five little pumpkins


Image from Family Fun magazine

Ahh …  orange + black. Typical Halloween colors!  Let’s do something atypical, shall we? Close your eyes for 30 seconds and summon happy memories of Halloween as a child. Now, go find a (one) photo that you could use to represent these memories and take my challenge below.

Challenge: I challenge you to create a layout titled  “Five Little Halloween Memories”. Use any colors you want, except orange + black, but include five little pumpkins (think punches or stickers) as bullet points on your page — list the recollections that came to mind. These can be moments from specific occasions, traditions or family rituals or just general feelings associated with Halloween.

Even Better: Of course there’s more … to further FREE yourself from typical color associations. I hereby challenge you to use the combination below on a layout that is NOT about Halloween, or even fall.


As a BONUS this week, I’ve created a Flickr group and gallery for pages and projects inspired by the color combinations I post here each Friday. If you create anything inspired by colors on the I Love Color page –OR– you take any of the challenges I issue here, please consider posting your efforts in the I Love Color Flickr group for all to see!

p.s. The “five little pumpkins” song is one of my happy Halloween recollections. I think I probably learned this little ditty in the 3rd grade. I have never forgotten it and I always sing it with my kids.



  1. I love this color palette. In fact, your color palettes were one of my very favorite things about Scrap Simple Magazine. I’m glad that you are still sharing your love of color with all of us. Thanks for creating the Flickr group too. I’ll try to get something posted over there in the future :)

  2. i love the 5 little halloween page idea. got just the photos for it. in fact, they were sitting here just waiting for the right inspiration! yeah!

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