Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Thank You Berry Much & A Strawberry Harvest...CAS(E) this Sketch #123

Hello,

A picture heavy post, so I'll keep my yakking to a minimum. My first card was inspired by CAS(E) this Sketch #123


Certainly nothing super-duper original, but a marvelous layout for the third card of the 15 I made (over the past three days) for the Strawberry Tea my mom and her volunteer group are hostessing on May 30th.


Now that I have your attention....wanna see the rest o' the harvest?  Hope so...and for the record, most of  the inspiration came from the stunning and amazing cards posted here, the CB pinterest board for this stamp and die set.  Here are my takes, starting with...are you ready...a foursome using...da da da daaaaa...distress inks...and even a light wash of a watercoloured background!  I know:  totally unexpected from yours truly.  Even more unexpected: I  rather like how they turned out (these were Debbie Hughes case, as you can see on the pinterest board).  Anyway, enough chatter....









Voila..done!  Craving some strawberries, perchance, after that little festival of berries? Strawberry jam? Strawberry muffins? Strawberry scones (scones...oh my)?  Strawberry pie?

I'll be packing these up Friday morning, going to work, then heading north in the afternoon.  Hope my mom and her volunteer-friends like these; I hope you do, too!

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

25 comments:

Marlene Bonetti said...

mmmmh yummy cards :-) I'm going to buy some strawberries today!

Carole said...

What a truly scrumptious harvest...you busy bee. I am sure they will go down a treat! I love all your different designs...but can't choose the cream of the crop...all so juicy. Hugs xx

Jeanne said...

Wow! These are amazing. Carol, you are so sweet and talented. I'm sure your cards will get rave reviews! Each one is special and made it with love. Again, wow!

Pat said...

What lovely cards Carol and the strawberries look good enough to eat! x

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! Awesome eye candy in this post! Beautiful job with the wreath and die! Looks like an amazing set of cards!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, your cards are making me crave strawberries! I love all of them, Carol, including your very yummy take on the sketch!

Happy Dance said...

Strawberry delicious! Your mom will love these! So sweet, and so pretty. Love the different cardstocks you've used, but those sweet little vines and berries take the cake...or pie, or scones...lol! Great job you!!! Bev

Brenda said...

Oh my, oh my but these are gorgeous Carol!!! I bet they will go over big at the tea your mom and volunteers are doing! You really have me wanting that stamp set and die set too Carol. lol I think you are an enabler! lol, lol But such a sweet one! Enjoy your time with your mom!!! Hugs, Brenda

Joyce said...

My goodness. What a scrumptious display of strawberry goodness. These are just fantastic, and each one is unique, although they are connected by a common theme. I am headed out right about now, to our local farmstand to get some fresh strawberries.

I Card Everyone said...

Like them? I adore them! How darling, my darling - berry-licious for sure!
=] Michele

Pam said...

I love each and every one of these! Good thing I have some strawberries in the fridge. :)

Bobby said...

These are fantastic, Carol. Why wouldn't they like them. I especially like your DI ones with a watercolored background. I knew you could do it. So proud of you. :)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Wow - so much variation and they are all so pretty! Your "harvest" fur sure was delicious and plentyful - you are going to spread a lot of joy!

Geri said...

'Berry' delightful display of yummy-ness! AMAZING job! It would have taken me a month of Sundays to come up with the various design layouts that you created! Love how you changed up the base colors! I'm going to play favorites here...the pink berries with a bit of bling is GORGEOUS!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You, my dear, are a work horse!! And so reliable. What a blessing you are to your mom and her friends! These are all absolutely marvelous! I especially LOVE your scrumptious cards with the sweet watercolor wash!! Go you!! Have a safe and wonderful weekend! Hugs to your mom!! Hugs, Darnell

Barb Ghig said...

You never cease to amaze me with your talent, Carol! I absolutely, positively LOVE every one of your cards, and I know your mom and her friends will, too! Oh, and yes, I'm craving some strawberry jam right now :)

Loll said...

Great job Carol. Your mom is going to be so excited when she sees these cards. And the volunteers will be too! Now I want some strawberries!! :) xx

Shelly said...

How darling are these?!...Super sweet! Loving those little strawberries!

Marisa said...

You are in strawberry heaven after all those beautiful creations! Love the one with the blue wash in the BG.

Kim S said...

What a beautiful harvest! Each so different and so lovely!

Anita in France said...

Strawbelicious, Carol ... and of course so completely scrumptious ... each one is really gorgeous! Your Mom and her group will love them ... I do! Hugs, Anita :)

Greta said...

Oh my--these are all so beautiful, Carol! Just love your style & I know your mom & her friends are going to be thrilled!

Taunya Butler said...

Oh my - you have harvested an abundance of BERRY pleasing cards - each one lovely in its' own right and all filled with a special touch by YOU!! They make me want that set to play with and make beautiful, yummy cards like you have done!! Super impressive and I think they will make fabulous decorations for the tables at your mom's meeting!!! And I bet they all get sold!! Have a super happy day!!

Monika Reeck said...

woooww adorable set Carol
I am sorry not going around
was busy with stuff from MIL
we must take all from Senior Care Home
I also have less mojo and creating so less Carol
miss you again
hugs from germany
Monika

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my goodness....so many sweet and yummy strawberries. They look so refreshing and fabulous on all your cards!