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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

adventure of resistance

I really like Halloween, really I do.  I used to ♥love♥ Halloween.  When we were kids, we made all of our own decorations (we were a little competitive with the jack o'lantern carving), we made our own costumes (my favorite - still - was being the moon, sandwich-board style), we went traipsing about in small groups (no parents) collecting full-size candy bars and homemade treats (caramel apples, popcorn balls, roasted pumpkin seeds).  {sigh}  Then it became pretty commercialized, and I'm just not fond of store-bought, gaudy plastic decorations, cheap polyester costumes, car-pool trick-or-treating, or "fun" size candy. 

I still like Halloween, but I've been resisting it this year.  I don't want summer to end, yet.  But this week it seemed like all the color challenge blogs were offering fall combinations, and I do need a shoebox swap for my upline's team meeting this weekend, so I finally overcame my resistance:
stamp sets - Delightful Dozen, Mixed Medley (hostess); ink - Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White craft; card stock - Basic Black, Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise; punch - Modern Label; Big Shot with Perfect Pennants Bigz™ die and Spider Web Textured Impressions™ embossing folder; Stampin' Dimensionals, sponge dauber

The color combination came from ColourQ and the sketch is a favorite I "pinned" from Freshly Made Sketches, which seemed perfect for my spider web, and which qualifies for the Sketch It! Shopping Our Stash challenge.

I've also been resisting Christmas, a little, but that's easier to overcome, since I still ♥love♥ making Christmas cards.  I made this one using the newest sketch at Merry Monday and some of those new toys supplies I was telling you about:
stamp set - Chock-Full of Cheer; ink - Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green; card stock - Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla; designer series paper - Be of Good Cheer; punches - Extra-Large Oval, Decorative Label, 1-1/4" Circle; Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals

While trying to overcome my resistance to fall, I also made this, and I'm too pleased with it not to share:
paper from a dollar store dictionary; Big Shot with Autumn Accents die


11 comments:

Sylvia said...

Love your embossed, punched spider web, Kathe, such a fun Halloween card! Thanks for sharing your card with us this week at the colourQ.

Tracey McNeely said...

Fun Halloween card Kathe. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

Lesley said...

Wow Kathe you are on a roll! That wreathe is amazing! Lovely cards for Merry Monday too, thanks for playing!

Bonnie said...

You're doing your part to keeping up handmade Halloween, Kathe! I agree about all the tacky commercialism. It's time to take Halloween back! The wreath is amazing too. And the Christmas card is very festive! I love those colors and the pretty ornament! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Wendy said...

Such a pretty Christmas card, Kathe! Love your papers and that pretty ornament!
Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Notes by Nina said...

Very nice festive Christmas card, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

LeAnne said...

I love your card with the Be of Good Cheer paper---very cheerful indeed! And your wreath is FABULOUS! Thanks for participating in the Merry Monday challenge this week!

Leslie Hanna said...

Well done with the sketch! And I LOOOVE that wreath!

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Paige said...

Love the web! Great sketch too!

Deena said...

very nice projects...I still love the homemade costumes etc for halloween and try to stick with that for my girls to remember...thanks for joining in the Shopping our Stash pick your sketch challenge!

Noelle said...

All wonderful projects, that wreath is too cool! So glad you were able to join us at ColourQ with your spooky creation, too :)