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 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink's June Blog Hop Challenge ~ Golden NBUS #11; SSS Summer Fruits

Hey there!

It is time once again for the monthly blog hop challenge run by Nichole Heady at her {capture the moment} site, featuring Papertrey Ink (PTI) products.  Here is the inspiration photo for the challenge:
June-Blog-Hop
 
There are doubtless priceless, limitless, endless, ageless, countless, timeless, matchless, sugarless (slap!) ways a card could be designed using a touch of gold or a lot of gold.  I had some beautiful NBUS (never-before-used-schtuff) ribbon I have been wanting to use since the weather turned to spring and summer. 
Considering the ribbon has golden threads woven throughout the design, this was the perfect opportunity to use it for this challenge: 
The sediment is also NBUS and it is part of the PTI "Harvest Berries" set.  I love the ginkgo images from that set and have used them a few times, but this is the first inking for the beautiful sentiment.  I thought it went perfectly with the delicious ribbon.

Take a moment and let those words sink in.
The card stock is PTI vintage cream and the ink is SU! ruby red.  QACAS!  Don't you think this would make awesome gift sets of cards, using different sediments?  And I'll bet if you stay tuned, you might even see that ribbon again on future Christmas cards appearing here!
 
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A friend just pointed me in the direction of the current Simon Says Stamp challenge where the theme is "Summer Fruits," so I'm editing my post to also enter my card there.
 
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Take My Word For It
 
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Enjoy your day!  No, seriously, enjoy.  LITS*! 
 
And 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!   

65 comments:

Barb Murphy said...

absolutely beautiful!

Kim Heggins said...

Darnell...just amazing! What a fabulous card and love that ribbon, just such a clever use of it and it really makes your card so beautiful.

stampwithsandy said...

Super pretty, Darnell! Love that ribbon!

Marybeth said...

GORGEOUS! Love what you have done here with the beautiful ribbon , Darnell ! You wowed me!

Happy Dance said...

Oh Goodness! This is perfect. Not just for the PTI challenge, but that sentiment speaks volumes. I. Love. This. Amen. It's always a pleasure to stop in and take a whirl around your happy place. And you're right, this would make an amazing set. You're the bomb, girl! Bev

Linda said...

Your cards are so unique. Really beautiful card.

Tonya said...

Perfect and super quick!!!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Quick and easy
and so beautiful
hugs Tamara

Lisa said...

GORGEOUS card Darnell!! Your ribbon is swoon worthy!!

Sue - said...

Really gorgeous ribbon!

Karen C. said...

What a great way to make a fast and gorgeous card!! The ribbon is just stunning!!

Laura B. said...

Such gorgeous ribbon!! And the sentiment fits perfectly with it!

fun stamping said...

OMG - I love this idea! What a simple way to create s stunning card!

Pam Carter said...

Darnell, I love the way you used the ribbon. Have never thought of using it like DSP. Thanks for the cartoon. I'm at that age where that fits right in to my thoughts lately. Love, love your blog.

maria f. said...

What a great pairing of your ribbon and that sentiment. Know what you mean about the gingko leaves taking front row.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Darnell you found some beauty ribbon for 1/2 price :) I buy mine on sale most of the time as well. And I also accumulate ribbon and then give it away when it's been around too long.

What a great idea to make a beautiful card from ribbon and the sentiment that indeed goes perfectly with it. Hope you are doing well, Shirleyx

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Such an amazing and fabulous card!! Love the use of the ribbon and that great stamp!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Cassandra said...

Just amazing Darnell, what beautiful ribbon.

The Crafty Laydee said...

Gorgeous card-what beautiful ribbon Darnell,and your sentiment fits so perfectly with it too-it reminds me of one of theose gorgeous fruit jars with the pretty labels on :)
Nessa xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a beautiful card Darnell. That really is such a lovely sentiment and the ribbon is gorgeous.
Sue xx

Geri said...

Beautiful, elegant and love the sale price too! The PTI sentiment looks like it was made for this ribbon!

What an impact two elements can make!!!

Hmmmm....when did you snap that picture of my mister and me?

victoria h said...

pretty card- fab use of the ribbon.

Tracey McNeely said...

Berry beautiful card Ms. Darnell. Love that pretty ribbon and that perfect sediment! LOL

Cathy said...

Gorgeous ribbon Darnell, That sentiment is beautiful too! Cathy x

Jackie said...

Oh I just love how you used that beautiful ribbon Darnell! The sentiment goes perfectly with it too. BEAUTIFUL!!!

Linda Nicholson said...

So clever to use your ribbon as a focal element! Just a drop dead, gorgeous card!

Linda

Bobby said...

That sentiment is wonderful and it really sets off that gorgeous ribbon, or vice versa.

cm said...

