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!

July 24, 2015

Bobbing Along and TYI Reminder

Happy Whoosh Day Friday!

When I was growing up in the quaint middle of the last century, we had Wash Day Monday. I think Tuesday was ironing, but I've forgotten what all the other days were for and all that was chucked out the window by the time I got married and worked inside and outside the home, doing wash whenever I could squeeze it in.

Now I sit here and make up silly days for whooshing. That's the fun part of paying your dues and getting to live long enough to become a Bona Fide Geezer! (It's like a BFF only more "experienced" and with less filters!) I don't like how fast this year is flying by, but I have to say whooshing is way more fun than washing!

But funnest of all is putting time and chores off to the side and getting jiggy with water and color! For your glistening pleasure today, I have prepared a card ala Make it Monday's challenge to use watercolors with die-cut stencils. You can find an excellent video by Lexi via the link. Here is my make:
I have to tell you, this sweet card makes me smile. I love that little boat bobbing along on his little bit of wave. I'm also smiling because Hammy quickly came 'round and was a big help picking out the loopy sediment that nestled so perfectly in the sand hill. I'm happy that we're good pals again already, phew!

To make my card, I sued Papertrey Ink ~ no, that wouldn't be nice ~ that is to say, I used Papertrey Ink's "Sentiment Splits Curve Horizontal Die" which is a NBUS die that only arrived last week while we were away. It looks like this:
Papertrey Ink - Sentiment Splits: Curve Horizontal Die
I cut the die from a sticker adhesive sheet and applied it to my watercolor paper. I made sure it was well stuck so my watercolor wash wouldn't seep through (I hoped). I knew I wanted to do a simple wash for the sand and a sunset/sunrise wash for the sky. Good, okay. But while sky and sand are nice, a bit of ocean makes the beach scene more beachykeen, so I die-cut another piece and snipped a portion of the curve to apply as a wave separator. I think you can see what I mean, yes?
Then I scribbled my SAI paint markers onto my acrylic block and using my water brush, I simply did the color washes. I was trying to emu late the sunrise colors from one of our vacation photos only I made my colors softer than the real thing.
After I was finished painting, I removed the adhesive die cut, but I have to tell you, I had a devil of a time getting it off. I guess all that water made the paper separate. The top layer peeled off, but the bottom layer had to be rubbed off in tiny pieces to keep the card itself from wrinkling. I'm not sure if it is the brand I used, so I'll try a different one next time. The little boat is from The Alley Way Stamps set "Kid 'n Caboodle" and the sediment is from the  PTI "Make a Wish" set.

Challenges
  • CASology: Line.
  • Less Is More: Life's a Beach.
  • Make it Monday: See above.
  • The Damsel of Distressed Cards: Birthday Party Linkup. I used the "Happy Birthday to One Cool Chick" to inspire me because you are one cool chick, Becca, and I used "watercolor washes" which are one of your favorite things. Happy Birthday, my friend!
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Today's Twofer ~ Tag You're It Reminder

Apparently when I told you on Tuesday that my twofers would be Christmassy from now, I was telling you a big fat lie because here's my twofer which is definitely NOT a Chrissie card! 
In fact, it's a tag using the same watercolor technique and wee boat. The bottom layer is a seashore pp from my stash. Both tags were cut using the Die-Namics "Stitched Tags" from MFT. The NBUS sediment is from Technique Tuesday "R&R." The beautiful twill ribbon is from SU in blushing bride, which is pink IRL.

My tag is a reminder to you that today starts the second week of the current Tag You're It Challenge where I have the pleasure of guest designing. Here is another look at the delightful tag that designer Marybeth Lopez of Marybeth's Time for Paper created for your inspiration:
I do hope you can play along!!

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97 comments:

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Ohh a separate day for washing and ironing ?? Something very interesting to know :) I loved your card n tag ,yes that boat is kind of cute !

Craft-E-Place said...

Morning! Your water colouring is stunning! The delicate use of colour is beautiful and soft. I love it!.
We also used to wash on Monday and iron on Tuesday ... I hadn't ever thought about it being a transatlantic habit!
Have a good weekend.
Elaine

Hannelie said...

I love the line inspired elements I see on your beautiful card Darnell!
So good to know our cue card at Casology inspired you to make this lovely card!

Sue said...

