Fresh Brewed Facebook Challenge

Good Morning!

Today I would like to show you a card I made for the Fresh Brewed Facebook Challenge.  This was a free digital stamp that Heather gave us along with a sketch and challenged us to make a card in preparation for the blog hop on August 18 - 20th.  I LOVE these blog hops!  I have just gotten to the point where I write them on my husband's calendar so he knows I will be spending time with "the girls" that day!  This Saturday, my bestie Joanne is going to try to come over and hop with me.  We are going to wear our pajamas and drink coffee and eat chocolate, so come join us!  It will be fun!

Here is my card

The sentiment reads "Today; while the sun shines" I kinda have that sad feeling that summer is slipping away, so I thought that was a good sentiment for the way I am feeling.

Here is the sketch.

If you would like to join us for some fun, you can go to the Fresh Brewed Facebook challenge page HERE or to the Fresh Brewed Challenge Page HERE

Lastly, uh...I can't believe I am doing this...Heather asked us to snap a picture of ourselves with our favorite coffee cup to show that we are going to attend the Fresh Brewed Blog Hop.  I was on vacation recently (of course I brought my favorite mug with me doesn't everyone?) yes, it is a Christmas mug with snowflakes on it...but it has the perfect heavy weight that a coffee mug needs.  Anyway, I was in the swimming pool and someone mentioned coffee...of course I had to have husband snapped this picture...uh..don't look at my fat...

What can I say?  I love coffee...and chocolate..and food!  Oh the things I do for my friend Heather!  I think I should win the free digis for "bravest picture."

Thanks for stopping by today!  This is where I usually say I appreciate your comments, but if you have anything bad to say about my fat body in the swimming pool...keep it to yourself! lol!  Oh I love my life!

Card Recipe
Fresh Brewed Design Digital Stamp
Paper - My Minds Eye Indie Chic "Nutmeg"
Copic Markers
Embellishments - My Minds Eye "Follow Your Heart"




  1. Your card is super fun! Love your coffee mug!

    Congrats on winning my blog candy! Carri ~abusybee

  2. Great card! Perfect take on that sketch too..
    The water looks awesome, coffee who doesn't like coffee...

  3. CHIRSS!!!! I LOOOOVE YOU!!!! And you took one of my quotes.. the one that makes my husband mad and roll his eyes and walk away from me. Dont look at my fat! you silly goose you! you are BEAUTIFUL!!! and I love that you take special care in choosing that perfect mug too! :D I have a few I really love, but one that is sortof ugly, but it has that perfect thickness (not too thick and not too thin) and it just feels good on my mouth! HAHAHAHAH!!! I am SO WEIRD!!!

    Girl, I LOVE your card. That chevron paper is lovely and your colors are so happy and sweet. The sentiment - I feel the same way about summer too. IT is leaving us far too quickly! but we have had a good one. The kids were healthy, Hans skin was healthy to take not just one but about 5 trips to play at the beach. That is the most in 7 years! she has had terrible eczema. God is so good!!!

    I will see you at the hop! WOOHOOO!

    1. Yes, I have a real thing for coffee mugs, they have to be a certain weight and "feel" a certain way.

      Oh my daughter Kelly had really bad Eczema too! We found out that she had food allergies. She is allergic to a lot of different foods.


  4. I love your card and I too love coffee alot! and did I mention chocolate. ha

  5. Can I say, "You are a brave person?" & I don't mean that in a bad way at all. I hate pictures of myself. You know, we still see ourselves as we were at 20 but the camera doesn't? That isn't particularly about fat but just overall. But hey, the camera doesn't show wisdom! I love your card! I love your coffee mug! shhhh, I love chocolate and I love swimming! HA

    1. My mom died when she was 53 and I was 16. We only have about 5 good pictures of her. So if pictures are being taken, I am there. I want my children to have lots of pictures of me for however long I am on this earth.

  6. Beautiful card. Love sentiment and great take on the sketch.

    Got to tell you what my grandson said when he was here. We were all cuddle up on the couch and he out of the blue said Nana I love all your fatness, it is so soft to cuddle with like a pillow. I could not help but laugh. That is true love.

    Hugs Nana
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    1. You know, I love fat squishy people too! I worry about the fat on myself (I walk 2 miles 4 times a week and I am still this heavy) but fat people are oh so cuddly!


  7. Oh wow!! Gorgeous card with such happy colors!! Love your hi-lights on it as well!! The chevron patterned paper really makes this awesome too!! TFS! :) HUGS

  8. What a gorgeous card, Chriss!! I love the colors and the chevron background!! The balloon is fabulous!! And I think the picture is absolutely adorable :)

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  9. hi friend i was wondering if you would be interested in joining my halloween swap just go to my blog and read the details and instructions to see if you would be interested . hugs

  10. What a fabulous card! And I love your photo, too. Like you, I think my daughter loves to see me in photos, no matter what I think I look like. And I try to preserve as many happy memories as I can!


"When the trees their summer splendor
Change to raiment red and gold,
When the summer moon turns mellow,
And the nights are getting cold;
When the squirrels hide their acorns,
And the woodchucks disappear;
Then we know that it is autumn,
Loveliest season of the year."
- Carol L. Riser, Autumn