Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sandy Halloween


 I have not been able to get to my craft room for a long stretch again, but I did have the opportunity to create something yesterday during the day as I hunkered down with my family awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.  We live in NJ, about 45 miles from the (my beloved) shoreline.  I can say that I never experienced a storm like Sandy.  The media did not over-sensationalize it as many of us thought.  It really was the storm of the century - frightening.  With that said, our home is virtually unscathed. We lost power for only 16 hours, which is a miracle. Our basement is dry.  My 90 year old mom who refused to leave her home and stay with one of her daughters, is fine as is her home, aside from a 60 foot oak tree which fell on her property, but parallel to her house. We are so grateful. Millions of our NJ, NY and CT neighbors fared poorly and will be, for the forseeable future, without power and shelter and so many other things we tend to take for granted. 

I missed the deadline on these two challenges because of our power loss, but I thought I would post all the same since I am so glad I finally made something!  Halloween is not going to happen here, but I wanted to make something Halloween-y anyway.  I used ColourQ 160 for my color scheme, and CAS(E) this sketch #3 for me layout.
Thank you so much for stopping in today.  Hope you are safe and dry.
Stamps~Waltzingmouse Midnight Feast.
Ink~VersaMark, PTI Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Red Razzleberry.
Accessories~PTI Wrought Iron Impression Plate, Ranger and PTI embossing powders, Dimensionals, twine.
Papers~PTI, SU, Authentique.