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!

January 30, 2017

NBUS Challenge #10!

Greetings, NBUSers!

Today is the start of the third and last week of my 5-year blog birthaversary! I'm blown away by how many of you have enthusiastically joined in the celebrations and I've loved seeing and pinning your remarkable creations! Thank you!


If you would like to see week one of the celebrations (NBUS Challenge #8) and the gallery, click here; for week two (NBUS Challenge #9), click here.
The basic idea of this challenge is evident in the name. You are to use schtuff never before used (virginal) on your creation. It can be something you've had for years or something you got yesterday. For the history of NBUS and to see prior challenges, please see the tab above or click HERE.

January 30, 2017 ~ February 5, 2017

🔹Please use a NBUS item and share what it is.
🔹Please follow using the blue "Follow" button on the side bar.
🔹Please only enter this challenge three times with new work only.
🔹Please only enter four other challenges, for a total of five, including this one.
🔹Please mention the NBUS Challenge and link your post back here.
🔹Please leave encouraging comments on each other's creations.
🔹Please click HERE for how you enter if you don't have a blog.
🔹Please enjoy!

Note: These are all NEW prizes for this week's challenge!
  1. $25 gift card. Winner's choice to any American company. [GC]
  2. $25 gift card. Winner's choice to any American company. [GC]
  3. Scor-Buddy scoring tool [SB]
  4. Mini MISTI Stamping Tool. [M]
  5. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens [Z]
I will hold three separate drawings for each of the three NBUS Challenges. Winners of ALL THREE challenges will be published on February 13, 2017. These prizes are open to participants from all over the world who enter their creation in the gallery.

ImportantIn your comment (or after your name in the gallery when you link up), please indicate which of the prizes you would like to win by including the alpha letter(s) shown above after the name of the prize. If you have no preference, please indicate [ANY]. 

To be fair, for the non-gift certificate items, please don't request them if you already own them or something substantially similar. If you do not make an indication of your preference, I will assume that you do not want to be included in the drawing for a prize. 

Contact Information:  Also, if you and I have not communicated via email in the past five years, please make sure you use the secure "contact me" form on the right to provide me with your email address! Commenting doesn't always provide me with your email information if you are a No-Reply blogger. If I can't contact you, you can't win!  💙

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This week I have to explain my optional theme before I show you my card.

There is only one optional theme for this challenge and credit for the idea goes to my friend Harriet. I mentioned to her that I was trying to think of unique themes and she suggested that I check and see what today's "National Day of . . ." was. You know how there is always something being celebrated every day of the year, like National Day of the Hot Dog, or National Day of Celebrating Corduroy, or National Day of Hippopotamus Toenails, etc.. 


Well, I did check and, by golly, I found something!


Today is "National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day!" 


Squee!! 


So for your optional theme this week you can:

a) use Bubble Wrap in some way or some fashion on your creation (maybe you have a bubble wrap stencil?), or 


b) use bubbles, or use wrap, or use some other unusual material in some way, or


c) check and see what "National Day" is being celebrated on the day you make something for the challenge. To find out what is being celebrated each day throughout the week-long challenge, just click here for the days of January and here for the days of February.


That's it. Have fun!

Remember, the theme is OPTIONAL.

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Here we go with what I did to inspire you. (Did you get your dwink and sumstenance?)

I cut a piece of bubble wrap and randomly dropped drops of alcoholic inks. I've never seen this done before, but it prolly has been. It was really fun! I didn't try it with reinkers or other liquid inks, but I can't wait to see the results if you try it!

As I dropped inks, I stopped after every few additions of ink and took a piece of glossy card and placed it upside down (glossy side down) onto the bubble wrap. Then I placed my large acrylic block on top of the piece of card and gently but firmly pressed the card into the bubble wrap for a couple of seconds. Bubble wrap smooching, if you will! Then I lifted the card, set it aside, and kept going, applying more drops of different colors, and repeating the process.

Ten minutes later and I had the makings for several cards!
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And here are the finished cards!
I happened to have a piece of acetate on my desk at the time and I held it over the glossy inked paper and I loved the extra shine from the acetate. So I used my NBUS MFT Die-Namics "Stitched Rectangle Frame" die to finish the design. Each card looks like a framed photo under glass which is pretty darn cool, if I do say so me wee self.

The horizontal card shown above was one of the last presses (smooches) I did and for that I used a piece of nonglossy card stock just to see how it would do. It did great, but I like the bubble wrap effect better on the glossy paper. The NBUS sediment on the horizontal card is "Label Tape," also from MFT. The "Celebrate" sediment on the vertical cards is also NBUS and it's from PTI's "Bold and Beautiful Sentiments" stamp set.

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When I was finished and I started to clean up, Hammy threw a carrot carat at my head and said, "Hold on there, Missy. Don't you think the bubble wrap itself is the prettiest part of this whole Rigguma Roll?"

As usual, he was right!  The photos don't really capture how brilliant and shiny the bubble wrap is, but each circle looks like a tiny brightly colored glass marble in real life!
So I threw the carrot back at his head (which he deftly caught between his paws), divided the wrap in two, and made these cards:
I taped the bubble wrap to a snippet of card and then framed it with foam and set it aside. I next taped a snippet of acetate behind the front card opening and then sandwiched the two together like you would do for a shaker card and applied the die-cut words from Winnie & Walter. 


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Enjoy your day! Enjoy NBUS Challenge #10! No, seriously, enjoy! LITS!*

As always, thank you for coming by to visit the Playhouse. Thank you very much for participating in these NBUS Challenges and for being incredible friends and followers and supporters! Your friendship and your encouraging comments keep me going! MWAH!

If you have any questions, please use the contact form on the right or email darnell dot knauss at gmail dot com. And, remember, if you want to be in the drawing for a prize, please make sure to let me know which prize you want and your email address!

Edited to add: My surgery went well! I'm pretty much sleeping if off and the stitches are still angry, but every day is a huge improvement over the day before. (I can add that being on pain pills does not improve one's pygint skills!) THANK YOU with all my heart for all your emails, comments, and cards! MWAH!


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168 comments:

Janis said...

OH MY GOODNESS, Darnell!!! Your creations are GORGEOUS!!! Every single one of them is just beautiful and colorful and AWESOME! I don't have any alcohol inks, but I will have to give this a try with regular old reinkers. Bubble wrap....whoever woulda thunk it?!! Just amazing.

