Sunday, September 9, 2012

Mulberry Margaritas

I bought this to hang PROMINENTLY in the kitchen of the condo I will be staying at with my sisters SOON!

In a few weeks I will be joining my sisters at our annual get-together. My two favorite (and only) sisters plus one interloping adopted 'sister'. I can hardly wait! The story of the interloper is one for a later date...yes Nila I am going to expose you as the sissy-wanna-be!

This is the first year the 'southern' sister will be traveling up north to be with the rest of us. The three of us 'northerners' usually make the trek south of the Mason Dixie line. We SHOULD have picked the month of January and had her come up here...just to keep in touch with her REAL roots of frozen tundra and wicked winds.

An entire week of laughing, quilting, eating, wines, movies, snacks, (a wee bit of Templeton rye whiskey), a margarita or two, quilt fabric and scrapbook store husbands, no children, no pets! Just the four of us! BRING IT ON!

I'm ready for ya'll (Judy, Gail and Nila) so come on up anytime. I'm looking forward to starting our adventure here at my house before taking off up north. I have all three beds prepared with freshly laundered linens, a box of Palmer Candy Twin Bings, and our annual dose of roasted peanuts! Gail and Judy you get to sleep in 'full' beds...Nila you get the 'half'/single bed since you are only a 'half' sister.

Readers - please don't be horrified by my Nila slam  - she can take it! She knows that not only is she 'bling worthy' but that she is sisters' club worthy!

On to the card I put together today...

Mulberry Ripple

~Base card Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla
~Design paper: BasicGrey Mellow Dulcet and Stampin' Up! Old Olive card stock
~Scallop strip of cranberry card stock
~Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Thanks stamped with SU! Raspberry Ripple and SU! Gumball Green and black ink
~Two layers of mulberry paper
~Stampin' Up! sentiment punched with SU! Word Window punch
Challenges and Inspiration
Simply Stampin' - sketch
Dynamic Duos - color inspiration
Divas by Design - friendship
Inky Impressions - anything goes
Basic Grey - BG and punch
The Pink Elephant - use patterned paper

Thank you for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Another WOW card! Love the use of the mulberry paper on this beauty and now you've inspired me to drag out some of mine! Love it.

    Ok, I'm thinking it's 5:00 just about whenever!!! Y'all are going to have so much fun and drink a margarita (or two) for me too!!!


  2. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  3. A gorgeous card, such a wonderful design and colours, a great choice of papers and perfect for the beautiful image.

    hugs Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us the
    Basic Grey challenge

  4. Fabulous projects
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week
    Lisa x

  5. Beautiful, very elegant and lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week, good luck in the draw,

    hugs Vicky

  6. I had forgotten how fun mulberry paper is - what a wonderful backdrop to the flower! Hope your get together is as fun as it sounds like it will be!! So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

  7. Hello my lovely Nancy, or maybe I shoud be saying "Hello my lovely little sister;) I can even bring along a lilo if there's any room at the inn for me lol!
    I'm loving your card, somewhere I've a stash of Mulberry, I wonder why, when it looks so fab on your card that I don't think to use it. Oh well.....
    Hope you all have a wonderful time, can't wait to hear all about your adventures!x

  8. What a delight to see mulberry paper used on your card! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!

  9. I have to admit I have never used mulberry paper. After looking at your focal point...I must get some! Beautiful pattern paper! Thanks for playing along with Dynamic Duos!

  10. Hi Nancy, what a lovely card - the texture the mulberry paper gives is just great.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Divas by Design.


  11. Mulberry paper!! Just the sound of it is so fun, isn't it?! :) I haven't played with that for quite some time...time to dig some out!
    Beautiful BG paper on your card and the mulberry paper is fabulous behind the main image!!! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!

  12. Hi! really lovely post to read Nancy,sounds like you are all going to have an amazing time too :))))
    Wow the candy looks yummy,your card is really pretty and love the colours- also the punched sentiment.
    Hope you have a great week,thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenge.hugs Lou and the DT.xx

  13. This is a beautiful card and that mulberry paper looks just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Simply Stampin'.


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