9.25.2012

Peek-a-boo! I love you!



" Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord's coming. 
See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop 
and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains."
~James 5:7



Happy Fall!  I just love this time of year ~ the beauty of all around us and the promise that this glorious season brings.  There is so much to be thankful for and the blessings we have just seem more abundant in the Fall :)  

Being this far south, we don't have the same luxuries that Fall brings that I grew up with.  I have such fond memories of going to real pumpkin patches with hayrides and corn mazes and mum bringing home the ingredients to make sweet potato pie (my dad's favorite) and pumpkin pie (my favorite!) :)  There is just something incredibly enriching walking through the stands of squashes and gourds and pumpkins, etc!  

Here, we do have some local farms that bring in the pumpkins and try to make it really sweet with 'make your own scarecrow', etc :)  For us to experience the closest to the Harvest farm fun from days gone by, we make a day trip to central Florida where down home livin' is still the way of life and just about as serene and wonderful as it gets!  I LOVE our trips there and we try to take the kids at least once during Fall - even though the girls are older, they still love the magic of it, too and watching their little brother see it through his eyes :)  Beautiful :)






A month or so ago, I rearranged (semi-packed up!) the Cabana - my craft room :)
I was dismayed to see that a card I made and loved had been ruined by something that had leaked on it ~ not in it's plastic sleeve where I thought it was!  I was able to save the image but none of the card which was perfect since this was always one of my favorites, so I quickly got to work and created a new card :)  This peek-a-boo mouse is a digi from Pixie Dust Studios and I paper-pieced the pumpkin (my fave technique!) I used a Fall color theme  and left the inside blank for future use.   Peek-a-boo .... I do love you!


Big Hugs,
Bigger Blessings!
~Kelly

Entered into: Make it Monday #108
Pin-spiration Challenge - Fall
Sentimental Sundays - Autumn
Addicted to stamps - Autumn Colors
CMC Challenge - Fall, colored with prismamarkers

36 comments:

  1. So very cute Kelly! Love the DP you used with this and the image is so adorable.
    Lynn

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  2. Oh Kelly, this is precious!! I love your papers and colors!! :) I am so thankful to be able to enjoy all four seasons as they come and I have to say that I look forward to the changes each and every season!! I don't think I could ever move!! ;)

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  3. Cute card and you've made a great fall card which spells 'happy'. Love the papers and colours you've used. I also wanted to comment on the new fall background on your blog... I like it!

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  4. Oh my goodness Kelly, isn't that the cuttest stamp???. Love your papers as well. Very pretty!!!. Happy fall for you too... my favourite season for sure!!!

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  5. Lovely card! Nothing like a pumpkin to say fall! Anytime you want to experience the changing seasons, you are more than welcome to take a trip to Western NY!

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  6. kelly, what a Cute image, I love the little guy, you always use the best paper , Love your background here too, never thought of changing it. Your right there is nothing like a good pumpkin patch along with the smell of pumpking bread ,I love fall

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  7. Mmmmm, pumpkin pie is my fave too. :) Lovely portrait of Fall that you painted with words, my friend. AND YOUR CARD is adorable! SO SO cute! I hope you're having a blessed day. love and hugs, kadie

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  8. Very, very cute. Love the colors Kelly!

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  9. Really cute! I love the fall colors that are a bit softer. I especially like the DP and how it looks on your circle die cut.

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  10. Absolutely adorable and I love how you've finished the inside of the card with pretty fall colored flowers to matching the background on the front!

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  11. Such an adorable card. I still love going to the pumpkin patch and picking out pumpkins!

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  12. What a sweet card Kelly. Love the colours as well as the cute image. The inside is stunning with the colours repeated.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  13. love love LOVEEEE this adorable cutie! from the image to the d/p colors,the layered look,the tecnique...love it all!♥

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  14. you've done a great job paper piecing!!

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  15. Love this sweet mouse and his paper pieced pumpkin! Super cute, Kelly!
    It's easy to see why you couldn't let this one go! Fabulous papers on the reconstruction!

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  16. Such a gorgeous card. LOVE the papers, and your adorable mouse and the paper piecing. One of my favorite times of the year as well!!

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  17. So glad you were able to save that adorable image. Fabulous job on paper piecing the pumpkin and your layout is just fabulous! Love the papers. Thanks for joining us at {Pin}spirational Challenge.

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  18. Love the paper pieced pumpkin! Cute card kelly!

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  19. this is absolutely gorgeous, as all your creations are, I would appreciate you going to Heartfelt Creations and voting for me. thanks hon!!

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  20. Adorable card! Love all the patterns and the paper piecing! Thanks for joining us at {Pin}spirational Challenges!

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  21. So sweet! Adorable image and love your layers!

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  22. Something old(er) became new again! I love this little digi mouse and the layout you made. Pretty! I love the fall look of your blog too.

    Hugs,

    Terry

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  23. This is absolutely ADORABLE....love this little mouse...as always, great inside and out...♥

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  24. I am glad you could save such a pretty image Kelly. It is really sweet and how perfectly your paper matches too!

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  25. Oh, such a fun image and bright colours. Great card. Thanks for joining the fun at {Pin}spirational Challenges!

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  26. Love your card Kelly. It is just so adorable. The paper piecing is cute and really suits the pumpkin. The flowers at the wow.

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  27. Cute!! I love that paper pieced pumpkin-really cute card.

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  28. Aw, Kelly, this is sweet! I love the mouse and the papers you used! Thank you so much for sharing your card at {Pin}spirational challenges this week!

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  29. Love how you turned a sad find into a new creation! What an adorable little Fall Mouse! Love that paper piecing, and your colors, well, they always are perfect! xoxo

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  30. Such a fabulous card! Love the beautiful layout and cute image. Your coloring is great! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Make It Monday this week... :)

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  31. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #111 and #124.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…

    Hugs,

    Julia

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  32. Oh Kelly... this is just way too cute! Love that little critter and our card is fabulous!

    Thank you for participating in the {PIN}Spirational Challenge!

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  33. Adorable card. Great design and colors. Thanks for joining the SS Challenge!

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  34. Adorable card!! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}spirational Challenge! Hope to see you again!!

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  35. Paper piecing really makes this card fabulous! Great image!

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