Welcome to this edition of the Stamp Review Crew twice-monthly blog hop! Our focus this time is the Jar of Love set that made its debut in the latest Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. If you like old jars or preserve fruit and vegetables or make jam, this is your set! I have quite a few vintage blue jars that are used around the house, but last week I bought two clear jars that appealed to me just because of the pretty patterns in the glass. Already filled. It’s all about the containers.
Wow — there are 21 blogs on this hop (see the list by clicking the banner, above or here)! Do we love this set, or what? So perhaps you came here from Stress-Free Stamping with Shana. I love her stampin’ style!
I’ve already used this set for several different cards, so I challenged myself to do something different. One of my stamper buddies had never heard the phrase, “Comparison is the thief of joy” (a quote attributed to Theodore Roosevelt and others). Comparison is a tendency I fight, usually unsuccessfully, because I spend a lot of time looking at other stampers’ work and it can feed my insecurities. I need a daily reminder of the damage this can do, so I framed this quote in a wreath of images from Jar of Love. I faked the black frame for this photo, because there’s no point in attempting to photograph something under glass, but IRL I have this 8″ square piece in a shadow-type frame. It’s pretty, but not perfect. But that’s OK, right?
I was so pleased with the way this turned out that I’ve decided to offer a holiday gift class for a wreathed monogram. Details in October!
Meanwhile, you’re moving on Stamps & Scraps with Yapha to find out what she’s created to amaze and delight you!