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August 19, 2015

OLC QACAS Cards

Hi! How's it going?

Some of you have asked, so I wanted to let you know that we are not in any danger from all the fires burning in California. I appreciate the concern. Our hearts go out to those who have been impacted and, of course, we keep praying for rain here and in so many other western states and Canada as we struggle with the ongoing drought.

Because of water restrictions, I haven't been able to have as many wonderful flowering plants in the garden and around the Playhouse, but I did want to share with you this photo of how big our purple statice has grown this year, in spite of the heat and limited water. (Or rather because of?)
This picture was taken from inside the Playhouse looking west. I am fortunate to have a similar large purple statice in view from the north side of the Playhouse, but I forgot to take a picture of it. Here you can see some of the drought-tolerant grasses that now reside in pots and beyond is the purple statice where I often taken photos of my cards. (The pink is a flowering crepe myrtle tree just finishing its bloom.)

The temperatures came down from 105 and I have a hamster back home and eager to work, so we whipped up a couple of one-layer cards (OLC) which are QACAS (quick and clean and simple). First:
This card was made for the current PTI Make It Monday challenge of "Masking Sentiments." The card base is PTI's "Fine Linen." I die-cut an oval as my mask and stamped the NBUS ferns from PTI's "Meadow Greens" in pinefeather ink. I removed the mask and stamped the sediment from PTI's "Signature Greetings." In her excellent video, Ashley outlined all around her frame, but I decided to outline only the part of my frame encased by ferns. A few score lines and enamel dots and shazambam the card was done!

Other Challenges
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Today's Twofer
My twofer is another simple one-layer QACAS "number," haha. (BTW, I heard the other day that "LOL" [laugh out loud] is no longer being used. Instead everyone is going back to using what I never stopped using: "haha." My son would hate it when I put haha after something I said in an email to him. Now, look, son, everyone is doing it, haha.)

But, I digest.

I ran across a piece of this patterned paper in my stash about a month ago and Hammy has been saving it in the staging area behind his cage. Sure enough, here came a slew of back-to-school challenges and we jumped on it.

Above the pp, I placed a single layer of numbered Washi tape from a Cavallini & Co. Washi tape set called "Numbers." Above that I embossed the sediment from SU in SU gumball green. Shazambam!

Challenges

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100 comments:

Lynn said...

haha...don't you just love when trends come back in that our kids think are so uncool? :) Love your one layer beauties...you rock the one layer world!

Patti J said...

Beautiful flowers, Darnell! Love both cards...so glad Hammy let you use that patterned paper! What a great statement it makes! Perfect two-fee post, my friend!

Lindsey said...

A couple of fabulous QACAS cards!

Lisa said...

They are both so gorgeous, Darnell!! I love the ferns on the first one and the patterned paper is fabulous on the second!! Beautiful cards!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fun, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous! LOVING the pine on the first one!!!!

Rose said...

Fabulous cards. Love your masking on the first card. The way you used the pattern paper & washi makes a stunning card.

Leslee said...

Your cards are lovely. Your yard looks great despite all the drought! We have lots of fires here in MT too! But, they are saying snow for the mountains on the weekend. Just what we need.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Great one layers, Darnell! I need to get my mask on for these challenges too, haha! You should also enter these into the freshly made sketches challenge (#200) going on right now!
Have a great evening and I hope you guys get some rain very soon! We have a chance to get some tonight and/or tomorrow. Fingers and toes are crossed.
Hugs, XOX

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Darnell! Two beautiful cards! Love the simplicity of the first one! The second one is stunning! What beautiful dp you used! I like this sketch!

Birgit said...

Both are great cards. I love the simple but elegant of the first and love the 2nd with the washi tape. I had to giggle at the LOL vs Hahahaaa. I can't keep up with all the fad changes. Heavens to betsy if I use groovy.

Lisa said...

Love our take on the MIM challenge Darnell, so pretty!! Your second card is vibrant and fun. Always wondered about the LOL. I mean really, how many people do you actually think laughed out loud!!

Taunya Butler said...

Wonderfully cool and awesomely well done one layer cards that are so great!!! Love how each one has something that makes it stand out as more than just a OLC - the scoring on the first and the black number line on the second!! Fun, delightfully done cards!!! Hope you are doing well and keeping happy!!

