Sunday, October 30, 2011

Frosty Pumpkins!

I've complained in the past that retail stores start the Christmas rush way too early. They've barely put away the Halloween decorations when up crops Santa.

And I do admit that I've taken some flak about playing Christmas music on this blog, designed to promote next week's "Christmas Is For Kids" Banner Hop (11/5 and 11/6). 

Now, I've lived all but 3 of my life's years in the Philadelphia suburbs, and I don't recall it ever snowing before Halloween ... until last night. OMG, Frosty Pumpkins!  Here in Central Bucks County, PA, we got about 5" of snow -- enough to plow, and worse, enough to turn into sheets of ice by the morning. The heavy, wet snow pulled down leaf-covered trees and knocked out power to thousands.

... and made me think of nothing but Christmas less than 2 months away!!

So creative time in the PaperJungle today saw me make this easel card.  I hope you like it, I do!

I used a Meljen Designs Digi-Image for the Holly Fairie;
the .pdf for the sentiment shown is currently free (!!!) on that site.
I used my favorite Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker papers (her Gingerbread
Land line) for the plaid and the gingerbread house, clouds and banner
paper piecing.  Look closely -- and you'll also see that I paper
pieced the Fairie's hat and coat using Nikki Sivils' paper. 

I cut the background scalloped label shape using Spellbinders 
Nestabilities Labels One, and used Liquid Pearls to trim the fur,
and CTMH Liquid Glass for the holly berries. I also stitched a bit.


Howsewears said...

You all got hit a little harder than we did here in Lancaster Co. It's crazy, isn't it!

Kim said...

Love your card! I also love the picture you shared! Sorry it's so cold there but on the positive side of things the picture is really pretty:) Stay warm:):)

Robin said...

Oh my goodness. Look at all that snow!! It is really pretty, so sorry about the power though. Your card is just too cute. I love that little digi image.


Hi, I am Karen Driscoll said...

Hey Ellen!! This is a great card, Love the colors, the image is great! I have not made an easel card, but this makes me want to make one right now!! Really cute! Karen♥ P.S. snow on my pumpkins too!!! :(

Tami B. said...

I love seeing the beautiful pics like the one you posted of the snow covered pumpkins but I can understand why y'all dislike the snow so much.