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 14, 2012

CFC74 Put Your {Heart} In It; My First Blog'versary; and Pixie's Crafty Snipperts 42

Sunday Funday Everyone!

In the shadow of the HUGE announcement coming up by CAS-ual Fridays, but still noticeable to all of its fans, this week's challenge is to put our heart into it: 
 

And nota penne, there's a fabby prize up for grabs from I Heart Papers!


I recently picked up a punny stamp in the For Sale Cheap bin at our local craft store which is perfect for this challenge. 
 

Makes me smile.  Hope it makes you smile, too! 

Since I used a snippet of white and a piece of black cord from God-knows-where, I'm also linking up with the cray-cray pixies over at Di's playground, aptly called Pixie's Crafty Workshop, Snippets Challenge Week 42.  I know you all use snippets, so you should join the fun!  BTW, I made a typo in the title, calling it "Snipperts," but I kinda like that so I'm leaving it.
 
 
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Happy First Blog'versary To Me!!

One year ago I set sail on this blogship.  It was scary.  I had no clue what I was doing.  It took some time to feel at home, but as encouraging comments came in from all you kind and gentle people, and as more and more of you clicked on that "join this site" button to follow, I've relaxed and now feel comfortable being my nutterball-and-jelly self.

I've learned some things and have some thoughts about my blog journey this past year. (Naturally.)   I'm thinking I might write them down and add a page tab at the top of my blog for any newbies that might be interested.

But today I want to start by thanking the Mister for his support of my fabtasmic hobby and for my little Playhouse.   Mwah!

Although you are all special to me, on this first anniversary I would like to send a very personal shout-out to Mynnette Kitchen of On A Stampage.   My first few posts garnered no views, and no comments.  It was so depressing!  But then, joy, joy, the next few posts each had one lovely comment and they were all from the same person, Mynnette. She was also my very first follower!  Thank you, Mynnette.  You're a doll!

From then on, I've continued to be amazed as each new follower or subscriber has signed on, and as each lovely comment pops up.  I'm as excited about the last ten followers as I was about the first ten; as thrilled by yesterday's comments as I was about Mynnette's a year ago, and just as appreciative! 

So thank you so much to each and every one of you for all the love, whether you follow, or subscribe, or comment!  Or, praise to pickles, all three!!  Mwah!!  Mwah!!  Mwah!!  Okay, no need to get all weird. 

But Iguana love you forever!


Paper:  SU! garden green;
  Stampland glossy
Stamp:  Block Art V195
Ink:  Ancient Page coal black
  Marvy markers
Black cord from stash
 

40 comments:

Lesley said...

Congrats Darnell!! Happy Blogversary!

Ardyth said...

Love that adorable stamp - and the pop of red - it would be a perfect Myrtle Beach card (I'm back!!) And Happy Blog-versary! I think you were my first follower (other than my sister, who counts, but in a different way! lol!)

Bobby said...

People follow blogs for different reasons, I'm sure. I don't have many at present but that's okay. I do it for me as well as for those who show any interest at all.

As for you, anyone with a kooky sense of humor should be following you. Cardmaking or scrapping aside, your blog brings a smile to my face. Happy Blogaversary - and many more!

Redanne said...

Hi Darnell, I cannot believe you have only been blogging for a year - you are such an expert and a natural, I thought you had been at it (as it were) forever! Many, many congratulations. Yours is such an entertaining blog, I would not miss it for the world - I am just a newby at only 9 months.

Love your card BTW, perfect for this blog post and here's to many more!

Crafty hugs, Anne x

Susanne V. said...

Congratulations, Darnell!
I have been meaning to write you and your Blogaversary is the perfect occasion for letting you know that I have been truly enjoying your blog for a while now (don't think you can tell because I copied it onto my Google reader but I am not a "Follower" because I think it would be redundant but not sure. Maybe someone could enlighten me...?). Anyways, your sense of humor makes me chuckle almost every time! Absolutely love reading your blog! Thank you so much!
Don't have a blog myself but I am very tempted if only to find out how this all works (see above). But I am not sure if I would find the time for it. Also, unfortunately I spend more time looking at all those wonderful blogs out there than making cards...

