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March 24, 2017

Tag You're It! Guest Designer

Greetings, Stamplings!

Don't forget the April Boo-Boo Hop/NBUS Challenge #11 is coming soon!
Only 8 more days!!


I hope you are doing well! I'm sorry I've been away for a week. I've missed you. The Mister's back is slowly, ever so slooooowly getting better and we are hoping to put off surgery if he takes it easy, does his exercises, and is careful. And if he's a patient patient, she says, patiently. Thank you all for your good wishes and prayers!

I'm happy to be here today as the Guest Designer for the current Tag You're It! challenge! Thanks to this fun challenge, I have to say that I am really starting to enjoy making tags. They remind me of Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) that are very popular with my British friends. 

This week the featured artist we are CASEing is the uber-talented Gayatri Murali and here is my CASE of her tag to inspire you!
And here is Gayatri's tag:
Isn't that just the cutest tag?! You can see that I was inspired by Gayatri's critter, big love, and sideways sediment.

For my card, I used a snippet of SU DSP and my MFT Die-namics stitched tags die. The karazy bunny and big love are by Paper Smooches. The Happy Easter is from SU and the "with" label word is from MFT.

Now you may think to yourself, "Well, that's cute and all, but isn't Mr. Bunny sorta floating in the air like a bunnyloon?" 

Indeed. But, ahaha, I did that on porpoise so I could put a score line under him like this,
so I could fold him to fit in this tiny pink envie that Hammy found in my stash!
Ba-bye

I was SO inspired I made a whole line-up of cute Easter tags and in the process, I used a lotta pp snippets!
I actually made more than this but I already sealed a few ready for mailing. For these I put Mr. Bunny on the bottom portion to make him more athletically pleasing and grounded. I mean, as much as that's possible considering the face he made for the camera!

Here's one of them attached to a card front. I'm telling you, these bunnies are everywhere!
I hope I have inspired you to join in the fun for this two-week long challenge! Even if you're not a tag-maker, just look at Gayatri's cute tag again! You can do this! A simple tag, a critter, and a sediment and you can rest assured you will bring a smile to the recipient!

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97 comments:

Jenni's Jems said...

Aw Darnell this is so cute ! I love the bunny's goofy smile I only make tags when I have to ..just a bit too fiddly for me, but definitely feeling the urge after this! and I did a mega read of your blog and so sorry about Mister's back.Take care both of you x

cm said...

ACK!! I love your multiples of bunnies (much like those we have hopping around town)! Be they grounded or bunnyloony, they all share one thing in common: abundant cutie-patootie-ness! I have but one bunny stamp (which I love), but this little guy may have to head my direction. Feeling an enabling coming on...Glad to read the news that Mister is feeling better!
Hugs and love~c

Viv said...

Wow so much art going on here Dee! love your beautiful tags and that cute bunny card is to die for.So pleased The Mister is improving too, stay well both of you ;) hugs Vee xx

artful-notions said...

Where to start! all those wonderful tags!!! So cute, so fun, so well, tag-licious! And so happy you're the guest designer at TYI! Happy weekend!

Marianne said...

Congrats on your GD gig, Darnell. I can see why they invited you, after seeing all those fun and sweet tags you've created. Looks like you were on a roll here. Love how you added a fold for an extra little surprise and also love the card. I never use tags as such, so I'm always looking for ways to stick them to a card. Sorry to hear about the mister. It seems that I have some catching up to do...
Have a wonderful weekend!
Marianne x

conil said...

Ingenius. Saw your GD tag at Tag Your It! and had to come over and absorb all the deliciousness you had to offer. Those tags are so darn cute...and versatile. Apparently, the multiplied like...I don't know...bunnies, maybe. You have gone into Cuteness land and established yourself. Great tags.

Marcia HIll said...

OK, how can you not love a bunny with a face like that?!! Too funny and just perfect for ALL of your fun and happy Easter tags! Congrats on being the GD Darnell...totally deserved!! Have a wonderful weekend my friend and sending a few extra prayers that the Mister's back behaves! :0)

Katy McGloin said...

What an adorable bunny! Love that cheeky face! The colors are so perfect for Easter. Tags are such a wonderful way of using our hoarded designer paper and embellishments. Thanks so much for sharing with Retro Rubber this week. Hope you will play along with us often!!

Greta said...

