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!

November 3, 2016

Trees of Cupcake and Pine

Hi there!

If you're a baseball fan, you've enjoyed this year's World Series! We have a yearly championship series where the winner is decided by whichever team wins the most games out of seven games. No matter which of the two teams you were rooting for, you were happy it went all the way to seven games, and you saw some outstanding baseball being played! Congratulations to the Chicago Cubbies for the win and for breaking the 108-year curse!

And now, how about we start with a tag today?
I cut a stitched tag with a Dienamics die and stamped the image in Versafine. I used a vo wooden stamp from SU with an image of a cake stand stacked high with six cupcakes. I colored the stand with my Ziggies. I then used two itty-bitty and vo NBUS punches from SU to punch the itty-bitty cupcakes in PP and I glued them over the inked cupcake images. I added a little shading to my pink frosting to make you want to swipe your finger in it for a taste. I backed the creamy tag with a neon green tag and tied them together with some gold and pink ribbon.

I did all of that because I was inspired by this tag:
The creator of the above beautiful tag is Ruby of A Rare Ruby, who is the featured guest designer for the current Tag You're It challenge. I think you can see the elements that inspired me!

Other Challenges


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I hope you get a chance to play along with these fun challenges!

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And how about a Christmas card? Or two:
Another QACAS card for batch-making. The brilliant vellum paper is from SU. The unknown die was borrowed at the Lake House. I made several cards with green bases and several with white bases.

Challenges
Our Badge
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Ergo Nomics

I copied this old photo from the "My Playhouse" tab at the top of my blog. This row of filing cabinets is on the west wall of the Playhouse for storing some of my color families of paper, ribbon, and markers.

Below is a photo I took a coupla days ago. (I started clearing things out before I thought to take a picture for you.)
You can see my guillotine cutter and Big Shot on top of the filing cabinets. Bending over to cut paper was starting to whack my already wacky back. (In truth, I usually use the BS on the floor so I don't have to bend and twist. You know, because getting up and down from the floor is a breeze at my age.)

So a couple of weeks ago I bought a vowel, which is another way of saying I had a light bulb moment, which is another way of saying I got smart. The kicker was when Hammy looked up from his coloring book and queried, "What are all those loud creaking sounds?" Really? It became clear that I am TDO for this arrangement and changes needed to be made before I really hurt myself.

Now it looks like this: 
Aaaah! Much better! Huge thanks to the Mister for putting together all four cabinets last (rainy) weekend! They are so streamlined and pretty and they hold so much. Most important, the counter-height is fantastic. BTW, these cabinets are an IKEA knockoff that I bought from Wally (Walmart) for a third of the cost. I have IKEA cabinets on the other wall and, as near as I can tell, Wally's are just fine.

Where's my BS? I beg your pardon? Oh. I've made a place for it on the end of my desk where I don't have to bend or twist. Whoop!

Unfortunately, there's a downside that I hadn't considered. Now a certain little hamster is having the time of his life racing from drawer to drawer through those little hand holes. Sometimes he hides in a drawer and scares the carp out of me in the process, much to his delight!

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We are having the grandtwins for a sleepover from today through Sunday ~ oh, and the two granddogs, too, of course!  With the boys' activities, we don't see them as much as we did when they were younger, so we are really looking forward to it! 

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89 comments:

Milka Gubo said...

:o) Beautiful cards, Darnell. Love your new cabinet... looks so cool with all that drawers. :o) Big hus!! xx

Glennis said...

Oooh!! Lucky you to have such a roomy craft space, and those fabulous drawers

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell,
what a very pretty tag, and yes your right you do wnt to sweep your hand accross to taste the lovely icing on the tops of the cupcakes.
Your Christmas cards are wonderful and what brilliant vellum that is with those lovely metalic trees.
Your new cabinets in your craft playhouse look awesome and really perfect for you.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Maxine D said...

Oh Darnell - what an amazing play house you have, and so well organised - would you like to come and help me organise mine??? So glad Hammy was the motivation for your re-arrangement, I thought he was 'packing a sad'(as we say down under) as we had not heard about him for a while.
Love your cards, as ever, and that tag is awesome - those layers of cupcakes are perfect!!
Blessings
Maxine

frommycraftroom said...

Love your tag! And I remember using this stamp at a friend's house when I was just starting to stamp - only a little while ago now.
I am so envious of your new storage a) I wish I had the space b) which I could get some here that was cheaper than IKEA.
Enjoy the grandtwins :)

Colleen said...

