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!

March 24, 2013

OLW 132 ~ Inspired by Tissues

Happy Funday!
There is a challenge that holds a special place in my heart because it was one of the first ones I ever linked to back in December 2011.  It's "One Layer Wednesday" (OLW) with several outstanding hostesses who rotate the weekly challenges.  I've missed a few lately, so I was happy to be able to knock out a card to play with this week's hostess, the incredible Heather Telford of bits and pieces. 

Heather's theme this week is "Inspired by Packaging."  On Friday before we headed over to the twins, I looked around the Playhouse, just for fun on the off-chance I would see something ~ scanning with my eyes like Mrs. Marple at a crime scene ~ that would spark an idea.
It didn't take long to spot the box of Kleenex in a rockin' design and some of my favorite colors.  So, last night back at home, I gathered up my own "bits and pieces" and set to work


to create this quick CAS OLC (one-layer card):


That was fun!  Thanks, Heather!  You should check out One Layer Wednesday, if you don't already and I think a lot of you don't already.  I know there are lots of you who are one-layer proficient because I see your cards over at Less Is More, so I hope you will join OLW, too!!

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We had a great time at the twins' game and they both got hits on a sunny spring day! 


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Later, after eight attempts, I managed to get one great updated picture of the twins for my avatar, since the one I use now is over a year old.  Now I just have to figure out how to edit my avatar to drop in the new photo.
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And finally, here is a picture of the repurposed fireplace at the twins' home.  Lovely, isn't it?
Let's take a closer look at the new purpose!
Why, it's a little cozy dog cave for the granddog, Duke!  He loves it in there, snug as a bug! 
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Off to play.  I hope you are having as funna weekend as we are!  Enjoy!  No, seriously, enjoy!  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!

Paper:  Michael's sale bin;
Stamps:  SU!
Ink/Markers:  SU!; Signo white
Corner Chomper
 


37 comments:

Kathyk said...

Fab card and pix - love the name "granddog"!!!

Have a great Sunday, Darnell

Kathyk

tilly said...

love the tissue box inspired card lol... great to be with the young generation isn't it! fab pictures
Tilly

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love that a OLW doesn't have to be white! Great colours and great take on your packaging!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Amazing card,
hugs Tamara

Bobby said...

Oh no, another Bits & Pieces. How'd that happen? I love the inspiration for your card, and the card itself. Wish I could do one layer cards but I just don't have the equipment.

Jenni's Jems said...

Love this and the what a change to see a olc that isn't white!...says her that has done black and white cards to death but after seeing this it has inspired me to try experimenting with colour! x

Sue - said...

Lovely card and love the doggy cave. Glad you had a nice sunny day for the match.It was cold and snowy here!

Sandi McLean said...

Love the repurposed packaging card! The "twinks" are adorable and so is the dog bed! Just saying hello!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Darnell as always. Cute pictures of the twinks and what a sweet baby sleep in his bed.

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Darnell, I love the colours.
Such fabulous photos, Duke looks like he loves his new dog cave, thanks for sharing
Sue xx

Susan said...

Your take on your "inspiration" is absolutely super!! Love the card!

Bonnie said...

The blue flowers on the textured blue cardstock are gorgeous! Love seeing the twinks as always. They look like they're lots of fun and sweetness with a little mischief thrown in!

Cheryl said...

I have looked at that same box of tissues and thought that I could make a card from that pattern, too. But I haven't...Love your card!

MagsB said...

A fab card - what a great idea to use the pretty box! And what a sweet pic of the granddog in his comfy new 'cave'! Love it!

love Mags B x

Carol L said...

Your card is a great case of that tissue box, and very pretty with the white detail work! I love those big smiles on the boys, and the dog cave is too cute :)

stampwithsandy said...

Darnell, I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one who cases my tissue box, LOL! Your card is just gorgeous. I LOVE how you did the flowers, guess you used a white gel pen? Love Duke's dog cave, too! He's a lucky doggy!

