A Pumpkin Patch 48

Mona Pendleton | Monday, October 11, 2010 @ 8:32 AM | ,

Happy Columbus Day! After a long weekend on call, I have the day off from work-YIPEEEE!!! I made this card for this week's JustRite Friday Challenge 039 which is is all about giving thanks.  Sharon is challenging us all to ink up our JustRite stampers and make a Thanksgiving or thank you card or project!
I made this card to coordinate with a tag that I made for last week's JustRite 038 challenge. I was in the midst of the Waltzingmouse Stamps release so I did not share this tag on my blog. I inked up the pumpkin patch image from Autumn Blessings Borders & Centers with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the images using the Copic Markers shown in the photo below. I love the versatility of JustRite stampers - these awesome images are interchangeable, making it easy to mix & match images & sentiments. You can create various projects such as cards, tags, scrapbook pages...Not to mention the fact, that so many fit perfectly with Spellbinders™ die templates! ;)
Both pumpkin patch images were cut/embossed using a S4-112 Classic Ovals SM die template. On the card, I layered the image using a S4-110 Classic Ovals LG then adhered it on top of a beautifully ornate stamped frame which is from Give Thanks Nested Frames.

These are the Copic Markers used on this project:
It's that time of year when the yummy seasonal bread mixes start to appear on the grocery store shelves. I admit, I don't bake this Pumpkin bread from scratch. I use a kit from Libby's following the instructions with the addition of a handful of chopped candied ginger chunks :) SCRUMPTIOUS everytime!
Over the past two weeks, my step children were on Fall break and we usually take a road trip pilgrimage to Disneyland. However, this year, Scott (my hubby) hurt his back, so we enjoyed a staycation in Phoenix just relaxing, enjoying the local restaurants & our home :) This photo was taken last year and I am afraid it may be the last time we go as a family :( Connor and Meredith are now 15 and 13. I think the look on Connor's face says it all! They both have expressed no interest in visiting either Disney parks as they have been to both numerous times & they believe they are too old! I think this is difficult for Scott - as he realizes his babies are growing up :(
Thanks so much for visiting! How are you spending Columbus Day?

Supplies Used:
Stamps: JustRite Autumn Blessings Borders & Centers, Give Thanks Nested Frames
Die Templates & Machine: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® S4-110 Classic Ovals LG, S4-112 Classic Ovals SM, S4-111 Classic Ovals LG, Borderabilities® S4-239 Classic Scalloped Border Petites, GC-001 Grand Calibur
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48 Sweet Comments So Far:

Debbie said...

So sweet and yummy, Mona! Yes, it's hard to let them go when they get to that age that it's not 'cool' to hang with the parents any longer :( My sons are 19 and 20 and both in college, so I really treasure the precious moments I have with them these days! We spent their long fall break playing golf, going to a NCSU football game and eating some great dinners out -- just the 4 of us! It was perfect, but went by much too quickly!!

1CardCreator said...

Cute card, cute pic of the kids too. Sorry Scott hurt his back, hope you all enjoy your time together. Maybe the kids will come up with a new tradition. Enjoy. ~Diane

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE this Thanksgiving card! The subtle striped paper is such a great background that really allows your focal point to jump off the page! FAB card! Cute pic of the kids. I say skip Disney and take them to Islands of Adventure in Orlando. BIG kids (and adults) theme park!!

Ros said...

Beautiful set Mona ... love your pumpkins ... and your step children are gorgeous ...

Dawn said...

Wonderful soft colors you used. Love the fun cards, and that bread looks pretty yummy.
Boy those children grow up so fast don't they?

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL MONA!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! and YUM! (I do make my pumpkin bread from scratch and just did friday! LOL! BUT I am gonna have to BORROW your ginger idea.. YUM!!) Oh say it isnt so.. no more Disney.. (my favorite place to go! :) )- That photos is cute of the kiddos!!! Sorry Scott hurt his back.. sounds like you still had a NICE time!!

anya said...

Stunning Mona! I love the color combination.. the orange and sage green really look great together. What a yummy sounding recipe, too!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

beautiful card and tag! love them! your pumpkin bread looks nummy nummy for my tummy :)! thanks for sharing and have a great week! *hugs* steph :)

Lindsay said...

Awesome Mona! I adore that bread wrapping and the card is just too fun! Lovely coloring as well!

Davi said...

