Freshly Brewed Projects – Treats for my Sweet!

Today I have another opportunity to play with some of my favorite people!  Although we are continents apart, we can still be great friends.  Today’s theme for the Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop is Treats for my Sweet.

I used the Hearts & Kisses Bundle for this project, along with the Paper Blooms DSP, which you can get absolutely FREE with a qualifying Sale-a-bration order.

This is one of a series of three projects using the Hearts & Kisses Bundle.  I’ll be posting the other projects soon, so sign up for my blog updates if you’d like to see them.  I used Wink of Stella for lip gloss!  I think you can see the shine in this closeup.

These cute little treat tags hold a Ghirardelli Square very nicely.  And, who doesn’t love chocolate!  To get to the chocolate, you simply slip off the belly band, and slide the chocolate out.  You don’t even have to untie the ribbon!

I hope you enjoyed this sweet project.  If you’re in the US and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d love to have you as a customer.

Be sure to visit my friends on the Blog Hop to see more SWEET projects!


Freshly Brewed Projects – Love

Hello Stampers!  I’m sorry I’ve been away for so long.  We spent the last couple of months moving, and to be honest, I still have too many boxes to unpack.  But, I’ve missed my crafty time so much, I had to take a break from unpacking and join my friends for this Blog Hop.

I didn’t even get to mail Christmas cards in 2020, so instead I thought I’d send Valentines to those who mailed me a Christmas card!

Because everything in my craft room is in disarray due to the move, I couldn’t find all my supplies, so I used some retired products on this card.  The pink cardstock and DSP (Designer Series Paper) are retired product, and the gold ribbon is non-SU, but it’s what I could find to work with!   I’ll post links to the products that are still available.

The Love topic of our Blog Hop is also perfect for the January Paper Pumpkin!  Paper Pumpkin is a kit that is available in the USA (sorry, my Aussie friends).  It comes directly to your door, on a monthly basis, and includes everything you need for the monthly project, including stamps and inks!

January’s kit was called Sending Hearts and it made four each of these cute Valentines!

Here’s a pic of the stamp set and ink spot that were included.

Now is a perfect time to order a pre-paid Paper Pumpkin subscription!  If you order a 3-month pre-paid subscription, you’ll get to choose a Level 1 item from the Sale-a-bration brochure FREE!  With a 6-month pre-paid subscription, you can get two Level 1 items or one Level 2 item, and with a 12-month pre-paid subscription, you can get four Level 1 items, or two Level 1 and one Level 2 items, or two Level 2 items!  Whew!  That boggles the brain, doesn’t it?

If any of my US friends are interested in joining Paper Pumpkin, you can order below.

Now, be sure to hop to these sites, to see more “LOVE”ly projects!


Here’s the fixin’s:

Enjoy Life using Masking

This card is a project from last month’s Stamp Club. It’s made with the new Enjoy Life stamp set and the new In-Color, Grapefruit Grove.

We used a masking technique to add some interest to our white panel. We created a rectangle mask, and lightly sponged Grapefruit Grove inside the rectangle.

Stamps:  Enjoy Life

Cardstock:  Grapefruit Grove, Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink:  Grapefruit Grove, Memento Tuxedo Black

Other:  Black 1/8” cord

If you have questions about this technique or anything else you see on my blog, please let me know in the comments.

Stay tuned for another project using the same supplies!