Thursday, February 27, 2014

Day Off Gridlock

Good news: I took today off! Bad news: I have to go to campus for a student government. I'm their adviser. Worst news: the meeting doesn't start until 9 pm. Crazy college kid schedules! What a way to end a perfectly good 'soft clothes' day! Oh what the heck I'm going in 'soft clothes' - it's evening - kids won't notice I'm wearing sweat pants - they will probably be wearing jammie pants!

Fun photo inspiration over at Just Us Girls! Coulda' gone with the spools - thought about the tree - but went with the colors. So many choices! Found the sketch at CAS - it is very versatile! You will probably see it here again.

Quick Hello
~Base card - orange card stock
~Layer of We R Memory Keepers - Precious Metal - Vintage Brass Treads
~Strip of aqua sheen card stock embossed with Tim Holt Gridlock; decorative end made using SU Apothecary die
~Flower stamped on polka dot design paper using Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder
~Flower and punch by Stampin' Up Mixed Bunch
~Orange brad
Inspirations | Challenges
Just Us Girls - photo inspiration
CAS - sketch
Lady Bug Crafts Ink - flowers
Milk Coffee - embossing

Here's to soft clothes, random days off, and jammie pants,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Love your card, a very clever take on the photo! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week!

  2. Hope you enjoyed your soft clothes day...(made me laugh)...your card is perfect for our challenge over at Just Us Girls...thanks for joining us again!

  3. I would tell you to just show up in your jammies too - but that may not be a good idea! LOL!!! I don't think college kids even start breathing good until about 9:00 at night anyway.
    I love your card! That orange and the metal and the wonderful flower accent. So pretty!!

  4. Very pretty card! There were so many ways to go with this inspiration photo! Love your flower! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  5. Lovely Nancy, I am a but jealous of your embossing folder, I thought it was the real thing! My worst nightmare having to go to work at that time if the evening, how to keep focussed when my bed was calling...... Very tricky! Thanks for joining the ladybugs this time, julie xxx

  6. Very pretty card! I love the striped background paper....great colors! The flower is so pretty with the faint colors in the petals. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  7. A really lovely card - beautiful background paper. Thanks for joining in this week atCC&S - Jacqueline xx

  8. I love the shimmer of the embossed aqua banner! Thanks for sharing your card with us at CAS - Colours and Sketches.

  9. Love the coloring of the flower! Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

  10. Lovely card with a wonderful scheme of colours Nancy!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS - Colours and Sketches this week! :)
    Lizy xx

  11. Great work, Thanks for joining in at Milkcoffee this time, Lou DT x


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