How To Carve a Pumpkin

I am LOVING this weather. I'm not sure what the weather is like in your neck of the woods, but around my house, it's a cool, breezy, gorgeous Fall day. MY FAVORITE SEASON!! I love the crunching of the leaves, the brisk air, and the excitement and anticipation of the holidays in the next few months. I'm usually not a big 'outdoors' person, but this season always tends to draw me out and enjoying God's creation.

I had an unexpected day at home without the rest of the family around, so I took full (well, almost full. I slept in!!) advantage of it and got scrapping! I've been spending the majority of my crafty time recently in mixed media, so I wanted to pull out some 12x12's and get back to my home territory for a bit.

How To Carve a Pumpkin
 I used a pumpkin cut out page that, when added to my stash, I knew was completely not my style. Even as I painstakingly finished tearing out the little noses and swirls of the die cut, I was wondering if it was even worth my time to make this work. I think it was! I cut the center out of the pumpkin die cut, making a border with it. I sprayed inked it to take away the harshness of the orange, making it blend a bit better.
Cantaloupe Twinery twine as an accent

I was at a loss when it came to the lettering. My Cricut is being lovingly taken care of by my mother, so that wasn't an option, and all of the chipboard pieces I had weren't the right color at all. I ended up tracing some chipboard letters onto paper and cutting them out, instead. Worked great!! I think I'll keep that idea stashed in the back of my noggin for future use!!
Pop Up Glue Dots for depth
The fancy cut pumpkin was popped up to a) get some clearance over the other picture, and b) to add some depth and dimension.

Stampin' Write Marker for journaling
I took advantage of some of the scrapbook paper peeking through from the background to journal little bits about the carving adventure.

I'm going to purposefully take in each day during this beautiful time of the year to appreciate, enjoy, and be thankful for every breath, every experience, and every blessing given to me. I hope you do the same!

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