Monday, October 25, 2010

Inking Pink Awareness Hop!

Welcome to our Inking Pink Awareness Hop! Our paper crafting community spans the globe and brings all of us together under a common roof. We are grandmothers, granddaughters, mothers, daughters, aunts, sisters, best friends, wives, cyber-friends and design team teammates. Many of us have family or friends touched by breast cancer and all of us want to encourage all of you to check yourself!

This hop will take you around the world, so please sit back with your morning coffee or evening tea and celebrate our stories and projects with us. Some of your fellow crafters along the hop are even offering blog candy! Please give a little comment love to each and every crafter along the way. We hope you enjoy our hop, and most of all we all want YOU to give yourself the greatest gift and do a self-check tomorrow. The more you do it, the more breast aware you will be!

Our hop starts at Patricia's blog so if you started some where else please start there you don't want to miss what we have for you.  Otherwise if you came from Kellie's your in the right place!  If you get lost, I've listed all the blogs at the end of my post.

 My project is a candy jar that's been glass etched.  I saw some similar in a Ballard Design catalog.  Well they must be the in thing, because I wanted to post a picture of the inspiration and there isn't one to be found on the web! 
For step by step instructions keep scrolling down!

You only get a cookie if you do a self check!

No 2 ~ is etched

start with a plain glass jar,
Plantin Schoolbook 
"NO" cut at 1" high
hyphen cut at 1.55 x 2.22
2 cut at 2.39 x 6.77
using cricut vinyl

when cut pluck out the part that you would normally use, and throw away

add transfer paper so you don't lose any small pieces

carefully remove vinyl and transfer tape from the mat, then carefully adhere to glass.  rub all over.  carefully remove transfer paper, without removing the vinyl from the glass.  burnish all edges down so the etching cream doesn't seep underneath.

apply etching cream really thick.  I like to dab rather than brush, I've noticed in the past, that if I brush it tends to leave brush marks.  After 5 minutes you can wash it off.  I've done quite a few etching projects and something happened this time that's never happened before.  When washing the cream off, the vinyl lifted in two place.  I didn't think much of it but after I dried it and removed the vinyl the cream had seeped under it.  Even though it was watered down it still etched the glass.  If you see the water lifting it, I think it may be wise to wash fast and remove vinyl once all the cream is gone.  Instead of drying it then taking the vinyl off. 

Glass Jar ~ Walmart
Cricut Vinyl and Transfer pape
Amour Glass Etching Cream ~ Michael's

I hope your enjoying your hop!  Your next stop is Lori at Comfort Cottage! Remember if you get lost you can look below to see the whole list of blogs !


For more information on Awareness and Self Examinations please click on the following links:

                                                 patty at


Patricia said...

What an awesome idea, Im just loving all these tutorials on this hop it's really making it special. Thank you so much for being a part of this hop.

cdaily28 said...

Love your project glass etching is so much fun!

Lori said...

Beautiful project Liz! Thanks so much for the tutorial : )
Love and hugs ~ Lori

Anna said...

Great project!!! Thanks for sharing.

My Creative Time said...

Hey there miss liz!! your project is SUPER CUTE!! I wish I can have one of those cookies right now!!
Big Gypsy hugs,

Bonnie said...

That is a cute idea. I love etching it always turns a plain jane in to some wonderful

Kathy said...

Love your cookie jar! Thanks for sharing!

FitterTwit said...

Love that cookie jar!!! I really need to buy me some contact paper!!!

FitterTwit said...

Love that cookie jar!!! I really need to buy me some contact paper!!!

Aussie Loz said...

cool, I've never seen how that is done! Love the jar (filled is even better ;-)) ♥

alethea said...

What a great idea!!! I made a jar and decorated it the other day but i love the etching idea!!!

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Thank you for sharing a different type of project. Thank you for being a part of a greatblog hop like always.

Louise said...

Very cool project. Turned out fabulous. Thanks for sharing how to make one.

jandokan said...

the jar is great...
love it :D

Hugs Anja

Marley said...

Such a great idea! Thanks for the tutorial and for this great bloghop.. hugs Marley

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Amazing!!! The etching is AWESOME!!! So gorgeous!!!


Erika said...

Awesome project! Great idea.

Annette said...

What a cool project! I've always wanted to try glass etching & you've made it look so easy! Thanks so much for your support & encouraging breast cancer awareness & prevention. My sister is a survivor – 15 yrs & still going strong! I have a mammo every year on my birthday (of all days) 10/15! All is well!

alwayscharlie said...

