Feeling Guilty?

Our local library decided to banish overdue book fines, I for one am glad having found the occasional 6 month overdue book under a bed and then doing the mental calculation wondering if it would be cheaper to pay the fine or buy them a new book LOL! So when the librarian asked me if I could make a “guilt jar” I jumped at the chance. You see, this way guilty parties (ahem…like me) could drop in a few bucks to cover our indiscretions and the library still gets the funds it needs for postage. I used a funny disuse guy face from the Slap Happy kit from Letting delights and if you like it I have a 50% off coupon on any purchase over $5: IamBack and I hear they have some new freebies there too!


I wrote a little poem to go on the jar because I was afraid nobody would be familiar with the “Guilt Jar” concept. You have my permission to copy it 🙂 If you post a project with it on your blog a link back would be awesome!


The pencil background stamp is one I had coveted for years and I snagged it from Lost Coast Designs at the Heirloom Stamp Show in June. It comes in two sizes and This is the large one. I used my Mega Mount to stamp it on fadeless art paper, a curved stamp block will give you a better impression with detailed photo stamps like this. If you don’t have a curved stamp mount try a warped die cutting plate!

That’s all for today, the house has been neglected long enough, it is time for some extreme cleaning…yes I am having people over this weekend…how did you guess? 😀 Til next time happy crafting!


9 Responses

  1. That’s so great, add cash…guilt gone. All better:)


  2. Such a cute idea and I love the poem you wrote. Making the jar for the library more than compensates for your tardy book 🙂


  3. It’s working already! I love it. Thanks, Lindsay!


  4. What a great idea well executed. Congrats – I’m sure it will not take long for the library to get back some missing books and for this jar to fill up!


  5. What a great idea! I really like your poem!


  6. Awesome poem Lindsay! 🙂


  7. Love the Jar, fantastic idea. Here is Melbourne Australia you get fined if you are late and you can’t borrow more books until the fine is paid.

    Really awesome poem.



  8. wonderful project! i’m impressed!


  9. Adorable……and so useful! Everyone will get a smile – even if they have no guilt…LOL!
    Paper Hugs,


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