Thursday, November 29, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 6

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 6. This hop will take place November 24th through December 5th and the new postings each day will be posted by 9am eastern standard time. This hop will be full of wonderful ideas and inspiration to get you well on your way of creating all of those beautiful Christmas project. This is an awesome way to get a lot of your Christmas cards, and scrapbook layouts finished, home decorations completed and maybe even be inspired to create something using a new technique that you have never tried.  There will be a new project posted each and every day by all the wonderful amazing ladies in this hop. Also each day we will have a guest designer or two for you to visit. I will be giving away some wonderful blog candy each day of the hop from our amazing sponsors that we have for this hop. I will be posting all the winners from this hop on December 9th. Every one has a chance to win including the ladies participating in the hop and even the guest designers and the sponsors. At the end of each post I will have a list of all the sponsors who are sponsoring this hop all you need to do is click on their name to go to their sites and check out all the wonderful sites. I want to thank each and everyone of the sponsors for their generosity. It has been greatly appreciated.

Here is a complete line up for the hop in case you get lost along the way. You wont want to miss any of the wonderful projects these talented ladies have made.

1. Lisa Pontious ~

Jennifer ~ 
2. Ashley ~

3. Theresa~

4. Sheila-

5. Jillian ~

6. Pam (Mama LoveBug) ~

7. Rebecca~

8. Teresa~

9. Madge~

10. Jessi~

11. Miranda~

12. Shawnee ~

 Now for today's project I decided to do something 
different and give some yummy recipes for you all to try.
Jingle Bell Balls

3-1/2 cups Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal
3/4 cup M&M's Brand MINIS Chocolate Candies
3-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
3 tablespoons Parkay Original Stick
1/3 cup Butter
1/8 teaspoon salt

Combine Rice Krispies cereal and M&M'S MINIS Chocolate Candies in large bowl; set aside.Put marshmallows, butter, peanut butter, and salt in large, heavy saucepan, and melt over medium heat 10 minutes or until smooth, stirring occasionally. Pour over cereal mixture, tossing lightly until thoroughly coated.

Shape mixture into 1-1/2-inch balls. Place on waxed paper, and cool until set. Enjoy!

Jolly Snowman Faces
1 pouch Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 egg
1 container (12 oz) Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white frosting
Red string licorice
Assorted candies

1. Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until soft dough forms. On ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart.

2. Bake 11 to 14 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

3. Frost and decorate 1 cookie at a time. After spreading frosting on cookie, add licorice for band of earmuffs and candies for ear "covers" and snowman face

Christmas Cookie Meringues

Cookie Ingredients:
3egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup sugar

Filling Ingredients:
1 (6-oz.) pkg. (1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon coffee-flavored liqueur
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

1. Heat oven to 275°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or grease and flour cookie sheets. In small bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar at medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating at high speed until stiff peaks form. Drop mixture by scant teaspoonfuls onto paper-lined cookie sheets.

2 In medium bowl, combine all filling ingredients except walnuts; mix well. Stir in walnuts. Drop 1/2 teaspoon filling onto each cookie.

3 Bake at 275°F. for 30 minutes. DO NOT OPEN OVEN. Turn oven off; leave cookies in oven with door closed for 10 minutes. Remove from oven; cool completely. Remove cookies from paper.

Nutter Butter Snowmen
Grab some nutter butters, white chocolate, m+ms, and orange tic-tacs in the grocery store to build these little snowmen. The tic-tacs are such a clever way to add the snowman carrot nose!

Easy Marshmallow Snowmen Cupcakes

You'll Need:
For hat: a chocolate-covered mint "beret" 
For body: two marshmallows -- cut a slice off the top one and squish to make it smaller. Dabs of icing hold parts together
For eyes: chocolate sprinkles (poke holes first with a wet toothpick)
For nose: orange gummy fish (or candy corn piece cut small)

North Pole Cupcakes
You'll Need:
Vanilla Cupcakes
White frosting
Sugar crystals (or coconut might be a cute alternative) 
Candy canes (break off the curved top)
Red M+Ms
Small Cut outs that say "North Pole" (you can print these of hand write them)

Now on to the blog candy for day 6 of this hop. Today I will be 
having 2 winners so I will be giving away 2 different blog candies. 

Blog Candy #1 One is from our wonderful sponsor
Little Scraps Of Heaven Designs will be giving one 
lucky winner a $20.00 gift certificate to their store.

Blog Candy #2 is from our wonderful sponsor
Scraptastical Kreations will be giving one
lucky winner a $25.00 gift certificate to their store.

To be eligible to win this blog candy you must do the following:
1. Leave a comment here on my post. Your comment must tell me what pattern is your favorite pattern from Little Scraps Of Heaven and What is your favorite pattern from Scraptastical Kreations.

2. Become a follower of my blog 

 Be sure to check out the facebook event page for this hop also ladies because I will be doing little giveaways on there also.

