Homemade is best! Right? I hope so in the case of my Christmas Pomegranate Jelly, because like all canning jobs, it's a labor of love! Not to mention messy, but oh so yummy! I didn't get quite as many jars made as I would have liked, but I have enough for teachers and office mates, and of course one for the kids.
|Pomegranate juice was everywhere!|
|The prep and the preparing.|
|10 jars of jelly ready to decorate.|
I've also made some tags to go along with them.
|Tissue Tape over kraft paper is turned into snowflake.|
|Sparkly holly leaves are cut.|
|Sailboat Blue Color Wash, Picket Fence Distress Stain in a mister (That Tim is a genius!), and a little Perfect Pearls Mist transforms all of the snowflakes. Stickles bling them up as well.|
|Festive Berries, Evergreen Bough, and Salty Ocean Distress Stains make up the color on the Blended, Spritz, and Flicked tags. I also added some wrinkles.|
|Christmas Music Notes are stamped in Cobalt Archival Ink.|
|More Picket Fence Distress Stain and Pearl Perfects was misted. An embossed sentiment, a gemstone, and some curly wire finished off the tags. Some tags were tiny and some were the small #5 size. Everyone had their choice.|
|And, it was good that I had one left over to take a photo of, because I forgot to take pics of the whole lot.|
I am submitting these to Simon Says Stamp & Show's challenge of "Gift-Spiration", Sunday Stamper's challenge of "Holly & Ivy", The Blogger's Challenge for "Holiday Gifts", and of course to the Compendium of Curiousities Challenge II for "Tissue Tape" from page 36 in Tim's book by the same name, and this last challenge is being sponsored by the awesome peeps at Simon Says Stamp.
From My Stash- numbers, gemstone, wire
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!