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 30, 2014

Hashtag (#) Cupcake!

How's it going? The world's kind of a mess right now and it's still Hades hot in my neck and around my woods, so let's escape to card land.

Today I'm popping in here like Jack, both the box and the rabbit, because I suddenly had this idea for a card for the adorable sketch at Case This Sketch and the doors to the challenge are closing in a matter of hours. Slam! Plus, I've got August staring down at me with both barrels and we all know what that means.

Here's my card:
And here's the sketch by the supremely talented Sam Simpson:
I'm sorry Sam, but I had to move the sediment position up to my cupcake to ground it. Nobody likes their cupcakes flying off the front of a card just when they're getting ready to take a big ol' lick of that yummy colorful washi frosting in fun stripey summer colors.

There is a birthday blog hop and party happening over at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge in honor of team member LeAnne Pugliese's birthday celebration! #Happy Birthday, LeAnne and many, many more! 
And over at Addicted to Stamps and More, the theme is everyone's favorite "Anything Goes!"
GRAB OUR BADGE!
Please click on the links for the challenges to find details on rules, sponsors, and prizes.

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New Friends Corner

Please welcome our newest friend, Rema of RT Impressions. Rema has been blogging since 2010. She works full-time and unwinds with her paper crafting and card art, which is fantastic! Rema is the proud grandmother of Levi and she loves reading, gardening, and the company of her two Jack Russell terriers.

That got me wondering why terriers get to be named after a person, like Jack Russell, and we don't, for instance, have Billy Wilson greyhounds or Frank Johnson beagles. I won't retype the answer because it's quite lengthy, but it's also quite interesting so here is the Wiki link all about Parson John Russell and the milkman's little female terrier named Trump who mothered the breed.

Thank you for joining, Rema, and welcome to the Playhouse!

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For those of us who are wives and mothers, you know how it is that once your babies starts walking, you are never allowed to go to the bathroom in peace again, right? Okay. I just want to know why little boy babies who grow up and get married continue that trait with their wives no matter how old they get!  I mean, seriously?!

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Enjoy 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! Please let me know you came by, so I can be sure and return the flavor!
  
 
*Life Is Too Short!

Project Details
PaperPTI white, unknown pearl embossed 
Stamps    Verve sediment
 InkVersafine onyx black
AccessoriesFreckled Fawn Washi tape; cupcake and frosting die by Serendipity Stamps; hashtag embellie by Chalk Studio

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64 comments:

Lisa said...

LOVE the stripes and the little swirly design in the cupcake. Good choice to move the sentiment too! You have the heat and we have late Sept. like temps @ 68 & 70 for the last few days...who ran off with our summer!?!

Rita said...

What a great card Darnell. Very colourful, and boy does that cupcake look inviting. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxxxx

Rahmat said...

Love the colorful washi and the humor in the last paragraph as usual, its always a delight to visit you Darnell :D

Rahmat said...

Forgot to say, thank you for joining us at ATSM!

Patti said...

I hope you'll still respect me after this comment.... what does

# cupcake for you.

mean? I know - I know... it's not my fault my kids abandoned me and so I don't know anything! heehee

My mister following me into the bathroom ... oh the story I could tell! (but I can't) : p

Great card Darnell whatever the heck it means! : )

Patti

sandie said...

Oh looks yummy Darnell and you are right the sentiment is just right here. Have a good day and thanks for joining us at ATSM

Carole Z said...

Very tasty Darnell...a really sweet' card :) Love it, great colours and a super take on the sketch. You are right, we do need something to smile about with the world the way it is...thank goodness for craft and our crafty buddies like you! Hugs Carole Z X

Sarah said...

This is fab Darnell, LOVE the stripes!! xx

Sue said...

Fabulous card Darnell. I love the stripes on the cupcake and brilliant sediment too.
hugs Sue xx

Ingrid said...

Cute card Darnell! Love the frosting!:)

Marilyn said...

Cute card!! Love the stripes

Sheila H said...

Those stripes are just super cute!

Carol L said...

Love the hashtag embellie with that colorful, embossed beauty of a cupcake! Fun birthday card!!

Ros Crawford said...

