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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sweetest Day

While on our Stamping Away weekend I fell head over heals in love with a strawberry stamp by Unity.  I am not sure what it is about strawberries that I love (besides eating them!).  I think it has to do with memories of picking strawberries in my Grandparents strawberry patch when I was a kid, so maybe it is a sentimental thing to me.  Not sure. :)

Anyway, I didn't buy the stamp at the store I saw it in.  1.  Because I just don't use rubber stamps much any more and 2. it was more than I wanted to pay for it at the time (I kind of got use to the price of clear stamps, you know?).

Well, the entire time after that I wished I had bought that stamp.  And that feeling just got worse as I used the strawberry paper that matches the image that I had purchased last weekend (which you will see in a future post as well).  So, out of curiosity I did some searching (and by doing so I earned Swagbucks to redeem for Paypal $$!!!) and found one of the stamps for the same price with shipping as I would have paid in the store so I bit the bullet and bought it which, granted it wasn't a large purchase by any stretch of the imagination!

So last night I colored the image and this morning I turned it into a super quick card!


Isn't that strawberry so cute!?  It is called "Sweetest Day" by Unity Jillibean Itty Bitty.   I pulled out my copics to color the strawberry (and I do like how it looks in person better than in the photo because the leaves look blended better in real life).

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Especially on the weekend!  Have a sweet day!! :)

Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Sweetest Day by Unity (Jillibean Itty Bitty)
Paper: Kraft, Scarlet Jewel, Ripe Avocado, Rustic White
Ink: Moulin Rouge Palette & Tea Dye Duo
Other: Twine, Pop Dots, Copics, Sizzix Country Foliage Embossing Folder

22 comments:

  1. Love this card. Simple and elegant...and the colors eye catching.

    Hugs,
    Judy

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  2. I love that card AND the cute stamp!!

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  3. Super sweet card! Your coloring is fantastic and I LOVE the embossed panel too! So summery and fun!

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  4. I love the story behind the stamp. Your coloring is beautiful. I love the scarlet with the ripe avocado.

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  5. Love this card Jen. You colored that beautiful, sweet strawberry so nicely. I especially love the embossing folder you used. Just got it myself, never used it yet, but I better bust it out. The sentiment is one you can use for lots of cards too.

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  6. I can see why you fell for this cute stamp! Darling card, Jen!

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  7. So super cute, Jen! LOVE that bit of twine, the textured bit, and of course, that gorgeous strawberry!

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  8. oh this is so CUTE! That embossing folder is gorgeous, and I love the strawberry!

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  9. I can so see why you feel in love with this stamp! So SWEET! Love this card and the ine with the strawberry paper. Such yumminess!

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  10. That strawberry is fantastic! It's great that you got your hands on it and at least for the same price. :)

    Your card is gorgeous! I love the scallops, the colour combo and that amazing embossing folder. :)

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  11. OH I should have gotten this stamp! You have really made it shine! I love this card Jen! LOVE!

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  12. Cute strawberry! Looks luscious enough to eat. Excellent card. Strawberries always remind me of warm weather with sunshine and picnics.

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  13. This is such a sweet card! I can see why you just had to have that strawberry stamp. I really like that embossing folder you used on the bottom panel. Uh oh, time to do some internet searching!

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  14. You know that by buying it.....I want it now right? However, I LOVE LOVE that paper you guys gave me so I'll have to be content with that for now! LOL You did a great job with the coloring! And of course I love that EF! :)

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  15. love this simple card...the coloring and texture add so much to it!!

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  16. Very cute and hooray for online deals! :)

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  17. So cute! I love the yummy strawberry. :)

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  18. Too funny! If it wasn't so much I would have bough it too! We sure got home and bought it and other stuff in a hurry though! Very cute card! I love the colors!

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  19. My daughter (2 YO) loves this little card..she's sitting next to me trying to 'eat' the strawberry right off my laptop screen! I love the use of the embossing folder too!

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