Anything that holds cookies is wonderful in my book!! I find glass etching to be so intimidating! You did make it look doable though.:)

Chelsea said...

Hi Liz, this project is amazing! I would love to give this a try, thanks for the inspiration and tutorial. I would give myself examination until that cookie jar is empty! :)
So wonderful to be doing this Hop with you.

Lelia Pierce said...

Liz...the importance of checking the girls is reiterated with the diagnosis Elise received. I'm 33 (today) and I check my tatas monthly!

Your glass jar is too cool! Now I want to try it out too! Just out of curiosity...what's the significance of #2?


grneyegoddess at yahoo dot com

kandi_8 said...

Love the jar. Cookies look yummy! TFS

Marlene said...

What a great project and tutorial!

So happy to be participating in this blog hop alongside you!

Ashleigh said...

cute cookie jar

terriennz said...

Those cookies look DELICIOUS! The jar is so cute! I'm already a follower..

Terrie B

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

great tutorial! this would make super gifts!
ScrapAddictsAttic at gmail dot com

Bobbi said...

Cute project. TFS

Melissa said...

All of you are doing such a great job and the purpose of this blog hop gives me a reason to check up on my self and to spread the word, thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to take this trip around the world with all of you!

Carisa said...

wow, very cool!

Glora said...

Cute jar. Great job.

scrapaholicjen said...

Love the jar!TFS
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Debbie said...

wow your project is awesome love it thanks for sharing Debbie @

Vicki said...

I've been wanting to try glass etching. Thanks for the instructions and tips. It's always better to know someone who has tried a technique than to just follow the manufacturer's instructions.

The Creative Mind of Melia said...

LOVE IT!~ i love glass ettching!!


Jennifer said...

WOW, what a great project. Thanks for the tutorial.

Anonymous said...

Loved your project, another thing I would love to try!! Thank you for doing this blog-hop! I am a 6 year BC Survivor! I am now a follower & I do self-exams regularly!! :)

Christie said...

Very cute! Those cookies look very yummy!!

CA Scrapper said...

That is a really cool project!! Thanks for sharing with us.

Cricut Matriarch said...

Super idea! Yummy cookies too!

Thanks for sharing!

sandra said...

Great project!
Thanks for shearing!
Such a great experience to be apart of this Hop!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

great idea, I will put that on my crafty "gotta try that list" TFS!


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Jamie said...

Cute idea! I am so glad to be a part of this hop with you! Hugs! Jamie

Lindy said...

Love your project.....what a neat idea.


Lisa J said...

I really want to try the glass etching but will wait for my scrap room to be ready. Thanks so much for the tip on watching out for the vinyl moving while washing off! Will keep that in mind! Great work! TFS!

Esmommy said...

I have never tried glass etching but the more I see people do it the more I want to try it. Also have never cut vinyl out with my cricut so also another thing I need to try.

scrappinmomma said...

Love your project and thank you for adding the tutorial.

beadz said...

Great project and thanks for sharing the instructions. I'm glad to be a part of this hop with you! Hopefully we will help spread awareness to save the Ta ta's!

Jamie said...

awesome project! thanks for sharing the step by step instructions! and for being part of this great hop!

Gaby Seminario said...

cool idea!

Jen said...

Awesome job on your jar...thanks for sharing. Thank you for also being part of this wonderful cause.
hugs to you,jen

Scrappy Jackie said...

Thanks for being a part of this great hop! I appreciate that you showed/told us all of the details and helpful hints! I have been wanting to try something similar. Now I need to go shopping for a great jar!

WAM Family said...

Perfect project. Thank you for sharing.


silvia said...

Great project!! Thanks for the reminder that we need to self-checks!! I am a mammographer and breast cancer awareness is a part of my everyday life. Thanks for helping spread the word !!!

kathlee said...

Great tutorial! I did this with Christmas ornaments & monogrammed wine glasses for gifts last year. Great technique! Thank you for sharing.

Janis said...

What a cool project! If I do a self-exam 4 times, can I have 4 cookies? I'm just askin'. :) Janis


I'm a follower
Rebecca Minor

Tanya said...

awesome project. thanks for taking part in the hop.

taniwol at yahoo dot com

A Scrap Above said...

Hi Liz~
OHH I LOVE this! this is something we do not see much of yet.
Thanks for taking part in this hop.
I am already a follower.
Bonnie C

stefeni said...

