Friday, September 26, 2008

Who can take tomorrow...dip it in a dream...

Hey Sistahs!! It's time...for the Bella Blog Hop, Skip, and a Jump! What's that, you ask? Well, I have gathered a group of your favorite Bella Enablers...Whoops...I mean SISTAHS...and issued them a challenge. Since it's that time of the year when a woman's fancy turns to GIFTING, I asked the talented sistahs to create a holiday treat or gift using any winter or holiday stamps from Stamping Bella. We will all be posting our creations today for your inspiration!

When I saw this Minty Coffee stamp, I had a total light-bulb moment. The Martha in me came alive and I got busy! Here's what I made:
I'm really proud of myself! I created this little gift jar full of peppermint white chocolate dipped spoons, which will be a perfect gift for a coffee loving friend. These treats are awesome...just unwrap and stir your coffee with it to make a sweet and minty drink. They were also super easy to make. After a little bit of research, I used these instructions. It literally took me 15 minutes, and while the spoons were cooling, I decorated the jar.
I stamped the Minty Coffee image in Brilliance Graphite Black on Fabriano Hot Press watercolor paper. Then I watercolored it with my Peerless watercolors...I love them!! After I cut the image out with my Oval Nestabilities, I added a scalloped layer and finally some shimmer with the Pearlescent Watercolors. These are soooo yummalish! Here's a detail shot (click on the picture for a larger view).
To decorate the jar, I wrapped a scalloped piece of shimmery ice blue cardstock around and then tied my ribbon around it in a bow. Then I added some cardstock and a few layers of Primas on top. Super easy and super cute, if I do say so myself!!

Ok, so are you ready to HOP....SKIP....and maybe JUMP??????? Go for it!!! BUT FIRST........there's a prize up for grabs!! After you visit the Hop Skip and a Jump blogs, come back here and tell me 2 project ideas that they've inspired you with. Then on Monday I will choose a random winner for some YUMMALISH BELLA CANDY! Sound good? Are you ready now? Take a look at this lineup and go leave them some love!!

Amy Rysavy
Carole Burrage - ***Carole is traveling back from the Mayo Clinic with her son, but will post later today!***
Debbie Olson
Jen del Muro
Lauren Meader
Michele Boyer
Taylor Van Bruggen

The Bella Blog
Nicky Manel

I hope you enjoy all the Bella Eye Candy...Happy HOPPIN!

MWAH to da SISTAHS!!!

55 comments:

Giffysk8s said...

3 ideas that have inspired me: 1) Your minty coffee jar and spoons. I am SO gonna do this! Thanks for an awesome idea! Lauren's glideabella tags. This was my first Bella (I have figure skated all of my life), and the tag looks so elegant yet simple to make. 3) Nicky's acrylic paper block. What a creative idea! Too perfect for Stella!

Thanks for doing this Shannan! It's so fun!

Giffysk8s said...

BTW: LOVE your reference to that oldie but goodie, "The Candy Man." I have fond memories of my parents dancing in their living room as they played that old record by Sammy Davis Jr.!

Lynn said...

This sounds like FUN!!!
Love your decorated goodie jar with the yummy chocolate dipped spoons!

Brandi Parshley said...

Yum! Those spoons would be so delicious in a cup of hot chocolate! All this blog hopping has made me hungry for sweet stuff! I loved Debbie Olson's paint can, but mostly I loved the date-Rice Krispie balls rolled in coconut and drizzled with white chocolate she put inside! YUM! Lauren Meader's cute little tin with pepperidge farm cookies was such a good idea! A simple way to dress up a little treat! Now I'm off to devour some treats of my own!

Cindy said...

Nice work! I loved your jar and spoons and Laurens teeny tiny tin with cookies...was a great idea. Thank you....keep up the fun!

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

oh! this looks like fun! can i play next time? ok, off to hop, skip and jump!!!

Jennifer Hodge said...

This is perfect for that coffee luvin't friend! What a great idea, thanks for sharing!

Julie Masse said...

What a great idea Shannan!! I just got some new Bella from Mr. Brown yesterday . . maybe I'll have to stamp! :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THese are too freakin' cool! I'm going to have to try that! You rock, girly!

Jana said...

First Amy's b/c I accidentally ordered WAY too many of those clear containers and this will give me a way to get rid of them. So cute. and Second Shannons, b/c I can seemyself making those yummy chocolate peppermint spoons! And it'll be a good thing to save those spaghetti jars for. The bella Blog hop was a great idea!!

Jess Willison said...

First, thanks Shannan for the great idea of a Bella Hop! You are a great enabler!

Two things that have inspired me are you peppermint chocolate spoons, and the boxy-bags made by Taylor and Jen. These will be perfect gifts to send to friends for any occasion!

Shona said...

That is brilliant! That is a great idea to put a basket of them in the teacher's lounge for teacher appreciation! Thanks for sharing!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

So cute SHannon. This would be perfect for my annual coca mixes! Congrats on the first Bella hostess! TFS

Olivia M said...

