Monday, March 15, 2010

Fresh Brewed Blog Hop --- March Releases

Welcome to the March Fresh Brewed Designs blog hop.  Our lovely and talented Heather has all new releases that are sure to whet your appetite, in more ways than one!  The word game we did last month was very popular so we are doing it again.  As you go through the hop, beginning with Mary, you will pick up one word from each of us.  When the words are strung together you will have a tasty request. 

So if you came here from Kelly's fun and fab blog you are on the right track.  To start at the beginning lovely Mary will welcome you to her blog.  I'll tell you in a minute what my word is, which blog to hop to next and what to do at Heather's blog.

I don't want you to get away without seeing my tasty treats from FBD's new images.  We are all holding out hope that warm weather will be here soon, so this hot fudge sundae is first on my list of summer treats:

Back in Arizona we had an ice cream parlor called Swenson's.  I don't think they are around anymore, but they served up delicious ice cream smothered in hot fudge, whipped cream, and a waffle cookie wedge, just like this image.  I think they put cherries on top, but I really like the strawberries!  Yum.  With the cuttlebug embossing folders and Nesties die cuts I kept the card somewhat simple.  Believe it or not the image is colored with Bic fine point permanent markers (What!? No Copics?) The colors are limiting but fun to use.  The vanilla ice cream looks more like lemon, but we'll just call it a rich French vanilla! I also made an envelope to match.  With the new Martha Stewart scoring board and envelope template I really have no excuse for not going that little extra step. 

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Now, what could be better in the summertime than refreshing lemonade?  Gotta start with lemons and here is a beauty.  She will make you pucker up, so don't forget the sugar!

Again the Cuttlebug and Nesties were valuable tools, as well as the MS scoring board and envelope template.  The lemon was also colored with the Bic markers.  The rub-on words here and on the hot fudge sundae are from the KI Memories Juicy Summer collection of embellies.  So, are you ready for summer yet?

Thank you for looking at my cards.  Now I will reveal my word to you:
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and from here you will want to hop over to our guest designer Carol.  (We are happy to have you with us, Carol!) Carol is the last designer before reaching Heather where she will let you know where to send your tasty phrase from the list of words as well as other deets about the blog hop.

I am so glad you stopped by and hope you are enjoying the FBD Blog Hop.

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24 comments:

Heather said...

Can you see me Smiling?!?! I LOVE your cards. I can not wait for you to get your Sundae and enjoy a warm summer day. (sigh) Won't be long .. I keep telling myself that ;). I am so happy that you used your bic markers. That is what I started creating with and to this day still somewhere on most of my images. They work beautifully don't they?

Your PUCKER UP is so sweet (or sour?) Those lemony lime colors are just perfect together!

Thanks for all you do. Have a lovely day.

Randi said...

I really love your bright colors and simple and clean layouts! These new images are so cute :)
And I like the icecream memory you're sharing!
Hugs, Randi from Norway :)

Bobbi said...

Cute cards. I love what you did with both images but the lemonade one is too cute probably because I am so ready for summer. TFS

Carmen O. said...

Barb, these cards are just fabulous! I love the bright colors they set off the images perfectly. Like Bobbi said above these make me ready for warmer weather. Beautifully done.

Callie said...

Super duper cute cards. So bright and cheery! Looks like summer!!

Betty Benton said...

Great cards! Gotta love those embossing folders and nestabilities!!

Michelle said...

I adore your cards! They make me think of summer and the good times we've had. super layouts too!

bumblebee creations said...

Love that sundae! I am gonna want one here soon! And your little lemon is adorable too!

MiamiKel said...

Barb! These are just darling! So bright and wonderful and fresh! Both are beautifully designed and colored with just the right little touches - wonderful, wonderful! x0x0

Sanwanya said...

very very cute

Maria Matter said...

These are soooo sweet (& sour), I love 'em!!!
Great job Barb!!!
blessings, Maria

Rose Petal said...

Oh my goodness Barb. Have you been up all night working on these fantastic creations, they are fabulous and so very yummy scrumptious. Great work. Happy crafting.
Love sandra xx

Stacy said...

You did such a great job with these images! I love all of the layers and embossing!!! The icecream looks so yummy!

Scrappy Witch said...

Great cards!

Betty

Angie said...

Such yummy cards, great job!

Sprytebyrd said...

Wonderful cards! I Love all the details and yummy images!
Thanks for the fun hop!
Dee (Spryte)

Catherine said...

Yummy! Love the textures on the sundae card and that ribbon is perfect! Your lemon card is TDF! Love the rub-ons and banners - they're like a sign post directing me to lemonade heaven!

PresentStorm said...

Wow love what you did with the Bic markers and love the arrows with words on the second card. Reminded me of a lemonade stand.

cgl1539 said...

I love all the texture on your cards. Great job, they are wonderful!

Courtney said...

Great cards, I love the strawberry on the envelope. What a nice touch!

Toothy said...

cute cards. I could not live without my cb and nesties. LOL

craft_princess said...

Fantastic work! They look great!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Okay...now you have me drooling over all this paper crafting yumminess!!! I am not much of an ice cream person, but your sundae has me smacking my lips...it looks so good:o) Now the lemon...that is more my kind of snack...smothered in salt....hmmmm..maybe a trip to Margaritaville is on the agenda;o)

Hugs!!!
Carolyn

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

These are soooo cute! Love the bright colors and the matching envelopes are a great idea.