Unity’s Stamp Co. GIU’s Blog Hop!

Good morning,

Welcome to the Unity’s GIU “Growing in Unity” Blog Hop! I am honored to have been asked to participate in this hop. I am also looking forward to doing the Hop and being inspired by all of the creative GIU girls. Please join me in this inspirational Blog Hop!  If you came from Amy’s blog then you are on the right track.

We were provided with the SOTW,  “Stamp of the Week”, this one is called “Need-a-Squeeze.”


Have you signed up to receive your SOTW? This one is coming out today.


Here is what I used my to color this image:

Tattered Angels “Lemon Zest” Glimmer Mist

Heidi Swapp Spray Stencil

Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils:  Scarlet Pink, Tangerine, Cadium Yellow, Antique White

Liquid Pearls:  White Opal, Onyx Pearl


Next up please go to Heather Hoffman’s blog.  If you get lost along the way here is the full list:


  1. An’Jenic                             http://anjenicgibson.blogspot.com/
  2. Maria Levine                    http://riacreations.blogspot.com/
  3. Anna Natalia                    http://eatseemake.blogspot.com/
  4. Brittany Morgan             http://craftypaperbee.blogspot.com/
  5. Erica Bass                           http://stampingstarlette.blogspot.com/
  6. Donna Baes                        http://createdbydonnak.blogspot.com/
  7. Amy                                      http://www.scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com/
  8. Patti aka scrapunzel1    https://scrapclose2theheart.wordpress.com/
  9. Heather Hoffman            http://housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com/
  10. Unity                                    http://theunitystampco.blogspot.com/


Thanks for visiting my blog.  I hope that you enjoyed your visit.  Until we meet again…





Fresh Brewed Designs April Digi Release and Blog Hop

If you are looking for the Growing In Unity card go here
Welcome to Fresh Brewed Designs April Blog Hop and New Digi Release!
Your first hop stop is at  Freshly Brewed Challenges.
If you have already visited and are arriving
here from Desire’s blog, then you are right on track!
We are so happy to have you visiting with us today.
We have been waiting for this hop, and season change, for some time now!
Birds are singing, kids are riding bikes around the neighborhood, pollen has covered everything,
bees are busy buzzing around newly bloomed flowers  … SPRING IS HERE!
I am excited to share the new digi FLOWER PLANTER with you today.
I used Copics RV-06, RV-09, Y-15, Y-18, YG-23, YG-25, YR-21, YR-24, and YR-27.
I used K&Company “Berry Sweet” papers and a K&Company butterfly.
Check this out!
You can purchase these digis as a set for a special
This deal, and the hop,  ends on April 16th at 11:59 PM
Stop by the shop and get yours today! 
Thank you so much for hopping with us today.
I do hope you enjoyed your visit here.
It is time for you to hop on over to my fellow DT member and friend
Beth’s blog to see what she has prepared for you. 
Have a lovely day.
Until we meet again…Ciao…
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Fresh Brewed Designs March Digi Release and Blog Hop

Good Morning.
It is time for our Fresh Brewed Designs Blog Hop and Digi Release.
Our first hop stop is at Freshly Brewed Challenges. 
If you have already visited the challenge blog
 and are arriving here from Marji’s blog, you are right on track!
Pack your bags, we’re going on a trip!
Hop along with us to check out some fantastic, NEW,  travel themed digital stamps.
I am excited to share the new digi SUITCASE with you today.
I used paper from Cloud 9, a vellum quote from Happy Trails, and on the inside used the Hitchhiker b font.
Here are the Copics that I used:  E-37, E-39 and Y-28.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
I hope you enjoyed your visit here at my blog.
It’s time for you to pick up your bag and travel on to your next destination.
My friend Kim is waiting with open arms and has a fresh pot of
creativity brewed up just for your viewing pleasure!
Remember, comment on each hop stop for a chance to win a free digi from this release.
The hop ends on March 12, 11:59 PM EST
Have a blessed day!
Hop Order:

Until we meet again…Ciao…

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Happy Birthday My Dear Friend

Today is my Dear Friend’s Birthday.  She is 11 months younger than me.  I think that she is much wiser than me though.  Anyway, I wanted to take this time to wish her the happiest of birthdays.  I took the opportunity to use Unity’s challenge for this month.  Every month Unity has a month long Unity challenge you can choose from 3 themes: Color, card sketch, and/or scrapbook page sketch.


You can actually do all three.  I did the color and actually used the picture of the colors.