Loving the card and tag.

I do like the term 'getting jiggy':) LOL

Hope you have a fab Friday. Sue

Kathyk said...

Delightful card and tag and it's good to see that Hammy has recovered from his recent shocking treatment by "the cat"!!!!

Have a great weekend, Darnell and Co!

Kathyk

Sazzle Dazzle said...

I love your posts Darnell and never want to Whoosh through them!!!
Love your little boat card - so cute and effective and thanks for sharing it at Less is More. Super cute tag and I'm thrill to see that one over at AAA Cards too. Have a fun day! xx

Julie B said...

Wonderful card and tag Darnell. love the diecut!
My Nan came around to help Mum with the washing on Monday followed by ironing on Tuesday. If it was a wet day we had the wet clothes on a clotheshorse around the open fire, hope elf and safety aren't reading this! When not drying clothes we made tents with the clothes horse and an old sheet, happy days.
Did you have a set menu for each day as well? xx

Birgit said...

Darnell, your watercoloring is fabulous! I'm great at putting of housework to play in my crafty room. My husband would agree with that if he could find the computer through all the dust! Thanks so much for becoming a follower of my blog too! (Hugs)

Marcia HIll said...

Monday was wash day, Tuesday ironing day, Wednesday was vacuuming day, and Friday was grocery shopping day, but I can't remember what Thursday was...have to ask my mom! Makes sense to split it all up that way, but nah...it gets done when it gets done! :0) Totally love your little beach scene Darnell, and love how you followed your photograph...very cool looking! Love your tag too! And very sorry to hear about Hammy's pride being so injured...hope he perks back up soon and is ready to start helping you out again! Not that you need it though...you did just beautifully all on your own Darnell! I'm sure Hammy likes to feel needed though and that's one of the reasons you keep him on! :0) Have a great weekend!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love these!! LOVING that sailboat!!! And every weekend is everything for me ... laundry, dusting, vacuuming ... no wonder I am exhausted by Sunday night! LOL!!!!

designbydonna said...

As another BFG, I remember that wash on Monday thing--never happened when I moved out on my own! Fortunately it is easier now to throw in a load and go off to do fun stuff. Love your cute little beach scenes.



Pat said...

Your cute little boat looks great bobbing on that pretty watercoloured background Darnell, and the tag with the lovely background paper works beautifully too. I love the soft pastel colours you have used. x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Here I am thinking what a unusual color combination for your sky, but no its like the real thing - just fabulous! Glad Hammy is back to normal!

Ardyth said...

Beautiful! I love the soft pastels and the serene feeling they give! So glad you joined us at CASology this week, my friend!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, how absolutely gorgeous!! The colors are amazing!! You captured the essence of the photo perfectly!! I love that little boat, too!! And the tag is just as beautiful!! I'm glad Hammy is back to his crafty self!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

adele holcomb said...

As a bona fide geezer myself, I well remember designated days starting with Monday, and now I have that old ditty spinning through my head ... remember it?

Today is Monday
Monday wash day
Everybody happy?
Well I should say

Then on through all the days of the week. I googled it and found the words, plus a nostalgic look at a wash day from my childhood at http://duquesnehunky.com/2011/03/05/590/

I got bonked in the head with a clothes pole more than once -- probably explains a lot.

Anyway, I like your take on the PTI challenge and your clever use of that die!


Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Your posts make me smile:). My wash day before I had an automatic washer was always on a Monday, not quite sure why! :)

Jeanne said...

Fabulous work, Darnell. Adore your boat bobbing along on the water. Your sky looks amazing. You had a boatload of fun with that watercoloring didn't you? (sorry couldn't resist). Hope you got all your chores done so you and Hammy can have more fun this weekend!

Cat Craig said...

That little boat is so darned cute, and your card has stolen my heart, that sunset background is a wonderful representation of your vacay pic. And if that card rises to adorable levels, your tag is beyond cute too. Fabulous offerings to day Darnell, have a great weekend.

Becca Cruger said...

Well that little boat appears to be whooooooshing along in a happy watercolory sunrise. It's such a quaint little scene - no wonder why tag 2 appeared in your brain! I'm glad to hear Hammy is up and at 'em again so quickly. Thank you, Dear Darnell, for putting a big ol' smile on my face by playing along with my birthday linkup! :)

Jacee said...

