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Monday, September 24, 2012

Pumpkin Love: I Feel the Love

Happy Monday, my crafty friends! Such busy times, but I'm thankful to have been a wee bit crafty this weekend. :o)

As you know, I especially love creating when it serves a special purpose. As soon as I finished my cards for cancer patients last weekend, I started thinking on my contribution to this month's I Feel the Love Project. Each month, the lovely Madison of Funky Cards highlights a particular person, family, or organization in need of an extra burst of sunshine. In turn, we have the honor of creating cards for the recipients to show them how much we care. It's a truly beautiful endeavor.

This month, IFTL is blessing Casa Pacifica, which serves abused and neglected children and adolescents, and those with severe emotional, social, behavioral, and mental health challenges. We are providing cute and cheery Halloween cards for their yearly festive celebration.

I made three shaped cards for three sweet kiddos. :o)
Using my Gypsy, I welded together a Create a Critter pumpkin and critter for each card. I cut out sparkling lollipops from a DCWV patterned paper and "stuffed" the pumpkins, cutting off the tops and placing them on their heads for little hats. ;) Each critter is holding two lollipops in their cute little hands. The sparkly penguin has a Peachy Keen face, while the raccoon has a glittery mask.

For final touches, I accented the shimmery pumpkins with orange rhinestones and made tiny bows for the glittery pumpkin stems. I hope these deliver sweet pumpkin love to their very special recipients. :o) There are still a few days left in this month's collection if you'd like to join us! :o)

Challenges entered:
 * Cute Card Thursday~ A Different Shape
 * DL. ART~ Halloween/Fall Colors or Owl
 * I Feel the Love~ Cute Halloween
 * Make It Monday~ Anything Goes

Thank you for fluttering on by! I hope you have a beautiful and blessed day. :o)


  1. These are way too cute. I really like each little character. The children will love them
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.Halloween/fall/owl
    DIANA L.

  2. Adorable card popped over from MIM.
    I have candy available on my blog xx Jan

  3. Awww these are just delightful Karen and made for such a worthwhile cause. I love those cheery pumpkins and the animals holding their lollipops look so cute. I am sure they will be gratefully received.
    Hugs Sue

  4. Karen all three look so sweet and especially love the penguin's eyes!!

  5. Hi Karen, Ahhhhhhhhhh they are so cute!! x

  6. Too cute! Great idea with those critter's from CAC cartridge... They will be bring happy cheery smiles to those kiddies in need of that extra special hug or two...
    Adorabe Karen...
    TFS - enjoy your Monday and your new week ahead....

  7. OH my gosh!! I just think these are the cutest lil things ever!!! Love what you did with 'em.

    Be blessed, Beckie
    Stampin' Up Ind Dem
    Save~10% Shop w/me

  8. These are so adorable!! I saw them on Make it Monday!

  9. Fantastic cards. I saw these on MIM..Faye

  10. Oh Karen,these are ADORABLE!They are just precious and will be much loved.Have a great week my friend.
    Jayne x

  11. omg just wicked cute! Getting my gypsy out tonight doing a little scraplifting....Love these cards....Karen

  12. These have got to be the cutest cards ever, those children are going to LOVE these cards. i love how you cut out the lollipops and stuffed them in the pumpkins... You are so creative (and talented).. Each child that receives one these adorable cards is going to feel very very special. You are truly a blessing, and i am blessed by having gotten to know you. Thank you for always leaving such encouraging comments on my blog.
    hugs from ukiah

  13. Wow your card looks really really awesome!!!!

  14. Wow, these are absolutely adorable! How thoughtful of you and I love the design on each one. Thanks for joining us at MIM! Hugs

  15. Fantastic cards! Sooo much detail and sooo stinkin' cute! I found you at Make It Monday.

  16. aww this so gosh darned cutie pie cute! Spotted you at MIM!

  17. Karen, these are so adorable. I love your creativity so much!! You always make me smile with your work. Thank you just doesn't seem like enough when I visit your blog. But, thank you again for all that you do. You are amazing. God Bless!

  18. Fantastic cards karen. Visiting from Make-it-Monday to get a closer look..Loz


    OMJ! If only you knew just how much I love these pumpkin sweethearts, sis. They make my heart sparkle brighter than the brightest jack-o-lantern! WHEEE!!! I simply can't stop glowing every time I see this trio of precious little faces! Gosh you know how much happiness you are going to bring to the lucky young ones who receive them?! I would give anything to watch their faces light up the second they see them! SQUEEE!!! I LOVE THESE CARDS!!!!!!! *needs to huggler them so tight* *hides them in my trick-or-treat bag so you can't give them away just yet until I huggler them even more* TEE HEE HEE!

    GASP! I need one of those lollipops! They look SO yummy! *tries to sneak one from Mr. Happy Koala when he isn't looking because it looks like he has an extra one in his pumpkin* TEE HEE HEE! Thanks Mr. Happy Koala! *giggles*

    I am SOOOOOO in love with the pumpkins, Sunshine. You know how much punkies mean to me and these ones are just total and complete perfection and joy. I want to huggler them all day long! SQUEEE!!!

    *stuffs extra huggles from me too into every pumpkin for the precious young ones* God bless you sis for bringing the most happy burst of sunshine to such an extra special group of brave little kiddos. They love you SO much!!!

    AND SO DO I!!!!!! WHEEEEEE!!!

    *forever super sparklie pumpkin and lollipop hugglers from your biggest punkie fan forever and always*
    ~~~ Christina :)

  20. Super cute cards...very creative. Saw you on MIM.xx

  21. Wow, these are so sweet, love those cute critters.
    Thanks for linking up with MIM this week.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Hugs, Sandy

  22. OMG! These could not be any cuter, Karen! I love how you gave each of these adorable critters a bow! And the lollipops and bling on the pumpkins are the perfect touch! I bet these cards will be the hit of the Halloween party! :)


  23. OMG!!How could I have missed this post? is SERIOUSLY Too CUTE!!Adorable!Sweet!Yummy!Funny!SUPER DUPER CUTE!!Love it!Love it!Did I tell you how much I LOVE IT!!I do!!!The kids are gong to LOVE your cards...I DO!!There is not a time that when I have visited,that you did not WOW me!!!You are Amazingly talented,with a HUGE Beautiful heart...Its true!!!
    Sending my bloggie love to you,

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  25. These cards are super cute!! Great idea, I love them. I am a new follower :-)

    Linda ☺
    Crafting With Nana

  26. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #111 and #124.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…



  27. wow.. sooper cute card.. saw them at MIM and dropped in to say that I loved them :)
    The color combination is great!!!


  28. Hello my dearest friend!! I'm home!! And I couldn't wait to come see your amazing projects!! Wow, I could not love these more...the design is so creative and fun!! The way you have those adorable critters popping out of the pumpkins with lollipops in their hands is just FABULOUS!! The kids will truly love these!! I have so missed you while I was gone!! And I apologize in advance for inundating your inbox while I check out all the other masterpieces I missed :)


    Lisa :)
    A Mermaid's Crafts


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