Joyce said...

I like haha. More my style. Wonderful cards today. Love that school themed card--perfect for this time of year. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Marybeth said...

I find my self using both lol and haha. Haha sounds more to me like something i would say to a sibling that got in trouble. So I find it harder to use sometimes even though I know the other is not “in” anymore.
Beautiful cards today and the purple plant looks gorgeous! The patterned paper in the last card looks great with the washi tape, love this idea!

Linda Callahan said...

Shazambam is right! That glorious paper works perfectly for back to school! Both your cards are fab! (do kids still say that?) So glad you joined in the celebration at FMS!

Harriet Skelly said...

I loe both cards but that back to school card is fabulous with that paper!! Hugs, Harriet

Laura Norris said...

Great fun cards Darnell! My MIL used to think that LOL meant Lots of Love- I think she would have understood haha a bit better!! Enjoy your day!

Maxine D said...

Oh Darnell you can make a LOS QACAS card sing!! These are wonderful, particularly the first one. Glad to hear that Hammy is back and hrlping in the playhouse.
Blessings
Maxine
We have seen the wildfires on TV over here - we cannot imagine what folks are going through. NZ will be sending fire fighters over, I understand.

Jane Willis said...

I wish I could parcel up a lump of our cold wet summer and send it to you!
Two gorgeous cards. The book in the second one makes me think of a magic book with the spells swirling up out of it. Or maybe I've just not had enough tea yet this morning.
Jane

Ceal said...

Fabulous cards, I love the 2nd one, so fun! thanks for playing with us at ATCAS

Craft-E-Place said...

Simply stunning. You first card is stunning - the simplicity of it really appeals to me and with a change of sentiment I can imagine this featuring in my Christmas card stash! The second card is inspired - love the washi! and great to be able to use designer paper to such great effect. Take care.
Thanks for popping by my blog. I really appreciate the kind comments you leave.
Elaine

Loll said...

Two fantastic one layer cards Dolly! Love your masked oval with the sentiment and fern background. Outlining the shape really makes it pop --- such a great idea!

Love that back to school card ... awesome designer paper, and love your combo with the numbered washi tape.

Your garden looks lovely despite the lack of rain. The purple is really eye catching. We have been hoping for rain, but it hasn't happened and doesn't look like it will this week as well. Everything here is brown. So sad as usually gardens are so full of bloom this time of year. I think it's a sign of the way it will be and we will all need to move to more drought resistant plants. Have a great rest of the week Dolly! Lolly xx

Anita in France said...

I don't use lol either, Darnell ... hahaha or tee hee seems to say it so much better ... you are a trend setter, my friend! Despite the drought, your garden looks beautiful ... a haven of calm and relaxation ... and inspiration, judging from these fabulous cards! Those ferny fronds make a lovely frame around that yummy script, so beautifully grounded on the scored lines! The energy in the perfectly selected section of DP is fantastic with the sentiment ... seems the whole card is excited! Missing you, mon amie ... hugs & bisous, bisous, Anita :)

Colleen said...

Love your MIM card, Darnell, love the extra scoring lines below the sentiment to draw your eye! I use haha and even teehee or how about *wink? today I was reading a Debbie Macomber book and in it a girl was talking to her mom and she said, "So and so is my BAE", I turned to my granddaughter and said, do you know BAE? She said YES!! It is what everyone says now. I personally say my BFF (like when I am talking about Linda), HOWEVER, BAE is "Before Anyone Else"....Lily was shocked it was actually printed in this book! ha ha!

Kathyk said...

FAB makes missus! Loving them both .... glad to hear Hammy safely back home and playing nice by allowing you access to the stack of papers behind his cage! Loving the pic of your yard too ...... here's hoping for rain soon in your neck of the woods - we're due some today, I'll bag some ship it then, shall I?

Kathyk

Jane said...

Gorgeous, as always, Darnell. And your statis looks beautiful too - not sure I could cope with your temperatures though. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards.

Sue said...

Fab cards.

What a lovely outside space you have and glad you have some colour, despite the drought.

Now how do we know when LOL is Laugh Out Loud or Lots Of Love? HaHa

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

scrAPpamondo said...

