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 19, 2015

Just Chatting About Anniversaries and NBUS and New Friends and Schtuff

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)If you're looking for NBUS Challenge #3, please click HERE. Challenge ends at noon PST, Thursday, January 22, 2015.

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Welcome to Monday!

We love Monday! She arrives fresh from the bath, innocent and unmarred by what the week will hold. She greets it with optimism and interest!

Anniversary

So the Mister says to me, "Do your Card Ladies (that's what he calls you) know that I make cards, too?" Well, if that's not permission to show you the sweet anniversary card I got from him, I don't know what is!!
Isn't that adorable? He's found a signature design that he uses year after year as the numbers roll on. I treasure them all and know that I'm a lucky girl! Does your husband shop at the xerox paper card shop, too?!

BTW, the nicknames? Yes, he does call me Toots or Tootsarino, but I don't really call him K2. He just always signs his name that way because his first and last initials both start with K and he's a science guy, so he writes K Squared. I don't call him Mister either, I call him Hon. 
It reminds me of when the twins were just learning to be conversant. We were babysitting and we were all four in the family room. The boys were playing on the floor, and we were reading. I looked up and saw that the Mister was gone. I caught Adam's eye and asked, "Where did he go?" Adam got up and toddled over to the hallway and yelled, "HON?" as loud as he could. It was so darn funny!
Thank you all very much for your sincere anniversary wishes to us! I'm sorry that because of the NBUS commenting, I didn't get a chance to visit and thank you all individually for your wonderful messages, but they mean the world to us.

THIRD BLOG BIRTHAVERSARY!

I completely forgot to tell you on Friday that I've decided to also make January 16th the anniversary of my blog. It's my blog, so I can do that, right?

Some bloggers call it the birthday of their blog; some call it the anniversary of their blog. Hence and fourtooth, mine  is a birthaversary! Feel free to use my new word if you like it!

So what happened was, I started my blog in October of 2011. Nothing happened. Ditto for November. Ditto for December. It wasn't until the middle of January 2012, after I started entering challenges and making an effort to communicate and make friends with other bloggers, that people started visiting.

The light dawned, so to speak. So now I'm just going to combine the two. From now on, January 16th will be celebrated as both our wedding anniversary and my blog birthaversary. Honestly, it's just because I need a way to make it easier to remember! As I have aged, my head has gotten pretty full of dates. Although sometimes I eat raisins just to be different.


NBUS Challenges

I want to again thank Melissa for the privilege of being Guest Designer for CASology Week 129 and for the compliment of having NBUS as the cue card word of the week! It was wonderful having CAS card artists linking to both our challenges with one card!


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I haven't quite made it around to visit everyone in the CASology gallery, so if you only linked to CASology, make sure you also link to the NBUS Challenge #3 before it closes at noon PST on Thursday, January 22, 2015. There are prizes to be won!

For those of you who are new to this blog and the NBUS Challenge, there were two reasons why I started my NBUS challenge. One reason, of course, was to encourage you to use those virginal products.

The second reason was that it provided me with a way to say thank you to all the followers of my blog by giving them a chance to win a $25 gift card. It's my uniQ and interactive way to give you blog candy. 

The prize winners will be announced at noon PST on Sunday, January 25, 2015.

I know there are a lot of you who are playing just for fun and who tell me you would play even if there weren't prizes and I really I appreciate that. It tells me that my little NBUS movement is here to stay! Give yourselves a pat on the back!!

Even though the challenge isn't over, I want you to know that I'm feeling very humbled by the enthusiasm and love and support you are all giving to my third NBUS Challenge! I truly am overwhelmed!

When the entries reached 400 over the weekend, I scooted back from my desk, tucked Hammy in my pocket so he wouldn't fly off my shoulder, and twirled around in my chair like a 10-year-old! I gotta say, that was hella fun! Seriously, I'm very, very thankful!!

CARD/CHALLENGE BREAK  ~ New Friends Corner

Now, as the entries are reaching 500 (Wait. WHAT??!) and there are still over two days left, I'm going to be taking a bit of a break from card-making and challenges this week so I can concentrate on visiting the entries and leaving thankful comments.

