8/21/09

almost pumpkin time


My very favorite time of the year is almost here...I can feel it in the air. And Pam's Just Peachy Challenge over at 365 Card Blog fit right in with my pumpkin girls (Ken Brown line at American Art Stamps)...there are many shades of pumpkins, right???

I stamped the girls on Core'dinations peach paper and then colored the pumpkin heads with Copics Y38. The bucket head girl's dress is paper pieced with a pattern from Basic Grey Mellow and the other girl's leafy head covering and scarf with paper from Memory Box. The wonderful leave paper is from Memory Box Twiggy. I added a bit of vintage upholstery trim for the trunk and slipped Art Impressions sentiment in among the leaves. "LEAVE the everyday"

I definitely try to leave the everyday as much as possible. My oldest son and I recently had a conversation about just this very thing. We were out for a walk and a talk and he remarked,
"Mom, I think I have lost that sense of wonder of seeing nature like I used to." I can remember Kincaid sunset moments, starry night skies, and forsythia in the spring. It grieved my heart to think he could loose the treasure of innocent eyes. So I've purposed to remind him through my words and art to sharpen his focus and NEVER settle for the everyday!

Have a happy weekend everyone and let me know what you are seeing~~~

7 comments:

~amy~ said...

You are fantabulous susan...as an artist and a momma...love your fun card and you're boy is tooo sweet and you're a fabbie mom!

jdmommy said...

I love these little pumpkin kids at the very bottom! What fabulous placement!!

Christina said...

So cute! Those creepy little vintage kids are great!

Sherry said...

Susan this is a great card and I now know your favorite holiday.

Jenny S. (UK) said...

Super card and love the tree, the little kiddies are olde worlde cute. I know exactly what your son means but I am back in that place of wonder, must be my second childhood. :)

Scrapaddict said...

Great card, love your little image people.

Julia Aston said...

These little pumpkin characters are just adorable Susan and that paper is perfect - what a wonderful sentiment for your card too - I'm sure with a mother like you - your son will get his awe back - everyone goes through cycles in their growing seasons!