Sunday, July 3, 2011

Digi of the Week-Fred She Said-Emma In Strawberry Patch

Be sure to check out the "Digi of the Week" over at the Fred She Said Store. This week was my week to pick the digital image set that will be on sale. I picked Emma In Strawberry Patch. This has been a project that I have thought about for a year and I finally decided to go for it!

So to start with the cover. The charm was made with a Tim Holtz Fragment that I mounted a picture of Emma onto. The Fragment was then mounted on a swivel hook and attached to the ring on this round chipboard album. The green glitter die cut is a Sizzx Flourishes. The "Strawberries" title was cut with Swirls and Curls die set from cuttlebug.

The next page has a pocket that includes a tag, a recipe for Strawberry Chiffon Pie and two recipes cards I made using the Emma with Strawberries image. (A first for me-and way out of my comfort zone. Necessity breeds innovation!) The yellow tag opens to a recipe for Strawberry cake with Cream Cheese frosting. These two pages are for photos and journeling. The Strawberry blossoms were made with the new Spellbinders Rose Creations Shapabilities and the centers are a tiny sunburst punch. All strawberries are covered with crystal effects. All edges of the album have been distress inked with Rangers Worn Lipstick and Diamond stickles was applied over that.

In the first pocket of this section is a recipe for strawberry jam and another recipe in the little card that opens with Emma on the front for Strawberry Muffins. There are also two recipe cards tucked in the back. The bottom pocket has a frame, tag, and recipe for Strawberry Ice Cream.

The top pocket is a velum envelope that I made to hold tags that you can tie onto your jars of strawberry jam. There are six. My recipe makes six jars. The last page holds another Emma tag and an awesome recipe for Summer Salad with Strawberries.

Did I tell you that I love strawberries. I have included all my favorite recipes in this with places to add more Strawberry recipes as I find and try them. Please be sure to watch my video to see the recipe cards and tags up closer and the interactive portions of this fun album. I hope you have gained some inspiration to make a chipboard album. I have been inspired by so many talented ladies that I finally made one. Be sure to stay tuned for my next one. I have been gathering my supplies for it.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Let me know if you have any questions, and I will try to help!

Challenges Entered
Dream Valley - Ribbon
One Stitch At A Time - Use a Digi
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft - Tag Your It
Secret Crafter - Here Comes Summer
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Summer/Picnic Theme
Crafty Catz Weekly - Colors of Summer
Delicious Doodles - Flourishes and Bling
Stamp Something - Use a Digi
Stampin' for the Weekend - My Favorite Things (Strawberries, Die Cuts, Punches, & Glitter)
Wags 'n Whiskers - Summertime
Art Impressions - Distressing
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Food or Drink Themed
C.R.A.F.T. - Gardening
Charisma Cards - Ice Cream Colors (Strawberry, of course!)


nwilliams6 said...

Love it! Send me the summer salad recipe and a couple ounces of your creativity!!!!!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow carol, what a job and creativety have you don here girl.
it's gorgeous and beautiful, love all the details and embellishments.
love strawberries to.

greetings karin

Unknown said...

You did an awesome job on this album! So much detail and time spent and it looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

New Follower as well...:-)
Shawna Rae

Cheryl Walker said...

OMgosh Carol another BEAUTY hun!! I LOVE your strawberry album and all the recipes, how neat!! I love strawberries too, and have another recipe for you its a strawberry delight jello that ive done for years, I think i will do a recipe card and post it on my blog, you will have to try the recipe and see if you like it, im sure you will :) heheheheheheh

I love all the pages and all your pockets and tags are darling. I wish I knew how to make jam :) sounds yummy!!! Love all the details and LOVE your strawberries you used!! Emma is DARLING as well!!! Beautiful job on the entire album!! Do you need my addy????LOL hahahahaah Im tease'n ya :)

Ok sweetie have a wonderful 4th of July!

lindyloo said...

oooo yum yum strawberrys beautiful card thank you for joining us at the crafty catz hugs linda x

carol said...

oh wow this looks yummy!! super summer card, thanks for sharing with Craftycatz, x carol

sara said...

wow how scrummy its gorgeous thanks so much for joining us at dream valley this week
hugs sara x

Emily Keaton said...

Carol, what a BERRY pretty masterpiece!! I just love strawberries, and these look good enough to eat. A fabulous creation with so many details. This just screams SUMMER! I have a super 4th of July!

