Happy TGIFriday to you all and the last day of September too! I cannot believe it will be October already, wow summer is gone and fall is flying by. I don’t even wanna think about the holidays, ugh, as much as I love them it is a super-busy time for me. I stop traveling mid-November and will have off thru mid-January—although I have a ton of work to do I won’t be traveling and will be able to get some things done around the house. And of course plan for my 13th Christmas tree—cuz’ yep I’m adding one this year LOL! (shhhh don’t tell hubby—but it will be animal themed, I already got my zebra & leopard ribbons hee hee) So lots to do in the upcoming months and we are considering taking the kids to Tampa for Thanksgiving (NOT my fave holiday) to stay and go to Busch Gardens—I have some free hotel nights & plane tix so we’ll see!
Ok want another cool travel story? On the way home Monday from Tampa I had to fly back thru Chicago (Midway Airport)—yes I spend HALF my life in that airport cuz’ it’s a hub for Southwest Airlines. Well I had a 2 hour layover and I was just beyond exhausted so I was kinda out of it LOL. A guy that looked just like Indiana Jones (I kid you not) sits down by me and yes there were lots of empty seats but people for whatever reason LIKE to sit next to me LOL! He obviously didn’t notice my tiredness and spaciness cuz he starts talking to me. Well turns out he is a world renowned Geologist/Paleontologist who just finished a year-long world turn. He has a super-armored case with him and he’s telling me stories and showing me cool stuff—so I got to see fossilized baby dino eggs and crystals. He had this high-tech microscope that folds up and travels, we had that baby out and we were examining everything. It was like a cool history/science lab set up in the airport---people were like “what the heck are they doing?”. But he was on his way to DC to work at the Smithsonian and present his findings. See you NEVER know who may sit next to you and you will have missed a cool experience in that moment---so don’t knock that person who sits by you somewhere, strike up a conversation and be “open” to it. That IS the best part of traveling for me, the journey and the experience of course, but it’s the people that I meet along the way that make it so worthwhile !
Today I am sharing a project with the BRAND NEW Elisabeth Bell for SCACD “Holiday Peekers”—yep we’ve got holiday ones for ya! You can see more of the DT inspiration at the store blog here and of course you can buy…errr see the whole line at SCACD HERE! LOL!
I got to use the fabulously cute “Pumpkin Patch Peeker”—she reminds me of my daughter at the patch. Every year we go to the pumpkin patch wherever we live---yep even though they are teens we still go and have fun and do silly things and OF COURSE pick out some awesome pumpkins! We have never missed a year and I plan on going for a long time. Here in VA we go to a patch that is near the Blue Ridge Mountains—its beautiful there and we always have a blast. This Halloween we are taking a bunch of the teens to a 10 pm Corn Field Maze done with flashlights---lots of fun and a good way to spend the evening.
Rainbow Lady's Challenge (fall)
Southern Girls (anything goes)
Stampin' B's Challenge (fall/Halloween)
The papers I used (are on sale here) are by Apothecary Emporium—loved the fun prints and colors in this pack! The sketch is from last week’s Cute Card Thursday, I loved the fun circle element. The corner elements are done with a new Spellbinders set called “Shapeabilities—Twisted Metal & Accents”. The sentiment is from PTI and the die cut is from the same SB set I just mentioned. I added a bow and some black Bella Baubles to finish it off. Yep a few stickles to decorate and it was colored with Copics but of course!
Alrighty, as you finish this up I will be on my way to Ohio with my pal Marti to teach on Saturday and then home the same evening! Have a fun weekend my friends!