Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Bean Envelope

Last weekend I raked. This weekend...nearly had to shovel. It snowed off and on all day today. That is how we roll here in the Midwest!

Furnace on....Windows open....Close the windows...Turn on the furnace!

I'm so anxious to start buying bedding plants! Luckily the shops don't have any yet or I would have filled a cart with them! I guess the local green houses know best... The rule of Green Thumb around here is DON'T PLANT UNTIL MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND!

My Midwest sister and I both sent snowy photos from today to our Atlanta, GA sister. We shared a text stroll down memory lane of wearing wooly warm winter coats over our frilly, short-sleeved, Easter dresses to Easter Mass. And being too cold (and mad) in church to even be able to shed the coats to show off the fru-fru dresses!

Enough about the weather...on to the card. Went with a 'coin card'. I have GOT to use up some of my 500 hundred coin envelopes!

Java Talk
~Base card - yellow cardstock
~Stenciled background (Tim Holtz stencils)
~Stamped cup colored with Copics, highlighted with Smooch, topped with Liquid Applique, circle punched
~Sentiment by Taylored Expressions - punched with SU Window punch
~Coffee bean
Challenges | Inspirations
Just Us Girls - color week - pink, purple, yellow
PolkaDoodles - spring colors
Southern Girls - nature (real coffee bean)

Thanks for clicking by!

Here's to spring, nope...snow....yup spring...nope...snow.... and a card that smells of coffee!

Nancy in Iowa


  1. Your post just made me smile, mostly because we have the same stupid weather in Northern Michigan, except we can't even BEGIN to think about planting until at least Memorial I love your card, that texture in the background so so awesome. Great use if the stencil, and great take on the challenge. Thanks for playing along this week over at Just Us Girls.

  2. I can so relate! Just came back from a visit home (Illinois) and that's how it was: furnace off, windows open, close windows, furnace on! LOL! I love your card and how you used the challenge colors! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  3. I love your background on this! Beautiful use of the colors in our challenge. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  4. lovely creation Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles this time xx

  5. Fab card, and what a gorgeous background. I love the splodgy rings tying in with the coffee cup. Thanks for joining us in our Spring Colours challenge at Polkadoodles,
    Katrina x

  6. Lovely card, the colours are really pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at Southern Girls.

  7. haha thats funny love it, your card sure looks like spring though, its so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls.


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