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December 11, 2010

Stocking Stuffer Blog Hop & FREEbies

 Keeping Hopping through Monday, DEC 13th!
prize draw announced on Tuesday, Dec 14!


 Happy Saturday!

We're Blog Hopping today, showcasing inexpensive Christmas gifts/stocking stuffers!   I have 3 little gifts to show you!    Up first is this fun card with a surprise inside...

Attach a glassine bag inside to hold anything....stickers, gift card, drink mixes, etc!


All links & tutorials are at the bottom of this post!!!

Next up is a cozy set....flannel PJs and a Hot Chocolate holder....



Lastly, how about a little treat...M & M Nativity Legend...

This would also make a nice "take home" gift after a Christmas party or in a gift basket!


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ok, Blog Hop info...

  • The hop starts @ the Paper Playtime Challenge blog HERE, there you will find all the important hop & sponsor info!!!
    • There are 7 chances to win!!!  We have wonderful sponsors offering wonderful tangible goodies! 
    (Such as Elisabeth Bell Stamps from SCACD, a yummy goodies bag from Fresh Brewed Designs, Snowy Snuggles Stamp from Paper Pretties, gift certificate from The Stamping Boutique...just to name a few!!!!) 

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    ok, the all important links!

    #1- Card with pouch - tutorial by Mary Duffek.  Image by Mo/Digital Pencil Too!  Purchase glassine bags HERE !

    #2-Hot Choc. holder- similar tutorial (I kinda 'winged it'!) by Beate.  Image (FREEbie) by Torico's Digis/Stamparadise!   NOTE:  Doodle Pantry just listed a fun template in the store that would work too!

    #3- M & M Nativity legend- Colette from (My Computer is My Canvas) has a wonderful post with the Nativity legend, recipe & FREE download!  too fun!


    Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have been inspired to create something fun & fabulous!
    Blessings!



    Here is the line up:
    1. Paper Playtime - http://paperplaytime.blogspot.com/ 

    challenges...
    2 Sisters - twas the night before christmas
    Allsorts - last minute christmas projects

    Bee Crafty - winter theme
    Ellephantastic - christmas / winter
    Digi's With Attitude! - use a digi
    Fairy Fun Fridays - use a star

    Mami Doodles - anything goes
    No Time To Stamp - quick and easy gifts

    Stamp Something - anything digital
    Charisma Cardz - christmas gift
    Digi Doodle Shop's Best - animals or insects
    Dutch Dare - christmas

    Rainbow Lady's - christmas food or drink
    Stampin' B's - use a star
    Cooking It Up With Katie - christmas, red and some layers
    Fab 'n' Funky - christmas for children
    Paper Pretties - punches
    Penny's Paper-Crafty - christmas

    A Spoonful Of Sugar - christmas
    Bunny Zoe's Crafts - christmas but no cards
    Crazy Challenge - christmas
    Shabby Tea Room - holiday gift item

    137 comments:

    Sheree said...

    Awesome ideas! I just love the mouse with the cocoa cup in his hand! TFS!

    Heather said...

    These are all just adorable Maria!!! I LOVE the surprise hidden in the card and that mouse is ADORABLE!!! Great stocking stuffers.

    Cheryl said...

    oh hun what a wonderful post,gosh all these are just amazing,great ideas and such wonderful,inspiration,my friend,hugs cheryl xxxxx

    CricutLvr!! said...

    They are all super cute!! Great gift ideas!!

    Abby said...

    That mouse!!! OMG love it!!!!!!

    Riet said...

    So beautiful Maria,I love the images and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

    Alex said...

    Wow ! These are awesome :) TFS :)

    mum of two said...

    I just LOVE the M&M gift. I am going to make some of those for my Sunday school class! tfs :)

    michelle

    mcever4 said...

    Great ideas! I have never seen the M&M gift and it is so neat! Thanks for sharing!

    Robin
    mcever4 at bellsouth dot net

    MenanBerretts said...

