Saturday, July 14, 2012

Joy's Life Recipe Blog Hop

When I found out that the theme of this blog hop was going to be recipes, I freaked a little bit. I used to love cooking and baking, but had to give it up to be a full time working mother and scrapbooker. I just don't have time for more than one extracurricular. So, it's been years since I did any real cooking or baking and I couldn't think of anything I could make. 

So, I looked at the stamps...

and saw this:

HMMMMM Now THAT I can work with! I love this saying. I love this stamp, which you can find on the pun in the sun set. And I have a drink recipe that I love! 

So, here is the recipe:

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Martini
 1 part (cold) Whipped Cream flavored vodka
 1 part Frangelico coarse ground salt

 1.Wet rim of glass and dip in coarse salt.
 2.Shake one part whipped cream flavored vodka and one part Frangelico with ice.
 3.Pour into glass and enjoy. And here is the martini party ensemble that I came up with.

Here is the cocktail party ensemble that I created.

I started with the drink tags. I cut them out with my cricut, from the Bags, Tags, Boxes and More cartridge. Then I stamped them in a rainbow of Clearsnap Stephanie Barnard Dye inks. Finally, I cut a little slit through the edge of the holes to allow it to be attached to the stem of the glass. Now, everyone can identify their drinks based on the color of the tag! 

Since the drink tags were in a rainbow of colors, I thought it would be fun and festive to make the whole set match. I made a rainbow of drink umbrellas, a recipe card, and an invitation with a rainbow of twine on it. The clocks are from the Teresa Collins Sophisticated Cricut cartridge.

Thanks for stopping by!
Next you are heading to Cyndy's blog. 

Here's the order, if you need it:
Megan:  <----- YOU ARE HERE


Cattleya said...

I'm a new follower, i like your drink tags idea. thanks for sharing it with US.

All the Best!

Susan Martin said...

So cute.. love those little tags! I had no idea they made whipped cream flavored vodka LOL Learned something new today!

Marilyn said...

Love your idea. I am always looking for another martini recipe. Will have to try this one.

jessica said...

I LOVE this!!! Yummy decor and yummy drink recipe!
TFS and have a GREAT weekend!!

Ellen Jarvis said...

Nom-nom-slurp-slurp!! Loving your party idea to the fullest. Have Pinned it to my Pinterest Board too!
Thanks for sharing. Nom-nom.

I need blog candy -- a drink! Nom-slurp!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Super cute idea for the drink tags and I love how you did the umbrellas!

Joy said...

You're idea is GENIUS and so pretty!! I love the whole project! DH actually saw it before I did and shouted from another room how good it was. You rock!

Liz said...

Wow what a clever idea! The tags were just adorable, no more "looking" for my drink..thanks so much
Liz Seubert

Cricut Chick said...

I love this project and the drink recipe sounds as Yummy as can be. Great thinking using the 5oclock somewhere stamp. I love that one too:)

Cricut Chick

Got2BCrafting said...

Great ensemble!! I don't drink, but if I did, this would sound REALLY yummy! Who knew there was "whipped cream" flavored vodka??? Almost makes me WANT t drink! LOL!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful drink tag idea. I recently made Patriotic theme tags for water bottles.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

ScrappinFabPam said...

Oh my gosh,how cute of those glass tags. That is a project that I will be doing in the future.

SiskiyouSue said...

Great party idea, and so easy!

Jennie Garcia said...

Super cool!! I LOVE all the cuts and colors!! Super cute ideas!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

Patty B said...

Great ensemble, Megan! Love all the pieces and the colors you used are pretty!

Zeus3244 said...

I prefer the one with the Frangelico this sooo goodé
cangrat. tfs

Nina Yang said...

Oh I want to be invited!

Ashley H said...

Great set up. Love all the pretty colors. & sounds like a super easy drink to make too!

Sue D said...

Very festive with the rainbow of colors.

Sarabeth aka Sarita said...

what a great idea! i'm definitely putting this idea in a folder for the next ladies night at my apt :)

thanks for sharing!!!!!

TeresaK said...

I am just ALL OVER this project! How cute! I have a party coming up and may need to lift this idea, if I may!

Maria Matter said...

fabulous Megan!!! great projects for this fun sentiment!

Mary said...

Such a fun idea. I love how bright and sunny these are!
mary3mom at yahoo dot com

Babe O'Mara said...

Great project. Love it.


Jeannie from said...

This is sooo cute! I don't drink but the whole theme with the colors and the picture set up! Goodness you did a fabulous job! WOW and WOW!!

Jingle said...

This is so super cute and that sounds YUMMY!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow I would love to come to your party and have a fabulous drink. Very cute and colorful. TFS AJ~

Christine Kiehl said...

New visitor and follower. Love the drink tags and the foodie idea! Who knew? Thank you for sharing and for the super fun hop!

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

Now THIS is a foodie challenge I can get behind! LOVE it Aal, great ideas, execution, & fun summery colors... Oh, and lots not forget your cocktail recipe too! I'm subbin'.