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!

May 17, 2013

MUSE #17 - For The New Weedle Baby

Hey there!
 
And we're back around to Friday ~ whoosh!
 
Today is the last day to play in the MUSE Challenge.  Our Muse this week is the incredible card artist Therese Calvird of lostinpaper.  Here is Therese's cheek-pinching-adorable baby card for us to CASE:
 

I love paper piecing and I have some cute new stamps to literally CASE this card (which I will be doing!), but I remembered that I also had some darling designer 12x12 patterned paper that would work.  The ladies who taught the online class a while back on using patterned paper would be so proud that I am still putting their lessons to use.  This paper has the kind of pattern that would be great for scrapping, but I wasn't sure how to use it on a card.  Well, badongdong, why not cut it up? 

So I did, and I made this:


I'm pretty sure the paper is from DCWV.  The whole page contains every letter of the alphabet.  I cut it into individual letter boxes, picked three, and attached them to a yellow panel.  I then attached that to a tall patterned card base, which has the bonus of having a darling pattern on the reverse.  Then I added the eyeballs to feature them and a jazzy and joyful butterfly sensor.
 
Therese's card is a keeper though, isn't it?  Paper piecing stuffed animals on baby cards is a sure-fire "awwww" inducer!  You have to be careful giving such a card to the mommy-to-be at her baby shower, however, for fear you might induce something else!
 
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So I put in some new flowers to bring spring color to my rock garden.  Turns out I planted something that works like snail nip!

 
I can just picture the family of snails, tucked in for the evening, strung out and rubbing their full bellies as they feverishly chattered on about what an extraordinary day it had turned out to be ~ like Thanksgiving in the garden!  I'm so happy I could make their day, the little bleeps.
 
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I hope you make your day special and even enjoy over-indulging in something!  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!




41 comments:

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Beautiful Baby cards Darnell they are so adorable especially the elephants.

MagsB said...

Aww, your card is gorgeous, just right for a baby!

I had to laugh at your description of the snails! They are little bleeps, aren't they? Whenever I work with my Jedi Master of Flower Arranging at Church we always find at least one snail in the greenery!!

Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog about my daughter's biopsy, I really appreciate it, and so does she!!

with much love, Mags B x

Gillian R said...

Aw so sweet

Carole said...

There is always something to learn when reading your blog, snail nip? Adorable use on the sweet paper.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Beautiful baby cards, love the elephants,
big hug Tamara

mypapercraftworld said...

Such cute adorability, Darnell ... fabulous googly frog eyes! Love your story of the bleep snails ... what a brilliant description of their Thanksgiving celebration! Anita :)

jimlynn said...

Still laughing about the snails!!!! We have a ton of hummingbird and when you have to feed them several times a day, they're little bleeps too!

The pattern paper ladies would be so pleased to see this adorable card! It's splendid!! Bright and FUN! Love it.

Lynn

Lisa said...

What a CUTE baby card Darnell, love the squiggly eyes! Too bad about your plants, but the pesky snail are well fed. Sorry about making your mouth water with my dinner plans LOL! Tonight is grilled cheese, chips and fresh fruit ~ drastic change there huh LOL!! We're headed out to hear a guest speaker at our church and have to rush rush when the hubs gets home!

Bonnie said...

I love how you made the paper work for you! And the googly eyes are perfect! Wish there was something that would eat the bleeping snails and slugs. We have gone outside in the evening and seen an army of slugs on the walls of the house. Now that's creepy! To say nothing of what they can do to the tender, little plants!

lucyscraftycards said...

Great colours and I LOVE the googly eyes!!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Awwww so cute. Adorable animals, I love the googly eye and gorgeous colours.
Your snail description gave me a chuckle!
I hope you have a good weekend
Sue xx

Carol L said...

You learned your lessons well! This card is a prime example of a wonderful use for dsp! I love the bright colors, and especially those googlie eyes - 'specially the long eyelashes on the bunny :)

Joyce said...

Such a darling baby card. And, kudos to you for continuing to use your pattern paper lessons.

Craftychris said...

Super quote card! I have a garden full of those pesky snails too! Thank you for visiting my desk xx

Bobby said...

Your card came out so cute. Isn't it great to be able to use some of those 12 x 12s?

Geri said...

Wow - sweet, sweet score with the patterned paper...but oh those eyes are the absolute best! Love the bright colors.

