Sunday, October 11, 2009

Trick or Treat

A quick and easy Halloween card. No fuss, no muss!

Stamps: Sweeter Treaters (Stampin' Up)
Paper: Black, White cardstock
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie (SU)
Accessories: 1" Square Punch, Square Scallop Punch (Marvy); Grosgrain Ribbon (Joann's)

Cold weather here this weekend, about 20 degrees below normal and dipping into the 20s the last two nights. We even had a brief snow shower yesterday, mid-morning. Chance for more light snow/flurries overnight. Ugh! Much too soon for this, but what do we expect after the cool (almost non-existent) summer we had?

I did make it up town yesterday for the Wisconsin Book Festival, attending three events. Overall I noted low attendance this year. Only the first event filled almost all chairs. The second attracted only a handful of people, though I would have expected more teens and moms at that one. The third event was by far the best of the three, and though it had a pretty good turn-out, I still expected a larger crowd than there was. I think this is owed a number of factors: the lack of known authors and current focus of the event (as noted in Wednesday's post), the weather (it was damn cold out there!), the economy (who wants the temptation to buy books in a bad economy?), and the Badger/Ohio State football game (out of town, but a big one none-the-less). May try to say more on the Book Festival later. Much too tired the last two nights.


Alice Audrey said...

Hey, it's a white-tux Jack o lantern.

Heather said...

white-tux Jack-o-lantern...cute! LOL

Jana said...

Love the simplicity of it. Very elegant. :-)

20 degree temps? Seriously?'s just now starting to dip down into the 40's at night. Still awesome and cool during the day. I haven't even switched over from a/c to heat yet. hehehe

Heather said...

Jana - Okay, you oficially suck. lol Yes, we have had temps down in the 20s at night. Thankfully, my apartment is warm enough today, but has been chilly in the evenings. I don't think the heat is working as it should. In fact, I know my thermostat does not work right. No matter what the heat is set at it still says it is 70 degrees in here, even when I know it is not. Keep hearing someone downstairs in the furnace room, but it's still not functioning properly. I so need to move before winter sets in!

travelingmama said...

How cute! What an adorable card!