SO very glad you are feeling better day be day. Continued thoughts and prayers for a complete and quick recovery!! Please put my name in the hat for the (GCs) (SP) and (Z). Thank you for your generous prizes.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Jane Willis said...

So glad the surgery went well. Now I hope Hammy is making sure you rest and let those stitches heal, and supplying you with regular hot beverages to keep your spirits up!
Jane

Redanne said...

So pleased to hear that the surgery went well!! I hope the stitches get less angry as the days pass and that you are soon well on the way to recovery my friend. Thinking of you...

I have never seen the technique used on bubble wrap before but what a brilliant idea it is and all of your cards are so beautiful - such a clever idea!! It was genius to use the bubble wrap itself in the cards too, whilst I love the transferred bubbles, I just adore the bubble wrap ones - love them!! Take care and get well soon! Big hugs, Annie xxx

Rahmat said...

Glad the surgery went well, and you are on road to recovery.
All your cards are awesome Darnell, you got some great textures and inking done.

Gerrina said...

So glad that all went well! Now all that is to do is give your body time to heel...but that takes patient...Hope the pain is gone after the painkillers are gone too!
Super idea the theme this hallenge and I really think it is great that you not only used the bubble wrap to stamp, but also on the cards!
Sending some good thoughts your way for the days to come! Hugs, Gerrina

Marianne said...

Oh my, your bubble wrap creations look amazing, Darnell! And a fun technique to boot. Cannot wait to give this a go, while I still have my AIs out. Still haven't tried the bokeh look either.
Happy to hear your surgery went well. Make sure you take plenty of rest so that you can make a speedy recovery. And don't go shopping online for new supplies. You don't want a relapse!
Sending healing vibrations your way, and a big hug!
Marianne x

Julie B said...

Someone's been having a fun time!
Glad your surgery went off OK and hope you're soon back to your bubbly self.
Enjoy the Mister's ministrations for as long as you can. :) x

Stamps and Paper said...

Pleased to hear Darnell you are on the mend. What a lovely set of cards you've produced with your bubble wrap technique

Anne

Kathyk said...

Truly fabulous makes with your bubble wrap, Darnell. Great challenge and splendid prizes

How are you feeling matey? Not too uncomfortable I hope.

Kathyk

Sue said...

Darnell, Lovely cards.

Glad you are improving daily. Sending heaps of positive healing thoughts and hugs (((Darnell))). Sue

ionabunny said...

These look fabtastic. Really need to get me some bright alcohol. Uhhhh, inks, yeah inks LOL. Glad you used the bubble wrap as well. See, I knew shakers without stuffing would catch on. So glad your surgery went well. Take care. Hugz

Desire Fourie said...

Darnell this is such a beautiful project.
This will also be perfect for one entry as an anything goes creation for our challenge below.
Hugs
Desíre
{ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Liz said...

So pleased everything went well with your surgery. Hope you'll soon be up and about.

Love your cards, the colours are so striking. Who would have thought that bubble wrap could make such brilliant designs!

I'll be playing for [GC] [M] and [Z] this week, as I already have a scoring board. xx

Anne said...

Hi there, Glad surgery went well and you are recovering. That bubble wrap idea is brilliant - just love how the inks look on the bubble wrap itself. Hammy is truly a genius!!!!
Love and hugs
Anne xxx ( Copper Beech Crafts UK )

JennyH said...

Wow, your cards turned out wonderfully Darnell, I'll have to hunt out some bubble wrap and give it a try.
Glad to hear your surgery went well, rest up and sleep much.
Prize draw choices this week are M and Z.

Carole said...

Love your bubble wrap cards Darnell...you sure have been a busy bee! Clever use of the actual bubble wrap too! Glad you are recovering well...time passes slowly(the only time) when you want to be running round and busy!...but soon you will be chasing hammy again xx

ike said...

Eeee !! How stunning and such goooorgeous colours :-) I might give this a go. Great to hear that you have had the Op and are doing well xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jane said...

I'm so pleased all went well Darnell...sending lots of healing best wishes to you. Take it easy. Wow I am blown away by your bubble wrap with alcohol inks....how cool is that and I agree the actual wrap was just gorgeous. What fab creations you made. I may well have to give this a try! I'll be back soon to join in with the fun. Hugs xxx

Lisa Tilson said...

Squeeeeeeeeee!!!!! Darnell these are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Oh what fun! How unique and stunning these are. I don't know what I am going to be able to manage for this, thinking cap goes on again. You know I like a challenge, so will definitely need to get bubbles in somehow. These are such pretty colours, and fabulous designs. So inspirational. I shall go back and swoon all over again. I hope you are recovering really well from your surgery and back on your tootsies soon, hugs, Lisa xx

Jeanne said...

So happy to see you, Darnell, and to hear that your surgery went well. Yes!!! Your third NBUS challenge sounds like so much fun! What you did with the bubble wrap is brilliant and your cards look amazing! Oh how I wish I could participate, but the fates are not with me so far in 2017 with regard to crafting. But it's fun to see what you've been up to, that is for sure! Take care and hope the rest of your recovery is smooth! Hugs!

Marilyn said...

Happy to hear your surgery went well! Your cards are gorgeous! Love the technique!

adele holcomb said...

Oh, wow! The bubble wrap idea is so unique and the resulting cards are really pretty--but Hammy's right, the wrap itself is the prettiest of all! So clever of you to figure out how to use it in not one, but two really awesome cards!

Isabelle Siry said...

Happy to read that your surgery went well and that now you are recovering ! Take it slowly but surely !
And these cards Darnell, OMG ! They are stunning ! What a clever and so great idea you had ! The result is just breathtaking ! You know what, I think that the one I prefer is the one with the bubble wrap itself ! I have to try this ! I think you will see a lot of CASED cards pretty soon, and not only from me ! ;-))
Take good care of yourself and thank you for this new awesome challenge !
Hugs
Izzy Scrap

KandA said...

So glad to hear the operation went well Darnell and I hope you're resting and taking things steady.

As for your cards, they are all absolutely STUNNING, the colours and designs are so amazing. You are one very talented lady to come up with such a great use for bubble wrap. Now for your challenge... mmm I wonder if I can find a piece that hasn't been 'popped' to death! May just have to go with NBUS this time. Take care and don't let Hammy work you too hard xx

Olga Bester said...