Your cute little boat is fab Darnell, and whata a great background, love it!
thank you so much for your lovely comment today Darnell, I very much appreciate it.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Susanne Vargas said...

So happy to hear that you and Hammy are a team again! And it shows in your delightful watercolor duo! So pretty!

Carole Z said...

Hi Darnell, a fab card and tag, that little boat is so cute! Gosh, I'd forgotten that when I was growing up Mum always did the was on a Monday...shops all closed Wednesday afternoons too, I think what memories! hugs Carole Z X

artful-notions said...

Starting a happy day off by visiting Darnell's blog. Never did divide chores up by days, 'cuz here on the farm if you don't dust every day, some smarty pants writes their name on the counter!
Such a sweet little sailboat stamp, and you showed it off with pizzaz. Gorgeous on tag and card! Loved the photo too! PS, I was wondering why Tag You're It had plenty of entries. Miss Darnell!

Gerrina said...

A sunny card! I can almost feel the waves rocking me in my hammock! Hugs, Gerrina

victoria h said...

beautiful watercolouring on your fab card

Marisa said...

Beautiful soft watercolours and that sailboat is adorable.

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Darnell
thank you for your kind comment on my card today :-)

I have to tell you that your sweet card makes me smile as well!!
It is beautiful and dreamy and I love it.

Well I will not be able to dry any washing here today as the weather is disgusting - hope you have got the sun!

Hope you have a lovely weekend. xx

Jane said...

Yep I remember wash day Monday and we always had fried Sunday dinner leftovers for tea as the washing took up so much time. How times change!I'm totally smitten by both your card and little tag, both gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, I have a real soft spot for anything nautical and your card and tag set are totally gorgeous...Your card design is so inspiring and the watercolour effect looks wonderful...
Sue...xxx

lexi said...

i love your beachy keen scene - so pretty!! thanks for playing!

Monika Reeck said...

I love the idea that you did not coloring the boat
and only the background and it looks fabulous Darnell
I adore that it looks like a real one...and the tag is so cute...
lovely ribbon you have
yesterday my son is turn 11 I was busy and not have time to commenting my friends blog
I want to visit you for a minute and say thanks for you lovely words for my bfly card in black and gold..
hugs.
Monika

Birgit said...

Love the little boat and the background. You captured your picture so well. Love the soft colours in the tag also. I see Hammy having fun in that boat

Pollard Carole said...

Just love your cards today that sweet boat is adorable I love the background as well The tag is a prefect accessory. I well remember washing day on a Monday as a child it took all day and my mother loved if it dried and she could iron on the same day!! Friday in our house was a trip to the fishmongers to get fish for tea we had it every Friday how times change but very happy times Love and hugs Carole x

Carol L said...

Your card and matching tag are awesome and perfect for summer greetings and gifts! I'm so fond of the MFT stitched dies, and now you've tempted me with something else I might need in the future! LOL Looks like you had a great vaca-shun and thanks for sharing those awesome photos! Welcome home to the world of crafting again!

Nora N. said...

Your background came out lovely!! I like how you used that die. I have that on my wish list. I also love your tag. I like that you used the same technique for both.

I do wash when I can-almost every day. Ironing is something I only do when I am working or going out to dinner. Mostly I just wear it wrinkled as it will get that way anyway!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

So glad you and Hammy are not glaring at each other. That is a perfect tag and card set. I may give this a try, but I just know I will make a mess with water under the stencil. LOL!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Adorable tag and card. Love the little bobbing boat too!

conil said...

Wahoo, gal. Glad you're gettin' some use out of them vacay pics. Haven't a clue why I'm typin' like this, so I'll stop NOW. That card and tag are making me smile a lot. You use of the watercolor is refreshing and, oh so, pretty. Do it some more, OK! Glad Hammy's over his snit.

Bonnie said...

These are both sweet beachy scenes, Darnell! Cute sailboat and I love that watercolor-stencil look!

Carol said...

These are fabulous Darnell, love your little beach scene. Carol x

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is such a sweet card! Love the background!

Jenni's Jems said...

Oh these I love ..reminds me of our cruise hee he love the swooshing of colours too.The die is one which i would love to have as a little birthday treat to me :) but papertrey is unavailable here in the uk unfortunately.Was it your little birthday treat i wonder??:)x
p.s Have added the email button as you requested Darnell

Dana & Glen said...

