30 September 2011

Challenges that are ending soon!!

Today is the LAST day to enter
You have until MIDNIGHT tonite
to enter your projects!!

Also, don't forget all the other Challenges that are running 

You can read all about them in our Forum!

We are so excited about this event:
October 1-14

If you would like to post any promotions or events for Your Group,
please contact Aletha!
Whether you are holding your event at the Crafter's Cafe or at your blog or shop,
she will be happy to work with you to get it promoted on our Main Page: Front and Center!!

27 September 2011

Season's Changing

The new challenge started today at

The theme is:
Changing Seasons/Colors
Show us your Fall Colors

I love this time of year.
The weather turns cooler and the leaves
turn the most beautiful shades of orange, brown, red and yellow!

For my card, I chose to work with a brand new image called "Autumn Fashion Boots". With a little practice, I can already see improvement in my coloring skills with my new Copics! I LOVE how her boots look so soft and leathery! It's hard to see in this photo, but the maple leaf cut out is actually spritzed with Pearl-Ex Gold and has a subtle and rich shimmer!

I'm sure there are lots of Fall/Autumn challenges listed this week at Feline Playful and I'll be looking to post this little pretty later this afternoon! (-:

Hope you'll be able to drop by The Stamping Boutique Blog and check out the work of our new Design Team!! We have several new members JUST for our bi-weekly challenges and they sure have created some great inspiration this week!!

Here are a few challenges I would like to enter my card:

Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge, Digi Images with Fall Colors
Paper Pretties, Fall Inspired

Thank you once again to Feline Playful for their extensive list of challenges.
Every day, it's the first place I visit for my daily inspiration!!

24 September 2011

Sweet and Out of This World Kid Designers!!

Boy, our Kid Designers sure do know how to throw a great party!!
The theme for the Kids Challenge all month is "Party
and they sure are showing us some great ways to celebrate!!
Our Kids Design Team has made some new projects this week
to share with you!
I hope, after seeing all the hard work our Kid's Team has done,
you'll feel inspired to create something with YOUR kids 
and share your pictures with us!
Toomie's project this week is Out of this World!!
She used the Spaceship and 'Have a Blast' Sentiment from 
The Stamping Boutique
PK's cuddly bear is sending someone a SWEET Birthday wish
She used Present Bear
from The Stamping Boutique
Miss E's cake looks sweet enough to eat!
from The Stamping Boutique.
Amazing, right?
I am SO proud of our Kid's Design Team and 
all the hard work they are doing!!
Please get out your scissors and glue and 
make something with your kids!
They can enter our challenge and win a prize of their own 
from our sponsor!!
Our sponsor this month is The Stamping Boutique
and they can win their choice of ANY THREE (3) TSB Images!!
Just enter your projects here to play!
THIS LINK will take you to 
Where our challenges are listed
in the "Forum"

Click 'Reply, then "Insert Image"
in the toolbar at the top
and upload your photo!

or you can use the blue froggy
if it's easier for you!
You can enter as many times as you'd like!
This challenge will run until
the end of September
so there's still plenty of time!!

22 September 2011

Save the Hooters Blog Hop

Good Morning and thank you for joining us for the Fresh Brewed Designs 
Save The Hooters blog hop

If you are getting here from  Vanessa's Awesome Blog  then you are right on track. 
If not, please start off at the beautiful and talented Linda's blog. 
We are so happy that you are joining us today 
as we spread smiles, share beautiful projects and most of all raise awareness

Fresh Brewed Designs has created a brand new rubber stamp set 
as well as several digital stamps in which 
part of your purchase will be donated to Chemo Angels
To find out more about how Fresh Brewed Designs will be taking part, read here.

 For this hop I chose to use the digital image Ribbon Roses.
I wanted the image to be the main focus, so went with very little embellishment 
and printed the image pretty large. It's just such a pretty reminder!

My "pinks" look a little closer to "red" today,
but IRL, it's quite soft and pretty!

Fresh Brewed Designs is also sponsoring the Link Up For Pink.
This linking party will be held from October 1 - 14.  
Every project linked will be pink themed and there will be lots of opportunities for prizes. 
Grab the badge  and be sure to save the date! 

If you purchase the featured BCA stamp set or any of the BCA digital stamps, 
be sure to be watching for a special link in the tabs under the blog header 
at Freshly Brewed Challenges.  
 There will be a special link up challenge 
just for you 
starting October 1st. 
Your next stop on the hop will be at the most AWESOME Yolanda's blog-
Most of you know her as "JustYolie" and I'm sure she has something AMAZING to share!!. 

