The importance of the CQ

0909 Smiling Pumpkins Bitty Box

And by that, in my world, I mean the Cuteness Quotient.  I’m not really a celebrator of Halloween as it is now.  As a kid, certainly!  But, as we Boomers say, life was different then.  Not so dark.

Twick Or Tweet -- 116497

Twick Or Tweet -- 116497

But the Twick or Tweet set in the Holiday Mini just cracked me up when I first saw it.  Plus, I feel I can afford to buy a set that’s got a limited life when it’s so reasonably priced.

We don’t get many kids at our door on Halloween.  We keep the light on early so that the six neighbor kids can get safely up the steps, then we exclaim loudly and at length that we don’t know who these kids are, we certainly don’t recognize them, until Little Girl shouts “It’s ME!!!”  We are so easily amused.  After they get handfuls of candy, we turn off the lights and pretend we’re not home.  And eat candy.  The good stuff.

This Bitty Box is one of our projects at camp in September, with something special inside!  This photo doesn’t really show the Faux Diamond Dust technique used on the medallion — simply press the image into VersaMark ink and emboss with Iridescent Ice.

Stamps:  Twick and Tweat (Holiday Mini p. 10), Nursery Necessities (p. 76)

Ink:  Only Orange, StazOn (Jet Black), VersaMark

Paper:  Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Taken with Teal, Very Vanilla

Other:  Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Write Markers, Heat Tool and Stampin’ Emboss Powder (Iridescent Ice), 1¾” Circle and Wide Oval punches, Big Shot, Matchbox and Bitty Box & Envelope dies, 1¼” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Basic Black), Sticky Strip

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