Sunday, July 10, 2011

Happy Pie Day

Lenny loves rhubarb pie. With multiple recipes in Martha Stewart's Pies and Tarts cookbook I got for my birthday, I've been doing a little baking.  His birthday "pie" was rhubarb and raspberry.  He's been experimenting with tame raspberries and blackberries to see what varieties he likes. I just had to take a photo of the mixture before baking because I loved the red, green and almost black colors mixed together. I used that photo as the basis for the layout color scheme.  What a treat to use all those October Afternoon papers I love so much!  Do you have papers you love but have trouble fitting them into your layouts?  That is me with October Afternoon.

The layout is from Shimelle's sketch of the week over at her blog:

Sketch of the Week

Shimelle also has a new class called "Explore" that I'm seriously thinking of taking.  The timing is good and I think I need a kick start in my own life right now - need to look at things from a different perspective.  Sounds like the class may offer that opportunity.  I'm always better when I have a project to be accountable.

On Tuesday, I'll have another Holiday Card project.  Happy days!

Ingredients for the layout, not the pie :-)  DSP:  October Afternoon 6x6 paper pads for Fly a Kite,Farm Fresh, and Thrift Shop, Fly a Kite Ice Cream
My Mind's Eye So Sophie red petite floral paper
Chipboard:  Basic Grey undressed for "pie" and American Crafts Nutmeg for "day"
Ribbon and slide:  Stampin' Up!  


  1. Love your layout! Glad he enjoyed his pie :) I am taking Shimelle's next class - I am a bit of a Shimelle class junkie lol!

  2. I've never tried rhubarb and raspberry, it's usually just straight rhubarb (with lots of sugar). Lovely layout, wonderful colors. Hope you take Shimelle's class. My class load is overflowing right now, but I'd love to know what it's all about!

  3. What a wonderfully colorful layout - great details you've included.

  4. Very pretty layout and the colors of the fruit is vibrant and lovely.

    Have a great day!

  5. Great layout, and I'm glad you got to use your OA papers...they look phenomenal! What a delicious sounding pie :)

  6. This just makes me cheerful...and hungry!!


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