Sunday, April 20, 2014

Muwaaahahahaha! Don't Make Me...

I decided to take a break from student résumés and the time gulping annual senior slide show! Ahhhh the annual Senior Slide Show..... Delightful to watch when the seniors see it for the first time… Painstakingly time consuming in the making!

Thank goodness for Facebook! It is a smorgasbord of photos...the mother-load of scrap-bookin' or in this case a schmaltzy slide show! The students actually submit their "first destination/future plan" slide. If they don't send me one in “a timely fashion” ("timely" determined by me of course) I threaten each and every one of them with using their freshman ID photo. The words "Don't make me use your freshman ID photo" strikes fear into their undergraduate soon-to-be-graduating from college little hearts. (Insert deviously wicked sounding high-pitched Wicked Witch of the North laughter here!) Four years of photos - add some 'sappy' music...not a dry eye in the room! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

So...where to pop over to when looking for a challenge while taking a break from reality? Why Just Us Girls of course! Orange..White...and Navy color combo.

Used the 'negative' of this sentiment die cut. You know what THAT means... I have a navy blue 'thank you' to be used an a future card. Now...if I can just find it when I remember that I have it somewhere....

JUST a Thank You
~White card stock
~Two layers of orange card stock
~Two layers of navy blue card stock
~Thank you die cut by Hero Arts
~White Prima flower with orange tack used in place of a brad
Just Us Girls - color combination
Pile It On - no design paper
Totally Gorjuss - die cut/punches
We Do Doobadoo - embellishment (Prima flower)
Paper Crafting - no pattern paper

Here's to wicked laughter, fond memories, and threats,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Oh wow Nancy, navy and orange, I'd have never attempt that combo yet you have and succeeded with making an amazing card! Love, love love it!. X

  2. Sounds like you've just been a tiny bit busy lately!!! The slide show sounds wonderful though and I know they've all enjoyed that. Graduation is on the horizon!
    Love your card and the colors. I've seen so many using the negative die cuts but haven't tried one yet. This is great!

  3. I love the clean, simplicity of this! It has a great impact and very classy. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  4. Great card, Nancy! Love that you've used the "negative"! Thanks for sharing with us at Pile it On!
    Tracey, DT

  5. Beautiful thank you card! Great use of the challenge colors! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls.

  6. Love this die, I have it too, way fun!!!! And so elegant too, makes cards in a jiffy, and so georgeously!

    Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Challenges, so glad you found us here, and hope you are inspired to join us again!

  7. I just love this card. The smooth colors go well together and the layers are simple, but elegant. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Crafting Challenges.

  8. Fab card. Thanks for joining us in our Embellish it Challenge at
    Hugs and good luck Susan x

  9. Fun use of the colors! Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

  10. A little hello! We hope that you are inspired to join us again - Come check out the NEW challenge posted today at Paper Crafting Challenges, and a chance for a Studio Calico Kit, WOW!!!! --- I hope to see you there!

    Remember you have 2 weeks ---And best of luck!

    -Hugz Kimberly


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