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 16, 2013

WOYWW #189 and ATCAS #4 ~ Embossed, Debossed, Everywhere A Boss Boss!

Greetings!  There's a speciall on dubble letters today!

It's Wednesday, which means it's time for our fun Julia's What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday (WOYWW)!  I've been having a crafty good time this week and some of that is a parent on my desk.


The Christmas stuff has been set aside and the Valentine stuff has been taken out.  It's such a wonderful holiday isn't it?  No one gets the day off from work, unless it falls on the weekend, but it is a day of love and kindness.  And if you make cards, you get to make a lot of lovely love cards.  It's just a winn-winn all the way around!

I have one of those lovely love cards to show you today, which I made for challenge #4 at Addicted to CAS (Clean and Simple).  My talented friend Karen from Serendipity Dragonfly is on the Design Team and she is hosting this challenge.  She chose the cue word, "Embossed."  The sponsor is the fabulous Uniko Studio and there is a prize!  Here is what I made:



The card stock itself is a shiny manufactured paper, debossed with butterflies.  I've had it for years and have no idea who makes it, sorry.  I wish I knew for my own self!  Luckily, I have a few pieces left.  The circle behind the beautiful vellum butterfly is dry embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and the LOVE sediment is wet embossed with white embossing powder.

There are lots of days left to play, so I hope you get a chance to check out ATCAS and join in the fun!

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Today is also me and the Mister's 42nd wedding anniversary!  My friend, Ardyth, of Maskerade and I got to talking and she thought it might be fun if we started a linky for all of us to post our wedding photos!  No contest, no challenge, no card, just your wedding photos.  I agreed that would be a fun hop!  Ardyth had a linky on her blog already, so we are using that.  Please go HERE to my second post today to see my photo and find the wedding anniversary link to add your own photo!  I can't wait to see yours!

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Have a wonderful trip up and down the WOYWW hop and then come back and play in the wedding hop!

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

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.



Paper:  Butterfly debossed glossy
  (unknown); SU! poppy parade
Stamps:  unknown clear "love"
Ink:  Imprintz white emb. powder
Cuttlebug circle die, emb. folder,
  SU! circle punch
Corner Chomper

*Life Is Too Short!



78 comments:

Helen said...

Happy anniversary, love the photo booth pic of you all those years ago - ah, sweet!! Helen, 10

Kathyk said...

Wishing you and the Mister the Happiest of Anniversaries

Kathyk

butterfly said...

Happy Anniversary, Darnell! Fabulous CAS card celebrating 43 years of love, I'm guessing... Happy WOYWW!
Alison x
#39

Redanne said...

Hi Darnell, love your wedding post, the pic with the buttons will make me laugh out loud all day when I think about it! Happy Anniversary my dear friend, wishing you the happiest of days. Big Hugs, Happy WOYWW too, Annie xx #35

Irene said...

Beautiful card Darnell, Happy Anniversary.
luv
irene
xxxx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Your embossed butterfly card is beautiful. Happy Anniversary xxx

Sandy said...

Happy Anniversary.. Isn't it lovely to have all the love stuff out.. Great card pretty embossing..
Sandy :) #25

Patrice said...

Happy anniversary!

Absolutely love your card with the embossing and debossing, and everywhere a boss boss lol. That pop of colour is the perfect backdrop for your gorgeous vellum butterfly.

So glad you could join the challenge fun again this fortnight.

My name is Cindy said...

Love your craft space, and a neat card! Happy anniversary, Cindy WOYWW #74

JoZart said...

Happy anniversary Darnell! quite an achievement in this day and age. Congratulations! Love your wedding pic and i'll post mine later. Black and white pics for me as I was a few years before you and we couldn't afford colour!
Wishing you many more happy days!
love Jo x No14

sandra de said...

