Monday, July 30, 2012

I ♥ Cherries sooooo much - I’ve made a Cherry FREEBIE for YOU!

Living in the heart of the beautiful Okanagan Valley in British Columbia is living in fruit heaven. 
This year I’m all about the cherries.  I’ve never seen them so BIG! 
A BC cherry is a HAPPY cherry I say!
I’ve been freezing them in batches, so yes, my fingernails look horrible and my kitchen is speckled red and my fingers were getting awfully tired of my regular cherry pitter (though I’m sure it’s a drastic improvement over the ones our grandmother’s must have used) 
And then my sister came to visit and we were at Home Hardware in town - our Home Hardware is AMAZING - truly people come from all over to shop there.  Our Home Hardware is a shop with a heart - they do all sorts of good for our community and we’re really proud of them. 
So, we went and looked at all the gizmos and gadgets that might be new when we came across one of these:
This is a Chef’n quickpit One-Handed cherry and olive pitter. 

And it not only WORKS… it did not take my sister and I to declare a “show down”
That’s right, this hot little “cherry gun” PITTED sister against sister hehe. 
Well, actually we turned on our photographer (my Mr) who clued in at the last moment and just barely avoided being maimed.  He may take my cherry gun away if I’m not careful.
All this “cherry-ing” has inspired me to make a fun .studio cut for YOU!  I also built a card to showcase it for you - I think it turned out perfect!
Sentiment reads:
“One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.”
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Designer Paper - Your Life Beautiful by Brandin O’Neill
Inks - Versafine, Colorbox
Cutting File - Cherry Love by Barb Derksen
I cut the file on my Silhouette SD.  I inked the cherry pieces and then I heat embossed the cherries. 

I’ve created this file both as a .studio cut but also as separate png’s as well so if you’re a digi-scrapper you can adapt the cherry for your needs as well. I would to see what you make with my files, send me a jpg and I’ll feature your artwork here!

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  1. You do have a way with words sister. I love my little cherry gun, and pitting cherries is more fun when I can joke around with you. Love your card, and your free digi cut.

  2. love your cherry guy that is so cute....I agree you Home Hardware is the best I always visit that store when I am visiting you. Love the card what talent....have a great week.


  3. Hi just popped in to say thanks for your lovely comment on my cream and gold card. Love this card and your cherry cut file is fab.
    Your blog is great.
    xx Vee

  4. Marilyn in MichiganAugust 01, 2012

    What a cute file! I will make an anniversary card for my sister and her hubby. Thanks for sharing your time and talent!


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