Sunday, August 4, 2013

Jar of Joy

Tomorrow I 'get' to (have to) pack up my current office in preparation for the move to my new office. I look at it as a good time to cull the crap! I'm not much of a saver - I just have trouble tossing things that students have 'created'. There must be at least 100 post it notes - sweet notes from students, funny notes from students. I started a tradition of keeping them on a wall - they seem to take great pride in having their notes on display. It is a bit like 'refrigerator art'. I may have to take all my notes with me to my new office. They especially like to sneak into my office when I'm away from my desk and write and hide notes...I never know where I will find a post-it!

New office has windows overlooking the softball and baseball fields, the nearby residential area, and at night it will afford a lovely view of the city lights.

New office is larger than current office. I should be thrilled....I'll have to wait and see. I guess it will be alright - as long as I take my 'refrigerator art' with me...

Jar of Christmas Joy
~Base card - Stampin' Up card stock
~Layer of The Paper Studio Happy Hootin' Holiday design paper
~Layer of red card stock topped with striped layer of The Paper Studio Happy Hootin' Holiday design paper - stitched in place with decorative stitch
~Red ribbon - with gold words "Merry Christmas" (kind of hard to see in the photo)
~Rectangle of green card stock with faux stitches
~Flower button with gold metallic thread
~Jar of poinsettias: Paper Trey die cut and stamp, poinsettias by Verve, centers dotted with Sharpie Gold Paint
Some Odd Girl - sketch
The Hobby House - Christmas
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Christmas flowers
Little Red Wagon - Christmas

Thank you for clicking by!

All good wishes,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. love the traditional colours so pretty, thank you for joining us at the Hobby House Challenge for our Christmas Theme
    Hugs Kate xx

    p.s. don't forget to check out on Friday 9th @ 1pm the new Hobby House products on Create and Craft :)

  2. Very pretty, love that jar! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

  3. How cute!! Such a great idea to put your poinsettias in a jar! Love your traditional colors and those papers you used. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  4. Oh this is lovely.

    So different which is great.

    Lovely papers.

    Thanks for joining us at CSAYL

    Tracey DTxx

  5. the jar of flowers! Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long & good luck!
    Hugs Jo x

  6. so glad you play with us at CSAYL this week with your lovely and gorgeous création Nancy, hope to see you next time, biz

  7. super cute card, and i love your interpretation of our sketch at Some Odd Girl! please use any Some Odd Girl products on your creations if you'd like to be eligible for our challenge prizes, but thank you for sharing! :)

  8. Oh this is so fab, love these colours. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Hobby House. Jen xx


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