And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called according to his purpose. . Romans 8:28

truth

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:
and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air:
and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17 / KJV
Jesus is our soon coming King
James 5:8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh."

Friday, December 19, 2014

Fresh Brewed Designs Digi Deal #4

It's SATURDAY!
Next week at this time it will all be over.
The planning, gift hiding, wrapping, rushing ... all of it. 
Just like that. 
It makes me sad really. 
The only thing that we can and should continue to carry on over is the
celebration of Jesus' birth. That is something we can be thankful for and celebrate
all throughout the year. And by doing that we can still spread good cheer and 
be kind and compassionate to one another. The attitude of Christmas all year long! 
Now that is something to think about. 


I am back to day to share another FBD Deal with you!
WOO HOO!
Today is deal #4. That means tomorrow is the LAST DEAL
and if you purchase all 5 on the 6th day you get a FBD SURPRISE!

Lets see what deal you get today...

How about 



This card was created using the sketch 249 at Sweetest Thing Sunday

I  used PTI cardstock and designer paper from the paper studio for this card.
My image was colored using copic markers, prismacolor markers, and sharpie markers. 



You can find this digi in the shop HERE

Friday's Deal: MY CHRISTMAS TREE
Thursday's Deal: PRETTY LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE
Wednesday's Deal: SANTA-TUDE

Thanks for stopping by!

Let's sing a little song before you leave...




MERRY CHRISTMAS!


I think I need an extra cuppa joe!

Everyone (but me so far) has been sick. 
My whole house.
The flu one dr said. 
They have SOMETHING. 
Not really fevers as much as an irritating cough and runny nose -
and being up all night long. 
I am tired... but blessed and happy to be here taking care of them. 
(still crossing my fingers that I don't catch it though)
(is that mean?)
I did think I was getting sick earlier this week. Thankfully it was just a migraine. 
Thankfully... 

ANYWAY -
Another fun thing is that my computer is acting wackado!
I have tried to log on a few  mornings and NOTHING.
Windows wont load. I had a friend lovingly inform me that Kaspersky 
was acting a little 'persky' and messed up her computer.
She let me know to NEVER get it. The new version wasn't working well with the version of Windows she had or something like that.  Well, I had already installed
it a week or two prior to her email. I told my husband and hoped for the best. 
A few months later... and here we go. I am not sure if Kaspersky is the 'K'ulpret,
but that's all I have to go on right now... sigh... been backing up files and saving things
'computer willing'.

Another thing that happened was that I was unalbe to get my Fussy and Fancy card
to my sweet friend Sheryl in time to have her add it to their post today. 
I did have it made earlier this week! PROMISE! Just my comptuer and sick
people had me all flustered and limited ... so please forgive me for that. The FnF team 
has created some AMAZING projects for their current challenge RIBBON and SNOWFLAKES
Check it out and play along HERE

Here is a card I created for their challenge -
which also works for our FRESHLY BREWED CHALLENGES


Images used:
FBD Rubber Stamp: DECORATE IT GIRL
FBD Digital Stamp: MY CHRISTMAS TREE

I used some brads that I have had stashed for YEARS as well as a MFT Grass die cut
to create the snowy feel. I used American Craft papers from the Craft Fair set.
The sheet music paper was from my scrap pile. 
I stamped the image to overlap the tree, then fussy cut and layered them
together to create this soft and fun little home for Christmas scene. 





Next up is another card featuring the same digi:
I paired it this time with one of everyone's favorite FBD Rubber Stamps:



Pretty sassy, right?
I used the current Splitcoast Stampers sketch for this card. 
The I love you dp is from paper studio, the snowflakes are from the
pebbles home for christmas stack and the green dots are from my stash.
I colored the ornaments with stickles. I added some heart shaped ribbon
to the tree. I think it makes the perfect garland for this, don't you?



All images were colored using prismacolor and copic markers. 


Thank you for stopping by today!
I do have one more bit of news before you go!


