October 27, 2010

Belles 'n Whistles "Snow Babies Collection" Release and Bloghop

Welcome to the official release of the Belles ‘n Whistles "Snow Babies Collection" So to celebrate this fun release, we are having a blog hop.    Are you surprised?  Ha ha

You should have arrived here from
Jodi's Blog if you haven’t, you will definitely want to go back and start at the beginning of the Blog Hop.  We have a lot of fun, and inspirational things to show you today, not to mention some awesome recipes.  I LOVE sharing recipes, don't you?   

I have been dying to show you what I created with a few things from this new release.
But before we get started, I thought I had better share some of the important stuff.

First and foremost, I wanted to let you all know that Summer from Belles 'n Whistles has graciously decided to donate 10% of all proceeds from THIS RELEASE toward Breast Cancer Research.  Pre-orders begin: TODAY, with Shipping beginning on Friday, October 29th.

 Last year about this time, our dear Jacque was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  She's been through several treatments, and has been fighting like a girl all year.  I am happy to say that as of right now, she is CANCER FREE.  Unfortunately she decided to step down from our DT when things just got so crazy for her.  We still keep in tough, and Love her dearly!  
Just a couple of weeks ago, we got the news from another one of our DT sisters.  Elise announced that she'd just been diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  Our hearts were breaking for her, and all that she has to face.  Our sweet Jacque has taken Elise under her wing, and I just know that Elise will also "FIGHT LIKE A GIRL" 
I'm praying every day for the women out there who have to battle this cancer, and try to overcome it all. 

So in honor of our DT sisters, Jacque and Elise, 10% of the proceeds from sales of any of the "Snowbabies Collection" toward Breast Cancer Research.

If any of you wish to help promote the sales, please feel free to take the tag and post it on your own blog.  It's for a good cause.  

Alright, now, with that said, I am going to show you what I created for today's Blog Hop.

I have a close up of the front of the card so you can see these
little cuties much better.

 I used "Snowbaby Sledding" as well as "Snowbaby in Snow Gear" for my card.
I originally was going to just be using "Snowbaby Sledding" but who goes sledding all by themselves?  I mean I can say that I HAVE when I was younger, but it's not nearly as fun as going with a friend.  So the little Snowbaby in Snow Gear stands there waiting at the bottom of the hill.  Aren't they just the cutest?

Now I did say I would share a recipe, didn't I?
Well, not only am I sharing a recipe, I'm showing you the jar I put it in. You may have seen it in the first picture, but here is a close up view of the Jar of "Cinnamon Coffee Cocoa"

Cinnamon Coffee Cocoa in a Jar
makes 40 and is ready in about 20 minutes.

2 Cups   Sugar
1 1/2 Cup  Instant Coffee
1 Cup   Nondairy Powdered Creamer
1/2 Cup  Cocoa Powder
1/2 Tsp.   Ground Cinnamon

Combine all of these ingredients into a mixing bowl, and stir well.
Pour it into an air tight jar, decorate, and you're done.

To Serve:  Add 2 - 3 Tbsp. Cinnamon Coffee Cocoa Mix to 1 Cup or Mug of Hot water.  Stir, and enjoy!

Note:::  ALL of this did not fit inside my jar, I had extra left over, which I used.

I hope you try this one out, and see how you like it.  Enjoy!!!

Prizes.... Did someone say Prizes????  One lucky commenter will win "Snowbaby Sledding" from my blog, with the grand prize being chosen from the Belles 'n Whistles Blog.  You all know what that Grand Prize is, don't you?  The Entire SnowBaby Collection!  Summer is a generous one, isn't she?  So please don't forget to leave your comments along the way.  =)

Now your next stop along the hop is Audhild's Blog.
Thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget to leave a comment here on my blog, and again back at the Belles 'n Whistles blog for a chance to win.

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 P.S.  Did you know that The Digi Bells is having a Guest DT call?  Who can resist working with the fabulous designs of Elisabeth Bell?  This Guest DT Call is Only open until October 31st.  You can find more information by visiting the blog. 



Renkata said...

wow Lynda you blow me away with this delightful project. SO much inspiration.
Great work girl.

Lilian said...

Yoweee! Just when I think nothing you do can amaze me - you do it again! :) This is marvelous work!

Kathy said...

Just adorable Lynda. Love your combo of images and beautifl wintry colors! Love your snow and this recipe sounds delicious!!
Hope you have a wonderful day!

Jodi said...

Oh this is just fabulous Lynda!! I love the mix and will for sure try this out! Your card and cute charms on the jar are wonderful! You never cease to amaze me!
Jodi =)

stephanne said...

Good golly, this is fabulous!!! You sure did have some fun with these cuties, didn't you!! Gorgeous work, love the shrinked Belles and that recipe sounds fabulous!! I love holiday drinks and you girls have me thirsty with all of your fabulous recipes!!!
hugs, stephanne

Ria said...

Gorgeouss card and beautifull colouring ;)
hugs Ria

Kruemel said...

Lynda, this is so awesome! I can hear the two cuties giggling and having fun together. Your coloring is amazing and I love the hill that looks so realistic and all those metal elements! And those little shrink charms you used to decorate the jar are just the cutest!

I definately will have to try your recipe since it´s coffee and cinnamon - one of my fave combinations!

Big hugs to you

Anki said...

Love it Lynda and your colours and recipe is yummy!!! ;-) Kramis - Anki

Pysselbus said...