Darnell, LOVE your tag with the yummy looking cupcakes! Your next two tree cards are so pretty, wow, the shine is awesome! I sure enjoyed seeing your new cabinets...perfect height for all the die cutting we do! And now it saves your back too!! Have fun with the grands!

!neke said...

Great tag , beautiful cabinets !!!!!
Great story again !

Ineke XX

Ruth said...

Love your tag AND that you used some very old NBUS. Give it a few years and I'll be there too ;) I absolutely adore the shine on that vellum and your very clean and simple trees. My kind of quick card :) And hurrah you for sorting out your drawers (ahem!) I can't wait to get mine finally sorted - and a trip to IKEA in the New Year :) xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely tag, so sweet!:D And the Christmas card looks so modern and striking!
But I'm stunned by your organization... Lucky lady, your new cabinet is really beautiful and useful!!

Barb said...

A lovely birthday cupcake tag and very stylish Christmas cards. Your set-up looks fantastic Darnell. What a super duper useful Mister you have. No more cracking sounds now! Barbxx

Jeanne said...

Love your tag and card. So pretty, Darnell! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for the pictures and info on the new storage units in your playhouse. I'm so happy for you! I'm also thrilled to read that you had a rainy weekend! Those have been way to few and way to far between lately! I know you will have a fantastic time with your grands! Congrats to the Cubs! Hugs!!

Sandra H said...

What a fab tag Darnell l have that stamp and use it lots!! loving your christmas cards too the tree backgrounds are gorgeous nice touch with the vellum! your craft room is amazing what a lot of space and units so nicely put together xx

Linda Harris said...

Gorgeous cards Darnell, I do believe I also have that SU stamp somewhere! Love the look of your new drawers LOL always good to save the creaking noises. Enjoy the boys staying xxx

Di said...

Wonderful tag Darnell - sluuuurp :) Sure looks good enough to eat. And the Christmas card design is fabulous, the backing and the die cut are a match made in Heaven.

LOVE your new units - I'm sure we creak as we get older! Len keeps saying I need oiling with some WD40. Certainly your new set up should make things much easier :)

Hugs

Di xx

Heidi Stamps said...

Your tag and card are both lovely! Great job!

Your old cabinet looks fabulous but the new one is even better! So happy for you!

Diane said...

WOW...fabulous cards and tag, too...all are lovely and the Christmas cards are a very awesome design!! Your new cabinets look wonderful, I need to check those out, my creative room needs a massive clean out!!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous tag and wonderful Christmas cards, you really managed to capture the shine on the second one. Love the look of your new draw unit.

Sue xx

Brenda in IN said...

Your cupcake tag looks yummy and makes my mouth water. That Christmas paper is just beautiful. I love the super shiny trees on it. What a difference the new drawer units make for you. I don't bend as easy as before and had to get my trimmer and BS up higher too. I am so happy for the Cubs. But so tired for me! I stayed up for every game and last night's rain delay really made it late. They really played well and it was a great series. Have a delightful time with the twins. I dread the time my grands won't have time to come to grams house any more for fun, not just occasions. We are all looking forward to time at the cabin over Thanksgiving week.

Pat said...

I love your yummy cake tag with the prettily coloured and shaded image Darnell, and that bright backer and ribbons look great, also your beautiful gold embossed vellum Christmas cards, and love both the base card colours and the fab die cut trees on top. Wow, your new cabinets are the beez kneez too and at a better height for your back. Enjoy your weekend with the twins, and the dogs too of course. x

Loll said...

Love your tag and fun layered vellum Christmas cards Dolly. Looks like you've been having lots of fun times in your playhouse. Love the new cabinets. Mister did a great job putting them together. Lolly xx

Marilyn said...

I love tags! Love making them, giving them and receiving them. Yours is fabulous for a birthday gift with those yummy cupcakes.
Great card too... so sparkly and pretty.
I admire and envy your craft space... mine's a mess, a horrible mess but I do like yours.

Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely cards Darnell ...especially love the 'cake' one...one mention of cake and I am there!
Wow what a transformation of your Playhouse working space...the white drawers are a great improvement on the black....do wish we had Wally here...we have ASDA which is owned by Wally but the stores are small compared to 'Wally' is the USA...I had a ball when I went into one some years ago when on holiday...

hugs Annex

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, I love your new cabinets. Always good to get a bargain.