    Cute Christmas ideas. Really liked the pjs and the hot chocolate idea. Thanks for sharing. I just became a follower. Look forward to checking out your blog.

    Lynlee said...

    Super cute - that mouse just makes me smile!
    lynlee4@gmail.com

    Simply AJ said...

    All of your projects are wonderful! Thanks for the links you used to create your designs. Appreciate you sharing! AJ - aj_822@yahoo.com

    Laura said...

    Cute gift ideas. I love the mouse hot chocolate holder.

    cherpielc@sbcglobal.net

    Miria said...

    Love the mouse cocoa holder. TYFS.

    Lisa said...

    THREE projects!! All are super cute!! I love that mouse image!!

    Hestia's Helper said...

    I've never heard that M & M story, but I KNOW this is one I'll use THIS year for sure!!
    THANK YOU for the links and tutorials!

    craftaholic said...

    Very sweet Projects!!! TFS and thanks for being part of a great Hop!!
    ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
    Rexann

    GiGi said...

    Those are all great projects! I love the hot cocoa mouse!
    booger1 at tds.net

    MsJay said...

    Great ideas. I love the mouse with the hot cocoa he is too stinkin cute.

    Heather said...

    They are 3 great projects. Thank you for sharing them with us.

    Heather from princesspaperprojects at yahoo dot com

    Heather said...

    Great projects! I love the little candy cane pointer too! New follower!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

    Carley said...

    Maria Oh my goodness I am in love with that M&M story I have never heard it and I LOVE it! I called my sister and read it to her! I thought it was precious!

    Rose said...

    all are FANTASTIC!! but you know my fav is the one with the cute kitties :) what an awesome idea :)

    grammiej said...

    Great ideas for stuffers! Thanks for sharing your talents.

    Lavender Angel said...

    Very cute ideas

    Susan
    lavenderangel@centurytel.net

    girlia said...

    Love what you created.

    April said...

    Maria...your projects are wonderful. I can't even decide what I like best...I had never heard the nativity story with the M&M's before...it's wonderful!!!

    Sheena said...

    Too cute!! Great ideas for stocking stuffer or to add on a gift. TFS!!

    Hugs, Sheena
    slynne1 at gmail dot com

    *Vicki* said...

    Oh wow!! Maria, these are fantastic hun!! I love the top image, your coloring and fun layout with the musical papers!! Your second project is adorable with those bugged out eyes on the mouse! LOL!! Have a great weekend friend!!HUGS

    Toni said...

    I love your projects! TFS.

    The Scrapbooking Queen said...

    Just love your gift idea that are really nice to have on hand for family and friend
    Thank you for sharing your talent
    The Scrapbooking Queen

    Tanya said...

    Love your projects! tfs :)

    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

    Cheryl Gaffney said...

    Wonderful projects all around! :) I love the cocoa sliders and the m&m legend is brand new to me!!


    TFS, Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com
    cplamond@hotmail.com

    Colette said...

    Thank you for including my M&M Printable in your post today! :) You brightened my day!

    Merry Christmas,
    Colette

    Suzy said...

    These are so cute! Love the slider card. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to make some stocking stuffers.
    ~Suzanne SuzyQ28024@gmail.com

    Janis said...

    You have outdone yourself! I love all of these. I passed along your photo of the M&M story to my MIL who will LOVE it! Thank you so much for all you do. Hugs and kisses, :) Janis

    Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

    cute mouse. like the blue in the background!!!

    i saw the cats and my head started with.... meow meow meow meow - singing. hope i can get it out of there - haaahhhaaaa!

    thanks for the sweet compliment.

    big hugs :)

    bluecrayons said...

    really loving your work. so talented.

    grambojoan said...

    i like the m&m saying its great

    stefeni said...

    Super cute! Great for coworkers.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

    Peggy said...

    Love your cute project. You are very creative. {Hugs} Peggy
    Stampnmore at aol dot com

    Savahanna said...

