Die Cut, Digital Image, My Favorite Things, Our Daily Bread Designs, Weekends

Guest Designer Week 3

My husband and I love to visit the Amish Country in Lancaster County, Pa. which is about an hour and a half drive for us. There is no mistake that God’s Abundant Bounty is everywhere this  time of the year. All the fields have been cleared of the elephant eye high corn and the last harvest of the fresh vegetables can be found everywhere at farmers stands along the drive.

This is my third week as a Guest Designer at DeeDee’s Digis and I could not help but to use Dee Dee’s Bounteous Blessings for my card.

week-three-cornicopiaI  stamped the Kraft card base using MFT Lace Background with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I printed the image and cut it out using a 3″ circle die (I sponged Antique Linen around the edge to distress it). I inlaid a 3.5″ Scalloped Circle die into the Kraft card base, then adhered the cornucopia onto the chocolate scalloped circle. Using copper cardstock at the top of the card I adhered the Leafy Edge Border (Our Daily Bread Designs) and glued on the pearls. To complete the card I added three flat copper enamel dots.

We broke down Sunday morning and made a fire in the wood burning stove. It was so tranquil. I love this time of the year. Happy Autumn everyone and thanks for stopping by.


Weekend Photos

It was a very humid wet weekend here in the northeast. But I still got to do my favorite weekend thing – travel the back country roads of Lancaster County. So it was nice having the extra day to make up for the rainy weather. In addition to all the fields being harvested for fruits and vegetables, another abundant crop is tobacco. Driving along you see the tobacco crops being cut and hanging in the barns to dry as seen in the photos below.

This is the ripe tobacco.


Here is an up close look through the side slits of the barn where the tobacco is hung to dry.


Here is the view from the road at a barn with the freshly cut tobacco hanging to dry. Over the next month we will watch the leaves turn from this yellow color to the dried out brown color.


I won’t be going out there for a few weeks but I hope to capture some photos of the covered bridges next time I go.


Weekend Photos

What a beautiful weekend it was here in the Northeast. Low humidity and highs in the low 80s. Fall teasing. Driving around Lancaster County this weekend you could not help but see all of God’s abundance in the crops for sale at the Amish roadside stands. Here are photos from my favorite stand.




After hitching this cart to a horse, the Amish children from this family use it to go out into the field to pick corn. Nothing like FRESH!!!!