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!

February 26, 2014

Rings of Love ~ and NBUS #107

Hello Camper Stampers!

I'm gonna just get down to bizzness because I wrote a whole post toastie and it went away. Pfff. Just like that. I'm pretty sure I engaged in operator error, at least I hope so and it's not Booger, er, Blogger. So, since it's getting late and a couple of challenges are getting ready to close, I'm just going to talk about my card and the challenges and call it a night. 

Bartender, I'd like a night cap, please. The one with the lace ruffles, it will go with my card, which I hope you see here:


It all started because I didn't want to miss the Less Is More challenge for a second week in a row and, in the end, I'm afraid it might be a little too much More is More. 

The recipe theme is METAL. I made the wedding rings out of these spiral paper clip thingies I have:
I should say Mister made them for me because the metal was too hard for me to cut, which was very gallant of him.

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Turns out the latest challenge at Shopping Our Stash is also METAL! (Thanks Chris!) It's actually "heavy metal" which my card is the farthest from, but you can use anything metallic on your card.
Grab Our Badge!

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For my sketch I liked this fun CAS design I saw at Stamplorations.
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For my colors, I liked these delightful pink and gray anniversarish tones of the BE Inspired Challenge (BIC) at The Alley Way Stamps (TAWS).
My card colors are SU blushing bride (I mean, right?) and basic gray, even though the dern photo makes the pink look more like a coral, some might say reef. My NBUS stamp sediments are from the TAWS delightful sets: "Mad Gab" and "Jibber Jabber."
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For my topic, I choose the current WEDDING or ANNIVERSARY theme that's about to perspire over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
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I used snippets on my card, so I'm going to take it over (tomorrow) to Pixie's Snippets Playground. I've been making a lot of OLCs and miss the girls, so it will be nice to stop over there!
Pixies Crafty Workshop
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And for the grand finale, I noticed I had a bingo over at the Tic Tac Toe Designer's Choice challenge at Inkspirational Challenges:
In a straight line down the middle, at A11, I used the Darice "Circle Interlock" embossing folder inside the Spellbinders scallop circle. At B Free, I used an organza ribbon from the Buy O' Spool dollar bin at Richards and an SU lace ribbon sticker. At C22, see above for the metal info.

Remember that all the fine print for all the challenges can be found by clicking the linkings!!

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83 comments:

vicki said...

This is so sweet love how you made the rings and how sweet of hubby to help :)
Hugs
Vic x

Cathy said...

Very clever take on the challenges Darnell, great idea to make wedding rings. Very pretty card :) Cathy x

Gerrina said...

What an alegant card! So clever how you made the rings! Top! Have a fun and inky day, Gerrina

Di said...

Oh how clever Darnell! LOVE the rings :) And such a pretty card. I almost choked when I saw what the LIM challenge theme was this week!

Hugs, Di xx

Diane said...

Very pretty card and great "rings"..sometimes hubbys can be helpful... (only sometimes)lol...Blogger has been giving me a few headaches too, and today is no exception....have a great rest of the week!!!

Mrs Harry said...
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Mrs Harry said...

This is the most beautiful anniversary card I've seen in a very long time and would also be great for weddings. Hope you don't have any more PC probs. Thanks for sharing.

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell,
this is a very lovely design card.
It looks so effective, and those rings are superb.
Great colour choices too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Ros Crawford said...

That's fabulous ... I'd never thought of doing that to make rings ... Clever!

Karen said...

Oh I've got some of those rings, not thought of using them like that, thanks for the idea! Happy WOYWW! ♥ Karen ♥ 82 x

♥Gemma♥ said...

Wow Darnell this is stunning and i so love the colours you have used, really pretty!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Mandi said...

Can I give you any 'try ping tips' Darnell? he hee

Terrific card, love the addition of the metal

Thank you for joining us
Mandi
LIM

Mandi said...

Can I give you any 'try ping tips' Darnell? he hee

Terrific card, love the addition of the metal

Thank you for joining us
Mandi
LIM

Benzi said...

How very pretty and such a cool idea with the metal for the rings. Hubby did SUPER helping you out with this.

I know what you mean about the Blushing Bride paper. I just did a card with it and it turned coral, too. I tweaked and tweaked but nothing worked. Anyway, coral may just be my favorite color.

Hettie said...

Err why am I here? Oh yes.
Delightful card there. Nice use of Snippettydoodahs! Great rings and err very pink.
Sorry to hear about your loss!
Hugs
xx

Lin said...

Love your idea of using rings for our challenge, Darnell! And way to go, combining all the other challenges, also! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Brenda in IN said...

Having your post go away after you typed is just like my world! These rings are the best. Tied with the ribbon looks just like a diamond! Great card.

Chris D. said...

Darnell, this card is so pretty and elegant! Love how you turned round paper clips into rings - genius!

P.S. You should enter this at the Shopping Our Stash challenge blog. This weeks challenge is to use something metal. I think these 'rings' qualify!

Hugs!

Irish Cherokee said...

Beautiful well done card Darnell.

Colleen said...

