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 6, 2013

Simon's and WOYWW (#196) ~ A Year of Weeks

Hey, Hey, Hey, it's Wednesday!
 
It's time for What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday (WOYWW), where you post a picture of your desk or other craft area and share it with the world on a hop run by our beloved leader, Julia.  She has a "what's it" for you to click on over at her place which asplains it a whole lot better than I can.
 
A couple of days ago I was searching for something I knew I had put on a WOYWW post and I noticed that I had written 51 posts dedicated to WOYWW on the ol' bloggarino, so this is my 52nd weeks' worth, nonconsequential, but almost.  I got my start here and I'm a happy "regular" now, even though there are many who have been posting for close to FOUR years!!  That's 208 whole weeks, which pales my comparison!
 
Here's my desk.  I have a wee bit of a mess from cards I made and posted earlier this week.
 
 
I have a busy couple of days ahead of me.  I'm leaving on Sunday to go and visit one of my sisters who lives halfway across the country.  Her husband died two years ago and just this past Valentine's Day another sister's husband died, so the two sisters are going to move in together.  Before that can happen, one of their homes has to be sold, so I'm going to go and help stage the home for sale.  I would appreciate your positive vibes and prayers for a smooth transition for my sisters so they can begin their new journey together sooner, rather than later.
 
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Happy Mothering Day!
 
I just read on another blog that Sunday is Mother's Day in the UK.  We don't have ours in the States until May 12th.  I love that in the UK it is called "Mothering Day."  I mean, seriously, I love that.  Who couldn't use some mothering?  It's a sweet and nurturing way to say it.  For those of you that only visit me on the WOYWW tours, I will take this opportunity to wish you a very happy Mothering Day!!  Since I didn't know in time to par avion a card to you, here is my cyber card in your honor, which I'm entering in the "Anything Goes" challenge at Simon Says Stamp:
 
 
So, okay, it's all about friends, not mothers, and it's a little brighter than a normal MD card, but I hope you like it.  I got the idea to try my hand at making this card from my friend Di's beautiful card over at Pixie's.  It's a twist on the triple layer technique ~ there's no stamping!
 
I thought you might wonder about that George S. flower so I took a pic of the packaging:
 
Aren't they so pretty? 
 
I backed my packaged flower with a fussy-cut flower from a piece of Papertrey designer paper and a punched flower in a solid color behind that. 
 
 
So it's double tripling.  You see what I'm saying?  A triple layer and a triple flower.  Can you match my double triple triple and raise me a single double?  Where's the drinks trolley? 
 
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I hope you'll let me know you stopped by so I can return the flavor.  I'll miss you next week!  Enjoy your day and your WOYWW tour!  No, seriously, enjoy!   Life is too short!
 
 

56 comments:

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous really gorgeous card. Love the flower.
Hugs Tamara

Sue - said...

Lovely card Darnell. Must try that triple technique sometime! Hope your trip goes well and you get the house sorted.

Julia Dunnit said...

Am loving the double tripling. And the fact that you have a beautiful pink card on your workdesk and yet all the pens are shades of blue. You are so clever.
I wish your ssters extreme fortune in their settling together, what a great idea. Bet you'll have a lovely time together getting the house ready too.

Julia Dunnit said...

Argh, posted too soon - congratultions on your year as a WOYWWer! So happy you're a regular part of my week - I know a lot of people are...52 weeks...says a lot about you gal. Just sayin'.

Cathy said...

Love your multi layered flower! Hope all goes well with your family :) Cathy x

Helen said...

Gorgeous card. Hope the house sale goes smoothly, a big upheaval for all, but good luck! Helen 8

Sandy said...

Hope all goes well with the house staging what a great idea for your sisters to move in together.. Love your double tripling card and the pretty flower..
Sandy :) #16

Brenda Brown said...

Loved looking around your desk Daenell, You have lots of lovely bits and pieces to look at and I love your card. I hope all goes well for your sisters. TFS.
Happy WOYWW.
hugs {brenda} x0x #90

Karen said...

Love your pink card. I never used to be a pink girly, but it's growing on me! Hope all goes well at the home staging and Good Luck to your sisters! Happy WOYWW! Karen x

Heather Alger said...

Gorgeous bright colours for your design love the triple layering and flower - Looks Fab x
Happy WOYWW Heather #59

House of Bears said...

Well a happy WOYWW birthday to you, 52 weeks deserves cake at least. Good luck to your sisters. Great card by the way.

Waving hi from the bears @#80 this week.

Marit said...

52 weeks... wow! That's worth a celebration, isn't it?!! (I"m in for the third week now... I'm still a newbie then.) I love your card, and Mother's (mothering) day in the UK? OHMY... I better check when it is here, in the Netherlands. I don't want to forget it and leave my mom without a fun card... happy woyww, Marit #94

(just checked, our Mother's day is May 12 too, pfew)

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW - and congrats on making it to the 52nd week (must count up and see how many I have done). Gorgeous pink flower card - so simple, but effective. Hope your sisters get everything sorted and their move brings them happiness. Ali x #22, with candy

Hammers said...

