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!

April 22, 2016

Just Saying Hi.

Hi.

I say that because of this.
I love the adorable and fun stamps that Stampingbella makes. You'll be seeing a few of their stamps featured in posts to come because, well, because I just bought a bunch, okay?! Mt. NBUS is excavated to the point where I can now see over it if I stand on my tallest ladder tiptoes, so I felt Justice Fied.

This NBUS tiny townie stamp is called "Penelope has a pencil." The "Hi." is a separate stamp in the same set. The written words panel is also NBUS. It's from the "Out Loud" set by Casual Friday Stamps. I stamped it off on a piece of scratch paper first so that it would look soft and not overpower Penelope.

(I don't know why Penelope's hair and the silver band of the pencil are the color of wisteria. I used my black Ziggie to paint them, which apparently photographs purple. I also have to tell you, it was really, really, really hard to hold back the hamsters from putting a dot where her nose should be. They just do not understand how she can breath. I distracted them with strawberries and got the picture taken.)

Challenges
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So Odd

Does anyone know what's going on with JoAnn's? I sent the company three emails in the last couple of weeks regarding a problem with a gift card (after going to phone hell first). Each time they sent me a receipt saying I would hear back within 24-48 hours, but that didn't happen. (I checked my spam folder.) And BTW, they charged me a dollar fee for the gift card, which I've never had a company do before! I'm not a happy costumer and I needed to vent, so thanks. But have you heard that JoAnn's is going out of business or something? Cousin, this is odd.

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Giveaways

I have new items up on the Giveaways tab at the top of my blog:
The directions for entering can be found by clicking the Giveaways tab. You have until April 29, 2016 to enter.

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New Friends Corner

Please give a warm welcome to these new friends! Ladies, come on out!

NieNie Sambuco of SambuCOrona Papercrafting Adventures. NieNie began blogging in February 2015. She only posts now and then, but I think her creations are fabulous. She has a vivid and very creative imagination. And she recently made a quoteworthy statement on her blog: "Even the unintentional can be beautiful." We've all found that to be true, haven't we?!

Jamie Martin of Stamp This! Jamie started blogging in - whoa! - 2007! She is a pro at it, that's for sure. Put a pillow behind your back because there's a lot of inspiration and tips and tricks waiting for you when you visit Jamie!

Kay Wallace of Art From the Main House. Kay and I could retire away together, she in the Main House and me in the Playhouse! Kay has been blogging since 2012 and loves playing in challenges. She has also served on many design teams! Her works of art will blow your socks off so you'd better put your garters on!

Carol of Crafty Carol's Cards. Carol only just started her blog in January of 2016, so please pop over now and welcome her to our supportive community in Blogland and leave her some encouraging words about her lovely cards!
Sharon of From My Craft Desk. Just like Carol, Sharon has only been blogging since January of this year, so ditto the above! Sharon, too, makes terrific cards, especially for the Less is More challenges. It feels so great to give back and remember how thrilled we were to have visitors and receive comments! For that matter, how thrilled we still are!

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124 comments:

Sid said...

Great card Darnell !!

Esther said...

I love this! Penelope is so sweet and the card looks great with the stamped text band underneath. Another gorgeous card from you!

Patti said...

Oh Darnell!! this card is awesome!! I love the way you colored her!! She's a cutie pie!! I love Stamping Bella too : )

Hope you are doing well friend! and staying out of trouble! heeheehee

Patti

Tanja said...

so sweet :o)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I LOVE this, so so sweet!

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, I love the card.

Hope you have a fab Friday. Sue

Valerija said...

Very special card. Love the image.
Valerija xx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

oooo a stamp with my name :) Very cute card

crafty hugs Pen x

Creative world said...

Sweet and adorable card...love it...Hugs Željka

Maxine D said...

Now that is one stunning card Darnell - glad you got Hammy and co distracted so they could not be nosey!!!
Blessings
Maxine

Redanne said...

Penelope really is adorable, even without a nose and mouth - what a great stamp, I love the large pencil. I think I would be tempted, like Hammy to add a nose too... I love her purple hair too!

I cannot help with the Joann question, I have never heard of a company charging extra for a gift card either.

Hugs, Annie xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Greeat card Darnel and such a cutie image... I've never heard of a company charging for a free gift either...that means it NOT FEE

Anne

Lynn said...

A+ adorable! Love how you stamped the text too!