Benzi said...

Oh my goodness, Carol....what a fabulous creation. I enjoyed your video so much. I used to make my own recipe cards but since I started card making, that is no more. I would love to make one of these albums. I did a recipe scrapbook for my dil and it took about 4 months.
Your album is so full of delightful surprises. Those recipes sound yummy.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Here comes Summer" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

Deloris said...

Fabulous! Thanks for entering the Art Impressions challenge. Have a wonderful day!

Deb said...

wow so many fabulous details and colors, love your strawberries and such a super design, thanks so much for sharing it with us at One Stitch at a Time this week
Debs R

Audrey said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Those strawberries look so real. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Curly said...

Wow this is such a beautiful creation, the image is so yummy and coloured perfectly,

Thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 141 HERE COMES SUMMER, and we hope to see you next week,

Good Luck with the challenge

Hugs Bridget :0) x

Curly said...

Wow this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and a scrummy yummy image,

thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Challenge Colours Of Summer and wee hope you stop by next week and join in,

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Crafty Catz DT

Tammy said...

WOW this strawberry creation is GORGEOUS!! Each page is stunning and I love all of your beautiful details!
Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday with your sweet comment!
Hugs, Tammy :)

Heide said...

Lovely card, I like your blog, just became a follower.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Incredible work, Carol! You are such an inspiration!!

Aunty Sue said...

this is truly amazing and fab video, thanks for sharing with us at CC this week

dragonllew said...

Wow this is fantastic so much detail to each page thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week.
Jenny x

Paddington fan said...

What can I say - this is brilliant, I have just spent five minutes looking at all the details!! Thanks for the video too!! Thanks for joining us for our garden challenge at CRAFT this week and good luck, love Jacky x

Sara I. said...

How utterly and truly gorgeous!!! Absolutely love everything about it especially the recipe cards!!! Just amazing and thank you so much for the video!

Sassy Scrapper said...

Awww honey girl how cute! You do the most amazing things with your cards. My gosh I just love this one, it's so cool. Those strawberries look delish!
Have a great day
Hugs Bonnie

Leah l'Orange said...

gorgeous project! love the special little touches you've added, and thanks for sharing the video! so glad you've joined in the fun this week at Charisma!

Christel said...

WOW! I absolutly love this one! I will definitly come back to visit your blog again!
Thanks for joining charisma cardz this week

Colleen Dietrich said...

Carol, strawberries ALWAYS catch my eye, and I just HAD to stop and comment on the wonderful ensemble you made! The light green gingham dp is PERFECT for the strawberries, and I just love that Tim Holtz charm you made, too.

Wendy Hall said...

Hi Carol,
Your work is gorgeous as always. Congratulations, you have been picked by the Delightful Challenges DT to have our next guest DT spot at Digital Delights. Can you email me at to make arrangements!
Wendy said...

Absolutely stunning card - love the colours! Thanks for joining us this week over at Delicious Doodles. Good luck. Claire x

Love crafts forever said...

Your card looks sooooo yummy. Thank you so much for playing with us at OSAAT this week, and good luck for the prize.
Hugs Nataliya
PS. I hope you will try to make a card with our image, for the chance to be publish.

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh what a fabulous project ... my mouth's watering now looking at those yummy strawberries! Thanks for playing along at Dream Valley Challenges .. hope to see you again!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Carol those strawberries are so yummy and your card is so so gorgeous!! The colors are so good and what a lovely idea to make a pocket!

Andie's Space said...

Hi Carol,
OMG, this looks awesome. What a fabulous idea & those strawberries look good enough to eat! Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
Andie xx

Dawn B. said...

Now this is a project. I love the look of the strawberries. The crystal effects makes them look real. Great job.

Shelley said...

Wow this is stunning. Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC. Hope to see you again for the next one, hugs Shelley xx

Made by Mandy said...

OMG, how amazing is that? I am so glad you decided to make what you had in your head, it would have been criminal not to share it with us.

Many thanks for joining in with our Use a Digi challenge over at OSAAT

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Val said...

Fabulous work.

Jeanne Streiff said...

How adorable!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings challenge!

Connie M. said...

WOW!! This is just sooo amazing! Love everything about this, but all your strawberries look good enought to eat! Thanks so much for playing this week in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge! Connie

Crystal said...

OH WOOOOWEE What a fantastic project, this is totally DARLING and I LOVE this image!!1 AWESOME creation!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!