A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Feel free to join in, use the acronym, and use up your NBUS too! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Greetings, Stamplings!

Happy, Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends! And happy fall or spring to all my friends in other parts of the world! I'm so very thankful for YOU!!
The NBUS flowers and sediment are from PTI's "Mum's The Word" set designed by Dawn McVey. The wonky stitches are from MFT. The flowers were stamped, heat embossed in SU maize e/p, and washed with Ziggies. 

Of course, I'm playing in some challenges. On this day of thanks, I'd like to thank them (and all the others) for all their hard work and inspiration!

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Talking Turkey

The American phrase "to talk Turkey" is now part of the world's vernacular and the accepted meaning is to engage in "straight talk" and get down to business. 

In articles, scholars have provided us with this specific example cited in the Niles' Weekly Register in 1837:
An American Indian and a white man went shooting together for sport. At the end of the day the spoils were a crow and a turkey. The white man suggested they be divided, thus: "You take the crow and I'll take the turkey. Alternatively, I'll take the turkey and you take the crow." The Indian retorted: "Don't talk turkey to me!"
So was he saying, "Don't straight talk to me?!" I don't think so. I think this might be one of those phrases that originally meant the total opposite of the accepted meaning! Rather, it sounds to me like the Indian was saying, "Don't double-talk gobble-gobble me!"

Makes you cock your head and think for a minute!

But just for a minute, because I want you to go off and enjoy your day, your food coma, and your leftovers! No, seriously, enjoy, and please don't get trampled in the Black Friday sales! It's so much easier to click "add to cart" from the comfort of your home.

As always, thank you for coming by to visit the Playhouse! 

MWAH!!

Hammy and 






64 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, What a lovely card. I love the vibrant yellow.

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

Julie B said...

Lovely card Darnell.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your family. :)

Cathy said...

Such a vibrant and happy card Darnell, hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving celebration. We don't have an equivalent here in Australia, but I have lots of birthdays in my family around now so we are celebrating those, Cathy x

oldpunca said...

Dear Darnell, thank you for this fantastic yellow flower. Your colouring is a master work.
Hugs,
Sonja

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Seems funny Darnell, that you’re so far behind us as our 22nd was yesterday 23rd is nearly over too, less than two hours left!
Happy thanksgiving though, which is really every day we should be thankful to our great God for His many blessings.
Love the card too, hugs Shaz in OzX

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Darnell: This card is a beauty!!! love the heat embossed flowers, they really pop, especially the one in the foreground.
A lovely CAS card that I'm so happy you shared with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you play again with us next time.
Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.DT

Ros Crawford said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you!! I hope you have a beautiful day with your family... Your card is gorgeous!
Thank you too for your kind words, I'll keep you informed of how things go... Should have some results later today.

Marilyn said...

Pretty card!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Bunny said...

Happy Thanksgiving, y'all.

Lovely card. Beautiful flower.

You forgot to add in the football for the day. Although MY team is pretty much finished for the year. My back up team is doing very well though. [Bunny]

Vicki Dutcher said...

Have a great Turkey Day!!

Brenda in IN said...

Before I start cooking this morning I want to say how thankful I am for your friendship and this lovely card today. Enjoy the twins and this time with your family. Love and hugs.

Jeanne said...

Lovely card, Darnell. I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your grace and humor and all the beautiful cards you've shared. You are a true treasure. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Hugs!

Carole said...

Happy Thanksgiving Darnell...I hope you have a wonderful time with loved ones....and Thank you for being a wonderful cyber friend and making me smile when I read your blog. Hugs xx

Cat Craig said...

Lovely card, and I love the story. Happy Thanksgiving.

scrAPpamondo said...

Love the dimension you give to the flower and the wonky frame. A lovely creation as always!

Lisa said...

Wow, what a stunning card!! the flower looks amazing!! I love the color and texture!! So beautiful!! I hope you and your family have a happy Thanksgiving!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carol L said...

Thanks for the beautiful card and the gift of your friendship and blog. My wish is for you and your family to enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving without any gobble talk, turkey talk, or eating crow! Just let the little guy "hammy" it up and go in peace :) Cheers!!

Cris G said...

Beautiful card, Darnell! Love the extra dimension on the smaller flower!
You know what? I'm with you... I also think the Indian was saying "Don't double-talk gobble-gobble me!" After all, there is a slight difference, almost unnoticed, between a crow and a turkey... :).
Wish you and your family a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

Greta said...

Love that sentiment & what a gorgeous floral image! I'm sure you're having a ball with the boys--hope they don't wear you out too much--haha! Happy, happy Thanksgiving, my friend!

Lynette said...

Fabulous card and great story. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Tracie Pond said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Darnell. Your flower is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards. Tracie =)

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very beautiful with that bright yellow flowers. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.

Lynn said...

Happy thanksgiving my amazing friend! Love your card as always!

Jane said...

Stunning! Loving the vibrant colours and the clever use of dimension on the smaller bloom. Thanks for joining in with the AAA Cards challenge and Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

Redanne said...

Sadly, it is cold, wet and very windy here but your beautiful card really brought some sunshine into my life, it is gorgeous, I love that flower and that wonky stitching too! Hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving! Big hugs, Annie xxx

MRS DUCK said...

Phew Darnell
I think I have finally caught up with all your posts. My goodness, you have been busy lol!
Gorgeous chrysanthimuminum.
I've always wanted to try one of them Turducken things!
Enjoy your Turkeylurkey.
Ang x

Mac Mable said...

