Thankful pumpkins

Thankful pumpkins

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.

Scary chocolate

Scary chocolate

Every holiday I make my nieces and nephews some kind of candy based paper craft. Halloween always has full size Hershey bars. When we were kids the candy scare was a big thing, my grandfather figured that if he gave out full sized Hershey bars they would be a safe choice. It just doesn’t feel like Halloween to me now with out Hershey bars. We have given them out a couple of years even.

Thankful pumpkins

Thankful pumpkins

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. 🙁

Jack o lantern pair

Jack o lantern pair

Sometimes I think about how much gets lost in the fact that these cards are so much better in real life than they come across in pictures. I know that I have probably lamented about that before, but it is just one of those things that I don’t know how to really improve upon. I guess it just is what it is..

Spooktacular Halloween bits

Spooktacular Halloween bits

I love candy corn.  It has been so long since I have gotten to enjoy candy corn that I actually messed up coloring it the first time I tried and I had to look up what the correct coloring is.  I am on medication that makes sugar and anything sugar related taste really horrible, thus no candy corn.  It’s funny how I would have never thought that I would have had to look up the colors though.

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