Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Digis for Debbie Fundraiser Blog Hop!!!

Good morning and welcome to the Digis for Debbie Fundraiser Blog Hop.  Recently, we learned that Mrs. Debbie Lynch, the beautiful and loving mother of Heather Dennis, owner of Fresh Brewed Designs, was diagnosed with a rare form of uterine cancer.  As most of you may know, cancer related medical costs can be quite expensive, and Mrs. Debbie currently has no medical insurance, which makes the cost significantly higher.  Therefore, we have decided to help raise enough money to cover these medical expenses, as well as aftercare expenses, by creating a digi shop.  All the proceeds of the Digis for Debbie Fundraiser Shop and the Fresh Brewed Designs Store will go directly to Mrs. Debbie to fund her lifesaving surgery and the aftercare necessary to bring her back to wellness.  Furthermore, Heather has created a Give Forward account to assist her mother.  If you would like to help, please stop by the Digis for Debbie Fundraiser Shop, the Fresh Brewed Designs Store, and/or the Give Forward Account.  For those of you who are not able to contribute monetarily, we would love for you to add Mrs. Debbie to your prayer list.  If there is one thing we know, prayers can work miracles that money cannot and healing and wellness is what we are praying to receive. 

The hop launches today, Tuesday, July 14th on the Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge Blog, and will run until Tuesday, July 28th @ 11:59 PM Eastern Time.  All participants can be found in the linkies section of *this post on the Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge Blog, and we would love to have you join us!  We do ask that you use a digi from the Digis for Debbie Fundraiser Shop or the Fresh Brewed Designs Store, and the theme is Anything Goes, and you can enter as often as you would like.  Two prize packages will be awarded, one prize for a digi purchaser and one prize for a blog hop participant.  Winners will be chosen on Saturday, August 1st.  The prizes will consist of stamps, papers, ribbon, embellishments, etc.; plus, some random prizes will be offered by some generous blog hop participants along the hop.


Thank you for dropping by and for helping us with our fundraising efforts; and again, we ask that you keep Mrs. Debbie in your prayers.  Have a wonderful Tuesday, crafty friends!  We look forward to admiring your creations! :)   
Some important links:
·        Heather Dennis:
·        Fresh Brewed Designs Store:
·        Digis for Debbie Fundraiser Shop:
·        Give Forward Account:

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Birthday card

I am struggling with writing this post about a card I created today using the most recent My Favorite Things sketch for one of my sisters-in-law.  Her birthday is coming up soon so I thought it would be a great opportunity to get myself crafting again.  Seems as though I've had more than a few challenges since I decided to get back to it more regularly.     

My image was stamped with black chalk ink and heat embossed with Zing EB powder in black, then I colored the image with my Copic markers, BV11, BV13 and FV2 to co-ordinate with my background panel and used scalloped lace border punch, {I think may be Martha Stewart} on the edge of the image panel.  The black is mulberry paper, I love the texture and interest it adds to cards or pages.   My whoops on the card is that I tried to use one of my corner punches and didn't have the card stock inserted correctly so it didn't even come out anywhere close to the way it was supposed to look.  Fortunately, there was enough space on the lower portion of the card that I could trim off my mistake and pretend I meant to have the card turn out like that.... Ha, ha!  The inside sentiment is also from MFT and says Wake up every morning with the thought that something wonderful is about to happen. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

My Favorite Things - Combination challenge card

Below is the card I did for the  first MTF challenge in 2015.  I don't have their papers, but after printing off the color guide, matched as closely as I could to them from my stash... I ran two of the background panels through my cuttlebug embossing folder,  used my brayer with Versamark dazzle on the teal panel, then added clear embossing powder.  My stamp and sentiment are from the winged beauties set.  They are stamped in Memento potter's clay. 

It was pretty fun getting inky this morning and I may be doing another card later today...  Didn't realize how much I missed playing with stamps, ink and paper.
Thanks for stopping by!

Third Time Charm?

Hope this will be my fortune with this blog!  My last one seems to have gotten taken over by another site that was for sale and even though it would briefly flash to my previous blog, it kept linking to the other one. 
So here goes.....
I created a card for the MFT sketch and color challenges, I combined the colors with the sketch and it came out better than I hoped!  I haven't created cards in what seems like forever so I'm pretty pleased overall with the outcome... I'll upload the card in a bit with details on what I did/used.