I do, however, want to continue to introduce you to the new friends who have arrived at the Playhouse, so when I can, I will be posting introductions for you in my New Friends Corner and I hope that you will visit them and introduce yourselves!

And just for eye candy, coz we gotta have a little eye candy, and because this is a card blog, I may include a vintage card of mine.

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104 comments:

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like the word birthaversary. It definitely sounds like a party worth attending. I love that your hubby makes cards! Mine has made two. One time a friend from the midwest sent him the Monster cereals (Boo Berry, Count Chocula, and whatever the other one is). We don't get them here. He sent her a thank you card--cut and tuck back in the day when you had to cut with an exacto. He also made a card for our Christmas gathering. One of the ladies got snotty about his planning to come ("my hubby wouldn't come" "yeah, but he doesn't want to, mine does") and insisted that all participants make a card to share. Anywho... happy anniversary to you and Hon and happy birthaversary to you and your blog.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Oh, Toots (LOVE that!) - what a wonderful, heartfelt card! And a great story from the twins, too! Happy Bloggiversary (I think mine's tomorrow! - we're the old-timers around this place! lol!)

Lisa said...

Oh the fun that is in this post today! First is Mister's card, exceptional and frame worthy I must say. And the "hon" story warms my heart. Then there is the birthaversary that this year just so happens to fall on little Miss Penelope's two month birthday!! And finally the spin in your chair with Hammy, would love to have seen that. Did the poor little guy stumble around sorta sideways when he crawled out of your pocket?!?

oldpunca said...

It was fun chatting with you dear Darnell. :-) Your Mister can enter a few of challenges with this sweet card, that comes from the bottom of his heart. You really are a happy lady. :-) Gratulation to all entries on NBUS challenge until today.
Hugs, Sonja

Sarah said...

Love to read your posts Darnell, you always make me smile! So thank you for that!! You have serious competition from that man of yours! Happy everything!! xx

Sarah said...

Love to read your posts Darnell, you always make me smile! So thank you for that!! You have serious competition from that man of yours! Happy everything!! xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Great post, fun to read. Your challenge is a huge success, Congratulations !!!!!! Hugs, Shirleyxx

Sue said...

Awww such a special card, means so much more than one from the shop.
Sorry I haven't been around much lately, life has been hectic. So I'm sending belated Anniversary wishes to you and your hubby and wishing you a Happy Third Birth Blogaversary.
Also, I have just realised that I haven't linked up to your NBUS challenge yet, oh dear I had better get a move on. I am so pleased you have had so many entries.
Sending hugs, Sue xx

Happy Dance said...

Tell "Hon" I said Happy Anniversary to him too! Does he have a blog now?! John shops in the drawer of oollllddd store bought cards. That story about the boys cracked me right up! How fun. Reminds me of Grant when he was a little fella. I called his dad "Buddy", and he said, "No grandma, that's DAD, I'M Buddy!" Kids...! Like the 'birthaversary' term. You always have just the right new word! Let's party sister. I need to craft with you! Bev

Marianne said...

How sweet that your husband gives you a handmade card every year. I also like the term birthaversary. It does have a festive ring to it. Good luck on visiting all participants og your NBUS challenge. It's obvious it is a huge success.
Marianne x

Laura said...

Happy 44th anniversary, Darnell & K-squared! A wonderful thing to celebrate.

Stephanie K said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby - 44 years is certainly nothing to sneeze at! Congratulations! Also Happy Birthaversary for your blog!! I love coming here, you put a smile on my face each time. Keep doing what you do Darnell, you are a very special lady and touch so many of us with your little space in this world. Hugs. xo

Elizabeth Sarkisyan said...

Happy Anniversary and what a sweet card your husband made plus I enjoyed reading your post...smiles from here in CA....Wow 44yrs together..how sweet! Also, Happy 3rd Anniversary on your blog..I enjoy visiting and reading your posts.

Redanne said...

Birthaversary is a great word, I love it! I also love Mister's card, it is so sweet.

