TESC82 Christmas Candies

September 11th, 2009

Happy Friday!  Looking forward to my Stampin’ Up! Class tonight and looking forward to the weekend.  It’s been a looooong couple of weeks – I hope to have resolution soon and be able to talk about it here.  (I really haven’t felt like blogging much.)  In the meantime I was excited to finally ink up my Sweet Centers set and play with Sweet Treat Cups.


My original thought followed Taylor’s sketch very closely since I generally take sketches pretty literally, but the final version of the card veered from the sketch just a bit.  When I went to the store today I intended to get Red Hots to make this card, but they didn’t have any so I ended up with Skittles (I picked out the red ones).  The red Skittles (btw – I determined that 13 was the optimal number to use) seem to work best with Riding Hood Red.  The dp is Christmas Cocoa Specialty.  This particular sheet has a pearly metallic sheen in kind of pewter color – not quite silver and not quite gold – very pretty!

I used the Spellbinders Curved Rectangles for the image panel and matting.  I wanted to keep it really simple, but felt like it needed something.  Taylor’s Tiny Twinkles were the perfect little sparkly touch.

I hope you’ll play along with the TESC with us this week.  You can see Taylor’s sample and get all the deets to play by hopping over to her blog.  And be sure to take a look at what the rest of the Sketch Crew has created as well:


  • Donna Baker
  • Jackie Pedro  
  • Lynn Mercurio
  • Monika Davis
  • Sherrie Siemens
  • Stephanie Hargis
  • If you played in any of the Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash Challenges be sure to check out the SASI Blog today for the announcement of all the winners.

    I’m also excited to introduce Sweet Centers to my class tonight.  We’ll be making a Halloween card.


    This card is 4.25″ square and this time I used Halloween M&M’s (the optimal number of M&M’s seems to be 17.)  I decided to tear the Green Galore layer for a little more *spooky* look.  The image is stamped in Lovely Lilac ink.  Of course the color scheme is taken from the M&M’s. Super simple, but really cute I think.

    Hope you have a fantastic weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.


    9 Responses to “TESC82 Christmas Candies”

    1. Sherrie Says:

      Those bubble thingy’s are fantastic! Love your Christmas ornament Jami!
      Love the bling around the edges to frame it too!

    2. Jackie Pedro Says:

      GREAT card, Jami!! Love this new set from SU! The colors are wonderful!!! Love the Halloween card, too!!

    3. Lynn Mercurio Says:

      Both of these, Jami,, are so totally yummy. Not just because of the candy, but the paper and images add so much!

    4. Monika/buzsy Says:

      Fabulous card Jami! Love that new SU! set… the colors are great and all those blings… perfect for the holiday season. TFS!

    5. loricraig Says:

      I need to use those little pouches. So, so cute!

      I wanna come to your class…. 🙁

    6. Gwen Says:

      HOW CUTE IS THIS!!! that christmas card is gorgeous!!!! what a great Idea!!! I think the skittles are perfefct!…better then red hots!..I NEED to know where to get those “sweet centers” 🙂

    7. Stephanie Hargis Says:

      I LOVE this! I actually did not like this set at all when I first saw it but your card has just convinced me otherwise! 😀 Beautiful, girl!

    8. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

      Very pretty card Jami.

    9. savorthejourney Says:

      Both of these are yummy-darling, Jami!
      The sketch card is my fav … those colors, candies … everything!
      Keep the faith, friend. You’ll make the best decision for YOU.

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