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!

April 16, 2013

Fusion #2 and WOYWW #202

On the crest of the wave of another week, Hello!

And the crest of the wave of the week (once more, with crackers) can only mean it's time for another episode of What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday (WOYWW).  Today is the two hunnert second episode and this popular program is still brought to you by the currently-invisible Mrs. Julia Dunnit!  Tune in, won't you?  The home office site will provide you with rules and a hop number.
 
My desk:
 
I know you've seen it once or twice before, but guess what?  I've been making cards!  I think it's all pretty self-esplanetary.  There are lots of cards being readied for mail and new cards being made for blog challenges and then put in the Q for later mailing. 

The one I'm highlighting today isn't even in the picture for the raisin being that I made it afterwards and very quickly because the gates are closing at the second installment of the funtastic Fusion Card Challenge, to wit:
For me, it is so much fun to have both the sketch challenge and the color challenge together in the same room, it's almost impossible not to fuse the two!  I definitely followed the sketch on the one hand and the colors on the other, but I szhuzzed up the patterns for a little change of pace from chevrons which I've used a lot lately.
 

I have a little container of cute buttons in various shapes that I've picked up over the years.  I have so many that I actually bought a shank-offener gadget.  I know I'm indecent.  But it was nice to easily be able to pop the shanks off so's I could use them on cards in keeping with my effort to stop hoarding my stuff.  My lime green and gray card was anointed with a stinkin' cute froglet.
 

I know him should be facing the other way, but I love him anyway.  He can't help it if he was made left-facing.
 
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When you are hopping around on WOYWW today, it would be a treat for you to include a hop stop at the home of our newest friend, Michele of Michele's Scrappin' Memories and More!  Michele has a TON of wonderful inspiration waiting for you!  Welcome, Michele, and thank you for joining us!
 
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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!  Let me know especially if you stopped in on the WOYWW hop.  I'm experiencing a cluster of migraines lately, so it might take me extra long to get around, but I'll be sure and return the flavor essentially!
 
**Life Is Too Short!

Paper:  PTI white; DCWV assorted patterned;
  gray Bazzill
Sentiment:  Rub-on
SU! black marker
Corner Chomper
 

60 comments:

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Popping the shanks off?? Yu can get cream for that, you know!
Froggie is cute whichever way he's facing!
Hugs, LLJ 35 xxxx

Andrea said...

love the bright zingy card colours an great idea of fusion ,what a cute frog and if he wants to be a lefty looker well he has the right!mmm. love the idea of shank remover thingy so many great buttons and bits can be reused definitely one for the wish list !sorry to hear about your migraines take care and hope they ease soon,hope you have a good week Andrea X #38

Sandy said...

Froggy is cute on your card with its shank removed. Look at your desk don't think I have ever seen it with so much stuff all over it.. Yay Love the card with the lady with the handbag awesome stamp I see its over on the right there..
Have a great WOYWW
Sandy :) #18

Di said...

Darnell!! What's with you? Your desk is verging on messy today :)

I totally adore your froggie card, he looks ready to hop off the page and play. And you have a button shank remover, am I missing something? I have a small pair of wire clippers - pinched from Len - don't tell me I've been risking a good telling off!

Happy WOYWW!

Hugs, Di xx

Claire said...

such a cute card!! i love frogs - they're such funny lil things...
have a happy WOYWW and a great week :)
i overslept, so no 21 this week.

Sue - said...

Lovely bright card with cute frog! Hope your migraines get better soon - I get them as well and they can be miserable!!

Ria Gall said...

A great desk going on today I do love snooping around your lovely craft space.
I love your take on the card challenge really lovely
Have a great WOYWW today and enjoy the rest of your week
Ria #40

Sian Ridley said...

He is stinkin' cute and the perfect accent to your gorgeous card! Have I missed the deadline for this one yet...probably me thinks! Doh! I'll have a look, see if I still have time because I really wanted to play along :)

Thank you for you congratulations - wins and honourable mentions' just aren't the same without a comment from you! :)

Anne said...

Hi there hope the migraines soon take a hike such horrid things!!! Love the card. Great colours - a reminder of spring and cute froggy. Happy WOYWW Anne x #62

Jules occasionally vintage said...

Love the colour scheme for your card lime green and grey. The little frog is so cute he just looks great. What a great and full desk you have. Thanks for sharing. Jules No 55

Michelle said...

