Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fresh Brewed Designs "Summer Fun" 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 the SUHweet, Sandcastle Stamper, Kelly's SUNsational blog you are on the right track. If not, please go back to the start of our hop at beach babe Linda's beautiful 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 also 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. For this release, I created with three of the fabulous images from this awesome, new collection.

(also using Creative Inspirations Paint in Fairy Dust)

(also using Creative Inspirations Paint in Fairy Dust)

(also using Creative Inspirations Paint in Aquamarine)

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you are getting ready to bust out with your coconut bikini top, tanning lotion and throw yourself a beach party! With the weather being as crazy as it has been, you deserve some FUN in the SUN;)!!! Oh...and tell the Cabana Boy I said "HI!!!":)

From here you will surf on over  to Stacie's KOW-A-BUNGALICIOUS blog...and be prepared for the beach beauties she has in store for you!!!

ANd just in case you need it, here is the hop order for you if you happen to wipe-out along the way :)

Have a beautifully blessed day!!!!

Card ingredients:
Marina One of a Kind card: stamp from Fresh Brewed Designs, Card stock & ribbon from Papertrey Ink,  Prismacolor markers, Viva Decor Pearl Pen (Ice White), Creative Inspirations Paint in Fairy Dust, Spellbinder's Dies: Labels Four and Classic Rectangles Large, Cuttlebug embossing folder (Divine Swirls), sentiment stamp from Sweet n' Sassy

Cordelia in Sand card: stamp from Fresh Brewed Designs, Card stock & ribbon from Papertrey Ink, Prismacolor markers, Creative Inspirations Paint in Fairy Dust, Spellbinder's Die: Curved Rectangles, Clearsnap Smooch (Moonlight), Viva Decor Satine (Gold), adhesive pearls from Hobby Lobby, Sentiment stamp from Sweet n' Sassy

Cutie Pie Mermaid card: stamp from Fresh Brewed Designs, Card stock & ribbon from Papertrey Ink, Prismacolor markers, Creative Inspirations Paint in Aquamarine, Spellbinder's Die: Curved Rectangles, Viva Decor Pearl Pen (Ice White), Cuttlebug embossing folder (Divine Swirls), Hearty Air Dry Clay, mini metal cutters (star), Glamour Dust glitter paint (Ice Crystal), Kaisercraft Pearls (Snow)


The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh my goodness, these are some wonderful creations Carolyn!!!!! I can't wait to pull out my paint now too!!!!


VanessaB said...

Beautiful cards!!! All the little girls i know love mermaids- this would be a perfect set for birthday cards. :)

Sharon said...

Awesome cards! I've got to try that Viva Decor pearl pen some time. That and the Inspirations paint really POP!

Hestia's Helper said...

Kow-a-bunga!! Ha Ha! That's awesome! (-:
To answer your question: Yes, I DO need a vacation!! All three of your cards are so great! You're really showcased Heather's images the way you have designed these projects!
I'm really getting excited about trying out those paints!! You were right at the Latte Lounge Beach Party... my Shimmerz paints ARE clumpy and lumpy... but I love how they shine... so I can't WAIT to try something new and better!


Sara said...

Beautiful Creations! I love this new line! The Beach Bums is my favorite stamp! Have a wonderful day! Happy Creaing! Sara

Nana Connie said...

Oh, I love every one of the mermaids! Have to get my hands on those. Fabulous job with all the new paints -- I love how they make everything shimmery and sparkly. I feel a shopping trip coming on! :-)

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful cards! I love all the shimmers.


Stacy said...

WOW! Gorgeous cards, all of them!!! I love all the pretty blue you used and all the lovely shimmer!!! It is always such a joy when you can join us! Oh and I gotta tell you, I am so loving my beautiful package from your store that Heather sent me! They are packaged so pretty I almost don't want to use them! But I will, LOL!

Danni said...

Wonderful cards!

Sue from Oregon said...

Yep, I am ready for the sun! Keep up the sunshine!

Gale said...

Great cards. Love the mermaids!

bumblebee creations said...

what gorgeous fun cards Carolyn!! Love all the sparkle!

Lorraine said...

Wow, these are beautiful! Love the colors, embossed layers and your coloring of the new images. My fav is the first one - love the "pearls" you created!

Angie said...

LOVE the cards!! Such great detail and love the colors!! Soooo beachy!!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are gorgeous. TFS.

Heather said...

Kow-a-bunga Babe!!! hahaha
My dearest friend Carolyn. HOW DO YOU DO IT GIRL!!! you can take the simplest and most complicated designs and make them ... well... perfect!!! I LOVE these colors. That is my favorite shade of blue. The pearls are gorgeous and I will have to check out that pearl pen. LOVE the sand on Cordelia and all the shimmer on cutie pie. Marina is just stunning and that bow is beyond cute!!! Love the dots!

Thank you for being my guest and for taking time to create all of these precious cards for the hop!!! you rock!!!

Scrappychick said...

These are all gorgeous! I really love the first one with the pearls!!

bluucaca said...

All your cards are gorgeous i'm hoppin right along with you to see this new stamp releases