All of the ideas were great! The 2that I can actually see myself doing are Taylor's coaster box (since I have tons of coasters) and Jen's treat bag because this gives me a chance to use up all of that paper I keep buying but not using-LOL! Thanks for the chance to win.

Taylor said...

Sooo cute, Shannan! I can see peppermint white chocolate dipped spoons in my future! :) Thanks so much for asking me to participate in the Blog Hop!

Em's Place said...

First off, I have no idea how to pick just two. I love your idea... because I am a coffee gal. But I also think that Taylor's coaster box and Jen's Boxy Bag full of candies are very versatile gift ideas...
Great for teachers, etc.
Thanks for the chance to win. I've been sick, so a VERY belated congrats on your Bella Nod as the FIRST Guest Designer... and as usual, thanks for the inspiration!
emily

Jackie Pedro said...

LOVE your peppermint white chocolate spoons, Shannan! You have inspired me!!

I was also inspired by Jen's little witch box. So cute!!

I don't own any Bella's but I thinks me sees a little shopping trip in me future!!

Angie Williams said...

Hi Shannon! Fun idea! I am totally inspired by your jar of minty spoons! I am definitely going to use that! I also loved the paper block by Nicki. I also thought it was a great quick way to dressup the werthers candies... Some projects are not posted yet, so I will let you know if I add to my inspirations! Looking forward to seeing the rest!

Jennifer Bradley said...

OMG! Your minty spoons have gotten my gears turning! I also loved Nicky;s paper cube idea - both of these are projects I could handle! Loved the little blog hop - so cute!

artfulwhimsies said...

your chocolate spoons are such a great idea!!! and nickies little paper block is so good for a teacher gift! i also love debbies idea of the treats in the PTI paint can. great job girls~~~

Amy said...

Love the spoons, Shannan! Your jar is gorgeous.

Harley Dee said...

So much cute stuff!! I love Jen's little witchy candy bag. So cute! And the little candy holder that Amy made out of the clear card boxes is really cool! I also really like how Michele added fringe to her little winter girl's scarf. It's all in the details!!

Jessica said...

Okay, first is definitely Jen's stamped-on cookies. I can't believe she did that! And now I HAVE to try it, of course.

The second is Nicky's decorated paper block pads. So simple, but so giveable!

Honestly, I think I got a bit of inspiration from each of the blogs :)

lisa808 said...

Does your project count too?!?!?

I think it is a great idea and would like to make them for gifts.

I also liked Jen del Muro's Little Witch. I have been wanting to try those boxes for awhile and her Halloween design jumped out at me.

jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

very cute giftie!!

AmyR said...

mmmmmm those spoons look delish!!! My mouth is watering LOL!!

shel9999 said...

Love those spoons, Shannan! And that's a really cute image. I haven't seen that one before! (Gads! lol.)

Nancy Park said...

I loved the Cho Spoon Jar, have made the spoons before, but I never thought of placing the in a jar. I also liked the stamped paper cube and the "Sugar Plum Wiahes" I am always looking for new gift ideas.

Tashana Lundy said...

Hey Shannon,
I love the idea of the Hop...Skip... and Jump. I had fun and seen new blogs that I would have never found on my own. I loved the idea of the clear plastic card boxes. I will have to order some. Target will be another stop I will be making to get some black and white skull and bone fruity candy.

Shana aka Honeybee

Tashana Lundy said...

Oh, I am so sorry. I mint to tell you that I love your idea as well. I was brain storming for ideas for teacher's gifts and all I came up with was a natural disaster. I really like the mint chocolate on a spoon. Do you think it would work with hot chocolate instead of coffee?

Shana aka Honeybee

Janet said...

Ummmmm...i can only pick 2?? I love them all!! I am big into altering things!!
I would have to say Amys boxes, quick and simple! and Caroles cute tags on the wine!! great idea, my family will love these!!
Thanks for doing this, its a great idea!!

Kerry J. said...

Love Carole's tag and Michele's M&M's - but I am in love with your spoons in the mason jar. I am so caseing this for my ds's teachers to go with their Starbucks gift cards!! Thanks so much!

Shannon Roberts said...

Ok, first things first!!! I so wish I knew of this so we could of posted it to Bellaholics Yahoo Group. :(
Next, yours is Awesome, so easy & I am soooooo doing these!!! Then I just luved the way Michele did her Polly Packages; OMGosh!! I think my fav is Debbie's her Snowbunny is precious!!( neat color's, too)
But then there is Carole's & Jen's I am such a sucker for HALLOWEEN!! Fantastic Idea you came up with!! MWAH!!!!!

TxScrapAddict said...

soooo much inspiration out there!! I love them all. But my favs are: Debbie's Caramel Apple & Christmas Ornament and Jen De Muro's Hallowen Treat Bag!! Great stuff!!

Elaine said...

Dang these are all soooooo flippin cute! I'm going to make that bag/box thing with the little skulls & bones from Target (candy). I picked those up the other day along with candy gummy brains and need to package them out smaller (and of course cuter!).