As for your challenge, I don't know of any other challenge blog in my whole history of blogging that has had so many entries! It is a measure of how much you are loved! Big hugs, Annie xx

Donna Nuce said...

Happy Anniversary for you and your DH and your blog too! I'm having a Birthday give-away on my blog (my birthday is the 15th! Great things happened in January!
http://craftycolonel.blogspot.com/2015/01/january-birthday.html

Pia S said...

If my man had made me this card I would find it The Most Beautiful card ever made. And that's probably how you feel about it too. He seems really sweet your hubby...

Veerle said...

Loved reading your post Darnell. And so recocgnizable. I started my blog first of august 2013 and posted a card every now and then. It was until july first when I entered my first challenge that things started moving. But I'm a lot slower heading foreward than you did. Still only have 75 followers, so it's going a lot slower with me. Waauw 500 entries ?!?! Goodness, lots of work for you. Succes my friend, see you. Veerle xx

Sue - said...

Happy belated anniversary to you both! Love your card too - some serious competition there! Hugs Sue

Kathleen said...

Great card from Hubby and how lucky you are to get one, my Hubby is totally against sending cards and it is my Birthday on Friday and he asked me yesterday, you don't really want a card do you? Well it would have been nice but what sort of card would I get, last year it was an Anniversary card,he just saw the For My Wife sentiment on the front and grabbed it, came to write it and there was Happy Anniversary on the inside.
But we do go away early morning on Friday and I would have to open it before we go or wait till we come back, so I don't really mind

I did comment on your card but really can't remember if I wished you a Happy Anniversay, this year we will be 46 years, and they said it would never last, good job I have the patience of a Saint.

Kath x

Joyce said...

Happy Anniversary and Blogaversary. I am just thrilled that our little joint venture has gone so well. So many entries it is hard to keep up with them all. And, of course it feels good to use some NBUS and encourage others to do the same. And, I love K-squared's card. The best kind of love card because it is clearly sent straight from the heart.

shirley-bee said...

Lucky you to get a handmade card from your Mister. Mine gives me football-themed cards for my birthday - because he likes them! Happy anniversary, and birthaversay! And congrats on your hugely successful NBUS challenge - that's a humongous tribute to you and your generosity of spirit. Mwah!

Alanna said...

What a fun post. I loved the card your hubby made for you -- how sweet. And I love "birthaversary". Leave it to you to find something so unique.

Congrats on another successful NBUS challenge. I am sure that most of us, including me, would be playing along even if there were no challenges.

JD/ Jill said...

Since I already wished you Happy Anniversary...I will wish you Happy Birthaversary instead! LOL

As you know, my hubby makes cards too...I treasure every one of them...

Congrats on your NBUS challenge...after a while you will beat all records and be in Ripley's believe it or not for having the largest of number of posts to a card challenge...(Your poor fingers from commenting) You are one very special lady to do this for everyone.

Cathy said...

Hi Darnell, what a special card your hubby made for you! Mine comes in and uses some of my stash, often the discards to make me the occasional card.
Loved your post, and happy blogaversary, may there be many more :) Cathy x

Pat said...

WOW! What a lot of entries for your NBUS Challenge Darnell and it must be taking an awful lot of time visiting everyone. I love your husband's unique card and your story about Adam really made me laugh! Congratulations on your blogaversary and how successful and swift a climb. You're fantastic. x

Marisa said...

Happy Anniversary (and blogaversary)! Love the card and the K2 signature :) The story of the kids calling hubby "Hon" is priceless :) My hubby's SIL was trying to get her hubby to the dinner table by yelling downstairs and telling him to come up. No reply so she sent her son and he stood at the top of the stairs and yelled "Doug" and he answered right away and came up LOL!

Lisa said...

Happy, happy anniversary to you and K2!! What a fabulous card he made!! And happy birthaversary (love that!!) to your awesome blog!! What a fabulous post this is!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Liz said...

Happy Birthaversary! What a great word! I started my blog in March 2012 and it was a whole year before I realised there were any challenges out there, let alone any fabulous crafty bloggers who write lovely comments about each others cards! I thought I was just writing to myself or anyone who found my blog by accident!!!

