Thursday, January 16, 2014

Blizzard, Bubbles, and Beverages

If you are a regular reader of my blog you know I work at a small, private liberal arts university and probably know I love having students hang out in my office. Unfortunately there have been some changes including a new boss and new office location. I don't have nearly the student traffic that I used to have, so when students (and alum) do stop by I am so happy!

Well today was a happy day with "kids" and alum stopping by and chatting, laughing, playing on their 'devises', texting one another from across the room. My favorite kind of day!

My favorite kind of day except for the raging blizzard outside! Fifty-sixty mile an hour winds! Total white-out! Good time to stay inside in The Bubble. I was supposed to meet up with friends for a few adult beverages...but I am a total 'weather weenie'! Sister Gail has a need for a few St. Patrick's cards...Can't get enough of Sami Stamps!

I  decided to add a watermark to my cards. Not sure why. Mostly because I wanted to know if I could figure out how to do it. Now...will I remember to do this added step?

Blessings and Shamrocks
~Base card - green card stock
~Layer of striped design paper - Veranda by Colorbok
~Washi tape
~Sentiment by MelJen's Designs
~Image by Sami Stamps colored with Copics, orange breast is paper pieced and embossed with Swiss Dots
Challenges and Inspirations
Aud Sentiments - any sentiment
Make it Monday - anything goes
Without Words - spots or stripes

Thanks for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa (where it is COLD and WINDY)


  1. Hey Nancy, I like the watermark and LOVE the card! CUTE!!!!!! Really like that patterned paper you used for this too. That little owl is so cute! We just had a Great Horned Owl swoop down through the yard while ago and of course Rambo had to give chase! Don't think he'd even want to catch him though! Ouch!
    And a blizzard!!!! Yikes! We were right around 70 or 73 today and bright and sunny! Stay warm and stay safe. You're not a weather weenie as far as I'm concerned....I'd just go into hibernation!


Thank you for taking the time to leave a note. Each is read and appreciated.