First off let me apologize for being so late in posting my inventory recduction challenge card. Sometimes life just gets in the way.
The theme Among My Favorite Things so difficult because I have SO MANY favorite things. I decided to use the favorite things for this fall season. I started this card for the Magnolia Highlights Blog challenge of Paper Only, but it just was not doing what I had in mind. At the last minute I did another card for that challenge.
Now for today's card -
Are you guessing already as to what some of my favorite things are?
We have three flowering crabapple trees in our yard along with hybrid poplars and shademaster locust. I know this is a magnolia - had one once that got sick and died.
The bluebird represents the bluebirds that have nested in our nesting box for several years.
Of course there are my flower beds with an occasional butterfly flitting around.
This time of year always brings with it apples to make into applesauce and apple pies for the freezer. If I had more time I would have put in a pile of tomatoes, peppers and pumpkins that are growing in the veggie garden. The first batch of spaghetti sauce should be going this weekend. I've already done two pickings of the peppers. That's part of the life that got in my way!!
If you look closely at the above picture you can see that the screen door looks like it might open.
Welcome to my kitchen where jars of applesauce and spaghetti sauce are waiting to be passed on as gifts.
I just finished baking that apple pie.
The kitty is our indoor kitty Mee-Ow. Yes, she is that dark with only one small white circle on her chest, but that doesn't show in the stamped image.
Please take careful note that screen door handle is on the correct side of the door to match the outside. I had to cut and paste it from one side of the door to the other.
The other two kitties live in the garage. The dog spends a lot of time outside in warmer weather too.
Yes, the animals are really funny colors. I tried my best to be a little realistic with them.
The kitty by the apple basket is Puddy, an orange stripe tiger. She is a little reserved and shy and tends to stick close to the garage - her safe haven from the dog and especially the very noisy train that passes by here a couple times a day.
The kitty on top of the barrel is Abby. She's a tortoise shell calico and into everything she can get at. She is a daredevil climber and very adventuresome. She figured out how to open the little drawers in one of my hubby's storage cubes and constantly gets out the little plastic pieces and strews them all over the floor. Blue is her favorite color.
The dog is Daisy Too, a Australian Sheperd/Beagle mix. She has one blue eye and one brown eye. I did color them that way, but it doesn't show very well in the pic. Her favorite pasttime is herding the kitties and she does a pretty good job. When she and Abby curl up together, it is hard to tell where kitty ends and doggie begins - they are colored so closely the same.
I didn't keep track of the Copics I used. At one point I had about half of them out. All the images are Magnolia stamps purchased from Diana.
The butterfly on the screen door is a Martha Stewart punch.
The designer papers were in my stash.
I hope you have enjoyed this little glimpse at some of my favorite things. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a little love in comment form.
Please stop by my team mates' blogs to see the fabulous creations they have done for their favorite things!