Remember how we are having a fun $1 digi deal at FBD this week?
It seems some of you missed yesterdays due to my being unable to post to my 
personal blog to tell you about it. I am going to keep the $1 digis on sale until the end
of our fun 5 days of Christmas digi deal event. Remember, if you purchase all 5 digis, 
on the 6th day you will get a SURPRISE!

Today's $1 Digi is 

Wednesday's Deal: SANTA-TUDE

Stop by the shop and get your deal's now!

~Have a happy and blessed day~
MERRY CHRISTMAS


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Gotta Have Santa-Tude!

My kids have an AWESOME hip hop teacher!
Her name is Rachel and she so rocks. lol. 
No, really, she is the sweetest and most fun person you would ever meet. 
The kids adore her and always look forward to getting to attend her classes. 
Now, she isn't easy, mind you. She works them HARD but I think that is another
reason they like it. She is strict and pushes them, but makes it fun too. 

If you watched shows like the HERO, you might remember her...

Wouldn't you just kill to look like that?
Maybe I need to start taking her classes! ;) 
... I really don't think I could handle it! You would have to carry 
me out on a stretcher. I am so sadly and terribly out of shape!

ANYWAY!
I made a small set of cards for her for Christmas...
This is one of them:



Obviously the girl elf was drawn / designed to resemble Rachel. 
An elf this cool has to be paired with a hip hoppin santa! right? 
LOL


This is a NEW FRESH BREWED DESIGNS DIGITAL STAMP
called

It comes with the sentiment and is $3.50 for the set...
but YOU can get this digi for $1 today only!

(I was late posting so this deal will end tomorrow at 11 AM EST)


We will have more deals over the next 5 days. 
If you purchase all of the 'deals' on the 6th day you will
get a SURPRISE! 


Now, don't let all of this excitement make you forget about our
current challenge for December 

OK, that is all for the Fresh Brewed Updates. 

Wishing you all a wonderful and merry Christmas. 
Stop by tomorrow for another fun card and another awesome digi deal!

HUGS, 


Word Art Wednesday - 2 Week Challenge

Good almost afternoon. 
I have spent the better part of my morning at the pediatrician with my daughter. 
My son got sick last Wednesday and now my hubby and daughter are sick. My son
had an ear infection, so he was prescribed an antibiotic. We never fount out if it was 
strep or not *there was a child at dance with strep the week before*
SO, when my daughter came to me with a sore throat Sunday but no fever, we chose to wait a few days. They say Strep doesn't show up right away with tests. She woke and said it was worse today. 
We spent about an hour or so at the dr, but the test came back negative.
*happy about that*
So whatever they all have, it will have to run it's course. I just hope it is all over and done before Christmas. Fingers and toes crossed :)

OK, 
I am here for no other reason but to share my 
WORD ART WEDNESDAY card with you.
I LOVED making this card. I used my 'pretty' hoarded papers and 
thought the whole time about the verse and what it meant to me, for my children, for my life. 
God is so good!
I can't say that enough. 



 There are so many days that I sit and think 
WHAT IN THE WORLD AM I DOING?
Life gets in the way and I find that I fall into a slump. 
I spend time doing housework, homeschooling, cooking, running kids to their classes, 
chatting with other moms at dance and then coming home, cleaning, getting everyone to bed, 
sitting with my husband and then going to bed. I think about God and whisper prayers to him
and think how I need time with him, but I fail almost every day to set aside time to do just that. 
One on one time. Reading my bible. Focusing only on Him. 
I KNOW how important this is. I KNOW that my life will be a MESS until I get back to 
his MESSAGE and follow his will for my life. He has started me on a path and 
some days I feel like I am unworthy of that. Maybe that is a part of why I stop and
say, well lets make my list of failues for today and see what I come up with. 
Ok, well.. that's a lot. God wouldn't want to use me. Nope. .. ok.... how could I ever do 
the work he wants me to do when I lose my cool so easily. I say things I shouldn't say
when I am frustrated. I am quick to lose my temper. I am not following his will. 
I am following mine. How could he EVER use me?
Then I heard a song on the radio to remind me. 
One I have heard a GAZILLION times. 

