OK its been so quiet here on the blog! Where on earth did you all go??

I was going to post one of my LONG projects, but decided to wait. I figure if everyone is busy (especially with the weekend) then I would follow suit, and keep it short and sweet too. I have stuff I want to do with my family and this shorter post will allow me the day to do just that. Especially since I’ve been even more busy packing up all the orders that come in daily 😀

Happy mail has a new meaning now 😀

Don’t miss another project from Catherine Doucette today.

Today we also have a super peek from Stephanie Kraft


Here is what she has to say:

When I first saw Lauren’s 3-D tea pot, I was both amazed and intimidated! After cutting out all of the pieces for the Tea For You © template, I was pleasantly surprised at how easily it all came together. This is the perfect gift for any tea loving friend (or even yourself!), and it combines so well the Tea Tabbed © box, A Spot of Tea © stamp set, cut files and digital papers. I made today’s project for a friend of mine, but I was so inspired that I made a complete tea set for myself (I’ll share that on our final group post day)!

Be sure you pay  Stephanie  a visit!

Many of you have told me about your plans for the Well Preseved © set! How exciting to hear what you are all going to be doing with it! I have tons more projects and ideas, and I will share them as the week progresses, but today I’m keepin it simple.

Today I’ll share a project I made to match my card I posted the other day.


It was great to have some inspiration and a starting point.

If you missed all the cards I made using the Well Preseved © set you can go here!

CLICK HERE TOO! You have to see what Katie did using the Digital Well Preserved set!

This is a jar of Peach Jam! Talk about SWEET 😀


I personally don’t make my own jam, I ahve a friend who does, and she stock piles my kitchen for me 😀 I also love to go to the local Farmers Market and/or farm-stands to purchase various types there as well. They make excellent gifts!

I did find an AMAZING book about canning that I will share later in the week. I also have some other ideas for these half pint Ball canning jars for those of you who don’t can, or have no time/interest in it.

The is the top of my jar lid.


I have to say I impressd myself with the colors of my peach! LOL! It looks quite real (I think anyway)

I had some gorgeous Peach fabric that I cut into a circle for my lid cover. I then stamped, colored and cut (using the Well Preserved Cut File) my Peach Jam Jar, and added it to the top! Easy Peasy! You can really whip up these jars in not time.


I used the Well Preserved Cut File to make is go much quicker and allow me to layer my jelly jar iamage without hardly any effort! How did I live without my Cricut?? To think I use to HAND CUT everything! No wonder I can get so much MORE done now 😀

Note: We sell the PDF versions of all our templates, some cut files are NOT available in PDF, so check the descriptions to be sure.


I also used the Well Preserved Cut File to create my circle label for my jam. I just stamped my circle tag onto the cut adhesive label I made, and stamped the leaves and “homemade” in green. The “Peach Jam” was stamped in a cantaloupe ink. Simple yet a true WOW! In the set there is even a “date:” sentiment, and some other labels that you may find useful like: From the kitchen of, Hand Picked, Just for You…to name a few. If nothing else the fruits are SO cool on their own.


Pretty Packaging © template – Jam Packed <—if you are looking for the perfect packaging for you canned goods!

Pretty Impressions © Stamps- Well Preserved

Pretty Printables Digital Paper: Vintage Plaid

Cardstock by Couture Cardstock

Ink: Momento & Copic Markers

Pretty Pieces © Cut File- Well Preserved

 Ribbon by May Arts, DMC embroidery floss

Other: Avery Adhesive Label sheets, Fabric

There is still even more to come, so if you have some time, stop on by tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the weekend.