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 21, 2013

MUSE #5 ~ Hello, Dear Friend

A Rootin' Tootin' Hello Thursday!

I had to take a break from my stamp reorganization and make a card.  Reorganizing is really tiring and really boring, but it will be so worth it when I'm done.  A while back I learned a new word from my friend Kim S., a word that has made it's way into the Urban Dictionary.  It's "exhaustipated."  It means "being so tired you no longer give a shizz."  I love it and wish I'd thought of it.  Oh, wait. 
 
Another comingled word I like is confuzzled.  I mean, I don't know if that's in the Urban Dictionary, but it's in my dictionary.
 
So if we could just focus back on the card blog for a minute ... I made a quick card for challenge #5 over at the MUSE Card Club.  This week we are fortunate to have Design Team member Marion Vagg as our Muse!  Marion made this bright and colorful card for our CASEing pleasure:
 
Hello 
It's so cheerful, my goodness.  You would smile with your whole face if you got that in the mail!  I am still a newbie at using washi tape, although I did make a similar banded card using washi-tape and an elephant not too long ago.  It was a fun technique I was looking forward to doing again and I got my wish in no time.  I don't have tapes in the sunny colors that Marion used, but I flipped my card and CASEd her design idea with some tapes I do have and I used a similar "hello" sentiment.
 
I hope you like my interpretation:
 

The sentiment is one I happened to mention just yesterday when talking about cutting up stamps, so it's funny how that worked out!  Both washi tapes are from Freckled Fawn; as you can see from the slight glare, the pretty silver one has a glossy finish.

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Okay, short and sweet for me today.  I'm off to visit Verna, followed by a ladies luncheon, and then I'll be back to tackling the mess in the Playhouse.  It occurs to me that you might wonder what I'm doing at a ladies luncheon.  Oh, very funny.


Here's a real funny I saw on Facebook:

 
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Enjoy your day!   No, seriously, enjoy your day.   LITS*!  Don't exhaustipate yourself!

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!

*Life Is Too Short!
 
Paper:  PTI white
Stamp:  SU! Moving Forward
Washi tape from Freckled Fawn
Bling from Hero Arts

52 comments:

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Without being a kiss ass, I prefer your colour way with the washi tape card! I ike the soft tones much better than brights :)
Hope you and your family are ok, am thinking of you xxxx

Hannelie said...

I Like I like I LOVE!!!

Cheryl said...

I really, really like this card! That silver shimmer and soft color combo are beautiful.

Sue - said...

Hi Darnell, pretty card and have to say I like your colours better!

Happy Dance said...

Ladies luncheon? Then that means you're the queen of the ladies and it should be a banquet! And I love how you made Marion's card your own. Beautiful colors and the little bitty blings and sentiment. Beautimus! Bev

Deborah Frings said...

LOL!!!! Love your cartoon - still laughing!! Oh dear - your card is just beautiful. I love the soft colours and the shimmer from the silver washi. Great work.

Have a very enjoyable lunch - and good luck with the rest of the organisation. Mine has stalled a bit! But I'll get there!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Great post Darnell. Love your CASEd card.

Laughed at the cartoon.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Redanne said...

I laughed at the cartoon too - that would be me left behind..... Marion's card is happy and cheerful but yours is more elegant and regal and each would be a delight to receive....... hope you enjoyed the lunch! Hugs, Annie xx

Rosemary said...

so soft and pretty, darnell...a lovely take on the MUSE card. love those two words you shared... may have to start using them!

Jackie said...

Your blog is always such a joy to read Darnell! Your urban slang always has me in stitches!!!

I'm new to the world of washi tape and I hope to get some more soon. You've created a real beauty with yours. It looks like the silver is metallic. So pretty!

ADORE the cartoon too! LOL! Thanks for the laugh, I needed it.

Aileen said...

So soft and serene! Enjoy your luncheon! x

Geri said...

This is soooo soft & pretty! I love the three wee blings at the bottom - are they clear glass beads? (I just gotta know!)

Hope you had a lovely lunch :)

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Hello dear friend, lovely cards.
Have a nice Friday
hugs
Tamara

Allisa said...

LOVE your card! I have yet to start hoarding washi tape....love the silver tape, it is so pretty!

Sian Ridley said...

Firstly, I would like to thank you for becoming my personal Honourable Mention advisor! Ha ha! Ok, so I've only had two, but you have been the one to let me know both times! Thank you so much! :)

Secondly, exhaustipated and confuzzled are awesome words! I use confuzzled, but exhaustipated is a new one on me and I love it!

And last, but by no means least, I LOVE your card! The colours are perfect together and I may have to try the combo out for myself!! I would smile from here to next Tuesday if I got this through the post, just as you would Marion's! :)

I hope you enjoyed your ladies luncheon - very posh!! :)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the mint and silver together - you're right on trend! And the pretty bling - this card is also guaranteed bring a smile!

Vicky Hayes said...

Well it's half term here Darnell so I definitely am exhaustipated! Love your banded card with the sentiment peeking between two of the bands. You sound as if you have a busy day - have fun! Vicky x

Lynda Beazley said...

Hello Darnell,
Thank you for visiting Sparks of Art yesterday. I'm new to all of this and its a joy to recieve such lovely comments and then whizz across to visit back. Wow! a crafty playhouse all of your own and such a lot of fab stash!! I'm seriously green!
Have a happy week
Lynda B #160

Colleen said...

