Monday, October 20, 2008

Recycle Fun!!

I'm a self admitting pack rat - there, it's out! LOL! I find "stuff" and sometimes I just have to keep it! My philosophy is " you never know when you're going to need it"! Well, my project I'm sharing with you today validates a good reason! LOL! I told you not too long ago I started a new job on the Air Force Base as an Executive Assistant (fancy title for secretary with some extras thrown in!) for 2 Colonels. It wasn't easy getting everything straight for what I needed just to perform some of my duties! In the course of trying to get it all straight I met the "computer guys"! What a great bunch of guys who were SO ready to help me get straight even though I wasn't in their directorate, welcoming me and making me feel more comfortable - after I walked past a rat in a trap at their front door! LOL! Yes, it was fake but, hey, they all have great senses of humor! Anyway, I decided to thank them for being so helpful. What better way to fill that need AND to use a recycled item at the same time!
I made some "Coq Au Vain" (SP?) with a VERY yummy sauce from Williams and Sonoma the night before the marathon. When my DH tried to throw the jar out I about had a fit! There was no printing on the lid AND it was black AND Halloween was coming......! LOL! Here are some pictures of what I decided to do with it.....

The before shot, gotta have one of those right! It had one of those hard to get of plastic labels so this was as far as I got!


Isn't it cute?! I didn't do anything to the top, I mean it is for guys after all AND it's packed full of chocolate which they all admitted they can't get enough of! So for the mercy of paper (which I love too much to put through that roughness) I chose not to put any on there!



Here's a close up of the image! I did the masking technique for this look! Not too shabby for my first attempt! YEAH!!!



I used SU's Whisper White paper, Only Orange, the ribbon is a good find from Michael's Dollar Bin (love that bin!) and the stamp is also from SU - Carved and Candle Lit. That is one awesome set as I have even used it for making cupcakes which my youngest is the Queen of making for her friends! Anyway, purple Stickles and SU Basic Black and Only Orange ink round out the recipe! Fun, Fun, Fun! I hope they like it and I hope you do too!

Sorry the quality of the pictures isn't my norm but I was anxious to share before I take it to work today! I mean, I am dying to visit that rat again...NOT! LOL!

Until next time.....

8 comments:

fishlips said...

Wow this is great, Not that darling word for this masterpiece because I understand the guy thing too... I know this will be a big hit with the guys...

Mandy said...

WOW! What a fantastic jar! It is just perfect!

Melissa Bove said...

This came out awesome Michelle! I love this! What a great idea! Hugs, Melissa

Heidi said...

This is great, how fun and creative too!

Cheryl Walker said...

This jar is super cute!!!! love those pumpkins!!!!

How funny that is that your daughters name is the same as my youngest daughter Breanna, and they both love cupcakes, and giving cupcake cards to friends for B-days!!! :)

Anyways love this jar filled with chocolate!!!

Hugs,
Cheryl

Janine said...

This is fabulous!!!

Kathy ~~~ said...

fantastic Job!! You are so creative. I bet they loved it! And I know you are not a packrat....

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Wow! These are really cute!