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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!




Happy Halloween!!! My favorite holiday has arrived! Sadly, a freak autumn snowstorm that dumped a foot of snow in my area and cause wide spread power outages has resulted in the re-scheduling of trick or treating! I didn't even know they could do that! Santa had better watch out... No one is safe! So we will now be celebrating on Friday. It is disappointing to me, but thankfully my small man isn't old enough yet to understand so he won't be upset by it. I plan to spend this evening with my parents, and we may dress him up and parade him down their street to the neighbors anyway. He is going to be the cutest Frankenstein ever! lol

I have my last couple of Halloween cards to share with you. One for his dad, the other for my parents. The first is the one I made for his father. As some of you know, we have a mostly cordial relationship, that had hit a bit of a rough patch the past six months or so. Things will never go back to what they were, but a new acceptance has emerged and it has been peaceful again for a few weeks now. I have always wanted to be the kind of co-parents who could sit next to each other at their kid's soccer game and talk, be friendly & warm to each other, and be genuine about it. Maybe one day all the hurt and the bad feelings will heal, but in the meantime, this small gesture was what I could do to let him know that despite it all he has his son's love and my respect as his dad. Soon enough our little guy will be signing the cards himself. I used a Luka image from La-La Land Crafts because he reminds me SO much of my son. He is dressed in a skeleton Halloween costume and is just too cute to spook! And I couldn't resist a little playful jab with the sentiment. That gem is from Graphicats Designs. Papers are My Mind's Eye and the sketch is courtesy of priscillastyles Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (MMSC127).







My last Halloween card of the year is for my parents. I selected FrankenJude from Simply Betty Stamps. He was a freebie she offered on her Paper Craft Planet group a few weeks back, and I was all too happy to make him mine! Since my son is dressing up as Frankie this year, I thought this was the perfect image to use for a card to his grandparents. I again used the humorous Graphicat Designs sentiment and the sketch is from Sketches by Carly (#43). Papers are Recollections from Michaels and the whole pack cost me $2.50! I love when I find an awesome bargain! And of course, the trusty Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch makes an appearance on BOTH cards! I have to say that was probably one of the best crafty purchases I've made! lol

I hope you have enjoyed my Halloween creations as much as I have enjoyed making them! All together I believe I churned out over two dozen Halloween cards since August! I hope your day is frightfully fun today and happy haunting! Though it will be an unusual Halloween here, we will still enjoy it regardless! (Maybe more than I thought as I am unsure if I have to go to work or not... My place of employment had no power last I heard. Wouldn't THAT be a nice treat! lol) Thanks for visiting today!

{hugs}
Regan

5 comments:

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Regan both cards are too cute!

Kristine said...

Hi Regan! SUPER CUTE!! Love this with Carly's sketch. Happy Halloween! And thanks so much for playing at Sketches by Carly this week *Ü*

Kim Kelley said...

Happy Halloween right back at you Regan! Both cards are adorable! And we all know all the "evil" in our kids ALWAYS comes from their dad! LOL HUGS!!!!

Betty Boo! said...

Happy late Halloween Regan! I missed this awesome card, I am so sorry, but it is such an awesome card! Thank you so much for sharing it!

B

Jenn Borjeson said...

AWESOME Halloween cards, Regan! :)