Beautiful color choices, Darnell! Sure enjoy your stories! always a great morning read!

Kristie Goulet said...

I so enjoy coming to your blog each time you post and reading your stories, oh and of course, seeing your beautiful cards. ;) This one is GORGEOUS! I love the soft colors!

lostinpaper said...

Saw your stunning card over at Muse, what gorgeous colours together, LoVe it Darnell! Must go take a peek at the urban dictionary, sounds like fun.

mypapercraftworld said...

As ever, Darnell, it's a joy to visit for a good dose of creativity, inspiration and a good chuckle. This card is just gorgeous ... love the subtle colours and the bling on the sentiment strip!

Neets B said...

Such gorgeous soft colours, they work wonderfully together, beautiful card :)

Samantha Elliott said...

Liking the word exhaustipate! My current word is procraftinating!!
Pretty and fresh card. Likie it!
x

JD said...

Really like your card so soft and pretty! Great cartoon...tfs...

Carol L said...

Gorgeous card Darnell! I L.O.V.E. the washi tapes you used, especially the silver shimmer! Love that hilarious cartoon too, and most of my days feel like I missed the boat too! funny :)

Jean said...

Absolutely fantastic washi tapes ~ both just gorgeous! Love the cartoon too, I am late more than I am on time ;).

Tracey McNeely said...

You don't have to hope I like your interpretation, I do love it Darnell. Beautiful beautiful card, great colours and patterns.

Tenia Nelson said...

What a beautiful card!!

Kim Heggins said...

I love your new word, I feel that way more than I care to admit! And that comic, just too darn funny! I am in love with your card, it is so beautiful. See you soon.

Joyce said...

Wonderful Muse card. I love all the tapes you used, and your sweet tiny sentiment just tucked in there. Also, laughing at your comic. That's a good one.

Amy V. said...

I love the elegant colors you chose! I think your card and colors are perfect for the sentiment you used. And sadly, I am identifying with that cartoon a little bit too much lately!! We're snowed in this week and the tiny humans in my house are getting cabin fever, which certainly is exhaustipating for the mommy!!

Lyndal said...

FAB colour combo with your washi Darnell - LOVE it :)

Jessi Fogan said...

Reorganizing is definitely tiring. Breaks & reinforcements are necessary for shizzle ;) Love your vocab additions. And that comic - swear to peanuts I've said that more than once. Oh crap, that was today? Whoops.
I love the soft colours of your card - and that sentiment is just sweet & perfect for pretty much every single occasion. Enjoy the "ladies" luncheon, lol :)

Sandy said...

Loved the muse card this week and yes it was in my WOYWW post on the desk, good spotting.. I really liked the stripes and love your card with the washi tape looks fab.. Your cartoon made me chuckle..
Sandy :)

KayM said...

Oh fabulous take on the muse card Darnell!! Love the washi tape! Had a good laugh at the cartoon too! Hope you had fun with the ladies :)

Craftychris said...

Love your card - I have never tried washi tape. The comingled words are cool and amusing - so is the cartoon! I so look forward to your posts, they are very entertaining! Thank you xx

Jenny said...

Love your choice of colours, so soft and calming :0)
Great cartoon, even with a calendar it's been said often in our house!!
Jenny x

Bonnie said...

I love this shiny on the tape and that soft aqua! I think this would put a big smile on someone's face too!

Barb said...

reading your posts is relief for my exhaustipation and confuzzlement. just what the doctor ordered! beautiful card my organized friend. love the silvery shimmer and pretty elegance. FAB take on Marion's awesome card!

Lesley said...

I saw that funny on FB too! Hilarious!!! Love your card Darnell with the washi tape...I need to try this stuff! Your colours and design are eye-catching and pretty!!

Karren said...

Your card is stunning! I love the colors you've chosen and the patterns are beautiful. Lovin' the word exhaustipated - I can see that becoming a much-used word in my vocabulary!

karen m said...

Love your gorgeous card Darnell - that washi tape looks fab! I am yet to try any myself but you have inspired me! Hope you are getting organized with your stamps - hugs xx

baileyrosy.com said...

O h I love the toon so funny made my day ! Oh and your cards not bad either... In fact it's beautiful and I too prefer the lovely cool colours you have chosen. It's always such an education to visit your blog I have learnt so many new words as well as fab techniques.

Marie

Kate said...

This is absolutely beautiful , i love the simplicity and colour way you went with, stunning.
Kate xx

Kim S said...

From the comments, it seems like "exhaustipated" might be taking off!! And I like Samantha's comment introducing the work "procraftinating". I am definitely feeling both right now! And I'm feeling a little bit like the dinosaurs - definitely left behind. Geez - I gotta shake this off. I'm thinking I need to justify some time in my craft corner - there's nothing like it for brightening a day. I LOVE your card. As I often do, I jumped right on the washi trend and now they sit in their container and just look at me. I totally love the beautiful tapes you have found and the stunning card that you have created!

landerson213 said...

Gorgeous card! I love that silver and the tiny sentiment! :)

Lauren
http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

Tanis Scott said...

What a beautiful card. That silver washi is so pretty. I've never seen metallic washi before.

Gillian said...

This is so pretty & delicate Darnell

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card Darnell, I love these colours.

aworkofheart said...

Sweet card Darnell, I love your color palette, it is so calming, for me something I needed to see today, so thank you for that!

cindyleebee said...

Darnell,

a late response...but i loved your card! the precision of the washi tape is perfect!!