Lori here from ScrappinMyStressAway. I am excited to be back today at She's A Sassy Lady. I was a day off and posted last Tuesday (because I thought it was the first Monday of the month). Lucky for me, Sheila did not have anything else scheduled so we left it posted.
I don't know about you, but 2012 was a rough year. At the end of the year, I had a hard time remembering the good things that happened (and there were some great things) because the bad things seemed really bad.
My uncle passed away, my college-aged son had ACL surgery, my mother-in-law had rotator cuff surgery, my husband had kidney surgery, and I broke my right wrist were the big things.
Please - I don't need sympathy - that is not the point. The point is I want to remember the GOOD things that happen at the end of each year instead of dwelling on the bad things.
I saw one of these jars on facebook and had to create one for 2013!
I took a Mason Jar that was left over from my cousin's wedding (good thing in 2012) that I got to co-host the shower and make decorations (great thing in 2012).
I wrapped some butterfly scrapbook paper around the jar. I cut the paper to 2 x 12 inches. I tied some white crinkle ribbon around the top and added some butterfly charms and a charm that says "inspire" because I was inspired to focus on the positive.
I used my Sizzix butterfly emboss and cut die that I got from Stampin' Up to cut out a page from an old book.
I used this image from Lacy Labels sized to 2.65 inches. I cut it out of purple cardstock.
I inked one of the butterflies green and used a mini glue dot to adhere it to my label shape.
I used Hello Kitty Font sized to .65 inches (.53 inches for "in") for my title. I cut them out of black cardstock. My cricut was being naughty and did not cut out all of my letters, so I ditched the letters and kept the numbers.
I wrote "Good Times in" and added a purple gem to the butterfly.
Every time something good happens in 2013, I am going to write it down on a slip of paper and put it in the jar. On New Year's Eve this year, I am going to read them all!!!
I am really trying to focus on the positive in 2013 and my One Word is SMILE. When I smile, everything seems better :)
I hope you have a wonderful 2013!!! I plan on it!!