Monday, October 5, 2015

Pumpkin and Grand Tetons Part 2

Saturday was World Cardmaking day, and both of my groups had challenges but I only managed to get one card made since we went to that Fall Festival. One of the challenges was to use old products and we know I have plenty of those, so I remembered these stamps that I had bought in the Michaels or JoAnns dollar spot clear stamps of Fall items and when I was going to that folder to get them out I saw this template for a Popsicle card I had made years ago, it was upside down and it just looked like it could be a pumpkin too, all I would have to do is change the stick into a stem, and that's how this came about.

Stamped out the little pumpkin, indian corn and leaves, cut them out, shaped them a bit and added them to the card with foam adheasive.  I shaded the pumpkin and stem with distress inks. I stamped the Indian corn once in a light memento ink cut it out and then stamped again in a darker ink for the actual corn part and cut that out and layered on top, colored with distress markers.

Popsicle template for the pumkin
Inkadinkado -- $ stamps
Impression Obsession -- Sentiments II stamped sentiment

On to more Grand Tetons pictures, this was another pull off along the way with hiking trails along a river.  A lot of water pictures this time.  There is just nothing better than water, mountains and trees :)
This area was where they were launching canoes from.

This picture shows how clear the water is, I had to stick my hand in and it was a little nippy.

Look at the colors in the water here.

And the last one for today, I liked this shot of the mountain through the trees.

 I have more pictures to come, I actually think I enjoyed my time at this park more than Yellowstone.

Hope you enjoyed a great weekend and the week to come holds many great moments!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and say Hello :)



Christine said...

Oh this is the nicest card for fall, Connie! I love it!
I can almost breathe in the clean sweet mountain air from your photos! Wonderful!

CherylQuilts said...

What a beautiful fall card, Connie, and I just love your pumpkin! So clever! And I also love the autumn colors of your blog!! And wow, do I love your photos. What an amazing trip! Hugs!

Stephanie said...

Good morning, sweet frien! Your pumkpin card is darling. What a delight for anyone to receive such a festive fall card.

It's cold and cloud here....the perfect fall day for wearing a cozy scarf and cute knee high boots {{smiles}} Hugs!

Oliva Ohlson said...

Beautiful pictures of the Grand Tetons. It's an amazing sight to take in. I was in HS when as a family we took a summer trip up to Yellowstone Park and drove through the Tetons...I'll never forget that trip!!!

Your card is so cute and so very perfect for Halloween!!!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

LOVE the pumpkin!!
Absolutely breath taking scenery!!
Thanks once again for stopping by!!

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Super cute pumpkin Connie! I love your Teton photos. Even though I want to go to both Yellowstone and Teton, I would probably like Teton better too. It's probably less crowded! As for festivals from your post the day before, I'm going to two this weekend, the Scarecrow Festival in St Charles, IL and the Burgoo Festival in Utica, IL. Both are a lot of fun. October is such a fun month. SO much to do!

Debbie said...

that's a really cute pumpkin card, very creative, the leaves finish it off nicely!! i send halloween cards to the couple little ones i have in my life, i found some really cute, handmade cards, at a craft show!!

Celestina Marie said...

Connie, I just love your pumpkin card. It is perfect for the season. Love the details you add with the leaves.
Again your photos are stunning. What a peaceful spot to vacation and enjoy the beauty in nature. Love being by the water too.
Have a wonderful day, cm

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, it does look like a pumpkin! What an eye you have, and what a cute fall card! More stunning Tetons photos, too. I can never get enough of sights like these. Just wow! You must have been in wondrous awe the whole time.

Anonymous said...

The water is so clear and blue just like the skies!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic card Connie. Love the pumpkin shape! Amazing photographs.