Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Berms and Babies

The flooding continues - and will throughout the summer. It is so odd - this type of flooding. There was warning time for berm, levee, and sea wall building. Most people - if able to afford to do so - have moved their belongings and moved their families, temporarily, to higher ground...but the waiting for damage continues.

A park gazebo slowly disappears.

This isn't a flood like the wall of water that usually comes to mind. This is an agonizingly slow seepage of the Missouri River and all it's confluences. We just keep watching the width expand and swallow up anything in it's path, blurring and marring the landscape. The speed of the river is estimated to be twice it's normal flow, uprooting whole trees and disconnecting docks, making its normally dangerous current even more treacherous.

Over-pass supports being swallowed by the Floyd River as it converges with the Missouri River.

The river gives new meaning to 'water slide' at a local park.

Up river, in South Dakota, two of the six dams have reached their all-time release record of 150,000 cubic feet per second (approx. 1,112,000 US liquid gallons per second). This peaked outpouring of water will continue through mid August. It's any one's guess how long it will be before things get back to '"normal". Here are a few pictures taken from my home town, situated on the tri-state area of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota.

It's good to know we still have a sense of humor. Here is a T-shirt Lindblade Sioux City Gifts is selling.

(SUX is actually the FAA's official designation for local airport!)

And now on to the card of the day. I've been on a baby card making spree and at my age that is MUCH better than a baby making spree!

Peek-A-Bear Baby
~Base card PaperTrey Ink Kraft cardstock
~Layer of DCWV Nana's Kids
~Sentiment buttons
~Layer of Kraft cardstock using scallop circle diecut - edges dotted with Sharpie fine-point marker
~Freebie digital image from May Brit, colored with Copics, wheel spokes highlighted with metallic Sharpie, printed on Cryogen White from Paper Temptress, die cut using scallop circle, dotted with fine point Sharpie marker
The Poodles Parlor - anything goes
Cupcake Inspirations - photo
Scrap Creations - anything goes
Bearly Mine - anything goes
Hooked on Craft - anything goes
Wee Memories - anything goes

Thanks for clicking by.
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Nancy, all that flooding is just horrible! So sad to see all the destruction it's causing. Stay safe. (That tee shirt rocks!!! LOL)
    Your card is just adorable. Very cute baby card. Love that background with the cute, cute image.

  2. what a fabulous baby card ,gorgeous image and beautifully coloured,thanks for joining us at the poodles parlour and good luck
    tracey x

  3. Such a cute card. Thanks for joining us at hookedoncraft challenges this week and hope you join us again.

  4. Hi my lovely Nancy, What an awful time it must be there,hope you're still staying safe! I agree entirely with you where the baby card is concerned lol! I'd much rather make a card..... eat chocolate......drink coffee etc.
    Take care,Julie.x

  5. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at BMC......


  6. I'm glad you've kept your sense of humor. I've always lived near river, and seen some minor flooding but when I see these photos I get a real fear of what could happen.
    It's amazing you can make a card, but it is easier to deal with than a baby!
    thanks for playing with us at cucpcake inspirations

  7. Hi Nancy. I'm sorry to hear about your hardships. I just can't imagine being in a flooding situation. Bless you and I hope for the best for you!! Your card is adorable hun! Great design and coloring. Thanks for joining us this week at CIC! Come back soon, 'K?

  8. Very cute! I have that PP - thanks for the inspiration to use it!!

    Thanks for playing at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

    Happy Crafting
    Sam xx

  9. that flood is dreadful, my god !

    i do love your creative card hunny

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

  10. Oh Nancy I am so sorry to here about the flooding. I can't even imagine dealing with something like that. I hope things get better sooner than later. This baby card is so adorable, I love your choice of colors. Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations and Good Luck

  11. oh my god, the flooding is so bad! Everyone must be so tied down because of it.
    Your card is really very cute! I love the image.


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