Fall Harvest 46

Mona Pendleton | Friday, October 1, 2010 @ 3:28 AM | ,

Happy October 1st! What is the weather like where you are? Still pretty hot here! I spent my childhood growing up in Upstate New York where I had the pleasure of experiencing all four seasons. I sort of miss the change of seasons - the crisp cool nights and the beautiful colored assortment of Oak & Maple leafs gingerly falling to the ground. Most of all, I miss the Fall Harvest from our garden. I don't have a garden here in Phoenix, AZ for a few reasons: I live on top of a Granite mountain which makes for terrible, hard & rocky soil & one must have more than a green thumb - more like 10 green fingers & toes to grow anything in this heat!
I made this card for this week's Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge where we are being challenged to create a Fall/Harvest themed project using the colors: green, brown, orange/rust and cream. I inked up the seed packet from Seeds of Friendship with VersaMark ink, embossed with white Filigree embossing powder & stamped a few other images on the packet. I created a pumpkin using a combination of S4-140 Petite Ovals Small and S5-023 Mega Ovals LG die templates. Using S7-107 On The Vine Border Grand, I cut/embossed/stenciled a lil' vine trim for the pumpkin.
Having my special affection for tags, I added a lil' one that was cut/embossed using the S4-081 Tags Five die template then stamped with a sentiment & a few flourishes from the Seeds of Friendship set. That's all I have for today. Thanks for looking & Be Sweet!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Flourishes Seeds of Friendship
Die Templates & Machine:  Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® S4-140 Petite Ovals Small, S5-023 Mega Ovals LG, Shapeabilities® S4-081 Tags Five, S7-107 On The Vine Border Grand, GC-001 Grand Calibur

***Mark your calender for:
Saturday, October 2nd - Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge & World Card Making Day
Monday, October 4th - 6th - Waltzingmouse Stamps October Previews Begin
Thursday, October 7th - Waltzingmouse Stamps DT Blog Waltz
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46 Sweet Comments So Far:

Stella said...

You finsished your post with "That's all for today". Well; it's more than enough. It's gorgeous; as always. And it was more than enough to nearly let me fall off my chair.... :)
Have a wonderful day!

june lanum said...

Mona, no surprise but this card is gorgeous, I ordered this set of stamps or I think it is this set. Should get it today I hope it is this set.

Laurel said...

You are amazing! this is gorgeous!

Ros said...

A pure pumpkin delight! ... adore it

Debbie said...

Mona, GASP!!! This is STUNNING! I {heart} that Flourishes stamps set -- it's simply amazing! Your card design came together flawlessly! Thanks for joining us this week for my 'Harvest Home' challenge - well done :)

I grew up in Upstate NY TOO! The seasonal changes were lovely, but I don't miss the snow and cold! We've lived in the south for the past 16 years and I love it ... still get slight seasons changes, but not those drastic cold temps! It's still in the 80/90's up to this week, but with the tropical storm blowing through the past two days, I think we've turned the corner and will begin to get some cooler fall temps now!

Fabby project ... love your work :)

Davi said...

OH my goodness Mona this is sooo fabulous!! All the layers are wonderful, so much to feast on. :) I love that pumpkin with all the cool texture!! Oh yes, you can garden but have to raise the beds and do it in the winter.:)

GabrielleH said...

Wow, Mona! Wow!! Love the fall theme and that stamp set is awesome! Love that On the vine die set and the colors you chose are so fabulous! Have a great weekend!

Brianna said...

Gorgeous fall card! Those pumpkins are awesome!

Pattie said...

This is absolutely stunning! I am in awe of your talent!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just gorgeous, Mona! LOVE how you made your pumpkin! Can you believe yesterday was 107?!

Dawn said...

Adorable pumpkin! Love the texture you added-makes it very realistic.
I always enjoy your details -great card.
I understand about growing things in the heat. Glad I live in the Midwest now so I can garden. I don't enjoy raking leaves very much, it is a lot of work.

sweet craf-tea chick said...

your card is so gorgeous, mona! that satin trim is so yummy! love the papers, colors, and lace. wonderful elements! thanks for sharing and have a great friday and weekend!! *hugs* steph :)

Helen Watanabi said...

Sooooooo beautiful, Mona! Love the pumpkins! I feel like fall is really here now! TFS!

Emily Keaton said...

What a beautiful creation! I love your lace trim and stitching :)

Chris said...

Wow, Mona, how do you handle that kind of heat? Doesn't sound fun but I bet you love the winters there! Not much gardening for me... Not enough time in the day... Anyways, your card is so delightful! Those pumpkins are so realistic looking and I love the stitching and your tag! Great sentiment stamp too! Thanks!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That pumpkin is way too cute! Love your seed packet stamp too! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

Meredith said...

Beautiful, as always!! I like the colour of orange you used, it's perfect - not too bright, not too red, but perfectly fall. I had you in the back of my head yesterday as I whipped out a bunch of cards - "Hmm.. what would Mona do with this?" ;)

Julie Ranae said...

Fab job my friend! Love the color of that pumpkin. I need to take you and Scott to the apple orchard here in town for some hot cider donuts and a piping hot cup of coffee!

anya said...

This is a fantastic card! So beautiful, Mona! Fall is my favorite season - I'm sorry you're missing it!!

1CardCreator said...

What a beauty Mona! I love the embossed pumpkin and the signature tag is so cute! I love how you used the leaves die and the lace is sweet! Our garden here in Michigan was done by the end of July! It was so hot here my tomatoes came in 1 month early! If we lived closer I'd send you some! ~Diane

Karla said...

