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Welcome to the Freshly Brewed Challenges Blog!

Here you will find challenges, inspiration, encouragement, and a whole lot of fresh brewed fun!



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September 2, 2015

Freshly Brewed Challenge - Yellow School Bus- Sept 2-8

Our LETS GO SWIMMING winner is

Congratulations! 
Please email me with the name of your favorite FBD Digital Stamp
and I will send it to you ASAP!
( freshbreweddesigns (AT) yahoo (dot) com )

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Our challenge theme for you this week is
YELLOW SCHOOL BUS
(school themed + yellow)






Heather@Heather's Coffee Break
*coming soon*

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**CHALLENGE RULES**
  • 1)  This challenge ends on Sept 8th
  • 2)  You can enter up to 5 times with your NEW creations.  (no back linking please)
  • 3) If you use an FBD image, please add FBD to the end of your name
  • 4) HAVE FUN!!
  • I love seeing all of the creative projects, but would appreciate it if you did not share anything that is not suitable for people of all ages. Keep it family friendly please! 
One winner will be chosen per challenge and will receive 
ONE DIGITAL STAMP from the Fresh Brewed Designs Shop!



August 6, 2015

August Challenges + Update on my mom

There will be NO challenges for August.
I have been busy with family and have not been able to 
keep my DT updated nor have I had the chance to prepare any challenges
for the month of August. 

For those of you who have been following this blog
and know about everything that is going on with my mom, 
I just wanted to give you a little update. 

She is doing well. She had a dr. apt yesterday and the doctors
told her that she is healing and doing better than expected. Praise God!
She was told that there weren't any signs of cancer in the lymph nodes 
but she will still have to have chemo and radiation. 
We will find out more when she goes back to the doctor next week. 

Even still, she is happy and thanking God for getting her through 
this and praising Him for all He has done. She isn't worried about the chemo
or upset about any of it. She has been a rock through it all. 

I did tell her about our GIVEFORWARD account set up. 
She still does not know about the Digi Fundraiser. 
I did tell my dad before her and give her the money we had collected
to help pay for surgery / medical bills that lead up to surgery. 
He was so shocked and humbled... and my mom didn't know what to think when I 
told her. She was overwhelmed. Shocked. Humbled. So appreciative. A little confused. 
She wanted me to tell everyone how thankful she is and how she appreciates all of the 
prayers, love, cards and generosity. I don't think any list of sappy words would
EVER begin to describe to you how she felt. I feel the same way. It was so surprising and humbling
to have received so many gifts from you all. So many prayers. So many emails, check ins, encouragement ...
Overwhelmingly blessed. Thank you all SO very much.

If you are just finding out about all of this and want to read more, 
WE are still linking up and sharing and raising money to help with the 
current and upcoming medical bills.

I'm off for now. 
Thank you AGAIN, for everything!

Many hugs, 
Heather  

July 30, 2015

UPDATE

This will be short and sweet
Many of you know I have been taking care of my mom. 
She had surgery last Wednesday, July 22 for uterine cancer.
She had a hysterectomy via the da Vinci. 
She is doing very well. I have been able to stay with her and 
sit up at night with her and make sure she takes her meds and rests

Yesterday that changed. 
I woke up in a lot of pain only to realize I had a kidney stone.
My husband took me to the dr, and sure enough, thats what it is.
I go in for a CT Scan tomorrow. I am in pain as I type, but had to get this to you.

I will not have time or energy to post our WEEKLY CHALLENGE.
DT, forgive me for not adding it. I just cant sit here that long.
Waves of pain and nausea are really keeping me knocked down. 


PLEASE add ANY FBD / FUNDRAISER digi to this link up!

Thank you all for the cards being sent, support, kind words and prayers.

Hugs to you all

Heather 

July 21, 2015

Freshly Brewed Challenge July 21 - 27 - LETS GO SWIMMING



If you are looking for our FUNDRAISER BLOG HOP POST
or are interested in sharing and playing along there - click HERE
PLEASE STOP BY AND CHECK IT OUT! So many have worked
so hard to help share about my mom and I appreciate it so much! 

