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!

December 25, 2014

MERRY HAPPY JOYFUL CHRISTMAS

A Happy Holiday Hello to everyone!!

I'm popping in to wish you all a Merry Christmas! For those who have a tough time during the holidays, I'm sending a huge cyber hug to warm you!

I took a photo of my desk after the math of making CCs by the dozens. If the linky is still open, then I'll join in What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 290 to include best wishes for all my friends there!
What does that sign say, eh? Let's take a closer looksee:
Why it's Hammy! He didn't want to miss out on the perpetuity of wishing you all the best of holiday good times!

Oh, and check this out. I finally caught my ornament hangers crawling back into the tin in the wee hours of the morning, looking like this disheveled mess! Ah, HA!
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I'll leave you with our 2014 Christmas photo card sent to family and nonbloggie friends:
Henry, Bama, Adam, Papa, Dan, Rachel
Poor Duke, who had been napping peacefully.
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I'm sorry I didn't make it around to all of your personal blogs to wish you happy holidays. I hope you are having a fantastic day and that you enjoy the long holiday weekend! Thank you for another wonderful year. I appreciate your support and all your encouraging comments which keep my passion for this wonderful card hobby alive and bubbling over!! You're the best bloggie friends anywhere!! MWAH!!

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80 comments:

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Merry Christmas!

Nikki C said...

Merry Christmas !!!

Craftychris said...

Merry Christmas! Have a lovely time and thank you so much for all your support! Fab photo! Huge Christmas hugs - Chris xxxxxxxxx

Karen Mead said...

Merry Christmas Darnell and I hope that you have a lovely day together with your family - hugs xx

Inkyfingers said...

Caught this on my phone before everyone is up! Merry Christmas Darnell. I wish only good things for you and your family.
mega hugs
Carol xxx

Sue - said...

Lovely photo of you all - wishing you a very happy Christmas.

Julie B said...

Have a fab day with the family.
Just taking 5 mins to chill away from the madness of the Turkey cooking marathon. x

Anita in France said...

Wishing you and your lovely family a blessed and Merry Christmas, Darnell ... when it arrives with you! Big hugs to you, sweet friend! Anita :)

Michelle said...

Merry Christmas, Darnell! Your family photo is gorgeous! I love Hammy's sign, too. :-)

SARN said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Darnell. xxx

Lynn said...

Merry Christmas Darnell! I love the gorgeous family photo! Wishing you and your family a wonderful day together.

oldpunca said...

Dear Darnell, I wish you and your wonderful family a merry Christmas. Thank you for sharing photos and all lovely cards, made in your Playhouse. :-)
Hugs, Sonja

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a beautiful family you have! It's fun to see your desk too! Merry Christmas!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful family!! Merry Christmas

Rita said...

Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family Darnell. Enjoy the Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Carol L said...

You live in a crafter's paradise - sheer chaos!! I love it all!!
Merry Christmas to you and yours! TFS that great family photo too :)

Jeanne said...

Merry Christmas, Darnell! I hope you and your family have a joyous holiday. Thanks for sharing all that you share, especially your warmth, kindness and humor. What a beautiful family you have!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Have a very Merry Christmas, Darnell!

Brenda in IN said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family with happiest wishes for a great New Year. Don't you have to wonder where those ornaments hangers have been all this time? Thanks for sharing your Christmas card picture. You have such a great looking family.

Cindy H. said...

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family! BTW, I like Hammy's Christmas card :)

stampwithsandy said...

Great photo! You have a beautiful family. Merry Christmas, Darnell!

Lynette said...

Merry Christmas, Darnell, to you and your family!

Becca Cruger said...

A very Merry Christmas to you and yours! I hope it's filled with joy and humor, but knowing you - that's a given!

Pat said...

Merry Christmas Darnell and a new year filled with craftiness! A beautiful photo of you all and perfect as a Christmas card. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. x

conil said...

Wishing you, Hammie and your entire family the best holiday, EVER!

Kim Heggins said...

Merry Christmas to you too! Wishing you and your family and very wonderful day! I am so looking forward to your next NBUS challenge and will get my cards made this week so I am ready to play along. Sending holiday hugs your way!