Now aren't you clever! Wonderful take on Gayatri's tag, Darnell! They're all adorable & love how you used us the pp scraps! So very sorry to hear The Mister is having so much trouble with his back. Hoping if surgery is needed it can be the laser type with a quick recovery. Sending positive thoughts your way & big hugs--Greta

Greta said...

And big congrats on being the GD!

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh I missed the part of your DH back going out and being in so much pain! I am so sorry and here he was doing so much better,( something about making plans !) I will definitely be keeping Kevin in my prayers !
I love all your darling bunny tags they are just darling! I love the tag attached to a card too! The tags always make for a quick tag.

Julie B said...

Love your goofy bunny tags Darnell.
Hope the DH does as he's told and makes a speedy recovery. :)

Stamps and Paper said...

COngrats on your GD post....just love your cards Darnell they are so darn cute

Anne

Linda said...

Darnell, these are the cutest tags ever. You really went to town making them. Glad to here the Mister is doing better. Hopefully he will continue in that direction.... Prayers and Hugs to you both.

Kath said...

Cute tags - love the bunny! Congrats on your GD role too!
Kath x

Jasleen Kaur said...

Cute set of tags, Darnell. Congratulations on your GD post. I love that you left those cute bunnies so minimally coloured, they bring out the background so beautifully.
Hope you are doing well.
Hugs.

jimlynn said...

They're all darling! So cute and fun and I love that precious bunny.
Congrats on the guest designer spot too.
So glad things are looking up a bit too! Hang in there.
Lynn

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, I so love the tags. Never could get into ATCs, as you couldn't do anything with them.

The bunny is fab. Looks like your bunny is doing what bunnies do...reproducing:) LOL

Hope your hubby continues to improve. I can highly recommend Volterol Gel, heat pad and especially a Tens machine for back problems. Sending him heaps of positive healing thoughts.

Hope you have a lovely weekend. Sue

Barb said...

Your tags look super Darnell and I love your gawky looking bunny. Barbxx

Carol L said...

As I've heard Di say so many times - you clever little sausage you! LOL I love the folding trick for your tags, but the cards look fabby too! That's one of the cutest bunnies I've ever seen and I love his goofy expression! I can relate :) Happy healing wishes to the Mr too!

designbydonna said...

Love that adorable bunny's expression. So cute on all your tags. Looks like your bunnies are multiplying like rabbits!!

Jean said...

Love your bunny!

Dana M said...

So cute Darnell and what a great way to use up those scraps. Just love that wonky bunny!

Milka Gubo said...

Hello Darnell!! :o)
Sending Mister good wishes. :o)
Congratulations on GDT spot!! Well deserved. :o) Your bunny land is super cute!! Love all tags and card with a tag!!! So inspiring... Might give it a try. :o)
Hugs!! xx

JoAnn said...

Your bunny tags are adorable, he did make a goofy smile for the camera :). Love them all. Congrats on being the guest designer.
Best wishes for the Mister's back. Hope he is better real soon.

Jan Clothier said...

Your bunny tags have certainly bred... just like rabbits. They are gorgeous. I like the muted colours in the tag card - they let the humour of the bunny shine out. Thanks so much for joining us at Retro Rubber.

Verna Angerhofer said...

First of all I am so sorry the Mister has been laid up. I hope he can hold off surgery for a long time yet. And, those tags are so cute and adorable. I love them all.

Jerrie said...

How cute and adorable! Your tags are so fun, silly and fantastic!

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell.
oh my these are so gorgeous and beautifully designed also.
Your work is always so perfect and super.
Mr Bunny sure is a super stamped image.

So glad the mister is on the mend as I can remember how distressing it is to see them in pain.

Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Susan said...

As far as I'm concerned you can't go wrong with bunnies! This tag is no exception! Love it...actually them!

Kathleen said...

These are fabulous Darnell love the cute bunnies and the colours, some great papers used too.

Kath x

MaryH said...

So glad to hear Mr. seems improved, and I hope with rest & exercise, he can avoid that scenario. I'm glad you've healed up enough to play TLC too. Good thing you both got Hammy there to step in if needed. Mr. Bunny is just darling, and those rabbit teeth just made me laugh. Love the eggs paper, and he actually does look quite grounded with the sentiment at his feet. But I like that idea of folding to fit his ears in the envie. Boy Hammy is sure a good helper. Maybe I can borry him to find stuff at this house!!! Love that you have made all these super cute tags, and are you not the clever one to see the CDog and think C/Bunny? Now that takes an artistic eye, and they sure turned out mucho adorable! Big hugs and hope you all have a good, pain free wkend. TFS

Fiki said...

those are so nice!

hugs

LesleyG said...

