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 1, 2013

Your Inner Babe ~ LIM #130; PSCAS; NBUS #31; SSSWC

Aby we're bacj ariybd ti /frudat ~ wgiisg/1

Do you ever type a whole line before you realize your fingers have moved over and are on the wrong keys?  The only time I think it is at all amuzing is when I do it with my own name.  It then becomes Darbekk.  When I was in middle school my girlfriend Glenda and I would write letters to each other in cursive backwards.  Anyone else ever do that?  For the longest time we still called each other Llenrad and Adnelg. 
Yes, that's right I found a playmate from my very same home planet!  Small universe!! 
I have had very little crafting time this week, but I was NOT going to miss out on this week's Less Is More, "Pinterest Picture Inspired" challenge, hosted by the sensational Chrissie and Jen.  You may have seen this photo popping up all over Bloggerville.
 
Oh, yeah, baby.  As much as I love them, am I ever glad I am too old for these teetering tootsie breakers.  My beloved niece is about to enter medical school.  Auntie Me suggested that she consider a career in podiatry!  I'm just sayin'.
The doors are about to close on this challenge and there have been some smashing entries.  I took a look around my stamps and came up with this delightful stamp from "Stamps by Judith."  As soon as I saw her baking up a storm in her well-worn high heels, I knew she was going to be the star of my card:

I typed up my sediment in Word, capturing the photo from the LIM challenge, and printed it. I then stamped my lady and covered my sediment with my NBUS for today:  the conversation bubble from Paper Smooches "He Said, She Said."  To finish off my card, I added some score lines, giving grandma a double Aunt Andre. 
Paper Smooches is having an "Anything Goes" challenge this week, so I'm also entering my card there.
A sweet friend just told me that the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is also "Anything Goes," so I'll pop in there as well.
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
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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!
 
*Life Is Too Short!   

Paper:  SU! whisper white
Stamps:  Stamps by Judith "My Ladies";
  Paper Smooches "He Said, She Said:
Ink:  Versafine onyx black; Prismacolor pencils

54 comments:

Lindsey said...

Ha! Love a card that can make me laugh. :)

Julie said...

Too cute- love it.

Kathyk said...

What a great idea, Darnell, and it turned out fabulously well - that COULD be ME!!!

Kathyk

EELS said...

I'm in my sick bed at the moment and this cheered me up with a giggle....thanks for that, great card.
Elaine

The Crafty Laydee said...

Love it Darnell!! What a fabby card-i love the way you shrunk down those shoes to use them,what a great idea :)
Have a great day,Nessa xxx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

So funny
and special card
love it
hugs Tamara

Kelly Griglione said...

Wow, I don't recall ever seeing anyone actually use a photo from a photo challenge in their card! And now that I see your card, I think, "why didn't I think of that?" Can't argue with using the exact image, right?

Sue - said...

Love it!! Great fun card and live the shoes in the bubble!

Linda said...

Hi Darnell,
This is sooo funny - I love it!! Great take on this week's challenge.
It's usually my texts that come out as a load of garbage. All I get back from the person I've sent it to is .... ???????? That's when I go back and actually read what I've sent.
Thanks for all your lovely comments recently. Stephen and I had a fabulous anniversary - celebrations are still going on. I think we'll have an anniversary year.
Have a lovely weekend. Crafty hugs ...... Linda (aka Adnil)xxxx

Gay Peplow said...

That's totally fabulous Darnell, inside we never grow old ;-) I love this card! Xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Fabulous card! Love the fun image and brilliant sentiment.
sue xx

Mrs Harry said...

Great card Darnell, so funny, yet so true for me. And as for keyboard trouble, more than once I've told my DH I live him! Which is kind of true I guess.

Sharon Underwood said...

Love your card! Had to smile at those shoes as I sit here recovering from a broken ankle! Never again, my friend! I'm all flats from here on out.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

LOLOL....as I turned 32 with 20 years experience yesterday, that card applies to me utterly!! I'm still a siren.......cough....

The backward writing reminds me of Dylan Thomas who named his fictional Welsh town Llareggub...enough said!!

Hugs, LLJ xxx

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous, dahling!

Carol L said...

OMG this is one funny fabulous card! You have the greatest ability to think way out of the box when creating your cards!
I have a friend who can write any sentence in backward cursive handwriting as fluidly as we can write in normal fashion! It cracks me up every time I see her do it too!
Have a fabulous weekend!

Nan G said...

Ahh! Can't even imagine wearing those! Love your take on the challenge! What hoot she is! Hugs

Lisa said...

LOL this is a hoot!!! Great job Darnell, love that you put a tiny image of those shoes on your card!

Squirrel said...

That is so creative! Love your card.
Rosey x

Viv said...

Oooh Dr Arnell you will be able to give many tips to your niece then;)
Love the card,that image looks very like me......hot and frazzled in the heat just now.Love the sentiment too, matches ...just perfec as they say around here.I must use more NBUS things too......I must! :) hugs Viv xx

cm said...

I nearly fell out of my chair, laughing at your post and card! Brilliant; absolutely brilliant! Yes, I too am glad such shoes will never be in my wardrobe. 'Nuff of the high heels, pointy toes, thank you! Still...I do have memories, much like your lady. Off to get ready to join the niece and nephew on a trip to the zoo! Yayyy...
c

Redanne said...