Thank you again for hopping with is and helping spread the word. Have a very blessed and beautiful day. 

Here is the hop order in case you get lost along the way:
Stacie: <-- YOU ARE HERE

16 September 2011

While I Was Away...

I went away for a week and while I was gone, I had limited internet access.
I made several cards for a variety of challenges, but couldn't post them
because all the photos were on my PC at home.
So, here they are:

JLJ Designs is having a  Digi Paper Challenge at The Crafter's Cafe all month. The theme is Anything Goes with any Digi Paper. I used papers from the JLJ Designs "Stacie" Pack and also a JLJ Designs Digi Image "Cookout with Dad".
For our Digi Day Party at the Crafter's Cafe, we started THREE challenges 
and there is still a little time to enter!

The second Digi Day Challenge is a simple sketch. You can visit the challenge "HERE" to see the sketch! I used Digi Papers from JLJ Designs Pink and Chocolate Pack and "Birthday Bunny" from The Stamping Boutique. The sentiment is also from JLJ Designs.

The third Digi Day Challenge is "Birthday" and although I have already posted this, I wanted to show it off one more time because I am totally in love with this pop-up style card with a stage platform! The image is actually the Stamping Boutique Store! (-: I paper-pieced and popped out the shutters and awnings for a truly 3-D look... so FUN!!

The Month Long Challenge at the Crafter's Cafe is already on "Week 2". Our month-long challenge is "Progressive" because every week, we try to make it progressively more challenging! The theme for Week 1 was "Birthday" and for Week 2 we added a color requirement: the colors of the TSB Store (peach and teal). I used the "Candy Store" image from The Stamping Boutique.

One more image from The Stamping Boutique today: This is Princess Jennifer Latte, Breast Cancer Awareness". The bi-weekly challenge at The Stamping Boutique is a recipe:
4 colors
3 embellies
2 papers and
1 image.

Gorgeous, right? She's brand new and in the TSB shop!!

While you're over at the Stamping Boutique, make sure you check out our Birthday Celebration!! TSB is turning two and we're partying all month. Lots of ways to win great prizes, including TSB images all month!!

So, now it's time for Fresh Brewed Designs news:

The challenge this week is "Show us your Team Spirit", using the colors of your favorite team. Well, there's no question, when the word "Team" comes up, all I think is NY Jets!! The image is "Hot Cuppa Joe" and he is one of my favorite Fresh Brewed images, evah!! I added a football and printed up my PC wallpaper for his background... yes, this is the exact same picture I have on my computer background right now! (-:
Ho Ho Ho... tis the Season!!

The Month Long challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs is "Use Something New". I used my new Copic markers to color up "Angel Cake" and digi papers from JLJ Designs. Ain't she a cutie? She was the Mocha Monday Monthly Freebie. Make sure you're following the Fresh Brewed Blog so you can grab the freebie next month!!

And there's an awesome sale going on right now at the shop! Hurry over and check it out!!!

And, one more!!!
The Month Long Fresh Brewed challenge at the Crafter's Cafe is "Show us Your Style". The only rule is that you use any Fresh Brewed Designs product. I used "A+ Bug" for my bookmark. Cute and simple.
You can enter this challenge as many times as you'd like and while you're there, take a look around The Crafter's Cafe!

We're growing and developing into a pretty great crafty community and we'd LOVE for you to join us!!

So, next week should settle a little and I might be able to actually put up a blog post more than one day a week!

If you stuck around thru all this, THANK YOU!!!

See you soon!!

14 September 2011

BIG Blog candy drawing... tomorrow!!

Make sure you enter to win!!!
The drawing for this yummy blog candy is

Things are really hopping at

Come over and join us!!

10 September 2011

Tonight is the Party!!!!

The Party is TONITE!!

Join us at 8pm EST for a fun-filled

Come over and meet our new Design Team!!

We'll be playing great games and giving away even greater prizes!

There are also super challenges with awesome samples
from our new Designers!

We will be chatting LIVE!

It's going to be so F-U-N !!

You won't want to miss it!!
Just click HERE to join us!!

08 September 2011

It's FINALLY here!

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall
all you got to do is call...
and I'll be there, yes I will...
You've got a friend...

Welcome to the Fresh Brewed Designs
If you are just getting here, please go back to the beginning 
with the beautiful, talented and super terrific woman Sheryl.

If you are getting here from Vanessa's Blog then you are right where you need to be!

