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!

January 11, 2013

CASology #26, MIM #99 ~ Winter Rainbows!

And we're back around to Friday!

Did you automatically say "Whoosh!" in your head 'cause you are a regular Friday viewer?  Did your week whoosh by like mine did?  My "couple of hours" of work this week turned into two days.
 
Even so, I had some time to make a card for this week's exciting challenge over at Nichole Heady's {capture the moment} Make It Monday.  You really don't want to miss clicking on this link!  There is a wonderful video, this time by Nichole herself, and the opportunity to download several rainbow schemes on a worksheet.  Way!!  And as you can imagine, the linkies from the entries are all super cute and colorful.  Thank you, Nichole! 

This week's cue card over at the delightful CASology is the very appropriate word:  winter! 


 
Of the six color scheme's designed by Nichole, I choose No. 4:

Rainbow-Scheme-4

To make this:
 
I had to make a long card to do what I had in mind with the PTI "Take Three" die.  I cut an extra die in PTI smokey shadow card stock so that each letter block would have one.  A shadow, I mean.  Oy, do I need to learn how to use my camera, though.   In my photos, my cards always look like they are warped or otherwise designed by a dropout from Ark E. Tech School.  (Luckily, you guys are very forgiving!)
 
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Before you hop off to go play in both these fun challenges, let me introduce you to three new friends who have joined us!  Please welcome Lori Batronis of Lori's Happy Place, Apryl of One Scrappy Soul, and Elaine (EELS) of Crafty Owls.  Thank you so much, creative ladies!  We are very happy to have you along on our little carnival ride of life!
 
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I mentioned in Wednesday's WOYWW post about my Mister putting up a new cubber in my Playhouse and some of you commented on how lucky I am.  Well, you don't know the half of it.  I found this picture of him from when I met him.  I'm just sayin.  You're welcome.
 

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Enjoy your day!  No, seriously, enjoy your day. 
 
As always, thank you so much for stopping by to visit the Playhouse.  Special thanks to you if you take the time to join as a follower or leave a comment!

And since the young Mister has unnerstandably made you completely forget my card, here you go:
 
Paper:  PTI white, hibiscus burst,
  summer sunrise, blueberry sky,
  winter wisteria, smokey shadow,
  and SU! lucky limeade in lieu of
  Char Truce
Stamps:  Hero Arts LL771
  PTI "Happy Day"
Ink:  PTI true black
Die:  PTI "Take Three"
Corner Chomper

38 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Darnell your card is awesome! I love anything creations that looks like Scrabble letters. So cool and fun take on that colour scheme. It's always fun to find an old photo and see the one you love hasn't changed a bit in your eyes. ;) Have a great weekend!

Barb said...

MORE PECS!!! ;)

Great card Darnell...how I love your sense of humor and easy writing style. Love this card. The offset shadow is very art school grad I think...no drop out in sight :)

Di said...

Card, what card!!??

What a hunk Darnell! Oh, and I went back for a second look (enlarged of course) and just love your card which also appeared!

The weekend beckons - hope you have a fun time planned! Ahem that doesn't sound quite as I meant it to :)

Hugs, Di xx

Loll Thompson said...

LOVE IT!! ... the card I mean :) Fabulous color scheme ... love the shadows on the lettering - very cool!

And speaking of cool ... Mister has it goin' on!


Linda said...

The week certainly has flown by. Fabulous card and great for a Scrabble or crossword fanatic. Great photo too!!!!!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fabulous card.
Love it.
Have a nice weekend.
Hugs Tamara

Kathyk said...

My first BIG GIRL bike was a Honda CB25-NA!

Well done on more "cubbers"

Love (love, love) your scrabble tiled Winter project too

Kathyk

Kathyk said...
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Kathyk said...

Ooops - that'll teach me to type after a beer - should be CB250-NA!

Ardyth said...

This is fantastic winter card - love the black behind the tiles and the bold colours! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

Amy V. said...

What a wonderfully clean design! Your white space makes me think of snow, so perfect for a winter-themed challenge. And yes, when I think of Friday now, I always think, "Whoosh!" Thanks for that. LOL

One more thing...a hunky AND handy husband? Holy smokes, you really did hit the jackpot!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Never mind the pecs, I'd settle for just having a handy hubby! Great card too.

Joyce said...

Your card is so striking. I do like the shadowing, too. And, what a hunky hubby you have!

Rosemary said...

what a clever, clever card miss darnell... absolutely love it!! (and yes... your hubby is a hunk!)

Karen Bourke said...

Card? What card? OMG Dippy - did you know what you were doing when you snagged this Mister.........phew, pass me the fan!

Hugs.

Karen x

PS Seriously love the card when - I'd recovered.......

Deborah Frings said...

As a keen scrabble player - I just love this card! Cool photo of Mister too - did check it out in big view :)

Samantha Elliott said...

