A Card Good Enough to Eat

Have you ever wished you had a card on hand to lift the spirits of a friend? If you answered yes, let this one be the one you always have in your box!

These remind me of the “In case of emergency, break glass” cases: Sometimes acting like a grown up is difficult, and we all know CHOCOLATE helps. So you may need to break one of these open at any moment.

The cards are also the SWAPS I made for Stampin’ Up! OnStage Local. I’m headed to Anaheim this weekend for our annual convention (OnStage) and demonstrators always swap cards at events; make multiples of the same card and trade with other demonstrators so you have a wide variety of samples to inspire you when you get home!

Though they are simple, they are certainly SWEET!

Stamp a stack to keep in stock, but don’t eat all the chocolate! Here’s what you’ll need:

Product List
Nothing's Better Than Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
Stitched Rectangles Dies
Stylish Shapes Dies
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Design A Daydream 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Host Designer Series Paper
Pool Party 3/8" (1 Cm) Sheer Ribbon
Petal Pink 3/8" (1 Cm) Soft Polyester Ribbon
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
Stampin' Dimensionals

Hello Fall Treat Tutorial and Project Life GIVEAWAY!

There is a nip in the air with the changing of seasons, so it’s fitting that we say HELLO to Fall with this cute little envelope that holds a Ghiradelli chocolate square or a gift card…or both! Click on the picture for a .pdf tutorial and make a bunch to share:

Original project by Susan Campfield

And in other news this morning, it’s time for a PLxSU giveaway!


One lucky winner will win a complete Project Life by Stampin’ Up! prize pack including every product available in the product line! You could also win one of 100 Project Life by Stampin’ Up Card & Accessory Packs. Enter the giveaway here: http://bit.ly/1wDBAgt

If you aren’t familiar with project life, it’s the most awesome and simple memory keeping system ever!

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Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

This “box” of chocolate is fat and calorie free 🙂 Playing along with Clean & Simple Sketch 134 today…and I used the Eat Chocolate Stamp set (in Occasions Mini Catalog), Curly Cute stamp set (for greeting), an Early Espresso Ink Pad & Stampin’ Write Marker and the Subtles Patterns Designer Series Paper pack punched with the Scallop Square punch. To make it look good enough to eat, I added Crystal Effects to each piece of chocolate…yummy!

TIP: If you can’t eat all your chocolate, it will keep in the freezer. But if you can’t eat all your chocolate, what’s wrong with you?

Blog Chocolate Winner!

Thanks to Random.org, comment #6 by Latricia is the winner of the BLOG CHOCOLATE prize! E-mail me with your mailing address, Latricia, and you’ll get THIS:

And for some more chocolate valentine’s inspiration, here’s pure BLISS (those dark chocolate hearts co-ordinate beautifully with SU! Brushed Gold, Real Red and Whisper White card stock!):

I’m That Friend…

It won’t come as any surprise that my favorite set from the new Occasions Mini Catalog is “Eat Chocolate” and here is the card I created for the Stitched Stampers Occasions Mini Swap (inspired by a Mojo Monday sketch):

I added a little Crystal Effects on the chocolate and now it looks good enough to eat!

Now if you are a local (Utah County)…have you tried “The Chocolate” (a dessert cafe) in Orem? We just discovered it a few months ago and I can definitely recommend skipping dinner and just going for dessert…

And since we are chatting about chocolate, may I recommend a good book?

This is a wonderful new cookbook by Annette Lyon (who also writes LDS Fiction) and I can say that she really makes chocolate fun! I got to visit with her when she came to sign books a few months ago in our Deseret Book Store (where I have worked for 5 years) and I was so excited when this came out!

My Great-Grandmother Charlotte Jane Cole Grey’s biography was titled “I’d Rather Read a Recipe Than A Book”.  I think the fact that I like to read recipes AND books comes from both Charlotte and Montrue,  her daughter (my Grandma) who worked for years at the Dixie College bookstore… the love of books & cooking run in the family!

Since “I’m That Friend (Who Has Chocolate)” here’s a chance to win some BLOG CANDY CHOCOLATE! Leave a comment (or a recipe!) about your favorite chocolate indulgence and YOU COULD WIN a delicious chocolate treat AND the “It’s All Good” stamp set (retired). Comment by midnight, February 8th and I’ll announce the winner on the 9th!