Friday, July 25, 2008

Signs of Summer

There are many images that the summer season brings to mind. But for me, fresh summer fruit is one of my favorite signs of summer. We have so many roadside strawberry stands around us, showcasing some of the prettiest berries I've seen in a while. And we have not only been enjoying looking at the berries, we've been eating them too; making strawberry shortcake, in smoothies, on our cereal and my favorite, strawberries sprinkled with a bit of freshly ground black pepper, topped with real whipped cream. So, when I spotted this stamp with the strawberry image, I couldn't resist adding it to my collection. Now if I could just find a really cute watermelon stamp...

Supplies- Cardstock:White Daisy, Cranberry, Star Spangled Blue (CTMH). Paper:Star Spangled Blue Gingham-retired (CTMH). Stamps:Strawberries (Lockhart Stamp Co.) Birds of a Feather -sentiment (PTI). Ink:Cranberry (CTMH). Graphite Black (Tsukinek0). Color Media:Markers, Spica Glitter pens (Copic).Other: Tag Die:Cuttlebug Tags. Ribbon:from my stash.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful weekend.

5 comments:

stampmonkey said...

Ahhh, how sweet is that?! I love the gingham, and that stamp (I just got that stamp, but haven't had a chance to ink it up yet)!! Such a sweet, summery card! (And I'm with you on lovin' the upcoming seasons...though I do love strawberries!) tfs

malieta said...

Barb your card is just beautiful!!!
The patterned paper matches beautifully with the stamp! I love it:)

stampmonkey said...

P.S. I've never tried putting black pepper on strawberries (or even heard of it before); but since it came so highly recommended, I guess I'm gonna have to give that a try...with the whipped cream of course. ;)

Clearly Inspired said...

Great card! I love strawberries and these look good enough to eat!

Jenn said...

Super sweet! I love everything about this cards...just screams summer! :D