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!

July 2, 2014

Aw, shuckies!

Hello!!

It's nearing midnight here, this July The Second, and as my birthday comes to a close for a rubber year, I lay my head on my pillow knowing that I'm so blessed to have made so many dear friends in the Land of Blog.

I woke up this morning to a wonderful surprise birthday hop and I couldn't be more grateful! Thank you especially to Ardyth and to Bev for hosting the party for me! I feel the same way about you ladies and it means the world to me that you went to all this trouble and that you made me two of the most gorgeous cards! 

Ardyth has an InLinkz button on her blog so if you want to make a birthday card and join in the fun, you can do so for another couple of weeks! Thank you, Ardyth! I think all birthdays should last for weeks!

Bev has a virtual Smorgy Board of party drinks and desserts on her blog that will kanock your socks off and pop your buttons! And while your ganoshing, you can visit Greece! I know, right? Thank you, Bev!

On top of all that, Hammy is still rocking a big fat head from sharing in the spotlight with me!

I've had a very full and busy day being the Birthday Girl, but I wanted to do this quick post to thank you all and let you know that I will be around to visit all of you as soon as I can! 

I didn't have a chance to make you a thank you card, but since this is a card blog (stop it, I always get there eventually!), I found a scan of a thank you card I made back in 2009 that I still love today. Sorry it's 1D. This was back in the day before I knew about blogs or digital cameras. 
In addition to my virtual birthday cards, my mailbox has been bulging with many stunning birthday cards and I thank you for those, too, as well as your birthday wishes via emails and comments. You guys are the best! You made this official senior citizen feel adored and I adore you right back! Mwah!

Enjoy your day! No, seriously, enjoy.  LITS!* 
  
 
*Life Is Too Short!



92 comments:

Monika Reeck said...

I still make my post for your birthday card dear Darnell...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU sweety...I am always so happy to get any lovely comments from you...you are such a GEM and you deserve it to get Party from Ardyth and BEV...I will put my card at Ardyth link too also you can see there...

Hope you will like it Darnell and sending it too off course..

Again HAPPY HAPPY Birthday DARNELL...wish you have had a great Day... :)

Hugs, Monika

Sue - said...

So glad you had a great day!

Jules said...

Hi Darnell

Belated happy birthday wishes .. .. story of my life .. .. late to the party again!!! LOL!!!

Love Jules xx

kbrandy4 said...

Happy birthday Darnell!, Love your card even in 1D!
Hugs,
Hazel xx

Sue said...

Oh, sorry I missed your Birthday Darnell! I hope you had a wonderful day full of fun, love and laughter.
hugs Sue xx

Suze Bain said...

Oh Darnell, happy birthday wishes and Scottish kisses! Mwah! X

Stamps and Paper said...

Happy belated birthday wishes Darnell hope your birthday was special in every way

Anne

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah well done on anuvver birfd'y being safely passed over Darnell...

..... and looks like you were satisfactorily spoilt in very way - so very doubly well done!! Shaz in oz.x

Kathyk said...

Good to hear you had a great birthday and, hey, only 364 days till you can do it all again!!!

Kathyk

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

I hope you have had a wonderful birthday, sorry I have no card our little kitten went missing today and we have been out on the hunt but not able to find him.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

My wishes are a wee bit late, but they are just as heartfelt. Thanks so much for making us all laugh, and enjoy this blogger experience! Happy Birthday!

Viv said...

Glad you had a happy day Dee and liked all the celebrations.Now I think you may have an ickle inkling on how well loved you are and how special you are to us all.Love ya Dee :) hugs Vee xx Mwah ps Thanks for the thankyou card too!

kanda said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Darnell. So sorry I'm late with my wishes. I'm glad you had such a wonderful day and had a super (virtual) party. Hope the coming year is as wonderful as you are xx

Jasleen said...

Looks like I missed your bday. Belated birthday wishes dear Darnell. You know every comment of yours means a lot to me and is a big morale booster for a newbie cardmaker like me. Thank you for your encouragement always. Glad to have you as a friend. Will surely link up a card for you at Ardyth's blog soon. Hope you had a great birthday!

Carol L said...

