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."

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Christmas Ballerinas


This photo was taken while I was sitting and waiting for my children to 
get out of class at their dance studio a few days ago.
The tree is simple and white with silver and teal decorations all over it. 
That was the inspiration for the cards I created to share with you today. 

These next cards were created using Fresh Brewed Designs
NEWEST digital stamps!
There were 7 stamps released today. 

{Excuse the poor lighting on these cards. It has been raining here the past
few days and I could not get a great photo ... :-( }

I decided to draw a few dance images.
 It is what I have been doing with most of my time after all. :-) 
I was not ever a dancer. 
I was a tom boy. 
I climbed trees and played with bugs. 
However, if I WERE a ballerina, 
I would be one who danced and had my latte in hand the entire time :) tee hee hee. 
This is also true for my daughters dance teacher, Marice. 
She LOVES coffee. 
We get along quite well ;-)

My first card features the new digi

I tried to get a photo to show off the sparkle, embossed vellum
and the little snowballs, but, again, poor lighting. 
Hope you can see it a little bit ;-)


My children are also performing in this years Nutcracker ballet
at the new studio. I am so excited. My daughter has a few parts and my 
son was asked to be in the party / battle scene with Fritz and the other party boys.
They get swords and don't really have to do ballet. Of course he was in!

I drew this image in honor of a beloved Christmas tradition for many- 

This card has a lot of shine. 
The background paper is shimmery and the paper behind the nutcracker image is a metalic 
silver card stock.  I added crystal stickles to the white flourishes
and to the ballerinas dress. And silver stickles make the nutcracker shine. 

*you will be happy to know that my artistic daughter looked at the first version of
this image and made a crinkly face. She said his face was too round and his
eyes looked mean. When I looked at it, it looked as if he were there to eat
the poor ballerina! HAHAHA!!!
So you get the good one. I will keep the bad one to go and look at from time
to time and laugh :-)

Thank you for stopping by and visiting with us today. 
It is such a lovely day to be spending time with our friends and family and giving 
thanks for all we have. I am so thankful for all the blessings God has given me. 
I could not even begin to list them all. 
Please know that I am so thankful for all of you who visit and who love 
creating with us at Fresh Brewed Designs.
I am also thankful for my very best friends. The ladies on my design team. 
I don't know what I would do without this wonderful support group of beautiful friends.
God truly has blessed me beyond measure.

Have a very happy Thanksgiving!

Card 1:
Jingle Belles - Christmas feast (ballerina with latte :)
                         hope that counts :-)
Crafty Creations: Embossing (card features embossed vellum)
Clear it out - stash (all scraps - old papers and vellum) snowflake

Card 2
Crafting for all Seasons: tis the season
Fab n Funky - die cuts
Dazzling Diva - AG - but goes with the photo color / metalic theme


  1. Pretty Ballerina's with, Lots and lots of cold looking, but cute snowflakes...Thanks for joining us @CIO challenge blog...stop by again and play <((><

  2. Both are wonderful cards with lovely colors. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations challenge. Barb

  3. What fun holiday drawings ... so glad you joined our Christmas Feast at Jingle Belles.

  4. Gorgeous cards, it's amazing how much inspiration we find when we are out and about. Love the stamped images!

  5. Beautifully done Heather!! Your ballerinas are GORGEOUS!! I hope that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving!! Have a wonderful weekend Heather!!
    Take care,

  6. two incredibly sweet and adorable holiday cards here, and i'm pleased to know that ballerinas love a latte as much as the rest of us! :) so pleased you could join the "xmas feast" at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  7. Beautiful !!! Love colours. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  8. Brilliant cards, both of them. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Fab ‘n’ Funky this week for our ‘Anything with Diecuts’ challenge. Good luck! Hugs, Wends x Fab ‘n’ Funky DT

  9. These are both beautiful cards! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  10. Such a beautiful Christmas Card super cute.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Hugs Elfie


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