Monday, October 28, 2013

Baking Season




Happy Monday! I hope you had a beautiful weekend. We took our annual trip to the pumpkin farm with my husband's family, which was so much fun. We've been making this trip every year since my son was an infant, and it's only gotten more fun as additional children were born into the family. We make a whole day of it, with each child (plus Grandma!) choosing their own pumpkin, and then going back to Grandma and Grandpa's house to carve happy faces in their pumpkins and eat a dinner of Grandma's spaghetti (the best!) and our first pumpkin pie of the season. This has always been a really important family tradition to me, but I didn't think we were going to go this year, because my nieces and nephews all had sports games, and my own son is grown and living on his own. I was feeling sad about it, but accepting, you know? So I was really surprised to get a phone call from my son begging to go. When I told him I didn't think it was going to happen, he lectured me about the importance of our traditions and this time with family, and so we made it happen. It just goes to show that while you might think you're not getting through in terms of what's important, children do listen and cling to the values with which they were raised! Anyway, enough about my weekend -- LOL! -- except to say that having had my first pumpkin pie of the season got me on a baking streak. So today I wanted to share some "baking" themed cards with you that would make good accompaniments to gifts of home-baked treats, or just fun "thinking of you" cards by themselves.

This first card (way back at the top of the post -- LOL!) was made by Sandy Domelle using the "Lovin' From My Oven" set. I really like the warm colors and fun patterns Sandy used on this, and the sweet way she colored the image. Did you notice the pattern she created on the baker's blouse? So sweet!



Here's a pretty card by Jerusha Borden using another baking-themed digi called "So Many Pies." Jerusha used such sweet papers that really make the image pop. The lace accent makes me think "home," just as baking always does, and the way she colored the image itself reminds me of Boston cream pie -- one of my holiday favorites. Yummy!



This is a little gift set that Paula Bloom made using the "Lovin' From My Oven" set. I love how the card and tag match. So adorable! I laugh, of course, seeing that the treats inside the little gift bag are Hershey's Nuggets (TM) -- sometimes that is as close as our busy lives let us get to "homemade," right? :-)



Here's one by me, using the "So Many Pies" set. I layered both images from the set to create a yummy little scene.



This is another made by Jerusha Borden, using the "Lovin' From My Oven" set. Again, such warm and wonderful colors and sweet, homey accents! 

Now have I made you hungry with all this talk of pies and baked goodies? Are you ready to do some baking -- or crafting about baking -- of your own?  ;-)

2 comments:

  1. DeeDee what great cards you and the other have come up with. Some great inspiration. I haven't had a pie yet, but I did make a pumpkin crunch the other night YUM!!! it was an easy peasy recipe and I served it with whipped cream (not home make though). Now I've got to go get something sweet to eat. Maybe it will be dessert first tonight. LOL I have been using a lot of your darling images and sentiments (puns too) for cards that I am making for Cards for Hospitalized Kid. You are making very easy for me to make cards for children now.- thank you. Enjoy your upcoming week.

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  2. I so enjoy seeing what the DT members make with your images! The cards are adorable, but I'm really touched with the story about your family tradition! Hi 5's to your son for wanting to carry that through into adulthood! Way to go Mom - you've made a lasting impression and weren't even aware! Gotta love that :)

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