Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Flats

A quick trip to and from the Sioux Falls, SD airport and I'm back at the computer posting a card. While on my journey to retrieve a college student returning from Thanksgiving break back home (in Texas) I had time to survey the landscape. There was nothing but country western songs on the radio and well...nothing but...flatness to look at. I've made the trip north on Interstate 29 several times but didn't realize until today how flat this portion of South Dakota really is. Iowa isn't mountainous at all but it does have its share of rolling hills.

The flatness must have felt like home to my Texan friend because he told me that when he came for a campus visit during his senior year of high school he asked the track coach, "are those mountains?", referring to the adjacent Loess Hills  which rise 200 feet above the flat plains forming a narrow band running north-south 200 miles along the Missouri River. He said, 'yes this is as flat as home - except - you can't drive this far without seeing houses and cities and cars...and people!" Oh those big city kids!

Dillian's mother did not disappoint him and had plenty of greens and neck bones waiting for him when he got home last Tuesday. He said he only wished he could have packed his suitcase with greens, neck bones, barbecue, and an assortment of other home cooked goodies.

Here is another card for the Jennie stack. Her request is for 5 Christmas cards and 20 assorted any occasion cards.

Oh Christmas Tree
~Base card - PaperTrey Ink Kraft cardstock
~Layer of the Paper Studio Happy Hootin' Holidays
~Eight buttons with metalic floss
~Felt Christmas tree with lights and a smattering of snow flakes and a glittered star
Gingerloft - Christmas or winter
Fairy Tale - Christmas
Poodles Parlor - Christmas
Our Creative Corner - Christmas tree
Twisted Sketch - sketch plus glitter
Phindy's Place - a sprinkling of snow
Crazy 4 Challenges - snow

Thanks for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Nancy, this is a sweet holiday card, in every way! Love the fun colors, the layered buttons and the pop of sparkle. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner! :)

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  3. Your card is so very lovely and cute! I love the image, the felt shapes and the colours you have used! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  4. I love your cute card. Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenge.


    Sherry - DT

  5. you have done a great job. thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. hugs, becky

  6. Very cute card. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  7. Your tree is just as cute as can be and I love the row of multi-colored buttons. Sweet DP too. So happy to have you joining in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

  8. Cute Christmas card! Thanks so much for joining us at Phindy's Place!

  9. Great card, lovely details. Thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour, blessings Hilde

  10. Love your beautiful card:)
    Thanks so much for joining us GingerLoft Challenges:)
    Lynn xx


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