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!

August 23, 2013

Marybeth, Here's To You!

Hi there!  Here we are all whooshed back around to Friday!

This is a scheduled blog hop post in celebration of my friend Marybeth's birthday.  Since her birthday has already passed, hopefully this will be a huge surprise to her!
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If you haven't yet visited Marybeth's website (Marybeth's Time for Paper), the huge surprise will also be yours when you click the link.  From her first post to her most recent, she will delight and amaze you with her card artistry!
 
Happy Belated Birthday, Marybeth!!
This is a much-loved image from SU!  I paper pieced all the bits, except for the grass, and I glossifed the little pot of flowers.  NBUS #40 is the lace ribbon which was a gift that came in a baggie, so I don't know the name of the manufacturer.  I thought this card was perfect for sweet Marybeth!

Thank you to the party hostesses, Joyce and Cathy, for arranging today's surprise belated birthday hop for Marybeth!  To see all the other fantastic party cards, here is a amazing blog hop trail of inspiration for you!
 
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Enjoy your day!  No, seriously, enjoy.  LITS!*  

As always, thank you for coming by to visit the Playhouse and special thanks to you if you take the time to leave a comment and/or join as a follower!   
Edited to add:  Thank you so much for all your kind wishes following my last post!  The surgery went fine.  I'm sore and tired, but doing well.  Mwah!
 
 
*Life Is Too Short!  

 

54 comments:

Jill Norwood said...

Love your sweet birthday card for Marybeth! What an adorable image! Glad your surgery went well! I love the humming bird pictures on your prior post! Gorgeous!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful design, love the background colour and the image is a pretty pop of colours. The lace is beautiful as well. Have a great day, Shirleyx

stampwithsandy said...

What a sweet image! And my goodness what a lot of fussy cutting. You are a patient woman, Darnell!

Carol L said...

I'm so glad your surgery went well and you appear to be back in the swing of things already! Your birthday card is lovely with all that paper piecing and gorgeous lace! Happy weekend!

Anne said...

Hi there such a lovely card for Mary Beth. I don't know her but am off to have a look at her blog. Have also popped and looked at all the cards and cakes on the blog hop. I now want cake !!!!
Glad the surgery went well. Anne x

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Kathyk said...

Glad to hear surgery went well - hope recovery goes similarly. Belated Happy Birthday to Marybeth too - sure she will appreciate the card

Happy Friday

Kathyk

Kara said...

That cake is gorgeous!! So is your card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful cake and yummy card Darnell. I love the birds and love you took your photo outside! She will love it.

maria f. said...

Hey you - that is some amazing nano-paper-piecing on your card! So purty. Hope this finds you well post-op as you get back into the "pace" of things ;)

Redanne said...

Your card for Marybeth is absolutely gorgeous, so glad to hear that you are fine! Hugs, Anne x

Marybeth said...

Yes , HUGE surprise Darnell!

Hoping you are doing well and get some rest!

I am so blessed to have so many wonderful stamping friends. Thank you for your kinds words and friendship.
I love the card with the sweet bird, the pot of flowers and the pretty lace. Love it!
Thank you so much for taking the time to do this.

jimlynn said...

Darnel, this is simply gorgeous!!! That image against the blue is sensational. Love the paper piecing too.
So glad your feeling a little better.
Lynn

Linda said...

Beautiful card and well done on all that paper piecing.

Hope your recovery continues to go well and you are soon back to full fitness.

Happy Dance said...

Perfect Wedgewood blue card, with your special touches. Delicate and lovely. You are on my prayer list for continued recovery, dear friend. Do what dr./nurse/therapists say and get back to your normal self in a hurry! Big hugs!! Bev

Danni said...

Beautiful card!

Inkyfingers said...

What a sweet card, Darnell and I' m sure Marybeth is going to love it. Great paper piecing too. I'm so glad your surgery went well, but don't be in too much of a rush to get the playhouse re- organised- make sure you are rested up first. Take care of yourself.
Hugs
Carol x

Deepti said...

Beautiful card :) I am now heading over to Marybeth's blog. I don't know Marybeth but would love to see her creativity and get inspired

Deepti said...

Beautiful card :) I am now heading over to Marybeth's blog. I don't know Marybeth but would love to see her creativity and get inspired

Deepti said...

Beautiful card :) I am now heading over to Marybeth's blog. I don't know Marybeth but would love to see her creativity and get inspired

artful-notions said...

Darnell, this is sweetness and perfection. Love how you paper pieced each element. And I know our bd girl will love it too! So glad you're doing better.

Bonnie said...

What a lovely card that is so Marybeth! I know she treasures it! Glad your surgery went well and hope you are well charged up again! xxoo

Joyce said...

Your card is so beautiful and sweet. And, all that paper piecing--really? I am so far behind on blogs that I did not even know you were having surgery. Very very happy that it went well, and I wish you a speedy and pain free recovery. So glad to be partying with you in celebration of our sweet Marybeth.

