Friday, May 19, 2017

Almost Berry Picking Season

Hello Stamping Friends,

It's Friday, woohoo!!!!!! Who doesn't love a beautiful Friday to start the weekend off right. The weather the past few days has been A-W-E-S-O-M-E. I've been driving around with the top down (on my car, people!) and love the breeze. It's the best time of year after a long, long cold snowy winter. Can you tell I'm loving it?

Another thing I love is berry picking, so this week's theme with the Sisters in Stamping is perfect. I went berry picking as a little girl and I've taken my boys (and visiting family members) to pick strawberries often. It's a lot of work picking those berries, but I love it. A few more weeks and we'll be heading to the strawberry farm to get our buckets of berries, but in the meantime you will have to enjoy a card made with berries instead. Well, who am I kidding, I'll share a photo (or two or three) with you from last year's berry picking excursion before I share today's card.

My berry picking partner, Jonah. His favorite part of going is getting the strawberry smoothie at the end of picking. Guess I can't blame him. 

Almost done. I'll fill this bucket yet.

Okay, you were patient enough with me. It's time for this week's strawberry creation. Hope you enjoy it.

I used the basket stamp to create a tone on tone background for my card. Then I stamped a few baskets on whisper white cardstock and used the blender pen to slightly color them in.  Notice a few of my baskets are empty. It's usually what ends up happening when we go to pick our berries. Someone gets tired and just puts their berries into someone else's container and just calls it quits 

I used washi tape as a ribbon and for something for my baskets to sit on. I used the red thread from the holiday catalog around the rims of my baskets to add a little more color. The basket of wishes stamp set is coming back in the new catalog, so if you didn't get a chance to order it, you will only have to wait until June 1st to order it.

Don't forget to head on over to Sisters in Stamping to see more great strawberry ideas.

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