Wednesday, September 25, 2013

So Many Shapes

So little time! I cannot believe it is the last week of September. That means it is the last week of the "All About Shapes" challenge over at the My Pumpkin Challenge. Since I have already done squares, circles and rectangles this week I chose hearts!


I was able to find some bits and pieces from past My Paper Pumpkin kits to make this card! All of the product shown is from the kits, the only items I used that do not come with the kits is the heart punches. This was a fun way to use some scraps and make a quick card. What are you enjoying most about the My Paper Pumpkin kits?

If you have a moment head over to the My Pumpkin Challenge to see more lovely creations! Be sure to check back on Monday for a new challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Jots & Thoughts

I have the perfect little notebook to jot your thoughts! Take a look at this little gem! It is the cutest notebook, it is 3.5" x 5.5" and it will fit perfect in your purse. It is full of grid paper. Perfect for notes and doodles and don't forget sketches! This notebook is part of the the My Paper Pumpkin Try It Kit. It comes with two notebooks and some embellishments so you can get an idea of what the My Paper Pumpkin subscription is all about!



This month we are playing with shapes at the My Pumpkin Challenge so I decided to use some rectangles to decorate this notebook. I also used the butterflies, bakers twine and grid paper all from the kit, the only thing I added was the Summer Starfruit paper to add a frame to the grid paper. Did I mention this kit includes a clear block for your stamps! Score! This is a great deal for only $16.95 (plus shipping).

Do you want to see what others are creating with the My Paper Pumpkin kits? Head over to the My Pumpkin Challenge for some inspiration! You can also see what great samples are linked up to the challenge here just scroll to the bottom of the post. I just received my September kit in the mail, I am very excited to play with it!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Round and Round

Like the tire on a bike. Like the cycle of life. Like the ring on your finger. Like the Olympic Rings. It is a symbol. It is a shape. The circle was my inspiration for the My Pumpkin Challenge sample.

cir·cle
ˈsərkəl/
noun
1. a round plane figure whose boundary (the circumference) consists of points equidistant from a fixed point (the center).
2. a group of people with shared professions, interests, or acquaintances.


When I looked up the definition of a circle (above) I was fascinated by the second meaning. It made me realize I have an awesome CIRCLE! Whether it is my friends, family, Stampin' Up family, coworkers, or you, the reader who stops by to see what I am creating. All of these people are part of my circle and I thank you! Heather, Jessica and Glenn Ann are part of the My Pumpkin Challenge Team! They are in my circle. We share an interest in creating beautiful My Paper Pumpkin samples each week for the My Pumpkin Challenge blog. It is so fun to work with them to inspire others to create! Each week I am amazed at the creativity they share. 

So, thank you for being part of my circle! If you are here from the My Pumpkin Challenge or Pinterest I would love to hear from you! Leave me a note, and if you have a blog I would love to head over to read your story!

I hope you are having a great day. We are getting some much needed rain in Denver today! Thank goodness for the cool down.  

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

I See the Mountains

I really do! Everyday I am lucky enough to see the mountains. I live in Denver, but just to the west are the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Each night the sunsets atop them. I love the mountains and it only takes about 25-30 minutes to get there from my house. Last weekend me and My Man took a quick drive to Empire Colorado.   I was craving a burger from Dairy King. It is a small lil restaurant that makes the best burgers and has the best ice cream. My sister mentioned they have awesome peach shakes when the Colorado peaches are in season, so I figured this was the perfect time to head over and try one. I am so glad we did! The drive was beautiful and the food was great. I had a regular cheeseburger with all the fixin's, My Man tried the buffalo burger and we shared fries. It was delicious. For dessert we each got a peach shake, all I could say is yum! I could see the ladies in the back cutting up the fresh peaches. They are perfect in the shake. This shake is spoon worthy due to the size of the peaches. It was worth the drive!

Our view heading into Empire, it was gloomy out and it eventually started to rain!

My picture does not do this shake justice, but I think if you look close you can see the peaches! Yes, I often travel with Batman, shhhh it's our secret.

The mountains inspired my card this week for the My Pumpkin Challenge. This month the challenge is "All About Shapes." I chose triangles, which makes some pretty simple paper mountains. I also used the red triangles that came in the kit to make some trees and highlighted the sun with lil triangle points. I know that bicyclists love riding in the mountains so I figured it was the perfect background for this card!


Show us what you have been creating! Share your ideas. The My Pumpkin Challenge is waiting for you!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

It's Hip to Be Square!

That is my new motto, at least for today! This month we are celebrating shapes for the My Pumpkin Challenge. It is "All About Shapes." This week I decided to focus on squares. See my sample below. Is anyone else in love with this cute stamp? That bicycle is adorable!

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I used squares to "spotlight" areas on the bicycle with the Bermuda Bay ink spot that came in the kit. I also used the dimensionals that came in the July kit to pop up the squares.

I hope you will share your My Paper Pumpkin creations over at the My Pumpkin Challenge. It is a fun place to see what others are making with their kits. SOOO MANY IDEAS! Seriously, go take a peak!


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