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!

May 25, 2014

PTI May 2014 Blog Hop ~ NBUS #133

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Happy Funday Every Body!

It's a nice long weekend here in the States. Monday is Memorial Day, a day for us to celebrate and appreciate the men and women who currently serve and have served our country in the military!

I had a great time yesterday with my crafty friends Kim and Harriet, making coin purses using the PTI dies (photo below). It wasn't until I woke up this morning that I remembered about the May PTI blog hop.

Here is this month's photo perspiration:
Blog-hop-logo
May-Blog-Hop-Inspiration
Fortunately, I had visited my girlfriend Joanne recently and part of my clearance-rack purchases included a two-pack of Washi tape. The design of one of the rolls just happened to be aqua and melon triangles. Oh, snap my peas!

So, I made this QACAS and graphic card:
I used the PTI sketched shapes die (NBUS) for the triangles and the sediment is from PTI's "Think Big Favorites #24." The little glass embellies are from Lynn.

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I am also entering my card in Seize the Birthday (no toppings):
and in Addicted to Stamps and More where the theme is the ever-popular "Anthing Goes!" The prize is digis from Rick St. Dennis (zibbet).
GRAB OUR BADGE!
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New Friends Corner

I'm delighted to introduce you to two more new friends! Please welcome:

Dottie Jo of Just a Dotty Pudding. You know you are going to love her already with that blog name! Dottie Jo has been blogging since 2009 and she has an impressive number of awards to show for it! Her blog is inspirational, personal, and full of fun, just like her cards!

Helen Finlay. Helen, your name was not clickable and I couldn't find a blog for you when I asked Mr. Google. Please let me know if you have one, so I can edit this and include a link for others to find you. Of course, if you don't have a blog, you are very welcome here, too!

Thank you for joining the Playhouse, ladies!

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Okay, short and sweet as you have hopping to do! I will leave you with a small collage of Harriet, me, and Kim having fun at my house making little felt coin purses. We spent so much time talking and laughing, mine isn't finished yet to show you. I hope you are having as much fun at your house!
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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! 
 
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85 comments:

A Cup of Cold Water said...

I LOVE your last minute card. That Washi tape was destined for this Blog Hop!!!
I also love the pictures of your play-day with your friends!!!
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Martha said...

Darnell, what a lovely card!
Fabulous design.

Lynn said...

Oh that washi tape is the perfect inspiration for your clean and graphic card Darnell!

Kristie Goulet said...

Love your graphic card, Darnell. Thank you for sharing the pictures! Love them!

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your gorgeous card Darnell great design and colours

Anne

Vanessa said...

Love your beautiful card, Darnell! Great design!!

Marybeth said...

Love this graphic design Darnell. Looks like you girls had a great time at Kims. Bet it was fun making the coin purses. So nice you get together so often.

Diane Jaquay said...

Wonderful graphic design, Darnell, love this one!

Susanne Vargas said...

Darnell, I love your QACAS card! How lucky to find washi tape in the colors you needed and in the clearance rack! Looking forward to seeing your felt coin purse!

Joyce said...

Fantastic card. Love the design and that washi tape. Looks like you guys had a blast yesterday.

Manuela said...

Hi Darnell, great card, the graphic pattern looks super with the "Think Big" saying!
Your Playhouse is so lovely :-)

Dianne said...

Forgot to say how much I love your gorgeous pillow, great inspiration.
Crafting with your friends is THE BEST. You all look like your having Big fun. Now imagine you just getting the perfect washi tape to use to create your beautiful card, thanks for sharing, thanks for visiting my nest and leaving all that love, right back at ya, ((( BIG HUGS ))) my Friend, have a wonderful week..

Monika Reeck said...

Lovveeee the blue sentiment so soft looks adorable and elegant dear Darnell...love the triangle too and all the color combo...nice concept...sweet beautifull card dear Darnell...hope to see you soon on my Blog...as soon as you have time LOL always love to read your encouragement words...hugs

Lisa said...

Terrific card Darnell, very modern! You girls look like your were having entirely too much fun!!!

Harriet Skelly said...

I LOVE your card - what a cool design! What fun we had yesterday!! Hugs!

Bobby said...

You lucky girl! First you have fun with bloggy friends and then you find the perfect washi tape for a T-riffic card for the hop.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fantastic card
hugs Tamara

Pia S said...

Seeing your card gave me cravings for something sweet (I'm no sweet tooth, I'm more for the salty stuff), must be the colors. Yummy!

Sue Rose said...

Love this graphic card. So pretty. I love these colors together, too!

Pollard Carole said...

Love the card its so lovely the colours are fantastic they look great together. You look like you had a great day with your crafty friends fabulous Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

Redanne said...

A beautiful card Darnell and great use of the washi tape. Love the photos, you all look very happy, it must have been a great day! It is a holiday here in the UK tomorrow (Monday) too. Hugs, Annie xx

Bonnie said...

