Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cocoa Mouse and Caramel Apples

Today's Sweet 'n Sassy Inspiration challenge is a photo of baskets of apples.  What a perfect excuse to run over to their website and pick up their digital caramel apple image!!

I just love caramel apples.  A decade or so ago, we started shopping for a small second home in the Colorado Rockies.  Each time that we looked in the small mountain town of Frisco, we had to stop at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for their incredible caramel apples.  Within a month of looking, we found a place and, after we closed on it, I happily walked out the front door to head to downtown Frisco (all 3 blocks of it!) to enjoy a caramel apple.  Guess what had closed down?  (I had the same bad luck with a new job in Colorado Springs and a Taco Johns!)

Check out the thick layer of caramel on this card:

Here's the inspiration photo.  My use of apples is obvious, but I also loved the bamboo so included that in the background.

I really like Mojo Monday sketches and I knew my card was meant to be when the sketch fit the caramel apple and even gave me some space for punched apples!

While I was on line shopping this morning, I also picked up another darling Cocoa Mouse image for Christmas.  Come back a little later this morning to see more!

  • Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy digital
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Old Olive, Riding Hood Red and More Mustard CS; Lucky Limeade dsp
  • Ink: Copics
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Stampin' Up border punch, Martha Stewart apple punch, misc ribbon and brads


Helen Dooley said...

I want a bite of that caramel apple. YUM!! Great card.

Jenny said...

ooo how realistic does that toffee apple look, brilliant job with the glossy accents ;)
Fab card Kim and I can see how the photo inspired you. I need that embossing folder :)
Jenny x

H2 :) said...

Sweet card Kim. Love that glossy apple! Fantastic interpretation of the challenge & use of the sketch. :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oh Kim ... what a great story. How disappointing to find that shop had closed down. But ... you have done a fabulous job with the card ... and I love the way you just 'pop on over' and buy ANOTHER stamp image!!! Made me smile! Love the gloss on the apple. Gorgeous! Hugs xx

Bonnie said...

Oh, Kim, I've been wanting a caramel apple and this one has my mouth watering! Well, I'm not too keen on mice in my apples IRL but this little guy is really cute.

Arlene said...

Wow, that candy apple looks real! Love the glossy look...great card! :)

Pauline said...

Oh this is another adorable card, your toffee apple looks scrumptious!

Denise Gutierrez said...

WOW I could sooooo eat that apple right off the card!