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My Craft Goals for 2015

My Goals for 2015:

1. Update my goals for 2016 in January of 2016 :)
2. Maximize my crafting time!
3. Keep plugging away at scrapbooking photos!!
4. Learn how to Heat Press!!
5. Have fun!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Memories in Tyme All About Fall Blog Hop


We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that are All About Fall!! You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- From decorations to gift ideas and more, we hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!! This is a TWO-DAY hop, so be sure to catch both days for maximum ideas (you'll find the entire line-up below my post)!!

Before the leaves change color and fall... let's get hopping!! If you've hopped over from KARI, then you are in the right place!! If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our All-About-Fall FUN, then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Lynda's blog because... Starting at the start is always SMART!! :) We have a WONDERFUL Grand Prize for one lucky hopper today -- A $25 Gift Certificate for Designs On Cloud 9!! To be eligible, please visit each "Blog Hop Stop" and leave a comment!! One random winner will be chosen on Wednesday, September 21st (giving you plenty of time to finish the hop)... For more details on what you could choose if YOU are the winner, please be sure to visit our sponsor:


DAY ONE (September 15)
1. Lynda -
2. Amy -
5. Anita -
6. Kari -
7. Lori -  **HERE
 9. Indira -  **NEXT
10. Kacee -
11. Bobbi Jo -
12. Rhonda -
13. Susan -
14. Lynne -
15. Rhonda -
16. Sandy -
17. Lisa -
18. Deb -
19. Dawn -
20. Lisa -
21. Suzanne -

DAY TWO (September 16)

1. Lynda --
2. Sylvia -
3. Nancy -
4. Jen-
5. Dana--
7. Vicki -
8. Kathy -
9. Deborah -
10. Lisa -
11. Mindy -
12. Janet -
13. Carol -
14. Pam -
15. Brenda

Now on to my "Mum-kin"!!

I first got this idea from another lady who was going to hot glue silk mums onto a foam pumpkin.  Me being me, I wanted to be a little different!  I found this grapevine pumpkin at Menards for under $4.
I used my Close To My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge to make my mums.  I put four on my mat sized to 5.70w x 5.59h.
I cut them out in maroon, yellow and orange.
Then I took a wood skewer and rolled the flower from the outside in.
I let the flower unravel a bit  and then used Scotch liquid paper glue to hold it in place.
This took the better part of a Saturday (in between entertaining my son and doing household chores).
I needed a leaf of some sort.  I found this shape from Mother's Day Bouquet and sized it to 2.62w x 2.5h.
I cut out 20 in green cardstock.

I had my little helper crumple the leaves for me.  I wasn't sure if I was going to wrap the flowers with the leaves, cut them in half or what.
I ended up gluing the leaves to the pumpkin with my glue gun.
Then I covered the leaves with my mums.  Once they were glued on, I fanned out the petals a bit.
I wanted just a little green showing through.
I wrapped the stem in green ribbon and tied a bow with sheer gold ribbon.
Here is my "Mum-kin".  I am really loving my new Art Philosophy cartridge!!!

I have a little blog candy!  All you need to do is #1 be or become a follower or subscriber, #2 leave me a comment with your favorite thing about fall (mine is the fall colors) and #3 leave me a way to contact you if you win!  

Thanks for stopping by!!  Your next stop is INDIRA!!


littlen said...

i love the leaves changing colors. so pretty. i'm already a follower.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Cathie w said...

ohhh i love fall and all the it encompasses TFS!!!


Suzanne said...

Lori I love the mumpkin. The Mum's are gorgeous and love your helper. Great tutorial.

ScrapMyWay said...

Hi Lori, I must say when I first looked at the photo, I thought they were REAL flowers. Awesome job! Your tutorial was super and your cute assistant obviously knows how to complete his task. TFS. Since I had the whole Fall theme in my brain last night, (living in S. Florida) I also created a fall page. Hope you can check it out. Claire

Brittney said...

What a neat idea.
I love it.
I love the colors of fall. Its looks soooo pretty during fall.

Vicki said...

How sweet is your mumkin?? I love it and that you took the TIME to make the flowers rather than use silk!! It is so sweet! Thanks for such a great idea!

Lisa said...

Wow that turned out amazing - thanks for sharing it is so pretty!

lorby said...

Very cute idea and I like your take on it. I am already a follower. Jearise in at

Vicki said...

Wow! Your mum-kin is so clever and pretty. I'm already a follower. My favorite thing about fall is eating apple crisp.

vwilson577 at

McVic said...

oh my gosh I bet that took a lot of work!! love the color it gives the pumpkin! Im fav thing about fall is the colors and the trees!

mjblahnik56 said...

OMG I love how you did this mumkin. I am already a follower. My favorite thing about the fall is also the colors.

Dania said...

OH my gosh those mums look so real. Awesome!

Christine America Real said...

This is so cool! I love your mumkin! I have never seen one before, very cool! I want to make one! Well I could go on about the crisp fall air and the leaves crunching under my feet and the smell of woodsmoke and all of that (which I do love) but I am a candy corn lover! I love candy corn and I love that harvest mix that comes out this time of year! lol!

