Friday, August 26, 2011

Jam Session

I want to thank each and every one of you who left a comment or sent an email or called with words of encouragement.  It truly has touched my heart.  I will admit that I'm not dealing with this tragedy very well...I think I'm experiencing all the stages of grief at the same time.  And, of the 5 people we have said good bye to forever in the last 9 months, this is by far the most least it is for me.  Each day gets a little better than the last, one step at a time, but the shock of everything has still not worn off.  Now, I'm bracing myself for a really hard day on Monday when we attend the funeral which we have been asked to play a role in...that is going to be a tough day.

Let's get on with some happy stuff.  I had Taylor choose a number for me to determine the winner from my first celebration post (here) and he chose 2, which is Angela!  Congratulations Angela!  I will have your prize for you once the celebration is over next week.

Are you wondering about my title today?  It has nothing to do with music!  Today is all about jam!!!  Kevin and I had a jam making day a couple weeks ago and we made about 80 jars of jam...I know, that will last us for about 5 years!!!!!  But we do plan to give some away as gifts and today I will show you how I've decorated some of them up, but first check this out...

It's like a jam highway!!!!!

And, here they are all lined up on my breakfast bar!!!  I had to stand way back to get them all in the picture!!!  You can kind of see the different colors...we made Mixed Berry, Nectarine, Blueberry, Apricot, Raspberry, Cherry, Strawberry and Nectarine Pear (which is my favorite!).  Some people have a wine cellar...we have a JAM cellar...LOL!!!  YUM!!!!

Here are a few all decorated up.


I cut some Scallop Circles out of the Spice Cake Designer Fabric, placed them over the sealed part of the lid and then put the other part of the lid back on.  I tied a piece of coordinating ribbon around each of the lids and finished it off with a fun little tag.

The tags were done with the Best of Everything set.  I colored the stamp with Stampin' Write Markers (More Mustard, Soft Suede & Cherry Cobbler), stamped on Naturals White cardstock and punched them out with the Curly Label punch.  I punched a small hole in the corner and attached it to the ribbon bow with some Linen Thread.  On the backs of the tags I wrote what kind of jam it is.

Ok, I have a decorated jar of Mixed Berry jam up for grabs today.  To win be the first to correctly answer the following questions.

What charity does Stampin' Up! support, what is the stamp set to support said charity this year and how much has Stampin' Up! donated to date to said charity?

Remember, you have to correctly answer ALL of the questions to win.  Good luck!

Have an inspired day!


  1. Hi Lisa, I found my way here from stampin' connection. I came here because I LOVE homemade jam and was hoping to see a post about it - what a treat this is. I am hoping a customer or potential customer of yours will find their way here and pursue answering your question. (Don't want to answer as a demo.... feels like cheating.) Anyway, your jam looks delish, I am sorry you seem to be experiencing lots of loss. (I will read on to find out more.) In the meantime, please accept a virtual hug from one demo to another. Meg from MN


    The stamp set is called Turtle and Co. and more than $1 000 000 has been donated with the help of wonderful Stampin' Up! customers!


    P.S. I didn't even have to look up the answers.

  3. Dang, wasn't quick enough : )

  4. That is amazing! I thought I made a lot of jam, but you ROCKED it! I have only made strawberry and apricot! I love how you spruced them up to give away, great idea.


Thank you so much for your comments. It means a lot to know there there are people out there reading my little blog and being inspired by what I create! Happy stampin' and have an inspired day!