Friday, March 23, 2012

My Creative Time for Me Friday Tip of the Day!

Ball Jar $1.99
Memory Jar......PRICELESS!!



Good Morning Everyone and thank you for stopping by to see another Friday tip of the day for my monthly guest spot for sweet Emma. Today I wanted to show you a cute project to make that is really quick and simple and just sweet!

The tip of the day here is to re-purpose old jars such as canning jars, pickle jars, speghetti sauce jars and make something that holds a special meaning/message...make a Memory Jar!

This one is all about my sweet daughter. She is the best thing that ever happened in my life and at 26 years old I still think of her as my little girl and that will never change. So I made a Memory jar for my project.

I used the "Teeny Tags" dies and stamps as well as stamps from "Turn that frown upside down" and "This and That". I cannot tell you how much I love Emma's stamps and dies. The quality is just far superior than other stamps. Her dies I am loving. I didn't know what I was missing before I had them.

I took a ball jar (purchased at Michaels for $1.99) and bought a spool of 20 gauge wire and just twisted them up to hold my little sentiments. I had originally plan to use long tooth pick type sticks but couldn't find them anywhere!

I just bent up little swirlies to put the tags on and hot glued them to the lid.
I put sand originally in the bottom but think I will buy something else to go in the bottom so by the time this pic is put up it will maybe change. I added a cute little sentiment for the front and used from "This and That" set. I used the circle die from "Build a Banner" to put her Date of Birth on.  I used "Turn that frown Upside Down" for the You complete me, It really looks cute in person.  "My minds Eye" 6x6 paper pack Lost and Found and it is Market Street.

I also used the "TeenyTags" die to make a cute little banner for the top. I was going to use the banner kit but needed my banner to be a bit smaller. I bought these cute little letters at target for $1.99. There is a whole bunch of them. They just redone our target and I have to say the crafting area is much better. I used the dies from Teeny Tags both sizes to make the signs inside jar.



$1.99 Ball Jar at Michaels (Do you know how hard it is to take a good picture of a jar!!)


 It was covered up by the sand but you can use moss etc. It probably would be better since its hard to screw it on with all the loose sand.


This is such a wonderful sentiment! The papers were all from MME Lost and Found Market Street


 I dream of going back in time to when my baby girl was a baby! I LOVE YOU LINDSAY!!

2nd Project
I did a cute little gift card for a sweet friend. I used Close to My Heart Die cut Cards with envelopes and used Miss Emma's New sets "You are Perk-fect" and "Coffee break". I love this die!! I also used her Curly Label Die. Click on each of the products I listed for the store page they are on!

I printed pattern paper from my cricut cartridge "Kates Kitchen"and also used the Homemaker stack from October afternoon. I used my Close to My Heart Art Philosophy cart to do that cute little flap shape! I knew the special person I am sending this too loves Red. I think all of these stamps are just so Delish!! I will be putting a starbucks gift card in place of the "fake" one I printed here. I didn't have time to get their today since I was super busy at work!



CLICK ON PICS FOR LARGER VIEW
"Teeny Tags" used again for the Sweet Friend and the Many Thanks in pic below. 


"You are Perk-fect" set again for the cup stamp and sentiment above.


The cutest cup die in the world from "Coffee Break" 

3rd Project...yep its the last one!


I made a quick little card with the "Cocoa Motion" set
I used my Art Philosophy cartridge to cut this shape card. It is cut at 4 1/4" I think of "Do the locomotion" when I think of this set!! Although in my head I sing Cocoamotion instead of Locomotion!
I hope you enjoyed my long post and hopefully my tip of the day! 

Now onto our GIVEAWAY today! If you watched Emma's video, She showcased one of her favorite little tools that she has had for years, her Ribbon Iron! She thought it would be fun to end this week on a "happy note" by giving this away to ONE LUCKY commenter! All you have to do is leave a comment HERE and on Miss Emma's blog HERE to give yourself 2 chances to win! GOOD LUCK!;)


106 comments:

Jenscrapstoo said...

