Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Family Portrait

Halloween is almost here and you know what that means!! Thanksgiving and Christmas is close behind.  I need to hire a card maker!!!!!  I made this card  to enter a challenge on Our Creative Corner but ran out of time - oh dear - so I continued on with a card for my daughter and her family.   I also included some doodling on this card thanks to my sweet friend Kelly.  Kelly sent me the best Halloween card and she had doodled all around her fence.  Turns out she copied the doodling from one of my favorite artists Chris Dark. Well here we go -   As  many of you know, Stacy has four kids and teaches 5th grade full time.  So I made a family portrait for her.  It has six pages and I sure hope you like it.


This gives you some idea of what the card looks like.


The front represents Stacy's three daughters from left to right Caroline, Nicole and Sarah.


The second page is Joe - the only boy in the family.  The Third page is my daughter.  Can you imagine all the running around she does! There is church choir practice, soccer, art lessons at the art museum, dancing lessons, acting lessons, piano lessons and yes, Karate lessons.  She is all over the place all the time.  No wonder she flies upside down.


I plead guilty - page four is me - the Nanny.  The grandmother who loves and loves and loves and is a complete fruitcake.


Page five is our home and page six is self-explanatory  - well I think it is!!!

I hope you have as much fun seeing my card as I had making it -- Halloween is so much fun!  Thanks to all my followers, I sure am flattered.  And you know how much I do love your comments!!!
Sandy


 

55 comments:

Shelby said...

Now that is a wonderfully fun card! How awesome to receive such a fantastic reflection of one's family and you can definitely tell it was made with love! I'm sure your grandkids think you are the bees knees!!

Shelby

Madge H. said...

Hey there, Sandy girl. I hear from the grapevine that it's your Birthday!! Happy "South of Seventy"!! I love what you've done with this book.....how inventive! You are so good! Have a great BD. I will pop in more often, I promise!
~ hugz ~

Rene said...

Niiiice Sandy! I love that little Dracula and those leaves! Such a wonderful little "story" in your card!!!!
Rene :D

Kelly Neis said...

I am just laughing and astonished as this card is better than you explained. I love the round dome like frames around each character and boy did you get them right!! Now I love the colors on the girls and they have attitude. Your pencils are gorgeous here. Then poor little Joe, he is so funny and to cute to scare but my favorite is Stacy's page. Oh I can relate and that is me up side down going crazy. I love the humor and then Nanny, she is all worn out trying to keep the family happy. I love the image. The house page is fabulous and so well done on a more serious note, but 1 serious page leads to the butt end of your humor!
I love your doodling too, you learn fast lady!
I love it and I am smiling like crazy, this is outstanding by far!!
Just love ya!
Happy Birthday to YOU!
Big Country Hugs
Kelly

Sheri said...

I completely adore your style girlfriend! You are such an inspiration and a wonderful story teller! Your family is so lucky to have you!! Have a wonderful birthday!!! :)

Leah Ann Gast said...

How awesome! This is wonderful and sooo cute...!!! So original! Awesome that your birthday is a day after mine! hugs! Leah Ann

cabio's craft corner said...

This is such an awesome fold card Sandy. What a cool way of using each of these images :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Caroline said...

wow sandy this is beyond awesome i love everything about it xxx

..Karen said...

This is awesome Sandy!! I also want to wish you a belated happy birthday!!!! : )

Paper Tails said...

Your card is awesome! I especially love the Nanny. Thanks for making me smile. Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day.

Karen

Only By His Grace said...

Absolutely fabulous card Sandy. Love everything about it.
So it's your birthday dear lady.
a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.
Big hugs Maz

butlersabroad said...

Good grief Sandy!! That is just incredibly amazing! LOVE all the details and beautiful colouring. The concentric circles are genius, love everything about this, Stacy and the kids will too! Must have taken you ages to make. And WAIT!! It's your birthday too!! I hope you have a fantabulous day and at least get treated to a lunch out or something!!

Hugs
Brenda

EnblogSail said...

Hi Sandy, Happy Belated Birthday. Thanks for sharing your cute story card. Looks like u had great fun creating it!
XO
Caryl

Pat said...