I love this card Darnell, it does make one smile! So glad to hear Hammy has recovered enough to provide assistance.

Although we didn't follow the cleaning day of the week rules to a T, my mom did have flour cloth towels embroidered with the day of the week cleaning chores. Thanks for bringing that happy memory (the towels, not the cleaning-wink).

*Vicki* said...

That sailboat is absolutely adorable!! :) Love your fun projects and soft watercolor look! Happy weekend and thanks for playing along with us over at ATSM!!

Kathleen said...

Two wonderful creations and love your watercolour backgrounds and the little boat bob bob, bobbing along, no sorry that is the red, red Robin that goes bob, bob, bobbing along.
Love the sentiment that Hammy picked out for you.

When I was little Monday was wash day too, now it is when I feel like it, which can be put off for ages.

Kath x

Jean said...

I love the way you used your new die to make this sweet little beach scene, and the lovely colours you used. Great idea to use one of your holiday photos as inspiration too.
Jean x

OH Babs said...

A fun card and tag. I am delighted that Hammy is back where he belongs helping you create and entertain. You do fine without him but he is a good security blanket. :) BBB

Shelly said...

Ooooh, these are GORGEOUS! Love!
Happy Friday! :)

Redanne said...

The boat card looks fabulous, I love the wonderful background colours too, they are fantastic! As for the tag, how could anyone not just adore it - I would say your twofer is pretty amazing!

So, so pleased that Hammy is feeling well enough to help out again too!! Hugs, Annie xx

Rose said...

Love you card & tag. The watercolour background with that cute boat bobbing around is gorgeous. Such soft, pretty colours in the tag.

Liz said...

I hope Hammy has recovered from his traumatic experience while you were away!

Lovely card and tag - I love beautiful soft colours. xx

Chrissie said...

What cheery colours Darnell!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Patti J said...

This whole post makes me smile, Darnell! As a certified old geezer, I agree that I'd rather Whoosh than wash! What fun projects today, my friend! Beautifully done, and so sweet! Hugs...

Julia Aston said...

Ohhhhh - Love how you used this watercolor technique Darnell - your little ocean and beach are just darling with that sweet sailboat - and your tag is just as cute! Julia xx

Sharon Underwood said...

Wow, what a sweet card! Love the soft watercolor shades, and that little boat is so cute. Pretty card!

Mrs A. said...

Certainly remember those days. The mangle and the beating the mats over the washing line and bed linen changing day. The top sheet turned upside down and added to the bottom an the bottom sheet put in the wash. The pillow cases were changed each week though. Eek got goosy bumps now. Much better to play at whooshing. Love your bobbedy boat on the ocean waves. Hugs Mrs A.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

It looks like Hammy has no PTSD from his ordeal with the cat, because your card is fabulous!!!!
And your tag is a cutie too!!!

Kim Heggins said...

Oh....I love it when you take trips down memory lane! My mom had dish towels with all those chores on them! So fun. I do prefer to do my ironing the say after I do laundry, just seems to work better that way for me. Your card is adorable...love your sweet wee sail boat and it looks just as fabulous on your tag as it does on your card. Enjoy your weekend!

Jean said...

Gorgeous card!

MaryH said...

From One Geezer - I love these! Was the sticky paper difficult to lift from the w/c paper after you had done the washes (or maybe I missed where you said you removed it or just colored over it!). Love the beach scene, loved the pretty tag and love the gorgeous sunset too. I remember Monday wash days (when I was a kid, not when I grew up..cause after we had a dryer, I washed anytime I could ...usually at night!). So happy that Hammy is over the snit and back to work. Tell him Life is short, so don't waste in Snitville! And yes, I hear that Whoosh. More so as I get to be more geezer too. TFS & have a great wkend. Hugs

Geri said...

I remember the washing/ironing days all too well! A real bugger in the winter when the clothes came in off the line stiff as a board! Ironing was the only way to get them dry enough to sleep on!

AMAZING cards! Your first card is seriously incredible! I love the softness of the blending colors and REALLY love the two little bubbles on the water! And you nailed the recreation of the actual sunset that you got to enjoy while on vacation! The royal blue background paper seriously 'rocks'!

