August PTI Blog Hop! 76

Mona Pendleton | Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 10:08 PM |

Hi Girls! It's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Time! :) This month, Papertrey Ink challenged us papercrafters to create a project inspired by ANY aspect of fall. When I think of fall, I think of my childhood growing up in upstate Western New York where my parents had an apple orchard. My sisters & I would have to pick bushel baskets of what seemed to be an endless supply of apples. Then the preparation process would follow. We would have to wash, peel & slice the apples so we could help my mom: bake apple pies, make applesauce & can jars & jars for the looong winter months! I still LOVE apples & bake one heck of an apple pie! :) With that being said, I chose to create a fall themed gift basket ensemble using PTI's My Timeless Template Pack-A-Picnic template. Wouldn't this make a great teacher's gift? If spicy apple cider doesn't suit your fancy, the aroma created when simmering mulling spices will surely create a warm fuzzy feelin' in your home! :) I'd love to know if you enjoy apples, mulling spices or both?! Thanks so much for hopping by! Be Sweet!

Ingredients Used:

PTI's My Timeless Template Pack-A-Picnic template

Stamps: PTI Everyday Classics, 2008 Holiday Tag Collection, SU Definitely Decorative Branches, Itty Bitty Backgrounds

Paper: PTI Kraft, SU Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Real Red

Ink: SU Old Olive, Real Red, Chocolate Chip

Sprinkles: Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangle & Circle Nesties, EK Success punches, PTI twine, American Crafts buttons, Offray ribbon

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76 Sweet Comments So Far:

Julie Ranae said...

What a lovely way to get in the spirit of autumn! Just fab! May I just say that you are a perfect fit for PTI!
Brilliant!

Kim said...

Mona, I love your basket and tag! I agree, it is just a perfect way to welcome Fall. I too have fond memoires of an apple orchard, it is still thriving, my Daddy and I work it all summer and reap the delicious harvest in the fall. Visit my blog tonight, I've left something for you there...
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Kat said...

Oh I love this...can I have it...LOL

Scrapping Julie said...

holy moly. its awesome!!

ashjoy said...

Wow, that is just gorgous!

Aimes said...

This is amazing! What a gift package! I love the smell of mulled spices and love drinking hot mulled wine even more so LOL!
Aimes
x

Terri E. said...

Apple cider gift! What a good idea! You really projected the warmth of the autumn season.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Melissa said...

What a beautiful basket you created! Looks yummy too!

Sue Pardue said...

Beautiful set. It definitely makes me think of fall.

Marcie S. said...

Mmmm apple cider! Love it!

Rebecca said...

The little apple basket you created is perfect. I especially like the scalloped layer you added for the tag. tfs

Stampin' Pam said...

Mona this is FABULOUS, FANTASTIC, Fresh and fun! Way to go - you hit one way out of the park with this - I love every little thing about it - hey have you checked out this week's MY Time to Create challenge --- your project just might fill the bill - check it out on my blog page here.

http://paperandribbonsandstampsohmy.blogspot.com/2009/08/my-time-template-challenge-mttc.html

Belinda said...

What an awesome project!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh my goodness! What a fabulous set! You've done a beautiful job!

Marge said...

Hi Neighbor!
My childhood was spent similarily, but it was picking strawberries. Think I had it worse because you had to stoop over to pick the berries?!!! LOL! The flavorful rewards probably made it all worth it though!!!
I prefer the PIE to the cider, but the aroma is fabulous!!!
Love what you've created here!!!

Lori said...

I love it, so fun!!

Regan said...

GASP...thsi is wonderful..hope you submit it for GSS

peggysue said...

Neat little gift basket. I used to love pie, more of a cider person now. The little cup on the tag works well for that!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

this is the sweetest gift set! thanks for sharing it!

Chris said...

beautiful! great gift basket!

Steph said...

This is amazing. Now I want some cider!

Michelle said...

What a perfect set....great photography - - well done all the way around.

Jan Hirsch said...

You constantly amaze me! I love how you captured the essence of fall with this gift set! Your design is simply amazing! Love it to death! Wow!

Eve said...

WOW!!! Mona what can I say??? Yet another knock-out!!!! I am truly amazed by your talent!! TFS!!
Many Hugz
Eve

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

WOW - your project is so great! The photos really showcase it well! Beautiful!

Janelle said...

Fabulous! Can't wait to get some cider and spices going -- however, I think I'll have to wait until the temp goes down about 40 degree! Thanks for the great inspiration!

Terri said...

Nice job and definitely would make a great gift.

HeatherCz said...

I'm definitely a mulled cider kinda girl! Yummy! I even drink it during the summer! Great template design and even better gift set presentation! Better than most commercial proofs! You've got talent girl!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is absolutely amazing, what an awesome idea!

Katy Frame (Kate Creates) said...

I absolutely LOVE this! Great job!

BethieJ said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!! Love the apple theme!!!

kimosabescraps said...

wow, great project!! Love the use of the template!

Teri Holister said...

Wow! It's pegging the cute-o-meter way past 100%! You did a super job with this creation! What is your secret! I just don't get it; you ALWAYS create the most interesting stuff! I love it and thanks for inspiring me, ALWAYS! Oh and I love both apples and mulled cider!

