Sunday, November 1, 2009

Woohoo!!!! Finally!!!!

Oh. My. Gosh!! I'm so happy to be back with you guys! I have been trying for THREE days to get signed into my blog and this morning it finally worked. I guess, from reading Bloggers known issues blog, that it was an intermittent problem with only some blogs affected but I can tell you it was FRUSTRATING!! Anyway, I'm here and I want to show you a jar that I gussied up!

This is the jar from the very first Gold Canyon Candle that I have ever burned all the way down to nothing. I was going to put it into the recycling bin when Todd asked me if I could use it for something else because he would wash it out and get absolutely everything out. I thought...sure why not? I had been wanting to try some of Stampin' Up!'s Decor Elements and when I saw the 'Jingle all the way' sentiment I knew it would be perfect. All I can say when using the Decor Elements is to read the directions. They are super easy to use, even on a rounded surface...if you re ad the directions!

Anyway, to not detract from the Decor Elements I just used a single piece of ribbon (that is in the Holiday Mini but that I can't find for the life of me!) and then used the sentiment from the stamp set Sweet Season for the lid. Very easy to do but lots of wow factor, I think!

And now...for the fun part! Since I was gone so long and since I love my readers I'm going to give away a Jingle All The Way Decor Element (not my decorated jar but a decor element for you to make your own jar)! Yep, I bought two...for this specific reason! So, what do you need to do to win...comment on this post. If you come back and comment again that you let others know about my blog candy by either e-mailing your friends (bcc: me on the e-mail) or posting a note about it on your blog you'll get a second chance to win. I'm sure I'll find something else to throw in too so...good luck! Be sure to do both of those things by Wednesday night at midnight (PST) and I'll post the winner on Thursday morning!
So there you have it! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

31 comments that make my day!:

Ali said...

What an awesome idea! I am going to have to try this.
Blessings, Alison

Jeanne said...

This project is simply adorable!!! Now I have to order that DE for myself!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

Sandy Jones said...

I love your ideas! Love your blog! Thanks for the chance at blog candy.

Sue from Oregon said...

That must have been so frustrating! I am addicted to my blog...I would have been going crazy LOL! What a great idea you have here Lorie and this sentiment is perfect for your project!

Donna said...

Blogger can be so frustrating sometimes! But this project was worth the wait. What a great candy jar! And love the recycle idea. I'm off to add your candy to my blog! Have a wonderful week! Big hugs!

Sparkle said...

What a darling project! Great way to recycle too.

Donna said...

I've added your candy to my blog candy alert at http://indianainking.blogspot.com. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kate said...

What a cute jar - perfect for a hostess gift! I love reusing neat jars rather than throwing them out.

Carey said...

This is darling. We missed you and wondered where you were. Welcome back. The Sleigh Bells ribbon is on page 17 at the bottom of the Holiday mini. It is number 116795 and is $7.95 for 10 yards. It is great and goes with Real Red, Old Olive and Natural.

Carey
aka Roscoe's mommy
pedstamper at sbc global dot net

Janet said...

This is so cute! What a great gift idea. thanks for the chance to win. I emailed my friends and told them to pop by for the candy too!

megsmome said...

I will also have to try this. I have lots of empty candle jars that I could not part with. I love that DE too. Thanks for sharing. I will tell everyone about your blog candy. Thanks!

resmith said...

Lorie, this is terific!! It looks like Todd is really thinking about the idea of recycling.

Debby said...

This turned out super cute! This would make a cute gift for even a neighbor or bus driver or even the kids teacher.
Angel hugs
Debby

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Very festive and fun I'm glad you showed us how to reuse such a nice jar. I've been eyeing some of my candle jars and wondering how long it's going to take me to burn them down to the bottom - LoL!

Blogger gremlins can be crazy making! Maybe now that Halloween is over they will behave?

Tami said...

what a super cute jar! Fabulous job!

Danni said...

So glad you were able to get in to blogger so we could see your cute, cute jar!! How fun!

Anonymous said...

Go Green! This is so cute. I have always wanted to order some of those but have not. Cheryl B

Quilt Nut said...

that is so cute and Christmasy! great idea and thanx for the chance :)

Allison said...

Love this idea Lorie! I don't know whether I would have had the patience to clean it out though...ha ha!

Diane said...

Such a great gift idea! It's gorgeous! I'll post it on my blog for sure,maybe I shouldn't cuz then I'll have less chance to win,lol! Not...here I go to add it to my post.

Heather A said...

What a great gift idea! This is something that I will do.
TFS.

Stacy said...

Hi Lorie!
It is good to have you back. I love the jar, it is so cute.

JenR said...

Super cute idea! I'm gonna have to make some of these!

Darlene L said...

Lori, that is a great way to recyle. Your festive jar is really cute. Have a great week.

Darlene L said...

Hi Lori, I shared your blog candy give-away with my friends in another
yahoo group.

Sara said...

Thanks for the chance to win. That jar is so cute with the elements on it and what a cheap and easy holiday decoration!

Jennifer (jkincolorado) said...

Way to recycle!! I'm in the mood to start making some altered projects - this looks like something I'd like to make (and eat!!) :)

Sara said...

I sent an email to a friend of mine about your candy. Thanks!

Cristina said...

OOOOO ~ me, me, me!!!! I love this jar! What a great give away! And yes I will post it on my blog!

Michelle said...

What a darling little gift or hoard-for-yourself-decoration. lol Great idea, Lorie! Thanks for sharing.

Ravengirl said...

This turned out lovely! Your jar is perfect with the silver backing the decor element!