Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween

I usually only make one Halloween card a year and that is for my daughter and her husband, I was lucky enough to have received a wonderful package from Bibiana in the mail before I made their card and it was full of all kinds of goodies to make a card, so most of this is from her wonderful package, she sent one of her lovely tags I just loved along with a cool decorated bag with all the card making goodies inside.  You have to go check out her post that she did today of a Halloween scene and all of her creations Here on her blog .

I also did this card for another challenge with my group, you had to use 12 items on your card and only one of each kind of item, as if you use a stamp it can only be one stamp, if use a die only one die, ect.

Items from Bibiana -- Die cut spider web, clipart image, purple flower gem, bat sticker
Echo park -- the apothecary Emporium paper
inking around sentiment
Prima flower
Glitter tulle
Leaf brad by sentiment

It is raining here today but hopefully it will quit for tonight so the kids can get out and show off their costumes.  It is always fun to see what they all dress up as.  I wonder what will be the most common, I am thinking characters from the Frozen movie.  That is the fun of this night getting to go out dressed up and see what everyone else is wearing too, I enjoyed it as a kid, fun with my daughter dressing her up and now watching the neighborhood kids come to our door.

Greg and I went to Springfield Illinois yesterday to celebrate our anniversary, we have lived in this state for 10 years now and first time we have made it there.  I will have to see how the pics turned out and maybe I will share those.

Here are the pics I forgot to share of the end to our day, we never knew that there was a platform on the Illinois side to check out the view of St. Louis until my hubby googled where to take the best pictures of St. Louis and there is a park where you can walk up this ramp and it has 3 levels to get different shots of it.

You can see to the left here is the ramp we walked up, poor peanut could only make it up one so I had to carry her the rest of the way, let's just say 20 pounds gets heavy very quickly!

It was pretty cool and once you got to the top they had a web cam that you could call someone and give them the address and they could see you live, so I just had to call my Sister and daughter Amanda and say Hi, since we live so far from each other, wish we could have seen them back.

We came back to town and it was supper time so we went and ate at one of my favorite places Qdoba and after leaving we were heading home and this is the sky that we had and we just had to pull over and get this shot of the sun setting, end to a wonderful day out!

Hope you all are enjoying a wonderful weekend,
Thanks so much for stopping by and saying Hi,



Leslie Miller said...

Twelve items! It's sure cute, though! Love that clip art image and the spider web! More fab pictures. I've really been enjoying them. Great shots of the arch! I hope you continue to enjoy your anniversary weekend!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

your card turned out to be great! I am glad that you could use some things!
happy anniversary, the photos look fantastic I do not know this city!.
here we have wonderful time and getting ready for the hundreds of kids that come to my door :)
happy halloween

Christine said...

That's a lot to put on one card but you did a great job Connie!
I'd love to see your pictures of Springfield Happy
St. Louis looks super too!
Have a good weekend!

Daniela said...

Happy Halloween, my darling Connie, with your wonderful card, and Happy Anniversary to you and your Greg, I think I've missed the post you talked about it ... too little time, too many things to do .... forgive me !

Have a joyous end of the week

Stamping With Bibiana said...

again me...
"- what is the ghost's favorite fruit?
- the BOO-berries :)
Happy Halloween!!!"

Roosterhead Designs said...

Wonderful photo's Connie!
So happy you got to spent that kind of time with your husband!
Precious memories~
I was recently thru ST Louis; and IL too!
Great places to see in the Fall. Have a great week! Karen

Debbie said...

what a great card for halloween, i really like mr. pumpkin man!!! and your images are amazing!! i think perhaps you are noticing more and photographing more as you navigate your way through blogs!!!

i bought some handmade cards for halloween and never got them in the mail :(

CherylQuilts said...

Oh my, Connie, like Leslie I am in awe of 12 items on your card!! Wow! And it's beautiful with the fun spider web and cute focal image! How sweet of Bibiana. And, yes, I saw her amazing card! Wow, she sure can make a fabulous step card. And it's wonderful to see the beautiful photos of our trip to St. Louis. And what a gorgeous sunset - a perfect ending of your trip! Isn't it glorious how God has given us so much beauty? I never tire at any sunset, and they are all different! So glad you are enjoying an anniversary weekend! Hugs and blessings to you and Greg!

Alex said...

Wow, you did well with your 12 items! Love the spiders web.
Happy Anniversary, so glad you had a fun day out and a beautiful end to it.
(that sunset was just amazing...and very stripey!)
Looks like the views of the city were quite breathtaking.

Marie-Louise said...

A very Belated Happy Anniversary to you both. Gorgeous card. I loved the photographs - it is many many years since I was at the top of the arch in St. Louis but I well remember it.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, what a fun challenge and you did a fabulous job. You captured wonderful shots of the arch. Beautiful views and the sky shot is stunning.
Thanks for sharing. xo