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!

June 18, 2017

We're Sizzlin'

We're having a heatwave, a tropical heatwave!
The temperature's rising, it isn't surprising,
She started a heatwave by letting her seat wave!

Snort! No, really, those are the actual lyrics!

I'm here today going all tropical since the temperatures truly are beastly, forecast to be between 100-106 for at least the next five days! 

Here we go.
I made this card for my friend Liz who came to visit the Playhouse a while back. I made it to thank her for the beautiful hummer filigreed die from Sweet Dixie! You can see I used more of one of my Brusho backgrounds for the hummer. What you may not be able to see is his black jewelled eye. The Thanks sediment die is from Impression Obsession.

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I don't think I've shared this tropically-colored wonky card yet. The whimsical cake is inset inside a wonky rectangle opening made with a die from Spellbinders. The border was completed with wonky stitches from MFT. 

It amuses me that when we were in Home Ec class, we would have failed had we turned in wonky stitching like this. "What are you? Four?" Mrs. Mary Lou Cole would have asked, needles and pins perched precariously in the corner of her down-turned mouth, definitely NOT amused. Now here we are decorating our cards with wonky stitches and I like it!

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This QACAS card was made from a single sheet of tiled text pp, over which I applied a wonkily worded and stitched Happy Birthday frame die with the positive and negative bits made matchy-matchy with the back ground.

Challenges
 
Snippets Playground Badge
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In Other News

OO, I'm having an OOphorectomy! 

You may remember that I had abdominal surgery the end of January to perk up my bladder which had decided to stop fighting with gravity and tried to escape out my hoohaw. That all went exceedingly well and I couldn't be more pleased.

Well. Except for one small problem. What happened was, lifting the bladder back where it belonged resulted in my uterus seeing an opening so it, too, took a dive and made an attempt to escape. Oy!

Which means that on Tuesday I'm again having abdominal surgery, this time to remove my baby basket and assorted lady bits which, after all, were last used going on 40 years ago. It's time they got the ol' heave ho-ho! 

I'll do anything to get out of this heat.

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91 comments:

Maxine D said...

What fun, and how 'hot' cards these are Darnell - I still can't stitch a wonky seam and let it be - straight is what is needed!! But I love the wonky stitched dies :-)
Do hope you surgery is all straight forward and that there is no 'wonky' stitching involved!!
Blessings
Maxine

Jane Willis said...

Gorgeous cards and that sweet hummer is just perfect for you.
As for lady bits, why weren't we devised with a zip-lok opening so they could be whipped out when they were finished with? it would save a lot of hassle. Hope it all goes OK and the weather gets a bit cooler for you if you have to stay indoors to convalesce for a while. Or do you have the luxury of aircon?
Jane

Ruth said...

What a gorgeous card - LOVE the vibrant green of that humming bird. I had to laugh at your stitching story - you are right, that wonky stitching would not have gone down well at all in Home Eccy. Wishing you massively well for your next round of surgery. Make sure you give yourself lots of time to recover. Xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Darnell
A cheerful smile inducing trio.You always manage to get a real vibrancy into your cards. Wonky stitching is fine by me as I can't sew for toffee.
Mind you, you better hope the surgeon's sewing skills are a bit better lol!
Hopefully, that's enough surgery now missy as there can't be anything left to head towards your hoohaw ....... maybe your teeth, but until you get false ones, I wouldn't worry.
Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers dear girl.
Take care.
Ang x

Jane said...

Now that is a heatwave Darnell..we're having one here but we think 32c is steaming. I love your tropical cards especially the wonky stitching. Hope all goes well with the surgery....you do make me smile...I love your attitude to life! Take care, hugs xxx

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, Fab cards.

Will be thinking of you on Tuesday and sending heaps of positive healing thoughts.

Take care
Sue

Di said...

Two fabulous cards as always. Love how the wonky stitching goes so well with the wonky frame too.

