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


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.
Jesus is our soon coming King
James 5:8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh."

Saturday, October 25, 2014

5 days of Christmas Digi Release Countdown ... 1

Just one more full day ... 
just ONE!!!
Tomorrow we BLAST OFF and are going to be taken on a journey. 
We will awaken in a land filled with lots of NEW DIGIS come early  Monday morning. 
What fun that will be!

Until then, I have a sweet little card to share with you featuring
the Fresh Brewed Digital Stamp:

I found this pretty paper in hidden away in my scrap box. 
I am thinking this came from a stack of papers that was RAKED to me 
approximately 7 years ago when I was a member of a card making group
WAY before blogs and my designing my own images. 
I am a HUGE HOARDER! I like having 100 sheets of the same paper.
that way I KNOW it isn't going to run out ;) hehehe!!!

I used the SCS Sketch Challenge 511 AGAIN. 
I added some tape to the top of the card and sprinked pretty pink glitter over it to 
create a lovely glittery band. I didn't want to cover the paper too much, so I chose to
use a clear acetate sheet of paper for my card sketch panel. 
I embossed it and added it to the card. I thought it was really pretty. 
I hope you do too ;-) 

Other Challenges for this card:
SCS Free For All - Tickled Pink Christmas

Thank you for stopping by!
I hope to see you at our NEW DIGI RELEASE 
Monday morning!

**there is a chance to WIN one of these new digis at our facebook page. 
All you have to do is share the badgeand or tag some friends! 
Check it out HERE**

Have a happy and blessed day!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Sweet Baby

My husband's coworker and his wife are getting 
ready to have their second  baby, another little girl!
I was very happy and honored to be able to make this card and
PINK chocolate vegan cupcakes for him and his coworkers to share. 
He even took some home to his wife and little girl.
*note - Vegan b/c of my kids food allergies. 
No one EVER knows they don't have milk or eggs!

This card features the Fresh Brewed Designs Digital Stamp:

I embossed the top part of the kraft paper then used a white ink to distress it. 
I then painted pearl colored smooch over the edges to make it shimmer. 

Parts of the image were also painted with pearl smooch. 
The glitter is Crystal Stickles. 

 A close up of the shimmer and sparkles. 

Here are the chocolate cupcakes :P

I have  baked / cooked a lot this week!
Here are more baked goodies that I took to Craft Class
at my moms house today. (we mostly get together and eat and laugh and talk...
but that's ok too right?! ;) lol!!!)

Vegan spice cupcakes and 
NOT AT ALL Vegan Cream Cheese Danishes. 
Yes I tried all of them. 
I probably gained 5 pounds this week :/
But they were SOOO GOOD!!! 
Esp with a cup of  fresh brewed dark roast coffee. 

Have a very happy and SWEET day :)



5 Days of Christmas Digi Release Day COUNTDOWN ... 2

... there are only 2 days left until we release LOTS and LOTS 
of new Christmas themed digital stamps at Fresh Brewed Designs. 

To get us all excited and in the Christmas mood, I am going to do a 
few count down posts! 
This Christmas card features our sweet little rubber stamp:

Isn't this just too fun?!?

I am LOVING the red and blue / teal color combo for Christmas cards!
I am telling you, the day I saw these colored ornaments at our new Hobby Lobby, 
I was in LOVE!!! And now it seems to be a growing trend among 
us card makers too. I have seen a few challenges this month using this color combo.

I am very happy about that though. Just another reason to create
using them! :-)

This card features scrap papers from my scrap pile. Remember, my scrap pile isn't really scraps. There are really large pieces of paper in there. There are all kinds of things in that box... It is interesting to dig around in it when I am planning and preparing to create a new card. 
It has been my'go to' place lately ;) 
I even had plenty to share. There are a few little girls at my kids dance studio that are always curios about what I am doing when I color my images. They think it is funny to see an adult coloring pictures. Some adults feel the same way they do and their faces show it ;-) but the kids really love to watch and are interested. I have been taking them pages of images and papers so they can make their own cards. If their moms send me some photos, I will share them with you as well. 

Thank you for stopping by today!
I do hope you will come back and join us for our NEW DIGI RELEASE
starting MONDAY, OCT 27

Have a blessed and happy day!


Thursday, October 23, 2014

5 Days of Christmas Digi Release Day COUNTDOWN ... 3

... there are only 3 days left until we release LOTS and LOTS 
of new Christmas themed digital stamps at Fresh Brewed Designs. 

To get us all excited and in the Christmas mood, I am going to do a 
few count down posts! 
This first Christmas card features our sweet little rubber stamp:
and the digital stamp:

I was inspired by a few different challenges at SCS

I used a cuttlebug embossing folder to emboss my blue ice lake. 
I then sponged white pigment ink over the swirls and sprinkled Ranger embossing
powder in seafoam white over that. The edge of the ice is embossed with stampendous frantage shabby white embossing powder. The trim of her clothes was painted with Crystal Stickles. 

I used the JOY CHRISTMAS TREES digital stamp as my background paper. 
I used a pen and extended the line from the digi and added a few doodle circles to mimic
the snow already on the joy image. I then outlined the snow and trees with a light blue marker. 


Thank you for stopping by today and I hope to see you for our
NEW DIGI RELEASE starting this Monday, October 27th!


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

NEW fun stuff!

**LOTS of NEWS at Fresh Brewed Designs**

I know you all know I design rubber and digital stamps, but
did you know I also create custom and personalized designs?
I also enjoy painting and creating things OTHER than paper crafts :)
I have painted and tried my hand at other crafty things well before I found 
paper crafting. I thought it was about time I shard some of those things with you :)

Please stop by the shop and check out some of my artwork

One fun bit of news:

I designed a book cover! 

