Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Playing With Pumpkins

Each year I grow pumpkins in my garden.  I never use them for food but I get a kick out of seeing them grow, develop and see the bright orange balls among the dying leaves of the plant.  One year my smallest pumpkin was 42 pounds.  So fun to give these to my grandchildren.  I'm not sure why the pumpkins did not do well this year - only a few and not very big. But enough for decorations. While thinking about pumpkins and big pumpkins, I came up with an idea for the sketch at Your Next Stamp.
See those BIG pumpkins on the Kraft base?  Well, you are right - how could you miss them?!  They are digital images by Doodle Pantry.  And the main image and sentiment are also Doodle Pantry.  I love how this turned out!  The pumpkins are from the set "Pumpkins" and the main image is from the set "Harvest Bounty".  I used the precolored versions of both.  After enlarging the pumpkins and printing them, I fussy cut them and glued them onto the cardstock.   The main image is backed with Chocolate Brown.
Oh, BTW, here is the sketch:

Simon Says Monday - Tammy's inspiration
Kraft Journal - button
Paper Makeup - leaves
Party Time Tuesday- pumpkins
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Perfect Sentiment - layered thanksgiving
Craft 4 Eternity - cinnamon
2 Sisters - fall fun
Ribbon Carousel - fall
House of Gilli - fall
Your Next Stamp - sketch and photo inspiration
Get Inky - fall colors


  1. Fabulous card the image is simply gorgeous. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at The Perfect Sentiment. We look forward to seeing you again.

  2. Wow. Gorgeous card. love your coloring and fussy cutting of the pumpkins in the background. Thanks for playing at Paper Makeup Stamps.

  3. Such a pretty and colorful Autumn card! Thank you for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. ~Michelle

  4. Marsha, this is gorgeous! I love those digital images. Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge.
    Hugs, Julie, DT member

  5. Thinks such a great card ! Love those pumpkins ! Thank you so much for joining us at Pile it On Challenges !


  6. Fabulous card Marsha! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  7. Oh, I love the way the main image is echoed with your background. Gorgeous! Thank you so much for your participation and support and for sharing your inspiration with us at Word Art Wednesday. We're so glad you joined us and hope you come back often!
    Diane Noble
    Word Art Wednesday (DT)

  8. Wow, yet another great card, I love your take on the sketch, just stunning! Thanks again for joining us at YNS!

  9. The kraft sets off those images just perfectly - very clever !! Thanks for sharing with us, and our readers at The Kraft Journal this week !!

  10. Hi Marhsa!
    Another fabulous card! It's SO pretty, and I'm grateful to have you share with us. I need you to email me to claim your prize from last week's challenge. I wasn't sure if you had seen that you were a winner, but I hope to hear from you soon!
    Word Art Wednesday

  11. Marsha I love how you used the pumpkins as part of the background, lovely card!

  12. What a fun card! Love the image and great colors!
    Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at The Kraft Journal!!

  13. Another great card ! Tks for joining again the Fall Challenge at the House of Gilli Blog !

  14. Beautiful project! Thanks for blessing us at Word Art Wednesday with your talents!

  15. Love the way you used the sketch. Thanks for joining us at PTT.

  16. Love the vivid colors. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiments. Good luck and please join us again soon.

  17. Love these images together, makes for a wonderful fall card, Nicely done!

  18. I love how you've used the pumpkin images for the back ground shapes! Thank you for sharing your talent at Your Next Stamp challenge!

  19. Lovely card ... the image is beautifully colored, and the pumpkin shapes in the background is a perfect match. Thank you for playing along with Your Next Stamps Monthly Challenge.
    Ruza, YNS Designer

  20. Love your take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at Your Next Stamp!

  21. What a gorgeous background and wonderful idea. Just beautiful!