Wednesday, December 2, 2015


Just want to start off with this:

Yes! The University of Iowa Hawkeye football team not only managed to defeat their border state nemesis the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers they completed the season undefeated.
But best not to tread into sports teams or political waters here...but who can blame me I LIVE in Iowa, It is understandable to show a little state pride...right? PLUS...They BEAT the NEBRASKSA Cornhuskers!!!
I promise not to bring up the subject of the Iowa caucus. Or maybe I shouldn't promise. Who knows what blog worthy fodder there could be with Iowa's first in the nation claim with our local-yocal-ness of the caucus...
On to the neutrality of a card....what better icon of peace than a dove? This one is for a request by daughter Amy's friend Jennie. Jennie loves all things BLING. Naturally I went with metallic and glitter! When I bought these glitter ornaments at a post Christmas deep discount sale I was thinking of cards to make for the annual Jennie request. Last year the cards I made her were themed cards...Not my finest hours but she loved this Yoda, Captain Janeway, and Hobbit cards! This year - no theme request so going with her signature BLING IS THE THING!
She requested a Christmas card for her grandma who lives in Wall, South Dakota. Yes. People actually LIVE in Wall, SD. I bet you thought it was ONLY home to Wall Drug! Granted the "drug store" IS the principal industry and employs more than 1/3 of the population of Wall. More than a million people stop at Wall Drug annually! A MILLION plus every year!!!
Wall Drug - home of the Jack-A-Lope and international billboards!
Merry Christmas Grandma
~Base card PaperTrey Ink black
~Glitter dove Christmas ornament
~Stampin' Up die cut ornament using American Craft metallic cardstock - two layers - hot pink and silver
~Metallic and rhinestone brad
~Metallic cording
 Challenges | Inspirations
Just Us Girls - photo inspiration
Crazy 4 Challenges - square card
Always Playing with Paper - nontraditional Christmas
Shopping Our Stash - no stamping
Thanks for clicking by, 
Here's to Iowa pride, grandmas who live in Wall, SD, and always being on the lookout for bling!
Nancy in Iowa 


  1. Ah, you know you can sing with pride when I'm around, Nancy! They beat BIG RED?!!! Woo-oop! Your blingity-bling dove is dynamite! If a stork can deliver a baby, why can't a dove deliver an ornament?! It's perfect for JUGS!! Have a good one! Hugs, Darnell

  2. First of the card! All that shine can be seen here in Texas too. Such fun and beauty and know she'll love this.
    I just love reading your posts! Cute little Jack-A-Lope too! Several years ago I got my first buck - and the antlers remind me of a Jack-A-Lope - in fact, hubby mounted the horns and tells everyone that's what it was! LOL! Trust me - my horns are much, much, much smaller than this guys though.
    Go Hawkeyes!!!

  3. Gorgeous dove! Looks awesome against the black - Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

  4. Nice use of embossing! The spot color adds interest. Thanks for sharing with us here at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  5. Beautiful blingy card! Love the color combo. And good for the Hawkeyes! Thanks for playing The Challenge!


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