Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Seasonal Ambivalence

It is officially autumn! Nooooooo!!!!! I am so going to miss my weekly trips to the Farmer's Market. I'm going to have to adjust my taste buds to accept grocery market veggies. Here are a few pics of the bounty we are about to leave behind: freshness purchased at the Sioux City Farmer's Market!

But don't get me wrong! I love autumn and I enjoy winter (and I LOVE snow).

The last of cherry tomatoes and two kinds of squash!

Carrots, sweet corn, taters...oh and my button bouquet (not from the Farmer's Market).

So....THESE are fun! "Pumpkin Sticks" AKA "Ornamental Eggplant". 

And.....of course I had to buy a "stick"! Here it is on the "seasonal niche".

And finally....Farmer's Market flowers!!!! I never buy flowers for myself at the grocery store. Yet - I can't seem to deny myself while strolling through the Farmer's Market. In my defense...Zinnias are my FAVORITE flowers!

Zinnias are my favorite flowers...but last Saturday I opted for a "Basil Bouquet".

Running errands I spotted this tree. I call it the "Me Tree" - ambivalent about this current change of seasons.

Anyway...on to the card! The sentiment on this card - I should mass produce cards with it - buy dozens of stamps - and start mailing. I am overwhelmed by the emotional and spiritual support, not to mention the kindness of so many individuals. So much difficulty! So many kind people!

~Base card pre-embossed and die cut - "Transfer of Crap" from my sister (the original intent was for cross stitch
~Pink oval shaped pink bling
~Pink floral inset of My Mind's Eye Lost and Found II
~Used Sizzix Word Labels for: Vanilla card stock (seriously - it is NOT white as it appears here!) (oval scallop); pink card stock (oval); and sentiment stamped using black ink; pink gingham banner; and pink star
~Pink star bling
Challenges | Inspirations
Just Us Girls - color inspiration
Fusion - color/shine/sketch
Come and Get It - use 3 of something (three die cuts / three pieces of bling)
Glitter N' Sparkle - must use pink
Cuttlebug Mania - die cut

Thanks for clicking by!

Here's to friends of friends (who I will probably never have the privilege of meeting - but I know they keep my loved ones in faithful prayer), friends who I may forget to thank enough, and the comfort of knowing all these layers of friends provide the comfort of a warm embrace or favorite quilt. OH! And to the final days of summer harvests.

Nancy in Iowa


  1. Love how you layered the sentiment with all of those ovals and the embossed outer frame too! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!!

  2. Your card is very pretty, and I love the pre-embossed die cut.....very cool! Love the pictures of fruits, veggies and flowers. I have never seen the little pumpkins on a stick before. lol Thanks so much for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  3. That embossed card base is very pretty and I love how you have embellished it. That sentiment is wonderful and would brighten anyone's day. Nice use of the colors. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  4. Very pretty. Love the embossing and the papers. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT
    p.s.- Speed's and Jeromes..........how about B & J Restaurant in Darien? The best fried chicken in Georgia possibly.

  5. I love your card. Pretty colours and design. Thank you for join us for for joining us at Come and Get this week. Judy DT

  6. Very pretty and a lovely sentiment

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  7. Super fun use of layers - recipient will appreciate this card! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

  8. lovely card nice pink love the sentiment, thank you for sharing with us at glitter n sparkle good luck Chris DT x

  9. WOW!!!! Not only on the veggies and flowers, but also your card! Love this design and that oval is so beautiful. Love it!
    Sorry I haven't been by lately. Just got back from a trip to Pennsylvania.


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