Monday, October 8, 2012

Sweet Stamps- Alter it

 This week at the Sweet Stamps Challenge we are Altering an item.........  I had to make a card to go with my altered item..... I was having so much fun with the cute snowman image.....: )

 I found this jar at Target- and purchased it (a year ago to alter......  hehehe) ....  The project was inspired by the chilly weather here.......  I think this year, I will be making this for gifts for the Holidays- what's better than Hot chocolate???
 I stamped the images on Glossy paper with Tuxedo Memento ink. The larger image is actually a flower...but I thought it passed beautifully as a snowflake too.....  I dauber on Ranger Blue inks one at a time. The image is also on Glossy and colored with Ranger Distress Inks.  

I simply measured around the jar, and ended up making two 11" strips for the center of the jar. The darker blue shimmer accents are made using a UFO from my Technique Junkies box of backgrounds.   The really bad part about not labeling this- I cannot figure out how to make more- it is so pretty and shimmery IRL! 
 I cut out a snowflake using a Cheery Lynn die and added it to the ribbon.  I used more of the blue 'UFO technique' and cut out a Cheery Lynn die for the lid as well:
Then I decided to make a Rosette with some of the 'UFO' too. There is a piece of glossy CS on the bottom with the lighter blue daubered on......  The flower on top is dimensional- three images stamped and cut apart, then layered. I painted the flower with Azure and SIlver Smoosh paints.

I had so much fun with the snowman image, I decided to make a card as well.
 The card needed something, so I added the dot background and added highlights to the embossed area with Creative inspirations Fairy Dust paint.

My husband wants to know if we get to keep the Hot Chocolate mix....hahahaha Maybe I'll make him one of these for one of his Christmas gifts : )

Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my jar and on my card:
Small Snowflake HERE 
Fancy Flowers Set #1 HERE
Stitched Button Snowman HERE
Sentiment HERE
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink HERE
Ranger Distress Inks  all Blues- HERE
Italian Flourish Doily Die HERE
Snowflake 3 Die HERE
Coved Rectangle Stackers HERE
Spots Embossing Folder HERE
Smoosh HERE
Creative Inspirations paint HERE
Score Tape HERE

*******New release this week*** Stop by the Sweet Stamps blog on Thursday to see the new images being released!***************************************************************

I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

Anything but a card- Shiney, sparkly, blingy
Pan Pastel- Altered Item
Sentimental Sundays- Anything Goes- plus a sentiment- (the card)
Make it Monday- Anything Goes
Frosted Designs- Doilies
Craft Room Challenge- alter it
Incy Wincy- Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


Penny said...

Another really cute project, Shelly! Love your images, die cuts, background paper and colors! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Great gift idea for the holidays! :^)

kiwimeskreations said...

Love your shiny 'stuff' Shelly, and it has really made a great project.

Unknown said...

Wow this is a really super project and a great idea.Thanks for sharing it with us at Panpastel uk.


2amscrapper said...

cute snowman and I love the jar topper

Anne Temple said...

Who wouldn't want to get this as a gift? Love the blues and all the die cuts are perfect compliments to the cut snowman.

Teresa Jaye said...

What an awesome project! These will make great gifts! That snowman image is adorable and I love how you decorated the jar lid too! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!

Sarn said...

Great altering!

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Fabulous use of a beautiful jar and so pleased you got round to altering it. Fab seasonal gift! Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room "Alter It" challenge! Wishes, Suzanne :)

jimlynn said...

Wonderful gift idea Shelly! Love the way you decorated the jar and the card is so pretty and cute. That snowflake is just AWESOME!!! Love it.

Anonymous said...

WOW!! This is such a darling set!! LOVE that sweet snowman!! :)

Terry said...

The card is perfect with the altered jar! What a fun grouping for Christmas! Love that snowman!

NanaConnie said...

Love that jar, Shelly! We're finally getting chilly evenings and I just made myself the first hot chocolate of the season. Gorgeous card, too. :-D

Debi said...

perfect shelly, I love the jar with the blue sparkly snowflakes, great gift, thanks for sharing with us at craft room challenge, Debi x said...

What a terrific gift and card Shelley and is there anything better than hot chocolate on a frosty night?
Thank you for joining in our Anything But A Card Challenge this time.

Donna said...

This is such a darling project. I love snowmen images. I'm not in too much of a hurry for the real life ones. They will come soon enough. Great gift idea! Beautiful embellishments!

Margaret said...

Wow Shelly, this is fabulous. Such a cute image, but I love all the sparkley dies that you used and the rosette! Just gorgeous. Saw you over on MIM and had to come comment.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW!!! Your altered jar is beautiful and the coordinating card. What a great set!!!

craft-roomjulia said...

I love your altered jar, its such a fab idea, and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for playing at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xxxx

Zoechaos said...

Terrific Christmas treats jar that wrapper is fab. thank you for sharing with us at Craft-room challenge XOXO Zoe

loz said...

These are Fantastic Shelly..Love the embellished Jar...Lo
Visiting from MIM

Marjorie said...

Beautiful project hunnie, lovely colours too! what a super gift...
Thank you so much for sharing this week at Make it Monday...

Keti's Projects said...

Hello. You did such a thoughtful project, just perfect for Christmas gift. I usually make home made cookies, but hot chocolate is a great idea too.

The rosette is just perfect.

Saw you at MIM. My project is under 148.

Happy Crafting!

Renee said...

So cute! I love the card and the jar together….what a great gift!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Love the gift jar and card. Beautiful use of the dies as added elements and love how you colored the Button Snowman. Sure makes me long for a nice cup of hot chocolate.

Unknown said...

lovely projects. love the jar!! thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card and altered jar!! So wintery! LOVE!

Heather said...

Super cute! I love the snowflakes they are fabulous! Glad to see someone else gets things...then alters them a year later...LOL. That is sooo me :0) Great gift idea!
Visiting from MIM

Julia S-W said...

Gorgeous altered jar! Full of beautiful shine and I absolutely love those blue snowflakes - they're stunning!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Anything But A Card and I do hope you'll join us again soon.

Unknown said...

WOW this is so elegant and I love it!!!! Love that flower on the lid!!!!!! Super work !!!!!!

CarlaKH said...

How cool is that jar- and of course the card that matches! Love the color scheme too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Anything But a Card!

trisha too said...

SOOOO cute, Shelly! I'm going to check out the challenge, maybe I'm not too late!


Jackie Randolph said...

Such a fun gift set Shelly!! Love all the shimmer and shiny!! Fab design with your different dies and UFO technique!!! Really a gorgeous project.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Good luck and hope to see you again next week.


Christy said...

Great altering on the jar! LOOOOVE it :) Thanks for joining us at Anything but a Card! :) :)

MJ's Kraze said...

Super cute coco jar. I love it. Thanks for joining us over at ABAC.