Mona I really love your pumpkin, especially how you embossed it to give it a nice texture! Also, love the pretty stamps you used! This really makes me excited for fall! Thanks!

Liz Carnelli said...

Love this card! Great colors that just scream fall! You alway make my jaw drop Mona! You also have the best looking blog now! So easy to use and lots of pretty things to see here!

Monique said...

I am in Love with this card.. I think it one of my favorite from your collection. The Seeds of Friend ship is a must get for my collection.. As for my weather.. Today is a blusterous fall day.. I have 30 acres on the river with bright orange and yellow leaves flying around me like Winnie the pooh!! lol.. I will add in we have already had snow to!! Crazy weather by the Rockey Mountains lol. Have a fantastic weekend Mona :) Hugs

LaurieJ said...

I love your card!! Being a gardener, it speaks to me. I'm especially impressed with how you created the pumpkin out of ovals dies - SO creative! I'm in the Midwest and the high forecast for tomorrow is only 56. Fall is definitely in the air.

Pammy said...

Beautiful fall card, Mona! Your pumpkins are beautiful! Love this Seeds of Friendship stamp set! You present it so well! It is starting to feel like fall here, thank God! I would die in your temps!

Silvia said...

Just adorable. Love all the embossing and the little tag with the sentiment. I love Fall too! You did (as always) a terrific job with the challenge. The pumpkins are beautiful... Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Martin said...

Mona...I ADORE this card! :)

Lora DeJardins said...

Love your beautiful fall card! Those pumpkins are so neat looking with the nice ovals and the embossing! It gives it such depth! Nice idea! It's been pretty rotten weather hear in CT. I think we might be finished with all the rain but there is a definite chill in the air! Wish I were in sunny AZ!

Lora DeJardins said...

OMG, I just noticed on your little weather widget that it is 103 degrees for you right now! OMG! I take back what I just said about wishing I were in AZ. It's October for Christ's sake!!!!! LOL!

Jean Martin said...

This is sooo beautiful Mona! How do you do it?! Every card is just so beautiful. Thank you so much for the inspiration! I also love your pictures! Do you use a light box or LED lights? They're always so bright and gorgeous!

Sue Hester said...

Mona you always inspire me with the most creative designs! I love how you made this pumpkin and you are the master of these SB dies! I think this card is phenomenal! Love the stamp set soooooo much! Jean is right all your photos come out so perfectly. Very professional presentation, always!

Heather Jensen said...

Love the cute embossed pumpkins and white seed pack stamp. Maybe I will find more Spellbinders Tuesday when we go to JoAnn's.
I didn't know you grew up in NY. I bet they had a beautiful fall. :)

Kerry said...

Mona, I really do love your beautiful pumpkin! That embossing adds so much! I will have to give that a try! Also the Seeds of Friendship set is awesome! I need to get that! I can't believe it is still 99 deg. in your neck of the woods at this hour! Crazy! Love that widget!

PaperMomma said...

Gorgeous card, Mona! I adore that pumpkin! Have a fun weekend and stay cool!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHH! This is beautiful! Just love all the details you put into your cards! LOVE LOVE LOVE it:) Love that lace too! FAB job, Mona;)

Dawn said...

Hi Mona! Love this card! Makes me want to get out in my garden and plant some pumpkins! It's getting cooler! Absolutely gorgeous pumpkin you created with those ovals! Very cool technique! I also love how you added the embossing for effect! Thanks for sharing your amazing creativity with us!

Millicent Forester said...

Faby card Mona! Your pumpkin is so incredible! I love the embossing and the die cut vine! Beautiful project as per your usual!. Happy weekend!

Yvonne Dalhammer said...

Awesome pumpkin! Gorgeous card! Way to hot in your neck of the woods for me! Starting to feel like fall here! Have a great weekend!

Jan Hirsch said...

What a fabulous pumpkin, Mona! Love how you embossed it too! Looks so real! Also love how you designed the face; looks like a vintage seed packet! Those stamps are wonderful! Great job!

Marge said...

Wow, I believe I stopped by briefly the other day to see this & got pulled away & forgot to come back! Glad I did come back, as this is just sooo AWESOME! LOVE it!!! Every time I'm here I'm reminded again how much I NEED that Tags Five die too! Going to have to do something about it soon!

Betty Wright said...

WOW! Totally scrumptious and fabulously detailed, Mona! I just heart your style and the whole look of this card! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC)!

Andrea M said...

This is amazing!!! Love that stamp set and I adore how you made the pumpkin with the ovals!!! The lace is such a pretty accessory! Just a gorgeous card!!!!

Mirna said...

You have been so busy with these last few cards! All are gorgeous! This one is my favorite! I love the way you made the pumpkin out of those ovals and add the embossing and distressing! So perfect, Mona! What an inspiration! The weather here in southern Idaho is still nice and sunny during the day but our nights are getting into the 50's and even some 40's! Fall is just around the corner! Have a fantastic week!

Emora Designs said...

I LOVE this card! The colors are beautiful! All the textures and dimension is just great!

Regan

PaperLover said...

Hear that noise? My jaw dropping and hitting my keyboard!!!! You are amazing!
Forgot to mention earlier that I am really loving' your new blog design! I don't think I've seen another papercrafting blog this nice!

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey sweet friend...sorry I'm a bit behind these days!!! Your FTTC card is FANTASTIC...what a fab design!!! The pumpkin stole my card...I love the embossed dotts :)!!! Thank you for joining us this past week..hope to see you again tomorrow!?! Hugs ~S~


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