Monday, December 26, 2011

Rainy Snow Boots

Another Christmas tucked away...I know I should be cleaning, picking up, and putting away yet here I am working on a card. This is another one for sister Gail's request for 15 Christmas cards. I remain jealous that she has that many friends. I took banana bread to the neighbors (they don't count as friends). I took a gift to ONE, count - it - ONE - friend. I mailed exactly ZERO cards. Perhaps my New Year's resolution should be to make 15 new friends. (I need to have at least ONE more friend than sissy G!)

Speaking of Christmas - this is the first NOT white Christmas that we've had in a long time...I don't think I like it! Come on SNOW!

I'm watching Willow on the new HUGE flat screen TV while I make cards. (Does that count as multi-tasking?) Thank you Santa - the TV is AWESOME! The old TV - dinky screen - yet big enough to qualify as a small Buick - is now a thing of the past. My card sanctuary and a TV I can actually see from across the room - plus a Blue-ray/DVD - I may never leave the downstairs again!

Detail of vellum snowflakes.

~Base card PaperTrey Ink - Kraft
~Layer of Paper Studio Happy Hootin' Holidays
~Rectangle of more Kraft cardstock with tilted piece of design paper from Graphic 45
~Three silver snowflake die cuts topped with silver glitter
~Five vellum punched snowflakes highlighted with Stickles Diamond
~Rain boots - freebie digital image from Broken Box colored with Copics - flowers topped with Inkssentials Glossy Accents (Yes I know I'm using rain boots instead of snow boots but it is so darn unseasonably warm that I thought I could get away with it!)
~Silver metallic ribbon
~Sentiment typed and printed
Challenges and Inspiration
Ladybug Challenge - BINGO (new experience - I've never 'done' a BINGO challenge - went with middle column - die cut, flowers, ribbon)
Dutch Dare - make it shimmer
Southern Girls - celebrate
Paper Sundaes - celebrate
Pile It On - bling

Thank you for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Hi, Nancy! Sounds like y'all had a good Christmas even without the snow! We never have it here so it'd really be a pleasant surprise to see a white Christmas.
    Love you pretty card. The little boots, sentiment, snowflakes....wonderful!

  2. Hello my lovely Nancy! What a great way to spend a day,crafting and watching a big screen! Did I see Cricut listed on your labels? Yay! You dusted it off and plugged it in! Love those delicate snowflakes,how twinkley the stickles make them! Have a great day,Julie x

  3. Love your sparkly snowflakes, a fab card, sounds like a fun time watching your new tv and crafting!

  4. Beautiful card thanks for joining us at southern girls cheers sue n x

  5. Very pretty. Thanks so much for joining in at Paper Sundaes this time
    Hugs Julie P

  6. Well heck Nancy...I'll be one of your friends! A girl can never have too many :-D I love the pp on your card..the vellum snowflakes totally sparklicious! Thanks for joining us at LCI...happy New Year when it comes xx

  7. Gorgeous card, love the way you have used text on the card and hey, you can send me a card anytime.......

  8. Oh and thanks for joining us at LCI this week.....


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