Well Mona, You are really tempting us today aren't you?:) Yummy looking bread with that cutie tag! Beautiful card to go along with it.Love the stamped frame and dp.You did a fab job coloring the pumpkin!

Kathy Martin said...

Goodness! What a yummy loaf of pumpkin bread and beautiful card and tag! Great pumpkin image! You rock girl! :)

Heather Jensen said...

Love the pumpkin JR stamp and yummy bread. The bit of twine and pretty embossed border are perfect.
I understand about kids getting older. My son isn't sure he wants to trick or treat this year....and he is only 10. :(

Meredith said...

Too old for Disneyland? Crazy talk...

I think you were there last year at the same time we were! My oldest was only 14 months then, and my littlest was barely a bump on my tummy - how things have changed! We certainly didn't pretend the trip was for anyone but the grown ups!! And now we're already planning our next trip, when we'll treat them to a visit to the Bibbity Bobbity Boutique!!

We've been eating pumpkin bread for weeks also! ;)

Jean Martin said...

Gorgeous Mona!!! I love the colors on this one!!! oooh that bread looks sooo yummy!

Mary Reidel said...

Beautiful Mona! Love the pumpkins and that bread looks yummy! The kids look great! Sorry to hear that they are growing up and not into Disney anymore!

Irene Oden said...

Mona, I love these pumpkins! Your card, tag and bread are gorgeous! Sorry to hear about Scott's back; hope he's feeling better and you guys can do another family trip in the future! I'm sure the kids will come around!

Andrea M said...

Hope Scott feels better soon. Bad backs stink! Great pics of the kiddos!

AWESOME card and tag. Love how the pumpkins just leap of the kraft cardstock! Gaw-juss!!!
Absolutely scrum-diddly-umptious bread!!!! I suddenly have developed a pumpkin bread deficiency and could use some to meet my yumminess requirement :) :) :) I worked for Columbus Day :( One of my coworkers made pumpkin pie for Canadian Thanksgiving which was nice.
Have a good one!!!!

Olivia R said...

So beautiful Mona! Love this card with all your pretty embellishments! Also your tag is amazing which makes your pumpkin bread all the more special! Good luck with the kids; I've been there!

MeredithS said...

Very pretty card and tag! I love how you colored those amazing pumpkins!

Pam Hendricks said...

Stunning gift set Mona! I don't know which I like more, the card, the tag or that yummy pumpkin bread? Looks like the perfect gift! Thanks for sharing your fall break with us; so sorry about your DH hurting his back and your plans changing! Still it is nice that the family can be together no matter where that may be! God bless!

Stacey Pembroke said...

Beautiful thanksgiving card! You colored the pumpkins so nicely and I love stamped frame, the stitching and the nice border! You really know how to put all of that together so perfectly, Mona! Great inspiration! Now if I could only reach into my computer screen and sample your pumpkin bread my night would be complete!!! TFS!

Constance said...

Mona, I love this JR stamp you chose and the beautiful job colouring you did! Exquisite card and tag, really gorgeous! Your pumpkin bread looks delicious with those chunks of candied ginger. Great idea!
Sad to hear about your hubby's back and your trip being cancelled! Hope he is doing better! Your Step kids are gorgeous creatures! Even though they are growing up, I'm sure you guys still can have fun together! Cheers!

Yolanda said...

Lovely card and tag! That JR stamp is perfect for a fall theme! You did an outstanding job bringing it to life with color! Love the tag too! Everything looks yummy!

Millicent Forester said...

Mona, I adore your beautiful card and tag! The pumpkin stamp is gorgeous and I bet your pumpkin bread is scrumptious!

Trudy said...

Very beautiful gift set! I really love that JR stamp and, of course, you have done a magnificent job with the Copics! I would love a taste of that yummy looking bread with the candied ginger chunks!

Mandy Gwelton said...

Mona, your step kids are so cute! it is sad when they grow up but there are so many other phases of their lives that are filled with joy! This card just screams fall! This JR stamp is fantastic! I love the way you framed both so differently! Both the card and tag are stunning! Thanks!

Brianna said...

I love pumpkin bread too! I love this time of year when all the pumpkin bread mixes are available. I usually stock up for the winter/spring but I always seem to run out! Love the card and tag! What a great gift set! Your step kids are gorgeous!

Stella said...

