Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Big Sticky Inches

I previously blogged about snow. Snow in South Dakota. Snow on the East Coast. is our turn here in Iowa. Only 11.5 inches! But to add to the mix was the dreaded whipping winds! Zero visibility. Driving north on a prominent main thoroughfare (Jackson Street) I seriously could not see the cars parked in front of their homes. Yes. This is January in the Midwest!

I have to admit. I LOVE snow!

And don't put those shovels away just yet...more snow predicted for Friday. Yea!!!

BIG flakes!
Where is my sidewalk!?
Sticky flakes!
My poor University of Iowa Hawkeye scarf!

Inches of flakes!
Found my sidewalk!

 My sister Judy (who lives in balmy Georgia) sent these timely Jeff Foxworthy quotes. They are quite fitting!

  • "If you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching, you may live in Iowa.
  • If you carry jumpers in your car and your wife knows how to use them, you may live in Iowa.
  • If you know all four seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction, you may live in Iowa.
  • If you have more miles on your snow blower than your car, you may live in Iowa.
  • If you find 10 degrees "a little chilly", you may live in Iowa."
And for early in the season or as Jeff refers to it "almost winter"...
  • "If you design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit, you may live in Iowa."
Enough about snow. It is an Iowa fact of life. All this snow....and no snow day for me....sure would have liked an entire day in my Bubble. Card making, hot tea, snacks...why oh why didn't I get to stay home!?

Snow Bird
~Base card PaperTrey Ink
~Layer of Prima Printery Collection
~Strip of Prima Printery Collection
~Strips of aqua die cuts
~Six pearls
~Die cut pennant
~Die cut bird using same collection, feet and beak paper pieced
~Washi bird cage tape
~Clock stamp using Tahiti chalk ink
Challenges | Inspirations
Retro sketches - sketch #200
Shopping Our Stash - dreaming of something warm (I miss my spring and summer time birds)
Just Us Girls - wild card week

Thanks for clicking by.

Here's to snow blowers, snow plows, and warm mittens!

Nancy in Iowa


  1. I know lots of snow can cause many problems, but I love it. In central Indiana this year we haven't had any to speak of. I feel like Winter has passed us by. I love your beautiful card! So much to look at and it all works beautifully together. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

  2. WOW that is a LOT of snow!! Good thing you enjoy it.
    Thanks for joining the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH for our "Dreaming of Something Warm" challenge this week!

  3. Only 11 inches???!!!!!! We don't even get a sixteenth of an inch around here. Now I doubt if I'd like the shoveling part and love looking at all that beautiful snow. It's so pretty. And speaking of pretty - LOVE this card too! A work of art!

  4. I guess your are dreaming of a warm anything! Great card and nicely constructed! Thanks for taking the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  5. i came to see this fabulous beautiful card and got totally distracted by your (& jeff foxworthy's) thoughts on winter and iowa. also loving the FOUR seasons!!!!! :) :) :) thank you for brightening up my monday! and thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (warm!) STASH with us this week! ♥♥♥


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