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!

June 1, 2014

Oh, The Places You Will Go! NBUS #134

Hello Fellow Travelers and Happy Funday!

I have the pleasure of broadcasting today from inside a fun new challenge that just started this year. The incredibly talented card artists behind Words 2 Scrap By have kindly asked me to join them today as their Guest I-Teamer, along with the fabulous Carol L. of Our Little Inspirations! I am so honored! I love the word challenges available to us in Blogland right now and I hope you will join us in playing in this one!

The Words 2 Scrap By for this challenge are: "Oh, The Places You Will Go

Who doesn't love that wonderful book by Dr. Seuss?! In the spirit of those inspiring words of new beginnings, I made this: 
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I reread the book for this challenge and found I had forgotten how profound it is and how worth reading it is for children of any age! It covers all the usual enthusiasm I remembered, but it is also practical and realistic about those times when you'll lose, or you'll be Left In The Lurch, or you'll be alone ... such hard times ... but wait, you've got brains in your head and feets in your shoes, so there isn't anything you can't work out or get through!

YAY! Hal E.Luya! Anything is possible!

For my congradulations card with limitless possibilities and a balloon overflowing from the car trunk, I used lots of NBUS: Papertrey Ink's "Enjoy the Ride" stamp set and die; Papertrey Ink's "Rainbow Stripes" die; tags are made with a new-to-me SU punch (I don't remember the name); the balloon is Lil' Inker's "Balloons" die. The graduation cap, diploma, and stars are Mrs. Grossman's stickers, and the sediment is made by Darnell's computer. The banner is not NBUS, but I don't remember the brand and there is a raccoon in the backyard so I can't go out to the Playhouse right now and check. It's a long story.

I used lots of snippets on my card, so I'm also linking my card with the fun challenge at Pixie's Snippets Playground.
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And I'm linking with the always popular Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where the prize is always a fabulous $50 gift voucher!
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I would love to see what card or scrapbook layout or other project (graduation party goodies?) you come up with! Besides graduations, how about for someone who is retiring, or for a newly married couple ... let's see what those brains in your head come up with! Thank you for playing along!
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New Friends Corner

I'm so happy to introduce you to our newest friend, Nikki, of Graphix and Designs. Nikki has been blogging since 2009. She is a designer and an artist, both in IRL and digitally. Let's just say she is extremely talented and when you visit you will find everything from sweet to scary! It's a trip worth taking!

Thank you, Nikki, and welcome to the Playhouse!

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80 comments:

Karen M said...

Congrats on your guest designer spot Darnell and I adore the great card that you made - such a cool design:) Hope you have a great week xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous card Darnell love all the little sentiments on your amazing card....congrats on your designer guest spot

Anne

Greta said...

Congrats on guest designing, Darnell! Your card is so creative & wonderfully created--love it!

Loll Thompson said...

Absolutely fabulous design Dolly!! Love it! Lolly xx

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Congrats on the Guest Designer spot well deserved I think. Love your card muchly.

Vanessa said...

Congratulations! And your card is so cool, love it!!

Redanne said...

Congratulations on your GDT spot, richly deserved if I may say! Love the book and love your card, what a great idea for a Graduation card, it is fabulous.

A racoon? Wow, I look forward to hearing all about that one! Hugs, Annie xx

Petra Swart said...

Congrats on the DG spot, Darnell!!! Your card is so much fun!!! Love it!!

Have a super Sunday!!

Sue said...

Fab card.

Many congrats on your DG spot.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Carol L said...

Oh how cute is this!!! I love the punch buggy with the "happy days" license plate! Too cute with all the tags and great sentiment panel too! Congrats on your guest I-teamer spot - it's great to be in the spotlight with you :)

Pollard Carole said...

Well done you on your GDT opportunity. I love this card such a gorgeous design just love it especially all those cute tags Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

Ros Crawford said...

Congrats on your GD spot!! I'm loving this card ... terrific design ... love the way you did that road!

Pat said...

Congratulations on your GD spot Darnell. This lovely design is so appropriate for the time of year and the way you have put all the different bits together is so clever. x

Lynn said...

Woohoo on the DT! And I love this book and your card is 100% perfection! So adorable!

Mrs A. said...

Congratulations on your guest spot. Super fun image you have chosen to go with the sedimental. Hugs Mrs a.

Manuela said...

Hi Darnell, super fun card, great idea to use this die as a road. Congrats on your DG spot and wish you a lot of fun :-))

Karen B said...

Gorgeous card Dippy - love everything about it. Congratulations on your GD invite for this new challenge blog. You smashed the theme of this one.

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Sue said...

Congrats on the GDT Darnell!! and what a fab card I love this! and your blog always makes me smile have a great day !! huggles Sue xxx

Deepti said...

Congrats on ur GD post and what can I say about ur card, it is just stunning, love the idea, the design, the colors. Everything about it is awesome :)

Leslee said...

Any grad would love to receive a card like yours! Congrats on your DG spot!