Love your card....gorgeous as always.
And the picture of your step children is priceless. I know what you mean; before you know they are growing up and don''t want to do those things you love to do as a family when they were young. Time flies but I know for sure there will be other lovely moments and events to share. My sons are almost 20 and 23; having them both home and having dinner together as a family is a great moment to make some new beautiful memories!

Tina Mechum said...

Gorgeous card and tag set! You made that JR stamp so beautiful with that awesome coloring! I also love how you package the yummy pumpkin bread! Feel free to send some my way!

Linda Robinson said...

Another awesome card girly.. Your coloring is wonderful..

And any way you slice it Pumpkin Bread is Yummy.. It's so funny to me how kids out grow Disneyland. I know my daughter did also. I just don't get it. Don't they know its the Happiest place on earth.
And I am all about being Happy... Hugs, Linda

Marge said...

What a great fall card & matching tag, Mona! So happy we're finally have more fall-like weather so that we can enjoy the cool AMs & PMs (even if mid-day is still a tad too warm). Looks like you'll need to find a more adult adventure for your stepchildren that you can all enjoy together, until they have their own kids and will once again love the happiest place on earth!

Pammy said...

Beautiful card and tag! You just gotta love that sweet JustRite Stamp! I wish I had your skills with the Copic markers; amazing job coloring! Too bad your stepkids have lost their love of the Happiest Place on Earth (also the most expensive place on earth, lol). I bet they will still want to go but probably in shorter spurts! Sorry about your DH's back; hope he's doing better!

Sheri said...

Mmm! I LOVE pumpkin bread! Looks just great! The matching card is wonderful!

Kat Hill said...

That JR stamp is fabulous, Mona! I like the way you colored it! I also love the stamped frame around it and your, always perfect, stitching! Great card and tag but your pumpkin bread looks divine! Candied ginger sounds like a delicious idea!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful set and the pumpkin bread sounds yummy, Mona! Love how you combined the sets!

I don't think you're ever too old for Disneyland!!

Kerry said...

I think Stephanie is right, you never are too old for DIsneyland/world... They will rediscover it sooner than you think! Tell your DH not to be discouraged!
I absolutely love your card and tag! Beautiful job with the JR stamp! You could make a homemade stamp look magazine quality! TFS!

Betty Wright said...

You card is fantastic and so beautifully colored, Mona! I really heart the touch of single string with button. Goodness, I may need to try that...someone will have to tie my hands behind my back afterward to keep me from adding more, but maybe I could do it. I really heart the look. The bread looks yummy! The commentary about the teens...yes...totally understand. Great looking kids!

Annette Bowes said...

Beautiful creations Mona, gorgeous colouring as always! Yummy looking cake. What a shame no Disney, you will just have to go without them lol! I didn't get to Disney till I was 26 and I loved it! Great looking kids, take careX:)

KathyO said...

Fabulous project, Mona! I think you did an outstanding job coloring this stamp! Both the card and the tag really are priceless and your pumpkin bread looks like it would be worth a trip to Arizona to sample!! LOL! Thanks for the inspiration! Your kids are beautiful!

Silvia said...

This is fantastic! Your coloring is gorgeous and the layout is perfect. The pumpkin bread looks so yummy!!

Beate said...

Gorgeous card and tag.
I know what you mean with the kids. Mine roll their eyes everytime we go somewhere and I whip my camera out. They will thank us later. LOL
Hugs and smiles

Emora Designs said...

So pretty! I love the colors and that tag on the bread is perfect! I'm hungry now! LOL Yummm....

Regan

Mo Hernandez said...

Awesome card with the best looking pumpkins ever! What a great stamp from JustRite! Love the fall colors and the beautiful ornate frame! Great fit for that SB die! Love it!

Emily Taylor said...

Great pumpkins! I love the color and they way your framed them so nicely! Great looking step kids! Sorry to hear about your fall vacation, hope the DH is doing better!

Sharon Harnist said...

Gorgeous Fall projects, Mona -- Love how you used the Nested Frame here! Pumpkin bread is one of my favorites, too!

calicopumpkin said...

What a cute set! I love the stitching you did on the card, and all of your layers are so fantastic!

Hilary Stock said...

I can just taste that sweet pumpkin bread! This gift set looks so inviting! I love that pumpkin stamp and the way you colored it!!! Faublous job!

Brenda said...

Beautiful and yummy at the same time! Love the pumpkin stamp which you colored to perfection! Beautiful step kids too!


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