Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Christmas in August blog hop!

Thoughts2Paper is having a BLOG HOP... and this hop is all about Christmas! It's coming faster than you think! Have you started thinking about shopping yet?

In hopping through you should have came from Karen's blog.....If you came here and didnt know we were hopping you can go start at the Thoughts2paper blog OR you can make your way back here. Just make sure you comment on every blog for your chance at the $40 gift certificate!

AND...... In honor of the hop Liz is generously offering up a 40% discount on all purchases until August 28th!!

Use the codeCHAROOM
 
There are lots of good things happening at T2P at the moment. A new message board full of fun and challenges is in the works and here is a sketch contest on the BLOG right now and the prize is a PINK ATG gun! You must check it out!

Here are a few Christmasy projects to cool down your August

A Christmasy layout featuring my lil Santa baby Aubrey. She looked so sweet in her little santa hat Christmas morning. She was around 6 weeks old at the time. My mom snapped this picture as she slept in her car seat under the Christmas tree.

Supplies from the thoughts2paper store: Martha Stewart punch around the page in double loops, SEI Glitzmas papers, American Crafts felt thickers, christmas shaped buttons, zva creative jewels
Other supplies: Prima flowers, Maya road chipboard flourishes, American Crafts flair, Teresa Collins journal block.

And a little Christmas gift bag and tag.

I left the panel on the tag and the bag blank to fill in the giftees name when I get ready to use it. Here are a few closeups of the tag and the home made flower


Supplies from the thoughts2paper store: SEI Glitzmas papers, black pigment ink
Other supplies: Marvy scalloped mega and giga circle punches, fiskars large circle punch, martha stewart butterfly punch, Core'dinations vintage cardstock, a red bag

And since we are in a Christmasy mood here is a recipe for some of my famous Christmas candy
S'MORE POPS ANYONE?
50 large marshmallows
1lb of milk chocolate (if using chocolate chips you will need to add a little shortening to thin/smooth it out. I used candy melt)
1 cup of graham cracker crumbs (give or take I didnt really measure)
50 lollipop sticks
* A thick piece of styrofoam (optional but will make your life easier and your suckers prettier)

1. Insert stick into marshmallow about 3/4 of the way in
2. In a glass cup (I use my pyrex measuring cup) melt chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until creamy smooth
3. Dip marshmallow in chocolate
4. Sprinkle all over with graham cracker crumbs
5. Insert sticks into styrofoam block (if no styrofoam place on wax paper)
6. Repeat
7. Put s'mores in the fridge for 10 minutes to allow chocolate to set


I made over 100 of these and packaged them prettily with some cellophane bags and ribbons to give as Christmas gifts. Of  course that only left me with a few to photograph so these are the ones the chocolate didnt totally coat, but they were still delicious.
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As a SPECIAL BONUS if you leave me a comment AND follow this blog (or already do) you'll be entered to win this christmasy prize pack


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The next stop on your hop is..... Michelle !!

Happy Scrappin!
Sarah


41 comments:

ann said...

lOVE THE BAG AND TAG !!!

Alannah said...

s'more pops...what can I use in Australia for graham crackers? I have been following you, and now will start a blog hop, smiles

Alannah said...

I went to Karen's blog as per your link...and now I am confused. She doesn't have a post about a blog hop...I will just go onto Michelle!

Sarah said...

Pardon the mess.... the HOP is a HOT MESS at the moment. Im sure they will have it fixed soon

Alannah.... to be s'mores they need to be graham crackers.... but to get a similiar effect you could probably use cookie crumbs

MNStitcher said...

loving this blog hop - so fun! Thanks!

Liz said...

Sarah gorgeous layout and love the bag just adorable.... and yummo on those smores Iknow some little ones that will love those to cute.

Little Miss said...

OK, that tag is beautiful, love the butterfly! and now I'm hungry for some smores!

craft-princess said...

AWWWW, that is adorable!! I love the scrap page! The bag is pretty too!! And thanks for the recipe! They look delish!

ScrappyScavenger said...

That bag is amazing! And num num! Smores!

jeannine said...

Thanks for sharing all of your yummy goodies! Precious layout of your Santa baby! Love the gift bag and tag and the treats look super yummy!!

jennyplace2 said...

Your christmas layout is just so beautiful and the baby is even better! Thanks for a fun morning of hopping.

Rhonda V. said...

Beautiful layout!!! I love that border punch and the layers on here are wonderful! What a great gift tag and bag combo too!

Now I need a smores pop for breakfast!!!

Dayna said...

Awww what a cute little santa!! Your christmas bag and tag are gorgeous too!! And how yummy are those S'More pops...thanks for sharing the recipe!! I'm now a follower of your FABULOUS blog!!!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Love your layout. the gift bag and tag are adorable and thanks for the recipe, I think I will make those for my TA's this year. They sound yummy.

Vicki said...

Super sweet layout. The bag/tag are so cute and the candy idea I'm going to have to try. Thanks for sharing.

Scrapenabler said...

Such a cute layout! And I love the bag and tag.

Michelle said...

Adorable LO!!
Love all the cluster of embellies!!
The bag is so beautiful!!
Love that recipe!

Sarah Mullanix said...

beautiful LO and such a sweet photo...LOVE the marshmellow idea!! :)

Julie said...

such wonderful projects, and that baby is adorable. Love your work.

Pinky said...

AWWWWWWWW These are so darn sweet!!!

April Hall said...

Love the creations!

just lisa said...

Such an adorable layout and gift bag!!! I want to make some this year too! TFS!

meluv2scrap said...

OMG is all I can say!!! Love that Lo and the gift bag/tag. Fab!

Becky said...

okay I want one of those pops...lol! And that layout is precious

Laurajean said...

OMG, how cute is Ms. Aubrey...LOVE that layout girl and love the Christmas Bag...so happy to be designing with ya again :)

and that recipe looks so good.

Donna said...

OH! Such yummy projects!

Donna said...

I am following your blog and blog hopping. Thanks for sharing!

Peggy said...

Your Aubrey is absolutely precious!!! You are very creative. Love that bag and I am definitely going to make some of those pops this year for gifts! Thanks!

nanapuddin said...

Such a precious baby! Gonna hafta make some of those pops!! TFS that recipe and inspiring me to start on Christmas! Thanks for the chance to win!

MeganLynn said...

Love everything you made, cant wait to try the smore pops recipe either!

Jodi said...

awesome projects!!! I have got to try those smores pops!! TFS!!

WAM Family said...

Love the LO. The baby is sweet as can be. Nice Bag and Tag also. Naughty on the showing of the Smores. I need them like I need another hole in my head. LOL

Thank you so much for sharing.

christys_scrappin said...

Great idea!

*BJ* said...

Fun blog hop. Great blog with great projects. tfs

Cheryl said...

I loved all of your projects. My famiy's favorite would be the food! My favorite is the bag and tag. I think I might have to borrow this idea. Thanks for sharing!

Delfina said...

Your lo is gorgeous. I'm going to have to lift it. (:

pattyk said...

love all your projects. thanks

descrain said...

Great ideas, thanks for sharing - gorgeous baby too! ; )

Kelly Massman said...

That LO is darling and the bag, soo cute!

Amanda said...

Your daughter is so precious!! I love the LO, bag, tag, & am going to have to try the recipe! What great ideas you gave us! :)

Susan said...

So can I just say that she is the most ADORABLE Christmas Baby in the WORLD> I just want to smooch her little face. Love the smores pops idea..they look yummy. I'll bet your nephew would flip over them!