Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pumpkin Thank You


This week's Retro Sketch proved quite the challenge and I would have given up if it weren't for these cute pumpkins.  They are so easy to make and you can vary how "fat" or "thin" you want them to be.  I had to go with the skinny version so they would all fit on the panel.  Unfortunately, in my frustrated state, I forgot to sponge the edges a bit so they are a bit "flat", but I still love them :)

Soon enough the kids and I will be heading out to a local farmer's you-pick pumpkin patch.  Now that the kids are older, trips to the big pumpkin patch with the hay ride etc. isn't high on their list.  They grow up sooo quickly....    Though I must admit, going on class field trips to the pumpkin patch when it's pouring rain out is not something I miss a whole lot!  Digging pumpkins out of the mud for the four or five kids in your car pool was not my idea of a good time.  Thankfully, that aspect of the trip was always overshadowed by the big smiles and excitement on the faces of the kids as they thanked you for helping them find their perfect pumpkin :)   Oh, and I almost forgot, my daughter would always want to get a small pumpkin for our cat so he wouldn't feel left out.  Good memories...rain and all :)

Thanks for visiting and hope your pumpkin picking day is a dry one!



What's In It?
Stamps: Celebration of Thanks (Verve) 
Paper:  Only Orange, Mellow Moss, Early Espresso, Kraft 
Ink:  Black 
Accessories:  Small Oval Punch (Stampin' Up), Scalloped Border Punch (Stampin' Up) Twine, Button, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

14 comments:

Lynn said...

Love the story about your cat...too cute! The pumpkins are divine! I love what you did with the sketch!

June K said...

Love your cute pumpkins. Small oval punch, huh? OK, I have one.

Maureen said...

what sweet little curly vines! You are reminding me that I need to make a special card for the owners of the pumpkin patch we will visit at the end of the month. We've always had good weather (knock on wood!) and get to walk down by the river and see the salmon and eagles. It's so beautiful it looks fake!

Lesley said...

The pumpkin's curly vines are adorable Marisa! Love the clean look too. Awesome card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So fun! Love the bright orange against the white~

Benzi said...

Oh, you've gone CAS..love the pumpkins and curly vines. Too cute!!!
There's nothing like rainy day fun with the kids...memories to last a lifetime.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

EEH! Love this! Love the little pumpkin twirls and pop of black!!!

nwilliams6 said...

Marisa, this is adorable! Love your pumpkins and that sketch is sooo great. Makes me want to do one too. Fun, fun, fun! Now I am craving pumpkin pie - LOL! Hugz!

Vickie Z said...

Those pumpkins are perfect. Love the curly cue leaves!!

Katina said...

Love your 'flat' pumpkins Marisa - they look fab on that layout and really stand out from the white space. Gorgeous!
xx

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous and festive. I LOVE your cute pumpkins. Great design.

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Absolutely FANTASTIC Marisa! Love those pumpkins! Thank you so much for playing with us at RetroSketches this week!

Christina said...

I love this darling CAS design! Your pumpkins with their curlicue vines are so adorable. Hope you have a great time at the pumpkin patch!

Betty Wright said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this trio of sweet punchy pumpkins, Marisa! You had me at those adorable paper curly ques! SWEET card!