What a great card Sandy and such a super idea. Love all the images and your reviews of each person including yourself, you do make me chuckle to myself with your comments. Have a great day.

Pat xx

cathylynn said...

Happy Birthday to You! Now if I could only sing... WOWZERS this is a fantastic creation here Sandy!! You sure pured your heart and soul into this and the results are fantastic!!! I love each and every page! As always you know how to bring a smile to each one of us. Fantastic Sandy!!!!
Hugs, Cathy

Marilyn said...

Holy crap Sandy, this is a fabulous project! Brilliant and so clever! I love how you've included the whole family and even 'the end' is priceless. I've been back and looked at this three times, it's just that good! Great colouring throughout, love the images you've used, all those circles and the leaves. That's a perfect charm for the piece too.

Carla S. said...

This is so cute and creative, I don't even know where to start, Sandy! Fab design and coloring of all the fun images! This is just awesome!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow!! I just love these sweet little witches!! :) Your coloring is amazing and I love the project you've put together!! SO FABULOUS!!! HUGS

Lau W said...

OOOhhhhh it's your birthday ????? OMG, i didn't know ! I want to sing to you an HAPPY BIRTHDAY song !!! :-)))
Your creation is superb, you're very creation, what a great idea to represent the whole family, this is fun ! And love the end, héhé !
Hope you have a fabulous day my dear friend Sandy !!!
BIG kisses !
xxx

Pam Sparks said...

WOW Sandy! This is so awesome and creative! I wouldn't be surprised but what they leave this out on display all year long! What a treasure and so fun! Wonderful creating GF! Happy Birthday... wish you a wonderful day and many more!

Linda Palmer said...

Happy Birthday to my wonderful friend. I'm so amazed by your awesome card. Wow! Wow! Wow! It is fantastic and love how you have colored each page. It is so beautifully designed and put together. She is going to love this! I do!
Hope your birthday is filled with great things happening to and for you! You deserved the very best day ever. I am thinking of you sweet lady and Glenn and I both wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Patricia St Martin said...

Sandy, You are just way to funny. Just love what you have created. All the images are just wonderful and your coloring is just stunning. All the folds are awesome and I love the way your project opens. The leaves are a wonderful touch. Each page is just darling.
Hugs, Patricia

Lisa M said...

3 sisters and one boy with a mom who flies upside down and a grandmother that's nuttier than a fruitcake..poor kid!! :D
Sandy, you totally rocked out a Halloween portrait on six awesome and unique pages. Each element so perfect together and that eerie house..LOVE that! Look who's miss crafty thing now...The grandkids are gonna flip over this card. Every spooky element at every turn and still all kinds of LOVE oozing out. Terrific job on this my friend!!
Oh, the cats....I don't get it...
Bwhahahahahahaa
Hugs to you and thanks also for this link..stinker!! LOL
me xx

Netty said...

I love your very special card/album and am sure the family will love it and have a good smile seeing themselves portrayed this way. Wonderful make Sandy. Hugs Annette xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Sandy what a great Halloween card your family will love it an amazing piece of art work.
Didn't know it was your birthday hope you have a fabulous day my friend

Anne

Christina C. said...

Sandy.......you had me in stitches....laughingggggggg! OMG, girl, this is PRICELESS! I cannot tell you enough how much I love this creation.....brilliant!!!! Too funny!! Hope you have a wonderful birthday, Sweetie!

Shannon White said...

Oh This is Fabulous Sandy! Wowie!! Definitely worth the wait! And I know your DD must have just loved this! So many Fabulous details! Love all the Wonderful images and your fab coloring really brought them to life! Love Every Awesome detail my friend! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Candy said...

Sandy!
What an absolutely FABULOUS card.
Great ingenuity !!
Fabulous work !
Love, Candy

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Oh my goodness, Sandy! This is adorable! Love all of the pics of your daughter & her family. And even "the end"....lol. Very cute & clever of you......and I love the doodling around the circle.
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW - you sure went to town on this Sandy. I LOVE what you've made here and I'm sure your daughter will too.

