Sunday, September 26, 2010


It's Homecoming weekend at The Cliff. Beautiful crisp fall air. Unfortunately we did not win the football game yesterday. However the start of today was a winner.

Sister Arnold, a veteran faculty member at BCU, was 'called back' (retired) in May, to the Mother House in Dubuque. But she was back in Sioux City this weekend for Homecoming. This morning she was back on campus where she looked so comfortable and content - playing the organ at morning Mass. Last May it was a stoically sad departure for her and a tearfully sad departure for the students. Yesterday she attended the football game in her usual team support garb - full nun habit with a Briar Cliff University t-shirt over her brown 'nun-clothes'.

She is a class of 1962 alum of BCU and was on campus for an Distinguished Alumni award. Prior to her 'retirement' she played the organ for mass in the chapel for more than 30 years and today she was back at the 'helm'. I think she blew out all the pipes on the recession song and there were lots of smiles and a few tears on the faces of the congregation. I'm sure the final piece was heard for miles around. As students and alumni gathered around the organ waiting for a slice of time with Sr. Arnold I saw her unflappable eyes moisten ever so slightly.

Here is the output of some time spent in the Bubble.

Bling Worthy Witch
~Base card PaperTrey Ink Plum Pudding
~Layer of free digital printed background (I've had the file for a long time and can't find the original source) - sorry - edges stitched with black thread
~Layer of dark purple cardstock topped with orange cardstock which I needle pierced a web design through
~Layer of purple cardstock - edges smudged with black ink to support the image
~Image is a Mo Manning digi - colored with Copics - dotted Stickles on her belt, hat, and sock
~Ribbon from Archiver's
Digital Pencil 2 - Bling plus Mo Manning image
City Crafter - Sketch
Stampin' B's - Use paper piercing
Crafty Catz - stitching
Paper Garden Projects - Halloween
Stamp, Scrap & Doodles Saturday - faux or real stitching

Hats Off to You
~Base card PaperTrey Ink Plum Pudding edges smudged with Color Box Blue Lagoon~Layer of Daisyd's Halloween Collection design paper
~Ribbon from Archiver's
~Image from Doodle Dragon Studios colored with Copics and highlighted with Tsukineko Turquoise embossing powder - I pierced around the witch's hat in the style of 'shadow quilting'
~Sentiment from the dollar bin at Michael's stamped on scallop circle die cut punch and dotted with Stickles Diamonds
Card Patterns - sketch
Crazy for Challenges - bling
Stampin' B's - paper piercing

All good 'witches',


  1. What a fun halloween card! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  2. Hi Nancy
    A fabulous card,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  3. Love your witch card! It's the first time I've seen her colored up. Thanks for joining us in Mo's Challenge this week.

  4. Super fun! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns. :)

  5. such a fun card, looks brill, Thanks for sharing your card with us at Crafty Catz, hope to see you next week also for our Birthday celebration x Carol

  6. Great card ... thanks ever so much for playing along at CCCB

  7. So cute and fun!! LOVe that witch! Thank you for playing along at CCCB!

  8. What an adorable card.. I just love that cute image. So glad you played along with us this week at CCCB!

  9. I love both cards!! Terrific piercing and fun Halloween colors. Thanks for joining the Stampin' B's DT for our piercing challenge this week :)

  10. Great cards! I love that hat card. It is so fun!! Great job on both. Glad you joined the Stampin B's this week.

  11. Wonderful cards (gotta love Mo's images!). I love the little "spooky" tag on the second, great little accent.

    Thanks for playing along with the Paper Garden Projects Challenge.

  12. This is a terrific card.. I love the way you colored the witch.. Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week.


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