How clever those rings are and so nice of your hubby to accommodate you in your card business! How do you keep track of all those challenges, boggles my mind! Good job!

jimlynn said...

Very creative to think about using those ring-y things and such a pretty card! Love that design too.
Lynn

{Chrissie} said...

Wow, fantastic idea! I love those rings!!! Thanks for joining us at the BE Inspired Challenge!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I always have to lie down and rest after reading your posts. I imagine you like a hummingbird flitting from one thing to the next. Do you make that cool humming bird noise too? zooom! zoooom! zoooooom right by your ear. Fun card, btw!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very creative use of the rings. Very pretty card! Love your take on this sketch!

Lisa said...

Perfectly sweet and simple! And might I say Mister did a fabulous job on the rings ;)

shirley-bee said...

I'm impressed at how many challenges you've met with this fab card, Darnell! Love the paper clip thingy rings!

Nora N. said...

WOW!! I like how you participated in all those challenges with one card!! LOVE the rings. Before I read the post, I was thinking where you got them. How nice that your husband made them for you.

Really pretty card!!!

Nikki said...

Gorgeous card. Love the clean and fresh look to it. Pretty colours and great elements. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.

Nikki

Shannon J said...

Blame the lost post on booger for sure...it's giving me grief again too! What a fabulous card, and I can not believe how many challenges you were able to design it for - that is pure talent in itself!! Awesome that Mister helped you out with the metal - those guys do come in handy sometimes, don't they?!! ;)

Julia Aston said...

Goodness Darnell! you cramed a lot of challenges into this one lovely card - it must be poofing out on the backside because it looks pretty flat on this side! love the colors and the sweet rings DH cut for you! I just recently use a few of those on a project I'm posting on Thursday - theretofore not touching them in maybe a decade??!!

Carole said...

Well Darnell it's all been said. You're clever - creative - crafty and fun. You're amazing at working many challenges at once and you tell amusing tales with wit and wisdom. You got it goin' on girl! Hugs

Kathleen said...

Fabulous rings and a great card.

Kath x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous rings and a great card.

Kath x

Redanne said...

I love the design of your beautiful card Darnell, those rings are fabulous! Hugs, Annie xx

Anne said...

Clever way to make the rings
Thanks for joining in this week at LIM for the metal challenge.
Anne
Guest LIM commenter :)

Karen B said...

Hi Dippy - so sorry your words got swallowed up.....so frustrating! How gallant of Mister to cut your rings for this gorgeous card. How on earth do you find so many challenges to fit your card? Lucky or what?

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Tracey McNeely said...

You and the Mr. made a fabulous team Darnell. Love the end result!!

cm said...

That's a handy Mister you have, Darnell; when you win, does he get an extra special treat for helping out (chocolate cake, p'rhaps, or cinnamon buns?)! Fabulous card - and that its beauty will be showcased in a plethora (my word of the day) of challenges: awesome!! Another sparkly-creating post! Hugs~c

Deepti said...

The card is gorgeous n love those wedding bands u made out of spiral clips :) just genius !!

Anita in France said...

Chivalry is not yet dead ... what a sweetie your mister is, Darnell! What a lovely card ... great colours and wonderful texture ... and the This is so sweet ... clever take on 'tying the knot' with the tuile! Hugs, Anita :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very creative for the rings -- Way to get your man to help out too :) -- they are handy at times huh? LOL

ps - Thanks for joining in with STAMPlorations~

laurie said...

I think you nailed ALL the challenges! Very pretty!

Carol L said...

That's a great take on all those challenges! I love the soft pink color and those "rings" you made! NJ!

Debra James said...

What a beautiful elegant card, love the colours with that added splash of gold. Thanks for playing along with STAMPlorations Challenges, x

MaryH said...

Booger is messing with a lot of peeps. He loses my comments lots of times. Anniversarish...I like that word. We'll put it in your dicshunary, ok? Love this pink & gray with the pretty lace & the lovely golden rings (and Tnx to Mr for being such a gentleman & helping out here). It's a beaut. TFS & Lotsa hugs too. (yes - saw ya in the Playground. Parsnip said I could say Hey).

Karen M said...

Gorgeous card Darnell and I love how you made the wedding rings - very clever! I hope your having a great week - hugs xx

Pat said...

A really great card Darnell, and the rings from these clips is inspired. I love the colours and the pretty scallop circle and Darice EF. It must be great having a husband who is handy with a pair of pliars. x

Susanne Vargas said...

Very pretty anniversary card, Darnell! And how sweet of Mister to assist you! I am also impressed of you many challenges you could combine in one card!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

What a beautiful card! Love the golden rings!

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card, Darnell...
And I have to tell you that the same exact thing happened to me yesterday too. I could believe that my post disappeared! Took me three tries to post. Now does that make you feel any better? LOL
Hey, isn't it neat to have a hubby help with making your cards?

Bobby said...

That's a lot of challenges for one itty bitty card. The wedding rings are such a great idea, Darnell, and I love the color combo.

Debbie Nutt said...

