Sunday, September 30, 2012

Parking Lot Fabric Deals

Just got home from a week long holiday with my sissys! We had a fabulous time. As predicted - lots of laughs and lots of shopping. Not only did the crazy quilters buy enough fabric to cover three football fields but they managed to assemble a few quilts as well. Here is their handy work....don't mind the little 'gnome' (Bobbins) in the photos. He travels with us each year and pops into most of the photos.

 Nila's Sherbet Pie Quilt

 Gail's Americana Quilt (but now MY quilt because she made it for me!)

 Judy's Cappuccino Quilt

 Gail's Turning Twenty Quilt

 Judy's Star Quilt

Judy's Flannel Quilt

Even with all the sewing and shopping we still had time for drinks on the pier, fabulous food, oh...and a LITTLE sleep. I am sorely going to miss our nearly nightly Bloody Mary's served by Rod at Pirate Jacks!

Sadly I didn't encounter one - not even ONE - scrapbooking store! Probably for the best...there wasn't room in the car for even a thimble! I'm not talking about normal shopping. I am talking about MEGA shopping. Granted the car's trunk did have to contain their three sewing machines...but REALLY! Mid week into the holiday - I had to call my husband to meet me half way to the lakes area. We filled the back of his truck with purchases and drove back to the lake for MORE shopping! It was like a parking lot drug deal with transfer of patterns and fabric from car to truck! He was a good sport - making the trip without grumbling after all he did get a meal from Hardee's out of the deal AND he got to see me!

I was NOT productive in any way, shape, or form. I can never quite figure out how to travel with card making 'stuff'. What to pack...what to take... what if I need a piece of ribbon that is back at home...what if I don't have the perfect design paper...and then there is the process of putting everything back when you get home.... I FAIL at mobile card making!

I did manage to get a card made today. I used the bleaching method on the flowers. I am so happy I pinned that on my Pinterest board!

Inside sentiment "make this world a better place for me'.

~Base card Kraft cardstock
~Design paper by 7 Gypsies
~Stampin' Up Delight in Life flowers stamped on wine colored cardstock - embossed with white embossing powder, bleached and lightly highlighted with Stampin' Pastels - then cut out by hand - layered on to pumpkin cardstock and cut out again
~Leaf die cuts
~Pumpkin cardstock oval die cut, sentiment stamped using Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip
~Inside of card - three oval die cuts, leaf die cuts, bottom trim with faux stitches - sentiment
Challenges and Inspiration
Play Date Cafe - color inspiration
Come and Get It - sketch
Gingerloft - faux or real stitching
Dilly Beans - fall is in the air
Sentimental Sundays - 3.2.1 (three flowers, two wraps of twine, one layer of design paper)

Thanks for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Love your card - the muted colors are perfect for the autumn color tones we are seeing now. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Gingerloft Challenge!

  2. A great card, love what you did with the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It this week.

  3. Nancy, what am awesome technique to use on your flowers! I want to give it a try! Thanks for sharing your talent at {Pin}spirational challenges!

  4. Your card is so pretty... lovely flowers, great layout.

    Thank you for participating in this week's {PIN}Spirational Challenge!

  5. Gorgeous card and a fabulous technique on the flowers. Thanks for joining us at {Pin}spirational Challenge.

  6. I so much love this card !! So well put. Beautiful flowers.
    Thanks for playing along at {PIN}spirational challenges this week.

  7. beautiful take on the sketch thank you for joining us at come and get it challenge

  8. great Card Thanks for joining in at Dilly beans this week.

  9. Beautiful card!!! Thanks for playing with us at the PDCC!!!

  10. Nancy great take on the sketch. Love your card and the bleached flowers. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Come and Get It. Regards Meighan

  11. Your card is stunning! Love the bleach technique!! Also love the quilts you posted!! Thank you for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  12. Of my goodness, you and your sisters are such a talented family!xxx

  13. Great job of the sketch. Very pretty. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get it this week.

  14. Beautiful card. Great bleaching technique. and the sketch use is perfect.

    Glad to have you at CAGI challenges,
    Bev dt

  15. Fabulous card design. Love the bleached flowers, and the both sentiments. Thanks for joining the SS challenge!

  16. Beautiful card! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}spirational Challenge! Hope to see you again!!


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