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!

February 5, 2013

CASology Week 30 ~ Fairytale Guest Designer! and Simon Says Stamp and Show

Happy Tuesday!
 
Tuesday means a new challenge at the always delightful CASology.  I was thrilled beyond words to win Week 28 with my drinkie-poo card, which means I get to be thrilled even more beyonder by the honor of being a guest designer!  I even get a badge! 
 

The Design Team is made up of a lot of sensationally talented card makers, so I am in awesome company!  Please check them out and join in this fun weekly challenge, if you don't already!  This week the cue card word is:


I know, right?  But, wait, don't panic.  Just think about all the fairy tales you know.  There's the one, uh-huh, and then the one ... see, it's not that hard.

Especially if you make it personal, your very own fairytale.
 
For me, it has to be about going from stamping in the garage to having my own little Playhouse.  I often hear, "I am so jealous!"  It is super cool, but I'm nobody special.  I had to wait a long time before it happened.  I had to kiss a lot of frogs!
 

Not in the usual sense of kissing frogs, of course.  Thankfully, I didn't have to kiss a lot of frogs before I met my Mister Prince Charming, but I did have to be patient while we worked to make my fairytale come true. 
 
Well, here, maybe if I wrote you my personal fairytale to go along with my card, that would explain it best:
 
The Story of the Stamping Playhouse
 
There was an old woman who stamped just for fun,
Stuck in the garage where she never saw sun.
Ten years she collected, she stamped, and she dreamed,
Patience and longing were virtues it seemed.
Then Mister appeared through the cobwebs and grime,
His motorcycle, deftly, he stopped on a dime.
 
"Look out!" she did cry, as she reached out her hand,
"I'm saving those dimes to bulldoze our land."
 
Her Mister could see the desire in her eyes
and he wanted the garage for his own tools and dies.
 
"My lady," he bowed, his helmet so bright,
"I'll build you a Playhouse, t'will bring me delight."
 
Fairytales do happen, it's true, don't you see?
It can happen for you,  'cause it happened for me!

 Mwah!!

~~~

Thanks to my friend, Annie, I'm also entering this in Simon Says Stamp and Show.  How about that?  I call it very fairytalish serendipity!!

~~~

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

Thank you so much for stopping by the Playhouse. Special thanks to you if you take the time to leave a comment or join as a follower!

 
Paper:  Bazzill pink, rose;
  DCWV patterned
Stamps:  Penny Black, "Toadily" 30-022
Ink:  Memento black, Prisma pencils;
  Sakura Clear Star gel pen
Corner Chomper

48 comments:

Meghan said...

What a sweet fairytale Darnell! I absolutely loved your winning card and this one is another great take on the cue card! Thanks for being a part of CASology!

Hannelie said...

Not only can you stamp, you're a poet too!
Great card, and good to see your inspiration card in the gallery this week!

Tracey McNeely said...

Darnell my dear again a wonderful post and card for being our Guest Designer. So glad to have you along!

Emily Keaton said...

Congratulations on your guest designer position, Darnell! Your card is adorably CAS and I just love your stamping Playhouse personal fairytale! This is terrific. Thanks for the smile today!

Redanne said...

Wowzers! Many congratulations on your win AND GDT position - you so deserve this honour. Do I have to make an appointment to speak to you now though?........ Today's card and poem are fabulous Darnell. You should enter this into Simon Says Stamp and Show just to get it seen.... Big hugs, Annie xx

Rosemary said...

i knew you would provide us with not only a great card, but also a great read!! love your poem and your card! so happy to have you guesting along with us this week at CASology!

Kathyk said...

Well Whoop de doo and Bumungous Congratulations on your GDT slot - fab card and pome too!

Kathyk

Kathyk said...

Well Whoop de doo and Bumungous Congratulations on your GDT slot - fab card and pome too!

Kathyk

Suze Bain said...

You're a poet and we didn't even know it! Another wonderful post Darnell. Yes, dreams do come true and you thoroughly deserve yours. Fab card and poem and congrats again on your CASology win. Xx

Jen W. said...

LOL! Your fairytale is brilliant, Darnell! Do you rent out the Mister to build playhouses for others?

Your card rocks - so excited to have you as our guest designer! Love that bright green and the cutie pie frog - he actually does look rather kissable!

Melissa said...

Not only did you create the cutest frog card, but you went and created a poetic fairy tale! Way to show the rest of us up! :) Your creative genius is something else! We're honored to have you designing with us this week! :)

Ardyth said...

You are too much! A poet as well as everything else! Love it! Love the bright cheery colours on your card and the big MWAH!

Di said...

WONDERFUL!! Both the fairy tale and the super card.

I had to wait for my craft room to be built too - still sometimes sit here and pinch myself!!

Congratulations my friend!!

Hugs, Di xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Love your fairy tale card & 'true life' tale where your handsome prince built you an beautiful & fun playhouse. Congratulations on your Guest DT spot, well deserved. Love reading your blog posts :) Have a great day, Shirleyx

Irene said...

