Tuesday, September 6, 2011
I used an empty 7 oz Yankee Candle jar and lid that I cleaned out and washed. Does anyone else save these jars with good intentions to give them a second life? I have about a dozen just sitting on top of the pantry that I have a hard time parting with. I always think they will make a great container for a gift of some sorts but they still sit in there. We will be moving next year and I need to use them or drop them in the recycling bin.
I pulled out some super cute My Mind’s Eye patterned paper and tag for this and used a strong adhesive to attach the paper to the jar. I traced the lid onto the black paper and then used a white Uni-Ball Signo pen to hand draw on the spider web. A black pom pom, pipe cleaner and googley eyes quickly became the spider and I attached him with hot glue. I also cut a thin strip of the black paper to go around the edge of the jar and that is also attached with strong adhesive.
Top it off with some bakers twine and a tag and in 20 minutes you have a super cute container ready to fill with a bit of candy and give to a friend.
I am linking up with Tip Junkie’s Tip Me Tuesday for the first time! I love all the creativity that is shared each week and wanted to join in.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
I always get sad looking back on pictures of the girls. Lolo’s sweet smile just melts my heart. She was just 5 weeks old when this photo was taken in May 2008. Time is moving at lightning speed and my heart is begging for it to slow down.
I played along with Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tuesdays Layout Sketch 22 from August 23rd. I am just under the noon deadline and glad that I played along. I changed up the circle part of the sketch but kept the cluster of embellishments and the flourish. I hand stitched the flourish's and used stickles on the top of the white flowers to make them stand out. I printed a quote I found online onto a transparency and added it below the cluster. It reads “Her smile beams like sunshine, which fills our hearts with love.”
Here is the original sketch:
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