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. Note: my Privacy Policy can be found at a tab below and you can find my NBUS Challenge online. I hope you'll join in the fun there! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

February 12, 2012


Foreward:  Below this paragraph and pictures you'll find the first part of this blog.  This is really a P.S., but I'm putting it first for those who link here from Less Is More Week 54  expecting to see a proper striped card.  After doing it incorrectly further below (as usual!) and correcting myself, I made this very CAS, very LIM striped card:

The paper is Papertrey Ink white and both stamps are very old with no markings on the wood indicating the company name.  The ink is SU Magenta.  Hope you enjoyed looking!  Read on for the segment of if-at-first-you-don't-succeed!

I seem to be having a lot of challenges with these new challenges I'm trying.  I made a card last night for this week's Less Is More "Stripes" challenge:  I took my pictures and just before loading and writing this, I checked to see if anyone had already posted a very similar card.  In looking again at the LIM website, I noted that your card is supposed to be one layer.  Well, slap your mama.  I'm posting this card anyway 'cause it's so cute.  I may go make another one or move on to a different challenge I was hoping to get to today.  We'll see.  In the meantime, here is a CAS card of hearts, using stripes.  TFL!!

I'd like to thank Gay (Mustavcoffee) from Crafty Musings for joining my site as a follower.  Welcome!  I appreciate it!


Paper:  Papertrey Ink, white
             Designer Paper, SU
Punches:  Heart, large, SU
                 Heart, medium and small, EK Success
Marker:  Marvy, around hearts


Chrissie said...

I love the one layer version to bits... the other one is pretty cute too, but just won't do for this week's challenge!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Susan said...

Love the fun stripes on the first card...and it's perfect for this weeks challenge!!

Sharon said...

Lovely card & great take on this weeks challenge.
Sharon x

Beryl K said...

Wow two fabulous cards
Beryl x

Scrapmate said...

The first one's a perfect CAS card.

G Peplow said...

Hi Darnell, me again!! LOL Great card for LIM, both are lovely xxx

Mandi said...

Hi Darnell
A FAB card for LIM
Loads of white space...jsut how we like it!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Angelnorth said...

Great cards - glad you posted the first one too!

kingstonmama said...

Two great cards! Love your stripes. Ann Y.