Monday, May 3, 2010

Inspired Blueprints 47

A while ago, Jennifer asked me to create a layout for Inspired Blueprints, and of course I said yes. I truly love sketches, and I've played with IB sketches before! When DH saw this layout, he asked me: "Do you have enough strawberry layouts?" Well... can I ever tire of strawberry layouts? I don't think so! And given the earlier warm weather this year, our little strawberry patch has blooms everywhere already. These photos were taken at the berry picking farm last June.  Just in case you wonder, I made sure we wore those "matching" colors. 

I dug into my new stash of October Afternoon paper for this layout.  The sun rises and sets with October Afternoon, that is for dang sure!  LOL. 

This little banner is cut with Laina Lamb's files available at 2peas. She has several cuts of banners which make it so easy to get that all-the-rage banner look!  In the new few weeks, you will see many of my projects have Laina's digital die cuts on them.  I am addicted!  If you tried it, you will be addicted too!  Check out Laina's blog for free downloads every Friday.  You won't want to miss out!


Now back to my little project...
I stamped this little strawberry using the masking technique. Wow, I'm reminded why I don't it often: last time was 1999?  I am just so impatient and lazy!  But Lydell and Janine are working on me and/or having me work on my details.  My "good enough and moving on" motto is no longer good enough!  So I am going to take more time, minding the smaller details, getting constructive criticism from them, and hopefully, improving!!  

22 comments:

LollyChops said...

I love this LO JJ! My gramma's favorite fruits were strawberries and lemons... she decorated everything in her kitchen with them! So I would say there is no such thing as too many strawberries!

alexandra s.m. said...

C'est tellement mignon mon amie, bravo!!

Shirley said...

super cute!

Maryfrances said...

I saw you should keep up with the strawberry layouts for sure. I love the banner idea...I have got to try to incorporate that into one of my next projects.

Virginia L. said...
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Virginia L. said...

Banners, banners...I see them everywhere! And Strawberries, too! Love how you used the banners and colors! Your matching outfits at the strawberry field are so cute! You are inspiring me not to be "LAZY"... as I often thought to my lazy self: " this is good enough.." and then moved on. Well, guess I have to adopt the same motto for myself, too! PS: I deleted my previous comment as it is NOT "good enough" (LOL)!

deana said...

Ok, that is SO hilarious that your husband asked if you had enough strawberry LO's... TOO FUNNY!

All I can say is... bring on the strawberry LO's... 'cause they are WAY TOO CUTE, especially this one! Lovin' the flag banner & the adorable mix of pp's! So glad to see you in one of the berry LO's as well!

:-)

Alice Wertz said...

awww... i LOVE that banner! so cute! lovely design, too! and you are right, there is never enough strawberry layouts. =) keep them coming please!!

jan williams said...

I never tire of your strawberry layout either!! LOL And this one ROCKS!!

just lisa said...

Loving that banner on your layout....adorable!!!

liana suwandi said...

Way too cute!!! I wish I have strawberry photos to scrap :)

Tracy said...

Such a cute layout.

Pearl said...

oooo ! very cool ! Yes I see the banner is very precisely cut ! way to go working on the details ! can't fault Janine & Lydell there ! ;)

& of course we wanna try some of those berries !!!!

& congrats on this GD spot !!!!!!

teacher jessy said...

You shuld put all the strawberry layouts into an album since hubby already asked you that question. LOL!! That banner is cute and that "strawberry" you created is so yummy!!

NinaB said...

What a cute layout, J-J. What do you use to cut your banners? I love OA papers, toom and I have some on their way here!

Larajc said...

I see you found some OA! Love your layout! I saw that you won over the weekend too at Emmaspaperie...congrats!

Aubree said...

Makes me want to pick up some fresh strawberries from the fruit stand and make some yummy dessert. --- I'll let you guys do the work of picking them.

Love banner title work!

Kathy Martin said...

LOVE this page! We just went strawberry picking the weekend before last and I have pics to scrap!

Yes, you should join the Digital Doodles club! You get an exclusive stamp right off the bat to practice using digital stamps! And.....I give lots of fun stuff away!!! :)

Christie Bryant said...

So, so awesome! I love the way you love strawberries (I do too) and October Afternoon (does it get any better?).


xoxo

sarah said...

i love the colors to this one, jj! soooooo bright and so fun!!!!

keep em coming. i need some of your mojo or something. LOL.

hugs,
sarah.

Alice said...

Love this!! it's getting me excited for strawberry season again :) Your blog just keeps getting better and better Jing-Jing!! love your work!

Tanya Tahir said...

Congrats Jing Jing! Oooo this is fantastic! Of course I love the pp!! ;) Hey, what program do you need to use these digital die cuts?? Can anyone download and use them or do you need a special machine or something?