Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Strawberry Picking & Dipping

     The day before Mother's Day, my daughter's family went strawberry picking. They took pictures of Brooklyn picking strawberries. The next morning Brooklyn and her daddy dipped the prettiest strawberries in chocolate as a Mother's Day gift - another opportunity for pictures.

     The strawberries and leaves are die cut from white card stock. At first glance one might think that the edges are inked with a very dark ink. In fact I made 1/16 inch mats for them using the Silhouette. 
     To make the banners, I used the Silhouette to cut the words "PICKING" and "DIPPING" from black card stock. I then used one of La La Land Crafts' Long Flags to die cut while centering the titles.

     FYI: this basket of strawberries weighs a ton. There are so many layers here. The basket is a die-cut - double thickness - and a mat which is also a die cut. All of this coupled with strawberries and leaves makes for a sturdy addition to this layout. 

     These enamel dots are part of a collection specifically made for this paper line from Carta Bella.

     As soon as I saw the pictures from the strawberry field, I went on-line searching for a cute image to color for a layout. This little sweetie was released in July of 2015. I was able to find a new, never-used stamp on ebay. 

Layout with pictures
Layout with pictures

Just Getting Started

Materials List:
      Card Stock: My Colors - Black Magic
                      Carta Bella - Summer Market Solids
     Patterned Paper: Authentique - Summer Market
     Dies: La La Land Crafts - Long Flags
             Elizabeth Craft Designs - Strawberries
                                                 Lady Bugs
             The Stamps of Life - Basket Fold It
     Silhouette Font: simply put
                             lucky star
     Stamp: La La Land Crafts - Marci with Strawberries
     Copics: Face - E000, 00, 11, R20
                Hair - E42, 43, 44, 47
                Dress - Y21, 23, 26, 28
                Hat - R81, 83, 85, 89
                Strawberries - R22, 24, 29
                Leaves - YG11, 13, 17
                Basket - E53, 55, 57, 59
     Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black
            Distress - Cracked Pistachio
            Gina K - Red Hot
                         Jelly Bean
                         Fresh Asparagus
                         Stormy Sky
                         Warm Cocoa
     Embellies: Carta Bella Summer Market - Enamel Dots


Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes w/Paper - #101 - *
Country View Challenges - Summer Fields - #3 - June 30
Crafting Happiness Challenge - Summer - #21 - Top Pick!
Diva's That Cut - Summertime Fun - #4 - *
Retro Rubber Challenge - Summer Time - #1 - *
Sparkles Monthly Challenges - Spring is in the Air - #56 - *


  1. Such a pretty strawberry field, perfect for our June summer fields challenge over at country view. Thanks so much for joining us xx

  2. What a fantastic layout with so many memories. So glad you joined us for the Die Cut Divas' challenge of Summertime Fun at https://die-cut-divas.blogspot.com/.

  3. That is one awesome layout with some heavy-duty technique as well. The narrow black mats behind the strawberries and leaves is the kind of attention to detail that really elevates your layout. Thanks so much for joining in with us at Retro Rubber Challenges.

  4. Strawberries scream Summer, nice layout. So happy you joined us at Die Cut Divas :)

  5. I'm not a scrapbooker but I soo admire the crafters that enjoy this hobby.
    Your layout is fabulous, sweet with all the lovely and endearing details.
    Beautiful pictures and colors, made me want some chocolate covered strawberries right now.
    Thank you for playing at RETRO RUBBER.

  6. Lovely ! Thank you so much for joining us over at Country View Challenges for the 'Summer Fields' topic. Corrie xx

  7. Fabulous a gorgeous LO for the scrapbook. fabulous colours, so bright and happy. Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges Caz. DT

  8. What an adorable layout for a picture-perfect event! Those strawberries are making me hungry! Thanks for sharing this with us at Retro Rubber!

  9. A beautiful design - thanks for sharing it with us at the Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

    Helen x