You truly deserved this birthday party and I'm sure we were all delighted to have taken part in the surprise! I hope your birthday was one to remember!!! Here's wishing you many, many more too! MWAH right back atcha!

aileen (mum) said...

I think I finally found a time when I wished I had a website for cards so I could have left you a card. I hope your birthday was extra special and continues thru all the late posts to the card hop. Love and best wishes

Aileen

Kim M said...

How could we not adore you? You are AWESOME! :-). Hope you had a fabulous day! Big hugs!

Marilyn said...

Happy belated birthday!! Hope you had a great day

Bridget said...

Darnell, hope you had a fabulous birthday, you certainly deserve it!

Lisa said...

What can we say Darnell...you are loved!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

I hope you enjoyed your special day :) Cheers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shirleyxx

Redanne said...

So pleased there was a blog party for you Darnell, you are such a special lady and much loved too! Hope you had a wonderful day! Big hugs, Annie xx

~Tammy~ said...

Darnell, I hope you enjoyed your special day! Now go and keep celebrating with some fireworks!

Lynette said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Darnell! Sounds like you had a great one!

Julia Aston said...

Happy birthday Darnell! Isn't it glorious to open the snail mail box and find things in it for YOU?!!

stampwithsandy said...

Darnell, a Happy Belated Birthday to you! I hope you had a wonderful day but it sounds like you did! All the best for the coming year and keep on bloggin'... We all love your posts!

Brenda said...

Glad you had a fabulous birthday Darnell! You are a special person who makes all feel so welcomed and loved!! I always love coming and visiting you, I always, always come away with a big smile on my face. Your thank you card is stunning, love that tree and how you "spruced" it up with the leaves and dots. And boy does a tire swing bring back some memories!! I too think birthdays should last for weeks!! lol It's fun to celebrate so why not?! Happy Birthday once again Darnell!! Hugs, Brenda

artful-notions said...

Happy happy Darnell! I agree, the celebration needs to last! So enjoy all the love and spotlight! Hugs, Nancy

Victoria Lavender said...

Happy happy birthday! Such a sweetie should have a fun and remarkable day! Big hugs and smiles, Victoria Lavender

Valerie Nolan said...

Glad you had a great day Darnell, sorry I missed the birthday hop but we were away with Charlie and we are off again on Monday To Karen and then on to friends:) Happy belated birthday!
Val x

Valerie Nolan said...

Glad you had a great day Darnell, sorry I missed the birthday hop but we were away with Charlie and we are off again on Monday To Karen and then on to friends:) Happy belated birthday!
Val x

Taunya Butler said...

This is your birthday wish - For you to know and understand the great value you have in the world and that we all consider you a gift!! One that lifts us and inspires us!!! Have the most beautiful of days!!!!

conil said...

Thrilled that your birthday was happy and filled with good wishes. Just so you know...I've been an "officious" (no, I mean official) senior citizen for some time now and it ROCKS!

Sheila H said...

I hope your birthday was full of joy!

1CardCreator said...

So sweet of your friends to make it even more special for you, all I can say is you really do deserve it! ~Diane

Charlene said...

Awwww Darnell sorry I mised your awesome day, but I hope you had the BEST birthday sweet lady!!!

jimlynn said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday and so many more to come!!!
Lynn

Sue said...

Glad you had such a good birthday.

Helen F. said...

Darnell, hope you had a wonderful birthday and may the good times continue all the way into the next year! {{{HUGS}}}

Alanna said...

I'm late to the party and don't have a card to share yet as I'm out of town but I wanted to wish you a happy belated birthday.

Patti said...

So glad to hear you had a wonderful day! You deserve it : )

BIG BIRTHDAY (((Hugs)))
Patti

Jacquie Southas said...

Enjoy working your way through the Linky Party, Darnell! Your Thank You card has definitely stood the test of time - it's beautiful!

Ileana A. said...

Happy happy happy birthday!!!! You are so loved!
Big hugs,Ileanaxxx

Sybrina K said...

Belated happy birthday wishes from me, as well. So glad you had such a fun, memorable virtual party! Wishing you all the best in the coming year. :)

Jeanne said...

I too think birthday wishes should last for weeks! Your card is in the mail...no, really! Here's more wishes for a Happy Birthday, Darnell. Hope you got a bunch of goodies and sweets too. Hugs,

Marybeth said...

