Sunday, November 6, 2011

Easy As Pie

Just how easy is pie?  The best apple pie I ever had was made by my buddy (we've been friends since grammar school, that's a long time) Susie's mom, Annie.  I can make a good apple pie, but her mom's pies were outrageous with a crust to die for.  So one day I asked Susie if she'd ask her mom for her  recipe.  Here's how the recipe went:  first she goes to the orchard where she gets a couple bushels of apples, then she takes one can of Crisco and a bag of much for replicating that crust.  I forgot that whenever Annie made pie there were usually five or more of them.  Annie had seven kids, not to mention all of their friends (lots of friends) and there was always something to eat on the kitchen counter.  The memory of those pies is making me salivate.

So this week at Pile it On the challenge is to
make a Thanksgiving card or just give thanks to someone.  This week our sponsor is Karen's Doodles who gave the design team some images to play with,  I'm using the Grandma Pie image.  If you click here, you can see what the rest of the design team created, find the rules, and the linkey thingey so you can post your creation.  We all love to see what you do.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Karen's Doodles "Grandma Pie"
ink - hp printer
paper - Recollections Kraft card base; Colorbok green cs; Bazzill "Yukon Gold" and "Ruby Slippers" cs; October Afternoon "Modern Homemaker" dp
miscellaneous - copics; burlap twine; heart bling; apple charm; SU Handsome Hunter marker for the faux stitching and sentiment; gathered ribbon

Here's the challenges:
Pile It On #45 - Thanksgiving, or just give thanks to someone
A Sketch for You to Try - November sketch
Totally Papercrafts #91 - Stitching
Crafty Catz #107 - Anything goes
2 Sisters #64 - Ribbon
Craft Your Days Away - Autumn/Fall (apple pie is a fall favorite for me)
Speedy the Cat #80- Fall or Winter
Moving Along With the Times #123 - Food or Drink
Ruby's Rainbow #15 - Metal (apple charm)
Freshly Brewed FBC71 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes Plus a bit of bling
Ribbon Carousel - RCC27 - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie #14 - Use a Charm

Thanks for stopping by, please come back again. 


  1. this is such a delightful and gorgeous card!

    the image is so sweet and the colours so bright and merry...wonderful!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  2. That pie looks good enough to eat!

    Thankyou for joining us at RRC - hope to see you again soon

  3. what a wonderful memory- i bet there were tons of good times!! love this image,your fab coloring & perfect papers! sweet sentiment too! LOVE this!

  4. Oh this is sweet, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  5. super card thank you for joining us at the crafty catz and cutie pie lindyloo x

  6. Cute image. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends

  7. So sweet, love the colours and the gingham material at the bottom looks fab!
    Lindsay xx

  8. Chris - love your "secret ingredient." Your card this week is super adorable (Elizabeth at Pile it On)

  9. so thats what a Cutie Pie looks like!!! thank you for playing along with us xx

  10. Wow! Your card is simply outstanding in every way! Your coloring, the fold and that fabulous dp are all gorgeous!
    Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our, "Anything Goes with Blog Candy" challenge.
    Warm Hugs,

  11. Sweet that ribbon/twine treatment at the's stunning! Thanks for joining us at the Ribbon Carousel this week!

  12. What a sweet card. Thanks for sharing your memories too. That always makes it special. Thanks for joining us at Totally Paper Crafts this week. Hugs, Linda

  13. Fabulous card love the colours and the image. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly.
    Angie x

  14. Beautiful card, Thank you for joining in the fun at Ruby's Rainbow this time, hope you will join us again soon xx

  15. Oh this is another stunning card from you, thanks for playing again on MAWTT Hazelxo

  16. The lady in the image looks like she can make a mean pie just like your friend's mom! Great card - so colorful! Love the recipe card paper and the ribbon - looks so country kitchen!

  17. what a wonderful image and gorgeous card . I love the ruffled ribbon

    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

  18. Hi Chris
    A gorgeous card love the image thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  19. Beautiful card

    Thank you for joining in the fun at CYDA this time

    hope you will join us again soon, good luck xx

  20. What a yummy card! Love the papers and your layout! Thanks for being a Cutie Pie! Woo x

  21. How sweet! (pun fully intended :P) Thanks very much for playing along with us at Ruby's Rainboow, and I'm sorry I'm late with my comment. The new challenge is up now and we'd love to see you again! :D

  22. Adorable card!! Thanks for joining in at The Cutie Pies.
    Hazel xx

  23. what a cute granny. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends this week. Good luck to you.


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