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!

May 21, 2015

Encore Mellow Yellow

Hey Gang!

Sorry, I meant to come back a little earlier and play cards with you. What happened was my neighbor needed me to help her with something and in the process, the back door fell off, crashing through the plate glass living room window, sending the other neighbor's dog out into the street and across two other backyards and out of sight, so she took off after him and I went in search of a deep bowl to rescue the goldfish that were now lying somewhere under the living room couch.

Hmm, no, actually I just went out to a lunch that ran longer than I expected. You know how rowdy and long-winded six blue-haired old ladies can get! 

So, without further a dew:

Here is the first card, which I made for the "Hello, Sunshine" theme at the always-fabulous Less Is More challenge.
This card has three stamps applied to glossy paper: a NBUS corner sun ray from PTI "Shakers and Sprinkles," a NBUS sediment from SU "Faith in Nature," and sandals from Technique Tuesday "Sunshine."

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Next, while I had my SRM thank you stickers on my desk, I made another thank you card. This one was inspired by the The Card Concept "Frilly and Fabulous" challenge. In addition to the sticker sediment, I used: a NBUS woodgrain stamp from Altenew "Wood Pallet Background," a "Folded Banner" die from Simon Says Stamp, a store-bought blossom from Jessica Swift, a piece of v.o. mesh, and two enamel dots.
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Wait, hold up. We have a bonus card today!

The Mister's gym shorts needed an iron-on patch on the left thigh, just above the hem. (Ancient unsolved mystery: Why is it that all men's shorts rip horizontally right there?) At first, I laughed hysterically when he pointed it out to me, with a fond far-away look in his eyes, as if remembering the early days of our marriage when I did such a thing.

Then he went out of town for a couple of days and I don't know, I must have mist him because I thought I would shock his biscuit by patching them while he was away. So I got into my sewing basket (after taking a few icky minutes to remove all the spider webs) to see if I still had some antique iron-on patches and just look what I found under the bottom tray:
 
It's a plastic bag which once contained a pair of lady's gloves. Now the package image is yellow, so you might think the bag once contained those heavy rubber washing gloves, but it dinnit because it's a small narrow bag, only large enough to have held a pair of for-real lady's gloves. 

I have no idea why I would have this bag in my sewing box as, certainly, the only gloves I've ever worn are the washing-up kind. I can only guess that a couple 30 years ago I heard a tiny voice in my head telling me to keep it for the future when the older, more robust, me would turn it into a shaker card. 

I know. Spooky. Who knew there was a hamster up there all those years ago?!
So, naturally, I slid two pieces of acetate into the bag, filled it with sequints, sealed off the top, attached it to a white card, and gave it a matching yellow paper frame. This will go very nicely in The Paper Players CAS Challenge: "Girly Thanks," even though I haven't fingered out yet to whom it will go.

Oh. And those gym shorts? The patch was loving applied after an additional three hours spent looking for my iron. The Mister came home the next day. He wore them that day. And the next day. And the next day. Finally, on day four, I pointed at his leg and made a snarky sweet comment.

"Oh, would you look at that?" he marveled.

Whereupon, I gave him something else to marvel about.

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Speaking of rejoinders, you all made some great comments to the last post. In fact, I was over whelmed by them! I've decided to give a spontaneous little somethin-somethin prize to Brenda of Inkspired to Stamp, who said:
"If you are under whelmed, does that mean your wheel was square or you just didn't finish in the alloted time?"

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95 comments:

Happy Dance said...

Oh my gosh! If I type fast enough, I can be the FIRST comment among the hundreds you'll get for this post. Now. Awesome cards, especially the last one!!!! I actually have a pair of ladies gloves on my dresser! Had a light blue pair, but gdd Lizzy wanted them, so I gave them to her. Seriously, you've got a trio of wonders here. Love the sun on the first one. The second one is perfect in every way. But the glove one...totally fav! Miss you. Bev

Happy Dance said...

P.S. YAY!!!!! I was first!!!!!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Yeahh - I am second!!! Another delightful read and amazing cards - especially the glove one - genius!!!!! Never throw anything out, that could potentially useful ;)

Sorry you did not hear my voice.....Perhaps one day I'll make a video with talking, although I don't envision that in the near future....

Rahmat said...

