Friday, December 17, 2010

(edited with VIDEO)WELCOME TO THE LIME LIGHT CHARITABLE DESIGN TEAM BLOG HOP!!

Hey Everybody! I am Kathy Floen, one of the newest members of the Lime Limelight Scrappers! :) I love being part of this group of talented women because I love being a part of something bigger, something that gives back. And...that is exactly what the Lime Light Scrappers do. :)

If you have gotten here from Kim's Blog, then you are in the right place.

If you need the list of all the blogs here they are!

Lime Light Charitable Design Team
Gracie --Imagine That
Sue --Sue's Cricut & Crafts
Joanne -- TropicLuv
Joy -- Everyday Cricut -- she's one of our honored guests on this hop, giving you tons of ideas for your Cricut creative mind.
Terry --Hello From Oregon
Peg -- Peg's Crafting Corner
Kim --the object of art is to give life a shape
Kathy -- The Beautiful Life (YOU ARE HERE)
Agnes -- FLOWER DISCO'S SCRAPHUT
Sarah --Pink Cricut -- she's our other honored guest on this hop, full of inspiration and generously sharing her Cricut talents.
Sandra-- Sandra Wilson Designs
Samantha --Samantha J Designs
Sonya -- Appel Quilling Garden
Then go back to the Lime Light


I decided to do a little project for you all tonight. Every year I make my own camels and give them out to friends and family as gifts. So, this year, I was lucky enough to get a Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge from my friend. On there is so many fun boxes to make to put fun little gifts in. I chose the Christmas Cottage...because it is cute. :) So, here is my video! :)






Now for the recipe:

Carmels

1 cup butter or margarine
2 1/4 cups brown sugar
Dash of Salt
1 cup light Karo syrup
1 15 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp of vanilla (although, if you know me...I never measure vanilla)

Melt butter in a sauce pan. Add the brown sugar and salt, stir. Blend in Karo syrup. Gradually add milk. Stir constantly over meduim heat until your candy thermometer reached 240 to 245 degrees (firm ball state). Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour into a buttered 13x9 inch pan and let cool completely before cutting. To wrap them..I use wax paper. 

I hope that you enjoy them. :)

I was lucky enough to get Valerie from Scraps for Less donated a Fancy Pants Christmas Kit that is up for grabs. She has a tremendous site (that is getting re-done but is opening in January) and crazy low prices.

Make sure, to be eligible for prizes, that you become a follower on each blog (including this one) and leave a comment letting us know that you have done so. There's several hundred dollars worth of prizes (see slide show below), so you will definitely want to make sure you are eligible.

Here is a pic of the Fancy Pants Kit!
Now you are done here! Your next stop is Agnes, click here.

91 comments:

  1. Can't wait for the video. I am a follower. Thanks for the hop and prizes.

    jenlovcarr at aol dot com

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  2. Really want to see the video! I am a new follower and look forward to visiting often!! TFS!!!

    ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    Rexann

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  3. I can't wait to try to make these. I am a new follower. Thank you for the addition to the hop.

    Tamra
    rickyhouck@clearwire.net

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  4. Dropped by from Lime Light and followed, too! I've never made caramel before - I've always been afraid to! I'll have to try!!

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  5. I am a new follower and glad that I found your blog thanks to the blog hop. The carmels sound yummy. Susan
    shanna13@frontiernet.net

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  6. New follower via Lime Light. This has been great fun!

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  7. hi kathy...i am a newbie too...we will stumble together ;p

    --I love caramels, and I will be am making this recipe no matter what before i put myself on a diet again, lol.

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  8. gotta love carmels! we make some every christmas! they're so awesome!!! :) btw, i love those little boxes -- sooo cute! :)
    i'm now a follower.

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  9. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the caramel recipe. I really want to give them a try!

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  10. Thanks for sharing. Loving the blog hop, I am a new follower.

    phollyphlox@gmail.com

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  11. Thank you for sharing your recipe. That is one I will have to try as soon as I get a candy thermometer. I am a new follower of your blog and love what you are giving away. I'll be back to see your video too as I love the boxes.

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  12. Wow a recipe as well as a chance to follow you and win all the blog candy. How much better can it get?