NieNie Sambuco said...

Awwwww, thank you for the kind words, new friend!

I am just catching up on my crafty RSS feed (nearly 300 posts! but from 80+ blogs :) and happened to catch this. You made me smile.

Apparently, even your black Ziggie (or your camera flash) knows that wisteria is a lovely color!

Linda said...

What a little sweetie ..... she's just adorable, and coloured beautifully too. Have a great weekend my friend! xx

Ruth said...

I love when I see creations using the stamps I also have. This is just beautiful and I like the fact her hair looks a lovely shade of purple. As for charging for gift cards I heard of something similar here in the UK. It was for a composite gift card that you could use in various shops and it was outsourced to a company that charged a fee when the card was used. If I can find out what happened I'll let you know. Not illegal but didn't go down well! Hope you get it sorted. Xx

Cara said...

Super cute card, love the ribbon of text behind her, just perfect. Glad you managed to keep the hammies under control! Cara x

Marilyn said...

Cute card!!

Kath said...

A lovely cute card - such a pretty image.
Kath x

Nan G said...

Adorable card! That looks like the pencil I now need to use....fat. Tehe And here's my 'oopsie' ......I sent you a card two months early. :) Have a super weekend. Hugs

Happy Dance said...

Can I just say (about your card), winner? Oh yes. Most definitely. It's stunning in its simplicity, and the image of Penny-lope with her giant pencil is about as cute as it gets. The word panel behind her is perfect, but I need to know how her penmanship was so good with that huge pencil, lol! Wonderful card, Miss D. And I'll definitely be heading off to visit some of your new bloggy friends. Have a wonderful weekend Pookie. Miss you!!!!!!! Bev

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous card that is colored wonderfully! I love that her hair has a purple tint to it. Giggled at the hamsters wanting to add a nose. Yep, I've even wondered how these images can keep from keeling over. I've not heard a peep about Joann having issues, but it seems odd that they would charge for a gift card. Certainly, their customer service could use an upgrade or something! Good luck getting a response. Maybe contact their corporate offices and see if that helps.

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous card, Darnell. I love her wisteria hair. Nothing wrong with being a bit unusual. Sorry I can't help with the Joann's issue, but hope you get it sorted.

Hugs,
Em x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Loving sweet little Penelope! Adorable CAS card, Darnell. Thank you also for turning me on to the Challenge at Virginia's View!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I sure hope they aren't going out of business :( in a city as big as Phoenix, it's one of the only places for me to get fabric ... seriously ... sad, but true!! I love love love love your card!! LOVING the little girl and that pencil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gerrina said...

I really like the penelope-stamp! She looks so adorable with that big pencil... Like the colours and the thin text -stripe! It is a great card! Hope you have a fun weekend planned...

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Its ADORABLE !!

designbydonna said...

Adorable little girl image. I love that giant pencil. I don't know about Joann's but I empathize with you. I have been having so many problems with poor customer service at several places recently.

Krisha said...

Bravo Darnel!!! She is a cutie and I can see why you found some justification in buy a "few" of these stamps.

Nora N. said...

This is adorable!! I LOVE this image and you did a fabulous job using your Zigs on her!!! As for JoAnn's-that is really weird. I hadn't heard they were going out of business. This would be sad!!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love your fabulous take on the sketch, Darnell! It's so clever and super sweet!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love your clever take on the sketch over at CTS, Darnell!!!! (I'm still trying to figure out what I'm going to do with it!!!!) Your little Penelope is sooooo sweet (not having a nose - can sometimes be a good thing, hey!!!!) I keep looking at your cute card, Darnell - I really think you've got a winner here!!!! Beautifully coloured, too!!!! Very cute!!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

!neke said...

Great stamp !
Great card !!!!

Ineke X

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

So cute Darnell! I love how you placed her on a text border . . . inspired!! Have a wonderful day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Sue - said...

Love that image and wisteria hair is really rather nice I think!

Loll said...

Oh my gosh Dolly ... this is the cutest! :) LOVE this CAS design --- perfection! Lolly xx

Jerrie said...

Oh my this is adorable! The writing behind the image just rocks!

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous CAS! Love Penelope under this writing stamped stripe!

Susan said...

Cute card...love the background strip of writing. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Migdalia said...

This is just Precious!!!
Have a blessed day,
Migdalia
Crafting With Creative M

Lisa said...

