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....
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.....
*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)
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??!!!