Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Springtime, Summertime, Jillibean Soup and Operation Write Home


Stars and Stamps - Operation Write Home's card blog - has "summertime" as their midweek challenge.  I am just squeeking in on this challenge.

How much more summer could you get than strawberries and a gingham table cloth.  I got a 6 x 6 pad while shopping this week end and the strawberry paper is from the pad - I had also bought the 12 x 12 piece of paper - it has the strawberries on one side and the green gingham on the backside.  The lace is from the lace bag.  It is gorgeous and finished on both edges.  I made sure there was red behind the holes in the lace so they showed up.  The stamp is from Hero Arts.

The challenge on The Pink Elephant is a spring time card - in Wisconsin - Winter/Spring/Summer all tend to come together - so I am sharing it with them for a spring time card also.  With the weather we had in March - many of the strawberry fields were already to bloom - hopefully we will get some strawberries this year fresh from the patch.  Nothing is better.

One card will go to Operation Write Home and one will go to my mother.

Have a good day.

8 comments:

Yolanda said...

These are great! They make me want to race to the store and get some berries. The red peeking through the lace is perfect.

JoAnn Ross said...

That settles it! I'm definitely buying strawberry plants for my kitchen garden! It's just darling, and the green gingham definitely goes so well with those pretty strawberries! (It's also very vintage kitchen, which makes it cozily sentmental.) I love that you thought to put the red behind the lace to pop it even more. Super card!

Linda said...

Great combinations! Really says sweet summertime! TFS

Jan Hunnicutt said...

What a gorgeous card Barb, glad to see you squeezed in with us (:

Sarah said...

Great cards-- LOVE this paper! I also think that lace is the perfect touch!

Linda said...

Perfect mix...love the white lace against the rest. TfS!!!

Sara Tieszen Paschal said...

These are cute, I love the papers. Very nice job;)

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