Monday, January 2, 2012

That Felt Nice

I should have made something patriotic! Tomorrow night is the "Hawkie Caukie" (Iowa Caucuses)! If I can talk my South Dakota resident boss into letting me NOT attend tomorrow evening's campus function I will definitely be among the crazies at the Caucus. I feel it is my civic duty to go (a lesson learned from my wise and sweet daddy). Plus it is kind of fun to go and observe the fever pitch of being 'first in the nation'. I keep hoping that if I attend enough "Hawkie Caukie" I'll begin to understand what the heck all the fuss is about - or better yet understand the process. To be honest .... I'm not sure anyone REALLY understands it. But I will be there with my unevenly cut, very unofficial looking, scrap of a piece of paper and cast my vote after listening to all the impassioned politicos. I just hope they are given a time limit! I think this will be my fourth caucus...I won't admit to any more than that or you'll be able to figure out my age!

This card is for friend Mary Lee to give to a friend of hers. Mary Lee requested some random (spirit lifting - cheery but not glib) cards that she can send every other week or so while her friend is undergoing chemotherapy for metastatic liver cancer. I am so lucky to have such a kind friend who will be sending a card to her dear friend on a regular basis during this dark, uncertain, and unpleasant time.

Making this card made me remember how blessed I am.

Hello Friend
~Base card - PaperTrey Ink Select White - edged with Stampabilities Cotton Candy dye ink pad
~Layer of DCWV Nana's Kids - edged with Stampabilities Cotton Candy dye ink pad
~Sheer polka dot ribbon from the dollar bin at Michael's
~White punch cut circle - edged with Stampabilities Cotton Candy dye ink pad
~Re-purposed felt balloons (pried from some previous life on some long forgotton item) - highlighted with Stickles Diamond
~Balloon string is DMC floss (transfer of crap from sister Gail)
~Sentiment is from the dollar bin at Michael's - stamped on white cardstock - die cut using Spellbinders scallop circle and Cuttlebug - edges dotted with dark pink Sharpie - colored with Copics - highlighted with Inkssentials Glossy Accents
Just Us Girls - use felt
House of Gilli - anything goes
Do You Stack Up - rainbow of colors

Thanks for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Bright, fun, and pretty card! I know this will cheer this person up. So colorful and uplifting.

  2. Have fun at the caucus! I love your sweet little felt balloons. Great, cheery card! Thanks for playing with us at Just Us Girls!

  3. Hi Nancy
    How are you doing? Great to see you joining us over at DYSU this week with this brilliant card. Thanks for sharing.
    Denise xx

  4. Love your colorful card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  5. Cute cute cute cute cute! Love your balloons. Thanks so much for joining JUGS this week. IT's great to have you on board this week. :-) Happy New Year!

  6. Love your title! So funny! And so is your view about the caucuses! I agree...confusing but interesting! I'm learning more as I get older! And I really love how you Iowans vote...equally humorous but oh so refreshing! Love your card, too! Especially because of whom it's going to. Please pass along my thumbs up to your friend for doing this for her ailing friend. Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  7. I just read your random musings and almost split a gut! I love the one about mothers and rubber banding things in their purses...totally my mom! I just asked her recently why she does that. Got a blank stare! LOL!!!

  8. YOU are SUCH a complete and total DELIGHT! {Such a FUN post!} Goodness, gracious - I want to scoop you up and hug you! YOUR musings never leave me wanting and your card has my tongue wagging! SUPER, DOOPER! THOSE balloons are PRICELESS! So glad you were inspired to share this week, my dear! ENJOY your day! xoxo!


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