CTMH December Stamp of the Month

CTMH December Stamp of the Month

Here is the adorable CTMH December Stamp of the Month: Candlelight Garden, which features 10 stamps, including a Mason jar!

This D-size stamp set is available from December 1 – 31, 2015 only. You can purchase it outright for $17.95, or purchase $50 or more in any Close To My Heart products and get it for only $5!

Let’s take a look at some corporate projects featuring this set:

Candlelight Garden Card

CTMH December Stamp of the Month

Candlelight Garden 3-D Project

CTMH December Stamp of the Month

Take a closer look at this stamp set here, or purchase it here.

I’ll see you in the craft room,

Signature Polaroid

A Few More Mason Jars…

The other day, I posted about my beautiful blue mason jars, and how I love using them for decorative storage in my craft room. Well, I also like to use plain masons for craft storage… I am not that particular. I have never met a mason jar that I haven’t loved *sigh*. Here are a few more pictures of the “plain” masons that I use…
Here I have 5 mason jars (there are 2 hidden behind the ones in front), and one regular vase (I won this vase at a Close To My Heart Convention a few years ago), corralled on a vintage Coca-Cola tray. The large mason holds some random buttons that I use for card making. The 4 smaller masons are wide-mouth jars, large enough to stuff a small army of ribbon through the top. 

A few posts ago, I wrote about my new pegboard. The framing of the pegboard is my favorite part, as I painted it a beautiful Lagoon color. Since I had some leftover spray paint from that project, I also painted a few more items around my craft room, including the rims and lids to these mason jars.

When I have only a few inches of ribbon left on my spools, I take off the remainder and wrap it around a large popsicle stick (also called a tongue depressor, or jumbo craft stick). The 4 smaller jars in the picture above hold my ribbon remnants, partially separated by style (grosgrain, twine, waxy flax, organdy, etc.). It’s a handy way to store ribbon and save on space in my ribbon organizers!

Ahhh, just look at that gorgeous color! A new coat of paint, even on smaller items,  can really change things up in the craft room!

Have a crafty day,


Blue Ball Mason Jars

Just hearing the name “Mason Jars” gets my creative juices flowing! I can can food with them, paint and decorate them, add some flowers to them, and use them for both practical and decorative storage. In my pantry, I always open up new bags of dried beans and decant them into my quart sized mason jars for optimal freshness. And, in my craft room, I use the BEAUTIFUL Blue Ball Mason Jars for pretty (and economical) storage of craft supplies and tools. Take a peek into my craft space, to see how I use these jars…

I keep my smaller glues and tools front and center in my Blue Jars.

The cute jar labels came from the Better Homes and Gardens website. I printed them in the blue color that I wanted and then laminated them before cutting out and attaching to the jars with coordinating Baker’s twine.

More organizational eye candy… although the contents of those green jars on top could use a make-over.

Ah, beautiful Blue Masons. No lids required.

I also have regular Mason Jars that I use throughout my craft room for additional storage, which I will share in another post.

Now, go and grab your granny’s old jars, or purchase some new ones and get busy organizing your craft supplies!

Have a great weekend,