What a beautiful card!! She's so sweet!! I love the colors and the strip of writing!! It looks amazing!! Sorry about your Joann troubles :( I haven't heard anything about them going out of business or anything. Mine has really gone downhill...they pretty much quit carrying dies in the store. I hope you are able to get your issues resolved soon. Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

JoAnn said...

Love your card.
Sorry you are having so much trouble with JoAnn's. I have never had any problems like that. Hope you get it resolved.
BTW, I do feel like I own part interest in that store. :)
Have a great weekend my friend.

conil said...

Think you must have been inspired by wisteria...this little girl and her pencil are completely adorable. Love the cursive background. (Have they really going to stop teaching in schools. The answer is yes, me grandson can't read it, at all. Okay, enough of my rant, I'm here about your card.) Love these colors of course but love the design, more. Kudos.
Not heard anything about JoAnns. But that certainly is lousy customer service. Ugh!

KandA said...

And Hi to you too Darnell. Love this card and fabulous little girl. Maybe the Hamsters added a few streaks to her hair when you weren't looking 'cos you wouldn't let them give her a nose xx

Donna said...

This is SO cute, Darnell. So, so, so very cute... Isn't she a sweetie?
Love how you've coloured her up. Absolutely adorable :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Hi Darnell! Such a sweet card and SO PERFECT for all of the challenges...especially the CTS. I am eyeing this sketch and thinking on it.
Big hugs my friend xox

Verna Angerhofer said...

Well, here is "Hi" back to you. I love the darling card you made as well. Have a wonderful weekend.

Monika Reeck said...

Hi Darnell
oh I love this cute little girl Image with her big pencil
so lovely colored and clever put the text behind her
and the HI sentiment remind me the typewriter I ever have...Cool sweet and beautiful card you are so clever
Darnell I miss you
hope you are doing well
Hugs
Monika

Sarah said...

She's so cute!! xx

Julia Aston said...

SO cute Sis! the name of the stamp - Penelope has a Pencil just cracked me up - like - oh ya - I can see that!! Nicely colored and perfect positioning over the text! have a great weekend Darnell! Julia xx

Sharon Underwood said...

How adorable! I think I need this stamp, but my NBUS pile is at least as big as yours, if not bigger! I agree with the hampsters...she needs a nose! (P.S. Recovery is going very well. Stitches are out & I got a REAL shower. YAY! Thanks for your sweet notes. They mean a lot!)

Jean said...

Very cute! I have seen lots of complaints on twitter about Joann's. Not sure what is going on!

Craftychris said...

Oh your card is soooooo sweet! The image is so cute and I love the delicate word stamping behind. xxx

Jodi said...

So sweet. I really love the text behind.

oldpunca said...

Amazing card and a super nice motiv. I like the simplicity and a great effect of it.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Darnell, that card is CAS perfection hun. Love how you used the script stamp behind that sweet image. She's a cutie! Hope you get your JoAnn's gift card sorted, it does sound odd they're not getting in touch. Hugs, Wends x

Jen Mitchell said...

I was thinking that stamp set ought to be called Penelope Needs Help With Her Giant Pencil, but I'm no marketing genius so what do I know. I actually think her purple hair is cute. It gives her a modern "I can do what I want" vibe and she pulls the look off beautifully. Your design is fabulous and I love how you incorporated her shy "hi" with the elegant script in the background. The juxtaposition is flawless.

frommycraftroom said...

Gorgeous card. I don't mind the colour of her hair - I thought it was meant to be that colour!
Off to visit some new friends :) Thanks

Lisa said...

Penelope has a pencil...golly gumdrops that could be my Sweet P in a few years!! This is so CUTE Darnell, love it to bits. The text in the background is perfect. This is a darling CAS card!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Your new stamps are adorable, love the sweet images! Can't wait to see the rest of your new stamps!

Sue from Oregon said...

Finally getting some time to hop around and 'bisit' my crafty friends...this is such an A-dorable card Darnell! I know what you mean, but I feel that way not only about noses, but mouths too. I guess I am the "full face" type person! I think you should make another and let those hamsters have at it!

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card Darnell love how you did the writting underneath the image and I love her hair colour. Totally works. Did you check junk mail box I just found two emails from memory box in response to emails I sent them. I thought they were being so rude and they had replied straight away and offered a solution.

Milka Gubo said...

