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."

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

I am here to share a Halloween project with you ... 
A little late in the game...
but better late than never, right?

My friend, Lori, made an adorable tag this week
and I decided to try and make one myself. 
I CASed hers... check hers out HERE

I used the Fresh Brewed Designs Digital Stamp

My mom and her friends always met for what they called craft circle for as long
as I can remember. They would meet while we were in school and make neat projects. 
I remember them being up to their elbows in stiffy bow baskets, 
decopauge, making pine cone baskets and more. 
I now get to also participate in the fun. 
We meet on Fridays for a few hours at my moms house. 
My kids are homeschooled, so they also get to get in on the fun.
The only difference is that we bring our own projects we are working on. 
I haven't had the chance to drag all my stuff over there. It is too complicated
for someone as indecisive as me to take card making things, lol. 
I end up just talking and eating. :D
But I love spending time there. 

Since it is Halloween. I decided to make some treats for the kids
and ladies there. There was even enough for them to take some home for their
family if they wanted. 

Thank you for stopping by!
I hope you have a fabulous evening!



Chocolate, Coffee & Cards  Halloween
Crafting By Designs - - Halloween
Crafting for all Seasons -  Tag

5 Days of Christmas Digi Release DAY 5

It's THE week you have been waiting for!

 Fresh Brewed Designs (that's me!) 
has been releasing their NEW Christmas digital stamps

And today is the LAST Day!!!

We have some SWEET and SASSY images to share with you on 
this last day of our release. 

Here are the newest digis:

And here are the ones I created using for today's release!

with Jingle Jangle Jingle sentiment

and Java Merry Little Christmas Sentiment

and warm and cozy Christmas sentiment 

and Winter Wonderland Sentiment 

WHEW!!! That was a lot of pics!!!
Thank you for stopping by. I have a SUPER BUSY day today, but will be
back later to edit and add materials and things like that. 

To see all of the wonderful DT cards and have a chance to WIN something from the release, 
check out the challenge blog >>HERE<< 

Have a happy day!


a few challenges
Card 1

tip: to make a CAS card look more interesting, 
use the out of the box technique. you can do this with
diecuts or just carefully cut using your paper trimmer as I did ;)

Simon Says Monday - treats

Card 3

Card 4
Card 5

Thursday, October 30, 2014

5 days of Christmas Digi Release Day 4

It's THE week you have been waiting for!
 Fresh Brewed Designs (that's me!) releases their NEW Christmas digital stamps

I get to share some SWEET images and projects with you today! 

Here are the newest digis:

And here are a few cards I created with them:

materials: prismacolor and copic markers, momenta ds cardstock 12x12 pad, 
martha stewart snowflake embossing border punch, confetti snowflakes, 
spellbinders floral doily motifs die cut

materials: pebbles home for christmas 6x6 paper pad, copic markers, prismacolor markers

To see all of the wonderful DT cards and have a chance to WIN something from the release, 
check out the challenge blog >>HERE<< 

I hope you have a SWEET day, 


Card 1
Fab n Funky- Christmas
MAWTT - winter is coming

Card 2
SCS way to use it: Favorite (this paper!!!)
4 crafty chicks - anything goes

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

5 Days of Christmas Digi Release Day 3

It's THE week you have been waiting for!
 Fresh Brewed Designs (that's me!) releases their NEW Christmas digital stamps

Today we get to share Some really fun and festive images with you.
This theme is all about SNOWMEN and CHRISTMAS TREES

Here are the new images:

shimmer ds cardstock 
prismacolor markers: pink, blush pink, ballet pink
Copic markers: olive green set
suntan, dark suntan
stickles: crystal,confetti snowflakes, white gel pen

All scrap paper, prismacolor markers and copic markers, 
crystal stickles, lacy scalloped circle spellbinders die cut, 
velvety green ribbon, red scrap ribbon, white gel pen

(This card makes me happy)
I had a lot of fun making all of these cards, but this one just makes me
smile most. I fell in love with this paper pad when I saw it at Tuesday Morning (yes, I
have used it a lot this week) but knew that I couldn't afford to get it with all we
have going on right now. I was later surprised by my husband who apparently saw me
put it down. He went back to get it for me later. :-)

Pebbles Home for Christmas paper pad, copic markers,
prismacolor markers, crystal stickles, white gel pen.

To see all of the wonderful DT cards and have a chance to WIN something from the release, 
check out the challenge blog >>HERE<<

I hope you have a warm and happy day, 

Card 1

Card 2

Card 3

tip: to make a CAS card look more interesting, 
use the out of the box technique. you can do this with
diecuts or just carefully cut using your paper trimmer as I did ;)

I recently read that some challenge blogs
look down on supporting a release or linking
back to digi shops and personal challenge blogs and such. 
If I have not followed your rules, please politely
let me know in an email and I will remove my card
from your challenge. I always look for challenges 
to use AS my inspiration and truly enjoy entering
and playing along in them. It just happens that most of 
my creations ARE for Fresh Brewed Designs or DT 
work. It is what it is ;)
Thank you 

God is good ...

.. all the time!

God loves us all so much and only wants what is best for us. 
I was speaking to my son the other day about why we should listen to and respect God.
(he wasn't exactly on his best behavior that day in church)
He said something to the effect of so you don't get punished. 
I said, well, no. Why else? So you don't go to hell. 
I tried no to laugh. I further went on explaining to him that we respect
God because we love him. He loves us and when he guides us and leads us, that these struggles or
hard decisions in life aren't a punishment but a preparation. 
He is always working on and in us to prepare us for what he has planned for our lives. 
A little more than a 10 year old boy can understand, but I think he understood some of it. 
I was teaching him that we are to honor our parents on earth because we want what is best for him and to prepare him for the future. If he can't respect what we have to say, it will be all that much harder for him to listen to and respect what God has to say. 
I am not perfect. My kids are the best ones to stand up and testify to the truth of that statement. 
I fail every day. 
But I am thankful that God is still working on me. He hasn't given up on me. 
He DOES have a plan for my life and I want to follow His will and be who He wants me to be!

