Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Fresh Brewed Designs Cinco de Mayo Celebration Blog Hop!

Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone!  Fresh Brewed Designs is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with all new releases that are HOT HOT HOT!  Not only that, but we are also unveiling our brand new FBD Challenge Blog, which you will see later, because to kick it all off we have a blog hop for you today!  If you came here from our gorgeous and talented Heather's blog then you are on the right track.  If not you might want to jump back just one space and start with her for all the deets.

Now, on to my card for the hop.  I am celebrating my 6th wedding anniversary today, too!  Lots to celebrate today, for sure!

Yep, these new images are HOT!  Just like my DH!  Happy Anniversary, Honey!
Actually, when I saw all the hot Cinco de Mayo images I started craving the food at our favorite place in Phoenix, Macayo's.  The best chimis ever!  But, I digress...... I colored this hot couple with Copics and they sit on a dahlia die cut from Nestibilities.  The curly flowers are actually made from the dahlia Nestibilities dies, too.  Here's a few pics of how I made them..........
Using three of the dies I cut one from each of three colored papers.  The large flower uses the three largest dies, then I dropped down a size for the smaller flower.  I cut slits between the petals to extend their length.  I wanted to curl them tight and because of the small size I needed something really skinny to roll the petals on.  So, this paper piercer worked the best.  This paper was pretty thin with little specks in it and held the curl really well.  As a final touch I added the painted brads you see in the finished card.

 So, while my honey and I celebrate today, you all can continue the hop over at the amazing Catherine's blog. Catherine is one of our guest designers this week. You might recognize her from the Busy Beauty Boutique DT.  We love her a LOT!  Also today we welcome Kym, another one of our welcomed guest designers, who you will meet in a few hops from here.  

I hope you enjoy the blog hop and our new challenge blog.  There you will be able to put names to faces!


Thanks for stopping by!  Whatever you are celebrating today, I hope it is terrific!



19 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hiya Barb. Fantastic creations. Love the bright and cheerful card with that fun image. Thanks for the flower demo, I will be having a go tonight, they look fantastic.
Happy Anjniversary to you and your husband. Have a great day.
Lots of love, Sandra xx

Bobbi said...

This is such a cute card. I love the flowers as well. Happy Anniversary!!

Heather said...

Well, your card is HOT!!! I created mine in honor of your anniv, and mine just passing, too :D. I love the GORGEOUS flowers you created! WOW!!! and you gave us a tutorial. you are such a wonderful woman :D I love everything about this! Thank you for sharing and being a part of this with me. YAY for FBD Celebrations :)

Rachel said...

Awesome card Barbara!!! thanks for the flower tutorial, it's fabulous. Happy Anniversary!!!
Big Hugs,
Rachel

StampinCathy said...

Happy Anniversary! Your card is fabulous and so fun. Love those flowers and your creative style.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Barbara, wow love those hot peppers, the colouring is fabulous, and your flowers fantastic. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

kadie said...

Oh I love these lil peppers, Barb!! Fantastic coloring and LOVE the paper flowers. Thanks so much for showing us how to do that!

Patricia St Martin said...

You did a wonderful job on your pepers. Happy Anniversary to you and your Hubby ♥♥

Carolyn Bounds said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!! I hope you and your hubby have some fun plans and lots of snuggle time:o)

Your card is AWESOME!!! I love the beautiful blossoms, the curled corners of your background papers, and your fabulously colored couple!! This beauty screams "FIESTA!!!" And, I love it!!! Thanks for sharing the awesome tutorial!!! You know how much I love flowers!!!

Enjoy your anniversary, my friend!!!! Here's to many, many more!!!

Lots and lots of love!!
Carolyn

bumblebee creations said...

Love your card Barb! Happy anniversary to you!

Angie said...

Omgoodness, your card is SUPER cute!!! Love the colors!!! Your coloring is awesome on those cute little peppers!! And your flowers are so cute, I'm gonna have to try that:) Happy Anniversary, hope you do something fun today:) Hugs:)

KymKreates said...

I adore your card and love the tutorial on the flowers. I will have to give them a try!!!! Also thanks for the intro, it is much appreciated!

Callie said...

Super cute image. Happy Anniversary! Love the flowers!

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Ooooh these peppers are smokin'! LOL. Gorgeous coloring and those flowers are amazing! Thank you for the tutorial and I sooo look forward to working with you.

Myrt said...

"HAPPY ANNIVERSARY BARB AND HUBBY"! Love your card, Barb and what a neat way to make the flowers - thanks for sharing. Awesome creation!

Toothy said...

Love those flowers! Happy Anniversary!

Stacy said...

Hi Barb! When I finally got a minute to scroll trough the hop cards, I was like "wow" who made those fantastic flowers! These are crazy beautiful! Your card has soooo many neat little details! Happy Anniversary!
Hugs,
Stacy

DonnaMundinger said...

Happy Anniversary Barb! Hope you had quite the fiesta and it was as hot as this card! LOL Too cute! LOVE the flowers! xxD

Rica said...

A very Happy belated) Anniversary Barb, hope you had a fabulous day. Love your card, such a 'happy' card with those wonderful colours and adorable image.
hugs Heather xx