Allisa said...

Congrats on your one year anniversary!

Brandi said...

Your too funny! I love your site not just because of your cards but your witty personality that shines through in your post! Happy 1 year anniversary!

Harriet Skelly said...

Happy blogaversary Darnell! I love your humor as well as your awesome creations!! Have a great next year!!
Hugs, Harriet

Karen said...

Oh Dippy, Dippy, Dippy - you deserve all the many congratulations on your Blogaversary. You have cheered up my days, delighted my senses and left me wishing I lived next door! You no longer have to worry about comments, admiring glances.......you have them all! You cheer my days and I so appreciate your blogfriendship.....

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Jean said...

Happy Blog-versary and many more! Love this card ~ it definitely did make me smile!

Kim said...

Happy Blogaversary! Isn't this just so much fun?? You are just so fun to read and I have to say that I always look forward to your next post, it always brings a smile to my face. Some days are just so busy that I don't even have time to think but then I read your post and all is well with the world. Thank you for always being so funny and witting too. I look forward to your second year of more incredible creations and funnies.

Carole said...

Congratulations... your a real pro, never would have guessed it's only a year. I look forward to your posts and they always delight me. I'm guana follow you forever. Too cute!

MaryH said...

Firstly, a BIG congrats on your blogaversary. I can understand where you're coming from.(bad syntax, but you KWIM)! Always enjoy reading your posts. I like your way of expressing a thought. Get lots of chuckles here (as well as inspiration too!) Can't say how many times I've referred your onion layer link to somebody who perhaps needed to read it. Loved the card, too, and snipperts is eggzactly a good way to refer to the Palyground! Much better than our Yank 'scraps' word. Be looking forward to your 'new page', as you always have some inner-restin' adventure to read about! YAY for you...Thanks to Mynnette also, for keeping you encouraged til all of us found you!!! Hugs

onecraftymama said...

Shouting into the void when you start blogging is really hard! I'm so glad you persevered, because man, do I love reading your crazy bits :) And I think I want to start saying "praise to pickles," because really, I love pickles. And praise is a lovely thing to get, and they are deserving of it ;)
Iguana tell you also that I just love that pun!

Tracey McNeely said...

Happy Blogaversary Darnell! That image is so darn cute. Can't wait to see what year two brings.

Marybeth said...

I have to start this over. I was on my ipad and lost everything. Love the cute stamp that you used for this sweet card.
Happy Blogaversary! You make us all smile and laugh out loud. So we are so happy you stuck it out.
My first post was with a blog hop and got many comments. My next post i didn't get any went to the PTI forum to see what was wrong. No one had the heart to tell me I just didn't have any followers and no one knew I posted anything. I thought for sure something was broke or down.I am still learning…… you look like a pro!

Carol L said...

Congrats on your Blogaversary! I think we all had very humble beginnings when we started our blogs - I know I sure did! I stalked blogs for well over 2 yrs before I took the plunge!
Great card, and so cute for the heart challenge!

stampwithsandy said...

Happy blogversary, Darnell! We in blogland are fortunate to have you among us. Your great creations and funny stories are a constant source of smiles. Keep on bloggin'!

butlersabroad said...

It takes a lot of courage to put yourself out there for people to judge Darnell, luckily for us you have the personality to carry it through. I think I visited my own blog more than anyone when I first started but I truly understand the joy of one comment or twenty. Funny card, suits you down to the ground! And I do have another card to show tomorrow, although if you cuss at me again I might think twice about posting it, mwah!!!

Hugs
Brenda

PS. Looking forward to the next year of crazy posts and fun too!

Bonnie said...

