Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Guilt Free "Box of Chocolates"


Finally I have created a
Sugar, Calorie and Fat Free
"Box of Chocolates"
Isn't this the yummiest idea!! I was so tickled with myself that I have created 3 of these fun Valentines. If you look closely at the chocolates, you will see that that I "Drizzled" them with pink "Stickles".
As a young girl, I can remember going to the store and being amazed by all of the beautiful boxes of chocolates. Pretty sure I fantasized about someday having a sweetheart of my own who would buy me the biggest most elaborate box that money could buy!!! Maybe he would feed me these Bon Bons while whispering how lucky he was to have found someone so wonderful

(after I heat embossed this red heart, I embossed it using the mini polka dots die)

Yea Right, who am I kidding? My husband knows better than to buy me chocolates. I am more of HIDE in the pantry and devour the Nestles Toll House Morsels kind a gal.... Doesn't there just seem to be so much less guilt involved in not having to count how many pieces you have just eaten? My kids would get such a kick out the memories of finding ME quitely standing in our dark pantry with a spoon and jar of Nutella that I had hidden from them while Ignoring the hollars of MOOOOOOOMMMM !!!!!!!
(Adam is reading this over my shoulder and just stated, "We always find you though")

3 of the stamps that I used are all BRAND NEW items which are available at ABC Toys & Crafts.
Julie has gotten so many new items in the store this week and she is expecting more. Only 2 more days left to enjoy 15% off of all Martha Stewart products (including the new spring line of PUNCHES). Better yet, how would you like to WIN one of 3 Martha
Stewart Punch Sets
? Visit the store blog for complete details ----- > HERE
CHALLENGES:
Polka Doodles: Love
Crafty Creations: Love
The Pink Elephant: Sketch
Simon Says Challenge: Punch It... I used the doily Hearts punch
Creative Card Crew:Punch It!..I used the doily hearts punch
Jacksonbelle Tuesday challenge:Valentine’s Day project
Your Next Stamp Challenge: Sparkles (I used Stickles)
Hand Full of Stamps: Polka Dots

............Supplies I used............(highlighted items are linked to ABC)
Stamps: Hero Arts (hearts & flowers), Inkadinkado (chocolate, Valentine sentiment), Paper Trey Ink (polka dots)
Paper: Stampin Up (brown, whisper white, pretty in pink, distressed polka dot patterned paper), Paper Trey Ink (poppy, scarlet jewel)
Ink: Versamark, Paper Trey Ink (dark chocolate)
Tools: Martha Stewart (Valentine Lace), Cuttlebug, Spellbinders (Nestabilities-labels 1), Marvy Uchida (corner rounder)
Misc: elastic ribbon is from Italy, Pink Stickles, Stampin Up (black & clear embossing powder), heat gun

34 comments:

Jennifer said...

Those are so cute!

Karen said...

YUMMY! I love your sparkle drizzle! Thanks for joining us at YNS.
Hugs
Karen

Mina said...

totally guilt free but no as much fun lol...these are fabulous Justine, love the pink sparkle...thanks so much for your kind birthday wishes
Mina xxx

Trudi said...

Oh these are just fabulous Justine! I love em! Thanks for playing along with us this week at TPE!

Ann said...

oh wow how gorgeous are these - I just love your cards and how you have interpreted our sketch at The Pink Elephant.
Ann xxx

Dolly said...

These cards ar fab. Thanks for sharing them with us at Polka Doodles. :)x

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Such a cute set of cards!!!

Paula said...

Wow these are so pretty and great punch detail and colours. Thanks for taking part in the CCC Challenge.
Paula xxxx

Sandy said...

LOLOLOLOL...love the story and the creation....wonderful...and I would not even have to take any xtra insulin to have these chocolates...great work GF!

Pat (mspfd) said...

You are brilliant! Love your sweet creations. That lace it to die for!!

brenda said...

Hi Justine

These are just wonderful and calorie free as well.

Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles this week.

B x

Georgia Ehrmann said...

I love your calorie free cards! (Now if I could just stay away from the real stuff! LOL!)

Anita said...

These are fantastic!

Rose said...

your cards are wonderful, thanks for joining us on crafty creations this week :)

Jessica G. said...

Such a fun mini chocolate box theme -- the ruffled ribbon is a perfect touch! Those chocolates look good enough to eat, especially with the bonus drizzles!!

Maria Matter said...

oh yummo! these are fab Justine! love those polka dots in the bg!!!
Blessings, Maria

oh and thank you for playing along at Creative Card Crew!!! :)

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations with your LOVELY work!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Lori said...

YUMMY!!! and no calories... these are adorable, Justine! Love your hiding in the pantry - so me - lol!
Love and hugs ~ Lori

Kris L said...

What a great idea. So cute. Thanks for playing with us at Polkadoodles this week...Kris

ribenaruby said...

Adorable yummy cards, loved readin g your post, thanks for joining the fun at Polka Doodle.

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Oh wow, how yummy !

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.

Jo and the Simon Says Challenge DT x

Gina said...

Great chocolate themed cards! I love the ribbon around the hearts too.

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning Piali, and wow!!!! chocolates that are not fattening, how perfect? i am loving these cards they are stunning, thank you for joining us at the CCC challenge this week Linda x

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along in our Love/Valentine Challenge at Crafty Creations! Cheers Claire x

Tip Top said...

Hehehehe! Great story and great little cards! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Kerry said...

Lovely yummy cards. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

Georgia said...

I love how you added the ribbon around each card!

Fliss said...

Really lovely project and great idea.
Thanks for joining the Polka Doodles love challenge and hope to see you again next week.

NinaB said...

These are cute. I love the ruffled hearts.

shelly said...

lovely card thank you for sharing over at ccc

shelly said...

lovely card thank you for sharing over at ccc

Erin Smetak said...

These cards are so sweet! I love them!!!!! And I see the polka dots now! LOL! They are just a background, so they aren't too obtrusive on your cards! Nice job!!!!

SemSee said...

Oh these are gorgeous! Thanks for joining our sparkly challenge at YNS Challenges! Hope to see you again! Hugs, Sem (YNSC DT)

Trish Hughes said...

Wow, what great cards!!! Love the ribbon, that is a must try!!! Thanks so much for playing along with HFOS.
Trish