Thursday, March 17, 2011

Dreamin'

....of the day I'm a Pop Princess!!!

This week's challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs is......Spots and Dots!
This week I am using Cutie Pie Swing in rubbah.
You can shop all the rubber stamps, here.
Stop by and play along with us this week.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

Hugs and Have a Great Day,
Tracey

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Retro is the New Vintage

It's Scraplifting time.......!!!!!! 
Yep, you guessed it.....time for the XOXO Design Team to get your creative mojo working.
This month's challenge was just that a CHALLENGE!!!!!  Each month the design team is given a challenge list to get our creativity flowing. This time around I really had a difficult time, the challenge really had me thinking outside the box. 
Here is the list.....

MARCH CHALLENGE LIST

1. Vintage Inspired Paper
2. Peach Bow
3. Dragonflies
4. Postcard (or postmark)
5. Blue Jean Material
6. Oval Shaped Stamp
7. Include the colors: Mustard Yellow, Sea Green, Light Blue, Cocoa Brown, and Peach with a touch of Royal Purple.
8. Small Light Blue, Sea Green, Mustard Yellow and Purple Flowers
9. Vintage Patterns or Images
10. Diamond Shaped Patterned Paper

So my question to you is........Is Retro the new Vintage?!?!?
I just love the simplicity of this layout. 
Hope you will take some time this month and scraplift one of our fab designers.
Hugs,
Tracey

Spring Has Sprung

Oh my......for some reason this did not post on Saturday!  UGH!!!

I am tickled pink to announce that
I am so honored to be apart of an amazing and talented group of ladies. 
Our challenge this week......Spring has Sprung!!
I am using a digi image from The Stamping Boutique,
I found her already colored and ready to go in my digi stash. 

No worries, you still have time to play along with our challenge this week. 
Please stop by and see all the wonderful creations our design team has to inspire you this week.
Hugs,
Tracey

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mom's Sewing Basket

WOW.......we sprang ahead and I'm still behind!!!! 
I just can't get used to the time change, it is WAY TOO dark in the morning.

It's time for another digi showcase from Glitterbabe's Digis.  I am using her sewing basket image.
This card reminds me so much of my mom and grandmother's old fashioned sewing basket. 
 I love the roses and the lace!!!
Well gotta run. Sorry this is a short post today.
Tracey

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

My Girly Girl

Fresh Brewed Designs is having a SALE
From now until March 12 you can get some of your
favorite digis for 35% off!!!
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*****we now have a place for you to link up all of your creations using a Fresh Brewed Designs image or stamp! Just go here any time during the month and use ANY card you have posted using a FBD image. It does not have to be for a challenge! YOU may be our next guest designer for a hop or a featured designer.*******

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Now on to our next challenge.
It's time for a all new Fresh Brewed Challenge.......use 3 or more patterned papers.
I used dancing Emma (which is on sale).
The DT has some incredible creations for your creative inspiration. Click here!! 
Hope you will play along with us this week.

Happy Hump Day,
Tracey

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Too Hot.......

It's Fat Tuesday, did you enjoy a pazcki today? I had a raspberry pazcki and it was so delicious.

It's time to showcase another fab digi from Glitterbabe.
Oh la la.....too hot and sassy!!!! 
I used one of her corest digis and added a little bit of sparkle. 
I just love the background animal print with the pink and black polka dots, so fun! 

Time to shop, check out all Stef's digis images, here.
You can find so many cute and fun images for all occasions.


Happy Fat Tuesday,
Tracey

Monday, March 7, 2011

Got Candy?

Happy Monday!!!!  Anyone have plans for Fat Tuesday? Will you enjoy a Paczki? 
I am sure someone at the office will bring in Paczkis for us. There goes the diet!

Where is Spring?!?  We had snow showers over the weekend. Ok, I'm gonna say it again....I am so done with winter and ready for my flip flops!!!!!!

Got Candy?!?  Let's go trick or treating.
I just love the title on the border, it is layered and so cute. 


Happy Monday,
Tracey

Friday, March 4, 2011

Easter Memories

Hello Spring......When will you be arriving?
I am so done with winter and ready for flip flops and shorts and getting the windows opened up.
These layouts make me smile.  Jenna is about 2 years old and enjoying all her Easter goodies.
These are 2 8x8 layouts from a swap I hosted over at SCS. 
I just added the Easter emblishments and voila......complete pages. 


Happy Day To You!!!
Tracey

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Piece of Cake

It the  first Wednesday of March and it's time for a new month long challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs.

This month our challenge is pink and paper piecing.  I used Sweetheart Cupcake.
This is one of my favorite cake images from Heathers digis. It was so easy to paper piecing this image.
This is only the second time I have ever paper pieced an image and I love doing it. 
I used pink papers from my stash and added Stickles to the little hearts to make them sparkle.  
Looks so yummy!  
You can get all the details of the challenge and check out what the DT has been brewing up, here.

