A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Feel free to join in, use the acronym, and use up your NBUS too! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

July 5, 2012

One Layer Wednesday 95 ~ Stars and Stripes; Pixie's Crafty Workshop 27; and ColourQ 144

A Thursday hello to everyone!

Today I am participanting in three challenges!

I'm playing in Susan's One Layer Wednesday #95 challenge, which is to make a OLC using at least one stripe and one star.

I'm also playing in Di's Pixie's Crafty Workshop #27 challenge, which is to use up some snippets from your Snippet Mountain.

I am also playing in the fun ColourQ challenge, which is to use these colors:


And this is my take:



We had so much fun yesterday at our friends' annual 4th of July barbecue! One of many highlights was the swooping arrival of a great-horned owl to the tippy top of the neighbor's tree!  One of our friends took a picture so if it turned out, I'll post it soon.  It was HUGE!

But, oh my grits and gravy, I ate soooo much!!   Two of my beliefs:  

  • Food always tastes better outdoors.

  • You always eat more the day after you eat too much.  Like you're not already in actual physical pain from the glut you engaged in yesterday?!  And how interesting that glut is gut with an el, as in elbow macaroni.  Ooo, that reminds me, there is still a left-over brownie and Mister will be here any minute.  Must dash. 

Enjoy!  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!

Edit:  I realized after posting that I can't link to Susan's OLW challenge, so I'll think about another card for that.  I paper-pieced the blue and white star paper onto the toe of the booties, so it's no longer one layer.

Paper:  SU white;
  unknown blue w/ white stars
Stamp: All Night Media 995G07;
  sentiment, CG coral
Ink:  SU night of navy, brocade blue,
  poppy red

27 comments:

Marybeth said...

Hi! Hope your doing well. This is just the best darn card. It's adorable and I love it. On the back of all my cards it says "Hand Made In The United States" such a cute stamp !

Marybeth said...

Hi! Hope your doing well. This is just the best darn card. It's adorable and I love it. On the back of all my cards it says "Hand Made In The United States" such a cute stamp !

Jen said...

This is the cutest patriotic card I think I've ever seen! Thanks for sharing it with us at colourQ!

Bonnie said...

This is adorable! Does paper piecing count as another layer? I'm never quite clear on these things. It almost seems like one of the one layer challenges was to do paper piecing. Glad you enjoyed the festivities. It was quiet here at our house except for the fire crackers going off in the neighborhood. It was a day of rest so I'm not complaining.

Tracey McNeely said...

Darnell great job on all the challenges. That is such a cute card.

scrappymo! said...

This is just the cutest card. Well done!

Victoria said...

Absolutely perfect! Nothing more to say really :)

Di said...

Wow, brilliant card Darnell. Clever you - as always a show stopper :) Lurve those little booties.

Laughing here at your two-part comment, Guess we were both vaccinated with gramaphone or sewing machine needles.

Di xx

Redanne said...

Lovely post, as always, Darnell, hope you got to the Brownie first! I love your card, the booties are so sweet, shame you could not enter it, it looks like a winner to me......A x

Amanda said...

Fabulous card, love the image. Wow an owl sounds exciting, we hear a lot but rarely see them. Hugs, Amanda x

shirley-bee said...

This is such a sweet card, Darnell! Hope you got to the brownie first.

Ardyth said...

Pairing this image with that sentiment is just perfect! And Bruce Springsteen takes me back to the Summer of 88 and my hunky Italian boyfriend..... mmmm.....

Sylvia said...

Such a cute CAS card, Darnell, love those baby shoes! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ.

Karen said...

Another great card Darnell. Sounds like you had a great time at your 4th July party - but I'm still confused about the 'grits' - to us in the UK that's something you get in your shoes when you've walked over gravel!!! Having gravy with it sounds like having gravy with your sandpaper.....but I'm sure you'll educate me on this!

Hugs.

Karen x

Mrs A. said...

Like everyone else's comments say this is so darn cute. Those booties are adorable. Hugs Mrs A.

Deanna Jean said...

I hope you made it to that brownie before the Mister did...haha. Your card is amazing. And to get three in one is even better. So glad you were able to join us at the ColourQ.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

SUPER clean and simple card and you must've used teensy snippets up for the paper piecing.

Gorgeous card.

Laughing at your glut comments!
Hugs
Sarn xxx

Carol L said...

Oh my gosh, I just LOVE this adorable card! Those patriotic shoes are FABULOUS!! LOVE :)

Kelly Griglione said...

Hi Darnell, what an absolutely fantastic card!! Love the idea and your execution. It really jumped out at me from the gallery!

Jean said...

This is just the sweetest baby card ~ Love the patriotic booties!

angelabranon said...

Darnell, this card is sooooo adorable!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Darnell, you card is fantastic! I really love it! So happy you could play with us at the colourQ!

Jean said...

Congrats on being chosen as a Courtier!

Tracey McNeely said...

Congrats on being Courtier!

Kara Lynne said...

Congrats, Darnell!

Jacquie Southas said...

super sweet card!

Jen W. said...

Saw this in the Royal Court at ColourQ and had to come and see who it belonged to. It's so darn cute!!!

And you are so right about food tasting better outdoors - not sure why but it always does!