Wow!!!!! What a great project and creativity!!!
Love it!
Hugs from Africa!

Brenda in IN said...

It's so good to hear from you and that your surgery was successful. Still sending love and prayers. These cards are just beautiful and so clever. The bubble wrap ones are my favorite. What a fun idea.

Bunny said...

Love the bubble wrap. It actually came out pretty dadgummed good.

So glad to hear that your surgery went well and that each day is getting better.

Speaking of pygint, I have a badge on my blog as I am a spell checker for Jennifer Dove but I decided I would head it as:
Ima gud spill chicker. sum tymez

So, no, pain pills wouldn't be a good helper with pygint! Ha Ha!

Laughter is the best medicine.

Cat Craig said...

So glad you are doing better and that you were able to give us an update. The bubble wrap is amazing and the cards you made spectacular. That is quite a bit of super lovely inspiration. Now if I can only find some bubble wrap...I have one piece with huge bubbles not sure that will work...hmmmm....hugs hon, keep healing.

Sheila H said...

Hi, Darnell! I am so glad that your surgery went well. Please do take it easy as you recover. These cards are really, really cool! I believe I have some bubble wrap in the garage. I'll be digging around today to find it. I only have some reinkers, no alcohol inks. I love these challenges you've put together. Thank you so much for inspiring me to try different techniques. I'd love to have the Zig pens if I win. Take care!

Ros Crawford said...

These are pure genius and stunning to look at!!! Really? A national bubble wrap day??? Who knew?
I hope you are recovering well ... sending love

Pat said...

Hi Darnell, glad to hear that the surgery went well and that you are beginning to feel a little better and hope you are receiving lots of TLC and that everyday you feel that much improved. I love the bubble wrap technique you've done and the fact that you have actually used the wrap itself, and all the cards are fabulous! I unfortunately don't have any alcohol inks so will have to improvise...will be thinking about it. Thank you for more wonderful prizes this time and I would like to be entered for the Zig Brush Pens (Z) and the Gift Cards (GC) please. Take care. x

Heidi Stamps said...

I am pretty sure you created a technique! What gorgeous cards! We will all be busy making cards, but I think you ought to rest and get well soon!

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! Sooooo creative cards!! Fabulous all! And Hammy said so well, that plastic wrap deseved a place in your cards! You have made a fab work with it on your two last cards!

designbydonna said...

You are absolutely brilliant. Love all the bubble wrap images. What a fun design. Glad you are recovering well. I am still hoping to win the Mini Misti

Mac Mable said...

So glad you are on the mend x You are genius! So unique, so clever, fun and fabulous! Amazing inspiration and loving the cards. The acetate is such a good idea, like you say...framed photos. Thank you for the fun NBUS challenge x

Valerie Nolan said...

Pure genius Darnell such a fun technique! Gorgeous array of cards. So pleased your op went well and hope you have a speedy recovery xxx

Nan G said...

Very cool cards Darnell!!! Bubble wrap day...who knew?! And I'll bet the cards are spectacular IRL. :) So happy to you're doing well after surgery. Take care enjoy the pain killers but not too much. ;) I made a couple more cards for this week (one entry). So now that you've got us all NBUSing, what's up for next week? Hugs oh (GC)

Olga Fink said...

Well these are fantastic and your idea genius! I am sure you have now started a new trend! Bubble wrapping smooches!
Ok now I will go and order something online so I can get some bubble wrapping hehehehe ;-)
xoxo Olga

*Vicki* said...

Oh you are such a clever gal you are!!! I just love your makes with the bubble wrap and the different ways you've used it! I have never seen this before and I think it's brilliant! :) I can't wait to give it a try especially after I saw your "National whatever Days" for the week!! LOL!! How fun! Thanks for sharing your generosity with the prizes too!! I would be happy with either [GC] or [M]!! HUGS

Robin said...

What an amazing idea to use the bubble wrap! I love how the colors came out on all the cards!! The actual bubble wrap cards are just fabulous!! Thanks so much for the idea and I have got to locate some of this stuff! Hugs, Robin

Giorgia Rossini said...

Thank you so much for all thse challenges. I would love to win (Z) prize!

Kath said...

Fabulous cards and I must rummage for some bubble wrap to give the optional theme a go! I would love a chance to win the Mini Misti, please.
Kath x

Marlena M. said...

Well this is cool!!!! I'm glad to hear your surgery went well and you are healing up. Praying for further healing and wellness~

Leslie Miller said...

Brilliant and beautiful and so darn fun! I do love that you finished up with the bubble wrap, itself. It reminds me of sea glass. I would love to try some version of this. Happy healing, Darnell!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, Darnell, I think you have started something here that is going to become a very popular new technique!!!! Your cards look fabulous - love the idea to use the acetate overlay and the 'celebrate' stamp is simply great!!!! Wonderfully done, my friend!!!!
So happy for you to hear that you are doing better each day!!!!
Hugz

Laurie Unger said...

Bubble wrap appreciation day - who knew? Funny. Great way to have a bit of fun playing around. Awesome cards!

jimlynn said...

Cool looking technique and looks like fun too. Love your gorgeous cards.
So thankful you're on the road to recovery now.
Lynn

Linda said...

Wow, Darnell, you are so creative. I would never have thought about actually using bubble wrap to create something. Beautiful cards. Glad to hear your surgery went well and recovering is going well too.

cebelica said...

There is such thing as bubble wrap appreciation day? I learn something new every day! Very clever to use it on your cards. They turned out beautifully.

Im glad the surgery went well! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Hugs! xx

Pia S said...

Card making is so much fun, just a piece of paper and you can create something with nothing or everything, it's all up to your imagination. Cool bubble wrap designs!

Anita in France said...

First things first, Darnell ... so delighted that your surgery went well and that each day brings a little more recovery. Take care of yourself and allow yourself to be pampered and attended to ad infinitum (or at least until you've fully recuperated!). Your cards ... I gasped ... seriously ... you are a creative genius! GORGEOUS bubbles of delicious colour, all framed and shiny and ready to hang in a gallery (cause that's where they should be!). Beyond genius using the bubble wrap on the final two cards (good old Hammy) ... think you'll be starting a trend with this idea ... they're awesome! Didn't get to play along last week ... will be this time round! LYAMYASYTOGWWMCA! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Bonnie said...

