Saturday, April 2, 2011

Bobbins and Bubbles

All settled in! Here are a few pictures of my new 'Bubble'. I think I'm going to be happy with my new digs. I think husband dear is happy with new room...(I'm not really worried if he doesn't cuz I'm not giving up my space!) YAY me coming up with the 'Trading Spaces' idea. For the full story click here.

Taaa dah......

Buttons, Buttons, and More Buttons (and my traveling 'gnome' Bobbins).
Bobbins likes to hide out among ordinary objects.
More about Bobbins below...
The shadow box shelves is (are?) actually a swing-out door hiding the electical junction box.

Copics, design papers, scraps of cardstocks, and other 'necessary' stuff.

My actual work spot. Yes I have a laptop AND an iPad whirring away.
Such a contradiction - papers/glue/scissors and technology!

And now for the card of the day. Here is the sketch I used and the photo inspiration I used.

Seeds of Thanks
~Base card - white linen 4.75" x 3.5" (just a wee card today)
~Design papers - Cosmo Cricket Material Girl
~'Vintage' seam binding
~Horizontal layer of PaperTrey Ink Ocean Tides
~Digital image colored with Copics - center flower cut out and 3-D'd with foam adhesives
All Sorts - Blooming Blossoms
Daring Card Makers - Flower of the Month
Tuesday Trigger - Photo Inspiration
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes

By the way...Bobbins is my 'traveling companion'. He accompanies me and my sisters on our annual sisters' holiday. I will, occasionally, be sharing pictures of him as he partakes in the Three/Fifths Quilting and Shopping Extravaganzas! He is quite the stowaway - getting crammed into a pocket, purse, or camera bag! Sometimes he likes to be a bit of a "Where's Waldo" and hide but he is pretty obvious in this one taken at Little Stitches in Marietta, GA.

Hard to believe the day is nearly done and I only have one card to show for it! That's what happens when you stop to cook, vacuum, do some laundry, and a bit of cleaning! Maybe tomorrow I'll be more card productive.

All good wishes,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. A gorgeous card Nancy and loving the look of your craft room.

    Thank you so much for sharing you lovely creation and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week

    B x

    There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

  2. Your crafty corner looks fab. Thanks for joining in and sharing your card with The Daring Cardmakers April's Flowers of the Month challenge this week

  3. What a fabulous crafting space and card! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  4. Wonderful crafting space, Nancy! Beautiful card!

  5. WOW Nancy,I'm loving the "Bubble" If you're ever my way I could do with your amazing organisational skills! can't believe you've even found time to make a stunner of a card. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me some love,whenever I wake to find a huge amount of comments,I just know it's got to be you that's been wandering round my blog whilst I sleep! Feel free to put the kettle on when you visit,you are always so very welcome! Happy English Mothers Day!!!! Catch you later,Julie.x

  6. Oh, Nancy I am so jealous of your fabulous working space. Can I move to your house? :0) The image on your card is just gorgeous. I love it! Thank you for joining in with us at The Daring Cardmakers.

    Zuzana x x

  7. Your card is gorgeous--but I am really ipressed with your crafting space. I need you to visit and help me organize my room:) Thanks for playing along in the Bugaboo Challenge.

  8. Great Card and wonderful space. It makes me want to get busy. Thank You for joining us at Bugaboo this week.

  9. Beautiful card and I love the layers! Great crafting space too! Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug!
    Tammy :)

  10. Hey Nancy! What a pretty approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you gave it a whirl! :)

  11. What a pretty card and loooooooookkkkkkkk at that storage woohooo!!!! Thanks for joining in with DCM this week!


  12. Love your crafting space and what an adorable card - it is obviously a good place to be creative! Thanks for playing along with Daring Cardmakers this week :)


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