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."

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Aloha! It's time for a FBD Rubber Stamp Hop!!!

Partying and laughing in the sun
Waves rise and crash as the children run.
Girls in bikinis, a lemonade stand,
Wiggling our toes in the sand.

Summer is most fun; you'll see,
We get to play and be carefree.
Dreaming of mermaids and magical things,
We close our eyes as the ocean sings.

Sand, sun, ocean, fun;
Thank goodness Summer has just begun!

Welcome to the Fresh Brewed Designs Blog Hop! If you are getting here from the ever so sweet and talented Stacy's blog you are on the right track.
If not, please go back to the start at our beach babe Linda's blog.

We are getting a head start on SUMMER FUN here at Fresh Brewed Designs! This hop will be featuring the new summer themed Rubber Stamps just released to the shop. I have created 8 super sassy, sweet and fun beach themed rubber stamps and 5 adorable summer themed digis. Join us in welcoming Baby Ellie, Baby Elvis, Daisy and Scooter Elephant to the FBD family. I know that all of these things bring the cuteness meter to the tippy top, but we are taking it one step further. I have just added beautiful, shimmery, fun and AWESOME Creative Inspirations Paints to her shop!!! YES!!! These paints are amazing! You can find three colors in her shop: Tickled Pink (the perfect summer pink!) Aquamarine (Beautiful bright ocean blue) and Fairy Dust (a MUST HAVE because it goes with EVERYTHING!!!)

Along the hop you will see many of these items, so sit back and be prepared for all the complete cuteness that awaits you. For this release, I created with

Cordelia in Sand
and Fairy Dust Inspirations Paints

Beach Accessories: set of three mini stamps
and Fairy Dust Inspirations Paints

Luau Party

Paper Sundaes - Favourite Hair Colour Combinations
Cheerful Stamp Pad -Girls with curls
Cupcake Craft - Something beginning with C (coconuts, cones, cordelia, coral)

Top Tip Tuesday - anything Goes
Skipping Stones Design - SKETCH - Any past Sketch or design your own
The Mermaid card was created with my sketch found here:

Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes
Jac-Inks Papercraft Challenges - 2W - must stamp - 2nd W - Inspiration*
pulls colors from corals in first card and brown, pink, and dots in second card)

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope that you are getting ready to break out your coconut bikini top, the self tanner and throw yourself a beach party! With the weather being as crazy as it has been, you deserve it ;)!!!

I DO have a prize up for grabs for those of you who complete the hop in full.
You will be added to the drawing to win this:
a special request knit headband,
Sunbathing Beach Babe unmounted stamp,
supplies from a card kit.
$5 gift card to
Carolyn's Cards and Things

(complete cuteness in these sets! you have to check them all out!!!)

**Edited to add** These stamps are going fast! There are only 5 each left of most stamps and 6 each the three Inspirations Paints colors.
We will not be reordering right away, so get yours while you can!

This IS the last hop stop, however, I have a special stop for you to go to. Remember the card kit? we had 8 ladies purchase this card kit and create with it. They now have sent me their cards to be voted on for their chance to win a prize. We NEED your vote! Anyone who votes will be in the drawing for 5 digis of choice! Hop on over and vote!!!

Here is the hop order for you if you wipe-out along the way :)

Carolyn (guest):
Lawren (guest):


  1. What fun and fabulous cards you've created here Heather!!! When I saw the blog candy it hit me, I had intended to offer some too, but totally forgot! Next time!!

    What a fun hop! I am sooooo ready for summer and sun and our beachy vacation!


  2. I love those bright colors on the mermaid card. Wow that irridescent paint really makes her stand out in a crowd, huh? Well that and the fact that she has fins instead of!

  3. Really love the orange mermaid card and all the texutre: awesome! Love the Luau girl, too, with the fringe border: nice touch :)

  4. Hi! What a really pretty cards! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Shelly ;)

  5. YAY! The release has gone FANTASTICALLY!! All the feedback I have heard has been GREAT!!
    These new summer images, stamps and paints seem to be a BIG hit!!
    It really is difficult to choose a favorite of all the creations!

    {{cheers and hugs}}

  6. Heather... Your cards are absolutely awesome! The hop has been so much fun! My favorite stamp still is Beach Bums; but you know me... I find another that I like! I should really have you on speed dial! LOL! Have a wonderful day! Happy Creating! Sara

  7. great selection of cards to show us. Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.


  8. Love all the goodies! Great cards -- love the ice cream cone! It's sucha fab image! But the mermaids are my favorites and I couldn't pick just one of them so it's all three. Love htsi blog hop! What fun. Am on my way to check out all the kit cards. :-)

  9. What fabby cards. I love your C element. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week. x

  10. lovely cards. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  11. So many lovely & cheerful cards! Love the glitter on the cones! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! HUgs & Sunshine!/Sari

  12. Fabulous blog hop Heather! I can't wait to get in the craft room and play with my new stamps. I resisted the urge to send you an email to vote for myself : )

    Thank you!

  13. Oh Heather your cards are just fantastic!!! I love all the shimmer! I just can not wait to use my new Inspirations Paint!!! Oh it looks soooo fun!!!! I may just crack it open after church tonight! This was a super fun hop, thank you so much for including me!
    Big Hugs and smiles!!!!

  14. What an adorable card. Love the mermaid and the shimmery look to your card. Thanks for joining in the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

  15. Beautiful cards. Really enjoyed working with the stamps you sent us in the kits. Thanks for the blog hop.

  16. Heather- I love your cards!! Such shine--gorgeous!! Going on over to take a look at the voting!

  17. Love your creations!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday in ANYTHING GOES challenge!


  18. beautiful cards Heather thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  19. Very nice cards! Thanks for joining us over at SSD!

  20. Hi Heather, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your papers are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  21. Great cards!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!  Hope to see you again next week!

    Leanne xx

  22. Love your cards! So bright & summery! Lovin the new paint!

  23. Love the shimmer from the CI Paints! Thanks for sharing!


  24. What a lovely bright card Heather. I love how you've used so many patterns and the colours are so bright and cheerful. thanks so much for sharing with us at jac-inks challenges.

  25. My your mermaid really has the curls! This is such a cute card. Thanks for joining "Little Girls with Curl" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

    I hope you will come back often.

  26. Love your colorful cards! Thanks for playing with the Stamp Tramps this week!

  27. such cute cards! all of them! thanks for playing along at SSD!

  28. super fun cards! Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Design!


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Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs3: 5,6

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