We made it to our last day of introductions! Woo Hoo! Hope you are liking the projects so far. Don't forget to enter to win!
Our last new image for this release is Misaki! Misaki is the real Minako's youngest girl. She's so cute too. Just like her sister Ha-chan... Hopefully we can see them again soon.
Here's a photo of the pretty family...
So being that I spent a LOT of money on supplies while on my trip, I thought I needed to start saving again. Have you seen these on Pinterest? I guess it's been around for awhile, but I've never heard of it till now. I guess the premise is to save each week. Week #1 is $1, week #2 is $2, etc. Some people are also doing it backwards where you start with $52 then $51, etc. Or there's even the option of putting in $26 each week. You are supposed to be able to save $1400 by the end of the year.
Of course, being the crafter that I am, I had to have my jar first before I can put my money in it right??! So I decided to finally use one of my aqua mason jars that I've been hoarding and pretty it up to make saving more fun. Here's what I came up with.
Decided to choose Misaki because she looks like she is playing with the sparrows. I want to be able to "play" with my savings, so I thought she was the perfect image to put on my savings jar or "play" money. Here's a better look at Misaki...
And her sparrow friends..
The hardest part about decorating the jar was to cut up that beautiful bling! Got the pearl and rhinestone trim from One Little Dreamer's Zibbet shop and have been hoarding that for a few months. It's so beautiful, had a hard time cutting it, but was determined to start using my stash! At least it will be on a project that I'll probably keep for awhile right!
Under the bling trim, I had glued on some lace trim that I got from Hobby Lobby. Next shot is of the jar cover. I ended up gesso'ing the cover to make it white. Then glued on some bling trim around the edge.
If you live in the mainland, they have lavender and pink mason jars at the 99 cent store. I'm so jealous! Totally regret not going there now! I'm sure I would've bought enough to fill another box to ship home. LOL!
So, if you want to enter to win Misaki, here's all you have to do:
1) leave a comment on THIS POST by 11:59pm on 1/31/14; and
2) tell me if you are going to do that 52 week savings plan. Believe it or not, I had some leftover cash from my trip, so I put that in the jar. I am thinking I will do it backwards so that by the time the holidays roll around, I don't have to fork over $50 each week!
Stop by tomorrow for more Release #20 projects!