Cornelia W said...

Congrats on your GDT - fab card, Darnell - I especially like the road you created!

Sybrina K said...

Darnell,

I love this adorable graduation card! It is so sweet.

And, thank you very much for joining us as one of our Guest I-Teamers at Words 2 Scrap By for our June challenge!

Krisha said...

Perfect graduation card, and great homage to Dr. Seuss.

Ill also add my congrats to the pile, for the GDT spot.

stampwithsandy said...

Darnell you are just too clever! Love the car and the little tags. Great graduation card, and I love Dr Suess!

Diane Jaquay said...

So CUTE!!!

Brenda said...

What a fun challenge and congrats to you and Carol-you both are well deserved for the GDT spot as you both make amazing cards!!! And this one is no exception. I love, love this one. I love how you took that phrase and came up with this fabulous card. You rock Miss Darnell! Hugs, Brenda

jimlynn said...

Super cute! Congrats on the guest designer spot too! Love the way it looks like the bug is driving down the road on here.
Lynn

Penny Ward said...

Well how stinkin' cute is this card. The tiny messages coming off the back of the car are adorable. Great take on the word inspiration!!!

Gerrina said...

Great road you made and love the bright blue and green; beautiful card! Hope you're having a fun sunday too! Hugs, Gerrina

Inkyfingers said...

What a fabulous idea for a graduation card Darnell. So creative and I love all those little details.
Hugs
Carol x

Inkyfingers said...

Ps I forgot to say congratulations on the DT spot - way to go you!
Hugs
Carol x

Happy Dance said...

Congrats on the GD spot! Very cool, my friend, very cool. Love that you re-read the book. That makes your card even more special. Sweet little VDub. This is so perfect for a grad, and the license plate is extra wonderful. Super-dee-dooper! Ttfn. Bev

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a perfect graduation card! Love that fun car~

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

What a fabulous graduation card! Love the colors! Love how you chose to do the challenge!!!!

Sian Ridley said...

Well done you!! And this card is just great - it's so fun and happy :) Do you know what's sad, I especially love the road!

I've never read Dr Seuss, but it seems like I should - it sounds great! :)

Christine said...

How cute is this card Darnell!
Congrats!
Hug
Christine

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on your GD spot, Darnell ... and what a fab card! The bold blue and green is fabulous and I love all those wee message tags! And yep, anything IS possible! Hugs, Anita :)

Gay Peplow said...

Well done Darnell congratulations on your GDT spot, well deserved and you totally rocked the inspiration, what a fab card. I love the message it conveys, how exciting to have finished your formal education, so many possibilities !!! Thanks again for your help on my lost post :D You're very kind Gay xx

Nora N. said...

How cute is this card? I love the sentiment and the way you used the tags around the car!! Fabulous design. Congrats on your guest designer spot!! You rocked it!

Nora N. said...

How cute is this card? I love the sentiment and the way you used the tags around the car!! Fabulous design. Congrats on your guest designer spot!! You rocked it!

Pia S said...

This design is brilliant!!! I love your take on the theme. The car with that graduation hat and all those tags with words, so fun!

Bobby said...

Hip Hip Hooray for your new DT spot. You get the prize for most NBUS on a card. I love all those little tags flying from the card. And I did notice the smoke coming from the exhaust, too. So cute and perfect for a graduate.

Patti said...

Oh congratulations!! what a lot of fun you have and what a lot of fun you are : ) blogland is better because of you and WOAH! your card is a knock out!! you should find a contest to enter this piece in!! seriously : )

Patti

Bonnie said...

Love that green VW and the perfect license plate! This is THE PERFECT graduation card!

Jean said...

Congratulations on being a guest on the design team ~ LOVE this card ~ what a great take on the words. What's not to love about Dr. Seuss? ~ just a fabulous graduation card!

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Darnell, well congratulations, about time I'd say, Miss Challenge Queen, this card is so creative with all your NBUS, brilliant make for the guest designer, I love it, thanks for sharing hope you have a wonderful week. ((( BIG HUGS )))....

Ann Abrahamson said...

Hi Darnell ~ I'm so glad you joined the I-team at W2SB for June! Your card is fantastic and I especially love the green bug with the Happy Days! license plate. AND...I now want my own Playhouse :-)

BobbisTreasure said...

Thank you so much for joining us at Words2ScrapBy.blogspot.com! Your card fits our challenge words perfectly!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

They sure picked a great guest diesigner, Miss Darnell. I love that PTI set, and what you have done with it is so fun.

Lisa said...

YAY they made a terrific choice for their guest designer ~ congrats Darnell!! What a fun card too, love the green VW, cute!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Congrats on your GD spot! What a fun and fabulous graduation card!
Hope you will tell us the story about your raccoon in another post. Sounds like a good one...

scrappymo! said...

Congratulations Darnell. you so deserve this!

Your card is so fun!

Laurie Unger said...

What a wonderful graduation card! Thanks for sharing and I hope the raccoon departed from your backyard safely!