Wow, that third card is awesome! great up-cycling, I never throw out anything either, makes me feel better ;) I just love the sentiment in the first card, all are lovely Darnell.

JoAnn said...

Great cards. Love the colors and the third one is my favorite.

Karen Schroeder said...

Love all your yellow cards! The shaker card made from a glove bag is awesome! Fantastic recycling!

Helen F. said...

?WHAT? A shaker card made from an old you-never-know-when-you-will-need-this-plastic-glove-bag?WHAT?
The first two mellow yellows are just as amazing, Darnell!
great post :-)

Lisa said...

This post is full of sunshine! Not only from this fabulous trio of cards and the nifty find in the sewing supplies, but your stories are the best way to end my day!! Thanks for the giggles and smiles Darnell, you do have a way with words!

Maxine D said...

What fabulous cards Darnell - and I too onlyever wear yellow rubbber gloves these days - and no, there is no way I would eva find a bag like that in my sewing box!! Love how you have used it!!
Blessings
Maxine

Jane Willis said...

You had me worried about those goldfish for a minute there! And now I'm wondering what state of mind your younger self was in to know that one day in the future you would turn that glove bag into such a fab creation. Should we never, EVER throw anything away just in case there are inspiration particles lurking in it?

Linda said...

WOW!!! What a fab collection of cards .... love the sunshine one but my favourite has to be that amazing shaker card. What a stunning bit of recycling there my friend .... just goes to show never throw anything away!
Have a fab weekend .... hugs Linda xx

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

Darnell-STOP it will you?!!You had me worrying about that poor imaginary doggy and how that story was going to end-you tease you!!
Loving all the sunshine on your Blog today-fabby cards,and glad to know I am not the only one who saves strange objects for crafty recycling!
Have a great day,Nessa xxx

Pauline said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, all three are sunny and wonderful!

Gerrina said...

As always a joy to read your post! Love the sunflower and how you came by the material for that beauty of a shaker-card! Enjoy the weekend!

Sue said...

Loving the cards.

Glad your hubby liked his shorts;)

Hope you have a fab Friday. Sue, Polly & Honey

Julie B said...

You had me going when I saw your post pop up in my thumbnails! Glad it was all a fiction, I had images of you hurdling fences and covering a suburban assault course.
What great recycling, who knew that hammy was descended from a long line of ear whisperers!
Fab cards by the way! :0)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Once again cracking me up at your descriptive post Darnell - can't beat them for a giggle! Your cards are super stunning too and can't pick a favourite. Obviously the recycled one is just AMAZING and ingenious!
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part at Less is More - it's such a pleasure to see your cards in the gallery.
Sarah xx

Petra Swart said...

You are a genius, Darnell!!! ...with words and telling stories and making the most amazing cards!!!!! I think I've said it a few times in the past, but I have to say again that I love reading your posts!!! You have me LOL every time I visit!! Such fun coming here!!!

I Card Everyone said...

"we don't need no stinking patches!!" But I would be sad to have missed these cards, D... love your LIM sentiment. all gorgeous!
=] M

Carol L said...

I had to scroll back to see all the pretty cards I've missed for the past few days! Everything looks amazing, and I especially love the mesh today, along with the fun shaker card! What? No picture of your patchwork shorts for the Mr? Oddly enough, my Mr just asked me last week to patch a pair of his jeans! Now if I could just find that beast of a sewing machine........I know it's around here somewhere...........
Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Jeanne said...

Everything about this post is fabulous. From the first story to the patch story to the creation of three fantastic cards. Love the shaker! But that first one is good for me to remember, too. There's been very little sunshine in my usually sunshiney state and it gets me a little blue after a while. Thanks for sharing!

Joanne James said...

Oh Darnell, I'm rolling with laughter here - I think today's post me have me chuckling for the rest of the day!! I came over to comment on the intriguing shaker card - totally inspired and isn't it amazing what treasures we find lurking in the depths of the sewing box?! Then I see two more fab cards too, both gorgeous. I too am off to play in the sunshine at Less Is More today with some NBUS, but meanwhile thanks for joining us for our girly thanks challenge over at The Paper Players this week and totally brightening my day! Hugs, Joanne x

Hettie said...

