It's the 17th, and that means a Blog Party with Waltzingmouse Stamps! The theme this month is The Great Outdoors! My card is inspired by the summer mornings I spent picking berries at a local farm here in upstate New York!
My Mom and I used to visit my sister for the summer. My nephew and I are only 3 months apart in age, and he had been working at the farm so they asked if I could help out, too. We would get up really early when it was still cool and work until about 10:00 AM. Scott used to "choose" which row I should be in after we were assigned an area by the family running the farm. You were paid by the amount of pints you picked, and it was quite a lot of money for a 12-13 year old! After a week or so, I figured out that he always gave me the bad ones...you know, the ones with the least amount of berries, and then he would leave the good row for himself so he could fill more pints. Well one day, I found a 20.00 bill sticking out of the mud in my row! Sure made up for all the berries I was lacking :) I waited until my Mom picked us up to pull it out of my pocket (was afraid he might tackle me and try to get it if there were no witnesses!)...that taught him a lesson, hee!
That's me, and my nephew Scott and his sister (my niece) Becky!
Alrighty, on to my card! I loved all of the pinks and patterns in this summery paper from Pretty Little Studio. It's from the "Sandcastle" Collection which also fits the great outdoors theme :) The sentiment is from Big Berries-Strawberry which is available now in the store! The paper bow is made with an adorable die from Lil' Inkers Designs.
I used the sweet woven basket image from Bountiful Baskets Additions and filled it with berries made with the tiny heart and leaves included in the new Jar Fillers-Jam Packed set (also available now)! I stamped them in 2 colors, then stamped off and filled in some of the spaces in between.
Claire has a Mr. Linky set posted on her blog HERE. You have 24 hours to play along, and 1 randomly-selected participant will win a stamp set of choice. She will also highlight some extra-special entries on her blog on July 20th. Off to visit your blogs on this great outdoor adventure! Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Bountiful Baskets Additions, Big Berries-Strawberry, Jar Fillers-Jam Packed, all Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: Pretty Little Studio's Sandcastle Collection, PTI White and Rustic White, A Muse Studio Blush
Ink: Fresh Ink in Red Currant and Basil, A Muse Studio Ink in Burano, Memento Espresso Truffle
Other: Lil' Inkers Designs Small Bow die, Spellbinders Petite Oval (Small and Large) and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, twine, A Muse Studio pink pearls, white rose sticker from Hobby Lobby