Monday, October 10, 2011

The Pumpkin Patch!

What could be better on a sunny afternoon than going to the pumpkin patch w/ your kids?!  My mom and I have been doing this since my oldest was a baby!  We would go and take pictures with the biggest pumpkin, the tractors, the cornstalks and hay bales, and yards and yards of pumpkins just waiting to be decorated by little hands!  This year was no different!

I took pictures of them sitting on pumpkins, then holding baby pumpkins on their heads (my son came up w/ that brilliant idea!) ;D  We took pictures of each of the kids sitting among the miles of pumpkins, and by the beautifully vibrant mums!

That evening I uploaded the pictures to my computer and formatted them to my liking for Facebook sharing, and decided to print a couple off to take w/ me to a crop that I attended this past weekend.  It was rather funny (to me), that several people thought that I was up to date on my scrapbooking since I was working on something SO current!  Hahahaha!  Oh, if they only knew!  I WISH I was current!  I fell off the bandwagon about the time I had my first daughter.  Perhaps one day I'll get back into a routine of doing scrapbook pages daily!  Or, at least once a week!  For now, though, it will have to be when I'm inspired, and when I have a whole day!

I'm so inspired by the gorgeous creations from Swirlydoos and their subscribers and design team.  I decided to take my embellishments, sprays, inks, sponges, stamps, embossing powders and papers, and create a page!  At least it would keep me busy for the better part of the day!  The crop was from 9am to midnight!  I had a whole day, uninterrupted by children and their activities!

Here's what I created!

 This is the full page view
 Here's a closeup of the flourishes and basket of pumpkins
 A closeup of my embossed and sponged chipboard letters

This is a little collage of each of my kids in the same spot on the farm

Have a GREAT autumn harvest!

Here are the details (as best as I can remember!)
Paper: Prima dp; Choc. Chip; chipboard; Kodak Photo Paper; white c/s; a smidgen of Tim Holtz's Christmas paper (for the grass)
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
Embellishments: Flourish die from MFT; roses from Prima; leaves behind chipboard letters, basket of pumpkins and pumpkins in corner from Kitchen Sink Stamps; scallop border tearing edge from Creative Memories; Smooch ink in green for vines on background paper; Tim Holtz rosette die that I made into a fence