Friday, January 30, 2015

Guest Designer for DoubleClick Connections....

DoubleClick Skittles Guest Designer Announcement!

Time to announce the new Guest Designer Team! Carri is super excited to have
 these amazing ladies join her Skittle Family! Please welcome the new
 DoubleClick Skittles Guest Designers and some of their current cards!

February Guest Designer: 
Rhonda from  Bumblebee Creations *ME*

March Guest Designer: 
Payel from Cardmaking with BeauMonde Designs:

April Guest Designer: 
Taunya from Daisies Girl

May Guest Designer Kim from Cupcakes, cards and Kim:

June Guest Designer: 
Beth with Beth's Beauties

These ladies will be kicking off the challenges that will run every 2 weeks!
 Carri always have a prize to be won, and you can see the many ways Skittles
 can be used on your paper crafting projects! 
(And if you go and leave a comment on each Design Team Member's announcement
 post, and then go back here and leave a comment that you did, you will be entered to win
 Skittles of your own!!)
Whoot Whoot!!

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

2 new releases over at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE...

Hi all! I wanted to share with you a cute little bookmark. I made this cutie bookmark for my daughter Emily who is in Girl Scouts to use for her Journey book.( And this image was perfect timing because she is really currently selling G.S. cookies)....I have used one of the new release images: Jades cookies, over at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE.

Isn't she just fabulous!?! I hope you get the chance to stop on over to 
to check out the other image, and see what the rest of the talented DT have been making to share with you!
*BTW--Just a reminder that there is currently still a sale on Valentine images; 40% off!!! Hurry and get them while you can.***

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Fresh Brewed Designs New image Release

Hi all, you can't even believe how excited I am today to share this project with you!!
I have used one of the new images available now over at
the image is: #2018 Face 3
            and I have so loved working with this image!!

I think sometimes we get so into making things for everyone else, that we forget to take the time to make something for ourselves! Well, that is exactly what I am sharing with you today...something I have made for myself-and I love how it turned out!! Doesn't that gorgeous image just pop right off the journal?!! 
Papers are from June Bug paper pad by Basic Grey--that I have had forever it seems!! 
A few embellishments, cork stickers, twine, and buttons from my stash.
 I colored her up with Copics, and  I also used some Stickles for her lips, and some Glossy Accents for her eyes. I inked all around the papers with SU Dusty Durango Ink.
I did a bit of doodling with a white gel pen as well. 
Then, I got out my Bind it all--that I literally haven't used in ages.....and got on You Tube to figure out how to use it again!! I have had it for a long time, and only have used it a couple of times, maybe I will get it out more often now that I have re-watched the videos!! I used pink binder and I am thinking I should adds ome ribbons, what do you think?

I hope you have enjoyed my project, as much as I have enjoyed making it! 
Have a great day!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

New challenge over at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE

Hi all! Today I wanted to share a card I have made for the new challenge over at 
THE STAMPING BOUTQIUE Challenge Blog is: Make Your Own Background.
 Digital image is from 

I also added an ACTION WOBBLE, so my little chickie really looks like he is riding over that bumpy road!!! I also used a couple SU stamps and an SU punch for my tree, snowflakes and hearts. The sentiment is from a Fresh Brewed Designs rubber stamp.
I would like to also enter this card into:
(don't have any Action Wobbles? You can get them HERE!!)

I also have entered this card into the challenge over at:
Have a great Day.

Friday, January 23, 2015

CardzTV....3D Birthday Card Challenge....

Hi all!
Today over at CARDZTV a new challenge is starting.....this one is to make a 3D Birthday Card. I made an Easel card for my inspiration card. I needed a birthday card for a gentleman at church, and he is a this is what I came up with....(I used print and cut on my Explore)....

here is a pic of the inside....

Hope you get the chance to stop on over to the CARDZTV blog to check out what the rest of the DT made for their 3D Birthday Cards, and don't forget that you have the chance to win a set of your own, CARDZTV stamps if you enter the challenge!!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Coming soon....and a freebie!!

If you share the badge on your blog post / sidebar
 or on facebook 
(tag fresh brewed designs page in the post or use  #freshbrewed freebie)

You will get this CUTE little ladybug love digital stamp FREE!

email Heather at freshbreweddesigns (AT) yahoo (DOT) com
 to let her know you shared and so she can email you your digi!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Cutting Cafe Calendar Card...

Hi all!! Wow, can you believe that January is more than half over already?  I guess that is probably how the whole year is going to go, huh? Today I wanted to share with you a Birthday card for my Mom...I used The Cutting Cafe's file:2015 Day Calendar: Printable Set. 
 This set features 2 types of day calendars:
a TO DO SET and just the NUMBERS SET
You can purchase both of the sets or order the sets individually.
The set comes with every single day for January 2015 - December 2015.

