Monday, July 4, 2011

Literal Interpretations!

I thought I should quickly post something so you don't think I fell off planet earth or drowned in the incessant flooding!

This card was a request from my sister Gail. While recuperating from surgery a dear friend, Mary Lee, was the designated driver for my sister's trips to physical therapy. Gail called me one day and said, "I'm going to need a card to thank Mary Lee for hauling my ass all over town!" I don't think she thought I would be quite so literal with her request - but I just make 'em like I hear 'em! I knew immediately what I was going to create and to do it I needed the artistic talents of two of my favorite designers! Don't you just love it when the details for a card come together like some mystical incantation has been placed on all the proper pieces to gather and just the right embellishments...not sure if I'm thinking "Night on Bald Mountain" or "Harry Potter"....oh well the card seems to work - magic or no magic!

This isn't my first experience using Mo Manning's Bethie series - this is the first time I've ever combined artists on one card.

Thanks for Hauling My Ass Around
~Design paper - from the stash
~Combination of artist images: Meljens (donkey) and Mo Manning (Bethany/wagon/sign template) colored using Copics
~Donkey and sign on the wagon are fussy cut and attached using dimensionals
~Thank you stamp from Michael's dollar bin
Stamps R Us - there was a little girl theme
One Stitch at a Time - use a digi
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Make it Monday - anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - anything goes
Southern Girls - childhood memories
Just Us Girls - sketch
Play Date Cafe - color inspiration
Do You Stack Up - square

Here are the two other cards I made using Mo Manning's Bossy Bethie.

Thanks for clicking by.
Nancy in Iowa


  1. love your cards
    thank you for playing along at OSAAT this week
    Love Jan

  2. These are just adorable....but that first one......OMG! Priceless! Love them all.

  3. Oh my Goodness, these are all so Adorable! I really love the first one though, had to chuckle out loud when I read your story on it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stamps R Us! 8-)

  4. Great cards and too funny with the first one! Thank You so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week! If you have not done so already, you may want to hop over to my blog, as I am hosting a no strings attached blog candy, with several prizes to win! I apologize if I have already sent you this invite!

  5. 3 beautiful cards, Love the 1st one for your sister's friend so funny! great job of combining the images. I saw this one on Make it Monday good luck in the challenge,

  6. The combining of the stamps works out just great!
    Very bright happy cards!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT!

  7. What great cards! Thanks so much for joining in with us at Southern Girls. I have blog candy on my blog if you are interested.
    Alicia xx

  8. From Mary Lee--the friend-recipient--your cards are the best! Combine humor with wonderful twists on words, combine thoughtfulness with a lighthearted but meaningful approach. Love them!

  9. Oh these are so adorable! I'm glad I came over from Make it Monday for a closer look!

  10. Amazing threesome ! worth the visit . thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  11. Dropped in seeing your card on MIM
    All the cards are so beautiful .I like to see different variations to the same thing and yours are very inspirational
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V

  12. Super cute cards! love them all, thanks so much for playing with us this week at OSAAT.

    xoxo Marjo

  13. Fabulous cards! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion in our "Anything Goes" challenge! --Sammibug, Craft Your Passion DT

  14. Lovely cards!

    Thanks so much for getting sketchy with Just Us Girls this week!

  15. Ohhhhhhh, MYYYYYYYY goodness! It is GOOD/GREAT!!! to have you back! And you have me giggling, again! SO funny! I'm DELIGHTED you had the right stamps for this darling as- card! THANK GOODNESS! Sure hope everyone is on the mend and you get a LOT more time back in your crafty world! Thanks for playing with "the GIRLS!" and making me SMILE!

  16. These are so cool!! Loving the first one, perfect for your sister's requirements!

    Thanks for playing with us at southern girls xx

  17. what fab cards using that wonderful image
    Thanks for linking up at Make it Monday this week.. don't forget to comment on another entry for a chance to win a prize
    Lisa x

  18. Oh this is SO sweet. I love the combination of papers and colors these are just PERFECT! Thanks for joining the Catch the Bug Challenge for our July Anything Goes Challenge!!, Good Luck! I hope you'll join us again.

  19. What fabulous cards! I so love the sense of humour in them! Thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls :)

  20. Fabulous-love the story, love the combo, love the cards! Too, too funny and so stinking cute.
    So glad you joined us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

  21. Such great images! I love how you've combined the artists! Awesome card and I just love how "literal" you've made it!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental Sundays! Have fun and I look forward to seeing you again soon!
    Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

  22. Hi Nancy that flippin Blogger has been driving me up the wall,I've tried a couple of times over the past week to comment on these brilliant cards but the comment never posts. I'm trying again and keeping my fingers crossed very tightly in hope that it works this time! hope you're keeping well my friend! Julie.x

  23. Hi Nancy, love this Mo's image and boy have you shown how versatile it is - makes me want to rush off and buy it lol. I love all three cute and funny too. Hugs lin

  24. How cute! All of them! I’m so happy you could join us this week on our “looking back” challenge at Mo’s!
    Ps) there’s still one more day left to join in my “no strings attached” blog candy if you haven’t already done so. You can find it at the top of my sidebar.

  25. Wonderful cards, Nancy! I can see why that image is a favorite! Glad you shared it with us in Mo's Challenge.

  26. This made me laugh out loud.. What a great card. I bet she loved it. You did a great job with all these cards. Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week.


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