Working on this card today made me wish that I was at the pumpkin patch. Hopefully, we will make it out there sometime soon. It just isn’t fall without a visit. read more
It is so hot here that I thought I would try a bit of a psychological trick on myself today and make a fall card to see if it would help me feel cooler. It didn’t work. I guess I should have tried winter and snow. read more
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.
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.
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. 🙁