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Sunday, December 18, 2016

A Holiday Cookie Swap Blog Hop with The Digi Bells! :)

Coffee of the Day - Chocolate Peppermint, just the thing to go with an assortment of cookies! :)

Hello to all of you on this bright and beautiful Sunday morning! :) I am so not ready for Christmas to arrive, but I know by the time it gets here, my house will have been tinseled and hollied and bedecked in ribbons gallore! you see, I've been so very busy working on holiday projects for everyone that not one decoration has been put up yet. that changes as of next week! I am almost finished with projects in the craft room! hooray! :)

but you are here today because you want to taste a yummy cookie, don't you? you have arrived here from LYNDA's absolutely gorgeous blog if you are on our hop with The Digi Bells. if you are just starting out, please stop by The Digi Bells blog for the complete list. you don't want to miss even one stop of the fun, since everyone is sharing cookie recipe cards and this adorable new digi stamp, "Home Baked Christmas," that is making it's way into the store today. :)

every year for Christmas, each of my sons gets to choose at least one Christmas cookie that I will bake, plus we have several favorites that are always on the list. the recipe that follows is one of the 'always' cookies! if you follow my blog, you know that our oldest son, Tyler, became engaged just this past week. I decided to make this card for his fiance, Danielle, so she could have one of Tyler's favorite cookie recipes for her collection. :) we all know that Santa's favorite cookies are Daddy's favorite cookies! :)

Because the recipe is a bit long, I wasn't sure how I was going to fit it into a standard card format. that is when I came up with the idea of making a 'Z fold' card.

papers are from a pretty vintage pad I picked up at Hobby Lobby.

all of the dies are by Spellbinders.

flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts with the exception of the poinsettia on the frosting page. that one is by Making Memories.

buttons and lace are from my vintage stash. accents were made with shimmerz paint and crystal effects.

digital images on the recipe pages are some of the free ones Elisabeth so kindly sends out each week to her newsletter subscribers. you can sign up here if you aren't already on the list. you'll receive a free image every week in your mailbox! :)

If you would like to see any of the photos larger, just click on them and they will open in another window for you.

I'm the last hop on the stop, so thank you very much for popping over! head to The Digi Bells blog and leave a lovely comment for Elisabeth!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

p.s. to my regular blog followers, tomorrow begins my Growing in Unity week. I am so VERY excited to share all of my projects with you! I hope you check back each day, not only to see what I have created, but for a chance to win some fun stamps!

The Stamping Boutique - fancy folds (Z fold)
Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas
Pile it On - any holiday/celebration
The Ribbon Girl - any image with ribbons/lace/trim
A Gem of a Challenge - anything Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - cute Christmas
Di's Digi's - winter holiday
Kraftin' Kimmie's Wonderful Wed - anything goes
Morgan's Art World - anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes


Fiki said...

love it ! it is so pretty!

Happy Holidays!

Lillian A said...

Darling! And so clever to use kitchen tool embellishments and the mixer - how appropriate to the baking theme, Jennifer.

Marilyn Webb said...

Super cute and I love all the added details!! Thanks for joining our challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
Marilyn DT

Gail said...

What a beautiful card with the recipe. The colors are so pretty on this adorable image and all those pretty embellishments really add to this card. Gorgeous!

Edwina said...

Jennifer, I just love your recipe card. It is so pretty. I need to try these cookies. That digi is fabulous! First one I have truly loved in a long time. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Anet van Zyl said...

Just love your beautiful recipe card Jennifer. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Digi Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Lynda Nielsen said...

*gasp* EGGNOG COOKIES.... Seriously??? OMGoodness I HAVE to try this.... I LOVE EGGNOG....
Beautiful creation by the way, and I just LOVE LOVE LOVE how you incorporated the bells, and then the little gingerbread corner inside.... Tooooo stinking cute.....
Wonderful creation my friend....

Rhonda Miller said...

I love this. That image is so sweet and just perfect for your card. The cookies sound delicious.

Kuni said...

What a beautiful card.
The card also fits our challenge at the Sweet Stampers, a new challenge blog.
I hope to see you.


Gorgeous and beautiful card Jennifer thank you for joining us over on
Morgans Art World
Dianne xx

Elizabeth Hart said...

Oh I so love this and the recipe included too. This is a fantastic holiday creation. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, Merry Christmas, Elizabeth (DT)

Deborah said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us over at Di's Digi Designs. Good luck and hope to see you again.

ccheney said...

Very pretty! Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams. Cindy (DT)