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!

February 14, 2015

Inkspirational Guest Designer ~ Last 2015 Valentines


Hello and Happy St. Valentine's Day to everyone! I hope you all have a magical day of love!
I'm honored to be the Guest Designer for the very fun Inkspirational Challenge #76, where we have an Asian-inspired photo inkspiration for you:
Because today is Valentine's Day, I made a simple card of love:
When I first started stamping about 13 years ago, there was a trend for Asian stamps and card designs, so I have a few of those stamps, along with some origami papers. The "love" sediment above is from a set of SU Japanese character stamps. The fluffy fabric heart was given to me by my friend Andrea. I embossed the rectangle mat using a Nestabilities die.

Thank you to the DT of Inkspirational for letting me play along! I hope you will check out the challenge and join us!

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While I Was At It

The outer wrapper of my origami paper was falling apart so I took it off and started to throw it away. Then Hammy took a flying leap to land on my hand and pointed excitedly at the Japanese characters on the wrapping. "Hmmm?" he cooed. "Hmm. Hmm," I responded.

Together we tossed ideas hither and fro and then my eyes fell on a shipping envelope that had just arrived from my friend Sarn of Stamping for Pleasure. Sarn loves to Zentangle so much that she started designing her own "Sarntangles." We all loved them so much that she had some of them manufactured into stamps! What a woman! What an artist! The set is so fun and you can order one by clicking on the link above. 

So, anywhittle, I used one of my NBUS Sarntangles and the label from my origami paper and I made this:
To make it a Valentine, I used one of the stamps with hearts. The textured card back is the reverse side of a piece of burlap paper. The Sarntangle was stamped in Stazon ink and then watercolored with SU watercolor pencils and a water brush. It was overstamped with a NBUS splatter stamp from the SU set "Gorgeous Grunge."

I'm assuming the symbols spell out "origami," but I actually have no idea, so if it is an offensive word, I hope someone will let me know. In the meantime, since it's Valentine's Day, let's pretend it spells out "I love you!"

Challenges
JAI #250
Simon Monday Challenge Blog
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New Friends Corner

Please help me give a warm welcome to these five new friends of the Playhouse:

Maxine D. of Kiwime's Kreations. As her blog name suggests, Maxine is from New Zealand. She is married, the mother of two, and the grandmother of three. She has been blogging since 2009, so a lot of you may already be familiar with Maxine through her service on many design teams and her awards from many challenges. You can tell from her card art that Maxine loves texture and dimension and she executes her cards with tender loving care!

Olga Brilenkova of Craftroom: So Many Ideas. Olga has been blogging since January 2014, so she just had her one year blog birthaversary! Olga is a Russian living in Portugal and when she is not crafting, she is an architect. Olga loves scrapbooking, flower arranging, and she is a wedding decor expert. She began making card art in March 2013 by making wedding invitations. I know you will love the beauty and talent Olga brings to everything she does!

Borqna of Borqna. Borqna started blogging in 2011. She makes wonderful albums and scrapbooks and cards and she loves to play in challenges! The more the merrier! Everything is bright and full of life on Borqna's blog. She also shares some amazing photography, so I know you'll enjoy your visit to Borqna!

Marsha Drain of Gramma's Room. Marsha started blogging in 2010, but she made terrific scrapbook albums and cards for years before that. She is a prolific contributor to OWH with her beautiful cards, some of which are 3D. Marsha is a grandmother of ELEVEN (sooo jealous!) and she also loves sharing her fantastic photographs from time to time. You'll love her impeccably made and fabulous works of card art!

Synnöve of Seraphina's PhantasieSynnöve is from Germany. She started her blog in June 2011. She combines her spectacular skills as a photographer with her spectacular skill as a paper artist. Everything is very refined and sophisticated about Synnöve's blog. You can feel yourself immediately relaxing and wanting to spend hours visiting her!

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

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108 comments:

Greta said...

Wowzer--these are so creative & beautiful, Darnell!

Marina said...

