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stamp_momma 10-03-2016 07:24 AM

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Challenge Title: Hard Candy Christmas
Hostess: stamp_momma (Lori)
Date:Saturday, October 22

When I was a little girl and until a few years ago, my grandma made these amazing homemade Christmas candy trays for us every single year. My brother's favorite candy on the tray was a homemade peanut butter ball (which I now make for him each year), but mine was always a candy "strawberry" that my grandma had made for me since I was a little girl. She originally got the recipe (below) from a co-worker at Montgomery (Monkey :p) Wards back in the 70s when she was a key-punch operator. We've always called them BettyReece's Strawberries and to me, they are a special part of Christmas. I miss my grandma's Christmas candy trays... it's always a Hard-Candy Christmases now ... with sweet, sweet memories.


My challenge is to create a card with the word prompt: Hard Candy Christmas. This could be image, color, embellishment. The choice is yours, I played off of the color of my favorite Christmas candy....

BettyReece's Strawberry Candy

2 small packages of strawberry jello
pinch of salt
3/4 cup Eagle Brand milk (sweetened condensed)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts (pecans)
1 cup shredded coconut

Mix all ingredients and roll into bite-size balls. Pinch at one end to form a strawberry shape and roll in red decorator sugar. Place on wax paper to harden. Enjoy!

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va.sunshine 10-22-2016 05:31 AM

luv this challenge...it was my nanny's potato candy that I first thought of...here is my card

ff16stampmommab by va.sunshine - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Clownmom 10-22-2016 07:11 AM

Here's mine:

Hard Candy Thank You

MommaPatti 10-22-2016 08:11 AM

Fun challenge, thanks, Lori!

It looked like... by MommaPatti - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

hobbydujour 10-22-2016 08:50 AM

Your Grandmother's "candy tray" sounds fabulous. Thanks for the recipe too...very thoughtful of you. Loved your sweet challenge since I have a big sweet tooth. : )


Crafty Julia 10-22-2016 10:35 AM

FF16stampmommaB Old Fashioned Christmas
Thank you for sharing your memories of your Grandmother and her amazing candy! I remember childhood Christmases with sweet memories, too! I went for an old fashioned Christmas scene, with a simply decorated tree, vintage style dps, and 3 candy canes. 1 is upper left next to a sugary gingerbread house, and 2 frosted candy canes are attached to my candy cane baker's twine. Here's FF16stampmommaB Old Fashioned Christmas

naturecoastcrafter 10-22-2016 10:53 AM

Lovely story--touching. Very special. Thanks, Lori.

FF16stampmommaB--Candy Tray by naturecoastcrafter - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

peeps321 10-22-2016 11:27 AM

Christmas candy...yum! My mom always made divinity at Christmas and something we called "brown" candy...I think that was the actual name of the recipe but it had some aunt's name associated with it, too ;) All I know is that it was amazing!

Sweet Christmas

swldebbie 10-22-2016 12:48 PM

Little did I know when I picked up this cute 3-D sticker to make a quick "cheater" Christmas card that I'd get home and find out that it was perfect for this challenge. LOVE when these things happen. TFL!

Merry Old Elf by swldebbie - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

lacyquilter 10-22-2016 02:33 PM

Here's my card: sweet.

tessaduck 10-22-2016 03:13 PM

a ring of peppermints: FF16stampmommaB merry candy

muscrat 10-22-2016 03:43 PM

I am done! Woohoo!

FF16stampmommaB Hard Candy by muscrat - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

DCinkit 10-22-2016 04:16 PM

Fun challenge, Lori. Thank you.

FF16stampmommaB Candy House by DCinkit - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Thank you for looking! Have a sweet day.

terry serman 10-22-2016 05:27 PM

Here's mine:
FF16stampmommaB Hard Candy Christmas by terry serman - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

etsdas 10-23-2016 05:13 AM

Hands down - DH's microwave peanut brittle!

FF16stampmommaB ~ Peanut Brittle for Christmas by etsdas - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

LittleSeaOtter 10-23-2016 09:23 AM

Great challenge! Here's mine:

Sweet Christmas Dreams

taclary 10-23-2016 12:01 PM

What a great challenge. I too remember my aunt making a hard candy but it was cinnamon. I must dig out that recipe. Thank you for providing the recipe. I am going to try it.

So my card had to be red and white. Here is my card.