What a terrific cake and a super card! Have a wonderful day ... stay in card land!

Sarah Gray said...

Love the hashtag and cupcake! The fresh stripey paper adds to the zingy design :) Great take on the sketch.

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous Darnell, I love the fun bright colours. Thanks for joining us for Leanne's Birthday Blog Hop at Merry Monday.

icardeveryone01 said...

Darnell - your card is really adorably edible cute! To broach the subject about boys/men and bathrooms.. ahem, Tom has actually brought the phone to me there =/ WTHeck?

Em Louise Fairley said...

That cupcake is adorable, D :)

Hugs,
Em x
Creative Em

Krisha said...

Awww...this is such a cute card, and I'm glad you landed the cupcake.......it is indeed hard to lick the frosting on a floating cupcake!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, what would I give to have a yummy cupcake right now!! I love your cupcake card and the little # embellishment is so cute and balances perfectly with the sentiment and the little black dot! Lovely card, Darnell!!!

Have a nice day!!!

Charlene said...

What a fun and colorful card Darnell!!! It will be 108 today in my neck of the woods yikes!

Redanne said...

Yes indeed, I wish more people could escape to their craft rooms... sigh. Love your bright and beautiful card, the stripes are fabulous and I love the look of that cupcake - sadly I am on a diet so can only look.... Hugs, Annie xx

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Such a fun card! Loving all those fun stripes of colour!! Thanks so much for celebrating our birthday challenge at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Awesome cupcake, washi topped and swirly and striped!
Have a great day Darnell!

Shelly said...

This is absolutely SWEET!!! Love! And I have to say, I enjoy your posts so much...always fun to read! ;)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a gorgeous card Darnell, love the cupcake!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Barb Ghig said...

Seems like there's no peace in the world...or in the bathroom! Well, thank heaven we have our wonderful hobby to distract us...and, we get to visit your wonderful and fun playhouse!

I love your pretty cupcake and how you played with those fun diagonal stripes! Such a fabulous Birthday card, Darnell! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM this week! It's always great to see one of your creations in the gallery :-)

LeAnne said...

Mmmmmm, looks delicious! I actually just ate a mini cupcake left over from my party, and it was tasty, but it had calories, and yours DOES NOT! So I would have to say I like yours better!!! So fun and cute! Thanks for helping me celebrate my birthday!

Cornelia W said...

This is one delicious cupcake - fun Washi tape! Thanks Darnell for playing with us at ATSM. I hope to see you there next time, too! Hugs, Cornelia DT

Pollard Carole said...

Such a sweet card just love this cupcake love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

Anita in France said...

Yummy, Darnell ... all that deliciously striped frosting would be melting here too ... if it lasted that long ... 44C/111F today! Hugs, Anita :)

Karen B said...

A beautifully CAS, yummy card Dippy. Love the stripey paper - so bright and cheerful. Thanks for your "bee" vote........I actually agree with you, loved being able to see all the detail in the wings.....so may just have to go against the majority!

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Pat said...

I love your cupcake Darnell, and gorgeous candy stripe colours are just great. I wanted to enter this too as I have a bee stamp which I have hardly used and a nice hexagon die, but unfortunately I ran out of time. Oh well, never mind, perhaps I will make a belated one anyway for the card box. x

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is awesome. I love your decorated cupcake with all that colorful and swirly frosting,

Bonnie said...

That Washi icing looks really good, Darnell! A delicious card! Thanks for joining in LeAnne's Birthday Blog hop at Merry Monday!

Diane Jaquay said...

Yummy cupcake, yummy card, love this, Darnell!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Love this yummy cupcake! Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!
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Deepti said...

That cup cake looks so yummy :) I love the colorful stripes with all white card :) Thank you for sharing with ATSM!

Gerrina said...

Love your cupcakecard! It is so playfull in these bright colours! I don't thing I could eat it; it is to beautiful! Hugs, Gerrina

dottielottie said...