Congrats on the anniversary and the wedding pic sounds like a wonderful idea. Mine are in a box somewhere??
Sandra @16

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Darnell, love your title and love embossing and also the bubbles embossing folder too it does go well with orange, and the white vellum (note to self: to use it more often) butterfly!
A great card and very happy 43rd anniversary to you and Mister have already checked out your pickies too as it came up on my dashboard, happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #4

Annie said...

I've just popped over to say a very Happy Anniversary to you two.....may there be many more happy years together. Been over to check out the other post too....fab photos :-)
Hugs,
A x #50

Morti said...

A very Happy Anniversary to you and Mister, Darnell! Hugest congratulations!

Have a lovely WOYWW - your butterfly card is V Cute!!!!

MrsC.x said...

i love your space gorgeous card

Happy WOYWW Mrs.C #46 {i think?!}
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Shazsilverwolf said...

Saw previous comments about your wedding anniversary, so had to come & say congratulations. Like the idea of double letters being in, typing with one hand, thats what I've done most of for the last few weeks, I could have saved myself a lot of proof-reading & editing, had I known, :). Lovely card, off to post a wedding pic now Have a Great Wednesday, Hugs xx Shaz #64

Buttons said...

A massive Happy Anniversary Darnell (+ Mister :) Hope you have the best of days and enjoy many more years together. Happy WOYWW, hugs Jenny #29

butlersabroad said...

Happy Anniversary to you and the Mister Darnell, here's to the next 43 years eh?? Lovely busy desk, I'm nosy, what's that large stamp on the left? Looks interesting! Beautiful card too, love the layered butterfly, so pretty.

Hugs
Brenda

Deborah Frings said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Love this pretty card with the vellum butterfly and sweet debossed paper to match! It's fabulous!

Have a brilliant day - enjoy!

MiniOwner said...

Oh that is one pretty card! Happy anniversary and happy Wednesday, too. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@104)

Jen W. said...

That paper is gorgeous! Love how you popped up the butterfly too. Really stunning card!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Just wanted to stop by and wish you a happy anniversary!!! :)
Gorgeous card!

Laura said...

Happy anniversary, Darnell, to you and your husband Kevin. (I married a Kevin, too.) I like your embossed Valentine card. White embossing on vellum always looks so pretty. Happy WOYWW from Laura #118

Carole Z said...

HI, I just popped over from Anne's blog, Happy Anniversary...love your card! Happy WOYWW, Carole Z #121

Beth said...

Hi, I just popped here from Kims blog and thought I'd wish you a happy wedding anniversary! It's my anniversary today too, but it's my 3rd rather than 43rd, we'll get there one day! ;-) I hope you have a lovely evening whatever you have planned. Gorgeous card by the way too!

Beth xx

The-crafty-corner said...

Aww Darnell- Happy Anniversary to you and your lovely Mister :) xx i hope you both have a fabby day together- i'm just popping off now to take a peep at your wedding day piccy ! Another lovely card you have made today -love that pretty butterfly :) Hugs,Nessa xx

Mary said...

Happy Anniversary Darnell. Check my blog to see the card I made for you. Loved seeing your photos what a lovely couple!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

This is just the happiest, loviest, bestest, laughiest, gorgeousist post of today! It has made me so happy.
I have a wonderful Mister of my very own, 30 years gone in a flash...and he still makes me crack up :)
Hugs and love and best wishes,
LLJ x38 xxxx

Craftychris said...

Happy Anniversary! Have an amazing day. Lovely to know you are so happy! Fab card too. Huge anniversary hugs, Christine xxx

Allisa said...

Stopping by to wish you a Happy Anniversary!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Wishing a very Happy Anniversary to you and the Mister, Darnell! 42 years is certainly something to celebrate. Enjoy! :)

Krisha said...

Happy Anniversary! We haven't made 42 yrs yet, but right behind you guys. Your card is stunning. Love valentines day,
Krisha #122

Bobby said...

No wedding pictures on my laptop (it was before digital, lol) so I will have to post one when I get home. I'll do it for my 19th anniverary(second marriage)on April 9.