What an awesome technique, my friend! I just happen to have some bubble wrap. Now to decide which NBUS to use with it. Having too much NBUS makes for a harder decision on which to use! BTW, I love the inked bubble wrap!

Sue - said...

Delighted to hear the surgery went well. Just make sure you rest and let yourself heal before trying to do too much, but I'm sure Hammy and the Mister will keep you in check! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous, and so many of them too! Hugs xx

nancy littrell said...

OMG Darnell, all your bubble wrap cards are So GORGEOUS!!! I have to try your technique. I must have bubble wrap some where ! Also so happy you are feeling better every single day!!! Take care...off on a treasure hunt! Hugs....

Carol Hintermeier said...

Oh wow Darnell, these are just awesome! Who knew bubble wrap could be so pretty!!! The way you used it in your cards is something I never would've thought of! All of them are so pretty!!! So glad you are on the mend! Prayers the pain will ease and you will have a speedy recovery! Hugs!

I Card Everyone said...

D I have seen someone, somehow, somewhere - maybe over the rainbow?! use bubble wrap to ink a card ... I'm thinking it was NOT with alcohol inks, however! I'm giving this technique to YOU, my friend. LOve every stinking inking ... and Hammy had it right as usual - the framed wrap was a must! If I find myself with a little bubble wrap, I'm definitely giving it a go - if I'm so lucky to have the wheel hand me a fortune, I'd love one of the gift cards - a girl cannot have enough schtuff!
=] M

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell,
oh I am so glad all went well with your surgery.
You take it easy for a while if you can.
I bet Hammy was glad to have you back home.
I am definetly not going to jump about when my crafty stuff arrives if that's what might happen. LOL.

Love your wonderful cards as I popped for a look this morning, and had a play this afternoon.
Such a very wonderful technique, and your cards are really excellent as usual.
The colours are so very lovely too.
Hope you like my version as I don't have any alcohol inks so I used Pixie Powders, and Gilding Polish on mine.
Love and big gentle hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Rose said...

Wow! Darnell your cards are just gorgeous! What a brilliant idea! I love how you framed each of your masterpieces & the colours are beautiful! So glad your surgery went well & I sincerely hope you have a speedy recovery.

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, I love the effect of your bubble wrap print, I'm definitely going to give that a go! It would be a good stress relief card to receive too!
Glad to hear your surgery went well - I did laugh at your description of everything heading south, all the joys of getting older .... on my 45th birthday a few years back I got vari-focal glasses and HRT meds ON THE SAME DAY!!!! Now that's just not right!
Anyway, yes please to be in your goodies draw for ANY :)

Jennifer said...

These are fabulous. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Jean said...

Hope you are feeling better! I love your gorgeous cards! Bubble wrap is a staple in my craft basket. Added my card! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I would be happy with any prize.

Kathleen said...

Thanks for the update, so pleased that things went well and that you are improving as each day passes.
Super duper cards, fantastic colours and who would have thought bubble wrap could look so good.
Take care.

Kath x

Jeanne H said...

Sending hugs from MN, my friend! So happy to hear you are doing OK. I'll keep sending good thoughts your way. Thanks for letting us know. About your and Hazel's idea...bubble wrap sounds like a lot of fun to use. Your cards are wonderful. Now to find some alcohol ink. Maybe some NBUS coming my way?

Julia Aston said...

So glad to hear all went well Sis - and will you definitely feel better with each passing day! What a fun challenge! I wonder if the bubble wrap will 'pop pop pop' if you put these cards in the mail??!! What beautiful cards and fun use of the bubble wrap after!! SO creative! Julia xx

Craftychris said...

Soooo glad to hear your operation went well! I am glad you are sleeping lots and I hope you will soon be on the road to recovery - no jumping about too soon though!!! Your cards are awesome! I am loving your technique with the bubble wrap and alcohol inks - so cool! I am glad I have managed to enter this time - I couldn't manage last weeks! I hope to join in again tomorrow too! I would love to be entered into the draw please - just for GC, GC and most definitely Z! I would soooo love to have some Zigs one day! Take care of yourself and thank you for all the fun of joining in with NBUS and the chance to win too - that's an added bonus! Hugs Chris xxxxxxx

Robyn Oliver said...

oooooh Darnell, so very pleased to read you are doing well after your surgery, love and hugs to get better quick - no as long as your body needs, no rush. AND your theme this week is amazing.... your cards are wonderful, so inspiring, just hope I haven't thrown out all the bubble wrap here... and then to use the wrap itself, I agree the colours too lovely to discard. Thank you so much from everyone for your support and inspiration and know that we are all sending get well vibes your way, Hugs Robyn

shirley-bee said...

It's bubble celebration day every Friday in my house (hic)! Oh - bubble wrap... Oh, well... I love stamping with bubble wrap, and I love your gorgeous versions. I've never seen it done like that before, and how brilliant that you even got two cards out of the leftovers. Glad to know that your surgery went well. I'm sure that by the time my card arrives you'll be good as new :)

Sybrina K said...

Darnell, The only thing I love more than your cards is hearing that surgery went well!

Loll said...

Oh my gosh Dolly!! Your cards are AWESOME. Love the prints with the simple sentiments. So pretty!! And then the bubble wrap on the cards ... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. Definitely have to make one of these. So inspiring, my friend. So happy the surgery went well. Sending love, hugs and healing thoughts your way. Lolly xx

Lisa Elton said...

Who knew something like bubble wrap could become such an incredible card element! These are marvelous Darnell!!

Di said...

Fabulous work Darnell! I love each one of your bubbly cards - so vibrant as well! I'm playing for the Zig pens please (Z) - but most of all for the fun of course!

Delighted to hear you're home and recovering! Mwah!

Hugs

Di xx

Susanne Vargas said...

So glad to hear that everything went well and you are feeling a little better every day!
Your cards are superbe! My favorites are the last two with the actual bubble wrap! Genius!
Speedy recovery and lots of hugs,
Susanne

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Hi Darnell! Happy Blogaversary! Glad to hear all is well following surgery. Nothing gets you down. I love what you have done with the alcohol ink and bubble wrap. I am itching to try this now! Thanks for the new challenge and for the opportunity to win a fabby prize.