I am a new follower

Carla said...

My favorite thing about fall is the bon fires..... It's cool and crisp and you have the warmth from the fire.... it's the best.

I love you Mum-kin it's adorable you did a great job on it. Thanks so much for sharing or
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Brenda said...

Wow, this is great. I love your idea of using the grapevine wreath. You did a wonderful job on the flowers, and your son also.
Great job.
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Patti Ross said...

Just love this idea - you've inspired me to get my gypsy out and try using it! I keep waiting for the 'perfect' time, but I see I just have to make the time and do it!

Patti Ross

Newbie2crafting said...

Great idea! I love love your Mum-Kin!


Lisa said...

Wow! That was a lot of work...and it turned out beautifully! I'm so happy to be a part of this hop with you!

lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Lori I love this project! I thought they were real flowers and it wasn't until I saw the Gypsy photo that I realized that you made them. WOWSERS this is awesome. I have not even tried these flowers yet and have that cart! I can't wait after seeing this project!

Cyndi S said...

Great job. Your helper is adorable. Thanks for the fall inspiration.
cstephenson at q dot com

Amy said...

This is so cool! I love the 3-D flowers you made for this project! I am already a follower :)Amy

Rhonda Emery said...

love this is it beautiful those mums are amazing thank you for sharing.

Judy said...

I saw your project last night and I could not believe how pretty and colorful it is! Looks like a LOT of work:-) The thing I love most about Fall is the trip I have to take to see it! We never have it in Florida - sniff:-(

joydee1963 said...

I need that cart! That is just beautiful.Great fall gift too!I am a follower ,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Carol E said...

A very cute project, thanks for sharing it.

Sandy S. said...

Wow....... absolutely beautiful! TFS! It was nice hopping along with you!


Ava Fernandez said...

Oh my goodness you did such an awesome job on this pumpkin. thank you so much for sharing this wonderful idea.
My favorite thing about this season is when the leaves on the trees start to change colors.
Thanks again Ava.

Alisha said...

Wow, this is an amazing project!!!. I love the Art Philosophy cartridge as well. But I never imagined I could do something like this. WOW!!! oh I already said that. WOW!!!.
thank you for sharing this project.

Lisa R. said...

What a neat home decor idea! Wow looks like a lot of work, lucky you had a cute lil helper! Fall is a great time to go camping and enjoy the wonderful colors. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

SueNJ said...

I would have never guessed that these were made from that cartridge. I need to get back to work to get this cartridge. Thanks for sharing this beautiful project.

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B

Janet said...

Fall is my favorite season I love all the wonderful colors and apple season burning leaves It is the best!! Love your mumkin toodarn cute!
Bog Blog hugs! *Janet*

Roxie said...

Wow! I'm going to have to try this.
Thanks for sharing!

bluecrayons said...

good ideal. love your mumkin.

Jens Craft Corner said...

Your mumkin is just adorable! What a fun idea! I love fall because I love to go apple picking and make all kinds of apple goodies for my family.

Edwina said...

I love your Mumkin! It is so cute! I've been wanting that cartridge so much! Thanks for showing and telling how to make the mumkin. Edwina Brown

Amanda said...

THat is 1 of the cutest things i've ever seen! love it & again u have inspired me! i may try 1! following via gfc! i love fall because of the perfect temps, the colors & of course our fave Holiday~Halloween! Autumn is so spooky! it puts me n such a wonderful mood! thanks~prhmangel at gmail dot com

Jen said...

Oh my you Mum kin is awesome!!

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Cheryl said...

Wow, this is too cute!
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callyannc said...

I love this! So fun! TFS CallyAnn

Sunny79 said...

what a great work !
love your creation!

hugs, Marina.

Penny Duncan Creations said...

LOVE this project!!!! Those flowers are awesome!!!!

Peggy Sue said...

wow, that looked like a lot of work! But, it looks amazing!!
Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Crop!!
Peggy Sue-Guest Designer @ Love to Crop!

AmyJRockstar said...

OMG! You are amazing! For one thing, you are so darn creative, it's insane and for another... how many hops are you in this weekend???!!! LOL Love it! I love your blog (hope you know that by now). I am saving this in my tutorials folder cause I have to give this a try, which of course means I need both of those Cricut carts. Could you tell my hubby please? LoL - My favorite thing about fall (at the moment) is the crisp air. I love the smell of the air as it rains and gets foggy. It's just so serene. Ahhhh. Thanks, Hun, for the chance to win some goodies and for sharing your awesome project with us!

Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

XO ~ Amy Jo - follower
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Doris P. said...

WELL I"LL BE!! how awesome is this home decor!! I will be back for future reference!! LOVE it!! Thanks for sharing with us on Love to Crop FALL color challenge!!
doris - Love to Crop FALL colors Guest designer

Eva said...

OMG, how awesome. Great Project!!! I love the cool crisp feeling in the air in the Fall.
Eva :0)
I have a giveaway on my blog

Sue D said...

Very creative Mum-kin. I like fall because of the leaves changing colors. I am a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com