Your tag is just as sweet! Nice touch with the stars...one each for Winken, Blinkin & Nod! I sure hope you remember these three little fellas otherwise you'll be saying "WHO?" or "What's she been smokin?"

Barb Ghig said...

Gosh, I really love reading your posts, Darnell! Have you thought about writing a 'tongue-in-cheek' book on paper crafting? Of course we would need a 'glossary of terms' to go along with it ~ I know at least 100 people who would buy it...that's for sure :)

Your card is so pretty! I love the soft color palette for the sky, water and sand, and the boat is too cute! Your tag is also beautiful! Like a mini version of your card...Love it! Congrats again on your Guest DT spot, too...you are so deserving!

valerija said...

Thank you for following me . I am honored that you noticed me . Now I am also your new follower . I looked at your blog and I am impressed with thy creations . I peeked in your playhouse too, which I was totally fascinated.
Hugs, Valerija

sandie said...

Emails are back! What a gorgeous sunset, love the pink! Good idea to add the tag, I am so bad at tags but like the idea of doing this whilst making another card, have a fun day x

Neets B said...

I love your cute little linear boat against your curvy colours. Gorgeous card, Darnell. And wow, I recreated that die on my CASology card without even realising it, oh to have PTI over here!
Thanks for sharing at Less is More, Anita x

Neets B said...

I love your cute little linear boat against your curvy colours. Gorgeous card, Darnell. And wow, I recreated that die on my CASology card without even realising it, oh to have PTI over here!
Thanks for sharing at Less is More, Anita x

Anita in France said...

Just lovely, Darnell ... I can just imagine bobbing along in this cute little sailboat, against that stunning sunset sky, glass in hand (a full one) ... calm, serene, gentle ... and gorgeous! So happy Hammy isn't snitting any more and that you're bosum buddies again. Musing on that quaint old custom of ironing ... gosh, that takes me back! Miss you ... hugs and bisous, bisous, Anita :)

Anne said...

Gorgeous card Darnell and what a fab die, can imagine that will get lots and lots of use! Love those sunset colours.
Thanks so much for joining us
Anne
Less is More

Craftychris said...

Your colour wash is gorgeous! Such lovely colours and I love the wave! It's such a cute, calm and pleasing card! The tag is fabulous too! xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell,
I must admit one of the pleasures of being in the older category is the time I have to craft.LOL.
Sometimes my housework plays 2nd fiddle to the craft,but then my daughter always says there is nothing wrong with the house when I say I must catch up on things.
Love your super ,and wonderful card.
It did also make me smile, and the colours are so perfect.
Wonderful design as always.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours, and I do hope you A1 again.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Brenda said...

Wow! Auntie, your boat card is stunning! I am so loving that sky wash, it looks just like a sunrise to me! Your sunrise photo is lovely too-don't you just love sunrises and sunsets-can anything get any more beautiful??! The little boat is so cute bobbing along in the wash of water and I love the way your sand came out. Very beautiful card! I am also loving your tag, matches the card so well, once again your water color washes turned out fabulous! Love that paper on the bottom tag too, goes so perfect with the tag. I so remember when days of the week signified a specific chore, I've never been one to follow "wash day Monday", etc. But doing my chores as they needed done. And of course with a family of 8 wash day was everyday, at least 5 loads a day. Dusting and vacuuming was everyday too with 6 boys, and cooking-well that was non stop-breakfast, snack, lunch (hubby always comes home for lunch), snack, supper, snack and finally bedtime. Then there was hay and straw-all hands on deck for that! Now I could careless if my chores are done or not. The dust gets thicker now before I clean it away, the carpets are worn out (25 years old now) and I'm anxiously awaiting for the corn to sell so I can finally have new floors. Yes, I've become much lazier in my older age and would much rather go to lunch with a friend than clean. Or craft all day with a friend than clean. lol Yes, my days of getting up early each morning and cleaning the whole house every day is over! I've discovered there is more to life than cleaning. Besides, life didn't fly by as fast then like it does now. Whoosh is right, here it is Saturday! lol Hugs, Brenda

Marybeth said...

Welcome home Darnell ! Your first card is sure to make anyone smile.......you made one amazing card here ! The design idea itself is amazing using that die and then the watercolor turned out perfect...love this one !
We are so happy you are guest designing with us at Tag You're It! Love this sweet second reminder card.
I remember certain days for this chore and that. To this day I can't stand ironing ( but I do it) we had to iron sheets and pillowcases!

