October 23, 2014

For the Love of Pumpkin

Ah, 'tis the season!!  
All hail the mighty pumpkin!!  
That gorgeous gourd of gastronomic gratification!!  
I love you!!  

And I know I am not alone in this love affair.  Trader Joe's, my favorite grocery store has a seasonal offering of 63 (63!!!) pumpkin related items.  Jillian and I went in there the other day and bought 9 of them:

  • Pumpkin Cereal
  • Pumpkin Oatmeal
  • Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
  • Pumpkin Cereal Bars
  • Pumpkin Macarons
  • Pumpkin Scone Cookies
  • A Harvest Salad kit with Pumpkin Seeds, Pumpkin Croutons, and Pumpkin Dressing
  • Pumpkin Croutons (the sample offered was so yummy we knew we needed more)
  • Pumpkin Body Butter (not for eating, but I smell delicious wearing it, and it is divinely light and creamy)

I commemorated our haul with a scrapbook layout.   It's a Design Team project for Craft Envy, my local scrapbook store, using Simple Stories "Sweater Weather" collection, and some bits of packaging from a couple of the pumpkin products. 

There are so many pretty papers in this collection!  I made this card taking inspiration from one of the cute Fall motifs included on the coordinating sticker sheet, sketching out a large acorn.  By stitching around the outline, the paper piecing is "instantly" unified.  A perfect project while watching an episode of The Walking Dead, counting my blessings that we are not having to deal with the zombie apocolypse at this time.  ;)

And, the inside:

Love that little squirrel.  The line also features an adorable hedgehog and fox.
But the papers are not "cutesy" and have a lot of versatility. ;)

So, excuse me now, darling as I go off to graze on some of the pumpkin-wonderfulness we've got in the kitchen.  Then it's back to the store, because this will be me come late December: 
Pumpkin Hoarder
Borrowed from the Trader Joe's Fearless Flyer Advertising Circular.

Thank you for visiting!

1 comment:

  1. Ha ha Lisa. Great layout! Are you starting to feel like a pumpkin?


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