Congrats 52 WOYWWs that is awesome. I am hoping to stay a part of WOYWW for that long :) Good luck to your sisters, how nice that they are going to be together. Love the card and the triple doubling...is it time for the drinks trolley? Happy WOYWW Cx #103

Ria Gall said...

sending you and your two sisters loving thoughts and gentle hugs it is at times like this that your family means everything and how lucky are they to have you as their sister.
Loving ths Mothering Card for us over hear my beautiful teenage children are planning a joint surprise for me as my birthday is three days after mothers day, I am totally blessed with my two.
Have a great WOYWW thank you for sharing your workspace today
Ria #39

Maisie Moonshine said...

Happy WOYWW Anniversary! Sending all good thoughts and wishing for happier times to come for you and your sisters. P.S. thanks for the card! MM x #99

Bobby said...

I hope going halfway across the country doesn't put you in bad weather. I'm sure your sisters appreciate your help and support. We had two sisters in our condo this winter who both recently lost their husbands, and they were having a ball, exploring the area and doing things together. Prayers for safe travel for you and a quick sale and happy life for your sisters.

Pallavi said...

I spy a lot of fun tools! Love Love Love your space :) Happy WOYWW!

Craftychris said...

The card is gorgeous and I love the flower. I am sending positive vibes to your sisters, I hope all goes well with the move. They are very lucky to have you to help them. xx

Tracey McNeely said...

Wow a whole year? Your card is divine and I LOVE that flower so much. If you hadn't shown the package I would have thought you made it. I am sending positive vibes to you and your sisters for a smooth transition!

Almo said...

Hi Darnell is that your desk in a mess or am I on the wrong blog? One whole year on WOYWW bottoms up as we say when things deserve a celebration with a tipple, or is that a triple double:) Hope you get the house sorted and sending best wishes to your sisters. Hugs Mo#41

Redanne said...

Hi Darnell, I am late and have not joined in again (Builders - cut internet connection - no contact with the outside world for 2 days!). Love your Mother's Day card, the flower is stunning.

Sending much love and hugs to your Sisters, how wonderful that they are going to live together, such a sensible idea. Wishing them all the very best....

Well done on 52 weeks of WOYWW, that is where I met you about that number of weeks ago.. so glad I did! Hugs, Annie xx

Suze Bain said...

Enjoy your time with your sisters Darnell - everything is going to work out just fine! Xx

butlersabroad said...

Woo look at your desk! Even your pens are sorted by colour, girl you need to get out more, that trip to the midwest will do you the power of good, hope it all goes well. Love your card too, in England we call that day Mothering Sunday, as Mother's Days is always on a Sunday! And no, you're wrong, it's not the lack of knitting on my desk!! I don't always have knitting out anyway, but there was always something else going on... more of a theme than a "thing" I suppose!!

Glad you liked the card!

Hugs
Brenda

butlersabroad said...

I hit post too quick!! I checked, I've done 147 WOYWWs, even I was surprised at that! And no snow here either, it clipped SW Michigan but not SE Michigan, in fact, we were sunny and above freezing yesterday while Chicago was being buried in snow!

Hugs
Bxx

Jessi Fogan said...

WOW! That's definitely the result of some creating madness :) It does sound like a busy time ahead of you - how wonderful that you can go & help. And although the circumstances bringing them together aren't positive, it sounds like your sisters are making the best of it. Have a good trip - and a safe one!

Harriet Skelly said...

I hope all goes well on your trip Darnell. Keeping you and your sisters in my prayers! I love that idea of the triple stamping with the patterned paper - it looks easier than the stamping version.

Kristie Goulet said...

I will keep you and your sisters in my prayers! Have a safe trip. I love your bright pink card! So pretty and the flower is to die for!!

Lisa Carroll said...

What a beautiful card! Love that shade of pink. :) Thank you for joining the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog!

mypapercraftworld said...

Beautiful card, Darnell, the flower and vibrant pink are perfect for a MD card IMHO!

We do two MDs in our house ... the UK one and the French one on 26 May, so twice the celebration for such a special person!

I'll keep you and your sisters in my prayers as they begin their new adventure together ... they're lucky to have you to help with the staging ... we've seen pictures of your lovely home!

Safe travelling ... Anita :)

Fandhmum said...

Hi Darnell,
Lovely pink card and lots of pens - v nice
Rosie x

Samantha Elliott said...

Give my best to your sisters from me Honey.
Gorgeous card there. Trust you to have your Mother's Day card finished before me, but mine are in progress on my desk!! Yikes!!
Hugs
xx

Geri said...

Double, triple, triple....would score you 10's across the board in figure skating...and card making! Bright pink has a vibrancy about it that just oozes happiness! And yes, that flower is pretty dang sweet. Good call posting the packaging info otherwise your phone would have been ringing off the hook!

