Halloween Simplicity

It’s time for a Prickley Pear creation and I’m sticking with a Halloween theme, once again!  The new bat clear stamp set and coordinating die is just too fun to play with!

Stamps:  Prickley Pear (Bat clear set – to be in the store soon)

I cut strips from three coordinating papers in three different colors and aligned them on a piece of black cardstock.  The black bat I cut out using the bat die that will soon be in the store!  I then sprayed it lightly with some sheer shimmer spritz to give it a little shine, waited for it to dry and added two small purple gemstones for eyes.  I adhered it to the colored panel using a foam dot to pop it up a little.  I finished things off by stamping the sentiment and rounding the two lower corners.

I hope your week is off to a good start!  Mine has a note of sadness to it as my dear grandfather passed away on Saturday and his funeral is tomorrow.  He was such a wonderful example to his family and I am so grateful to have known him!  He and Grandma babysat our oldest son for a couple years when they were able and I know DS1’s little heart is a bit heavy too.  Grandma passed away a couple years ago, but DS1 was just a bit too young then to fully grasp the finality of things at that time.  Amazing what a couple more years adds to a child’s understanding of life.  For me, I’ve worked through the initial feelings of loss and the flood of memories that comes.  Tomorrow, I need to say my final goodbyes and hug those happy memories that I have close to my heart!

Have a wonderful Monday!



  • Kim S Posted Monday, 08/27/2012 12:57 pm

    You and your family are in my prayers. My sons were just old enough to realize what happened when their grandma, a daily presence in their lives, passed away unexpectedly. The loss simply can't be explained and they just aren't old enough to understand that death isn't the end.

  • Anne Marie Hile Posted Tuesday, 08/28/2012 10:26 pm

    Melissa, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your grandfather. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts. Big hugs, friend!

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