Monday, July 21, 2014

Bird Walking

I got a text from granddaughter Bailey with a foot update. (She had surgery early this summer right after school let out.) The cast comes off tomorrow to be replaced with a walking boot for a month. Previously I made her a You-Are-My-Sunshine card and a ButterBear look-alike on crutches.

What a way for a high schooler to spend the summer!
First version.

Last day for the hard cast!

I sent her a couple other cards during her convalescence - she does love Memere (that's me) cards - which makes making them all the more fun! In each of the cards I included an iTunes card. This time I decided to incorporate the gift card ON the card since it happens to be the perfect color for the color challenge over at Just Us Girls! You can see the white $10 lettering in the upper left hand corner behind the tag. I used my Croc-O-Dial to put a ribbon hole in the plastic gift card.

Not only did I use the color inspiration I 'cased' one of the design team's cards! The minute I saw Sharyn's card I knew it would be perfect for a Bailey card! Thank you Sharyn!

One of her 'pet names' is "Tweeters" so I decided to add a little tweet of my own. Well, that and when we were texting I told her with a walking boot she can "fly/be free"!

HiTunes Hello!
~Base card turquoise card stock
~Layer of My Mind's Eye Penny Lane
~Two strips of card stock punched with Martha Stewart punch
~Sheer lime green ribbon
~Tag stamped with small flower stamp and Versmark ink
~Elizabeth Craft Hello die cut, highlighted Wink of Stella
~3D sticker by Doodlebug Design Mini Doodle-Pops (a present from daughter Amy)
Inspirations | Challenges
Just Us Girls - color inspiration
Creative Corner - ribbon
Crafty Girls - anything
Melonheadz Friends - wings and tails

Here's to summer freedom, tweet things, and grandkids!

Nancy in Iowa


  1. Sounds like your granddaughter is going to be just fine although I know how hard this has been on her. She's going to love this cute card - and gift card! VERY pretty and creative.

  2. Love this little bird! Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

  3. What a sweet card, Nancy! Great job with the challenge the tag with the bird and I see a gift card peeking out. That's even better! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  4. What a 'tweet' little card. Love the pattern paper and the blue - green color combo along with that sweet birdie saying hello. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

  5. Sharyn...does give great inspiration doesn't she! You did a great job as always Nancy! What a cute nickname and a perfect bird! Thanks for playing along with us at JUGS!

  6. Love your tweet card! Thanks for joining Creative Corner Challenge~

  7. Love this sweet card. Great take on Melonheadz Friends Things with Wings Challenge. Thank you for joining us.

    Emily T.
    DT Member


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