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A Few Fun Cards

Warning - I took a long nap this morning and spent the rest of the day crafting - the result is a longer than normal post. My youngest daughter Allie even came and helped me make a card! What a fun day!

Allie's boyfriend, Will, plays for Birmingham Southern College so we made him a card today with his team colors.


Dude Time Doodles is sponsoring Tabitha's Designs Challenge #2 - Men's Sports Cards so of course I wanted to play! I love this fun football image - Ted Tightend. I used an old toothbrush to splatter the yellow and black ink. Allie thought that was very interesting!

I used Jen's Deconstructed Sketch #67 to make my card so I am entering it in that challenge as well.

I made Allie's favorite pasta salad too - I forgot to take a picture, but I am going to share the recipe.

That Pasta Stuff (Allie's Name for this dish)

1/2 box of Bow Tie Pasta (cooked and drained)
1/2 bag of Elbow Macaroni (cooked and drained)
1/5 cup of Wickles Relish (sweet/hot pickles - you can substitute sweet pickle relish with some Tabasco mixed in)
2 boiled eggs chopped
1/2 cup mayonaise (you can add more - Allie is not that fond of it so we use 1/2 cup)
1 can of black-eyed peas (drained)
1 can of Garbonzo Beans/Chick Peas (drained)
To taste: Tabasco, salt, pepper, Paprika, red pepper

Mix it all together and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

Allie made peanut butter brownies to take to Will while we made the card, and we tested them of course (Yum, Yum).

After she left, I made my Blue Moon card for the Haunted Design House Challenge (HDH148) Bad Moon Rising. The challenge calls sor a Big Bad Moon on your card. I love this Octopode Moon and it is perfect to this Blue Moon weekend!


Lastly, I finished my case of the SCS Queen for the Day#128, my sweet Alabama friend Kathleen Lammie. I picked THIS card to case. I love Katheen's card, and I really intended to go with bees...somehow it turned into a tree card. I think my new Tim Holtz tree die was calling me - LOL!








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  1. Great job!!! I like that image too. Glad you joined us at Tabitha's Designs Challenge Blog

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  2. That football card is too fun!! HE's going to love it :) Great last card too. The flowers on the tree are wonderful as is the doily in the BG.

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  3. Great moon image - love that. I had some awesome views of the moon here in Greece... huge and dark red.. amazing!!
    Like your footballer card too :-)
    Thank you for playing along with us at Haunted Design House with your Moon :-) x

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  4. Brill work on all of your cards. The moon one is very quirky cool. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House x

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  5. Wow Nancy, terrific cards! Interesting recipe too! Love the fun moon!

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  6. Love all your cards. Fun to see the different styles. Always adore The Octopode Factory. Thanks for joining us at HDH again this week. xxD

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  7. All of these are wonderful and all are so different. Love the way you did the background on the BSC card.

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  8. Great cards as always, I love the simple and classy feel of the octapode moon and the blending job.thanks for joining us at haunted design house

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  10. Great cards. The moon one is so funny :) Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House this week.

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  11. Hi Nancy. What an array of beautiful cards, all so different as well! That moon card though ... love the simple lines and that shading is tops. Thank you for sharing with us at MM @ HDH this week

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  12. Wow, you did have a creative day! Don't you just love it when it all comes together?? 3 very fabulous cards - loving the blue moon in particular :)

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  13. I love your football card awesome thanks for joining the challenge at tabithas

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  14. Fabulous cards. Love the splatter paint technique on the football card. I am going to have to try that out:) Thanks for sharing and joining us over at Tabitha's Designs.

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!

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  15. Great cards, Nancy. So, you have a college football player right on the premises..at times, anyway! How cool is that!!! I bet he thinks this is the coolest card.
    Your recipe sounds very good and I can just smell those cookies. Hmmmm....
    What a cute, blue moon card and so appropriate right now. From bees to trees..now, that is a beautiful card. Funny how we start with one thing and end with something entirely different.
    Have a great week.

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