Basket Full Of...--Unity

Basket Full Of...Inside--Unity

I used Unity’s Stamp called Basket Full Of Wishes.  I used Copic colors C-0 and C-8.  I used my Prisma Watercolor Blanc.  I used Ranger Distress Markers:  Gathered Twigs, Picket Fence, Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac, Squeezed Lemonade, and Stormy Sky.  I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The sketch was found from Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #52.  I added 3 Michael’s $1.50 pearls and the papers are from Bo Bunny.  I also used the grass punch to add a little grass under the bicycle tires.

The inside is a stamp from Unity’s Bunches of Love set.  It is a great set and if you don’t have it you really ought to invest in it.  I also added the color of flowers from Unity’s challenge that I found in Michael’s $1.50 bin.

Susan, I love you and I hope your birthday is one of the greatest ones ever.  I hope that you like your card.  Unity’s stamps are perfect for every occasion.

If you haven’t already gone to http://kristyleesworld.wordpress.com/ be sure to go there and see the other card that was made for Susan for her birthday.

Also, if you don’t mind please pay a visit to Susan S’s blog click here!   then on any one of her posts please tell her Happy Birthday, (Thank you in advanced.)

Flowers For Susan


These flowers went to Susan from Kristy and I as well.  I hope that you like them Susan!

Thank you for your visit (please check back) and thank you for your comments.

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  I hope that if you took the time to come by here today you found some inspiration.  Until we meet again…Ciao…

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Fresh Brewed Designs February Blog Hop

Don’t you worry, you’ll want to catch it too!
It’s time to check out Fresh Brewed Designs New Digital Stamps for February.
There are 5 new images being released today, but you will have to  HOP in full to see them all!
If you are arriving here from Vicky’s blog, then you are right on track!
If not then you need to skip on back to the start at Freshly Brewed Challenges. 
I am so excited to share my project with you.  My card features the NEW DIGI
CUTIE BUG LOLLY from this month’s release
I used the fluorescent Copics FB-2, FRV-1, FV-2, FY-1, FYG-2, and FYR-1 for the lolly.  I used C-1, C-6, C-9, R-27, V-12, V-15, and V-17 to finish the project.  I used my lavender Stickles to go around the shape.  The paper is from the “Lovey Dovey” collection from the Oriental Trading Company.  And the tape is American Crafts Purple Glitter Tape.  I wanted the image to stand out so I tried to keep the background from taking over or distracting from it.
As much as I hate to see you go, it is time for you to BUZZ on over to my
friend  Rhonda’s blog to see the adorable  project she has prepared for you.
Be sure to hop through in full for a chance to win a free digi from this release!!!
This hop starts today, February 10th, and ends on February 12, 11:59 PM EST.
Have a happy and blessed day.
Hop order:
Freshly Brewed Challenges
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Fresh Brewed Designs Digi Blog Hop Release January 13, 2014

Do you know what today is?
It’s HOP DAY!!!
We are so happy to have you here at
 our Feel The Love Digi Release Blog Hop.
If you are arriving here from Marji’s  blog, then you are right on track! 
If not then you need to skip on back to the start at Freshly Brewed Challenges. 
We have been busy creating and preparing to shower you with love this month.
 I had the pleasure of creating with the NEW DIGI
“Warm My Heart Mug” for this month’s release.  Which can
be found by clicking on the link.
As much as I hate to see you go, it is time for you to head over to my
friend Lisa‘s blog to see the lovely project she has prepared for you.
Be sure to hop through in full for a chance to win a free digi from this release!!!
Have a happy and blessed day.
Hop order:
Freshly Brewed Challenges
                            * Patti  * You are here
Thanks for dropping by.
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Fresh Brewed Designs First Ever Holiday Hoopla Treasure Hunt!!!

