Monday, November 01, 2010

*What The ...???!!!*

Could someone please explain to me how it is already November??  Didn't 2010 just start a few months ago?  With all that has happened in my life this year, how on earth did it all go by so fast?

Maybe it's because so much of the year wasn't "mine"... it was spent doing what I needed to do, not what I wanted to do.... and a lot of it went by while I was in a state of shock-like existence....

But seriously??  November 1st??!!!!???

GAH!  So much to do!!!!  and honestly, not a lot of desire to do some of it.  I've got absolutely no desire to "do" Christmas this year....  the thought of buying everyone gifts puts me in a cold sweat.  It might be the year of the gift card.... so original....  I hope people will understand....

Anyway....

Hallowe'en was good... Matthew decided at 4:45pm that he wanted to go out with a few friends to get candy, so he was one of "those teenagers" who show up in a mask (sigh).... but the three of them got bored and gave up after only a handful of houses.  We had a record number of kids at our door (136).  I have kept track of the number since 2002 ... we keep a tally during the evening and then I write it on the back of a cardboard skeleton decoration that we use every year.  The next highest number was 120 kids in 2005.  And this wasn't the warmest Hallowe'en we'd had either.... sure it was above freezing and there was no snow (beautiful night, actually) but we've had warmer but had fewer kids.  There truly is no rhyme or reason to it!

And now, a card to share with you.....
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! Kraft, Chocolate Chip
*Images:  CTMH From Me To You; PTI Signature Greetings
*Ink:  Stampin' Up! Tempting Turqouise; Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics; white gel pen
*Embellishments:  Stampin' Up! grosgrain ribbon (white, coloured with Copics)
*Challenges: FTL111


Tracy challenged us at the last CalGals gathering to use this colour combination.  I was smart before I packed my stuff to go to Shannon's house....  I took the colours Tracy wanted us to use, found a sketch and decided on stamps before I left.  The card was pretty much created in my head before I even left the house!  I did that with a few other sketches as well... picked the colours and stamps and packed them up.  It worked out well for me as I created a handful of cards at Shannon's!

Have I mentioned lately how much I love the clean and simple cards these days??!!!
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5 comments:

mudmaven said...

This is really gorgeous Nancy! I think many of us are leaning towards the CAS cards this season since it has so speedily crept up on us and whacked us on the head. ~chris

Jacquie said...

That's awesome. I'm with you on the fact that I can't believe it's November already. Take it easy though; everyone will understand!!

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Gorgeous card, so soft and elegant, love the colors. So glad you enjoyed Halloween! I think the years go by faster each year, but when you are busy they go a tad bit faster. I am told they go by fast because I am older, not sure I like it, but starting to believe it.

Tracy.H said...

I love this one too! We had the most we have ever had. I usually count, but didn't bother this year. I would say we had twice what we normally have...I think we had around 80-90 kids. The streets were very busy. We even had one kid show up at like 4:30!!

Anne Marie said...

Beautiful card! I love the soft colors and the flower is gorgeous. Holy cow, 136 kids! That's a LOT of treats! :)