Sweet Candy Jars


I picked up this Impression Obsession Candy Jars stamp in April when I went to Bella Art. I fell in love with it — not only do I love candy, I have always liked rock candy and the sticks (what are they called?).

There are so many possibilities for coloring this image. I decided to go with a coordinated set of candies. This could easily be colored to fit whatever color combo you pick. The K&Company Sparkly Sweet dp is perfect for this image — lots of soft & pretty pastel colors. Of course, I had to add some Dazzling Diamonds to the rock candy. I love the stripes of this particular paper and the scallops in the design. The scalloped square nesties work perfectly with this.

I added some May Arts double sided blue satin ribbon –oh so yummy — and some Dew Drops in Peony. The sentiment is from Gina K’s How Sweet It Is! set. Gina generously donates $7 from each of these sets to the American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Again, I was able to squeeze a few Dare to Get Dirty challenges out of this card. In addition to Becca_Stamps Cut It Out!, I was able to add KrystieLee’s Clearly Creative, SgtStamper’s Shades of Blue Embellishable You! and TruCarMa’s Good Enough to Eat! WHEW! I really didn’t plan that. Since the image is quite large, I made a 5.5″ square card to accommodate it.

Sweet Candy Jars
Stamps: Impression Obsession Candy Jars, Gina K You’re So Sweet
Paper: PTI White, Bashful Blue, K & Co Sparkly Sweet
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: C-3, Y00, BV02, R20, G00, B00, RV10
Other Stuff: Dew Drops Peony, May Arts Satin, Nestabilities, Dazzling Diamonds

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It’s Raining Eloise!


I’m signed up for a card swap, done a bit differently than the usual. It is a “It’s raining….” swap. Instead of making 6 cards and mailing them to the hostess, you make up a set number and mail them directly to the recipients for that month. I’m doing the “It’s raining Bellas” swap and needed to have 4 cards ready to go for August.

Yesterday I cashed in on part of my stocking stuffer gift from my wonderful husband. He gave me a certificate for one day (9AM to 7PM) free of children. I was able to get about 3 hours in yesterday and it is amazing what a child-free environment does for your mojo.

I used the Mojo96 sketch from last week and put together this set of cards featuring Eloise Greengrass. She is just adorable and I am thrilled with how they turned out. I used the same colors on each, but mixed them up a bit each time. I used the Blossom Nestabilities to cut out Eloise and the circles to provide the mat. These also covered a few Dare to Get Dirty challenges — Eggette’s Flap Your Wings!; Becca_Stamps’ Cut it Out!; and Lauraly’s Tie One On! — which wasn’t even planned on my part!



I loved the colors in these– so soft and subtle. I hope the ladies who receive these will be happy as well.

It’s Raining Eloise!
Stamps: Stamping Bella Eloise Greengrass
Paper: PTI Lemon Tart, Sweet Blush, White, SU Gable Green, Basic Grey Porcelain
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: YG11, Y00, RV10, E21, E00
Other Stuff: Angel Wings Shimmerz, Frosted Lace Stickles, Sweet Blush satin & grosgrain ribbon, Lemon Tart grosgrain, Nestabilities

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