Sunday, September 11, 2011

I'm Bats About You !

Hi everyone.                                        
     Did you have a great weekend?  We really did.  I know I have said it before, but it went by so fast.  I always think of my weekends as being great as we are all home together and we get to go for our walks and generally drive Jerry crazy for a good portion of the weekend.  heehee...  He is pretty good about it, as the kids and I can really get weird sometimes.  Then there are other times when Jerry and I love to drive the kids crazy.  baaahaa ha!  That is when it's fun...  :O)  Of course they all know the party is over when it comes to picking on Mom.  lol...  Sometimes Jerry can really get both the M&Ms too wound up and then I have to step in and correct all three of them.  I know!  I sound mean, but it is as if I have three kids at times and the oldest is the worst of all.  lol... Love you Jerry.
     Ok, enough about our weird little family.  We had planned on getting up early and going over to the Twin Towers Memorial here in town,  but Jerry informed me that no matter what he tried he could not get Madison or myself to get out of bed.  Hmmmm....  So we decided after dinner that it had finally cooled down enough (84 degrees) and it would still be light out long enough so we went on our walk.  It was so very peaceful and the flag was at half mass and there were candles and flowers there.  We took a moment of silence for everyone then we said the Lords Prayer before heading back to our house.  I am sorry to get too deep here on my blog, but I feel that it is important that our kids know the value of a person's life and the sacrifices that people make.  Thank you for reading this long. 
     So,  if you are still hanging around I will get to my card for today.  I am not sure if I mentioned it last week,  but I was one of Amy Young's candy winners from her newest Sweet November Stamps release.  Well,   I received my goodies in the mail on Friday so of course I just had to cut out Hilda and Vlad and color them up right away.   I just love, love how adorable they both are.  I love Hilda's huge eyes and Vlad's kind of lopsided eyes. lol....  They were so much fun to color and I thought well now that I had them colored up they need to be entered into something special just to show them.  I got to looking around blog land and ran across the Deconstructing jen blog.    I have never played on this site before and I loved the latest sketch # 18, so I thought that it would be great to give it a try with some of my new favorite stamps.  lol...  So here is my Deconstructing Sketch #18 entry.  I hope you like it as much as I do.  I wanted Hilda to look like she is kind of floating along with her little cauldron full of Who Knows What!  Vlad on the other hand looks just a little concerned.  If you noticed the little bat stick pin,  it came along in the candy and so did the black rickrack.  I sewed the rickrack into a flower and added one of the buttons that I also received.  What can I say,  I had so much fun making this card.   If you have never seen any of Amy's Sweet November Stamps (and I can't imagine) you can check them out or just go ahead and purchase them over at All that Scraps.   Thanks again Amy.  I just love them both and I am going to have a great time coloring them...
     Ok guys, I had better get myself to bed.   Tomorrow is  back to work and school for us all.  Have a great day and I will talk at you tomorrow. 
Hugs, Lisa G

stamps-Hilda & Vlad-Sweet November Stamps-Amy Young
sentiment stamp-studio g
inside sentiment-computer fonts-courier new @14, Franklin Gothic demi @20 & papyrus @24
cs-Neenah, ColorBok, kraft-the paper studio & Pumpkin Pie-SU
dp-eerie paper pad-BG
boarder punch-MS
Spellbinders-Classic Ovals & Scalloped Ovals Large
fluid chalk-olive pastel & alabaster-ColorBox
bat stickpin, rickrack&button-All candy from Amy
stickles-frosted lace-Ranger
Distress Ink-black soot-Ranger
Copic Markers:
hair,cauldron & witch's boots-V09-V06-BV29
hat,stockings & skirt-YR16-YR18-YR14
shirt & skirt-YG17-YG13


Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Hun! I love the beautiful, bold, bright, colours, and the little bat is so cute. I love the image and your fabulous colouring.
Have a great week, mine has started off pretty good...hope it new toys, cant wait to play...maybe later

Jennifer Shults said...

This is adorable! I love the colors and the papers you chose and your coloring is wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Deconstructed Sketch!

Amanda R said...

Love it Lisa! That purple hair is stinkin cute and the look on Vlads face is priceless! Got your email and already have my stuff in my cart so will write you later and let you know what I am getting...

Nancy Thomas said...

Super cute and fun Halloween card - love Hilda so bright and happy looking.

Amy said...

I'm so glad you are enjoying the goodies Lisa! The card is perfectly adorable, love everything about it! Adding the rickrack to the flower is so clever and cool looking...another awesome card! Of course I haven't seen you do anything but awesome cards!
Hope your Monday went well for you! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Ekkk so so DARLING!!~

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

How cute!! Love the papers you've used and her sparkly potion coming out of her cauldron.

Leanne said...

O Lisa, this is adorable! Love the theme, the layout, your coloring and how the bubbles in her cauldron look spooky. hehehe. Wonderful job with the sketch girl. Have fun with the rest of your goodies!
Thank you for sharing your trip to the Memorial, you are very fortunate to be able to walk there and pay homage to all that lost their lives and those that sacrificed to save them. I will always remember that day, and will never forget. TFS. Hugs,