Which brings me to my question: Have you seen all those cool looking Halloween jars that everyone seems to have/make/sell now? Well, I HAVE! I've been wanting to start a collection that I can keep for the past few years and just never got around to making any (and I refuse to pay $15 and up for one that's a jar and a sticker, I mean REALLY? SERIOUSLY?). But, I finally sat down and made one.
What inspired me, you ask? Well, it was the cool looking Cholula wooden top. We recycle anything we can, and when we were gathering our box of goodies to take out to the bin, I noticed yet another empty jar of Cholula sitting in the box...we eat it on popcorn and go through several a month. Anyways, I thought to myself "I could have had a pretty good collection by now if I had been saving these." So, I started my collection!
For this first jar I used a gnome witch stamp, saying, black cat and spider from Third Coast Rubber Stamps. The spiderweb is from Bombshell. All of it is embossed in black on my deco paper, and I used alcohol inks along the edges of the labels and images to give it that gray look. Then me and my 3yo filled it with green maggots! I mean, er, green dyed rice.
I have to say, I'm not completely happy with it because I put the top label on all wonky and couldn't get it to sit right. But overall, not bad for a first try. Plus I have lots of ideas swimming in my brain for future jars, so for now I'm off to serve my family some popcorn.
Oh yeah, almost forgot!! The winner (chosen by random number generator) of the card assortment from yesterday's World Card Making Day post is...AnnaManna!!! AnnaManna, I'll be in contact today to get your mailing info. I hope you enjoy the cards, congrats!!