Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tissue Treasures, Sudden Stops in Traffic, and Heckling Family Members

Yes, I am fixated on the outdoor colors of autumn! Below is a clump of stunners that reside on the corner of 27th and Jackson streets. Lynn (fellow card maker and loyal blog friend) requested that I keep sharing my fall pics as she misses these down in Texas. So..... you can blame Lynn if you are tired of my tree infatuation! Check out Lynn's adorable cards here.

My family gives me a hard time for always having my iPad with me. They think I am addicted to and obsessed with my iPad. But it sure comes in handy as a quick camera! I call it my "always be prepared" moto! I have an awesome Nikon camera but don't have it with me constantly. I never know when I may NEED to pull over to capture a dose of beauty, fun, silly, or awesomeness! Since I live in a relatively small town sudden stops in traffic are rare as what we call "rush hour traffic" would make MOST people laugh hysterically! And fortunately for me the majority of this smallish town still consists of "blocks"! So I can easily "go around the block" and capture photos to my hearts content!

This is today's pick! It rained last my days of autumn fixation may need to transfer to my NEXT visual obsession!

My most recent post (Tiny Cardigans and Sneezes) was about re-purposing a Puffs hologram. And here is the last of my tissue treasures.

One image - spider (with a tongue?? they have tongues??? EWWWW I hate spiders even more now!) and BOO! 

Alternate image - not sure what is going on here - but it involves WEBS which I hate! Especially when walking through them prior to seeing/feeling them! This has a purple horned little guy, an eyeball, and a pink little 'screeeepy'.

In-between image


Spiders and Screeepy Things
~Base card black card stock
~Layer of spider web card stock
~Hologram upcycled from Puffs Ultra Tissue box
~Purple grosgrain ribbon with orange stitches
~Four purple bling
~Digi bat "tab" printed on white card stock layered with orange card stock (check out his RED eyes!)
~AWESOME shimmer Halloween card stock (too bad I only had one sheet of it...tough not to hoard!)
~Boo! die cut
~Lime green lined paper for note/signature
~Foam "Trick or Treat" bucket
Challenges | Inspirations
Digi Sketch - sketch
The Male Room - Halloween
Paper Shelter - Halloween
Creative Knockouts - Halloween
Fab N' Funky - in stitches
Tuesday Throw Down - Halloween colors

Thanks for clicking by.

Here's to obsessions, hoarding, and the ability to "go 'round the block"! Happy Halloween! Eat, Drink, and Be SCARY!

Nancy in Iowa


  1. Lovely card and oh l do like to see the leaves changing colour your picture is lovely x

  2. I'm the guilty party and I LOVE it!!!!! Blame it all on me - but just keep them coming! LOL! This one is a beauty. Oh how I wish that was in my front yard! I could just stare at it forever!!! Oh, and we have "blocks" here too! I don't know any other way to explain to someone how far I'm going!

    One thing I probably couldn't stare at though is the spider with his tongue out! YIKES!!! I hate those things too and the thought of one with his tongue (do they really have a tongue?) out is just unimaginable! Scary! BUT, a cute, cute card! Love the way you did the background on this too!


  3. TFS for sharing this with Us! all looks amazing and so cheerful.

  4. Very interesting card. LOve the design. Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockout this week. Judy DT

  5. I always like to see photos of trees in their autumn glory!! I do like this Halloween card - that topper is fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

  6. Awesome creation! I need to get me some of those holograms!

    Thanks for playing with The Paper Shelter this week.

    Happy Crafting

  7. Fun card...and I don't even like spiders! They kind of freak me out, but yours has such a fun, goofy look it makes him ok! LOL Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

  8. lovely card
    Thank you for joining our Halloween Challenge this weekat The Paper Shelter xx

  9. Great reuse of this fun hologram! I adore the papers you've used with it! Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!
    <3 Emily L. - DT

  10. Another great card (I saw your other recycling yesterday) and a really clever idea.

    Thanks for sharing your card with us at Fab'n'Funky.

    Helen x

  11. Great masculine card for Halloween. Thanks for joining us in The Male Room
    Louise xx


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