Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Friendship Pie and Full Disclosures

What? You think subzero weather can keep me in? NO WAY! I am braving the elements for a dinner with friends this evening. Well I am combining an errand with a meal and with who cares what the temperature is! I will be having dinner with a grade school/high school friend and another long time friend. That is just one more "thing" about growing up (and staying) in a small town. I don't have to wait for a school reunion to get together with buddies! I just send a text and off we go!

The 'errand' component of this evening's adventure has to do with picking up a pair of slacks that my grade school friend (we call each other Pie as in math Pi --- I'll get to that in a moment). KarenPie is an AMAZING seamstress! She can sew ANYTHING! She will be at the local fall craft fair with her 75 toddler size fleece coats and matching hats again! She is always the 'on-call seamstress' for any celebrities "in concert" in the area (to prevent or correct wardrobe malfunctions)! I have known her since we attended St. Boniface Grade School....back in the day. She probably could hem slacks in her sleep. She made a cover for a Rolls Royce and a horse costume. Her granddaughter is the best dressed kid EVER.

Pi's granddaughter in her grandma-made Frozen Halloween costume! 

And how did it come to pass that we refer to each other as NancyPi and KarenPi? KP and I not only journeyed through school together we spent YEARS at the same dance studio. (Go ahead - get your laughter out of the way...I'll just sit here gazing longingly at my piles of ballet/toe/tap/jazz shoes AND baton while you get it out of your system!) high school we both struggled with geometry (full disclosure here: I am TOTALLY MATH CHALLENGED - NOT just geometry). During a heated tutoring session with a YOUNGER (okay - he was still in grade school) tutor I rebuked his "whaa whaaa whaaa" (insert Charlie Brown listening to his teacher) nonsense about Pi squared with my very sensible knowledge that "PIE ARE ROUND PIE ARE NOT SQUARE"! I felt I stood on steady ground as my mother was well known for her pie making prowess.... ALL of which were ROUND! HELLO!!!!! Well...the monikers stuck. From that moment forward we were referred to KarenPie and NancyPie and are still greeted as such when returning to the dance studio of our youth!

Since I ended up on a math tirade I will continue with this 'number card' which will be part of the "pal pile" for KarenPI. I'm putting together a "pal present pile" for her - which is no match for her sewing talents...but it is a craft that does not require much math! She will understand....

Not much stamping going on here. I let the awesome paper do the work!

TIME to Celebrate
~Base card PaperTrey Ink
~Coordinated design paper Simple Stories
~Two eyelets (rarely used but always enjoyed)
~Yellow twine
~Celebrate stamp with Versamark and embossed with Ranger Red Embossing Powder
~Scallop and corner punches
Challenges | Inspiration
Paper Nest Dolls - anything goes
Sparkle N Sprinkle - embossing

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Here's to life long friends, square cakes, round pies, standing my dessert ground, and braving the cold in the name of friendship!

Nancy in Iowa


  1. Well, NancyPi, your card is just absolutely yummy looking!!!! That's really some pretty and fun paper you used. LOVE IT!
    Also a fun post! So, when do we get to see you dance now?

  2. Fabulous creation! Love your image and design! Thanks for playing along at Through The Purple Haze Challenge!
    Hugs, DT Dangina

  3. Lovely Nancy....lovely card.....wonder if you know our Darcy?

    Fiona DT

  4. Fabulous card.. Thanks for joining us over at TTPH.

    DT Pam

  5. Fab card Nancy and thanks for joining us at TTPH
    Sue DT
    hugs xx

  6. Fabulous card and design. Love that you let the patterned paper do all the talking :-). So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  7. Fabulous work. thank you for joining us at the Papernest Challenge good luck. Hugs Sharon DT Member xxx


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