November 6, 2012

WOYWW #179; ColourQ #162

Hey Guys! 
 
How's every one's sugar glucose levels doing after a week (or more) of sneaking eating Halloween candy?  Mine, too.  To help you burn off some of those callow rhees, you can make like a bunny and hop over to Miss Julia's Stamping Ground where we all line up for What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday.
 
According to Hoyle, here's mine:
 

I've come inside to the Bighouse from the Playhouse to type this and just looking up at that messy desk has me weiftom di awe asid pfke.  Oh, sorry.  It's hard to get my fingers back on the right keys after stopping to scratch the hives that are welting up cousin I'm naturally a bit of a neat freakazoid.  Yes, it's a burden, but it's easily lifted.  I'll get back out there and clean it up before bed so I have a clean slate tomorrow.
 
The only things of note are the U.S. elections on the tee vee, where you see a glimpse of the state roll call of votes catching the Ohio Senator in the head lights.  Also, have I told you before the story behind the scissors with the bit of ribbon tied on?  I was at a friend's house for a workshop and she suddenly cried out, as if wounded,
 
"Stop!  Stop!  Don't use those scissors!  They are only for using on ribbon!  I keep forgetting!"
 
To which I replied, "You could tie a little bit of ribbon on them to remind you." 
 
I'd never thought to do that with my own scissors, mind you, although I pretended I had, of course.  I liked the idea so much I came home and tied a bit of ribbon on my "ribbon only" scissors and in case you haven't thought of it, I'm passing the idea on to you.  Feel free to pass it along.
 
And here we go again:  it hasn't excaped my notice that the the word obvious can be drastically changed by the addition of the single letter ell.
 
All that mess on my desk wasn't caused by that one little card you see there.  I spent a great deal of time last night on a card involving dies and layering which caused most of that mess.  After wards, it ended up in the trash.  I said a lot of blue words and had a toddy.
 
When I got home from work tonight some of the mess was still there, so I had another go without dies and layering after I saw the wonderful autumn colors and stunning DT cards over at this week's ColourQ challenge.
 
 
Here's a closer look at my card, if you're interested:
 
 
Sometimes when I tie my bow, the tails fly up on me.  Does that happen to you?  I left them alone like that to play for a bit, but then I had to settle them down and make them fly right since this card is going to be used for a somber occasion.  Every notice how the word somber ...  although in this case, sober and somber seem redundant, rather than oppose it.
 
 
Since I was taking another photo, I changed the back drop to spice up your viewing pleasure.  Isn't it amazing how the red behind brings out the yellow in front?  The wreath was made with Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps which I only seem to use for Thanksgiving and Christmas cards.  They are perfect for making wreaths.
 
Before you bunny-hop away, please join me in welcoming a new friend, Amy V. from Insomniac Stamper!  (Another great blog name!)  Amy is brand, brand, brand new to blogging, so please make her feel especially at home in Bloggerville and here in the Playhouse!
 
Enjoy your day and your delightful WOYWW tour!  As always, thank you to Julia for hosting and thank you to 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
Stamps:  Rubber Stamp Tapestry
Inks: SU! crumb cake, soft suede, cherry
  cobbler, and daffodil delight
Ribbon:  PTI kraft
Corner chomper

49 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Darnell your card is just gorgeous. That wreath is stunning in all of this weeks colours. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

Sandy said...

I really like your wreath, all those layers and colors they are just lovely.. Hmm hadnt thought of having a pair of scissors just for ribbon and now know that I am going to buy some and tie some ribbon on it, brilliant idea TFS.. Just to let you know the owls hatched and I have a photo on my blog, they are so cute... Sandy :)

sandra de said...

Beautiful card and great idea with the bow.
Sandra @10

Ali H said...

Love all the Autumn colours in your wreath - I have tried those stamps but it never looks as good ! Hope you get the mess on the desk back into control - just in time for the next mess if you are anything like me !! Ali #52

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love reading your blog! The random thoughts that process across the page are very entertaining to read. Have you ever come across Ros C's blog on WOYWW? She's also a word freak - we have tossed the idea around of setting up a fun word blog sometime!
Hugs, LLJ #58 xx

Jules said...

Hi Darnell

That looks one lovely and cozy place to craft!

I too have scissors that are just for ribbon. They are my dressmaking scissors from years ago and everyone was always banned from using them for anything!!!

Loving your wreath work .. .. very neat!!

Have a good day.

Love Jules xx

Michelle said...

Darnell, your wreath is spectacular! Love it!

Kathyk said...

