Sunday, December 14, 2008

Quick Post for Today!

Happy Sunday everyone!!

Hope your Sunday is going well so far! Today, the temperature was actually pretty nice outside, a little windy, but nice. The unfortunate news is, it is suppose to start raining, and then turning into freezing rain later tonight. I heard that tomorrow's high is only going to be in the twenties!!! Yikes! Not looking forward to that.

Well, I didn't get a whole lot of stamping in today, but that is okay, I was able to get a lot more shopping done and was even able to visit with our neighbors. It was really nice. Izzy had a blast shopping because we went to the bookstore. That is her second favorite place to go, following the library. Do you see a pattern here? It is only in second place because at the bookstore, there isn't a special shelf that she can take books on and off of. Lol!

Like, I said, today's post is relatively short. I have just a real quick and simple gift idea to share today. My neighbor Beth and her two sons, helped and we created these adorable cookies in a jar. I know this is an old gift idea, but I still think it is a good one, especially when you decorate it up all cute!

Isn't it cute!!! And the best part is the boys did most of the work after I came up with the initial design!! Alright, so we started off by filling a quart canning jar with the ingredients. The recipe can be found here. We found though that you probably need the wide mouth jars, otherwise, not all the chocolate chips will fit inside! And nobody wants less chocolate, am I right!! Next we created the "cookie" on the front by cutting out a piece of kraft card stock with my nesties and stamping the chocolate chips from the SU! set Oh So Sweet! I then rubbed close to cocoa around all the edges to make the cookie look done!! I stamped the letters with a letter set I picked up at the dollar spot at Michaels. The cookie is mounted on a piece of red card stock I cut out with my nesties and accented with a white gel pen. I created the belly band around the jar by printing off the sentiment, "Nothin' Says Lovin' Like Somethin' From the Oven" and adhered it to a piece of red card stock. To continue the cookie theme, I stamped some cookies using my Cookie Stubby from Stamps by Judith. To complete the jar, I cut out fabric circles with my pinking shears and tied a pretty holiday ribbon around the top! It was so much fun and the boys had a really good time!!
Well, I am outta here. Need to get to the grocery store before the big storm hits!! Hope you have had a great weekend!! Thanks as always for stopping by!


Heather said...

Tooo cute Jana, I recieved one of these from a good very talented friend a few years ago! They are fun to make too!

Love the cookies!

Janna I am totally loving reading your posts and getting to know you and your family!!!

Have a good night and see you tomorrow in blog land!!!


Sanghi said...

So nice Janna.. I love ur blog, reading it everyday creates a home feeling. Keep up!

Jaspere said...

Cookies in the jar gifts are so fun. You did a great job on the design. Its nice to have helpers too.

Heather said...

Hi Janna I forgot to say you are going to Kansas City you will be 3 hours away from me!!!


the whimsical butterfly said...

Love your little jar! CONGRATS by the way...did you see PCP??? that's awesome you won the sketch challenge!!! Glad you had a good weekend!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Very Sweet project Jana!!!!

Paula Still said...

Love the cookies-in-a-jar gift ideas. The hard part is picking which recipe to fill the jar. There are so many good ones!

Love how you decorated the jar and to have help with the assembly makes it fun!