Monday, October 21, 2013

Did I ever tell you that I used to collect spiders?

Much to my mother's chagrin, one of my favorite outdoor activities as a child was collecting bugs, especially spiders.  There was a huge field next to our house where a local farmer grew wheat, summer and winter.  After he harvested the wheat and the field was almost bare, I spent many hours overturning the rocks to find and collect the bugs.  Big crickets were good for fishing, although hard to get on the hook.  Ants didn't excite me in the least.  (When they invade my kitchen, it's a whole other story!)  I once caught a mommy spider and within days my jar was filled with little baby spiders.  And in the fall, when there were spider webs on all the trees, I would take a can of white spray paint, spray the web, and carefully lift it off the tree with a piece of black construction paper.  The trees looked a little funny, but I had a perfect web to show to my friends.  The boys thought it was pretty cool; the girls not so much.  Ah, memories!

I suppose you are wondering why I have shared with you this little bit of my childhood.  Well, I briefly returned to my youth as I added a spider and web to my Mojo Monday card.
Both were cut using the CTMH Cricut Artiste Cartridge.
This is my entry for:
Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #316
Crafting When We Can Challenge #55 - Make It Sparkle 
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #186 - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge #229 - Ribbons and Bows
Created with Love Challenge #63 - Halloween Hop

Have a fabulous Monday!
(Is that an oxymoron?)


  1. Debi, I have thoroughly enjoyed your trip down memory lane - wow, a mummy spider, how exciting to wake up to find a 'brood' of baby spiders. I imagine the webs you collected from the bare trees looked awesome too - wish I'd thought of doing that for my children when they were young. In that context I'll come to your delightful card - so cheerful for Halloween and naturally, I think that the spider's web is the star element. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

  2. Love the papers. Cute card. Thanks for joining our 2nd Annual Halloween Hop at Created With Love Challenges


  3. Really cute card and I am with you with the spiders they need to stay outside where they belong.
    Thanks for playing along with the Created with love halloween bloghop challenge.
    Linda K. DT

  4. OhMyGosh, I totally enjoyed reading your childhood story. (love it!) Reminded me when I was a kid my brother and I would catch those big huge grasshoppers (Colorado) and we would keep them in jars with grass and leaves. lol I love your card colors, spider and web. :D Thanks for sharing and joining us at OSAAT.

  5. what a lovely card thanks for sharing with CWLC this week happy crafting to you Rachel DT

  6. hahahaha - what a thing to collect - too funny! Darling card, Debi, and wonderful reading about your childhood. hugs, de

  7. Great Halloween card and fab colours :) Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT and good luck


  8. great memories and a fab card too , Thank you for entering the Challenge over at One Stitch at a Time, good luck Pam DT x

  9. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. Gorgeous card! Love your design and spider! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges! Hugs, Bo

  11. Super Halloween card, love the colors. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  12. Love your card! Wonderful colors. Thanks for joining us for our blog hop at Created with Love Challenges.


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