Just love your Memory jar, what a cute idea, would have never thought of that...Very inspiring!!
Cheers Jennie
jendewar at optusnet.com.au

Mel said...

What a great idea. Haven't seen these before. Love your jar.
Mel

Gina said...

Love this jar! Great way to use recyclables. Your cards are adorable!
Babi96 at aol dot com

Angela's Originals said...

Great idea. It would make a very unique gift

diane said...

Wow! Great wok I love it
Thank you for the inspiration

My 3 Little Chics said...

Love the memory jar!! I have 3 little girls, guess whats getting added to their "Baby Memories Trunks"?! :0)

TFS!
Jen :0)

Carolee said...

I love new ideas, thank you! The jar you made is so super cute!!!

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Love love love the memory jar, great use of the die!! The cards are so cool as well!! Great job as a Guest Designer over at Emma's.
Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Lovin' all your projects! And since my "baby girl" will be 27 in 6 weeks, I went all nostalgic with you!!! Our babies do grow up, don't they? Anyway, thanks for the inspiration.

Shortscrapper

Tracy said...

AWESOME project, I absolutely love it. A great idea.
Thanks for sharing with us.

Tracy @ JGsPumpkin@peoplepc.com

Lisa said...

What beautiful projects, love the jar, what a wonderful keepsake. I agree, that coffee die is the cutest in the world and Emma's stamps and dies are the best. Thanks for the chance to win.

Buncobuddy said...

What inspiration I get from you gals! Thanks and keep up the good work!

Suzanne said...

OMG! This is such a fun and fabulous project to make! Your jar is sooo ADORABLE...I always wish I could go back in time when my sons were babies too...they were so precious at that age :) ....they are teenagers now and still precious...hehehe ! Thanks for sharing your amazing memory jar and your adorable card! Love them both!

Suzanne
suzwatanabe@yahoo.com

GmaJulie2 said...

I am so happy to get to watch your videos and your creative ways! Love the card, just adorble! I would love the chance to win that cute little ribbon iron, I could've used it a million times already! Thanks and keep up the great work!

janner said...

Beautiful memory jar! What a wonderful keepsake. I also love Emma's stamps and dies. Your coffee cards are too cute. Thanks for the chance to win.
thejanner@xcelco.on.ca

csavacchio@aol.com said...

This is a project that could be used for so many different themes, great job. Love the way you incorporated the banner stamp with the twine and letter beads. (remember the baby bracelet beads?) Thanks for sharing your idea!

Carol S

Anonymous said...

Adorble project! Thanks for sharing. The ribbon iron is a great giveaway!
Kim T.
kjoycec@juno.com

Kim H said...

Debbie ~ I LOVE your memeory jar! I think that is such a CUTE and CLEVER gift to give someone! The papers are so pretty and love how you made your own little squiggly things! I am going to have to try this! Your cards are to Perk~fect too! Great ideas ~ Thanks for sharing!

Dawn said...

what a sweet project. I have a whole case of jars leftover from craft projects. Great idea.
Deegeescraps at gmail dot com

Liz said...

love this memory jar, have so many ideas for uses for this, TFS!!

http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com

Dianne said...

What a great idea, the ribbon iron. Hope to have a chance at winning this. Oh well, maybe someday. TFS.

Dianne Bell - Sewpro02@aol.com

Margie said...

Great jar-what a cute idea! Thanks for the chance to win!

Carolyn said...

How cute. I have a new grand daughter and this would be perfect for a little surprise for my daughter. I also like your gift cards.

CA Scrapper said...

Your jar project is adorable!!! Loved your cards too. Thanks for so many great ideas.

Leslie

cascrapper at gmail dot com

LindaV said...

