Sunday, May 18, 2014

Yen Bubble

University graduation 2014 has come and gone! Instead of Bubble time - I was working on the senior slide show (click here if you want to see it). It is a labor of love. Even though it sucks up all my free time I love to hear the student reactions when they see it for the first time. Each year at the senior luncheon we have a 'slide show' as a final farewell.

Anyway...I can come up for air now! Will I miss my peeps? Well sure. And some more than others and some ... not so much! I am so happy to see them begin their newest journeys. Graduate school for some, jobs for most, job hunting for a few...

So what that means is time in my Bubble!

My blog friend Julie is on a design team for Lavinia Stamps. Julie's cards are over-the-moon fabulous! Check out her won't be able to stop clicking to the next...and then next...and card....... She is an inspiration to me all the time! I decided I HAD to buy a Lavinia stamp (or two) so I could play along!
Yen Happy
~Base card - PaperTrey Ink Kraft card stock
~Layer of mottled purples design paper
~White card stock stamped with script background stamp then run through the printer for the digital Lavinia "stamp"
~Image colored using Copics
~Three buttons with twine
~Happy Birthday sentiment cut using Cuttlebug (outside 'happy' inside 'birthday)
Inspiration | Challenges
Just Us Girls - color inspiration (white, kraft, orchid)
Lavinia Stamps - birthday girl
Crazy for Challenges - sketch
Challenges for Everybody - anything goes
Allsorts - purple passion

Here's to tassels, spare time, and coming up for air!
Thanks for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. This is just lovely! What a gorgeous tree image and it works perfectly for the sketch.
    Thanks for playing along at Crazy 4 Challenges!

  2. Yay for more time in the Bubble yet I know you're going to really miss some of the kids!
    Love your card and the way you did the background for that lovely image. So very pretty.

  3. What a wonderful card - I really like it :) - Thanks for sharing

  4. Really lovely card! The the tree and the script in the background! So sweet of you to make that much dedication that I am sure will be appreciated! Thanks for playing along with the girls and I over at JUGS~

  5. Lovely image and love the script in the BG. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls :)

  6. Really pretty image and I love how you used the challenge colors! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  7. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Purple Passion' and good luck x Susan x

  8. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. Great colours! Many thanks for joining the Lavinia Stamps challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)


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