    Awesome ideas

    Donna said...

    Adorable cards Maria, so beautifully created as always and my absolute fav is the nativity legend...just perfect! So sorry for being such a bad blogger this last couple of weeks...I hope to rectify this over the Christmas holidays :) Donna x

    Sharon said...

    Oh Gosh Maria! How wonderful these are!! Love the card with the holder on the inside and the little singing cats on the front and the cocoa holder with the cute mouse and that M&M Legend-WOW-all are just awesome!!! :)

    Rebecca said...

    Very cute! I love all of your creations esp the Cocoa holder! Thanks for sharing!
    Becky Higinbothom
    bechiginbothom@hotmail.com

    Rebecca said...

    Very cute! I love all of your creations esp the Cocoa holder! Thanks for sharing!
    Becky Higinbothom
    bechiginbothom@hotmail.com

    Rebecca said...

    Very cute! I love all of your creations esp the Cocoa holder! Thanks for sharing!
    Becky Higinbothom
    bechiginbothom@hotmail.com

    GIJoesWife said...

    Those are 3 cute little christmas gifts. Merry Christmas!!



    GIJoesbarbie22@aim.com

    Angela R said...

    That kitty card is soo cute, I love cats! That little mouse to cute! Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing!
    Contact info: in case I get a chance to be a lucky winner! Happy Holiday's! arebori0204@gmail.com

    shanna13 said...

    Maria these are so cute. I love the little mouse with the cup in his hand. TFS Susan
    shanna13@frontiernet.net

    Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

    What cute little gifts you made and so creative. Love the flannel PJ's and Hot cocoa holder, great gift idea, love it! TFS and the link to the tutorials.

    phonetecgirl said...

    Very cute hot chocolate holder. Thanks for sharing.

    Trisha said...

    Love the p.j.'s & cocoa. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy@gmail.com

    primpedinpaper said...

    Your stamped images are darling!! I love the M&M Nativity Legend. I'm going to download that. Thank you so much for sharing your cute stocking stuffers! -Nicole primpedinpaper@gmail.com

    Lori said...

    Great ideas!!! Thanks for sharing
    ~lori

    Minta's Creations said...

    I Love all your creations!
    Minta

    mintab@gmail.com

    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

    Barb said...

    Thanks for sharing your projects. I went and downloaded the M&Ms nativity legend. I hadn't seen that before, and that would make great little gifts for friends at church.

    Marlene said...

    Aww...these are so cute! LOVE that big eyed mouse!

    BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

    All of your projects are wonderful! Thanks for the links you used to create your designs.
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

    Mary Duffek said...

    Maria,

    Fabulous ideas...and of coarse you did a fabulous job on all of your projects. Your coloring skills are awesome!!

    Love the M&M Nativity Legend...I have never seen this before...how sweet!

    Blessings and hugs!

    iluvmybugs said...

    What great gift ideas and thanks so much for all the links!!

    Terry
    cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Justine said...

    Hey pretty lady, so glad you stopped into my blog. I have been doing quite a bit of traveling so creating and blogging have been taking a back seat. I adore each of these projects and hopefully you haven't just created a new creative monster in giving me the idea to make take home party favors. !!!!!!!!!

    Stacey's Creative Corner said...

    Great projects! I love the idea to put a bag inside the card to hold things!

    Stacey
    staceyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

    jenni said...

    Darling gift ideas! I love the kitties!
    jpshirley@ymail.com

    Marianne said...

    I love the hidden pocket inside of the card, great idea. Well, actually both of your projects are awesome. Thank you for sharing your project on this hop.

    Marianne S.
    sthquilter at gmail dot com
    www.paperorfabric.blogspot.com

    Sugar Land Scrapper said...

    You so inspired me and i love the mouse. Thanks so much

    Donna said...

    Love those cats! Nice projects too!

    Melissa said...

