Saturday, March 31, 2012

Thank you.........

I will not be blogging much in the next little while as I am going back to college.  I am looking forward to the new challenge but definitely not to the homework!  LOL
This card is to my friends out there in blogger land....Thanks for visiting, commenting and supporting me these last couple of years. 
I have a few more cards done that I will be posting when I get a few free minutes.  I would guess I will be needing some 'down time' occassionally and hopefully will be able to get some crafting done then.

and inside......

Hope everyone is having a wonderful start to their spring (raining like mad here)!

Image and sentiment:  Our Craft Lounge
Sketch:  Stolen from Crafting the Web (if your mojo is gone, visit this blog...amazing art)
Inks:  Memento
Stash:  Papers, ribbon and brads

Phindy's Place:  Ribbon
Diva's by Design:  Stamp something
Little Darlings:  Outside
Ribbon Carousel:  Anything goes
For Your Inspiration:  Photo inspiration

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spring is in the air....

Seems like everybody is posting challenges for 'Spring' or 'Spring Colors'.
So.......I decided that was what I was going to do!  LOL

I watched about 20 You Tube video's and decided to try a 'Magic Card'.
Love the plain looking front image and the colored 'magic' that appears when you pull the ribbon slide up!

and when you pull the slide up...... It's magically in color!

Pretty simple and really cute IRL.  If your mojo is lacking, I really can't tell you enough what a help  You Tube is.  Go on over, get into the crafting and just watch!  Amazing how-to videos wiith ideas that are never ending.

Images and sentiment:  Our Craft Lounge
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders, Fiskar (grass), Marianne's (dragonflies)
Coloring:  Copic Markers
Stamping:  Memento ink, Staz-on ink
Bling:  Liquid pearls
Stash:  Ribbon, insect buttons, white gel ink pen, cardstock, acrylic piece

Our Craft Lounge:  Spring Things!
Two Sisters Challenge:  Spring is in the Air
Send a Smile 4 Kids:  Things with Wings
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards:  Fancy folds (hope this is appropriate)
Crafty Ann's Challenge:  Spring into Spring
Crafty Catz:  Spring is in the Air
Prairie Fairy Friday:  Spring Fling
Raise the Bar:  In the Garden
Charisma Cardz:  Pocket card
Inked Paws:  Spring......
Paper Pretties:  Use a new to you technique
Celebrate the Occasion:  Welcome Spring
Sassy Cheryl's:  Think Spring

Dudleys been at it again........

Dudley is one of my favorite characters and he is a special guest of Dustin Pike's creation.

The challenge over at Pike's Playground  today is to make a creation using Dudley.
With all the freebies that Dustin provides and all the wonderful images that are for sale at his store, this is just about the easiest challenge Dustin has posted in quite a while!

This is the card that I made for a friend who had an accident.  I used an artist's perrogative and turned Dudly into Dudette by coloring in pink!  LOL

and inside

Hopefully she will feel better soon!

Image:  Dustin Pike
Sentiment :  Dustin Pike
Coloring:  Copic Markers
Stamping:  Memento Inks
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders. Mariannes (dragonfly)
Border Cut:  Fiskar
Twine:  The Twinery
Bling:  Recollections (half pearls)
Stash:  All papers, ribbon, button

Pike's Playground:  Use Dudley
Mark's Finest Papers:  Shades of Pink
PanPastel:  Bright Colors
Opus-Gluei:  Animals
Patties Creations:  Anything Goes
Totally Paper Crafts:  Use Humor
Shopping our Stash:  Buttons and Bows
CMC Copic Challenge:  Anything Goes

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Some new rubbah to hop with!

Welcome to FBD's March Rubber Stamp release and blog hop! If you are getting here from Yolanda's blog then you are right on track! If not, please start off at our artist and designers blog Heather's Coffee Break.

All around the country, it may seem like our calendars are deceiving us. It is only March but there is the growing feeling that SPRING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER! Here at Fresh Brewed Designs we are getting spring fever! We are itching to bring out our bicycles, picnic baskets, spring decor and walking shoes so we can fully enjoy the unseasonably warm weather. Our Rubber Stamp Release for March is celebrating all of this as well. We are getting ready for planting gardens, watching butterflies fluttering about, listening to bumblebees buzzing all around and hearing birds singing. We are celebrating all of the NEW things spring brings. Some of us like to decorate for spring holidays. Others will be welcoming someone to the neighborhood or welcoming home a new little one. Whatever it is you are celebrating this spring, Fresh Brewed Designs has a stamp to help you create for it!

The new releases this month include Gardening Granny, Come and Knock on my Door, and Wreath Girl. They are each unique and so versatile! Our lovely door can be decorated for any of your needs. New home, new baby, Christmas, Easter, Halloween... you name it! Same goes for our lovely Wreath Girl. Granny is so fun and can be used for anything from serious to humorous. I love her funky style don't you?

I chose to create with Gardening Granny for this release

Isn't she just the cutest granny on the block!