Hi Darnell :-D Your card is AWESOME! Love your take on sketch, writing on the panel, image, colors... EVERYTHING!! :-D Have a great day! hugs

Chrissie said...

I love this design Darnell... it's a real cutie!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Anne Williams said...

Hi having a very lazy Sat morning g and looking at some of my favourite blogs. Love the card! Anne x

Anne Williams said...

Hi having a very lazy Sat morning g and looking at some of my favourite blogs. Love the card! Anne x

Cheryl W. said...

I can understand why you wanted several stamps from this company. Penelope is so cute. As for the nose (and mouth, I might add), I have to agree with the hamsters. However do they breath? And now I have to go click on that "I'm not a robot" square. Hey! Maybe Penelope IS a robot, and doesn't have to breathe...

Pat said...

What a cute image Darnell and works so well for the challenges. Hope you have a good weekend. x

maria f. said...

Man is Penelope adorable. I love her noseless little face. And I think the abundance of purple is pretty cool. I'd like her that way! As for JoAnn's. Ordered once from them. Nuff said.

Susanne Vargas said...

So sweet! Always love a strip of text to ground an image! It's perfect here!

Cat Craig said...

love love love this . Your design is perfect as is your coloring.

Helen F. said...

Oh how cute is Penelope with her BIG pencil :-)! You card is so sweet, Darnell. Great coloring her also.

Kara Lynne said...

Such a cutie on your card! I love the way you positioned her over the writing. I haven't heard any issues with JoAnn's, but now I'm curious...

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Well this is just too cute for words Darnell. A beautiful image, perfectly coloured, super sentiment and loving the design and added dimension. Thanks so much for playing along at Less is More
Sarah

Donna said...

What a darling card Darnell, and no scoop to tell you on Joann's.

JD/ Jill said...

Cute card! Haven't heard anything about Joann's sure hope they're not going out of business. We have one not too far from us, and I do enjoy shopping there. (even though their craft department seems to be getting smaller and smaller.

Mimi said...

Maybe you'll read this... I'm way down here! 1) this is adorable, and I'm totally down with the purple hair! I'm sure it's cute black too... 2) Hubs tried to give me a JoAnn's GC in March and had such a horrible time with it-- he ended up having to go through Michael's! I don't know what's up, but I do know something is screwed up! Good luck.

Mimi said...

Maybe you'll read this... I'm way down here! 1) this is adorable, and I'm totally down with the purple hair! I'm sure it's cute black too... 2) Hubs tried to give me a JoAnn's GC in March and had such a horrible time with it-- he ended up having to go through Michael's! I don't know what's up, but I do know something is screwed up! Good luck.

Neets B said...

This is an adorable image, Darnell, and I love the CAS layout. Isn't it strange what cameras do to colour. I started out using a camera to take my card pics but my purples would always turn blue so now I just use my Samsung phone camera...nothing fancy here! It's clearer and the colours are pretty much bang on. Sorry I've been a rubbish commenter lately (not visited you for ages!) I blame work and the fact that days only have 24 hours....I need more crafty blog time. Can't wait to see you in July...squeee!!!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Anita in France said...

Well hi right back again, Darnell ... your little Penelope is such a sweetie ... all proud as punch having done such wonderful background writing ... yep, a cutie pie! The frustrations of poor customer service ... I'd be venting right with you ... hope it's resolved soon! Hugs & bisous, mon amie! Anita :)

OH Babs said...

Very cute card. I bought my granddaughter a gift card for Christmas guess I better check and see if she had any problem. JoAnn's and Michael's have both been doing such heavy advertising on TV. Our JoAnn's is old and sucky and I don't like to go there but the talk is they are going to remodel the entire shopping center. I was so excited when Hobby Lobby finally opened close by, "Be careful what you wish for." They have 20 year old males operating the cash registers who don't know scrapbooking from needlepoint. Oh don't get me started, but it is no wonder we shop over the internet. Well have a lovely week.

Geri said...

Perhaps Penelope sucked her nose right into her head cuz she was struggling so hard to keep this big-_ss pencil in line!!!

Gorgeous card! I really like her 'wisteria' colored hair. Looks quite punk. Great idea to add the subtle script! Yep - Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!!!

Joyce said...

I love this card!! Such a wonderful contrast between the enormity of the pencil and the tiny and elegant font of your text. And, no clue about what is happening with Joann's. Perhaps they are suffering a huge downturn in business because I have not ordered from them in months?

pam said...

