The ‘Don’t Boo Me, Bro’ Halloween tag was made for the 3×3 card swap hosted by Laura (aka Scrappin’ Auntie) at the Stampin Addicts’ 2010 Convention Meet & Greet.
When I bought my house, one of the biggest milestones was the first Halloween.
How I looked forward to that day!
Not knowing how many kids would come, I bought bags and bags of candy. Mostly chocolate and Jolly Ranchers–this girl was *not* going to be known as The Lame House That Gives Out Necco Wafer Junior Rolls.
(Sorry, Necco–as a kid with a major sweet tooth, every year I’d try one hopefully, but every year the conclusion was the same: chalky and saccharine, with flavors not found in nature for a good reason.)
Remembering how the little bitty kids went around early the last time I trick-or-treated, I left work at 4 pm and raced home to be sure no child would be disappointed by a darkened doorstep.
After 45 minutes of staring at The Door Upon Which No Knock Occurred, I went out and stood in the middle of the street.
Not a kid in sight. I helped myself to a Jolly Rancher.
An eternity–and more than a few Jolly Ranchers–later, the doorbell finally rang. And upon my porch, I found just what I’d been waiting for: a tiny princess, wide-eyed and barely whispering ‘twick or twee’.
‘She was babbling with glee when she saw your pumpkin patch and the ghost as big as she is holding the lights around the door,’ her father laughed. ‘Now she’s speechless.’
I kneeled down and offered the candy bowl to her, and my royal guest daintily drew out a single Jolly Rancher.
‘Oh dear, Your Highness, don’t you know? Princesses need plenty of chocolate on Halloween–travelling the kingdom is tiring work!’ And with that, I scooped a large handful of goodies into her plastic pumpkin.
My first Trick-or-Treater. I should have gotten a picture.
(For a close-up view of those bloodshot eyes, click on the image and then click again. To zoom in further, click a third time.)
RECIPE – ‘Don’t Boo Me, Bro!’ Halloween 3×3 card
- Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Versamark
- Paper: Basic Grey, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Shimmery White, Brushed Gold
- Stamps: Tiny Tags
- Etc.: paper piercer, mat pack, gold brad, Big Shot, Sizzix Texturz Plate (Backgrounds 1), Punches (Small Oval, Itty Bitty Circle, Jewelry Tag), Crop-a-Dile, Stampin’ Sponges, Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Techniques: Dabbing Shimmers, punch art