Thursday, August 18, 2016

Canning Label Giveaway!

Flour On My Face is having a GIVEAWAY for our canning labels. 2 lucky winners will get 5 sheets each of our canning labels. The winners can choose from any of our labels including customizable designs. Head on over to Arlene's website and ENTER NOW! Contest ends on August 28, 2016.
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canning label giveaway

Friday, August 5, 2016

Garden 2016

My garden is a big green mess this year. Nothing new there! Below are a few photos of my crops. Head on over to my new website to see all of my photos. Also of note, I just started posting to Instagram. I'll do my best to post garden photos periodically.

Tuna Fish Joe with heirloom tomatoes

heirloom tomatoes


heirloom tomatoes

dill weed

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Our Canning Labels website has launched!

CanningCrafts website is up and running now. Our canning label shop started on Etsy with just a few labels. Now we have over 300 products that include custom canning jar labels, cloth jam jar covers, hang tags, and mason cookie jar gift sets. 

Canning Label Shop Features:

  • Easy to order custom canning labels. Just add your custom text directly on each product page. You'll be able to review custom text for each label in your shopping cart.
  • Website has size charts, FAQ, custom label ordering process details, coupon codes, and free printables.
  • Design Collections allow you to easily shop matching canning labels. Now you can have similar canning label designs for Strawberry Jam and Pepper Jelly!
  • Wishlist allows you to save your favorite products for easier ordering.
  • Our new blog will have posts for new products, gardening tips, promotions, contests, and more! 
  • Sign up for our website newsletter to get a 10% off coupon code for our new website. 

Read more about the new website on our updated blog.

We'd love to hear what you think about or new website!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

I'm currently working on a NEW website! Woo-hoo! The new website will allow for easier ordering of customized labels compared to my current shop on Etsy. Hopefully it will be up and running within a few months. So stay tuned guys!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Eggs, Oh My!

My sister only has seven hens left, but they are still providing eggs. She found some interesting eggs the other day. One was tiny about the size of a robin's egg. She said she's gotten eggs this size before. They're small when the hen first starts laying, but sometimes there isn't a yolk. The other egg she found was enormous. I asked her if the bird lived! Ouch.

For size comparison, a quarter, mini egg, and a regular sized egg.

Jumbo chicken egg.

I believe this is the hen who made Mr. Jumbo egg.

In other news, she only has one pig left. I heard the others were delicious, but she didn't share the profits with me :(

Friday, October 30, 2015

Christmas Cookie Mason Jar Gifts

It's getting close to that time of year again! I used to start buying Christmas gifts in the summer, but I tend to put it off much longer these days. I've always thought the best gifts are the ones you make yourself. Last year I made everyone Christmas Cookie Mason Jar Gifts.

Christmas cookie mix in a mason jar
DIY cookie mason jar gifts for Christmas 

I started selling these in my shop last year due to the many requests I had over the years to develop this product. It's costly to buy pre-made cookie jars since the shipping is so high. And while it's more fun to make your own jars, many people aren't able to create the custom labels and hang tags. So I made these DIY cookie jar kits.

Each DIY Mason Cookie Jar Kit in my shop includes a cookie recipe and materials to make 12 of your own quart mason jar gifts. You get:
1 - Cookie recipe card with instructions on how to layer ingredients in jar
12 - 6" Christmas cloth toppers
12 - 2.5" round cookie labels for front of jars
12- gift hang tags with baking directions
12 - pre-cut ribbons
1 - shopping list for all the ingredients you need to purchase.

There are 4 cookie recipes to choose from: Candy Chip, Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, and Oatmeal.

Christmas cookie mix in a jar
Cookie jars are an easy & tasty present
mason jar cookie mix gift
Each set includes decorations for 12 quart mason jars.

Do you want to make mason jar gifts using your own cookie recipe? No problem! I can do custom cookie jar decorations with your baking directions and recipe name on the tags and labels. Custom mason jar gift sets also include cloth toppers and ribbons.

Christmas cookie mix in a jar

A Double Chocolate Brownie recipe is also available for pint jars.

brownie mix in a mason jar

brownie mix mason jar

All of the cookie recipes are fantastic. The peanut butter recipe is probably my favorite because it calls for triple peanuts (peanuts, peanut butter, and peanut butter chips).  The brownie recipe is rich and dense but not overly sweet. These are great gifts for kids to make for grandparents and teachers too!

Friday, October 16, 2015

CanningCrafts in the Press!

There's a short writeup about CanningCrafts in the Modern Farmer Fall 2015 magazine. This is my first press mention, so it's exciting. They did a nice photoshoot showing my Grow What You Eat canning jar label. I have a series of Victory Garden labels inspired by the art from WWII.

victory garden canning labels

modern farmer magazine

modern farmer magazine

Tuna Fish Joe
Paws off, this issue belongs to Tuna Fish Joe!

I started designing my own canning labels when I couldn't find anything nice to dress up my salsa jar gifts. My husband told me to just write on the lids with a Sharpie, but I just couldn't do that! I just had too many people to impress with my salsa and art skills. I think my husband had ulterior motives too...he loves my salsa and just wanted to keep it all for himself.

My awesome Dad said I should sell my labels since there would be other canners out there in need of them. So I opened up my Etsy shop with a whopping 5 label designs. Then I created my own website. My product offering has now ballooned to over 300 items since I started in 2010. I'm always refining and adding new mason jar labels to my shop.

If anyone has any specific requests for label designs, shoot me a message or add it in the comments below.