Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sheep, Chalk, and Breakfast

I have written more than once about life in my smallish town and today is no exception. Following church this morning my husband and I decided to go to one of our favorite breakfast spots. Harvey's! It is a NO AMBIANCE, mismatched furniture, mismatched dishware, horrible artwork, mom-pop shop that has been serving up home-cookin' for YEARS! Even though it is a breakfast favorite - ordering is always a toss-up: Harvey's Special (awesome breakfast) or lunch (fabulous gyros or a hot beef sandwich)! I am not a fan of the hot beef sandwich as I don't like gravy...but my husband sure does like it!

Anyway back to my "home grown" story ...on the way to Harvey's we stopped by this pastoral scene to take a photo. A hillside of sheep...another reason I love living in this agri-based smallish Mid-American town/city. Are we a citified farm town or a countrified city? A flock of sheep in the heart of the "city"... it is so us!!!

It's the Sabbaaaaath! Give God some Praaaaaaaise! 

I have been out of "the card making business" for a while because I have been working on a secret project! I will share what I have been up to with you once the secret has been revealed to the recipients! Here are a few hints - this project required: a key, a jar, a peanut butter label, a sponge, a Q-Tip.... And MORE!!! While this covert activity was time consuming I did enjoy it. But now that it is "complete" I had time to make a card.

Chalk Talk
~Base card - grey card stock
~Layer of design paper - Prima Madeline Collection
~Strip of aqua card stock topped with musical note design paper - Prima Madeline Collection
~Tag covered with black lined note paper - edges smudged with white ink for a chalk board look
~Sentiment die cuts highlighted with Wink of Stella
~Butterflies hand cut from design paper
~Grosgrain ribbon
Challenges | Inspirations
Just Us Girls - trend week - chalk board
Fusion - sketch/color
Aud Sentiments - sentiment on a tag
Delightful - pattern paper
Amusing - focus on text

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Here's to Sunday breakfasts, citified farm animals, always taking time to appreciate the under-appreciated, and short-term secret projects! 

Nancy in Iowa


  1. The them too - but maybe a tab bit too much gravy for my taste. It does look yummy though!

    The sheep........great picture and very peaceful looking!

    The card - Fantastic!!!! Love the way you did this with the chalkboard look. Love it.


  2. A citified farm town or a countrified city? Love that! LOL! And love your fabulous card! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  3. Gorgeous card and tag.Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  4. Beautiful, gorgeous colour tones xx thank you for joining our current challenge over at
    Sandie (Aud Sentiments DT)

  5. Cute card, love the 'chalkboard' tag!

    Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches this week!


  6. Love the layered butterfly .... so glad you joined us at Fusion Card Challenge.

  7. Nice post - I loved a glimpse into your day - that sandwich looked good to me, the sheep, and then your awesome card! Looks like a perfect day!

  8. Great take on our Fusion sketch. Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Fusion :)

  9. FUN love the images, the gravy, the sheep, and this lovely BLUE inspired card!! Thanks so much for joining us at FUSION! Love it when you do!


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