Thursday, September 15, 2011

Halloween Bucket List

This little stamp had me reminiscing about the Halloweens of my childhood!

I know what kids did at Halloween parties growing up! I heard about them ... The old barn at Farmer Joe's place where all the kids dressed up in ghoulish and cute costumes sat on bales of hay, played fun games, and BOBBED FOR APPLES! I heard all about these parties!

OH, we went trick or treating. My mom would dress us up in a costume that she toiled over the sewing machine to make, if she had time, or a store bought one if she didn't. We used good old fashioned pillow cases to gather our candy loot, roaming the neighborhood until the very last minute, if mom would let us! My brother and I would rush home and dump all the candy into separate piles on the living room floor trading out and bargaining to get our favorites from each other. Rick liked the Reese Cups and I liked Snickers and B-B-Bats (only the banana flavor!) We were content with our little family Halloweens and I cherish those sweet candy memories.

One of my favorite stories, although I was too young to remember, is one that my mom tells every year.  "Remember that time we ran out of candy and I went to Food Lion to get more? Your Dad didn't turn off the front porch light .... so of course the trick or treaters still came to the house and rang the door bell.  Instead of turning them away, he had the bright idea to give them .... what..... ?????  A handful of Nestles Toll House Chocolate Chip Morsels! WELL, that didn't go over well! Ya know what I mean? They scooped the chocolate chip morsels out of their bags and pelted them at the front door! Ting ..Ting.. Ting!" I laugh at the story every year when mom tells it, and despite the fact that I have reminded her that I don't remember it, "Remember that time....," is just how the story goes!

So, I have decided this year to add a little something to my bucket list! Since I missed the parties at the old barns, with the apple cider and apple bobbing and carmel apples, and hay rides, I am going to do it! I am going drive myself out to some old farm and crash a kid's Halloween party! :) I am going to run in the three legged race, dance even if it's by myself and BOB FOR APPLES!


For this card I used the adorable "Bobbing for Apples" from Sassy Cheryl's Digis.

I thought I might also try my cute little creation in these challenges.


JACKIE M said...

Wow beautiful card and colouring.

So glad you joined us in sassy Cheryls challenge with this great card.

Michele and Josee' said...

Thank you Jackie! I love coloring Cheryl's digi stamps and had fun making this card.

Brook said...

Love the story. Good luck with the apples and the race! Great card and super cute stamp. Love it. Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.

Pink Stamper Girl said...

What a cute story, made me giggle, when I really needed to giggle...Thanks and what a CUTE card your coloring is awesome, the image is adorable and I loved the papers too! Really stunning!
Hugs, Briana

Charlene said...

lol...loved your story...we have a few like that in our household too. You did an incredible job coloring this wonderful image...the colors are so bright and vibrant. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy Fall Challenge ~ Charlene DS4J DT

Mindy said...

remember to pin your hair back when you 'Bob for Apples' LOL !! I am in total awe of your coloring .... simply amazing... thanks for sharing with our 1st Crafting When We Can Challenge :)

Sassy Cheryl said...

Beautiful, beautiful card and that story. . . .so stinkin' funny! Actually, I don't think I would've mind the chocolate chip morsels. It's chocolate. . . .right!?!?!?! LOVE the story and that gorgeous card to go along with it!
Thanks for sharing both and playing along in the challenge this week!

Linda said...

So love your stories to go with this card. Fantastic colouring and a fabulous fall card. Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Purple Frog challenge.

Pat said...

Hey Michele...I story about the chocolate chips! Your dad's a hoot!! We always used pillow cases too!! They never tore...and they held sooooo much loot!! Your card is just gorgeous...the SC image is beautifully colored!! I just love it!! Am so glad you shared your card...and your story with us this week at Sassy Cheryl's!! Hugs. Pat Frank

Michele and Josee' said...

Wow ladies! So nice to hear from all of you! I am overwhelmed by the compliments and the encouragement! Thank you so much for stopping by to leave a comment! Thank you Thank you Thank you! Will keep you posted on how my Halloween Bucket List adventure goes! :) Until then.... Tossing you all some craftin' love and of course.... some chocolate chip morsels! :)

Cathy said...

YOur card is beautifully colored and love the details. Thanks for playing the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge this week :)

Carol said...

Such a fun image, thanks for joining our first challenge at CWWC. Carol DT x

Marie Gamber said...

Wow! Just adorable! You did a fabulous job! Thwack you for joining us at CMC! I really enjoyed your card.
Marie, CMC Sr DT

Michele and Josee' said...

Thanks Cathy, Carol & Marie! Enjoying playing along! Appreciate you all hosting such wonderful challenges to keep us all crafting!

jkreucher said...

Oh my Goodness, this is a work of art! I love every little detail! awesome coloring and design!
So glad you joined us for the Sassy Challenge this week!

Michele and Josee' said...

Thank Judy! What an incredible compliment! I appreciate the encouragement!

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