Sunday, April 1, 2012

Refrigerators, Laptops, and Lasses

Today sister Judy asked me why I haven't been blogging. Part of the reason is that this is my busiest time at work and I get home REALLY late. Even though card making is my therapy after 13-14 hour days my jammies, pillows, and comforter hold more healing power than any coloring, gluing, or cutting can offer. Mostly my lack of blogging is because my laptop is nearly flat-lining. It served me well during hours of writing papers for my graduate's degree - but it is slowly losing its memory and its speed is grinding to a snail's pace - very much like its owner! It seriously takes 10 times longer to post a card than it does to make it!

A new laptop would be on my 'priority purchase list' if my refrigerator wasn't randomly squealing like a pig caught in a mouse trap. I'm just waiting for it to cool its last yogurt and freeze its last Popsicle! Now if I could just find a computer that freezes (only what it is supposed to), cools, uploads photos and surfs the Internet....

Here is card number three of the wee Colleens for my cousin Maura. She has three daughters Sheila, Sonja, and Anne. She will have her next St. Patrick's Day cards ready especially early! (Or I can just admit to thinking about making these especially late!)

Orange You Special!
~Base card - PaperTrey Ink Ocean Tides
~Layer of My Mind's Eye Spring in Bloom
~Orange card stock strips with My Mind's Eye Just Stripes
~Spellbinder's scallop circle die cut and embossed using Cuttlebug - layer of Ocean Tides and Paper Temptress Cryogen White - laser printed with Phindy image colored with Copics, Wellington's highlighted with Stampin' Up Crystal Effects, scallops dotted with Copics
~Two layers of ribbon
~Prima flower and leaves
Ladybug Crafts - spots and stripes

Here are they are - all three together:

Thanks for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. All three are fantastic and love that DP you used for them. Precious image too!!!
    Um....hard decision between a new lap top and frig.....LOL
    Hope work slows down for you soon.

  2. Oh there you are lol! Wondered what you were up to. But as always it was well worth the wait! Loving those shiney wellies! Hoping the pig stops squealing and let's the fridge do its job! Have a great week Julie x

  3. Great colors. Thanks for joining speedy Fox and Friends.

  4. What lovely DPs and colourscheme for your card, this looks fab. Thanks for joining our ribbon challenge at Phindy's Place this week; don't forget to join us for our 100th Challenge this week, with a hop and candy galore!

  5. Me again Nancy,sat in my PJ's drinking coffee lol!should have also said thanks for joining the Ladybugs challenge! Happy Easter! Julie.x

  6. This is so cute!!! Good luck with the frig/computer stuff-when it rains, it pours!
    I am so glad you joined us this week for the Phindy's Place challenge. I hope you'll join us tomorrow for our 100th challenge and a blog hop!

  7. Just adore those orange shiny wellies I'd love a pair! lol
    Thanks for sharing with the Ladybugs this for Diane's Spots & Stripes and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie xx


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