Friday, September 21, 2012

FM77 Indian Summer

I love warm fall days!  Although summer might be over, mother nature isn't so cruel.  As we ease into colder days, we still get a little taste of summer here and there.  My grandmother called those days Indian Summer... a warm, sunny day is perfect for going hiking, visiting a pick-your-own farm, or other fun and relaxing outdoor activities.

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So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
  1. Make a "Indian Summer" themed project.
  2. Or Make a project with any three colors from "Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade & Early Espresso".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Indian Summer Themed project with the color combo".
Ending vacations and starting up a new school year is hard and busy enough.  So take a break, grab your favorite fall colors from the list, and make a project.  Make sure you tell us what activity your project image reminds you of!  Can you guess mine?

Hubby is huge on apple picking and canning apples, so we spend a lot of time on that during this time of year.  In fact, his dad will be here to help peel apples since DH's hand is out of commission.  Although this is a pretty clean card, I hit all five colors.  Yay me!

Although most of the elements on this card comes from 'Grandma Overboard' on Splitcoaststampers, the basket is my own.  Lots of hand-cut, sponged, and layered pieces.  Came out good enough, I think.

Stamps: Perfectly Preserved; Paper: More Mustard, Whisper White; Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso marker; Accessories: Blender Pen, Sponge, Simply Scored, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Cannery Set framelits, Big Shot, Sentiment with MDS2 (Font Segoe Print, size 20, color Early Espresso), Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by!


stampwithsandy said...

Wow, you hand cut that entire basket? What a labor of love. Came out gorgeous and I love the card!

Rita said...

And what an awesome basket it is! You are super crafty!

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

Love it, Heidi! Love the CAS, love the basket, love the thought of apple picking - fabulous card :)

Jen Timko said...

So, so awesome!! Love that basket!!

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful basketful of bounty! And all that white space with half embossed and scoring too, take it to a wonderful CAS level. My DH and I were just discussing the value of picking your own apples. Wish we had some orchards nearby!

Lili said...

Beautiful clean and simple card Heidi!! Your basket is fantastic. Love the thought of apple picking and canning apples. I love this time of the year. Thanks for the fun challenge.
Hugs ;)

Lisa said...

Sorry I am late commenting.....this was a great challenge and I really loved it! Your basket is just amazing and I love the touch of embossing.

When we lived in CT we used to go apple picking with the kids all the time. We dont have that sort of thing in Alaska so I have to look at pictures and remember the times :) LOL

Amy White said...

Wow, that basket is very impressive Heidi!!

Amanda Corbet said...

Your basket of apples is adorable! Love it!