It is time for a…
Hello and welcome to the first ever Holiday Hoopla Treasure Hunt brought to you by the team of Fresh Brewed Designs.
It is time for the second clue.
If you missed the first stop, please go HERE (http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/2013/12/holiday-hoopla-treasure-hunt.html in case the link doesn’t work) and start from the beginning to ensure that you understand how to play along and get all the clues you will need to participate.
Clue #2
  • Go to the Fresh Brewed Designs Store at http://www.freshbreweddesigns.com/
  • Click on Digital Stamps (left), scroll down and click on Winter / Christmas / New Year from the choices provided.
  • Click to enter the Christmas section.
  • What is the name of the image in the second column, seventh row down?
  • What is the third letter in this image’s name? Take that letter and write it down. This is your second of nine letters.
_?_    _?_    ___    ___    ___    ___    ___    ___    ___
You now have the first two letters of your blanks filled in.
To help you find the correct image in the store, I have created a project to showcase it…
Get ready to find clue #3…
In order to get the third clue, you will need to go to EDWINA’s Blog, http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/.
If you happen to get lost along the way you can find the complete line up below…
The Treasure Hunt starts here at Fresh Brewed Designs (http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/)
Go to PATTI ‘s Blog, https://scrapclose2theheart.wordpress.com/, for clue #2.  (This is me!)
Go to EDWINA’s Blog, http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/, for clue #3.
Go to LINDA’s Blog, http://stamperstouch.blogspot.com/, for clue #4.
Go to KIM’s Blog, http://agypsyangel.blogspot.com/, for clue #5.
Go to LISA’s Blog, http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.com/, for clue #6.
Go to VICKY’s Blog, http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/, for clue #7.
Go to RHONDA’s Blog, http://bumblcreate.blogspot.com/, for clue #8.
Go to HEATHER’s Blog, http://joemamainks.blogspot.com/, for clue #9.
Now don’t worry, if you aren’t around for the day as you will have until Sunday at 11:59 p.m. EST, to complete the treasure hunt. We want to make sure that all of our readers have the chance to participate. You’ll find all the details you need, including a list of prizes, over at Fresh Brewed Designs.
We look forward to seeing you participate!!! 
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Fresh Brewed Designs September Blog Hop

Welcome to Septembers Fresh Brewed Designs Blog Hop!  This is their Biggest Blog Hop of the year!  If you have arrived here from Vanessa:  http://vanessaspapercreations.blogspot.com/ then you have gotten here from the right place.  If not, you might want to begin here: Fresh Brewed Designs so you don’t miss an of the awesome creativeness of the team!
The Hop this month includes ANY AND ALL previously released FBD rubber stamps!  You will see a variety of stamps from 2010 – 2012 from many talented crafters.
I used the new Spicy Pumpkin Latte.   Don’t you just love fall and the fall colors?  I know I do.
Stop by the Fresh Brewed Designs Shop to check out the GREAT DEALS being offered for this hop and be sure to comment on all of the blogs so you will be eligible to win the BLOG HOP PRIZE PACKAGE!!!    (the hop prize is a SURPRISE!)
Your next stop will be:
here is the complete hop order in case you get lost:
Freshly Brewed Challenges: http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/

Heather: http://joemamainks.blogspot.com/

Thanks for coming by.  I know I got my post up late and I apologize for that for any of you who had to come back.  Don’t forget to leave a comment to be eligible for the prizes.  Enjoy the hop.  I know you will be inspired as always!  Ciao…
Comments can be left by clicking on the heart up at the top!  Thank you very much!  🙂

Fresh Brewed Designs September Facebook Challenge

I am entering Happy Fall Girl as a card for Fresh Brewed Designs September Facebook Challenge.  The challenge is to DO something extra.  What does it mean to do something extra?  They want an extra fold, for you to decorate the inside of your card, to do a 3D project, fussy cut or something extra other than extra embellies.  For the first entry, which is my first picture, I made it a pumpkin shaped card and then I paper pieced the stem.  My second entry I made a favor box and put the Happy Fall Girl digi on that.  My husband loves it.  He says that it will be perfect to put around the Thanksgiving table.  I can see it as name tags or to hold nuts perhaps.  The Blog Hop is this weekend–the 15th through the 17th.  There is going to be a lot of fun and prizes.  I hope that you will join in with Fresh Brewed Designs on Facebook as they set off to show you some of their new rubber stamp releases and just share a good time with you.

I hope you have found some inspiration here today.  Please come back and visit me often.  I love it when you leave me feedback.  I can’t wait until we have the chance to meet again…Ciao…




September 30th will be their next blog hop!!
Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on the fun.
Paulette is hosting it once again and her DT TEAM is making the contributions!
                                                                                                                      The theme is
                                                                                                            Celebrating Children,   
                                                                                           in honor of Children’s Day in October                                                     
                                                                                         As always, lots of freebies up for grabs…
so start warming up those engines…
nimbling up those fingers…
breaking in those hopping shoes~!
Cuz we are going to HOP~!
 OH WOW…  Paulette just announced she is going
to be giving away 2… yes TWO… $20 gift certificates
in a drawing!  Check out her post and see what you
have to do and let me tell ya, it is EASY PEASY!
Hmmm….Christmas Shopping!  Yeah!  🙂
Until we meet again…Ciao…