Kathy Mc said...

Darnell, congrats on your blogaversary! So happy to hear you are recovering well. How fun are your beautiful bubble wrap inspired cards! I think I'll have to try your technique this week. Should I be a lucky winner, a GC would be my preference. Thanks so much for your fun blog posts and challenges! Hugs ~

Unknown said...

Am pretty sure you have just started a new trendy. Your cards are the bomb! Especially like the idea of adding the acetate to the frame. And using the actual bubble wrap on a card...GENIUS! You and Hammy make a great pair!!
Lu C

Pam said...

So glad to hear your surgery went well and wishing you a speedy recovery,
your cards are amazing! i love the bubble wrap idea and will try to give it a go this week. x

Colleen said...

Darnell, so happy to read you are on the mend...will continue with prayers for a very speedy recovery, after all you need to get on with living! that means taking care of Hammy, and of course all of us making cards for your challenge...this is an interesting one...thanks friend!! Heart Hugs, col

Sandi said...

I am sooo glad to hear that the surgery is behind you and you are now on the mend. Take is easy and do not push yourself and you will be back to normal in no time at all. I absolutely love your bubble wrap techniques and cards and will definitely be trying that out because your cards are gorgeous!! I would be interested in any of the prizes this week but if I had to choose I would love the Zig color pens...I have been wanting to check those out.

TK said...

What a terrifically fun, fantastic and amazing challenge! I LOVE the bubble aspect, and your use of bubble wrap is amazing! Kudos to you, Darnell! Praying for a quick recovery!

Maxine D said...

Awsume to hear that you are recovering well from the surgery - ah yes, those pain killers - fun - well if you don't mind your head in orbit!!
Love your fantabulous cards Darnell - a great technique and wonderful results!
Blessings
Maxine

Gerrina said...

All kinds of things seem to come between me amd crafting at the moment, but the idea of bubblewrap is one I like to do again this week or soon. For now another entry without the opt. and I do like Z..., altough I used alcohol once on this one. Hope you feel a lot better! Hugs, Gerrina

SHartl said...

Wow!!! That bubble wrap technique looks like so much fun and the actual bubble wrap with all the ink on it is so pretty that I think I'd have to frame that as well. I'll try to get around to going for the bubble look later this week but did manage to squeeze in a card when my Mom came to visit for the weekend. Thanks for the chance to win prizes, and for giving me so many creative ideas for cards.
I would like to be in the draw for the GC's, or the Mini-Misti (M).
Hoping you continue to heal well and start feeling more like yourself (only better!)

Linda said...

So glad to hear the surgery went well and that you're recovering nicely.
What an absolutely genius technique .... love it! And what stunning results ...... love the cards where you've used the actual bubble wrap .... very clever xx

Linda said...

So glad to hear the surgery went well and that you're recovering nicely.
What an absolutely genius technique .... love it! And what stunning results ...... love the cards where you've used the actual bubble wrap .... very clever xx

ilovestamping said...

I am so glad your surgery went well!

And I LOVE these cards you made-have to try out using bubble wrap paper!!

Rosali

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So glad you're starting to feel better!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Absolutely stunning cards! I'm so sorry I've not had time to play in any of your challenges, but you've definitely inspired me for future makes, and I will of course credit you whenever they get posted. So glad your surgery went well.
Gentle hugs,
Em xxx

Shelly said...

Wow! These are super AWESOME, Darnell! Love!
Glad to hear your surgery went well...rest up, my friend! Hope you have a speedy recovery! Hugs <3

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Uber cool Darnell! They look just fabulous! Whoda thunk it . . . humble bubble wrap, you and Hammy are born geniuses! I hope you are recovering well from your recent surgery dear friend! Have a wonderful day! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Kara Lynne said...

Wow, Darnell, bubble wrap masterpieces! You just took smooshing to a whole new level of fun! I so wish I could follow more often and keep up with the fun and not-so-fun (surgery). I hope your recovery continues to go well!

Jane Willis said...

And WHOOOOSH! I'm back to comment again now I've entered. I had my card all planned in advance but was so inspired by your bubble wrap marvels that I had to tear up the blueprint and find myself an unpopped piece to play with (try saying that after a couple of wine gums).
Playing for prizes [M] and [Z] please, and hoping that you are still healing well
Jane

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Hi Darnell! Sure hope you are healing quickly. Be good to you! Thanks for making me think a wee bit to create my entry. My brain was getting a bit mushy. This was great fun!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Sorry, it is me again... I just realized I was to tell you if interested in a prize. I would love a GC or the markers if I were lucky enough. Thanks for all you do.

Lia said...

I never used bubblewrap, but by seeing this: I am totally flabbergasted and just have to give it a try!!
But unfortunally I will be away for some days, so it won't be ready to join the challenge. So I am in with another card today and will showcase the 'bubbles' another day, that's for sure!
Lia xx

Creative world said...

So glad everything goes well...about the optional theme...I never did it,but sounds very interesting AS I see and your creations are STUNNING and GORGEOUS...hugs Željka

Lia said...

I forgot to mention that I never used a doodle-frame on a card, which I drawed all by myself....
Lia xx

Fiki said...

this was so fun challenge!
thank you very much!
You taught me few new techniques.
Ifmy name will be draw as winner I would like prize 4 or 5.
dont have those here.
and your cards are stunning!
love what you did with bubble wrap!
it so great!
have a nice day
hugs

Helen F. said...

First off, I am so happy to hear the surgery went well, Darnell.
Take care dear friend and DO NOT OVERDO until the doc gives you the "go-ahead and start jumping again now"!
Second, I love your creations, but "National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day", really?! I never in a million years would have imagined I need to celebrate that fun popping toy :-)

Susan Renshaw said...

Congratulations on 5 years - and so pleased that your surgery went well...

I am also very pleased to find you again!! Love the bubblewrap idea and will have to have a go before the end of this challenge - wouls love to win any of your super prizes!

AlisonC said...

Firstly, I'm delighted to hear that you are recoooperating and well on the mend. The challenge has been fun and I like the optional themes. The bubble effect is wonderful and the colours are so vibrant on your final two cards. Brilliant idea from Hammy! I'd love to be in the draw for a chance to win GC or Z. Thank you so much. Keep resting up. x

frommycraftroom said...

