Saturday, September 25, 2010

Slick Apples and Football Fields

It's not very often that granddaughter Bailey comments on cards I make. She is usually more interested in digging through my embellishments and creating her own cards. And when it comes to Bailey cards - ALL cards require bling - LOTS of bling.

I was working on this trio of caramel apples for some future application to a card. I had finished coloring and the application of Ranger Glossy Accents had fully dried and the completed image was sitting - unattached and non committed to any card in particular. She was fascinated with the glossy effect on the apples. She asked how I did that, she'd pick it up, set it down, pick it back up.

Well it was her 12th birthday Thursday so I used the apples to make her birthday card. It was a hit and now she can run her fingers over the glossy fruit whenever she wants. It may be an atypical birthday card but for her it was perfect.

Glossy Greetings~Base card - edges distressed with Tim Holtz Fired Brick
~Layer of My Mind's Eye Deena's Penny Lane
~Layer of red paper
~Free digital image by Fire Cracker Designs by Pamela printed on white PaperTrey cardstock; colored with Copics and coated with Ranger's Glossy Accents edges torn and smudged with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo
~Twine and button embellishments
~Sentiment printed on ink jet - edges colored with Fired BrickChallenges
Shabby Tea Room - photo inspiration
2S4Y - sketch
Paper Sundaes - Fall (nothing says fall to me like fresh caramel juicy crunchy apples)
Copic Creations - Shading (the apples are shaded and there is shading under the apples giving them a grounded appearance

I'm off to attend the Homecoming Game. It's a crisp fall day - intermingled with pouring rain! But how can I resist the Homecoming of not only my employer but my Alma mater? I have my outdoor voice primed and ready! Go Chargers!
All good wishes,


  1. So cute and just yummy looking! I know she loved it.

  2. Yummy! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week :)

  3. They look delicious! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room!

  4. pretty card and those apples look delish!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


  5. What a cute card!
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y

  6. Hi Nancy, What a wonderful card, I love it! and thanks for the sweet comments on my blog. Today would have been my mom's 93rd birthday, so I am not sure how old my Mamaw would have been. My mom was the 4th child and I was a third. But I do have fond memories of her, as she and I always got up at 5am to make the rolls and she had a fabric closet we could get into and use any fabric we wanted as long as it wasn't yardage that had not been cut. There were lots of grandkids, but she sewed and quilted for all of us. So of course I have lovely memories!

  7. Yum, Candy Apples! Perfect for our fall challenge :) Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!


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