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

WOYWW#192; CASOS#1; DD#38; 10MCD#11 ~ Amore Hearts

Wednesday Welcome!
 
Although I'm still taking my online class and I haven't done my funwork yet, I did finish most of my Valentines like a good girl, so I have time to join in the fun at Ms. Julia's What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday (WOYWW) this week.  I missed you last week.  
 
I've nicely staged my desk for you this time in order to show off showcase my pretty little Valentines.  I just love making them cousin they are all about love and kisses.  My friends and coworkers have ordered up a few, so that's a lot of them you're seeing.  Some you've seen on past challenges.


Gosh it sure makes the desk look purdy!
 
If you're just here on the WOYWW bus and need to get back on, ta ta, and thank you for stopping and letting me know you were here.  As always, I will visit as many of you as I can throughout the week. Thaz okay, right, it's not like your desk is going anywhere. Well, unless your desk this week happens to be your lap, in twitch case I will have trouble finding you.
 
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I've made an uber, and I do mean UUUber, CAS card for the brand new challenge blog, CAS on Sunday.  Basically for this first challenge, anything goes as long as it is a Valentine card.  And CAS, of course!  The title of the challenge is "Be Mine Valentine."  The wonderful sponsor this month is Stampin Utopia.
 
CAS On Sunday Challenge
 
I just love how CAS (clean and simple) seems to be all the rage right now.  Or else I just wasn't looking in the right corners of the Blogsphere before.  Anycake, isn't their logo so fun?!  And the Design Team, child, there are amazingly talented ladies on that team!  I hope you get a chance to check it out and join in the fun!
 
For my colors, I am squeeeeaking through the door at Dynamic Duos, where the colors are aptly Valentiney real red and pretty in pink.
 
 
I think it may have been the CASOS challenge logo that made me think of this:
 
 
 
I used SU! real red for the card base, a mat of SU! pretty in pink, one giant pink brad, one tiny pink brad, and one fabulous metal charm from SU!  That's pretty darn UCAS (uber CAS), you have to admit, but it screams Valentine.
 
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Because of the stark uberness of this card, it took me seriously one minute to make.  Between that, and those hearts, I just have to enter it into the current challenge (#11) at Paulina's clever 10 Minute Craft Dash, where the theme is hearts.  The idea of the challenge is just like it sounds, make a card in 10 minutes or less and note the time.  (You're allowed to get all your ingredients ready before you put together your card.)  The lucky winner will receive a $20 DeNami gift certificate, so check it out!
 
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Ladies and ladies, please put your hands together to give a warm welcome to our two new friends, Linda from Lin's Craft Corner and "Kris in Alaska."  Lin is fairly new to our blogging community and I know she'd love your visit to see her wonderful cards. Kris is a huge supporter of many of our blogs; we'll be ready to return the flavor when she starts her own.  Welcome, ladies, and thank you for hopping on the ride!
 
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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!
 
 
*Life Is Too Short!


66 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Well my goodness...that is a lot of cards, girl!

They all look great...So fun to look at them...like a sea of love!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gosh, such a wonderful selection Valentine cards, I can feel the love. Your CAS cards really are wonderful and so inspiring.
Sue

jill said...

What a lot of love on your desk. Some lovely cards there. jill #16

Helen said...

Morning Darnell Your cards look so pretty all displayed like that. I really must get a move on with mine! I only have to make one but time is running out!!!! Good luck with the challenges. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 53

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Sweet CAS card, for lovers day,
have a nice day,
Tamara

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh Darnell you are a GENIUS! Really, I mean it.

I have been scratching my head over what Valentine to make my DH, but couldn't think what to do. Then your huge brad reminded me that I TOO have some huge heart brads . . . problem solved. THANK YOU!

SUPER desk and wonderful card by the wavy.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Helen said...

What a desk - pretty cards all round. Helen, 14

Andrea said...

wow what a lot of pretty cards you've given me some fab ideas for hubby's card, will keep it simple Thanks for a great post off to check out the fairy tale im intrigued have a great week Andrea x #77

Redanne said...

A gorgeous lot of Valentine cards Darnell, love that grey spotty one in the middle. Your CAS card is brilliant, really, really CAS but gets the message across loud and clear - love it! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #35

PS, looks like a nice sunny day there, we still have snow........

Mrs A. said...

That's a lot of love on your desk this week. Your CAS card totally rocks. hugs Mrs A.

Francesca said...

Goodness what alot of Valentine cards, haven't made my first one yet. Francesca #67

Sandy said...

Sharing all the love with us all.. Look at them all, you have been having fun in the play house and they are just beautiful..
Sandy :) #10

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Wow, you have been busy!! Those all look like they are great cards too!!