Hope all goes really well on Tuesday and that you're dancing about as normal pronto!

Hugs

Di xx

Di said...

Make that three cards, I lost count 😊

Hugs Di xx

Julie B said...

Fab cards, love the wonky cake card. Your comment about wonky stitching brought back memories of Miss Secker my old DS teacher, that's Domestic Science not Nintendo, LOL.
As to the heatwave I can totally sympathise as we are having a mini one of our own, so glad to get in the car for some air con after a trip to the garden center yesterday!
Hope your surgery goes well. xx

Ros Crawford said...

It's hot here too and I'm wilting! We don't have AC - not that we really need it so at the moment sleep is impossible....
Fabulous cards here Darnell and I'm so glad you were able to enter our challenge at CCCB! Thank you!
I do hope your surgery goes well... I'm sure it will... I had all those bits removed over 20 years ago and what a relief! Sending you hugs and love

Cara said...

Three more fabulous makes. Yep, wonky stitching would not have gone down well at school, claiming it was artistic would not have worked! I hope your operation goes smoothly and that you make a speedy recovery. Please make sure you rest up x

Pollard Carole said...

Wonderful cards I love that wonky die .Hope everything goes well for you on Tuesday sending my love and a big hug Carole x

Stamps and Paper said...

Two gorgeous cards Darnell... although I like warmth your weather would be a tad too hot for me....good luck with your surgery I'll be thinking of you

Hugs Anne x

Marilyn said...

Pretty cards!! Best of luck with your surgery. Sending prayers for speedy rcovery

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Darnell beautiful card designs... I especially like the birthday card :) I have that one or (similiar?) in my collection from you, but they are packed away so I can't double check to see if I'm suffering from brain loss. I hope you are surviving the heat... do you have AC in your Playhouse? Probably just fans blowing everything around? Take good care, Hugs xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Also in Italy the weather is sooo hot! For measuring temperatures you use Fahrenheit, while we use Celsius, but the temperature is the same: 100°F = 39°C
It's hot, hot, hot... and it's only June... :(
Love all your cards, expecially the QACAS, so colourful and different with that frame and paper!!
Hugs

Valerie Nolan said...

Gorgeous cards Darnell and you know the hummer is my favourite!Sorry to hear your lady bits are causing a problem but at least your hoohaw is safe! Take care and have a speedy recovery xxx

stampwithsandy said...

Yikes now that is a heat wave, Darnell! Here on the east coast it's dismal, damp and only in the 60s. Love all your fabulous creations, and the first one would be perfect for our Feathered Friends challenge at The Paper Players. Hugs and hope you stay cool today!

Brenda in IN said...

Cute thank you for Liz, she is a sweetie. The wonky card is a fun one and you are right about the stitching better be straight in class. I remember those days well. In this case wonky is cute, both the stitching and the die cut. You'll be on my mind Tuesday as you have your procedure. I'm sending good thoughts for you. There are other ways to be cool - go to the movies, the mall or even sit in front of the air conditioner. You really chose the extreme way! Hugs to you.

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely cards Darnell, and loved the comment about your Home Ec teacher...I think we had the same one! Too funny, but I love the wonky stitching too! I'll be sending some extra prayers your way for the surgery on Tuesday and a quick recovery too! Does Hammy need any extra prayers to hold the Playhouse down while you're healing??? Take care my friend and hope to see you back here again soon!! :0)

Jeanne said...

Beautiful cards, wonky stitching and all! Your little hummer is so pretty. Will definitely be thinking of you on Tuesday. Hope you have an easy and swift recovery. Hugs!

Linda Harris said...

Fantastic cards Darnell. Wow 100 degrees plus, we're enjoying 77 degrees which to us Brits seems pretty hot!

Hope all goes well with your operation next week, make sure you take it easy afterwards. Much love, Linda xxx

conil said...

