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October 21, 2012

CTS #2; CFC #75 ~ The Edge; LIM #90 ~ Autumn; Pixie's Crafty Snipperts #43; *A Hand Turkey*

And we're back around to Sunday Funday ~ Whoosh!
You might say Moe Joe came calling yesterday carrying a basket tied with a big plaid bow, filled with apple cider and pumpkin pie, fresh-shelled walnuts, and yellow leaves as big as your head.  That's how nice it felt when four of my favorite card challenges all lined up like stars this week just when I was short of time.  Check it:
We have the brand-new and already populated CAS(E) this Sketch! #2.  
We have the busting-with-news CASual Fridays #75 "over the edge" challenge.
Both of these CAS (clean and simple) challenges are womened by extremely talented teams who create loads of spectacular card ideas for you!

And we have the Less Is More challenge where the theme for week #90 is:

Chrissie is hosting by herself this week, with stunning inspirational cards on display.  I wish her pal and former co-host, Mandi, all the best as she opens her new wedding services business, Finishing Touches!  You can visit her personal blog and she'll be back playing with Chrissie at LIM whenever she can.
At work on Friday, the office manager handed out a doohinkey the marketing department had made up for clients and staff.  The firm name is on the other side.  Apparently they couldn't afford to have it printed on both sides.
Is it:
  1. a pacifier for quints?
  2. a blown-up surgical glove?
  3. a turkey?
  4. a new-age harmonica?
It's a turkey!  It's made of tiny highlighters!
How cute is that?  I was going to grab two of them and give them to the twins, but I'm not sure DDIL would approve since the colors might not wash off things they might be inclined to color with the adorable weedle highlighters.  Myself, I wanted badly to color the light switch covers in the house, but Mister sent over Will Power to put a curtail on my fun.
Howover, being child-like, as some of my kinder friends would say, I still love my crayons.  I no longer cut with the little baby skissors with no points, but only because my big fat fingers don't fit in the holes nomo. 

Seeing the turkey highlighter brought back memories of making turkeys from the outline of my hand.  Do you remember doing that?  Not with my hand, of course, with yours.

My hand turkey looks a bit anemic with those pastel colored feathers.  Obviously, I had better upper body strength when I was five. 
I bet I can do better on a card!

I'm sorry the shadow makes it look like it's a three-legged bird.  It snot, see:

I used a flower petal die to cut the turkey feathers and a teeny portion of the PTI Harvest Berries die for the feeties, which I snipped.  Ewch.  Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away, but Turkey isn't taking any chances.  He lined up per the sketch and took off running "over the edge" in his "autumn" colors, grateful to get away!

And cuz he's all made from scrapz, I'm taking him to show the playmates at Di's Pixie's Crafty Workshop! for the next class on 4N holidays!
I'm humbled and delighted to have received another Liebster Award.  Thank you so much to Tracey McNeely of In My Creative Opinion!  It's an honor, indeed, to receive this from Tracey.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  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:  Bazzill swiss dots; SU! DSP
Stamp:  SU! unknown sentiment set
Ink:   Kaleidacolor
Cuttlebug flower petal
PTI Harvest Berries die
Corner Chomper


Tracey McNeely said...

Darnell this is so stinkin' cute! Yes memories but I don't think I could trace around my hand as well as you did. ;) You card is just so awesome, love it!

scrappymo! said...

This is so very cute!!!

Anonymous said...

Turkey highlighters, whatever next! Don't think I've ever made a turkey with my hand either but it looks like a fun way to spend Sunday!

Love the little turkey card though, just perfect. Had to laugh at the birdy scooting off the edge of the page trying to make his getaway!


Irene said...

Hello Darnel

What a fabulous CAS card it's gorgeous - I love the colours and sentiment.

Di said...

Almost fell of the chair laughing here - lovely card but such a funny post!! Sure you don't wanna job? Hugs, Di xx

Michelle said...

Congrats on your blog award! Cute card and post!

Chrissie said...

Mandi hasn't gone forever Darnell...just this week, although she may well have to miss the occasional week as work pressures present themselves.
This is a great card and a superb post - as ever.
Thanks so much
Less is More

Kim Heggins said...

This is too darn cute!! Love your hand turkey too, at school I trace the little munchkins feet and then use those to make the turkey with, so much fun! Thanks for bringing back all of these wonderful childhood memories.

Bobby said...

I don't know which is funnier, the card or the post. I got a kick out of both.

Carole said...

Giggles and chuckles showed when reading your post, the turkey is absolutely adorable...over the edge fun!

Anonymous said...

You had me laughing out loud ... and the turkey card is just so fab, I love it! Anita in France

Geri said...

Thanks for my Sunday morning entertainment! When your posts show up in my e-mail, it is ALWAYS the one I read first! Love both turkeys too...hadn't even noticed the illusion of three legs until you mentioned it!

