Friday, May 22, 2015

Waffle Cones and Bob Dogs

I occasionally blog about 'life in a small Midwestern town'! This post is no exception. We recently drove to the Ice Cream Capital of the World. Seriously!!! There IS an Ice Cream Capital of the World and it is HERE in the Heartland and the best part? I live a mere 25 minutes from it!

Our favorite 'drive-in diner' is Bob's! Home of all natural casing dogs (or as grand-daughter Bailey calls them - "Crunchy Hot Dogs") it is a family favorite! With a short drive to LeMars we can have dinner and dessert - both within just a few city blocks of each other! I'm getting hungry just thinking about Bob's!

The actual "small town living" story has to do with the railroad crossing that bisects the city. While in LeMars...we had to wait for a train. This is how you deal with a LONG just get out of your car and go talk with a neighbor...

Life in the slow suits me just fine!

 And now it is card time! Still trying to use up my square card remnants! Here is another "coin card" (also trying to use up the mountainous amount of 'coin envelopes' I have).
Coffee with Friends
~Base card PaperTrey Ink Kraft
~Core'dinations Core Impressions: Graphic 45 Timeless Collection - sanded and gold embossing powder applied to edges
~Silver and gold glitter washi tape strips
~Stacked cups stamped with Versamark, embossed with gold embossing powder; colored with Copics
~Friends sentiment die cut

Challenges | Inspirations
Fusion Card - photo inspiration
Little Red Wagon - die cut
Shopping Our Stash - silver and gold
Retro Sketch - sketch #165

Here's to small town food options, making friends at railroad crossings, and a cup of java with friends!

Nancy in Iowa


  1. Nancy, I was laughing at the railroad crossing and getting out of cars to talk to the neighbor! We do the same thing in the little town we live in!!! Sometimes it takes forever for the trains to finally make it through town - and what better time to visit with someone you know! I bet Bob's is good too! Yummy, I'm sure.

    Love your pretty card. The colors are just gorgeous - so classy looking! Beautiful!


  2. Fantastic card! Thanks for joining to the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our "Silver & Gold" challenge this week!!

  3. Love your card, Nancy! You are so creative!! And I loved seeing the photos and going down memory lane. I'm just sure I've been to the Ice Cream Capital in LeMars! Enjoy the long weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. What a fun little stack of cups ... and I love the card size ... so very glad you joined us at Fusion Card Challenge.

  5. what a fun card, i love the cool size & shape! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (silver & gold!) STASH with us this week!

  6. Great card! Not only is it perfect for our Silver and Gold Challenge, but you have also used more of your coin stash...a twofer! Thanks for joining us this week at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  7. Great card! Thanks for creating with us this week at Little Red Wagon Challenge Blog.

  8. super cute stack of cups, awesome use of the gold and silver. thanks for playing it along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the Gold and Silver challenge.

  9. Nancy! I would have never known that you were using your scraps for this - its wonderful! I love the bit of bling and the texture on your paper! Waste not, want not... so smart to re-purpose - and now you have a beautiful card to share!!


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