find in my scrapbooking stash.  I recently found these 2 layouts from a scrapbooking class from last year.  The funny thing is the pictures are from Halloween 2007! Oh well, I don't think I will ever be caught up with my scrapbooking. 
God Bless,

Friday, November 12, 2010

Progressive Give-a-way

WOW, you are not going to believe this!!!  Dawn's Craft Place is having a progressive give-a-way and you can win this super awesome netbook.  Go HERE for all the details, it's super easy.

It's A Party....

If a good cup of Fresh Brewed Designs is what you've been craving, have we got the thing for you!!!

Did you know Fresh Brewed Designs has MOVED into a NEW shop?!?! To celebrate we're having a PARTY!! And not just any party ~ A GRAND OPENING PARTY!!!

The best part is, you can come in your bathrobe and slippers! You don't even really have to shower ... if you don't want to! It's a pajama party! And you know what is at parties? Games, prizes, chatting, crafting and lots of fun.  Be sure to invite ALL your friends!

When:   November 12 from 7-10 EST

We will have one BIG game and one BIG prize. Here is apic of what YOU could win if you attend.

What do you have to do to get in on the fun?

Just follow these simple rules:

2. Post a picture of the candy and a link to the PCP group on your blog.

We have been grinding out some of our best beans and we all know that there's no substitute for the "Fresh" stuff! So tell everyone you know and we'll "half-decaf, mocha, latte, macchiatto, with a shot of skinny caramel" our way into a caffeinated frenzy!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I'm A Glitterbug!!!

I am so excited to finally share with you that I made Glitterbabe's Challenge DT and proud to be a Glitterbug.  A big thank you and hug to my dear friend Stef for inviting me to join her fabulous design team.
You can check out our new challenge here.......Glitterbabe's Challenge.

This week's challenge is to use red, green and orange and a Glitterbabe image and of course you have to make it glitter and shine. I just love this scarecrow image, he is too cute. .
You can check out all her images, here.
My little scarecrow has a lil sparkle added to make his hay stuffing shine.
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
Thank you to all those who serve and protect our great Nation.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Happy Harvest

Time is just flying by, hard to believe we are quickly approaching Thanksgiving. I'm getting hungry just thinking about a turkey dinner with all the fixins' and mom's yummy apple pie.

The weather here in Chicagoland will be just beautiful today, high of 69 and lots of sunshine. I plan on getting outside during my lunch hour to soak up the sun....I know it won't last.

I used Indian Princess Pattieboop by Pattie's Creations Digital Stamps for todays fall inspired card.
The tulle is 'recycled' from the hat pin packaging, the hat pins are new and had to be dusted off....hehehehe! I added sparkle and glitter to the Indian Princess and the center of the flower embellishments.


Have a super day.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy Halloween

OMGosh.....has it really been this long since I blogged.  I am so sorry for being away!!!  As the saying goes....Life comes at you fast!!! All is well and we are back on track.

Good news, I have been scrapbooking and quilting again and will have some creations to share with you all very soon.

Halloween is my favorite holiday.  I love the cool fall evenings, leaves changing, spider webs, pumpkin carving and lil' ones in costume.  I spent Halloween with my family trick or treating, the weather was perfect! We had a hearty chili dinner and a few beverages afterwards.

My very adorable nephew Evan was Yoda. I know isn't he just too cute!!!
Jenna was Princess Leia, don't forget the bun wig. 
Auntie Erin and Jenna made spooky cupcakes....YUMMY!!!
Our jack-o-lanterns, a smiley face that Jenna drew and Princess Hello Kitty. 

Have a super duper day!