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!

November 15, 2012

ColourQ #163 and CASology #19 ~ Thanks!

I just noticed I got toothpaste on the sleeve of another sweater.  I hate it when that happens.  All the toothpastes contain so many whiteners now, which are fine and awesome for theethies, but wreck havoc on my towels and long sleeves.  I don't feel like I'm a slobbery brusher when I'm brushing, but there's the efferdence.
 
Oh, hi!  You are probably here for a card.  I have one for you.
 
Since I've been out of commish, I've not made as many gratitude cards as I had hoped to make to enter in Susan Raihala's 2012 November Gratitude Campaign.  I'm happy to be able to make another card for that today.  You can find the link on her side bar over at her site, Simplicity
 
I have used this week's colors from the ColourQ challenge:
 
 
And lastly, I didn't want to miss another week over at the fun CASology challenge where the appropriate cue word is "Thanks."
 
 
My card:
 
 
You might have to click on it to really see that there are two "thanks" cut from the die, one in the old olive and one in the soft suede.  I carefully glued the suede behind the olive to make a shadow affect.  I ate the pimento.
 
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I want to take a minute to reassure some of my online and IRL friends and family that making cards, for me, is not 'doing too much,' but rather, it is soothing and relaxing.  As long as Moe Joe is there to help me and scissors and fingers work together in harmony, and I don't glue the wrong side, or . . . if there is stressure of any kind then I promise to step away from the Playhouse. 
 
Thank you, though, for your concern.  Thank you for your comments and your words of support and encouragement throughout this past year, and thank you for following and being a fan, all of which keeps my juices flowing.  You are like water, giver and sustainer of life.  Mwah!

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And today, I am thankful to welcome a new party-goer!  Her name is Brenda Carswell and her moniker is "Iris's Mom."  (Iris is her adorable little brown dog!)  She is another follower who doesn't have her own blog for you to visit, but we are happy to have her visit us here! 

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Enjoy your day!  No, seriously, enjoy your day.  Change the ring tone on your phone to "wing, wing" for a week in honor of turkeys everywhere.

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; SU! soft suede,
  cajun craze, and old olive
Ribbon:  Freckled Fawn
Die:  Memory Box
Corner chomper

21 comments:

kingstonmama said...

Glad to hear that card therapy is helping! Love your 'thanks' card. The shadow effect you created with the letters is fabulous! ann

Tracey McNeely said...

Card therapy is the best therapy. Love that blue ribbon Darnell. Keep crafting. Thank you for sharing with us this week at both the colourQ and CASology!

Brenda Carswell said...

Darnell, The only thing is I'm a Brenda not a Barbara. You would not believe how many people have called me that in my life. Really, no big deal. It's the drugs. And Iris is my little Brown Dog. That is her picture instead of mine. She's much prettier than I and I tell her that every day! Keep up the good work. Brenda Carswell

Kathyk said...

FABEROONY Darnell - hope you enjoyed the pimiento too!

Kathyk

Bobby said...

So glad you're feeling better. Doing things you love sure has a way of making the not so lovely bearable. Hugs.

Bonnie said...

Fantastic! I love the 2 color thanks. You must still be on the drugs to have that much patience!

Rosemary said...

fantabulous card, darnell! so glad that you were able to play along with us at CASology this week and that your "card therapy" is helping you get through this tough time!! hugs!!

Kim said...

You are just too funny! I love your toothpaste story, reminds me of a few of the preschoolers that always seem to manage to get toothpaste on their tops. Not that I am saying you a preschooler or anything, LOL. Your blue bow is so sweet and what a clever way to do your thanks, layering it. I love your color combination too, and that little touch of orange. Fabulous card. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous card, Darnell! I love that very neat bow, and I like how you've grouped the colours, and left all that lovely white space. Keep on with the relaxation technique!

Sylvia said...

Darnell, you are one of the happiest onliners whose blog I also find refreshing. Love your CAS card and the ribbon! Thanks for taking the time to include the real you with your card, I enjoy coming to your blog. So happy you joined us at the colorQ and shared with us this week.

Ardyth said...

Wonderful thank you card, Darnell - love the shading of the sentiment and that big blue bow! You are clearly feeling back to your normal self (I've also read your post about Dan's birthday) and I'm glad about that! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

Melissa said...

Eeep! I just LOVE this bright, cheery thanks! That ribbon has me drooling and I love how you created the shadow effect!!! Very creative, indeed! :)
Thanks for joining us again at CASology! Missed you!!!

Jen said...

The shadowed effect of the sentiment is a really great look, Darnell. I'll have to remember to try that myself! Thanks for playing along with us at colourQ!

Redanne said...

Hi Darnell, my clever friend! I would never have thought to make a shadow like that - it is so effective and that bow is 'to die for' - fabulous..... card therapy is the best kind.... Crafty hugs, Annie xx

Karen B. said...

I never cared for olives with pimentos but gosh darn I LOVE your card! So fresh and clean with those colors and that bow is to die for!

mypapercraftworld said...

This bow is so lucious, Darnell ... perfect with the double 'thanks'. So pleased the card therapy is ameliorating (wow!) things! Anita :)

~Tammy~ said...

Love your card! Great use of the colors.

Blah toothpaste on the clothes! That starts a day in a tiz! Love the change of he ring tone! Kinda bored with mine! :-))))

Jen W. said...

This is a stunner, Darnell! I love the shadow effect you created and that bow is perfect! Thanks for playing along with CAsology this week!

Meadie said...

Gorgeous card Darnell - I really love that big bow and wish I could tie one like that! Hope you are well - Hugs x x

Yapha said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you layered the thanks to create a shadow. Great use of the colors! Thanks for playing at ColourQ!

Jean said...

LOVE the ribbon, what a great take on these colors ~ this was a very tough color combo. for me.