Enjoy the day,
Tracey

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Fresh Brewed Designs Blog Hop

2nd Post - Please Scroll Down


What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice
And everything nice, That's what little girls are made of.

I think even as we grow, we ladies are still made of sugar and spice and
everything nice, don't you? Today we have lots of girly fun to share with you!
Fresh Brewed Designs has released (today) 7 brand new rubber stamps that are
perfect for girls of all ages! Heather has designed 3 coffee gals to add to the
already sassy series. These latte lovin' ladies have an extra sprinkle of
sweetness. Each stamp has a little cherry topped cupcake added to it. We are
also excited to introduce to you today Cutie Pie!!! She is a cute little
butterfly fairy with a love for adventure and loves to spread smiles wherever
she goes.
You will have to start at the beginning at the Freshly Brewed Challenges Blog.

Lucky Panda


I am so excited to finally be able to annouce that my wonderful and super awesome friend Stephanie (AKA Glitterbabe) as asked me to help promote her fab-a-licious line of digi images.
Each Tuesday our Design Team will be showcasing her new releases. 
Just click on the link above for all her designs.
You can check out her blog and DT showcase, here.
Today I am sharing Lucky Panda.  She is so stinkin cute!!!! 
She is all ready for St. Patrick's Day and even has a big ol' pot of gold to buy the house a round of green beer.  Maybe this will be the year I try a green beer.  I have NEVER had one.....sigh.


Happy Tuesday,
Tracey

Monday, February 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Cowboy

2nd Post Today - Please Scroll Down!!!

My blog group, Paper Princesses is having a monthly challenge.  Each month one member of my group will send out a card kit with all the elements to create a paper project.  We will all relieve our projects on our blog that last day of each month.

February is hosted by the beautiful Terria.  She sent out a cowboy theme card kit.  I really struggled with this challenge since it is out of my 'crafting box'.  I am pleased with the way it turned out.  I did add the Happy Birthday Sentiment for an upcoming child's birthday.


Enjoy the day,
Tracey

Pumpkins and Treats

WOW, it's the last day of February. 
Just knowing that tomorrow if March 1, means that Spring will be here soon.
 YIPPEE SKIPPEE!!!!

This year I am making a grand effort to use alot of my stash and SCS swaps before I indulge myself with new papers and embellishments.  So far, so good.  I have only had to buy 12 x12 solid colored card stock, which was only $9 at Hobby Lobby for a pack of 100 sheets.  God Deal!

Our pumpkins this year....My sister did the Hello Kitty pumpkin and Jenna drew the face on her pumpkin and Auntie cut it out for her. The title is from a Letter of the Word swap.


Yummy Halloween Treats! 
My sister made the cupcakes, they were decorated so cute and very yummy.
Of this is my two favorite lil ghoulies!

Enjoy the day!!!
Tracey

Friday, February 25, 2011

Not So Scary

Too cute and not so scary!

I'm using another border kit from a SCS swap.  I love them and so sad that I am running out. 
The kit includes a border and several page emblishments, these make kit and easy pages. 

Jenna is such a nut, she is about 4 years old and was really trying to be so scary in her brother's Halloween mask. She still looks to stinkin' cute and not one bite scary.

Have a super awesome day!
Tracey

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Halloween Smiles

Well, today should be my Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge post BUT I have strep throat and spent the better part of my weekend sleeping and catching up on TV and more sleeping.  If you have never had strep throat as an adult, let me just say you are lucky. 
 It is horrible, your whole body aches, really aches and you sleep alot.
Then my hubby got it too and oh yay Jenna is sick.  UGH!!! Come on Spring, please hurry.
I am on the mend and feeling much better, really tired still.

You can still play along with our challenge, here.

Here are 2 scrapbook pages from Halloween this year. 
Jenna was Princess Leia and my nephew Evan was Yoda. 
They were so stinkin' cute!


This is a house in the neighborhood that is decorated to the max every year and Jenna's favorite to visit.
She loves Jack and the Boogie Man.  


Have a good day,
Tracey

Monday, February 21, 2011

So Thankful

So Thankful for the little wonders of children. 
It's hard to see.....but a few Thanksgiving ago we made handprint turkeys.  Jenna is about 4 years old. 
Growing up we always did craft projects on Thanksgiving Day. 