This will make a great Mothers Day gift. I wonder if I could squeeze 37 grandchildren in it for my MIL!!!
Thank you for the opportunity to win a ribbon iron.

Linda
TheTulipCollector

Toni said...

Awesome projects! TFS.

Tami B. said...

I love your idea about the memory jar. TFS

Bethany Becker said...

I love the memory jar. Thanks for the inspiration.

missstamper said...

Awesome jar and cards.

missstamper (at) yahoo.com

Happyscrapin said...

Love your memory jar!! It is priceless!!!! The card are adorable!

plese.cathy at yahoo dot com

Christine said...

That jar is so neat! My mind is spinning with all the things you can do with that idea.

--C
christinescreativecards@gmail.com
christinescreativecards.blogspot.com

hopefulcrafter said...

Great idea with the memory jar, it has me thinking of things to make already. Thanks for the giveaway also.

Pinkie Pie said...

ADORABLE PROJECT tnks for the great idea Debbie and Oh I love that cute little iron it iwould be perfect in my craft space. tnks!!

Linda said...

Love the memory jar idea. It's such a sweet project.


cricutcheesehead@gmail.com

Jessica Flynn said...

Awesome ans cute idea!

CLluvsPurple said...

Thanks for the great tip. Love your projects.

luvpurplecl2@aol.com

Jannie said...

This is a very original idea, like the dry version of the snowball!! Very nice!

And thank you for the chance to win the happy and handy tool!

love
Jannie

MeMe said...

Very cute idea.
Thanks for sharing
And thanks for another chance to win from Ms. Emma
Pat
plweir1969@yahoo.com

Cheryl Winget said...

Such cute projects! Your memory jar is so sweet...love it! TFS and thanks for another chance to win that awesome ribbon iron.

Queen of Three Beez said...

Awesome way to use the jars!!! I am going to try this project. I also love the ribbon iron, I have lots of ribbon that needs to be ironed out!Lol!

Anonymous said...

Cute memory jar. What a great idea. Thanks for the chance to win the ribbon iron. What a great idea that is, too.
Ruth
irlundsten@aol.com

bumblebee creations said...

Love your homemade jar! What an excellent memory keepsake! Love that little iron too--it looks like it works fabulously!
rhondazmikly@sbcglobal.net

Crafty Moni said...

Love your project, I think the jar is so adorable. I think I'm going to make one for my mom for mothers day, thank you for the great idea:) Cute gift card by the way.

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hug's!
Monica L.

monita23 at ca dot rr dot com

aka Frank-LEE Speaking (SITM) said...

This jar is such a neat idea. Great job! It's really cute. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

luvtosew said...

I love your memory jar idea. I also enjoyed seeing the cards you created. Thanks for sharing.

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!! Your memory jar is AWESOME!!!! I love this idea!!
Thanks for the chance to win
reissfam10 at aol dot com

Cathryn said...

Oh my goodness you did such wonderful projects!!! Thanks for all the inspiration! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

Patty said...

Great projects!! Funny thing is about your theme...I probably have 30 ball jars on my scraproom shelves right now!!Some are from my grandmother's days of canning food, and others are random shapes & sizes from foods I purchased!! I keep different scrap & card making items in them. About 15 of them are full of all different size & colors of buttons left over from my Dad's days as a drycleaner. I don't think I'll ever have to buy a button to use on any project!!!

Anonymous said...

Very creative memory jar idea. Love all the cards. Thanks for sharing.
lorrainephelps at sbcglobal dot net

Scrappin Dhilly said...

I absolutely love the memory jar, such a great idea and so creative. I am a long time follower of your blog and enjoy your creations, today's projects are no exception. You are very talented!

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com
www.scrappindhilly.blogspot.com

Mindy said...

Just in time for the new grandbaby, Im gonna have it ready to go so all I have to do is add the pictures and finish the assembly. Thanks for sharing Mindy1qc@msn.com

maryanns said...