I read every post, Darnell. Sorry you don't hear from me more. Thanks for the chuckles and inspiration. I absolutley LOVE how you make it one of your goals to use up the "old" stuff.(NBUS)

crashyourstash said...

Booger! Ha! You're funny, Darnell.

Kim Heggins said...

oh my Darnell...I have yet to have problems with booger, so my fingers are crossed that it never happens. Now on to your card...it is so sweet and I love those rings, you are so clever and Mister was just too sweet to snip them apart for you. Take care and stay dry!

sandie said...

You rocked these challenges Darnell, I do love those rings. And I see you entered 2 of my DT challenges, thanks for sharing with us at Ink and STAMPloratioms x

Inkyfingers said...

What a sweet card Darnell, and I'm pleased to see that Mr is playing his part in your creations. As always, I am in awe of how many challenges you manage to combine - I really must get the hang if that!
Hugs
Carol x

SARN said...

Lovely card Darnell. Pretty colour. xxx

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome Anniversary card, Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the heavy metal challenge.

OH Babs said...

I'll be dang that is one gorgeous and ingenious card, and the color combo is smashing.

Aileen said...

Love the wedding rings on your anniversary card. So sweet.

Aileen x

Sharon Underwood said...

What a pretty card, Darnell! Love how you created the wedding rings. I wouldn't have thought of that.

Donna said...

Great idea to make the rings from those spirally clippy things!! It makes a beautiful anniversary card! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash for the "heavy metal" challenge!!

Linda said...

What a pretty little card Darnell, those wedding rings look fab .... clever idea too. xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

What a great card and a brilliant idea to make the rings from those spirals.
Caroline xxx

Pat Jandacek said...

Arrived here via Loll Thompson's blog. Have read and enjoyed several of your entries and am now going to be receiving visits from you via email. I don't have a blog, but I am a blog hopper always looking for ideas and being entertained along the way. I have lots of supplies but need the aid of other's creative juices to get anything done. I appreciate your artistry and your humor. Am going to pursue looking at past entries whenever I have time. Thanks for sharing your many talents.

Pat Jandacek said...

Oh, for crying out loud (is there an acronym for that?)! I forgot to comment on your anniversary card which is lovely. Very clever way to create rings, too! In my browsing of prior entries, I have to tell you I got a kick out of your card explaining the frog/coffee connection. I really did LOL.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful design Darnell, even if it's more is more :) Very creative idea for the gold rings. Great way to enter many challenges as well. Congratulations on making the Wall of Fame at Addicted to Stamps and More. Hugs, Shirleyx

Bonnie said...

One fantastic card - many, many challenges! How bad of it to go away after all that work! Mister did a fantastic job on the rings! Brilliant design!

creatingwithpaper said...

This is a beautiful card! I love that color and the use of the rings is very clever. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Geri said...

Your resourcefulness and creativity rock...as does your ability to use one card for all these challenges! Well done! Fabulous rings, especially tied together with the sheer ribbon! Cool colors too.

Love the polka dot photo backdrop!

Chrissie said...

Just sitting in Bangkok airport lounge waiting for a flight to Perth, so I thought I'd swing by. I love your resourcefulness with the wedding rings!
Fabby!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Less is More

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, what a gorgeous Anniversary card this is, Darnell! I love how you (oops, I mean the hubs) made the wedding rings...so perfect with all that pretty lace and embossing! I think this is a case of 'More is Better'! Not to mention, that you used my all time fave color combo...Stunning work, my friend!

Greta said...

Now that is clever! Love the color combo, too--fabulous, Darnell!

Karen D said...

A perfect anniversary card Darnell, so pretty. I love the rings. Hope all is well in the playhouse!

Viv said...

Great card Darnell, how clever to use rings too....and you are clever ;) Viv xx

Joyce said...

Fantastic card, and I love how you did those rings.

Vicky Hayes said...

SO impressed by the wedding ring idea and very resourceful to get the mister to help make them! Vicky x

Marybeth said...

Awwww bummer you lost your first post...sorry!
Beautiful design and love the pink! Love the rings DH made for you......adorable idea and card Darnell.

maria f. said...

Geesh - how the heck do you keep all these challenges in order? You are amazing. I just liked this card for a sweet couple. And what a clever use of the STAMPlorations sketch too!

Dianne said...

Well Missy this is so creative, has to be, 7 darn challenges, you are the Queen, isn't the Mister a sweety, love those colors together, thanks for sharing..

Brenda said...

Now this is a cute card! I am loving the rings and can't believe you made them out of those paper clip thingy's. Oh wait that hubby made from those paper clip thingy's. lol Very clever and very cute just like you! Hugs!

Karen Petitt said...

Yipee Darnell! I hope you've visited SOS! Huge congrats huni, this one is awesome and a great way to use up circular paper clips! xx

Chris D. said...

Hey Chica! Congrats on the shout out at Shopping Our Stash for the Heavy Metal challenge!! (Sorry it's taken me so long to say that - I'm at the beach on vacation as I type!) Ok, gotta go, the ocean is calling! ((Hugs!))