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  13. Those caramels sound sooooo good right about now! I can't wait to make some myself! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

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  14. I love your candy box idea! But I have to say your canvas project is beautiful!!!! I'll have to come back & watch the video now that I'm a follower. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!
    wendy dot roos2boys at gmail dot com

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  15. I love your ideas. tfs. i am a follower now. Like so may of your projects. have to come back and look at older posts.

    matild425 at gmail dot com

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  16. I'm so happy to follow your blog and see all your great ideas! Thanks for sharing!!

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  17. New follower! You ladies are all doing a wonderful thing :)

    coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com

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  18. I am already a fan/follwer of your blog. These boxes look amazing!

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  19. I'm a new follower. I love caramel, but I've never even thought about trying to make it, so thanks for the recipe.

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  20. I'm a NEW follower come and visit me
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
    I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful thing ya'll are doing. Maybe one day I would be able to get involved
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  21. A new follower and new friend! I enjoyed looking at your blog tonight. Very lovely and yummy too! That Santa keeps following me....LOL!

    Connie Gail
    westfamily at mlode dot com

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  22. I totally cracked up when I started reading your blog. "Every year I make my own camels". I thought camels? How do you make a camel gift cute. LOL. Carmels. Those sound delicious!!! I can't wait to see your video. From the pic it looks really cute :)

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  23. Kathy, those lil houses are adorable! I wrote down the recipe to make...they sound yummy! Normally I make rock candy every year! TFS!
    Oh, and I'm a new follower too!
    Hugs,
    joni

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  24. Thank you for the opportunity to win and to become a follower. Pat

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  25. The caramels sound WONDERFUL! I am gonna have to try them.

    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

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  26. Just became a follower. i'm going to try the caramels. Thank you

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  27. Yum! I am a new follower and so excited to see what you create. Thanks!

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  28. Happy to be a new follower! The gift box is so cute and the carmels sounds delicious!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  29. I am a new follower!! Love your gift bag! I have that cartridge so I'm gonna have to try that one!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    javajen1 at hotmail dot com

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  30. I'm a follower. The work you guys are doing is great.

    jayne.boot@gmail.com

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  31. Great blog.. at first I thought you said Camels..and I thought thats different...lol

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  32. I am a new follow! Very cute gift boxes. TFS!

    amandaremus at gmail dot com

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  33. I became a follower. Yummy carmels. Thanks for the blog hop.

    stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

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  34. I'm already a follower, love your blog.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  35. YUMMO! Carmel! Great to meet you and I am now a follower!

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  36. Am a new follower and will be back to see more of your creations. cureta2@yahoo.com

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  37. Your projects are amazing!! I just became a follower!! Congrats on your blog!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  38. You have a super blog and I just became a follower. TFS!
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

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  39. I'm your newest follower! Nice to meet you!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  40. Thanks for participating in the hop! I am a new follower.

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  41. Thanks for the recipe, they sound yummy. I am a new follower.

    http://mycardsnstuff.blogspot.com

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  42. I've enjoyed browsing through your blog. I'm a new follower.

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  43. Darling box, can't wait to see the video. Great Organization. We all should give back anyway we can. Thanks for your time and talent. Have become a new follower. Great give away. TFS
    SlomoMom
    slomomomcbl@gmail.com

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  44. Really beautiful gingerbread house treat boxes. Thanks for your time and talent. Cant wait to see what else you have for us.
    Thanks
    Jess M
    myscrapdiary(at)gmail(dot)com
    PS. Im a new follower

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  45. I'm a follower!

    Lisa
    lamerlisa@hotmail.com
    http://www.lisakelly110803.blogspot.com/

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  46. I am a new follower. Looking forward to the video.Thanks for sharing.
    Kathy

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  47. I am a new follower! Thanks for sharing!

    calbekah@aol.com

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  48. I'm a new follower.. Cant wait to see more of your projects.. Thanks for sharing.. the cottage is super cute..
    theresa
    juicycreations808@gmail.com

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  49. Newbie follower! Your butterflies are beautiful! You could make a nice Christmas village out of your cottages, they too are awesome! Love your faith, God bless! TFS!

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  50. New follower. Your blog is so nice.
    reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

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  51. I loved that little 'caramel house' - so darned cute!! will try those yummy caramels as well...thanks for the great tutorial, great recipe and the blog hop - oh, I'm a new follower!! Merry Christmas

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  52. I tried staying up last night to see your post during the blog hop, but had to finally go to bed. :-) I came back this morning to see your wonderful project! I am a new follower! Thanks for sharing!

