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Friday, September 30, 2011

Holiday Peekers are here!

Happy Friday my friends!! Can you smell fall in the air! Where I live is in the rural part of Northwest Maryland, not to far from the PA, WV and VA state lines! I have tree's and hills and pretty soon lots of colors! Fall is my favorite season! I love cooler mornings and evenings but still warm enough to go without a coat on. If you don't like near the eastern mountains I highly suggest you take a trip to visit  mid  October for the colors are just spectacular! You can see some of the trees starting to change their colors now. This weekend kicks off the Apple Festival at South Mountain Fairgrounds in Arendtsville, PA. OMGosh, have you ever had Apple Pizza? Five years ago when I saw the sign for  "Apple Pizza" my nose did one of those turn ups with an ewwwww.  My curiosity got the best of me and I had to check it out! It is to die for!  Now we go to the festival each and every year just so I can have some! It is a flaky  type dough spread out on a pizza pan and topped with apples, sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. Baked until the apples are cooked, but still a little crisp and topped with your choice of either caramel, chocolate, drizzle icing and much more!   If I could send each of you a piece,  I surely would for everyone should be able to taste this awesome, mouth watering,  yummy pizza!

Today SCACD design team is show casing the "Holiday Peekers 2011!" created by Elisabeth Bell exclusively for SCACD.  These cuties are so sweet! I was the lucky one chosen to spotlight "Where On The Tree"  Let me tell ya there is a lot you can do with this sweetie.  When I saw her I wanted a big Christmas tree behind her. I tried making a few and they just didn't cut it! Then I remember I had Christmas Tree Topper's from Flower-Soft which I had to cut down quite a bit but it was exactly what I wanted! Nestabilites circle was used to cut the round Christmas ball out with and I used Versamarker watermark Pen to color the cap of the ball and heat embossed it with gold embossing power,  I replaced the sting on the image with gold string that came with a fruit basket I received. Packages were added the bottom of the photo to give a more realistic look!


Supplies:
  • Basic Grey Nordic Holiday paper
  • Copics: Face E11, E00, E000, Hair: E50, E39, E37,  R59, R37, R35, R32 E21, Shirt: E59. R37. R35. R32., Pants; G28, G24, G21. 
  • Stickles; To her bow
TIP OF THE DAY.  Cleaning Copics. My friend Suzanne Dean showed me a really cool way to clean the tips of my copics. When your pen starts  squeaking across the page and you just filled it. Or your paper starts getting tacky and if you feel the brush it feels tacky. This means probably your brush needs clean. Before I used to take my nibs and soak them in alcohol.  You don't have to do that anymore!! Use an alcohol pad to clean it.  You can purchase them  in any drug store, walmart, CVS, etc. You have all seen these 2 x 2 alcohol pads if you ever receive a shot or had blood drawn, They are used to clean your skin. Simply take your tip while it is still in the marker, lay it onto the alcohol pad and squeeze it with your fingers and thumb. I do it until I see the white of the tip. That's it! It will act like it's brand new.
    The Holiday Peeker 2011 Collection are now available at  Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design OR for those of you in the UK/Europe: Quixotic Paperie!

    You can see lots more inspirations with these cuties by visiting the SCACD store blog to see my sis-tahs awesome and gorgeous creations.
    Last but not least:  Read my post below for an awesome party you do not want to miss with over $800.00 in prizes being given away at The Outlawz

    A big hug to all of my friends for stopping by!!

    13 comments:

    Sharon said...

    It was really worth visiting you today Colleen... that Apple Pizza sounds divine and I can just imaging the taste and the smell thereof...love it! Fall or Autumn as we call it is my fave season too. I digress though... your card is gorgeous as usual. Just another reminder that I need to start with my Christmas cards. hugs Sharon x

    Trina said...

    Your card is adorable, but my mind is focused right now on apple pizza and cleaning my raggedy E21 which has been acting up since last year...

    Alex said...

    This card is BEAUTIFUL!!! What a great scene you created around the image and the gold ornament is wonderful!!!!

    Kim said...

    Oh my goodness Colleen this is absolutely FABULOUS! I LOVE what you did with the ornament...that is soooo darling! Gorgeous scene that you have created! Peeker Fever Rules!!!!
    Big Hugs~
    Kim

    Lorraine said...

    Colleen! Girl, you rocked the sweet image! Your card is awesome! Loving all of the details and the ornament is gorgeous! Oh and you also made me hungry and I got great Copic cleaning tips, too, lol!

    McCrafty's Cards said...

    An absolutely gorgeous card Colleen, I like all the detail.
    Kevin xx

    Crystal said...

    AWWW Colleen this is TOTALLY ADORABLE!!! I LOVE LOVE the ornament such a GORGEOUS scene!!!! Gorgeous creation GF!

    Penny Duncan Creations said...

    I LOVE the ornament!!! It sets off the whole card!!!

    Catherine said...

    This is such a beautiful card Colleen ! Love all the elements, simply gorgeous ! Your Apple Pizza sounds delicious ! I wish I could try it ! Hugs and love from Catherine

    Sheree said...

    What a gorgeous card Colleen! Your layout and colouring is spectacular!!

    Pryn said...

    FABULOUS project Colleen!!! The tutorial ROCKS and I cannot wait to give this a try....what lovely gifts this would make!!! Thank you for sharing :)

    LOVE YOU <3

    Julie's Blog said...

    Wow where to start ... First, I love the card I can almost hear the carols playing lol ... Second, that apple pizza sounds soooo good (it's only a 14hr flight from Australia to USA lol) ... Third, what a great tip for the copic markers ... I'm off to get some alcohol wipes in the morning he he ... Thanks for sharing ... Julie

    Julie's Blog said...

    Wow where to start ... First, I love the card I can almost hear the carols playing lol ... Second, that apple pizza sounds soooo good (it's only a 14hr flight from Australia to USA lol) ... Third, what a great tip for the copic markers ... I'm off to get some alcohol wipes in the morning he he ... Thanks for sharing ... Julie

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