Chocolate Hugs and Kisses


I ran to Aldi yesterday for a few groceries, and they had the prettiest super-sized, dark chocolate candy bars at the front door. They were wrapped very simply with this pretty red packaging and very little writing on the wrapper. I snagged a few up to make into quick Valentine’s for some of my favorite people. Who doesn’t love chocolate hugs & kisses, especially if it’s super-sized?


Speaking of Aldi, do any of you shop there? I used to think it was low-budget, lower quality foods. My husband has had the opportunity to work with them for several years as a supplier, and was I ever wrong. They have very high quality standards…very high. They are able to bring quality products at rock-bottom prices because they limit their selection and have very few national brand items. I shop there a lot now. It’s cheap, and we haven’t tried anything we don’t like. So, take your debit card or cash (and a quarter to rent your cart – you get it back when you return your cart to the corral – there’s no cart boy at Aldi!) and try it out. Hey with the money you save, you can buy more stamps. You can thank me later. 😉

  • Stamps: Hugs and Kisses by Kim Hughes for Cornish Heritage Farms

  • Ink: Palette Burnt Umber

  • Cardstock: Prism Birchtone Dark, Making Memories Noteworthy Collection – little pad

  • Accs: lace (rescued from the thrift store), Prima flowers, American Crafts Chestnut mini brad and DMC floss to stitch my Xs

One more thing, if you’re still reading…tomorrow, I have a special project that I am going to show you. It will be an ongoing project that I post an update to once a month this year. Just to make sure I follow through on my commitment, I have a few friends that will join me. I have a feeling, you’re gonna like it. See you then ~

7 responses to “Chocolate Hugs and Kisses

  1. I love that, Lori…it is very pretty!

  2. Very pretty! And thanks for the Aldi tip – I will check them out.

  3. sooo scrappy and adorable…i love it!! those stiches add such a great touch 🙂

  4. No Aldi here. . . but I wouldn’t say no to gettin’ some of that yummiliciously decorated chocolate! Oh no, I would not! See you soon!

  5. KEWL! This is darling and I may just have to do something like this. I hope I can find the candy bars here in Georgia. 🙂

  6. I love how you’ve decorated that candy bar! Awesome!

  7. OMGoodness!! This is just toooooo cute!!! Looking forward to meeting you at CHA!

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