This morning I have something a little different to share with you.
I've had a constant battle with my weight for as long as I can remember so anything that can give me a little more motivation is very welcome. I wanted something that would allow me to see my weight coming off. After a disastrous few months I'm back to where I started, AGAIN, so I thought now was a good time to make something that would be visually appealing.
I bought two clip top jars recently for this purpose but they looked a little bare and boring. And as I now have a nice sparkly new kitchen I decided to decorate them to co-ordinate with my kitchen textiles (as close as I could!)
The jar on the left has a tag saying 'Empty Me, Slowly but Surely' and is filled with glass nuggets, each one representing half a pound of the weight I need to shift (yes, I have a mountain to climb!). After years of yo-yo dieting I know that 'slowly but surely' is the way to go so thought I would use this as a reminder. Hopefully, each week I will be able to put at least one nugget into the other jar.
To make these I printed the two statements onto white card using a font I downloaded called 'Frosting for Breakfast' - haha not a good idea in these circumstances! I then die cut four tags, two from the printed statements, and two from kraft cardstock. I then stamped the flowers and leaves in colours to co-ordinate with my kitchen textiles. I adhered the stamped tags onto the kraft tags at an angle and then finished by tying these around my jars with some red organza ribbon.
- Stamps: Paper Smooches - Reflections
- Ink: Memento - Lady Bug and Rhubarb Stalk; Versa Color - Olive, Evergreen and Pine Cone
- Die: Clearly Besotted - Rounded Tag Die
- Cardstock: Anna-Marie Designs - Super Smooth Printer Card; Neenah - Desert Storm
- Ribbon from stash
The Paper Players - Challenge #239 - To 'Die' For
Crazy 4 Challenges - Challenge #276 - Put a Bow On
Fingers crossed I can make progress this time. Matt and I decided not to buy Easter eggs this year so at least I won't be eating up chocolate for weeks!
Thanks for your visit today, I hope you have a lovely Easter Monday everyone.