Hope you've had a beautiful day? I am grateful for you and your fabulous inspiration and amazing blog x

Mac Mable said...

Meant to say that I love your card, such a pretty image and the yellow is so jolly x

Kathleen said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your lovely Family, maybe a tad late by the time you read this.
Love that yellow flower, a really super CAS card.

Kath x

Pat said...

I hope you are having a great Thanksgiving with the family Darnell, and this card is really bright and beautifully using that really pretty 'Mum'. Thank you to you too for always making us smile with your fun words and gorgeous cards. x

Pat said...

Sorry I meant to say bright and beautiful. x

Fikreta said...

Happy thanksgiving!
Very beautiful card!
hugs

Jean said...

Such a pretty card! Happy Thanksgiving!

Karen Knott said...

Love your gorgeous card Darnell, the flower is so pretty :)
Hugs Kaz xx

OH Babs said...

Love the card, every single aspect. Hope you had a joyous day. We babysat overnight so had our grandsons "fix." Dinner at Sizzler - yummy and no clean up. Enjoy your weekend. BBB

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card! And I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

Susan said...

Mums are the perfect autumn / Thanksgiving flower! You created a beautiful one - perfect card for this week!

Cheryl W. said...

Your card is so pretty! Love that mum with its rich, warm colors. Hope your Thanksgiving was fabulous. Mine was great--I didn't even have to cook (other than the desserts).

Cara said...

This is just beautiful, I love that warm colour for the flower and your CAS layout x

Viv said...

This is such a gorgeous card Dee! perfect for our CAS challenge too.Just love that pretty flower and your amazing colouring of course.Thank you for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;)(Vee).. Viv DT xx ps.Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love those gorgeous mums. You did a wonderful job with the colors.
Hope you had a very Happy Thansgiving.

Sharron said...

Beautiful mums--love the cheery gold! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Guess what Thanksgiving treat arrived here today. Your post showed up in my email!! I have no clue as to where my computer has been hiding them but it was a joy for my day!

conil said...

After a bit of recovery from my trytophan trance, I find this sweet wish for a Happy Thanksgiving from one of my favorite people. Sorry I'm late, but I do hope your day was fabulous and the your family is well.

Leslie Miller said...

Lots of thick, rich, fabulous texture on your mum with the beautiful embossing! Love me a CAS card. Sure wish I was better at them. The origins of phrases or expressions has always fascinated me, so thanks for sharing this one. It does appear to have been turned around. Hope you slept off your dinner and are feeling great. Enjoy your day!

Bonnie said...

Beautifully done, my friend! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. As a friend told me "gobble til you wobble, and shop til you drop". I'll shop from home thank you.

Loll said...

Beautiful card Dolly. Hope you and the Mister has a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm shopping from home too! xx

Brenda said...

Your card is stunning Auntie! And I loved your story about "talking turkey". lol Yep, I think the Indian was saying that very thing! I agree with you on the "click and add to cart" thing too, no way do I go out Black Friday shopping! lol Hugs, Brenda

TaeEun said...

This card surely will brighten someone's day!!! Beautiful CAS card, Darnell! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at The Flower Challenge! Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving weekend!

Mrs A. said...

Did you also hang em out to dry.!! My thumb is right sore this morning from all that clicking you made me do. Super card btw. Hugs Mrs A.

Skye said...

A gorgeous CAS card. Love your beautiful Chrysanthemums, such a bright cheery colour.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such a beautiful card Darnell! And Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Sorry I'm so behind with my commenting (too many irons in the fire). Have a great weekend my friend! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Anita in France said...

A beautiful way to express your beautiful wishes, Darnell ... bright, bold and really rather tacspecular ... and a fun tale to go with it! No shopping for me ... I'm saving my fingers!! LYAMYMA ... HYSEYLO! Big hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Susanne Vargas said...

A beautiful card and a funny blogpost - I would like to thank you for another year of inspiring and entertaining us! And please never stop!
Hugs, Susanne

Craft-E-Place said...

Fabulous card, stunning colouring! Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards.
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving with family friends and food!
Elaine

Diane said...

Beautiful card, love the cheerful color! Happy 'late' Thanksgiving to you...hope your 'gobble gobble' day was fabulous!!

Cobnut Crafter said...

Gorgeous colours - and such a beautiful card - just what we need to remind us of summer. x Anne

TK said...

Wow, Darnell, gotta love that bold yellow flower! I love the bold golden tone against all that stark white! Hope your Turkey Day was wonderful, and thank you for the earlier sentiments you sent my way!

Helen F. said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family, Darnell!
I adore your card! The PTI stamp set has been on my Wish List forever, not sure why I don't have that one yet?? The MFT stitched panel is another "why-don't-I-have-that".
PS: thanks for all the info bout Talkin' Turkey also :-P

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful card, Darnell, and I hope your Thanksgiving was full of blessings xoxo

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Darnell, the flowers are just stunning. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. xx

Bobby said...

Click 'add to cart' I did, Darnell, but I was restrained. I love your colorful Mum. I'm so late in commenting but I'm sure you had a Happy Thanksgiving since I saw you were spending time with the boys.

Barb said...

I love the colour of your flower. A beautiful card Darnall. Barbxx

Amy Seigler said...

Gorgeous card! Love the stitching and the color of the flowers! Thanks for joining us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies!

conil said...

Boy, I'm getting really good at predicting your winning cards. Congratulations on your HM for this glorious mum over at The Flower Challenge.