Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Happy Spring

I've been wanting to use the newest stamp set from The Stamps of Life, Mums2Stamp and I finally used it today! I LOVE MUMS!!  I also got to use an old hexagon punch by Creative Memories.  I haven't used my hexagon punches in over 8 years!  I've seen plenty of  projects using hexagons so here's my card using them as a border. 
The pattern papers are from Authentique, Blissful.   I used the following stamp sets from The Stamps of Life:  Mums2Stamp, Monogram2Build and Bunny4Easter.

Don't forget to enter my birthday blog candy HERE.

You've never looked better!

I'm playing catch-up.  I have family and friend's birthdays coming up and I'm way behind.
Last time you saw Granny, she was gardening.  Today, she's "Muy Caliente".  I used FBD's digital stamp, Sunbathing Granny and the Muy Caliente rubber stamp (you can win it HERE).  I punched the border using Purple Cows Summer Punch It.  I also used their Wind It to create a metal card needed an embellishment and I love how it turned out.  The pattern papers are from K & Co., Julianne collection.  The inside of the card reads: Happy Birthday You've never looked better.  You may download it by clicking on the image above. Enjoy!



I'm entering my card to Sweet Sketch Wednesday, Sketch #147
Here's the sketch I followed:

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Happy Birthday Hannah!

Today Heather's daughter, Hannah turns 10! She's now in her double digits! Happy Birthday Sweet Hannah!! :) Here's the card I created for her using Fresh Brewed Designs newest digi stamp.

I stamped the banner with The Stamps of Life, Banners4All set.  Added glitter to the ruffled shirt and the bows.  If you look closely, I also used Liquid Applique on the cupcake.
This digi is NOT available in the shop today, but will be FREE with any purchase until March 31.

FBD currently has a rubber stamp sale; save 35%.   You can use the code for your digis too as long as you purchase at least one rubber stamp.....don't miss out, sale ends March 31.

Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win my birthday candy!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Let's Talk Cake {CLOSED}

....because it's my birthday!!!  Yes, today is my birthday!  I wish I was feeling better.  I postponed my celebration for at least a week, but I'm celebrating in my craftroom to some serious bachata, salsa and merenque!   ¡AZÚCAR!  ROFLOL!!

Fresh Brewed Designs is sponsoring my birthday candy; two rubber stamps, ¡Muy Caliente! and Love Mug.  I also have a free sentiment for you, click on the image above to download.
Please leave a comment telling me what is your favorite cake!  My favorite is strawberry cake followed by Funfetti with a fresh brewed coffee!!! Yum!

Saturday, March 24, 2012


Yesterday, I got the sweetest first birthday card from Joanie!! I'm so overjoyed Joanie, you remembered me on my birthday!!
Today another sweet surprise!  A card from Heather!! Thank you Heather!

Ladies!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for remembering me!!!!  Truly overjoyed!!

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

FBD March Stamp Release Blog Hop

Welcome to FBD's March Rubber Stamp release and blog hop! If you are getting here from Stacy'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!  Here's my first card.  I chose to create with Come and Knock on my door.  I made the card for my neighbor's son; he recently purchased his first home:

And here's a card using Gardening Granny:

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 the mega talented Gale's blog to see what they have prepared for you!

Here's the short line up in case you lost along the way.


Hold the phone! I have a freebie and blog candy!  Click on the image to download the sentiment and if you want a chance to win the Love Mug rubber stamp   leave a comment.   
I will choose a winner on Tuesday, March 20th.

Thank you for hopping along with us!! :)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Celtic Heart

If I told you my Irish husband taught me how to make the Celtic Heart Knot, I would be lying.  Thank goodness for YouTube!  Here's the link: Celtic Heart
I first braided Twisted Lime with green floss.  I left my knot loose since the braid wasn't very thick.  I then dabbed some glue to the back so wouldn't unravel.  I guess I could have done a better job stamping the sentiment. :)  The potted shamrock is digital stamp from Fresh Brewed Designs.  Please stop by tomorrow for the newest Rubber Stamp Release Blog Hop. :)

Scrappy Moms Stamps

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Hello everyone! Here's one of the cards I created this week. I'm so excited I found the Spellbinders die set on clearance at Joann's.  Only it was their error so they honored the clearance price of $4.97! Woot!  
The image is a rubber stamp by Paper Makeup Stamps was also hot a deal, but she's no longer available, but they have lots of cute fairy stamps, stop by and take 75% off their rubber stamps, use code:  CLOSEOUT75
  I got to use my "Dollar Bow Maker"!  Love it! It's so easy to make small bows!

Scrappy Moms Stamps

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lucky Hats

I used Uncle Sam's hat (treat box) from SVG Cuts' "Made In the USA" collection.  I did make the brim of the hat slightly larger to allow it to curve.  The scallop shamrock is a freebie, also by SVG Cuts.  I created the buckle with the basic shapes found in SCAL2.  
Here's the second hat:

Giveaway Alert!

Purple Cows and Momenta have paired up for some awesome inspiration and giveaways!  Make sure you visit them! :)

Monday, March 12, 2012

St. Patrick's Day

Would you believe it, I'm sick again. boohoo!  This time it's bronchitis, bleh, bleh, pooey!!  So until, I'm up and feeling better, I am sharing  a card I created early December.  The Kelly and Keegan  Dancing Bears are in the Paper Crafting World store AND the best part is they are having a sale! Woohoo!! 

FBD New Digi Release

I'm super excited to share some of the newest digital stamps by Fresh Brewed Designs. Here are the cards I created:

They are the cutest!! Please make sure you stop by and check out FBD's store  and blog for inspiration!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Living on the Edge Challenge

Purple Cows has a new challenge, Living on the Edge, create anything with decorative edges. Up for grabs is their CraftGeek 9 Blade Trimmer, click here for the details.

Here is my entry:
The scallop edges were cut with the YourStory rotary trimmer, oops a little contraband since I don't own Purple Cows' trimmer, yet. :)
I did however use Purple Cows' Summer Punch It to create the border.  The beautiful crinkle ribbon is by 3 Girl Jam, love their ribbon!  The pattern paper is by MME Madison 6"x 6" pads.  I'm so loving these smaller stacks.  My Michaels' recently brought them in and can't wait to get more!
The sentiment is my own design.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Giveaway Alert

Fave Crafts Blog is giving away Purple Cows' Stamp It with Summer and Spring stamps!  Today is the last day to leave a comment so hurry on over!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Dollar Bow Maker

Oops! My hands get in the way for a bit and I bump the camera, but I hope you enjoy the video.
Here's a picture of the bow maker we saw at the Expo for $10.

I forgot to announce the winner of Fresh Brewed Designs Blog Hop.....the winner is....
Audrey Frelx

Monday, March 5, 2012

Special Brew

Don't miss out on Fresh Brewed Designs "Special Brew" of the month.  Heather is offering 2 stamps for $6.50!