Love your bunnies Darnell! Missed you too, and so glad the Mister is on the mend. take care xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

First, I want say I'm so glad that your hubby is feeling a bit better! And than, congrats for your Gd! All these cool bunnies make me smile, great tags and card!

Redanne said...

I am willing Mister well, so that he won't need surgery.... fingers crossed.

Love your bunny tag, well I love all your bunny tags, that is one adorable bunny! Love Gayatri's tag too, the brickwork looks amazing. Hope you have a lovely weekend and seriously, I do hope Mister's back improves soon! Hugs, Annie xxx

Loll said...

So cute!! That bunny has the craziest expression. :) Brings a smile to my face, Dolly! Love the cute Easter egg background on your first tag ... colourful and fun. Great job making multiples that are ALL adorable.

Happy to hear Mister is feeling a bit better ... and behaving himself. :) xx

Craftychris said...

These are sooooo cute! Love the bunny's quirky expression. I am so glad the Mister's back is improving - I really hope he doesn't have to have an operation! Take care both of you! Hugs. Chris xxxxxxx

Celeste Goff said...

Congrats on the guest design spot! Love your great little tags!

Lisa Elton said...

Hope the Mister can hang in there patiently so he doesn't have to undergo surgery. Your tags are so darn cute! Love that you had teeny envelopes for them, so cute!! Love them all Darnell. And you did know that when you get two bunnies together they multiply!! It's no wonder you have bunnies everywhere ;)

Lisa Elton said...

Oops...almost forgot to congratulate you on guesting!!

Kate said...

Well you're all set for Easter Darnell. What a lot of hopping bunnies.

Happy Dance said...

Oh you wascawie wabbit! This is fun and sweet all in one package! Love the colors and that rabbit is perfectly crazy! Tags are fun, and when mine don't go on packages, they go onto cards! You've discovered my secret, lol! I love each and every little sweet tag you've made! And the one on the card is, I think, my favorite. Or is it the top tag? Or the green tag.....? How 'bout if I love 'em all. I'll dig through my stamps and see if I can find a good critter so I can play along, too. And a big Congrats!!!!, for your GD gig at TYI. You so rock! xoxoxoxo Bev

Sybrina K said...

Darnell, Sure hope Mister can postpone/avoid surgery. Sending more hugs. And, congrats on your GT gig. Love your cute little tags!

Cheryl W. said...

Love that crazy-eyed big-toothed bunny. Your tags are going to look awesome on cards or Easter goodies and gifts. When you said there were bunnies everywhere, all I could think was, "Yup, that's how they roll. Where there a couple, there a lot (as long as that couple is male and female. he he).

Donna Idlet said...

What a fun card. Thanks for joining Retro Rubber.

Bonnie said...

I'm still grinning at this bunny's smile! What fun tags (and card)! I'm glad Kevin's back is improving. Keep patiently patient with the patient. Happy weekend!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Congratulations on your greatly deserved GD spot Darnell! Sorry to hear your DH back has been playing up and praying it behaves and he avoids surgery! Your bunny tags are just too adorable! LOVE them! Have a lovely weekend my friend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

wienerhoneymooners said...

Out done yourself all these sweet tags!!!!

Jane said...

Such a cute bunny and he looks totally awesome against all those different background papers. Thanks for linking up at Uniko.

Maria A. said...

Oh, what fabulous tags, love the bunny's funny look and the awesome pattern papers you used for the background, just brought a smile to my face.
Thank you for playing along at RETRO RUBBER, hope you join us again next time.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.DT

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous collection of Easter tags Darnell and a great addition to the card.

Sue xx

sandie said...

He sure is a fun bunny and adorable set of takes. I like the way the love sentiment overlaps the tad. Have a super weekend x

Marilyn said...

Glad to hear that the Mister's back is getting better! Your tag is so adorable! Love the goofy looking bunny!!

ionabunny said...

That bun is so cute. Kooky, but cute. Hope mister is well soon. I hear yoga works wonders. Hugz

Aileen Ryan said...