Well, perhaps your upcoming surgery will make you stop waving your seat. Would hate to think you brought on this interminable heat. Yuck! But I see you've been busy in the Playhouse. Sharing 3 fun and beautifully done cards. Wow! Seriously, wishing you a successful day Tuesday and a comfortable recovery. At least it will be air-conditioned. That in itself should make it better. Let me know when you feeling good again.

Mac Mable said...

Thinking of you Darnell and your lady problems and wishing you well x Three very different cards today, all amazing ...thank you for sharing x

Liz said...

Three super cards, Darnell and I must say the hummer card is even better IRL. Had to smile when I read about the wonky stitching. It reminded me of my Needlework classes in school. Our teacher would have been horrified if she saw wonky stitching on our work. With a Mum as a professional dressmaker, she would have made me unpick and wonky stitching at home too, so I learnt to sew straight from any early age. I do like the wonky stitching dies though and they are working their way up my wish list.

Hope everything goes well on Tuesday. Will be thinking of you. xx

Susan said...

Love all three cards, but especially the birthday cake one - great use of the wonky rectangle and wonky stitching dies.

Wishing you all the best on Tuesday - and a speedy recovery! Tell that Hammy to take good care of you!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

How do you do it, Darnell? You create so beautiful cards in so many styles! I love your versatility.
Hugs,
BożenA

Redanne said...

Yikes, he is me fretting about 26 - 28C when you have even higher temperatures!! I would kill for some air con but there is not much point for one week a year...

Your cards are beautiful, I do love the wonderful hummer... and the wonky stitching even though I don't have much luck doing it myself!

Sending you heartfelt wishes for your surgery, I hope it all goes well and that you are back to your usual self quickly! Big hugs, Annie xxx

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Wonderful projects!

Nan G said...

Sizzling cards darnell! Now don't mention home ex to me....I almost flunked out! Couldn't sew, knitt or crochete but I could cook a mean roast chicken! Oi vey girl, more surgery.! I hope all goes well and recovery is quick and easy. Enjoy the hospital's frigid a/c while I enjoy the heat. :) Hugs

Cat Craig said...

Darnell wonderfully summery cards! Holding good thoughts and prayers for a successful surgery and an uneventful recovery.

Kathleen said...

You missed out, She certainly can, can-can.
Super first card, lovely colours and background.
Second card, love the wonky stitched die and the shape you have used in the centre, great colour of background too.
Great papers and a fabulous large Birthday die.
Now then onto the operation, I certainly hope all goes well for you and you are up and about doing the Cancan pdq.
Best wishes.

Kath x

Lisa said...

Your cards are all so gorgeous!! I love the designs of each one!! Beautiful colors and papers!! Good luck with your surgery. I hope all goes well and you are up and about soon. Thinking of you and sending prayers for a speedy recovery!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carole said...

Wow Darnell...hot hot hot.....the weather and your cards!(well you may be hot too..) Love the wonky stitched one in particular. Hot here too...but not complaining as it has been mixed of late and this could be our summer!!! Well wishes for your surgery...hope all goes well for you........guess we may be wearing matching t shirts after this!! Keep smiling...thinking of you . Hugs xx PS Thanks for your lovely comment on my post.

Geri said...

Thanks for the stroll down Home-Ec Memory Lane! Ms. Snodgrass (yep, her real name) would have freaked if we stitched like this! Bet that she would change her tune now though if she saw the delightful effect that wonky stitching has on your sweet creation! Love the background!

The hummer card is gorgeous! I noticed his eye right off the hop. Love how the sentiment totally anchors Mr. Hummer from flying away.

I'm picking a fav here...it's the last card! Love the pink and light green color combo on this cool die! GREAT choice of DP for the background!

Will call you tomorrow pal for a wee chat!

Jean said...

Fun cards! It has been very hot and muggy in Michigan too. Sending good thoughts for your surgery.

Bonnie said...

Hee, hee! Best to stay away from alphabet soup in the days ahead! Will be sending up prayers for a speedy recovery, dear friend! Love your cards as always and enjoy the descriptions even more! Mwah!

frommycraftroom said...