I love the card your Mister made for you.... one to treasure, I'm sure. xx

Lisa Petrella said...

Happy Anniversary to you and K2! Love the card he made for you! So sweet! And...Happy Bloggy Birthaversary! Here's to many more years of getting crafty!!!

Lizzy Hill said...

EEEK! That is a heck of a lot of blogs to visit.....go you! Don't get eye sore though:) And congrats to you 2 [I'd do a squared symbol but don't know how!!!] on your anniversary. Brill card. LOVE the blue colour scheme & the elegant design features!!! He's a natural....said SLIGHTLY tongue in cheek. And you are lucky. Not many of us make it with the one partner these days. So give yourselves a pat on the back:):)

Rita said...

Happy Anniversary to both of You. Hugs Rita xxx

Taunya Butler said...

Your whole post was just fun as fun can be!! I love your sense of humor and I simply adore you!! What a fun thing to celebrate both your birthaversary and your anniversary at the same time!!! As always, I feel so tremendously blessed by you - you just keep happy twirling in that chair and having helka fun - YOU deserve every ounce of success you are having - my wonderful, dear friend!!!

Lynn said...

I love coming by your blog Darnell, because I always end up with a big huge smile on my face. Oh how I appreciate you. Love your hubby's card. Mine tends to get a piece of cardstock from my stash, draws a heart on the front, or attaches an old picture. Love him!

Carol L said...

I love your hubby's hand-made card! {clap clap clap} but the story of your grandson calling for "Hon" just cracked me up! Too funny :)
Congrats on your Blogaversary - I love the phrases you keep coming up with to add to Websters :) You should write a book of ack-row-nims to share with the world! Keep those raisins handy :)

Karen said...

Darnell, you are such a gift to us all! I truly hope you realize the blessing you are. The joy in your posts and your creations brings a sparkle to the heart. :o) Your hubby's card is adorable! I love that he does that. :o) My sweet dad still makes me a birthday sign every year out of printer paper.. he draws little birds, balloons, trees... whatever is on his sweet heart. I cannot tell you how happy it makes me that you are in such a special relationship!

And I love your birthaversary! You always have the best phrases. :o) Congratulations again on a marvelously successful NBUS.. and only a selfless and lovely heart would focus on leaving love for every entry and step aside from the other things. You are all things fabulous! Have a sparkly beautiful night, my friend! You are a treasure!

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

Neha said...

Your posts are so fun to read. They reflect your vibrant & lively persona. Wishing you tons of more birthaversary.
Thank you once again for including me in 'New Friends Corner'. My blog is new but i have a fb page which is quite old. You can see my previous work there. Hugs.

https://www.facebook.com/periwinkle.creations.handmade?ref=hl

Kara Lynne said...

Happy Anniversary and Blog Birthaversary! My brother gives me cards like K2, and then he tells me how many challenges he won with it! I don't know how you are keeping up with all of our card entries!!

joy said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your sweet hubby, Darnell! The card he made for you is SO precious. And, Happy Birthaversary, too! Your blog is a happy place and you are a real treasure. Thank you for being YOU!!

Mrs A. said...

So you got married 1971 then . Same here. Not only that .the Doc's himitial is K too. Now the spooky wooky bit I sign me cards like that too but obviously not with toots and k2. Hugs Mrs A.

aileen (mum) said...

Hi Darnell. What a response you get every time. Do you actually find time to do other schuff. Between making cards and responding to comments you must be going full pelt all the time. Hope your Day was a great one. well, dont have a heart attach but I have finally entered my first challenge, yours. Don't know if you have had time to look yet but I was very proud of myself especially as I have managed to use so much NBUS. Pat on the shoulder to me lol. I couldn't believe the number of responses, wow. You are a legend.

Susanne Vargas said...

Happy Birthaversary! Here is to many more!
So impressive that the Mister is also into cardmaking! I think your talent is rubbing off on him! I can picture the two of you all cozy in the playhouse creating! ;););)
Thanks for the delightful twin story!