Laurie Unger said...

Merry Christmas! What a wonderful family picture! Take care!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

merry, merry, merry christmas
hugs,
Bożena

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Dear Darnell,

What a lovely looking family! Ah, poor dog to be woken up from a nap.... I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and 2015 is a healthy, happy and crafty 2015/.

Unfortunately I've been sick the last couple of days and am hoping to be able to go bowling with my family tomorrow.

So glad you liked your card!

Hugs,
Kay

Karin said...

Great photo! I wish you also a Merry Christmas and a fantastic 2015!
Karin x

JD/ Jill said...

A very Merry Christmas to you too, Thank you for all your support...Hope you and your family blessed day and a special New Year.

Redanne said...

Ours is nearly over but I hope you are still having a wonderful Christmas my dear friend! Merry Christmas! Love and hugs, Annie xx

April Story said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours.
April

adele holcomb said...

Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family, Darnell!

Sue from Oregon said...

Love the family pic!!! Happy Holidays!!

frommycraftroom said...

Merry Christmas.
Thank you for sharing all the great blog friends you do and your fab blog.

very_inky_fingers said...

Merry Christmas, Darnell!!

Cathy said...

Merry Christmas Darnell, love your desk, mine is overdue a tidy too! Gorgeous family pic too. Have a wonderful day, Cathy x

Greta said...

Merry, merry Christmas, my friend! That has to be about the best family photo ever! Mr doesn't even have wet knees--LOL! Love that Duke was included even if he was 1/2 asleep!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday!!!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Merry Christmas dear Darnell!
Love the family picture!

MaryH said...

Well! I would never have recognized this as _your_ desk Our Darnell. I know that you left it this way, just to make me feel better, yes? LOL. Cause it looks a lot like the one I left at home. Except for the cute picture of Hammy, of course! Loved the sweet picture of your lovely family. Oh how those Twinks are growing into young men. Merry Christmas & hope that your day was just as special as are you. I've so enjoyed having the blessing of your friendship this past year. Appreciated your encouragement more times than you will ever know. Hope that 2015 will be all that you need to make you happy and looking forward to some fun here in Blogland. Big Hugs. TFS

Ann Tuck said...

A very Merry Christmas Darnell, and thank you for all the laughs and encouragement you spread throughout the year! Your family photo is beautiful! Best wishes for 2015! :)

Hannelie said...

A BEAUTIFUL family! So blessed!
Thanks for being a friend an inspiring me through the year!
Merry Christmas!

sandie said...

A very Merry Xmas Darnell x

Patsy Paterno said...

All the drawers open!! You remind me of myself! Wonderful family picture! Have a blessed Christmas from way over here in Manila! patsy

Gerrina said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!
And thank you for all the fun reading-post and good inspiration! Hugs, Gerrina

Willeke said...

Hello Darnell,
beautifull family picture ! I wish you a Merry Christmas with all your loved ones !
Greetings from Willeke

Carole said...

Merry Christmas Darnell...thanks for sharing your joy and humor, you're any blogger's good friend...commenting complimenting and sharing good cheer. Wishing you the best new year with good health and lots of happiness. Hugs Carole

Anne said...

Happy Christmas x

Sheila H said...

I trust that you and your beautiful family had a wonderful Christmas. What a lovely picture. Thanks for the picture of your desk. It makes me feel better about mine :) I so enjoy your post - they always make me smile.

Joyce said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you and yours, Darnell.

Nora N. said...

I had to clean my desk before Christmas because it bothered me so much!! I am glad that mine was not the only messy desk!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you Darnell!! You have a lovely family!!

Nannie4 said...

Hello, Darnell. It's nice to meet you, and thank you for visiting my blog and becoming my first identified follower. {smile} Looks like your blog is a fun place, so I plan to come back often! I hope your Christmas was wonderful --- it had to be with that fab-looking family of yours. :)

Stephanie K said...

Merry Christmas Darnell!!! Enjoy time with your family and friends. Hugs. xo

Shoshi said...

