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!

January 25, 2014

In the Pink ~ Papertrey January 2014 Blog Hop; ATCAS #30; CASOS #25; NBUS 97

Happy Saturday!

I almost hate to say that today is the 25th and we are already near the end of the first month of the new year. As your granny used to say, "Close your mouth, child, you look like a fish gasping for air in a dry pond." And then she would gasp for breath coz that was a lot of words to string together when you're frustrupated.

The good news is it's time for the monthly Papertrey (PTI) January 2014 Blog Hop. You only need to use one PTI product to play along. It's a day-long hop so if you're quick like a bunny, you can make a pink card and hop on the hop. This month the challenge is to make our cards using shades of pink only (other than neutrals). As always there is a beautiful photo board for inspiration:
January-Blog-Hop
Here is my bling-studded entry:




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I am also entering:

Addicted to CAS, where the theme is NEW ~ my sediment.

CAS on Sunday where the theme is LOVELY DOVEY; make a card for love/Valentine's Day.

CAS On Sunday Challenge
Please click on the links for details about the rules, sponsors, and prizes!

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After yesterday's epic long post, I'll do you a favor and make this one an epic short post! 

Enjoy the hop and 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! You warm my heart! Please let me know you came by, so I can be sure and return the flavor!

  
 
*Life Is Too Short!

Project Details
PaperSU pretty in pink
Stamps    PTI "Scentsationals" (NBUS)
 InkSU regal rose
AccessoriesDies: PTI "Sunrise Impressions Plate 2";
Spellbinders Classic Hearts

Bling: from stash

89 comments:

Inkyfingers said...

This is gorgeous Darnell - so pink and girly. I love the sunburst background too!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Love this Darnell! Love the sun rays with the hearts :)

Vanessa said...

Beautiful, Darnell! Love the rays!
Vanessa x

Vanessa said...

Beautiful, Darnell! Love the rays!
Vanessa x

Jackie said...

Awesome card Darnell, the embossed rays are so beautiful!!!

Jacquie Southas said...

I'm supposed to be heading out the door, but your pink rays caught my eye in the gallery and I just had to tell you how much I love this card!

Donna Bowman said...

Pretty card! Love how you used that embossing folder to accent the heart!

Rosemary said...

so very pretty in pink, darnell!

Sherrie M. said...

Wow Darnell! The impression plate really sets off your heart. You can feel the love radiating from the heart. Nicely done!

Sherrie M. said...

Wow Darnell! The impression plate really sets off your heart. You can feel the love radiating from the heart. Nicely done!

Connie MacFarlane said...

This is so pretty Darnell! Love those rays of pink.

Charlene said...

Adorable design!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Darnell definitely pretty in pink--Ii love pink and I love your beautiful sparkly heart!

Marcia said...

CAS and beautiful...love your sunburst background! :0)

Shannon J said...

Beautiful, Darnell! Love the embossed background and the blinged up heart! So pretty!!

Laurie Unger said...

Great blinged out card - the how CAS it is!

Kara said...

really sweet!

vicki said...

This is just sooo pretty!!! Love it!!
Have a lovely wknd Hun
Hugs
Vic x

victoria h said...

fabulous card

Redanne said...

The sunburst effect that you have created is gorgeous! I love the pink, the heart and the bling - all so very beautiful. Hugs, Annie xx

Kristii said...

What a fun card!!! Love the impressed backgroud!!!

Bobby said...

That ray impression plate really captures the meaning of the sentiment. Lovely card, Darnell.

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous card, Darnell! Reminds me of a Marilyn Monroe dress, and bling to boot!

Joyce said...

This is gorgeous. Great idea to put a heart as the focal point on that IP, and the sentiment on the heart is so sweet.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Those sun rays are perfect with the fun sentiment! Fun cards! Thanks for joining in with ATCAS!

Crafty Kate said...

Love the starburst impression in the background! Gorgeous!

Pia S said...

I'm no pink person but I love your pink creation! It seems like the heart emits sun rays, very nice!!!

Bonnie said...

How I love this pink, bursting, blingy heart!

