Monday, February 16, 2015

Happy Birthday in a Jar!

Good MONDAY Everyone! 
Oh my goodness ... it seems like time is flying but of course, 
I'm wishing it away these days just longing for warmer temperatures, 
and the sounds of Springtime!

Today's card was created for the new challenge at The Shabby Tea Room.
Here's the photo inspiration they are offering today.
I still do some home canning of my own ... not like I did in my growing up years but enough that it keeps me linked to my childhood memories.  Call me crazy but I love the sight of 'canning jars' and now with all the beautifully colored jars they are coming out with I think I'll be changing up a bit of my decorating here in the crafting cave. 

These beautiful mason jars are an Etsy site purchase ... I just loved their vintage flair.  
And, I've added SU Crystal Effects to them for a more realistic (glass) appearance.
However, since I hadn't used the Crystal Effects for some time I spent a lot of time
clearing the nozzle only to have it GUSH out the side in a BLOB.  Uugh!
Nearly ruined my entire card but quickly grabbed an artist brush and salvaged it as best I could.

The past couple of years Ball has come out with green and blue tinted jars which are safe for actual canning.  And, this year they are coming out with PURPLE jars ... oh yes, my favorite color ... so I'll be purchasing a few of those beauties!!!
Ball® Vintage Collection Pint Jars (Set of 6) Not sure if I'll use them for actual canning ... or decorative purposes ... but rest assured I will have some in my possession!

A few challenges to share in today:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope your week is off to a great start!  
I'm running a bit slow ... but I'm forging ahead!
As always . . .
Papers:  White cs, Ivory cs, SU Pattern Packs 6x6 dp, Paper Pizazz dp
Accessories:  Mason Jar images from Etsy, Die-Mensions 'Balloon Bash' sentiment die, Wild Orchid Crafts rose, Offray ribbon, Bow Easy, SU Crystal Effects, White Liquid Pearls, ZIG pen for doodling, dimensional tape

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