Monday, October 3, 2011

Magazine Monday


It seems like it's taken me forever to get to this point. And, granted it's Monday evening before I'm getting the card up... let's just say life still isn't slowing down. I'm like an expectant father every time my phone rings or I get a text message I fear it's my daughter telling me to head for Nashville. Yep, we're still waiting on the granddaughter. But technically she isn't due to make an appearance til around the 14th, so we have some time.

This week's card was inspired by Michelle Boyer. Rather than go back to an old magazine, I decided to periodically pick up a new one and showcase a current artist or technique. She is in the Fall 2011 issue of Paper Creations (pg. 33). My copy pretty much fell open to this page. Combined with the fact I had the perfect image from

an kit swap I'm in at SCS, it just seemed to fall together. Oh yeah, and my challenge on the Stamp2Spend thread at SCS this week was to incorporate APPLES and CINNAMON... but the cinnamon had to be done in such a way that it scented the card - like a scratch n sniff.

So here's the card I came up with:

I think it's the energy-saving bulb that gave this a yellow cast. It really is Very Vanilla.
The image is from The Greeting Farm as are the apples. I water-colored the image with Derwent watercolor pencils. I colored the apples red and embossed them with a mix of Red Tinsel embossing powder and ground cinnamon. The image and the apple paper in the upper-left corner were from the kit swap, everything else came from my stash. The only thing I did different from Michele is where I have the all green background, she used 2 different DP papers in a top half, bottom half LO. She also used a vanilla strip where I have the polka dot and the sentiment was stamped directly onto it. I raised the image, vintage label and the apple in the upper corner with pop dots.

Creative Blessings!


  1. Thank you, Kelly! You're so sweet! Very cute card! :)

  2. Very cute & sweet~~
    There are also white energy-saving bulb. Same price.