Thursday, August 12, 2010

Another Journal Jar

A friend gave my daughter a very nice gift last week...so I wanted to do a little something in return.  Decided to do her up a journal jar in a Victorian theme.  I had found three  square jars at the thrift store for 49 cents each ....so I used one of them to make this jar.
Here's a close up of those flowers so you can see the details...
A close up of that mini fan....
A close up of the flower on top...
This time I put the "recipe" on the back of the jar

I made the jar to match this notebook - turned journal (with a recycled calendar image for the front)
 Supplies used on this project:
  • Jar (from thrift store!)
  • Clip art on front of jar from this site (somewhere)
  • Sizzix Frame, Decorative Rectangle #2 die
  • Sizzix, Build a Lilac die (the flowers in the top right corner --- made using the "mini roses" tutorial on the side of this blog)
  • Hot Glue
  • MS Leaf Punch
  • MS Branch Punch
  • Dew Drops (made using the "Homemade Dew Drops" tutorial on the side)
  • Folk Art Metallic Pearl White Paint (painted dew drops)
  • DP - Classics (K & Company)
  • Cream Ribbon (on mini fan)
  • Blossom II Nestabilities (flower on top of jar -- used the same "mini roses" tutorial as above)
  • MS Leaf Stamp (leaves on top flower)
  • Cream Eyelet Lace (around jar lid)
  • Notebook (15 cents at Wal-mart)
  • Vintage Calendar image (covered notebook with)
Here's the
"Recipe For My Life History"
Combine a generous slice of
your life history,
a dash of nostalgia,
several cups of facts and
feelings and 130
deliciously interesting
questions.
Draw one slip of paper
Take a few minutes to 
enjoy the memories.
Paste or write the question
at the top of a blank page.
Fill in your answer.
Don't worry about your handwriting
or spelling - just tell your story.
This product was prepared
to preserve your life as a message.
Enjoy the scrumptious,
home-made memories
that celebrate something
very important -- You!

Since this project has LOTS of flowers - I'm entering it over at Speedy the Cat's Challenge to use flowers -- here

6 comments:

Helen said...

Beautiful creations! Journal in a Jar, brilliant! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sophia said...

This is lovely! You know I'm drooling over those calendars. What section of the thrift stores do you usually find them in?

Shore Girl said...

I think they were on top of some smaller bookcases. I suppose they'd be wherever they put stationary type items -- that's where I always look anyway!

Lynn McAuley said...

What stunning blossoms you have created to adorn this remarkable jar!! I know your friend will treasure it!

Thanks for sharing this beauty in Speedy's challenge!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous project! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Joanne Travis said...

What a fabulous project! So lovely.
Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!