Leslee said...

Very nice card and tag. I am not into doing chores these days. And hate how the year is whooshing along. Think I just made up that word! Have a great weekend!

jimlynn said...

We can say precious and perfect on these Darnell!! LOVE that cute little sailboat and the watercoloring and stenciling together is fabulous.
Lynn

Kelly Latevola said...

I love this card. It's so soft and simply gorgeous! You definitely got jiggy with it. Careful not to throw your back out you old geezer <3

Pia S said...

They make a great set. The colors blend so well together and they're so right for making the beach, sea and sky, lovely.

Petra Swart said...

Love that beautiful sunset scene with the lovely sea and sky and the cute little boat bobbing on the water, Darnell!!! And so nice to have a clever Hammy around to help picking the sentiment that fits so beautifully there in it's place!!!! Such a lovely card and a beautiful sunset photo!!!
Have a great day and happy crafting!!!!!

Sandy said...

I love this simple design. So whimsical!
Sandy xx

Tracey said...

Fabulous creations Darnell & so inspirational :o)
I hope you're having a great weekend.
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Sue said...

I don't mind washing the machine does it but I hate the ironing LOL fabulous creations Darnell and sorry for being MIA!! lots of huggles Sue xxxxxxxx

oldpunca said...

O, what a sweet little boat! :-) You have made fabulous background on the card and also on the tag.
Hugs, Sonja

Joyce said...

Love your stenciled water coloring. Such a pretty scene you made. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card and tag Darnell, love the colours you chose, and those curves. I too squeeze washing in whenever I can, as for the rest of the housework I'm an expert at procrastination !! Cathy x

Helen F. said...

Super cute sailboat bopping along in the ocean, Darnell! Love the sailboat on the tag too. Yes, I remember days of the week being designated for housework chores back in the day. Luckily now, I just do whatever, whenever I darn well please ;-)

Bobby said...

Red sails in the sunset....oh,wait they're not red. But the sunset is fabulous, Darnell. I'm glad you got to experience the real thing. Making a tag in addition to the card is a great idea. I'm glad you're playing along with us at ATSM this week.

Lindsey said...

Beautiful birthday card — could almost remind me of Vancouver Island. ;) And a sweet tag as well!

Maxine D said...

I know I am late DArnell, but these cards are too pretty not to comment on - love your soft wash backgrounds, and the way you have made your beach scene in the first one.
Blessings
Maxine

honeybeelane said...

Oh, Darnell! I love both the card and the tag. Lovely colors, great use of the die. I've had the same problem before with the sticky part staying on. What a pain! Thanks for playing you tag over at ATSM's CAS challenge. It's so pretty. Melissa- DT. :)

Sue - said...

Beautiful card Darnell. You've got the colours just right to emulate your photo too! When I was small (a long time ago) Wednesdays was "corners" day when mum cleaned behind the furniture!

Kamila R. said...

Such a gorgeous tag Darnell! I love the soft background and your pattern paper picking out! Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM this week!
Kamila DT

laurie said...

I think I should get back to the old days and have a day for each chore...maybe then they would get done. LOL! Love your tag and card...nautical is always a fave of mine!

Taunya Butler said...

These projects are both so "BOAT"iful!!! Love them and that die looks like lots of fun!!

JD/ Jill said...

Cute image on both your card and the tag! Great job with the watercoloring!
Yes, I'm old enough to remember when Monday was wash day, etc.
Now I'm just grateful it's gets done no matter what day it is...smile!

Greta said...

Super cute card using the die I have on my wishlist & love the double tag! Beautiful work, Darnell!

Shona Chambers said...

I always forget about using die-cuts for stencils, thank you for reminding me. Must try doing that tonight. Your beach scene is super cute and love the colours you used. So glad that Hammy is talking to you again after leaving him with that 'CAT', I'm sure he will forgive you...eventually....

cm said...

I've given up having separate days for washing and ironing, moving towards separate months, instead...or so it's been for the past while! Poor husband: he gets clean and wrinkled apparel often! Good thing he doesn't really notice...Your sailboat, bobbing along on a card and tag, is darling! Love the showcases of the stamps and, especially, your water-colour skills! Impressive!
hugs~c