Gracious. Slow to Anger, Abounding in Love. Good to All. 

I am not living a holy life or in his will when I am so quickly angered...
but HE IS SLOW TO ANGER. He is ABOUNDING IN LOVE. 
He is GRACIOUS. MERCIFUL. FORGIVING. TRUE. 

How wonderful to know that he loves us SOOOO MUCH that 
through it all, he brings us back and reminds us we are HIS. 
HE has a purpose for us and  he HAS BEGUN A GOOD WORK IN ME
that I will be able to carry out for his glory and honor and to worship and praise him
through it all. Will I fail? Yes. Will I fail less if I am in his word and seeking his face?
YES! 


God is so good to us. He wants nothing but wonderful things for us. 
We just need to FOCUS on him in EVERYTHING we do. Cleaning. 
Praise God! Taking a shower. Pray. sing. Worship. Driving in the car?
turn on the radio and spend time listening to songs of praise and let your heart
be filled with his love. 

So many times a day we can just spend focusing on him and praying and 
praising him. We still need time to sit and really get into his word and learn more
about him and build our relationship with him ... but so many times
throughout the day can we still just be WITH him by just looking around
at all of the little smiles and hugs and blessings he is laying out for us. 

Praise him through it all. Love him. He LOVES you!

some of this probably doesn't make any sense. 
I am writing thoughts, not really paying attention to wording
or punctuation or anything like that. 
Just my heart speaking and pretty much me talking to myself. :)


Thanks for visiting today. 
I hope you have a very blessed day and a very Merry Christmas!

Heather

Monday, December 15, 2014

COFFEE LOVERS BLOG HOP PRIZE WINNERS

Good Morning!



I am here to announce the winners of my
COFFEE LOVERS BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY


First up - the winner of the stamp set package




*********************************************************************



My second winner who will receive a $15 digital stamp gift card
 to the Fresh Brewed Designs shop is:



Please email me at
freshbreweddesigns (AT) yahoo {dot} com
with your information. 

Have a very blessed and happy day!
Heather 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop + Blog Candy!!!


Forgive me, yesterdays post was thrown together. My son has the flu as I mentioned, 
and I was running back and forth between writing the post and checking on him. 
I didn't even come back to edit or fix anything. Please forgive me. 

While he napped, I sat by him and put this little card together for the

I was invited by a few friends, but my first invite was from my dear friend
and former FBD DT Member, Vanessa @ Vanessa's Paper Creations. 

Thank you Vanessa for the invite and Amy for hosting!
What fun!!!

Here is a bit of info about the hop:
 Create a hot beverage theme card or project and link it up on Amy's blog:  HERE. 
The linky will remain open through Friday, December 12th @ 11:55 pm pacific. 



I decided to make what I felt was a true coffee lovers creation. 
Who wouldn't love relaxing in a coffee shaped tub, sipping on fresh brewed coffee, 
and having some aroma therapy coffee beans by their side! lol!!!

I found all of these fun embellishments and papers in a kit
 by the Girls Paperie at Tuesday Morning.
They are probably old... and I have hoarded them a LONG time... but
thought I would use them in honor of this wonderful event :-)




Stickles, sequins, and a super sparkly ice blue button make this card shimmer and shine!
The paper embellis were such fun to layer. I had to add the clock in honor of my own
blog name: Heather's Coffee Break. And the lace adds the touch of softness. 



I sure hope my son gets over this flu thing fast and that no one else catches it.
Go ahead and know this will be me next week.. minus the coffee shaped tub... lol!

Thank you for stopping by. 

As promised yesterday, 
I DO HAVE BLOG CANDY - (USA only)
(please write USA resident in with your comment in order to be considered to win)



And will be giving away a $15 Digital Gift Card 
to Fresh Brewed Designs (no requirements)


Please check out yesterdays post and comment for an extra chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by!

JAVA HAPPY DAY

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Just a regular ol blog post kind of day...

**forgive me for getting this post up so late. I spent the morning
with my little man at the pediatricians office. He has the flu :(


I have a few projects to share with you...
and I am putting them all into one post because I am taking care of a sick little fellow
as well as trying to keep my little miss happy... sooo here we go!


