Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Color Throwdown of Happy Pumpkins

A Good Tuesday evening to all,

A quick card for today - a little Fall Fun in the form of some pumpkins using the colors from the weekly color picks of the lovely ladies at the Color Throwdown (can't believe its #15 already!) Last week, I made my card for the Color Throwdown and got it in  a bit late and this week, I wanted to get it in before Wednesday's new color pick - and 
here I am squeezing it in... this week has been crazy for me and its only tuesday!! I made this card last night - but didn't have time to post today... aie! Anyhoooooo.....  I 
loved the colors (So Saffron is also one of the colors) for this week - they are so deliciously fall and so lovely and yummy.

I loved these pumpkin stamps from Clear Stamps - I stamped them on orange DP - cut them out and put little googley eyes on them and painted their teeth in. The saffron background that the pumpkins are sitting on was created by the silhouette of a Marvy punch (LOL!) and the scalloped border was created by punching out little circles.It was then sponged with some copper ink on the edges. Everything else in there is lifted from my scrappile and ribbon pile and button pile... It was a fun card to make and my son (3 yrs) enjoyed shaking the card all around so that he could see the googley eyes do their magic :) 

These pumpkins remind me of something elese: my son's school picture. Today, was picture day at school - it was both hilarious and crazy! My son kept smiling all weird ... he usually does a great job smiling... but his lips have been a bit chapped and so he hasn't been smiling that much the last few days (we have been covering them with all sorts of lip balm). And since he wasn't smiling quite big - they asked him to smile showing his teeth... that is when the craziness started... he started smiling all weird - showing all kinds of teeth ... I kept telling him to smile his sweet smile - but by that point - all he wanted to do was show his teeth in a smile... so he would put his top teeth right on top of this bottom teeth and smile.... he looked like one of these pumpkins...LOL! I have no idea how they will turn out... hopefully there is one good shot .... sigh..

So guess what big plans my Tuesday night holds.... yup! you guessed it... cleaning!!! How depressing is that??? The last 3 nights - I have opted out of cleaning up the house and doing laundry in favor of making a card... but tonight - I can avoid it no longer... we are having some guests tomorrow and there is way too much stuff to shove into the closets before they come - so I am forced to clean...

Hope all of you are doing something more exciting than that tonight! :)
Thanks for coming over for a visit!!!
Ciao for now,
Sankari :)

16 comments:

thescrapmaster said...

WOW I LOVE those google eyes! How adorable!

~Samantha

scubasubie said...

the googley eyes are so cute! I love the pumpkin pyramid! :)

Catherine said...

way too cute, Sankari. I love your ribbon and the way you tie it..very pretty! Those pumpkins are just the funniest thing. The story of your son... hilarious! Can't wait to see a picture of him and make sure to put these pumpkins with his school pic side by side...LOL!

Oh cleaning? what is that? LOL! have fun tonight :)

Kisa Peters said...

Great pumkins! I haven't had much time to blurf around lately - I've missed LOTS of posts!

fishlips said...

What a fun card boy oh boy I love the smiles...if your son pictures come out smiling like the pumpkins they will be just 2 cute... Wow do I have understand the house cleaning stuff... we all seem to put it off as long as we can get away with it, enjoy your company!!!

Regan said...

these are the cutest pumpkins!!! Have fun cleaning..I too must do that tonight..lief is just not fair is it??

scrappinmominky said...

Cute, cute, cute card. I love the teeth. Your son sounds like my kids. They are all into goofy smiles lately.

Heather

Savitri said...

Hey, awesome card! Love the ribbon and the pumpkin!!

Cleaning... urgh. I have two hours to unpack. Hubby gave me two days to unpack and put the luggage away and here I am... last minute, ha ha :)

Hope the pic turn out great! Funny story. Kids! Always doing something else than what you want on picture day :):)

Louise, that's me!! said...

Your colour challenge looks great.

jogjacartoonvisit said...

so cute!

jennifer said...

This card is too cute!! The pumpkins are adorable- the googly eyes are the perfect touch:)

Heather said...

Adorable card! You did a great job!

Mandy said...

I love the jiggly eyes on all your pumkins! So cute and the ribbon is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
- Mandy

Anonymous said...

How cute this card is especially the google eyes. I love your son's picture story. Some times it is what it is and years later he will look at the picture and say MOM why did you let me smile like that in my picture...lol. Oh well what's a mom to do? TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

gale said...

What a cute card. I love the eyes!!

Shirley said...

What a really cute card! I love all of those cute little eyes peering back at you! So creative.