Whit whoo! Didn't you pick a hot one!
Great card too!
Tee Hee!
xx

Michelle said...

Darnell, I was all set to comment on your gorgeous, and clever, card... and then as I was scrolling towards the comment box and reading along with your (always amusing) commentary, your hubby appeared on my screen and completely distracted me! You lucky girl! ;-)

Redanne said...

I am so glad you showed the card again Darnell, I forgot it too by the time I scrolled down and saw Mister! Wow, what films did you say he starred in? He sure is gorgeous.......

Your card is very clever and very beautiful..... Hugs, Annie xx

Sandy said...

I loves the colors so bright and fun and the shadowing looks great. Great photo there of Mister. I could not click on your link to the make it Monday blog says oops..
Have a great weekend.
Sandy :)

Bonnie said...

Wow!!!! Nice picture. Uh, nice card too!

Carol L said...

Bwahahaha!! You shoulda been a mind reader Darnell :) How did you know everyone would forget the card once they saw the picture? LOL The picture is fun I agree, but then so is the card! I love the little shadow around each tile! NJ!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Love your clever card with the vibrant letter and teeny tiny word "wishes"... and hubba hubba... I thought your husband was handsome in the photos you've shown here but wow, did he workout ? You must have been (& still are) a 'smitten kitten' with that hunk hanging around. Enjoy your weekend, Shirleyx

Kim Heggins said...

I agree with Joyce...wow, what a hunky hubby you have!!! And your card is just fabulous and so stinking perfect! Your choice of colors and those tiles are just amazing, beautiful card.

The-crafty-corner said...

Im speechless Darnell !! I wonder how many of us have enlarged that fabby pic of your hunky Mister tee hee !! Like a scene from Dirty Dancing that is...."She's like the wind...la la la" oh-sorry am i supposed to be commenting on your card here-Darnell,your card is fabby too-very clever take-well,must dash i am off for another sneaky peep at your luffly Mister !! :) Hugs,Nessa xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

I called MY Mister over to the pooter screen to show him your wonderful SOH and YOUR Mister's picture was showing so NATURALLY, all HE could say was "LOOK AT THAT BIKE" . . . er . . what bike??????

Hugs
Sarn xxx

mypapercraftworld said...

Cool card, Darnell, wonderful rainbow-y brightness and thanks so much for the link ... I don't have any PTI stamps yet but sooo many are on my wish list ... so tempting! Mister ... what a dish ... just had to go to the big pic to confirm it! Anita :)

Craftychris said...

Fab card and fab photo - the photo would make a rather cool card too! xx

Jean said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! You are one lucky lady! Thanks for the lovely eye candy. Oh, love your great CAS card too. Great minds think alike - hopefully I will get mine posted.

Jean said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! You are one lucky lady! Thanks for the lovely eye candy. Oh, love your great CAS card too. Great minds think alike - hopefully I will get mine posted.

Jeanne said...

Thanks for sharing, I really mean it. What a super picture, the card I mean. Made my day! :)

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh Darnell, you lucky duck, you! To have created such a cool card, of course, what did you think I meant?!? Genius idea to marry ... the black tiles with the colored ones. Again, you are reading too much into this comment! Hahaha ... fun post, would expect nothing less from you : )

Jen W. said...

LOL! Glad you recapped the card because I was thoroughly distracted by your Mister! Hubba hubba! Loving the rainbow blocks on your card and especially the shadows you created. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Judy1223 said...

Darnell, I am so happy I stopped by...I have been grinning all the way through your post and the subsequent comments! Your card is perfectly CAS and awesome...colorful, clean, fun! And the picture, well...what is left to say? Handy, handsome...the total package! Thanks for the smiles AND thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

Maureen Merritt said...

OH Darnell, what a beauty you created! Love it! Thanks for playing along at CASology!

MaryH said...

Super card, so crisp, colorful, clean lines, no fuss. Just says it all. Enjoyed the photo too. Yep, you still lucky! I'm so glad you know it....we better hang onto these guys we got back when we didn't know....Thanks for sharing a lovely post, & always enjoy lookin' at ?'old'? pit-chers. I'd say you both did ok in your choices. Hugs

alexandra s.m. said...

Hello Darnell

I'm the new kid on the blog ( via Maria's blog) and I must say I love your cards and I'm just laughing all by myself in front of the computer screen just reading your prose and comments about your hubby ;o)

Thank You for brightening my day!

Greetings from the Windy City~

Karenladd said...

Oh my. I just spent 4 days in Bodega Bay with a group of my close girlfriends, on a crafting/scrapbooking weekend...and somehow this post popped up as I clicked on various bloggy links here and there. There we all sat, in front of our craft tables, piled high with papers and ink and embellishments....and all eyes were on your Mister. Yes, I had to click on the photo to enlarge it so everyone in the room got a good look...and a laugh at your hilarious commentary. Wonderful card, and nice eye candy for a rainy afternoon!