Memory Monday – Harvest Blessings

Growing up I lived in the country.  We had chickens and a massive vegetable garden to feed our family of nine but that was the extent of our farming.  As kids though, we did help out at the neighbours with things like stone picking as the fields were prepared for seeding.  Some of my fondest memories involve tractors.  One included driving the neighbours tractor for stone picking while everyone else slugged it out, picking up the stones.  I was too young to keep up with them, so this was the best task for me.  As well growing up, my father owned a 1927 McCormick Deering tractor.  Every so often during the summer he would fire it up and would take us for rides, either on the tractor itself (we would sit on the large tire fender covers) or he would hook up a haywagon style wagon and would jump on that for a ride. These were simple joys of life and memories I will forever cherish.

Perhaps these memories are the reason why I keep stamp sets such as Harvest Blessings.  The old tractor is a great reminder of these times.

I used the Harvest Blessings stamp set to pull together a very quick card.

  • Cut Pool Party cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2, score along the length at 4 1/4 and fold in half.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Stamp the Hardwood background image in Soft Suede ink on the Whisper White cardstock
  • Attach to stamped Woodgrain layer to the Pool Party card base
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3″ x 4 1/4″
  • Stamp the tractor and sentiment from Harvest Blessings, in Archival Basic Black ink
  • Sponge Soft Suede ink around edges of 3″ x 4 1/4″ stamped white cardstock
  • Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the stamped image and attach to your card front

 

Pretty easy right?

 

 

Do you own this set? And if so, for any particular reason?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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