I used a border kit that I received in a SCS swap a few years ago. 
mmmmm..........she's really thinking. 
Have a great day!
Tracey

Friday, February 18, 2011

Holiday Memories

Christmas traditions are so important to me during the holidays.  We bake sugar cookies, decorate our Christmas trees together and open all our presents on Christmas eve.
The last few years me, Jenna, my sister and brother have gotten together to help my mom decorate her Christmas tree.  We usually do it on Thanksgiving Day before dinner.  It is so much fun to go through all the decorations, they bring back childhood memories and we always laugh and talk.

I used a border set from a SCS swap.  I love the lilac and turquoise color combo so beautiful for Christmas.



Enjoy your weekend!
Tracey

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sketchy Fun

Ohhhhh......we have another fun challenge this week at Fresh Brewed Designs.
This week's challenge is a sketch challenge.
I used the sketch to create a scrapbook layout using Emma Dancing
My beautiful Jenna is all ready for her ballet recital last Spring.  She was in the Budding Ballerina class and they did a performance to swan Lake.

Here is an close up of Dancing Emma.  She is colored to match Jenna's tutu with lots of sparkle.


You can get all the details of our challenge, here.
Our design team is so incredible and you will find great inspiration from them.
Enjoy your day.
Tracey

Sunday, February 13, 2011

XOXO February Scraplift Challenge

Good Morning and Happy Sunday!!

It's time for another XOXO Scraplift Challenge

Our sponsor is CANDY SHOPPE DESIGNS
Join their BLOG HOP MEME all month long in February for a chance at winning this prize package filled with sweetness!


Believe in Yourself!!! 
These are the three little words I tell my daugther all the time. 
If you believe in yourself you can do anything. 


Enjoy your Sunday.  Hope it is restful!
Tracey

Friday, February 11, 2011

Christmas Memories

TGIF!!! Boy it has been a really long week.  I think it has to be the winter 'blues' and the deep freeze the Chicago area has been in the last few days.  On the bright side, should hit the 30's next week. 
 COME ON SPRING!!!!

I have been dipping into my scrapbooking stash and using lots of border kits from previous SCS swaps.
I just love this color combo and would have never thought to use these colors for Christmas pages.

Our club house host a children's holiday part every year. 
A few years ago they even had real live reindeer, too cool.


TGIF!!!!!!
Tracey

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Ohhhh So Charming

We are brewing up an oh so charming challenge for you this week at Fresh Brewed Design Challenges.
This week's challenge is to use charms on your craft project. 

I am using Buggy Nap Time, a perfect digi for my layout, don't ya think?!?

Doesn't she look peaceful?  I remember this day just like it was yesterday.  She was so tired but she is a big girl and she doesn't have to take baby naps anymore.  LOL, she gave in to the sandman and didn't even have the engery to put down her snack.
My dauthger always makes me smile!!!! She is so loving and has a carefree spirit.


You can find all the challenge details here.

Happy Day!
Tracey

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Our Super Bowl Half Time Show

My daugther Jenna is a little performer.  She loves to dress up and dance anytime she can.  She was so excited to show her dance moves during the Super Bowl Half Time Show.

(Bear with me, I turned the camera the other way, I promise)
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Thanks for letting me share my family moments.
Hope Jenna made you smile.
Tracey

Monday, February 7, 2011

Cupid's Arrow

Good Morning!!!!!!
Did you watch the Super Bowl? 
 I did but only for the commericals and half time show.  My fav commerical was Doritos and the lil' boy dressed as Darth Varder, I think this one was for a car maker (not sure). 
I really enjoyed the half time show!!!!!!  Lots of fun and good music.

I am exctied to share with you a card I created using an image from my dear friend Glitterbabe

Challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs - Challenge #80 Love
Paper Playtime - #37 Use Cupid or Hearts
Cupcake Craft Challenge - #128 Seeing Red!
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Give us Your Heart
I Did It Creations Challenges - #41 Love is in the Air
One Stitch At a Time - #48 Do it With a Digi
Allsorts Challenge - #89 It Must Be Love Love Love
Crazy 4 Challenges - Valentine's Day
Stamp Something - Februrary Digi Challenge
Blog-a-Doodle - Valentine's or Love Challenge
Guylou's Inimitability - I {{Heart}} You Challenge
Moving Along with the Times - Challenge 84 Red
Bee Crafty - #47 Hearts
City Crafter Challenge - #42 All you Need is Love
Let's Craft and Create - #13 Heart Felt


Happy Monday!
Tracey

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I Love You A Latte.....

