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!

January 16, 2015

All You Need Is Love!

Love
Love is all you need.

If you're gonna have an ear worm, that's not a bad song for it.

Or how about, "We've Only Just Begun" by The Carpenters. That was our wedding song forty-four years ago. Can you sing the lyrics to, "Say It Isn't So," by Waredid Timego?

Happy Anniversary, Mister! I love you and I made you this card.
As a paper addict, I have to say that Stampin Up makes some pretty cool designer papers. I had some of this gorgeous fluffy paper left from a year or two ago, so I let it be the star of my card. It's just one layer of the pretty paper and a couple of stamps. That's it. QACAS.
I scored the back side every which way to give it some interest. It was bored otherwise.

Okay, that's a rightout lie. What happened was that Hammy scored it in the wrong place and my card was just too big for my design athletics. I trimmed the card down, which meant I had to move my score line, which left this runnel in the behind of my card. So then I purposely hoovered a few more  runnels every few so oftens to make it look like I meant to do that. I mean, just between us to be honest.

My man and lady stamps are from GKW. They were covered in Wink of Stella after the lady stamp went to the beauty salon to get a hair flip. The glossy heart of electricity between them comes from Stamps by Judith and the NBUS sediment is from SU.

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Over at One Layer Simplicity, my friend and fellow BABE Ardyth is the hostess of the January challenge and her brief is "Opposites Attract." So I'm entering my one-layer card upon which there are two items which couldn't be more opposite: a man and a woman. 

Also celebrating an anniversary (their first) ~ and celebrating it in pink ~ is a fun challenge called The Card Concept and I'm happy to be linking there as I am wont to do. My card is "clean and simple." I think. Although it is clean, being just a piece of paper, it is busy. So maybe it's just S for simple because it doesn't get much simpler than the five minutes it took me to make this card. Okay, ten with all that extra runneling. Happy Anniversary to Lesley and the fantastic design team!!

Following a sweet reminder from Sandie, I'm also linking up to Uniko Studio's January challenge which is "Love and Friendship."
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Please click on the links for details regarding rules, sponsors, and prizes.

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Reminders for NBUS Card Challenges:
  • For clean and simple cards, please click here to join in the CASology challenge, where I am thrilled to be the Guest Designer this week! The CASology challenge ends at noon CST on Monday 1/19/15. Please remember to link with both CASology and NBUS challenges!
  • In addition to clean and simple cards, all other styles/creations can be linked to my NBUS Challenge #3, which ends at noon PST on Thursday 1/22/15. Click here to join in. Thank you for all the amazing entries so far!!
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New Friends Corner

I'm delighted to introduce you to five new friends for you to visit!

Dawn of Designs by Dragonfly. Dawn has been blogging since 2013 and she is a very active blogger! I'm sure you have seen her very pretty cards around Blogland as Dawn loves to play in challenges and she has won many awards as a result. Her passion for cardmaking is contagious!

Lynn Antill of Lynn's Crafty Corner. Lynn is from the UK and she has been blogging since 2011.Our mutual friend Di of Pixie's Snippets Playground introduced Lynn to the NBUS Challenge and I often see Lynn in other challenges around Blogland.  She makes wonderful cards and is so inspirational with her use of snippets and patterned papers!

Niki of Pawsitively Creative Crafts. I love Niki's clever blog name, chosen because she is a Veterinary Technician. Niki has only been blogging since June of last year, so please make a special effort to visit Niki and welcome her to our caring community! She is an absolute wonder with her mixed media creations!

Georgie of Little Blue Craft Box. Georgie has been blogging since 2013. I met Georgie through her friendship with my MACS cofounder, Becca. Georgie is another mixed media artist whose 3D works of art literally blow the top of my head off. I learned after my first visit never to approach her blog without a chin strap and a helmet! You've been warned!

Neha Bhatt of Periwinkle Creations. Neha has only been blogging since October of last year, so again, please do make a special effort to visit her and welcome her! You won't be sorry as her talent is incredible and her card art is beautiful and flawless! I predict she will be in demand as a designer, if she chooses to do so!
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Throwback Poem

When I was looking back through my blog to find my post from my first time serving as a guest designer for CASology, I found this poem that I had written. I thought the occasion of our 44th anniversary today would be a fun time to repost it for those of you who weren't here back then. I hope you enjoy!