Kristie Goulet said...

You rocked this OLC using your tissue box as inspiration. I was eyeing my tissue box the other day and was thinking of using it as inspiration too. How fun!
Love the new picture of the twinks and the re-purposed fire place is so cool!!! TFS!!!

Rosemary said...

fab card, darnell... a perfect interpretation of the inspiration piece! love your "grand-dog's" new little snuggle spot!

cardz said...

Superb card. The tissues were crying out to be the inspiration piece and your interpretation is so pretty.
Heather T

Hannelie said...

It looks great Darnell!
Have a great week!

JD said...

Great job with your card, and very creative casing the tissue box...
Great photos...thanks for sharing.

cindyleebeedesigns.com said...

Totally awesome card from tissue inspiration. I have a box that sits upstairs in a low traffic area, and every time I see it...I say, I am going to make a card like that!! I must do it now since you INSPIRED me too...be on the lookout. Love seeing your family in your posts;))

scrappymo! said...

Amazing card!
Love the reference to Grandog! teehee

Redanne said...

And there was me thinking you had chopped up the Kleenex box til I had a closer look - I love that card and it's gorgeous colours. You really are the 'Mistress' of this kind of card Darnell - it is so beautiful.
Lovely pics of the twinks and the new dog bed(room) is so sweet....he must be lovely and cosy in there. Hugs, Annie xx

Claire said...

What a fab 'artistic interpretation' of the tissue box Darnell! I really must try a OLW challenge...I'm a 'pile on the layers' type of card maker so I'm not sure how well I'd do!

Karen B said...

Great card Dippy - love your take on the tissue box and the colours you have used are fab. Love the photo of the twinks and the grandog's new bedroom!!! lol

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous one layer card Dolly!! I struggle so much with those. Love, love, love the soft blue tone and your pretty flowers. Great inspiration from the Kleenex box!! :) Lolly xx

Geri said...

I have tried two or three comments on this post so if they all suddenly appear after touring cyberspace, my apologies!

Love the pics! Looks like the twinks are going to be totally involved in sports! Good thing - keeps them, out of trouble and away from video games!

Absolutely one of the best takes on an inspiration piece/photo that I have seen! You captured every single detail perfectly! Of course, these colors rock, but it is your perfectly executed rule of thirds that knocks this right out of the ball park (hmmmm....so that's where the twinks get thier baseball talent from!)

mypapercraftworld said...

Love the gorgeous soft blue cardstockand the delicacy of the flowers ... so 'Amazing'! Super picture of the smiling twinks! Anita :)

Jenny said...

Hey thats such a cool design and perfect to replicate on a card :0)
I'm predicting the dog-cave is the next big thing in interior design.... our mutt would love one too :0)
Jenny x

MaryH said...

Loved your inspiration card! I saw Heather's packaging card too, and it was lovely. You did a grand job with repurposing your 'inspiration' into a lovely card. Enjoyed seeing the picture of your little ones, and your granddog! We have 3 grand rescued greyhounds that we refer to that way (no grandchildren..so that's the best we can do!). TFS

Sue W said...

Beautiful one layer card Darnell !
Fabulous way to share your inspirational product and the colours are delish!

Joyce said...

This is a super card. You know, I have that box of Kleenex, and I can't tell you how often I look at it and think how great it would look as a card. Now, you have shown me I was not crazy.

shirley-bee said...

This is beautiful, Darnell! I love the colour scheme, and those sketchy flowers.

butlersabroad said...

Ah, very purdy, love that colour. Those twinks are growing up fast! I've noticed than one always smiles with his mouth open, the other smiles with his mouth shut! Obviously I visit here far too often if I pick up things like that!

Hugs
Brenda

Zippy said...

Love the OWL, fab colours. Your twinks are adorable and love the dog! xxx

Barb M said...

another stunner! you're killing me over here Darnell! i love the repurposed bed for duke. he's a prince!