Happy Hallowe'en. xxx

Paula said...

oh my goodness, this is just too stinkin' cute!! I love it!!
and...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope you had a great one :)

inkypinkycraft said...

What a fab make! You have coloured the images beautifully! Trace. X

Maria said...

What a FUN FUN Halloween card, Sandy! So cute with fabulous coloring! I'm sure your daughter will love this card! Take care! Happy Halloween to you, hugs!

Kjersti said...

What a great card Sandy - such a fun idea, and the family looks so sweet...:) Sure they will love the card!
Have a nice weekend!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Danielle said...

Welll Sandy, I love your card, and your story... however, if I adore the behind of the card, my french orgins do not help very much understanding the self explanatory...you will have to teach. however, I simply love to see the behind of those cats LOL LOL

It is october 28, and I am sooo behind. I feel like the image of your daughter, I felt like all over the place, and upsdide down! and yes... you did celabrate a birthday lately. well I wish you all the best. health, fun and lots of card. much hugs from Montreal. xoxo

Patricia Garcia said...

Goodness Sandy this is too cute...Love the story and all the witchy images!! You are the Best!

Hugs,
Patricia

Lori said...

Oh, what fun! Love the family Halloween card. Great doodling, too! Happy Birthday and Happy Halloween, too!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Sandy, Thanks for visiting my blog, and your lovely comments.
Just had a browse through your creations - I love this Halloween book - just fabulous!
Avril xx

May said...

Fabulous card Sandy... A real keepsake... I love it... It's so much fun!! fantastic doodling... Your colouring is fab... as is design & detail.. Love it all!! Hugs May x x x

julieprice3 said...

This is awesome, i love your happy halloween family
Hugs Julie P

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh Sandy-I definitely see your sense of humor in the keepsake creation! Very fun! Love those little ghosties coming out of the house too. Love each page Nanny!

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

dear Sandy,
Great card, it's so much fun to see!
Happy Halloween!!
Bye bye Mascha

Charlene said...

This is fabulous Sandy!!!! YOU are SO talented and creative!!!Happy Halloween dear friend!!

Chris said...

Hi Sandy and I'm sure your Daughter and her family will have loved the gorgeous book you made for them, I know I do and it's a really great idea too. Love your colouring and those stamps too. A little birdie told me that I just missed your special day, I hope it was a good one. Chris :)

Sandra said...

wow Sandy, this card is just gorgeous! How could I've missed this one?! Love the beautiful coloring you did! hugs, Sandra

Angela said...

How cool and fun; I bet you enjoyed making this!

Cat's sCrap said...

What an adorable Halloween's card ! The inside is fabulous and fantastic ! What a work ! Bravo ! I like !!!

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Scrap Affair said...

This is too adorable :) and you are complaining...
I don't know much, but I do know that I LOVE this! There is a story here, all done so professional, and coloring-fantastic!

Linda said...

Wow my friend!!!!! Absolutely gorgeous work!!!!! Wow how creative!!!!!! Love love this card!!!!!!!

Myrna I said...

I just had to smile all the way through your card! You never do anything half-way do you Sandy? :-) I just have one word for you "AWESOME"!! Love it!

Redanne said...

Hi Sandy, what an absolutely adorable card, every page is a delight and feast for the eyes, you are so very clever - love it, a lot!! Thanks for your visit and lovely comments too, much appreciated. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Alice Wertz said...

the details are amazing and love how you colored the images. fabulous card, Sandy!

Michelle Webb said...

I love the cats bums! This is so wonderful Sandy, really gorgeous and so much work too. You've done a fabulous job! Michelle x

Elaine said...

Hello Sandy .....wowser !!!!
I have had a peek at what I have missed and you are crafting supreme !!
I love this and the christmas in Dixie and that fabulous Petite Prince tag , amazing work Hugs Elaine

Tan's Hobbies said...

hahahahahahaha, this creation of yours is damn funny!!! Great illustration for the whole family. I can’t stop smiling seeing all the images.

I can see your hard work on it. You are super talented and fun lady. From the bottom of my heart (cieh!!), I love love love it so much.