I love your memory jar idea. My baby girl is 33 and lives 13 hours away. Her father and I miss her tremendously, but we have some wonderful memories of her growing up. Maybe I can create a memory jar for her!

Anonymous said...

Great Projects! I love getting new ideas. I never would have thought of a memory jar, genius!!!!
sherri 12 at dishmail dot net

quilt4fun2 said...

Your jar project is a great idea to display in. I also miss when the kids were little...wish I could remember it like yesterday! I like the little cups on your card paper...perk-fect paper for it. I think Emma has us all singing Do the Cocoa-Motion :D
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

MJS said...

Love the jar project...you have inspired me to make one of my own. Great idea.
Maria J Sanchez msanchez158@stx.rr.com

Anonymous said...

Love the jar. Thanks for sharing. Thanks too for the giveaway chance.
Michelle
tanner9868@gmail.com

Mimi said...

Great projects and I love the idea of memory jars! So many ideas, so little time :)

Thanks for the chance to win!

mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com
cbarwick@comcast.net

Alvina said...

A memory jar, what a great idea, it looks beautiful, thanks for sharing.


alvinascreations.blogspot.com

Georgi said...

What a sweet idea! I love it! I want to make one for my mom! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Georgi

georgifelixatverizondotnet

Lady Fair said...

Your memory jar is very sweet, what a loving tribute to your "baby girl". Love the gift card holder and the cards, too.

Lady Fair said...

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LisaRosan said...

As Emma would say...ADORBS!!

Lisa said...

What a sweet memory jar. I love how adorable this is. I'm sure it holds some wonderful memories for you. thank you to Emma as well for a chance to win the ribbon iron.

chongster said...

that's such an adorable idea!! thanks for sharing!! and for the giveaway!

OmaGloria said...

Your jar is so precious. What a fantastic project and I love how you put the tags around the edge.

Precious Hugs

TiaKeas said...

I like the idea of a memory jar and will be getting the kids doing them too!! Thank-you for the idea!!

ownhomedog said...

love the memory jar! I love recycling glass jar (and ribbon too) and keeping buttons and small items in them. Thanks for the chance!

Sue D said...

Great projects --esp the memory jar!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Rosie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the memory jar!!!! all the projects are cool the memory jar is my favorite!!!!

rosiemini@gmail.com
www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

Diane said...

Debbie,
The Memory Jar is so cute! What a great idea. I like the wire holders better than I think I would have the wooden skewers!

Diane France
Dorris CA
france_diane@hotmail.com

MizMaryAnn said...

You sure came up with a clever idea. I can see so many ways to put one together. Boy, would I love to have a ribbon iron. My drawer is full of ribbons needing to be ironed.

Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

Wow! You have been very busy! Love all your projects,the memory jar is a wonderful idea! I totally agree that the quality of Emmas stamps and dies are the best.
Thanks for sharing,
Debbie H.

Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

Wow! You have been very busy! Love all your projects,the memory jar is a wonderful idea! I totally agree that the quality of Emmas stamps and dies are the best.
Thanks for sharing,
Debbie H.

Sew Sweet N Crafty said...

OOoh that jar is such a cute idea. I have tons of jars I save for some craft use when I get a crafty idea for them. This will be perfect for one of my jars.

Sew Sweet N Crafty

You can contact me at:
SewSweetNCrafty.blogspot.com

Marianne said...

What a unique way of reusing jars! Thanks for that idea, and the cards are so adorable. Thank you.

marianne dot wanham at gmail dot com

sandra joy said...

Oh, soooo cute! Absolutely adorable!

Anonymous said...

I love the ribbon iron. Great idea! I can't believe I have never seen this before.

tracilark@gmail.com

UnikeByYes said...

Debbie, beautiful jar! and your cards and gift card holder are fabulous, TFS.
Have a lovely weekend.
Liz

Kathy Salido said...