Sue Lelli said...

Darnell, LOVE LOVE LOVE that sweet image you paper pieced~WOW! Perfect for Marybeth! LOVE the glazed pot and lace, too!

Helen F. said...

Oh my, what a beautiful card for Marybeth! The bird image and gorgeous lace would make anyone's day special, Darnell!
Happy to hear the surgery went well, hope you are on a fast road to recovery!

Karen Petitt said...

Such a pretty and oh so dainty card Darnell - lovely image beautifully paper pieced. Very very happy and relieved to hear the surgery went well and you are okay. Have a lovely weekend! Karen x

Kristie Goulet said...

What a perfect card for Marybeth! Love all the paper piecing.

Happy to hear your surgery went well. Rest up and take care.

Lisa said...

What a pretty card Darnell, love the lace trim and I KNOW Marybeth will be tickled pink!! Glad to know things went well, feel better soon!!

Karen B said...

Such a pretty card for Marybeth Dippy. What a lovely surprise for her, she's a lucky lady. Just going to pop on over to her blog for a "squiz"!

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Jeanne J said...

Hi Darnell! What a pretty card for Marybeth. I love that you took the photo outside - the perfect setting - I feel like I am in the garden looking at it. Really a beautiful stamp that you absolutely made shine here!

Karen B said...

Oh Dippy, I'm so sorry. I meant to ask how your procedure went so was glad to see it had gone well. You make sure you rest up this weekend and let Mister fetch and carry for you. Just you let him know I'll come after him if he doesn't! lol

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Renee said...

What a wonderfully delightful card for our dear Marybeth...
she will love this! :)
And glad you're feeling better...
read your previous post and hope you get some rest and feel back to 100% soon!
And we have hummers coming around now...
I see them outside my front window...never seen them here before...
but think I may need to go get a feeder so they'll come back! :)

Sharron said...

Your card is just perfect for Marybeth! And how sweet to see that you photographed it outside. Love your paper piecing too! So glad your procedure went well. Take care and rest!!

Sue said...

Glad to here your procedure went well hun you take care and rest up lovely card so sweet huggles Sue xx

Laurie Unger said...

glad your surgery went well! Great card!

Cathy Weber said...

Absolutely beautiful pot of flowers...colored perfectly and I love that lacy trim. I am sure Marybeth was surprised and I know she loved her special blog hop!

Jacquie Southas said...

Sweet image - love it! Wishing you a continued complication-free recovery Darnell.

laughadaisy said...

Your card is beautiful, Darnell. ;-) I love the image and that gorgeous lace along the side. I'm sure Marybeth love it, too! I'm sorry I haven't been around to know that you had surgery. I'm glad to hear it went well, and I'm sending quick recovery wishes and hugs your way. Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog. ;-)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So glad that you are doing well after the surgery!
What a pretty card for your friend and I feel totally "inspired" after visiting you!

JD/ Jill said...

Your card is very pretty! So glad to hear that all went well with your surgery...Please take care!

Greta said...

Beautiful way to use the lace--lovely card! Glad you're doing well, Darnell!

Marybeth said...

I love silly o'clock yes we are leaving then . Joyce said not 4 am we will be there at 4:01 am .... Not

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Gorgeous birthday card Darnell - so pretty - the cake images look good too - glad to hear you are on the mend from your surgery - hugs Mxx

Karen M said...

Your card is gorgeous Darnell - I love it! I am so glad that your surgery went well and I hope you are taking it easy - hugs xx

Viv said...

Fabulous card as always, so pleased your surgery went well too...take it easy eh! ...did you tell them your pet name Dr Arnell he he :) gentle hugs Viv xx

Brenda Wilkinson said...

Love the lace on the card. Glad to hear you're on the mend.

Sandee Setliff said...

Oh, I am late in getting back to you and I see that you've had surgery. Glad to hear you are doing well, take care and no heavy crafting!! lol Beautiful card, that's some tiny paper piecing!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog, love the words of encouragement, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina♥

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Dolly. Gorgeous image ... love the colors and it's perfect on the soft blue card base. The ribbon add lots of texture and is so pretty!!

Sorry I've been MIA for a while, so will be reading your older posts to find out what's going on. Glad you're doing OK ... take care. Lolly xx

Aileen said...

This is so pretty and I'm in awe of your paper piecing! Hope you are continuing to recover well. x

Terri J said...

This is a wonderful image, and it really pops on your card base with the paper piecing you have done. Gorgeous card!

Vickie Z said...

Lovely card Darnell!! Love the pot of flowers/butterfly and sooo glad to hear your surgery went well!!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous card Darnell, I love the white lacey trim against the blue.... I just snuck back to the last post to see you had outpatient surgery!! Hope you are recovering well in that gorgeous sunshine you always seem to have :0)
Jenny xx

Jen W. said...

That lace really is lovely and the perfect compliment for that sweet image!

Barb said...

beautiful card. so sweet and so perfectly colored...the lace strip is lovely!