Sunday, September 27, 2015

Bubble Time Freshness

September - the month of daughter Amy's, granddaughter Bailey's birthday, sissy Gail's birthday, and the signal to the end of summer and the Farmers Market!

The last of the zinnias!

My lunch time favorites!
My weekly purchase of garden fresh
office bouquets comes to a close.
My annual pumpkins-on-a-stick purchase!
Could not resist this moss green pumpkin with the tendrils!
The vendor said it is sweeter than an orange pumpkin
Not that I will find out... don't plan on cooking up my centerpiece!
A few of these and a piece of twine rope made
last weekend at a local art fair and...
Ta Da! Fall centerpiece complete!

Now on to the card. So happy I decided Bubble Time is a priority! No more bringing work home on the weekends!

Detail of 3D butterfly.

Butterfly Besties
~Base white cardstock
~Strip of black cardstock
~Strip of diagonal stripe from The Garment District (the Paper Studio)
~Sizzix Word Labels sentiment
~3D butterfly from the Dollar Tree
Challenges | Inspirations
Just Us Girls - photo inspiration
Fusion - sketch
Less is More - shiny + CAS

Thanks for clicking by.

Here's to enjoying every trip to the Farmers Market, never regretting buying myself garden fresh flowers, and wondering what I will have for lunches when fresh pepper season is over!

Nancy in Iowa

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Seize Some Me Time

I can't believe I haven't made a card since the end of May. Oh - Fiber Bubble - how I have missed spending time here!

Hard to believe that a new job can suck all the down-time-fun out of life! But I am here to tell you that it is possible! By either coming home late or coming home exhausted with just enough time to treadmill and crawl into bed - the Bubble - never made it to my 'get it done' list! But that is changing. I need to make some time for myself and it starts right now!

Even if that time is while the laundry is in process in the next room.

I miss my Bubble Time - and I just got a text from my sister telling me she is out of birthday cards. am I better get busy I have to stock up the birthday card stash. I'm starting out with a need to jump back into card making full force! A tag will do for now!

Next post I'll share some of what I have been up to this summer - trips to the local Farmers Market, sister visits, and a trip. I can hardly wait!
Cupcake Bubble
~Repurposed tag from a garment
~Covered with PaperGrey Cupcake Paper Pad
~Cupcake paper pieced - highlighted with Stickles; stamped using Hero Arts cupcake stamp
~Sentiment stamped using black embossing powder
~Washi tape strip on the back
Challenges | Inspirations
Tag You're It - cupcake inspiration
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - add some bling
Sweet Stampin' - emboss it
Here's to making me time, restocking the birthday card stack, and just enjoying My Bubble Time!
Thanks for popping by,
Nancy in Iowa