Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Announcement



I am happy to inform you that Victor the Vampire Owl has finally fallen in love.  He has openly admitted to being a sucker for blondes with big red eyes.  It is my pleasure to announce the engagement of Victor the Vampire Owl to Shelia the Socializing Skeleton.




An engagement party was held at the Transylvania Hospital's Blood mobile. Refreshing cocktails were enjoyed by all.   Shelia proudly wore her matching marquis cut diamond earrings.  A gift from Victor's Mother.



Carrying wild red roses, Victor looked resplendent in his Elvis knock off tuxedo.


A personal message was included in each and every announcement.



I will keep you posted as to the wedding details.  Please RSVP to Simply Sandy.
Thank you so much!

75 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Sandy, this is such fantastic fun, thanks for the laugh, I needed it. What a wonderful story you have made to go with your creation! LOVE this. Hugs, Valerie

Mrs.B said...

Hi Sandy, this is wonderful news! I hope Sheila the Socialising Skeleton realises how lucky she is - Victor is such a handsome guy.
Love this card and your brilliant story, thanks for the laugh.
Hugs, Avril xx

butterfly said...

Hi-lar-ious!! I'm pretty sure Sheila the Socialising Skeleton needs to keep an eye on Victor's drinking if they're going to be doing much socialising together - when the blood-drinker's eyes are bloodshot, it's time to go home... and don't let him drive!

Fabulous spooky crazy bird - making the announcement in true style!
Alison xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Sandy and how lovely to see you here with such a fun story and card. Just love it and will look forward to the continued story.
Thanks for popping into my little old blog and leaving your lovely comments.
I hope you and your are fit and well, Kate x

Lisa Minckler said...

OMG...I'm so happy!!! I'm a complete sap for a good love story and now all I can think about is knitting. I need to get busy on baby booties and hats because you know it won't be long after the wedding that they bump uglies. So how many litters do you think a skeleton and Vampire owl have? And do they'll prefer to call their offspring Skowls or Owletons?
I'm all a flutter now with this glorious announcement and what ghoulishly gruesome and glorious announcement it is!! You have done this lovely couple justice.
Please mark me as having RSVP'd

HUGE HUGS to YOU!
Lisa x

Patricia St Martin said...

Sandy, This is wonderful, I'm so happy for the couple. Love the story, the gate fold card was a super idea to share they love for each other. You outdone yourself on the Vampire Owl he is so handsome and with the flowers for his MIL to be, how thoughtful. The announcements are just too funny.
Hugs, Pat♥
PS, I just ordered the set.

pam said...

OMW Sandy, fantastic story!! you had me hooked..
Love your card creation, brilliant layout on your fun card.. must use my T.H stamps.
Hugs Pam x

Stamps and Paper said...

Sandy what a great story and such a fun project I just love these fabulous stamps

Anne

Christina C. said...

Hehehehehe, you're quite entertaining, Sandy! You definitely put a big smile on my face. Great layout.....awesome details! Totally love your project!

MaryH said...

Well, I must say: You are back with a real bang! This was just delightful to read through the announcement, and enjoy these creatures' celebration. I'm wow'd by how you've used the CB - he looks quite handsome in his tux, and Sheila's visage is quite scary, but redeemed by those ear sparklers. Also liked the kraft kat tucked in amongst all the splendors. Really clever and well done. That must be an amazing new craft room to create this delight. Enjoyed _ALL_ of it! TFS & Hugs.

Pawsitively Creative said...

Oh goodness dear! This is Pawsitively brilliant and hilarious all at the same time. Your crazy bird vampire and skeleton bride are so perfect together and I see many wonderful adventures to be had for the pair. There are so many stunning details to this post! Fantabulous on so many leveled!! Hugz. ~Niki

Netty said...

LOL - Brilliant

SARN said...

Hi Sandy . . . loving The Announcement . . . very entertaining indeed my friend.

Have yourself a wonderful weekend.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Annie said...

Oh! Thank you so much for the invitation to follow this love story! I can't wait for the next installment of the weddidng plans. hahaha What a fun creation and such a fun story! You are so good at the story telling! I was completely drawn in and loved every detail of it! This wedding could be more highly anticipated than a royal wedding! :-)

cathylynn said...

Sandy your story and card are fabulous! I know Halloween has been one of your favorite holidays. You have created magic here! All totally awesome and yes you did make me laugh!!!!! How fun !!
Huge hugs to you, Cathy

Donna Ellis said...

LOL!!!! Love LOVE your fantastic romantic story of Victor and Shelia - so glad they found each other and are taking the next step! Sandy, the card is also a "hoot" of a design with really imaginative and fun elements! It must have been very amusing creating the card with those other elements and story in mind! I also have enjoyed browsing your vacation photos below - I am your newest google follower so please don't take so long to post next time! LOL hugs, de{Creative Smiles}

Myrna said...

Oh Sandy, you are so funny! Love your romance story. I can't wait for the next installment. Love your blood martini! Perfect!

