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Round 4: The Apple Queen of Wenatchee, WI

Round 4: The Apple Queen of Wenatchee, WI

I wrote a little faux-news story to explain where this kit came from, but it was too long and broke the preview. So it's in the first comment. Small towns are *totally* inspiring.

Lots of people live in my head. It comes from growing up in a *really* small midwest town, where these great little festivals (and crazy happenings) aren't all that uncommon. But we do have some awesome apple pie recipes, boyhowdy.

I started out making a mini for this, and it sort of...grew. In this kit are 27 papers, a full hand-drawn alpha, two quickpages (couldn't decide which I liked better, and they kind of go together...), and two dozen elements including:

* a hand-drawn crown and beauty queen sash

* an apple pie

* three apple monogram stickers

* an apple blossom

* a pie, because HELLO, *PIE*.

* a cut green apple

* an apple tree and small red apple for filling it up

* a small journal card and a frame

* really messy stitching

* a contestant's bouquet and a loose flower from the scuffle

* a circle frame, and 3 circle ornaments

* apple parenthesis

* a bow

* one bit of /"Apple of my Eye/" word art

Better, there's also a PDF/printable pie box so you can share the apple pie goodness with friends. Just print, cut, fold, glue, and fill with pie. Mmm. Pie.

PREVIEWS are HERE, of the box, both QP and the kit:


download the piebox project here:


Both QP and a few papers are downloaded here: http://www.4shared.com/file/tg8YXHPw...pers1-QPs.html

The whole shebang can be nabbed here:




ENJOY! (And thanks for voting my particular brand of crazy forward this far, y'all!)


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by Josie O'Connell

Star-Gazette Staff Writer

WENATCHEE (REUTERS) -- For more than forty years, Wenatchee's annual Apple Festival has drawn people from all over the state to celebrate the town's official fruit. The Festival is a weekend-long revel through the apple orchards, with rides for the kids, live music by the Apple Barrellers, and more pie-eating contests than one would deem healthy.

This year, said Jerry Baxter, Wenatchee's 72-year-old Apple Mascot, the usual highlight of the Festival -- the Apple Queen annual pageant -- was a scene unseen in the four decades of its existence.

"It was mayhem," Baxter said, still nursing a few contusions from his fall, "The Apple Princesses were waiting to find out who was runner up, and I was just standing there in my apple costume like I do every year, ready to crown the new Queen, and apparently, they just weren't too keen on having Mary Alice win."

Mary Alice Simpson, 18, was barely crowned before the second runner up, Tiffany Johnson, also 18, snatched the crown and ran. Observers say she was yelling incomprehensibly, but they think it had to do with her version of "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" being better than Simpson's. In the scuffle, Baxter was knocked from the stage, but luckily, the heavily-padded apple suit kept him from being seriously harmed.

A new crown has been issued to Simpson, who declined comment.

sssshhhhh....it's a secret....

#1 Wed September 22, 2010 01:04


theStudio QC CT
Love your commentary. So funny.

But love your hand-drawn elements even more. Thank you for this awesome mini? kit and good luck in the contest.
#2 Wed September 22, 2010 01:57


theStudio Warhol
Oh, this is too funny! Is it ok to copy - paste your article to keep with the kit, or is it included?
#3 Wed September 22, 2010 04:21


Chit Cat
Love the elements and the QPs.
#4 Wed September 22, 2010 06:01


theStudio Scribbler
Thanks, allergy_mom! You can totally copy-paste it if you'd like. If I'd been thinking, I'd have put it in the kit, but it was two a.m. when it uploaded. LOL!

#5 Wed September 22, 2010 06:23


theStudio Scribbler
ALSO! Note to everyone until I can get it figgered out:

The preview links are broken. They're right, but the vB is trying to parse the and-sign (ampersands). If you delete the part of the URL that comes up that says "amp;" (with the semicolon after it), leaving JUST the /&/ symbol, it goes right to the preview.

Go figure. Technology. Hrmf.

(edited to add: Or, duh. I could just give the link to the main album, right?


There we go. Will fix the post in a moment. :>)

#6 Wed September 22, 2010 06:25


theStudio Scrapper
This is so fun! Thank you.
#7 Wed September 22, 2010 07:35


theStudio Artist
LOL love this! you went all out for this challenge! great job!
#8 Wed September 22, 2010 07:40


theStudio QC CT
Awesome!! Good luck!
#9 Wed September 22, 2010 07:48


theStudio Artist
wow, this is so creative, amazing job with everything and you made such a wonderful kit also, love your hand drawings!!!
#10 Wed September 22, 2010 07:54


theStudio Scribbler
That is real art. You are a master at hand drawings!
My blog:

#11 Wed September 22, 2010 07:56


theStudio Artist
That pie doodle is WONDERFUL!!! And the rest...but that really caught my eye!

Jennifer aka Knittinjen

#12 Wed September 22, 2010 08:33


theStudio Scribbler
Thanks, guys!

(And, uh, yeah. I'm kind of an overachiever. Also known as a Great Big Giant Nerd. The only reason I didn't put in the four (!!!) other QPs and the recipe card blanks/apple recipes is because I kind of thought people would be getting mighty sick of me and my crazyapples. LOL!)

#13 Wed September 22, 2010 08:34


theStudio Designer
ROFL!! I had to laugh at the story, and as usual sweetie, your doodles are fabulous!! love it!

#14 Wed September 22, 2010 09:19


theStudio Artist
So nice. You really had me laughing with the Apple Queen tale.


#15 Wed September 22, 2010 10:47


theStudio Warhol
Very nice job :-)
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#16 Wed September 22, 2010 14:20


theStudio Scribbler
I Ab-solutely adore your artwork!!! Can't wait to download. Loved your Apple story Good luck!
#17 Wed September 22, 2010 14:28


theStudio Rembrandt
love this ! so creative..love your commentary..
#18 Wed September 22, 2010 17:23


theStudio Warhol
Amazing!! I love your hand-drawn ellies, especially the crown. I have a little princess at home that would absolutely love to wear that!!
#19 Wed September 22, 2010 18:15


theStudio Scribbler
love the doodly-ness of it!

#20 Wed September 22, 2010 21:56

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