Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hangin' On For Holidays

I've been very absent from the blogosphere lately. Life is hectic and work is just brutal right now.

I have to admit this is an odd card. I'm not sure where the original inspiration came from and I don't remember what I had in mind when I started it! It ended up being a note to myself regarding fond memories of sister holidays gone by and hope for a return to another sojourn. Ever make a card that you think you should just mail to yourself? I think this card may have been created by my subconscious - telling me to take a deep breath, hold on, and remain hopeful for another sister's vacation.

I think it will serve as a generic 'hang in there' message for just about anyone.

Hang in There
~Base card - PaperTrey Ink Kraft cardstock
~Layer of Cupcake design paper from BasicGrey
~Palm tree trunk - hand drawn and smudged with Distress Inks and randomly embossed using my Scor-Buddy
~Palm tree leaves - hand drawn, free-hand snipped, center lines embossed, dots of olive Flowersoft
~Three tan brads
~Grass - snipped and folded for dimensional look
~Sentiment by Studio B from the dollar bin at Michael's - colored with Copics and attached to be free swinging using DMC floss

Di's Digi Designs - anything goes
Crazy for Challenges - olive, orange, yellow, brown
Mark's Finest Papers - use a punch (hole punch for sentiment)
Shelly's Images - vacation memories (hangin' in until next vacation)
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
Stamp N Doodle - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - summer holiday memories

Thanks for clicking by.
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Hello my lovely blogging buddy,I wondered where you'd got to!I had my couple of weeks away then you dissapeared!
    I just love the coconut brads,how brilliant do they look! super hand snipping,and fantabulous embossing,soooooo origional. It's lovely to call by and see you today, hope things soon calm down,Julie.x

  2. Fabulous! Love the leaves on that palm tree and of course the sentiment. What a wonderful card this will make for someone!

  3. Oh wow, what a great vacation card! Love the brads for the coconuts! Very creative card. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge.

  4. You are so creative. I can't believe you created this palm tree snipping and scoring-it looks as good as a Jolee die cut sticker. Just fabulous. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Challenge this week. It is a joy to visit and see what you made for us. Good luck in the stamp drawing. Looking forward to seeing you play again with us next week.

    Bear Hugs,

  5. Wonderful card Nancy!! Very creative! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

  6. What a fun palm tree card. Love your design. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Creative Card Crew!

  7. Wow fab card! The brads look great as coconuts :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Fiona x

  8. Cool CAS card. I love your palm tree. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

  9. I love it, a fabulous card to let someone having a tough time know you're thinking of them & life will get better. Excellent work on the palms!! x

  10. I love all the texture and dimension! Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images challenge this week.

    SI DT

  11. Hi Nancy,

    I am so happy to visit your blog to let you know that you are our Silver Medal award winner for our Vacation Memories challenge at Shelly's Images. Please visit the BLOG for all the details and to grab your Silver Medal to display here at your blog.

  12. Great card, just the sort of thing I could do with myself, lol. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

  13. Wonderful card, great LO :)
    So glad you entered Di's first challenge & we hope to see you again next time.

  14. Thanks for entering your lovely holiday memory card at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Lin xx


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