I want to thank each and every sponsor for all their wonderful generosity. You all are truly amazing. Here is a list of all the sponsors of this hop. Please be sure to check them all out you will be glad you did.
1. Bo Bunny

2. Pazzles

3. My Creative Time

4. KaDoodle Bug Designs

5. Little Scraps of Heaven Designs


7. Designs by Sarah's Custom Blog & Blinkie

8. Paper Piecings by Nikki

9. Scraptastical Kreations

10. Designs on Cloud 9

11. Joy's Life

12. Scrapping Bug Designs

13. Cardz TV Stamps

14. PSA Essentials

15. Theresa

16. Barbara Ohanlon

17. Ashley

18. Lisa (Honeybearz Designs)

19. Paper Creations by Mindy

20. Tsunami Rose Designs

21. LoveBug Creations

22. Lucy Kelleher-Close to My Heart Independent Consultant

23.Pinque Peacock

24. Patty's Craft Spot

25.  Paula Luvs 2 Stamp

 26. Graphic 45

 Now hop on over to see what Jennifer one of our guest designers has created.


  1. Lisa,
    Love your recipes...I cannot wait to try some of them. I found one on Pinterest last night I have to try this year...Red Velvet truffles! My favorite designs are the adventure one on Little Scraps of Heaven cause that will go perfect with a set of hiking pictures and the gingerbread little guys from Scraptastical Kreations...I am sure I will have Christmas photos to go with them! Thanks for the opportunities to win.

  2. Fabulous treats!! Thanks for the recipes!!
    My favorite Little Scraps of Heaven Designs is Little Drummer Boy and my favorite SK file is BSD Pink Squeak

  3. Your treats look absolutely wonderful and oh so Yummy. And yes, Thanks for sharing the recipes. I'm sure my kids will love making some of these.
    My Favorite file from Scraptastical Kreations is the "Reason For the Season set" So beautiful.
    My Favorite file from Little Scraps Of Heaven is the "Nativity Patter Collection" Absolutely wonderful.
    Off to start and finish the hop for day 7.
    Hugs, Rosalee

  4. Yummy!
    Miranda :)

  5. What sweet projects...they look good enough to eat! Thanks for sharing. i'm enjoying the hop.


  6. All your yummy treats look so good. I will have to try a few of those.
    My favorite pattern from Little scraps of Heaven is Twas the night before Christmas collection. My favorite pattern from Scraptastical Kreations is Christmas Surprise.
    I love this is so great!

  7. I am enjoying this hop - here we are on day 6 already! Thank you for the hop. Now for your goodies -oh my goodness - you are one busy lady! I could sample one of each - I cannot keep this stuff in my home as I would eat it all myself - bad me! Very lovely goodie and thank you for the recipes too!
    I have many Little Scraps of Heavens paper pieces and I like each one - My Favorite would be The Great Outdoors Collection and for Scraptasticalkreations - Reason for the Season. I would love to win either of these prizes and both have wonderful paper piecing creations. Thanka again for the hop and have a great day! Gail

  8. Well you've went and made me Hungry! They all look so good. Those look like they would be so fun to make with my Grand Kids. My Favorite Pattern from Little Scraps of Heaven- I Loved a bunch of them but since I Love Owls. I choose (Hoo Loves you!) and My Favorite from Scraptasticalkreations was- Who Loves you best. Ya, More Owls! Going to go hop now! :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  9. Your treats are so cute and look so yummy! :)

  10. Thanks for the recipes,everthing looks great...MaryG.

  11. Shhhh!!! Don't tell anyone, but I left your blog this morning to go look at Scraptastical and A Little Bit of Heaven and I have been pouring over the adorable files all day and researching the best new die cut machine to get! LOL!!

    Your treats are so cute! They look delicious too. Thanks for the recipes!! My favorite file from A Little Bit of Heaven is Hot Chocolate Bears and my fav from Scraptastical is Baking Up memories. Such cute little Moose's! I love everything on both sites though!!

  12. First off before I forget, LSHD, I love the Little Ballerinas and for Scraptastical creations I love Engine 9.
    All of your recipes are so yummy, I am going to do the nutter butter snowmen:)

  13. Your treats look so yummy! Will need to show my girls :)
    from Little Scraps of Heaven - "resting my eyes"; so reminds me of my husband
    from Scraptastical Kreations - "chop til you drop"; my oldest loves do her own version of the tv show "Chopped"

  14. Wow, everything looks great and yummy too :) Thank you for the recipes!

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  15. Wow you have been busy and these deserts look delicious

  16. Those all look so yummy!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

    racincrafts at aim dot com

  17. These are the cutest ideas!!
    Picking one of each file is really really hard, LSH, one of my favorites is the Smarty Pants Owls, they are really cute. And from SK I'll pick one I've used a lot, the post it note holder and cover. They make cute gifts.

  18. Oh YUM! I think I just gained 10 pounds from reading this post! Better go HOP it off now! Haha!

    I love the New Years Bears from Little Scraps Of Heaven, and Snow Much fun from Scraptastical Kreations.

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  19. Love all the recipes. My favorite is the nutter butter ones. Here are my favorite patterns: the advent calendar from Little Scraps of Heaven and You Melt My Heart from Scraptastical Kreations. TFS~Mary M

  20. Those recipes look yummy, too bad I'm on Weight Watchers! Although, the rice crispies treats probably have the fewest points (calories).

    My favorite patterns:
    Little scraps of Heaven - In the doghouse.
    Scraptastical Kreations - 3x3 notepad cover and holder. They would make great gifts!

    Thanks again for a great giveaway!

  21. I feel like I'm being put on the spot. i do not have a fave little scraps of heaven or scrptastical designs. I do look forward to the wkly freebies from scraps of heaven.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  22. OMG! If your not to busy can you come and do my baking? Everything looks so darn good. Now I have to go and have a snack. TFS and have a great day.