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!

June 24, 2013

NBUS #10 ~ A Thank You for Jeanne

Magnificent Monday Greetings!

I have a card to share that I sent to a friend recently.  She has received it so I can share it with you.  I did use NBUS, but I didn't find a challenge for it, so you might call this a . . . okay, okay, I won't make up another acronym!  If I keep it up, pretty soon I will be known as that crazy lady who is always making up AACCKronyms!!

The cupcake is from a Serendipity Stamps die and the frosting I colored on with a SU! marker.  I love how it ended up looking like one of those "hidden picture" puzzles.  The sediment is SU!, the paper is from my stash, and the NBUS is the beautiful ribbon from SU! in "blushing bride."   For me, lover of white space, I have to say I do like all the texture and pattern and sheen of this card.
 
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We had a fun time with the twinklets!  Some of you may remember the radishes from a post earlier this month and how I was going to let them keep growing so that Henry and Adam could excavate them when they came over, even though Mister declared them to be disgusting.  The radishes, I mean, not the twins!  Here's a little collage for you:

They were huge and you can see in the close-up just how fibrous (blech!) they were!  You can also see, because you're an artist, the awesome molecular design.  Seeing the picture, I wish I still had working spark plugs up in my head because wouldn't that design have been so fun to ink up and stamp?!  Darn it, Darnell.

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And if you'll indulge me, here are the boys at a local park:
Ah, brothers.
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After lunch of ribs and fries, Henry sat back in his chair and declared, "I didn't like those ribs." 

Pointing down at his plate, I said, in my sweetly sarcastic way, "Those ribs, Henry?  The ones where all you left were the bones?!"
What a hoot children are!

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Before we go, let's all give a warm welcome to our new friend, Cazzy, who is joining us from It's Cazzy Time!  Cazzy has been crafting since 2004, so she has lots of fun schtuff for you to see at her place!  Thank you for joining us, Cazzy!!

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Enjoy your day!  No, seriously, enjoy.  LITS*!  Special thanks to you if you take the time to join as a follower!


*Life Is Too Short!   

32 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Lovely card...beautiful colours!

The twinks are growing...wow! Loved the collage at the end.

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Dolly. Beautiful thank you card. Love that patterned paper ...and your layout with the repeated sentiment is fabulous! Lolly xx

Lisa said...

What a pretty PRETTY card Darnell! Love the knotted ribbon and that sweet little cupcake! Those twinks are just too cute for their own good ;)

Jessi Fogan said...

What a cool card! It looks like the die pieces are inlaid - such a neat technique :) Love the monochrome look too - and I happen to LIKE your acronyms! My dad used to make them up all the time & make us guess what they were ;)
Those radishes look gross for eating from all the way up here! Love the pictures of the twinks - they are growing like bad weeds! And seriously..what is it with kids eating something like that & THEN saying they didn't like it? I have one of those too. Obviously it was terrible, lol!

Geri said...

BEEE-U-TI-FUL card! Wow - those colors are absolutely gorgeous! The awesome texture of the card stock really shows up once it is inked - stunning results! I love where you placed the cupcake...the tone-on-tone effect is so pretty!

Of course, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post and the fab pictures that you shared! Those boys totally are your world! No doubt, you and mister are at the top of their fav list as well!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

This is a beautiful card Darnell. I love all the colour combination and so stylish. x

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful color! And a fab cupcake! Makes my tummy growl! The twinks are so handsome and isn't it wonderful that they are good friends as well as brothers!

Happy Dance said...

Fantabulous card. Love the colors and patterns, and the sweet little pupcake (as my g.nephew calls them). Very serene and lovely. Those are some huge, honkin' radishes! And held by some darn cute fellas! They must be the delights of your lives. Have a good one. Bev

Redanne said...

Your card is a-m-a-z-I-n-g and so are your acronyms, please don't stop making them up... Two very handsome young twinks there, we are still enjoying our two girls but it will all be over too soon... Hugs, Annie xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Stunning card,

special moments

and food

great post
hugs Tamara

jimlynn said...