What an exquisite, elegant, eye-catching card to showcase the beautiful ribbon and your smarts in using it Like center-stage designer paper! The sentiment is a perfect match! Brilliant! Yes, a set of these would be fantastic! Hope you don't mind, but I 'cased' your NBUS on my blog, changing it slightly to "KBUS" - kind of used stuff! See - you inspire in ever so many ways! Thanks for the always outstanding posts and the always delightful cards!
c

mypapercraftworld said...

Glorious, Darnell ... elegant and stunning in it's simplicity and message. Anita :)

carefree creations said...

So lovely! Great way to use some unloved supplies!

shirley-bee said...

This card is fabulous! I love the red sediment :)

Joyce said...

This is just gorgeous, and what a fun way to use that ribbon. You know I am a fan of anything that has to do with Harvest Berries--that sentiment looks fabulous in red and makes a wonderful focal point.

Carol L said...

absolutely stunning card!! I need to re-think that large roll of fabric "ribbon" I just marked for the yard sale! Thanks a bunch! LOL

A Crafty Person said...

fabulous card! i love the idea of using that beautiful ribbon.

Laurie Unger said...

Wonderful! love that ribbon and worked so well with both challenges!

Sharron said...

Wow, love what you've done with that gorgeous ribbon! Beautiful card, Darnell--love it!

Sadie said...

Your card is great!! That ribbon is perfect on there with the red sentiment you used. Love it! I also enjoyed the comic/cartoon strip :)

Kara Lynne said...

What a way to use that ribbon! How gorgeous is that sentiment too! This is one beautiful card!

craftmates said...

What a beautiful card. The ribbon and sentiment look very good together.-Irma

janelle said...

Agreed... the sentiment and ribbon do go very well together. Beautiful card!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Dolly. That ribbon made a "WOW" card - it's so beautiful and matches perfectly with your sentiment. Great job! Lolly xx

Greta said...

I love this card, Darnell! I bought lots of ribbon that width to use on Christmas cards years ago & still have some of it. You've made me think I need to use it again.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous, Darnell! Love the ribbon, and the touch of gold it holds. :-)

Karen B said...

Gorgeous Dippy - and love that ribbon. Sentiment is lovely as well and yes I could definitely see these as a set of notelets.

Hugs.

Karendipity x

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful sentiment! And I love the way you used that wide ribbon! I would have passed it by for being too big to do anything with. Thanks for thinking me out of the box.

Kara said...

so pretty! that ribbon is gorgeous!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous!! Love the sentiment with that fab ribbon!!

Carole said...

So perfect...the ribbon really shines.

Leigh Penner said...

Great card, Darnell! I love how you used that ribbon!
And I love that comic strip you posted, too -- so cute!

Zippy said...

This is gorgeous and great sentiment! xxx

Sian Ridley said...

This looks good enough to eat! This makes me think of a posh jar of jam or a hamper from a proper farm shop - perfect and decadent!! :)

Update on OH's finger - it is healing, although he won't rest it/keep it covered so now the healing process is being compromised! Also, he has lost some of the feeling in the end of his finger so now I am going to have to drag him (kicking and screaming!) back to the hospital to check on the nerves etc! So, I am still cooking and NOT crafting so much - it's just not on I tell you! :) Thank you for your kind words though, I did pass them on ;)

Kelly Griglione said...

Darnell, LOVE. IT. Seriously, I can't get over how smashing it looks, especially considering how straightforward it seems to make. A win/win combo right there! Looking forward to seeing some more ...

Lindsey said...

What a beautiful card! That ribbon is perfect. I know I have some wide ribbon somewhere in my stash...I've gotta find it so I can try this out!

Jacquie Southas said...

This really is beautiful Darnell - love the red ink of the sentiment and translucency of the gorgeous ribbon!

Heather P. said...

Love this!

Joyce said...

Yikes--Darnell--did you see that you were a blog hop winner with this? Congrats and happy shopping with your GC.

Kim S said...

Congrats on your win!!! I am in love with what you have done here and wishing I could get the garbage back from about six months ago when I threw out some wide ribbon that I knew I would never use. Now I want to CASE your card!

carol (krillsister) said...

That ribbon is gorgeous. You are so creative to make a card out of it.

artful-notions said...

Beautiful use of a gorgeous ribbon. Love that sentiment and how you used it!

JD/ Jill said...

Your card is nicely done. Thanks for the "pickles" laugh for today. It's a favorite cartoon of mine.

scrappymo! said...

I have always loved your wired ribbon cards and this one is no exception!
Lovely!

donna mikasa said...

Using the wired ribbon is GENIUS! Congrats on your deserving PTI win!

wienerhoneymooners said...

CONGRATS on your SHOUT out At the Papertrey Ink (Capture the Moment) Nicole's Blog!

Love this card!!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

ooooh I dont think it was just a shout out - I think you won something!!!! CONGRATS Darnell!

-Have a lovely wekend!!!
Kimberly

alexandra s.m. said...

CONGRATS my Friend!
When I saw your card at PTI, I was so happy for you!! Yeah!
I love your card!