Sunday, June 5, 2011

DDS It's a Boy Thing Challenge

I've decided to do a little twist on the new Doodle Dragon Studios challenge this time. Instead of a card, I chose to do a treat! These are yummy caramel apples from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Yeah, M&M caramel apples are my favorite. I'm so glad Dudley looks good with it!

This week's DDS challenge is "It's a Boy Thing!" which means you can do anything like Father's Day, masculine birthday, a baby boy...whatever boy creative thing you want to do. Then post it over on the Doodle Dragon Challenge by Sunday, June 12th.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (in our area) does these really cool caramel apples with school logos on them. They even do high schools in their school colors too. In the past I've talked alot about BYU. Now it's time to talk about the University of Utah aka "The U". There's a huge, heated rivalry between the two. If you live in Utah, you pretty much have to choose a team (BYU vs U), one or the other, even if you're not interested, you have to pick one. We've always been BYU, but since my son will be attending the U in the fall we're switching teams. What guy wouldn't want this delicious, team spirit apple?

Weird...this is the same exact bear as above except I put a graduation hat on him. These make for great teacher gifts too.

I've given you ideas for Father's Day, team spirit, graduation, and a teacher present. Let's see what you can come up with!


  1. My mouth is watering just looking at them - great idea Kerri!! ~ Jane

  2. Love the caramel apples but love Dudley with his M&Ms the best. What a great idea! I'm going to CASE him for a birthday party. TFS

  3. Adorable... just adorable! How do you think of these ideas.. I'm very impressed!

  4. Kerri- I LOVE this and am attempting to CASE this for my dad and grandfather for father's day tomorrow. I can't figure out how you did the tie for anything. Can you help me please? It is an honor for you to share your work with us. I live in a tiny hole in the wall of Washington. I drove 3 hours to just outside of Portland and then back home just to get caramel apples to do this! No one here does apples except in the fall! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas.

  5. Cari, that's dedication to drive all that way to get apples.

    Here's a great site to help you learn how tie a tie:

    Watch the videos. It makes it sooooo much easier than looking a pictures. For me, the apple stick feels too tricky and skinny to make the tie on. Try using someone's fingers (2) as the neck as you tie it. I used a 1" wide ribbon. Slip the tie over the stick and cinch it. After you attach your image to the stick (mini glue dots), put on the collar. It's a white strip of card stock with a mini glue dot to hold it in the center. Gently crease (but don't make a crease line) the collar to fit the image neck. If all else fails...ask someone who wears ties to tie one for you! Good luck!

  6. Thanks for the help! Check out my duck and bear for Grandpa and Dad. They are still in plastic as they still had a lot of transportation left. I wish the sticks were a little longer, but they loved them! Thanks for letting me CASE your idea. Thanks to Dustin for his images.