Sue said...

Fab background Darnell and ohhhhhhh so pink love it!!!! huggles Sue xx

Sue said...

WOW! This is stunning Darnell. I LOVE the sunrise embossing and beautiful sentiment. Also, I am loving those pink pencils on the inspiration photo!
I hope you are having a good weekend.
hugs Sue xx

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card, love the embossing and the heart sits perfectly on it (maybe that's why you did it lol)
Great sentiment and bling.

Kath x

jimlynn said...

Bling studded and beautiful! LOVE all that pink and the embossing.
Lynn

Kim Heggins said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Darnell...such a sweet pink heart surrounded by beautiful bling...so fun. But your embossed background, wow!!! Just amazing my friend!

Karen Petitt said...

I lurve it, stunning pink creation, so pretty! xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous card
love the effect
embossing is fabulous
hugs Tamara

Karin said...

Hi Darnell, lovely pink card, gorgeous embossing!
Karin x

Nan G said...

Fabulous way to highlight the rays e.f.!! Love it (and I'm not a pink luver). Things have been quiet at froggydesigns, I've been up to my elbows purging the room of stash & prepping things for sale. On top of that fighting a bad cold. Thanks for stopping in to ask how I was. Warm hugs, Nan

carol (krillsister) said...

Love how you used that impression plate with the heart.

Lindsey said...

Love it, Darnell! I love how you used the impression plate to draw your eye right where it needs to be....on that fabulous heart! And your DJKASE card was fabulous, too!

Lisa said...

Pretty CAS card Darnell!1 lOve the bit of sparkle and your dry embossed background!! Thanks for the love you left on my blog, you gave me a smile!!

Greta said...

Now that's what I call creative--& beautiful! Love this card, Darnell!

Geri said...

Wow - the Sunrise IF and the heart make and awesome combo! I can feel the love radiating from your heart! Sweet bits of bling define the border of the heart beautifully!
And hey...I'm sure that I'm not alone when I say that your posts can never be too long cuz they are always far too much fun to read :)

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card! Done in my favorite color!

Carol L said...

Very pretty pink card with those embossed rays shining out from the heart! NJ!

Carol L said...

Very pretty pink card with those embossed rays shining out from the heart! NJ!

Julia Aston said...

Love the rays behind your pretty heart Darnell!

Linda said...

Beautiful card Darnell. Love the impression plate.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Ooh! What a pretty pink card. That is a fun embossing folder. I love all the bling.

Sharron said...

Gorgeous card, Darnell! Love the sun ray embossing and the sparklies on your heart!

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful card Dolly. Love the embossed background. Your new sediment is really pretty! Lolly xx

Kelly Griglione said...

It's a heart bursting with love! It looks wonderful all in pink, Darnell. Gorgeous!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Darnell! I love that you chose pink and the heart is stunning!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

So pretty in pink.
This is a fabulous 'touchable' card - I want to reach out and feel that lovely texture.
Caroline xxx

Gerrina said...

So clever to use this plate for a background! Great card! Have a good sunday, Gerrina

♥Gemma♥ said...

This is gorgeous hunni, very pink and very girl!! Love it!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

♥Gemma♥ said...

Sorry it was meant to say "very girly" xxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Your bling studded lovey dovey card is beautiful. The embossing is perfect with all the bling :) Great match with all the challenges as well. I have a cup of tea so will check out the previous post :) Happy Sunday, Hugs, Shirleyx

Shelly said...

AWESOME card! :) Lovin' all the pink! Thanks for playing with us at CAS on Sunday!

cm said...

Your posts are always so much fun to read; I say, bring on the epic whenever you want! Pink, rays, harts and bling: yes, my heart is warmed with this stunning card of yours! Happy Sunday! Hugs~c

Karen B said...

Now I've got an achy finger Dippy from scrolling down so many comments to make mine!!! Mind you I'm not surprised - this card is drop dead gorgeous. That sun ray embossing folder creates such dimension you feel like you're falling into the heart. Fabulous. Thanks so much for playing along at Addicted to CAS.

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Marybeth said...

