Hello, Pumpkin!

I’ve been digging through my autumn decorations lately and found a jack-o-lantern to set out on the front porch.  I purchased a real pumpkin in town and plan to carve that with the boys in the next week or so for Halloween.  Then, I happened upon some cute sparkly pumpkins for the fireplace mantel.  Pumpkins are just a part of autumn!

This week at CASology pumpkin is the cue word and it’s perfect for this particular month!  Creative ideas seemed to elude me this time, however.  The pumpkin stamp images that I own were not inspiring me at all, so I ended up focusing on the color orange and using a sentiment that I’ve always found rather cute.

I nabbed my sons’ sponge daubers and created a polka dotted card.  I simply stamped the sentiment over one of the dots and then added three star sequins.  As I added the stars I realized I was thinking about Cinderella and her pumpkin carriage!  Too bad I don’t have any Disney themed princess stamps!  With DD in the house I suppose it will only be a matter of time.

What does the word PUMPKIN make you think of?  We’d love to find out!  Be sure and visit the rest of the design team members’ blogs for more inspiration this week!  Then, don’t forget to link up your own creation on the challenge blog by Sunday at 4:00 p.m. (CST)!

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Busy days around here and, thus, the lack of posting.  We’ve got a landscaping project going and overnight guests arrived last night!  We’re hoppin’ around here and I keep looking for those lazy autumn days people talk about!  Not happening!

 Have a terrific Tuesday!



  • Ardyth Percy-Robb Posted Tuesday, 10/15/2013 1:41 pm

    Pumpkin perfection!

  • Meghan Posted Tuesday, 10/15/2013 2:20 pm

    How fun to let go and play! Such a cute card! Perfect sentiment, too!

  • Lisa Posted Tuesday, 10/15/2013 3:59 pm

    So cute, love the little sentiment!

  • Rosemary Posted Tuesday, 10/15/2013 7:35 pm

    love your clever take on the cue word, Melissa!

  • Happy Dance Posted Wednesday, 10/16/2013 3:11 am

    It does remind me of Cinderella! What a great idea for a card. Love it. Bev

  • wienerhoneymooners Posted Wednesday, 10/16/2013 3:59 am

    Always so clever, always so classy! Love that sentiment, perfect for you! Such a sweet card!
    Thanks for your creativity and managing this wonderful CASology blog – such a great inspiration to alot of people!

  • Julia Aston Posted Wednesday, 10/16/2013 2:56 pm

    what fun 'pumpkin' smudges! I can see shadow faces on them – just like when you look at the moon!

  • Kanan Pandya Posted Wednesday, 10/16/2013 8:17 pm

    Super sweet card and love that sentiment. 🙂

  • Benzi Posted Wednesday, 10/16/2013 8:34 pm

    So creative! I'm loving the stars I've seen so far on a couple of the pumpkin cards.

  • Judy1223 Posted Friday, 10/18/2013 6:24 pm

    So true…where did “lazy days” go? Haven't seen one in QUITE a while now! At any rate, I love your idea here…great orange dots and what a sweet sentiment! Perfect for this week's cue!

  • Gillian R Posted Friday, 10/18/2013 6:47 pm

    Great idea for pumpkin Melissa, sounds like you have lots of pumpkin decorations too

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Sunday, 10/20/2013 3:03 am

    Melissa you are really brilliant! What a great design!

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