Friday, December 26, 2008

Cheers! to 2009

One of my stamping heroes, Julee Tilman, is the hostess this month over on the Our Creative Corner challenge blog. I was so excited when she asked me to be her guest designer for today's challenge!! The challenge is to use something clear on your project and she told me that pretty much anything goes! So ummm, does Vodka count???

I was so sick of Christmas-themed projects (and by this point could really use a stiff drink!!)...so I came up with this fun little New Year's gift.The gift contains all of the essential ingredients to mix up a nice, strong Cosmopolitan to toast the New Year...1 oz of Vodka, 1/2 oz Triple Sec, 1 oz cranberry juice, and 1/2 oz lime juice...poured into clear test tubes (found in the floral section of my local craft store)! The box was somewhat inspired by this project I saw on Andrea Walford's blog. She has a wonderful tutorial available, which I used as a starting point for building my gift box.I used Scenic Route DP for the gift box base and added a little Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss and Pumpkin Pie to the mix. The super fun star stamps are from the Seeing Stars set by Verve. My other clear element (besides test tubes themselves...and the Vodka) is the acetate covering the "windows" in the box! LOVE that! I added the Whiff of Joy "Cheers" sentiment to the circle punch layered onto a scallop circle punch and hanging from the box lid with silver cording. I added a Baja Breeze scalloped border and some Riding Hood Red ribbon to the box lid and VOILA! I'm all set to Ring in 2009!!So what do you think?? Be sure to head on over to the Our Creative Corner blog to check out the fabulous projects Julee and the other regular designers came up with this week!! (and then give it a go yourself - I can't wait to see your CLEARly awesome projects!!!

21 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my word Jen, you ROCKED this challenge girl! I've been thinking of buying that template...now that I see your project...I must...lol
Love the idea you came up with...it's FABULOUS!

Clearly Inspired said...

Jen, this is fantastic! You talked about it on the DT and I thought it was a fabulous idea....You really hit this one out of the ball park! Love it!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Hi Jen :) What a really neat gift! LOVE the fun colors and amazing detail! Thanks for playing with the OCC, Jennifer :)

Amy said...

LOL--I'm ready for a stiff drink myself, and today just might be the day!

This project is unbelievably over the top cool! The colors, papers and whole idea--just awesome!

Amy

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

FABULOUS!!! I absolutely love the colors, the stars...everything. And I'm definitely ready to join you for that stiff drink. Thanks for being our guest - you ROCK my little stamping world! :)

Jackie Pedro said...

Jen, this just ROCKS! This is so freakin' creative and clever!!

Barefootstamper said...

HOMERUN! WOW! This is so incredibly AWESOME!

Sankari W. said...

YOu totally rocked this challenge Jen!! Its absolutely awesome and creative and totally a necessity after the holidays! Love it - something awesomely creative and awesomely practical too!!!
You rock Ms.Jen!!!!

hugzzzzz
S.

Nancy Riley said...

AMAZING!!!! What a FUN project, Jen! ... so creative ... very well done!!! GREAT job!

Michelle said...

What a great idea! Perfect little gift for my girlfriends. Thanks for sharing such a fun project!

Lynda Benden said...

Awesome idea Jen! This is so cute and what a wonderful gift idea!!! All of your details are fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us this week!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Jen, this is fabulous! What an awesome idea and perfectly put together! You rock!

wendyp said...

Jen, you totally ROCKED this! Super creative!!!

Kim said...

Jen that is AWESOME! WOW! Great work!
Hugs~ Kim

Steph K said...

So awesome, Jen! And yum... Cheers!

Silke said...

Jen - this is sooo fun and creative - I love it!!!

Happy New Year!!!

Rachel Hope said...

You are my Idol!!! This is my Favoite project EVER!!!!

Anonymous said...

How fun is this!!!!! What an awesome project and a great hostess gift/party favor. You are so very clever. Have a wonderful day and TFS.

Traci said...

wow- how clever and perfect for your New Year's party host/ hostess!!

sarah said...

oh my gosh...this is so cute!!! just let me know where and what time, i'll be there!!

Adela said...

Wow, you really did a fantastic job on this!! When you were talking about this idea of yours, i never thought it would turn out this Fabulous!!