Friday, December 2, 2011

Dec. 3-4 Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop

December 3-4 
Christmas Cards & Cookies
Blog Hop

Welcome to Round One of the Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop! You should have come from Pam, If you are starting here and wish to hop from the beginning of the hop, please visit Dena, There was so much response to the Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop that it had to be split between two weekends. This is Round One and begins Saturday, Dec. 3rd, continuing through Sunday, Dec. 4th. Round Two will be held next weekend. We have a talented group of women who love papercrafting and baking. Each of them is sharing a recipe for a yummy Christmas treat along with a Christmas card or tag. Hopefully, you’ll pick up some great ideas for your own Christmas gift giving this season. So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy!

Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love to decorate and put up the tree. I love to sit in the dark and just stare at all the lights on my tree. Lets not forget how much I love to bake. I wish I had more time during the day so I can bake all the goodies I want. This year I'm making pumpkin spice cupcakes. I've never made them before so I hope they turn out wonderful and I bet they will. I'm also going to share with all of you a Christmas card I made.

Pumpkin spice cupcakes:

To make the cupcakes all you will need is one box pumpkin spice cake mix and one can of 100% pumpkin (don't use the already pumpkin pie mix) 

Mix the cake mix and pumpkin together. It will be thick. After its mixed very well spoon ( I use an ice cream scooper, it scoops enough for each cupcake) the batter in each cupcake holder. and bake 20 mins on 350 degrees. Use a knife to check if their done. If the knife comes out clean their ready to come out.
Let them cool and enjoy. 

Ready to be cooked 

Finished and ready to be eaten 

The cupcakes came out great. They're so most. You would never believe how most they are without oil and eggs.
I think I'm going to have another one. 

Christmas Card:

I really love snowmen. I used a Tim Holtz snowmen die.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and great New Year. 
I have a little something for my old and new followers. Please become a follower and leave a comment to win the giveaway.

Good Luck
Blog Hop List:
1) Dena :
2) Robin :
3) Janet N:
4) Carla:
5) Zenita:
6) Jennifer:
7) Kari:
8) Susan:
9) JulieK:
10) Ellen ♥ CardMonkey:
11) Kerri:
12) Janet S: Carol:
14) Vicki:
15) Christina

16) Staci McD
17) Pam
18) Maria <-ME
19) Nicolette-  <-Next Stop


  1. MMMMMMM ... those cupcakes DO look so MOIST!! Delish!! I'll have to give it a go, probably with a little sprinkled confectioners' sugar on top -- maybe mixed with a little cinnamon? MMMM. Hungry now! Your card is so cute, too! Thank you for sharing.

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  2. so cute and oh so yummy too Great hop idea


  3. Your cupcakes look so good! I love your card! Christina

  4. Your cupcakes look delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. I love your snowman card. Merry Christmas.

  5. Thanks for sharing your adorable card and your really yummy looking recipe. I'm going to have to try those cupcakes, they look really yummy!!

  6. very cute card + yummy recipe.. thx..

  7. Love that your Cupcake Recipe is so easy to make. Can't wait to try them. They look so good! and your Snowman Card is so Cute! I am a new follower of yours. Would Love for you to come visit my blog sometime. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  8. those muffins look and sounds delish! your card is cute too~ TFS~

    have a great holiday!!

  9. Wow I have everything to make these cupcakes. I think I’ll give them a try. It would be nice with coffee. Cute card love the snowman. TFS

  10. Those cupcakes look yummy. I'll have to try them. Your snowman card is too cute. TFS


  11. I am a new follower and fellow snowman lover! These cupcakes look yummy and I am going to have to make them for sure! The card is just darling! I have never seen this die. So glad to be in this hop with you!

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

  12. Yummy,I making that!!! I am a new follower.joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  13. New follower!
    Adorable Card & the cupcakes look yummy! I love spice anything!!!
    Sorry I'm so late in hopping but I just got my computer back.
    craftycardgallery at gmail dot com