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Oh, Fudge…

My mom loves chocolate. She always has a stash of M&M’s in her bedside table. Ask the grand kids, they know EXACTLY where it is! Mom always made fudge for the holidays, not the easy microwave kind… the kind you need a candy thermometer for. For some reason, I wasn’t a fan until I got older. Maybe it was because she would put pecans in them and I didn’t really like nuts in my sweet treats. I know, I was a weird kid like that!

I haven’t seen one in years, but when I was a kid the ice cream truck would cruise the neighborhoods in the summer. We’d be playing in the yard and our ears would prick up when we heard the first tinkling of the music box recording of “Turkey in the Straw” coming from the big speakers on the top of the truck. Every kid in the neighborhood would run home to get money to buy ice cream!  We always wanted ice cream sandwiches, the double popsicle with two sticks,  or the ultimate BOMB pop! Mom would always tell us to get her a Fudgsicle…ewww…only grown ups ate stuff like that! We thought they were a terrible waste of ice cream money until my sister Steph managed to get a lick/bite of one. Those things were pretty GOOD! Mom would sometimes buy a box at the grocery store, probably thinking they were a private snack. They’d be gone in a few days and of course we had no idea what happened to them! They were the COOLEST!

The new theme challenge at Cupcake Inspirations is….Mother’s Day!

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This week’s sponsor is Poppy Stamps and they are generously providing a $20 gift certificate to our randomly chosen winner!

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In honor of my fudgsicle loving mom…I made this card ’cause she is the COOLEST!CIC 407B 026E

I used a Club Scrap® collage stamp and die cut from waaaaaaay back to create the background! Comment below with the name of the kits and the year they were released and I’ll choose a random winner for a little Mother’s Day surprise!

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Club Scrap® card stock and fiber from the May 2017 Adirondacks kit. Background image stamped with Club Scrap leaf ink.

Don’t you love the bite marks in the ice cream pop?! I just had to add a wobble mechanism to it…I bought a really big bag of them!

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JFF Rubber Stamps Ice Cream Bar, Ice Pop and Sentiment Hearts Mini Cube. Images stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with copper or super fine white embossing powder. Images colored with Gansai Tambi Watercolors. Diamond and Yellow Stickles for sparkle.

Click here to check out what the rest of the design team created and join the challenge! We love to see your artwork in our gallery!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the FANTASTIC mamas out there!

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Challenges entered:

Club Scrap 05/17 Card Sketch Challenge

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Club Scrap 05/17 NBUS Challenge – Snarks and Puns!

Crafty Cardmakers Add a Sentiment

Crazy 4 Challenges # 385 Shades of Green 

JFF Rubber Stamps May Card Challenge “A Mother’s Love”

14 thoughts on “Oh, Fudge…

  1. Fabulous card, Wendy! I always love reading your stories. You are such a fantastic story-teller. I’ll save the answers to the kits until later. I don’t want to ruin the fun 😉

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  2. There are moments in blogs like this you get a real glimpse into someone’s life. I love these stories of your mom. It makes me think of my own mother’s quirks. Makes me wonder what my kids will someday say about me. Oh, and it is a beautiful card!

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  3. I think your mom and I would get along insofar as what we want to eat for treats! Love your card, I really like the background and the fun popsicle treats! I bought some of those action wobbles and keep forgetting to use them! Hope you are having a wonderful day.

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