Sunday, February 14, 2016

Climate Confessions

I live in a place where this happens FREQUENTLY:

This is a normal, wintery, occurrence here in the Midwest:

We all get jazzed about the SUNNY part though! And do we REALLY need to know that it "feels like 19 degrees BELOW zero"? Isn't -2 sufficient enough to get most of us to bundle up? Who knows what -19 feels like? Does it really feel any different than 10 below?

There comes a point where COLD is COLD! I don't need some inanimate object to suggest, through psychological mind games to get me to don my Cuddle Duds, grab some mittens, and cover my ears!

I would rather not know there are 'cattle warnings'. I live in the Midwest - it is February - you do the math (on the number of layers required to survive)! FYI: The Weather Channel calls it a "wind chill advisory". The radio locals advise this agri-economy of "cattle warnings". Just another reason I love living in the Midwest: "Farm Reports" on the radio!

Just as I was experiencing Wind-Chill-Advisory (AKA Cattle Warning) fatigue I walked into Lowe's and encountered this:

Summer at Lowe's! Good time to get the best selection...

Not that I can even GET to my patio right now!

That's enough on the climate let's talk card and confession.

Detail of the back of the holder and the tag.

 The confession part is I started with a cheater card!

I purchased these at Marshall's. A package of 10 for $3.99.
I just HAD to have them.
I am a sucker for Kraft paper! I blame it on the frigid weather!

Krafty Confessions
~Base card - from Marshalls
~Repurposed with design Kraft cardstock by The Paper Studio
~Green sheer ribbon
~Washi tape
Challenges | Inspirations
Just Us Girls - trend week - tags
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
Crafting with Friends - anything goes

Thanks for clicking by.

Here's to Cuddle Duds, cold climate, and confessions!

Nancy in Iowa


  1. Cute tag and I love the Kraft too - winter or even summer.
    THAT'S COLD!!!!!!!!!!!! (stay warm!)

  2. Very cool! I love how you decorated this with the patterned papers. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  3. Great job, and wicked pattern, we have enough snow too, hope it stops now. Cheers, and thanks for playing our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.
    Leanne DT/LPCF

  4. Brrrr that's cold. Usually here in Cyprus February is the scary storm month BUT we are having a freaky heat wave!!!! Can't quite believe it but yes it's true.

    Love your papers and the idea you've used with the ktaft products. I always have probs making Kraft paper pretty but you have achieved it. Great job. Wynn x

  5. Very pretty! I love Kraft too. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

  6. That is why I have moved from the Midwest to the panhandle of Florida! Not nearly as cold here! I hope you thaw soon! Love what you did with the plain kraft card! Great idea!

    Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

  7. LOL - interesting post with the photos - sunny and NOT! :) Great tag card - Thanks for joining in at at JUGS!


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