Thursday, August 8, 2013

Lies and Padded Bras

In my previous post I mentioned that I wouldn't be back to blogging until next week. Well. I lied. I am supposed to be working on the photo albums x 3 for my sisters memorializing our most recent holiday... But I do HATE photo albums (just not as much as my dislike for scrap-booking).

Don't get me wrong - scrapbooking is lovely to look at. I just have a very hard time FINISHING. I keep moving things, adding things, subtracting things....and when you have to make THREE of them...well that is impossible for me. Not to mention I don't always have THREE of the PERFECT charm or enough ribbon or or or....

I can't make three identical ANYTHINGS as I have the attention span of a 2 year old. I get bored VERY easily. Last time I made THREE small memory books in commemoration of a sisters trip - Each one got progressively cuter and more detailed. So THEN the dilemma is  - which sister gets which book? Okay so we are past the screaming, hair pulling, and door slamming stage but you just never know.... Best not to tempt the fates.

So I am taking a mental health break from the photo albums tonight. I figured I needed some Bubble therapy making a quick card. Freshman orientation begins tomorrow and continues through the weekend. My Bubble time will be severely limited if not completely impossible.

This is what I SHOULD be working on...

Yes - that is my little friend "Bobbins" poised in a padded cup. He is my traveling imp. He goes with us on all the sisters' trips. Regarding the bras hanging on the fence. No they aren't mine or my sissies. They were just hanging on a fence next to the Iowa Rock and Roll Museum in Arnold's Park. We don't know the true story but we sure have had fun making up our OWN stories! Not sure what will be more shocking to you - the peculiar undies placement or the fact that Iowa has a Rock and Roll Museum! I think it all started "The Day the Music Died".... Once you get past the 'unmentionables - take a look at how blue the sky and lake are!

This is what I did instead of playing with photo placement and coming up with quipy journaling...

Thankful for You
~Base card - cream card stock
~Layer of Bazzill brown cardstock
~Two Stampin' Up Mixed Blossoms stamped with Versamark and punched with SU punch using Vellum
~One Stampin' Up Fabulous Florets hand cut, stamped with Versamark on Vellum
~Flower centers dotted with Sharpie Paint Pen
~Spellbinders label die using Cuddlebug
~One brass brad
~Sentiment: Thankful for you
Southern Girls - things beginning with F (flowers)
Melonheadz - flowers

Thanks for clicking by. In parting...remember: A good friend is like a bra ~ close to your heart and all about support!

All good wishes,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Velum flowers!!! Totally gorgeous! Nice to see you out from behind all of the photos too!.x

  2. What a fab image your card is gorgeous x

  3. Very pretty layout-good balance and love the flowers! Thanks for playing with us at Southern Girls Challenge! Carolyn, DT

  4. The flowers on your card are so pretty.

    Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge!


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