Friday, July 5, 2019

Tag, You're It! #91 Summer Fruits

Time again for a new challenge over at Tag, You're It!  This time it's summer fruits.  My friend, Marybeth chose our theme, which made me smile because she lives in the same area of California where my great great uncle owned an orange grove back at the turn of the last century.  I have a whole box of letters between him and my great grandfather, who stayed in Wisconsin.  Most of the news was about agriculture, weather, and politics - they were men. 

Our family loves to pick blueberries, strawberries, and cherries.  Well, as a mom, I like to think everybody enjoys it.  Perhaps they still do it just to humor me.  Anyway, We (or I) like to go up to Door County and pick tart cherries.  They are great in smoothies, and cobbler, but best of all is when my husband makes his own maraschino cherries!  They're so good, and taste nothing like the ones in the store.

I cut the cherries out on the Silhouette and colored them with Copics.  The little die cut tag was ink blended with Distress ink and spritzed with water over the white heat embossed sentiment.

What's your favorite summer fruit?  I hope you will join us for this fun challenge.  You can find the details and much more inspiration from the team over at the Tag, You're It blog.  Here's our delicious inspiration:
Stamps:  MFT Stay Cool
Dies:  MFT Tiny Tags, PTI Circle Tag
Copics:  R30,32,35,37,39,81,83,85,89, YG06,61,63, G12,14,17
Ink: Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry, Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar, VersaMark
Other:  Kaisercraft Tea Party patterned paper, SSS white fine detail embossing powder, Signo white gel pen, Michael's twine

Thank you for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a wonderful day!


  1. This makes my mouth water! We had cherry trees in our backyard when I was a kid and we just picked them and ate them. This tag is perfect. I love the shading on the cherries.

  2. Cherries are my most favorite fruit! This is one adorable tag, my friend! As always, your coloring continues to amaze me. I've been studying how you made those cherries look so real...and now I wish I'd bought cherries at the grocery store instead of strawberries! Love this tag! Missing you tons, and hoping we can have a crafty weekend...I know, I know... : ) Bev

  3. Wow, Kara - I thought those cherries were DP at first! You have coloured them so beautifully and they look good enough to eat.
    Have a great weekend.
    Carol x

  4. This is GORGEOUS!! I LOVE the cherries-they just POP off this tag!!! The coloring ROCKS!

  5. Wow Kara, your cherries are amazing! Your artistic talents continue to blow me away with each post. My favorite summertime fruit has got to be watermelon, but I truly love every fruit I've ever tried. I could become a fruit-itarian, I think. ;)

  6. This says summer to me!! We've had many baskets of fresh cherries on trips to Michigan and enjoyed a trip to Door County a couple of years ago. My hubby was in tart cherry pie Heaven LOL!!

  7. those cherries look absolutely gorgeous, kara! your coloring skills never cease to amaze me!

  8. Don't they look scrumptious, Kara ... both on your beautifully coloured cherry tag and in the jar ... just wondering if such a jar full of yumminess might make a LH journey one day! How fantastic to have those letters ... a glimpse into real lives of the past (even if they are full of agriculture, the weather and politics)! Big hugs and bisous, Anita :)

  9. Your cherries look yummy, Kara. I never pick cherries. Well one time we picked from a friend's tree but Ken said never again. He hated pitting them. ;) I'm waiting anxiously for the blueberries to ripen though. I only have half a bag left from last year.

  10. They look so yummy, Kara! Your tag is wonderful--love the summer theme and your amazing coloring! Our fruit picking adventures have been limited to blueberries but picking your own is such fun--and delicious!!

  11. Oh, those cherries look fabulous!! Beautiful coloring, so pretty!!

  12. Maraschino cherries? Now your talking... Oh I could eat a whole jar of them! What a gorgeous tag and those cherries are so perfectly coloured that I could eat them too!