Book cover design art by Heather Dennis

This artwork is the proof of a custom design book cover that
I created for a Christian book author and friend, Kathy Wright
This book is not for sale in stores.  I will update this post in my shop as soon as it has been released. 

We have two new digi releases coming up!


Hope to see you there!

Have a very lovely and blessed day. 

Oh for the love of PUMPKINS!!!

Happy Wednesday!

I had a sudden boost of mojo and decided to trash my kitchen. 
I didn't cook last night. It was our LONG day at dance. 
We are there from 4-8 PM on Tuesdays. 
I made subs. Yum!!!
SO - if anyone knows me I LOVE coffee and a CLEAN kitchen and living room... 
and bathrooms... I keep coming back and adding to my list. HAHAHA!!! 
I would prefer a clean house ... but that seems impossible. 
I take that back. It is clean, but cluttered and clothes never seem to make it back
to their 'homes'. They like sitting on dressers or in laundry baskets. lol. 
All of this leads to my kitchen. It is covered in little orange papers cut from the bottoms of
little orange circles used to create cute little paper pumpkins. 
I went a little overboard. I could probably make 100 little pumpkins with all I cut out :D 
They are just too cute and fun! 
Not only are little bits (and still big bits) of paper covering a large area of my kitchen table,
 but ink, stamps, glue, and black glitter are there too.
OH! and PUMPKINS! I have several different little pumpkins made. 
Some stamped with spiders. Some just inked. Some tall. Some small. I love them all! :-)

Another thing you may have guessed is that I had too much coffee this morning. 
I got up at 5 am to send my hubby to work, got the image I colored last night, 
cut her out and planned my card. 

I stopped by SCS and decided to use their sketch challenge for this week:

And here she is:

My card featuring 
and some sweet paper pumpkins

OK, I am really loving my card. I had so much fun making this!
I haven't had time to get REALLY creative in my cards lately. 
I have been too busy. I enjoyed coloring her, adding the doodle dots, choosing
papers that I would normally NEVER put together, adding RIBBON!
I haven'd added ribbon to my cards in forever! and a sweet little brad. 
I may have to hoard this card for a while before I send it off ;) hehehe!!!
I know I sound crazy, but I did warn you that I made extra strong coffee this morning and
have had way too much. Or maybe I didn't warn you. I will have to go back and check. 
I may have just warned you in my mind! ;) BWAHAHAH!!!

OK, off I go!
I do hope you will play along with us in our PUMPKIN PATCH challenge at 
FRESHLY BREWED CHALLENGES. There are only 7 entries so far... and 
that just isn't right! I know you are all using pumpkins ;)

****Now for some Fresh Brewed News****
We have TWO new digi releases coming up!


Hope to see you there!

Have a very happy and blessed day, 


Word Art Wednesday - Isaiah 64:8

Good Morning
I am happy to be here sharing another Word Art Wednesday card with you. 
I have probably mentioned this before, but my most favorite
 Veggie Tales movie is called A Snoodle's Tale.
It sort of goes along with this scripture. 

but you really should see the WHOLE movie. It makes me cry EVERY TIME I watch it
MOVIE, or even just this part I linked. I promise it will be worth your time. )

That we are all made in His image, for a plan and purpose.
We were perfectly, fearfully, and wonderfully made. 
He is so good to us and loves us so much. 
I am so glad that He is always working on me, 
forming me, and creating me into the woman he wants me to be. 

I hope to see you play along in our Anything Goes challenge at Word Art Wednesday
Remember, this word art is available for you free on the site! 

Have a very happy and blessed day, 

this weeks sponsors:
is offering a die cut
called Large Peace Dove ($12.99 value)

is offering another lucky winner their choice
of three digital images.

Monday, October 20, 2014

SMILE! It's Monday!

Let's PARTY!

*she says as she sits at her computer. the house still quiet because everyone is sleeping.
all she hears are birds singing and cars driving past the house. 
it was actually cool enough to open windows this morning! 
she also hopes the neighbors dog, a huge black annoying dog, doesn't start barking
its head off like it did  at 3 and 5 AM. 
she is enjoying drinking her almost luke warm coffee and is preparing to share a happy
little project with you because it is Monday and we should be happy. 
It is the start of a new week.
More time to praise and thank God for his many blessings on our lives.
More time to figure out how to live more for Him.
more time to figure out this parenting thing that is harder than she ever imagined it
would be. More time to spend loving and being with her family. 
another wonderful day, another gift from the Father. 

*ahem - she would be me if you didn't figure that out yet ;-)*

Now, I know many of you think clowns are creepy. 
All clowns are creepy. 
But I hope I can change your mind with this one. 
This image is part of our newly released set of  Dress Up Kids
found at the Fresh Brewed Designs Shop <

This card was created using the sketch found at

as well as the photo inspiration at 

For those of you who are still scared, look away! 
It is a close up!!!

Here is a close up of this sweet little dress up kid.
 You can see all of the pretty sparkle I added using a variety of
stickles glittler paint colors.

 I also used a lime colorbox chalk ink to create the green center of my diecut circle. 
The smile sentiment is by inkadinkado.
This image was colored using a mix of sharpie and prismacolor markers 
ALL papers were found in my scrap box. Even the red card base. 
My scrap box isnt really a 'scrap box'. There are huge pieces in there. 
I need to dig in there more ;)

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

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