That ribbon with the background color is smashing!!! Beautiful card!
Love the picture of the little guys and the radishes (belch is right!) I know they had fun digging them up even if they were too big to eat.
Lynn

stampwithsandy said...

Very pretty card Darnell! Love the color and the dsp is just gorgeous. I must admit it took me a few moments to figure out what NBUS meant, but you can keep the acronyms coming!

Gillian R said...

Such a lovely card Darnell and looks like a fun day with the Twinks

Karen B said...

Wow Dippy..how lucky was Jeanne receiving such a wonderful card from you. The colours are gorgeous and the cupcake looks good enough to eat! Love your NBUS - so pretty. As for the twinks they are getting more handsome and taller everytime you take a photo and I love the fact that they so obviously enjoy spending time with you and Mister. Your fibrous radishes look like they're growing babies inside and it would have been awesome to see them stamped up.........haven't you got any more you can try it out with?

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

A really pretty card! I love the addition of that ribbon. I like your acronyms too!!! Don't stop making them up when I've only just started enjoying them! It's so lovely to see and hear all about your handsome 'twinklets' as well. And those radishes are amazing! Great blog post. Julie Ann xx

Kim Heggins said...

Stunning card Darnell...just so beautiful, those colors are so sweet. Your little twinks are funny, those ribs look terrible, LOL, not fit for anyone to eat. Don't you just love the way children think?

mypapercraftworld said...

Stunning card, Darnell, gorgeous monochrome look with so much delicious texture and depth! Your grandtwinks are growing up so quickly ... and dishily! Anita :)

Vickie Z said...

Love the card and the twinks pics are adorable!! Have to say our first tomatoes picked were pithy and looked much like those radishes!!

Carol L said...

Beautiful cupcake card, and I love the frosting! Looking at the photo, I'd say Henry didn't care much for the fries! LOL Kids are so much fun aren't they? :)

Tenia Nelson said...

What a gorgeous card, dearie!!

Kara Lynne said...

Those boys are getting so big! I love your gorgeous card, what a soft blend of stamping goodness!

Kelly Griglione said...

So loving melon these days, and you have a whole card with it here! Love it! Wonderful bonus collages you gave us too. Your twinks look so at home in the park. Do they ever tell their friends that they are famous on the internet?!?

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the repeated Thanks panel on your pretty card Darnell. It's lovely to see you enjoying time with the twinks too. 'Sweetly sarcastic' is an excellent term I've tucked away in my brain (good to find things to fill in the cavernous spaces!) for future reference. Vicky x

shirley-bee said...

Fab card, Darnell - I love the repeated sentiment and the NBUS ribbon.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! Beautiful card. Love the pretty colour and the texture is gorgeous.
Great photos - the twinks look like they're having fun there.
Caroline xxx

Barb Murphy said...

i love this...the diecut with the cuts left in the die...beautiful!

ze twinks are gorgeous. i agree with mister on the radishes ;)

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Darnell, love the colour. What fun with the twinks! I hope blog land is around forever so they can look back at your "live scrapbooking" whenever they want to :) Cathy x

Bobby said...

I wouldn't pick this out as a "you" card but I love it. I'm sure your friend did, too. The pics of the boys are wonderful but how do you make those collages to post?

Jeanne J said...

I loved your card Darnell and even more I loved reading your blog post - the twinks are adorable - your garden is wonderful too. I loved your story about the ribs being no good HA!!

Mary Dew Lee said...

Love your cupcake card!

JD/ Jill said...

Your card is very pretty! Like the colors that you used. Cute pics of the "twinks" tfs...

Marybeth said...

I can't believe how big the boys are getting! I bet you melt every time you look at those beautiful faces of theirs!
Love the card and Serendipity Die you used, I like all the patterns going on. Oh, those boys are adorable!
Blessings !!!!