Saturday, September 17, 2011

oh for the love of Pinterest!

Okay, seriously....how long can you and how long do you spend on Pinterest?!  I could spend all day on there but typically spend a couple hours a week there...


I {heart} it for all the inspiration...in every aspect of my life inspiration....I came across this fun project over at Pleasant Home:

inspired by jodi & lori

I have a thing for aprons but it would all be for show as I'm no diva in the kitchen....only with my coffee maker LOL.

I was gifted with 2 boxes of Ball Canning Jars...{odd...canning and jars...what's up with that?}....well, sheesh, I won't be canning anytime soon {see above comment of 'no diva in the kitchen'} but thought that this was thee perfect way to use those jars...
{I received the jars only..without the lids...hit 2 stores and no luck chuck...hope to stop by other stores today to find them...wish me luck!}**edited to add* I found the lids!!!!!

We're celebrating 2 birthdays tonight and I had a ball {haha...get it Ball Canning Jars} putting these puppies together:


Inside each jar is a CUTE kitchen towel that I picked up from Target:)  All the patterned paper on the Make a Wish jar is Pink Paislee/House of Three...oy, I love it soooo.....the sentiments are from co-branding efforts of EAD Designs and Paper Smooches!  Dontcha love that sweet cupcake?!  Lots'o stitching on this one and you can't tell, but I used the same paper and made a tab dealio on the top to string through that luscious Essentials Everyday ribbon by Ellen Hutson...it's kind of like seam binding but has a taffeta weight...it's delish!

Next up is more Pink Paislee/House of Three goodness but with a different flair!  I teamed it up with the EAD Designs Mustache Rub-ons!

Instead of the Essentials Everyday ribbon by Ellen Hutson...I used some twine that I picked up from the T $ spot a while back...the upper tab is PTI ribbon....it's a great, 29 again? type birthday:)

**happy news**

A card of mine has been published in the October 2011 issue of Papercraft Inspirations!  I'm waiting for it to hit this side of the pond, but I do have this:


Can you spot mine?

I'm the one in the lower left hand corner...it's a card that uses the sweet bird from the EAD Designs Saying Hello Sentiments Stickerz and a sentiment from WPlus9's Mehndi Medallions stamp set.  The base is my fav, PTI kraft and the papers are Cosmo Cricket Early Bird and Bo Bunny.  I could NOT be more THRILLED to be on the very same page as my bloggie buddie Karen Baker of The Bald Dragonfly....sooooo very coolio...icing on the cupcake for me:)

31 comments:

  1. You're on a publishing roll, dude! How awesome! Big congrats! :) And good luck finding lids for your jars -they are so so cute!

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  2. First off CONGRATS on the publication. You are so talented. Second I love the jar idea so thanks for sharing as I might have to steal it for the upcoming holidays.

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  3. Big congrats on the publish - you so deserve it. Love the jars and the teatowel idea.
    as for Pinterest - you intro'd me to a habit! I just found some neat jewellery on there made from silver spoons, so adorable, just been to etsy and purchased it - see what you have done to me!
    Linbyx

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  4. Oh, you've so made me smile with this cute post, Amy! Love, love your fun Ball jar gift ideas (and love all your fun comments, too). The way you hung the card tags is just brilliant. Love this idea so much. :) And super huge congratulations on the card pub! That design is absolutely adorable. Love the quilted paper blocks to pieces. :)

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  5. OH my Amy love what you have done with the inspiration!

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  6. Oh and congrats to you on the pub!!!

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  7. U Go Girl! Congrats on your pub. And EEEK...love those jars. This is a fabulous gift idea. Altered projects rock. :)

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  8. Congrats! love those beautiful cards! yes so many ideas in pinterest. love it!

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  9. Congrats and I love these crafty jars, lids optional?

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  10. Good luck with the lids!! And HUGE CONGRATS on the pub!!! Loveeeeeeeeeeee the cards too... cuteeeeeeee cupcake and loveeeeeeeeeeee the stache! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  11. Congratulations, Amy! Your cards are fabulous, not surprised that you are being published! Love the jar idea! Great gift holder. Lids, try the grocery store. If all else fails Google it online!Have a fabulous Saturday!

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  12. congrats on the publication. Love the jars you decorated and love Pinterest too.

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  13. Stealing this idea for the many items in my kitchen that get no attention whatsoever (I'm totally challenged when it comes to cooking! LOL!) What a super way to package up some fabby gifts!
    Oooh congrats on the publication! Y'know you can just drop me a line if you want me to pick up this issue for ya if you can't wait for it to be available over there... :)
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  14. BIG, BIG congrats from me too! Have a fabby week-end, hugs Karin

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  15. these are too cool, amy! love the mustache jar esp.! have you seen b/w beach pics in those jars? i'll post one soon:)

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  16. I love this idea. Love it to pieces! Congratulations on the publication. I'd share a page with you ANY DAY, you talented girl!

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  17. Loving the creative jar idea! :) Congrats on the pub! YAY! :)

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  18. love the jars :)

    CONGRATS on the pub girl :)

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  19. Sorry I've been MIA lately, Amy. I have missed your blog!
    Love your jar projects - and those Pink Paislee tags are beautiful. Big congrats on your pub!!

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  20. Congrats for the publication AMY!
    So well deserved!!

    Love Pinterest too and especially what you did with the inspiration ;-))

    Fabulous work indeed <3

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  21. I agree…that is a cute cupcake; the sentiment flag is really cute too :)

    Congrats on getting published, my sweet bloggy friend!

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  22. What great little gift projects so cute!! I love them. The cupcake one is uber cute.

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  23. I "HEART" Pinterest! What a DARLING idea!!! LOVE this soooo much!! Your cards to go with them are as CUTE as CAN BE! Thanks for the inspiration! Congrats on the well deserved pub!!!

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  24. Ohhhhh sooooooo totally FAB! Wow! And congratulations on your publication!!!!

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  25. WOOT WOOT sista!!!! Totally Awesome!!! Big congrats! :) Adore your projects!!! Super cute... ideal for gifts!!!... you rocked babe!!!... hugs...xoxo

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  26. Oh how cute are these!!!! :)

    Congrats on the publication....woohoo! :)

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  27. I love your cards!!!
    And I heart the idea with the jars!!
    I just adore Pinterest!!!
    It is the best source of inspiration!!
    xoxo

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  28. absolutely love how you dressed up those jars! super cute and chic! and congrats on the pub!! love the quieted background and colors. so happy for you and Karen! =)

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  29. Oh my gosh, these are adorable Amy!

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  30. First time checking my gReader. Almost a month now ;) Great projects and while I love Pinterest, I am not on it much. Just a few minutes every so many weeks.

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Cheers,
~amy~