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!

November 8, 2013

Thanksgiving Inspiration Blog Hop; NBUS #70

Happy Weekend Everyone!  It's a busy day in Blogland!!

If you are looking for my post in tribute to Cath Edvalson of Moxie Fab World, please click here.

Welcome to the Thanksgiving Inspiration blog event, brought to you by "The Inspiration Crew!"

I was very excited and honored to be asked by my friend, Barb, to be a guest for The Inspiration Crew's "Thanksgiving Inspiration Blog Hop" being held today.  In the words of Donna Bowman:  "We’re just a group of online crafty friends who love being creative. This time we're doing a 1-day event to provide you with tons of autumn and Thanksgiving-themed inspiration."

I've made two cards for you, each one QACAS to show you how quick and easy it is to make a card showcasing your patterned paper!  And patterned ribbon to, if you have it!  In the case of this card, both are NBUS ~ never-before-used schtuff.  I made the card long and lean to show as much of the paper as possible.

And my second card:
Again, I wanted to showcase the stunning autumn patterned paper, so I chose to use a minimal sediment of thanks. 

I'm also entering both of my cards in Susan's 2013 Thanksgiving Crusade.

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Below is a link to all the talented ladies participating in today's hop!  Some of them have prizes for you!  It's not Christmas yet, so if you are still spinning that hamster wheel for inspiration for those autumn or Thanksgiving cards, check out these wonderful card artists!


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Enjoy the hop and 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!  Please let me know you came by, so I can be sure and return the flavor!
  
 
*Life Is Too Short!  

34 comments:

Lindsey said...

Autumn inspiration galore. What fabulous papers you used.

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Wow both stunning cards the colours are divine. Off to check out the linked blogs in this hop :)

Shannon J said...

I just can not get enough of fall colours! Lovely cards, Darnell! Love QACAS!!! I seem to be making way too many TWTLCASE (take way too long CAS) cards these days! Time to switch it up! Thanks for the inspiration!

Greta said...

These are stunning, Darnell! You have indeed inspired me to get to work on more Thanksgiving cards!

Sue said...

These are stunning Darnelle, your beautiful designs really showcase the wonderful papers. The Autumnal colours are so beautiful.
I hope you are having a good weekend
hugs Sue xx

Sammy said...

They're both just gorgeous! The papers are incredible, and your designs are so effective! I'm especially in love with the colours on the second one! x

Irene said...

Hello Darnell, two beautiful autumnal cards. The papers are wonderful and I agree with minimal embellishments. Let the beauty of the papers speak for themselves.
luv
irene
xxxx

joy said...

Gorgeous cards, gorgeous papers! I love these.

Linda said...

Beautiful Darnell - I love autumn colours but especially like the second card with those rich and vibrant colours.

shirley-bee said...

Love your QACAS cards, Darnell, especially that second one. Kicking through dry leaves is one of my favourite autumn hobbies!

Kristie Goulet said...

These are both beautiful, Darnell. Way to make that patterned paper shine!

Annette Allen said...

wow these are amazing.. great Thanksgiving cards..

Laurie Unger said...

Great cards and use of designer paper! Really like it when I see long and tall cards! Thanks for sharing your QACAS cards!

mypapercraftworld said...

Stunning, rich colours, Darnell ... brilliant DP showcasing! Anita :)

Redanne said...

Oooh, what gorgeous cards Darnell and many congratulations on your well deserved GDT spot too! I particularly love the autumnal coloured leaf card - it is stunning with those glorious colours. Good luck with the blog hop too. Hugs, Annie xx

cm said...

Gorgeous papers, indeed - and you've certainly encouraged them to be the stars of the show! Fabulous! I love patterned papers...love, love, love! Hugs~ c

Iris said...

So pretty - love the Fall colors.
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Angi Barrs said...

Beautiful cards! So super perfect for Thanksgiving!

Rachel W K said...

very beautiful autumn cards! you are so awesome at using those pattern papers! gorgeous!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Deborah said...

Two very elegant Autumn cards TFS

Dianne said...

Shesh it's about time, your work is excellent, these 2 cards for example, brilliant use of your gorgeous papers and embellishments, I know thousands of crafters out there, touching adoring their paper, using it is what it's meant for and look at how you can enhance it's beauty, thanks for sharing, Miss Designer...:O)...

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

These two are amazing cards
love warm colours
hugs Tamara

Libby Hickson said...

Very pretty, Darnell!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Two beautiful Fall cards dear Darnell!
Thank You~

Barb said...

beautiful cards! i'm in love with the second one! :D

Andrea said...

Great cards Darnell dont you just love autumn colours fab ....Andrea x

Bonnie said...

What beautiful papers! I'd have to force myself to cut into this! Both are beautiful cards and they show how easy it is to make a card with DP!

Sue D said...

Beautiful way to showcase patterned paper.

lindaplus3 said...

nice job... simple yet elegant :)

JD/ Jill said...

Again you have some great cards here!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Dolly. Two fabulous cards using the patterned paper as the star! Love the designs. Lolly xx

Geri said...

I'm finally getting a chance to 'hop' around!

I'm blown away by the beauty of your cards Darnell! You have totally captured the gloriousness of the designs, color and texture of the DP. A wee adornment or two (love the ribbon on card #1) and a fine, fine display of mother nature's fall painting is ours to enjoy and be inspired by!

Jean said...

Two gorgeous cards with beautiful patterned paper!

onelayercards said...

Those designer papers are gorgeous! I'm salivating here ;-)

~Shery