Your card today is just brilliant Darnell - it made me laugh so much. I would love to wear those 'killer' heels but alas too old and doddery! Great suggestion for your niece to take up podiatry.

In school we did something called 'pig latin' where you take the first letter of every word, add it it the end of the word and add an 'a' - it was great fun but I like yours better. Love and hugs, einnA xx

jimlynn said...

Love it!!! Too cute.
So glad I'm retired now and was able to toss out those killer shoes! Life is easier in flip flops!
Love your card!
Lynn

Greta said...

Oh how perfect, Darnell! LOVE your super creative & fun card--just my sentiment--LOL! By the way, you made my day saying I didn't look that old--thank you!

Geri said...

OMG!!! This card is soooooo my sister! She could jog 100 fricken' miles in a pair of these puppies! I am definitely going to hunt down this stamp on eBay!

I love the scored lines - gives grandma some elegance and class!

This card just rocketed up to the #1 spot on my Favorite Darnell card list!!!

Harriet Skelly said...

OMG this is hysterical and so clever Darnell! Love it!

Carole said...

It's so true...talented fun and sexy.

JD/ Jill said...

Love your take on the challenge...this has to be a Winner! It is so creative...I love that sentiment!

Allisa said...

Fabulous take on the inspiration photo! Those are some great shoes, but fairly certain I would end up breaking a leg in them!

Allisa said...

Fabulous take on the inspiration photo! Those are some great shoes, but fairly certain I would end up breaking a leg in them!

Allisa said...

Fabulous take on the inspiration photo! Those are some great shoes, but fairly certain I would end up breaking a leg in them!

Carole said...

Oh this card is amazing - you've certainly scored - 11 out of 10, I'd say ;)! Lol. C x

Karen B said...

How brilliant of you to use the actual Pinterest photo in the speech bubble - what a brain! Love the actual stamp you've used, it's perfect for the challenge. How I'd love to be in your head for a day Dippy.....it would be fascinating!!! lol

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

JD/ Jill said...

Thank you for the nice comments on my blog. Your comment when you said you are impressed at how I am using up my old Schtuff...guess who inspired that? LOL Thanks for the inspiration...

Deepti said...

Love the cool idea of the speech bubble :) you just gave an excellent idea of being inspired differently :) and I did that reverse order name thing with my best friend :) she now is doing her post doc, time flies so fast. I am going to call her today and tease her with that name ;)

Bonnie said...

Ain't that the truth! In my head is the only place my body can stand those heels! Cute, cute, cute!

Kim Heggins said...

Ok Darnell, I have to tell you that as soon as I saw those heels, I had to laugh because I could just not imagine you wearing them! But then who knows right? Sweet card, love that what we used to call, LOL's (little old lady).

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love how you used the shoes! Your card is a riot! Love it!

alexandra s.m. said...

I'm laughing out loud Darnell!
Love, LOVE your card!!
Thank You~

Karen M said...

I just adore your fun card Darnell and I would never be able to walk in those shoes - but they sure are pretty - hugs xx

Laura Sterckx said...

This card is super duper fun! First of all, I love those scored lines! The image s colored beautifully and I love that sentiment haha! So funny! :)

Thanks so much for entering your card into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge!
Laura

Valerie said...

This has to be a winner Darnell, the image and the thought in her head is so funny and all of us of a similar age relate to it:)
Val x

Sasha said...

Your card is genius, Darnell! Love it!!
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a kind comment xx

Di said...

Hilarious Darnell! I think it truly is a winner :)

Hugs, Di xx

Stamping With Bibiana said...

very funny good luck in the challenge
bibiana

MaryH said...

Ha, ha, ha. Perfect card for us folks who don't have to worry about the spike heels. She's so funny and what a perfect image for your inspiration photo. Impressed too with the way you did all the digi stuff incorporating your photo to add to your card. As always, got a chuckle from reading your story. Have a good day. TFS & Hugs

Laurie Unger said...

Yep, those shoes are gorgeous but will totally kill the feet! Nice way of incorporating the digi with the photo! Great challenge card.

Shannon J said...

OMG hilarious card Llenrad!! !

Jessi Fogan said...

SO FUN & CLEVER!!!
And yes, I do that all the time with my fingers on the wrong keys. Usually get a whole line out before noticing, too. URGH. And about the backwards names - so nice you found someone from your home planet! I'm still looking for someone from mine (although I think you might be, lol!)

Karen Petitt said...

OMGee - now that is blooming hilarious Darnell and oh my word, is that me lol!
Fabbulous take on the LIM photo - I have to say when I saw the photo I thought Ouch - no thank you lol! Karen x

Barb Ghig said...

OMGosh, this is just FABULOUS, Darnell! I love how you added the pair of heels...too funny! Thanks for making me smile :-)

Diane said...

What a great funny, laugh out loud card, and hey, where did you get my photo for it...heehee!!!

maria f. said...

Ha! No seriously, ha!
From your friend Airam Ketnaws.
(Swantek was my maiden name ;)

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOL - oh this is so true its scary~ had me laughing at the same time~