Friday, August 2, 2013

A Little Summer Time Inspiration

Good Friday morning to you. Hope you've had a wonderful week and are now looking forward to a fun and relaxing weekend.
Today is my "DT Inspiration Day" over at Meljen's Designs so I decided to combine a couple of my favourite summer past times into a project to share with you. And here they are...
Cherry Almond Preserves with Fun Labels
For the labels I used 2 Meljen's images. First I chose "Oval Cherry Frame" [which you can find right here]. Next I used "Cherry Mouse Coloured" [which you can find right here]. I used Paint.Net ,[which is a free download], and merged the 2 images together. I only had to colour the frame since the little mouse was pre-coloured! Next I cut the frame [with picture] out following the oval shape, matted it and then adhered them to strips of assorted black & white printed papers that I had in my scrap box. Then I made my jam. This is "Cherry Almond Jam" and it is extremely easy to make. Simply follow the directions found inside a box of Certo, except to add 2 tsps. of pure almond flavouring to the cherries when cooking. It is delicious! [Last year I made 12 jars and ran out! So this year I made 26 jars, so I should have lots to share with family and friends!]. I think the labels will add  a really nice touch to the ones I give away. Here is a close up.

Close up of label
Well, that's it for me. I hope you were inspired a bit to maybe try your hand at merging some of your favourite MD images together, or using an MD pre coloured images on your next project, or coming up with your own gift idea. If you are looking for just that right image check out the Meljen's Shop, you're sure to find a few [quite a few actually!], that you'll just love to work with.



HOW sweet! Love that lil image on 'em. You should link your project up at my Just Because Linky Party ~ Theme is Anything Goes!

Be blessed, Beckie
Just B Creative Crazy

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