Thursday, May 28, 2015

Wee Wellies!

Blogger let me down. I had this entire post ready to publish and it froze up! And it didn't save even though the SAVE button indicated "saving"! Grrrrr!!!! Who knows if I can be as pithy with this second go round of ramblings as I was in the first attempt! Trust me it was some FUNNY STUFF!!!

No not really - it was just my usual yadayadayada...

I love zinnias! I would love to take the time to start seeds in the house for transplant - but my house is not conducive to doubling as a plant nursery and I was not gifted with a green thumb! So I anxiously await the season of Farmers Market and the arrival of cheerful bouquets of colorful zinnias.

Last Saturday, one of the vendors was selling starter zinnias! I could not resist and bought one of each color and brought them home and 'planted' them in a container. She told me to 'whack off' of the flowers but I just couldn't toss these shorties! I found the perfect vase and POOF! My first bouquet (if 3 flowers count as a bouquet...) of spring!

Not only a touch of color and spring but a revisiting of memories. I bought this wee shamrock etched crystal 'wellie' in Ireland. A joyous trip that included my sistas, aunts, mother, and cousin! Oh the fun we had! Oh the memories we made! I have strolled down my Irish memory lane with fondness since putting this 3 inch vase to work on Sunday. Such a small token for such grand memories!

I know you are dazzled by my flower arranging skills! Admit it!!!! I promise to post a REAL zinnia bouquet as soon as they become available at the Farmers Market!

It's a bit too early for flowers but that doesn't keep me from loving the vegies! So FRESH!

THIS is the REAL deal...This is what I am waiting for!

And a card...also diminutive. If you are a regular to my blog you may know that I am on a mission to try to put a dent in the 400 coin envelopes that someone 'gifted' me. Not to mention the stack of remnant strips from making square cards.

Tiny Tag
~Base card - PaperTrey Ink - Kraft
~Layer of vanilla card stock
~Layers of card stock for Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia
~Two brads
~Punched tag with sentiment stamped using Just Rite stamp
~Hero Arts Dots embossing folder
~Perfect Pearls Blue Raspberry mist
Challenge | Inspiration
Just Us Girls - photo week
Shopping Our Stash - mist (I tried and failed to get the photo to show the shimmer on the flower petals!)
Kraft Journal - CAS embossed
Crafting from the Heart - anything

Here's to bigger bouquets, wee vessels of giant sized memories, and enjoying fresh veggies!

Nancy in Iowa


  1. What a fabulous card, Nancy. I love the wonderful colors, and I'm so blessed to have you play along with us. Thanks for sharing this in our Emboss It Challenge this week, and please join us again soon. It's a blessing to see your wonderful art shared in our challenge.
    The Kraft Journal

    P.S. This month's challenge at V's Sweet Ideas is also an Embossing Challenge if you'd like to play along.

  2. I have another "musing" for that I've always wondered about. Why is an orange called an orange, but an apple isn't called a red? I enjoyed reading yours.

  3. Great card, thanks so much for playing along at the Kraft Journal.
    Babette from The Kraft Journal

  4. Blogger sucks sometimes!!
    Fab card! You're right it's hard to get that lovely shimmer to show in photos!
    Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along with the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew this week for our "Play Misty for Me" challenge!!

  5. Lovely 5hank you for joining the crafting from the heart challenge blog Alana dt

  6. Great card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  7. Hello my lovely Nancy, I just love your Zinnia Bouquet and the cute little wellie vase! I love that you've been to Ireland, it makes me smile to think that you may have sipped on a Guiness a little closer to my neck of the woods! Ok we both know it's still the wrong country but just a bit closer to home. I hope that you're well, keep on making a dent in your envelope pile, though I think that this beauty deserves a more glamorous


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