Thursday, May 20, 2010

Fred She Said Blog Hop-Summertime Fun

Welcome to our "Here Comes Summer Fred She Said "Blog Hop"!!! If you just happened to drop by my blog and you are not aware of this wonderful event taking palce, please go back the the "Fred She Said" Blog and start your hop!

We would be so thrilled if you left a comment on our posts. It is so appreciated and really wonderful to hear from you. So please leave a little note to let me know you were here!

Along the way, you will see a special CODE WORD. Collect them all up! Once you reach the end of the blog hop (which will be the "Fred She Said" Challenge blog), follow the instructions to make your entry and your name will go in for a draw for a $20 Gift Certificate for the Fred She Said Store!

Here is my Fred She Said Creation:

Now what would summer be without strawberries...and lots of them. I love strawberries and this card was so fun to make. This is Emma Strawberry Picking. You get Emma with her basket of strawberries and the three strawberry image. Now, for a picture of the card and the matching envelope. If you are interested in purchasing the envelope kit I used, please click on the Priscillastyles Store on my sidebar!Now, you know, red is very hard to color. I found, to get this beautiful vibrant color and shading was a cinch. This was actually colored with Rangers Brick Red Distress ink and a blender pen. I just took my pad and dabbed it on one of my acrylic blocks. Then dipped my blender pen in the ink a little at a time and layered it on watercolor paper. After that I popped the biggest strawberry in this group for dimension and covered the whole group with crystal effects. I then outlined the strawberry in diamond stickles. IRL this is beyond amazing and gorgeous. I used the crystal effects on the strawberries in Emma's Basket as well.You know I just couldn't resist making a pocket on the inside of this card to tuck in some of my favorite strawberry recipes as a little bonus inside the card. Um Um Um I can just taste that Strawberry Chiffon Pie...if you have never had one of those you are missing out on the most scrumptious dessert imaginable. I also have a recipe for my strawberry jam. I just made a batch of that last weekend. Boy did it smell wonderful with that cooking in the house. It came out scrumptious too!!! And if I haven't made you mouth water enough yet...well the Strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting is just "over the moon"...LOL
My "Special Code" word is : FAMILY

Here is a list of the Blog Hoppers in case you lose your way:
CAROL H. (that's me)

This blog hop will run from today, May 21st until May 27. On the 28th, the winner will be announced on the "Fred She Said" Blog.

Thank you for taking the time to play along. Now, to continue the blog hop, please visit LORA.

When you are finished hopping, why not check out the Fred She Said Store!


Sonya said...

Always wonderful eye candy!!! Love the inside with the additions!!!!

Anne said...

Those strawberries look scummy, good enough to eat.


Jaspere said...

Wow these are berry delicious. What a wonderful project.

~Michelle~ said...

Wowza, yourn cards are always so fun to explore! Lotsa strawberry goodness on this one! Lovely!

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Wow! Great card! Makes me hungry for strawberries!!

Maria Matter said...

omgosh Carol, this looks good enough to eat! Your cards are always so amazing!!! Gorgeous details...this is one BEAUTIFUL card hun!
Hugs & blessings!!

Gloria Westerman said...

This is fabulous....and such details.....I am so inspire by this.....and the pocket was a surprise for me.....awesome awesome.....job ...and I think I will have to have your recipe for the strawberry jam......too.....became a follower too.....(don't want to miss anything)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

omgoodness! is this ever gorgeous! wow!

Carolivy said...

Gorgeous Carol! Your card looks good enough to eat!

Jackie S. said...

Great card - you put so much into it!

Josephine said...

A lovely, strawberry-coloured creation!

Patricia St Martin said...

What a perfect gift... Just love what you did. I live in Wisconsin and strawberry season is about to start here in a couple of weeks. That is perfect.

Whimcees said...


I LOVE this card! As always, the insides are as beautiful as the outside! The added pocket and recipe cards are great! I just love the way you make cards! :<) Love it!

Wishing you a good weekend!

Barbara Diane

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

Oh this is a berry awesome card! Yes, I love the red you got from the distress inks. And I can "read" your strawberry recipes... double yey!!! Might have to try them ;)

Vana63 said...

OMGoodness, How Cute and I always luv it when it has a little extra somethin' inside :-) Thanks for sharing and playing along for us in the blog hop!

Nancy said...

Your cards are just breath taking!!!

Darsie Bruno said...

WOW is all I can say about this creation! Too gorgeous!

Jessica G. said...

Wow -- this is a strawberries extrordinaire! Wonderful image, super fun project, beautiful coloring, and those recipes make me hungry just reading the names! Awesome project, Carol!!

Sammibug said...

OMG this card is stunning! Absolutely love it!