Also, I really like the white chocolate spoon idea. I am going to do a chocolatey version with pepermint candy canes and give them to the support team at work :)
Maybe the boss will get one too if he's nice. lol

Jennifer D said...

I loved Carole Burrage's blog I really like BOO*ZE too cute..
Also The spoons you made look yummy and Jen's blog I need some skull candy!!
Thanks for offering blog candy!!

Suzanne J Dean said...

OMGosh--what an awesome gift for my gal pals! You did a fabulous job on it all & congrats (I'm sorry I haven't done it yet) on your getting to be the "Bella Queen" designer :)

MWAH!!!
Suzanne Dean

Kay said...

Clever! I wouldn't even have noticed the minty coffee stamp at Bella had you not pulled this wonderful trick out of your hat. This is just adorable - did I mention it was adorable? I gotta go - I gotta go buy my first Bella stamp!

Melody said...

First I love the peppermint spoons. I just got that stamp because I thought it would work great for coffee gift. I love Jen's boxy bag with the Little Witchy (Just got that one too!). Debbie Olson's Snowbunny Bella and the clear paint can is a great idea also.
Melody

Debbie Olson said...

Love the spoons, Shannan--great idea and yummy too!

Susan W. said...

Hey Shannon, The blog hope was awesome!! Good Job!!
Two projects that inspired me were Carole's wine bottle tag, this can be used for any occasion, and Nicky's acrylic block paper holder.

I loved all the other projects, but those two inspired me.
Great job everyone!!
Cheers Susan

Jamie said...

Shannan the blog hop is a fabulous idea!! Your minty spoons would make a great gift, I may need to borrow it ;).

As for the other that inspired me I loved Debbie's paint jar with the snow balls, it was a great idea. I also loved Nicky's paper acrylic block, what a fun easy idea!!

Susan G said...

All these ladies inspire me. I'm a subscriber to almost all of their blogs. My favorite two this time are Jen's box/bag with those sparkly bats and Debbie's adorable can with the luscious looking cookies. And I love your jar. I'm off now to investigate the spoons more. I made some years ago for gifts and had totally forgotten about them. An idea is spinning in my head right now.

Raquites said...

What a fun blog hop. So many cute projects. I just loved Carol's boo*ze and can't wait to make one myself. And Debbie's paint can with snowballs was really fun too. I just loved everyone's. :)

Ice Escape said...

Thanks so much for the inspiration to get in the Holiday mood! I LOVE your mint sppons, so cute clever & pratical, I also rally liked teh boo*z wine lable that was so dang cute! Everything was great and looked so yummy (now I need choclate!) thanks so much!!
***HeatheR***

Jessica said...

I lOVED Carole's Bella Booze bottle tag. I think I'll try that for our Thanksgiving get together and voluteer to bring the wine.

Debbie's snowbunny Bella with "fur" & accompanying can top are vey cute and do-able too.

thanks for inspiration!

Levina said...

I like your jar full with peppermint white chocolate dipped spoons. A great gift to make and give. And Michele Boyer gift.
Need to stamp christmasgift now!

Alyssa said...

I love Carrole's tag - the sentiment is too cute! And Lauren's tag with the litte bin of cookies is too cute and easy! Huh, guess I like the easy peasy gift giving ideas! :o) Thanks for a chance!

Sara said...

WOW!! First I love your spoon idea, way too cute, perfect for so many things, and I love the tag on the wine bottle-that too is perfect for many things

Char in So Cal said...

Actually I have THREE FAVES that have inspired me to get hoppin with some YUMMY gift ideas... your chocolate/mint dipped coffee spoons are a sure thing on my to-do list!!

The other two things that I MUST CASE:

Carole's "BOO-ZE" wine bottle tags... that Trick or Treat Bella is a gas!! I have a good handful of friends that will LOVE this whole gift idea!!

AND

Jen del Muro's Boxy Bag... the Little Witchy image is soooooooo cute and the candy she found at Target will be a hit with my kids!!

Rubber Hugs,

Char in So Cal

Lisa said...

I loved Carol's wine tag......That is such a cute idea esoecially since my fiance and I are going to a halloween party and I could not think of anything for the host....until now :)


Also, I loved Laurens pastel glideabella. it was so pretty and very very cute....That was a color combo I would ave never thought of for x-mas

Christi said...

Wow girl!! This is FANtastic!!!!

Sandra B. said...

I love the Minty Coffee jar with the chocolate-dipped spoons! I will definitely be making these for the holidays! The other two that inspired me are the paper acrylic block with Stella by Nicky Manel and the box bag with Little Witchy by Jen del Muro. What great ideas for the holidays!

Brenda said...

First of all, a HUGE Congrats on being published!! Wowzers...12 images...you go girl!!
Count me in on this great give-away...I'd LOVE some sweet Bella candy!! Bella Hop was a great idea...thanks for all the inspiration! My favorite gift ideas were the goodie jar with chocolate dipped spoons, and Michele's adorable Boxi-bag.
Keeping my fingers crossed...
~Brenda H.

Dee Dee said...

Fabulous Martha Moment. :) I want to try it.

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