You had me going for a nanosecond about the tale of being late. I did say nanosecond!
Liking the yellow mode right now. Funny enough I just bought two yellow stitchunpickersthatdisappear in the hope I can find them again!!
Great cards there and well done Hammy's Great-Great-Great-Great Grand relative!
Hugs
xx

Ros Crawford said...

What a fun post Darnell ... I missed ya! Fabulous cards and I especially like that one with the glove! Now I shall be hunting for similar bags! Have a great day!

Monica Maier said...

Wow Darnell! Love the cards the flip flops are great and I love that you used the bag for the shaker. You're on clever blue haired lady! ;-)

Monica

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Love all the pop of yellow! Sunshine is my fav!

Ann Schach said...

Fabulous cards and a fun story, Darnell! I LOVE the shaker card. The yellow is so bright and cheery! Thank you for sharing it with us at The Paper Players!

Claire Broadwater said...

Darnell, you always make me SMILE! THANK YOU!:)) You are just hilarious! Wish we could hang out in your playhouse!
I love your cards! The bright yellow is so cheery! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! Have a great holiday weekend! XX

Birgit said...

OK you are way too funny:) I was actually believing the first paragraph but i am blond so..no more to say:) These cards are so great! I love the simplicity of the first one . The 2nd one is great especially love the background and love that 3rd one. It was meant to be. Who cares about the gloves( we can't all be Grace Kelly), you have the wrapper and it is perfect for that shaker card. My hubby bent down and ...ripppp! He showed more than he wanted, I laughed so hard. He knew better than to ask me to fix this since I only know how to sew on a button and that takes effort.

conil said...

Snarkiness aside, so glad you're using mty favorite color to make cards because it's all about me, isn't it? Love them all vbecause they're all so different. As for the "S" word (sewing), I try not to mention it around here. I have two,count them two, machines. One small craft one and the honkin' mama that probably needs an overhaul before it could be used again. My husband, some years ago, thought I wanted one, so it was a gift. It goes along with all my other gifts...stand mixer, vacuum, food processor, iron. Think he's trying to tell me something.

Em Louise Fairley said...

These are all gorgeous, Darnell! xxx

Leslie Hanna said...

I might be a little sad that the original story isn't real. I think it really IS real, and you just glossed over it with a boring long lunch.

After two years, I do have my sewing basket unpacked, but still haven't found my iron. Luckily I don't have a man around who needs things patched. But If I did, I have the patches in my sewing box. :D

Oh, and I love the cards, too!

Dolores Raml said...

You had me going with that story, I'm sure the people you had lunch with enjoyed your company. Great cards but really love the shaker one, great up cycling.

Chrissie said...

What a clever trio of cards Darnell and as ever your post really made me smile and I needed it this week, but we won't go into that here!
How clever to use the gloves bag too!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Vicki Dutcher said...

HA! Here I was feeling sorry for the gold fish! :) LOVE your outside photos~ and the recycle job - Well done!

Verna Angerhofer said...

All are such beautiful cards. And, yellow is so bright and cheery I think anyway. The sentiment on the first one is wonderful as well.

Carol said...

Three stunning makes Darnell...just love the fab upcycling on the third though. Mister sounds like my hubby, he would never have noticed either! Have a great weekend. Carol x

Viv said...

Oh my Dee you had me going there for a minute with the goldfish thing lol....I am soooo gullible!! loving your cards, all just amazing as usual. The fownes packet.....my eye sight must be going...I thought it said frownies.....we have those to stick either side of your face to stop frowning I think.But maybe I just made that up too !!!! ;) Viv xx

Jean said...

Three fabulous happy, yellow, sunshiny cards Darnell. I love the sentiment stamp on the first one, and the recycling of the glove bag is brilliant. It's all very well to save everything "just in case", but it takes your kind of creativity to make it into something beautiful.
Jean x

Greta said...

Just what I needed today--a good laugh! I do enjoy your stories, Darnell, & of course I thought the first one was real--got me!--but Mr not noticing the patch was priceless! So glad I'm not the only one with spider webs on my sewing basket, too. I do have an iron in plain view since hubby actually chooses to iron some of his shirts & I use to iron ribbon & twine for cards--LOL! The use of that packaging has my jaw on the floor! If this doesn't win why bother to enter!!

Greta said...

Forgot to say, I love the SU sentiment so much I'm going to save it in Word so I can use it on a card. Thanks for so much inspiration, my friend!

