Monday, May 12, 2014


Hello dear friends!!!

Today I am SO excited to have you join us for our Fresh Brewed Designs "Summertime" blog hop!!!

To view my Fussy and Fancy "Spring Colours" Blog Hop post please click HERE!!

Good Morning and welcome to the May Fresh Brewed Designs Blog Hop!
If you have already visited the challenge blog and are arriving
here from Fresh Brewed Challenges, then you are right on track!
If not, then go BACK to the start at Freshly Brewed Challenges. 
Last month we welcomed in Spring, 
but this month we are moving on into summer!

Sand in our toes, the smell of salty air, late evening walks, sticky, Popsicle covered faces, mosquitoes...
Yes, it is almost here. 
And we are SO EXCITED!!!
Here is my project that I created featuring one of Heather's newest digital stamps called:
"Beach Sweetie"
please click on the first image for a closer view and slideshow...
I thought this little sweetie would look DARLING on a door tag for the pool area...
so here is our "Girls Only" change room sign... 
I started with a plain wooden flip-flop form...
sponged sand coloured acrylic paint on the bottom part for sand then added Aged Taupe Frantage...
next I sponged on pale blue then added a black/green colour for a water look...
I sponged the pale blue on the top for the sky then added white for clouds...
I painted the straps in a pale mauve...sponged the flowers with white and added Shabby Pink Frantage...
I dotted on a chocolate coloured copic for the center of the flower...
a closer view of "Beach Sweetie"...
closer still...
I added natural coloured raffia and a mauve/white stitch ribbon for hanging...
I printed three tags on my computer and added a fish charm...
You can order this digi or any of these new releases at the
Thank you so much for hopping with us today.
I do hope you enjoyed your visit with us.
Be sure to leave a comment on all participating blog stops 
for a chance to win a free digi of choice from FBD.
You have until May 14th, 11:59 PM EST to hop. 
It is time for you to hop on over to my fellow DT member and friend,
Linda's blog to see what she has prepared for you. 
Have a lovely day.


Until next time thank you so much for taking the time to stop by!!!  Your visits and comments are so very much appreciated!!


  1. I LOVE THIS! Time to open up the pool and hang this from the Girls Only change room....totally awesome idea Beth! I love how you took a plain pair of wooden flip flops and then painted it all! You are always thinking outside the box! Your little girl is so cute in her polka dot bathing suit. And of course, the little fish charm is a great idea. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!!!!

  2. Oh wow this is just soooo creative. Love the summer fun scene you have created on the flip flops.
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  3. This is brilliant Beth, you always have such wonderful ideas. I love the flip flops and your image and lovely scene are fabulous.

  4. ohmygoodness i loooove those flip flops and the girl with the ice-cream says summer for sure. ADORABLE!

  5. Wow, GREAT project that perfectly showcases the image you used! Love this idea!

  6. What a fabulous Idea Beth; love it! :o)

  7. so fun idea Bethe, love those flip flop

  8. Beth, This is so adorable! I love the flip flop shape. Great idea what you created. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  9. love this Beth, sorry I haven't been on your blog for a while, but will regularly again soon
    well done, my friend

  10. WoW!! Awesome project Beth and I love that cute little Beach Sweetie!!

  11. This is absolutely adorable! The sweet image goes perfectly with the flip flops!

  12. Beth I just love your Flip Flop Sign. I wish I had a pool, so I could make one for myself! Love the image and it sure spells summer! You did an amazing job on the background especially those clouds....great idea! Dianne

  13. Oh Beth! What a delightful little project! This makes me smile. LOVE the little sentiment tags you chose. LOVE that you used the wooden flip flops. How PERFECT is that?!? Gorgeous painting, love the frantage addition. Looks just like beautiful sparkly sand. Great way to start the hop!

  14. That is such a lovely and unusual idea, I love the little girl digi too!

    Cazzy x

  15. What a gorgeous project! And such a cute idea! love it

  16. Fabulous summer project. So cute.

  17. You are so darn creative love those sandals!!! FANTASTIC JOB!!!!

  18. Oh my gosh Beth, that is ABSOLUTELY fabulous! So creative and beautiful to boot!