My Playhouse
The Poem of the Stamping Playhouse

There was an old woman who stamped just for fun,
Stuck in the garage where she never saw sun.
Ten years she collected, she stamped, and she dreamed,
Patience and longing were virtues it seemed.
Then Mister appeared through the cobwebs and grime,
His motorcycle, deftly, he stopped on a dime.
"Look out!" she did cry, as she reached out her hand,
"I'm saving those dimes to bulldoze our land."
Her Mister could see the desire in her eyes
and he wanted the garage for his own tools and dies.
"My lady," he bowed, his helmet so bright,
"I'll build you a Playhouse, t'will bring me delight."
Fairytales do happen, it's true, don't you see?
It can happen for you,  'cause it happened for me!
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123 comments:

Rahmat said...

Such a lovely card Darnell, and Happy Anniversary to you! Love all the pink in here.....great card!

Inkyfingers said...

Happy Anniverary my friend and I hope you do something special to celebrate. Lovely card as usual and I can see a new trend starting with runnels appearing all over the place. Your verse is wonderful and I'm reminded of what John says when he comes up with an unexpected couplet - 'I'm a poet and I didn't know it'
Hugs
Carol x

Sammy said...

Happy anniversary Darnell! I love, love, love the card. Just gorgeous!

And your poem is fantastic! Although I'm fairly certain I'd have to trade my mister in for a more obliging model before such fairy tales would stand a chance of coming true for me, lol. x

Julie B said...

You're a poet and I didn't know it!
Happy Anniversary. x

Valerie Nolan said...

Happy anniversary Darnell love your card! Your poem is great too:)
Val x

Gerrina said...

Great reading again; smiles here still!! Your card is great and you are right no greater opposites as woman and man!! Enjoy the weekend, hugs, Gerrina

Ros Crawford said...

Happy Birthday to the Mister!! Fabulous card and now I'll be singing it all day! I love that poem too Darnell ... you are multi talented!

SARN said...

What a lovely post Darnell. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you and the Mister.

Fab card, and great poem.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

kanda said...

Happy anniversary to you both, hope you have a wonderful day to celebrate and many more years of love to follow.
Fabulous card and the scoring was a great idea xx

Lynn said...

That darn hammy...what the heck?! Happy anniversary to you and your mister. Absolutely fabulous and your card is perfect!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Your card is really wonderful.
Best regards, Synnöve

Donna Hanley said...

I promise I will never tell Mister about your boo boo on the back of this card. Your secret is safe with me. This is a really beautiful card saying all it needs to say. I love it. I did not see your poem before and it is fantastic. My grandmother could make up poems on a dime, especially about the ocean which she loved so much. I wish I possessed that talent of poem writing, but I'll have to leave that one to you. I stick to making cards and just call on you when I need a poem. Have a wonderful day and Happy Anniversary to you and Mister.

designbydonna said...

Happy Anniversary. Really cute card. He will love it and never know that you didn't intend to do all that scoring. Clever cover up.

Carol L said...

The pretty pink dsp screams it loud and clear! All you do need is love (and a whole lotta respect) to carry you through 44 years of marriage! Congratulations and a very happy anniversary to you and Kevin! I hope you have a fantastic day!

Marilyn said...

Happy Anniversary Darnell and to the Mister. Awesome card.

Veerle said...

Happy anniversary to both of you Darnell and you've made a very sweet and lovely card.

Jeanne said...

Happiest of Anniversaries to you and the Mister, Darnell! Your card is "love"ly. :) Your poem is wonderful. You sure got lucky with your Prince, that is for sure. Hope you have fun celebrating!

Hussena said...

A very Happy Anniversary to you, Darnell and your card is so pretty. Love the paper from SU and the beautiful way you have used it. :)
I love to drop by your blog just to read your posts. It sure does bring a smile to my face! You have such a way with words!!

Hettie said...

Happy Hammiversary! See what I did there!
Great card there and wonderful poem. It is true that sometimes Men do something RIGHT for a change! Not too often though as it would confuse us and give us girlies nowt to talk about!
Hugs
xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Great card Darnell and your poem made me laugh.....your a poet and I didnt know it!
Have a great weekend

Anne

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Have a wonderful Anniversary. Love the poem since I missed it first time around. I do not expect a playhouse, but I am pleased that my knight is trying to figure out a plan to remove my stash so painting can happen. It's going to be a process. Love the ear worm card!

