Challenge #4 Features: Pumpkin-mania!

Wow!  You all just impress and inspire me more and more each week!  The first challenge had 16 participants, the snack challenge had 37, and last week there were 62 gorgeous door decorations linked up.  This week, you blew me away by sharing 94 amazing projects that are all about pumpkins!
Once again, there is just no way to showcase all of my favorites.  I’m sharing ten eleven {sorry, couldn’t control myself} here today and I’m going to share more on Facebook, so be sure to keep an eye out there for some more amazing ideas.
I couldn’t resist these Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes from The Domestic Sugar Bake Shop!
Too, too cute!  The cupcakes themselves are pumpkin spice flavored, the frosting is cream cheese, and the decorations, well, those are {literally} the icing on the cake!  One “Clever Chef” Award coming right up!
Saved by Love Creations has a great tutorial for how to make these elegant crackle pumpkins using paint, Staz-On ink, and a flexible crackle stamp.  I think the blue is a great touch too.  I’m thinking this one needs the “Easily Elegant” Award.
BluePumpkin4 300x300 Easy Blue Crackle Pumpkins
This Button Pumpkin from Doodle Craft gets this week’s “Too Cute” Award!  A great project to make all by yourself or with some little helpers…I know a certain someone who would have fun with this!
I really really want to eat these Pumpkin Pie Spiced & Sugared Nuts every time I look at this picture.  Mmmm!  Joyful Homemaking shares the recipe, which is the recipient of my {totally made-up} “I’m Drooling” Award.
I’m all about these Pumpkin Topiaries from Nashville Pug.  The painted urns look great and I love the effect of the stacked pumpkins…my fave is the polka-dotted one!  Wish I had a porch {and house!} big enough to do something like this out front. Totally deserving of the “Festive and Fun” Award.
I smiled the whole time I read this post from Tips from the Heart for the Home.  Robyn and her adorable boys made their own bakers clay {she shares the recipe}, cut out and sculpted fall shapes, baked them, took a nature walk while they cooled, then painted them.  Aren’t these mini-pumpkins adorable?  I totally pinned her post so Little Crafter and I can steal the whole idea from start to finish!  And so, Robyn, you get my first ever “Artsy Mama” Award.
Strictly Homemade gets this week’s “Glam and Genius” Award for this Temporary Ruffled Pumpkin Shirt.  She made the pumpkin, attached it to black felt, then hand sewed the felt onto the t-shirt with black thread.  Not fall anymore?  Just cut the threads and you have a plain black t-shirt again!  Not to mention, she can reuse the pumpkin on a bigger shirt in years to come as her gorgeous daughter grows!Temporary Ruffled Pumpkin Shirt
Pam’s Party & Practical Tips gets this week’s “LOL” Award.  Because I literally laughed out loud when I saw this mummy pumpkin made with white paint, googly eyes, and an adhesive bandage.  Oh. my. goodness.  I begged her to link up, and I’m so glad she did!
These Pumpkin Snickerdoodles from Greens and Chocolate are really making me hungry right now.  I totally love snickerdoodles, and I would eat or drink just about anything with pumpkin in it, so they’re a win-win for this artsy mama.  Hence, they win this week’s “Tasty Treat” Award.
Squeeeeal!  Donene at Easy Peasy Grandma is the winner of the coveted “Amy’s Favorite” Award for this adorable pumpkin hat.  It took me forever to choose which adorable picture to use from her post…if you don’t visit any other links, you have GOT to click on this one and see the other shots of this little cutie pie pumpkin.  I just want to hold him and squish his little cheeks!
….and this week’s “Most Popular” Award goes to…Johnny in a Dress!
You all were just as excited about her Pretty Pumpkins as I am!  I love how she shows four different ideas for glamming them up.
I just have to say it again, WOW!  You all are such an inspiration to me!  Thanks so much to each and every one of you who linked up and who took the time to visit some of the other projects and share encouragement too.  My apologies to anyone who didn’t receive a comment from me; I’m still having some Blogger issues…there are certain blogs where I type a comment and then it just disappears!  Frustrating indeed.  Anyway, know that I viewed and enjoyed each one of the submissions and that if I didn’t get to tell you firsthand, I am impressed and inspired by your creativity.
Keep crafting and stay tuned for tomorrow’s brand new challenge!
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10 comments on Challenge #4 Features: Pumpkin-mania!

  1. Robyn Rasmussen
    October 6, 2011 at 12:50 PM (4 years ago)

    Amy! you are soooo sweet, the way you featured me just made my day! I will proudly show your button on my blog for a sweet award like “artsy mama” Thanks a million!
    -Robyn from

  2. Phil and Darby Hawley
    October 6, 2011 at 3:12 PM (4 years ago)

    Oh I am definitly inspired by all the pumpkin pictures. I will have to go get one this weekend :-)

  3. Natalie @ Johnny In A Dress
    October 6, 2011 at 3:15 PM (4 years ago)

    THank yo so much for the feature Amy!!! This totally umade my week! You are sooo sweet! Thank you again! Yay! :)

  4. Johnnie
    October 6, 2011 at 11:40 PM (4 years ago)

    Thank you Amy! I heart my Easily Elegant award. Sweet!!

  5. Taylor
    October 6, 2011 at 11:45 PM (4 years ago)

    What a great round-up…I love me some pumpkin! I am so honored to be featured :)

  6. Melanie @ bear rabbit bear
    October 7, 2011 at 1:32 PM (4 years ago)

    What great pumpkin projects! Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday.


  7. Connie the crafterbug
    October 7, 2011 at 10:24 PM (4 years ago)

    Oh my gosh! I want to eat all of those pumpkin pies!

  8. Stuff and Nonsense
    October 7, 2011 at 11:00 PM (4 years ago)

    so many adorable pumpkins to see
    and drool over

    thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!


  9. Lauren
    October 14, 2011 at 12:38 AM (4 years ago)

    Those pumpkins are great! I love those dressed up pumpkins from Johnny in a Dress. Thanks for linking up to Scatter Girls.

  10. Tonia @
    October 15, 2011 at 4:52 PM (4 years ago)

    What a great round up! So many fun ideas!! Thanks for sharing this at my What’s In The Gunny Sack? link party!


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