You're going to have to do a show-and-tell on that shank-remover! I've often looked at cute buttons and thought I couldn't use them because of the sticky-out back on them. Such a cute frog, so glad he was placed on the card, right- or left-facing! ;-)

Shazsilverwolf said...

Awesome card- love the zingy lime colour. The frog is super-cute, by the way. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #70 xx

~amy~ said...

Love your take on the challenge...such a fun card! That frog is adorable and one of these days, I'll buy one of those shank remover tool dealios too. Thanks for playing with us at Fusion!

glitterandglue said...

That green really gives the sense of spring in the air. Great!! Love the little frog.
Margaret (glitterandglue#89)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Adorable and a great take on the Fusion challenge! Shank offener, eh? Took me a minute to realize that it's one of those tools that you never need. Until you need it and then nothing else will do! lol!

Carole said...

That is Frog on cute. Love the limey green patterns.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card, LOVE the frog! Have a great Wednesday, shirleyx

The Crafty Laydee said...

What a fun card Darnel-love all the zingy zangy lime and that little Froggy is fabby !
But the shank-offener gadget ....hmmm,sounds like some kind of Russian spy LOL!
Hugs,Nessa xx

shirley-bee said...

Aww, cute frog (never thought I'd say that!). I like your use of the different lime patterns.

Happy Dance said...

Love your greens! And Mr. Ribbit is so sweet. He just pops against that bit o' gray circle. Lovin' the roundy corners. So sorry about your migraines. I've been free of them for 5 days now. But the weather turns later today so I expect to be hit again too. Drink lots of water. Prayin' for your head honey-girl. Bev

~Sue C said...

Wooo! If I had that beautiful view from my space, I wouldn't get anything made! lol!
SueC#97

Rosemary said...

fun take on the Fusion challenge... the froggie is so cute!

Karen Ives said...

Lovely card, love lime green!
Karen #61

Mrs Harry said...
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Mrs Harry said...

Great card Darnell, so cute. I hope your migraines pass soon, I hate to think of you suffering

Eliza said...

Ok Darnell you have me this week this card is so froggy cute and I am not a cute girl. Great colours too. Love the lingo ...

Happy WOYWW
Eliza 46

jimlynn said...

Super cute and fun!!! Love the mix of the patterned paper and of course the frog is just perfect!
Lynn

Craftychris said...

ooh your desk looks so busy and your card is so fab! I love the cute little frog and I think he looks just fine the way round he is!! I haven't joined in with WOYWW cause Blogger won't let me create a new post! Its driving me mad! I don't know what to do! I hate technology when it doesn't work! xx

Tanis Scott said...

Wow, you are very brave to show off your desk! My mess has crept right off the desk and into the living room to join me while watching The Voice/American Idol! Oy, vey! Will have to spend an hour or more cleaning that up this weekend before starting all over again!

The cute little froggy is the perfect accent to set off some limey goodness!

scrappymo! said...

Finger crossed your migraine lessens up a wee bit. I used to get them too...7 or 8 or9 days...ugggh

Mine must have been hormonal related cuz no moremigraines since the change of life...Yay!

Cold room, windows open to chill the sheets, silence, no light, ice pack on neck...those were some of the things I tried...If all else failed, then a hot pack on neck and shoulders...I'm sure you have tried them though...

Love the card...he really is a sassy little guy! Love the colours and the design papers you chose!

mypapercraftworld said...

Love the patterns, love the frog ... sweet enough for any princess, whichever way he's facing! Hope you're soon feeling much better. Anita :)

Brenda said...

LOL I'm glad that I'm not alone in the messy desk area! I clean up and before I know it, I have it messed up once again. I love your card, so cute-I love the simplicity of it-they always catch my eye first and I love the different patterns of ribbon and paper! That little frog is way to cute!! The green and grey color combo is fabulous together! Now do you like your shank tool??? I've been thinking about one of those too, but just wasn't sure if it would have been a "em-pause" buy. lol So I've been refraining.

Aileen said...

Your froggie is so cute. A perfect choice for the challenge this week. x

Ali H said...

Lime is my favourite colour - especially teamed with black to make it pop !
Love your card - happy frog ! Ali #129

Harriet Skelly said...

