Monday, March 28, 2022

Picking in the Strawberry Patch

   Picking strawberries is probably one of my favorite summertime tasks.  Maybe it's the sweet berries, but I have a feeling it's a lot more about the memories made at Great Grandma Gladys' or at the local patch we go to now.  All the kids pitching in and helping...mostly helping to eat those sweet red jewels of early summer.  We always load up as many cousins as we have seatbelts and get the years haul done in one fell swoop.

It's amazing the gallons and gallons you can get done with all those hands helping.  I think we did 30 gallons a few years ago and this year we hit the bottom of the freezer pile (thank God for Vacuum sealed food storage), so we'll do it all over again.  Even as my boys hit adulthood, they still love to go...probably for the freshest berries and mom's commentary.  Because let's face it I can make them laugh. It's usually because I do something less than graceful, but whatever I take what I can get. 

Well and there's always ice cream and fresh crushed and sugared strawberries for the helpers.  So that was the inspiration behind this cute scene, using Lawn Fawn's Berry Special stamp set.  Of course the YouTube video shows you how it was made and I'm lazy when it comes to typing out an explanation.  I will list the products used below.
Products Used:
LF Berry Special, Let's Go Nuts, Jump for Joy, You Autumn Know stamp sets
LF Cheery Christmas Dies, Stitched Slimline, Build-A-Basket Easter
MFT Let's Work Together stamp set
Trinity Stamps- Slimline The Great Outdoors Borders & Builder Die Set
Distress Oxides- Tumbled Glass, Salvaged Patina, Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters
Distress Mica Sprays- Snow Flurries, Flickering Candle, Holly Branch
Inks- LF jet black, Versamark, VersaFine Onyx Black
Brutus Monroe Alabaster White Embossing Powder, Ranger Fine Clear Embossing Powder
Best available substitute for Mica Sprays would probably be Brutus Monroe Aqua Sparkle Pigments...they have a few different varieties.  Just a thought.

Keep getting inky,

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