Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Belles 'n Whistles Snowbaby Hop

Edited to add my winner: Shirley!! congratulations!

Welcome to the Snow Babies Blog Hop with Belles n Whistles! We would love to invite you to sit down and relax and warm up with us on this hop. Sweet Little Belle may be out playing in the snow, but each of the DT is going to be sharing a recipe to warm you up! I know you are really going to enjoy this release - all of the stamps are adorable! You can start pre-ordering them today, and they will start shipping on Monday, November 1st.

You should have arrived from Kathy's blog - if not, you will really want to go back and start at the beginning. Each DT will be choosing a winner from comments left on their blog to win a BnW stamp of their choice! And one lucky winner chosen from all the blogs will win the entire release! Woo hoo!

This blog hop is also very special to us - we chose to honor two of our DT members who have been affected by breast cancer, our dear sweet Jacque and Elise. We would really like to urge everyone to check themselves monthly and to have regular mamograms. We are so proud to call these strong ladies our friends.

Now, on with my project. Instead of making a card, I made a gift holder for my Russian Tea mix. I was so happy to work with Catch a Flake (I think she is my favorite from this release!) I colored her with copics and cut her out and put her on my tea holder. Then I added a piece of clear cardstock over the top and glued snowflakes, so it would look like she was standing out in the snow.

Russian Tea Mix
  • 2 cups Tang
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup lemon-flavored instant tea
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
Mix all ingredients and store in an airtight container. To serve, put 1-2 Tbs in a mug and stir in boiling water.

From here, you should hop on to Jodi's blog and see what she has cooked up for you! In case you get lost along the way, here is a complete list.











Additional Blog to visit (Guest DT)

Alice-Lihsuan Wertz (GDT)

Wee Memories: Cute Holidays
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Sweet Treats with a Twist
Wild Orchid: pastels
Papertake Weekly: Sparkly and Bright
Simon Says: Punch Em -punches/diecuts
A Spoon full of sugar: diecuts/punches


Teri A said...

I love your tea holder so very nice

Kathy said...

This is so pretty Gini!! I love the colors that you have used and the details are gorgeous!! She is just adorable ~ I love this whole collection so much!!
Hope you have a wonderful day!

Jodi said...

Beautiful Gini!! Love the pretty scene you created!! The mix sounds delicious!!
Jodi =)

Renkata said...

Fantastic tea holder, just such a great idea. Beautiful image.

stephanne said...

Awwww Gini, this is really cute, a darling image and I love the snow she's standing in and the added snowflakes, how wonderful!! Your recipe sounds delish too!!
hugs, stephanne

Ria said...

Ahh lovely, Love the russian teamix will try that out sometimes it sounds yummie!!
hugs Ria

Kruemel said...

Gini, this is so adorable! I love you tea bag - and that technique that you used to add the snowflakes and give the whole creation some dimension is so great! I definately will have to try this!

Big hugs to you!

P. S. You need to tell me what Tang is so I can try that yummy recipe - you don´t really want to know what occured when I tried to translate this online! ;O)

Lilian said...

Lovely packet Gini! She is just so cute :) Beauitful added snowflakes and snow effects :) Baker's twine is the perfect ribbon for her too. :)

Anki said...

Stunning Gini! Thank you also for your tea recipe. Kramis - Anki

Pysselbus said...

Wow!! What supercute image and what a clever way to make the snow look like it's really falling!!

Have a great day!


Kadrisc said...

Beautiful work!!!

Oma said...

Beautiful - love the image and the snow flakes. I liked how you used the negatives from the border punch and used them on your gift holder. Great idea!

Arvet said...

Love the idea with the clear cardstock. Brings a super cool touch to the image. Great idea!
Very beautiful gift holder.

x laura x said...

This is cute, love the image. Great idea with the clear cardstock and snowflakes.
x laura x

Lori said...

Love your project it's really cute...and I love the way you took the picture.

Sassylassy said...

I love your gift holder it's so precious.
It's going on my wish list.
I am honored to take part in your blog hop to honor Jacque and Elise and to help spread breast cancer awareness!
Hugs Bonnie

sharman said...

Love the gift. Did a great job on it. Don't you just love everything Elisabeth does?? Wonderful job and love the receipe.

Gina L said...

I love how you did the little snowflakes coming down for her to catch. My aunt is a breast cancer survivor, as is my dear friend Barb. I'm rooting for Jacque and Elise!

grandmafairymary said...

Love the scene you created on your gift holder! Thanks for being part of the pink hop!

Shazza said...

this is an adorable little box

**CrEaTiNgWiThAlOhA** said...

wow i love the tea holder and the image of course too adorbs....TFS

Payne Family Fun said...

That is such a super cute idea...and can be used for so much more than tea (for those of use who don't drink tea)...thanks for the support with such a wonderful cause!!!