Greta said...

Happy, happy anniversary, Darnell & Hon! Oh how I laughed reading about Adam yelling "Hon"--what a kick! Congrats on another successful challenge! You truly are loved in this blogging world of ours!

Karen B said...

Love Mister's card Dippy, definitely worthy of its own blog post! Fab story of Adam shouting out for Hun....amazing how they pick up on these things eh? I love your clever renaming of January 16th as your blog birthaversary..........does that mean I can send a birthday card instead of an anniversary card???? lol

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Sammy said...

Your mister certainly made you a fabulous card! It's the fact that he's actually remembered that impresses me! Mine never does, (and also doesn't do cards or gifts full stop) lol.
Also, happy birthaversary to you! May there be many more! x

Claire said...

Well isn't the mister a sweetheart Darnell! I too call my husband 'hon' - when he's behaved. Won't tell you what I call him when he doesn't. When he buys me a birthday/anniversary/valentines card he goes to the 1 dollar shop...his reasoning is that he doesn't think he could ever buy a card as good as the ones I make! (Personally I think it's because he's a cheapskate!)

Linda said...

Happy Anniversary(s)!! 44 years eh..... you two certainly have something special. MWAH!!! to both of you.
Love Mister's card too, such style!
Big Blogiversary hugs too.... we almost share the same day on that one! Linda xx

Michelle said...

Oh, I love K-squared's card, Toots! Congratulations on the HUGELY successful NBUS challenge. :-)

Sue said...

Love your hubby's card:) Guess he'll be guest designer one of these days. LOL

Hope you have a good day. Sue

Jeanne said...

Awwww, that's so sweet! Happy anniblogibirthiversary! Whatever it was you said. grin.

Birgit said...

Happy Birthdaversary Darnell! Love your new word and I think it should be added to the Websters Dictionary. My hubby doesn't make cards but my sweet son buys from Xerox card Co. as well and I've kept them all! He's now 23, married and moved off and I cherish every homemade thing he's ever made. Congrats on the success of NBUS. This was my first time joining as I just discovered it. I'm looking forward to playing more. You're going to need a vacation after visiting everyone. Hope you figure out a schedule that works for you. Blessings~ Birgit

Gerrina said...

First of all Congrats to your aniversary (your and the mister I mean)
Great to see he makes his card himself...
And wow that are a lot of entries! Have fun by seeing so much inspiration (don't let yourself be overwelmed)!
Enjoy your week, hugs, Gerrina

Em Louise Fairley said...

Congrats on your bloggy birthaversary! I love that word, btw! I'm so glad you joined up with CASology too, because I'd already entered your NBUS 3 times so I was able to sneak in one over there :)

Nan G said...

Wow! 500+ seriously! That is so cool, Darnell! Huge congrats! A belated happy anniversary. Happy Blogaversary too. I had hoped to have the studio sorted enough so I could participate this time in NBUS but alas it's still a work in progress. Maybe for your next one. Warm hugs

Shelly said...

A wonderful post, Darnell! Glad to hear your Anniversary was good! And what a lovely card from your husband! ;) Every now and then, my husband will make a card. It's usually, when he can't find one he likes at the store. lol ;) And January 16th sounds good...love your 'birthaversary' word. ;) Congrats, on all the NBUS entries! WOW! And I only can imagine you twirling around in your chair...you have to have fun, right?! (I probably would have done the same thing!) :) Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week!

~Tammy~ said...

Ok, so that is totally adorable!!!!! What a keeper!

kanda said...

What a super hubby you have, bet you treasure those cards more than any shop bought one, 'cos it's made by him with love.

As for your challenge - such a great success but also very frightening the amount of new 'must haves' we never get around to using xx

Shalu said...

Wow....wish you a belated but very happy anniversary ...& also congratulations on completing 3 successful n joyful year of blogging ....!! Loved your new word...an love the way u jot down all ur feeling in such a fun way...totally awesome...thanks for this wonderful challenge because of which I get to know about such a fantastic person..which is you off course Dear Darnell..Hugs n good wishes on your way always..!!
Shalu

Krisha said...

