Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Oh Baby!

As I mentioned in my previous post the Missouri River is exceeding its banks for hundreds of miles up and down stream from my home town of Sioux City, IA. I'm inserting a few pictures of the flooding that is occurring in my hometown and surrounding areas. The devastation will continue down the course of the Missouri. As you can see in the images below what appear to be bushes are really tree tops surrounded by the Missouri River. (Photos by Christine McAvoy). According to the local meteriologist the haze is a result of the fires currently burning in Arizona.

 A house surrounded by the Missouri River.

 The Missouri makes its way over its banks and toward Interstate 29.

Now for something a bit more cheerier. A 'gender-neutral' baby card for the yet unborn baby. Below is a baby card per friend Mary Lee's request. It was fun to make this one.

Cute as a Button
~Base card - PaperTrey Ink
~Layer of green cardstock
~Coordinating layers of Basic Grey Oh Baby!
~Orange cardstrock die cut circle topped with fabric embellishment by Daisy Hill
~Free digital image by MelonHeadz Illustrating, colored with Copics
Crafy Pad - stripes
Crafy Catz - lots of circles
Craft Room - anything goes
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Stamp Something - use a digi
Do You Stack Up - orange

Thanks for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Very cute. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  2. Way too cute! I love the colour combo!
    Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad for our Stripes Challenge!
    Good Luck!
    Dawn xx

  3. Hi Nancy - how you doing? Great to see you joining us at DYSU this week - the card is gorgeous. Denise xx

  4. Smashing new baby card love all the bright colours. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge for our first challenge. Do hope we will see you again XOXO Zoe

  5. I love the colours that you've used on your card and what a cute image. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  6. Cute, cute card! LOVE your coloring too. Just precious.
    Horrible flooding! Stay safe.

  7. Wonderful card and sobering pictures. Fascinating how we humans can hold two such contrasting images in our worlds. . . . . Mary Lee

  8. As the text says: it's a cutie, gives a smile on the face!

    Thanks for playing with us at the first Craft-Room Challenge, good luck and hope to see you again soon;-))m

  9. This is so so cute!!! Love the image and papers. Thanks for joining us at the craft-room Challenge. Hope to see you again. xx Kim

  10. hi Nancy, how great to see you here at the DYSU challenge. The flooding looks horrible, hope you keep dry feet
    but your card looks fantastic
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

  11. Hey Nancy! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely orange project wth us at DYSU Challenge Blog this week! Janna

  12. Gorgeous card Nancy. Good luck in the Craft-Room Challenge and thanks for joining us. Maria x

  13. lovely card, thanks for joining us this week at craftycatz, sorry to se the devastation going on in your home town, i do hope things don't get much worse for you all, x carol

  14. I love the bright colours you've used to create this baby neutral cute card, sorry to hear about the flooding in your home town- the Planet is surely restless, thanks for joining us at CRC Debi x

  15. Such a cute image and fabulous design paper's. Thank you for joining our first challenge at Craft room challenge. Nikki DT

  16. Gorgeous card and I love the DP's you have used. Feeling for you with those floods though - I was in your shoes at Xmas (I'm in Australia) stay safe and stay dry :)

  17. Great baby card - perfect when the gender is unknown! Thanks for joining our first Craft-Room Challenge..Esther xx

    P.S. Don't forget to be in with a chance of winning the Craft-Room voucher we are asking people to post the shop logo and link on their sidebars.

  18. I'm in Illinois and I hope we don't get that much water!! WOW!! Such a cute card!! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week! *Vicki* ~ Sr. DT member

  19. OMG this is so very pretty and fabulous design and layout and the image is adorable,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, for our Lots of Circles

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)x


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