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  53. I am a new follower and think this is just great! Thanks, Kelly (kelly.schaefer@ymail.com)

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  54. Wow, I love your projects. Thank you for the recipe for the carmel fudge....yummy. I am going to make a bunch and some of those boxes..perfect little Christmas gift;) I am a new follower.

    Stephanie

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  55. New follower. Sorry I missed the contest but I have been looking for good blogs to follow and this is the best way! I love it. Your's is one of my favorites so far! The video is awesome! Thanks!

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  56. Loved your video....thanks for doing it.

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  57. thanks for the update. the vid rocks :) and awesome prize too. ~following

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  58. I am a new follower. Your project is awesome! Looking forward to seeing much, much more from you!

    beyondpaperdesigns.blogspot.com

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  59. I just became one of your followers, and I'm going to try that carmel recipe tonight if I have all the ingredients. I love carmels.
    JPALM3746@comcast.net

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  60. I just became a follower, I really hope that the extension includes your blog too, I love love love Fancy Pants, I just discovered them, and would be over the moon to win this set. Thanks so much for sharing your artistic abilities.

    thehomans at yahoo dot com

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  61. what a cute gift bag! i love it! great idea! and thank you for sharing your caramel recipe! i'll have to give that a try too! -now following

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  62. I'm going to have to try this recipe. Yummy! And, I'm your newest follower =)

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  63. Hi there! I want you to know that I'm drooling on your blog, lol! Now I have to run to the kitchen and get a piece of caramel...not the homemade kind like you have here, but an imposter ")

    Can't wait to come back by! TFS!
    Deb

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  64. thanks for the great video! Thanks for sharing. I have become a follower.
    esigmon@cox.net

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  65. Kathy, Hello my fellow LLDT sister! Love your video and the recipe. I will try my hand at it!! Can't wait to see more projects!

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  66. Thx soooo much for that recipe! Good video. I am now a follower and will be back. CarolH:)

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  67. My older grandbabies will love to help make these. I'm a new follower. I love finding new blogs to scraplift from ;) I mean follow ;););)
    What LimeLight is doing - Giving to others is AWESOME!!!

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  68. I am a new follower of your blog. Thanks for the recipe. Must keep hopping!

    surfnfroggie

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  69. I'm your newest follower! Thank you for the recipes...LOVE caramels!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  70. New follower, looking forward to it all!
    Glenda
    glendalea.blogspot.com

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  71. I am a new follower...I love the box, and I will be trying the recipie very soon. TFS

    kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
    http://kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com

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  72. i'm a new follower.....can't wait to make the caramels!

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  73. Yummy looking recipe, may have to try it for Christmas platters. Awesome blogs...having fun with the hop.

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  74. homemade caramals sound so good.

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  75. These are so cute!! Now I MUST get that cart! Thank you so much for the recipe too!

    Happy Holidays!

    tjsgal at g mail dot com

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  76. I am going to have to try your recipe. I love caramels. What a treat to learn a recipe from the blog hop today. Yea! Thanks for the chance to win such great prizes. And to make yummy treats. Amymwz fiskateer #7065

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  77. I am new follower - new to blogging too. I love these hops and finding new blogs to follow and some really cool inspirations.

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  78. I am a new follower and I am very excited about this box. I think I'm going to have to purchase this cart.

    Patti
    bbitster@windstream.net

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  79. I'm a new follower. Way cool! Love this cart.

    monica.lowrance@gmail.com

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  80. I just became follower, and I can't wait to make your caramels!! Please stop by my blog @
    karens-kakes-krafts.blogspot.com

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  81. I a new follower, love this blog hop and I am totally making those caramels, can't wait to try your reciepe, just need to dig out my candy thermometer!

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  82. Yum... the caramels look delish - and the presentation even more adorable! I'm a new follower and new to the Lime Light bloggers - I'm loving every one of your blogs!

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  83. I am a new follower! I can't wait to try your carmel recipe and use the little carmel house box! I have found so many cool blogs to bookmark and come back to on this blog hop!

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  84. What a great idea and tasty too. tfs
    cruella63703 at yahoo dot com

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  85. New follower. The recipe sounds yummy and your gift box is so cute!

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