Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving Pumpkins, Turkey, and Bears... Oh My!

I saw the inspiration challenge on Stampin' Celebration,

which reminded me of the white craft pumpkins I bought to decorate for Halloween. Well, my Halloween spirit is gone, so onto Thanksgiving in the nick of time.

My daughter is having too much fun carrying the pumpkins and turkey around, so I didn't want to alter them too much. How about a matching card? Am I inspiring myself?

I was also drawn to the upper left picture, like Rochelle, but hopefully my card isn't too much of a CASE. I cut strips of Crumb Cake cardstock and sponged the edges and used direct-to-paper with Soft Suede ink on the "wood planks".

Edit to add: this project won top 3 on Stampin' Celebration - yay!

Stamps: Holiday Best; Paper: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Autumn Traditions DSP; Ink: Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede marker; Accessories: Raffia, Wide Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, Large Oval punch, Small Oval punch, Crop-o-dile, Sponges, Leaves #2 die, Big Shot.

And another project... I saw a picture of some pilgrim and indian bears, created by Charity Lawson for the Portland Regionals Workshop WOW. Oh my gosh, I had to make some! I love decorating the house with seasonal Build-a-Bears, and it had been a while. For the sake of my daughter, right? ;)

I used the Scallop Edge punch for the grass (punch, shift a half scallop, punch again), sponged it, and also sponged the clouds with Whisper White Craft ink. This scene card is going right up on the white board.

Stamps: Season of Friendship; Paper: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Certainly Celery; Ink: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Whisper White craft; Accessories: Sponges, Scallop Edge punch, Corner Rounder punch, Early Espresso ribbon, Hemp twine, Bear die, Beary Essentials die, Beary Love die, Birds & Blooms Sizzlit, Big Shot.

Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

Yapha said...

Oh my gosh, I love your Pilgrim Build-a-Bears!!! I totally have to make some today!! They are too cute!!

Adriana Benitez said...

/all of your projects are wonderful! The bears are so, so cute! Your daughter must love them!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Gorgeous card!! I love the technique you used to creat your "wood planks". And those pilgrim amd indian bears are darling!!! I've avoided the BAB stuff, but that is just too cute!! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Stampin' Celebration Challenge!!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

I love the card---and your bears are cute!

Tanya Boser said...

OMG! Those pilgrims and Indians are adorable! You are so darn clever :)

Linda H said...

I just love build a bear and the are some of the cutest cards I have ever seen with the bears! Fantastic job!

Jen Timko said...

I'm in love with the white pumpkin card (and the pumpkins). Just wonderful!

Shelley said...

The white pumpkins are wonderful. The build a bears are so creative! Of course you need to decorate the seasons for your daughter!

Candace Lawlor said...

Cute bears! Love, love, love the card. The background you created is absolutely amazing. Thanks for playing along with us at the Stampin' Celebration challenge this week!

Allison said...

Too cute! I love all your projects. Great way to use the pumpkins, and way cute cards! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampin' Celebration!