Harriet Skelly said...

Happy anniversary to you and the Mister!! That butterfly is absolutely gorgeous!! I am glad you played with ATCAS!!

Ardyth said...

LOTS of embossing! I think that's every kind all in one still-cas card - well done! Love all the shimmer!

Ria Gall said...

Happy Anniversary and thank you for sharing the lovely card. Love is in the air!
Ria #114

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card, I love the shiny paper and lovely butterfly.

Victoria said...

Happy anniversary to you both! Hope you have the happiest of days!

Jo said...

Happy anniversary to you both. I hope you've had a great day xxx

Loll Thompson said...

What a beautiful card. I love that delicate butterfly - just gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS, my friend!! Loll xx

Gita said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Great craft space with a nice view!!
Brigita #125

Sue - bearhouse said...

Happy Anniversary, I hope you are having a nice day.
Such a wonderful card. I love the delicate butterfly on the wonderful embossed background.
Sue

Carol Yates said...

Happy Anniversary Darnell, you have been mentioned on a lot of blogs today!
Carol.x #59 I think!

lisa said...

After seeing you all over WOYWW this week I just had to stop by to with you both a very Happy Anniversary.
Hugs Lisax #70

Jackie said...

Happy Anniversary Darnell!

Your butterfly card just glows! It's beautiful!!!

Jackie said...

Happy Anniversary! Your card is beautiful.

Karen Bourke said...

Just love the card Dippy. The debossed card is lovely and the dry embossed circle with that gorgeous butterfly is stunning. Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at A2CAS.

Hugs.

Karen x

Andrea said...

HAPPY anniversary I hope you both have had a lovely day.your card is fab I love the embossing on the card itself and the beautiful butterfly I love making pretty cards and your right valentines is the perfect occasion have a wonderful love filled week Andrea#22

Jackie said...

I spy a few Stampin up bits on your desk an ink pad a stampamjig and a twirly thing full of brads etc
Happy anniversary
Jackie 26

MagsB said...

What a beautiful CAS card! The butterfly is so pretty and delicate!

love Mags B x

Kathyk said...

Thank you for your kind comments on my own bloggy. In answer to your question .... it's August 8th for me and Mr Purple!

Kathyk

Jules said...

Hi Darnell and Mr Mister

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you both.

I hope you have had a wonderful day.

Love Jules xx

sandee said...

Happy Anniversary, I took a peek at the last post too and had a giggle about his shirt not being buttoned right and the fact that you just do't get caught with yours! Y'all sound like such a fun couple! Beautiful wedding dress that you made too, color me impressed!! ♥ waving hi from the soggy laden hills of North Carolina :)

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful card Miss Darnell...love that paper and your butterfly is so sweet. Have a fabulous day with your Mister!

Ali H said...

Happy Anniversary ! Great to see your wedding photos !! Thanks for sharing ! Ali #8

Elizabeth said...

Hi Darnell, I hope you and Kevin have had a wonderful day. So enjoyed seeing your wedding photos and the present day Kevin - very nice, even if he can't button his shirt yet :))

Your card is lovely too - the butterfly is stunning.

Have a great week. Elizabeth x #52

Samantha Elliott said...

Llovelly ccarrdd therre myy llovelly! (Looks a bit like Welsh with all the lls!)
I have some of that card too but cannot help you with make as I too have had it for eons!
Happyy Annivverrssarry Darrllings!!
xx

Danni said...

Happy Anniversary! This card is gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

Darnell, I think this is my all time favorite card! That butterfly is gorgeous and I love that orange circles are so perfect. Back in 1969 & 1970 orange was my favorite color.

carol (krillsister) said...

Happy Anniversary.
Love your card.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Darnell,

Happy Anniversary to you and the Mister! The idea to link up wedding photos is great (although I'm not married). I may try to find one of my parents and link that one up.