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Sandy, such a brilliant design.
Pauline
x

Pam Sparks said...

at first I thought it was a snowman! I know, I see your eyes rolling! lol Sandy you are hilarious! I could've used you in those Literature classes when the teacher said to write a story and my mind was blank! I was not good at stories. ugh. The personal message... hehe... watch out! The cat knows it's a bird!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Fantastic, fun and beautiful ! i hope you are doing well. Take care, Shirleyxx

Neesie said...

Yoohoo here I am...
Now who doesn't love a romantic story? I nearly she'd a tear for the happy couple.
Gorgeous card and I'm looking forward to seeing the wedding invitations... that is unless 'Passonate Pumpkin' wins her heart back? 😈 xoxo

linda said...

haha, what a fun and creative card!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Sandy, LOL... I love your story and your card! I bet they will get married on October 31st! no other date could be more perfect! Hugs.

Redanne said...

I just LOVE Victor the Vampire Owl, he is a real hoot! I love the front of the card too as there is no hint of what might be found inside - the inside really made me smile big and I just love the story you tell about Victor and Sheila - it is so much fun, you really should write a book my friend! Genius - and you gave me a much needed smile! Hugs, Anne xxx

Marilyn said...

hahahaha.... what a great story and so in keeping with your creative talents my girl!
This is such a fabulous and ghoulish invitation. I love Victor, his fangs and his splendid bouquet. So much detail... even the drop of blood. Kinda creepy yet so perfect!

Kelly Neis said...

I love your combination of story telling and visual presentation. This is a wedding no one should miss! I love Victor andTH would be so proud to see him in the invite. Wow you did stunning work with this and fun humor!!
Hugs Kelly

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Sandy
You and your Halloween japes lol!
You do make me smile.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Darcy UK said...

ha! this made me chuckle.. so cute..

coldwaters2 said...

LOL, oh Sandy this is totally terrific what a great, fun story to go with a great fun card, love that Owl and the card fold a brilliant creation for Halloween it is Fangtastic.
hugs
lorraine x

scrappymo! said...

Ohhhhh Sandy! You gave me such a giggle. What a wonderful creation and a fabulous story!

I am still giggling!!!

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Just looking a little bit around your blog. You have had some great adventures - and moving to such a gorgeous place! Love this post - it is getting close to Halloween -- so good to get started now. I've just posted my first post in over a year! I don't know where the time has gone and so much has happened. Hope we can connect again and hope all is well with you. xoxoxoDonna

Sue from Oregon said...

Good grief Sandy-roonie, You are so entertaining! Love your fun creation! I have the bird set and yet to use it...hmmm

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant creation, love the image and background is lovely.xx
 {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Paula said...

Great love story (though I hear through the grapevine that Sheila might be a bit of a floozy). Best wishes to the wonderful couple and hope there will be a garden of goblins soon.
(and by the way, this post is Fangtastic...you rock girl!!!)

Maria said...

Hehehe...very creative FUN post, Sandy! Such a wonderful creation! Take care and have a great weekend!:-)

Tracey said...

Ha Ha Ha..super fabulous card! Lots of fun to read...thank you for the inspiration!

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sandy,
How come I haven't found you before now? Oh, your creations are so much fun, and the earlier ones are brilliant.
See you soon.
Love Maureen xxx

cheryl said...

Oh hun what a wonderful love story such fab read and as for your creation its simply brilliant,thanks for making me smile hun love cheryl xx

Angela Radford said...

Hi Sandy, I love this. Those little birds are getting everywhere and this is a great way to use them. Hope you have a lovely week. Your bloggy friend, Angela x

Caty said...

Lovely story Sandy !!! and lovely cards.... so gorgeous arwork!!! Hope that Sheila and Victor will be happy!!. I wish you a nice day, big hugs.

Candy C said...

Oh good grief! Sandy, this is adorable!!! Your take on Tim's crazy birds is a total crack up! Your coloring of the bird, Victor is stunning. So perfectly done. And I love how you've given him such personality. Sheila is one lucky skeleton! 😊 Great card idea. I also wanted to thank you for your very sweet comment on my blog. ❤️

Charlene said...

Hi Honey! So glad you "found me!!) I've missed you!! I'm glad your back and making awesome creations!!!!! I just got the crazy birds accessories and need to sit down and play!!

Lau W said...

Hey Sandy !!!! I'm so happy to see a new post here ! Don't had a notification on my e-mails pfffffffffffff !
Hihiiiiiiiiiiiiiii so fun creation and history !! oh you always make me smile ! So happy that you're back !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Big kisses !!!! xxxx

Sara Barker said...

Oh, my I almost peed myself! Ha, ha, ha, ha! How clever! And yes, you may certainly steal, I mean, borrow, my haunted block house idea. So happy to see a post by you, and it's a creative one! Love that romantic--Victor! Hugs!

Bonnie said...

LOL! Love the story with the card! Is that a crazy bird in there? Brilliant!

Tracey said...

