Thursday, October 29, 2009

Apple Annie's

Today's post starts with a good lunch. A couple of weeks ago, we spent a day with some cherished friends, Joe and Mary. The idea was to drive to Cooper's Rock in Morgantown, West Virginia, then eat lunch at a tiny cafe in Point Marion, PA, just over the state line from Morgantown. We had a wonderful day. It was overcast, and chilly, but as the day wore on, we shed the outer coats.

We had lunch at Apple Annie's and believe me, I couldn't have found the place without Joe and Mary! It's down one of those alleys that kind of give you pause if you're out at night. But the food was excellent and the service just right. I didn't get a picture of the place inside, so the outside will have to do. If you're ever in that area, I recommend them for lunch and DESSERTS!

So, did you know DESSERTS is "Stressed" backwards? I just love this - solve your stress by eating dessert!! Should be our mantra - HA!!

Christmas is coming - and I'm not ready yet!
Today's card is one of the first Christmas cards I've done this year. I CASe'd the card and cannot remember to whom I should give credit. If this pattern is yours, please shoot me an email and let me know. It took me three tries to get the size of the squares just right for die cutting the Top Note. One and a half inches - too big. One inch - too small. One and a quarter inches (1.25") - JUST RIGHT. If you have that size punch, you're ahead of the game. I didn't have that punch so I used my paper cutter. The only issue with this is, of course, exact measuring. Too much, and the squares sit on top of each other. Too little and you've got a large gap and an uneven quilt look - okay, so I'm not a quilter but at least I understand the measurements.

(All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated.)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Real Red.
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Encore Ultimate Metallic Gold (yes, SU carries this)
Designer Papers: 2008 Holiday Treasures (I don't throw DSP away - ever. But you can substitute your favorite holiday DSP)
Stamp: Dasher (The original had the two skaters from the Post Script stamp set)
Ribbon: Chocolate Chip grosgrain
Accessories: Vanilla Hodgepodge frame, vanilla brads
Other: Stampin' Up Dimensionals, SNAIL, Big Shot, Top Note

If you want further instructions, email me and I'll give you all the facts.

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by! Leave a comment - I LOVE to hear from all two of you!! HA!


  1. 1st -- I really like this card. Beautiful color combinations. . . thank you for the recipe
    2nd -- Yes! Our trip to Point Marion and Cooper's Rock was wonderful. And to tempt others to go to Apple Annie's--we had enough leftover dessert from our Apple Annie's trip to last two days!

  2. Love the card. We miss you at CardSwaps... hope you are doing well. :)

  3. Love the card. I would have CASED it too!

  4. This is just fabulous! The colors you chose are wodnerful and I love the hodgepodge with Dasher. Beautiful!

  5. Hi Mel we miss you over at Cardmaker. I haven't been stalking blogs lately so I'm catching up. I just love the look of the quilt pattern. I have seen it several times and think it looks awesome. Great job.