Sunday, December 21, 2008

Oh good. More snow.

Our official snow total for Friday when all was said & done was 13". Except Mother Nature *wasn't* done ~~ she dumped 4 more inches on us last night!! I am so glad we don't travel for Christmas. I feel so badly for those trying to get out of Wisconsin!! The farthest I have to go is my mom's house ~~ 5 minutes away :)

I am trying to get gifts done for the school staff. Here is a jar of chocolate goodness I made for the ladies I work with. I know I'm not a *real* employee ~~ I'm still just a sub, regardless of how long I've been there & will be there. But they all have been so incredibly nice to me, & so helpful. Not one of them has treated me as "just a sub". They include me in everything. They have a secret stash ~~ ok, not so secret ~~ of chocolate in the teacher's cabinet, so I wanted to add to that stash. I bought a HUGE jar at Michael's, & a HUGE bag of chocolate (Milky Way, 3 Musketeers, Twix, Hershey kisses....mmm....) & filled 'er up.

The jar is so huge, I couldn't even fit a 12"x12" piece of paper around it, so I angled it. The paper is from the DCWV Christmas glitter stack from last year. You can see where it comes to a point in the front, so I had to cover that up with something adorable. Nothing more adorable than Santa Snowman from Whipper Snapper (BTW, did you see their new website?? Looks awesome!! And now you can order their stamps wood mounted, cling mounted, or unmounted!). I colored him with Prismas & gamsol, & added Dazzling Diamonds to his hat. I used Liquid Applique for the snow, & added the DD glitter to that as well. Had to make sure it sparkled!! Used my Nesties for the layers (that's Cryogen shimmer white paper on the bottom). Added some ribbon & a sparkly snowflake around the lid.

Then for the top I used a sentiment from my Papertrey Holiday Treats set. Added a small snowflake to the center, glue dotted that to a big sparkly snowflake (bought a pack of those at Michael's) & put all that on top of another Nestie cut from yet another piece of paper from the DCWV stack. I don't like how this picture turned out, the blue is more of an indigo shade rather than the bright blue this pic is showing. But you get the idea :)

I can't wait to give them this jar tomorrow ~~ my last day before Xmas vacation. They still have school Tuesday, but it's an early day so I don't have to work. Which is good, because I'm having Dominos pizza with my 4th grader. That's what they decided to do instead of a regular class party ~~ order pizza & soda & invite the parents & play music.......too much fun!!

I hope you all have a productive Sunday!! I'm off to finally do some baking!! First up are Spritz cookies, using my grandma's recipe which I posted HERE. If you haven't tried it, you should. Trust me :)


Amy said...

Adorable jar Michelle... I love the little snow balls falling

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I love the jar, Michelle! Super cute with the WS snowman. :)

Tori Wild said...

That is SOOO Cute!! I love the idea of angling the paper-- I peiced two together and it was a pain on the jars I did!!

And yay-- How cool is it that one of my cards in on the new home page at Whipper Snapper!! :)

Thanks so much for the ADORABLE Christmas card!! My mom was oohing and aahing it and I loved the diamond dust glitter!

Ila said...

What a Fabulous gift!! I love how you decorated this jar and that snowman is the Cutest!!!!...I'm sure the teachers will love those yummy chocolate treats!!...Happy Holidays....Hugs, Ila

Pam SCS -"craftea19" said...

Wow, not thats a large jar! What a wonderful present. I love your snow. It is cold in Alabama this morning at 21 degrees! Send some snow this way! If I have to be cold I want snow! Which we rarely get. Enjoy your white Christmas!
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Wishing you God's blessings at Christmas and in the New Year.

6 wacky women said...

What a fabulous jar, Michelle.
I love the way you wrapped the paper and the image is so adorable.

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Karen x

Tammi said...

Adorable jar, so cute!! I love your sparkly snowmen! :) And WOWZA on all that snow!!! How fun! ;) I had to giggle over your title, lol! We finally got 4", about time!

Bev said...

Michelle this is just fabulous hunny - love the Santa Snowman, he's just so cute!!

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and Santa brings you lots of crafty stash!!

hugs Bev x

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