Congrats on your Guest Post wonderful set of tags, love the idea so much will pre cut a pile to make with my granddaughter. Glad hubby is on the mend slowly ever so slowly. My eldest daughter has had three back surgerys and years of healing so I can imagine what you are going through. Take care hugs Aileen

Ros Crawford said...

So glad to hear the Mister is doing well ... I hope he is out of pain ... Fabulous tags Darnell and that card looks amazing!!! I never think of putting tags on cards but they always look so wonderful when I see others doing that.. Have a beautiful weekend!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Eek! This bunny is just the perfectly silly faced thing to get anyone to smile....I love your lineup, or should I say receding hare line? Love em!

Valerie Nolan said...

Congrats on being GD Darnell and love your bunny tags! Such a goofy, boss eyed bunny and he looks as if he's just going to have a good scratch on his tummy!!
Glad to hear Kevin is improving slowly
Val x

Lia said...

This bunny is hilarious and your tags are sooo cute! Good to hear that Kevin is improving!
Lia xx

SARN said...

Well isn't that just the funniest little bunny wabbit? Such fun tags and GREAT use of snippets.

Glad to hear the Mister is doing well and keeping my fingers crossed it will be enough to prevent surgery.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pat said...

What a sweet and fun bunny Darnell, and I love all the different versions you have made using Gayatri's lovely tag as the starting point. Glad to hear that at least there is some improvement in The Mister's back and hope that surgery will not be necessary. I am having my gall bladder removed shortly which is necessary, but something I am not looking forward to, but my gall bladder will be a lot easier thing to go through than a back operation, so keeping my fingers crossed for him. x

Di said...

Fabulous bunnies Darnell - what cheeky expressions they have :) I do so hope Kevin's back will improve without the need to surgery - you two seem to take it in turns!

Re. the dandelions - I can't say I've ever seen them growing in the Far East so perhaps they're more suited to temperate rather than tropical climates?

Finger are crossed here for the Mister - and would you believe it - not one boo-boo lately for your new challenge. Always the way!

Hugs

Di xx

Cat Craig said...

Congratulations on the GD with TYI. Absolutely darling little bunny tags you have created. I love the expression on his face (no girl bunny would have that expression). Glad to hear the Mister is progressing. Hugs.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, I scrolled down and got the biggest smile! Scrolled further and got an even bigger smile! Bunnies do tend to multiply. I love that you mailed your tags, too. Glad to hear Mister's back is getting better. A while back my hubby had such an acute episode with his bothersome back his doctor said he had to schedule surgery immediately. But we put it off and the next thing you know he was all better and his doctor said he dodged a bullet. I was sure busy doing double duty during his mending period, so I can imagine you've been busy, too. Good to see you again!

Julia Aston said...

What a cute bunny on your sweet tag Darnell! Glad to hear the Mister is doing better. I've had some pain return after my back surgery and hope that PT will help it. Julia xx

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats again on your win, and on your Guest Designer spot, Darnell! Your tags are absolutely adorable!!! I love your darling bunny and all those fabulous patterned papers you chose for this project! Such a cute little envie, too...nice work, Hammy :) Thanks so much for inspiring us to play along...which I will do!!!

Sarah said...

Looks like those tags really have been breeding like rabbits Darnell!! Love the expression on bunny's face. Hope Mister continues to improve xx

JD/ Jill said...

Just adorable bunnies! Hope as I'm typing this..that "Mister" is doing much better.

Donna said...

Fab tags Darnell!
That is my all time favourite bunny stamp!
Thanks for playing along with the Forest Friends challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

frommycraftroom said...

Fab tags. Did they in fact breed like rabbits? Am I allowed to say that? Tags are fun and dare I say a little addictive once you start.
Fingers crossed for the Mister and patience holds out :)

Skye said...

Fan-blooming-tagstic!! Great fun. Love your goofy bunny. You know your mistake was to make two bunny cards. Once you have two there's no stopping them.

Sue - said...

Super tag Darnell - love your bunny's expression- made me smile!

Brenda said...

Getting my notifications once again Auntie, Yay!!! OMGoodness, I love your tags Auntie! They are so cute, that bunny just cracks me up! I love how you used one on a card, I love tags but never quite sure how to use them on a tag. You've inspired me to try making a card with a tag on it. Hugs, Brenda

Anita in France said...

