Saturday, January 8, 2011

Mucus Marathon

Why do students feel the need to stop by my office, plop down in a chair, and announce between nose blowing, and coughing that they are sick? Maybe it's because they know I have 'good' (Puffs) tissues and not the generic slivers of wood that pass for off-brand tissues. Maybe it's because they know I'm just getting over a cold so I can't possibly get any sicker. Maybe they just like the comfort of a motherly litany they know they will hear from me..."oh you sound just horrible, are you drinking plenty of water, are you drinking lots of orange juice, be sure you are getting enough rest....

This card is an homage to mothering and mucus! A card perfect for the season of coughing, sneezing, and anti-bacterial hand slathering!

Be sure to join the inaugural challenge over at Do You Stack Up. There are heaps of prizes from many different sponsors! The challenge from Do You Stack Up is to use buttons.

I made a square card for an actual square card envelope this time! Too bad if my sisters don't want to pay additional postage for square cards - guess I'll have to keep this one for myself! (Sorry Judy and Gail - but I really liked working on this size/shape of card...too bad Santa didn't bring me any square envelopes for Christmas! The middle photo is a detail of the image the last photo is a detail of the tissue popping from the tissue box.

~Base card Paper Trey Ink Berry Sorbet; 5.25" x 5.25"
~Layer of BasicGrey Oh Baby Girl - Natalie
~Two layers of vellum squared and scalloped using Spellbinders die cut and my Cuttlebug - edges dotted using a fine tip black Sharpie
~Three buttons with silver metallic thread
~Diagonally placed sheer green ribbon
~Sentiment from the dollar bin at Michael's - Studio G - hanging by silver metallic thread
~Layer of square navy blue cardstock
~Digital image by Di's Digi Downloads printed on Cryogen White from Paper Temptress colored with Copics; tears and thermometers highlighted with Inkssentials Glossy Accents; pink tissue paper 'threaded' from the back of the image through to the front as if it is popping from the tissue box
Do Your Stack Up Challenge #1 - use buttons
The Sweet Stop Sketch - SSS87
Stamp Something - use a digi
Scrapbook Sisters - anything goes
Delightful Challenge - use buttons

Thanks for clicking by. Be sure to check out the challenge and a chance to win over at Do You Stack Up.
All good wishes,


  1. How Adorable!!! Im sorry that im running behing with the feline playful give a comment recieve a comment hop! But im so glad i have come over today! Beautiful card! Im going to become a follower so i can see more of your adorable creations! I have a little candy on my blog at the moment, if you have time please feel free to pop your link down xxx

  2. Nancy,this is so cute! I love that clever tissue! Did I see this make a few seconds of blogging air the other week? Wondered if you were having blog gremlins as I called by,went to comment and the card disappeared! Anyway,thanks for entering this weeks Scrapbook Sisters card challenge, hugs,Julie x

  3. Love your colouring Nancy! Your card is super cute and the added piece of tissue is just wonderful!

  4. This is adorable. I love the image and your colouring and I especially love the little tissue. I also love your opening paragraph and having just spent the past week looking after my sick four-year old granddaughter and trying to get her to blow her nose out and not in, I have sympathy for you. Fortunately she knows how to cough into her elbow or I might be sick myself by now. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

  5. A fun card and nice detail shots.

  6. Thank you for entering your fantastic card in our 17th Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge. Hugs from Julie and Karen xxx

  7. Oh This is just adorable!!! Thankyou for using my image and is it possible for me to use it on my digi site with a link to you of course! i love it!
    Hugs Di xxxx


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