Such gorgeous cards.
Trust the op goes well and there are no more issues. The joys of being a mum :) Stay cool and have a speedy recovery.
By the way love the way you describe what needs to be done.

Pat said...

Three fabulous cards and I love that sweet and bright hummer against the soft Brusho background Darnell and a great present from Liz, then that gorgeous wonky rectangle and the beautifully painted image and surrounded with the wonky stitched edge makes a wonderful elegant card. Lastly the tile paper look perfect behind the stitched rectangular sentiment. I will be thinking about you on Tuesday and hope all goes well and that your recovery time is nice and quick. Surgery is no joke but you manage to make it sound amusing. Take it easy. x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic cards indeed! I love them all. And, even though it is to warm up here this next week I think we will only be in the upper 80's and 90's. All I can say is try to stay as cool as you can. That's sizzlin' for sure.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, and I forgot to say that I wish you well with the surgery and a speedy recovery. Sending good thoughts your way.

Carol L said...

THis is a great trio of cards and I honestly cannot pick a favorite! That tropical birthday cake looks fabulous though :) I'm so sorry you have to endure more surgery so soon after just healing. Hopefully you'll be finished with the knife this time for good! Take care and think good thoughts while you're gone! I wish you well always..............Take care hugs!!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

I always look forward to your emails with a set of fun cards and you didn't fail this today! Your Happy Birthday card is so fun! Wishing you the best on the next procedure and hoping nothing else falls out! You'll be in my prayers.

Lisa Elton said...

106...and I thought our 91 was bad...holy smokes!! The heat hasn't effected your card making. Fabulous work as always Darnell. I'll be keeping you in my prayers for your surgery and recovery. Sending lots of love and hugs your way <3

nancy littrell said...

All your cards are CAS beauties my friend. The heat must be keeping you inside your playhouse (you must have AC) and now you will soon be inside a hospital with more AC and drugs...so who cares how hot it is outside...Ugh!!

Take care and keep us in touch. Hugs..

Pat McCleary said...

Fun cards, Darnell. My fave is actually the birthday cake- the frame is my kind of wonky.We've got a break from our mid & upper 90's for a couple of days. Never been to CA-is it humid where you are? I'm so sorry to hear you need surgery again. A shame that one operation has resulted in the need for another. Your attitude is so positive & upbeat. I hope you breeze right through & recover quicker than you can say LITS. I'm keeping you in my thoughts & prayers. Hugs to you.


Zelda C said...

Stunning cards Darnell! Love your hummer with the gorgeous background and the fun birthday cards. We're also experiencing a heatwave with temps of 120 on Tuesday. Thank goodness for AC! So sorry to hear you need surgery again.... hope all goes well and will keep you in my thoughts. Big hugs, Zelda x

sandie said...

my goodness I just love that hummingbird, what a fab die and looks amazing with the brushos. Fab to see you at Time Out
I hope the op goes well and sending love

Megan J said...

Hi Darnell, three superb cards, love the Happy Birthday card inlayed with the little pieces, the backing paper reminds me of cross words. Good luck and wishes for a speedy recovery post hoohaw surgery, hope you take it easy for your recovery time too. Have a wonderful (not painful) week and steer clear of any alphabet soup... Megan

Cheryl W. said...

Awesome cards today, Darnell. You've definitely been creatively busy in the playhouse. Wish I could send you some of our cooler weather (70s for highs), but the postman got all huffy when I suggested it. Said he has enough to do just getting letters and packages to folks.

Krisha said...

Oh Darnell, I've been OFF the PC, trying to get moved, and haven't kept in contact with hardly anybody :((
Sizzling HOT, and not a good time to be doing the packing and moving thing......but better than surgery my dear! Praying things go to the up most successful limits, and all the girly parts are taken care of........permanently!!!