You already know how fabulous and fun I think these are, Darnell (already thought I'd been here ... hahaha!!)... white wabbit winners ... all of them! The colourful DP is perfect ... the delicious patterns make his whiteness shine! Congratulations on guest designing with Tag You're It ... and on all these little leaping lapins (French for rabbit ... I just liked the alliteration!). LYAMYHMAWALLCWHTY! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Lindsey said...

Fabulous bunny image! Lots of fun - I'm not surprised you made so many projects featuring him! X

Lindsey said...

Fabulous bunny image! Lots of fun - I'm not surprised you made so many projects featuring him! X

TK said...

Adorable, Darnell! Love this little cutie, and how fun to put it on a tag like that! PS I heard those rabbits multiply, so no wonder you had so many tags :o)

aussie aNNie said...

These are just gorgeous, love that bunny image and great display.xx ♥[aNNie]

Maxine D said...

Oh Darnell this is super cute. Glad to hear that your patient is super patient.... and you are a patient nurse... just sometimes I fail on that score :-(.
Blessings
Maxine

Lisa Tilson said...

LOVE these tags! That goofy bunny smile is adorable, and I cannot say I blame you for making a whole bunch of them. I never make tags, I think I have once made a tag to go on a card. I have no idea why, as I love the look of them, but as with most things, I forget to do them! Wonderful inspiration. I cannot get enough of the cute bunny - PS do the loveliest images. Hope the Mister is continuing to be a good and patient patient and is back on his feet soon. Hugs, Lisa xx

MagsB said...

These are the cutest tags, Darnell! What bright and happy colours!

love Mags B x

Berina RGA said...

Such cute tags Darnell!! Love them all!!

KandA said...

Congrats on your well deserved GD spot Darnell. Your easter tag is super fun and they've bred just like rabbits to make rather a grand line-up xx

Sue said...

Wow, super cute and fun tags, Darnell, so creative! Congrats on your GD spot, looks like you have been having a lot of fun with these bunny tags.

Kay Miller said...

Awww I love that Papersmooches bunny! So cute! Your tags are adorable and what a fun way to use up some patterned paper! They look wonderful on the card fronts! I can tell you had fun! Hope the Mister's back keeps improving! ((Hugs my friend!!))

Kelly Griglione said...

Hey Darnell! Boy, sure hate to hear that Mister's back is hurting him. That's something that's easy to take for granted until it's a problem. I hope he's being a patient patient, as you recommended him to be. Fun to see all the ways you were inspired with this sassy bunny. Love that you just took off with your ideas! I was happy to see that you were selected to be guest designer, an honor so well deserved! Big hugs to you, Kelly

Gerrina said...

Your tag all look so funny and fresh! Just as eastern should be! Great and inspiring for Guest designer tags! Congrats and they will be pleased to have you!
Hope the patient stayswith your DH and you so no knifes are needed and that wonderful human body can do its own magic...
Hugs, Gerrina

Em Louise Fairley said...

Adorable tags, Darnell. Continued prayers for the Mister and gentle hugs to you both

Angela said...

These are so cute for Easter! I love that bunny! How is your hubby feeling? I hope his back is doing better.

Susanne Vargas said...

This bunny makes me laugh and the fun tags you created with them will surely cheer all the lucky recipients up! Can't believe how productive you were with your nursing duties and all! Please give your Mister a big hug from me! I wish him a speedy recovery!

Kara Lynne said...

I'm freaking out about how ca-ute this is! How cute they ALL are! What a great take on Gayatri's tag! Thanks for guesting for Tag, You're It!

Bobby said...

Smile is right, Darnell. You can't help it looking at that goofy rabbit. I know bunnies multiply rapidly but you outdid them with all of the tags you made. We're so glad to have you as our guest designer for this challenge.

Donna said...

Oh my gosh, these could not be any cuter, they are just adorable, playing a bit of catch up this morning and enjoying your creations!

Gayatri said...

OMG! You made so many of the tags. Love it. Those bunnies are adorbs. Love your colourful background. Perfect spring/easter themed tags, Darnell. Gayatri xx

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Aww..these tags are so so cute..love all of them..and it looks great on card front..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies challenge. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

Beverley said...

Your tags are simply FABulous and love that quirky bunny. Wish I had your creative energy right now to make this much! Thanks so much for sharing and joining in on the Uniko Challenge. Hugs Bev x