Brenda in IN said...

I was laughing at the point where the back door fell off. In my mind I'm thinking what kind of house has a back door that could fall thorough the front plate glass window! Is this house 3 feet deep? Great story!!. Also great cards. Love the sunshine and how you used the mesh on the second card. That shaker card is so inspired. Very out of the box (or bag) thinking. Just goes to show, we should NEVER throw anything out. I'm so honored that you liked my comment about being underwhelmed. Thank you.

Redanne said...

What a FANTASTIC post to come back to after my holidays... you really did make me chuckle - well OK... laugh out loud to be honest! He didn't notice?? How typical of a man...

I love all three cards, the third one is just genius though, you really do have such an inventive mind Darnell and I for one, love you for it! Big hugs, Annie xxx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Great card. All three are beautiful. However, the story Delighted with me about the good old days, all of which have survived packaging for gloves. So, you need to have a time machine, and not some in your head suggested you that the package will be useful, but you to itself had to suggest it. So tell me how to drive a time machine? Fast flying towards :-)))
Regards,
Bozena

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Great card. All three are beautiful. However, the story Delighted with me about the good old days, all of which have survived packaging for gloves. So, you need to have a time machine, and not some in your head suggested you that the package will be useful, but you to itself had to suggest it. So tell me how to drive a time machine? Fast flying towards :-)))
Regards,
Bozena

Carole said...

Oh my garsh...you can write an amazing disaster, with breaking glass, dogs on the run and to think I almost bought it. I love the serendipitous glove bag find, and the fabulous way you used it. Brilliant. I've experienced many unexpected finds that sparked brilliant creations...love when that happens. Thanks for the visit and kind words. Hugs C

ionabunny said...

Oh I was really enjoying the unfolding disaster. Quite believable cos such things happen to me all the time. OK, maybe not the door falling off but just run it from there LOL. Great use of the glove bag. So cool. Hugz

Neets B said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Darnell. This is a page full of cheerful sunniness! Love them all.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More GD

Julia Aston said...

Three lovely mellow yellow cards Darnell! I am most amazed of your creative thought processes when you saw that old glove bag!! what a perfect image for your shaker card! love it! Julia xx

Kathleen said...

I don't really care if I am first second, third or last just glad I got to comment after laughing at this post, 3 fabulous cards and such entertaining dialogue.
Love, love, the bright yellows.

Kath x

Janeen said...

wonderful cards in my fave color!! i absolutely love the first one. Thanks for all the yellow. I so need to get back into some challenges. still trying to play catch up and my mind can't focus on challenges when I MUST get cards made. soon, soon, i will be able to stamp for myself. :)

Pat said...

Three beautiful bright and bonny yellow cards Darnell. The first really is summery with the sun, the flip flop and that great sentiment, and the second looks lovely with the sun bleached wood look and that adorable flower and enamel dots. Then the last, well, how clever to even think of making a shaker card with a piece of old packaging, just the best upcycling! x

oldpunca said...

Your cards and your stories are superb combination. :-) All three cards are awesome in yellow, but the shaker card made with a long forgotten gloves bag is something special! I simply love it! :-))
Have a nice weekend, Sonja

Carole Z said...

Super post Darnell & love your cards, hugs Carole Z xx

Pollard Carole said...

Brilliant post such fun and a brilliant card love and hugs Carole x

Brenda said...

You had me going there for a second with that wild story Auntie! It was a good laugh and we all could use good chuckles from time to time. And only you can write this way, I swear you should be writing books-comedy books! Your cards are amazing! I love that sun, the flipflops and the beautiful sentiment on the first card. Your second card's wooden background looks awesome and I have NBUS wood grain background stamp that I need to pull out and use! I love that flower and those enamel dots as well as the folded banner with the sentiment-might try to CASE this one! And then there's the glove bag card, are you kidding me?!!! Sheer brilliance to use this bag to make a shaker card from it!!! I do remember gloves, and even wore them on Easter as a child, you know the to the wrist ones? Oh I loved having my gloves, hat and little pocketbook! And of course my frilly little dress too! lol Thanks for the memory Auntie and love the card. I can't believe Hammy has been with you all this time! lol Hugs, Brenda

Nora N. said...