Love these colors and the way you've put them together! And look at the fun of Harriet and Kim making coin purses!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very very cool!!

OH Babs said...

Love your Washi tape card and the colors.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous colours, really fabulous fun card.

Kath x

Anita in France said...

Don't you just love it when that happens, Darnell ... everything in alignment ... including your perfect graphic card! Looks as though you had a ton of fun with Kim and Harriet! Enjoy your long weekend! Hugs, Anita :)

victoria h said...

Fabulous card

Nan G said...

Ooo love the orange erm melon and aqua QAC you know the rest. :) A very summery card. I wanna com-a play at your house your house......

Karen B said...

Hi Dippy......well that's what I call serendipity! Absolute karma buying that washi tape and then finding it matched the challenge perfectly. Looks like you had a fab day with Kim & Harriet. Have a great long weekend, co-incidentally we also have one here in the UK.

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Karen M said...

Gorgeous card Darnell - those colours together are so pretty and your design is fab too! I hope you have a great week - hugs xx

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Oh how I love your expression 'Well snap my peas' I so have to use that one with the kids :). Great card I love it when you pull something form your stash and it is just perfect. Off to check out Dotty Pudding now :)

Inkyfingers said...

What a lovely card Darnell and your washi tape was prefect for it. Oh poo I completely forgot the blog hop was today. Looks like you all had ca great time with your coin purses.
Hugs
Carol x

Gerrina said...

A great Layout and those colours are so perfect together! Have a fun week, Gerrina

Sheri said...

Wish I lived close enough to come play in your playhouse! Love your card with the washi tape and love the pictures of you three having fun! Can't wait to see the purses!

Pat said...

I do love these colours Darnell, and the card is so fresh with the white space in the middle with that lovely big sentiment. The washi tape and the gems are great finishing touches. Hope you are having a good long weekend. I notice Karen B has already mentioned that we have one here too. x

Tracey McNeely said...

You triangles are super fabulous Darnell--what a great design. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

Laurie said...

Love this layout! Those triangles are perfect! I want to come over and make coin purses too!!!! :)

Karen D said...

Your card is so beautifully designed Darnell, I love the colours. Perfect. Have a great week.

Vicki Dutcher said...

I too had a last minute card! [Great minds ;)] -- Love the layout of your pretty card!

Indy said...

Love all the triangles!
Hugs,
Debbie

Sharron said...

Fabulous design, Darnell! Great way to use the colors. Looks like you all had a fun day!!

Sharon Underwood said...

Oh, my goodness! I thought that was paper, not Washi Tape! Had to look twice! Awesome card!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, snap my peas? You're a pistol, Darnell! My hubby is started looking forward to hearing what little quirky thing you had to say this time...he'll love that one!

I love your 'Washi' card! Such pretty colors and perfect for the challenge! Love the fun triangles, too!

Do I spy PTI felt in that box? Oh dear, few things in the crafty world get me as excited as that yummy wool felt! You girls must have had a blast! I can't wait to see your coin purse, too! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card and great pics....Take care!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Super cute, Darnell! So fresh and trendy, lady. Enjoy the Memorial Holiday!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOW!! This is just BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the FUN Design!! Such a Neat look and take on the Color Challenge!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Memorial Day WEEK!! =)

scrappymo! said...

Great card Darnell. Love those colours together.

Your coin purse day sounds like a lot of fun. Enjoyed the picture of your happy faces!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

That washi tape looks wonderful! Great card! You rocked those colors!

Kim Heggins said...

Darnell...for waiting until the last minute to put your card together, you totally rocked this hop! And how fun that your sweet friend Joann helped you too. It is fabulous. Thank you again for being the best little hostess yesterday, I had a blast, really truly and can't wait for the next time. My fingers are crossed that Harriet does not walk her friend into the stairs again...she is just too funny!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the CAS design - way to work the washi tape Darnell!

Carol L said...

This is a clean and graphic beauty with those delicious colors! Happy Memorial Day!

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is a great take on the inspirational photo. I love the layout and that nice big sentiment too.

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful card, Darnell! So fun you can get together with crafty friends to make felt coin purses!

Valerie Nolan said...

Great layout Darnell and I love the colour combo! Hope you've had a good weekend:)
Val x

~amy~ said...

How fun, love your card and isn't it fun to craft with friends? Can't wait to see your coin purse...I HAD to have those dies and haven't used them yet.

shirley-bee said...

Love your QACASAG card, Darnell - perfect for the blog hop. Looks like you three had some fun!

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card. Nicely done for the challenge. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving the nice comments.
Your pics are great...Looks like you were having a great time crafting. My crafty friends have been so busy lately, they haven't been able to get together with me, I'm going through withdraw. LOL They have me so spoiled.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Neat QACAS card, Darnell! It reminds me of my teenage daughter's pants. No, seriously! They have an "Aztec" print on them, and the colors and shapes are very reminiscent of your card.

