Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Enjoying the Season

                                                     A pic of the sparkle on this card

Hello, Happy Wednesday from snowy New England!
We have had a crazy number of days here in eastern MA. Last Thursday night we went from pouring rain to an inch of snow, luckily it melted right away. Then on Saturday afternoon a Nor'Easter started and we ended up with 6 inches of wet, heavy snow. We still have all the leaves on our trees because of the late Fall we were having so tons of large limbs fell off the trees and onto the power lines. Lots lost power, 80% of the town. The town looks like a war zone and it has canceled school and work for at least 3 days, probably more. Nothing around us was open except for a gas station and the wait for gas is 45 min. minimum. I never lost power but we were the only ones on a small stretch of road that didn't. My house has been the go to place for these days so that our family and friends can be warm, have a place to sleep and a hot meal. My poor sister Peggy has been running between Panera's in NH and my house trying to get some reports that needed to be done finished in a somewhat quiet place.  I am exhausted from the nonstop people here. I haven't had a minute to myself until now. Even Halloween was pushed out a week because it was too dangerous with the downed lines and weakened trees. It seems like we went from a beautiful late summer to an early winter, so much for our crisp, beautiful Fall. I hate when the seasons collide on top of us!!!!!!

It is time for another fun challenge over at
                                      Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.
The theme this week is PUMPKINS. We would like you create a card or project with pumpkins as the main focal point. How easy and fun so we hope you come play along with us! The ladies have some fabulous inspiration for you so be sure to stop by and check out what they have created!

Here are some other wonderful challenges that fit my card

Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge #70-Recipe-1 ribbon, 2 stamped images, 3 same embellishments, I used 3 leaf buttons
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #37-Fall with a pumpkin
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #134-A beautiful Fall inspiration cake
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge #32-Cut It Out
Color Me Creative Copic Challenge #30-Boys, Boys, Boys
Craft Your Passion Challenge #82-Bingo, buttons-free(flourishes)-sentiment
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge #27-Sparkle, all the leaves are glittered
Come and Get It Challenge-Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away Challenge #32-Autumn
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #5-Bingo, glitter-buttons,3 leaves on the side-handmade embellishment, raffia cornstalk
Cutie Sunday Challenge #152-Autumn's colors
Cupcake Crafts Challenge #166-Take a LEAF out of my book
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #80-Anything Goes
Diva By Design Challenge #14-Use Metal
Gingerloft Challenge #28-Bingo, Buttons, leaves on the side-decorative paper-glitter
Hanna and Friends Challenge #117-Glitter, all the leaves are glittered
Heart Song Inspirations Challenge #22-Embossing and/or 3 or more layers
Mo's Digital Challenge #166-Any holiday or celebration
Dream Valley Challenges #19-Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge #118-Dots and Stripes
Inky Impressions Challenge #30-Fall inspiration photo
Lexi's Creations Challenge #52-Charming
Lollipop Crafts Challenge #55-Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times Challenge #122-"No Girls Allowed"
Paper Playtime Challenge #59-Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge #22-Use A Digi
Papertake Weekly Challenge-Anything Goes plus bling (if you want)
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge #32-Autumn colors or Halloween
Ribbon Carousel Challenge RCC27-Anything Goes
The Sweet Stop Challenge #SSS132-Fantastic sketch I used!
Simon Says Challenge-Simon says...BUTTONS, the leaves on the side of my card
Simply Create Challenge #55-Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins!
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #113-Fall Colours
Stamps R Us Challenge-Masculine Theme
Sweet Stampin' Challenge-Anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge #136-With A Flourish
The Poodles Parlour Challenge-Lets hear it for the boys
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge Week #86-Homespun Fall Photo
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #104-I remember-pumpkin picking with my 2 children when they were small
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #90-Glitter It! All the leaves are glittered

These are all wonderful challenges so be sure to stop by and play along with them, great inspiration to see!

Thank you so much for stopping by today to see what I have created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me read, they mean a lot to me!

Happy Creating,


Anita said...

Stunning card! Thanks for joining us at Ribbon Carousel.

Pattie G said...

This is so cute! I love your coloring and all of your added touches. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Pattie ♥

Tammy said...

