Monday, May 18, 2015

You're So Sweet...Freshly Made Sketches #186, Happy Little Stampers May CAS Challenge~Die Cuts/Punches

(This is my second post...to see my STAMPlorations GD post, go here, then come play along)

Hello once again.

Quick post before the doors over at Freshly Made Sketches #186 close.
Here's the back story:  my mom's volunteer group is hostessing a Strawberry Tea, at the end of May, at the seniors' residence where she's volunteered for 35+ years. 

Side note:  In late April, a local newspaper wrote an article about my mom and her group, highlighting  her/their commitment. She's the gal wearing beige. Isn't she cute? I think so *grin*

About the same time I learned about the tea, a new release of strawberry-themed sets appeared at Clearly Besotted.  I'll leave you to do the math of what happened next *grin*  

I offered to make a card for each table...a bit of 'decor' and, hopefully, if someone is interested in buying them, a bit of a donation to the volunteers' resources.  Grand total = 15 cards.  Total made, to date = 2.  And, given that I'm terrible at mass-producing, I'll be working in groups of twos..at least, that's my thinking right now. Ideas perking.  Since we're heading to see my mom next weekend (woo hoooo Aunty C time!!!), I need these done by Thursday evening.  Of course, the 'tight timeline' is entirely my own fault. Working ahead...I just don't seem capable of rolling that way!

Warning: you'll be seeing strawberries often here this week...hopefully...

The first two...


The duo...


Plenty of die-cuts here: the red panel, two wreaths, 6 'big' polka-dot strawberries and 6 little solid strawberries.  Aren't they sweet little wreaths? Love it when the product does the work!  Speaking of work...my cuttlebug will definitely be getting plenty of exercise creating wee berries and berry blooms.  Sharing these over at Happy Little Stampers May CAS Challenge~Die Cuts/Punches


Strawberry shortcake, anyone?

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs,




28 comments:

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super sweet cards, Carol! Love the strawberries and fabulous take on the sketch!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these see wonderful! I love those sweet little strawberries!

Amy O said...

These cards are really sweet! I would love a wreath of strawberries. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

I Card Everyone said...

Well now I see where you get your beautiful, generous, creative heart, c... Terry is jus the cutest and so dedicated to a wonderful cause! So wish I lived closer ... maybe you and I would become the next generation of volunteers!? Your cards have started on a very delicious note ... looking forward to more!
=] Michele

Asha said...

Oh how sweet! Love that you kept it simple and made it all about the strawberries.
hugs, Asha

Pam said...

Love these! So sweet.

Pam said...

Another reason to get the Misti - Just sayin'. Huge investment, but so worth it.

KayM said...

Ooooooh these are both so pretty!! I really want that stamp and die set too! I love strawberries! Such a wonderful idea to use them on the tables and hopefully get some sales for donations! I would think they would grab these up in a hurry! Hope you have a wonderful time with your mom and little ones! Good luck getting your cards all made too :) ((Hugs))

Bobby said...

I love the picture of your Mom, Carol. She reminds me of mine, only decidedly younger. How sweet of you to make cards for the tea. You have a great start with these two. One thing I hate is mass producing. I get bored doing the same thing over and over.

Brenda said...

Your mom is so dear and amazing Carol! I can see the apple doesn't fall far from the tree with you my sweet friend. How sweet of you to do this and hopefully raise some money too. Your cards are beautiful!!!! I love that little wreath and those wonderfully cute strawberries! I think I'm in love with that little stamp and die set. lol You can do it, and I know you will have them all ready to go when you head to your mother's and your Auntie time! Hugs, Brenda

Hannelie said...

Super striking and beautiful Carol!

Becca Cruger said...

Yummmmmmm strawberry shortcake! These are going to make great decorations and I have no doubt that someone will snap this duo up in a heartbeat. They are quintessentially summer with that lush, rich red and berry goodness. Awesome!

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, these are both just gorgeous I like how you have done them reverse, I think they both looks delicious :0) huggles Pops x

Jeanne said...

You can do it, C! I know you can. These first two are terrific. Looks like a fun set. I have a feeling your cards will be snatched up! Win, win! Oh, and have fun with your mom and the little ones. :)

Geri said...

Great start! Awesome prototypes....now just make another kazillion and it will be mission accomplished! Sure can relate to your 'mass producing' issues!

I think it's a tie between more pink or more white! Looking forward to seeing the others.

Talk to you later pal!

Loll said...

Your mom is adorable! And what a wonderful organization she formed to make the lives of the residents better. I LOVE your Strawberry-themed cards Carol, and I'm sure the people at the tea will love them too! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

Carole said...

Stunning cards Carol....really eye popping...come on girl lets see the rest.! Your mum looks sweet...enjoy your time with her. xx

Joyce said...

These are so sweet, and I like that they are like mirror images. Surely that has got to make things a little bit easier on the mass production front. I have never seen a strawberry wreath before, and now I think every wreath should have strawberries!

Kim Heggins said...

Now this is just too darn sweet my dear friend! I love what you did with reversing the colors and each one looks so fabulous. You are simply amazing and I am looking forward to sharing some ice cream and cake with you!

Greta said...

These will sell for sure! Love the wreaths & your design! Thanks for sharing the picture of your sweet mom & give her a hug from me. I know you'll have lots of fun Auntie C time!

Kylie said...

My goodness your Mum is super cute! No wonder you are as big hearted as you are. You definitely take after her. Your cards as so lovely and I do hope you were able to meet your deadline. Hope you have a wonderful time with your Mum and the rest of the family. hugs!

Monika Reeck said...

oh dear
both are awesome
using the same sketch like I choose too
lovely color combo too Carol
hope you are doing well..
miss you
Monika

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOW!! AMAZING Cards!! I LOVE the Colors and Designs!! Such a BEAUTIFUL Stamp and Die Set!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Love the opposites! The one with green is fun and DOESN'T look like a holiday card. I never use red and green except for holiday cards, afraid!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Love the opposites! The one with green is fun and DOESN'T look like a holiday card. I never use red and green except for holiday cards, afraid!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

So berry sweet, your cards! Like how you reversed the sketch! Just missing a butterfly ;)

Anita in France said...

Carol, these are so sweet and yummy ... you're such a star making so many delicious cards for the Strawberry Tea! What a star your Mom is too ... so many years of dedicated and loving service ... she must be such a blessing in so many lives! Hugs, Anita :)

Taunya Butler said...

I would LOVE some strawberry shortcake - especially if I was having it with YOU!!! Anyways - these cards are berry delicious and so cute and now I WANT those stamps - for some reason I love fruit stamps and seem to collect them!! You have done such a fun and marvelous job with these two cards - love the diagonally cut panels!! Smiles to you!!! And Hugs to your mom!!!