Tuesday, December 23, 2014

It's the little things

Hello friends : )  Before I begin my long post today I would like to welcome my newest follower Jeanne J owner of A Kept Life blog.  You will enjoy visiting Jeanne's blog.  Her style is eye popping cheerful! bold and bright : ) Please pop in and pay her a visit and when you do be sure to leave some love!!

We are blessed by a quiet life but I realize have been busy enough that I have not posted very much to my blog lately.  Some "little things" have kept me away : )

This month I had a little bug (bluck), and I've been blessed to have been able to be able to enjoy THREE "little people" Christmas programs! and I been covered up with "little houses" like the ones I'll share today.

I was so excited when my DH blessed me with the Make It Market "Tinsel & Tags" Kit this month.  It is my first ever MIM kit and I cannot imagine loving any Papertrey product more!  There are so many many delightful projects you can do with this (now sold out) kit. 

This one is for my Dad.  He has a little cabin  nestled in the woods that he lovingly calls "Der Voods" : ) I created this little snowy replica of his beloved summer home.  He lives in Florida and happily never actually sees the woods in the winter LOL but I think he'll like it just the same : ) The snow globe fits perfectly on the top of a canning jar.

The banner reads " From Our House To Yours"

I created about 10 of these jars for little gifts to give away.  I filled them with the ingredients for "Blizzard Bites" a really yummy recipe which I will include later in this post.  It layers nicely and looks pretty in the jar. Topping it off with the snow globe it really makes for a sweet little gift.

My Shaker Card design followed the same snow globe theme this year : ) and were really fun to make.

Fun! times.  I almost feel like an architect heehee. 

That is it for me today.  Have a great day!!



Papertrey Ink's Make It Market - Tinsel & Tags Kit : )

Blizzard Bites:

In a one quart canning jar layer the following ingredients in the order given:

1 cup bite-size square rice cereal
3/4 cup broken mini twist pretzels
1/2 cup chopped nuts of your choice
1/2 cup coarrsely chopped dried pineapple
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/2 cup white baking chips (placed in a baggie)

Pack each layer into place before adding the next ingredient.  Attach a gift tag with the mixing directions.

Blizzard Bites

1 Jar Blizzard Bites

Remove white chocolate chips from Blizzard Bites Mix and set aside.  Place remaining contents into a medium bowl, stirring to combine.  Place white chocolate chips in a small saucepan and melt over low heat or melt in the microwave on 50% power (be careful not to overheat chocolate).  Pour melted white chocolate chips over snack mixture.  Stir until snack mixture is evenly coated with melted chocolate.  Spread mixture in a single layer on a waxed paper to harden.  Store in an airtight container.


KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Patti, so awesome! The recipients will be thrilled with these! The snowglobes look amazing! The shaker card is fabulous! Thank you for sharing the ingredients and instructions for the yummies! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my Patti...these are just adorable and how fun that you got one of these amazing kits. I love all that you have done with it too, so festive and thank you for sharing the recipe too. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

Lisa said...

Your jars of treats are adorable Patti, they will be a hit with the recipients!! Cute cute shaker too. Have a Merry Christmas!

Teresa Kline said...

these are adorable and I luv the card with the snow scene and houses...just darlin! I am having a Christmas giveaway, enter here for your chance at winning.....


Merry Christmas!

sparkle & shine *~*

Beth F. said...

Patti, all of your creations in this post are so homey! They just scream the feeling of Christmas and will be gratefully received by the recipients. Once again, amazing work :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm calling this the most fabulous post of the 2014 Christmas holiday season, Patti!! My goodness, your snowglobe gifts are so thoughtful and amazing and your sweet card is the BEST!! You have incredible talent, my friend!! Thank you for the cool inspiration AND recipe!! I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and all the best in the new year!! Hugs, Darnell

Shoregirl said...

What amazing, beautiful gifts and lovely cards as well!

Carole Z said...

Wow Patti, this is amazing, what a truly fabulous project and kit..I love snow globes and these gifts are just perfect! I shall have to look out these kits. I just want to say that I am so very pleased we connected this year, for your friendship from across the Pond and for all your amazing inspiration, I am looking forward to more in 2015...wishing you and your family,a happy, peaceful and joyous Christmas, hugs Carole Z X

Theresa Krout said...

These were fun to make together Patti! You are such a great friend to invite me to make these with you! I passed the blessing of these to my family and a few friends! Super easy and fun to make. Thanks

Jane Knudsen said...

This is crazy awesome! I am stunned by how beautiful this is. I LOVE it!!

Taunya Butler said...

I most definitely have to agree with Darnell - this is a super fabulous post!! I love what you have created here - each single thing is a freaking work of art!! The details and the precision of them is just awesome!! I love seeing your work and this is a glowing and definite reason why!!! Thanks for sharing your talents and your recipe!!!