The tag and cards are fab.

Have fun with the boys and dogs. Sue

Princess Judy Palmer said...

ah ha! The light bulb has come on for you about no more bending over. Oncest I moved my cutter and BS ended up on top of 2 2-drawer cabinets shoved next to each other. My cabinets weren't even as tall as yours as the 1 drawer wasn't file sized. It would have been okay for rolling the chair over and using but the carpet was too thick for chair rolling. It was terrible for bending over. So I replaced those cabinets with a 3-drawer lateral file cabinet. It's the bomb! It holds a ton of stuff and is the perfect height for standing at for cutting and BS-ing.... and gosh knows I need the exercise except the day my foot hurt so bad then I just piled up my stuff next to my desk on a faux-IKEA rolling cart and used them on the desk as needed. Anyway, I'm sure you will be so happy with this new setup even with crazy hamsters scaring you half to death twice.

I like your cupcake tag and I applaud your giving the frosting a highlight job because I did reach out my finger to grab a swipe. :-)

Bonnie said...

Those strawberry cupcakes look delicious and make a very pretty tag with the green backing! And thanks for the idea of what to do with this tree paper that I have quite a bit of. Great idea to get the paper cutter higher. I need to see if I can figure a way to do that. Cutting lots of cards is a real pain in the shoulders! Have a great weekend with the grands!

Geri said...

Computer issues + busy at work = WAY BEHIND in commenting! MTS is still trying to figure out what the heck is going on. Do you think I'm on the verge of snapping? Hell yeah!!!

Awesome cards, awesome post (yay Cubs!) and AWESOME new shelves!!! Your cute cupcake card is totally 'sweet' and has me fighting the urge to walk across the street to the bakery for a treat! Gorgeous sparkle and shine on the tree cards! Love that you kept the designs clean and simple so as not to steal the limelight from that glorious paper!

Have fun with the twinks...and the puppies!

Tina Z. said...

I love your tag - soooo yummy and your playhouse ... oh wow, it looks amazing and so fresh!
hugs xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a wonderful tag design and a gorgeous Christmas card. And, I envy your crafting area. My stuff is all over the house as I stick a cabinet here and there to house things. I wish I had my own space, but at this late stage I doubt it will ever happen.

Brenda said...

Hello Auntie! Sorry I've been mia for so long, hopefully I will get back on track....key word hopefully. Anyway I am loving your yummy looking tag and those beautiful Christmas cards. But I am loving those cabinets even more! Can you tell me more about them as I'm looking for just that exact cabinet for my room. What are they called??? I got to get me some. lol Enjoy those grandtwins! The older they get the more busier they get I'm sure. Just had one of my grands here and enjoyed ever second of it! Big hugs, Brenda

Redanne said...

Both cards are beautiful, loving those cupcakes! Lightbulb moments are often the best, your Playhouse organisation looks fabulous - I wish I could be so neat!

Have a great time with the boys and the dogs! Hugs, Annie xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Darnell
Those cakes look good enough to eat.........yummmm!
The tree cards are fabulous and that's some posh vellum.
Oh how I'd love your drawers......steady on, the ones in your playhouse I mean lol! Hey, why stop at the drawers, I'd love your playhouse!
Enjoy your time with the boys.
Ang x

Kara Lynne said...

What a great tag, Darnell! You are so right, I want to swipe my tongue, oh, I mean my finger through that frosting! Your Christmas cards have such a clean elegant feel to them. Yay for Walmart knock-offs! They look great and now you can stand up by the window to work sometimes - sort of like washing dishes at the kitchen window! Thank you so much for your encouraging words on my blog, you are such a wonderful friend!

Isabelle Siry said...

Gorgeous, beautiful, great and phenomenal are the words respectively for the tag, the card, the drawers and your craft room ! It is so nice to visit your playhouse ! I love those Ikea drawers and I confirm, they are great !
Thanks so much for sharing !
Izzy Scrap

Carol said...

Great cards and tag Darnell. Love your new look...and anything to limit the creaks and groans is a bonus. Enjoy your visitors. Carol x

Linda said...

Pretty yummy looking tag Darnell, and beautiful Christmas cards. I like your new cabinets in your craftroom and have been wanting to pay a visit to Ikea to get something higher for my BS, paper cutter etc. Might have to look at Wally's. Bending over is a killer for our old backs. Lol...

Kathleen said...

