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 16, 2012

MIM91 with PP121 Colors ~ Is That a Pocket?!

And we're back around to Friday ~ Whoosh!
 
My card today is for a very special man in our lives, our DS Dan, who turns 35 years old tomorrow and will be flying off on a business trip.  That does what wind does, and I'm sorry, Dan.  We will celebrate next week over Thanksgiving!

I had a fun time doing his card and it was quick as minute rice.  First, the challenges.

Over at this week's Make It Monday challenge, hosted by the uberly talented Nichole Heady, we are to make cards with faux pockets. That's the number between trex and fix.  Dawn has made a wonderful video tutorial on Nichole's site.

And over at this week's The Paper Players challenge, colors were beautifully chosen for this season of the year by the also uberly talented Anne Marie Hile:


And I made this.


The leaves die and stamp set were new to me this year and this is the second time I've used them.  I love them.  I thought it would be fun to make a dress shirt with a boot and ear made out of embossed leaves.  (In the photo, the burgandy color looks orangey, but IRL, it snot.) Both of these wonderful challenges lined up for me to make DS a unique and interesting card for his fall birthday.

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We were supposed to meet him 35 years ago on November 1st, but he was having none of it.  We had unseasonably summer-like temperatures that November.  Dan hung out in his warm, dark womb for 17 more days while I beached like a whale on a chaise lounge in the backyard, eating cluster after cluster of grapes from the scrawny single vine crawling along the fenceline.  The poor kid was probably drunk in there on the grapes.  I know for sure I wished I could be.  I didn't have my card-making hobby back then to fill the boring long days of that tenth month.

And then, he was sunny-side up!  (Oh, wait.  Was that prolly my fault what with the sitting in the sun and eating grapes?)  We tried for 21 hours, he and I, every way from Sunday, to meet each other.  It was a slog and a half.  Finally, just when the doctor started coming at him with forceps, the little booger flipped face down and slid out.

Of course, everyone jumped back a foot when he fell straight to the floor.  I'm kidding.  You should see the look on your face!!  

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Enjoy your day!   No, seriously, enjoy your day. 

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Paper:  PTI rustic cream; unknown pp
Stamps:  PTI "Heart-2-Heart #2"
  MB Fall Leaf Trio F1776
Ink:  PTI black; sponged SU old olive,
  more mustard, bravo burgandy;
  clear embossing powder
Die:  MB Fall Leaf Trio
Button:  from stash
 

22 comments:

Amanda said...

I can out bottom first and tend to face every day the same way lol, heres hoping he has a wonderful birthday and now he can drink all the wine he wants. Hugs, Amanda x

Ann Schach said...

What an adorable card! I love the faux pocket...and the story, too. Yep...I wish you could have seen my face! lol Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Suze Bain said...

A super 'manly' card for your DS and a great birth day story. Was he a big bubba? My two kiddies both pickled for an extra two weeks and they were pretty humongous when they finally made an entrance! xx

Allisa said...

So glad that someone was there to catch Dan!

Barb King said...

Cute card and funny story! I had a late pregnancy and a long labor, too, I think Nate liked it in there where it was dark and warm and quiet. When we finally got to the hospital we got put in our room and I heard a woman screaming her head off, and I picked up my suitcase and said to my husband- forget it, I've changed my mind. I'm not doing this! 36 hrs later, we had our boy. Have a great Thanksgiving! Barb

Carol L said...

Happy Bday to your son, and I know he'll enjoy this great card! Love the pocket!

Bonnie said...

I love the checked shirt with the boot and ear! The button is perfect! And a fun birthday story!

Geri said...

Ouch!!!

Geri said...

Love the leaves, love the button and really, really love the orange plaid!

Amy V. said...
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Amy V. said...

(Let's try this again...I was laughing too hard the last time to type correctly and had to delete and start over!!)

An adorable card and a wonderful birth story! You had me in stitches!

Sandy said...

Lol at Amy V above... Those leaves are lovely, what a cute pocket isn't it great when you can get challenges to line up like that.. Happy Birthday to Dan, safe trip.. Hope you are enjoying the Fall.. Sandy :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Your card turned out perfectly, love the pocket!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Gorgeous fall leaves Darnell! Like Allisa said above, I'm glad there was someone close by to catch your DS too. Lol! Funny story! So glad you could join us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Redanne said...

Lovely but funny story Darnell and gorgeous autumnal card. Won't be long now til you are all together for Thanksgiving.... Hugs, Annie xxx

Bobby said...

I truly get the beached whale reference. My first were twins weighing in at 6.5 and 7 pounds. The third was 10 lbs 2 oz. Love the pocket card. I saw others somewhere and was intrigued.

shirley-bee said...

Love the shirt pattern with the tiny button. Love your birth day story!

The-crafty-corner said...

Great card Darnell-i love the pocket-i have never made a pocket card like this-but just might have try now.Ha,you had me for a moment there i admit-poor little baby boy ! :) xx

mypapercraftworld said...

The birth story had me laughing right the way across my whole face! The card is wonderful ... the merged colours on the leaves are just fab! Anita :)

Jocelyn Olson said...

What a funny story (I did look a little shocked). Your card is gorgeous. Love the pocket and the way you made the leaves is so pretty!

Kim said...

Fabulous card and even funnier story...just love it! And your leaves are so stunning and I happen to like them in orange personally!

Jean said...

Great take on the challenges ~ Glad your son finally decided it was time to make his entrance to the outside world!