Tuesday, August 14, 2012


When I think of summer, I almost always think of strawberries.  I really enjoy strawberry picking, and fresh strawberry shortcake.  I also delight in making homemade strawberry jam, syrup and ice cream.

Strawberries make me think of simpler times.  Hot summer nights on the porch watching the neighbors take early evening walks.  Kids trying to squeak five more minutes of riding their bikes before going in for the night.  Times where people really connected and knew their neighbors.  Times where things slowed down over a delicious summer dessert.

Well, when I saw strawberries as one of the 3-D items on the CTMH Cricut cartridge, I just had to make it.

I used CTMH ruby red for the strawberry.  I then embossed with a little floral print.  Using a sponge dabber I rubbed the strawberry to give it dimension.  I then cut the leaves out of CTMH Olive paper, and scored the leaves and used Olive ink to shade.  The basket is cut out of Kraft paper and then I ran the extra through my shredder for the filling.  Finally attached a cute bow.


  1. So cute! I file a lot of blogs & I promise you've made the best looking strawberry from the new Artise cartridge that I've seen.

  2. Thanks Crystal! That is so sweet of you to say!