Love the tags and the gorgeous sparkly Christmas cards.
I avoid, as much as possible doing anything that involves getting down on my knees, unless Hubby or something solid is there for me to use to get up again.
Fabulous photo's and a really smart Playhouse.

Same here regarding Grandsons as they are also getting older too and they do not stay over as much as they used to but we have just had a week in Scotland with them when it was half-term so that was brilliant, it is nice to see them grow up but sometimes I wish they were still young. Hey ho.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

Finger licking good cept I used my tongue!! hugs Mrs A.

nancy littrell said...

We were engrossed in the final World Series last night. It was a shame there had to be a loser. Congratulations to both teams, but esp. the Cubs:-)

Poor hammy having to run around inside all your beautiful new cabinets..Enjoy your new look!

Now to your cards..loved all three, but the shine on your vellum trees paper...was stunning! Loved your designs on all your cards. TFS your cards and your remodel. Hugs, Nancy

JoAnn said...

Love your pretty birthday tag and Christmas cards.
Wow, a great makeover with the cabinets, love it. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Jean said...

Gorgeous cards!Love your new cabinets!!

oldpunca said...

You have baked a sweet cupcakes. :-) Wonderful tag. I like your simple Christmas cards. Great idea. Your Playhouse is a dream. I hope someday I can take a picture of my little crafty hole to show it. At the moment it is not for the public. :-)))
Hugs, Sonja

Cat Craig said...

Darling tag, love those cupcake tops! The tree cards are fun, love me some foil. Great seeing your pictures of the redo!

Ruth Doman said...

Love the tag Darnell, so pretty. It's given me an idea for a way in which to deliver a Christmas present. Thank you for the inspiration. Ruth x

Lisa said...

Now that is one scrumptious little tag!! Super duper CUTE Darnell and I like your glimmery shimmery cards too. Awesome upgrade in your playhouse. Have fun with the boys and pups!!

Happy Dance said...

YAY Cubbies!!!!! WooHoo and all that! Ahem....Sorry. I should be Woohooing about your most darling tag. Those cupcakes look so sweet (pun intended), and I love all the texture they have. The green sparkly paper is a wonderful backdrop for them. Not to forget those scrumptious ribbons, too! And hey!! I remember those pretty, pretty Christmas cards you made at the LH! I do believe I have some of that pretty vellum in my scrap folder, too!!! Mighty nice new arrangement in the PH; can the Mister come over and do a few things around here? Naturally he'd have to bring you!! Those stacks of drawers look like just the right solution for you. Enjoy your time with the the youngsters. Talka me soon. Bev

Lindsey said...
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Lindsey said...

That tag! Great take on Ruby's inspiration, and that punch must really be itty bitty! So cute. And the vellum on those cards is a total wow, too. They're beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges!

Sheila H said...

Great projects - the cupcake tag is a great take on the inspiration. The design of your Christmas cards really grabs your attention. Love the foil. Your new drawers are awesome - great addition to your space. I'm impressed that you have gotten on the floor to craft - LOL!!

Bobby said...

I love your teeny tiny cupcakes, Darnell. Much less calories. ;) And that green tree vellum? Sensational!! You tell Hammy to behave himself because those Wally cabinets are the cat's meow and worse than twisting or getting up and down off the floor is having a heart attack.

LesleyG said...

Yummy tag looks good enough to eat, and spookily I have been playing with that exact same vellum. Love your new cabinets. I creak a lot too xxx

Rahmat said...

Lovely tag Darnell. Would you believe that I went scrolling up and down several times, to see both the Christmas cards, they are simple and gorgeous.

Gerrina said...

Your first card looks so jammy!
And those cabinets look good...so easy to put it all in draws; you can really sort things out...
Love the treecards; they look so playfull!
Have a fun weekend!

Linda said...

Hi Darnell .... gorgeous makes as always. Love the cute little tag ..... craving a cupcake now though!
Loving the new look in the playhouse .... so organised. Those new drawers look amazing, and so much fun sorting them out too. Bet you found loads of stuff you'd forgotten you had! Enjoy the weekend my friend .... sounds like it's going to be a busy one xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

Love both your cards and revamped storage.
Hugs,
Em xxx

Carol L said...

I just love all those tiny trees on your cards, and the tag looks yummy with those cupcakes! Congrats on having your new storage/working space - it looks fantastic and fun! Enjoy!

Debbie said...

Beautiful!
Thanks for playing along this week at Christmas Card Challenges!!
Debbie (CCC DT)
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Ros Crawford said...