Your cards are lovely and cheerful.....I needed some eye candy for sure!!! I think we (me and DH) are getting too old for this moving crap!!! 41 years of junk to go through is making me crazy and wondering why I had kids, and why I didn't MAKE them take EVERYTHING with them when they moved out!!! ;)))

Best of luck my friend, keeping you in my prayers!!!

KandA said...

Sizzlin' over here too and I even had to escape to the supermarket yesterday to cool down in the air-con! 3 fabulous cards especially the one with your wonky stitching.

Wishing you well for your surgery tomorrow, I'll be thinking of you and I hope you make a very speedy recovery so that you and Hammy can get back to having fun in the Playhouse. Take care xx

adele holcomb said...

Darnell, only you could make your surgeries sound so humorous! You have an amazing gift for writing as well as making beautiful cards.

Thinking of you, and wishing you a speedy recovery!

graham Brand said...

Great card! Good luck with your surgery tomorrow and see, read, you soon!

jimlynn said...

Maybe these cute cards will chase away the heat! Love them all. So fun and just down right pretty!
Now are you absolutely sure there isn't a hunk of a doctor at that hospital that you just have to see again! Or maybe it's the food they give you there - plus not having to cook it yourself too!! Seriously, take care and hope you're up bouncing around fast! I'll be thinking of you.

cuilliesocks said...

Oh Darnell, you do make me laugh, but humour is a great way of lifting the spirits.
Good luck with the op and I hope you have a speedy recovery.
Now your selection of cards are just beautiful, varied styles and colours, love them, hugs, Kate x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Beautifully, cheery cards Darnell! Perfect for hot summer days! We even have had it hot in our little corner of the globe for three whole days now . . . makes a change in these parts! Good luck with your op, we will be thinking of you and praying for a quick recovery! Have a wonderful week my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Izzy Scrap said...

Three fabulous cards ! Very different and amazing each one of them ! We too have a heat wave at the moment, but there's still a little breeze so it is not so insupportable ! Wishing you good luck for your operation and a quick recovery ! Take care ! Hugs xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful cards, Darnell. Prayers and gentle hugs for your surgery.
Hugs,
Em xoxox

maria f. said...

Tropical AND wonky - what a great summer treat! I do love how you combined that last die with the graphic alpha paper.
As for doing anything to escape the heat... I could come up with a few better ideas, methinks, but I'm crossing my fingers and toes (and legs) for you dearie!

Gerrina said...

Love that letter-BD-card and the colourful cake looks like one a friend made a few weeks ago...not so "normal"-looking, but boy it was a treat to eat! And a great hummer! Love those brusho colours! Here we have a hot and warm week ahead aswell...so keep cool my friend!

Leslie Miller said...

It does seem odd that a lady's insides would want to just up and fall out, but it's not all that uncommon. Hopefully, that will be the end of it! You'll sail through with great ease, I'm certain. I've been seeing your heat wave on the news. Yikes! I hope you'll soon feel your good self and come back to a cool oasis so you can make more pretty cards like these!

Happy Dance said...

You are on my prayer list, but I know you'll do just fine. A "coming out party" as we who worked in surgery used to call it! Wish I were going to be in the hospital bed next to you having the same thing...and oh the cards we'd discuss and make as our recovery progressed!! Love the little hummer! He's so prettily dressed and looks so pretty on that background. Very sweet!! Love that die! Maryanne something-or-the-other used to rip out my stitching in Home Ec. Hated sewing class; my mother had taught me when I was little, and she did a better job than Maryanne ever could! Go Wonky!!! This is a great card. LOVE that cake and the wonky window and the wonky stitching around it. GREAT card!! And what a fun birthday card! Love the QACASness of this cutie pie. And those colors!!! Fabulous. Happiness abounding. Pretend I'm there, holding your hand as you drift off to sleep tomorrow. I will be with you in spirit and you're going to be back on your feet before you know it. Giant hugs and I'm thinking of you babe. xoxoxoxoxo Bev

Fiki said...

very nice cards!
hugs

shirley-bee said...

