Sunday, January 27, 2008

A Yucky and a Yummy!

Now you can see why I NEVER worry when my husband leaves the house....


Snort! This is what he wears to go on his two hour bike rides. (Check out the tiny rear view mirror attached to the helmet!) BTW--my husband KNEW I was posting this and gave me his blessing. It was my revenge for the sign he bought me last week. Sadly, my husband does not see what is so funny about this picture....

I received another "You Make My Day" Award on Friday. This time it was from my friend Melanie Muenchinger, another illustrator for Gina K Designs. Thanks Melanie--you rock and I am in awe of your talent. Thanks for making my day!



Ok...onto a project. I have a group of friends on Splitcoaststampers that I do challenges with every Monday. This week was a supply challenge. My friend Tosh sent us all this little acrylic heart embellishment (you can see it in the center of the jar!) and we had to make something with it. Since the directions for the challenge were not with my embellishment (or anyone else's!) I am assuming we just had to use it!


So I did. I had wanted to make a treat jar using a frappachino jar for awhile.


I found out a great trick for removing the label sticky residue and the sell by date stamp. Just rub Mr. Clean Magic eraser over the jar and the stickiness comes right off.....as does any other markings on the bottle!


Another tip: After you clean out the jar, use your heat tool to get the inside nice and dry, otherwise the m&ms will get all smeary and yucky. (Don't ask me how I know that!)

I used leftover paper I had from another project and my slit punch to create the piece that wraps around the jar. The love sentiment is from Gina K Designs "Rectangle Greetings." I added the pink brad in the center of the love...for cuteness!
Here is a few of the top of the jar. For the top, I used Gina K Designs "Punchy Words" set. I love this greeting and I love how nicely it fits on top of this jar.



Here is a close up view of the lid:


Materials used: stamps-Punchy Words, Rectangle Greetings (Gina K Designs); ink-red, pretty in pink; cardstock-red, designer paper from American Crafts, white; circle punch (SU!); scalloped circle punch (SU!); slit punch (SU!); heart punch (Martha Stewart); pink brads (SU!); ribbon (SU!); dimensionals (SU!); clear acryllic heart embellishment (unknown).


Update: ALL stamps from my stamp sale are in the mail! Thanks!

Thanks for stopping by!

20 comments:

Amy said...

great tips and great jar! I can't wait to try my Magic Eraser on sticky residue!

Hugs,
Amy

Dawn Easton said...

Oh great tip for removing the labels! I always used goof off stuff but it smells...BAD! Will try this next time!
Your jar is really cute! Wonder if I have any red candies floating around?! Probably not, you snooze, you loose in this house!

Love the pic of your husband...haha...hope his bike ride was good!

Carol said...

That's a very cute candy presentation! I love how you dressed it all up for Valentine's day giving. I love the pic of your DH too.......chin up, chest out, mirror adjusted, ready to roll.... Here's your sign! LOL You are too funny :)

Suzanne said...

Thanks for the Magic Eraser tip. I stopped altering these jars because I got tired of the stickies. I may just have to go buy some more frappichino now! What sacrifices we need to make in the name of stamping.....

JAR said...

Love the tips about the Mr. Clean Eraser! I love those things and just happened to buy four of them this weekend! Love this project too - So cute! Now I wish I liked that stuff so I could have some of those bottles! LOL

Sara (deipara) said...

This is adorable! This makes me want to go out, get some frappuccino, get hyped up on caffeine and sugar, buy some m&ms, get even more hyped up on sugar and do this project!

Love the tip as well. :)

Rita said...

I luv your bottle great job! Luv that MS heart punch, I need one of those. Thanks for the tip on getting rid of the adhesive on the bottle. I've made these & I luv giving them as gifts. I laughed out loud when I saw the pic of your hubby with the rear view mirror attached to his helmet, thats so funny!!!

Rae said...

This is sooo cute! I love that heart 'dangling' from the lid! Thanks for the Magic Eraser tip... I usually use Goo Gone, which works fine, but doesn't smell all that great.

Katie said...

That's very cute! Thanks for the Magic Eraser tip! Katie

Melanie said...

How cute!!!! So many GREAT tips in this one too, tfs them!!

re: your DH, my dad used to be a cyclist, this pic brings back some memories!!(does he shave his legs, to??) n

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

I can REALLY appreciate that picture of your hubby because mine is identical! Yes, even with the "sideview mirror". LOL Does yours have pockets in the back of his shirt too? Too funny! LOVE your treat jar! So, so cute!

Christina Fischer said...

Your jar is fantastic!! Every detail is darling!

The pic of your hubby is too funny! Mine rides, too -- I sooooo wish the attire was a little more attractive! ;)

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

OMG that picture is too funny! But hey he is being safe!!! It is good to see the grown up wear the helmet, as we teach our kids.

Great tip about he magic eraser..I just discovered those about 6 months ago..and I have a lot of Starbucks bottles..I just bought valentine candy to go in them too. Have a fabulous week!

Kelly's Artistic Journaling said...

Carolyn;
Sadly I think we might be married to similar men - lol. Except my hubby doesn't have all the latest riding gear so you can just imagine!!!
I love your little valentine treat jar - so cute.
Thanks for sharing.

Linsey said...

What a sweet tip for that sticky residue--tfs that one! This is totally adorable and yummy--I mean your altered bottle treat...although your DH is very cute too, hehe! Thanks for a wonderful bit of inspiration today, Cammie! ~Hugs!

Lisa C. said...

great tip on the magic eraser! For mine I fill them with the hottest water I can get from the tap, leave them sit for a minute or two and the labels peel right off. Anything that doesn't come off I just use a greenie meanie scrubby. I will have to try the magic eraser instead. The hot water makes the glue soften up and makes it easy to peel off the labels.

hemidemisemiquaver said...

grea tip...and tell your husband...um...you really do have nothing to worry about. Yep...that souped up helmet does nothing for the ladies Dr. Feelgood.
Beck

Amy said...

Great tip...thanks! The jars turned out really cute! You crack me up with the hubby picture...I guess he could ask that you get dressed up with him...LOL!

Jennie Skaggs said...

I love how your dh is dressed. :) In Athens it is important to be safe....I have known lots of people who got hit by cars & dogs while riding. College towns aren't the safest places to be for a bicyclist. TFS Jennie PS...you have seen my dh's pic while metal detecting...that is pretty nerdy.

Tricia said...

Oooh, great tip about the magic eraser. I actually gave in a bought a pack of these... drank one this morning just so I could alter it. Yes... it was a sacrifice!! *LOL, snort!* Great blog! I'm going to put you on my google reader!