What a fabulous design you came up with using our photo inspiration. It has a simple quality but the details are quite lovely - the fabric heart, the embossed frame, the lovely colour of the cardstock- and I love the big Japanese character. I do like the Asian look (which I guess is why I chose the photo!). Overall, your card has a serenity and elegance that I am proud to see on our challenge blog. Thank you so much for being a great Guest Designer at Inkspirational.

I love your other fresh and pretty card too - what a lucky find the packaging was.

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Very Interesting interpretation of photo Darnell ! Congrats on your Guest post and I loved the zetangle card with reused label !

Craft-E-Place said...

Wow! Two simply stunning cards. The texture is amazing and the colour choices just fabulous!
Elaine

Karen B said...

Happy Valentine's Day Dippy to you and Kevin. Two fabulous cards today....love them both. Thanks for the link to the Sarntangles, just off to have a look.

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Kathyk said...

Fab makes Darnel, CONGRATS on your GDTM slot too and I see you are one of the 50 lucky crafters to snag a set of Sarn's fabulous stamp sets too

Have a great weekend

Kathyk

Lizzy Hill said...

Love em both - the top is soooo brilliantly CAS it makes me gape! The 2nd....well, I love a good creative story when the Muse takes control. So this gave me the warm and fuzzies!!! Hope it doesn't say something awful, tho!!!

Suze Bain said...

I am a lover of all things Asian so these cards really appeal to me, I particularly love the origami paper one, that heart stamp is fabulous! Xx

Čarovnije z male kmetije said...

hello :) I love the first card, it's soo simple and beautiful. Love this blue color. And the second - what a super flower with hearts, and lovely coloured. Realy nice.

sandie said...

Honoured to have you as our GD this week. Love the paper and I hunted everywhere for oriental sentiment bit no joy! The whole card has a yummy texture, thanks for joinimg us x

Julie B said...

Two fab cards Darnell, love the soft blue of the first and the word stamp and a great take on the sketch with the second.
Congrats on the GD spot at Ink and thanks for sharing over at STAMPlorations. :)

Sue said...

Both lovely cards. It's nice to see different styles and pick up ideas.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Liz said...

Very creative - what fabulous cards! Happy Valentine's Day! xx

Sarah Gray said...

Love the gorgeous texture you have incorporated in to your first card whilst keeping it CAS. The fabric heart embellishment and embossed frame look great! Also thanks for the link to Sarn's stamps - the Sarntangle looks stunning on your second card overstamped with the splatters - very artsy :)

Leslee said...

2 more great cards!love the texture on the first. Love the stamp you used on the second and the fact you got to recyle something. Have a terrific weekend!

Ros Crawford said...

Happy Valentine's!! Such a great cards! And many congrats on your GD spot!!

joy said...

Lovely cards, Darnell! The first one is deceptively simple; love the embossed mat. And, the second one is SO unique with the use of the packaging. Have a great Valentine's Day!

Bananastamper said...

both of your cards are beautiful. I especially love your Sarntangle card with the brilliant use of your origami paper packaging. My son loves foreign languages and has been trying to learn to write Japanese characters. I will see if he can figure out what it says!!!
Hugs,
Shanna :)
p.s. Happy Heart Day!

Leslie Hanna said...

I looooooooove the Spellbinders embossed rectangle, and that your background is all one piece, but still follows the sketch. Schmart!

I'm so excited you've played my first challenge! Thanks for the shout-out! xo

Marilyn said...

Awesome cards!!

Sandra said...

Lovely cards! love the oriental writing. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Happy Valentine's day! Hugs, Sandra

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Both designs are gorgeous, very elegant, love the heart on the top one. Have a great weekend, Hugs, Shirleyxx

Rita said...

Gorgeous cards Darnell. I love how you have matted the blue one without cutting. I have never mastered this technique without it cutting through. Your Asian card is so stunning, I love it. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs Rita xxx

Pat said...

These are both beautiful cards Darnell and I adore the blue background on the first and the simple but elegant embossed frame with that pretty heart and Japanese character are perfect! The second using a Sarntangle stamp is so pretty in that pink and how clever of you to think of using the origami wrapper and the striped buttons work perfectly. Some lovely colouring of the image and the flip side of the burlap has such gorgeous texture too. Hope you are having a good weekend. x

I Card Everyone said...