Hi Darnell, sorry to hear of the fire in your zone... I don't knew it. I wish you all a lot of rain!
Your CAS are both wonderful! Love expecially the stamp with ferns on the oval mask and the scoring lines, so classy! But also the second one is stunning!

Linda said...

Fabulous one layer cards, I love the back to school one. Its the little man's last week at pre-school ..... then he has two weeks at home before he starts 'big' school (eek!). xx

Sarah said...

What fabulous skinnies Darnell, cheap to post and really striking!! Your statice is fabulous, I had some years ago (in a former life) that I used to dry hanging from the beams in my kitchen xx

Julie B said...

Two fab cards Darnell. Love how you transformed the DP for the second card, didn't realise it was piece.:)

Sammy said...

Please have some of our rain! I'd dearly love for someone to turn the summer back on, and if you can use the horrid wet stuff that seems to be never-ending, it's win/win!
LOVE your cards. Especially the second one (it has a book on it. It's a no brainer, lol, erm... I mean haha...) x

Lizzy Hill said...

Soooo...I really like the top card, then I really LOVE the bottom one. I think it's such a 'one off'.....& that tape? I have it! Bought it cos it came in a cute li'l tin.....do I use it? hardly ever....but NOW...inspiring lady....well......I think I will try to!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Water restrictions agree with your garden. Lovely, as well as these wonderful cards.

Suchi said...

Oh Darnell! Your garden is wonderful! Love those purple statice! Also, both of your cards are beautiful! :)
Suchi xx

Jeanne said...

Terrific cards and a beautiful view. What more can one ask for (other than a good amount of rain to get those fires out)? Oh boy am I out of the loop about LOL. Must be gettin' old. Thanks for the update. I hope you have a fantastic day, Ms. Darnell! Hugs!

Barb said...

Your one layer card is really elegant and the Back to School card is great fun. I use haha often, mainly because I don't know how to do smiley faces!!!
What a lovely surprise when I saw that you had joined my blog. My friends have gone home now so I am just catching up before beginning the boring House Work. I am your new follower. Barbxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

You are so good at creating for all the challenges! Your PTI is so awesome with the fabulous staging~

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Darnell, beautiful cards, I love the embossed lines on the top one and the clear space (something that I have trouble doing :)) I thought at first the bottom card for was a 43rd BD. The flowers are blooming very well without water, amazing. It's been dry here, but today we are being treated to rain and by the end of the day the humidity should decrease. Humidity makes us feel tired. "There's always something"... too cold, too hot... I love Fall. Hugs, Shirleyxx

designbydonna said...

So glad you are in a safe area. Both your cards are gorgeous. I don't know about you but when trends make the circle and begin recurring, I start feeling old. Now they change so fast I feel dizzy!!LOL! haha!

Marcia HIll said...

Hey Darnell...loving your OLC and QACAS card for MIM! And thanking you for always teaching me what the all the letters stand for so I can stay current with the young people! Haha!! My twenty year old thinks I'm seriously out of date most of the time, but thanks to you, I surprise her once in awhile...thank you, thank you! Loving the picture too of the color outside your window, and glad to hear you're in a "safe" zone! Take care and have a great day!! :0)

*Vicki* said...

These both look fantastic and I really love the look of your garden area!! Our weather has cooled down a bit and things are starting to die off...so now the clean up comes! ;) Have a great week! HUGS

Tracey McNeely said...

Ha ha, you are such a trend setter! My kids used to hate it when I put 'Mom' at the end of a text! Mom we know its you ROFLMAO--that one is still a fav of mine! As I read your post and admired your gorgeous gardens I am sitting here looking out my craft room window at the rain absolutely pouring down like it has been, a least for a while, every day this week! Wish I could send some to you. Your cards of course are awesome and that coveted patterned paper is so amazing Darnell. I am still working on the email thing as our old account is no more, so if you sent one and it bounced back--sorry. I will send you a note once I have my new account set up. Thank you for sharing with us at CASology this week my friend!

OH Babs said...

I better not complain about our heat which has reached the high 80's but we are pretty close to the ocean. The humidity is unbearable for me and makes me so crabby I can't do my laundry (ha ha). We can water twice a week for 10 minutes and needless to say things are looking pretty shabby but I do succulents in pots.
The cards. Oh yes the cards well they are both quite nice and I really like your embossing (perfecto) and the washi tape is terrific. Hope you are feeling better.

