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 code: CHAROOM
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
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.
houghts2paper 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?
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)
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.
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
The next stop on your hop is..... Michelle !!