Hope you've had a lovely Memorial Day weekend!

Lynette said...

What a delightfully wonderful card - great colors! Thanks for sharing the pictures of you and Harriet and Kim! Looks like a great time. Can't wait to see Harriet again - just a few more weeks. :)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful design, you sure have matched the colour inspiration very well. Looks like you ladies were have a great time :) Cheers, Shirleyx

Happy Dance said...

Very cool. Very, very cool. I am totally pinning this beauty. LOVE this card. Just something special about those colors together. And something special about how you've put this together!! Bev

Shana Gaff said...

I love all of the triangle, Darnell! Those glass gems are too cool. Great colors! Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM! :)

Shona Chambers said...

All those gorgeous triangles..I'm in love! You pulled out all the stops on this 'last minute' card. Its so stunning, it would have taken me hours to get this together. Its a perfect card! And I'm so jealous of you and your partners in 'craft'. So fun to create with others, even if not much actual creating gets accomplished. Isn't there a saying 'its the journey, not the destination'???

Petra Swart said...

So nice when things turn out just perfectly, hey - the perfect washi tape for your card!!! Love the graphic look and the big sentiment in the middle!!

Looks like you guys really had a lot of fun!!!

Jenni's Jems said...

These colours are sooo cool together and love the card you made!must try this colour combo,signed up for a course on the online classes thanks...and just noticed on your side bar that your birthday is the day before mine,guess that makes you older than me! x

~Tammy~ said...

I love the graphic design of this! Those colors are so pretty too!

Viv's Visuals said...

Playing catch up after my sunshine holiday Darnell - this is a fab card love the colours. x

Jackie said...

Love the clean graphic look and how you pulled the triangles out of the washi tape as a design element!

Your picture collage is really cute . . . you all look like you had so much FUN!

Ros Crawford said...

What a perfect card for the challenge ... love these colours

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Darnell and fab photos glad you had a fab time huggles Sue xx

Charlene said...

Awesome!!! I'm with you.....still hoping around! I was busy making baby booties this weekend lol!!

alexandra s.m. said...

a real CAS beauty Darnell!
Thank You~

Miriam Prantner said...

Love your clean and simple modern take on the challenge. The large triangles echoing the background paper are perfect!

Linda said...

Darnell, what a great clean and graphic card, love that the sentiment is front and center and BIG! So enjoy reading your blog and seeing the pictures of you with your friends!! What fun times. I am with Linda in Seattle right now because both my granddaughters had volleyball tournaments up here this weekend, so I decided to stay and take the train home...so here we are playing in her craft room! Thank you Darnell, for sharing this with us at Seize the Birthday! Have a great week! Hugs...

Colleen said...

Darnell, that last comment was from MOI! Colleen...I am on Linda's computer...she said you would understand our computer deficiencies. Hope this will work now

Patti said...

Your girlfriend JoAnn heehee I like her too : )

Loving this sweet card. It is so crisp and clean! kind of reminds me of Arizona... go figure LOL

Sounds like you had fun with your gal pals I can't wait to see your purses!

Patti

cm said...

Your last minute card is an aqua and melon graphic delight; how fortune that your friend *Joanne* knew precisely what you'd be needing AND put it on clearance for you! Serendipity! Time with crafty friends = awesomeness to the max!! Hugs~c

Geri said...

You lucky, lucky ladies!!! It must be so much fun to get together to talk...I mean, craft!

Your card....winner, winner, chicken dinner! The washi tape is cool! But what's really cool is what you did with the rest of the card! Awesome triangles and THE absolute perfect choice of sentiment! Yep - a winner!

Gay Peplow said...

Brilliant card Darnell, I love those colours together but you used them beautifully, well done you !!!
Happy to see you've been having fun again, love the pics of you and your friends, Harriet and Kim, I'd love to see the purses you all made :D Hugs Gay x

Greta said...

Fab-u-lus card for the hop, Darnell, & I'm so jealous of your craft party!

Sheila H said...

Cute card and pictures!

Madeline Rains said...

I did the PTI coin purses for Easter gifts for my nieces. They loved them. Was one of the first orders I've made from PTI and I am hooked. I love your card. I have that sketch die and stamp set too. You make good choices too!

JoAnn said...

Oh, I love your graphic birthday card Darnell. Pretty colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

Thank you for the beautiful cards you have sent me.

Glenda J said...

Great use of the colours and fabulous geometric design. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

Tracey McNeely said...

Was getting tired finding the bottom of your comments--but I am sitting now! Love your inlaid die cuts Darnell, have a wonderful weekend!

Dee Miranda said...

Beautiful card! The design is really awesome!