Geri said...

First of all, a big CONGRATS on your GD gig at Words 2 Scrap By!

A 'beetle bug' filled with happy wishes (and likely a case or two of beer)....the BEST grad card ever! This really, REALLY showcases your creative (and fun) mind! From the message on the license plate to the balloon wishes flowing out the trunk! The details on this card are awesome.

Absolutely brilliant card Darnell!

SemSee said...

OMGosh, I love this!! I too am a huge fan of Dr Seuss, so this card is just that little bit more special for me! Love the green bug and all the awesome details! Congrats on the GDT spot too! xx

Carole said...

They sure know how to pick there guest designers...blog lands top cheer leader...the head of the class as well as the class clown...the journalist that will stir things up and challenge everyone with dyslexia...congratulations. Great card. C

Sue Rose said...

Love it. My favorite book and you are so right, such a profound book. Every graduate should re-read that book! I love everything about your card...perfect and congrats on being guest designer, too!

Barb Ghig said...

Well, CONGRATS on another Guest DT spot...Woo-Hoo!!! This is such a fun card, Darnell! I love how you mimicked the cover of the book with your design...so clever! LOVE the VW stamp and die, too...looks just like my first car, so I must put them on my wishlist :-) I love how you played with this fun theme ~ You have created a really fabulous card...WOW! I'm sure Dr. Seuss would be proud of you, too!!!

Carol Cel said...

Wow, Darnell. I am very impressed -- there was a lot of work that went into this card! I hope the recipient is equally impressed! I really really like it.

MaryH said...

Big congrats on your next assignment, and of course I know you are going to shine out as the guest designer (and with Carol, you're in good company too!). Love this card and what a fab take on Dr. S's book. A very apt graduation card and perfect sentiment for a youngster just beginning to step out in the world and learn who he/she is! Love all the bright colors and terrific idea for the highway marks too. WTGo - TFS & Hugs

Julia Aston said...

what a fun design with all the wishes popping out of the roof of the car Darnell!

SARN said...

Fabulous card Darnell. xxx

Di said...

Fabulous card Darnell! i love the sense of perspective you got with the road too!

Racoon still there? Snigger :)

Hugs, Di xx

maria f. said...

Yay for you. Perfect card for the occasion (lovin the bodyless driver) and for the challenge.

maria f. said...

Classy.

Diane said...

Fabulous card Darnell, congratulations on your guest designer position.

Hugs diane

Susie Bentz said...

Super cute card - love the grad cap on the windshield!

cm said...

Brilliant, my friend, absolutely brilliant x a zillion! Love that little volkswagon, the destination signs, and of course, the grad cap in the windshield! Fabulous and awesome - just like you! Hugs~c

Teresa Kline said...

hi Darnell! this is sooo fun, I luv it! So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow, Darnell! Not only is this a super fun graduation card, but it looks a lot like the Dr. Seuss book cover. Well done!

Joyce said...

This is so clever, and what a fantastic card it is for graduation or any endeavor that a youngish person is undertaking.

JD/ Jill said...

Congrats on the guest Design spot. Your card is fabulous. I loved the inspiration, I read and reread those books to my grandchildren. I'd walk into their house, and sometimes the first thing they would do is hand me a Dr Seuss book for me to read to them. For my Grandson's graduation I made a grad card for him using some of the Dr Seuss words...seemed fitting for him...he loved it.

Angie said...

Adorable card! Wonderful design! I love Dr Seuss, most of his books have a lot to say if we will listen!

Hammers said...

Love this card Darnell - great use of the Dr Seuss phrase. Hope you are well. There is a little something for you on my desk :) Cx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Darnell, what a brilliant interpretation of the book title. Sad to say this is not a Dr Seuss I know, though I remember The Cat In The Hat from reading it to my children some 40 years ago - almost half a lifetime away :) Congratulations on the guest design spot. Elizabeth xx

Shannon J said...

Now that is commitment - reading the book to fully prepare yourself for the challenge!!! But such a good book to re-read!! It's funny how we get lost in the complexities of life, when really we just have to remember the simple things!! Love the card too! That little Beedle rolling down the road could not have been more perfect for the challenge!

Karen Petitt said...

Way to go Missy D! You are always a fabulous inspiration to many of us!
Apologies for my lack of visits recently (you'll know why). Am trying to catch up but have been lucky you had beautiful visitors Karen xx

Shona Chambers said...

What a brilliant card! I especially love how you used the 'Rainbow die' as the road, thats just genius!! I must get that book out and read to my children tonight, its been a long time since we read it and since they are getting older, it would help to revisit. Now I must have a look at this challenge you've mentioned, always love something new!!

Rebecca Luminarias said...

This is awesome, Darnell! It's perfect for graduation and I love all the little inspirational white tags--so cute!

Lynne said...

Phew got here at last, I`m worn out running down that very long list of (well deserved)comments. Congrats on your GDT spot. Wonderful card and such positive inspiration, love it.
Lynne xxx