Kim M said...

Beautiful card Darnell! Happy Anniversary to you and the Mister! I think you and my parents have been married the same length of time. :-). Wishing you many more happy years together. Hugs! :-)

Leslee said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your mister! Glad you were able to salvage the card and not have to send it to the dumpster! It is a lovely card!

icardeveryone01 said...

I'm seeing two songs on that one gorgeous card!!
Congrats, D... he is a knight for building you that sweet playhouse... hope to craft with you there some day!!
=] Michele

Čarovnije z male kmetije said...

Happy anniversary to both, you and your Mister. It's realy beautifull number and i wish you many many hapy moments and understanding. Thank you for repost this poem, it's great! Many hugs..

Shelly said...

Aww...SWEET card, Darnell! Happy Anniversary! :)

Sue said...

This is gorgeous, Darnell! So sweet and such a creative design, very different.Thank you for another fun NBUS challenge x

Becca Cruger said...

I'm glad that you found a person who makes you so happy and who loves your quirky zaniness. Love the card, especially the "imperfect" score line!

Leigh Penner said...

Super sweet card & poem, Darnell!

Krisha said...

Happy anniversary to you and the Mr.
Cute card, love the poem about your "PLayhouse".

Have a great weekend and don't celebrate too much.....wink, wink!!

Loll Thompson said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Mister!! Have a wonderful day of celebration! Loved the look back and the wonderful and fun poem you wrote. Lolly xx

Kristie Goulet said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Mister! Hope you celebrate in style! ;) Great card and poem. Hugs!!!

jimlynn said...

Perfect card for the Mister and Happy Anniversary!
Lynn

conil said...

Are you kidding? This whole post filled me with delight or dedark or whatever. From that SWEEEET pink card with all the runnels to that incredibly clever poem. (My god girl, is there nothing you and Hammie can't do.) You are definitely a star.

conil said...

Oh, BTW, Happy, Happy Anniversary to you and Mister.

Jacee said...

Happy Anniversary! love your card
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

LauraJane:) said...

WOW! Happy 44th Anniversary!
Love the throughback poem...your card sings of the good years!!
May you have many, many more together.

Charlene said...

Happy Anniversary Darnell!!! That IS FABULOUS!!!!!

LOVE your fun card too! Have a great weekend!

Susanne Vargas said...

Wishing you a very happy 44th Anniversary! And lots of fun in the next 44 years! Fabulous card you made for Mister!
Hugs,
Susanne

Georgie C said...

Thanks for my newbie shout out Darnell!! That's so sweet...

Such a professional looking card, I love your clean and simple designs and I am so so happy to be a follower of yours
Hugs
Georgie xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Happy Anniversary, wow 44 years but I imagine they have flown by with your handsome Mister. Your card is beautiful, love the bold letters. Cheers! Shirleyxx

Lisa said...

Happy, happy anniversary!! What a fabulous card you have created for your hubby!! I love the design and the awesome scored background :) And oh my gosh, the poem - amazing!! Love it!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Taunya Butler said...

Happy Anniversary to the amazing Darnell and her mister!!! Love the card in all its capital S ness!!! Cute and clever and very creative!! So glad that you are part of my blog roll!! You always bless my day with big smiles!!! Have a beautiful day, my friend!!!

Pat said...

Happy 44th Anniversary Darnell and the card is wonderful and so pretty in pink, and I love the sentiment in that large font. What a great poem you wrote too. x

Brenda said...

Happy Anniversary Auntie! I love your card and I even love the scores so it isn't as boring. lol Hey we would have never known it was a mistake if you hadn't told us. And yes, those songs are going through my mind now, but I don't mind because I love the songs, especially the Carpenters! How about: Love, love will keep us together, think of me babe whenever.....lol Yes, I need to join in on that challenge and I just may CASE your card! Hugs, Brenda

Cat Craig said...

Happy Anniversary, thanks for the worm! Love the pink.

Petra Swart said...

Happy anniversary, Darnell!!! 44 years - that's wonderful!!!
Your pink card is lovely and all the runnels look fine!!!! Bet the Mister was very impressed with his card!!!!
Have a lovely, happy day with the Mister - let him spoil you a lot!!!!

Ruby N said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! Gorgeous card <3

New follower,
Rubeena

Pawsitively Creative said...

