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June 25, 2012

Less Is More Week 73 Recipe and Pixie's Crafty Snippets Challenge 26

Hope you're having a magnanimouse Monday!

For some reason I keep thinking it's Tuesday.  Do you ever have that happen?  Lord knows the days fly by fast enough without doing that!

Today I made a card for the uber fun challenge Less Is More, hosted by the delightful ladies, Chrissie and Mandi.  This week the theme is "Recipe" and the ladies want us to use up some of our scraps and engage in paper piecing.

"Less is More"

Since using up one's scraps or "snippets" is the idea behind the Snippets Challenge over at Pixie's Crafty Workshop, I'm also linking my card there.

It wasn't long ago that I participated in my very first paper-piecing challenge here.  It may have been my very first challenge anywhere, period.  I thought at first they were asking for "paper pieRcing," which I had done before to a card, however paper pie(no r)cing was brand new to me.  Well, that started something, by golly, because I've paper pieced many times since and have found that I find it very soothing.  Not surprising, really, because I always liked paper dolls and cutting out little pieces of furniture for make-believe interior decorating.

This is my paper-pieced piece:

This card represents the time me and the Mister were on a cross-county jaunt to see the Only Son Who Moved Far Away.  Because it was a long jaunt, it necessitated a couple of overnight stays in inexpensive motels.  The night we stayed in Moab, Utah, it was horribly hot.  Since our motel didn't have a pool, we walked across the street to use the one at the Hoity-Toity Inn.  We were quite shocked and hurt to find we didn't meet their recidulous dress code standards.  I'm sorry now that the police had to be called, but at the time it seemed we had a principle to stand on.  We gave up when they showed us the above picture from their security video.

I'm so delighted to welcome my new follower Louise!  She is very brand new blogger and has darling cards you should check out at Louise Sharp.  Thank you, Louise!

Enjoy!   As always, thank you for stopping by to visit.   Special thanks to you if you take the time to join as a follower or leave a comment!

Paper:  PTI white; various DP
Stamps:  Art Impressions K-1605
  and I-1240
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
  Prismacolor pencils


Redanne said...

Oh Darnell, it is time for bed here and all I can do is laugh.....great card and even better story!! Anne x

Allisa said...

Great job paper piecing, hope you did not end up with mug shots from your journeys!

Victoria said...

I am blushing as red as a lobster! Not at the picture of you two by the pool, but because I honestly thought it was called paper pieRcing, knowing it was piecing bits of paper together but believing it just had a bizarre name. I stand corrected. I just wish I hadn't left quite so many comments on people's entries saying 'lovely piercing'!! DUH!!

Unknown said...

Darnell - you've just made my day.......I now need to stop laughing so I can comment! Brilliant piece of paper pieRcing (it will go by no other name now!)........especially as you and Victoria seem to have formed the Paper Piercers Club.......can anyone join?

Karen x

Di said...

I'm with Redanne on this one - it's my bedtime in the UK now and I can't stop giggling. You do crack me up Darnell.

Almost forgot, the card is totally fab! Di xx

Linda said...

Hi Darnell,
Fabulous card, sooo funny! You always make me smile, I love popping by your blog, you always have such great stories. xx

Rosemary said...

hee!! your card and story are just too darn funny!!!

GinaA said...

Totally fabulous post, so made me laugh , great card.

stampwithsandy said...

Darnell, you have the greatest sense of humor and always make me laugh! Not to mention that you did an amazing job coloring this card.

Kara Lynne said...

I just have a picture in my mind of these two crossing the street like that! Love your paper pie(no r)cing!

Jingle said...

LOL! This is too cute!

Kim S said...

I so needed a laugh tonight...THANK YOU!

Chrissie said...

Just fab Darnell!
Made me smile!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Marrigje said...

Fun card. Made me laugh.

You did a great job with the paper piecing.


Unknown said...

such a cute card.Love your flawless paper piecing

Jules said...

Oh no Darnell .. .. don't wish the days away .. .. we need more of them not less!!!

Very intricate paper piecing .. .. it looks amazing!!

I have just had a look inside your playhouse. My oh my Darnell you are one lucky lady! What wouldn't I give for a play area like that.. .. it's amazing!!

Note to self = remember to show playhouse to hubby!!! (Not that it will do me any good LOL!!!).

Have a good day.

Love Jules xx

Karen M said...

Your card really made me laugh and your paper piecing is fab, hugs x x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Darnell, thanks for visiting, so pleased you did. Love the story to go with your fabulous card, really made me smile.
Just had a browse through, some great makes and a great sense of humour - makes me want to come back!
Avril x

Ardyth said...

What a hoot! And your paper piecing is seemless. I've never done this technique before and now I know why - too much fussy cutting!

Ardyth said...

I meant 'seamless'. lol!

Rosmarie said...

A gorgeous humorous card. The paper piecing is really well done! I love this image of two not so young. :-)

Many thanks for your lovely comment and compliment. You make my day!


Deanna said...

LOL Great story and I just adore your card!!

Suze Bain said...

Oh my goodness Darnell, you've got me rolling in the aisles. We actually had a very similar scenario at an exclusive beach resort - I walked away with my head held high! Your card is a hoot and fabulous paper piecing too. xx

Mandi said...

Oh Darnell, you make me laugh with every post
Brilliant card, brilliant piecing..
OK now a confession I've ALWAYS called this technique paper pieRcing...until fairly recently!

Thanks so much
"Less is More"
ps thank you for your comments on my blog AND for following me. I hop eI keep you half as entertained...although I doubt it!

Amanda said...

Lol your funny stories have me giggling and people are now staring at me lol. Love the card too. Hugs, Amanda x

Kim Heggins said...

Once again, you did not disappoint, wonderful story...just too funny. I admire anyone who does all that fussy cutting for a card, just more work than I ever want to do. Just too cute.

Mrs A. said...

Really great piece of paper piecing(Try saying that after a bottle of wine).You can't see the joins yer know!!!! Fab storie telling too.
Hugs Mrs A.

Vicky Hayes said...

What amazing paper piecing Darnell and you picked a great image to paper piece too! When is the book coming out?! Vicky x

Sarn said...

Thooper fun card. Terrific paper peething too!

Fancy a Nutella sandwich? I bought lots to the playground this week. YES, yes, of COURSE Nutella is nutritious . . . I keep telling everyone. xxx

Linda said...

I'm so glad I found your blog and became a follower this week. Would have hated to miss this cute card and the funny story. Thanks for making me laugh.

Lynne said...

You know I love your sense of humour and you haven`t failed me this week either. Brilliant card and story as always.
As soon as I saw this weeks challenge I thought of your "Measly baby". Can`t get that image out of my mind and show it to anyone remotely interested.This one is a very close second though.
Lynne xxx

Kathyk said...

FAB-U-LOUS card, love the paper piecing and humour on this card


Inkyfingers said...

Oh this is so funny Darnell- I've got a big grin on my face and can just imagine you all hot and bothered being denied access to a pool!

Great card and the paper piecing is spot on. Please pass on my congratulations to your grandchildren for the fabulous notes they left for you. They have inherited your sense of humour!

Loli said...

Hola Darnell, fantastic paper piecing card, you have choice the perfect paper and the most imoprtant SO FUNNY STAMP!!!!.
A hug from the melted island

Kathleen said...

What an absolutely fabulous card, love the paper piecing, love the image and love your commentary, a stunning card.

Kath x

Karen Dunbrook said...

giggle...very cute..

Hettie said...

Great card Darnell and funny story. I will beware of any hoity toity inns!