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September 21, 2012

The Paper Players #113 ~ Clean and Simple Banners; Mister Magnificent Rides On!

Hi there!
And we're back around to Friday!  Whoosh!
That "whoosh" turns out to be a perfect caption for my card today.  I made a special card for a special guy.  Today is Mister's birthday!
I'm linking up with The Paper Players #113 challenge by the talented Nance, which I just noticed closes in 56 minutes!! 
Besides the challenge, I have an inspiration photo:
Here's the card I made:


The motorcycle picture in the scallopini circle is from Word clip art. Mister has a red bike, too, but I don't have such a foxy picture of him with the red bike, so the photo and the card are not all matchy-matchy which gives me a couple of hives, but I'll be all right.
You could say there is only one banner on my card and ask the authorities, "Is that enough?"   I don't know.   You could say there are two other banners, one on each side of the track.   You could.   It might be stretching banners a bit, but you could say it.
We're going to celebrate with the family tomorrow since it's a school day for the twinks today.  We will be watching their first soccer game.  No, that's not right.  It will be our first time watching one of their soccer games and we can't wait! 
Then it will be off to lunch at a really upscale restaurant ~ not!  Mister wants to head for a "rustic" joint where the speciality of the house is deviled eggs.  When he emailed DS to let him know where he wanted to go, witty DS wrote back, "Sounds good, Dad.  You can look forward to a lonely night by yourself on the couch."  Think about it.
But, hey, it's the man's special celebration, made more special given his risky choice of hobby.  Go, Dude, Go!  My friends don't understand why I'm so supportive of Mister's hobby, given that life is too short.  I say, ah hah, that's exactly the point, life IS too short ~ you need to be IN it!  And he is that and good for him!
I'm as twinkled as stickled star to introduce you to our latest friend!  Please be sure and welcome Deb of Scribblin' and Scrappin', which is another adorable banner name!  Thanks for joining the party, Deb!
If I changed my banner name to something adorable, what do you think it should be?  Oh boy, this oughtabe good . . .
Enjoy ~ I hope your day is special for you and that you make sure you're in it!   (Just don't eat too many deviled eggs or you'll be in it all by yourself 'til the gas cloud passes!) 
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:  SU real red, crushed curry;
  PTI rustic white; black and gray
  snippets from stash
Stamp:  Hero Arts C2926
Ink:  SU real red


Lynne said...

A perfect card for Mister. " Happy Birthday Mister"
And, can I just say, I love a man in leathers.
Lynne xxx

H2 :) said...

Awesome design Darnell! The sentiment banner/track element is striking & the bike, with its cloud & trail of dust is so much fun. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players. :)

Unknown said...

Wow - although I can't see his fizog I can just tell that Mister is a real handsome dude......and I'd like to wish him the happiest of birthdays. Love the card you've made for him and for everyone's sake I hope he changes his mind about the devilled eggs....mind you perhaps he wouldn't need to fill his bike up with gas........? lol Have a wonderful time watching the twinks in their first soccer game.

On the subject of your banner it's something I've never been able to get my mind around - how on earth can djkardkreations even begin to describe the journey people will travel along when they visit your blog??? I think you should change it to ...... are you ready for this.....?........?....... DIPPYITYDODAH - oh yes - PERFECTAMUNDO - ching ching!

Well, that's my mental prowess exhausted for the night - have a brilliant day tomorrow.


Karen xxx

Bernie said...

Fabulous card, Darnell! I hope he has a fantastic B-Day deviled eggs and all.
I agree life IS too short. I always tell my kids live and enjoy your lives while you have your health. Wish we had.
Enjoy the soccer game.

Carol L said...

Now that's a great card for your DH regardless of the number of banners! Happy Birthday to your DH - my DH has his special day coming up on Tuesday :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Happy Birthday to you Mister Darnell, I hope you enjoy your dinner tonight and your card is bang on perfect!

Redanne said...

Hi Darnell, belated Happy Birthday to Mister! Your card is perfect for him and I hope he enjoyed his devilled eggs too. My brain is still a bit fuddled but I see you as a Mother Earth type soul with a funny twist - I know that doesn't help, will try better next time. Enjoy the twinks and the footie. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Perfect 'biker' card for your "Mister's" birthday. Loved reading this post as always. Thanks for the entertainment. Have fun celebrating, Shirleyx

Vicky Hayes said...

Happy birthday to Mister - what a fab card for him! As for the eggs... Moving swiftly on! Vicky x

Anonymous said...

You had me goin for a minute when I thought the cool dude on the bike was your Mister !!! Hope he had a gas ( get it ! 0 on his birthday it also seems that your son has the same terrible I mean fantastic sense of humour as yourself. Love the card simply splendid.


kingstonmama said...

Great post and great card. Happy birthday to mister. My mister rides a motorcycle, too, and loves deviled eggs! :) ann Y.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Very cool card, Darnell! Love the way the card just has so much "movement" with the details you added. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

~Tammy~ said...

Well, this is super fun! Hope the celebration is a blast!

Kim Heggins said...

Happy Birthday to Mister! Sounds like you all had a wonderful day and another one planned for today too. Your card is just too darn cute and so perfect for your sweetie! I agree life is too short to not do what you love to do. Have fun at lunch today and enjoy all of the those deviled eggs too.

Carole said...

Something adorable?? Darn-ell-able. Darn it ell-able? D-in-dell-able? Da-da-nellable? I give up. Great card for Mister Magnificent. Birthday greetings too!

Well I'll be twinkled pink as a stickled star if you come check out my bird houses.

Jules said...

Hi Darnell

A fabulous card. I am sure "Mister" was well pleased with it.

Belated birthday wishes from the House of Hearts.

Love Jules xx

Sandy said...

Wow! I would say you nailed that challenge! really well done.

shirley-bee said...

Love Mister's birthday card. I like how the banners are the road, and I love the eggs-haust (sorry!)

How about "Oh, Darn It"? Or "Kreatin' Havoc". Not that I'm implying anything... Just random thoughts...

Bonnie said...

This is a fantastic card and your creative banners are perfect!

Kim S said...

OK...I read your most recent post and then moved backwards to this one. Now I understand the deviled egg reference!! (Sadly, I have a passion for deviled eggs to I'd be right at home in the rustic joint and then the couch!)

Jean said...

I hope Mister liked his card as much as I do. I love your attitude for his hobby. Mister seems to be a smart man (from everything you write here) I suspect he knows how lucky he is to have such a supportive and understanding wife!