Monday, November 7, 2011

Pfaffs and Flowers

Granddaughter Olivia turned one. My daughter in law must have spent hours decorating and even more hours un-decorating. Here are a few pics from the big day.

The princess is granting audiences now.

Banners and fringed crepe paper.

Flowers on the over-head light.

Banners and goodies.


Banners and clothespins.

I think I'll wear my tutu with my dress plus
I'll just casually toss my new leggin's
and sweater over my shoulder.

We found out that all this one year old wanted was clothes. I've never seen a kid more interested in clothes than toys (or empty boxes).

Here is a card I popped together. I found out doing all the fancy stitching that my Pfaff sewing machine was in dire need of a spa day so it is at the sewing machine repair shop in Omaha. I may even try a bit of quilting when I get it back. Sister Gail took one look at this card and snatched it up. I even put a little effort into the inside of the honor of my blogging buddy Julie! Her cards are so beautiful - inside and out! Check them out over at Rainbow Days.

In Stitches
~Base card PaperTrey Ink Kraft cardstock
~Two design papers from Colorbok Faded Denim collection
~Taylored Expressions stamp stems/leaves stamped on vanilla cardstock - edges smudged with ink
~Taylored Expressions die cut flowers using Colorbok Faded Denim scraps - button centers
~Machine stitching
Inside of card:
~Taylored Expressions die cut fence
~Flower punch
Craft Your Passion - anything goes plus brown
Heart Song Inspirations - anything goes
Lollipop Crafts - Thanksgiving/Fall
Craft Your Days Away - Autumn
Creative Inspirations - anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs - stitching
Ohh La La Creations - stitching
Totally Paper Crafts - stitching

Thank you for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Now that looks like a FUN birthday!! And what a cute little granddaughter you have!
    Love your card and that gorgeous stitching! VERY nice - inside and out.

  2. Wow she's a lucky girl having hope she enjoys her party and your card is lovely too!:) Sandra H

  3. Bless you Nancy,I Love you!!!I must admit though that at the mo, I'm neglecting my insides,am still managing to squeeze in a little crafting time but only cards I need for sending,I'm having to get creative to fit them in with my DT duties lol! Olivia sure is one lucky Princess and a real beauty she is too,must come from good Genes!;)Check out your fancy stitching! I'm only managing to fake it at the mo,maybe next year I'll dust off my machine and give it another go. Have a wonderful day,Julie.x

  4. That's some fabulous stitching on that card! Just gorgeous! Thanks for joining our Heart Song Inspiration Challenge this week! Hugs, Shannah

  5. Nice posting - Great card
    Thanks for joining in at Totally Papercrafts this week - Good Luck
    Sarah x

  6. Beautiful project!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations paints challenge this week!
    Love from France, Kianel.

  7. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us this week at Lollipop Crafts!

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  9. A fantastic card. I love the stitching. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.
    Nikki F x

  10. That is some fancy sewing! Your stitching is so unique. How wonderful.

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


  11. Beautiful card, thanks for playing along with Craft Your Passion this week!

  12. Beautiful card! Great Job!
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts.


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