Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Apple Pie Happy !

     My dad loved apple pie more than any other dessert and it was probably the only way he ever ate apples.  My mom, on the other hand, hated making pie of any sort (cakes, cookies, sweet rolls, even candy was fine but she didn't like making pie crusts) so home-made apple pie in our house was something to celebrate.  As apple harvest season rolled around, the whole family would drive up into the foothill country for a day of picking apples at the orchards and we'd come home with bushel baskets which would be stored in the cellar for as long as they lasted under the onslaught of kids craving fresh fruit long after it had disappeared from the trees.  Usually we picked so many during the harvest that we still had apples well into the winter - certainly through Christmas and the New Year.

     When Mom broke down and made the first apple pie of the season, my dad would declare himself to be "Apple Pie Happy!" and we'd all celebrate and declare it was the best she'd ever made.  :-D

     Here's a salute to my mom and her harvest-season, apple pies. 

Both the memory and this card were inspired by the challenge photo at Catch the Bug
and I used an image from Bugaboo Stamps.

     This card is a combination of old and new things.  The childhood memories made me appreciate and reach for things from my stash which are the old.  The dies I used are my newest ones and the yellow CS is from a package I just purchased.  I was getting low on fall colors in my CS stash so had to purchase replacements. 

     I colored with ProMarkers, then cut the image and the yellow frame with my newest cross-stitch dies from Lawn Fawn.  I found a scrap of forest green CS to use on the card front, then printed, hand cut, and matted the sentiment.

     I had another scrap of that net mesh and I added it to the side of the card, tucking it under one side of the image.  I also found the leaf embellie in my autumn stash and thought it would look good tucked into the mesh.  I added three, tiny, brass, brads to the bottom corner but they're hard to see in the photo.

Crafter's Cafe
Cutie Pie
Do Al(l) Creatives (Diagonal: top left to bottom right)
Double Trouble
Incy Wincy
Lawn Fawnatics
Pammie's Inky Pinkies

     I'll have another card tomorrow inspired by the same photo from the Catch the Bug challenge but completely different.  The only common thread between the two cards would be the "apple" theme.  Check it out tomorrow to see what I mean.  :-D

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Jonnece said...

Great card and I love the use of the net mesh down the side. Thanks for joining us at ‘Do-Al(l) Creatives’. Jonnece DT

Jo said...

Lovely card & a great sentiment.....I do love an apple pie, don't even mind making them lol though not so keen on the clearing up afterwards! x
I have CANDY if you'd like to enter

*Vicki* said...

This is such a cute image and a fun card! I think this is how my hubby would always like to see me! An apple pie in each hand would certainly make him happy! LOL!! Really fun details to your design! HUGS

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Adorable image and great coloring, nice layout and fun card. My pie baking was limited like your mom's, although it does make it easier with already made pie shells. Plus we had a daughter-in-law who took care of making apple pies out here, but haven't had one since she moved back East. However, I just saw a apple pie with no crust...and I'll be making it this weekend for a gluten-free dessert. And Nana, do you have time to make apple pie in between your paper crafting...lol. Thank you again for joining us at Double Trouble and please come back with your stories and projects.

Alex said...

Cute and amazing image. I like it!

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Terri Winske said...

What a beautiful tribute to both your parents....for the beautiful memories you have and for their appreciation of each other as she made the apple pies and him being so happy for it. This is truly a beautiful card, and I'm so happy you shared it with us at PIP Challenges. Thank you for bringing a huge smile to my face and a warm memory to my heart.

Lisa Lynn said...

Great card with the pie and the burlap. Wonderful tribute. I am just the opposite I love apples, but not apple pie, hehehe. It takes all kinds. Thanks for joining the Catch the Bug Photo Inspiration Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

Doris Klein said...

Nice creation…

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Karin Åkesdotter said...

Such a cool and fun card! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at the Lawnfawnatics Challenge! /Karin

CraftyLyn said...

Great card love the fau stitching,thanks for joining us here at Cutie Pie challenge,Lyn DT x.

Wendy said...

Great card...Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge :)
Wendy x