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Thank you all for playing along in last weeks TROPICAL COLORS challenge :)

Our winner is


Congratulations! 
Please email me with the name of your favorite FBD Digital Stamp
and I will send it to you ASAP!
( freshbreweddesigns (AT) yahoo (dot) com )

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Our Challenge this week is 
LETS GO SWIMMING


Desire @ Doing Life







And I had to share CAROLYN'S card from last week also
featuring our rubber stamp: 



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**CHALLENGE RULES**
  • 1)  This challenge ends on July 27th
  • 2)  You can enter up to 5 times with your NEW creations.  (no back linking please)
  • 3) If you use an FBD image, please add FBD to the end of your name
  • 4) HAVE FUN!!
  • I love seeing all of the creative projects, but would appreciate it if you did not share anything that is not suitable for people of all ages. Keep it family friendly please! 
One winner will be chosen per challenge and will receive 
ONE DIGITAL STAMP from the Fresh Brewed Designs Shop!



July 20, 2015

DIGIS FOR DEBBIE FUNDRAISER BLOG HOP REMINDER


Thank you for stopping by and joining us today. 
Many of you know that we are almost on week two of our FUNDRAISER BLOG HOP!

There have been SO MANY wonderful cards linked up and I am so thankful 
for all of the prayers and love being sent our way!

Here are a few card features from our link up!

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And here is my latest card using the

The hop launches today, July 14th and will run until Tuesday, July 28th @ 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time.  

All participants can be found in the linky list below, 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.  Two prize packages will be awarded, one prize for a digi purchaser and one prize for a blog hop participant.  Winners will be announced here 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.

ETA:  
  • Cara Malmrose is generously offering one random commenter a 12-month subscription to her awesome on-line crafty magazine,Through the Craft Room Door.  It is filled with creativity, inspiration, crafty techniques, and loads of helpful information to fuel your artistic mojo.   
  • Lisa Décosse from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles is graciously awarding a sentiment kit and digital paper pack to a random commenter.
 
PLEASE STOP BY AND CHECK OUT THE FIRST POST >>HERE<<
TO ENTER YOUR CARD INTO OUR FUNDRAISER BLOG HOP LINK UP!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Remember, her surgery is this coming Wednesday, so please keep those prayers coming!

God bless, 
Heather

July 19, 2015

Cupcakes + Coffee = SOMETHING WONDERFUL!

Good morning!
I have some SUPER FUN NEWS for you!
I have been so excited and on the edge of my seat waiting
to share this news and these new images with you. 
and I have been chatting and came together and decided to create some images that were a collaboration  of both the Fresh Brewed Shop and Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Bllog. 
We are so happy to have come together and create these SPECIAL  CIC DIGIS just for you! 
They are a perfect mix of both Fresh Brewed and Cupcake Inspirations!
Just wait and see!


Welcome to the FBD Shop:



and


I created using the CIC Cupcake Sweetie image:





And here is RHONDA'S card featuring CCI Fresh Brewed Friends Digital Stamp

Thank you for stopping by!

Please stop by and check out our 
FUNDRAISER BLOG HOP POST as well.

Thank you all for the prayers being sent up for my mom and all the love, 
kindness, and support you have all shared. We are so blessed and so thankful for
each and every one of you!

Have a very happy and blessed day

Heather

July 18, 2015

Digis For Debbie Fundraiser Blog Hop Reminder / Feature


Our Fundraiser Blog Hop launched on 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 Linky section of *this post on the Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge Blog, and they would love to have you join them! 

This Fundraiser is for my mom who just recently found out she has a rare form of
uterine cancer. This hop is to help raise funds to help her with her medical expenses. 
Please stop by THIS POST for more information and to join us.
I am here to feature a few cards from the hop.
They are both featuring the FBD FUNDRAISER DIGI SET 
that can be found HERE 


The first card was created by MARGARET




This next card feature is from DARLENE


We have 29 cards entered into the hop so far!
WOW!!! I am just so blown away by the support and love we have received.
Thank you all so very much and keep those cards rolling in!


Please remember her surgery is on July 22. We are asking for prayer
that God will guide the hands of the dr. and that ALL of the cancer will be removed. 


Many smiles and thanks!
Heather Dennis

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