Love the Mister's card, no matter where he "shops"

One of my son's did the very same thing too. Only his was "do you need any help Hon?" Those were days eh??

Jerrie said...

Your husband made you a great keepsake! Kudos to him!!

Linda said...

Darnell, Happy belated Anniversary. Your husbands card is just too cute. I used to have a great Aunt Toots. Oh and Happy Blogaversary too.

Anita in France said...

Love Kevin's card, Darnell ... he's such a sweetie (as well as being a dish!) Happy Birthaversary, my lovely friend ... it's all happening over at the Playhouse this week ... is Transporter Room 3 available to beam into ... I could help (and party!!). Hugs, Anita :)

LauraJane:) said...

Now that is a quality card from your Husband!
I say anything is better than store bought:)

Christine Harrop said...

I always stop by your blog Darnell but don't often leave a comment because I always seem so busy. But today I just had to comment!!! Certainly brought a big smile to my face and gave me a chuckle. Fabulous card!!! You are so lucky because so many people don't get one _ I do every time, but store bought. Still it's the thought that counts. Hugs Christine xx

conil said...

Happy Birthiversary (hope I spelled it right). Who wouldn't want to visit you and hammie...NO ONE! We all get a sincere kick in the pants from your blog. It's stimulating, in a good way.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your man surely is a "keeper" to remember you in such a lovely way. That is so cute. And, congrats to you on your birthaversary. You are so clever with the new words you make. I love them all. And, I must say I do enjoy reading your blog!

Brenda said...

I love the card Mister made!! And yes my hubby shops at the same store, but he hasn't shopped in many years now. lol But he always treats me extra special for our anniversary. Oh and speaking of anniversaries, I love the new word, birthaversary! So clever you are Auntie! I also loved the story about the twins being young and one of them calling for "hon", that is a priceless moment right there! I too love the NBUS challenge and even though the prizes are a fun touch, the challenge to just use our NBUS stuff is what keeps bringing me back! That and I'm so happy to know that I'm not alone in not using my schtuff! lol Hugs, Brenda

Geri said...

Happy Birthaversary Tootarino!

You bring joy to my computer monitor! I honestly smile the entire time I'm reading your crazy fun sillyness!

Mister Picasso's card is awesome! What a treasure...both him & the card!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OMG you are just TOO funny! I can always depend on you to lift my spirits! LOVE the card you received from K2 and the story that went with it. Sounds so much like my Mr. P. He's a retired Engineer so he has made cards similar for me in the past also ... what a treasure we have found in our men folk!
Hugs and all the best to you my 'new' friend! Thanks for keeping us SMILING!! LAUGHING ... ROLLING ON THE FLOOR IN LAUGHTER ... etc, etc.! HUGS from Ohio!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Oh Darnell, that card from Kevin is precious! Thanks so much for sharing it. Wishing you many more of those ❤️
I love you NBUS challenges and am so happy that you take all the time that you take to comment. It's a huge job and I can read in your comments what pure pleasure you take in your thoughtful comments. You are kind and oh so unique.
I could just picture you doing that twirling in your chair in your playhouse! :)))

Janis said...

The card from Mister is adorable and so "guy"!!! :) What a sweetie you have, Darnell!!

Your NBUS has become quite the trend, Darnell. It's so fun to see how it has caught on.....and WOWZA!!! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many entries!!! That is just fabulous!!!

By the way, out of curiosity....how do you "say" NBUS???? In my mind I always read it as "nimbus", even though I know there are not any "m's" in it! Maybe...."numb us" would be better, since I have a mind-numbing amount of NBUS in my stash!!! Ha.

Have fun visiting all your lovely visitors. You are totally AMAZING!!!
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Mister outdid himself, I'd say! LOL! I do so enjoy finding time to drop by and get a good chuckle. Not quite sure what happened when I loaded my 3rd and final NBUS card, but my link reads wonky. Sorry about that! Enjoyed playing. Keep em coming!

Sharon Underwood said...