The butterfly card is lovely - good luck with the challenge.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay #123

April Story said...

What a beautiful card. I love the simplicity, but it is so elegant. Congrats on your anniversary. We just celebrated our 24th on the 2nd of Jan.
April #141

Marybeth said...

Happy Anniversary, wow 42 years that is amazing I am a few behind you.
I had to scroll down a long time again…lol I know use the jump to comment.
Looks like I have a bit of time to get my card in, I only found about this, this morning… you could have told me when we were talking :)
Love your gorgeous card really it's so beautiful that butterfly is amazing so delicate.
Big Hugs and congrats to you both!

cardz said...

Wow, this party has been a lot of fun. I was showing my daughter the photos linked on Ardyth's blog and telling her how I guessed who got married in the same decade as me by the puff sleeves and hair!
I hope you have had a lovely day with some celebrations of the real rather than virtual kind!
My husband and I just celebrated our 23 anniversary on Jan 6th.
Thanks for your very generous comments about my art and crafting. I am thoroughly enjoying myself and tossing ideas around in my head as to what is my next step. So thanks for the encouragement.
Heather T

Queen Lightwell said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! 42 years is quite an accomplishment. :) Love that your desk seems to be flaunting a bit of crafty messiness these days...looks like you've got several stamps out for play! Hope you have/had a marvelous anniversary. :)
~Deeyll #163

Angelartistok said...

Happy Anniversary! I followed a link over from Joyful Creations with Kim. Your butterfly paper was available as an embossed paper from Bazzill, not sure if it's still current.

Angelartistok said...

Found the paper it's part of the Bazzill Wedding Whites collection and is still available.

BetteK said...

Happy anniverary! Your "clean & simple" card is just beautiful ... just proof, if ever it were needed, that less is more (in materials, maybe, but I can still see the amount of work that went into that card!!!) Love Debbie #48 xXx

Jenni's Jems said...

Happy anniversary to you both and a real achievement in this day and age!Love the photos of you both (cant believe you made that dress fantastic job!!) and it got me so I had to look out our wedding pics and have a reminice(sorry cant spell) and love the idea of sharing pics so hopefully will get round to posting it later...with a little bit of help from the boys :-) x

Shoshi said...

Happy Anniversary, Darnell! Hope you had a lovely day. Your card with the butterfly is gorgeous, and love all the boss-boss-bossing lol!

What a great idea to share wedding photos. I'll hop over and have a look!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi

Caz said...

Wishing you the happiest of anniversaries!! Gorgeous photos. Still chuckling over the wrong buttoned shirt!!!
Happy WOYWW and Anniversary
Caz
#110

Lori said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Love your desk and the beautiful card.

Sorry I am a day late. Fighting the nasty flu.
Lori #84

Nan G said...

Love the butterfly card! Great desk too. a late Happy WOYWW! Nan 113

BetteK said...

Bit late getting back to you after your visit to my blog ... too busy making those icing flowers (all done now and wired into sprays ready to go on the cake!) I have WOYWW'd lots of times but couldn't get round to it for ages so it looked like it was only my 2nd time ... am hoping to make it back here much more often now. I came across your blog ages ago but lost track of it so was delighted to stumble upon it this week and was very keen to follow you now ... I love what you make! Thanks for following me too ... can't tell you how much that meant to me! Love Debbie xXx

Nicky said...

Love your space and your card - I love valentines day too but thats as my DD was born on that day (she will be 19 this year) Happy Anniversary to you – I have not shared my desk this week as am busy looking after my friends cattery but am enjoying looking at everyone else craftiness – Have a great week

Jean said...

This is a fantastic take on the cue word ~ love that embossed butterfly paper and the gorgeous butterfly!

mypapercraftworld said...

Beautiful, Darnell ... lots of lovely embossing yet so so delicate and romantic! Anita :)

maria f. said...

Found what I was lookin' for. 'cept, could you email me your snail mail???