Fab desk, love your post and your peg stamp wreath is DIVINE

Happy Wednesday

Kathyk

Andrea said...

love the card and the red background works a treat it really throws the lovely colours out and your stamping is ace ,you also changed direction of the bow or it;s upside down !!!!,..I am nosey ! teehee... have a fab week being creative...x #67..

p.s, great idea re scissors I read it somewhere else and it works !

Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely busy desk there and great card - it is amazing what different results you get with a different background isnt it. Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 54

CraftygasheadZo said...

Stunning card and ribbon scissors - fab idea! Take care. Zo xx 82

Linda said...

Amazed to see your desk in turmoil - makes me think there's hope for me yet!

Gorgeous card and it certainly does make a difference to the card with the brighter background.

Lin said...

Beautiful, Darnell! I love wreaths and I love leaves, so this is a winner for me!

jan spencer said...

Love your card Darnell, lovely colours.
Must admit to liking a tidy desk when I start a new project too.
Jan S 94

Samantha Elliott said...

Great card there Darnell and now get and tidy your room! Disgraceful! I don't know how you can show it!!!
Not showing mine today as it was too cold for me to go up there and first photograph and then upload photo and then type!
I will do a one blog hop post tomorrow!
xx
Love that card! I think I may have said that!
Ps my ribbon scissors are purple and do have ribbon on them which is......yep! Purple!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Darnell, love your wreath stamp, it is beautifully colored. Thanks for sharing your card with us at the colourQ.

Ardyth said...

You have hit on my favourite one layer theory. If a white one layer card (yours is wonderful, by the way - gorgeous rich colours) looks better photographed on a coloured background, it probably also look better cut down to a panel and framed by a coloured cardbase. Haven't solved this conundrum as one of the One Layer hostesses, but I'm still working on it. Also enjoyed picturing you yelling "Teal. Navy. Aqua." (your blue words!)

Redanne said...

Hi Darnell, not joining in this week but stopped by to say hi! Your wreath card is fabulous, love the gorgeous colours. Just shows I don't read words properly, I thought you had die cut all the leaves...... I know, there is no hope for me! My scissors have my name tag on them so they don't get half-inched (pinched) when I go to classes, not had anything go missing myself but other friends have. Going to change over to a ribbon now....... Crafty hugs, Anne x

Allisa said...

Gorgeous card, love the wreath that you made out of leaves! I need to try the trick for scissors. I have about a dozen pairs and I seem to have adhesive residue on ALL of them!

Laura said...

Funny how the background can completly change the card. Fab card.
Laura
99

Geri said...

Another great post. Unbelievable change in the card with the orange backdrop! The yellow practically jumps right off the card. Interesting 'conundrum' that Ardyth has mentioned!

Carole said...

So well done..

BJ said...

I have ribbon only scissors too, although I refer to mine as FABRIC scissors. Something learnt in needlework classes in school to keep your fabric scissors seperate as paper/card blunts them! I just keep mine in a different holder completely. Loving the wreath card and the ColourQ site too thanks for that. BJ#30

butlersabroad said...

Wholly guacamole! I'm shocked, nay stunned by that MESS! I like the ribbon only scissors, I have a really good pair for fussy cutting and the like and three everyday pairs for, well, everyday I suppose! Beautiful card, I too only seem to make wreaths with my peg stamps too, should try to do more with them.

Hugs
Brenda 3

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Well. Then. Where to start? The mess! Welcome to the club! Messes used to make me twitch until I lived with hubby for awhile. He was a slob, I was neat. We compromised in the middle somewhere and we are both happy. Although, he does have to clean his own bathroom so I highly advise to use the other one. I don't have special scissors for ribbon. Should I? And what would I be looking for in my special ribbon scissors? I did have nice special crafting scissors that rocked!!! Then hubby used them to cut some stiff unyielding plastic and now they pretty much suck. So messes make you break out in hives and wonky ribbons make me twitch, so... glad you fixed it! It is funny how the different colored backgrounds really change the card. I love your Rubber Stamp Tapestry creation. I have some of them and haven't used them in forever. Well, I can't think about them now I really need to do holiday cards. Really, really, because apparently they aren't going to cancel the holiday. *sigh*

sandee said...

ahhhh, now this is a conversation I can relate to...I don't need ribbons, as all my scissors are different...my light green handled one is for paper, the black handled one is for material, the blue handled one is for anything gluey or messy...yeah...I love me some scissors! lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Buttons said...

Beautiful wreath card and what a clever idea with the scissors. Happy WOYWW, hugs Buttons #96

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Love your card with that gorgeous wreath. And I'm envious of a TV on the desk with you. I won't ask who you were voting for but it was an interesting campaign & election from our point of view. Hope your evening is going well, Shirleyx

scrappymo! said...