What a fabulous technique. Love the cards you created. So many possibilities :) My kiddos go back to school in a few days so fingers crossed I get a chancet to play.

Lisa Petrella said...

What a cool technique!!! Your cards are fabulous! Glad to hear your surgery went well and that you're feeling better and better with each new day! Have a great week!

Lindsey said...

The bubble cards are SO fun! I tried this once long ago...forgot all about until now. I'm thrilled that your surgery went well and that each day is getting better. I'll continue praying for you. :) And I am super excited to get to link up again. I love your prizes this week, but I have them, so a gift card would be great. Sending lots of love and get well wishes!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Beautiful Cards...I am happy your surgery went well..Hoping your fast recovery..Love Deepti Agagrwal

Verna Angerhofer said...

So glad to see your surgery went well and that you are now on the healing end of things. Don't overdo it. And, I must apologize as I was not able to comment on very many entries as my computer was in the shop. Got it back today so I will try to visit a few of the entries this time.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

I knew about the bubble wrap day and wanted to make a card! You beat me to it!!! But you'll bet I am going to play along!!!!

MaryH said...

Well, this may have been done before, but since I didn't see it, I think all of these are JUST AWESOME! Clever you! And then you knew just how to use them. Kudos to Hammy for his marvelous suggestion, cause those are real pretty too! So glad to hear the surgery went well, and hope those pills will get you through the worst of it. Just relax, and enjoy being taken care of. Rest & snooze as you need, craft when you feel so inclined. Big Big Hugs and TFS

Christine Alexander said...

Darnell, awesome challenge, you won't believe this but I've had my bubble wrap for ages meaning to use it. So glad it's national bubble wrap day my bubble wrap might be still on my crafting shelf :).
I'd love to win the #1 GC, or #2 GC or # 4 the mini misti M

StampedByBibi said...

So glad to hear your surgery went well, Darnell! ♥
Thank you so much for yet another NBUS challenge - this is such FUN!!
If I'm one of the lucky winners, I'll GLADLY take one of the GC's. You're so generous and sweet! And also the funniest person I know in blogland. Oh, and I LOVE your bubble wrap cards!! What a great idea, thank you for sharing. I'll give it a try.
Hope you get better soon. BIG HUG!

Maxine D said...

Me again Darnell - I have entered now, and I just want to say that I am interested in al the prizes EXCEPT the Misti.
Blessings
Maxine

Lia said...

I see, that the surgery was succesfull and I am so glad for you! I wish you a real quick recovery!!
I forgot to tell that I am interested in all prizes except the scoring tool!
Best wishes and have a nice day,
Lia xx

Jane said...

I'm back with a card Darnell.I hope you are feeling much better today? Happy February! I am playing for the pens (Z) or the giftcards (GC) if I was lucky enough to come out of the hat. Take care and get well soon. Hugs xx

Aileen Ryan said...

You are the QUEEN all hail the bubble wrap queen, so clever. I can see it now bubble wrap cards popping (!!!!!) up everywhere. Cant wait to wrap my hands around a bubble or two. Beautiful cards and so glad your on the mend. Enjoy those tabs kiddo cause they will take tem off you soon. Wouldnt say no to a girft card or six :)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Glad, dear Darnellm that the surgery was successful, and yes those stitches can be beasts, sending hugs and prayers for complete recovery ASAP! Hammy, I hope, is looking after you and Mister, too. 😊
Love the bubble wrap cards, have used it before, so didn't use it as a NBUS technique. Love your cards and those large greetings are really cool. Had huge chuckle on those "days" list ... don't think my sister would like her birthday to be national toothache day!!!! What a crack up!!!
Thanks for sharing your inspiration, And for your ultra generous candy! (GC x2 and Z, please. Look lovely those pens.)
Shaz in Oz.x #13

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

LesleyG said...

Glad you are recovering, wishing you well, and hope it's ok to be a bit late to the party....congratulations on your blog anniversary, and all the inspiration here. I'm going to pop back later to look at the bubble wrap properly. If I'm lucky (ANY) please xxx

Olga Fink said...

Happy to read that you feel better!
xoxo Olga

Bobby said...

I'm with Hammy on this one, Darnell. The actual bubblewrap cards are super duper. The others aren't half bad either. :D This was such a great idea and I have some time today so if I have some bubble wrap - wait I just found some - I will be trying out the smooshing. I don't know what with since I don't have alcoohol inks or reinkers but I'll figure it out.

Barb said...

Your bubble wrap cards look fantastic Darnell. Certainly something I must try. Barbxx

Geri said...

Okay pal....this rockets you into the 'waaaaaaay out there' fabulous zone of our universe cuz not only is it one heck of an incredible idea, but the results are also 'out of this world' amazing! You and Hammie make such a good pair! The cards are all amazing and beyond FUN! Just like you!!!

The cards with the 'for real' wrap ROCK!!!

Fabulous post! Thanks for always making my face and heart smile when I stop by for a visit :)

Nancy said...

Such a crazy and fun idea! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity and your writing! I enjoyed you post today!

Michelle said...

Woo hoo for the successful surgery! I love your bubble wrap print cards and I especially love your bubble wrap "leftovers" cards! So pretty! I hope the recovery continues well. xxx

oldpunca said...

Gorgeous creations, dear Darnell! I'm impressed. :-)
Happy to hear you are doing well!
Hugs, Sonja

Nora N. said...

WOWZA!! Your bubble wrapped cards are AMAZING!! I LOVE the colors that you used. I have used this on a scrapbook page but never on a card. Might have to dig out some bubble wrap and play.

I am SO GLAD that you used the bubble wrap on a card too. I saw it sitting there on your desk in the photo and was excited when I saw that you used it. It looks SO COOL!!! Great creations!!

And if I won, I would want a GC. I have all the other things already!!

Karenladd said...

Oh, I am definitely going to have to dig around and find some bubble wrap so I can try your technique. The results are GORGEOUS and so artsy!!! I managed to make a card today, but not to try the optional technique challenge, but that's next on my list. Thank you for another week of celebration and giveaways. I would like to be tossed in the hat for either the Mini Misti (M), any of the GC's, or the Color Markers (Z). Thanks for your generosity, and I'm glad to hear that you're recovering from you surgery.