Great instructions and project! Etching is still on my list of things to do.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

What a great project!!! Thanks for sharing!


Adrea said...

What a cool project! I'm waiting to receive my deep blade and then etching will be towards the top of my list! Thanks for the good directions.

RLS Innovations said...

Cute idea. I'm always looking for new ideas

Sue Rolfe

craftaholic said...

I have the etching cream and have had it for a while, Afraid to try it, maybe I will now that you have given me the insparation!! TFS!!!!

Cor* said...

Fabulous Tut! What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing your creation and being in this hop!

Linda said...

I had my mammogram last week and check often.
Great project and wonderful cause Emma!

SueNJ said...


Thanks for promoting this cause!

Sue B

quilt4fun2 said...

Love the etching on glass. So much you can do with it. Thank You for being in the hop and for a chance to win cool prizes.
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Leah said...

Great project! Thanks for supporting BCA!

Teri A said...

Love this I have never tried this but I think maybe it would make some great Christmas Gifts

stephanne said...

Ooooooh, glass etching!!! I love it!!! I haven't done anything with etching cream in years, last time I did, I had to use masking tape, so having vinyl onhand nowadays would be fantastic!! Thanks for the inspiration and I am super thrilled to be sharing in this event with you!!
hugs, stephanne

scrappy critters said...

Adorable... looks like something you would buy at Target! I love it!♥Tammy

Kards by Kathi said...

Terrific blog and great project. Thanks for sharing.

Kadrisc said...

Great Idea, would makea great gift!
Thanks for doing this!

crafty critter said...

would love to try etching projects for christmas

Mona E said...

What a cool technique! This i have never seen done before. Thanks for sharing. Hugs...Mona

Jessica said...

I love your cookie jar...but I really need a cookie!!!! Well I can't seem to get hold of one from the screen, so I'll just have to buy or make one of my own! Thanks for taking part of the hop.

Payne Family Fun said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial on etching glass. I have never tried it, but would like to! :D

thanks for participating in this blog are awesome!

Anonymous said...

Great project. I haven't thought of etching glass since I was in high school .. wow that is alot of years ago. thanks for being part of this very important hop.

Auntie Em said...

Love your project! So cute.
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Debbi said...

What an awesome jar!

Stacy said...

I like it!! and those cookies look delicious!

Stacy Armer


♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

Love this idea x and the blog hop x Leigh x

Tanya said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I have had etching cream sitting here for awhile now and have never even tried it. Thanks for the inspiration :)

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Sassylassy said...

Yummy! I am both proud and honored to have shared in such a wonderful blog hop with you in hopes to spread breast cancer awareness!
Hugs Bonnie

Darlene said...

Thanks for the great tutorial on etching. I've always wondering how involved it was.


Kathy said...

Awesome tutorial on etching and A Great cause.

Jennifer said...


Thank you for showing us how to etch glass!!! :) I love coming up with ways to use vinyl with my Cricut! ;)

And thank you for participating in this special blog hop,


td2854 said...

Cute, cute! What a fun idea! I love your Halloween idea's too!

SherriC. said...

love your cookie jar, I LOVE etching glass.....TFS!!!!
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

Tabitha said...

Very cute, I haven't done glass etching yet but really want to. I am a new follower.
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

trisha too said...

Great tutorial--and I DO like cookies!!


Annmarie said...

I love the cookies and the jar is so cook, what a great size! thanks for helping raise awareness for breast cancer. amporath @ gmail . com

Love crafts forever said...

Thank you for the wonderful Blog Hop.
Hugs. Nataliya.

Pammejo said...

Love your project.

Liset said...

Thanks for sharing, very nice. I need to try some glass etching soon.

Miranda said...

Awesome project! Awesome cause!

me said...

LOL so great. never though of doing this or you like: hey is that possible. really nice to share. I did like my hop until the one before Ik tried over and over again at Kellie's to leave a comment but it kept ginving me an error: fill in name and email address .. which I did :o

me said...

oh YAY it just worked out :-)

Shelley said...

I love your project Liz! I am honored to be on this hop with you as well!

scrapBugz said...

Great project. Those cookies looked yummy! Thanks for sharing.

mjbaker at earthlink dot net

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Liz. I love your jar and the tutorial is great. I'd love to have a pantry full of those. Thank s for sharing. I'm a new follower and hopefully soon, a friend.

Hugs...Tracy :)

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