Thank you for a lovely post, Darnell, and especially for the cyber hug which I reeeally appreciate, as Christmas this year has been tough. My wonderful hubby has done his best to keep things going and make things special but I am still recovering from a horrible bug and had no appetite for food or anything else yesterday, and certainly not for Mum's appalling behaviour which cut our time together short. This year has been pretty rough one way and another and we've had a lot to deal with, so we are both hoping for better things next year. My hubby and my art have been my sanity savers, not to mention the kitties!!

Hope you have a great year to come, and wishing you belated happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #48

Lisa said...

Hi Darnell, hope your Christmas was Merry and Bright!!! FABULOUS family photo! Looks like everyone is in the picture, so I guess Hammy was the official photographer this year ~ he does great work ;)

Bobby said...

What a beautiful family photo, Darnell. I hope your Christmas was filled with fun and laughter. Ha! What am I saying? With you I'm sure it was. :)

Carol Cel said...

Hope you had a great holiday!

Laura B. said...

Loved seeing your beautiful family!!! Happy Holidays to you and your♥

Caz said...

Thank you so much for my lovely card! I've been ill for a couple of weeks so i wasn't able to send you anything :-( I'm working on a new project now though so you can expect something soon ;-)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Super cute card! My desk looks like your desk in a series of stacks that are threatening to avalanche! lol. I am cleaning it up today! I need to get started on a new project ASAP. Thanks for following me, I am your new follower as well.

Happy Dance said...

Merry Christmas a couple of days late my dear friend. It looks like you need me to send you a couple of bricks to put on the boys heads so they stop growing! They are getting soooo big! And handsome too! Hope your New Year is chock full of blessings. bisous bisous. Bev

Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful photo and I do hope you and your family had a terrific Christmas!!

Chrysalis said...

What a delightful family photo. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Very late WOYWW hugs, Chris # 10

Kathleen said...

Great post Darnell and hope all went well and a good time was had bt all.

Kath x

Linda said...

Darnell, hope you had a wonderful Christmas. What a lovely family photo. And Happy New Year to you and your family.

StampinCarol said...

A belated Merry Christmas to you! Thanks for popping by my blog and becoming a follower! I enjoyed your desk and your family! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Carol N #35

Rema said...

Happy holidays! Wishing you all the best in 2015 Darnell...

Shelly said...

Hope you had a WONDERFUL Christmas, Darnell!...Best wishes in the New Year!

Lee-Anne said...

A very belated Merry Christmas there missy! Thanks for popping by with some love! My room is an absolute disaster after all the stamping, I think yours looks so much better :) Lovely picture of your family, Darnell...thanks for sharing it!

Sue said...

Merry Christmas Darnell beautiful photo..huggles Sue xxx

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my goodness...I can't believe how late I am stopping by to say hello! Too much spiked punch...um, I mean turkey :)
Such a great post, as always! I love seeing a new photo of your beautiful family, and Hammy's Christmas wishes are just too sweet!
I hope you had a really wonderful Christmas day, and that the New Year brings you the best of health and good times! Hugs, Barb xo

okienurse said...

Awesome post. Love the picture of the family. Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays. Vickie #46

Janis said...

Wonderful photo of the family!!

Thanks for the Christmas fishes and Gnu Year salutations. Oh, wait....you didn't say anything abt the Gnu Year, did you? Okay, scratch that.

Have a fun and crafty in-between week!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Jessi Fogan said...

Merry Christmas, Knausses. Knauss'? YOUSE GUYS! lol That photo of the bunch of you is awesome. And ohhhhh I'd be scared to photograph my desk right now. I can't even move the chair, lol

Maria said...

Gorgeous colorful card with the lovely dove die...so pretty! A wonderful family photo of you all! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving sweet comments! Take care and Happy New Year to you and family!:-)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Hope you had a blessed Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

Laura said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! That's a nice family picture! Hope you have already had a lovely start to 2015 -- it better treat you well, or hear from me about it. :) ~ Laura

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gorgeous family photo Darnell! Love the sneaky peak into your work space too. Hope you all had a super happy, wonderful Christmas. Hugs, Wends xxxx