So cute, I love your cards!!
Kathy
salido99@msn.com
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

maddymuscles said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing. I love the memory jar :)
-Maddy

suzyQ2 said...

I love the memory jar! I made one with an old green mason jar with a picture of my husband on a beach with some shells, good memories!

Kim's Kreations said...

So very creative. How do you come up with so many great projects? Sometimes I can hardly think of one. Sometimes I hate to cut the paper It's so pretty.
ogdendoll@gmail.com

Lara said...

I love this- you are stirring my creative juices! Thanks for the inspiration! lclass003atgmaildotcom

kimmiluxich said...

Super cute projects Debbie! My favorite is the upside-down jar collage! Such a cute idea.

Anonymous said...

I have just discovered you and love your work. The jar, what a cute idea and love the coffee/ hot chocolate stamps. Please enter me for your draw and keep up all the great work.

Anonymous said...

Oh how cool it would be to win the ribbon ironer. Would certainly save a lot of time lugging out the big one. Joan JSMK426@yahoo.com

Melinda said...

Very cute Debbie. I have a new 1 week old Grandson that I think i will do this for! Thanks Debbie.
newell60@bellsouth.net

Leanne said...

You did a AWESOME AWESOME job for Emma's tip of the day!! I love how you can think out of the box and come up with the CUTEST things! This jar is absolutely precious and I'm going to have to make me one!! Love the card too! Love ya! Leanne

mmup57 said...

Love the memory jar! Would love to win the ribbon iron ... it is such a pain to get out the big iron from the other end of the house and into my craft room. Then of course when I need to iron something I have to go hunting for it!

MsCraftlife said...

this is so sweet... as stated "priceless"... thanks for sharing...i think i will have to try this one... w/a pick of my grandson...

Laurie H. said...

This is a great idea! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Kimberly said...

love your jar project and your cards are great... I am always looking for new ways to use my art philosophy cart

Kathlene said...

What cute ideas. I never would have thought to make a memory jar. I have been using my fingers to iron out my ribbon, what a neat idea of a ribbon iron. I have never seen one.

linda said...

HI Love your memorie jar a great idea.
LindaB
top2kop@hotmail.com

Kristi said...

Love the jar idea, I love jars!!! Your card design and folds are so cute, especially the You Perk Me Up card.
kidshomelove at yahoo.com

Jessica said...

Debbie: This memory jar is amazing. This is perfect. All projects are wonderful. I try the memory jar for my mom in her birthday! Thanks for share with us!
lopezjrivera@centennialpr.net

lindagk23 said...

Debbie your memory jar is so adorable! I love this idea and cannot wait to try one of these cuties! Thanks so much for sharing and hope you have a wonderful day!
lindagk23ataoldotcom

Dawn, RI said...

Such cute projects. Your memory jar is interesting.
Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Debbie I so love the jar! It would be great gift giveaway. I'll have to put this on my try list. Your card is just perfect. Thanks for sharing AJ!
jeria22@yahoo.com

Crafting with Amy said...

Debbie this jar is gorgeous. I love this idea. TFS.

Valtten said...

i love the Ball Jar is gorgeous my next project...thanks for inspirations

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the inspiration memory jar! Mothers Day is just around the corner. I'm on it!
Ruth Ann
rrusie@yahoo.com

Mickey's Craft World said...

LOVE THE TIP, THE CARDS AND THE JAR..

LOVE EVERYTHING...AND ALSO THE IRON..LOL

MICKEY

Gina said...

Such a cute idea on the jar! Also, love all the cards :O)
gina

Cassandra said...

Love love love your little jar! And very much enjoyed seeing you at Emma's blog :)

www.ctimz3.blogspot.com

Crystal said...

Lovin' your jar. I would have never come up with that idea! And your cards are great. I've been thinking about getting those stamps and dies from Emma and you are pushing me closer....TFS with use all. I watched Emma's video and that ribbon presser is a neat do-hickey!