Friday, January 17, 2014

The Cutest Apple for Valentine's Day!

I am a sucker for cute stamps.  I've given in to the urge on many occasions, and adorable stamps sit on my shelves.  Occasionally on my blog they make an appearance.  The problem is, I try to create (with the cute stamps) in the vein of the super-talented, clean-and-simple gang of crafters out there.  And I usually fail miserably.  It's really hard to change your own 'style' and make it work successfully, isn't it?


I decided to give this l'il apple from Lawn Fawn a chance to play on a "Colleen" card, using my own style.  Hence the doily, twine, button and Liquid Pearls...my go-to basics.



And I am happy to report that this attempt was blog-worthy!  Hope you like it as much as I do.



Stamps: My Silly Valentine - Lawn Fawn Paper: kraft, white - PTI; Real Red, ledger, newsprint - SU Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions Accessories & Tools: Copic markers; circles, scalloped circle punch, flower button - SU; White Opal Liquid Pearls - Ranger; doily - Wilton

17 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooo cute! LOVING that apple and the doily!!!!!!

~amy~ said...

a-dorable.

Leslie Miller said...

This apple looks just as sweet on a Colleen card as it does on an uber-simple card. I love all your Colleen style touches. It's good to stamp what you feel.

Benzi said...

Just cute as can be. I adore the little apple and how you have THAT sentiment on THAT paper. Love it!!!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

A+++ for stepping out of your comfort zone and making a STAH-unning adorable card, Colleen! It is really sweet and CASlicious!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Charlene said...

So adorable!!!

lisa808 said...

Definitely blog worthy! Adorable card. Love the 'Colleen' touches.

Ann Schach said...

Adorable, Colleen! I love the doily and the button!

Lisa said...

I would say this is the clean and simple version of a Colleen card!!! And you know what... I liiiiiiiiiike it!!! Very cute! Your go to basics look right at home here and your design is adorable!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

SUPER CUTE CARD! Your apple is colored wonderfully!

nwilliams6 said...

So cute! I love how fresh and sweet this card is Colleen. Great elements and papers! Hugz!

Ellen said...

Hi Colleen! I know what you mean about stepping out of that comfort zone. But you did a beautiful job on this adorable card! I love it!!!
hugs,
Ellen

~Tammy~ said...

Who says cute has to be cute and simple??? I say create the way you want with what you want!!!! Love this to bits!

Stella said...

I think you did a wonderful job to adapt CAS into your own style. The only thing that matters is that YOU are happy with the result You put love, time and effort in this card. I love it; so cute. It made me smile. And let people talk or think; The doily and liquid pearls go so well with that stamp. Fab design of your card too! XX

Maria said...

So cute and sweet...love it!

Emily Keaton said...

Awww, totally sweet! I love the Colleen treatment you gave that cute little apple. This card is truly delightful!

Sue Lelli said...

I Adore this! Would make a Cute teacher card! Love the paper with the twine!

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