I come alive in the fall. This card speaks to my heart on that level. That may sound kind of silly, but it makes a weird kind of sense to me. The colors, the movement, the pumpkins and leaves, even just the ideal of giving thanks are all things that make me happy. I think there needs to be a night scene as well to completely capture me, with dark blues and lots of stars (perhaps waiting for the great pumpkin), I assume that just didn’t make it on this card.
I am getting this embossing powder thing down! It’s kind of exciting. I think that a big part of the problem was starting out with black. At least I am not deterred by much. I love the look when I see other people using it, and I know that I can do it, so I just keep trying until I get it figured out. I have a feeling I am going to end up with lots of different embossing powders now though…not the worst problem, but a larger craft area might be useful…
Measure twice cut once. I don’t know how many million times I have been told that. The fact that I used to work in fabric stores, I know how important it is to do exactly that. I am actually generally measuring everything with my little ruler several times during any project. Today, however, my pumpkins didn’t fit because I didn’t bother measuring them at all. Which meant cutting twice. 🙁
Squirrel! It is so hard to make a card with squirrels on it and not keep thinking of Dug from Up. Then again being a dog person in general makes me prone to think like that normally. Our house is pretty much always under attack from the evil beings, if you ask Rufus (our rat terrier). They like to run across the roof to get from the trees in the front yard to the trees in the back yard.
A gift of tea! Fall time is the perfect time to enjoy a nice pot of hot tea and a good book. I recently got dies to be able to include gift cards in my cards and I have been playing around with them, I think I am ready to start putting them out in my shop. Of course I couldn’t find an actual gift card for the photo, so my library card had to fill in. Again, books and tea a perfect combo.