Monday, October 13, 2008

Live Your Bliss - SFYTT 101108

I have to admit that I've never been a big fan of Halloween. I don't have a lot of memories of it (good or bad) from when I was a kid. I do remember dressing up and trick-or-treating and I probably did have fun, but nothing terribly memorable. As an adult, I do like seeing the little ones in their costumes, but I don't like getting up and answering the door all night. We had a fun tradition in our old neighborhood -- several of us would all sit out on the driveway of one house (it's usually warm enough to do this), have a BBQ and pass out candy to the kids. When Sabrina was born, I did make an effort to get her a costume and dress her up each year. I guess I mainly did it so that I could take pictures and scrapbook them! Last year, she decided that she didn't want any part of it and even refused to wear a costume, so I didn't push it.

Needless to say, I don't usually make Halloween cards, but I wanted to practice coloring pumpkins (I still need a lot more practice, especially with the shading). So, here's one for Jen's Sketch for You to Try this week. Here's her sketch:

Cardstock: CTMH, PTI; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey; Stamps: CTMH, PTI; Ink: CTMH, Memento Tuxedo Black; Cuttlebug Pumpkin Harvest embossing folder; Nestabilities; Other: Heidi Swapp rhinestone circle; white gel pen; ribbon.