Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Colors of October - Our Beautiful World

Although our trees are just beginning to change color here in Central New Jersey, the pumpkins are ripe for the picking.  While doing errands on Saturday HWNSNBP and I happened across this field. What makes it unusual, at least to us, is that it is so close to the road and there's no farm or stand nearby. And no one walking the fields and picking these colorful lovelies.  It looks like all the vines have been removed and there are several different varieties/colors - orange, yellow, and white.  We went back there on Sunday to take the picture when we had some sun.  

The pictures below are cell phone pictures so they're a little blurry.

You can see some of the trees in the distance are beginning to take on their October colors.

Saturday was also World Card-Making Day and I was determined to fit in some card-making time in between all those "errands" that HWNSNBP had lined up for us.  I actually found some of the components of this card in a scrap box and then decided to try the not yet used pumpkin border die. I'm not sure if this was a faulty die or whether it is supposed to be that way but the top part of the border has no cutting edge.  I had to die cut and emboss it and then cut that strip off the paper along the top of the motif but it was easy to follow.  I added some die cut wheat, and then stamped the sentiment with those tiny little acorns.  The pumpkins are part of the border so I quickly ran the die through with orange paper and then I added the detail to them with my SU markers.  

I got another package in the mail just the day before with a new personalized stamp that I ordered from Zulily.  It permanently says "Created by Lorraine" and the date can be changed on the rotary side of the stamp.  This stamp was advertised as a must have for parents to use on their children's art work.  So I guess I'm channeling my inner artistic child when I use it on the back of my cards now.

And one more look at the progress on the garage.  Dead center is a dogwood that most definitely has taken on it's fall foliage.  They'll be pouring the cement floor inside the blockwork tomorrow so I'm told.  And then the framing will begin. 

I'm sharing these pictures with Our Beautiful World - this week's theme being "The Colors of October".  

Please click on the link above to see what autumn looks like around the world.  You might be pleasantly surprised.


  1. Beautiful colors, I missed those lovely colors in the east coast, thanks for sharing with us at Our Beautiful World!

  2. Nice pictures for OBW :-)

  3. These photos remind me of the farm near my grandparents house in Colorado. I'm nostalgic! So glad to have found you through Our Beautiful World.

  4. PS. Your card is cute too! I joined some of the World Cardmaking Day festivities too! Fun to see what you completed.

  5. Oh wow - just like our sunflower mazes being Lilliputian compared to yours, so are any pumpkin patches I have seen here! How amazing to see such a spread of them. They look like cooking pumpkins too, are they? Just when I wanted to get one to try a recipe with, all the shops here filled up with huge big carving pumpkins - but I found a little Japanese variety today, small enough to carry to work and home again.
    Was the pumpkin border (which looks fabulous) a Spellbinders one? Their early Edgeabilities sets came with one cutting edge die and two which embossed and cut a pattern but not the edge. But then they revamped that range and started selling them as sets with edge dies only and sets with embossing and pattern cutting "inserts" only. Whatever you did with it, it certainly looks fabulous. Just the green border in with all the more autumnal colours looks really good.

  6. lovely to see your world
    beautiful dogwood and wishing you good garage building

  7. I've never ever seen a real field of pumpkins!! Simply beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing these at OBW!!

  8. Wow that's a whole lot of pumpkins! I've never been to a pumpkin patch, we don't have them here in the Netherlands (not that I know anyway). You made a beautiful autumn card! Thank you for joining OBW :)

  9. Such a fantastic pumpkin field and a lovely card, Lorraine. Let your inner child out and enjoy the weekend sweetie :)

    Love and hugs

  10. Pumpkins are synonymous with autumn and I always liked the thought of pumpkin pie.

  11. Lovely photos! Pumpkin fields are something I could never see here where I live.
    Your cards are very beautiful, in this and in the other posts.
    Have a great new week!

  12. Nothing captures the feeling of fall as well as a beautiful field of pumpkins. I love all the detailing of your fall card as well. Blessings!

  13. Hi! Very beautiful rural scenery! I enjoyed your post very much.


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