You know I'm the same with the guillotine and BS... And then at this time of year the light is bad and the window is behind me ... I need to re-organise now I've see yours. I wish we had Wal-Mart ... we have Asda but I don't know if they have units like that.
Love your pretty tag and your card is very elegant... Enjoy your family Darnell and have fun!

Susanne Vargas said...

Your cupcake tree looks delicious and the tree cards modern and graphic! And your new cabinets look much better for your back! Enjoy your time with the twinlets (I know you will)! You are so lucky to see them so often (and they are, too as is your son and his wife)!
Happy weekend,
Susanne

Viv said...

Oh what fabulousness here Dee! great tag and Xmas cards but my eye was drawn to your beautiful new craft room organzing...wow it looks amazing too!....now I just need to get mine done now.....sometime ;) hugs Vee xx

Lynne in NI said...

Fab tag, very yummy! Thanks for playing along at Naughty or Nice :)
I'm very envious of your fabulous crafting space!

Helen F. said...

Oh Darnell, your tag with the delish cupcakes is so sweet ;-)And, the trees look fabulous, love those also! The shine and glimmer are beautiful. Your new cabinets look awesome in place of the filing cabs. Plus saving your back is, well, BONUS!
Have fun with the boys! {{HUGS}}

Dotty Jo x said...

Thanks for playing along at Naughty or Nice, your tag is lovely! Jo x

Inkyfingers said...

What a pretty tag Darnell and I have paper envy over your beautiful shiny paper on the Christmas card!!! I love your new craft station with the drawers. It must have been a labour of love to put those together for you. I think that man is a keeper!

Sue from Oregon said...

Those little cupcakes look good enough to eat!!! Yummy...perfect to attach to any giftie!
Love your new remodel. Tell me, are those drawers wider than IKEA's? Drives me nuts that 12x12 paper does not fit in them! I have a bunch too and love them despite that one downfall!

Valerie Nolan said...

Love your cupcake tag Darnell and the Xmas cards are fab! You know how in awe I am of your playhouse especially after you saw my space! I was sorry not to see Hammy peeping out ;)
Val x

Jasmina said...

I like your tag and a card. Cool colors and design. Your room looks awesome! Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.

Cheryl W. said...

Your tag looks oh, so yummy, and your Chrissie cards are perfect. Just the kind to make dozens of. I'm a bit envious of your gorgeous new cabinets, but very happy for you! Getting old sucks (at least in some ways), doesn't it?

Greta said...

Super sweet tag--pun intended! Love the trees card--very striking! How fun you've got all 4 coming for a sleep over--pictures, please--boys & puppy dogs--I'm jealous!

Anita in France said...

Scrumptious tag, Darnell ... and yes, I do want to swipe my finger through that frosting and take a taste! Your gorgeous vellum backed Christmas cards look as fabulous as they did IRL ... beautifully photographed to show them in all their glory! Knew I needed you for a little reorganising ... these cabinets are not only fabulous to look at, they mean that you can continue to be not TDO for any of your crafty pursuits!! LYAMYSSMASYS! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

jimlynn said...

I kicked back in the recliner with the laptop and thought I'd get a little commenting done finally - a tiny bit at a time I'm afraid. Of course I had to stop by here and see what all I've been missing - and it's been tons of wonderful things!
Love this card and the tag. Both are so pretty.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your cupcake tag is soooooo cute, Darnell! And I love your Christmas tree cards - gorgeous foiled paper! Your new cabinets look amazing and more storage space will help keep everything organized! So fresh looking - you have a beautiful playhouse (before and after)! Sounds like Hammy is loving the new drawers!

Jen W. said...

It would definitely be a happy birthday for me if I was greeted with a stack o' cupcakes like that!! :D Loving the sparkly cool and graphic Christmas card too. And yay for new storage goodies in the playhouse! It looks fabulous!

Monika Reeck said...

I love your yummy TAG so cuute
and I love your christmas card too so shiny that trees I love it...
I love your storage goodies and what a tidy room wish I win LOTTO and I can fly to visit you and play with your stamps...puncher...DIES all all..
your room looks so comfortable Darnell
I made a post and say thanks to you for the goodies I got as my bday
thanks so much Darnell you know what it was my number 2 PTI stamp hehehe
thannks once more and this is the post with thank words to you

http://creativewithmonika.blogspot.de/2016/11/sunday-stamps-139-fall-thank-you-card.html

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Naughty or Nice, good luck!!! Amy DT

Craftychris said...

