Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop

If you are looking for Day 2 of the All I want For Christmas blog hop, click here.

If you are looking for the Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop, read on...

Welcome to Round Two of the Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop! You should have come from Linda T at . If you are starting here and wish to hop from the beginning of the hop, please visit Dena’s blog. There was so much response to the Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop that it had to be split between two weekends. Round One was held last weekend. Round Two is this weekend, beginning on Saturday, Dec. 10th, through Sunday, Dec. 11th. We have a talented group of women who love papercrafting and baking. Each of them is sharing a recipe for a yummy Christmas treat along with a Christmas card or tag. Hopefully, you’ll pick up some great ideas for your own Christmas gift giving this season. So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy!

My 6x6 card is inspired by a wonderful man we like to visit at Chip's Chocolate Factory in Kansas City.  Every time we leave, he says "Have a sweet day."  We made this card for him...

I used the My Community Cricut cartridge for the candy man and the gingerbread house.  The roof is covered with Fun Flock and glitter is all over the candy on this card.  We enjoyed making this card!

We also enjoy making cookies for Christmas.  One of our favorite recipes is Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies: 
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cupsugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoonvanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoonbaking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoonsalt
  • 1-2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S Mint Chocolate Chips
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. 
  2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Stir in mint chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or just until lightly browned. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 3 dozen cookies.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit Susan B at next to see what she has to share with you!

Here is the complete line up if you get lost:
1. Dena J -
2. Theresa Thescrapbookingqueen:
3. Lynda B-J:
4. Jearise H:
5. Linda T:
6. April N:
7. Susan B:
8. Kristy A:
9. Tami McD:
10. Melissa Haereiti:

All I Want For Christmas Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to the "All I Want for Christmas" Blog Hop!!
We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that feature everything about what we want for Christmas!! You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- We hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!!

If you've hopped over from Paula at then you are in the right place!! If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our All I Want For Christmas FUN, then please jump to at Lisa's blog!! Keep alert for blog candy along the way as some hop stops will be offering some goodies...

For the hop today, I made a layout showcasing one of my favorite family traditions.  On Christmas Eve, we each open one gift - our pajamas.  Some years we all get the same pajamas, some years we go with a theme or color, and other years it is completely random.  These little moments are some of our favorite memories.

I used the Roxie papers and a few different stamp sets available from Close to my Heart.   The people are from the Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge.

To be eligible for the grand prize blog candy, you MUST visit Lisa's blog and leave a comment on her blog for the day and also become a follower at "Scrapping With Lisa" and her facebook page: Please let her know if you don't do facebook and she won't count that against you for the blog candy. Now for the blog candy, I bet you are wondering what it could be. It will be a mini paper bag album that will come with all the pieces you would need to assemble the mini album.

Thank you again for checking out my project... Now hop on over to Jamie at and make sure you come back tomorrow!

Here's a list of the entire hop, in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone: