Thursday, September 16, 2010

Favorite Fall Memory Challenge

This is a design I submitted for a "Favorite Fall Memory Challenge" by GinaK Designs. I love everything about Fall - the colors, the crunching leaves, apples, pumpkins, extra baking, soups and warm breads, chili, cool air and warm sunshine....it is hard to narrow down a favorite memory!

Our small town is known for it's apple orchard - Jonamac Apple Orchard and Corn Maze. Every Fall- the kids and I visit the play area several times, usually meeting other friends there. We enjoy apple doughnuts, apple cider, fresh apples - and of course CARAMEL APPLES! Yum! For this design, I used retired SU! designer series paper Summer Picnic. Then added a glittery apple "core" - isn't it cute?

TIP: I created it using the Round Tab Punch out of Confetti White. Then I punched another one out of Real Red and used my Paper Snips to cut off just the top and bottom edges, and attached them to the Confetti White core. For the seeds, I punched the smallest flower in the Boho Flower Punch, and used my Paper Snips to cut out the seeds.

Trivia Tidbit: Did you know that the number of seeds in an apple core indicates the number of times a bee visited the apple blossom for that apple? We learned that on a homeschool field trip to Royal Oak Apple Orchard!

I chose the verse, "Each of us is God's special work of art." from the retired SU stamp set Words of Wisdom. Fall is a beautiful reminder of the truth of this statement - each apple, pumpkin and colored leaf - no two are ever alike - just like each of us, His human creation!
ENJOY!
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8 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

What a beautiful card! Love the punched apple core!

Jennie said...

Beautiful design and love that trivia tidbit. Great job using the Round Tab punch for the apple and love the glitter :o)

Giovana said...

Beautiful card!

Carolyn King said...

ok...that is a super creative way to make an apple core! awesome...love the bee fact too!!! very cool!

Sharri said...

Beautiful card! I love the apple core!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Great card and what a great idea to use that punch to make an apple. Brilliant.

Janice M said...

Cute card! I like how you used the punch! Loved the triva too!

Berenice R. said...

So nice card! :)