Hey Sandy, I just popped back to thank you so much for your kinds words! It made me laugh when you said you don't have a dress.......I am most comfortable in jeans! Dresses is something I rarely do!

...just Barbara said...

Hi Sandy - thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog! To answer your question, I just keep practicing and going even when I make a mistake. I figure, if a mistake has already been done, then I don't have to worry about not making any others. LOL. The projects usually turn out, and on the ones that don't, I usually end up learning something.

I love this project and your paper bag projects a couple back are fantastic! I haven't made one of those yet and yours was very inspiring. :D

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love how you coloured Vixtor. Love the story too. Great piece. Tracy x

Sandra said...

Oh wow Sandy! I love this love story! And your card is amazing! Love Victor and Shelia! The touches of glitter are fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

Anne Temple said...

Oh, this is fabulous! Love everything about it! (Glad I could help with the enabling of your purchases of the SNS stamps too) :-).

tella @ tefl said...

Make a beautiful flower bouquet for the wedding. The best choice is red roses and the blood wine combination.

Karon said...

What a fabulous card and story. Thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Sandy I just wanted to pop by to thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me such lovely comment they are all very much appreciated
hugs
lorraine x

Incipient Wings said...

hahaha so fun and cute!

cheryl said...

Ha ha hun what a great story the card isnjust ace jun love it to bits adore the touches of glitter too. Hun the link tonthe online shop is herehttp://www.thatcraftplace.co.uk plus lisa is going to be on create and craft this wèek. As for the clay I used hun it is called DAS i bought it from the range,never went to get any. Uounknow how it is but saw it and it was only about 5 pounds i think its orange. Very easy to play with and colours easily too. Can highly recommend it does make your hands orange though. But it does come off easily. Love Cheryl x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Sandy it is me again just wanted to thank you for your fun comments that you leave for me on my blog they make my day
hugs
lorraine x

Anita Houston said...

This gave me quite the chuckle!!! LOVE the beware and then you open up to find the martini!!! Beware of the drunk crazy bird...lol!!! So darn cute and so precious!

Chris said...

Ha ha, I've loved reading your post Sugar Plum and what a great story, the perfect card for such an important occasion! Hope you're well Sandy, and all settled in your new place. Hugs Chris.

~*~Patty S said...

Such a fun creation with great details and your narrative is fabulous too (worth reading more than once!).
Happy October and all good wishes to Victor and Sheila oxo

Lori said...

Hi, Sandy!! This is beautiful. So happy to see this project from you - I've missed them so much!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

ROFL, this is surely too much fun!!!
I love the story you created just as much as the art, a deadly (!!!) combination.
Wishes
Lynne

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Sandy
Thank you so much for become a Follower of my Blog and for your comment on my Halloween art!
Wishes
Lynne

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Pat said...

Just thought I would leave you another comment on here Sandy, have missed your lovely creations but thank you so much for all the lovely comments you have been leaving on my blog. Hope to see blogging again soon.

Pat xx

Sara Barker said...

Sandy, I was so excited to see your comment on my blog. I wanted to let you know I think of you often, and wonder what in the world you are up to!??? Can't wait for your next crafty creation! Big hugs!

butterfly said...

Christmas greetings from us too... Cestina and I both wish you a peaceful and prosperous festive season! I'm afraid I've failed again on the actual cards, but there'll be an electronic version making its way to you soon.
Hugs,
Alison xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Hi Sandy,At last I have a link to your blog! I don't know what the problem was but pleased it's fixed! Thank you for all of your kind comments that until now I have been unable to return! BTW - drop in for tea and scones any time -no need to knock! Chrisx

Sara Barker said...

Dear Sandy Claus,
All I want for Christmas is for you to be good to a wonderful person named Simply Sandy! Please bring her extra love and plenty of time to craft. She has been so kind to others this year, and deserves a special Blessing!
Love,
Sara Emily

Samantha Read said...

He's such a cheeky chap and you really bought him to life.
Great fun Sandy :)

Sara Barker said...

Sandy, again, I have to say that you have totally made my day with your sweet comments! I do remember that you were from the mountains of NC. So is my hubby--just west of Asheville. I wish you a wonderful, joyful and Blessed Christmas! big hugs! Sara Emily

pearshapedcrafting said...

Just popped by to wish you a very Happy Christmas and to say Thank you for all your lovely comments! Hope you will get to posting again soon! Hugs, Chrisx

MaryH said...

Just wanted to take the opportunity to say Merry Christmas, enjoy the fab weather here in Sunny Fla. and also a very Happy 2016. Hugs

Mrs.B said...

Hi Sandy, just popping in to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New year
Avril xx

Sara Barker said...

Hello, Sandy! It's me again to say THANK YOU for again making my day! If you would like to personal message me you can do so at sea-a-pea-oh-en at bell south dot net. I hope you have a wonderful New Year and days full of joy and Blessings throughout 2016! Hugs!

Juliz Design Post said...

Oh Sandy, love this such fun. What will these Crazy Birds be up to next.
Julie x