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Mmm, Candy!

Candy of any kind makes me happy – I love chocolate ’cause it’s so rich and velvety, but oh! the colors of hard candy! This stamp from this month’s cute Unity Stamp Co. kit reminds me of walking to the neighborhood store with a handful of change and coming home with a sack full of sugar and a cold Coke in a glass bottle . . . Good times!

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This week’s sketch from Beate was a little more difficult than I thought it would be (and you can tell I was hittin’ the hard stuff with the full-sugar Dr. Pepper back there, huh?) and this was actually my second try (see the first one here). Here’s what I finally ended up with after coloring the image with Copics, adding Kaiser bling and Stickles and cutting with Nestabilities:

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Fun, don’t you think? Now, before you head out and enjoy the long weekend, make sure to check in and see Beate, Cami, Charmaine, Laurie, Lori, Mary Jo, & Sharon,. They’re sure to have some gorgeous stuff to ooh and aaah over!

Personal pics can be found after the page break if you’re interested!

We had a fun-filled time in Dallas last weekend (which started with a big delay at the airport and ended with my husband getting a tetanus shot)! Here’s my very happy husband at the Cowboys game:

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and what he saw from our seats:

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Not too shabby, huh? It was the first pre-season game in the very last season at Texas Stadium, and there were TONS of people there. It was hot and we (by we, I mean the kids and I) were cranky, but my man was happy!

We spent Saturday at the Zoo, had dinner with sweet Beverly and Ron, and left the hotel at o’dark thirty Sunday morning. After a little mishap at the airport food court (Mike ended up needing a tetanus shot after accidentally punching a hole in the nail on his pointer finger) and an otherwise uneventful trip home, we’re all looking forward to a weekend with no plans. I’m excited about getting to play with my unused stamps and stuff, and just not leaving the house!

What are YOU doing with your long weekend?

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22 Comments

  1. Posted August 29, 2008 at 8:00 am | Permalink

    Jenn, this is absolutely ADORABLE! I LOVE this. . .so, so cute!

  2. Posted August 29, 2008 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    Hmmm, love this card…love candy…love long weekends! We canceled travel plans to just ‘hang out’ this weekend. Can’t wait! DR looks so happy in that photo – you are the wife to make that trip happen – hope his finger is healing ok. Hugs!

  3. Posted August 29, 2008 at 8:23 am | Permalink

    Well dang — wish I knew you were in town last weekend, girl! LOVE this sweet candy stamp — you’ve blinged it out quite appropriately, so darling! Love the big ribbon bow, too. Enjoy your restful weekend!

  4. Posted August 29, 2008 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    Jenn,this is soooo stinkin’ cute…off to find some candy:)

  5. Posted August 29, 2008 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    Oh my! You were not kidding when you said you had SWEET seats at the game!
    I love your card. It’s so fun and the bling is so you!
    Big cyber hug!
    Have a fabulous weekend! Hugs and smiles

  6. Posted August 29, 2008 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    That is a fun stamp. I love the first attempt card, but this one is YUMMY!

  7. Posted August 29, 2008 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    Love the yummy image and how you blinged it up. Perfect!!!
    Enjoy your long weekend.

  8. Posted August 29, 2008 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    OMG…I also remember going to the corner store with a bunch of a little bit of change and leaving with a TON of candy!!! LOL! Those sure were the good ‘ol days!! 🙂 I really love your card, Jenn! The bling is so perfect for the deliciously colored candies!!

    I hope you have a fantastic weekend!!

  9. Posted August 29, 2008 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    How sweet, LOL! I love that image and reminds me of spending a bit of change at the local candy store. It is still there and our kids love it, but change doesn’t cut it any more……. Looks like you had a fun weekend despite the delay and mishap.

  10. Posted August 29, 2008 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    This is scrumptious!! I love it!

  11. Posted August 29, 2008 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE your adorable card, Jenn!! That image is too cute, and I love how you’ve added bling for a realistic look!!

    It’s looks like you had some great seats!! I hope your DH is recovering ok from his shot! Ouch…those hurt!

  12. Eddita
    Posted August 29, 2008 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    Jenn, I nominated you for the “I Love Your Blog” award. Go to my blog for the details!

    Eddita 🙂

    http://accentsbyeddita.blogspot.com/

  13. Posted August 30, 2008 at 6:24 am | Permalink

    Sweet idea! Love it!

  14. Posted August 30, 2008 at 7:11 am | Permalink

    Love your card, Jen! Those sparkly markers are awesome! I have not seen them before.

  15. Posted August 30, 2008 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    This is sooooo cute, Jenn! I LOVE it! Looks like a fun time in Dallas! I LOVE the Cowboys!…although, that probably shouldn’t get out in my tailgate crew! 😉 Hope you are having a great weekend!

  16. Posted August 30, 2008 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    Hi Jenn…. LOVE this card! That candy just makes me smile! And, Whooo Hoooo for the football game! My honey would is jealous of your honey! 🙂 Enjoy your weekend my friend!

  17. Posted August 31, 2008 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    What a fun card – so bright and colorful! I think you did a fabulous job!

  18. Posted August 31, 2008 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    wow that is such an adorable YUMMY looking stamp! i just love the colours and bling

  19. Posted September 1, 2008 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    Loooove how you blinged up the candy. Cool card!

  20. Posted September 2, 2008 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your card. I am sitting here with my jaw dropped. SO ADORABLE! Thanks for making this Unity Stamp sparkle with such adorable BLING! TTYSoon! Enjoy your evening!

  21. Posted September 6, 2008 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    Cute card!! I love it. And all the “candy” bling!!!! WOW!!!

  22. Posted September 15, 2008 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    Love this – that blinged up candy is just too cute!!

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