    Adorable projects!!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

    Fran said...

    Love your projects! Hugs, Fran

    Nisson Family said...

    Great job on your projects! I love the little bag inside the card. :)

    TFS!
    Pam
    Simply-pam.blogspot.com

    Celeste B. said...

    What wonderful ideas!!!! TFS! :)

    coldwaters2 said...

    Hi Maria, wow, I am so loving this wonderful selection of creations you are showing here, I just had to bookmark the tutorial because you have inspired me so much I love them all.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

    Courtney Bosarge said...

    great projects! thanks for sharing

    Debbi said...

    I love all of your projects! Thanks so much for the links. I can't wait to try some of the them!
    *smiles*
    debbi

    Katie said...

    Such a sweet image and I love the tag sentiment!
    Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

    Glenda said...

    Fantastic projects...love the hot chocolate mouse! Thanks for sharing the links--I would like to the ideas! Just became a follower!
    If you have time please visit my blog!
    Glenda
    http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

    Saundra said...

    Can't wait to get started on some of these!

    saundra24@yahoo.com

    scrappymama said...

    cute projects!! TFS!!
    esigmon@cox.net

    Wendy said...

    These are all wonderful ideas! I'm partial to the M&M Nativity Legend, as I'm a huge M&M fan. TFS your projects with us & the files!
    wendy.roos2boys@gmail.com

    tampatha said...

    fabulous! I love these! such great ideas! thanks for playing with us at The Crazy challenge and our All I want for Christmas is you challenge. Hope to see you again!
    -Tammy DT

    Melissa said...

    Great ideas!
    \Melissa
    dolfnz777 at yahoo dot com

    Scrap'n Yamma said...

    Great projects! The hot chocolate mouse is so cute! Thank you for sharing!

    Karelj said...

    Such wonderful projects. I'm a follower. ksjennings at gmail dot com and http://karelj.blogspot.com

    sdalla said...

    Having a great time and loving your ideas.
    sdalla@aol.com

    A Scrap Above said...

    I love your projects, simply amazing!
    I am a new follower of your blog
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

    BunnyFreak said...

    Love the mouse.

    Craft-A-Holic Momma said...

    cute card! Love the mouse.

    Viv said...

    Wow! Love your gifts, and those images are so cute! Thanks for playing at Digi's With Attitude!
    Viv :)

    Debs said...

    Fab projects - my fav is the Top one the card with pouch - love the image!
    Thanks for playing along with my Last Minute Christmas challenge at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck
    Debs xx

    Seachelle said...

    Love the pull up bag link, thank you so much for the links to the tutorials. Chelle
    gmellery@bigpond.com

    Diane said...

    Love your projects and the paper is so merry and bright!

    Jennifer said...

    Maria,

    You were busy with your 3 great projects!!! :) What neat ideas!

    Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

    debpaint16 said...

    I just love the singing kitties, so very cute!! Also love the M & M's Nativity, very pretty, I have never seen them before!! Thanks for the awesome ideas!!!

    debpaint16@aol.com

    Julia Moss said...

    Great projects. Thanks for joining us at Charisma

    Rainbow Lady said...

    Super creations tutorials and links thanks so much for your entry Love Cynthia x

    ScrappinAnn said...

    Great projects. The surprise card is really cute!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Darlene said...

    so cute! Ive never seen the M&M legend before. TFS

    Darlene
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

    Amy Johnson said...

    Wow! What great Xmas projects! I love the cat image! That is so precious!

    Debra said...

    Great projects! I am a new follower and I found you through the hop! TFS

    KraftyKoolKat said...

    Fantastic creations. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

    karen said...

    Hi Maria, fabulous projects, love them! Thanks for sharing with us at fab n funky this week, hugs, Karenx

    Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

    Awesome projects! Thank you for particpating in this week's Digi's With Attitude! Challenge!

    Debbie said...

    Cute holiday projects ... thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

    Courtney said...