Thank you for sharing part of your day with us today!
Did you get the hint we left at the top of this post?
These song lyrics tell it all!
It is that time of year again where we spend lots of time with our family and friends.
 We chat more, cook more, laugh, make special holiday memories, 
and us crafters have so many amazing holidays to create for!

This hop has something for every one of these things listed. 
We are celebrating holidays, friendships, and so much more!

I chose to share this image with you.
It is called: "Dressed Up Girl"

There is a long story to this card, but to those who were chatting at our
Fresh Brewed Group at the Crafter's Cafe
I caved in and made a new one... this is the amputee!
I used Digi Papers from JLJ Designs and finally pulled
my treasured craft pin (also from JLJ Designs) out of hiding!
I have been holding this pin for JUST the right card
and when I saw "Dressed Up Girl", it was time!

The silver ribbon is from the Swap Club at TCC
and I used it to make a rolled ribbon rose.
I dressed her up with just a little silver stickles
on the fringe of her dress and her shoes.

This is a VERY special card to me for a lot of reasons
and it's going to a VERY special friend!!
She's worth pulling out ALL my goodies!

I honestly think this is one of the prettiest cards I've ever made!
It all just came together so nicely... first time in awhile!

All of these stamps are created using deeply etched red rubber mounted on an 1/8" cling foam cushion meaning you get a clear impression every time you stamp. 
Each stamp is produced and packaged in the USA.

By hopping IN FULL today one lucky winner will receive
 this AWESOME prize package.
If you share this hop on your blog and link it back to us,
you will get your name in the hat one extra time :)

OK, so now that we have you drooling, it is time to send you on to the next hop stop. We know you are excited to continue your journey by hopping over to Kelly's blog and see what awesome project she has to share with you, but before you do, please read this little extra bit of news below...

We want to share some more hoppy news with you before you continue on. 
 Fresh Brewed Designs is having ANOTHER blog hop this month. 
This hop will be to support and raise Breast Cancer Awareness. 
 We will have new digis, a new rubber stamp SET and 
MUCH more planned for this day, so please grab the badge and spread the word.

Thank You for hopping with Fresh Brewed Designs!
All of the stamps you see today can be purchased in the

Hop Order in case our GPS isn't working correctly today :)

Stacie G at Hestia's Helper
Crystal at scrapcandydesigns
Heather at Heather's Coffee Break

06 September 2011

Happy Birthday TSB!!!

The Stamping Boutique is CELEBRATING

to see all the celebrations!!

Join in on one of the games or challenges for a chance to WIN!!

How easy is this??
Post this button on your blog and
add your name to the list!
Every month, you could WIN!!! TSB images!

The Monthly Contest is simple too:
just enter ANY project you've made using TSB images!

If you don't have any TSB images
you can enter our
Bi-Weekly Challenge
The Theme is "Back to School"
I colored the School House with my
Prismacolor Pencils
The background paper is:
Back to School Paper
and the ruler is:
Mrs. Czapor's Ruler
All three images are in the TSB Shop!

The Apple and Star are MTC shapes.
The Seam Binding is from 

And, there's MORE!! When they throw a Party at TSB, they sure do go ALL OUT!!
Another chance for you to WIN!! more TSB images!!
Just make a Birthday card to help us celebrate!
Enter it in 
and you could win!!

And this card is PERFECT
for the Brand New

The challenge gets a "Progressively"
more challenging every week.
This week, we're starting simple
with a "Celebration" card!
I am celebrating a very special birthday
and hope you'll join me in wishing Tracey the best as her store turns two!

Here is the outside of my pop up stage card:

Here's to the past two years of Smashing Success 
and to many more!!
We love you Tracey!!

05 September 2011

The Mania Has Started

The rustle of the leaves.
The cheers of children on the playground at recess time.
the (finally!) cooler nights
and pleasant daytime temperatures!

Image: FBD Angel Cake Autumn
Digi Papers: JLJ Designs Falling Leaves

Yep! Fall has arrived!
And to celebrate, Angel Cake Autumn is here today
and she's FREE at the Fresh Brewed Shop
but like this summer
she'll be gone quickly!

And speaking of timing, remember, there are only THREE more days
till our Blog Hop at Fresh Brewed!
The anticipation is getting to be torture!

So, if you're not good at waiting, stop over to The Crafter's Cafe!

And we're a pretty chatty bunch... high octane, caffeine induced chatter!
You know, the fun kind!
And if you're itchin or twitchin to just MAKE something,
why don't you grab a coffee themed project
and enter the Bonus Challenge!?!

01 September 2011

I made the Team!

The DtsArt Design Team:
Digial Stamps:
SVG Team A
SVG Team B