Last year, in September 2011, we went apple picking with friends, for the first time, and had a blast! These photos represent the great time we had. This year, things started warming up early and the buds started coming out on the trees very early. Unfortunately, we later had frost that killed many of the buds, so there wasn't much opportunity for apple picking this year. Our own trees did not flower much and we had very few apples. After I thought I had completed this layout, my husband said, "You should have titled this one, 'How do you like them apples.'" So I added those words to the layout.
The title was cut with my "Jasmine" Cricut cartridge. I made the wooden part of the apple blossom branch on my Cricut with my "Picturesque" cartridge. I then fussy cut leaves from the remnants of the background paper and adhered them with Pop Dots. The flower blossoms were inked using my friend Katie's ("KDQ") cream Prima flowers and her Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and a Q-Tip. The centres are rhinestones from our local dollar store. I hand drew and cut the pumpkin. The apple basket was cut with Katie's Cricut and my "Doodle Charms" cartridge. The apples were cut using one of her cartridges. And the Tilda stamp belongs to my mom ("Quick Silver"). I coloured it with a variety of different markers. My mom also punched the leaf border for me, and I used green cardstock in the background from Katie, her green ink, and "Firefly" Stickles to accent the border punched leaves. The brads on the basket were also from Katie. Thanks to you both!
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