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Monday, October 31, 2011

Use your imagination

Happy Halloween everyone!

You still have one more day for the Creative Charms blog hop prizes.  I will choose my winners tomorrow morning.  Scroll down to the next post for information on the hop.  Thanks so much to all the sweet woman that posted comments this weekend.  I truly appreciate all of your kind words.

We had a fun weekend.  One of the neighbors had a Halloween Party on Saturday.  We were able to get a few pictures of the girls before we made our way over there.  I knew that the costumes may not completely make it through the night unscathed.  As my post title suggests, this post is about using your imagination.  Every year the girls and I try to come up with costumes we can create instead of buying one from the store.  Last year we made and exception for K because the Greek Goddess had a special meaning to her after all of their studies about Greek culture at school.  So this year L chose to be a zombie baby.


And K is going to be a Laundry Basket. She definitely strives to come up with the most creative costume she can find.


These children definitely belong to a mom who takes lots of pictures.  They have learned to ham it up for the camera.  LOL


Their creativity and ability to be imaginative is one of my favorite traits of my girls.  They don't get to watch a whole lot of TV or play many video games, mostly because they are quite busy but I also think it is much better for them to use their brains to entertain themselves.  Last night they created a dance to Francesca Battistelli's song Emily.  Wish I had recorded it. We may have to recreate it tonight. If you have girls (or even if you don't!) I highly recommend that you check out Francesca's music.  She is such an amazing role model and wonderful singer. You can check out a YouTube video of the song they performed here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CivymGZNOE

Sticking to the theme for today, now it is your turn to use your imagination.  I finally have my computer back up and running (had to completely wipe it out and start from scratch) but while it was down I had to still take photos of my projects for Emma's Paperie.  Along with the fact that my computer was down (couldn't edit my photos AT ALL), my camera is in the shop.  Needless to say, this is definitely NOT the best photo I have taken of my work.  So, please use your imagination.  It really is a cute card, I promise. 


The inside says, "Life isn't as bright without you."  You can see my sketch, supply list and the other designers' fabulous takes on the sketch by visiting the Emma's Paperie Blog
 
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a safe Halloween!

9 comments:

Margie H said...

Hey, Lisa!! Love the costumes - your girls are so clever :) Will have to go to your link to listen to some music this AM! Great card - love window cards...hmm, maybe I'll try one today! Thanks for stopping by my blog & commenting! xo

Pamela said...

These are fantastic costumes! And great pictures, love the one where they are hamming it up! :) And your card is awesome! I love it! :)

Connie said...

great costumes~love the card!!!!

Jen Martakis said...

Lisa, they are so cute! Love that laundry basket idea. My boys of course would think the zombie baby was the coolest. lol Love your card too! Glad your computer is up and running again. That is so not fun.

Sylvia said...

hehe.. love the costumes!
and what a pretty card you made.. really beautiful :)
Sylvia

Suzanne B. Webb said...

Cute costumes Lisa (just saw on The View that zombies were 'the thing' this year :) Love your card, will have to head over to Emma's paperie to check it out, Happy Halloween!

BabyBokChoy said...

That card looks very well photographed to me, and very cute! You have such creative kids indeed and what costumes!! lol. So funny about going as a laundry basket, lol. Happy Halloween!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your DD's are soooooooo CUTE!! I loveeeeeeeeeee their costumes!! And that card...WOW WOW WOW!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the window design! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Audrey Pettit said...

What adorable kiddos! Love the costumes. They are both so creative and fun. The laundry basket so makes me smile.
Love your card, Lisa! The window is fabulous. Love the flowers that make up a sweet flower box. So wonderful.
Glad you have your computer back up and running. I've had to wipe mine and start from scratch before, so I know what a pain that is. :)