Thank you for the friend feature Darnell! You can tell I am an newbie because my avatar picture doesn't even match my blog picture. I have tried to change it but no luck. Anyway-your pretty pink card is so elegant and full of love. Your sense of humor comes through with every post you do-loves it! I hope you and your DH have a wonderful day celebrating! Hugs! ~Niki

Sue said...

Fab card.

Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby. Hope you have many many more years together. Sue

Helen F. said...

Happy Anniversary!
Wonderful poem and card :-)

Janis said...

Awwwww....how sweet! Happy Anniversary!!

And, I think each of us knows abt those "saves" and "fixes" that help us cover a little botch. That's why I love forgiving techniques like smothering everything with embossing powder and zapping the daylights outta it! It's my cardmaker's answer to SSS - Shoot, shovel, and shut up! Ha!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OMG you are toooooo funny! Happy Anniversary! What a great card for the hubby! Don't you just love it when a BooBoo turns into something AWESOME!
Well done my new friend! HUGS from Brrr Cold Ohio!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Happy anniversary you two! You're both so adorable and yep, you can tell Mister I said that. LOL xxx

Sheri said...

Happy happy anniversary! Love your card :) Love your poem and your secret is safe with me !!

Karen B said...

Happy, happy anniversary Dippy to you and Kevin. Hope you both had a great break away in your cottage. Love the card you made for Kevin and I'm sure he did as well.

Love & hugs.

Karendipity xxx 💕

Verna Angerhofer said...

A beautiful card the Mister will adore,
As you both celebrate anniversary #44.
So here's wishing you both many more
Years of happiness in abundant galore!

Not a poet like you but at least I gave it a try! LOL
God bless,
Verna

Redanne said...

Your card is just perfect for the occasion and I LOVE your poem, it is just amazing! Happy Anniversary to you and the Mister, here's hoping you have many more happy years together!! Hugs, Annie xx

Lisa said...

Well how about that forty four years...the HAPPIEST of Anniversary Wishes and Blessings to you and your Mister!!! Love the card, even if Hammy was being difficult!!

Harriet Skelly said...

Happy anniversary to you and The Mister!! I am glad you reposted your poem - I don't think I was following your blog then. Fabulous poem!! Oh and the card for your anniversary is very sweet!

maria f. said...

So happy for you! Enjoy your special day.

Deepti said...

This is so lovely! Happy Anniversary, enjoy ur day :)

Kathleen said...

Happy Anniversary, you old soft sentimentalist, and why not.
To be honest you lost me a tad after the Beatles.
Fab card, the Forever and Always sounds like a threat to me, only kidding.
Divorce comes easy these days, a good Marriage takes hard work but always Love.

Kath x

Sybrina K said...

Darnell, Happy Anniversary to you and Mister! Forty-Four years... WOW! :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

So fun - Happy Anniversary!!

Marlena M. said...

Happy Anniversary! I do the same thing too with my score lines ;)...nice to know I'm among friends. Such a great card Darnell~

Lizzy Hill said...

Fabulous card, 'purposeful' indentations and all!! I'm a bit of a SU buyer of paper & then not using it up.....must go & take a long hard look at it today:) Thanks for the kick up the butt;)!!!

Maura R said...

Another laugh out loud post, Darnell! Congrats to you and Mister and I love the card, your poem and especially the sentiment! I think I will share your playhouse idea and poem with my Mister of 33 years and see where it leads! I won't hold my breath though.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Darnell
Terrific anniversary card and a happy anniversary to you and Mr K.
44 years? Did you marry aged 2 ?
Have a great weekend.
Ang x

JoAnn said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your Mister. Love your sweet card. I so enjoyed reading your playhouse poem. Great job.

Linda said...

Fabulous card ...... and I love the poem! You're a poet .... and I didn't know it!!
Happy Anniversary to you and your Mister ...... mwah!! Linda xx

frommycraftroom said...

Happy Anniversary.

Great card - I'll keep your secret fix up :)

Kara Lynne said...

Love the graphic look of your card! Happy Anniversary. Funny, I just had "We've Only Just Begun" looping through my brain a few days ago. Wonderful poem, I'm so glad you re-shared it.

Brenda in IN said...