Mirna said...

Amazing design as usual, Mona! You hit this one out of the park again! I love it almost as much as I love apple cider! Feel free to send me this gift set when you are done winning awards with it! Thanks!

Amanda Sewell said...

What an amazing little autumn giftie set! Love what you have created here!!!

Deanna said...

Beautiful stuff Mona! :)

Amy said...

What wonderful memories! I think this gift set is fantastic. I'm a fan of both apples and mulling spices!

Brit Swiderski said...

Wow! Amazing gift set! This is just so picture-perfect. Kind of like right out of a Martha Stewart magazine. LOVE IT! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Natasha said...

What a stunning gift set!

Mara... said...

Fabulous!!! I love that template, too. Such a FUN gift set!!

Deb Lewis said...

All I can say is WOW! Amazing design! I love the basket and how it's filled to the rim with goodies! Everything just fits! Great job, Mona!

Maile Belles said...

What a fabulous idea, it's beautiful!!!

Sierra said...

Beautiful fall design, Mona! I can just smell the spicy apple cider! Great gifts in the basket too!

Andrea Lombard said...

What a perfect set and amazingly great photography! Well done in every respect!

Laura said...

Love everything about this set! You do such a great job with these designs! TFS! I'm a mulled wine lover!

HawaiiRenee said...

This set kicks butt, Mona! I love the fall designs on the basket and tag! They are so well done! What a perfect gift for someone special! TFS
-Renee

Constance said...

Mona, your design is absolute gorgeous! I'm quite smitten with every aspect of it. The entirety of the gift set would more than appropriate for royalty. You don't see that often! Consider yourself inspiring!

Banu said...

Beautiful and stunning. Loved it. Very nice. Now you have inspired me to try this template out.

Linda said...

What a wonderful gift! Beautiful work.

Amy said...

What a gorgeous gift ensemble!

Mercedes said...

This is the most awesome gift set ever! Gorgeous design! I can hear the fallen leaves crackle under my feet and smell the spiced cider! Great job, Mona!

Sue Hester said...

Can I have this gift set? Please! It's magnificent in every way! Great job!

Mindy said...

What a terrific set! Great job. Where in the world did you get that cute tea diffuser?

Stampin' Pam said...

WOW Mona - this is wonderful and SUCH a great teacher gift - so GLAD to see you using the templates - they are the best. :-) Your project is top banana (or would that be apple)! *tee hee* Thanks for playing *wink* along.
Hugs,

Lisa H. said...

great work on this! love the apple theme-really cute!

clouds shadler said...

wow wee! what an awesome basket! lovely too! seriously this is a masterpiece! Everything is so detailed and perfect!

Hugs
Clouds :D

Chris said...

what a cute design! This just says fall! Love the apples! TFS!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Hi Girls! Thanks for leaving me such sweet comments! Some were asking where I bought the tea diffuser, it came from Williams - Sonoma last year & the apple image is from a 1997 SU set that I bought used! :) Like I have mentioned before, one crafters junk, is anothers treasure! :) Hugs, Mona

PaperLover said...

Great design; so very fall-like! Just plain beautiful! I love your style! TFS!

*LittleMissT* said...

Oh wow, what a great basket of goodies!

Irene Oden said...

This is the perfect gift set! Better than anything you can buy in a store! You need to create hundreds of these and sell them online. They would make for a great holiday gift! I will be your first customer! Great design!

Lauren (mytime) said...

OH! Man! I love it! I agree way better than ANYTHING store bought! You rocked it out girl.

BetsyK said...

Hey Mona, I just saw that you were named to the Top 5 on My Time To Create's Blog! That is awesome! Your's is definitely the best! Congratulations!

Stampin' Pam said...

COngrats on top 5 - WELL deserved for a rockin fabulous project. Into MY case file it goes :-)

Cat said...

So cute! Congrats on making Top 5!

Ginger said...

Just wanted to congratulate you on getting the Top 5 honor with this beautiful basket! You are so creative and inspiring! Thank you so much!

Charlene said...

Super cute!

Sally Fields said...

Nice to see such beautiful work properly recognized! This is just plain gorgeous! What a terrific gift idea!

Yesnir said...

This is a really creative design! Great idea!

Irene Oden said...

Congratulations of making the Top 5 on My Time To Create's Blog! You deserve it!

Helen Watanabi said...

Congratulations of having your design place in the Top 5 at Lauren's site! Way to go!

Teri Holister said...

Glad to see that this beautiful work has been recognized! Congratulations!

Teri Holister said...

PS: I forgot to ask, when are you going to start selling these? :)

Babies- Beth said...

Holy cow, lol, what a fall presentaiton this is! It's beautiful!!

Yolanda said...

Now this says Fall all over it! I'd call William Sonoma right now and speak with their North American buyer! They'd probably want to order up 100,000 of these for their stores! Great job!

Mo Hernandez said...

This basket is just stunning! What a perfect idea and a perfect gift for someone. Won't you please make a bunch of these and offer them for sale? Everything about it is awesome!


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