Thursday, September 27, 2012

Apple Pickin and Cookin

     Hello Fall! You may have noticed we are all in pink. This is because Erica's Design Team is showing our support for Breast Cancer Awareness. From September 18 to October 15th we are all outfitted in pink. We are also required to use pink somewhere on our project (even if we have to cover it up). See if you can spot the pink I used.
     One of the things Erica @ My Cricut Craft Room has asked us to do is to create a mini album or Scrapbook with the theme being Fall recipes and have I've got a fabulous one for you. Every fall for the first weekend of October we have a Fall Festival of sorts, it is called Waters Farm Days. This was a homestead that was gifted to the town. In order to keep it maintained they sell real old fashioned Apple Crisp. We are talking serious old fashioned stuff here, lol. In the beginning they sent a copy of the recipe to each household in hopes you would make some to donate for their cause. This is by far the best recipe ever, at least we think so. Let's get started on where it all starts: the pickin'.
     I wanted this lay out to be fresh and crisp, just like the air and the feel of walking the apple orchard. The light green card stock was a perfect back drop since I was using red, green and white and didn't want to look Christmassy. I used the font and font layer from Art Philosophy and cut all layers @ 1". I love the decorative dots on this font. I also found a wonderful border on Elegant Edges. This cut was on page 21 and cut them @ .75" and fit to page. I fell in love with the cross stitching on this border and the shape reminded me of apples except it needed some stems. No problem, I just colored them in with a metallic green sharpie marker.
     I wanted to fill some negative space with an apple and I found it on page 16 of Enjoy The Seasons Imagine cart. I print and cut @ 2.25" and used both the combine and layers options. I changed the color of the apple to a solid red which is different from the handbook. I cut the stem and cute little worm separate so I could add some pop dots and give some dimension. Look at Ben peeking out through the leaves, he's such a character!
     I added a second apple to the layout but this time decided not to adhere it all the way down so I could slide a journal tag behind it. Since I already had my Art Philosophy out, I noticed the tag on page 70 had a wonderful layer that would go perfect with the border. This is on the decorative layer shift keys.
     Here are the 2 pages together. The border is only adhered on the sides and bottom so I could slip a few tags in there as well. I added some twine from The Twinery to the tags. Now, are you ready for the recipe?
     There's my pink! My grand daughter also happened to be wearing a pink jacket, go figure. I decided to add some white cross stitches along the border to the recipe to help tie everything together. 
     If you are looking for some great deals you should pop into Ericas' Craft Room Store. She always has great prices and an extensive variety of products.
     Before you run off to make some apple crisp, be sure to see what other tips you can pick up @ My Cricut Craft Room.



Jodie R said...

What a sweet LO! I love the tags and those apples are adorable! However, I barely noticed the page because I was too busy looking at cute little face!!! Great job!!

Jodie R

Desi Lee Designing Divas said...

Love ur LO. Very cute. Love the colors & the apple border.

MCCR DT, Lisa Ch

cema1cema said...

I love apples and apple crisp! wonderful layout!!
Christina--MCCR DT