We're not coping with 28 degrees (82 in your money, it's one of the only conversions I know without checking!) Fabulous trio of cards, especially the wonky stitching. Sorry everything's going south, I'm sure you'll feel much better without your bits ;)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I will be thinking of you and sure hope that all goes smoothly during surgery. I have often wish for baby basket removal.... You are so right, who needs it now! Love the cards too, but was worried when I heard you were having another bout of surgery, so I figured I should check in. Hugs coming at you.

Bobby said...

Your last hurrah before surgery turned out some fantastic cards, Darnell. I'm in love with that little cake, wonky and all. My home ec teacher was Mrs. Stit and she gave me an A on my sewing but my mother made me take out the zipper and redo it because it wasn't right. I love how the birthday die matches the pp, and your little hummer is darling, as hummers usually are.

Rose said...

Beautiful cards Darnell! Especially love the cake & wonky stitches! Sincerely hope your surgery goes well & wishing you a speedy recovery.

Tina Z. said...

stunning cards, I just love stitches!
I hope your surgery goes well and wishing you a speedy recovery.
hugs xx

Karenladd said...

AWK! Can you ever catch a break here Darnell??! Hoping your surgery goes well but I'm sure you'll be shuffling around for awhile at least. Hope the Mister keeps you plied with juice bars and tropical drinks (of the non-alcoholic type...since they don't mix well with meds, right?). As for your delightful cards...some things just call for wonky!
When I read your home ec teacher's imagined reaction to the wonky designs I had to laugh. Many of your readers probably don't even know what home ec classes were, but I am oh too familiar with those. My first project in Home Ec was a gym bag, which I sewed so well that I sewed it shut. Then, we made an apron and I managed to sew the waist tie to the main skirt...oh my. That's why I stick to paper projects now. Get well soon and let's hope they get it right this time!

Karenladd said...

Also had to say that I had to look up the lyrics to Heat Wave because I just couldn't believe those were the actual words...but yup... And they think that songs THESE days are crazy!

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell,
beautiful cards and those dies used are very wonderful.
You always make such wonderful cards in such a special way with your crafty stash.

Sorry to hear you have to have another op.
I had mine done 30 years ago.
Hope it is cool in there as in the UK they don't have air conditioning in the hospitals, and you bake even in the winter time.

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

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I always love your cards Darnell, but your posts are equally as wonderful. I never realized that those were the "heatwave" lyrics. LOL. And your description of your surgery had me is stitches - no pun intended. I hope all goes will and you will be good as new after your adventures today. Thanks for playing with us at Time Out!

Cheetarah said...

Hi Darnell, thanks so much for your kind comment you left on my blog last week via HLS challenges :) So great to find you and follow you as well. The cards you made here are so lovely! Also good luck on the surgery and hope the recovery will go swiftly!

Marilyn said...

Great cards and fun posts, Darnell. Hope your surgery and recup go well. Hot, hot, hot in Yuma, too ... like 120 today. Hugs, Marilyn

Julia Aston said...

what a great litany of cards Sis! love the brightness and pretty designs of them all! One thing always seems to lead to another in the surgical removal arena - will keep you in my thoughts and prayers! Julia xx

Maureen H. said...

Darnell,

Sorry I am so remiss in writing to you sooner. I wanted to write on your blog post about being bullied and about your friend treating you badly, but I had just gotten home myself from the hospital from having thyroid cancer surgery and am all alone recovering. I will write you more privately but I was thinking of you and praying for you all along. Now you are having this next surgery yourself and I promised I would write and let you know my Mom had the same surgery many years ago (same reasons as you) and said it was the best thing she ever did! I know it isn't fun to have surgery, but I truly hope this will help you to feel much better and improve your quality of life in that area. We women understand😘 I will be praying that all goes smoothly and that your recovery will be quick and as pain free as possible. Please know you are loved and prayed for by so many, even when we don't all comment as often as we should 🤦‍♀️

Lots of love and prayers,
Maureen

Helen F. said...

