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Thursday, December 10, 2009

CSS Recipe Blog Hop


Several members of the Center Stage Spotlight Team have joined together to share a special Christmas Treat Recipe Blog Hop event with everyone tonight! They have whipped up some treats in their kitchens and their stamp rooms over the past few weeks so we could compile our very first Recipe Book for StampTV!


I am so excited about this Center Stage Alumni Design Team Recipe Blog Hop! I made my favorite...Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars. These bars are perfect with coffee, tea, with a glass of milk, or just a wonderful snack all by itself! I just love it when Starbucks comes out with their red cups around the holidays. I am known to get all giddy with my first one of the season and sad when they end...just something so festive and *happy* with the red cups! Don't ya think?? Anyways, I love to get a Grande Skinny Vanilla Latte and a Cranberry Bliss Bar (they balance each other out, right??) and my mom found this recipe for me years ago, so I was in SWEET heaven!!! I took a little party favor box, altered it with some Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses patterned paper, and added some Red Ric Rac to hold a piece Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bar to give as a gift. The little mug is from the new set Warm and Wonderful. I paper pieced using the same paper and colored with Copics.

Here are the Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars by themselves...YUMMO! Now I need some coffee!

You can find the recipe for these delectable bars over on Stamp TV as a free download...more info on that below!

Check out these designer's blogs for the sweet projects they've designed around their treats:


Then, stop by GinaK's blog for a super sweet give-away she has tonight in honor of the hop!

The Recipe Book will be available as a free download PDF on StampTV tonight as well. Look for it on the Freebie Tab link.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Blessings,

32 comments:

resmith said...

Yours cards are fantastic!! This blog hop is really making me hungry!
Thanks,
Liz

joy said...

Yummo is right! Move over I'm coming for coffee!

Lori said...

Oh my, yummy yummy yummy!!!!

vdutchr said...

Can't wait to try these!! Your cards are terrific!

Melissa Cash said...

Oh Jennie, I can't wait to try this recipe. I love these Starbucks bars. Your packaging and card are adorable.

Stampin' Pam said...

Jennie Jennie! Can't wait to try these - they look scrumptious and your packaging is just beautiful.

Donna said...

whoa - looks DELICIOUS! I love your paper-pieced mug!

JessicaK said...

I love the SB cranberry blisses too, and great way to showcase them. I hadn't seen that Eskimo Kisses dp, and it's really cool.

Giovana said...

These bars look awesome! I have to try your recipe too! Oh My, I think after the holidays I am going to be in a strict diet, LOL

God bless.
Giovana

Carolina said...

Adorable card and holder and thanks ever so much for the close up of the yummy treat! For sure will be trying your recipe in the upcoming weeks - HUGS!

Theresa Momber said...

These look delicious! Your card and matching favor box are beautiful! Love the DP.

specialcraftmom4 said...

This project is totally yummy! I am going to check out your recipe (: You have me hungry now (:

Kerrie said...

Jennie, yum yum yum! your project is gorgeous!

Sue said...

Oh these look to die for!!! they're healthy right?
Love your packaging and the sweet card tfs.

Nancy said...

Those bars look delicious. Think I'll have to try them. The cards are a wonderful complement to the sweets.

Merry Christmas.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh tooo delicious!!! I LOVE the coffee mug card to go with the sweets.....just perfect!!!

craftieodamae said...

Man this looks sooo good! Think I gained 5 lbs. just looking at them, your box and card are gorgeous!

Dawn said...

drool!! YUM!!! wonderful job

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Your card and treat box are fantastic, Jennie! And I just love Starbucks' Cranberry Bliss bars! Thanks for the recipe and the beautiful presentation!

Patti said...

OMGosh Jennie, So YUMMY! Your packaging is over the top and I love the matching card!

Cheri said...

Ohhhhh, I love cranberry "anything" and these sound so fabulous. I MUST try them. I love the way you used the dp for your project, Jennie. So perfectly cute and fits the theme of your bars!

Payne Holler Cards said...

just perfect, cards and presentation! and I love love love those bliss bars (perfect name for them LOL)....

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I am drooling over this!! I definitely am going to make some of this. Your altered box and card are perfect for this.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hiya jennie!! your card and package for the bars is just beautiful!!! these cranberry bars would DEFINITELY be a big hit at Christmas with my family. I'm gonna have to look into this!

Lagene said...

Love your cards! and the bars look scrumptous!

redwasher1 said...

WOW! This looks so delicious!! Great packaging!!

Deb said...

Jennie! I can't wait to try these! They look delicious and the way you've presented them is absolutely fabulous! Love those rich tradtional colors. YES! Red cups! LOL! It's the little things!

tlgirl353 said...

Wow- Jennie- these sound scrumptious- will definitely have to try these. Just curious- think it would also work with dried blueberries?

Michelle Forrest said...

Gorgeous! I must resist the stop at Starbucks!

shellpole said...

Now that looks pretty yummo, girl!

Does it go with Chardy as well????Since I don't drink yucky coffee!!!!

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

What a yummy looking treat!!! And your cards are just wonderful!

Jaspere said...

Yum! Yum! I need to make me some *LOL*