Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pink Doilies Swap Card and a Little of My Garden

Time for more of my swaps! I got home Sunday evening and was so tired and I needed to wash my sheets before I slept in them. It is VERY humid in Minnesota, and even worse lately. Our main level of the house is a walk-in basement and our bedroom is in the very back corner. The floor in one corner was wet and the linen felt soggy! I actually went a bought a dehumidifier yesterday because it was getting so bad for my asthma in there. You really don't want mold to get a hold.
And you should see my gardens! I'll add some pics at the end of this post.

Don't the black doilies look great against the Crumb Cake? I went a little crazy with sponging the edges too, but it looks so good! Lots of layers, of course.

This was my prototype, so you can see that my white outline is really close to the edge. I initially had a narrower layer but didn't like it so I trimmed it down.
  • Stamps: Delicate Doilies, Pennant Parade
  • Paper: Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Naturals White
  • Ink: Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Craft Whisper White
  • Other: Big Shot with Perfect Pennants die and Vintage Wallpaper EF, Doily Triple Layer punch, 1¾" Circle punch, ¾" Circle punch, Signo white gel pen, sponges, Stampin Dimensionals, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Ok, now for garden pictures!
Here I am standing right in front of my tomato plants. They are taller than my shoulder!! I have never seen tomato plants so big and they have so many tomatoes on them! I will have tomatoes coming out of my ears is a couple weeks, lol.

This is just one of dozens of clusters of tomatoes, some much larger already.

They look rather jungle-ish don't they. Quite overflowing the raised beds. The bed on the right is broccoli, then beans, then onions and carrots, then spinach and lettuce, and last is peas. The spinach and lettuce are out of control and need to be pulled out and replanted.

This is what broccoli looks like if you wait too long to harvest it. I should have harvested it before I left for convention but I knew the boys wouldn't eat it. My cauliflower went too long too, bummer!

This is corn, pumpkin, squash, cucumbers, and sunflowers. The squash starts in the left back corner and comes out the right front corner. The pumpkin starts in the right back corner and comes out the left front corner. The cucumber starts in the left side and comes out the right front. It's a good thing the grass around it does not grow very tall!

Back to working on my upcoming deadlines :)


Cindy said...

The black doilies look fab on the Crumb Cake! Love it, and love seeing pictures of your garden! Woohoo for produce "shopping" in your own backyard!

Adriana Benitez said...

Beautiful card - the black does look fabulous on the Crumb Cake. And your garden....! Wish I lived nearby so I could help you with your overflow ;)

Yapha said...

Gorgeous card! Love those colors together! And your garden looks fantastic! I don't envy you the humidity, though.

Sue said...

Your card is soooooo pretty! I never thought to put Crumb Cake & Blushing Bride together. I love how you used the doily punch, too!

Anonymous said...

I like crumbcake and black together - very striking IMHO - also liked the photos of your garden - you're having a good garden year - ours is quite behind this year - too much rain - hubby replanted pole beans 3 X.

Heidi Baks said...

Ah, the garden I was hearing about...

Mickey Roberts said...

The black doilies on the crumb cake is just stunning! Great garden, too!


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