Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Hello friends - Happy New Year!  2013 saw several changes for me.  My position at work, my living situation, my children growing up just a little bit more and me just a little older.  It would be OK if I could say I was bit wiser.

My daughter came to me a few weeks ago and said we needed to do a memory jar.  I looked at her like she grew a third eye.  She patiently explained that this jar will hold handwritten notes about something great happened.  Well, not every day does something great happen, but memories do.  Good and bad.  I really liked this idea.

So we went to Walmart today and picked up an inexpensive cracker jar - it was under $6.  I grabbed a few cute files for the Silhouette and set to work.  I imagined so much more on this jar, but Hollyanne insisted on keeping it simple.  So here it is....


On this side, we have the name of the jar.  I love this title - I can see it going on scrapbook pages, too!  I used a background overlay cut file, too.  You want to clean the jar with rubbing alcohol and a cotton pad and then let it dry.  I used Glossy Accents to adhere at to the jar and this seems to holding super well.

I do apologize for the photos.  My "desktop studio" was a bit small, so I tried to take the pictures with the jar on my table with the wall behind.  It worked fine for the front of the jar, but not so well for the opposite side.


Eh.... you get the idea.  *snicker*  I am telling you I am ready to decorate TONS of jars!!  This is just with paper, folks, can you imagine how flippin' fun this would be if it were vinyl?  I want to cut this bird as large as I can get it and put it on my wall.  Along with some words of encouragement - yep, that would be a winner to me.

I do hope that Hollyanne, her brothers and I stick to this jar all year.  I think New Year's Eve next year will be filled with lots of great memories and laughs... probably a few tears, too.  Happy New Year my friends.  I hope 2014 sees you happy, healthy, loved and filled with inky hugs.

3 Encouraging Thoughts:

Mrs. Miles said...

What a FANTASTIC idea, - my sister sent me here. I will have to make one of these, I am going to follow you too. You're welcome to visit me back and scoop loads of free cut files I've created :)

Blessings,
Barb
lalalime.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

Love this!! I've been thinking of doing the same thing and you have inspired me!!
Warning: cutting vinyl is highly addictive!! :)

Cheryl said...

Oh, how cute! Your daughter is a genius! I'm going to start doing this with my daughter! Who knows what will end up in it, but it'll be fun anyway.

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