Adorable card Darnell, love this beautiful coloured image, purple or black hair is still fabulous.
Wish I could do CAS cards!!
Hugs Pam x

Mac Mable said...

Yes I'm with you on the missing nose x The cutest of card and the prettiest of stamp...even without the nose xx

MaryH said...

Would not have had the 1st Clue as to how to use this cute image, but you sure did! Love the script background (and yay for being able to see over the Mt NBUS top. Is this similar to a Crapalanche? Methinks it may be). But good for scaling heights & feeling Justy. It's adorable. I get annoyed with some of these places that take forever to ship (and don't warn you that shipment will be slow). Also don't think the extra $1 was a nice PR factor. Not good customer service in MY small book, and will keep this mind for future, so thanks for telling. I liked the Phone Hell too...another BIGGIE in my annoyance list. Hey to Hammie Etal, and TFS. Will try to check out some of your newer friends. Hugs

Barb Ghig said...

Such a darling stamp, and your coloring is just beautiful, Darnell! Love your CAS design, too!
Don't know anything about Joann's...hope you can get this resolved soon :)

Peggy Noe said...

Love Penelope's wisteria wonder hair ~ it's so "in" right now to have colored hair! :-) Such a fun card. Thank you for joining us this week for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge!

Claire Grantham said...

Hey Darnell, thanks for swinging by my blog. Glad that you entered, you are indeed a top pick, loved your card. I love this one, its so darn cute!! I need that stamp..LOL You enabler you! Cx

Renata said...

Krasna voščilnica.

Tracey said...

Fabulous card Darnell & I love that image :o)
Have a great week.
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Wild West Paper Arts said...

This is so stinkin' cute Darnell! Thanks for playing with Pals Paper Arts Color Team this week. Hope to see you again next week.

Pia S said...

I must have this stamp! Brilliant CAS layout too! This goes into the category of my favorite cards...

Miriam Prantner said...

What a cute card! I love how you used the sketch with the text stamping as the horizontal element and she's writing it at the same time. Love the soft coloring too!

Pollard Carole said...

Great card and just loving the stamp bit mean charging for a gift card Hope they don't close its one of my craft shopping haunts when I'm in Florida but have to say it's not as good as it used to be love and hugs Carole x

Karenladd said...

I thought that you purposely (or, as you would probably put it, "porpoisely") colored the little girls hair in a lovely lavender shade so that's very puzzling to hear that it's actually done with a black Zig pen. Either way, she is adorable and I love that huge pencil! I hope you explained to the hamsters that adding a dot for a nose would open a door that you do not want to open. If you add a nose, then you are forced to add a mouth. If a mouth, then why not eyebrows? Once you add a complete face, you will be forced to find her gainful employment. So it's best not to even start down that road. Besides, she is cute the way she is!!

As for JoAnns, I hadn't heard anything about problems with them, but I the only times I've purchased a gift card from them was in person. Hope they get back to you and resolve the problems soon.

Karenladd said...

Darnell, I just saw that several purchasers of JoAnns e-gift cards said that e-cards are not accepted in many of the stores, but are only good online. Just another irritation to consider when buying JoAnns GCs, and something to be aware of.

Sue Rose said...

Hi Darnell, what a cute stamp! I love this card. SO CUTE!!! Great CAS card!!!

Bonnie said...

Penelope is a sweetie even without a nose and mouth. Love the little note she's written! It seems like it takes Joann's an unusually long time to answer emails. Good luck!

Brian King said...

Oh, how adorable! The image is so sweet, and I love how you've used the colors. Such a great card! Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge!

Michelle Gleeson said...

I adore Penelope and her BIG pencil. I enjoyed your blog post just as much. So glad the hamsters like strawberries because she looks just as adorable without a nose. Thanks for sharing your creativity with the Pals this week.

Mrs A. said...

That is rather a large pencil for such a little girl to wield. I hope the hammies didn't make any mess with the strawberries. I''ve seen how a hamster eats a strawberry. yuk. Dun no bout JoAnn but it is disaster here as BHS (British Home Stores) has just gone bust an that's where I get me knickers and bras, and swimmy suits from. Whats s gal gonnna do!! Did you know that there are only 83 Darnell seeps left. hugs Mrs A.

Greta said...

