Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Apple Tasting (S365, TCR, T-Tues, OBW)


Supplies: music paper, die cuts, blank labels, number grid paper, & all alphabet stickers from October Afternoon; all other patterned paper from American Crafts; number stickers, flower sticker, & sentiment label from Echo Park; burlap from Canvas Corp.; cardstock from Pulp; faux brads from Craftwork; pen from Creative Memories.

Hi, everyone!  It's a pleasure to be able to take a little break from chores on this Tuesday to share a slice of my life with you.  It's October, and apples are in season!  So, first up I have an apple-related layout (pictured above) to share with you.

Image source: http://sketchbook365.blogspot.com/2013/09/october-sketch-challenge_20.html

I based my page design on the current sketch from Sketchbook 365.

Image source: http://www.thecolorrooms.com/1/post/2013/09/palette-160.html

And my color scheme comes from The Color Room.


My layout commemorates a trip that my family made last year to a heritage orchard.  We attended an apple tasting, and we got to sample all kinds of apples in all kinds of forms.  In my journaling, I noted each family member's favorite: slices of Yellow Transparent apples, canned Malinda apples, and crab apple jelly.



I upcycled the negative portions of different alphabet sticker sheets to add interest to my layout.



Of course, working on this layout made me crave apples.  I satisfied that craving with a cup of apple cider.  I prefer a dark, rich, cloudy apple cider, as you see from the photo.



I made my "Apple Tasting" layout over the weekend, and then I thought I'd be done with apples for awhile.  But yesterday I met a friend for lunch, and I ended up ordering apple pizza.  I never had anything like this before.  My pizza was topped with bleu cheese, crumbled bacon, apple slices, and walnuts.  Yum!




The restaurant where I got my apple pizza (Café 318) is near Lake Minnetonka.  It was such a beautiful day yesterday, and I got a great picture of the deep blue lake, with autumn trees in the background.  I just wanted to share the photo with you before I sign off.  I'll be linking this photo up with Our Beautiful World, where the theme this week is "October."



Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  Have a great day!

22 comments:

Dianne said...

Love the color combination on your lay-out! Pink red and green are very striking together...and that pizza sounds pretty yummy too!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I also love thick, rich apple cider. I make my own, too.

Your apple layout is fantastic. I like how you used the negatives of those stickers. A gal after my own heart. I've been known to do that, too. Clever!

That pizza sounds wonderful, even though I just returned from lunch with my friend. I would be glad to try some of that. And that lake is so BLUE!!

Thanks for sharing T with me today.

Юлия Бар said...

Дегустация яблок! Как это здорово! Мне тоже захотелось))) Дениз после твоих страничек мне хочется всегда делать, что я там вижу!))) Пицца сплошной креатив, ничего подобного не видела, хотя люблю эксперименты) И вид на озеро и осенние деревья сногсшибателен!!!

Diane said...

Beautiful photo, and the pizza looks good too...yum!!

Ann Dolina said...

Great photo of the lake! It was such a beautiful day and you really captured well.

dawn said...

What a wonderful and pretty layout!!
I like cider too, just bought some today to enjoy during our cooler temps this week.
What a gorgeous view!
Happy T day!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Great page, Denise!

Halle said...

You were less than 2 miles from my house when you got your apple pizza. And to think I've never ate there. :) Isn't it funny how you never do what is right around you because you think...I've got time to do that ANYTIME.

Halle said...

I just noticed the comment from Ann...was that who you met? We went to high school together!! Small world.

Denise Price said...

^ YES! Small world indeed.

Ariel said...

Lovely layout that goes so well with this season. The pizza looks yum and love the picture of the lake.

Patricia Roebuck said...

Love the colors of the LO and beautiful photo!

IrinaR said...

Страничка - прелесть, Дениз! Ткань так здорово сочетается! Пицца с яблоком (не пробовала), вероятно, вкуснотище! Фото озеро чудесное, как и само озеро (прямо и мне туда захотелось - кафе, озеро,пицца - чудесный вечер!!!

Ros Crawford said...

Lovely photo of the lake! And that pizza looks delicious!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Our Beautiful World!

Aline Fonseca said...

Hello, Denise!
Thanks, my dear!
Great interpretation of the sketch! Love those colors combination, so nice!
And you gave a gorgeous touch with the little details.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a beautiful October day, I love apple cider too, my favorite one used to be at the farmers market just right outside the Juilliard School every Saturday, now that I am not in NYC anymore, I go for my second best at William Sonoma, they have a pretty good one in the bottle this time of the year.
Thanks for sharing your fun projects too, and thanks for linking up at Our Beautiful World.

Patricia said...

apple for automn.. very beautiful layout Denise !

Milagros C. Rivera said...

What a fantastic and crisp October lunch, that pizza looks amazing!!! love the way your cider looks, I can imagine the deep spicy smell. Your LO is awesome too way to go combining those challenges!
Thanks for sharing it all with us at Our Beautiful World

Shahrul Niza said...

That's really neat, an apple pizza?. Yum!. Beautiful shot of Lake Minnetonka :). I love visiting Minneapolis, I wish to come back and visit the lakes!. Beautiful layout too. Thank you so much for joining us at Our Beautiful World! :).

The Crafty Laydee said...

Fabulous October photograph-that water looks so inviting :)
Lovely layout-and a great take on the sketch too :)
Best wishes,Nessa xx

Wendy AppleApricot said...

What a beautiful place there at the lake side. The sky and water are so blue on your photo, wonderful sunny day. Thank you for sharing your photo and post with us at OBW. Hugs, Wendy

Lynette said...

Beautiful photos and I love the colors of your page.