Stamps by Heidi Grace, Paper by Making Memories & Fancy Pants Designs, Flocked Webbing by We R Memory Keepers, Leaf and Spider Punches by Martha Stewart Crafts, Chalk Ink by Colorbox, Black Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink, Embossing Buddy, corsage pin, Prismacolor Markers, various trimmings from craft supply.
*Sentiment by Heidi Grace is all on one line. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to divide into two for perfect placement. Stamp with Versamark and emboss with black powder. Chalk all edges with Colorbox Chalk Ink (creamy brown). Punched spider is popped out for depth as is the sentiment rectangle. Color corsage pin black with Prismacolor markers.
For such a strange weather year for gardening and a crummy output at best with certain of our crops, somewhere along the line the tomatoes weren't told about this sad state of affairs. Consequently they put forth an enormous effort and the ensuing crop just about brought me to my canning-weary knees.
Funny thing about that feeling though... Somewhere about the time it is -20 (yes, that is below zero) in the middle of January and I am longing for a fresh, organic garden tomato, I will remember all those tomatoes so lovingly and painstakingly canned. Blithely I will skip my way down to the Harvest Room and grab some of these luscious jars for chili or soup....and I will have forgotten every aching muscle spent planting, growing, harvesting and finally processing these beauties.
And I will long for the next garden season so I can do it all again.
Just like childbirth, canning is its own form of insanity.
Another thing I like to do when I am in town is to check out what others are doing with their flower gardens. So if you happen to see some strange lady hanging over your garden fence ogling your flowers, don't worry, it's just me. :)