Sounds like a wonderful birthday and you deserve it!

Pollard Carole said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday for yesterday sounds like you had the best day ever Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

Jackie said...

Happy birthday to one of the funniest and well loved bloggers I know!!!

Peggy in Mentone said...

Happiest of Birthdays! SOunds like you had a magnificent one!

Would you provide a link to Ardiths blog?

I iwll see if I can write to you privately and you can send it to me there as well, but there may be others who don't have that link and would like it!

Birthday Hugs!
Peggy

Kathleen said...

HI Darnell, glad you had a fabulous Birthday and so sorry that I didn't get to make you a card but I seem to have missed all the mails about it, a a rather belated but sincere Happy Belated Birthday.

Kath x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Happy day to you, Missy! I'm glad your day was so fabulous and I hope you keep on celebrating even though your rubber year is over. Are rubber years longer? So in rubber years you are only 30? (29 is too cliched).

Karen B said...

Happy, happy birthday Dippy; it's been so quiet I thought you'd been taking a snooze!!! lol Hope you had a wonderful day and enjoyed your birthday surprises.

Huge hugs and a bucketful of mwahs!

Karendipity xxx

Barb Ghig said...

I am so glad that you had such a great birthday, Darnell! I apologize that my card was already in the mail to you, or I would have been part of the hop (what was I thinking)...I do hope it makes you smile, though!

I think it's so sweet of Ardyth and Bev to organize the hop, and I'm so, so, so happy that so many of your 'Bloggie Friends' are participating! I tell you all the time, but it bears repeating...You are the BEST and so, very deserving of all the love!!! Hope you have a fabulous day ~ (((HUGS)))

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is gorgeous! And wishing you a happy one!

Sheri said...

Happy happy birthday! I didn't know it was your birthday or you would have received a card from me as well. I hope it was everything you wanted it to be and more!

Bonnie said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday! Luv ya!

Joyce said...

So glad you had a wonderful birthday. That was the whole point. Just to make the celebration stretch out a bit longer---your card from me was mailed today. Now, wasn't that thoughtful of me to hang on to your card for so long????

Jen said...

I'm a bit late, but happy, happy birthday!

laurie said...

Happy Birthday!

Bobby said...

You're right welcome.

Pat said...

Sorry it's late but a huge Happy Birthday Darnell, and it sounds as though you had a great day and no-one deserves it more than you. That's a lovely Thank You card too. x

Carole Z said...

So pleased you had a great birthday! Gorgeous thank you card too, hugs Carole ZX

Mrs.B said...

Glad you had a great Birthday Darnell
Love the card too.
Hugs Avril xx

Shona Chambers said...

I'm so, so late...I hope you had a wonderful birthday and were spoilt rotten. And with all the fabulous cards being made, your lucky that your birthday will last so much longer. Your very much loved in the crafting community and I can totally see why!!

Neet said...

... and there was I wondering why I couldn't find your name on WOYWW. Shucks! I missed your birthday.
Sincerest and fullest of love birthday greetings - a couple of days late - but heartfelt nevertheless.
Loadsa Love
Neet xxx

Sue Rose said...

It sounds like you had a very wonderfully blessed birthday. May you have a wonderful blessed year, too! Happy 4th of July!

Melissa said...

You so deserve such a celebration, Darnell! In fact, you should probably celebrate your 1/2 birthdays too just like kids do! :) It's no secret we adore you!!!
Love your peaceful thank you card! That tire swing brings back childhood memories! :)

Cris G said...

Oh, it looks like I missed your birthday... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Darnell! They say that sending belated birthday wishes brings luck - I don't really know who they are... but they do say so, and I do too :). It's good to know that you had a fantastic day.
I wish you all the best in the world and that this day repeats for many many years to come.
Hugs,
Cris G.

Linda said...

Oh no .... sooooo sorry I missed your birthday Darnell. I hope you had a fabulicious day and that all your birthday wishes came true.
Travelling eh ... doesn't half get in the way sometimes. But I'm here now in Lost Wages .... the sun is shining, the hotel if fab (on the 44th floor with a great view) and hubbys wallet is full .... for now.
Have a great 4th of July...... hugs from Vegas Linda xx

Sharon Underwood said...