Happy Wednesday My Friends!
This week's Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge is 'Anniversary'. 
I used Heather's Latte Love and with matching sentiment.  You can find all her digis, here.
Does the designer papers look familiar?  They are leftovers from last week's challenge.  Do you have a scrap box, I sure do.  I need to remember to use it more often.
My wedding anniversary is in May, I'll just have to remember to use this card when the date comes up.
I'm always making cards in advance, then not remembering I did them, lol!
Hugs,
Tracey

Monday, January 31, 2011

Fun at the Park

Jenna and I love to spend time at the neighborhood parks, she has such a great time.  This is one of our last trips before winter settled in. I remember this day like it was yesterday, she was modeling for the camera. Doesn't she look beautiful?!?
Boy I can't wait for spring and when we can have fun at the park again.  It is so cold and grey here, but we are moving closer to warmer weather and springtime. 
YAHOOO!!!
Hugs,
Tracey

Friday, January 28, 2011

So Fortunate.....

TGIF!
Well ok, House Mouse designs are not my favorite to color BUT I think this lil guy turned out ok. 
The supplies are from a card kit that has been collecting dust in my scrap room.  The image was already mounted on the scalloped oval, I only had to add the 'fortunate' sentiment.  I found this in my stash and it matches prefectly.
I have lots of card kits and really need to get going on them. Anyone want a few to help me out, JK!
Have a great weekend,
Tracey

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sweet {Heart}

  Good Morning! 
Time for another Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge, so grab that cup of joe and enjoy.
This week's challenge is a photo inspiration challenge......
Didn't this layout just come together perfectly?  I ROCKED this challenge!!!!!!
This is my wonderful sweetheart daugther and pinky.  I used Daisy the Elephant from FBD.
You can find her, here.  
Be sure to stop by the challenge blog and check out all the wonderful DT creations.

Enjoy the day,
Tracey



Sunday, January 23, 2011

Welcome Little One

Welcome Baby Evan! 
I am loving scrapbooking my nephew's newborn pictures, who can't resist beautiful baby pictures. 

This is daddy (Mike) and lil' Evan just a few minutes old.  I remember Mike being so nervous with Evan those first few moments.  It was such a blessing to be there to witness baby and daddy getting to know each other for the very first time.


Me and my sister and my mom with lil' baby Evan.

Happy Sunday,
Tracey

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Glitterbabe's Art Grand Opening Coming Soon......

Would you like a chance to win all these goodies? 
Well it is so easy......
Glitterbabe (Stef) is getting ready to open a new art store on January 31.  
All you need to do is blog about the grand opening, add the pictures to your sidebar and leave her a comment so she can make her way to your blog.
Just click the Grand Opening badge below and you will be taken to Stef's blog for all the info.


Gem of a Challenge

Is it the weekend yet?  Why do 4 day work weeks always seem to creep by so slowly?!?

This week's Glitterbabe's Challenge is being sponsored by Pink Gem Designs.
This week I created a scrapbook layout using Sprinkles on a Cloud.
I added lots of glitter to Sprinkles wings, her crown is accented with gold gems and the cloud is highlighted with more glitter.
This is is my wonderful and cheerful daugther Jenna.
She loves to pose for pictures.  She will tell me she is modeling for me.

Over the weekend I spent sometime organizing my supplies. It got a lil' out of control.  I have way too many and need to use them, this way I can go shopping....hehehe! I found the sentiment, which I jazzed up with some bling. 

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs,
Tracey

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Fresh Brewed Designs Valentine's Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to the FRESH BREWED DESIGNS Valentine's Blog Hop and New Image Release! If you are getting here from Jeanette's (AKA Forest Ranger) blog then you are at the right place!
If not, then please go back to Heather's Coffee Break  to the start of the hop!
For those of you who are staying, we want to begin by thanking you for taking time out of your schedule to hop along with us.  This hop will feature some of the many newly released Valentine's digis available TODAY in the Fresh Brewed Designs Shop . These images are all lovey and sweet; the perfect way to tell your someone special how you feel about them.  

I created a scrapbook layout using Who's Cute.........well we are of course. 
This is me and my so sweet daugther Jenna.



Everyone hopping today will be entered in a random drawing for a Fresh Brewed Prize, so be sure to leave a comment on each blog you hop to.  
Everyone who snagged the Jan 19 blog badge and emailed Heather will be entered twice!
For every 10 hop participants, there will be an extra image added to the prize package for this hop, which means the more you share; the more there will be to win.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Your next hop stop will be Shazza's blog.
BUT…..
Before you leave I want to let you in on a little secret! Fresh Brewed Designs is getting ready for another Rubber Stamp Release!!! Heather has designed several new stamps to add to the shop including the Cutie Pie featured on the badge below and some new coffee girls. The hop and release will be on March 1. Heather has created this badge and is asking us all to help spread the word by adding it to our sidebar and linking it back to Freshly Brewed Challenges . IF YOU DO add the badge, head over to the challenge blog, email Heather and let her know. She will add you to a drawing for a special prize that will be announced after the March 1 hop.


Thanks again for hopping with us at Fresh Brewed Designs.

Hugs to you,
Tracey