Sunday, August 1, 2010

RAGBRAI Sermon

The last of our RAGBRAI memories were made last night. The couple who left their car at our house for the week returned at about 8:30 pm. How grueling is that bike ride 500 miles across the state of Iowa then have to get into a car and ride 6 hours BACK!

They said they had a great time and were appreciative of the hospitality last weekend. We offered to let them spend the night before leaving for South Dakota (they were part of the Colorado Team - Gerry's Kids). They declined because they had to work this morning. WORK following a week long bicycle trek? Yes, in case you are wondering they are young. Both recently ordained Lutheran ministers. Ahhhhh to be young and energetic... Wonder what today's sermon was about?


Scrunched Medallion
~Base card - PaperTrey Ink Vintage Cream~Layer of black cardstock
~Layer of The Paper Studio Vintage Black Checkerboard stamped with Distress Ink Peeled Paint~Layer of vellum stamped with Distress Ink Peeled Paint and a medallion background stamp
~Layer of black cardstock topped with The Paper Studio Black and Cream Medallion and three black metal brads
~Scrunched olive green ribbon salvaged from a bouquet of flowers and secured with two buttons and black embroidery floss
Challenges:
Our Creative Corner Sketch - layout
Play Date Cafe - Black, white, and a hint of green (Yes I cheated and used cream instead of white - go ahead - call the card cops!)
Really Reasonable Ribbon primarily black and white

Before you call the card coppers let's chat about the next card. Could it be that I made a wedding card? You may recall from a previous post that wedding cards are my nemesis. I don't like to make them and I don't do well at making them. I make them for other people to give at nuptial ceremonies however I run for the nearest Hallmark store whenever I need to give a wedding card. What is up with THAT???

Could it Be A Wedding?~Base card pre-made white linen
~Layer of white linen cardstock embossed using a Cuttlebug and Stylized Flowers Embossing Folder edges slightly smudged with blue chalk ink
~Prima Flowers with pearl centers applied using sticky dots and the QuicKutz QuickStik (it is awesome)
~Blue and white tulle
Challenge:Just us Girls - wedding theme
Stamping 411 - layout
That's it and that's all.
Nancy

16 comments:

  1. Lovely cards, wonderful checkboard BG with a splash of green! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

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  2. BOTH of these are fabulous - however, I LOVE, LOVE, Love, that wedding card! That is just gorgeous! So very pretty. So clever to add that tulle too! As I said, just beautiful! Don't ever buy Hallmark again when you can make something this pretty!! Super cards.
    Lynn

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  3. Oops....forgot to tell ya...thanks so much for following and commenting on my blog. I just had a chance to finally look through your blog and I must say, I'm in love!!!! Everything about it is just wonderful.
    Lynn

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  4. Lovely pattern paper mixed with vellum on your PDCC card. Thanks for joining us at the PDCC. The wedding card is beautiful!

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  5. Your card is awesome! You should also enter it in Really Reasonable Ribbon's "Black and White" challenge! You could win a $10 gift certificate!
    Hugs,
    True :D

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  6. Wow. I love those blue flowers... so pretty and delicate!

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  7. So glad you took me up on the invitation to join us in Really Reasonable Ribbon's "Black and White" challenge!
    Your project is beautiful!
    Please bookmark our team's Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings blog or add us to your challenge blog list. We have 2 challenges a month on the 1st and the 15th and would love to have you join us as a regular!
    Good luck in the prize drawing!
    Hugs,
    True :D

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  8. Very pretty card with the blue flowers. Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411 sketch!

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  9. Both cards are beautiful! I love the design and colors of the first one! Love those checks! And the wedding card is very elegant. Dry embossing always makes a card elegant in my book! Pretty ribbon too! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

    PS...I also loved reading your "Random Musings" and agree with many of them! Too funny!

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  10. Wow, I love the white/blue combo and the texture with just 3 simple flowers is so pretty!

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  11. Love both your cards!! That ribbon treatment on the first card is awesome and the colors of your second card are so pretty!! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at the Stamping 411 Blog!!

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  12. Both cards are gorgeous :) Wonderful work! Thanks so much for playing along with the wedding wild card challenge at Just Us Girls!

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  13. both are stunning!!! thanks for joining us on the OCCSC this week :)

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  14. Beautiful! I have that embossing folder....haven't used it in forever!

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  15. So very soft and pretty. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

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  16. I wish your email was on your blog so I could tell you how much I appreciate ALL of your comments on my blog. LOVE the Play Date Card and think it's FAB! LOVE what you did with the green ribbon and all of the layers and textures! The wedding card is lovely, too. I have that folder, too, and now I want to pull it out again! LOVE the hint of blue!

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