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 shining...it 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.
~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
~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
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Here's to hot cocoa, outdoor dining in December, and having a reason to use a doily!
Nancy in Iowa