Stunning!! Such adorable images!! Love them and your card!!

Have a great day!!


Oma said...

Beautiful card - Love it! The little girl on the bottom of the card looks like she is happily anticipating a ride down the hill on the sled.

Arvet said...

A beautiful card! I specially love those metal decorations - great work!

x laura x said...

this is beautiful. Love everything about your creation. so beautiful.
x laura x

Lori said...

I love your card, it's wonderful and has so much life to it...wow!

Sassylassy said...

I love your card it's beaufiful. And what a fabulous snow scene you created, very clever. Your jar is also stunning and would make an awesome gif.
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 LOVE LOVE this card. How exciting it is. You really did a great job on it. WOW.....What an inspiration you are...They both look so cold but oh soooooo cute... Great job..

Gina L said...

Adorable. I love how you put just a sprinkle of snow on the image on the recipe jar. I love how you made the snow on the card, and of course, these images are precious!

Shazza said...

oh Lynda, I love what you did with the two images on the card. Great snow covered hill. The jar is sweet too x

**CrEaTiNgWiThAlOhA** said...

how adorable is your card with the two adorbs images on them....and the cute charms....your recipe sounds delish....TFS

Maryu said...

Your adorable Snow Babies look like they're having so much fun! You did a beautiful job coloring and combining all these elements. Can't wait to try out your recipe.

moknowsall said...

very nice blog and cards. just awesome. Today I wear my pink ribbon pin in memory of all BC survivors


Bobbi said...

Both your card and your jar are awesome. I love the colors you used and the recipe sounds great. TFS

jan farnworth said...

love the images you combined together.

Anonymous said...

Lynda!! This is stunning! I love the jar and the card. So amazing. I love the shrinky dinks. ;)

Vicki said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love your card! that is great I love the colors that you chose! How did you make the snow look like snow? Is it just glitter? Thank you for sharing!!

Lee said...

WOW! You were either feeling very ambitious or totally inspired. Maybe both? I love it all - combining two images on one card, your coloring and design, the tiny Snow Baby dangles around the top of the jar - awesome! Thank you for the inspiration.

Lorraine said...

this is fab and thankyou for your recipe my mum will love this xx

Gail said...

o wowzers!!! i love love what you have done..great art, presentation, and awesome resipe for a great cause..tfs..loves ya

Vanja said...

Cinnamon coffee cocoa, well this is something I have to try! :) Beautiful card, Lynda, I love the images and the snow.
hugs, vanja

Anonymous said...

WOW! Lynda, you're so clever!! I love your whole set with the wire accents on your card and your fun charms you made for the jar!! And of course the cinnamon flavored coffee!! YUMMY!! TFS this fun hop!!

cdm317 said...

What an impressive project! I love the little charms!

beadz said...

Lynda, what a great set. I love all of your special details - and your snow looks awesome!

Mary Lou said...

OMGosh Lynda~~~SUPERB!!!!
Whaat a great recipe but mostly your project and card are Spectacular!!!!****!!!!!!***!!!!
Love how you combined the two images cuz they do fit together perfectly!!
Beautiful --Stunning--Remarkable!!!
Perfect gift set for anyone--really like the metal embellies :D
Blessings of thanks


WOW!! You have the cutest creation. I love the way you created a fun and beautiful scene. And the colors are gorgeous..

warm hugs

Janelle said...

Snowbaby sledding is quite a cute stamp. I agree that the scene works better with someone else there. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jennifer said...

I love, love, love your card!!! :) And that Snowbaby in Snow Gear is one of my favorites! Who am I kidding? I want them ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you so much for sharing (can't wait to try making the Cinnamon Coffee Cocoa in a jar-what a great gift),

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

Gorgeous! I am loving this set! Thank you so much for the fantastic recipe!
Big Hugs!
muffy74sf at aol dot com

Judi said...

Oh, WOW, Lynda, I LOVE the images you've used, and what a BRILLIANT card, and BEAUTIFULLY decorated jar.


Judi xx

Susan said...

Love the Snowbabies! Your card and jar are so cute! thanks for sharing.

Vicki said...

This is an especially cute card with both of these stamps. What a great idea!

Marion said...

Wow Lynda. Such a delightful project and the images are just adorable. Love your colours and will certainly try your holiday drink.

Kathi said...

Hi Lynda,
WOW... this is such a great set. All the little details on the jar, the scene you created on the card and the yummi recipe are amazing!!! Thank you for the inspiration :-)
XX Kathi

kaos said...

Hey Lynda
thanks for letting me know about the hop!
What a gorgeous card - I love the wire embellishments!
And I already saved the recipe - I have to try that - I love coffee, chocolate and cinnamon, so it's perfect!

Tanya said...

Love the card and the jar! Beautiful :)

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Shirley N said...

Your project is just beautiful Lynda, love your card and jar! And your images are so adorable and so precious!

Elena said...

Amazing winter project! Your recipe look so good! :)

Janne said...

Just lovely! Splendid winter-card:)

PJ said...

I just love your card, reminds me of when I was young. You did a great job on the card. There are many more of us out there who are breast cancer survivors, including myself (2 years). I want to thank you for donating to the cause. Breast self-exam is more important than most women realize, it could save your life! It did for me.

Mina said...

wow wow wow Lynda, I love the little sweetie on the toboggan shes brilliant...incredible work
Mina xxx