Sunday, September 1, 2013

Harvey Minnion

Daughter Amy home for the long weekend! Whooot!

We have a family favorite Sunday breakfast place. It is a total dive. A long lived 'mom-pop' shop! Best breakfast-anytime local diner EVER! We have been loyal Harvey fans for years. When Amy was a wee one - playing 'restaurant' with rubber 'food' and plastic dishware - the name of her restaurant was Harvey's. One time one of the waitresses sent an order pad home with us making Amy's Harvey's even MORE authentic than ever! Don't know how many plastic 'Memere eggs I "ate" over their 'play waitress' years (my kid's name for over-easy eggs...because that is the only kind of egg they had when going to their grandma's {Memere} house). Good times! Good memories! Good food (the real stuff AND the plastic kind).

Well the whole point to this story is this photo. On our way to Harvey's today Amy spotted a Minnion! I love Minnions! So of course we had to stop for a photo op! I'm sure making a Minion out of a fire hydrant is a no-no as far as the fire department is concerned - but HOW CUTE IS HE!!!???

Amy is alternating between watching the US Open (tennis) and Lost in Austen while I share the family-room space in my adjoining "Bubble". Go Bryan Brother - Go Venus - Go USA!

Time together with my Amy - LOVE IT! And now on to the card...

Jar of Summer Fun
~Layer of turquoise card stock
~Layer of DCWV Nana's Kids (appropriate choice of design paper considering the earlier reference to breakfast at Memere's)
~Jar die cut by Paper Trey Ink - using transparency sheet - smudged with Stazon Teal Blue
~Paper Trey Ink parasols stamped and hand cut highlighted with Stickles
Ladybug Crafts - photo inspiration
Addicted to Stamps - anything goes (plus stamp)
Pile it On - flickers (glass reflections)
Challenges and Candies - Taste/color of summer

Thanks for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Beautiful card you made!
    Thanks for joining us at "Izazovi i SlatkiĊĦi" :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

  2. I love your story Nancy...what great memories to have :-D I love your card too...what a great idea to use coloured transparency for the jar! Thanks for joining in our Photo/Colour inspiration challenge at LCI this month xx

  3. Lovely summery card, thanks for joining us this challenge at LCI xx

  4. That little minnion is so cute - and so is this card! Looks yummy!!!

  5. So Cute!.. Creative use of the stamp.. Great Color Combination.. And gave me the Summer feel! :o)
    Thank you for joining us at ATSC! :o) Hugs Sol :o)


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