Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Perfectly Preserved Gratitude

Traditionally at this time of year, you would find me bottling fruit. It is a chore I both love and abhor: I love eating the fruit in the middle of the winter and it brings me great satisfaction to see the beautiful rows of the preserved harvest, but I don't love the work of gathering fruit, peeling and cutting out bruises and bugs or sweltering in the kitchen for hours with a hot water bath.  Because we sold our house with the orchard a few months ago and have moved to a new house with only a few fruit trees (most of which our neighbors have kindly divested the fruit thereof), you can find me bottling a different kind of joy with the Perfectly Preserved stamp set from the Holiday catalog:
I know you can't see it very well, but the bottle is stamped on a window sheet with StazOn ink and cut out with the coordinating Big Shot framelit so it looks like a glass jar! This kind of "Bottling" could become addicting :) My card is a flipped version of the Clean & Simple sketch #206:
I'll be sending my card to someone who leaves a comment! Thanks for visiting and helping me get my 20th Anniversary celebration started!

UPDATE 9/20/12: Congrats Patrice! Send your snail mail addy to loni@sfcn.org and I'll send you this card! Thanks for your kind comments.


Maureen Merritt said...

This is absolutely adorable & SO clever!

Aimee Cretsinger said...

This is a wonderful card! I love your take on this sketch..just perfect!!

Barbara V said...

Loni, I didn't know you had moved. I think I would like this kind of canning much better, even though it probably doesn't taste as good come February! Enjoy your new home.

Jen said...

LOVE the canning jar! So cute!

Patrice said...

Great take on the sketch-I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!