Love this CAS card you've shared too, looks yummy enough to eat!!

Thanks so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog! Truly made me smile!

Ria Gall said...

your desk looks so pretty hidden under all those beautiful valentines cards, just amazing.
Happy WOYWW #192
Ria #75

Kim S said...

Oh my gosh - just when I was wrapping my brain (and my card making skills) around CAS - now I have to think UCAS!!?? I don't know how you have made a couple of brads and a charm come together for a perfect UCAS card - but they do!!

Samantha Elliott said...

Pwetty cards on your desk to day Mrs! Alorra love on there too!
Now your card is super CAS - don't think I could do one with that much clear stuff as I would get ink on it somewhere even if I didn't use any!!
It is lubberly tho!
Hugs
xx

Happy Dance said...

Ooodles of love on your desk. Nice! I should get moving on making some for the grandkiddies meself.... Am loving the balentine you made too. So beautifully CAS. Just perfect. Thanks for the CASOS info too. Will hop on over in a bit. Bev

MiniOwner said...

LOL I thought you were sending a lot of Valentines cards! They look great and your co-workers must be pleased. The card I love best is your CaS - it really is classy. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@127)

Queenie Jeannie said...

Lots and lots of Valentines!!! I'm so behind this year and probably won't get caught up! Oh well...Easter is coming..

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #4

Emily Keaton said...

Love, love, love this simple and sweet card, Darnell! And your collection of Valentines on your desk is stunning :-)

lisa said...

There's a lot of love happening on your desk, there. My goodness, you have been busy but they are all beautiful.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #54

Almo said...

Hi Darnell, Your playhouse looks pretty as a picture with all these LOVEly cards. Happy WOYWW Hugs Mo x

Jackie said...

What a lot of happy heart day cards you have made
They look lovely making your desk look bright and cheerful
Jackie11
Scrapbangwallop

JD said...

All Your pretty Valentines look so great on your desk...I have to get busy or my Valentines, will be late like my Christmas cards were...

MaryH said...

Lovely way to show off all your beautiful cards. So many, and so pretty too. You bin a bizee girl to have created such a grand supply. Truly love the Uber card...it's awesome. I'm trying to get 'round to as many WOYWW as I can...I never can manage all of them. Will check out your new friends, and leave some love. Always encouraging to a new blogger (ast me how I no?)Hugs

CraftygasheadZo said...

Beautiful! Have a good week. Take care Zo xx 76

Lori said...

Absolutely love all the cards.

Hope you get a chance to check out my blog and desk.
Have a great day.
Lori #110

Aileen said...

Hi Darnell.

Your desk is showered in love!! Looks like you have been very busy. Your CAS card, I mean UCAS, is wonderful. Super trio of brads.

x

Kristie Goulet said...

Loved that you showcased all of your Valentine cards on your desk! Amazing!!

Speaking of amazing, your Uber CAS card is just that!!!!! Great use of your brads!

Geri said...

Ah, a cornucopia of sweet love! Beautiful! Love your Dynamic Duo entry...CAS perfection!

You are definitely headed to the top of the class with these sweet messages of hugs & kisses!

mypapercraftworld said...

What a delectable selection to showcase on your desk ... delicious! Your uber CAS creation is just perfection ... minimalist magnificence! Anita :)

Karen B said...

Fabulous array of valentines cards Dippy - hope Mister isn't the jealous type! How lucky are your workmates having someone like you to make their love cards. What a great find in the CAS on Sunday challenge and you've totally outdone yourself with this stunner - love those heart brads.

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Carole said...

The Valentines really pretty up your desk... Girl you are tap dancing in the lime light. Congratulations guest designer Darnell

Hammers said...

Oh my I love your desk today..I like making Valentine's cards - it must be because of my obsession with hearts! Happy WOYWW. Cx #111

Kim Heggins said...

Love your desk today! So much love in just one place, how fun. Fabulous card too, who does not love pink and red this time of year.

Lesley said...

Love your array of Valentine's Cards D, they do look so pretty!!!

Marybeth said...

Now this is CAS and I love it! Love all the cards on your desk, hope you get them in the mail. Nice to know some co workers orders some. Hate to see them stay at home.

Tracey McNeely said...

Lovely collection of Valentines Darnell. Love your DD card too, that white heart is fabulous!

Deb said...

oh wow, that is a lot of cards, they all so beautiful! love your CAS card too!
Debxx

alexandra s.m. said...

I am totally impressed!
Wow! You rock The Valentine's theme for sure ;-)

and that last card, argh...it's just so beautiful!
I love these two colors together, pink+red and a bit of white! it does my heart so much good!!

