Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Some of my favorite childhood memories involve picking cherries with my grandpa. My granparents had several fruit trees on their property, but the cherries, well they were the sweetest & so they were my favorites! I can remember being very small & grandpa would climb up the ladder & then drop the cherries down to me so I could "pick them" too. So when I saw this ADORABLE image at Mo's Digital Pencil called "Cherry" I almost started crying (grandpa has been gone for a while) because of the special memories it brought. So I had to have her!
I also know that my mom holds those same memories pretty close to her heart, and her birthday is coming up next week, so I made this to be her birthday card & I am hoping she will love it as well! I used a few different mediums for coloring: on her dress I used both markers &  a blender pen dipped in Sky ink from CTMH; colored pencils for her skin & hair (I made here a redhead because that's what I am- of course it was flaming orange when I was little lol!); markers for the basket, cherries & grass; & then I used chalk ink to do a bright lightly cloudy summer sky. The dp is DCWV, Sweet stack & cardstock is Bazzil. I am not sure where the happy birthday tag came from, I found it on Free DigitalStamps when I first discovered digital stamps & did not properly track them. The other sentiment is from Create with TLC

I am entering this on the following challenges:

Sweet Stop Sketches #116
Make it Monday, Anything Goes
the Stamping Boutique, Summer Scene
Card Making Mamas, Summertime
Crazy4challenges, Summer
Catch The Bug, CAS
Sassy Studio Designs, Red, White & Blue
Pile It On, Show us your favorite technique- I would have to say my favorite technique to use right now is using my chalk inks & a scrap of paper to add in clouds to the sky. I seem to be doing it on most of my images lately!

Well that's it for me today! I had a crazy week last week between the holiday, the first of the month/missing a day for the holiday & over all just being wiped out, so I am really, really hoping to do more crafting this week. Plus, I still have a BUNCH of birthday cards & a couple baby shower cards to get done so you should be seeing more from me this week!


  1. Love this card!! And that image is just sooh cute!! Another one that I simply "must not" buy!! Rofl.. :0) Very very nice!xx

  2. very very sweet card ! I love yours image and colors :-)) hugs xx

  3. What a sweet card Candi. That image is so cute... great coloring... and I love that greating... looks great on the half circle. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop again. :o)

  4. this is an adorable card and a lovely story about your grandpa, thanks for playing with us at PIO.

  5. I just love that cherry paper with the light blue! Fabulous card! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Clean & Simple" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  6. Gorgeous image and fabulous papers.Loved your story, almost had me in tears..lol..

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  7. Oh so sweet, love the cherry papers, and your colouring is stunning.
    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  8. Thanks for joining in with our Clean and Simple challenge at Bugaboo and Catch The Bug. Make sure you join us today for info about our week long Christmas in July celebrations with loads of chances to win prizes.


Your kind words are greatly appreciated! :) Candi