Oh yes, scrummy cup cake card Darnell definitely looks good enough to eat, love those colours. Talking of Jack Russell, my dad died whilst I was expecting my first baby (Katie) so we decided if we had a boy we would call him Jack after my dad. I spent hours trying to pick a middle name and eventually came up with........... Russell. I asked Jim what he thought and all I got back was an incredulous look and one word 'seriously'?? We still laugh about it now and Katie is so glad she was born a girl. I really liked the name Russell !!!!
Hugs Lottie x

Susanne Vargas said...

Sweet, sweet cupcake card! Love those fun stripes!

JD/ Jill said...

Cute card and great job with the sketch

Interesting bit in regard to the Jack Russell. Our grandpuppy is part Jack Russell and the part about them being high energy just popped out at me. When our daughter brings her to our house to visit...I feel like a bullet just flew through our door.. She can really move!

OH Babs said...

Now this is one cute card. I love the hashtag embellishment.

Lindsey said...

So glad you were able to get this card in. It turned out fantastic and I totally understand the moving of the sentiment. I struggled a ton with that placement on my card. I had several ideas that didn't pan out before I figured out one that would work and even at that had to rotate the entire sketch. :)

Jules said...

# Fabulous card Darnell.

Love the cupcake!!

Only 8.30am and I just fancy one!! LOL!!!

I hope you have had a good week.

#Love Jules xx

Kathyk said...

FAB makes again today, Darnell, especially loving your CASe this sketch card.

Bathroom breaks? No kids so ALL of my bathroom breaks are peaceful!

Happy Friday matey

Kathyk

Cathy said...

Delicious looking cupcake card Darnell, Cathy x

Brenda said...

Love, love this CAS card Darnell! Great way to use washi tape too. I love the sketch and might have to create a card today using it just to put in my stash. I love sketches! lol Hugs, Brenda

Happy Dance said...

I just finished making plain ol' chocolate cupcakes. Taking some to the kiddies to celebrate Grant's 8th. Not nearly as pretty as this delightful and all stripey cupcake! LOVE this!! All swirly too. Sweet #. Men have to follow you into the br because they need to tell/ask you something, because if they don't, right at that minute, they'll forget. And it might be something really important, like, 'honey, where are my socks?' Just sayin' Raising boys, I had a rule. If mom's in the br, don't even think about knocking! Seriously great card!!! Bev

Bobby said...

That striped washi makes great frosting, and the cupcake makes a great birthday card, perfect for the sketch.

Marybeth said...

Yes, the world is a mess.
Your card is adorable, with that sweet Serendipity cupcake. Love the CAS look of this one. Fun way to use the washi tape and then add it to the side.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

poppaeacards said...

Good enough to eat and love the stripes. Cx

donna mikasa said...

Hashtag YUM!! Love the striped paper you used and great idea to move the sentiment and ground that cupcake!

Greta said...

Lovely use of the sketch, Darnell! Fun birthday card!

Taunya Butler said...

This card is super fun and totally made me smile!! Love the way you created the cupcake and I too think the sentiment looks better up close to the cupcake instead of down at the bottom!! Way to go - you have a super hit here!!

Neets B said...

Such a fun and bright card, Darnell. Loving the rainbow stripes against the white and that cupcake...yummy! Thanks for joining in the fun at ATSM this week. Hugs x

Sharon Underwood said...

I LOVE those stripes! What a cute cupcake, too! Your card brightens my day!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

great CAS...going to visit your friends and leave some love over there too...
hugs bibiana

Geri said...

Fabulous washi icing! The placement of the sentiment is perfect! Really love the cool, glossy hashtag!

Joyce said...

This is so very yummy!

Karen M said...

Love your beautiful cas card Darnell - the rainbow colours are so pretty:) hugs xx

Katie Melhus said...

This is so fun and those stripes are just gorgeous, Darnell! Thanks so much for joining our birthday celebration at Merry Monday and for playing at ATSM!

Kim Heggins said...

Darnell, this is just too cute! I love your sweet and yummy cupcake and that pastel paper is just as sweet.

cm said...

Your #cupcake is awesome - and brilliant - and yummy! Good thing we're going to the 'big city' today for *more* bike races (and tomorrow, and Sunday), otherwise I'd have to bake some! My trips to the bathroom are often disrupted by my husband, preceded with, "What are you doing in there"? Seriously...men! Hugs~c