Thanks ;-)

Carol L said...

Your CAS looks great and I love how incredibly simple it is! And just look at all those Valentine's you've made! You go girl! Spread the love :)

laughadaisy said...

Wow, look at all those lovely Valentines all lined up! That's a good little stash. ;-)

And I love your UCAS DD Valentine card. Very cool. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos! ;-)

KayM said...

Oh look at all of those lovely valentines!! And your CAS card is fabulous! The simplicity is very striking!! Great job on combining the challenges!! I'll have to check out the CAS challenge!

Nan G said...

Great bunch of cards! It's your blog show off if you want to! Isn't that how the song went? *grin* hw

April Story said...

I enjoyed seeing all of your Valentine's cards. Such a great variety. April #133

Kezzy said...

Wow all your cards are gorgeous, a desk full of creativity. Happy woyww :-) Kezzy xx

Lisa Lara said...

Love this Darnell. Good for you with all your Valentines. I love your window you have to craft by.

Craftychris said...

Love your UCAS card, its so cool! Your desk looks fabulous with the wonderful array of Valentines cards there and the view from your window looks gorgeous! xx

Lyndal said...

So happy to have your UCAS card join in the fun at the 10 Minute Craft Dash Darnell :)

Eliza said...

That is one really serous collection of love cards. Keep at it girl the world needs more love.

Eliza

*Vicki* said...

Such a darling design!! Love the tiny heart and word!! :) Thanks for playing along with us at CAS on Sunday! Hope you will join us again next time and good luck! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

Kris in Alaska said...

Thanks so much for the warm welcome!
I'm a CAS style card lover myself and work HARD at trying to get it right but alas my cards end up with more than the CAS look I hope for!
Your CAS is divine! So very CAS! Love it!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Ellen said...

Wowza! Look at all those gorgeous valentines! A pretty desk indeed! What an awesome work space you have!!

Di said...

WOW - what a host of cards there! You truly are such a busy bee - clever you doin' the jugglin' act so well.

Happy WOYWW. Hugs, Di xx #51

Poorvi said...

I love your desk with the cards on it :) And I can't believe you made a card in one minute!
Glad you joined us at the 10 Minute Craft Dash

Bonnie said...

Lots of pretty Valentines, Darnell! Your playhouse is bulging with friendliness! What fun!

Caz said...

Gorgeous gathering of Valentines cards - beautiful!!
Love that UCAS card - I don't usually go for CAS cards but that is a stunner!!!
Have a great week
Caz
#98

Paulina said...

Oh my, all of those Valentine cards lined up are lovely! LOVE!

Your card is adorable. One minute cards= amazing. Sweet, simple and perfect.

Thank you for joining in the 10 Minute Craft Dash! I hope you'll play along again, Darnell!

maria f. said...

Your UCAS lovely jumped right out of the red and pink masses over at DD and grabbed me!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Simply gorgeous, Darnell! Looks like you have quite the stash of Valentine's Day cards, too. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

Tamika said...

I thouhgt I was in love with cards. You've got some really pretty ones for that special day.Tamika #126

cassie said...

love your CAS card! and your desk looks great with all those heart cards!

Jess said...

Clean and simple at its finest!! It is perfect. Thanks for playing along with us at the 10 Minute Craft Dash!

Barb said...

UCAS and UPRETTy!!! Thanks for the shout out for our new little challenge :) Your card is perfect! I love the teeny tiny sentiment. Thanks SO much for joining us for CASOS's Be Mine Valentine challenge!

Queen Lightwell said...

That is a whole lotta luvin' on your desk this week! :) I love red and pink together and V-day, if I celebrated it, would be one of my favorites for only that reason! lol Your UCAS card is well done, too. Clean and simple but not underdone, if that makes sense? I've just seen you're on the Pinterest Master List for crafters and now I'm ever so curious about what on earth that means...I'll have to go check it out, huh? :) Thanks for stopping by my blog already and leaving me such a sweet comment. I think my exam went well, but since it had two essay questions it will take a bit for the Prof to get them graded, so I wait on pins and needles! And I have another, even worse, exam tomorrow! Which, you guessed it, I should be studying for right now! So, I'm off...hope you are having a great Monday so far! :) Deeyll #42

aworkofheart said...

I love this card so simple, yet so elegant! And I love that you have such a happy blog, and that you are encouraging newbie bloggers. I will pop over and say hi to your friend and join her blog. I am a newbie too, maybe you can pop over and join mine! I have a newbie question...how do you link to your friend by just using her name? If you don't mind helping me with that question, my email is cathrynseguin@gmail.com. Have a wonderful day!