Great card...love those leaves...amazing how the colour of the leaves pops with the different background!

It isn't Lyrica, but it is basically the same. It seems to me that Americans get Lyrica prescribed and Canadians get Novo Gabapentin...I think they are basically the same thing...both originally used for seizures...with the added bonus of masking neuropathy...
Did you have sciatica before?

Loll Thompson said...

Darnell ... love everything about your autumn wreath ... the colors, the layout, the ribbon, the rounded corners. Perfect CAS card. It is really amazing how much the color in-behind your card changes the look of it.

trisha too said...

Ummm, H O W did you know I have three fun size Kit Kats in my hot little hands, freshly swiped from the eldest son? Don't worry, he is old enough that he drove himself to buy clearance candy after Halloween, so it's not quite the same as snitching it from a five-year-old . . . especially since I walked in his room and said, "GIVE ME CANDY!"



Your card turned out wonderful, Darnell, and that actually is a great idea for the scissors. I write on mine with Sharpie, but no one pays any attention but me, so then I hide them, and can't find them!!


:)trisha
#129ish this week

Deanna Jean said...

I managed to stay away from the candy..oh, I guess that would be because there was none in the house. Darn daughter is too old (20) so there is no more trick or treating around here. Love your card!!! It's beautiful..great use of this week's colors. I'm glad you joined us this week at the ColourQ.

Barb said...

This is beautiful! Love your fancy free bowtails too :) Blue words...toddy...we're alike in so many ways ;)

Amy V. said...

I just love your posts! They make me smile every time. Your wreath card is beautiful, and I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who wants to swear a blue streak when I look at my messy craft desk! Thanks for the shout-out for my blog...so sweet of you! Looking forward to your next smile-inducing post!!

The-crafty-corner said...

Oooh Darnell,this is a veeeery pretty card-i like it a lot !That is such a good tip about the ribbon on the scissors-it drives me NUTS when my two take my special "ribbon" scissors to open plastic packets grrrr !!!:) xx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Darnell,

Amazing that the color of the backdrop on your card made such a difference! It's just beautiful.

I had to laugh at the scissor story -- now I'm going to have to do that too. Only I'll have to buy a good pair of scissors first as all mine have gotten a bit dull. But I did see on pinterest to cut some fine grain sandpaper and that will sharpen them right up!!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Kay #5

Queen Lightwell said...

Lovely card! And it is amazing how much a change in background can make...for cards and people, huh? Thanks for the link to Insomniac's blog. She has some great cards over there. I still have to tell *her* that, though! :) I really really like your leaf wreath...I wonder if I could use my stamping gear to recreate something similar, since I don't have a wreath stamp...oooh, maybe this is the perfect excuse to buy the big hollow circle gear! :) Perfect! I'm off to Hobby Lobby now with a good excuse! ~Deeyll #88

Craftychris said...

Your card is gorgeous, I love the autumnal colours. I have got different scissors for different things but not for ribbon - maybe I need yet another pair?? xx

Craftychris said...

Your card is gorgeous, I love the autumnal colours. I have got different scissors for different things but not for ribbon - maybe I need yet another pair?? xx

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, Darnell, your wreath is STUNNING!! Oh, my goodness. You've created a fabulous one-layer CAS card. This is a winner for sure!!!

Kim S said...

I have Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps - but my creations never look like yours. Absolutely lovely - it truly glows with those rich colors!

Sandi McLean said...

I am inspired to dig out my Tapestry stamps and have a go..lovely card! My mom had "fabric only" scissors and woe to any of us if we grabbed them for any other use! That same pair now reside in my kitchen and are used for whatever is needed. I rarely ever pick them up that I don't recall my mom using them. Sandi #37

Jean said...

Love the card ~ the wreath is just beautiful ~ perfect for these colors!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Sigh. What a pretty autumn wreath! You're right about the backdrop making the yellow pop more. :)

Marybeth said...

Love this one …. so pretty I loved it as it was sitting on your desk. Wow , what a difference the backdrop makes … love the orange on. Great idea with the ribbon, I just kinda keep my up out of reach of others, but love the ribbon idea. Hope you have a nice weekend. Oh I did the same thing yesterday spent all day on a card and threw it away….

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Beautiful card - the detail is gorgeous! It looks so pretty sitting front and center on your busy workdesk! Wishing you a happy day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Bonnie said...

I love these peg stamps and don't use them often enough cause they do make be-utiful wreaths and I love wreaths. Love the yellow in it and how it pops out in the second photo. What a beautiful card!

Beate said...

Gorgeous card!
Hugs and smiles

N@ Ali said...

FABULOUS! thank you for joining us at the colourQ ; )