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.
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, October 22, 2014

NEW fun stuff!

**LOTS of NEWS at Fresh Brewed Designs**

I know you all know I design rubber and digital stamps, but
did you know I also create custom and personalized designs?
I also enjoy painting and creating things OTHER than paper crafts :)
I have painted and tried my hand at other crafty things well before I found 
paper crafting. I thought it was about time I shard some of those things with you :)

Please stop by the shop and check out some of my artwork

One fun bit of news:

I designed a book cover! 

Book cover design art by Heather Dennis

This artwork is the proof of a custom design book cover that
I created for a Christian book author and friend, Kathy Wright
This book is not for sale in stores.  I will update this post in my shop as soon as it has been released. 

We have two new digi releases coming up!


Hope to see you there!

Have a very lovely and blessed day. 

Oh for the love of PUMPKINS!!!

Happy Wednesday!

I had a sudden boost of mojo and decided to trash my kitchen. 
I didn't cook last night. It was our LONG day at dance. 
We are there from 4-8 PM on Tuesdays. 
I made subs. Yum!!!
SO - if anyone knows me I LOVE coffee and a CLEAN kitchen and living room... 
and bathrooms... I keep coming back and adding to my list. HAHAHA!!! 
I would prefer a clean house ... but that seems impossible. 
I take that back. It is clean, but cluttered and clothes never seem to make it back
to their 'homes'. They like sitting on dressers or in laundry baskets. lol. 
All of this leads to my kitchen. It is covered in little orange papers cut from the bottoms of
little orange circles used to create cute little paper pumpkins. 
I went a little overboard. I could probably make 100 little pumpkins with all I cut out :D 
They are just too cute and fun! 
Not only are little bits (and still big bits) of paper covering a large area of my kitchen table,
 but ink, stamps, glue, and black glitter are there too.
OH! and PUMPKINS! I have several different little pumpkins made. 
Some stamped with spiders. Some just inked. Some tall. Some small. I love them all! :-)

Another thing you may have guessed is that I had too much coffee this morning. 
I got up at 5 am to send my hubby to work, got the image I colored last night, 
cut her out and planned my card. 

I stopped by SCS and decided to use their sketch challenge for this week:

And here she is:

My card featuring 
and some sweet paper pumpkins

OK, I am really loving my card. I had so much fun making this!
I haven't had time to get REALLY creative in my cards lately. 
I have been too busy. I enjoyed coloring her, adding the doodle dots, choosing
papers that I would normally NEVER put together, adding RIBBON!
I haven'd added ribbon to my cards in forever! and a sweet little brad. 
I may have to hoard this card for a while before I send it off ;) hehehe!!!
I know I sound crazy, but I did warn you that I made extra strong coffee this morning and
have had way too much. Or maybe I didn't warn you. I will have to go back and check. 
I may have just warned you in my mind! ;) BWAHAHAH!!!

OK, off I go!
I do hope you will play along with us in our PUMPKIN PATCH challenge at 
FRESHLY BREWED CHALLENGES. There are only 7 entries so far... and 
that just isn't right! I know you are all using pumpkins ;)

****Now for some Fresh Brewed News****
We have TWO new digi releases coming up!


Hope to see you there!

Have a very happy and blessed day, 


Word Art Wednesday - Isaiah 64:8

Good Morning
I am happy to be here sharing another Word Art Wednesday card with you. 
I have probably mentioned this before, but my most favorite
 Veggie Tales movie is called A Snoodle's Tale.
It sort of goes along with this scripture. 

but you really should see the WHOLE movie. It makes me cry EVERY TIME I watch it
MOVIE, or even just this part I linked. I promise it will be worth your time. )

That we are all made in His image, for a plan and purpose.
We were perfectly, fearfully, and wonderfully made. 
He is so good to us and loves us so much. 
I am so glad that He is always working on me, 
forming me, and creating me into the woman he wants me to be. 

I hope to see you play along in our Anything Goes challenge at Word Art Wednesday
Remember, this word art is available for you free on the site! 

Have a very happy and blessed day, 

this weeks sponsors:
is offering a die cut
called Large Peace Dove ($12.99 value)

is offering another lucky winner their choice
of three digital images.

Monday, October 20, 2014

SMILE! It's Monday!

Let's PARTY!

*she says as she sits at her computer. the house still quiet because everyone is sleeping.
all she hears are birds singing and cars driving past the house. 
it was actually cool enough to open windows this morning! 
she also hopes the neighbors dog, a huge black annoying dog, doesn't start barking
its head off like it did  at 3 and 5 AM. 
she is enjoying drinking her almost luke warm coffee and is preparing to share a happy
little project with you because it is Monday and we should be happy. 
It is the start of a new week.
More time to praise and thank God for his many blessings on our lives.
More time to figure out how to live more for Him.
more time to figure out this parenting thing that is harder than she ever imagined it
would be. More time to spend loving and being with her family. 
another wonderful day, another gift from the Father. 

