Color Me Scrappy Challenge #66

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Note: If you've come here looking for my The Studio Colour Challenge & Stuck?! July 15th Sketch post, please scroll down.

Hello again!  I've put together another page, for you all, today.  This one was designed with Color Me Scrappy's new challenge in mind.  Here goes!
I started this page by piecing strips of color-coordinating, patterned papers across the partially-sanded, embossed, whitewash, base page and anchoring them with black-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  After matting my photos with Whisper White cardstock and adhering them in their present positions, I tucked a black envelope...
which houses our receipt from this trip to the orchard, as well as a bit of journaling, under their top edges.  The journaling reads, Even though it takes an entire Saturday, from sunup to sundown, we all love working together to make our yummy apple butter.   It usually begins the weekend before, at the orchard, where we pick between 60 and 80 pounds of a variety of apples.  Then, the next, available Saturday, as soon as breakfast has filled our tummies, we start peeling, coring, and slicing the apples, which are mixed with apple cider, sugar, and cinnamon and canned.  We end up with 40 to 50 pints of apple butter for both our own enjoyment and gifts for neighbors, friends, coworkers, and family.  AND there are always plenty of apples leftover for pies and snacking.  Ezekiel (9 yrs. in photo) and Adina (3 yrs. in photos) make such great helpers and just love to munch on the apples as we go.
My photos were then dressed up with lots of hand-cut, from patterned paper, flowers, some of which were popped up with foam tape and others which were flanked with stamped, in Garden Green ink, on White, cardstock die cuts, leaves.  The clusters were further embellished with a few, color-coordinating, sticker flowers, as well as a bursting handful of black, enamel dots, before grounding the entire look with my "tradition" title, which was created from black, foam, glitter Thickers.
The left photo was embellished with a "THIS TOTALLY HAPPENED", cardstock sticker, as well as a stamped, in Riding Hood Red, Garden Green, and Chocolate Chip inks, on a White, cardstock, circle die cut, which was also stamped, in Jet Black ink, with the lacy frame, and glittered apple.
The right photos were dressed up with a black, scalloped, September 29, 2012 label...
and a "HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE", cardstock sticker, which was anchored with a couple of black, stripe brads, completes the look.
Here's your Challenge #66 to get you off and running in the right direction.  This time, we're also asking that you include some food on your creation.  Have fun!
You have until the 28th of each month to link up your takes and are playing for the opportunity to guest design with our talented team.  Speaking of, please be sure to stop by the challenge link above to see how they've interpreted the challenge.  Thanks so much for peeking in, and have a terrific Tuesday!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: From the Kitchen Of, Lacey Layers, & Silver Bells (Wplus9) Paper: Whisper White (SU!); White (Wplus9); embossed whitewash (Core'dinations); green triangles (Glitz); multicolored scallops, coral polka dot, yellow arrows, & multicolored bitty & large floral (MME); red triangles & black chevron (JBS) Ink: Garden Green, Riding Hood Red, & Chocolate Chip (SU!); Jet Black (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam glitter Thickers & black envelope (American Crafts); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Lacey Layers & Silver Bells dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); black scalloped cardstock sticker (JBS); "HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE" & "THIS TOTALLY HAPPENED" cardstock stickers & enamel dots (MME); black stripe brads (Paper Studio); floral stickers (K&Company)

12 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! I love love love the fun background and the flowers!!!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesomesauce!! That is all.

Lisa said...

Bright and happy! So wonderful that you do this as a family!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great great page! I love these bright papers and those gorgeous flowers. That little pocket is so subtle and great for hiding your journaling!

Annette Allen said...

what a sweet tradition.. fabulous layout..

Ashley Horton said...

WOW!! Love this Jinny!! You really rocked those colors, and I love the cute envelope for your receipts!!

Leslie Germain said...

Fabulous page! Love the colors!!!

Tracy said...

Always love all the stitching you add and that black envelope looks so cool on the page. Great way to add some journaling space. Hugs!

Charlene said...

Such a fun page!!! Love the colors and the adorable layers and of coarse...the pics!

Tracey McNeely said...

Another beautiful and such a summery layout Jinny! Your kids are so photogenic!!

Ros Crawford said...

Another precious memory beautifully scrapped ... Wonderful work jinny

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet and fun page. Love the cheerful colors, the stitching... lots of neat embellishments.