Julia Aston said...

Your view is still lovely out your window even with the drought - hope it rains for you all soon! Love both of your cards - the masked sentiment looks great (I've been meaning to do the Make It Monday! where does the time go?!) and love that paper you used on your school card! Julia xx

Jen Timko said...

I do love when what's old becomes new again. I have some hope of being cool at some point...haha! Love these cards! That second card is especially striking to me with my boys going back to school now. Fabulous! Thanks for joining our celebration at FMS!

Krisha said...

What was old is new again....haha!
Yes, the water issues continue to grow.....unlike some of my flowers. I have one large flower bed I finally striped and left barren, it was being fully watered to keep just a few plants alive. I did keep the expensive one, put it in a much smaller pot.
My little veggie garden is nearly at an end and when it is finished I won't be replanting anything there either. :( I do love flowers.
Enough about that! haha!
As always, your cards are fantastic, I really fell in love with the Imagine one.
Have a great weekend!

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Darnell, your garden looks lovely even without as much water as you would like.
Two very beautiful cards, love the designs and the vibrant colours of your second one are fabulous, hugs Kate x

Cindy Lovell said...

These are both awesome!!
I love the fern on the first one and the pattern on the second!! Awesome!!!
Thank you for joining us at FMS!!

Petra Swart said...

LOL, haha, will have to get used to that as I love to LOL, haha!!!
Two lovely QACASses, Darnell!!!! Love the scorelines and the lovely ferns on the first - the sentiment in pink and the outline of the oval work wonderfully and look great!!! The three pearls finish it off perfectly!!!
Your numbers card is fabulous!!! What a great piece of patterned paper so fitting for the challenges and even the washi is so perfect!!!! A beautiful card!!!!
Have a fabulous day, Darnell!!!

conil said...

Impressive array of challenges you met with this post. I'm humbled by your efficiency (and totally envious). Gotta say, the colors you used for your PTI card captured my attention first. Would never have thought of them and I love it. You and Hammie were so clever to save that patterned paper. Great choice on a great card. Whoop-de-doo. haha!

Cat Craig said...

love em both!

Carol said...

Two fabulous little CAS numbers today Darnell...love the back to school, so bright and quirky. Carol x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Both are gorgeous cards, as always, Darnell. Love the sneaky peek at your yard too and I love the colors out there.

Hugs,
Em

Sandy said...

The view from your craft room is lovely -sorry about the water situations. Sadly two fire fighters died today -- we all wish the fires could be quickly put out. With all the fires every year, you would think there is nothing left to burn.
Your congrats card is smashing!
a bright and colorful card for a neat kid in school!
Sandy xx

Gerrina said...

Real nature-inspired CAS-card! And the second is designed so great! Perfect fit for the paper , numbers etc...it all lokks great together! Enjoy the weekend!

Kathleen said...

Two gorgeous creations, cry clever card with the masking and I just love the Imagine card.

Kath x

Redanne said...

Ha, ha, I must remember not to use lol anymore, I am always so behind with modern trends, I have only been using lol for a year or so - no hope for me I know! I love both cards, the first one looks so clever and I just love all the gorgeous colours on the second one - so bright a cheery. Hugs, Annie xxx

frommycraftroom said...

Such beautiful cards. And a gorgeous garden.
I have an aunt who uses LOL but she means lots of love haha :) Have a great weekend.

Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Darnell and I love the way the ferns wrap round and under the sentiment and the three lines give it a lovely finished edge, and that wonderful paper with the numbers and the book and then the washi tape with the numbers definitely shouts school and also has something of the Hogwarts about it, and a great sentiment too. Even though it has been dry your garden looks so pretty and that purple statice is gorgeous. So glad you don't live anywhere near the awful fires though feel sorry for those that do! x

Sharon Underwood said...

Your flowers and patio look BEAUTIFUL, Darnell! (I'm going to Los Angeles to see my son the first week of September. Wish you were closer!!!) Your cards are wonderful. Love that second one with the awesome patterned paper. I, too, have that sentiment from SU! and I LOVE it. It goes perfectly to fit the theme of the card. Way to go!