Wishing you the happiest anniversary and since I'm so late getting here today, I hope you are on your way right now for a terrific dinner and wonderful time. In this day and age, 44 years is a wonderful milestone. Hooray for you both. This is a cute card and I love how you fixed it. Thanks for sharing your poem with us. Your Mister is a jewel and so thoughtful.

Sharon Underwood said...

What a cute card!I always enjoy reading your blog. It puts a smile on my face! Thanks for your lovely comments on mine.

Bobby said...

Happy Anniversary to you and the Mister, Darnell. Your card is darling and your poem is delightful.

Kim Heggins said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your Mister! Wishing you two another wonderful 44 years of marriage. Your card is just so sweet and thanks for the ear worm (no clue that is what is was called).

Jeanne said...

Happy, Happy Anniversary to you both! May the next years be as loving and fun as the past! Give each other a hug from me. :-)

Neha said...

Happy Anniversary Darnell. This is such a cute card. You are an amazing person dear. Stay blessed. Thank you for including me in your friend's corner.
Hugs.
Neha

Tracey McNeely said...

Darnell this is such a sweet card, and I love that it is pink. Singing away happily to the song now!

sandie said...

Adorable Darnell and that paper is so yummy. I am going to chase you now....this would be perfect for our challenge at Uniko..Love and Friendship, would love to see you join us, here is the link
http://unikostudio.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/challenge-17.html

D- said...

Happy Anniversary. I love your card. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the New Friend's Corner Shout Out.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
Designs By Dragonfly {blogspot}

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Happy, happy Anniversary Darnell! Cheers to many, many more! Thank you so much for sharing your entertaining card journey with us! Honestly, it never disappoints! Hugs, Hazel xx

Sarah Gray said...

Fabulous card and Happy Anniversary, Darnell! Love your poem too :)

oldpunca said...

Happy Anniversary to you and the Mister! :-) Your card is superb. And the poem also. :-))
Hugs, Sonja

said...

I'm new here, I joined the site and hope to play asap with NBUS challenges :)
I'm Italian, I'm 32, I scrap from 3 years... I love it!

Pia S said...

I think we've all scored lines at the wrong place at some time. Usually I would need to start with new paper, using the wrong scored one for a smaller project, trimming it down. Your idea is great though. A really sweet card for hubby:)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Happy, Happy Anniversary!!!!!
Your card is absolutely adorable!
And as always...you crack me up!

Geri said...

A backside full of runnels isn't a bad thing. Same thing happens after sitting on bleachers for several hours at a basketball game!

Your mister is gonna love you to the moon and back when he sees his card (like he doesn't already!).

The bold letters are prefect with the silhouette of you two & create a nice contrast with the script font!

Karen said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I pray continued love and happiness for you both. :o) your card is lovely! The paper is stunning and I love how large the sentiment is! The silhouette is perfect and I adore all of the hearts throughout... and how you even made the back pretty. :o) Beautifully done!

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

Sally H said...

Happy Anniversary! What a gorgeous card too!

Sue Rose said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope you had a wonderful day! Cute card, too! My husband would have wanted to know why I gave him a pink card though...lol! He won't wear anything even close to the color pink. Mr. conservative...blue, brown, black, gray. Lots of color there...lol!

Deborah Frings said...

Love this card - and I have both songs running around my head right now!!! I do enjoy reading your posts - always a pleasure. Thanks so much for playing along with Uniko Studios!

Happy Anniversary to you both!

Bonnie said...

Happy Anniversary! How could you not love a husband that builds you a playhouse! I've been know to do some extra scoring to cover up a boo boo. Been known to do crazier things than that too!

PStanley said...

Gorgeous card and great poem! Is it based on fact…??? Truly? Just had to check. Sounds too good to be true. Although I am sure it is! Have a great day

PStanley said...

Gorgeous card and great poem! Is it based on fact…??? Truly? Just had to check. Sounds too good to be true. Although I am sure it is! Have a great day

Sheila H said...

Your card is a real jewel. And your poem is cute :)

Carole Z said...

Another lovely post Darnell, love how you sent the 'lady' in the stamp to the hair salon...nice job too!!
Great card and hope you had a lovely Anniversary, hugs Carole Z X

Cathy said...

Happy anniversary Darnell & dh! Love your card, Cathy x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Your posts always bring a huge smile to my face Darnell and love your songs and the poem ... Oh and your card is super stunning and GORGEOUS too. Love all the delicate pink, sentiment and image.
Thanks so much for linking up at Uniko.
Sarah xx

Liz said...