Awh! This is a sweet card! Congratulations on your blogversary! You've brought many a smile to my face since I found your blog. Here's to many, many more years!

Karen B. said...

Congratulations to you! Your card is absolutely adorable, I'm a sucker for puns. Love the bright red heart in your design.

Suze Bain said...

Happy bloggy-do-dah Darnell. It's always a joy to come visit you, even if I don't always have the time to leave a comment, I always leave with a smile! Cute card by the way! xx

Di said...

Ha, ha - love the Iggy card :) And a very happy blogaversary to you dear Darnell. Like others, I can't believe it's just one year though - spill the beans, you pwactised in secwet for years didn't you?!?!

And talking of pickles - just looking up some recipes here - now where did I leave my plastic swimming goggles, and I'm not jesting, great for when you peel onions.

Ha - just hope the postman doesn't ring the bell when I'm all geared up in rubber gloves and goggles that's all :(

Hugs, Di xx

PS Your Playhouse is the envy of many a gal who was at the WOYWW bash on Saturday.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hee hee . . . Happy Blogoversary Darnell.

Your blog is very amusing and your work is superb . . . no surprise then that you have gone from strength to strength. xxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Happy Blogaversary Darnell ! I've just passed year one as well, but forgot to celebrate. I too remember my first followers & comments. And yes it's still exiting for each new one (of both).

I'm so glad to have found your site, you are always so entertaining ! I love your card, the image is so cute.

I dream of having your 'Playhouse', including the Gin:) Have a great day, Shirleyx

shirley-bee said...

Darnell, Iguana love your blog forever! Happy blogaversary, and many of 'em!

Inkyfingers said...

Happy, happy, happy blogaversary Darnell! This blogging lark is fun isn't it? I really enjoy coming to visit and going away with a smile on my face. Keep on keeping on!

Virginia L. said...

Aw...your card is too cute! It makes me smile, Darnell! And I couldn't believe that you only blog for one year since you blog/act like a true PRO!! So glad that I found you through CAS-ual Fridays! (So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!)

Vicky Hayes said...

1. Happy, happy blogiversary Darnell and here's to many more years of utter madness!
2. Love your cute Snipperts card and I was already smiling because I'm on your blog!
3. Squeeeea! You're a LiM winner!

Karen said...

Hi Dippitydo........me again. Just wanted to hop on over to give you a huge virtual hug and a big fat CONGRATULATIONS on being chosen as September winner at Less is More - so very well deserved.

Hugs and kisses.

Karen xxx

Carole said...

Whoot whoot...doing the happy dance for you. A winner LIM. Congratulations. Well done!

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow Congrats Darnell on winning the Less Is More for the month of September! What a well deserved honor!! Hugs, Harriet

Barb King said...

Darnell, congrats on your win, cute card!

Mynnette said...

You are so sweet! :) I'm so glad that I made your day! And this card is amazing--love the darling image! :) Happy stamping!!!

Deborah Frings said...

Super sweet card! Love image and sentiment.

baileyrosy.com said...

I'm so lucky to be on a DT with Mynnette who is always so positive and bright and such a lovely and very creative person, one of a kind. Happy anniversary. Not only have you inspired me to be a better crafter/person but you always brighten my day make me laugh and always make me feel welcome so thank you and I wish you many more years of happy blogging.The card is super cute and the little wormy thing and sentiment are gorgeous.

Marie

Jackie Rockwell said...

So CUTE! That iguana is darling!!! Oh, and I LOVE your playhouse! :)

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

What?!! You've only been blogging for a year?!! Happy Blogaversary!! And your iguana project is too cute for words - I loves me a punny sentiment. Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - we're so glad you did!!

Lisa A. said...

What a sweet card, Darnell!! LOVE how that red heart pops off your card...adorable!!

Elizabeth said...

Great snippet card - got to love the iguana - and very enjoyable post. Congratulations on reaching your first blogaversary - many more to come, I hope. Elizabeth xx