Carol L said...

Ha Ha! I've always used the term "cool" and I see that's making a comeback too! Everything old is new again :) True!
Fun cards and some gorgeous flowers. You're blessed to have a playhouse, and then to have such a beautiful view is just heavenly! I especially love that wonderful back to school card - it rocks!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful one layer cards. I am glad you are safe from the fires too!

Barb Ghig said...

Two really fabulous cards, Darnell! I love the fun patterned papers you chose for the 2nd card...how amazing is the 'burst of ideas' flowing from the books...WOW! Thanks so much for sharing photos of your garden with us...everything looks great! I'm so glad you have not been effected by the fires, and pray that the drought ends very soon! Sending you big hugs!
Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS! We always enjoy seeing your beautiful cards in the gallery!

Kim Heggins said...

Two fabulous cards...just love them both. Your sweet school card is fabulous, just love that wonderful paper.

Bobby said...

Just pinned the MIM card, Darnell. I love the way the ferns wrap around the sentiment and the outline that you added only to the fern part. I have those ferns so will be CASEing you soon. That DP is perfect for a back to school card and the washi reminds me of the cards that used to encircle the classroom to show you how to make your numbers and letters.

Janeen said...

i especially love your top card. so very creative. i always enjoy reading your blog. glad your plant is doing well and you are not affected by the fires. we do remember those who are. hugs to you. --i read BACK TO SCHOOL challenge and just skipped right over them buggers!!

nwilliams6 said...

Hey Darnell, these are really great!!! I really Love the CAS one - a super design. Fun paper on the other. Your flowers are pretty and I hope you get rain soon! Hugz

Geri said...

Definitely a SHAZAMBAM post! Serious 'in aweness' happening here with ONLY A SINGLE LAYER! I actually scrolled back up to the pic once I read your 'splantion cuz I was sure that the Congrats was the partial die cutting thing happening! But noooooo - it is a fab example of a one layer beauty! Love how the scored lines anchor the image!

Second card! Yep, you guessed it...another Shazambam moment! FLAWLESS EMBOSSED sentiment - not an easy task with fine script! And that DP - too cool for words!

Speaking of cool...something I hope is coming your way soon! We finally have a bit of a reprieve from the high heat & humidity. Seriously, the plants seemed to have perked up overnight once the temps dropped! But then, so did I!

Sharron said...

Fabulous cards, Darnell! Love the CAS design! A few scored lines can add some much. I forget about doing that! And that patterned paper is awesome--love your card!

Pia S said...

These cards are looking great. I've been trying to go more CAS lately, but one layers are almost impossible for me to do without them turning out looking plain. Which these 2 cards are not, so impressed!!

sandie said...

What gorgeous falling flowers hugging the sentiment. And what very apt paper to find! Have a fun day x

Skye said...

Two beautiful cards. I like the cool colours and CAS design of the first one, so demure. The second card is lovely, so bright & full of energy

honeybeelane said...

Two super cards, Darnell. Love the one-layer for MIM. The second one is so fun, bright and cheerful. Of course, I love red, books, graphic designs and chalkboards, so what's not to love!? My kids and I started up at home-schooling this week. I have discovered how much I missed the routine of reading and learning together over the past 2 months. I needed the break, don't get me wrong, but I'm happy to be back at it. We are reading an excellent book, a real page turner, "A Murder for Her Majesty" by Beth Hilgartner. Recommended for grades 5-9, but I love reading it. This is my third time! I thought you might enjoy it Thanks for visiting over at my blog. Thinking of you today!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Not only have you some FANTASTIC cards here Darnell but a beautiful garden too despite the water restrictions it all seems to be blooming. Back to your cards and WOWZERS what a lucky find in that patterned paper - it works brilliantly for those school challenges so I'm thrilled you linked up at ATCAS. Your congrats card is equally stunning and love how the sentiment is framed so beautifully with the falling foliage. Great work and thanks for linking that one up at Less is More this week. Sarah x

Ros Crawford said...

What a beautiful view from your window! I guess we've had your share of rain over here! Beautiful cards!! So glad you could play along with us at CCCB! ... That patterned paper looks amazing on your 2nd card!! So clever!

