Monday, October 12, 2009

Individual Caramel Apple Kits

I had seen this idea on another blog and thought it would make a wonderful teacher gift for fall.  This weekend my family attended a local fall festival.  I loved it so much I decided this was the perfect time to make these little kits. 

Instead of the individual caramels, I included a single serving caramel apple dip cup.  I also threw in a bag of peanuts and a stick to complete the kit.

I used Staz-On ink and various Stampin' Up! ink pads with a blender pen to watercolor my little guy.  Sorry for the lame backdrop - it was Midnight when I finished these guys, and I wanted photograph them before the kids took them into school the next day.

Friday, October 9, 2009

My Sister's Gift

My sister, Sherri, is a true red-head.  She may have been teased as a child, but her locks are something grown women envy.  Because she has brown eyes and red hair (a rare combination, apparently), she looks great in fall colors and anything earthy.  So I chose to go with gold (except for the toggle) and warmer tones.  I found this great crystal combination at Michael's.  It included clear, smokey quartz, pale gold, and a blush pink toned Swarovski crystals.  I thought to pair those with cream and peach Swarovski pearls. 

I thought it was a little difficult to really see the color of the crystals, so I tried taking a shot holding the necklace.  I hope you can see the subtle contrast of colors a little better.