My first project is for the new challenge at

I always look forward to sharing these projects. It is so encouraging for me to 
visit the blog, read the devotion, see my wonderful co-DT members projects
and to think about all of the wonderful things our Lord does for us every day.
We need Him - and we need each other. That is part of His plan for us.
To love one another, fellowship, be kind to and pray for one another... 
I am so blessed to know that I have so many friends here who I can trust and count on
to be that for me and I thank God for you all every single day. 



This weeks scripture is at WAW and is FREE! 
Save this week's free scripture/word art file to your computer,
 but are not required to use it in order to play along in our challenges. 
  We welcome you share your art with us; 
remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family-friendly, 
and uses an encouraging or uplifting sentiment.






NEXT UP IS A PROJECT I CREATED FOR THE


The lighting for this card is terrible :( I will admit that right off. 
It was taken when it was very overcast and drizzly all day. 
So this is as good as it gets folks!

My daughter's ballet teacher LOVES coffee. 
Possibly as much as I do *wink*
This image was drawn with her in mind. I created this card as part of
a set I am going to be giving her for Christmas.

If you are interested in this image, you can find it in my shop here:

Speaking of CHRISTMAS. This card is also for our month long challenge




 Here is a close up of a little bit of the sparkle. 
I do not have an icicle die, so I used my freshly cut grass diecut. 
I layered the cut cardstock and vellum to give it a more icy feel ;)
The snowflake and fourish were cut using my Cricut Accent Essentials cartridge. 
The background was embossed with a cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder. 



I also designed a cute little coffee mug for her teacher:
Hope she likes it ;)



I DO HAVE BLOG CANDY - (USA only)
(please write USA resident in with your comment in order to be considered to win)
(photo to come later... remember, sick kid.. sortof threw me off my game this AM)

And will be giving away a $15 Digital Gift Card 
to Fresh Brewed Designs (no requirements)

Stop by every day this week for more 
COFFEE PROJECTS and more chances to win!



Thank you for stopping by! 
I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed day!




Wednesday, December 3, 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ...

Good Morning!
I am so happy about today's post. 
I just LOVE Christmas time!!!
Everything about it. 
I have said this already this month...
but that's ok. I am fine with saying it over and over again :)


My project for this weeks 
holds one of my most favorite Christmas verses:

What a wonderful verse! 
I love how the name JESUS stands out. 
Just His name alone creates a feeling of peace, joy, love,
 and thankfulness in my heart. 

It is so amazing to know that God loves us so much
that he sent His son to earth to save us from our sin. And that Jesus loved us so much
He came to earth to die on the cross in MY place. 
I could not thank Him enough for all He has done in my life. 
I am so unworthy. 


This card was created using PTI Kraft Cardstock, scrap black paper, simplicity trim, 
the paper studio dp, double sided tape covered in martha stewart glitter. 









We want to see all of your CHRISTMAS PROJECTS!
Horray!!!!






Here is a card I created for my daughters dance studio owner / teacher. 
The dance studio colors are teal, black and white. 
I found this glittered doodlebug paper at our local hobby lobby and KNEW
it had to be used for these projects! 





 MATERIALS:
Fresh Brewed Designs Rubber Stamp:
 Come and Knock on My Door

FBD Digital Sentiment: Merry Christmas - house

I kept the image pretty clean. I mostly traced the edges with a cool grey
marker. I then added silver and crystal  stickles to the flower pots. 
The wreath and topiariy were painted with aleen's tacky glue then sprinkled 
with a teal loose glitter by american craft. I also used aleens glue and tweezers 
to add the little snowball looking ornaments. 



Here is a close up of the sparkle. Don't you just LOVE it?!? 



Thank you for stopping by today! 
I do hope you have a very lovely and blessed day. 


Challenges:

Card 1
Tuesday Throwdown - bling it on
{Pin}spirational  - photo inspiration - nativity


Card 2
simon says monday - holiday cards



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