I adore all things Asian-inspired, d... wish I'd been In the Loop back then!!!
=] M

Jeanne said...

Terrific work on these cards, Darnell. I'd have been at a complete loss as to how to create cards with the theme. I do really like the Sarntangle image. I toyed with Zentangle for about 5 minutes (more like a few weeks) before life took over. :) I love the look of it!

Kim M said...

Fantastic cards, Darnell! Your Inkspirational card is just lovely. I love that puffy heart and the blue paper you used for the card base is awesome! So happy you could be GD for us this challenge. :-). Hugs!

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

Such lovely cards Darnell! The origami paper-wrapper card is my favorite! I love the flower image you paired it with! More snow on the way for me... two more feet they say! Not sure where I am going to put it all when I got to shovel....! :)

Cornelia W said...

Congrats on you GDT spot - and a truly fabulous card you made for it - I guess I have to play.... after all I have some stamps here with Japanese writing on them.....Love your second card, too! Those Sarntangles are beautiful! Glad Hammy inspired you to use that wrapping paper - hurrah for Hammy once more!
Thanks so much for that lovely Valentine's Day card - mwah!!! What a unexpected surprise - you are the greatest! Love and hugs, Cornelia

KT Fit Kitty said...

Congratulations, Darnell! Your cards are beautiful!

Maura R said...

Both cards are so lovely, Darnell! And so creative to use packaging that was going in the trash. You and Hammy are quite a pair. Happy V-day!

Nora N. said...

congratulations on the guest designer gig. Your two cards are beautiful!!

Linda said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you and the mister .. have a fab day and enjoy the weekend with the grandchildren.
You've treated us to two more fabulous cards .... love them both! Congrats on the DT spot too .. big hugs Linda xx
PS Thank you so much for the card too .... it arrived this morning - perfect timing :) Mwah!! xx

Alanna said...

What fun cards. I don't have anything in my stash like these products. Love!

conil said...

I'd say you have the Asian vibe down pet. Both these cards are extraordinarily beautful. Love the textures & simplicity of them. ...and I don't give a fig what the second card's characters mean. It's jusy lovely.

jimlynn said...

BOTH are gorgeous! Big congrats on the guest designer spot too.
Lynn

Brenda said...

Wowzers Auntie! I love both of these cards!! I have no clue what either of them say, but they sure are beautiful! Hugs, Brenda

Jean said...

Congratulations on your guest designer spot. I love the card you made for it, such a pretty blue colour and lovely CAS design. I remember when oriental was popular before and I really like the style. Your Sarntangle stamp fits in real well too and looks great with the saved wrapper label and the stripy buttons.

Carole Z said...

Congrats on your guest designer spot...two fab cards here Darnell, Happy Valentines Day, hugs Carole Z X

Carol said...

Two gorgeous oriental inspired cards Darnell...love the Sarntangle! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Carol x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Darnell
Both cards are brilliant but I adore the first one. That blue card has an amazing looking texture.
I think you just ordered miso soup on the second one lol!
Best wishes.
Ang x

Dora B. said...

I am in awe of the first card, simple but elegant! And I have to say that is one smart hamster you have; I think he earned an extra carrot.

Lisa said...

What gorgeous cards!! I love the designs and pretty colors!! The texture is fabulous!! Happy Valentine's Day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are so beautiful! I love the Asian designs you created. And, perfectly clean and simple but elegant regardless!

Pia S said...

Gasp! Love the simple and crisp designs of these cards! You rock the oriental theme!

Redanne said...

Wow Darnell, two fabulous cards! I do love the Asian theme and the heart on the first card is divine! Congratulations on your GD spot too. Happy Valentine's Day my lovely friend. Hugs, Annie xx

Harriet Skelly said...

Congrats on being a GD at Inkspirational Challenge! Your card is so lovely and CAS! Thank you so much for the valentine! Looking forward to seeing you on Monday! Hugs, Harriet

oldpunca said...

Both of your Asia cards are awesome, dear Darnell. The first one is elegant in blue. By the second one I like the motive. I can not read Japanese characters. Regarding to my opinion it is written "LOVE". :-))
Hugs, Sonja

Birgit said...