Kathyk said...

Fabulous challenge and super prizes - got my eye on those zig markers if I'm lucky enough to win.

Hope all went well on Friday and that you are feeling more like yourself

Kathyk

NJ Stamping Queen said...

I love your bubble wrap samples--so bright, bold and cheery. Thanks so much for the very generous prize offerings! It's so fun to anticipate winning those Zig markers! Best wishes for your improved health.
:) Marie in NJ

mflayer at comcast dot net

sandie said...

Gosh late to the game here again! Suffering from a shoulder strain so no crafting for me for a long time...thank goodness DT cards done for a bit. Tying with one hand not fun! Still I am so pleased your surgery went well and you are recovering-rest plenty and have lots of chill time. I love this look, kind of like brushos. I adore you went with these colours and using the actual bubbly wrap for a card is so creative.
I actually have a card to add today-hugs
GC
xx

Bonnie said...

I haven't been able to play with bubble wrap yet but I get butterflies just thinking about it! I'll share this NBUS instead. I'm glad you're surgery went well and I hope that you are feeling much better by now. No jumping!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Thank you for another awesome NBUS challenge, Darnell! Your bubble wrap technique looks like fun! Your cards are amazing! I just used up my stash of bubble wrap when I sent in my cards for the children's charity! I guess I need to place an order to get some more bubble wrap haha! Happy to read your surgery went well and that you're doing okay! May you continue to improve each day! Now I'm just lookinag at your list of prizes! Wowzers! You are incredibly generous, Darnell! I would be delighted to win! Please include me for #1, #2 (GCs) and #4 (Mini MISTI). THANK YOU so much! Hope you're having a good day today!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Darnell, I just LOVE your NBUS challenges, and they have really made me mindful of digging into my stash and using SCHTUFF I have and never opened or shown the light of day. Happy Blogaversary, and so happy you are recovering nicely from your surgery. The bubble wrap thing is genius, and though I entered a card without the option, I am hopng to get to play with it over the next few days. Thanks for the inspiration on that one.Your offeres are wonderful - if by miracle my name was drawn, I'd love a gift card. I own a large and small MISTI (so wish I had invented it) and lot of Zigs. Have a delicious day!

Greta said...

You've totally outdone yourself this time, Darnell! I'm totally in love with every single one of your cards! I am about to post a card using alcohol inks which is a huge success for me, but now I know for sure I can use them again! Can't wait to play with some bubble wrap! So happy to hear you're improving each day--take it easy! I'll play for a gift card this week. Hugs, Greta

Daria Z. said...

Such fun cards using the bubble wrap! Glad you are on the mend. If I am lucky enough to be chosen for a prize, I would be happy with either [GC] or [Z]. Thanks for the chance!
Hugs, Daria

Tina Z. said...

oo, darnel, your challenge is such a fun and your cards are simply amazing!
happy to hear that your surgery went well and that you are okay.
Thank you for your prizes, you are so generous again, I would like to win a gift card (GC), please.
have a great day.
hugs, treebug

Trina P. said...

So happy to hear your surgery went well, Darnell, and you're on the mend. Love this fun challenge. Unfortunately, I always pop my bubble wrap, otherwise I would give your technique a try. Love your set of cards especially the colours you used.
I've been sick since last week and wasn't sure if I would be able to join in challenge 10, but I finally felt well enough today to complete my card. I would like to play for the two GCs

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hi Darnell! I'm again. I love the intense colors of your cards. Bubble wrap with alcohol inks is a big surprise, but the end result amazing. Bubble wrap that looks like a small colored stained glass windows. Great idea. I hope that I can still join. If the machine by drawing would be so kind to me, I desire to receive Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens [Z]
hugs,
BozenA

lilian said...

Bubble wrap looks fun have to have a go with that,

Great card made with it also great challenge. Love all the cards .

Lilian B

Carol said...

Hi Darnell....finally got around to joining you with my NBus! Hope you're doing okay after your surgery and taking things easy. Loved the bubble wrap cards and had to have a go. Would appreciate any of the prizes if I was luck enough to win. Gentle hugs, Carol x

Christy Q said...

Hi Darnell!! Long time no see and long time no visit (*hangs head in shame*). I have been gone so long that I have no idea what happened, but I'm glad to hear your surgery went well and I hope that you are continuing to improve by leaps and bounds each day! I made this card the other night and smiled because I thought of you when I pulled out my stencil and realized it was a NBUS. I thought "Self! you must stop by Darnell's blog and see what she is up to." Much to my surprise, I realized you had a NBUS challenge going so I figured why not enter? You rock, as always and I'm tickled pink to see how many people are participating! You are truly the Queen of NBUS and encouragement. I think you should call your awards OBNUSE (Order of the NBUS Empire) and have a fancy logo with a mountain and a stamper standing at the top wearing a sash.

Last, but not least, your cards are just gorgeous!! I love how you used the bubble wrap to "stamp" and actually used it in your cards as well. You and Hammy are clever! I will have to give this a try soon as I have tons of bubble wrap that I save for mailing stuff. Hugs to you!!!

Helen Gullett said...

WOW... Darnel, your Bubble Wrap cards are AWESOME and SUPER COOL!!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial, too!

Carol L said...

I'm so happy to hear your surgery went well and you're on the other side of it now! I wish you a speedy and complete recovery with big hugs!!
Your cards are amazing and I love how your bubble wrap looks with the bubble colors so close together. I think I needed tinier bubble wrap for that effect, but I took the challenge and jumped in and played along :) Thanks for your incredible generosity and kindness to your readers. I don't know how you manage to find time to create and keep up with commenting with all of your fabulous followers! You rock!!

I'd be giddy to win M - SB - Z - or GC so enter me in all of them please! (oink oink)

Preety said...

I stumbled upon your blog a couple of weeks back and thankfully have been able to participate this week. What a fun place! beautiful cards, love the innovative use of bubble wrap :) would love to be considered for ANY of the prizes (they all are amazing and very generous!) thanks a lot
cheers
preety
inzzzpiration@gmail.com

Sheila H said...

Hi, Darnell! Keep on getting better! I made a card but didn't use the bubble wrap. I hope to do so in the next two days, but things are crazy around my house right now. I'm playing for the Zig Brush Pens this week. Hugs to you :)

vinita jain said...

