Friday, October 4, 2013

Mason jar pretty

You guys are the best.  Thanks so much for all your sweet words and prayers for my nasty old pinched neck.  I am doing much better.  My computer and crafting time is done in fits and spurts to try not to aggravate the problem,  So sorry that my commenting is running a bit behind.  I'm trying to do it on my Kindle instead of sitting at the desktop.  I'll go ahead an apologize for any spelling/word errors right now.  Kindles auto correct likes to play with what I've typed and make things like "pray for me" become "pay for me" as my sweet friend Nancy read.  LOL  I told her not to worry I'd be pretty cheap, especially as broke down as I am.  hee hee
     I'm about to make a run to the store for some supplies.  Looks like Tropical Storm Karen is going to be smacking us around tomorrow.  I don't think it will be too bad, but if I disappear for a while it's probably because we lost power.
     The project pictured above was created for the newest challenge at the Catered Crop which is "Mason Jars".  I dug one out of the cabinet and wrapped it with burlap and jute string.  The tag was created from a Spellbinders label die.  I stamped a sentiment and some acorns on it from the There She Goes Clear Stamps "Pumpkins on the Vine" set, colored them with Copics and added a little Distress ink in Vintage Photo and Spiced Marmalade.  I had an old fall pick in my stash so I used a couple of pieces off of it and popped in a stem of fall flowers to finish it off.  There's a great inspiration board for mason jar projects over at the CC blog so go check it out.
     Here are the last of the postcards I've received.  My little book is loaded with wonderful cards from all around the world.  Thank you so much again for sending them everyone.

Two lovely cards from Rebecca, Valentina, Audrey, Cheryl, and Kathya

  Hope you have a wonderful day!


Lisa M said... evil nemesis. :) Your mason jar is just fa fabulous twang and I love the mason lid as a frog for the flowers. Beautiful project and I'm loving this versatility of you we're seeing. Will be thinking of you during the storm :D
Hope you continue to feel better and better!

Nancy said...

Awww...I'm happy to "pay" for you any time, my friend! I love your beautiful jar! :o)

Renee said...

Glad your pinchy neck is feeling a little better! Love your mason jar idea...can I steal it? It would be awesome if you & Mau could come sit on my deck (wait til next summer though cuz it's getting cold out there right now!)& I would even make you tea instead of coffee! Hope the storm isn't too bad...take cover!
Hugs, Renee

Carla S. said...

Sorry you are having so much trouble with your neck, Tracy. Glad it's a little better, but sadly, the only thing that helps is staying off the computer. Sending you hugs and prayers that you are back to normal in no time. Hope the storm doesn't hit you (or us). Beautiful mason jar project, BTW! Have a good weekend!

Ros Crawford said...

I love your jar! Who need big bouquets when you can achieve this ... I hope the storm doesn't cause too much havoc ... thinking of you

Sue said...

Hi Tracy, I'm glad you are starting to feel better, I hope your recovery continues. You really should try not to worry about the commenting, we all understand. You did make me laugh with the spelling mistake of pay instead of pray for you!!
Your mason jar looks gorgeous.
I hope the storm doesn't hit you too bad.
take care
hugs Sue xx

Shannon White said...

Aww, Hope your neck is feeling much better Sweet Lady.. Yes,I have an overly helpful auto correct too! They say the darnedest things don't they, lol... ;-)
Lovely Fallicious Mason Jar Bouquet Tracy! Makes me smile. Keep safe and dry during the storm!


Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

I love all things Mason jar related :) Hope that Karen lets you off lightly and that your neck/shoulders improve each day. Stay safe and dry!

Jennifer said...

Hi Tracy, so glad to hear you're feeling better. This is such a beautiful display on your window! Stay safe during the storm!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful jar Tracy! I spy some Singapore PC there!!!! Stay safe and warm!!!!

Amanda R said...

So glad you are starting to feel better and hope you don't get too badly with the storm. I love the mason jar idea and envy the wide windowsill you have to put it on! No worries about commenting on my stuff, I know life comes first.

Audrey Pettit said...

So glad to hear you're doing a little bit better, and sure hope you don't get nailed by this storm! LOVE the mason jar project! Totally up my fall-lovin' shabby chic little alley!

Linda McClain said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry about your neck. I hope it keeps getter better. You know I love this, right? It's perfection! And you photographed it in its perfect setting. xxoo

Ira Huberts said...

Oh I don't like autocorrect either! I've switched it off on my phone, too, too much of a bother! Your jar looks fab, such a wonderful Autumn adornment! Hope the storms didn't hit you too hard? And that you take good care of your neck! Take care, hugs, Ira
Ira’s Crea Corner

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Sorry to hear about your pinched nerve but glad to hear you're on the mend. I've had back problems myself that crop up at the most annoying times.
Sending up prayers for you sweetie.
Huggies ~

Anonymous said...

Sweetie --- this is my 3rd attempt to post on this one... Darn --!
My blog lovin is being annoying !!
Hope you are feeling better. Sweetie!!
I'm going to send you a post card for sure!! I have a ton of mason jars-- thx for the inspiration !!! Xo

Linda R said...

So happy to hear you're doing a little bit better. And what a great inspirational photo. Hope you have a happy week my friend.


Bonnie Irvine said...

Gorgeous mason jar, Tracy. I love the natural fibres and the sweet tag. The flowers and spray are just the right touch...simple but effective. Hope you continue to feel better and that the storm passed without incident. Listen to your body, my friend.

Mau xx said...

ha-ha I think we would all be happy to pay for you Tracy, we would have inspiration at our fingertips.
Love the jar it looks so pretty.
Glad you are feeling a little better, lots of prayers for you.
Hugs Mau xx