Oh Darnell! I am so far behind in commenting and reading posts~I apologize for that and so sorry you are going back for more surgery!
Please know my thoughts and prayers are headed your way for the speediest recovery ever, dear friend!
I have to say that your cards are simply fabulous, wonky stitching is trendy on cards these days (not so much with Home Ec teachers :-))
Hope to see you back in the Playhouse soon! {{{Hugs}}}

Nonni said...

Wonderful set of cards, hard to choose which one to love the most... But I might go with the cake-card. I love all the wonkiness! :) Best of luck with the operation, I wish for a smooth recovery. Sending hugs from Finland!

Sue said...

These are brilliant cards Darnell, and straight is very over-rated, I always think that wonky IS the new straight. I hope all goes well with your surgery, if I think back to my O level biology there's nothing else that's going to make a run for it! Take care, Sue xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I've heard about uteruses (uterii?) escaping out the hoo haw before but never bladders. What's with your body parts leaving you like that? Is it like rats deserting a sinking ship?! It does make one think.

I've tried to get "them" to take the baby basket and lady bits ever since I was old enough to know about them and what they did. No takers. I'm tellin' ya. I even tried to get the guy taking the gallbladder to ship and take a few extra bits too. Nope. Anyway, enjoy your stay in the hospital, pretend it is a resort with annoying staff.

Oh yeah, there were cards too..... wonky stitching, I'm all for it because that is what you are going to get from me one way or the other.

Anita in France said...

A trio of delights, Darnell ... a beautiful delicate hummer in all his glory ... wonderful wonkiness ... and cool DP for that fab die cut! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Thinking of you and keeping you close in prayer, my friend ... hope all has been going well and that your recovery will be smooth and trouble free! Chat soon! LYAMYHAHAWICBTTHAHY! Great Big Hugs & Bisous, Anita :)

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Darnell and hope your surgery goes well.. it was the best thing I had done getting my lady bits taken away..Paul called it my washing machine facility LOL..take care and lots of huggles Sue xx

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--another surgery! Hoping everything goes well & I don't blame you for wanting to get out of the heat, Darnell! We'd be back at that lake, for sure! Your cards are beautiful--really love the gorgeous hummer!

Christine Alexander said...

heat wave sounds a bit of night mare, the lightning of the body means a few less LBS, got rid of min awhile ago and feel so much better (less possibilities of issues in the future) :) BTW, the cards are awesome wonky bits and all. Fell better soon hugs Christine

Janelle said...

You're a crack-up, Darnell! Best wishes for a successful op and speedy recovery. You'll look so much younger once you've been tightened and tautened.Love your cards. Mwah!!!

laurie said...

You r 2 funny! Hope your surgery goes well!

Thanks for sharing your card at The Paper Players, so happy you joined us Darnell!

Di said...

Oh Janelle's comment two above here did make me giggle. Tightened and tautened also affects other areas too? Let me know the name of your surgeon please! Been thinking of you for two days solid here. Gosh I only hope they don't have you near any other patients who could be in danger of bustin' their stitches!

Love

Di xx

Birgit said...

I am behind! I love the hummingbird card and the birthday one-the stitching on that one is so cool. Using the patterned paper with the saying is striking as well. I am so sorry to have missed this post because you had to go back in for surgery. My great grandmother had that problem but back in the war torn 1940's the operation did not exist. my mom's best friend just went for surgery for her bladder also. The same problem. Getting old is not for sissies!

Sharon Underwood said...

Love your cards & use of Brusho's! I'm so sorry you're needing more surgery. You will be in my prayers! (Sorry I couldn't respond sooner -- I was in West Virginia attending my son's wedding!)

Susan Renshaw said...

What a fab set of cards Darnell!
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