I hope you get the chance to check out what the rest of the DT came up with....they will be posted on THE CUTTING CAFE BLOG on January 21rst. 
Remember- just by commenting on the post, you have the chance to win 3 files from 
            Have a great day!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Challenge #3-Squigglefly's new challenge.....

I am so sad to be the deliverer of bad news, but this is the last challenge for SQUIGGLEFLY from Carolyns crafters team., there will be one last challenge from Holleys team on the 26th- as they are closing their doors, Feb.1, 2015...I will sure miss Squigglefly-I have been on the DT what seems like forever-and have MANY MANY GREAT memories during that time!! Holly was one of the first friends I stayed in touch with through all these years-even though I have never met her!! She gave me advice when I was just starting out, and I stalked her blog continuously for new ideas, and hints on how to do MORE crafty things. Thank You Holly and will forever be in my heart!!

Well, with that said, it is time for a new challenge today folks!! This week the new challenge over at SQUIGGLEFLY is "SNOW MUCH FUN".  There are some really PERFECT images over at the Squigglefly store for this challenge right now!! I have used one of an adorable little set....

and I already wrote in the inside, I wasn't thinking, I should have taken a pic first....but there is a felt snowman sticker inside....almost makes you want to go out and get a box of goodies to build a snowman, huh?!!
Have a great week! 
Thanks for stopping by, you know I love reading your comments!!
Oh, and before I forget-if you have any points earned up over at Squigglefly for a free image, you will want to get the image before they close!  : )

Sunday, January 18, 2015

FBD is sponsoring the Cupcake Inspiration challenge....

Hello! Today I wanted to let you know about a challenge that Fresh Brewed Designs is sponsoring....CupCake Inspirations....Here is the card I have made for the challenge:

the challenge is to use Grey, Ballet, and Chocolate colors. I have used FBD image COTTON CANDY GIRL DRESS UP. I also used some Martha Stewart embellishments (the cotton candy) and MS punch, EK punch, flower, tulle, copics, and skittles from: Busy Bee -Double click Connections. the sentiment is from CARDZ TV- Many Thanks stamp set.

Friday, January 9, 2015

New Challenge over at The Stamping Boutique

The new challenge this week for THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE CHALLENGE BLOG is:
Winter Birthday themed Card/Project. So , I have found this adorable little Snowman -just perfect waiting for you to add your sentiment to his sign!! You can find this cute little fella over at
THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE store-HERE-(Snowman Sign Digital Stamp).

Hope you get the chance to join in our challenge-remember, someone always wins their choice of two digi's.....and if they used a TSB stamp on their entry--they get an extra free digi as well!!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


This week over at THE CUTTING CAFE we had a "free" week, so we could do any project we wanted....with Valentines coming up as the next "holiday", I wanted to get started on a few Valentines projects. I have used THE CUTTING CAFE'S file: Hershey Kiss Treat Box.

I hope you will get time to stop over to THE CUTTING CAFE BLOG and check out the DT picks of project this week!! (they will be posted tomorrow 1-7-15)
Also, I wanted to congratulate the owner of THE CUTTING CAFE-REGINA for yet another magazine publishing her AWESOMELY FABULOUS craft room!! Regina's craft room is on the January 2015 cover of the magazine "Getting Organized"!! Check it out!!
Have a great day!

Monday, January 5, 2015

First challenge of the New Year with Squigglefly...

Hi all!
There is a new challenge going on over at the SQUIGGLEFLY CHALLENGE BLOG!! This is a super easy one to get the New Year started......Glitter or Sparkle! I have used a SQUIGGLEFLY digi image for my card, it is called: WARM AND COZY SET by Cheryl Grant Alger. Have you ever used a digi image? They are so fun and can find lots of tutorials HERE if you would like to learn more! So, on to my card....

I colored up my image with Copics, added a Holly (Martha Stewart punch), some doodling with a white GellyRoll pen, a sentiment with SU stamp and punches, a doily, a couple little hearts,and lastly some stickles....
Hope you can join in the fun....there is always a digital image for the winner! (you must use a Squigglefly image to qualify as a prize winner).

Thursday, January 1, 2015

New challenge over at Double Click Connections....

Hi all! I am back with a really fast card that I put together using one of my NEW Paper pads,it is The Winter in the Woods stack,by DCWV. I also used SKITTLES on my card, which are available at Double Click Connections.

I would like to enter this card into the NEW challenge over at 
Double Click Connections aka Busy Bee's NEW CHALLENGE which is to use something NEW...
Happy New Year!!