Friday, August 21, 2009

Hey There Cookie (For Embellish-Online)

Welcome to my "Pick of the Crop" blop hop project, for Embellish-Online! I am so excited to participate this month with the AMAZINGLY talented design team @ Embellish!

There is ABSOLUTELY nothing better than yummy veggies!! At this Farmer's Market however, the vendors are offering up some dynamite designer papers, spectacular stamps, beautiful bunches of flowers, rockin' ribbons and just about every embellishment you could ever want! Ooh! And don't forget some yummy Lemonade, Basic Grey has a new recipe and its quite refreshing!!! Okay, I lied, scrapbook/stamping stuff might actually be better than fresh veggies. *grins*

A little gift package has been put together by the various vendors which will be awarded to one lucky person! Nope, its not tomatoes, corn or carrots! (*phews*) It's a special prize of American Crafts, May Arts Ribbon (ooooh, love this) and Thickers (ahhh, need these)! In order to get in the drawing for that special gift package there is just one little twist:

Hey Diddle, Diddle...You have to Solve a Riddle
Hop like a Frog.....To each and every blog
Then you can Park It...At the Farmer's Market
Put your answer in your post....And the Winner we will toast

The Riddle: What is black, sings at night, the latest rage and ends up glued to a page??

Here is my project! I had so much fun creating it! When I thought about farmers markets, I thought of all the delicious fruit and then I raided my fridge and came across this strawberry container (okay, so it had a few berries left in it, but I took care of them all in the name of this hop). I decided it would be perfect to hold something, but what?

Then I saw this adorable cut apart element card that came from the Cosmo Cricket Crafting Kit (Early Bird) and this idea was born! Cookies are always yummy and fun! Especially oatmeal chocolate chip ones! (They would be in there now but I was out of eggs yesterday and never made it to the store, maybe today)? I made this for a friend for her birthday! I hope she likes it! The flowers in the paper were punched out using my nesties and popped up for dimension.

Supplies: {Early Bird} Crafting Kit (Cosmo Cricket), Brown Vintage Buttons (Papertrey Ink), Candy Dots - brown (Pebbles Inc.), Dark Chocolate 5/8 Swiss Dot Satin ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Nestabilities Scalloped and Plain Circles (Spellbinders), sewing machine (Singer), white thread (Sulky)

Just reaching this blog post by luck and want to start at the beginning of the hop . . . go HERE (Cindy has a fun project for you to check out) . . .

Otherwise you can carry on and head over to Michelle's blog for a glimpse at something really cool . . . thanks for stopping by!

LOST -- head over to the Embellish Online blog and they will get you back on track! Have fun!!!


~Michelle~ said...

CUTE idea Amanda!!! That container holds good things, be they strawberries or cookies!! :)
Very fun!!

Christine said...

Oh, your project is so cute Amanda. Great way to reuse and recycle. Love the way you used all of the pieces together. Wonderful post!
xoxo, Christine

Mothermark said...

Gimme your cookies!! Hey, you think I'm teasing??? Snort! I love this! What a fun and creative idear!!! You did good!

Happy Friday!

SMK said...

so cute! i tried decorating a strawberry container once but it so didn't turn out like yours :P love it!!!

Kim said...

What a fantastic idea Amanda! I love how you reused the strawberry packaging....I'm going to have to remember that one! :) Beautiful work hun!
Hugs~ Kim

dannisdoodles said...

be still my sweet-tooth, this is fabulous, i love your idea, love this Amanda ♥♥♥

julie said...

Amanda this is so adorable! what a great way to reuse those containers. I know your friend will love it!

Jackie said...

Very cute...tfs!!!

Paige said...

Cute way to recycle and make a gift package at the same time! For some reason I'm craving cookies and fruit!

Cheryl Walker said...

This is way tooo cute!!! Love this idea, its always neat to find things to decorate:) you did an awesome job!!!

Cat said...

Adorable container! Now I'm going to see if I have one in my fridge!Love your design!

StampinCathy said...

What a fabulous container! This is one creative and inspiring project.