Pleased to see such beautiful and clever creation! You always come up with new techniques! So creative!
Delighted to hear your surgery gone well! Wishing you a speedy recovery! Thanks for the opportunity to win such amazing prizes!
Sending Hugs!

Jane said...

Phew I made it back with my bubble wrap creation...such fun with a Gelli plate! Hope you are on the road to recovery now and feeling lots better. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs xxx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Well that was fun using bubble wrap, what a great idea. Have entered and if I am lucky would love ANY of the prizes.

Have a great weekend x

Sammy said...

Goodness! I need to go have words with my boss, because all this extra work almost made me miss my favourite challenge!
Huge congrats on your blog birthaversary! And I'm very happy to hear you are recovering and the surgery went well.

lots of crafty hugs! x

Nonni said...

HI Darnell, I hope you are well today and recovering more and more! I'm so pleased I had time today to use the bubble wrap technique and also the die technique from your previous challenge, I loved creating the card and I think it turned out pretty also! Thank you so much for the inspiration! If I would be a lucky winner, I'd love the score buddy... I've always dreamed of one! Have a great weekend! SB

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Had so much fun making my cards! Love to be in the running for GC, M or Z!

Milka Gubo said...

Hello Darnell :o)
Thank you for another great challenge. I linked two cards. All stamps I used on both were NBUS. I mistakenly marked both my entries as 2nd entries (number in brackets). :o)
I love your optional theme, but I didn't go with it on my first two cards. I love bubble wrap and will give it a try tonight and if I manage link tomorrow here. :o) Your cards look AMAZING!!! You sure had fun creating them. :o)
Thank you for opportunity to win some awesome prizes. You are very kind. [Z]
I'm glad to read/hear you're getting better from your surgery.
Big hugs! xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Darnell
Who knew bubble wrap was such fun, apart from the popping and annoying everyone.
Great cards, great colours and technique.
Hope you are continuing to heal well dear girl.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Macimbalo said...

Had to come back and look again at your beautiful creations! I love that you used bubble wrap, it looks so cool! Hope you are feeling lots and lots better! Hugs!

scrappymo! said...

Sliding in at the last hour with a NBUS card. This has been such a fun challenge. I wish I could have made more cards!
Thanks again for the chance to win some fabulous prizes. This week I have my eye on (M) Misti or (SB) Score Buddy.
Off to do some visiting of the other entries

Aileen Ryan said...

Ive done such a good job of finely tidying up all excess items that I HAVE NO BUBBLE WRAP. Yes sadly I wont be able to do a bubble wrap card, will have to wait till I get a parcel in the mail, better buy some more crafty stuff :)

KandA said...

Phew I've finally made it back on the last day.... but sorry no bubble wrap. Still got a mountain of NBUS though! Oh and could I please go in the hat for the mini misti (M). Hope you're well on the road to recovery xx

Sheila H said...

Hi, Darnell. I've entered a second card. Playing for the markers. Keep feeling good! I hope to enter a bubble wrap before the deadline.

Donna said...

Darnell, so glad surgery went well, prayers for a speedy recovery. Thanks for an extra fun NBUS with techniques and such generous prizes. Drawing for Z, GC, GC please. Take it easy please.

Valerija said...

Gorgeous cards again Darnell.
Thanks for the new NBUS challenge and for the chance to win some wonderful prizes. I would be happy with any of thm [ANY].
Hugs, Valerija

Robin said...

I'm so glad your surgery went well. Stay on the mend. I love the bubble wrap affect. I tried with some of my distress inks and got more of a pattern. It didn't come out as well as yours. I will try to work it into a card and let you see the results. In the meantime I'm going to get some alcohol refills and use those. Have a blessed day. Hugs, Robin

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow who would thought to use bubble wrap to create incredible looking pieces of art (Yes, I know you did LOL!!), BUT seriously these cards are simply gorgeous:)

Barb Ghig said...

You have completely outdone yourself with these fabulous cards, Darnell! I love that you chose fun and vibrant colors to go with your bubble wrap...so cool!!!
Thank you so much for another really fabulous NBUS challenge! Your generosity is truly appreciated, and if I should be so fortunate, I would like to win 'M'. Hope you're feeling better!!!

Pam Sparks said...

Fabulous cards Darnell...love the colors and the designs you came up with! So glad to read you are doing well! whew. Gotta be able to keep creating you know! Take care!

JD/ Jill said...

Thank you again, for these great challenges...and all the trouble you go to ...to do them.
Glad to hear that you are getting better...
Continue to take care...Many Blessings to you...Jill

Dana M said...

So glad your surgery went well and I hope you continue to heal with each day. Love your cards, fun and vibrant. I think the one with the actual bubble wrap is my favorite. Love the napkin card too. I've used napkins before on cards and am amazed that you were able to fussy cut as they are so thin when you peel apart the layers. I would be grateful for any of the amazing prizes you are so generously offering. I'm so glad to be able to participate in your celebration - congrats Darnell!

artful-notions said...

1st of all, I never even thought of using bubble wrap for anything but popping, so this was wonderful! Thank you, and your projects are stupendous! 2nd, did not know about the surgery, so sorry it was necessary, but glad you're on the mend. Bless you, sweet blogging friend. All better soon!

Sheila H said...

I barely made it, but I'm back with a bubble wrap background. I am totally exhausted. You made it look so easy, but it was really a difficult process for me - user error, I'm sure. I just want to thank you for the push to stretch my creativity and try new techniques. Again, I'm so glad you're progressing well in your recovery. Hugs to you! (Brusho pens)

Sue said...

Your bubble wrap cards are simply gorgeous, Darnell! I wish you a very speedy and full recovery and thank you so much for another fun challenge. Hoping to be fortunate to win GC. xx

Jane Willis said...

OK, so I am officially going doolally. For the past 24 hours I've been checking back here every couple of hours to see when challenge 3 would go live. And it's just dawned on me that this WAS challenge 3 and the NBUS gates are closed for another year. I appear to have lost the ability to count up to three. Or maybe it's just that I have so much NBUS that my subconscious wants the challenge to run every week
Jane

Misty Elam said...

VERY COOL!!!! I LOVE this idea!!! I love what you ended up with. Hope you're recovering nicely!!!