We had the same snow storm blast through Pennsylvania on Saturday too! What a mess!
Your card is so sweet, love the colors and coloring. Thanks for joining the challenge at Digi Doodle Shop.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome sweetie. I adore your colouring and the image is delightful. Thank you for joining us at DDSC this week and good luck.


Joshylili said...

Your card looks so georgeous! Thanks for joining us at Hanna & Friends!

Hugs Jasmin

Sandra DeFalco said...

Mary - beautiful autumn colors and embellishments!
Thanks for playing in our 'Halloween OR Autumn Colors' Challenge #32, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Jayne said...

Such a pretty card.Love the image and all the great dimension.Thanks for playing at CTO this week.
Jayne x

Rene said...

This is so cute! I love that image!
Thank you so much for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!
Rene :D

email: said...

Wonderful use of complimentary colors!!! I love the sparkle too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

For more chances to win...
*Follow Simon Says Stamp on Twitter!
*Like Simon Says Stamp on Facebook!

GiGi said...

This is ADORABLE! I love the raffia corn stalks on the side! Great job and thanks for playing at CTO!

Unknown said...

Really stunning i love the image you have used thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour this week.


Basement Stamper said...

Glad you were not without power. Your card is so cute and that image is gorgeous!

Iulia said...

Wow! Fantastic card with amazing colors and details!
Thanks for playing along at Mo's this week! Hope you will join us again soon!
Hugs, Iulia

Dorcas said...

Oh I really love this! That harvest boquet is fantastic and I love the orange and blue. Wonderful card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Mo’s!

Elaine L. said...

Oh, WOW! I love this cute card! Wonderful colors and the embellishments are perfect! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

Jo Nevill said...

Gorgeous card, I love all your fantastic details.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


Jo x

Stressed Stamper said...

Beautiful - Great image and great colours used
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week - Good Luck
Sarah - StressedStamper

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, what a fabulous card, beautifully colored and I love all your gorgeous embellies too. Thanks for playing along with us at Dream Valley Challenges.
(Hope your snow melts soon!)

Janis Lewis said...

This is gorgeous!!!! :) Janis DT Member @ Paper Playtime

Gaynor Greaves said...

What a wonderful creation, I like this a lot, thanks for sharing with us at Gingerloft's Bingo challenge, good luck and hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT :)

Shelly said...

Really cute, love the bright colours!Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Cupcake, hugs Shelly x

Marjo said...

Such an adorable card, thanks for playing with us at Simply Create.

xoxo Marjo

Dawn B. said...

This is precious. I am sure his snow covered pumpkin is heavy. So glad we didn't get all that snow down south. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Mo's.

Crafting Misfit said...

I love that you used the bright blue with this!

Thanks for participating at CTO this week!
Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
A Friday Show and Tell weekly with any project you want!
My blog!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is beautiful what wonderful colours, the design is fantastic the image and embellishments are superb thank you for sharing this with us at DDSC this week.
Lorraine x

Laurie said...

Such a cute card and you entered it into so many challenges, good for you! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!


Laura Davis said...

Thanks for playing at the Ribbon Carousel!

Sonia said...

Wow!Fabulous Creation! great colours... Good Job!
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this week. Good Luck!

Stampalicious said...

oh I love how bright and cheerful this is! stunning, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi doodle Shop's challenges, hugs, martina

Nicole (Inky's Mama) said...

Have to agree with everyone! WOW! Such an amazing creation & I love the sparkle! You make really nice things Mary! I'm definitely wowed by your work! Inky is having a DT call if your interested, please feel free to check out the inky Impressions Challenge blog for more info.


Nicole :)

Bastel - Michaela said...

A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors....thanks for joining us this week at Cutie Sunday….
Hugs Michaela

Danielle Daws said...

I love this! Absolutely stunning colours! Thanks for playing at the Ribbon Carousel.

Unknown said...

O wow I love this, love the warm bright colours and sweet stamp. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week and good luck xx

Jackie said...

What an adorable, playful card. Really love it. How do you keep up with all those, fantastic and great job! New follower, just love these challenges because of all the new talent I get to find!


Lisa Jane said...

oh wow what a gorgeous card .. i love the colours and all the little leaves
Thanks for joining us at Diva's by design this fortnight
Lisa x

mudmaven said...