Anja Curvers said...

Wow two awesome cards love them both. Glad you joined us over at ATCAS.

Maria A. said...

Gorgeous cards Darnell, love both of them but the second one just blew me away with all of those amazing colors and design.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs.
Maria.

Cindy Hall said...

These are both awesome one layer cards. I especially love the first one, the design is great! Thanks for helping us celebrate this week at FMS!

Cheryl W. said...

Today's cards really prove that you've earned a black belt in QACAS! I like the idea of masking off a shape for the sentiment. Need to give that a try.

cm said...

Shazambam x two, my friend! The frond-framed sentiment in the first: gorgeous! The burst of energy from the second: simply inspiring! A fabulous back-to-school card! I'm so excited for Ms. T to be starting kindergarten! When I was visiting, we spent time doing some 'learning' with a preschool workbook she has. The best part: she initiated the 'lessons'. I can't wait for her to learn to read and write; then she can text me. Your garden, despite the dry conditions, is ever to pretty! How I wish we had such a haven...Right now, the winds are blowing, the temperatures have dropped and the rains are coming down. The higher elevations...snow expected! Hopefully, back to 'seasonal' tomorrow!
Hugs~c

Lesley said...

I like a good old fashioned "hehehe" and hope it implies a giggle from me. fun projects as always. So happy you joined us and our 200th challenge! xo

Bonnie said...

Love those ferns and the pink and green theme! And I wish I had some back to school paper or something. Oh, wait, I just thought of something. Now if I can just remember it tomorrow....

Ardyth said...

Great cards - both of them! Love the use of the dark green on the craft and the boldness of your number card! So glad you joined us at CASology this week, my friend!

JD/ Jill said...

Cards are lovely! I really like how you used the pattern paper. I always struggle with that... I think I need to take a class or something?

Greta said...

Thank goodness I read your post or I'd never have known LOL is no longer used--will never keep up! Your PTI card is perfect, Darnell--love it! I'm struggling to do anything for it, but you make me want to try again. Great second card, too--such neat paper!

Neets B said...

Two fantabulous cards, Darnell. Your first card is gorgeous, I love the sentiment surrounded by the ferns and score lines, and the pink and dark green is a lovely combo.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Anne said...

Two fab creations Darnell! Your celebratory one layer looks fab, but what you've done with Hammy's paper and the washi tape is awesome - love it!
Thanks for joining us this week
Anne
Less is More

ionabunny said...

Lovely cards Darnell. Love the splash of red on the second one. Hugz

Kathy Mc said...

Darnell, you are the queen of one-layer cards. Both of these are awesome cards...great way to mask your sentiment. Numbers washi adds the perfect touch to your second card. Great job as always! Beautiful flowers, too!

shirley-bee said...

Have some of our rain. Go on, take it. As much as you like. We've got loads. And more on the way. It's late August and we're still waiting for summer!
Love your pretty framed oval card, and your second card is so eye-catching!
Our dear Prime Minister famously misunderstood and misused LOL - he thought it meant lots of love. Haha!

adele holcomb said...

What fun to see a name I know on the PTI Monday challenge! I love your take on the challenge -- the embossed lines are the perfect finishing touch.

adele holcomb said...

What fun to see a name I know on the PTI Monday challenge! I love your take on the challenge -- the embossed lines are the perfect finishing touch.

TaeEun said...

I like the colorful second card. It looks fabulous! And I think haha is better than lol, too :)

Michele Henderson said...

I love this terrific book card! What a perfect subject to create a card out of! Great color and design!
Take care!
Michele

Stella said...

Darnelll you sure know how to nail a theme. These cards are fab! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB! Always good to have you with us!

Shawna Standish said...

I just love this card Darnell the colors are so perfect for school. And the sentiment cannot be better. So I opened up the link from ATC and saw it was you who did this amazing card.. Of course I should have known your talent and diverse designs are so delightful to look at and this one is absolutely no exception. I think its a winner, winner chicken dinner... Have a great day Darnell

Jingle said...

Both are wonderful cards! Thank you so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Helen F. said...

Oh Darnell, you are truly the master (or should I say mistress) of one layer cards! Love your Purple Statice flowers view from the Playhouse.