Great card Darnell, love your fairy tale.
luv
irene
xxxx

Judy1223 said...

Oh, wow, what a treat! Not only a wonderful card but a poem to go along with it! Congrats on being our guest designer this week...and bravo on your wonderful, inspiring card!

Bobby said...

You are rocking those CASology challenges. First winner, then honorable mention, and then guest designer. They love you as much as the rest of us do.

The poem is so cute. My mom always likes to write poems and I think a got a little of that from her, but not like this. I'm glad your fairytale came true.

Kristie Goulet said...

What a sweet, sweet fairytale! HUGE congratulations to you for your GDT spot! You are rockin' these cue words. :)
Mwah!!

Joyce said...

Love your fairytale, and your playhouse, too. Congrats on being a guest designer. Your card is just darling.

Maureen Merritt said...

You are so sweet, I love your fairy tale. You always make me smile :)
I love your card too, a very well deserved GD spot! Congrats!

Harriet Skelly said...

Love, love, love your fairytale! Congrats on being a guest designer on Casology! Your fairytale card is the cutest!!

Jessi Fogan said...

Once again you rocked it! I love that kiss & frog :) Mwah!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Congrats on your well deserved win and your GDT spot.
Your card is fabulous and I LOVE your poem , that's cheered me up so much, thank you!!

Sue

Craftychris said...

ooh I love your fairytale poem (dreams do happen!) and the sweet card too! Congratulations on your design team post, well deserved! xx

Karen B said...

Dippy your drinkie poo card definitely deserved to win and congratulations on your guest DT spot. Love your fairytale card but love your rhyming story even more - it's lovely and made me feel good so I'm sending you a huge virtual hug and a mwah!

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Deanna Jean said...

Congrats on the guest DT! Your card is cute and I loved your fairytale story. :)

Carole said...

No surprise to learn of your story telling talents along with poetry and fairy tales

Sandy said...

Lol love the poem and Mister is your Prince Charming on his steed of metal in your real life fairy tail.. Love the little froggy card its adorable. Great little bloggy badge for being a guest designer well done..
Sandy :)

Bonnie said...

Congratulations again on your win and being the Guest Designer this week! Love the card and the poem! What fun!

Carol L said...

You're a poet and I never knew it! I love your little fairy tale poem!! It goes perfectly with your froggy card! Cute!

Cathy said...

Congratulations on your DT spot! Cute fairytale card and a wonderful tale :)

scrappymo! said...

Great card! I chuckled when i saw it...perfect lipstick too !

KayM said...

Oh my goodness I love to come to your blog!! There is always something here to make me laugh, inspire me, or make me so envious ( the playhouse). I love your card, but even more I LOVE your poem!! That was so cute! Congratulations on being guest designer!!

Amy V. said...

Great card, awesome poem and an inspiring message. Anything worth having is worth working for and waiting for, as your story so aptly reminds us. Thanks for sharing!

Jean said...

Fantastic card & poem ~ so happy your fairytale came true!

Andrea said...

well done on your DT spot and what a fab fairytale,id struggl eo string to line together !!.. some things are just worth waiting for and I love happy endings, Im really just a sofy at heart (some wouldnt belive that!) Andrea x

Kim S said...

Congratulations!!! On CASology, on the wonderful playhouse and on a perfect Mister!! (Although I did have friends over yesterday that know you afar and we all had a good giggle over his earlier photo with the mis-buttoned shirt!! So maybe he has just a tiny flaw!)

JD said...

Congrats on your Guest Designer spot! Your card and poem are so adorable. You are reminding me that I should post the poem that My granddaughter wrote for me...(If I can find it...smile)

Gillian said...

Aw I love that poem Darnell so cute. Your card is also adorable!

Marybeth said...

Loved the poem, and a huge Congrats on the GDT spot. I am so glad you taught me that I can just go to the jump to comment. lol Love your sweet fairy tail card!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

This was such an awesome post to read! I loved reading your fairytale and then seeing it conveyed in your fun card! Lovely bright design too, I love the colours!

Kim Heggins said...

Darnell, congrats on being this week's guest designer. Your card is so adorable and that story, so sweet!

Anita Houston said...

The proverbial frog and prince story...love it! I hope he turns into a handsome, nice, and rich one! Cute card...love the lips! Thank you for showing us your magic at Simon Says Stamp & Show this week!

Robin K. said...

Now that's what I call a fairy tale!!!! Congrats on your guest DT spot! Your card really made me smile:)

Kelly Griglione said...

Ummm, you're amazing?!? Really, truly. So blessed we met!

Susan said...

Congrats on the GD spot! So deserved....and this card..how darn cute!! As for your poem...who knew a poet resided in your pickled brain! LOL! You know I love you!

Barb said...

WONDERFUL!!! I love that your fairy tale came true...and that his helmet was shiny. So witty!

mypapercraftworld said...

Adorable ... the sweet card and the loveliest true fairy tale ... you are an inspiration! Anita :)