Sunday, February 1, 2015

Snowy Lottery Numbers

Snowy greetings from NW Iowa! At the time of this afternoon's photo the amount of snow was nearing 13 inches. And it's still snowing. Also...notice that my husband's method of moving snow is very....methodical....fastidious!

And this just in.....Another shout out from Just Us Girls! I am so excited! Is it a coincidence that I received the honors from "JUGs" on a post where I was ranting about tatas and bras!? TeeeHeehehehe!

This is my second Chic of the Week in resent history! Number 272 was for a PowerPoppy post, A Winter Solstice Merry Mulligan, on Dec. 21.

My first Just Us Girls honor was in 2012 for this card on my Ice Cream and Pirate Jack post for a Christmas wreath card.

So...let's recap: JUGs Chic of the Week #164 #272 #277. I think I have new lottery numbers! SWEET!!!

Now on to today's cards I wanted to play along with the challenge at Just Us Girls again and couldn't make up my mind which direction to take so I made two!

Shiny Thank You!
~Base card Gina K Pure Luxury Pure White
~All the layers are from an American Craft Specialty Paper Foil Collection (a long-ago gift from my sissy Gail)
~Hero Arts Thank You die
~Two punched circles
~Spellbinders Labels 2 Nestabilities 
Challenges | Inspirations
Moving Along with the Times - sketch
Cupcake Inspirations - color
Just Us Girls - wild card week - sentiment as the focal point
Sister Act - anything
Southern Girls - sparkle and shine

On to version two! I'm sure you are all wondering how I could possibly have time to make two cards - what with the snow....and The Super Bowl! That is today...right? Something about deflated balls, east coast, west coast? This one is headed to my sister Gail - she already called 'dibs'.

You Mean the World to Me
~Base card Gina K Pure Luxury Pure White
~Layer of black card stock
~Sizzix Word Labels stamps and die - outer ring stamped with Tim Holtz Fired Brick, sentiment stamped with Versafine Onyx Black; stamped on grey card stock
~Layer of DCWV Glitter Stack card stock - with center hole punched using Spellbinders Circle Scallops
~Two layers of grey and red washi tapes
~Strip of Far and Away garland by Teresa Collins
~Sequin and  pearl
Challenges | Inspirations
Just Us Girls - wild card week - sentiment as the focal point
Glittern N' Sparkle - anything
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything
Gem of a Challenge - layers
Fusion - sketch

Here's to snowy Iowa days (and nights), over-under, and perfectly inflated balls, and a string of new prospective lottery numbers!

Nancy in Iowa


  1. So much snow!!!!!!!!! and so beautiful. Of course I'm not shoveling it - in any way! Would love to see it though.
    Both of these are fabulous! Big congrats on the wins too. Love that first one and all the gold. The second is such a wonderful, wonderful design - and so pretty! Yep, two terrific cards!
    Stay warm - or just go on out and build a snowman!

  2. Fabulous cards Nancy. That Thank You card is so bold and beautiful. Great idea and super job on the "Sentiment" for this weeks challenge at Just us Girls. Thanks for dropping off your great card. Love seeing all your entries.

  3. Congrats Nancy....get our there and play those numbers...after the snow of course! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls again...we really appreciate you and your creativity and for always playing along! Love both of your entires! The first one has one of my favorite color of pink! The second one had a nice grunge feel to it! Great job on both! HUGS!

  4. Congrats on your win at JUGS, your card was awesome. Love the two you have for us today. Very unique! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Just Us Girls!

  5. How I wish to experience snowy weather, Nancy. My country weather is always hot & sunny. Love your card & it is outstanding. Thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake Inspirations . Eva, Sweetie DT

  6. Beautiful card, love the washi tapes on the bottom. Thank you for joining us for Challenge No 3 over at

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  7. Pretty!! Thank you for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations!
    - Sandy DT Sweetie

  8. Looks like we could be neighbors! lol

    Love these cards! The colors on the first are bold and cheerful, and the red, white and black color combo on the second is classic. How do I get in touch with you? I don't see an email anywhere on your blog. :)

  9. Glad the snow is getting you some extra crafty time! :) I'm loving all that gorgeous gold on your first card as well as those cute little banners on card number 2! Thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspirations! :)

  10. beautiful cards...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  11. Oh my goodness Nancy, you really are spoiling us with two fancy Nancy cards! Don't know which one I like the best! You can keep your snow, it's very cold here, had a few flurries of snow this week but nothing that lasted more than an hour thankfully. Hope lure doing well! Xxxx


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