    These are all so cute Maria! Thank you for sharing them with us at Penny's. Good Luck and Merry Christmas!!

    Courtney~

    Pat (mspfd) said...

    Wowzers, Maria... What fun stocking stuffers. You are so creative... Love your adorable images and superb coloring. Awesome work, my friend!

    Leti said...

    great projects tks for sharing the how toos

    Joan Ervin said...

    What fabulous projects, Maria....Your coloring, colors, details...everything is sooo awesome!!! Thanks for the tutorial links!!!

    Stacy Walker said...

    What cute gift ideas. Thank you for joining us at the 2 Sisters Challenge.

    Karen said...

    Lovely work, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
    xx

    Beth said...

    Beautiful projects Maria am loving your blog hop have found so much inspiration from each and everyone of you.
    Hugs
    Beth

    Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

    What a super card! Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic.
    Hugs
    Helen & Elle DT
    x x x

    Anna said...

    Great projects!!! Just adorable!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

    Dawn B. said...

    These are soo sweet. I love that first Mo image. One of my favorites.. I forgot about that one.. Have a wonderful week my friend.

    Melissa said...

    Maria

    Oh my goodness !! This is so stinkin cute, what the mouse and the cocoa have to be my favorites..

    Thanks for hopping along with me...It was a blast !!!

    Hugs & Scraps
    Melissa

    Jenn said...

    Cute projects! Love your blog!

    Seasons Greetings
    Jenn

    Mina said...

    wow Maria these are amazing work, gorgeous...Thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
    Mina xxx

    paperfun said...

    All three gift are terrific. You did a great job on all of them.

    Love your candy cane pointer.

    Thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude!

    Mari

    Benzi said...

    Wow! Great projects and I've never read the M & M Nativity Legend. Love what you've created here. Thanks so much for joining the Stampin B's this week.

    Papertrails by a paper lover said...

    Maria love your creations! These are fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's! :-) Amy

    myska said...

    Great projects! Thanks!

    BABYBORICUA said...

    i like your cards ,but my favorites is 2 card

    Vince said...

    Cute.

    VinDeeLoo

    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

    aremus said...

    Very cute projects!!

    amandaremus at gmail dot com

    Dave said...

    I really loved that first treat of yours, with it's special surprise inside. Thanks for the ideas.

    Dave daverod46962@yahoo.com

    Julye said...

    Wow what fun projects ,thanks for joining us at Penny's and happy christmas.

    MaryNSC said...

    O I love them all I m bookmarking this.. Thank UUUU

    skylife said...

    They are all so cute! Love the papers and really like the inside of the first one.
    Thanks for joining us at DDSB

    WeirdCat said...

    Great projects,thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
    Ruth x

    Dana said...

    I love those kitties.. so adorable! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best : )
    Hugs~
    Dana

    Diane said...

    Really cute cards and I just love those singing cats! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
    Diane x

    Pink Sunshine said...

    These are gorgeous, what a lovely ideas.
    Thanks for joining us at Charisma.
    Sally. X

    Gemma said...

    such cute creations Maria! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Charisma! Gemma :)

    Mummylade said...

    absolutely gorgeous projects! Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck!

    Yenni Natalia said...

    beautiful card inside and outside :)

    thanks for playing along at dutch dare challenge. hope to see you again on the next challenge

    hugs
    yenni

    Tammylee said...

    This card is so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Digi's With Attitude! Hope to see you again!

    Also, just to let you know that I have Candy on my blog!
    http://tammyleestampcorner.blogspot.com/2010/11/blog-candy-now.html

    Tammylee

    Suzanne said...

    What a fab idea. Love them. Thanks for joining FnF this week x

    Thistleblue said...

    fabulous idea's, love the kittens on the card, they're so cute! thanks for playing along with us at Ellephantastic. Have a lovely Christmas and hope to see you in the new year for our new monthly challenges!
    hugs
    Michelle
    Elle DT
    xx