Maryu said...

Snowflakes on clear add so much dimension to your beautiful gift bag/cover. Love this idea! Gorgeous coloring and layout and such a cute image!

Bobbi said...

What a cute package and a great gift idea. She is adorable and reminds me of my DD as she always tries to catch the snow when she is outside playing in it. TFS

jan farnworth said...

love your project and this stamp is just adorable.

Anonymous said...

Hey girl! This is so cool!

Vicki said...

Super cute tea holder. Thanks for sharing.

Lee said...

super cute tea bag holder, Gini. I love the idea of putting her "in" the snow. Lovely coloring as well.

Anonymous said...

what a great idea! I love how you put the clear cardstock on the front of your card! I just might have to use that idea!! Thanks for sharing! Great project! :)

Lorraine said...

oh Gini i just love your project beautiful colouring as always xx

Gail said...

o man this is the idea of the clear over with the snowflakes..a must case..she is so sweet..and hav copied the recipe..sounds yum..tfs..loves ya

Vanja said...

Beautiful project, Gini! I love the image and the snowflakes. I would love to try russian tea mix, too. :)
Hugs, vanja

Anonymous said...

OMG!! This is such a wonderful treat!! I love it!! The snowflakes look adorable!! The tea mix sounds delicious!! TFS this fun hop!! :)

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

Hopping through in a pink haze!!! Leigh x

cdm317 said...

The tea holder is a great project! I love the coloring on your image. Everything is beautiful!

Mary Lou said...

Gini~~this is Stunning and I am definitely going to try this Russian Tea Recipe~~Thanks Hun!!!
So love this image~~Beautiful coloring and great display!!
Really like the clear CS with snowflakes!!
Blessings of thanks


Your tea holder is a neat card to give. Love your design with the cute little snowbaby.


HappyCrafter said...

Adorable! So beautiful, and the popped up bits and all the snowflakes look charming.

Janelle said...

I just love how you layered the stamp with a clear paper so that the snow flakes pop. It really does look like she is outside trying to catch a snowflake or two. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jennifer said...

Ohmygoodness, Gini!!! :) Without a doubt, the Catch a Snowflake Snowbaby Stamp is my absolute favorite of the new releases (& they are all so cute)!!!!!!!!!!! And I love what you did with did a great job coloring and I love the dimension you got by cutting her out! What a great idea to make a gift holder for the tea and to put the clear paper & snowflakes over that little cutie! I am impressed...

Thanks so much for sharing,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

Wow! I love your gift bag! Gorgeous!! Thank you so much for the recipe for the Russian Tea! I can't wait to try it!! Our first freeze of the year is tonight and I am going to have some tea!!
Big Hugs!
muffy74sf at aol dot com

Judi said...

Love this BEAUTIFUL image, and the way you've presented her on your gift holder - well, I can just FEEL the cold, brrrr!

Judi xx

Susan said...

Your tea holder is so cute! And thanks for the recipe!

Vicki said...

'Catch a snowflake' is just charming. I really like the blue and green coloring combination.

Marion said...

Beautiful scene you created on the gift bag. Loving all these new images. Fabulous colourway and love the little snowflakes.

Kathi said...

Hi Gini,
this is a really cute wrapping for the russian tea. I love the idea with the little snowflakes.
Really nice!
XX Kathi :-)

Lynda Nielsen said...

HOLY Snowflakes. This is absolutely adorable. I just love that little "Bag-a-lope" style card you made. What an awesome idea! Beauifully colored, and a tasty treat too. I absolutely LOVE TANG, Hmmm, makes me think I have to locate some. LOL
big Hugs

kaos said...

Love your tea holder - she does look great - great idea with the acetate to add dimension.
...and the tea does sound tasty!

hugs kaos

Tanya said...

Beautiful! Love the snowflakes :)

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Shirley N said...

Love your pretty gift tea holder. Your image is absolutely adorable!!!

Elena said...

Wonderful gift tea holder! Thank you so much for sharing a recipe!

Janne said...

Lovely wintergirl:) Beautiful creation:)

PJ said...

Your card is very cute and very creative. Your work is excellent. There are many breast cancer survivors within this community, including myself. I am a survivor of 2 years. I can't impress upon you stronly to do a monthly breast self-exam, it could save your life! Thank you for donating to the cause.

Mina said...

brilliant idea Gini and so beautifully made, shes such a little cutie
Mina xxx

Laurel said...

This is so adorable! Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Gini!! I LOVE THIS! Thanks for sharing it with us at PTW this week. x

Faye said...

Hi Gini, just love this project, it's really cool. Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. xx

email: said...

I love that you punched the side and then used the snowflakes with the image! Such a pretty scene :)

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Marcea said...

oh wow, what a gorgeous card and fabulous punching!!! Thankyou so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week