Yep, the snails/slugs had a feast all right. Reminds me of my hostas a few years back UNTIL someone told me about beer! Sink a small shallow dish into the dirt(I used empty candle pod thingies) and fill with cheap beer. The little buggers love beer so they climb in, get drunk and drown. Kind of gross though when you empty the containers!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

First, thank you for improving my vocabulary. Badongdong is a good word - I can think of all sorts of uses for it! lol! Love the sweet card - great images and colours! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

cindyleebeedesigns.com said...

Oh, so cute...a little dazzle for each little critter- how fun to use blocks from 12 X 12- I am going to peruse mine to see what's lurking among my pages! Love this, Darnell;)

Greta said...

What a great way to use that paper--love your card!

Susan said...

surely I have some scrapbooking paper that I could use like this! Adorable card!

JD/ Jill said...

Sweet card...with great colors! I'm with you on the paper piecing. It's one of my favorite techniques...

Annette said...

your card is adorable.. that little frog is too cute..

The Crafty Laydee said...

What a fabby idea to chop up the 12x12 Darnell-great design ,made even better by your clever editions(loving those googly eyes!)
Pesky snails-oh,your poor plant !! I can just imagine them there lying flat out snoring away with stuffed full bellies LOL !
Have a great weekend :)
Hugs,Nessa xx

karen m said...

Your card is soooo cute Darnell - those googly eyes really suit those critters:)Great colours for a baby card too - hugs xx

lostinpaper said...

Darnell this is fabulous. What a great idea to use the blocks, I will so totally be CASEing this myself lol.

Neets B said...

This is lovely, what a fab mix of colours. Such a cheerful card :) x

Kim S said...

You have taken this darling paper over the top with the eyeballs and sensors!!! It is SO cute!

Brenda said...

Exquisite baby card....you are so incredibly talented!

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, what a fabulous use of the papers, very creative and gorgeous colours. Thank you for visiting my blog and your sweet comments. Hope you're having a lovely weekend. Sue x

shirley-bee said...

I trod on a snail in the dark the other night - yeeuugghh!

This card is so cute! I love how you've added the antennae and googly eyes.

Tanis Scott said...

Great card Darnell! The antennae and googly eyes really jazz it up.
Good luck with your pesky snails!

Redanne said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Darnell!! Love the animals and adore their fabulous googly eyes - who could resist? Love it!

I wish I could refer to ours as little bleeps, they are giant bleeps.....Geri (above) has the best suggestion, beer really does work. Hugs, Annie xx

Zippy said...

Adorable card, love the colours and the animals. We get a few little bleeps in our garden but have to move them to safety before my little dog tries to eat them! xxx

Jeanne J said...

You had me with the title of your post "Weedle" HAHA!! Then your google eyes (Big Smile!) and then the snail nip!!! (Sorry for you - happy for them) You have a great attitude - enjoying getting to know you Miss Darnell!!

Gay Peplow said...

Woah now that's a brilliant baby card Darnell, I love the bright papers and googly eyes. It is guaranteed to make everyone smile! So glad you made the snails happy LOL Oh dear LOL Gay x

Brenda said...

Both of your baby card are just adorable Darnell! I always love some cute baby card and I just love how you put that paper to good use! That is something I need to learn how to do! Sorry your flowers were so delicious, the bunnies usually get some of mine. lol And oh boy do the deer love my DH's field corn and the ground hogs love the soybeans. And of course the coons love our sweet corn, yep our crops feed the wild life just like your flowers do. lol Gets frustrating doesn't it?!!

cm said...

Way to use the patterned paper, Darnell! This is an A-DOR-A-BLE baby card! Good reminder for me to review my patterned paper notes, too (especially given the zany B-day card I posted. Remedial help needed!). Your snail description (rubbing their tummies...snicker!!) creates quite the 'visual'. Little bleeps indeed; blimpy bleeps! So glad to have a 'comment' chance while we're 'on the road' - off to see my husband's dad in the rest home, then some shopping...scrapbook store here. Woo hooooo!!
c

Jean said...

Love this sweet baby card ~ you should link it up at CAS-ual Fridays too for their patterned paper challenge too.

Kim Heggins said...

Darnell, this is just too darn cute! I love those google eyes on your critters, really makes them come to life. A really fun card!

Aileen said...

What a super idea! Love the alpha building blocks sitting on top of each other. Uber cute too with the googly eyes. x

Benzi said...

Baby love galore. Hey, that bottom elephant on your paper pieced card looks as if it is wearing false eyelashes. Makes me want some to flutter around. LOL Just adorable work here.

Your rock garden looks so pretty. Snail nip, huh? Keep it there!!! Bwhaaaaaa