Toil & Trouble

I am not one for Halloween.  I never was a good parent as far as this holiday goes when my children were little.  I always hated the thought of dressing my kids up in costumes and dragging them (or should I say them dragging me) door to door gathering candy from strangers.  I did it mostly because it was the right thing to do so they would have some of the same good childhood memories I have when it comes to trick-or-treating.  The terrible parent in me always viewed it as a hassle, and I still do.  No, I don’t have to take my kids door-to-door anymore.  They are too big for that.  If it wasn’t for my husband, I wouldn’t buy Halloween candy and hand it out.  I guess you could say I am the “Halloween Grinch” or witch…I make no apologies…it is just how I feel.  Give me any other holiday, and I will do it up big, but I never liked Halloween.  Until I saw this adorable stamp set!  It is called Toil & Trouble from Stampin’ Up!’s holiday catalog.  Take a look.

Halloween 2013

Here’s what I used on this card.

Toil & Trouble stamp set  131724-w or 131727-c

Witches Brew Designer Series Paper  132185

Basic Black Card Stock  121045

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock  105117

Black Stazon  101406

Whisper White Craft Ink 101731

2 1/2″ Circle Punch  120906

2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch  118874

Decorative Label Punch  120907

Apothecary Accents Framelit  127003

What do you think?  I think I am going to have to make a few more Halloween cards for the “little people” in my life and a few of the bigger ones too.  It was fun doing this one, and I have a few other stamp sets that I want to try out.  Sometimes it takes growing older to realize how “dumb” we were when we were younger.  I realize now I should have enjoyed this holiday a little more with my children.  Hopefully, their childhood memories of this day are better than the ones I have of their childhood on this holiday.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

Happy Halloween!

Don’t sweat the silly stuff!


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