I love your fused card - and that frog is so cute!! Sorry to hear about your migraines! Get well quickly!

Kristie Goulet said...

I love your fused card Darnell. That froggie is the cutest! Sorry to hear about your migraines, they are no fun. Hugs!

Emily Keaton said...

Adorable, Darnell! I love your little froggie in all his left-facing glory :)

Deanna Jean said...

Cute! I love this paper..my all time fav color:)and what a fun little frog. So glad you played along with us this week at Fusion.

Barb King said...

Those are great colors on a fun card. My son used to love frogs, and we spent many a happy time catching frogs at the pond. He used to turn them over and rub their bellies and hypnotize them and they would lay still in his hand. Barb 132

Kim Heggins said...

Your desk looks just amazing! Like you have been one very, very busy bee. And your card, wow, so fun with that sweet little froggie. So cute! The green is perfect and I have to say that we both have great taste in greens, your green matched my toes now.

Carol L said...

Ribbit - to the left......Ribbit.....to the left.... Sounds like the making's of a good song eh? :) Seriously, this card rocks!! I love the patterns o' green and that cute frog!

laughadaisy said...

So sorry you have been dealing with migraines. Not fun! :-S

Your desk looks great - wish my desk looked USED like that. I could sure use some crafty time...

Anyway, your card is so, so adorable. I love how you mixed it up with the patterns but still kept the feel of the photo. Great interpretation of the sketch, too. Thanks so much for joining us again at the Fusion challenge! ;-)

Hope your noggin feels better soon.

Joyce said...

Your card is just adorable. I am impressed that you can get anything done with such a messy desk!

Tracy said...

LOVE this card!
Shank remover? It's not just a wire cutters?
Please get better and share your info.

Geri said...

Absolutely love your wee froggie - regardless which way he is pointing (perhaps he is on guard duty and watching the rear!)

Of course, the stripes, gingham and polka dots are divine...but best of all is the sweet little sentiment, sitting so nice and perty on that polky dot stipe!

Bummer about your migraines! Will tell you a story one day about a very unconventional possible fix!

Tertia said...

A tool I don't have? That simply will not do, where do I get one?
Love the card, I stink at following orders, so I have given up on challenges.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #26

Lyndal said...

FAB choices of patterned paper Darnell & love your wee frog - see it's easy being green!!!
So glad you joined in the fun at FUSION - hope to see you again soon :)

BJ said...

Just LOVE your fusion card must try that one too. BJ#1

BJ said...

just voted too :)

Inkyfingers said...

Darnelle, I love your bright and stylish card. I love the little grey trim added to the paper strips and the tiny sentiment. Genius! My desk look just like yours most of the time.

Linda said...

What a cute card. Your little button is adorable. OMG, I can't imagine getting 30 comments on one card let along 50.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Looks like you've been busy! Fab card and cute button! Take care Zo xx 71

trisha too said...

I totally agree with LLJ about the froggy--cute no matter which way he faces! Delightful card, Darnell!

:)trisha
#150 this week

Deb said...

It looks nice and warm there with your window open, I just popped out to fill the bird feeder thinking it was warm but it is so not!
Your card is totally gorgeous, love the green!
Debxx

Bonnie said...

That's a sweet little frog no matter what direction he's facing. He'd probably spotted Lizzy II. I didn't know there was a gadget to remove shanks from buttons!

Kelly Griglione said...

Saw your card in the gallery earlier but didn't get a chance to comment ... it "toad"ally stood out! Love that little guy : )

Geri said...

Thank you so much for your comment of congrats, Darnell!! I do appreciate it! And love this happy card of yours!

Jean said...

Love the patterned green paper and the little shanked offed froggy button is just too cute!!

Debs Willis said...

The froggy is so cute, and had no idea there was an official gadget for chopping off shanks - I use wire cutters! Need ot investigate :-0

Happy woyww

Debs #75

Queen Lightwell said...

Aw, look how late I'm running this week! But that frog card is seriously too cute. Seriously. ;) And where did you get a shank-offener thingy? I was thinking I needed something like that just last week, only I didn't even know they made such a thing! I've been taking them off the hard way and then having to file 'em down. Which you can imagine is way too much work soooo...yah, lotsa buttons going unused. Anyhoo, thanks for popping by my desk and checking out my bazillion cards this week. :) Deeyll #139