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:

Card for Kentucky’s Governor

Our Governor, Andy Beshear, has been a calming voice during this pandemic.  He’s urged us to stay calm and his mantra is “We will get through this; we will get through this together.”  He even asked his ASL translator, Virginia, to teach us these phrases in sign language.  I believe he has done his best to keep Kentucky residents safe, and limit the number of deaths in our state.

I had to send him a card of encouragement, so here’s what I came up with.  The COVID-19 raindrops are made using the Poppy Moments Dies.  The greeting and clouds are from a past Paper Pumpkin kit, and the Blueberry Bushel ink and cardstock are now retired.

I received a letter from Governor Andy Beshear in response.  In it, he says “I have displayed your homemade card in my office for all to see.”  Thank you, sir!

Here’s the fixin’s:

Paper Pumpkin Halloween!

If you’ve never had a Paper Pumpkin subscription, you might want to think about trying one.

Paper Pumpkin is a red box that comes directly to your mailbox and contains everything you need to make the project of the month!

The September Paper Pumpkin kit made 20 of these cute little treat boxes….. ten each of two designs.  Just big enough for two or three of the chocolate minis, it would make a great treat for a classroom of children or a group of co-workers.

Click on the Paper Pumpkin link to sign up!  Be sure to sign up before the 10th of the month, to get that month’s kit.