Friday, March 11, 2011

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Welcome to midnight in the garden of good and evil!  My good friend Pat Frank is on a romantic holiday with her husband Gil in Savannah, Georgia.   Savannah has such beautiful, old cemeteries!  Lots of old oak trees with silver gray  Spanish moss hanging down creating a right spooky atmosphere.  But the crown jewel is the Mercer house and the murder that took place in this grand old southern mansion.  You think I'm kidding?  Heck no!  All you have to do is read MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL by John Berendt and you'll know that this is a true story of intrigue!  Mama gets all wrapped up in the cemeteries and walking by the Mercer house while casually trying to peek in the windows.  Why she gets so excited she has to go eat a big plate of shrimp and grits. And I imagine that is what Pat is doing too!

Speaking of intrigue, Mama  has always had cats running around.  She said they kept the mouse population down.  I don't think she addressed the cat population!!    So Mama,  this card is for  you and I am calling it "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil". 

At the heart of the matter. . . .

"Well behaved women seldom make history"

Inventory Challenge Number 22 - one scene card - well I guess I created quite a scene!

Please visit my teammates for their creative scene cards.


Thanks so much for visiting.  I sure do appreciate your comments!


Unknown said...

Wow great scene card I love it!!!!

Mascha Zimmerman said...

Your card is so specialsandy, ver cute, great idea, bye Mascha

Christina C. said... crack me up, Sandy!!! Tooooo funny!!!
By the way, that's a great scene card you created....loving it!!!!
Always love reading your neighbor had 20 cats to keep the mice in check and, like your mother, she NEVER addressed the cat problem!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Sandy, I love reading your story, you had me hooked there, I was expecting something with regards to the murder... Well, it was women'day on the 8, and true, to make history one has to get noticed!Your scene is very lovely, those houses are fun to color aren't they?
So glad to have you back.
have a nice day
Hugs. D.

Barb Hardeman said...

Love the story that goes along with is card. You've done it again and expertly!!! Cute as can be...hugs...Barb

Myrna said...

LOVE those houses! Love your story Sandy!

Anonymous said...

Oh my word Sandy!! This is so adorable!! Love the fun houses along the "street" and your sparkle is just perfect!! HUGS

RenateKreativ said...

Wonderful idee, love it, your cat is so sweet.
Hugs Renate

cathylynn said...

Oh Sandy Oh Sandy and Oh Sandy, What else can I say???? Other than
Spectacular!!!!!!!! I love it all!! And.....I'm so happy to see you finally post another great card!! I totally love that little character that's all dolled up with the high heels and lip stick!!
I can't believe that you, Danielle and I all colored those houses this week. (I colored them but never put them on anything yet). Great framing layers on the inside. I could go on & on.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Rene said...

Second, hahahahaha!!!! I LOVE your sentiment! Perfect...Izzy should really go down in history with that philosophy! Poor Grace...she's such a good girl ;D
This card is such a wonderful story!
Rene :D
P.S. Tell Pat to eat some good ol' Southern food for me!

Deanna Mulder said...

Sandy your card is fantastic as usual. I always love your cards. You always do as much to the inside as the outside. I haven't read this book but have the movie on DVD and it is a great movie I love it.

Pen to Paper said...

Sandy, I want to read that book now! I love getting scared but then regret it soon after cuz then I don't want to leave my bedroom. Not even to go to the bathroom! I remember one time I was in Ecuador and one of my cousins was telling a scary story. It was true apparently and took place in her house (which we were in). And I had to go to the bathroom. I made my other cousin stand in the bathroom while I used it! I didn't want to be alone I was terrified!!!

Sorry if it's TMI, haha. But thank you for the book recommendation and the beautiful card. You know I always look looking at your work and reading your stories. And being from New England I love anything Southern.



p.s. I put two new cards up this morning that you haven't seen if you want to pass by!

Card Crazy said...

Oh boy, you've nailed it! Fantastic card for one of my favorite movies of all time. Is Lady Chablis still living there? Such a delightful character. Fun card, fun sentiment as always :)
Sue S.

LINDA W. said...

Oh Sandy!!! you come up with the
cutest cards ever..such great ideals your card.
hugs Linda

Only By His Grace said...

Wonderful card Sandy.
Always love your stories.
Love those pussy cats.
Hugs Maz

Pat said...

Well Mountain're right about a couple of things...I am eating shrimp & grits...every chance I get! The Mercer House is very cool...and did you know, he was tried FOUR times for that crime and was never convicted! Oh...but...Spanish Moss is neither Spanish nor moss. It's actually part of the pineapple family. Well, at least that's what they told us on the Trolley!! I want you to know that I'm paying $12.95/day for internet so that I can see your latest fcreation! Now tell me how mahhhhhvelous I am!! Your card is so stinkin' cute, Sandy! I'm not a cat person...allergic, as a matter of fact! But I tell ya, some of thoise cats are a hoot! I love the scruffy on on the front of the card...and the ones inside are a hoot!! Love the sentiment too! Your scene is fabby, as always!! Gotta run...there are some shrimp and grits somewhere in the amazing city with my name all over them!! Have a great weekend!! Pat

Sheri said...

You, my friend, are a card making dynamo! You hooked me with that story...and now....I'm wishing I was on vacation with Pat! Too cute...again Sandy!

Anonymous said...

no cats for me Sandy - never gotten close enough to find out if I am allergic! : ) Adorable scene, I've been wondering what that street light worked up like! cool!
Hmmm... gotta think about this sentiment. A lot of women in history were troublemakers but then I think of the underground railroad lady... can't think of her name right this minute but she was amazing and made history!
Pam Going Postal

Caryl said...

Yea, this is quite a scene. Unique card:)

Iulia said...

Hi, Sandy! He he! Quite a story here again! And I have this feeling someone has a grudge against someone else being on a romantic holiday;)). Still, I bet your story wouldn't ruin the charm of that lovely lady's vacation. On the contrary. To me your story seems quite romantic. Well, morbid romanticism, but nevertheless romantic;))
Love the glittery elements and the gorgeous background. Love your coloring and the sweet contrasting inside.
Adorable work, Sandy, as usual!
If you're interested in a blog award, feel free to grasp the one at my blog. I know it takes some time to deal with the requisites, but I would like to give it to you anyway;)
Hugs, Iulia

Candy said...

Hi Sandy,
You're Back I see!! Bravo.
GREAT scene - made me wonder what those cats had on their mind until I saw the inside. Now I know they aren't any different from the rest of society LOL
You have your night so dark and mysterious - love it and all the sparkle. Inside is a real chuckle :o)
Great work my friend.
Hugs, Candy

Leslie Anne Avila said...

I love how you're always creating cards that are out of the norm! Love it. You're a hoot!
Happy weekend,

Chris said...

Great card, great story. :)

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute and lovey card Sandy. You always have such a wonderful story for your creations :o)

Julie said...

This is so adorable Sandy. Too fun! I love the scene you created.


Fran said...

WOW! I really love your scenic card. And the story you mentioned sounds so awesome. Should be a movie for TV. Hugs, Fran

Peggie said...

What an interesting card. Love the glitter. I lived in Savannah for a couple of years now I am going to want to read that book. Wonder if it is on the kindle.

Patricia Garcia said...

Great scene card, love how you used the stamps!!


Sharon Caudle said...

WTH! Have I just been ignoring you or what??? This card is FABULOUS!!! I love the scene and then your stories always reel me in! I love visiting your blog. Sure couldn't tell it though by my missing your last two cards! But it is true! Have a wonderful day!!
hugs, Sharon