Monday, December 15, 2014

Coney Island - Iowa Style

Yes, it is officially winter in Iowa but when you are used to frigid temps...buying a fountain soda...walking from the shop to your car....having the seeped-out soda on the lid freeze before getting to your car! Yes. That is winter in Iowa...usually! So when we hit a 'balmy' 47 degrees it is time for: shorts, discarding of coats, scarves, mittens...and OUTDOOR DINING! Iowans assume that if the sun is must be time to shed the layers and head outdoors. Here is a shot I took on my way to the quilt shop. BTW it is the BEST hot dog shop in town! Door open. Outdoor seating available! (Who cares that it is December!?)

The card image is MORE of what we do and feel in Iowa.... Hot cocoa! Scarves! Mittens! Chapeaus! I've used this cutie a few other times. Here and here.

Detail of off-set card edge and Marvy Liquid Applique as fur and foam.

Outdoor Cozy
~Pre-made card, off-set bottom edge with stripes...This would be easy enough to do- might have to try it once I have used all these Target cards
~Paper doily
~Sami Stamps image colored with Copics and paper-pieced, outer edge accented with faux stitches
~Liquid Applique used on mitten and hood as fur and as whipped cream on the mug
~SU Apothecary die cut twice - once for image one for red card stock 'shadow'
~Sentiment laser printed
Basteltanten - anything
Challenge Up Your Life - Christmas without Christmas stamps
Sami Stamps - add Christmas embellishment
AAA Cards - plaid (cocoa mug)
Sister Act - anything
Crafty Little Fairies - holly or ivy

Thanks for clicking by!

Here's to hot cocoa, outdoor dining in December, and having a reason to use a doily!

Nancy in Iowa


  1. You would have loved it here today - last time I looked it was 79 degrees!!!!! We could have dined on hot dogs all day long!
    Love your card Nancy! The liquid applique looks so fun and furry! Love the doily behind the at cute image too.

  2. Fun card - love the drink~ Thanks for joining in with AAA!

  3. Oh baby it`s cold outside, that was the first in my mind by seeing your card *lol*.
    Great girl and really frosty!
    Thanks for joining us at Basteltanten.
    Hugs Ivi

  4. Such a fun card and a really fun blog - I will be back! - thank you so much for joining in our last challenge at Crafty little fairies hugs judith x

  5. Great card picking up on the plaid mugs from the inspiration photo. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  6. Super pretty card, and brrr.. hot chocolate sounds great! Thank you for entering Sami Stamps challenge!

  7. Eine tolle Karte hast du gemacht. Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Basteltanten.
    Viele Grüße Andrea

  8. Ein wundervolles und zauberhaftes Werk hast Du da entstehen lassen. Hab ganz lieben Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei den Basteltanten
    Liebe Grüße

  9. Beautiful card! Love the background you created for this beauty! Thank you for joining our Christmas Embellishments Challenge at Sami Stamps.
    Ruza ~ SS-Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner


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