Happy Halloween! Not only does Ryan get to wear his costume to school today, tonight I'm taking him to my brother and SIL's house so he can go trick-or-treating with his cousins. Should be a fun time!
Confession: I did *not* make another Halloween and/or pumpkin card to share today. Today it's all about the apples. Golden apples!
Ryan and I are reading the Percy Jackson books at bedtime (just finished the fourth one last night, actually) and every time I hear the phrase "golden apples" it reminds me of the ancient Greek myth about the how goddesses Aphrodite, Hera, and Athena got into a fight over a golden apple addressed "to the fairest" and after one thing and another started the Trojan War. (Personally I think that Athena, as goddess of wisdom, should have been smarter than that.) There's also the myth of Hercules stealing a golden apple from the Hesperides, so anyway, lots of mythic stuff happening in my brain over this card. This is the first time I've done golden apples with this stamp set, I always do red or pink. So something different here!
Let's get to the challenges. Alphabetically, Global Design Project is up first:
I chose the striped DSP for the background layer. Next up is the Paper Players tic tac toe challenge:
I went across the middle, with patterned paper - die cut - enamel dots. And finally is the Retro Rubber Challenge:
This inspo pic is why I chose apples for today's card, and I used all five colors (I used Lemon Lolly, Shaded Spruce, Pecan Pie, Azure Afternoon, and white). I just checked my past blog posts and Apple Harvest is only one year old?! I thought it was at least two. Regardless, it still counts as retro! And I had fun doing a different apple color combo today.
I was very productive yesterday and cleaned the two downstairs bathrooms, so today I should probably tackle Ryan's bathroom upstairs. I just finished baking some Halloween cookies to take with us tonight to my brother's house, ya know just in case trick or treating in a neighborhood where it's not unusual to get full-size candy bars doesn't result in enough of a sugar coma. For reals though, I'm trying to familiarize myself with the ovens in this house before Thanksgiving. I think next time I bake, I'm going to set the temperature to 25 degrees above what the recipe calls for, because today it definitely didn't get hot enough (I used an oven thermometer to check). Gotta get all the experimentation done before the biggest eatin' holiday of the year, right? Cheers, y'all!
Supplies, all SU!
Stamps: Apple Harvest
Ink: Lemon Lolly, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Blends in Lemon Lolly, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Pecan Pie, Azure Afternoon
Paper: Azure Afternoon, Lemon Lolly, Thick Basic White, Shaded Spruce DSP
Accessories: Apple Blooms dies, Stylish Shapes dies, Brushed Metallic Dots, Dimensionals