These cards are so pretty and different for Valentine's day-that's why I like them so. I love it when one finds a way to repurpose something:)

Sue said...

Congrats on your GDT spot Darnell.
Such gorgeous cards you have created, your designs are beautiful and I love the colours.
Happy Valentines Day to you too!
hugs Sue xx

Kathleen said...

Two crackers here Darnell, and not a prawn in sight.
Fabulous colours, layout and love how you have tangled Sarn.
Never could get my head around the oriental stuff but you seem to have managed it.

Hope you have had a great day.

Kath x

Shelly said...

Two lovely cards! Congrats on Guesting! Happy Valentine's day! Enjoy! :)

Karen said...

Darnell, your cards are gorgeous! Congratulations on your well-deserved Guest Designer spot! :o) Your designs are so lovely.. I especially adore the fabric heart of the first card. :o) Your creations are always wonderful and bring such joy to me. Thank you for that!

I've missed leaving you sparkly love... unfortunately my Blogger absence will continue indefinitely, which breaks my heart. My arm injury remains a burden and I cannot craft or type long enough to leave comments. I can peek in on my phone to see what you've been up to, but that's about it. Additionally, my sweet mom had hip replacement surgery. She requires my presence and assistance 24/7. When we are both healed up, I will return to crafting and commenting. Thank you for the love and encouragement you have shown me. You are a blessing!

Sparkly hugs and blessings,
Karen

Geri said...

Well pal, you rocked your GD gig! Your card is a stunner! I love the swirl in the fluffy fabric heart and the inlaid embossed border. Clever, clever second card - the image totally works with the 'mystery' word! Nice brads :) :) :)

Deepti said...

Congratulations on your GD, your cards are so beautiful and creative !!

Bobby said...

Congrats on your guest design gig at Inkspirational, and for the beautiful card you made for them. I love the background paper and that puffy heart. The second card is a recycle wonder with great watercoloring.

Chriss Blagrave said...

First of all, big congrats on your GD spot. Yay!
Happy Valentine's Day to you too :))
Your first card's paper is such a pretty pattern and pretty periwinkle colour. The embossing on that character is perfect Darnell! I think I may have had that stamp set at one point too :)
I am so glad that Hammy spoke up and made you hesitate on the discard of the cover. It resulted in you crafting a most beautimous card! Love! That stamp is so pretty! I will check out the new stamp company. Thanks for the heads up!

Kim Heggins said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you and Mister! Hope you are having a fabulous day...your cards are just so beautiful. I have been stamping for some time too and do remember the Asian trend, but unfortunately I no longer have any of those supplies. Your cards are just stunning and I love the wonderful look you created with your supplies. See you on Monday...can't wait!

frommycraftroom said...

Two wonderful cards. Have a great day :) and congrats on the GDT.
Wonder if someone has worked out the mystery words?

Joyce said...

Congratulations on your GD spot. Your two cards are fantastic. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week. And, happy Valentines Day!!

Helen F. said...

Oh WOW, Darnell, these two cards are gorgeous! Love the subtle blue textured card base of the first one and the sweet heart and "LOVE" sentiment. The second card is just brilliant!
Congrats on the GDspot and thanks for ALL the fun links you shared.

Shona Chambers said...

Congrats on your GD post!! Your so lucky to have so many asian themed stamps etc. I don't have any at all, so will have to live vicariously thru yourself and the other entries for this one!!

Kara Lynne said...

Two wonderful Asian themed goodies! I love the design on both of the hearts - the little swirl on the puffy one, and the artsy look of the Sarntangle!

Susanne Vargas said...

Congrat on your GD spot! Love both of your cards! Sure am glad that you didn't throw away that wrapper (you probably know how much I love recycling)!

Lisa said...

Congratulations Darnell! I like your pretty Asian themed cards!! That Hammy has a sharp eye ;)

Vikki Ryan said...

I love your Asian themed cards Darnell...thanks for dropping by my blog!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous presentation Darnell,
congrats
have a lovely day after Valentines day
Tamara

Hazel Hodgkins said...

