August 26, 2007

An Apple A Day . . . { Stampin' Up! Give Thanks }

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. An onion a day should take care of everyone else! :)

I saw this funny sentiment on Splitcoaststampers and printed it on my pc to use for this card. This is a fun card design, but a little tricky to photograph. In the first picture, I had to tape the card closed so you can see how it looks before you open it. The second picture shows how it opens to reveal the inside sentiment. This is just a standard 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 card, but the front is folded in half again at 2-1/8". The patterned paper is by the Paper Studio - Harvest Stripes.

The bucket of apples is from the Stampin' Up! "Give Thanks" set. I've colored it with prismacolor pencils and blended with gamsol. I wasn't sure of the correct shading on the apples, but they do look like apples, right? :)

I'm having a lazy weekend here and haven't accomplished much more than getting the laundry done. Yesterday, I did take my little dachshund Lilly for a walk and we both pooped out before the end of the trail. I guess we're out of shape, huh?!

The weather is still pretty warm and humid here, but windy today and it just seems like Autumn is in the air. I guess that's what inpired this card today. Hope you like it!

Wishing you all a warm and sunny Sunday! Smiles, Pam :)

Quote for Today ~

"If I had known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself." - Jimmy Durante


pescbrico said...

LOL, it's really funny! I think I will have to translate this one and use it! I allready have to SU set for it! I love your coloring and the layout of your card!

Sharon in NE said...

Great sentiment. The Harvest Stripes is wonderful paper for that image and fall.

That's my 85 yr old mother's favorite quote!...that and she wants this one on her tombstone: "I told 'em I was sick." She's so warped....its a wonder I turned out normal. ;)

Alex said...

Love that card Pam! Great sentiment - too true - LOL! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Jami Speidel said...

I really should try this layout... Love the pp, great fall colors. (BTW made homemade strawberry ice cream last night ;)

Anonymous said...

You make absolutely great cards!
They all look very good! You are
VERY talented!


Lesa said...

Sweet perfection Pam. Makes me want to go apple pickin'. Can I borrow your muse please? hehehe

Alhambra Club said...

This is lovely, the pattern paper and your coloring is wonderful.

Jody Morrow said...

GREAT card! I love your coloring!

thimbles bobbins paper and ink said...

What a great layout and colors. You are so good with greens! I just love this image and the whole card ties together perfectly.

laurie serino said...

Great card !! Love the way your cool coloring matches the paper !!

Michele Kovack said... the colors and the fold of this card!

Anonymous said...

I had seen some discussion on Z fold cards on Splitcoast, I think this is the best example I've seen to date! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome card!