Thursday, November 28, 2013

Come Hop With Us at Colorful Creations!!

Hi there,

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!
If you would like to get back to Colorful Creations and the Hop information, just click here.

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.

Supplies used:
Paper: DCWV, Other, White Cardstock
Clear Sticker Sentiment
Paper Doily
Gold Color Mist
Perfect Pearls Mist
Snowman Tag
Twine: American Crafts
Candy Cane
Large Snowflake
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!  

Raspberry Ribbons

Total Prep Time: 20 mins.  Bake: 20 mins. + cooling.  
Yield: About 5 dozen.

1 C. butter, softened
1/2 C. sugar
1 egg
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.

Colorful Creations Design Team Member

Be sure to check back tomorrow for a challenge & prize to be offered!
Have fun!


  1. Beautiful card and amazing recipe!!! TFS :-)

  2. great job on the card and recipe! WTG! I am going to have to try out that rtecipe hopefully this year! I love raspberry!

  3. Love you Snowman Card you always do such a nice job, and this recipe I think I just might give this a try sounds yummy.....

  4. Love your snowman card...and the raspberry ribbons look scrummy!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Sweet card! I love all the wonderful layers and bits of sparkle! TFS!

  6. Love the card! Snowmen are my decorating theme for the holidays. If I had the ingredients on hand, I'd be making your recipe right now!

  7. Absolutely beautiful card Libby! I love your recipe too for the raspberry

  8. Super cute card and super yummy-looking recipe! Thanks for sharing both.

  9. Cute card Libby! Great looking recipe. I would love to give it a try. :)

  10. Pretty card. The recipe looks inviting. Probably will give it a try.

  11. Im so happy I checked into colorful creations after a longgg absence and found this blog hop! Such an adorable card and I would love those bars with a steaming hot cup of coffee....YUM!