Now, on to the card! HA!!!

Today's Word Art Wednesday Challenge Scripture:

I hope you can play along with us!
Here are a few rules:
you are welcome to save this week's free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are not required to use it in order to play along in our challenges.   We welcome you share your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family-friendly, and uses an encouraging or uplifting sentiment

Check out the challenge blog for more inspiration and read the rules in full 

Have a happy and blessed day,

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

5 Days of Christmas Digi Release Day 2

It's THE day you have been waiting for!
The day Fresh Brewed Designs (that's me!) releases their NEW Christmas digital stamps.

I had a LATTE fun drawing these three digis.

tee hee hee.

Latte Fun!!!

You guessed it! The new digis today are COFFEE THEMED!

You KNEW I would have to have at least one day dedicated to coffee...

Here they are:

(I put all three on the one card)

and a new digital sentiment: Java Merry Little Christmas

American Craft Hot Cocoa Paper pad
Copic markers. gold smooch, red glitter gel pen
martha stewart extra fine black glitter

Here are the watermarked images for release day 2

If you missed yesterday's post, then you missed seeing this little sweetie:

and the digital sentiment:if kisses were snowflakes

materials: DCWV foiled paper stack
cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder
spellbinders floral doily motifs die cut
photo paper (the embossed paper is actually photo printer paper ;)
confetti snowflakes
copic markers, champagne smooch, gold smooch, creative inspirations fairy dust paint 
glittered snowflake embellishment from paper pad ???

The challenge at Merry Monday is neutrals and snowflakes, so I couldn't 
resist coloring her up and playing along!

Now if you missed DIGI RELEASE DAY 1
Please stop by our challenge blog and check it out >>HERE

If you are here for DIGI RELEASE DAY 2
then hop on over and see what your FBD DT has prepared for you >>HERE


Challenges: Card 1
Completely Christmas: add a Sentiment

Challenges: Card 2
Merry Monday - neutrals and snowflakes
Holly Jolly Christmas: Bingo: ribbon texture glitter
Daring Cardmakers: sentiment and using new tech. (embossed photo paper)
Sweet Stampin : Snowflakes

Monday, October 27, 2014

5 Days of Christmas Digi Release: DAY 1

It's THE day you have been waiting for!
The day Fresh Brewed Designs releases their NEW Christmas digital stamps.

I had So much fun drawing these digis.
I love everything about Christmas. 
The happiness, joy, togetherness, love, and magic it brings.
And the only reason for that is because our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ was born. What a wonderful reason to celebrate.
I have seen so many people complaining about Christmas lately.
Decorations are out too soon. 
We shouldn't do this or that. 
If you are a Christian, you shouldn't teach your kids about Santa.
I am going to now tell you that I don't agree with any of it. 
Bring on the decorations! More time to celebrate!
Santa is not 'bad' as long as you keep CHRIST first and the center of it all. 
I am so super excited about the release of new movie SAVING CHRISTMAS 
by Kirck Cameron.  (I encourage you to check it out and watch the trailor)
I will be watching this at a theater near me soon! :)

Now enough gabbing and back to the reason I am here, 
to share our NEW DIGIS WITH YOU!!!

The digi I chose to create with today is called:

This card also features a new Christmas sentiment
Wishing you a warm and cozy Christmas. 

For this card I used papers from the American Craft Hot Cocoa paper pad. 
I used PTI Black cardstock and white cardstock by 
Cardstock Warehouse Paper Co .
Embellies: pompom, confetti snowflakes, enamel dots. 

Challenges for this card:

Jingle Belles: Creatures (elves were listed... does Santa count too?)

Now another card using the same image:

For this card I used the pebbles Home for Christmas 6x6 paper pad, 
a piece of dotty basics red paper from Papertrey Inc, and white cardstock by 
Cardstock Warehouse Paper Co .
The glitter is all by american craft. I used a glue pen to add the dots to the blanket
and a strip of double sided tape to add the glittered 'santa belt' to the base of the card. 
The ribbon and other embellies were from my stash. 

Challenges for this card:

Here are all of the new digis that were released today:
Ready to Decorate-girl
Santa Takes a Nap
Christmas Wrapping Paper

and be sure to come back EVERY DAY THIS WEEK
a FREE Digi from the release! 
*one winner will be chosen from all the comments collected from the 5 blog posts 
on the Freshly Brewed Challenges blog this week
The more you comment, the better your chances of winning!

See you tomorrow!
Big hugs and smiles, 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

5 Days of Christmas Digi Release ... BLAST OFF!!!

October 27. 
The day we have all been waiting for. 
The day you will awaken to a world filled with lots of new
Fresh Brewed Designs Digital Stamps that are
all about CHRISTMAS! 

We can hardly wait to share them with you....

Just to get you even more excited, I have prepared a sweet little card for you. 
This card features our digital stamp: MY SNOWMAN
And a new digital sentiment: BE JOLLY

I used the Fusion sketch for this card... I did use three panels. It just didn't work out the way 
I had planned, so I took a photo where you can see the three panels ;)
Hope it still counts ;-)

I hope to see you TOMORROW for our NEW DIGI RELEASE at FBD!
Be sure to join us every day of the 5 days of Christmas digi release -

**there is a chance to WIN one of these new digis at our facebook page. 
All you have to do is share the badgeand or tag some friends! 
Check it out HERE**



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