Wild Strawberries

The wild strawberry is kind of a personal symbol for me. Growing up, I used to pick wild strawberries with my grandma, bringing them to her house to eat with cream and sugar. The wild strawberry is a pain to pick – about the size of a pea, and though there are wild strawberry plants everywhere in northwestern Canada where I live (in fact they make up a large part of my front lawn), it is hard to find plants that actually produce berries. Grandma and Grandpa still live in the forest near the Peace River and she spends much of the summer on her knees in her secret berry patch, hoping not to meet any bears. The taste of a wild strawberry is unrivalled – sweet and wild and sharp – and it beats regular strawberries hollow. And I love “tame” strawberries, so you can imagine!

When I was little, Grandma made me a strawberry patterned dress to wear (it had rainbow lace on it and I loved it!) and the first baby quilt I made (at age eight) was strawberry patterned from the same fabric.

So a strawberry stamp set has special meaning for me and I’m so excited to have been able to design one and that it’s releasing today at Paper and Such!

Along with the release is a blog hop showcasing the stamps that you’ll want to check out. I had colouring and paper piecing in mind when I designed these stamps and so it’s really neat to see that happening in the design teams projects. And they colour better than I do, although I am pleased with how mine turned out. I am getting better at blending with my Copic markers! Leave at comment at each blog to increase your chances of winning the whole release!

This stamp set retails for $12! Totally worth it. Check it out and shop today – these new releases have been known to sell out, you know!

6 Comments

  1. Meredith Winston · May 9, 2012 Reply

    Hi Angela!! Stunning set!! I love how clean and simple it is. Just GORGEOUS!! And your creation in this post is equally wonderful!!

    Crafty Hugs!
    Meredith

  2. Ali · May 9, 2012 Reply

    That set looks so neat and I love the card you made. Brings back the memories.

  3. Talena · May 9, 2012 Reply

    Hey, Angela! Looks amazing! I love strawberries, too. I’m putting it on my wishlist. :-) (It reminds me of all the wild strawberries that grow in the field we live in, so it belongs in my collection, I’m pretty sure.)

  4. Zehra · May 9, 2012 Reply

    This is a beautiful set and his card is lvely, love how the out of box brings the strawberries in focus, great card

  5. Michelle Hebel · May 9, 2012 Reply

    Love your card!!! Almost looks like you could reach out and pick the strawberry! Thanks for the inspiration : )

  6. Jessi · May 11, 2012 Reply

    I love the story behind the stamps :) And you are NOT kidding about the wild ones being best – every time I give in & get some of those California monster berries in the winter I think ‘why did I do that?’ They aren’t even the same berry.
    I love the sentiment puns, and the gingham & seam binding are such perfect accents on your card :)

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