Are you kidding me?! They charged $1 for a gc?! I just got notice that my order has shipped (couldn't resist the sale & $1.99 shipping) & it better get here OK! If I'd read this first I probably wouldn't have ordered from them. Poor Customer Service is unacceptable! On a happier note--you've made great use of your justified purchase--haha! Cute card, my friend!

Jackie Diediker said...

Simply darling card, Darnell! I love how you colored in this image so beautifully - plus your layout is so crisp and clean. Wonderfully done, especially with all of these challenges. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Pals Paper Arts Challenge, we hope you play along with us again soon!

Lisa Tilson said...

Awwwww gorgeous card Darnell! love your colouring on this cute little image. I have yet to buy a Stamping Bella image but they are, needless to say, on my list! I should be looking for a job at the moment, but your blog is way too much fun.

Ros Crawford said...

Hi to you too! Love this card Darnell! Beautifully done! The image is so adorable and your colours are really beautiful!

Cris G said...

Hi, Darnell!
It is definitely a cute card. The little girl writing with a huge pencil is an adorable image, but I understand your crafty hamsters, after all they are used to seeing human figures "wearing" a nose, or maybe they just love strawberries too much :D. You are priceless!
Thank you for your visit... you may be surprised one of these days.

Carol L said...

Oh my gosh, this is cute! I love the text panel and that sweet little girl image with the gigantic pencil! Thazzalottalead!

Zelda C said...

This is adorable - I love it! Penelope is perfect as she is and I'm glad you kept the hamsters away. Noseless = cuteness. Hope your weeks is fabulous!

Marybeth said...

Love that fun large pencil card...too cute! I have never done much with JoAnns on line just in store once in awhile. Hobby Lobby is closer to me and I love their CS. Sorry hope you get it worked out .

Brenda in IN said...

Penelope is adorable with her huge pencil and I love her purple hair. Cute card. I have ordered from JoAnn's and they are very slow shipping out the order. I ordered my Fuse from there and in three weeks they notified me it was out of stock. It was not out of stock when I ordered it so that put me kinda off them. I've never purchased a gift card but I have heard of companies charging a fee each month it's not used so the card can really lose value. That should be against the law.

Rose said...

Lovely! A very cute card & I actually love the purple colouring even if it isn't meant to be!

Kim Heggins said...

Simply amazing card Miss Darnell...just love your little sweetie. She reminds me of some of my preschoolers trying to write with the fat pencils we use, so cute.
As for Joann's, my guess is that since I stopped shopping there about a year ago (found a much better fabric store in Berkeley, it is well worth the drive), they may be going out of business. I did pop in there last Saturday but only to get a print costumed framed and we told there was no one working in that department today! I said are you serious???? I said that would be like telling customers that needed fabric cut that so sorry, too bad our cutters did not show up today! Simply crazy in my book! I told them no worries I will take my business to Michael's! So good luck!

TaeEun said...

What a cute and fun take on the CTS sketch, Darnell! Maybe you should let your hamsters put the dot,as I want to do it now, too :)! Thank you so much for the lovely comment on my blog!

I Card Everyone said...

I felt compelled to drop everything [life is nuts] and come by to tell you that little Penelope made it to my favorites list this week ... so thank you for sharing this adorable-ness.
=]

Susanne Vargas said...

I am back to congratulate you on winning over at CAS(E) this sketch! Woohoo! Well deserved!

conil said...

For someone not feeling well you sure are racking up the challenge wins. Great card deserved this CTS honor. Hope you'll start feeling better real soon. Hugs.

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--you won CTS! I gave up on that challenge long ago & I'm so thrilled to see you were picked! That should give you energy--at least for a minute! Hoping you're starting to feel much better, Darnell--you've been on my mind. Hugs, Greta

Jan Clothier said...

You are on a winning roll! Love the line made out of script. Congratulations!

Laura Whitaker said...

Congratulations Darnell on your CTS win. Love the card!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Big congratulations on your well deserved win over on CTS! I thought it was a winner as soon as I saw it! Have a lovely Sunday Darnell! Hazel xx
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Hannelie said...

Congrats for being our proud winner at CTS with this cutie Darnell !

Hugs
Hannelie

Eliz Stewart said...

Wicked cute!,,,congrats on your win!

Shawna Standish said...

Great card Darnell!! A well deserved win my friend!! Just too cute for words!! Congrats.
Cyber hugs..