Apple Cider Time and MIM #135


We just returned from a fabulous trip to Seattle, WA and Victoria, BC. Everyone said to plan on rain but we squeaked into beautiful weather. On our last day we made a trip to the Merridale Cider Apple Orchard on Vancouver Island. I had NO idea that cider can be made like wine.

We sampled some wonderful ciders and had this Charcuterie Platter of house cured meats, local artisan cheese, marinated olives, pickles and mustard for an appetizer.

We finished the lovely meal with the BEST apple pie and ice cream of course!

We walked around the orchard which them gave me my inspiration for this weeks MIM #135 Layered Emboss Resist. Nothing talks fall better than apples. 

I used the Mighty Oak cover plate as a stencil for the embossed leaves and the background is Text Style II.

I decided that I would keep the tree trunk white. I thought it was a little more unexpected. Did I make the right choice?

For the inside I used Thanks All Ways and the border from Apple Prints. I will put this one in the mail to thank our hosts for a wonderful trip! I hope you are having a wonderful week. ~Rhonda

Thanks card
stamps: PTI - Apple Prints, Mighty Oak, BB: Text Style II, Thanks All Ways
paper: PTI - Classic Kraft, Scarlett Jewel, Stamper's Select White
ink: Classic Kraft, Scarlett Jewel, Harvest Gold; Versamark
dies: PTI  Mighty Oak Cover Plate, Apple Prints
other: PTI twine; Tim Holtz distressing tool,


  1. Sounds wonderful Rhonda! Loved your posted pix. Your card is beautiful inside and out, love the white tree against the fall colors! Unfortunately I'm craving apple pie!

  2. nice card! this is one of the best cards I've seen using that tree, and the harvest gold with that red is a great combo.
    (PS like the apple pie pic!)

  3. Gorgeous, rustic creation! I love the inside work too~

  4. love the tree image, great fall card love your pictures too.

  5. Lovely card! Love the pictures of your trip too!

  6. beautiful card- I think the gratefulness for the nature around us is the main thing I love about PTI products. Glad you had a wonderful trip.


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