Simply beautiful burst of beauty with bling.....love the bling!
Lol someone else who didn't use the scroll down button...:) like me.

sandie said...

Hi Darnell, this is a beauty, my heart is all sunny after seeing this....sorry couldn't revisit it and thought it might make you smile! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS

Neets B said...

Wowzers, this is texturetastic! Loving those sunrays, they give such movement. And thank you for your most recent comment on my blog, you do make me chuckle. Unfortunately the day is over in my part of the world, just rainy and dark now! Booo xx

Jean said...

I absolutely love this one ~ fantabulous (fantastic and fabulous) placement of the heart with that impression plate. I will definitely be CASEing that idea!!

Jenni's Jems said...

Wowser that sunshine burst behind the heart is just stunning,makes that heart just pop out at you!x

Brenda in IN said...

Love this card, great valentine.

Kristie Goulet said...

Really LOVE this Darnell! So perfect!

Lynette said...

Oh my - this is a simply awesome card! I love all the pink and the embossing and the bling and the sediment:) Fabulous!

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laurie said...

Such a pretty card, I love those rays!

Happy Dance said...

Sheesh! Well, that's what I get for being so late to this party!!! Long way down here, but well worth the trip. This card reminds me of a box of expensive chocolates. Stunning, dear friend, just stunning. Love it. Bev ;)

Sandy said...

Such a purty pink card - I have been to your blog before. I must have gotten lost in that California fog!
You really made my day with your sweet comments. I would recognize your play house anywhere. Have not been able to go inside. Oh well, it would just make me green with envy!!
Sandy xx

KayM said...

Ooooooh Darnell, this is beautiful!!! I love love the starburst embossing for the background. It just leads the eye right to that pretty heart and sentiment! Lovely work!

MaryH said...

Love your pink sunray card, it is totally beautiful. Was just around at some other blogs and saw examples of your vocabulary word that has become so famous. I really think NBUS should go into Webster's. Now I am being tempted by your tease of an earlier post, and I could use a chuckle so I'm off to enjoy whatever it is that you've shared. I know I'm gonna smile (at least I hope it's a happy and not sad one!). Hugs & TFS

Michelle said...

Fabulous!!!! Love the rays from the behind the heart! Great addition of gems!

Dana said...

Love it!!! The pink sunburst behind the heart, genius!!

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous! Love the embossed background and the blinded out heart!

As for it being the 25th someone said to me, "Hey, it's the 25th today. Only 11 more months until Christmas!" Egads!!!

Diane said...

Gorgeous!!! Loving those "rays...I want them...lol....great take on the challenges, you are so dang talented!!

Sian Ridley said...

Wow! This heart looks like it is literally bursting with love! How fantastic! :)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Fan-freakin-tastic Darnell! I love this card beyond words! Pinning!

Pat said...

This is such a pretty pink card Darnell, and I love the starburst impression plate and the pretty gems all round the edge of the heart. x

Mau xx said...

Simply Fabby..dosis
What a gorgeous design Darnell, I love the sunburst.
Hugs Mau xx

Anita in France said...

So pretty and pinkilicious, Darnell ... I love the sunburst background drawing the eye to the blingy heart! Hugs, Anita :)

Jean said...

Your use of texture and bling are just perfect for the challenge!

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

This turned out really well !!
Just picture perfect along w: the inspiration pic !! :))
I do love their products-- & have quite a few... :)) might need to play along sometime!

Karen D said...

Gosh! The radiating embossing has an amazing visual on the heart. Lovely.

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful card, Darnell! I love that you layered the heart over the sunshine impressed background!

Sharon Underwood said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! Love that pink!

baileyrosy.com said...

I'm so far behind this week with commenting Darnell just wanted to say thank you for all of your encouragement and kind words on my posts they really are appreciated and always make me smile.

Well I love this pink beauty reminds me of marshmallows all soft and gooey apart from the blingy bits. A fabulous creation and love the sediment. So glad you could join use again at ATCAS just wouldn't be the same without you. Am working backwards so am off to read your previous epic post, will I need some light refreshment ???

Marie