Amy V. said...

I'm loving this card! I've been meaning to try this design again since reading Di's directions...I sure made a mess of it when I tried it before! You've done a great job with this card. Will be praying for your sisters and for safe travels!

Nan G said...

Pretty cool the way you've lined up the words on this multi layered card! I loved all the stamped background cards you recently posted. :) Happy WOYWW! Nan #3

Pallavi said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Unfortunately my shopping is due to my online enabling friends! Gotta love em! lol wish I had some scrappy friends in real life that could come over and inspire me. Hope you are having a lovely WOYWW!

alexandra s.m. said...

I love your card and I will keep you and your sisters in my thoughts Darnell!

April Story said...

You have some lovely cards on your desk. Good luck with the staging and I will keep your sisters and their new journey in my thoughts and prayers. April #145

Queen Lightwell said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a heads up comment already...well hey, we'll sure miss you next week, especially your humor and, of course, your George S cards! I didn't know that about the UK but that is really a lovely name for a day. So sorry about your sisters husband, but how nice that they can face the future together. I do hope the home sells quickly. I'm sure you'll stage it beautifully and that will be a big help. Have a safe trip and we'll look forward to your return! Deeyll #68

RosC said...

Hi Darnell,

You've got some Marvy Matchables. They aren't around much any more and I love them. (...ssshhh, as much as DIs). Your desk looks great this week. Those floral doodle thingies are very cute too.

I do hope your Sisters' new arrangement works very well for them both. Gosh how sad to have husbands die fairly close, so their grief is shared but is not too heavy for them. Great to have you assist I'm sure.

Thanks for coming by. Now bring on the drinks trolley and we'll raise a glass before you go! ;-)
Smiles for the miles,
Ros. #89.

Andrea said...

lovely card like the triple double flower ! and post as always is a joy to read.I hope the trip and staging goes well and my thoughts to your sisters that all works well for them and there plans come to fruition soon, thanks for sharing with us visit soon hugs Andrea #14

Kim Heggins said...

Darnell, I wish your sisters all the best and will keep them in my prayers, have a safe trip too. Your card is so pretty, much neater looking than your desk I might add. Looks like you have so much in your amazing little playhouse.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I haven't the foggiest what you're on about with tripling the card, so make mine a large one....chin chin!!
How great that your sisters are going to love together, it's all about family at the end, isn't it? I bet you're going to have such fun staging the house for sale...do you want some help, that's just the sort of thing I enjoy doing!!
And your MIothering Sunday card is so pretty...I'm finding it all hard this year though as its the first ever without my mum to send a card to....... I'm sad......
LLJ 32 xxxx

Jackie said...

Always live coming to have a look round at yours
I had to do Mothering Sunday yesterday as I will be in your country on Sunday not here in the uk !!!
Jackie 10

Aileen said...

A lovely card for any occasion. x

Di said...

Hope you have a great time Darnell! Such a good idea, your sisters moving in together - imagine the midnight feasts and chattering after lights out :)

Super card too - so glad you liked the technique.

Belated Happy WOYWW, hugs, Di xx #42

Carol L said...

Your card is so pretty with that double, tripled flower! I'll raise you a grand embellishment :)
Good luck in your travels to ensure your sister's move is a smooth transition. I'm sure you'll enjoy your time together :)

Bonnie said...

Make mine a double, triple too! This is so pretty and I LOVE those flowers. LOL, I could never make one that pretty! Have a good trip and time with your sisters. Tell them how lucky they are to have you!

Krisha said...

I'm running late this week but still trying to make the rounds. Your card is lovely and that flower is awesome. Did I miss the drink trolly? Oh shoot! Hope you trip runs smooth and the house sells quickly.
Krisha #126

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab card and your desk looks intriguing as always. I hope the house moving and sale goes smoothly for all concerned. I'm just starting my desk visiting as I rested yesterday so I could go to footy last night. We (Bristol Rovers) won! So I am a very happy Zoe today. Take care Zo xx 92

Patty Gorka said...

I've heard of this challenge, but I've never played along. I actually have a card 1/2 started on my desk. I need to find time to play along.

Love your pretty pink card, and your flower is amazing!

okienurse said...

busy desk! Love all the stuff laid out to play with! Beautiful card. Little late getting around this week but better a little late then never! Hope you have a great week. Vickie #11

Suzanne said...

I will be praying and thinking of you and your family. Have a good trip, Darnell.

Mrs A. said...

Wow. Love the vivid pink on your card. Hugs Mrs a.

sandee said...

Prayers for both your sisters, and so happy that they have each other to lean on...and you to help them muddle through it all. Oh, and I LOVE those flowers! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Debs Willis said...

BRilliant card, and the bunnies and 'choc covered raisins' made me laugh! Barney fur baby says hi, and sorry for taking up so much of Deb's time that she is only just getting around to WOYEE catch up! LOL :-)

Hugs

Debs x