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!

December 17, 2012

A New Birthday Challenge Has Come to Town! Seize The Birthday.Blogspot


Happy Monday!
 
Please help me welcome a brand spanking new birthday card challenge called Seize The Birthday!  Created by the indefatigable Lesley Croghan, the design team ladies are all exceptionally talented!  Please click over to check them out, join as a follower, and link up your card!
 
Seize the Birthday
 
Contrary to what you might think, "indefatigable" is not a word I made up.  I would hope I would never make up a word that is so incredibly hard to pronounce.  A word that, while it means "unable to fatigue," sounds like it means, "Hey, Lady, your gable is really fat!" 
 
In the middle of the Christmas Fall D. Rowl, we have twin grandsons who turn eight on Thursday, so this challenge came at a perfect time for me.  I made them quick cards which I need to get in the mail.
 
 
Their cards look like little store fronts, don't they?  A fun double downtown store front of robot toys!  I half-cut through a circle die for the bottom of the card front and then drew another circle on top, which I hope they (and you) will recognize as the number 8.
 
 
I thought you might enjoy seeing one of our all-time favorite pictures of the twins, back when they were a few months old, which seems like just yesterday.  My DDIL is even more beautiful and she still has incredible upper body strength!
 
 
You can't help but chuckle at this picture, which is just what we need!
 
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Enjoy your day!   No, seriously, enjoy your day.
 
As always, thank you for stopping by to visit.  Special thanks to you if you take the time, at this busy time, to join as a follower or leave a comment!
 
Paper:  SU! and unknown bg
Ink:  PTI black; Copics liner
  SU! real red
Stamp:  Stamps by Judith
Die:  Nesties Circle
Corner Chomper

28 comments:

Happy Dance said...

Awww..!!! What darling cards, which I'm sure the little fellas will enjoy very much. Very clever cards! And that photo just cracked me up! We have twin boys too, only, they are waaaaaay older than 8! Bev

Redanne said...

Oh Darnell the cards are beautiful and they will love them even more knowing you made them. The photo is so funny, your DIL must indeed have incredible upper body strength but the best bit is the way the twinks are smiling at the camera! I prefer your definition of indefatigable (have I spelled it correctly?). Hugs, Anne x

Linda said...

Such a fun photo they look so cute and enjoying themselves too. Great card for them both.

Jessi Fogan said...

OK, that photo is just too awesome! I love everyone's smiles - and I remember catching my oldest by his overalls & holding him just like that! Cheeky little guys :)
I love the robots on their cards - robots + boys are a perfect match :)

Carol L said...

Happy 8th b-day to those cute twinks of yours, and they'll surely love their cards ;) LOVE the photo of those giggling boys!! Too much fun :)

MaryH said...

Oh a big Happy 8 birthday to your lovely boys. Cards are great, they are sure to love them. The picture was so sweet, bet all of them will get big chuckles over it as the years pass by. Lovely family. Thanks for providing my daily chuckle with your word play. Love it! Merry Christmas and many hugs. Be safe over the holidays.

Allisa said...

Great photo! I am sure they will love their b-day cards!

Tracey McNeely said...

Happy happy birthday to the twins Darnell. Doesn't time go so fast. Love the fun cards that you made for them. The picture is priceless!

Lesley said...

Wow Darnell, these are so clever my friend! Love the way you created the 8's! I am actually very tired today! LOL!!! But stamping does energize me! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday!
Hugs,
Lesley

Marybeth said...

Love the picture and everyone looks so darn cute! Wow 8 already! One of my granddaughters turns 6 on Thursday too! She is the one with Downs Syndrome , she will always be young minded. Hope the boys have a great day and you spoil them now and at Christmas.

lostinpaper said...

Super fun cards and WOW what a wonderful photo, and a fantastic memory, I'll bet she has her skates on with 2 boys! TFS!

scrappymo! said...

Cute card but i have to say the twins steal the show!
That is such a cute picture. What little sweeties!

Jules said...

Hi Darnell

Two brilliant makes for the twinks .. .. I wonder if Mum can still pick them up like that LOL!!!

Great post!

Thank you for your comment on my reindeer card .. .. I think Socket was actually "looking for Olive". Tee hee!!!

Hope all your Christmas plans are coming together.

Love Jules xx

~amy~ said...

Such FUN birthday cards and I LOVE that picture!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Love your 8th BD cards for the twins. The photo is too cute. I hope you are doing well and enjoying the season ! Cheers, Shirleyx

Ardyth said...

Great cards and what a fun photo! Love the smiles!

shirley-bee said...

Love those funky cards, Darnell, and the photo is priceless!

Karen Bourke said...

Hi Dippy - what a fantastic duo of cards for the twinks....I'm sure they will love them. Gorgeous photo of your DDIL with the young twinks; definitely puts a smile in your heart.

Hugs.

Karendipity x

Loll Thompson said...

Those cards are fabulous ... I'm sure the boys will love them!! Yep, definitely can figure out it's the number 8!! :)

Thanks for the link to the new challenge site --- you sure keep up on all the latest challenges!

And that picture is so sweet ... definitely laughed out loud when I saw it. Not only are they so adorable and the way your DDIL is holding them is so funny ... but the expressions on their little faces is priceless! Loll xoxo


Rose said...

super fun cards and i LOVE the photo!!! :)

So glad you joined us for our first link party on Seize the Birthday.
Looking forward to seeing you for our first challenge in Jan :)

Kim Heggins said...

Darnell, these cards are just too cute and how sweet to mail them off too. My daughter still loves getting goodies in the mail and she is 20 years old. I love that picture of your daughter in law, too funny. I wonder if she would still be able to do that with both boys...LOL

Mrs A. said...

Great cards. Like how the bottom of the eight(how silly of me not to have cottoned on) makes the base for the card to stand up. Saw you had entered these into the new challenge too. Hugs Mrs A.

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful fun cards Darnell and I love the photo.

mypapercraftworld said...

Fabulous cards,Darnell and what a picture ... these two are just sooo cute! Anita :)

Gloria Stengel said...

Cute and clever....the cards, too! hee hee

Bonnie said...

Cute, cute! The cards and the twinks!

Kelly Griglione said...

Love how you turned the circles into 8's! What a great idea! And that photo of the boys in their mother's grasp is priceless!! You should attempt a "then-and-now" photo comparison and take a current day shot of this same pose (or as close to it as they could get!)

Jean said...

Love the cards for the boys. Love the picture too. I have twin brothers and I suspect there were times that my Mom wanted to do that too!