Saturday, November 20, 2010

Winter Wonderland Garden Walk ~

Hi all!  Welcome to another monthly blog hop - this time we are taking you on a winter wonderland tour. Don't worry - its a short tour so you won't get frostbite!
While you visit, take note of each designer's name and their special holiday treat in their blog post. Once you finish your garden tour, send an E-mail to with the list of designers and their holiday treat.
Everyone who sends the correct list of designers and decorations will be entered in a random drawing to win a prize. You need to send an e-mail to the address above; please don't leave your list as a comment. You have until midnight (EST) on Wednesday, November 24 to send your list.
For the prize? Any 4 digital stamp sets of your choice, including the new Christmas Foliage set.
Feel free to bring some Snowman Soup as you stroll along on the Winter Wonderland Garden Walk!

What's Snowman Soup?  It's really just a fun and inexpensive way to package up some goodies for a friend during the holiday season.  I used the pillow treat boxes, some fun patterned ribbon and papers and the Eat Cake Graphics red rubber cling set, Snow Much Fun to make a couple of these fun little gifts.
All you do is add a package or baggie of hot chocolate mix, a candy cane, a few mini marshmallows and some Hershey's kisses to your treat box.  The poem was a free download I found on line.  It reads,
"When the weather outside is frightful,
Snowman Soup can be delightful. 
May it warm your spirit and your soul. 
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! 
 When you feel a chill or brrr,
Use the peppermint stick to stir. 
Add hot water and sip it slow,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!"
I printed it off in both blue and red and cut it out with a circle nestabilitie.  The fronts of the boxes have either the boy or girl image from the set stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics. 

For a little extra fun, I added some Stickles to the snow and white flock to the boy's hat and the girl's scarf.

I'm the last stop on the hop.  If you happen to have started here, bop back to Cathy's blog and start from the beginning!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  :o) lyss
•Alyssa (hot chocolate)
Oh yeah!  Cathy started the Black Friday madness a bit early.  Everything in the Paper Garden Projects store is 23% off!  Time to get some shopping done...

STAMPS: Eat Cake Graphics Snow Much Fun; computer generated poem
INK: HP printer ink; Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Night of Navy, Bashful Blue & Buckaroo Blue
PAPER: PTI SS White; Prism Cardstock; vellum;  dp Imaginisce Cottage Christmas
OTHER: Stickles; Copics; Spellbinders classic circles & inverted scallop circle dies; Diamond Weave blue ribbon; Saddle stitch red ribbon; pillow treat boxes


Jan Castle said...

Cute kids and you captured the spirit of a snowball fight!
Jan Castle

Linda McClain said...

Oh my goodness gracious gravy - these are adorable! Oooo, and I have these stamps. Expected to be CASE'd. Love your coloring.

Danni said...

So very fun!

Tangii said...

These are very cute! Don't you just love that set?? Great job Alyssa!

Vana63 said...

Snowman Soup, I luv these! Thanks for sharing, Happy Holidays :-)

Chris said...

these are do cute!! great little gift idea!

Julye said...

Not sure we can get all the same ingredients in the uk but I'm sure we can get similar things, how about a hot toddy in it for those who like and are old enough for a tipple too, fab ider thanks for sharing.

A Scrap Above said...

Hi Alyssa~

These little guys are too cute! I just love these playful stamps!
I am a new follower of your blog,cant wait to see more amazing crafts.
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C

Bonnie B said...

Alyssa I adore your projects. You make them look so easy....but you go into such detail. Love all the Christmas colors. Have a great Thanksgiving.

lisa808 said...

Adorable cocoa projects!

Kerri said...

I love this idea!!! I am totally stealing that poem:) Those images are too darn cute and the pillow boxes look fabulous!

Amber said...

Oh what fun creations! Love the snowman soup idea!!!!

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

Brilliant idea! - I love the monochromatic colors and an awesome job coloring those little cuties.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

OMG! These are the cutest things ever!

Julie E said...

Oh my, these are soooo cute! What a fun poem and everything looks so good all packaged up. Great little thinking of you type of gift.