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Here you will find challenges, inspiration, encouragement, and a whole lot of fresh brewed fun!



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November 27, 2014

NEW DIGI RELEASE - and Happy Thanksgiving!



This photo was taken while I was sitting and waiting for my children to 
get out of class at their dance studio.
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 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 ;-)




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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!


November 26, 2014

November Challenge 2 Give Thanks - Reminder

We are challenging you to share a project that 
allows you to 


***NOTE***
 Must be noticeably Thanksgiving themed or have a sentiment
that says something about giving thanks. 


Here are a few DT Features to inspire you
and get your creative juices flowing. 



Hedgehog digital stamp
{inside}



MARJI @ Tiggerscraps
Fall Table Decor Digital Stamp and Pumpkin Mug Digital Stamp



Cutie Bug



Play along in the challenge >>HERE<<



Before I go I want to wish everyone who is celebrating  a very Happy Thanksgiving! 

Hugs, 
Heather and the FBD DT

November 20, 2014

A Frosty Hello

Shouting out a big HELLO!! It's Linda here from cold and snowy Pittsburgh, PA, sharing a card I created using the totally adorable Snowman Cupcake. Mmmmmmm, how yummy that would be, a chocolate cupcake piled high with frosting...almost too cute to eat (notice I said almost!!!). I used my Copic markers on this fellow, creating the plaid with my colorless blender. I was able to use up some paper scraps too for this one, always a plus in my book. And the sentiment is also from Fresh Brewed Designs, you can find it HERE.

Don't forget, we have a new challenge going on, Give Thanks. I could almost use this card as a Christmas thank you! Wow, could I actually be ahead of the game?!! That would be a first!!! Haha!
 

November 19, 2014

November Challenge #2 - GIVE THANKS

Are you ready for a new challenge?
Lets announce our NOV CHALLENGE #1 Winner first:

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email me at freshbreweddesigns {at} yahoo [dot] com with your 
choice of 3 digital images!

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It's that time of year again.
The time of year where we begin to reflect on all of the things that have happened
in our lives. We think about the ones we love and those who love us.
We take more time to think about how God has blessed us and what we can do
to thank Him and bless others in return. 
I know that money is something many of us do not have. 
I know that there are many things I would like to do for my family and friends, 
but can't because we don't have the money to do so....
but in reality, what others want more than THINGS, is love. 
Your time. A phone call. A card in the mail. A hug. A moment.
Something real. I encourage you to do more of that this year. 


Now that we are all sentimental, lets get on to the new challenge!

Our new challenge is 
GIVE THANKS

***NOTE***
 Must be noticeably Thanksgiving themed or have a sentiment
that says something about giving thanks. 










HEATHER @ Heather's Coffee Break





**Before you go**
We have released several new digis:
Check them out -








Can't wait to see your projects! 


RULES
  • 1)  This challenge ends Tuesday, December 2nd. 
  • 2)  You can enter up to 5 times with your NEW creations.  (no back linking please)
  • 3) If you use an FBD image, please add FBD to the end of your name
  • 4) HAVE FUN!!


  • I love seeing all of the creative projects, but would appreciate it if you did not share anything that is not suitable for people of all ages. Keep it family friendly please! 

*one winner per challenge will be chosen to receive 3 digis



November 12, 2014

Challenge Reminder - DT Feature

Good Morning!
I am sorry I am late adding this challenge reminder post.
We have been out of town visiting with my grandmother and
this is the first time I have been home in 3 days... 
We don't use computers when we are away. 
We sat on the porch, raked leaves, laughed, ate good, 
shared and all of that good stuff. It was such a nice time. 

Anyway -
I unpacked a little and then I couldn't wait any longer.
I had to share our Design Team members wonderful 
creations with you!!!

Check them out!


PUMPKIN MUG DIGITAL STAMP




Fall Pumpkin Digital Stamp
Grace and Daniel Thanksgiving Digital Stamps






Be sure to play along in our current challenge
You have until November 18th to play along!

Have a lovely day.

Heather and the FBD Designers

November 7, 2014

November New Releases: The Pumpkin Patch



The pumpkin patch has been very busy this fall and so has our wonderful designer Heather. In case you missed it on November 3rd, several new images were added to the Fresh Brewed Designs store. Check them out...

http://www.freshbreweddesigns.com/category_126/Pumpkins.htm
Such a wonderful selection of fall themed images that presents oodles of ideas. So, for those of you wishing to send out fall greetings to any of your family and friends or if you still have a Thanksgiving card or two to create, be sure to head over to the store and check out not only all the new fun fall images, but the great selection of older images as well. You can find them all in the Pumpkin section. Clicking HERE will take you to that area of the store.



Thank you all who came by and visited us during our digi release this week!
Our comment winner is:

very nice new images - and hopped through all the blogs and found great ideas and beautiful cards

Please email Heather at freshbreweddesigns ((AT)) yahoo (dot) com with your image choice. 




Have a great weekend everyone. Until next time,





November 5, 2014

November Challenge #1 FALL COLORS

Happy NOVEMBER!
Wow, this year seems to have flown by.

We have been busy little bees creating lots of fun projects for you
the past few weeks. 
If you missed our 5 days of Christmas digi release,
Please check it out HERE

We are currently in our November Pumpkins Digi Release
and you have a chance to win one of the newest digis just by commenting!
Check out THIS POST for more details. 
(Digi Release Nov 3 - Nov 6)


We have a fun and easy challenge for you this week.
We want to see all of the different 
FALL COLORS
on your cards. 


Here are some DT projects to inspire you:

BETH @ Contagious Crafts
Pumpkin Patch Digital Stamp
Pumpkin Mug Digital Stamp
I am swooning over these gorgeous tags she created!!!
So much texture and so many beautiful things to look at.
Love the chenille bows. 




HOW COOL!!!
Rhonda used our peppermint mug and colored it using
fun candy corn colors. What a FANTASTIC idea.
Great way to show the images versatility, Rhonda!







I love all the different shades of fall. 
Can't wait to see your projects! 


RULES
  • 1)  This challenge ends Tuesday, November 18th. 
  • 2)  You can enter up to 5 times with your NEW creations.  (no back linking please)
  • 3) If you use an FBD image, please add FBD to the end of your name
  • 4) HAVE FUN!!!

*one winner per challenge will be chosen to receive 3 digis


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