Hope you had a great anniversary! Congratulations! I love your card - and had a chuckle at your mistake with the scoring. I promise I won't tell anyone! xx

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

I completely forgot to tell you that I love this card! I had added my links to the NBUS challenge, and was taking a tour through your blog and this card caught my eye.. Loved it! I wanted to comment on it, but I've been baking cookies all morning and afternoon, and in between the batches of cookies, I was popping onto the laptop sitting on the counter of the kitchen... ended up forgetting completely! :) so long story short, your card is so sweet, and I love it! Thanks for sharing!
Nina-Marie :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Happy Anniversary Darnell and Kevin!
Amazing couple and an amazing card. Love the song caption...yes, I will be singing it all day long:). This QACAS captures all of the challenges so well! Your poem is darling! Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

Aileen said...

Beautiful Darnell and I love the extra texture on the back! x

Jenni's Jems said...

44years is a heck of a long time to love and cherish so congratulations to you both,heres to next 44!! love the card and the poem x

Lucy Farnsworth said...

Happy Anniversary - fab card! Lucy

Cornelia W said...

This is one fabulous card and a great way to make mistakes look like you planned it that way! Happy Anniversary to you and your mister!

OH Babs said...

Happy Anniversary to you and the Mister (DH). Your card is charming and a good way to use the paper, I have some too. The poem is precious, include it in the book.

Shona Chambers said...

Did I just read correctly that its your 44th anniversary?? You don't look old enough to have been married for 44 years!!! That's so wonderful, congratulations! Wonder what you will do to celebrate?? Your card is so sweet and love the look of that soft fluffy paper. Your poem is so good and will keep dreaming of my very own playhouse!!

Ксения Phedra Ли said...

Nice to meet you! And thanks for great idea of NBUS!

Lee-Anne said...

Love this...the bold sentiment is so striking and the little couple is too cute, Darnell! Happy Anniversary to you and the mister!

Beverley said...

Aww that is truly lovely & a heart warming card :) Thanks SO much for joining in over at the Uniko Studio Challenge. Hugs Bev x

Marybeth said...

Love the sweet poem and your honest card! Too funny!
Happy late Anniversary to you both!That mister of yours is a keeper!

JD/ Jill said...

Your card is wonderful!

I can't remember if I wished you Happy Anniversary or Not (I'm OLD remember?) so in case I didn't...I thought I'd better post.

We've Only Just Begun...was the song that they kept playing over and over again...when Jim and I went on our Marriage Encounter weekend (many years ago) It's a good thing we Loved that song! Smile!

Claire said...

Hope you had a wonderful anniversary Darnell - 44 years ..wow! What a gorgeous card - I'm sure your mister loved it (hidden mistakes and all!)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your poem is a scream! It won't happen to me unless I get a new hubby. This one could maybe put up a tent without it collapsing. Maybe. Sweet card and of course you meant to do all those score lines for added interest!

Greta said...

Such a sweet card, Darnell!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing along with The Card Concept!

Anita in France said...

I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date! Happy, Happy Anniversary, Darnell and Kevin ... hope it was a wonderful day and that your year ahead will be filled with fun and joy! Sweet, sweet card ... complete with *cough* intentional runnels ... that hairdo is something special! Hugs, Anita :)

Joyce said...

What a fantastic anniversary card. And, I love your scoring save. Great poem, too. You really are the master of words (and stamps and inks too).

Manuela said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your husband, what a sweet card you made, the bold sentiment looks super on it with the sweet couple!

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Darnell I miss to visiting you and I was joining too your lovely NBUS challenge but I did not see Darnell on my Blog ( a bit sad hehe but I know you must be busy...the card was the one with two little fishy)
now about your card I love all the pink here and oh ya Happy Anniversary to you..and I adore the bold sentiment and that cute image...
I am still cough also feel not fit but I miss you thats why I try to visiting you hehehe (LOL) its already 01:09 in germany i should go to bed right :)
hugs, Monika

cm said...

I'm belated in wishing you Happy Anniversary, but here I am, finally! May the 44 wonderful years you and the Mister have spent, be followed by 44 x 44 more. Translation: live happily EVER after, forever! Love your card, my friend, and your fairy tale come true poem: fabulous! I want a playhouse. Actually, I'd be thrilled with a garage!
Hugs~c