Darnell! So creative, as usual! That zen tangle is amazing - you certainly have very talented friends! Not surprising at all! Thanks so much for your very sweet comments on my blog! They are certainly appreciated!! Enjoy your grand twins this weekend! Xxx

Bonnie said...

The first card is very pretty! Love the embossing and the puffy heart! The second card is breathtaking! So glad you, Hammy and Sarn got together on this!

Monika Reeck said...

Congrats on being GD Darnell you deserve it..My opinion clever choice of heart on first card and love the real CAS on it..the second card so awesome love everthing on it..clever madd Darnell...hope you like my card for Inkspirational with japanese theme ♡ Hugs..Monika (sent from my mobile phone LOL)

OH Babs said...

Congratulations! Your cards are gorgeous. I was drawn to the blue card it is truly breathtaking. Way to go II.

Kristie Goulet said...

Congratulations to you, Darnell! So happy for you! Your cards are stunning, as usual!

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

Beautiful cards, Darnell!

Jen W. said...

These are both gorgeous, Darnell, but the first one is especially pretty. Love the gorgeous texture of that background paper and that fabulous gold heart! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

LauraJane:) said...

LOVE the textured background Darnell.
Super Cool stamp!
Great take on the Sketch! Thanks for joining the fun at STAMPlorations!

laurie said...

A visit to your blog never disappoints! Not one, but two great cards, with some chuckles thrown in! Made my day!

Maria said...

Wow! Lovely creative cards...so pretty and interesting...love them! And, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving sweet comments! Have a great week, hugs!:-)

Maria said...

Oops, and hugs congrats on your guest design spot...how fun!:-)

Shauna said...

Beautiful cards Darnell! I like your use of the Asian character as inspired by the inspiration photo. It is wonderful to have you design with us this week! Congrats on the guest designer position!
- Shauna

Becca Cruger said...

Beautimous designs! I love how you rescued that who-knows-what-of-a-word and gave it a new, fresh life. I also really like those striped brads and how you switched their orientation for a cool design effect!

SARN said...

Hi Darnell

I am loving BOTH your fab cards, but of course I am a bit biased towards the second one! LOVE LOVE LOVE a bit of Gorgeous Grunge with the Sarntangle flower. I like it teamed with the Asian theme too!

Thanks SOOO much for the shout out. Mwah, Mwah.

Big Hugs,
Sarn xxxxx

cm said...

First, a huge thank you for being our GD at Inkspirational; your card is a lovely take on the inspiration photo, with the oh-so-pretty images! Your second card...swooning! So many lovely details...the origami, the lovely 'tangle' the dots, the background. I'm crushing allll over this!
Hugs~c

Donna said...

Congrats on your well deserved GD spot, they picked well. Your first card is so beautiful and elegant, the second is stunning, that image is fabulous. Thank you for the birthday wishes, hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Claire said...

Congrats on your GD spot Darnell! The blue looks lovely with the gold and black..I wouldn't have thought of putting these colours together but they look wonderful together. What a great way to recycle the packaging..I have a few Japanese style symbol stamps and never know quite which way round they're meant to go!

Cathy said...

Beautiful cards Darnell, congrats on your GDT spot too, Cathy x

Karen Mead said...

Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot Darnell - they are so lucky to have you! Your cards look amazing as always and I love the asian feel too - hugs xx

Maxine D said...

Oh Darnell these are stunning cards - the blue one is so sophisticated, and I love how you and Hammy designed the second one.
Thanks for the shout out and welcome
Blessings
Maxine

Katie Ann Brooks said...

these are fun! I love the Asian flare on your one card. Thanks for joining us at Colour Me!

Cheryl W. said...

Cool cards. Love the Asian design elements infused into your own sweet style.

Jan said...

Love the watercolured pink hearts - matches the Asian flavour of your card so beautifully.Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink :-)

Gerrina said...

Congrats on being guest designer at Ink! And I love the two real subtile cards that you made! Subtile links to valentine and the photoinspiration; on both so beautifully shown! Oh and the blue on the first? Blue is my favo colour so I was drawn to that card directly.... Have a good week, Gerrina

Borqna said...

