Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sweet Friend Candy Treat

I love M & M's!
I love that they come in so many different flavors and varieties, colors and blends. We've got Almond, Pretzel, Mint, Dark Chocolate, Candy Corn flavor and Holiday Mix, Harvest Mix, Valentine's Mix, Easter Mix - the list goes on, but really, it's just a good excuse to buy some anytime you are in the store.
They really are the perfect candy in so many ways - not the least of which is that they are just good chocolatey fun.
When I was a kid, there were just two types of M & M's - plain and peanut. I don't know where their marketing department was on the day they decided to call M & M's PLAIN - how can you call something so colorful AND yummy PLAIN! It's just plain wrong!
We used to get the small bags in the grocery line or at the 7-11 store and dump them out on the table, sorting by color. I always ate the brown ones first and saved the green ones for last.
Did you do that?

Recently, I picked up a bag (or two) of the Harvest or Autumn Mix. (Not sure what the exact name is, but does it matter, really?) I thought it would be fun to make some little fall treats with our new 1" x 8" Cello Bags - and it was. Especially when some of the M & M's escaped and I had no choice but to eat them.
Here's what I came up with:

And yes, I did alternate those on purpose - my husband says that presentation is everything when it comes to food.....

I just used a few simple supplies to make the topper - all current in the catalogs. The wreath stamp is from the Warmest of Wishes Hostess Stamp set and it's punched out with the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch. I added the greeting from the You are Loved stamp set which is in the Holiday Mini. It's punched out with the Modern Label Punch. A button and some Baker's Twine and you've got a cute little gift for a friend or co-worker.

Now who wouldn't love to find a little chocolate love on their desk?

So, here's a few of the products I used for this treat:

#123779 - You are Loved Stamp Set - $23.95 clear mount
#122672 - Warmest of Wishes Stamp Set - $10.00 for Hostesses!!
Hostesses between NOW and December 15th earn an ADDITIONAL $35 Free for a qualifying party!!
#118874 - 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch - $16.95

You can place your order anytime in my Online Stampin' Store for any of these items and all your Stampin' Supplies!
**I'll be starting a special REWARDS program in December for all my Online Clients - the BEST news for YOU is that REWARDS will be retroactive to cover ALL your November orders!
Stay tuned for information on this exciting NEW program!

Have a great day everyone! Mine is a whirlwind today - maybe I need some M & M's for some extra energy! HA!

~~Robin

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