Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cocoa Jar

Its anything Christmas at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.
Get Creative. You might win a prize from our sponsors this week.
Meljens - 4 free digis
Whimsy Stamps - $15 certificate

I made a cocoa jar for my daughter to have cocoa available
during the cold winter days. Simply fill up with cocoa - add some marshmallows,
 white and milk chocolate chips to the mixture and
you have a great gift to give someone this holiday season.
 And, who doesn't love a gift that is handmade with love.
The Creative Details:
Image: Meljens
Colors: Copic Markers in powder blue, robins egg blue,
 crimson red, willow, grass green, sand.toner grey
Embellishments: ribbon, pleated ribbon, lace, glitter
Tools: Scalloped circle punch

The Challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge - sweets
Crafts 4 Eternity - Xmas decor
Creative Craft Challenges - free for all
Digi Stamps for Joy - color tic/tac/toe
Fussy and Fancy - a gift
Ginger Loft - Christmas or winter
Jingle Belles - candy kisses
Lil Red Wagon - Christmas themed project
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Paper Craft Star - anything goes
Ribbon Girls - Christmas
Shopping our Stash - winter/Christmas

Sip some cocoa.
Stay Warm Harted,


  1. Wow - what a great gift idea. Love the color combination that you used here.

  2. Just beautiful, love the bright colours. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

  3. Lovely jar very clever
    thank you for joining us this fortnight at DS4J
    love Jan

  4. what a brilliant gift idea, and such a gorgeous project, as well! *WHO* would not ♥looooooove♥ to receive such a glamorous--& tasty!--holiday gift!!!

  5. Beautiful gift! Thanks for sharing it with us at Gingerloft!

  6. This is so cute & such a fabulous gift idea! Thank you for playing along with us at SOS this week :)

  7. It's just beautiful! I hope to hear what you fill the gift jar with! Someone will love it! I'm so happy you played along with us this week at Papercraft Star!
    Kindest regards,

  8. Such a cute idea, thanks for linking it up to Little Red Wagon!

  9. this is so beautiufl wonderful gift idea ,bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week,too hugs cherylxxxxx

  10. What a lovely way to recieve a gift thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge this time.
    Jenny x

  11. Elizabeth, your cocoa jar is precious and PERFECT!!! I love it :)

  12. What a great idea for this image and as a gift. You did such a wonderful job of coloring the image and decorating the jar. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy Tic Tac Toe Challenge...good luck ~ Charlene DS4J DT

  13. What a clever idea!
    Thanks so much for joining in our Colour Tic Tac Toe challenge at Digistamps 4 Joy.
    luv n huggz

  14. I found a recipe for you...
    1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    3/4 cup white sugar
    1 pinch salt
    1/3 cup boiling water
    3 1/2 cups milk
    3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/2 cup half-and-half cream
    Combine the cocoa, sugar and pinch of salt in a saucepan. Blend in the boiling water. Bring this mixture to an easy boil while you stir. Simmer and stir for about 2 minutes. Watch that it doesn't scorch. Stir in 3 1/2 cups of milk and heat until very hot, but do not boil! Remove from heat and add vanilla. Divide between 4 mugs. Add the cream to the mugs of cocoa to cool it to drinking temperature.
    I think y'all will love it!
    Kindest regards,

  15. What a sweet little gift ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  16. Your daughter is so lucky to have such a "warm harted" mom! Love this gift idea. Also love the recipe in the comment above for hot cocoa. Everyone is getting into the spirit of giving. Beautiful execution of a thoughtful idea. And, love the stamped image.

  17. Simply gorgeous hun!
    Thank you for joining us for our anything goes challenge at PCJ.

  18. hello, Elizabeth, and yes, i'm back! lol:-) thanks for the warm welcome back! :) Luv this jar. Luv your coloring, and made the jar look so festive!! ok, i'm welknown; Eve=marshmallows. lol! Luv this jar!... oh did i say that more than once?? Luv it! :)