Darnell, I love your card from your husband! Reminds me of some letters I've discovered written by my Dad to my Mother, back in the 1930s & 40s. He called her Toots, too!

Marilyn said...

Awwww that was sweet of your Mister to make you a card!! Love your new word. Love reading your stories.

Milka Gubo said...

Oh WOW! Your Mister made you a SUPER CUTE card! :-D Happy Anniversary and Birthaversary! :-D
NBUS challenge - love it, because it´s such a great opportunity to use all those things waiting to be used. :-D I also love to visit other participant´s blogs, because there are so many talented crafters and beautiful entries. It is also great opportunity to make new blogofriends. :-D
At the end of my comment... Your posts over make me smile and I enjoy reading them.
biiiig hugs
Milka :-D

frommycraftroom said...

The Mister or K2's card is wonderful. Thank you for sharing that with us all.
I have a vision of you and hammy spinning in your chair. How wonderful to have 500+ participants. Just shows how much NBUS is sitting around :) Thanks for the motivation to use it.
Congrats on your birthaversary.

Bonnie said...

Happy birthaversary too! Kevin's card is delightful! He is so creative!

KayM said...

Oh Darnell your blog is SO much fun to read! I just laughed and laughed! I think Mister Hon is almost as adorable as you are! His card is just wonderful!! My husband has the same name as yours, Hon, but he doesn't make cards, he does leave post it notes and that's pretty good for a man! So happy Birthaversary to you, your blog and Mister Hon!! ((Hugs))

Sharron said...

A happy Birthaversary (love the term!) as well as a belated Happy Anniversary to you and 'Hon'! I had a chance to read your last post and loved your poem! K2's card is so sweet too! I get the Hallmark kind but hubby always finds something with just the right sentiment so I know he spent extra time reading. Gosh, I'd almost forgotten how I used to do that too! Loved the NBUS/CAS-ology challeng!!. I really need someone to nudge me along and keep me on track with all my NBUS schtuff. It got pretty out of control this past year! HUGS!

Donna said...

If I missed saying this before, Happy 44th! What an accomplishment. That's amazing. My husband and I are chasing you but we are newlyweds at only 38 years this year. I think it's charming that your husband made you a card. Thanks for the fun challenge and reminder to use stuff we have that we haven't. I've got a ton of it. It's time to get moving and using it. Have an awesome week!

Janeen said...

i can see why you would treasure such a dear card.
my DH made a card once for our daughter and he said, "that's not an easy job"

Brenda in IN said...

I think we now have card ladies and a card mister. His signature is so guy like and I think that's great that he made you a card. I love your twins story. I'm late, but happy birthaversary to you. Also, dried cherries are wonderul.

Jacquie Southas said...

Happy Birthaversary, Darnell! WIshing you many, many more :)

OMG, the Hon story made me laugh. Reminded me of my sister talking to me, ignoring her son's continuous stream of "mom, mom, mom" until he indignantly yelled "Gerry!" and got her attention.

Nora N. said...

Happy Birthaversary Darnell. Wishing you many, many more. You are too clever coming up with that name.
I love Mister's card. To funny. I love the story about your son calling your husband hon. Too, too funny!! Thanks for all your wonderful contributions to the blogging world. Love this blog for the smiles and laughs is gives me!!

Bobby said...

How special that Mister made you a card. Mine doesn't even buy them. AND he wants to be called Mister. lol Out of the mouths of babes. Don't you just have the best stories to tell about the boys. Happy Blogaversary, Darnell. And many more. And congrats on the success of the NBUS challenge. As you can see by the entries, we really need it.

Sheila H said...

Congrats on all your versaries! I think your husband's card is super sweet. Sometimes I call my husband "Dad" because of the many years of telling our sons to "talk to your Dad," etc. Our grandson always corrects me, saying "Grandpa is NOT your Dad, Granny." But old habits are hard to break...

vinita jain said...

I am new and glad to be here and played first time here! I am Lucky to found your fun Inspirational blog Via Seasonal Blog Hop:)
Happy Anniversary and your "Hon" made a brilliant card for you, Lucky one!
I blogging from last year and happy to be your friend! My website is:
WWW.madewithlovencare.blogspot.in

Carole Z said...

