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Pumpkin/Pumpkin Pie Challenge


It’s been several weeks since I posted and I appreciate those of you who have expressed concern.  To make a very long story short, my daughter had her 3rd child recently and I went to help out.  About 15 hours after birth the doctors found that the baby had a heart problem and he needed surgery.  I was there with her and her family in NW Idaho to help how I could and had to extend my stay longer than anticipated.  He is doing fine now and will hopefully go home next week.  It’s been a long stressful process and we have learned a lot!  Not the kind of helping that I expected to be doing but we are grateful he is on the road to recovery. Now for today’s challenge hosted by ME!  Who doesn’t look forward to pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving?!  Well Thanksgiving is soon approaching and with the anticipation of pumpkin pie, the challenge this week is to create a project using pumpkins or the color pumpkin pie as the focal point or main color of your project! This image was really really hard to get the colors right for some reason and they still aren’t correct!!  The ribbon and lg pumpkin are made from SU’s pumpkin pie DSP and 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon.  They REALLY ARE the same color although not in this photo.  I worked a long time trying to get the colors right and finally gave up.  You’ll have to take my word for it!

Here’s What I Used:
Stamps:  Holidays & Wishes
Paper:  Pumpkin Pie & DSP, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip & DSP, More Mustard DSP, Haiku DSP,
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, (Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard sponged around ovals)
Accessories:  Mat Pack/Paper Piercer, Lg oval punch, Sm oval punch, Corner Rounder punch, Pumpkin Pie 1/4″ grosgrain, Scallop die, Spellbinder label, misc buttons,

Head over to see what the OCC Design Team has created. Everyone is welcome to play along, if you upload to SCS use the keyword OCCC. If you would like to be considered for the ‘Top Talent’ award you must have your card/project submitted on the OCC blog post by Tuesday midnight on Tuesday Nov 18th.  Good Luck! I can’t wait to see what you create this week!



14 thoughts on “Pumpkin/Pumpkin Pie Challenge

  1. Love these gorgeous lil’ pumpkins Wendy, and how cute are the little twisty vines …. a fabulous job and beautiful detailing!
    Thanks for the great challenge, at such a challenging time in your life.
    Thinking of you and sending you kind thoughts and prayers.


  2. I think you’ve got everything to perfection!! It all flows together perfectly!!! And, yes, I, among many others, have missed you terribly. But there’s nothing more important than family and no reason to let other things go to help family out!! You’re a great mom and wonderful “nana”!


  3. Love your card. It looks great.
    So glad the new baby is doing better. Sending prayers for the family.


  4. Wendy –
    So glad to hear your new little angel is doing well. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Gorgeous card! TFS.


  5. Have missed you, but you were where you needed to be. My prayers are with you and your family. Your card is great!


  6. I have been thinking of you, Wendy, hoping everything was OK. So glad to hear your new grandson is going to be fine. Love your pumpkin card and the little curls are a great finishing touch.


  7. What a happy Thanksgiving it will be for your family, Wendy! I’m glad you were able to have a breather just for a moment. Such a sweet card… the vines are fantastic!


  8. AWWWW…this is toooooooo cute Wendy! Love your pumpkins! Thank you for a fun challenge this week!
    Also *CONGRATS* on your new family addition. Happy to hear the baby is okay and I pray for a quick recovery and that you will be able to bring him home this upcoming week! Hugs ~S~


  9. What a gorgeous card! I especially LOVE how you did the “twisty vines”, is that using actual curling ribbon or paper? If it is paper, how did you make it so perfectly spiral? thanks for sharing!


  10. Super cute—love your pumpkins and the pierced panels!


  11. Wendy, what a wonderful card! I love how you added the curls of cardstock and attached them to the pumpkins with buttons! How fabulous!
    Hope your new grandchild gets to come home soon. Our prayers go out to you and your daughter’s family in this time of need.
    Hope your week gets better! hugs, sharon


  12. Wendy, you know why you are such a cool hostess? Because you served up pumpkin pie! Yummo! LOVE your card with the fun mix of patterns and those pumpkins are too stinkin’ cute! Love the curly-q’s. Continued thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Sending you a big hug! 🙂


  13. Beautiful card. My son too was born with a heart defect. Rushed to a Children’s Hospital in another state for surgery. The doctors said he would not be able to play sports – well he started soccer at age 5 and was captain of his high school team and had numerous colleges looking at him to play for them. He did play in college! So I just wanted to give you this piece of news that it will turn out okay for your grandchild too. I will keep him in my prayers. K


  14. Wendy, I just love the little curl detail on the pumpkins! So glad to hear that he is on the road to recovery. Have a great weekend!


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