Bonnie said...

Look at that turkey go! I'm so glad you caught those feathers and feet before he skedaddled completely! What a fun card, Darnell!

stampwithsandy said...

Am I counting correctly? Five challenges at once? I didn't know that was even possible! Love your turkey, even when he had three legs!

Jackie Rockwell said...

I love when multiple challenges work so well together! Clever and colorful card Darnell!!! So glad you played along in this week's CAS(E) this Sketch!

Carol said...

Fabulous card Darnell and your post did make me laugh. Are we making "turkey hands" in the playground this week? Carol x

Redanne said...

Oh my dear Darnell, I can always rely on you for a good giggle, thank you for that. I love your turkey, just hope he was successful in his great escape! I really like those markers, that was a great idea on someone's part, they won't be forgotten in a hurry - and thank goodness Mister stopped you painting the light switches too.......Big Hugs, Anne x

Rosemary said...

oh my word, darnell!!! your card is absolutely brilliant!! (and yes... i remember "hand turkeys"!!)

Kim S said...

You do know that my whole family calls you the "crazy lady". If I am sitting at the computer laughing out loud, they ask "is it the crazy lady?" I am so glad you mentioned the three legs cuz I spent some time studying it before I read on and realized it was a shadow.

This is such a creative use of each of these challenges!!

So glad to see you at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Brilliant Darnell ! Love your turkey feathers and feet:) Such a great creation. I also thought it had three legs, until you showed the close-up. Always love to visit your blog:) Shirleyx

Jean said...

You rock ~ FOUR challenges ~ I think you should definitely let the twinks use the highlighters to draw their own hand turkeys! Love the turkey running away!

Michele Gross said...

So clever and so fun! Thanks so much for playing along in our Over the Edge challenge. It's a very special week for us here at CAS-ual Fridays, and I hope you're enjoying all the sneak peeks :)

Marybeth said...

This is great and I love the way you got your inspiration. Good thing you told us about the shadow I was starting to worry about you. Darnell your card is gorgeous and so creative !

Marybeth said...

Oh yes, Congrats on your blog award!

Virginia L. said...

How fun is this, Darnell! Your card is so creative! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous card, Darnell! I had to do a re-count of turkey legs, glad you showed the close-up!

Lynne said...

Well, now I`ve stopped giggling I can comment on your card. Such a fun design and gorgeous bright colours, love it.
I love your posts.
Lynne xxx

Craftychris said...

Love the turkey card and the highlighters are the cutest! xx

Jenny said...

Haha I wondered why three legs??? then I read on :0)
I just love this card and can only imagine why the turkey is hot footing it off the card!!!
Thanks for getting crafty with us at CASual Fridays :0)
Jenny x

Hettie said...

Love that highlighter turkey and your card is adorable! Not that keen on the edible variety but they sure do look cute!

Claire said...

Hi Darnell,
Thanks for popping by my blog! Love your turkey card. What a fabulous idea...it makes me chuckle every time I look at it! And I've been admiring your stamping space...I'll be showing it to my hubbie tonight. After all, Christmas is only around the corner...

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Um... yeah, I forgot what I was going to say. It snot. That made me laugh. I have too much snot, but really that turkey looked like it had 3 legs. I never drew turkeys like that, but with all your fingers together. Apparently I lived some sort of alternate reality childhood. Love the outcome of your card and how wonderful that all the challenges lined up to work out to be one card. I'm sure next time you won't get as lucky. Or if you were me, that's how it would work out.

Susan said...

OMG! I did think it was a three legged bird! So glad you clarified that! LOL! Wouldn't have thought to make my "turkey" run off the page...very creative of you! As for the "hand" turkey...perhaps they're much cuter when drawn around a size 6 year old hand? I remember making those when I was a kid...but then we didn't have a the fancy gee-haws that we have now.

carol (krillsister) said...

Fantastic card. Love the inspiration. Very creative way to make that cute turkey! Your blog made me smile!

Kimberly said...

Darnell - I love the way your colorful turkey is running off the edge. Great idea! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Linda said...

Hi Darnell,
Just love your turkey card, it didn't half make me giggle! Very clever. xx

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous idea! Love the backside of that turkey :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Suzanne said...

Darnell! Perfect! I love it! Thanks so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

tilly said...

I have never lived------ never made a turkey card, but yours is fab lol.....love it

MaryH said...

Can always count on your colorful posts to bring a chuckle & a smile...this one was no different. Loved your turkey card, extra feet & all (snot), and I think you shoulda gon' 'head and painted them switches. Now wouldn't that be a talkin' point for the decorator folk who might visit? Tee Hee. Howsomever, thank you for a delightful end to a Sunday evening. Many hugs. Oh yes, don't work too hard either!

Elizabeth said...

Brilliant and fun card - great use of snippets. Enjoyed your post too. Elizabeth xx