Fantastic cards, Darnel!
Congrats on the guest designer position!
Many thanks for your presentation on my blog.

Shona Chambers said...

I'm such a dumb blonde sometimes. Have just been in the Just Add Ink gallery and saw your card there so popped over to comment when I realised I already have. So very exciting to have you join in at JAI, its a pleasure to have you and hope you can come back again!!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love the Asian influence of these cards. Glad that Hammy stopped your throwing. Have a great week, Darnell.

Valerie Nolan said...

Just love that blue card with the gold heart Darnell, stunning! Your 2nd card is lovely, I'm a sucker for oriental cards and this is no exception:)
Val x

stampwithsandy said...

I love the Asian influence in both your cards, Darnell! The textured paper is fabulous, and Hammy did a good job having you re-purpose the tag. So glad you could join us this week at Colour Me! Hugs!

Happy Dance said...

Hope you and the Mister celebrated Valentine's Day in full style! We watched college basketball and had popcorn! Sorry I'm late to this party. I sound like a broken record don't I??? Sorry. I didn't want to let this post pass me by without telling you how beautiful these cards are. And they are. Puffy and blue; stunning Black, white and all textured; again, stunning. I love your cards. Always love your cards. True story. Bev

ionabunny said...

Dear Darnell, love these cards. The blue one is so pretty. Love the tangle. I am always wary about using asian writing cos I always worry what it says. I think this is probably a recipe for crispy duck. Nam nam. I have recently become addicted to using watercolour pencils and a water brush. Thank you for your lovely comment on my cow and dancing chicken post. It made me laugh and also look at my piece in a new way. I would love to marry you, but unfortunately I am a monogamous type of girl and very happy with my dear man. I might be able to do something about the chocolate though! Send me your address if you like craftynomad at gmail dot com. Hugz

Christine Blain said...

Now that I've calmed down enough, from the shock of learning that the splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge was in your NBUS collection, I can comment! Love, love, love, the pretty pink dangly heart stamp Darnell. Who knows what that Japanese word says? It looks good - that's all that really matters. Glad you could join in the fun at Just Add Ink this week. :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Yay I am comment 100!! Awesome LOVe card, and O LOVE your GD at Inkspirational! Yahoo Darnell, you are rocking it!!!!!

Milka Gubo said...

WOW! Love these two cards!!! :-D

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on your GD spot, Darnell, and on such terrific cards! That blue hue ... gorgeous, delicious, beautiful ... and so fabulous with that puffy gold scrolly heart! Your Sarntangle is so wonderfully coloured and 'dressed' with those splatters ... so very pretty and delicate! Hope you and Kevin had a lovey dovey St Valentine's Day! Hugs & Bisous, Anita :)

Petra Swart said...

Congrats on the GD spot, Darnell!!! Your eastern inspired cards are both beautiful!!!!! Love that gold heart on the lovely blue bg and the Sarntangle on the 2nd one is so cute!!! Love how you've coloured it!!! The texture of the white base is great!!!

Nonni said...

Great to have you guest designing for us at Ink, Darnell! I just LOVE your idea of the embossed rectangle, I have some circle dies and I'm so stealing your idea and trying this! :) Thank you also for the beautiful Valentine's Day card I received from you. It's very much appreciated!! I loved the colors and the card you used. Very pretty! Hugs from Finland!

maria f. said...

You got a Sarntangle - yay you. I was just teaching friends about Zentangles (in graffiti) on our trip to the Carnival parade. Can't help you translate that one, but I appreciate your concern. Sometimes the stuff I read on T-shirts here in Germany (in English) raises the hairs on my neck.

Taunya Butler said...

Amazing and COOL are two words I always think when I see your cards and projects!!! Fun, happy and Brightening is what my visits to your blog are!! Thank you for the way cool person you are!!!

Michelle said...

Both cards are beautiful, Darnell! Congrats on being GD!!! Love your watercolored masterpiece for us at CAs-ual Fridays!!! Thanks for playing!!!

Shelly said...

And because I forgot on my first comment (which was posted a while ago...lol)...Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays, too! ;)