Welcome to the Colorful Creations Design Team "Jingle All The Way" Holiday Blog Hop!
We hope that you are ready for THREE days of fun, challenges, recipes and other holiday inspiration to get you on your way to a state of Holiday bliss (or at least on the right path)!!
By now, you have enjoyed your Thanksgiving Dinner, football games, parades and of course, Black Friday "wee hours of the morning" shopping trips and are ready to sit back and relax with us.
I am the first stop for the Hop. Woo hoo!
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Today I will be sharing an inspirational card that I made especially for you as well as a yummy Christmas recipe.
Here's my "Peace" Christmas card:
There are lots of layers and a fun snowman in the center. A candy cane is tucked between the ribbon and twine bows. The green cardstock was distressed along the edges and a large snowflake was added behind the cute little snowman tag.
Paper: DCWV, Other, White Cardstock
Clear Sticker Sentiment
Gold Color Mist
Perfect Pearls Mist
Twine: American Crafts
Glitter Gems: Home Made
The card at a different angle to see the dimension.
And a closer look at the cute snowman, ribbon, twine and candy cane. At the very top of the card I added two silver glitter gems.
I hope you liked my Christmas card and that I've inspired you to get those Christmas cards made! :)
Be sure to check each Blog every day for more Holiday inspiration.
Become a member of all our Blogs and leave a comment daily for a chance to win a fabulous Grand Prize of scrappy goodies (Photo to be posted later at C.C. site). Just let me say that it will be a fabulous mixture of goodies!
The winner of the Grand Prize will be selected from members that comment daily and complete all of the challenges by Thursday, December 5, 2013, 11:45 p.m. The Grand Prize will be announced on the Colorful Creations site on Friday, December 6, 2013.
Our individual prizes will be announced on each member's Blog. So be sure to check back!
Now... here's a yummy recipe to share with you. Maybe you can add this to your list of goodies to make for Christmas each year!
Total Prep Time: 20 mins. Bake: 20 mins. + cooling.
Yield: About 5 dozen.
1 C. butter, softened
1/2 C. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/4 C. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 C. raspberry jam
1 C. confectioners' sugar
2 Tbsp. evaporated milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
2. Divide dough into four portions; shape each into a 10-in. x 2 1/2 in. log. Place 4 in. apart on greased or foil-lined baking sheets. Make a 1/2 in. depression down the center of each log.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
3. Fill depressions with jam. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes. Remove to a cutting board; cut into 3/4-in. slices. Place on wire racks.
4. In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients. Drizzle over warm cookies. Cool completely.
I hope you enjoyed my Christmas card and recipe.
Now hop on over to Brandi's Blog to see what she has in store for you.
Below is our lineup list in case you get lost along the way.
Libby - You are here :)
I hope you are enjoying our Holiday inspiration and will join us in creating some magic for your holidays with our projects and recipes.
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Be sure to check back tomorrow for a challenge & prize to be offered!