Hard Candy Christmas

octoberbabe 10-23-2016 03:30 PM

Here's Mine:

FF16stampmommaB by octoberbabe - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Shirleysgirl 10-23-2016 03:47 PM

Candy Cane say Christmas to me...

Candy Cane Christmas by Shirleysgirl - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

sleepyinseattle 10-23-2016 06:16 PM

Sweet challenge, Lori!

Sweet Holiday Wishes by sleepyinseattle - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

IndigosMom 10-23-2016 06:32 PM

Fun! I tried to make my own candies...
FF16StampmommaB - Celebrate by IndigosMom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Thanks for looking!

germanstampler 10-24-2016 02:43 AM

Thanks for this great Challenge, Lori. Here is my take:

Mint Chocolate

catcrazy 10-24-2016 12:46 PM

Fun Challenge! Here is my card, Hard Candy Christmas!

hotwheels 10-24-2016 05:45 PM

Here is my card.
Hard Candy Christmas,Candy Canes by hotwheels - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

qwacky 10-25-2016 07:37 AM

I remember the hard candy ribbons, this stamp reminded me of them!
Here is my card:

Forest Ranger 10-25-2016 10:38 AM

Here's my card...

FF16stampmommaB Candy Cane Christmas by Forest Ranger - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

JBgreendawn 10-25-2016 02:30 PM

well, these are very simple but, here are a couple from me
FF16stampmommaB Candy Canes by JBgreendawn - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

luvtostampstampstamp 10-25-2016 06:41 PM

Here's mine, FF16stampmommaB, A Little Something by luvtostampstampstamp - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Covington Crafter 10-25-2016 08:19 PM

Lori, this was a really fun inspiration challenge! Here's my card, FF16StampmommaB Christmas Candy Tree.

resqbarbie 10-26-2016 12:55 PM

great challenge!

Joyful Candies

c-mouse 10-26-2016 01:32 PM

FF16stampmommaB Celebrate Your Inner ELF by c-mouse - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers This was a fun challenge.

guneauxdesigns 10-26-2016 01:42 PM

Lori, this challenge brought back lovely memories of hard Christmas candy at Christmas time! Thanks for the challenge! Here's my card!

sunstamper 10-26-2016 07:41 PM

Here is my Candy Canecard. Thanks.

pvilbaum 10-27-2016 09:15 AM

Here's my card. Slowly I am getting the challenges finished.
FF16stampmommaB - Gingerbread and Mints by pvilbaum - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

JadeOnline 10-27-2016 07:35 PM

Great challenge theme.
Line Em Up by JadeOnline - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

mamaxsix 10-27-2016 08:48 PM

I used a fun technique melting some red saran wrap which reminded me of red cellophane candy wrappers.Christmas Trimmings

scrappyb 10-28-2016 02:27 PM

I used the peppermint candy from the SOA kit and added glossy accents to them.
FF16stampmommaB by scrappyb - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

DreamsInPink 10-29-2016 12:09 AM

I knew exactly what stamp I was going to use as soon as I saw this challenge. When I first got it, it made me think of the old fashioned ribbon candy. I hope you like my card!

Ribbon Candy Kinda Christmas FF16stampmommaB by DreamsInPink - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Jennifrann 10-29-2016 03:58 AM

I hope you'll understand my chocolate instead of hard candy for this challenge when you read my story:ChristmasChocolate

I'm definitely giving this one to my Gram to send out this Christmas.

bwstamper 10-30-2016 08:53 AM

Thanks Lori, here's mine: FF16stampmommaB , Candy Christmas by bwstamper - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Wdoherty 10-30-2016 01:06 PM

Here is my card: Peppermint Gingerbread House

Jo Ann F. 10-30-2016 03:51 PM

So many great candy ideas! Here is my card.

simplybeautiful 10-30-2016 06:45 PM

My Grandma always had hard candy in her candy dish at Christmas, my card was inspired by the colors, here is my Hard Candy Christmas card

CraftyMerla 10-31-2016 06:49 AM

Here is my card

Snowy Trees

Shailiekat 10-31-2016 03:54 PM

Another of mine today..
FF16StampmommaB Strawberry Delight by Shailiekat - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

scrapaholic007 10-31-2016 06:29 PM

He's mine! That leftover shaving cream worked wonderfully! FF16stampmommaB | Just Chillin' by scrapaholic007 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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