Sweet Duo

I miss picking apples.  Before my DH graduated from college and we relocated to another part of the state, we used to visit a local orchard every fall and pick apples.  The owners were the nicest, warmest, most down-to-earth people ever and that, in itself, made the whole experience one that we wanted to re-live again and again!  We haven’t been able to find a local orchard close by since moving and we miss sharing the excitement with our boys.  A pumpkin farm may be next on the list to find this fall!

I put together this card for a couple of challenges this week.  Splitcoast Stampers’ Sketch Challenge and a new challenge for me, Do You Stack Up Challenge’s theme for this week:  “Duo.”  I found a cute apple digital image at The Stamping Boutique and used it to create a simple card.  I paper pieced the apples for a fun look.

Stamps – The Stamping Boutique (Back to School Apple – digital), SU (Fabulous Phrases, sentiment)
Paper – textured black CS, SU Real Red CS, Gina K white CS, SU DP (Summer Picnic)
Ink – SU Basic Black
Accessories – red gemstones, baker’s twine, Copic markers (on leaves)

Challenges entered:

Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge #351

Do You Stack Up Challenge:

Less is More Challenge:  Anything Goes


  • Sandy Posted Thursday, 09/22/2011 11:30 pm

    Love the card Melissa!

    Way to go! I hope to enter this one too!

    (TSB DT member)

  • Chrissie Posted Friday, 09/23/2011 6:08 am

    It's great to see you Melissa!
    This a wonderful card!
    Thanks so much for helping in our attempt at 1000 entries to our challenge this week and we hope to see you again next time for another CAS challenge.
    “Less is More”

  • Mandi Posted Friday, 09/23/2011 6:11 am

    FAB Melissa
    I love black card bases

    Thank you so much for helping us in our challenge for 1000 entries

  • Darcie Posted Friday, 09/23/2011 3:49 pm

    Great card! I suppose I shouldn't tell you about the apple orchard we have about 10 minutes from us. It might be a bit more commercialized then the orchard you went to. This one has strawberries, peaches, apples, pumpkins…you name it they got it, but they let you go out into the fields and pick. Haven't done it yet…need to. Thanks for the reminder to do so.

  • Jenny Posted Friday, 09/23/2011 8:27 pm

    What fun, your card reminds me of aa arcade fruit machine 🙂
    Jenny x

  • Ren-Yi Posted Tuesday, 09/27/2011 3:55 am

    What a gorgeous card. i love the CSA style and sweetness of apples. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

  • Pauline Posted Tuesday, 09/27/2011 5:41 am

    This is wonderful! Love the layout, and the perfectly placed twine! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  • JOAN Posted Wednesday, 09/28/2011 11:32 am

    Love it!! Thanks for joining us this week at DYSU! Joan

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