Sunday, February 27, 2011

Dori, Dots, and Dreaded Mondays

Darn! It's almost Monday! I guess I shouldn't complain. It is spring break on campus - I know I'll have a rock-star parking spot. I am a little nervous about returning to campus however - there are those stupid fish I am 'babysitting'. Let's hope they took the Finding Nemo "Dori" train of thought and 'Just kept swimming'... Only two more days until their "parents" return.. Please don't call PETA - but I didn't drive up to campus to feed them this weekend. I did feed them LATE Friday night... "Just keep swimming...just keep swimming...just keep swimming..."

I wonder how my boss is doing. He took ten two-legged animals (college freshman) in a van to Louisiana to build a house for Habitat for Humanity. I guess I can't complain about feeding fish for a week.

On the subject of biological beings...did you know that every giraffe has a unique coat pattern? This one certainly does.

Cheeky Giraffe
~Base card - Gina K Designs - Pure Ivory
~Layer of Making Memories Cheeky Collection
~Coordinating Cheeky Collection stripes adhered to brown cardstock
~Layers of brown, pink cardstock with curved edges and a square scalloped layer of brown cardstock
~Image is a digital freebie from Pink Gem Designs printed on Neenah Solar White cardstock colored with Copics
~Two sided stripes and dots ribbon from Hobby Lobby and I used my Bow Easy but only after intently watching a Suzanne Dean how-to video on You Tube
~Three metal brads in the left lower corner
Little Red Wagon - animals
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch
Fuzzy Wuzzy - animal and birthday
Digi Doodle - spots and dots
Shelly's Images - ribbon
Freshly Brewed - ribbons and bows
Sisterhood of Crafters - ribbon and brads
Simon Says Stamp - show some stripes

Go ahead...just get it over with...say goodbye to the weekend.
Thanks for clicking by.
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Love your sweet colors. Your giraffe is just so adorable. Great take on my sketch. Arlana@SSW!!

  2. What a darling card. I love your image and fun DP. I love your dots. Such a sweet card. Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  3. This is the sweetest card! I love your papers - so pretty together. And that darling giraffe looks fantastic. Just a terrific card all the way around. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    All the best,

  4. Hi Nancy...first...such an adorable card!! I actually did not know that about the giraffe's spots...but I did know that zebras' stipes are all unique! hehe! Hey girlfriend...thanks for visiting my blog...go ahead and stalk all you like. I cracked up when I read your comment about my blue ball!! I was just telling a friend today about that goofy ball. But...let me tell ya, I have it prominently displayed in my craft room! LOL! And I swear, I don't know what you're talking about...because your coloring is STUNNING!! Sending warm hugs to Iowa...we're s'posed to be getting warm weather here this week. YAY...Spring is on its way!! Pat

  5. This is super adorable! Looks so fresh and fun! I love his spots - they are fab! Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Deanne :)

  6. I love stripes and polka dots together. Your card is delightful - so happy and fun. I think you can relax; I doubt they can starve to death in 2 days. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hope to see you back again real soon.

  7. What a darling coat pattern! So cute with your papers! Thanks for joining us at SSW!
    Judi SSW DT

  8. I absolutely hands down love how you colored this giraffe!! I would have never thought to color it that way and it looks so stinkin' adorable!!!!! Your coloring is amazing.

    Thank you for playing along with us & sharing your creation with us over at the Sisterhood of Crafters. Hope to see you playing along in future challenges.

  9. Seriously cute. Thank you for sharing it with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


  10. So adorable! I love that patterned paper and ribbon!

    Thanks so much for joining our ribbon challenge this week at Shelly's Images!

  11. Oh what fun! LOVE all the dots! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at The Sisterhood ... we appreciate your participation and inspiration!! Hope to see you next challenge!

  12. Hi Nancy what a great card I just love that image so wonderful for little children or babies. Awesome colours.
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
    Kathie SSW-Design Team

  13. Your card is just adorable.. That image is so cute.. and you put this card together perfectly.. Thanks so much for visiting me over at my blog and leaving me such a sweet comment..

    Hugs, Linda

  14. super cute..thanks for playing with LRW

  15. Wow! This is Cute cute cute! The image is adorable as is the fab spotty paper & ribbon, I love it. Thanks so much for joining us this week at SSW :)

    Genevieve SSW DT

  16. Soooooo Sweet!! Such an adorable image and prefect with your polka of dot paper! Thanks so much for joining SSW!

  17. What a cute image, lovely papers and ribbon, thank you for joining us at DDSB this week
    Ruth x


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