Thursday, July 29, 2010

Bling Worthy Dead Zones...and Hold the "H"

My RAGBRAI (the Des Moines Register's Annual Great Ride Across Iowa) friends are spending the night Charles City, IA. They have bicycled a total of 341.1 miles. Today was the longest day on this trek across the WIDE state of Iowa totaling 82.2 miles. They have 109.1 miles remaining ending this rural journey in Dubuque.

And while you may think of the heart of the Midwest as flat it probably doesn't seem too level to some of these riders from 50 states and 44 countries pedaling in the heat and humidity. The first day included a roller coaster elevation of 3,687 feet. I've read a few RAGBRAI blogs and perhaps the worst part isn't the distance or our rolling hills... "hey all, sorry we haven’t be able to post in the past few days…. we anticipated that we could use the smart mobile devices to update the blog, but it turns out that there’s a lot of dead zones in Iowa where connecting to the world wide web is harder than finding a flushing toilet". Well - that pretty much sums up my home state!

Granddaughter Bailey is spending the night tonight. We are taking her tomorrow to visit with her Aunt Amy. I'm preparing myself for a night of knees and elbows as the sleeping calisthenics girl dozes off. Now about these cards...


Best Fishes~Gina K Design white cardstock
~Fishbowl template from Ellen Hutson~Fish - Stampin' Up Very Puny colored with Copics
~Air bubbles dotted with Stickles
~Top layer is acetate
Challenges:Just Us Girls - use a template
Stampin' B's - happy birthday
Caarvarks - happy birthday

Merry and Bright~Base card PaperTrey Ink cream cardstock
~Layer of Daisy D
~Sentiment - Hero Art - Merry Holiday Borders~Image - Hobby Lobby stamp colored with Copics, green dots topped with Stampin' Up Crystal Effects~ Three layers of die cuts - Spellbinders' Labels II edges smudged with cranberry ink
~Gold floss (substituted for the challenge requirement of ribbon) Floss is "Transfer of Crap" item from sister Gail. The ornament is "hanging" from the moon button.
~Moon and star buttons are "Transfer of Crap" from friend Nila
Aud Sentiments - use Christmas sentiment
Little Red Wagon - Christmas in July
The Shabby Tea Room - use 1 ribbon, 2 buttons, 3 die cuts

Friend Nila - Hold the H~Base card is pre-made with embossing
~Purple/green stripe design paper - edges smudged with purple ink
~Layers of green and purple cardstock with black dots added to purple outer edge
~Purple/green rick-rack (gift from sissy Gail)
~Sentiment from Just Rite
~Image from Baby Bud Designs (I HAD to buy this cutie because her name is actually Nilah!) Nilah is colored with Copics, head-band/bow embellished with Stickles (because Nila is "Bling Worthy")
2S4Y - sketch
Digital Tuesday - dazzle plus use digital image

I have one more card but will wait to post it tomorrow or Saturday.
All good wishes,


  1. Pretty card! Love the layers and the color combo! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

  2. What a nice looking vintage Christmas button, love the unique buttons. Thanks for playing along in the Tea Room this week!

  3. What a beautiful Christmas card. I love the way you colored the ornament. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  4. Beautiful Crissy card, love the distressing. Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments.

  5. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  6. Very cute!
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

  7. What cute cards you've created! Your holiday card for our Tea Room challenge is lovely. I really like the Santa moon and the star and the ornament is wonderful, too. Thanks for joining us this week.

  8. Very cute holiday card for the Tea Room this week!

  9. WOW, all 3 cards are nice, but, I have to say the fishbowl is really awesome :o) Thank you for entering Digital Tuesdays challenge this week with your 3rd card. Good luck on all your challenges.

  10. Lovely cards! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.


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