Thursday, November 11

Fall Birthday Cards


Well, I am venturing into greeting cards! Ha or maybe homemade cards is more appropriate...

What mother doesn't "love" colored construction papered traces of our little itty bitty hands at Thanksgiving, or pink and red hearts at Valentines day, and even Christmas tree cutouts from green felt with glued on beads that threaten to fall off. What is great about mom(s), is that she will act like she won the lotto each time she opens a handcrafted card or when we present her with that school days project. Nothing makes a kids heart happy more than when they get a huge grin from mom, and a hug with the words of "I am so proud of you."

But.... I am no longer a kid with my 'play clothes' on, I am an adult striving to make it in this world. I love the concept of unique birthday and holiday cards. And my technology and skills have developed from scissors and construction paper, to computer and print design. *Sigh of relief* no more glue, paper and felt. Although, available upon request if you so wish. And I still get the pat on the back from mom whenever she sees something I have created. So here are a couple cards done this fall for those I love.

And thanks mom, for being my number one fan.



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Tuesday, November 9

And I'm Free Falling

Every September I tell myself, as well as Tracy and even the hairy chillins, that THIS fall is going to be the BEST fall. And by the time autumn has transitioned into snowstorms, frost and cloudy days, I am disappointed with the outcome.

But, I have no complaints this year. The leaves have fallen so prettily, our walks are accompanied by beds of orange, red, purple and brilliant green with a satisfying *crunch* at every step. We were scary at Halloween, celebrated birthdays - Tracy turned 25, handpicked our family of pumpkins at Greenbluff, our local pumpkin patch. We strolled through Spokane markets to find fresh cider and discovered homemade pumpkin doughnuts. Tracy and I even made caramel apples and managed to eat only two out of our batch of ten. 

Fall has always been my favorite season. It is not over yet, there will be mini bonfires with rum and cider drinks, friends and family game nights, crisp daily walks with Ruka and Bowser and time left to simply enjoy a couple more weeks, before the colors of autumn are swept free.

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