*ahem - she would be me if you didn't figure that out yet ;-)*

Now, I know many of you think clowns are creepy. 
All clowns are creepy. 
But I hope I can change your mind with this one. 
This image is part of our newly released set of  Dress Up Kids
found at the Fresh Brewed Designs Shop <

This card was created using the sketch found at

as well as the photo inspiration at 

For those of you who are still scared, look away! 
It is a close up!!!

Here is a close up of this sweet little dress up kid.
 You can see all of the pretty sparkle I added using a variety of
stickles glittler paint colors.

 I also used a lime colorbox chalk ink to create the green center of my diecut circle. 
The smile sentiment is by inkadinkado.
This image was colored using a mix of sharpie and prismacolor markers 
ALL papers were found in my scrap box. Even the red card base. 
My scrap box isnt really a 'scrap box'. There are huge pieces in there. 
I need to dig in there more ;)

Thank you for stopping by today!
I do hope you have a very happy and blessed day. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Welcome Fall

Good Morning.

I am here to share a NEW DIGI with you!
This image was added to the Fresh Brewed Designs Shop TODAY!

This card was created for our current Freshly Brewed Challenge:

This card showcases the NEW FBD 

This card was created using the following SCS Challenges:

I colored this image with mostly prismacolor markers. 
The wreath was given texture by using a colorless blender pen. 
I added the rings around the rhinestones using a broken eraser. 
You know the ones. The ones you buy when your pencils eraser
has broken off. The ones that if you use too much or with too much force 
the whole top breaks off leaving the little, thin, tube shaped eraser on your pencil.
Yea, that one. My kids have lots of those ;) 

Thank you for stopping by!
Check out these upcoming events at Fresh Brewed Designs

Have a happy and blessed day!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Give Thanks - 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Good Morning!
It is time for a few new challenges that I am sure you will all love!!!

First up, it is time for a new WORD ART WEDNESDAY Challenge
There is no Word Art today, but the prize is amazing! You can play along
to win a $15 gift card to Our Daily Bread Designs 

Next up, we have a new Freshly Brewed Challenge for you!
We want to see all of your pumpkins!!!

Here is a CAS card I created for this challenge:

Fresh Brewed Digital Sentiment: GIVE THANKS

The try a new technique challenge at SCS is to use a pencil eraser.
The instructed to use the end of an eraser, cut into an eraser, 
the options were endless... then stamp with it. 
I chose to cut one out and make an image that looked similar
to a pumpkin. I then stamped it into tim holtz distress ink: lipstick, 
I drew around the edges with gold smooch then took a black 
pigment pen and traced around the images. 

Thank you for stopping by.
I do hope you have a very blessed and happy day!
{{HUGS}} and [SMILES]


Thursday, October 9, 2014

To Perk You Up!

I wish I could get together with my entire DT 
and blog friends and meet for coffee (those of you who don't drink coffee -
I will make sure you have SOMETHING and I will still love you anyway 
Tee Hee Hee!!! ;) 

This card is dedicated to you!
Those of you who need time with a friend. 
Need time to just sit and relax and chat and laugh.
Those who need a perk me up ;-)

(um - that would be all of us right?!? )

Images by Fresh Brewed Designs (that's me!)
Sentiments from the SHE LOVES LATTES and the 

The image was colored using a mix of prismacolor and copic markers
The lacy heart is from the makingmemories: Je t'Adore journaling book kit. 
The beautiful jeweled flower (won in a blog candy from Beth) is by Hero Arts.

I am entering this into two SCS challenges. 
1) Happy Anniversary WT500 - we are to find our first ever upload to SCS and CAS it. 
here is my first (I chose to CAS the layout)
This card using a Riley Stamps image was posted to SCS on Oct 2, 2008:

I am also entering this into the SCS 
2) Clean and Simple challenge -CAS293  touch of pink 
I added just a bit more than a touch... I hope it still counts... ;)

Thank you for stopping by and visiting me today!
We have LOTS OF FUN planned for this month at Fresh Brewed Designs. 
Something to look forward to:

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

You are BERRY sweet

Happy Wednesday!
I am happy to be here a second time today -
means I get more time to spend with you!

I am here now with a Freshly Brewed Challenges challenge reminder. 
We are creating with TAGS for our October Challenge #1. 

I chose to add a tag to my card rather than to create a full tag. 
Here is my example:


Materials: copic markers
Olive Papertrey Inc Cardstock
ki memories Juicy Summer paper pack

This card features some of our NEWEST digi releases at 
Fresh Brewed Designs. 
Check out the others HERE >>


Thank you for stopping by today.
I hope to see you play along in our Freshly Brewed Tags Challenge! 

Check out today's post for more inspiration and links to the 
challenge and new digi release  posts. 

Have a happy and blessed day! 

to my friend - Thank you for making me smile, 
This one is for you today :-) You know who you are :-)
More about hope - Danny's story

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