Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hitting the Beach with a Fresh Brewed Designs Blog Hop

Partying and laughing in the sun
Waves rise and crash as the children run.
Girls in bikinis, a lemonade stand,
Wiggling our toes in the sand.

Summer is most fun; you'll see,
We get to play and be carefree.
Dreaming of mermaids and magical things,
We close our eyes as the ocean sings.

Sand, sun, ocean, fun;
Thank goodness Summer has just begun!

Aloha!!! Welcome to the Fresh Brewed Designs Blog Hop! If you are getting here from Rhonda's blog you are on the right track. If not, please go back to the start at the our beach babe Linda's blog.

We are getting a head start on SUMMER FUN here at Fresh Brewed Designs! This hop will be featuring the new summer themed Rubber Stamps just released to the shop. Heather has created 8 super sassy, sweet and fun beach themed rubber stamps that are a must for all of your summer crafting needs! But no, she did not stop there! She has created 5 adorable summer themed digis. Join us in welcoming Baby Ellie, Baby Elvis, Daisy and Scooter Elephant to the FBD family. I know that all of these things bring the cuteness meter to the tippy top, but we are taking it one step further. Heather has added beautiful, shimmery, fun and AWESOME Creative Inspirations Paints to her shop!!! YES!!! These paints are amazing! You can find three colors in her shop: Tickled Pink (the perfect summer pink!) Aquamarine (Beautiful bright ocean blue) and Fairy Dust (a MUST HAVE because it goes with EVERYTHING!!!)

Along the hop you will see many of these items, so sit back and be prepared for all the complete cuteness that awaits you.

Here's the card I created with one of the newest Fresh Brewed Designs rubber stamps:

Doesn't she look comfy there on the beach, with the rick rack waves lapping at her back?

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope that you are getting ready to break out your coconut bikini top, the self tanner and throw yourself a beach party! With the weather being as crazy as it has been, you deserve it ;)!!!

From here you will surf on over to Stacy 's blog.

Here is the hop order for you if you wipe-out along the way:



Carolyn (guest)


Lawren (guest)


Jeanette - that's me!



Oh, and one more thing before you go...... Fresh Brewed Challenges begins today, too!

May 4 - 10

Theme: Beach/Summer


Image: Fresh Brewed Designs

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers

Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Crushed Curry and scraps from my scrap file

Designer Paper: Paper Studio Sand Photo and Textured Waves

Embellishments: Rick Rack, Crochet Thread, Paper Studio Button, nd Recollections Flip Flop Brad


Linda Anderson said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jeanette!!! Love the scene you've created, especially the ric rac waves! Very clever!!!


VanessaB said...

What a fun card! love the beach babe and the beach scene you made with rik rak waves and button sun. CUTE!

Sharon Huffman said...

Great card! I never would've thought to use rick rack for waves, it's perfect! Love the sky too!

Gorse Auto Detailing said...

Awesome! What a great summer scene you have created! The flip flops are the perfect finishing touch!!


Sara said...

I love your card! Beautiful! So far my favorite is Beach Bums! Have a wonderful day! Happy Creating! Sara

NanaConnie said...

Jeanette, the card is fantastic! Love how you used the rick rack -- so clever and perfect for a summer beach card. Love this bathing beauty but I admit the mermaids are my favorites. :-)

JLJ Designs said...

Great card! I love how you made a scene with ric rac and the button.


Stacy said...

I love this card! The rick rack was so creative! And I love the little flip flops! Super fun card!

Gale said...

What a great use of embellishments to do the background specifics of the card. Awesome!

bumblebee creations said...

I love how you added the wavy ribbon---it is perfect on your gorgeous card!!

Angie said...

Cute card! Love how "beachy" it is!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Wow! You have sand and water - great job!

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Oh Jeanette! I have been here a few times during the hop and had every intention of commenting Saturday, please forgive me for not getting here until now.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this card!!! GIRL ARE YOU FOR REAL!?!?! The sand and sky... awesome button sunshine, rickrack waves, the sand and flip flops. FOR REAL!!! THIS IS KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF AWESOME!!!

Great job on this card *can you hear me standing up clapping??*

LOTS of hugs and smiles

kadie said...

oooooh, I soooo want to be her right now!!