Sunday, October 20, 2013

I *Heart* Pumpkins!

I couldn't let this week's CASology challenge go by without participating:

I can't overstate how much I love 'em!  If something is made with a pumpkin I'm all over it!  Edy's limited edition pumpkin ice cream? Check!!  Bath & Body Works pumpkin caramel latte candle? Check!!  Pumpkin spice coffee?  Check!!

Awhile ago I scored the Cuttlebug Stitched Squares embossing folder set at Big Lots for two bucks and won the Stampin' Up set Button Buddies as a door prize.  I decided to use elements from both sets to create my card:



I've had the plaid pp in my stash forever.  Sentiment is from a cute Hero Arts Halloween woodblock set I picked up at a garage sale for 50 cents!  I plan to tuck this card into a care package we'll be sending to our youngest niece who is in her second year of college:)
Other Materials Used:  Stampin' Up early espresso, pumpkin pie and lucky limeade ink, Papertrey ink rustic white cs, orange raffia

The temps are starting to cool down here in the Northeast but I'm not complaining as this has been one of the better fall seasons we have enjoyed in the Finger Lakes.  And since this post is pumpkin oriented I just have to share pics of a recent lunch with my daytrippin' buddy Sue as the name of the restaurant happens to be Pumpkin Hill Bistro!!




No frost here yet so the flowers in the garden were still blooming:


The restaurant is as charming on the inside as it is on the outside:


And lunch wouldn't have been complete without a bowl of pumpkin bisque soup:) Could the mason jar water glass and little punkin' on the table be any cuter??!!


Last weekend I took my mom on an apple tasting tour and at each of the orchards we visited we were met with the sight of hundreds of pumpkins for sale:


And here's a pic of mom posing as a pumpkin - Hee! :


Happy Sunday and thanks for taking the time to comment!

12 comments:

Rosemary said...

what a cute card, robin!! so glad you were able to find time to play along with CASology this week! thanks for sharing all the gorgeous photos, too!! we are having a fab fall here in the Pacific NW...

sheila said...

I feel the same way about pumpkins Robin! They are such a happy little gourd! And I love your card. So cute and clean looking. The restraunt looks lovely...what a nice place to go on a sunny fall day.

Meghan said...

Love everything about this fun card! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Judy1223 said...

Hmmm, Robin, I'm not clear...do you like pumpkins?

Ha! Just kidding! This whole POST demonstrates your true love of pumkins! What a fun-filled, colorful post!

I adore your sweet pumpkin card...and I am amazed at the finds you have come across at clearance bins and garage sales. I need to shop with you! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week...the cue was apparently right up your alley!

CinnamonSally said...

Cute card Robin, looks like you had fun with your mum!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

This is a really fun layout - love the plaid, too! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Barb said...

What a fun-filled post, Robin! So glad to hear you're enjoying this beautiful season. It's gotten quite cold here already - high temps only in the low to mid 40's - too cold, too fast for me!

Love your delightful card! That Stitched Squares embossing folder is fab! Love the plaid too! Hugs to you!♥

Maureen Morton said...

It is packed full of "punkin fun" here, Robin! Ha! I, too, love pumpkin! If you have a Trader Joe's, run do not walk....they have so much great stuff right now. This card is so adorable...the repeated image is pure pumpkin genius. When I visit, I must go that bistro.......remind me! Love to see the fun you are having with your Mom - that is a real blessing! Happy fall weekend, dear gal.

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--I adore your card, Robin! Thanks for sharing those wonderful pictures. I can almost taste that soup--yum!

Maria said...

A darling pumpkin card for your niece! And, such fab fall photos! Love all those pumpkins lined up in rows!

Lisa said...

Looks like it was a fun afternoon! I love a beautiful fall day...*sigh*
Such a cute little card full of country charm! Gingham-y paper and pumpkins; what could be better?

Brenda said...

Love your card and that embossing folder you used. Thanks for sharing those awesome photos. I have to say that I do miss the Fall season I experienced in the US and all the colours that go with it.