Monday, October 12, 2015

There is Always Hope

Hi, It's Gini and I've got a fun, new stamp to share with you today, from Technique Junkies! I used the IncrediBall Canning Jar set and mixed it up with parts of the Vintage Daisy Collage.  I stamped the stems into the jar with green ink and then stamped and colored the flowers, and fussy cut them, and "arranged" them in the vase. the sentiment, Always Hope was stamped onto a die cut, and layered behind the jar.

You Are Incredi-ball!

Hello from Judy Jackson!

There is nothing quite home canned goods in the middle of winter. On my canned goods shelves, I have tomatoes, tomato juice (only a few jars), spaghetti sauce, peaches, bread and butter pickles, dill pickles, Chili sauce for a condiment, and soon I will have apple sauce, and some apple pie filling.  In my freezer I have freezer jam with peach jam, strawberry jam, blackberry jam, and red raspberry jam.

My children and my grandchildren have all caught various bugs over the years in canning jars.  I am showing this kind of activity on this card. I used the Technique Junkie Stamps  jar set  and this butterfly stamp  

Those same children and grandchildren have made fairy dust that sparkles and shines from "glow sticks" broken open into canning jars.

To create this raspberry jam this is what I did.  I stamped the jars on clear acetate with black Stazon ink.  Then i flipped the acetate and colored the inside of the jar with a red Copic marker.  But now I need the "bumps" for jam.  I used the small dots on the Wasted stamp with red Stazon ink and stamped over the Copic ink.  The saying on the front of the card comes from Mae West Sentiment 2 set 

Do you do any canning in your house to prepare for winter?   Have an inky day!