So glad you had a Happy Birthday! Wish I'd had that written down or I'd have sent you a card in the mail that would arrive on time! It's written down NOW.

MaryH said...

So happy to hear that you had a wonderful day. I'm sure your family & Hammy made it extra special for you. Blessings &Hugs.

Ros Crawford said...

Well happy birthday lovely lady ... may your dreams come true! Mwah!

Sue said...

Happy belated birthday Darnell!!! lots and lots of birthday huggles Sue xxxx

Planetsusie said...

Hi there Dar-nell! Guess I should have known you were born this month - it might explain why we are both a tad barking - my birthday is next weekend ta dah!! I hope you enjoyed yourself loads and loads. As I am commenting on 4th July, I will also wish you (a smidgeon late) a Happy 4th July!!! Yay Enjoy my friend.

Lots of hugs to you and yours Soupie. xxx

Aileen said...

Hope you had a great day feeling all the love from around the world! x

Gracie CH said...

Happy Belated Birthday dear one!!! And happy 4th of July too! Enjoy your weekend.

Mary-Anne V said...

Happy belated birthday...and forth of July! Thanks for the sweet and supportive comments you've left for me. I can see from your comments and posts why you are so loved.I am so glad I found your blog.

Kate said...

I feel like such a dill - have I not been near the computer in 2 days. How could I miss such a wonderful person's birthday. Sending you love and hugs and a big thank you for all the supportive comments you've made since you found my blog last year. MWAH !!!

Karen M said...

Happy Birthday Darnell - I hope that you had a wonderful day:) Thanks for always being a supportive and wonderful friend - my apologies for being a few days late - Super big hugs xxxxx

Manuela said...

Darnell, I hope you have had a great birthday, wish you belatet happy birthday wishes and all the best for your new year.
Have a great day!!
Manuela

Anita in France said...

Aren't surprise parties just so much fun ... and something you so deserve, Darnell! So delighted you had a great day ... and that your birthday will last a long long time as you enjoy all the wonderful cards made especially for you! Hugs, Anita :)

Chark said...

Happy Birthday and I agree, birthdays should last for weeks! Hope you have the best year yet!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Thank you ever so much for your wonderful comments always!! I WILL be sending your card in the post first thing MONDAY!! Just got back late last night, so late form the 4th celebration across the sound. SO glad me made the ferry we did, other wise so much later home, and 1:20am is tooo late!!! LOL!!! St least my boy and his cousin about same age slept. YAY..They are now rummaging and playing with a large box of LEGOS!... I am catching up on comments and visiting well wishers before I tidy up for the rest of (only part) of my large family to come and spend the weekend here - will be 15!..of the 19 we had at the BBQ.. I have 6 brothers and 1 sister so...LOTS came, a few could not make it. Have the very best weekend Darnell!!

Greta said...

So glad you had a great birthday, my friend!

Janelle said...

All of the best people are born in July, Darnell! I know this from experience!

You deserve such a lovely gift and it's always good to know that we're thought of fondly (even thought of at all is good).

Happy Birthday, dear friend!

OH Babs said...

OMG how do you keep up with all your emails? Do you have a secretary? I probably should not have dropped you a note but I did want to thank you for the thank you note(s). How big is your head, has it inflated with all these wonderful compliments from your fan club? I doubt it, you are still a nice girl from Iowa who is much loved.

Karren said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday and are enjoying the well-deserved attention from all your blogging friends and admirers. Hugs!

Kim S said...

I am late to the party (as usual!) I hope you can tell how beloved you are to so many of us. Happy belated birthday and many, many more!

Geri said...

You're welcome!

It was a lovely party. Good food, good friends and a great time was had by all!

maria f. said...

Bulging mailboxes = good. Have a great year and get out there and use those discounts ;)

Lucy Woods said...

This is stunning!! So beautiful and effective Darnell!
P.s I'd love to see what you make with the Annabel image your friend printed for you! :-)
Hope you're well!
Lucy x

cm said...

Your thank you card is gorgeous, Darnell; it's the 'depth and dimension' of your appreciation that gives it extra impact! You more than deserve to be spotlighted on your Birthday...and every day inbetween! You truly are the epitome of GOOD friend....wait, make the GREAT friend...to all of us!
Hugs~c