Fantastic card!!! Thanks for joining us for our Embossing and/or 3 (or more) layers challenge on Heart Song Inspirations. ~chris

Joey said...

Mary this is fantastic, I love the embellishments you have used they really add to the card, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

Michelle Quinno said...

This is gorgeous, Mary! So glad you didn't lose power! I lost mine Sat. night and got it back Mon. afternoon. It was horrible out there with gas and food lines! Our Halloween is Sat. night. Crazy!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how fabulous Mary. Love the swet image, the vibrant colors... lots of great layers and embellishments! What an eye candy! Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week. :o)

mixamatoasties said...

Great card.

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

Susan xx

Grace said...

Oh this is super cute! LOVE your coloring! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Laurel said...

What a fabulous creation! Love all the texture! Thanks for playing at RCC.

Ute85 said...

What a lovely creation with adorable details. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Sunday.
Hugs Ute85

sara said...

gorgeous card love that sweet image thanks so much for joining us at dream valley this week
hugs sara x

Melissa said...

Very cute, your colors are bright and vibrant,thanks for joining CTO!

Bettina L. said...

This card is really stunning. Love those sparkly bright colours and that beautiful embellishments on the side. Those clouds look fab as well. Such a sweet memory you are sharing with us at Totally Gorjuss and good luck. Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Wishcraft said...

Aww this is so cute! Love the colours and all your gorgeous details. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Lisa x

Stephanie (Arty Carty) Lee said...

awww this is so cute!! the pumpkin is bigger than the boy! too adorable. Thanks for sharing your work with us at CMC Copic Challenge. xxx Steph

happyglitzygirl said...

This is truly divine, beautifully coloured, and love all the details. Thanks so much for playing with us at the papercrafting Journey, good luck, blessings Hilde

Lesley said...

Beautiful card, the image is so cute and I love all the embellishments! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

tiggertastic said...

amazing work
Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

Anonymous said...

Very nice card... beautiful...

thanks for playing with us at CTO...


purple_pea_fran said...

So cute! Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tearoom

Lovely Linda said...

WOW - this is fabulous - the colours are so vibrant and your colouring is perfect! Love it! Thank you for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week - we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

girlia said...

Love the colors. What a great project!

Nadine said...


Thank you for playing Cutie Sunday.

Hugs nadine

Emma and Susan said...

This card is gorgeous, the embellishments are amazing, I have spent ages just looking around it, it truly is gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us this time at Lexi's Creations and I hope you will be able to come back and join us again next time.
Love and hugs
Lexi's Creations

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Mary, what a gorgeous card. I love the cute image and the embellishments are so pretty. Your colour scheme is perfect. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Lisa said...

Awww, so cute! And gorgeous details. Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

Esther said...

Adorable card!
All your embellishments are gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at CTO!

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Such an awesome and colourful creation! Looove it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog. Hugs...Mona

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

Beautiful card, love the wonderful details and dimension! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

Ciska said...

I LOVE the orange and blue together, it's such a striking combination. Who knew, certainly not me! Thanks for playing along with our Die Cut Challenge at Card Makin' Mamas! :)

jojoscraps said...

What a bright and happy fall card. Beautifully embellished and I love how you've pulled all the colors together. Thanks for sharig it with us at Stamps R Us!
Jo xx

Dana Joy said...

Wow....awesome card. Love the dimensions. Thanks for playing with us at Color Me Creative.


Brook said...

What a cute card. I love all of the dimension you added as well. Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.

Linda Palmer said...

Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge. Lovely card, loving how you popped up the pumpkins and love your image.

Wendy said...

Such a gorgeous card, cute image and fab colours...thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
Wendy xx

Janice said...

Just adorable, love the image! Thanks for playing Simply Create!

darling Ho said...

Wow! You enter it to so many challenges!
That's so cute!! Love the cute kid, and the colors and embellishments you've used are pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Challenge this time.
~darling Ho~-SC-DT

Gale said...

Great card. Love the colors on it.
Thanks for playing 'Bingo' with us at GingerLoft Challenges!

(Come to my blog and enter to win a free copy of 'My Memories suite 2' by Polaroid.