One of the beauties of fall is watching the foliage on the trees and shrubbery change colors. From the beautiful rich red of maples, to the soft yellow of the Bradford pears, to the bright fire red of burning bushes, it’s just one more sign of the seasons passing into another. Another sign happened in our community today – the tradition of Homecoming. This year marked the 100th Homecoming Parade celebrated in Macon. People were gathering on the sidewalks for the annual parade, while the streets were full of parade entries waiting for their turn to join the festivities.
A Small Town Community!
I’m grateful that we live in this small community in northeast Missouri where you meet people that you know about every turn you make. Where you run into the grocery store and meet someone from your church shopping, or you wave to a friend who honks as they drive by. While driving through the downtown area I rolled down the window and chatted with the local caterer and his wife, and within a block I repeated the action and greeted the daughter of a Stamp n Sip gal and her young family working their way to the parade route. You have to love a small town community where everyone knows each other and is there for each other.
Fall Colors for Sparkle Of The Season
So this card seems appropriate for today and my gratefulness for my community. My color combination is Evening Evergreen, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla along with touches of Cinnamon Cider, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry. The dies for the beautiful leaves come from the Giving Gifts die set, or can be purchased in the Time Of Giving Bundle.
I adhered a strip of DSP from the Harvest Meadow package to the Very Vanilla panel then embossed with the Timeworn Type embossing folder. I love the character and worn age-look built into this folder!
I hope you have enjoyed the projects I’ve shared this week with the Sparkle Of The Season Bundle. The plan is to share one more project with you this weekend unless I decide to go out and enjoy the changing of the seasons. Until next time, keep stamping, keep crafting, and God Bless.
Sparkle Of The Season Bundle (English)  Seasonal Swirls Dies  Sparkle Of The Season Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)  Time Of Giving Bundle (English)  Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine  Cinnamon Cider 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock  Evening Evergreen 8 1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock  Soft Suede 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock  Very Vanilla 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock  Crushed Curry 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock  Cajun Craze 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock  Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock  Harvest Meadow 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper  Timeworn Type 3 D Embossing Folder  Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack  Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin’ Pad