Super yummy cupcake card, the frosting looks so real! Love the Christmas cards with the gorgeous backgrounds for the fabulous die cuts. Wow, those drawers are awesome! Your playhouse looks a dreamy place to be! And of course for Hammy to play! xxx

Asha said...

Absolutely gorgeous holiday card, Darnell. Love the repeat design of the trees. Your posts always make me smile. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
x Asha

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun inspired card -- pretty shiny Christmas cards and WOW! NICE new dresser :)

Carole said...

Oooh you have been a busy bee haven't you!! Lovely cards and tag Darnell...and a wow of playhouse. Is there a bed in the corner...it looks so tempting I don't think I would ever come out! Hugs xx

Claire Grantham said...

Hello my friend and happy November to you. Its been too long since I popped by for a visit. A hugely belated thank you for the beautiful birthday card. I love the tag and the two christmas cards, they are all stunning. I really love the new Wally cabinets..superb. I moved my bigshot to a sensible no bend and twist place when we moved to the US..it has made a huge difference to my back!! Hope you had a good weekend with the Grandsons. Claire x

Birgit said...

I love your cupcake tag and your Christmas cards..very funky. Your craft room looks amazing and so nice and clean and organized. Mine looks a little less clean.

Anja Curvers said...

WoW Darnell such a great tag as always love, love it. Your other card is also great. And that craftroom so amazing and so Well organized mine is a complete mess.

artful-notions said...

Oh I just wish I could swipe some of that frosting! But it's paper, right? Hmmmm, looks like the real thing. Wonderful creations. Your cards are so shiny and festive, had to don sunglasses. Thank you for another fun post, love visiting your playhouse. Great cabinets, btw. And thanks for joining in the fun at TYI!

Jeanne J. said...

I'm sorry it's been so long sweet friend! I'm going in for another transplant on monday and playing catch up in case I want to zonk out for a few days. I loved the peek inside the playhouse.. so clean, and bright now! You and Hammy will have lots of fun playing - I bet it was a job going through all your supplies too, but so worth it! Your tag with all those cute little cupcakes is awesome, and I love all the shine on the Christmas Card! Hugs and love to you!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

You are one popular girl! Comment #84, love this, the cupcakes are so cute. Many thanks for joining us at Tag You're It Challenge.

Tracey McNeely said...

I love your tag this challenge, the pink cupcakes are just darling and love that you arranged them as a tree! Your redesign is wonderful, the white drawer units brighten the room up I am sure and wow lots of drawers to fill with NBUS, I mean schuff!! Thank you for sharing with us at Tag You're It!

MaryH said...

Oh Gosh! Loll told me about your Wworld cabinets and I was scrolling to find. I have some of the IK ones, love 'em, but I'd love to have some more like this, at better prices. Did you find these online or in your actual Wmart in the area? Never seen such at our places. The cabs look just so streamlined and neat the way you have them. (BTW, we got the Ik ones last year, JH put together, and I STILL have not finished loading them! Start on it, then other things get in the way. Then I lag behind at getting started again.) Clever you to find this storage stuff! TFS

Rose said...

Your lovely tag is so sweet Darnell! A pretty take on the inspiration! Love that foiled vellum on your Christmas cards! The new cabinets in your playhouse look fantastic! Everything I do is ruled by my back so I get where you are coming from.

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

WOWZA...love your cards and my your little space for crafting is stunning too...I'm soooo envious!!
Thanks for joining us for our Christmas Tree Challenge at Holly Jolly. Good Luck. Hope to see you again soon.
Lynn, Holly Jolly DT

cm said...

Time for a much needed catch-up and accompanying 'cheer up', which has already started with this post! Yummo cupcakes and fabulous shimmery trees! Your new cabinets have certainly caught my eye, as I'll be in the market for a few of those very soon (E.X.C.I.T.E.D!) I had Ikea ones on my list; great to know Wally's offer an alternative (hopefully they'll have similar ones north of the border). THANK YOU x a zillion for your beautiful sympathy card that arrived yesterday; gorgeous, heart-warming, touching and yes, the tears flowed. On another note, I especially appreciate that you bequeathed Andy with my last name on the address. That sent me into a second bout of "tearing up" in a good way...giggles galore. I often told him he should take my name upon our marriage...tee hee!
Hugs~c