Two Blog Hops in one day--whew! Shannan Teubner had asked several people if they would like to participate in a Bella blog hop using a winter Bella and creating some kind of gift. My only winter Bella was Snowbunny Bella, and what a cutie she is! I made some snowballs (date-Rice Krispie balls rolled in coconut and drizzled with white chocolate) and put them in a clear paint can (PaperTrey Ink), covered in Cosmo Cricket Be Good papers. (I put the recipe at the bottom of the post for those who had e-mailed me about it.)
The Snowbunny image is colored in Copic markers: R46, R59, E00, E02, E55, E57, BG000, W1, and 0. I used some white Liquid Applique to add furry trim to her coat and cut and embossed her with a Spellbinders Long Rectangle Nestability.
For the top of the can I pulled out a new Just Rite Stampers set, the Christmas Stamp Ensemble, sized to fit the 3-1/4" Harmony Classic Circle Stamper III handle. If you happen to order this set, you'll probably notice that mine is a little different from yours. . . On the "Hugs and Kisses" center, I decided to tweak the wording. I thought that since I was already using the "Merry Christmas" outer border, rather than using "Holiday Wishes" inside, I'd leave "Holiday" out and put a food term in there. I used letters from my Times New Roman Alphabet to spell out "Sugarplum." Yes, the font is a bit more condensed, but I'm okay with that. I used my Spellbinders Petite Circles Nest to frame my lid, adding some Antique Linen Distress ink to the edges.
I can't wait to see what they've all come up with! I hope to see you again later today for the PaperTrey Ink Blog Hop as well. Have a great day!
Edited to add the recipe:
Coconut Snowball Cookies
Melt: 1 stick of butter
Add: 1 c. sugar
1 beaten egg
1 c. chopped dates
Cook on low for 8 minutes. Remove and add:
2 c. Rice Krispies
1/2 c. chopped pecans (optional)
1 tsp vanilla
While mixture is still very warm, roll into balls and roll in coconut. (You have to work fast!)
My son said that they needed to be a little sweeter; I thought they were sweet enough, but since I wanted them to look whiter, I drizzled melted white chocolate over them. He was a happy camper. My husband (who generally likes only his OLD favorites) commented that "Those cookies sure tasted better than they looked!" Bwahahaha! Just when we think we made something pretty!