Happy 'Versifies Darnell, love Misters card...mine makes them too..he suddenly asked many years ago now if I could show him and providing I leave some 'bits' for him, he's away with the creating! Well done on all the entries too. wow! Hugs Carole Z X

Stephanie said...

Darnell, thanks so much for the lovely comment you left over on my blog! I am thrilled to hear you like my creation & that you follow my creative spot too = ) I immediately went to your blog and must say I love what I see: you have a great sense of humor and made me laugh several times!! I'll keep on reading, but first I need to subscribe to your crafty space - I love it! = )
And one last note: I just found the NBUS challenge, and I find the idea of digging out those unused crafty things brilliant - makes me look even for the tiniest unused piece of crafty jewelry in my stash & to create something with it!
Thanks, Steph x
www.CraftedBySteph.blogspot.com

Ros Crawford said...

Me thinks the Mister is a thrifty guy with a big heart ... I did laugh about the twins story ... So funny ... Happy (belated) 3rd blog birthaversary!! (phew! that's a tough one)

luvhymns said...

Hon, is the best! You can tell him that the stamping ladies think so! Happy 44th!

Yolanda Garrido said...

What a nice post!! My husband made a card for me lasta summer jeje and my little children say that they can design a card too so I think it´s the same all around the world at cardmakers' homes jejeje Congratulations for all your successes!!! You deserve! Kisses from Spain!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I love the message from K2 - I can see why you would save them all! Happy 3rd blogaversary and 16th wedding anniversary! Wishing you a happy day today!

Hugs,

Barbara DIane

Vikki Ryan said...

I love your hubby's card Darnell! Oh how I wish my hubby shopped at the Xerox Paper Card shop...lol. Great post, it brought many smiles to my face.

Loll Thompson said...

Very special card from the Mister. Happy Birthdaversary Dolly!! Loll xx

I Card Everyone said...

Tom asks me to make cards for him to give to me... when you figure this out, explain it to me? Happy birthaversary... I like it better than Versabirth - for sure. That sounds painful, doesn't it?
=] Michele xoxo

Kim Heggins said...

What a sweet card Mister gave to you and yes my hubby shops at the same store as yours...must be one in the mall right? Love your new word too, now if I can only remember to use it. Congrats on your birthday and anniversary...you are the BEST!

Craftychris said...

Love your card from Mister! It oozes love! Your new word is cool too. The numbers of people entering your wonderful challenge just shows how much we all appreciate the friendship, support, talent, humour and just general awesomeness! Thank you so much! xxxxx

Shona Chambers said...

Please tell Mister he is a CAS perfectionist!!! So sweet of him and just loved the story about 'Hon', I'm still smiling about that. Congrats on both of your anniversary's. I can't believe your blog has only been around for 3 years, you have such a huge following I thought you had been around for much longer!! I'm glad your here and always look forward to your posts. Here's to another 3 years of you, the Mister and of course, Hammy!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love the fun card your HON made for you, Darnell!!! And congrats again on 44 years!!!! And congrats on 3 years of being a very loved person here in Blogland!!!! Your blog is always such a pleasure to visit!!!!
Have a lovely day!!!

Helen F. said...

Sincere congratulations to you and your husband, Darnell! 44 years is quite impressive. Wishing you many more years of happiness, good health and love!

Jeanne said...

FYI:I think the comments your readers leave are almost as fun to read as your blog. I LOVE your blog and these caps are on purpose. Congrats on reaching so many followers and NBUS players.

Hettie said...

Awww - Happy Hammiversary!
Hope Hammy didn't pewk in your pocket! You will be making a card with it otherwise! Ewch!
xx

maria f. said...

OK. He's a keeper.

cm said...

Happy Birthaversary, Toots and K2! You two = perfect couple! His card to you: priceless! I'll be sure to tell my husband about the great designs to be found at the Xerox shop. Hahahahahaha...Mwah to you both!
Hugs~c