Oh my!! Seriously awesome cards!! I LOVE how you used that "found" object for the last one. How clever!! You had me going at first when I was reading and I was thinking, "how scary." You are a hoot!! Have a great weekend!!

Bonnie said...

Three yellow beauties and some patched shorts! I'd say that's over whelming!

Sharon Underwood said...

You are such a HOOT! I was all "in" that story with the goldfish under the couch...you had me going! lol Your cards are lovely. Love the gray and yellow, and really love that story of the glove bag. My mother used to wear gloves like that. Thanks for the memories.

Lynn said...

I love coming to your blog Darnell. You seriously make me smile from ear to ear and I was laughing out loud at the visuals with your sewing and hubby. Love you. And love your cards as always.

sandie said...

Yay, just after my dear cousin!! I love the sentiment on the first card and how true it is and the design of this card is my fav. Plus adorable shaker. Have a fun weekend x

Claire said...

Loving all those yellows and neutrals Darnell - I'm not really into quotes but I do like the one on your first card...a lovely positive message. Your second is wonderfully CAS ..the mesh is just the right amount of subtle detail and the third is absolutely inspired. What a great find!

Kate said...

You and your hamster are awesome Darnell!!! These are all fantastic.

Kylie said...

Great set of cards, Darnell. How ingenious of you to create that shaker card from a bag! Have a great long weekend. xx

artful-notions said...

Honestly, I could spend the day on your blog, either marveling at your creations, reading your clever posts, or what inspires those who, like me, drop in for a visit, and never leave! Now what was I going to say?
Came through the Card Concept, cuz I loved the cas card, adored the whole glove wrapping card, and hubby story, and... forgot what the other card looked like. Oh well, sure it was lovely too!

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

Great cards, Darnell! Love them all! Thanks so much for playing along with The Card Concept!

Pia S said...

These all look fantastic, Darnell! The glove one has to be my all time favorite, such a fab recycling project, I absolutely love it!!

Sue - said...

More fab yellow themed cards. Had a good chuckle at your post too.

Pat Jandacek said...

Ah, yes, the only stitching I do anymore is in my side from laughing out loud when reading your posts! Thanks! And your cards are wonderful, too.

Bobby said...

Looks like sunshine yellow was the theme for the day, Darnell. Love the sentiment on the first card and your choice of background on the second. It looks rather familiar. ;) But card number three is brilliant. Hammy must have been ecstatic when you discovered that glove bag. It makes a fabulous shaker.

Tracey McNeely said...

What an awesome collection of cards Darnell--love all the yellow. I am completely smitten with your glove card. It has so many elements of amazing--funny, whimsical, upcycled, trendy and FUNNY!

Tracey McNeely said...

...and thank you so much for sharing with us at The Card Concept!

Anita in France said...

Well, Darnell, your post just brightened up my already sunny Sunday morning! Fab chuckley stories (even if they are just a smidgey bit exaggerated!!) and such glorious sunshine yellow cards! All three are fabulous ... have to say the last one takes the biscuit ... it's brilliant ... retro, creative, fun ... I'd love to be inside that brain of yours with Hammy when an idea strikes! Hugs & bisous, my friend, Anita :)

Janelle said...

I think my dear that only you would think of making a card out of an old glove bag - me, I'd chuck it in the bin faster than you could blink, grateful to get rid of some rubbish at last!:) Love it!!!!

SARN said...

Wahoo for YELLOO!

Awesome mellow yellow makes.

Well done for sorting out the Mister's shorts and how typical of the species NOT to notice your hard work!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

OH Babs said...

I ALMOST believed your story but then remembered who was writing the story. Well the glove card is ingenious, really. Do you lie on the ground to achieve such wonderful photos? You would have to lift up with a fork lift, really.

Sue from Oregon said...

Hello Darnell! You sure have been making some pretty yellow creations lately. I love them all, but especially the embraceble glove card...oh so creative and oh so fun!!! ♥ Sue Kment

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful cards Darnell!
You can do it all and with panache ;)

Joyce said...

Love all the yellow cards here. Such a bright and sunny idea, and you have executed it perfectly times three.

Neet said...

