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April 22, 2012

Less Is More Week 64 - How Charming!

Sweet Sunday Hello!

I had to give some thought to this week's Less Is More challenge wherein the always-charming Chrissie and Mandi want us to be charming.  (Everyone move in to the middle just a skosh and give us a big smile!)  I have a few charms and it was skirts trying to decide on which one to use.  I appreciate the challenge because I don't use my charms as often as I should.  Hmmm, now that's a double interwanda isn't it?

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I decided I wanted to stay with my candy theme a little while longer and made this card:




The enamel on the candy charm, the ribbon, and the glossy layer are all very dark blue.  The charm is made by Blue Moon:


They are a bit large to be practical for mailing, but so cute for a hand-delivered card.

My aside for today has to do with those seasonal changes in temperature that result in temper fluctuations in men and women occupying the same premises.  Honestly, don't you pull down your shouders and roll your eyeballs and think, "Must we have this fight every six months?"  I'm speaking, of course, of how he likes it cold and you like it hot, or vice and versa.  And so, with the temperature soaring at 9:00 a.m.,


we begin another argument about how cold/hot it should be inside.  Actually, that's not true, we've got it worked out after 40 years.  I get my way.  What?  Is that a bad thing?  For 35 of those 40 years, we have had this cut-out from the newspaper taped to our thermostat.  It makes us chuckle, because it's so true here, obviously it was true in Homer's home, and no doubt it's true all over the world!


I want to thank my new follower Sharon.  She is "glitterastic" and I appreciate her support!

Please enjoy ~ and, as always, thank you for stopping by to visit.  Special thanks to you if you take the time to join as a follower or leave a comment!
Paper:  PTI white, unknown glossy blue
Stamp:  Taken from "Sweets for the Sweet" image
  in the "Sweets for the Sweet" stamp set
Ink: Versamark and SU navy embossing powder
Charm:  Blue Moon

33 comments:

Chrissie said...

Another fab post Darnell and an even fabber card!
What a superb charm!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Zw@@n said...

Wow, what a great card. Love the charm you used!
Love, Wilma

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Brilliant charm card Darnell:0) I have the same problem with my hot hubby and the thermostat another double 'what did you call it?' an interwanda? Oh I like!!LOL Gay xx

Jenni's Jems said...

what a really sweet card - sorry but had to say it and had to chuckle we always had that argument too until I hit that 'certain' age he he x

Fiona said...

Fab card, so simple but striking.

Loli said...

Hola Darnell, fantastic sweet charm card:D:D:D, great idea!!!!i love it, your second card it's very original, fantastic post!.
A "cool" hug from Palma

Chris said...

Love your sweet(!) card! Very simple but so effective!
Chris x

Redanne said...

Lovely card with the sweetie on it Darnell, simple and elegant. Love the charms too. We are the opposite way round in our house, I like cool, he likes hot. Who was it who said opposites attract?

Claudias Karteria said...

Hi Darnell! Wow that's a real cool idea! Great charm, great take. Thanks also for your visit and lovely comment on my blog.
Hugs Claudia

Gibmiss said...

Hi Darnell
Gorgeous card ... Love it .....
Hugs Sylvie xxxx

monika said...

a super charm :-)

fantastic!

Aileen said...

Super use of your charm. x

Carole said...

Wonderful use of the charm Darnell! Great card.

Stamps and Paper said...

HI Darnell....such a gorgeous card...simply elegant and love your charm


Anne

Suze Bain said...

Love your card, a fab charm. Yes, we're the same too - my husband goes around in a t-shirt and I'm in vest, t-shirt, jumper .... Lol! x

Ardyth said...

That card is so clever. And I laughed about your thermostat - I swear if I ever divorce my husband it will be over the temp in the house!LOL!

Craftychris said...

I so love your charm card, its fabulous! xx

Jean said...

Such a SWEET CAS card!

Diane said...

What a lovely idea and card. Very inspiational

Lynne said...

Brilliant!
Lynne xxx

sarah's little snippets said...

I love this card Darnell, aren't those charms gorgeous! Thank you for your lovely comment, I thought I was a follower of yours but I see that I'm not! I'm going to now...you always give me a good giggle and I love reading your posts. I love your playhouse, aren't you lucky! Sarah xx

Bonnie said...

What a great charm! And the card is perfectly CAS! Great job, Darnell!

Romaine said...

I adore the simplicity of this, Darnell! Just the candy charm on a ribbon. :0)

Lyndal said...

Love this sweet card Darnell ;) Many thanks for stopping by my blog too - much appreciated!

Vicky Hayes said...

Your sweet charm makes for a wonderful CAS card Darnell! I'm with you on The Thermostat Wars. Sigh!

Victoria said...

This is an incredible card! The charm is framed marvellously by the white space. I'm sitting here typing in thin gloves because I'm so cold but I don't want to turn on the heating (I'm so thrifty!)

Scrapmate said...

A great CAS card. I have the same 'discussions' with my DH. I can't understand why he picks hot countries for holidays but insists on turning down the a/c in hotels rooms to uncomfortably cold. Where's the logic in that?

Mandi said...

Absolutely sensational Darnell
you've totally nailed it girl!
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Susan said...

Great card this week, Darnell! I love the simplicity of it...and that charm is really cool!

As for the thermostat argument...yep, we have it all the time, and YES I usually win! LOL! I'm more hot-blooded that he is, so I like it cool..I just tell him to put on a jacket! LOL!

Jenny said...

such an absolutely sweet charm (sorry couldn't resist a pun).
I love the complete simplicity of your card...fabulous :0)
Jenny x

Rosemary said...

what a fabulous charm!!! beautiful CAS design!

Jen W. said...

CAS. Punny. Brilliant!

Linda said...

Love this card, it's so 'sweet' (sorry!). xx