6.16.2011

Sandy Beach Jar with 100 Proof Press

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K. So here's the thing. The Gingersnappers had a GREAT challenge that encouraged participants to use twine. I got a BRILLIANT idea for that challenge and went to get some thick, jute twine, since I didn't have any (that's a WHOLE other ball of wax, but leave it to say I was surprised that I didn't have any...). So. AC Moore didn't have any. I couldn't find any at Home Depot. Walmart. Nope. Target. Nope. Lowes. Nope. For REALS, folks. It was a bit ridiculous to say the least. And, because I was so focused on finding this particular kind of twine...*deep breath* I missed the challenge. Yup. Deadline went kaput!

Fast forward to last Saturday...The Hubbums had an all day staff meeting for his upcoming Summer School sessions so I ran the errands that morning before settling in to create. One of those errands meant heading to the butcher shop for chicken and chicken livers to make dog food. And there, in our favorite little freezing cold butcher shop (No...really...they keep it so cold they actually just store the milk on the regular shelves. For reals.), in the 50 cent bin by the register .... were several spools of jute twine. They had sisal twine, too. For fifty cents. ALL that searching and they RANDOMLY have exactly what I needed at the BUTCHER shop of all places! Weird! So...I bought two rolls of the jute and one of the sisal in an effort to prevent this problem in the future. Just say'n.

AND....I made my brilliant idea come to life!

Sandy Beach Jar


I wrapped the jar nearly entirely with the jute twine. LOVE the way that looks! I added some fabulous Graphic 45 paper, vintage sheet music, Tim Holtz tissue tape, a few embellishments and two AMAZINGLY FABULOUS images from 100 Proof Press! I used a piece of the Bating Beauty row for the lid and the image on the front is the Op Art Circles embossed in gold! I LOVE this stamp!!!

Sandy Beach Jar Lid


Now, here is the super fun part! I filled the bottom with some gold glass glitter and then dropped in a few shells and a message in a bottle to finish off the piece!

Sandy Beach Jar (message in a bottle)


*heeeeee!!!!!* I love it!!!!

Sandy Beach Jar (detail)


The jar is embellished with a flower from Retro Cafe Art and some fabulous vintage buttons and a bit of cork that I roughed up a bit. The Graphic 45 papers are so perfect it hurts a little!

SO....there you have my little story and the project that came of it! YAY! Oh..and since I fell SO in love with that message in a bottle, I sorta made another one and created a necklace out of it because it loved me. Just say'n.

Happy Thursday folks!

42 comments:

  1. Love the look of this, so creative!

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  2. TOTALLY adorabel you creative genius you!

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  3. How cute! I love the vintage image of the gals in their retro swim suits! Makes me want to drive over to the beach today, but no, must continue sewing!
    ~Cindy

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  4. How cute! I love the vintage image of the gals in their retro swim suits! Makes me want to drive over to the beach today, but no, must continue sewing!
    ~Cindy

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  5. You are just an amazing crafter! Your jar makes me want to go to the beach, but unfortunately no ocean beach front in Utah.

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  6. You make such lovely, crazy things, I just love 'em! Valerie

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  7. What a great project! Everything just goes so well together. Love the glitter in the jar. :)

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  8. Okay..>First of all..What Butcher shop? Second.. It came out awesome..very nicely done!

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  9. This is SO creative! And to just happen upon the items you needed at a butcher shop - too funny! This would make a great father's day jar too with the rustic look of the jute!

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  10. I am so in love with this! I know I will have to create my own....

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  11. Wow I love it I love the idear of it this could be altered to fit any time of year and you could use as valentine jar and include a love leather inside just wonderful alma xx

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  12. wow this is amazing, I love how you stumbled across your twine! gotta buy when you see it!
    Happy Crafting, Debxx

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  13. What an amazing piece. Love it!

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  14. Aaaa-mazing! I just love this! :)

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  15. First of all, your project turned out beautiful! I love the jute wrapped almost totally around the jar. And, sometimes you find supplies in the least likely of places!

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  16. Freakin Cool! I know what you mean about finding the items in the Oddest places!! LOVE the jar!

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  17. WOW, Jingle!!! This is PERFECTION!!! I love it!
    XO
    Cindy

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  18. it turned out great.... but I hate it when you can't find the "thing" you need until it's a bit too late. And usually it is just around the corner, that's crazy! :oP
    Well, the jar is awesome!

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  19. Okay so this is super cute, and the story made me laugh a little!!! Gotta love life sometimes!!!

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  20. Congrats on finding the twine and for only 50 cents! darling jar.
    hugs Lynn

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  21. Love your bottle! Way cool. I love your stories on your everyday life and the hunt for twine:)

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  22. I've been on those kinds of quests before, so totally understand--your project turned out wonderful.Yay for the Butcher ;-)

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  23. Your projects are always so different, and cool.

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  24. Love it. Isn't it irritating when you can't find what you are looking for ANYWHERE! What an awesome Butcher...........L
    Trish

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  25. Congratulations on finding the twine and your jar looks great done this way. Annette x

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  26. Wow- that is a great project! Love the idea- great images too.

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  27. I've heard of finding supplies in strange places but this takes the cake. Or the steak. Whatever.

    Love what you did with your twine and jar... and the message in a bottle is too cool!

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  28. I REALLY love this. So perfect for summer decor. :) Great job!!!

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  29. Not that is a ton of twine! Very cool!

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  30. Okay, little bitty girl! I have to say that's just about the CUTEST, COOLEST thing EVER! You ALWAYS make clever and creative CARDS, but this? Takes the cake! Yes, indeed! I just love it! It makes me want to run over to my shelves and grab the twine to see what I can make! Trouble with that idea is this - it won't be anywhere NEAR as awesome as YOURS. So instead, I'll just post this comment, go do some other stuff, then come back here later & admire it some more! HUGS!

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  31. What an adorable story teller you are and so glad it all worked out for you! Who would have thought you would find twine at the butcher shop, but you know why not?!? And your project turned out just so sweet!

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  32. Awww this is adorable.
    I love the message in the bottle :)

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  33. This is one super cool project! WOW..I love it!!

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  34. This is amazing work...I have been collecting odds and ends vintage containers to store my beads and buttons...but now who knows where I will end up? Have a great weekend! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  35. Better late than never!!! And this was certainly worth making - it's fantastic love what you have done with the string!

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  36. This is just amazing! Certainly worth all the searching you did. In fact, I may just have to do a little C.A.S.E. number on this, lol. xx

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  37. You're right, it IS a brilliant idea!

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