Friday, November 19, 2010

Well Preserved - Stamp Simply #166

I can't believe what a timely challenge this is! I'd already planned to do a "gift from my kitchen" for some special friends this year and this challenge made me get it done and off my list. Thanks for that, Sharon! Here's what she says:

Nov. 19 - ssnotime166 - Well Preserved! -- Is anyone out there still canning, or freezing or drying your summer harvest?  Or is anyone preparing those previously preserved goodies for Thanksgiving or Christmas gifts?  Today is all about preserving our fruits of the harvest.  Take this food related theme wherever it brings you -- use food type stamps, papers or embellishments on a card, decorate a jar of canned goods, or even wrap and decorate a chocolate bar -- we're easy! Let's just see some lovely fruits, veggies or any type of edible in today's creations!!!

So, I was being so domestic-ally diva-ish this fall. I made Crock Pot Apple Butter (OMGosh, delish!) and canned some applesauce, so I thought a pint of each would make a sweet little giftie :) I found this perfect little jar rack and the only thing left to do was to decorate it up!

And, nothing would work any better than MFT's Harvest Who's That Girl (temporarily out of stock) image for the tag. I stamped her on a Perfect Paper Panel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copic markers--her shirt is paper pieced. I love how the basket turned out--I drew in the slats and then colored them. Patterned paper is from Graphic 45's Domestic Goddess--most appropriate, don't you think? ;-) And, to show how "green" I am, I reused a manilla label for the base :)

Here are the jar tags. The label and date are computer generated and I'm using Polka Dot Greetings Die-namics Die and Stamp Set.

And for the top of the jars, I added sentiments from Harvest Who's That Girl.

So, now it's your turn. Come along and play and take us up on the challenge--we'd love to see what you come up with. If you do, be sure to leave the link to your project on Sharon's blog using Mr. Linky. Please use the keyword ssnotime166 if you upload to a public forum. Don't forget to check out Sharon's fabulous sample and those of the design team, including our Guest Designer for November, Claudia Rosa of Pretty Pressings.

Barb Schram

Janine Orchard

A J Otto

Deb Saarenen

Jenny Gropp

Deb Neerman

Thanks for dropping in! I always love it when you do!
Stamps: Who's That Harvest Girl, Polka Dot Greetings Die-namics Die and Stamp Set (MFT)
Paper: Cajun Craze (SU!); Blueberry Skies (PTI); manilla folder; Domestic Goddess (Graphic 45)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Cajun Craze (SU!); Tea Dye Duo (PTI)
Accessories/tools: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Polka Dot Greetings Die-namics die (MFT); Classic Circle and Petite Oval Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders); buttons, baker's twine (PTI); sewing machine


  1. Apple butter, and apple sauce!! YUM!!! Love your basket!!! FAbulous job!!

  2. What a great project. The tag is adorable. It fits so perfectly with your apple butter and applesauce. The entire ensemble matches from the tag to toppers to the jars. Great gift idea.

  3. Love all the little details you give such great attention to, Bar! This is fabulous!

  4. What a perfectly wonderful gift set, Barbara! Love the stamps and die-cuts .. and your sweet 'green' shipping tag! Such a fabulous presentation!!

  5. Just fabulous Barb! What a great gift!

  6. Great set Bar! Wonderful gift anyone would love to receive!


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