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!

October 3, 2012

CASual Fridays CFC72 ~ Tootle Your Own Horn! or What's In a Name?

Me again.  A quick P.S.

I love CASual Fridays.  This week the challenge is to make a card replicating your blog banner.  Hmmm.  Didn't see that one coming.  Woulda put a cockatoo, or shoefly, or a martini on there, had I known.
Why is my banner my banner?  My initials are "djk."  I made up the name "djkreations" over ten years ago and had a rubber stamp made with that name which I stamped on the backs of my cards.  Fast forward to about a year ago and I set up my blog.  It seemed only natural to put "djkreations" on my banner and dotcom it while I was at it.  That's when I found out there is a disk jockey in Kansas City, MO who already has that name.  So that's how "djkardkreations" came to be.  I know, genius, huh?
But not so genius when you have to make an identifying card.  I didn't have a new rubber stamp made with the new name because I now make up clear labels that have the copyright symbol and "djkardkreations.com," which I put on the backs of my cards.
I thought about it for several days.  Then a few minutes ago, as time was running out on this challenge, I suddenly remembered that I still had that old rubber stamp around here somewhere and I quickly made my as-close-as-it-gets banner card.
Here is my Horn Tootle card.  Just don't tell the disk jockey!


Hop into this challenge if you haven't already.  It is being sponsored by the fantastic A Muse Studio!

Thanks for the second stop today!  Mwah!

12 comments:

Redanne said...

Nice to see you again Darnell. That would be a tough challenge for me with all my red and white squiggles and not much else, but yours is brilliant, you are so inventive - love it! Crafty hugs, Anne x

shirley-bee said...

Love your grassy background. I'm sure the dj won't mind. I'm not even attempting to toot my banner, as there's nothing to toot!

Barb King said...

Very creative idea, I love it.
Barb

Ardyth said...

Fantastic - love that you included the grass!

Carol L said...

Cute story about your blog beginnings, and a great card for the blog banner challenge! I love how the grass mirrors your blog background!

Di said...

Brilliant Darnell!! Di xx

Bonnie said...

Brilliant! And lovely!

Tracey McNeely said...

Well I LOVE your horn tootle Darnell, I think you captured you blog perfectly!

Michele Gross said...

What a fun story about your header! And don't worry, we won't tell that disk jocky ;) Glad you tooted your horn with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Debby said...

Love the story behind your card. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

Virginia L. said...

Aw... so happy to know that you love CAS-ual Fridays Challenges, Darnell, and we love YOU back! Your card is simply delightful! I love the CAS look! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Stephanie Washburn said...

Love your beautiful card, Darnell! And what a funny story! Thanks so much for sharing! :) Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays! :)