Well, I was coming on here to thank you for visiting my and my Poppy page but then I read of the catastrophe and thought "Oh no!". Next I realised it was your humour and the goldfish was fine (is there a goldfish residing anywhere near?).
Love the cards. Thought the first one (C&S) was very elegant and then I like the one below with the woodgrain which is so effective but there was more. What a great idea to use that bag to make a card, and such a delightful card as well.
You are an inspiration.
Love
Neet xx

Sue said...

Thank you Darnell, yet again, for making me smile!
Your cards are wonderful. I love the sentiment on your first card and your shaker card is fabulous!
hugs Sue xx

laurie said...

What awesome cards! Very clever,too, I say!

Shona Chambers said...

You totally got me with the door crashing into the window and the dog running away and the fish on the floor....I had it all in my mind wondering what the mess was like!!! Whew! Loving all of these, I must use yellow more often, its so happy and light. And the glove bag, that is indeed spooky. I wonder if the company is still around?? Its so bizarre when things turn up like that, although it happens to me every day with my memory being so bad.....sometimes I even look at the kids and think 'Where did they come from??' but I'm so glad I found them!

Robyn Oliver said...

Firstly I love all three cards Darnell and thanks for finding time to visit my blog. Now you have me giggling away inside with your added antics...yes I have a hubby with those shorts..not long ago he took to the lose bit with the scissors so there's a rectangle missing and I had to instruct him they were now only around the home work shorts, not to be seen when we go visiting. Now your glove baggie - who would think to make a shaker card - it's brilliant. Enough - now have a wonderful week hugs Robyn

Diane said...

Happy Memorial Day Darnell, thanks for visiting my blog. What fun and clever designs the stamped sun is just delightful.

Hugs Diane

Donna said...

All gorgeous sunny and cheery cards Darnell! Reading your blog is always a bright spot to my day! Hugs, Donna

Manuela said...

fantastic cards, super fun with your shaker card and a fabulous idea!

Cindy B Designs said...

I am so glad you commented on my card or else I wouldn't have known about your awesome blog and creativity! I love your card. It's so edgy and out of the box. I'm getting there. I'm on this inspirational kick right now about life.

I had one of my MISTI magnets break today and I thought that I lost a finger, seriously, I'm typing on ice and a lot of Motrin. I will write them tomorrow. It's also how I got great coverage on my bowls without prepping my stamps first as I usually do.

You have a new follower in me. Like you, I'm an equal opportunity stamper and of course, reading about personal stuff is always fun!

Hugs, happy stamping and so glad you stopped by to visit me today!

PS: You are to popular!

Taunya Butler said...

Darnell, WOW - You have done a beautiful ODE to yellow with these three cards!!! My favorite - is of course, the shaker using and recycling something you have saved - so awesome and just delightfully done!! Love that you added that gorgeously yellow bloom to that wonderful wood grain!! And your quote on the fist card is lovely and got me thinking!! Just an excellent round of cards for you!!! Love them all!! Hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Geri said...

My oh my...how I love stopping by for a visit! I always leave with the best warm fuzzy feeling ever! Glad to know that the patched shorts sent Mister on a trek down memory lane and 'the good old days'...

Three amazing cards! Stunning design on your first card - beautiful movement from the sun to the sentiment to the flip flops! Love how well you interpreted the photo at CCC...it was a tough one that had be hooped, but you nailed it!

... the real lady glove bag card is jaw dropping awesome! Clever, creative and cooler than anything I have seen in blogland before! Seriously amazing!

Karen Mead said...

Love all these fabulous cards and your shaker looks amazing! You are so very clever:) Hugs xx

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous trio of fantastic cards my dear friend!

cm said...

Hahahahahahahaha...snort! Your post IS something to marvel about and your cards overwhelmingly AWESOME! 'Nuff said...need to guffaw for a while longer!
Hugs~c

Cat Craig said...

HA, loved your story and am happy to be hanging out in this lovely yellow wonderland. Every card is fun and happy and YELLOW ya I love yellow.

Sarah Mabery said...

Your tall tale of mayhem and destruction had me giggling.

The sentiment on the first card is so beautiful. I love how you kept it clean and simple, letting the sentiment shine.

I really like the woodgrain stamp in grey. I never would have thought of that. I'm so going to have to give that a try. The mesh is cool too. Very pretty.

Isn't it amazing the stuff we manage to collect over the years. The glove bag made a fabulous shaker card.