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. 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, November 13, 2009


Good Morning everyone! I am so happy for today!!! I stayed up LATE last night making these cards and my saint of a friend, Carolyn, woke me up out of a big ol baddy bad dream so .. thank you lady .. and she got my rump in gear to get this post rolling. Some of you know it has been an off week for me, so forgive me for posting a little late.
Today I am releasing some of my new snowman images to my Fresh Brewed Designs shop! YAY!!! **Fresh Brewed Designs images are buy two get one free through Sunday** Just be sure to email me the image you want for free, do not add it to your cart!

I am changing things up today and instead of a mini-hop I am having a "release with a twist." I hope you all will have lots of fun!!! First, there is a sketch and color challenge that will last from today until Sunday night. Below is a sketch designed by my sweet daughter Hannah. Hannah's finger was itching a little and my beautiful friend Carolyn told me to get her to create a sketch for us. I think my daughter is so talented with her art and she loves to do it. I have about 8 more .. some simple and some that would literally twist your brain:)!!! You do not have to follow the sketch completely, however, I want to be able to see the main components of the sketch.

My Sketch Card

The Dennis Family

Red, Yellow and Pink with The Dennis Family

I am sure you see the colors written under the sketch. I thought these colors would be somewhat difficult to use, but fun at the same time. I am offering a second challenge to you to use the colors Red, Pink, and Yellow. These colors can be a second card added to Mr. Linky or can be combined with this sketch, it is totally up to you. Just HAVE FUN!!! The sketch/color challenge starts today and will end Sunday night. You are not required to use a Fresh Brewed Designs image; but if you have one, why not color it up and play along:o) Since the images being released today are winter-themed...snowmen to be exact...I do ask that you use something in your stash with a similar feel. A winner will be selected from all the challenge participants, and the lucky person will receive some Fresh Brewed digis of his/her choice. I do hope you will be able to play along with us this weekend for FBD's Release Challenge.

OK, are you ready for some uber simple cards?!?! Remember, I had a wacko week and these were all created last night. I did not even stop for coffee!!! So look at these strictly for the images only :) or squint!

Snow Friends

Shining Star

So, do your eyes hurt yet? lol! There are some BEAUTIFUL. TALENTED, SWEET, WONDERFUL, and LOVING ladies that have helped me out in past hops that so graciously agreed to make cards for me today as well. They are my lifesavers and the best of friends. I love and appreciate you all more than you could ever know. If you have time, please hop over to their blogs and leave them some love. They have different images to show you. Some are in my shop and some are not, so if you do not go, you will be missing out. I wanted to let them all know how much I appreciate them and created a personalized snowman family for each of them. Some are simple and some are not. I tried to create it based on the family and feel I captured that in the images. It was just a small token of my love and appreciation for them and all they do to support me. They have grown a special place in my heart and I treasure them so much. OK, I will go on and on. You get it right girls? I love ya!!!






If any of you that are visiting today are interested in having your own one-of-a-kind, personalized snow family made just for you, please email me and we will chat about it over a nice cup of coffee :). The prices will vary depending upon the size of your family and the amount of details you would like to have included.

**More ways to win prizes** leave comments on the ladies listed above's cards, leave a comment here after visiting my shop and let me know what your favorite image is, and to participate in the card sketch and/or color challenge.

Be sure to stop back in throughout the weekend for pop in surprises and maybe another challenge.

Please check back on tomorrow for the Operation Write Home Veteran's Day Blog Hop. It starts at 12 PM PST (3 PM EST). This hop is more than just blog browsing and prizes...every person participating in the hop will be sending their creations (Any Hero cards...messages meant to be given to a soldier with words of esteem and encouragement...and handmade cards for soldiers to send their loved ones). It is a hop that I am so honored to be a part of. I sure hope you will be able to take part in this meaningful event.


  1. Heather...I think your wacko week has made you wacko...cuz all of these cards are scrumdillyumptious!!! And no, I didn't squint!!! You know I love these new snowmen, and you selected the most wonderful colors and sentiments to pair with these cuties:o) I also love the Dennis Snow Family!!! Snowboy Tommy Ray looks awesome in his karate uniform!!! Tell him I said congratulations for earning his yellow stripe!!! And Snowgirl Hannah is darling in that funkalicious snow cap!!! Very chic:o) I cannot wait to use my snow family image!!! I don't usually duplicate cards, but that's going to change this year!!! Okay...I have probably lulled you back to sleep with this extra long post. Have a great day, my sweets!!!

    Loads of love and Lotsa hugs!!!

  2. Heather I LOVE her sketch! I will TRY to do something, but I have abusy couple of weeks ahead of me and lots of planing! LOVE your new images!!

  3. OOPS forgot to add that ALL OF YOUR CARDS ROCK!! :o)

  4. OMGOSH!!! These snowman are so precious!! You are such a talented woman and yes, I am going to have to get you to make me a snow family, let me know when I could talk to you about that:) I am going to do this challenge with your cute snow buddy image that I rec'd! Love the cute sketch that Hannah drew up, she has the same great creative qualities that her mama has I see!!

  5. Oh, Heather your cards are all just Super Cute!!! I love your family ones!!! Way adorable!! I finally got my pictures to up-load and got my post up! I am SO sorry it is so late!! YIKES! Please forgive me. It has been an honor working with these adorable images, I hope to get play some more with them today between loads of laundry and house cleaning. (yuk) I just want to thank you again for my personal image, I love it!!! You are so talented. I hope Hannah likes what I did with her sketch!
    Big Hugs,

  6. Mmmm yum - delightful, delicious and delovely, Heather! I love these snowmen - they are so utterly cute! You did such a great job! These are just the cutest little things. You know, you're the sweetest to give such admiration and praise to your friends; that is just precious. I will have to do the challenge and hop along because it's been so much fun the last time.

  7. The snowmen are adorable girl... I just picked some up from your shop. I'm hoping to get to Hannah's sketch later today too! Have a fabulous weekend girl!

  8. Oh mY Heather! I am totally loving to the max your snowman families!!!!! I'll be sending you an email tonight, so have the coffee on my dear girl! Off to check out the new images!

  9. I am back--do you hear me laughing from where you are at??? I LOVE your new silly snowmen!!! Each and every one of them is hilariously cute!!!!

  10. I love the cards girl! I need to get to making! Hopefully this weekend I will feel better!

  11. Hey Heather, great images, my favorite is the snow bowling, I lol when I saw it, so cute.

  12. Okay, I did the hop and Heather, you are more talented than I thought possible! You captured the families so perfectly! I had my son do that with our images - check out Tellen's Place when you get a chance. So I did my image I bought from you - angel ice skating and when I saw what your girls did, I thought - I need to make a new card! LOL! I love these images; made a nice card to send to a friend in the UK as part of an elf RAK Xmas club I'm in; it turned out so cute! Girl, these images are too cool! I'll post my card so people can hop along and see your store!

  13. Super cute cards... :)I love the snowmen.. :) HUGS

    ~I have some free digi stamps on my blog and some blog candy too (top right sidebar)

  14. Your cards are all fantastic and your images are so super cute!
    So glad you could join us at digital tuesday!!

  15. WoW! beautiful cards Heather!! love your daughters sketch, she is a very talented girl. can't wait for another one. Have a great day!!

  16. What super cute images and just wonderful card samples! Thanks for sharing them at DTC this week!

  17. All your cards are great!!
    Thanks for joining us at Stamps Something Challenge.

    God bless


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