Saturday, April 9, 2016

Inspired by All The Little Things - Berry Bliss

Happy Saturday!  Thank goodness it's the weekend!  I told you that I've been having all my annual check ups done and this year it seems like each of them has presented a little unexpected surprise.  My annual eye check up showed some odd findings on the OTC test - so off to a retina specialist this past Thursday.  I had a whole series of tests including a die injected into my vein,  and am happy to report only minor changes that can be expected with age!  My heart goes out to any one who is having issues with this.   It's another big reality check considering the different possibilities of how this could have turned out!   

A new challenge begins today at Inspired by All The Little Things!  It was my turn to invite a designer - this time it's Jinny Newlin from Soaring!    She made a beautiful project inspired by the the yummy inspiration photo of berries, and did a short interview so we can learn a little bit more about her!


I tried to focus on the different elements of the inspiration photo including the wood grain background. and of course the yummy berries!   The first set that came to mind was the WPlus9 "Fresh Picked" stamp set.  This set is retired and was happy to come out of the valut for today.

There's lots of great berry sets - I'm hoping you have one in your stash and can play along.  Berries always remind me of the American flag - the red and blue together! 
That cute little basket is from Reverse Confetti - it is really easy to put together because it has a solid background die, doily liner and even a handle so it can double as a bucket.
I love using Tim Holtz pins for sentiments - the pin separates and holds the paper between double loop circles.  I added a little gem in the center for a bit of bling.  The little wood look sequins are from Serendipity!
I adhered most of the elements with adhesive foam tape.  Some of them - like the blueberries, I glued to the base for even more dimension.
I know.. .lots of pictures.. This one photographed really well so I couldn't resist just one more photo...
Ok.. now it's your turn!  Check out projects from the new design team too!  These ladies are amazing!


Have a great weekend!


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | WPlus9 Fresh Picked
Dies | WPlus9 Fresh Picked | Reverse Confetti Basket | MFT Fishtail Flags
Pattern Paper | Pink Paislee Cedar Lane
Twinery Blossom Twine
Pin | Tim Holtz | Gem | Sequins Serendipity Stamps

23 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Pure berry delight. Love the fresh spring colours.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

~amy~ said...

This is AWESOME.

KimCreate said...

Wow, just so pretty. Love the berries and overall patterns and die cuts. Yummy!

Marcie Sharp said...

Berries in a basket= awesome! I love all the bits and pieces of this card. SO fun and pretty.

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful card, Jeanne! Love the layers and all the yummy berries! Awesome take to this weeks inspiration photo!

Karren said...

So cute and summery!

Marybeth said...

So many cute elements on your berry card Jeanne! Love the basket and yummy strawberries !

Diana Seal said...

Beautiful card Jeanne! Love the yummy berries and the cute basket!
Kinda makes my hungry for strawberries now, LoL!
Have a great weekend!
Diana

Lilian YF said...

This is so pretty! I love it!!!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Kara Lynne said...

This is such a yummy card, Jeanne! I love the browns and whites in the patterns in the background.

Diane Jaquay said...

What an adorable basket of berries, Jeanne, love this card!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Another stunning inspiration card for us, Jeanne! I now have a longing for a fresh fruit salad! (Actually, that's a lie. At first I thought your basket was a strawberry cupcake, then I thought it was a strawberry pie. You can see that I'm a hopeless carboholic whose mind goes right to ANYTHING but plain and healthy fresh fruit, lol!) I love all your sweet layers and those fun wood-look sequints!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

Kim Heggins said...

Oh Jeanne...so sorry to hear about your eyes, take good care of them my dear. Love your adorable card, would love to have a yummy strawberry cupcake like that for breakfast! So sweet.

LauraJane:) said...

Thank you for choosing such a cheerful and fresh photo for this week! Your card is truly scrumptious: )

kiwi.koncepts said...

This is so lovely Jeanne! I love your take on the inspiration, and the strawberries in the basket are just so cute!

Lisa said...

This is perfectly yummy Jeanne, love this!! So happy everything turned out well with your eye exam!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is too cute, Jeanne, and packed to the brim with delicious details and layers! LOVE! Thanks so much for inviting me to be a part of the team this week; for all the kinds words you shared on the Inspired by All the Little Things blog; and for being such an amazing, longtime, blog friend. You're the greatest! Hugs!

Craftychris said...

This is sooooo gorgeous! xxx

Bajalizzy said...

so sweet - great card

Leigh Penner said...

This is so pretty, Jeanne! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!
I think I may need to add these berry stamps to my collection...

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful inspired card Jeanne, whenever I see that stamp set I think I need to get it then I don't. :(

Sharron said...

Another fabulous use for that basket--love those yummy berries! Glad your eye tests came out well, I went through something similar a year or so ago and am still doing 6-mo checks. Fortunately, no problems but it sure makes one thankful for not having a serious condition.

Donna said...

I remember you using this stamp set about a year ago... maybe more. Let's just say it ended up coming to my house, too!
Love your fruit theme, Jeanne. Gorgeous colours. X