Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Cammie's Heart to Heart Blog Candy

Hi, everyone! Have you seen the Heart to Heart Blog Candy on Carolyn King (Cammie)'s blog??? HOLY COW -- so many generous companies and individuals donated $1000 worth of prizes! Cammie's grandmother recently passed away after living with Alzheimer's, so she is doing amazing things to help the Alzheimer's Association and caregivers! Gina K. Designs recently released Carolyn's set, Whimsical Autumn. Cammie is giving 100% of the proceeds to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of her grandmother. But she didn't stop there! Since Sunday, September 21, was World Alzheimer's Day, Cammie wanted to do something special for all the caregivers of Alzheimer's patients. In order to have a chance at her AMAZING blog candy, you have to make a card for a caregiver. Here's my card, made with Whimsical Autumn.

The layout is Julee Tilman's Mojo Monday Sketch #54. The paper is from the Botanicabella Collection by Graphic 45 -- I picked it up at my LSS last week. I embossed the red background panel with my Cuttlebug and Leafy Branch embossing folder. I colored the image with a blender pen and SU! inks, then I outlined the image and added a shadow with my Cool Gray Copic marker. I sponged the edges of the image panel with More Mustard ink.

Here's a closeup of the apples -- see how shiny they are? I added some Crystal Lacquer to them after I colored. They look good enough to eat! :)

My husband's grandmother had Alzheimer's, and I have friends who have watched their parents suffer with it. It's a cruel disease, and it affects so many people. If you haven't already visited Cammie's Blog, please do it! She is truly an amazing lady, and she is surrounded by some fantastic and generous friends! Help her help the Alzheimer's Association and the caregivers!

Thanks so much for stopping by today -- have a fantastic day! :)

Stamps: Whimsical Autumn (Gina K. Designs) Ink: Basic Black, More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa, Always Artichoke (SU!) Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White (SU!) Paper: Summer Sonata (Graphic 45) Other: Scallop Edge Punch, Blender Pen, stamping sponge, Rich Regals brads (SU!); Cuttlebug, Leafy Branch embossing folder (Provo Craft); Crystal Lacquer; organdy ribbon; dimensional foam


Donna Baker said...

love your card Christina, your apples look EXACTLY like gala apples - love the shine! that dp is super

Christi Flores said...

This is gorgeous!! Wow!!

Carolyn King said...

Christina--your card is AWESOME....I love it. Thanks so much for participating in the challenge...You my friend are amazing!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! I love the lacquer on the apples. Very cool touch.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Gorgeous card! Love the glossy apples. Thanks for playing my challenge! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Those apples look amazing!!! Wonderful card, Christina!