If you would like to see what I have done with another of the new release stamps (when it was only available in a digi) go to see 'Come Knock on my Door' HERE

Heather has another special deal for you this month. You can get this package deal during the hop for only $18!!!

The package includes all three just released stamps, one die cut and embossed piece of Papertrey Inc card stock, two 4x6 sheets of the double sided embossed i do Viburnums by American Craft paper , two 4x6 sheets of the double sided Heidi Grace Purple Houses paper, 10 clear dew drops, a variety of 6 buttons, 5 purple fabric flowers, and 4 feet of each color of twine. PLUS remember with each stamp you purchase you will get a bonus badge! Collect 5 bonus badges to earn a FREE STAMP!

Now, hop on over to Rhonda's blog to see what they have prepared for you!

Since we are talking about spring, we always know that there's always a chance for a spring shower
Just in case blogger decides to make mud puddles or cause us any trouble during your hopping enjoyment,
we are attaching the hop order so you are able to SPRING right on through

Image:  Fresh Brewed Designs:  Gardening Granny
Sentiment:  Our Craft Lounge
Coloring:  Copic markers
DP:  Heidi Grace, DCWV
Stash:  Ribbon, brads, CS, glossy accents

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Garden time

This week on Fresh Brewed Designs Heather is looking for some 'Plants / Outdoor screnery'.  She has all kinds of cute digis and stamps to make this a really easy one.
I am playing with two of the new digis for March. I just 'blended' them together for one card.

They are called 'Daniel in the garden' and 'Grace in the garden'  and they are really cute images!
Quite fun and easy to color!  I teamed it up with a sentiment from an OCL stamp set and
I thought it turned out pretty good!


Images:  Fresh Brewed Designs
Sentiment:  Our Craft Lounge
Coloring:  Copic markers
Embellishments:  The Twinery twine, Glossy Accents
Stash:  Buttons, paper scraps, charm, half pearls.


Fresh Brewed Designs:  Plants / Outdoor scenery (DT card)
Digistamps 4 Joy:  Mainly green
Little Darlings Challenge:  Colors of Spring
Digital Tuesday:  Think Spring
Sweet Stamps:  Think Spring
House of Gilli:  Colors of Spring

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Photo inspiration

Once again blogger has failed me.  My apologies for this posting being late.

There is a wonderful photo inspiration challenge going on over at Fresh Brewed Designs!
It all starts today and the theme is caffeine.  Well, it is actually coffee mugs but since I don't drink coffee I chose to go straight to the "juice" and go with caffeine!  LOL

Here is the photo inspiration.......

Using Heather's coffee cup stack from the coffee shop digis and one of the new rubber stamp sentiments, I made this card......

Obviously, my inspiration was the stacks of cups!  Duh!


Image:  Fresh Brewed Designs (paper piecing)
Sentiment:  Fresh Brewed Designs
Inside image:  Our Craft Lounge
Dies:  Spellbinders
Embellies:  Twine from The Twinery, liquid pearls
Ink:  Memento rich cocoa (sentiment), Ranger distress ink, old paper (sponging)
Stash:  DP and all scraps
Layout:  I saw a card on line with this shape and layout.  As soon and I come across the
site again, I will post it with a link!

Fresh Brewed Designs:  Photo Inspiration
Paper and Such Design:  Paper Piecing
Stamp and Create:  Paper Piecing
So Artful:  Time for Tea
SSDS Challenges:  Use your stash (all those scraps of paper for piecing!)
Fairy Tale Challenge:  Paper Piecing
PolkaDoodle:  Polka Dots

Friday, March 2, 2012

Wishes to Spring......

I am sending my wishes to mother nature to bring on Spring!

Here is my card to her (LOL)

The image is called MotoDog.  Unfortunately, I have this image in my "summer" file and don't have the artists name listed (before I became artist conscious) 
Doesn't this scene just scream SPRING at you!  LOL

The sentiment came along with the image, thus I don't know who wrote it either.... :(

Image and sentiment:  Unknown artist
Coloring:  Copic Markers
Flower border:  Memory Box Die
Border Punch:  Fiskar border punch
Die Cut:  Spellbinders die
Dragon Fly Die:  Magnolia DooHickey
DP:  DCWV photo stack
Stuff:  Glossy Accents, Sakura white gel pen. misc. cardstock pieces

Crafty Catz Weekly:  Punches and dies
Fussy and Fancy:  More than words
Sweet 'n Sassy:  Dogs and Cats
Wags 'n Whiskers:  Spring break (travel or spring, I chose spring)
CCEE Stampers:  Create a spring scene
Do You Stack Up:  Things with wings
The SisterHood of Crafters:  Anything goes
Crazy Amigo Challenge:  Cartoon character
Creative Craft Challenge:  Boys will be Boys
Cup Cake Craft Challenge:  Boys and their toys
My Craft Spot:  Make us laugh
Paper Cupcakes:  Critters (use an animal)
The Crazy Challenge:  Anything goes
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz:  Spring Zing
The Craft Place:  Anything Goes