Funky Pumpkins

What a week. I have not had time to create much of anything. We had Fall Festival at school on Tuesday afternoon and that just about did me in. I think it may have been the candy and the noise J

I like to knit as much as I like to make cards so this post is a two-fer. The card is one I made for our grandson Benjamin and the pumpkins in the background are some I knitted and felted. These little pumpkins were much easier to make than I thought they would be. I will have to try something else felted soon.

The card was made using a stamp from My Favorite Things. I stamped some swirls on acetate to create the base and then added the image and ribbon. I wish I had some sturdier acetate and will be on the look out for some. I like the look of a clear card for something different.

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween. We are off to Orlando for a week so I will not be posting for awhile. Thanks for stopping by.

 

What in the world happens

To the hours in the weekend? Saturday and Sunday do not have the same number of hours as the weekdays. I know that for a fact! I try to cram too much into the weekend and then I am always upset when I don’t get everything accomplished that I had planned. It was a horrible rainy day on Friday but Saturday and Sunday were beautiful. We went to a church yard sale and barbeque and had a wonderful lunch. Sunday was Trunk or Treat at church and that was a lot of fun even though we didn’t win the decoration prize 🙁  I did get a few cards made, but they were done in bits and pieces.

 

This Horn of Plenty card is simple but I really liked the way it turned out. I highlighted some of the vegetables with gel pens but it is hard to see that in the photo. I also cut out an extra squash and popped it with a dimensional. The paper is Heidi Grace and the ribbon I found at a junk shop. Thanks for stopping by today. I am off to take a walk in the cool fall weather.

And She Became a Beautiful Butterfly

Our grandchildren live in Colorado and we live in Georgia so we very rarely get to participate in all the Halloween fun. That is why I got so excited when my friend Judy (Hi Judy!) asked me to make a costume for her daughter Kate. At Kate’s school they can wear a costume as long as it is a book character. Judy wanted Kate to be the butterfly from The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Kate is a gorgeous little 6 year old. When she was an infant she was diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease. Kate spends a good part of her day in a wheelchair so a traditional butterfly costume with hard wire wings would not work for her. This is what we came up with, soft wings that snap onto the back of her dress. The wings are attached to arm warmers, like leg warmers, but for your arms……

They slide on her arms and when she extends her arms they will look like wings. I am anxious to see how the costume looks on Kate. I hope Judy will be happy with it and send lots and lots of pictures – hint, hint.

 

I know you probably came to see a card so here is my card for the day. This is a Halloween card made using a Crafty Secrets image. The swirls are punched out of card stock and covered with glitter. The flower is from Michael’s and I found the cute candy corn brad at the Target dollar spot.

Sorry for the long post. Thanks for sticking to the end.