Saturday, 16 June 2018

Weight Loss Motivation Jars - Take Two!

Hi guys

Something a little different to share with you today.

After years of struggling with my weight and on/off yoyo dieting I'm back to where I started again, my yoyo keeps getting stuck in the up position!

So, I'm trying to get going again and decided to get my motivation jars back out and I've given them a facelift with some new tags.  Instead of the pretty designs that co-ordinated with my kitchen accessories that I created last time, I've decided to go with a more fun theme this time.

One jar holds glass pebbles, each representing half a pound, then these get transferred into the second jar as the weight loss increases (hopefully!).  Yes, there are a lot in jar number one which I need to shift - please don't try to count them, lol!

So here they are...

The first jar is to remind me to stop being a little piggy oinker!  The truth is I eat too much, and usually the wrong choices.  I'm back at Slimming World now so the tag on my loss jar is to remind me to eat more of the good stuff.

These tags literally took me about fifteen minutes to make.  I cut one tag from pink striped paper and another from aqua, then stamped the basic images.  I cut two more tags from white cardstock and adhered them offset together to add a little strength to them.  These were then tied around the jars with some co-ordinating organza ribbon from my stash.

Materials used:

  • Patterned Paper: Avery Elle - The Sorbet Collection
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Full Steam Ahead Additions (pig), In Print (oink!), Fruit Salad (fruit); Skull and Cross Buns - Quirky Sentiments (you got this!)
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Die: Clearly Besotted - Rounded Tag Die

Challenge entries:

Inkspirational - Challenge #163 - Use Small Stamps
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #296 - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - June Challenge - Anything Goes
Cut It Up - Challenge #150 - Anything but a Card

Thanks so much for stopping by today, hopefully I'll have more to share very soon.


  1. This is a fabulous idea Anita! I'm afraid my piggy jar would need to be a lot bigger to fit my pebbles in lol. Good luck and best wishes with this. (PS Simon Says Stamp Monday also has anything but a card theme at the moment!) Cathy x

  2. Good luck Anita! What a great idea! I struggle with my weight too. I eat when I'm not hungry and all of the wrong stuff. Two years ago, I had weight loss surgery and I've only lost 50 lbs, I should have lost 80 by now. Every week I say I'm going to be good, but then stress gets to me. I'll get there, thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Best of luck in achieving your healthy goal! These motivation jars may be just the ticket. I'm glad you took the time to update them and make them fun to look at. That piggy one put a smile on my face!!

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Anything But a Card challenge! This was a fun project to look at! :)


  4. What a great idea! I'm going to adopt this as I think it's a wonderful motivator! Thanks for sharing and I wish you all the best of success! Cheers, Dotty :)

  5. I wish you the best. It is a challenge I have faced many times so I know how hard it is. Your jars are a great idea that I will share with family and friends.

  6. Sweet tags for your jars, many thanks for joining in with our June theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  7. Fun tags Anita! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations

  8. Great idea, like your tags! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for the anything but a card challenge.

  9. These are fun tags and I like how you've used the soft colours of the cardstock, rather than colouring the images in. I hope you meet your goals but if you struggle, you're lovely anyway. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

  10. These are cute and a great idea, I may have to do something similar to help me with my goals. Thanks for the inspiration and joining us at ATSM!

    Monica- Addicted to Stamps and More DT

  11. A beautiful pair of tags! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations this month and Good Luck!


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