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December 22, 2012

CASology #24 ~ Oh My Stars! and Pixie's Pals

Check it out!  Look at what I found!

In my container of Christmas bags and boxes and bows, I have a stash of tissue paper.  Picture me wrapping my Hootycreeks for gifts.  I had wrapped two containers in this beautiful green paper with gold stars when suddenly, I had one of those m.o.m.e.n.t.s.
One of those wait-a-cotton-pickin-what-the-heckity-heck moments.  I stopped wrapping and singing along with Nat King Cole and focused.  Hey!  That's not tissue paper!  That's mulberry paper!
Raise your hand if you know what mulberry paper is.  Then this post is for you!
And it's for all my crafty friends on the talented design team over at CASology where the cue word this week is "STAR."  How could I not stop what I was doing and use it to play along with a clean and simple card?!!  I can't even remember the last time I had fun with fuzzy pullable mulberry paper.
So, Melissa and Ardyth and Jen and Rosemary and Tracey, this is for you!  Happiest, Merriest, Joyiest Wishes to you!!
And the same to all my rowdy, rascally, crafty-sister friends at Pixie's Crafty Workshop!  It may be damp on the playground, but it doesn't dampen our spirits, does it girls?  Pass the egg nog! 

(In all seriousness, my thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the terrible rains and flooding which is causing havoc and ruining travel plans.)
To all of you and to all who venture by, here's my starring mulberry paper card!

If you are hitting the highways, byways, skyways, or just tittering down the walkways, do be careful and be safe, and Oh, my Stars, do enjoy!  No, seriously, 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 and
  mulberry green, unknown
Stamp:  PTI "Glory Be"
Ink:  Brilliance Galaxy Gold
Brad:  Star stud from stash


Carol L said...

Tissue paper eh? :)
What a great idea to stamp gold stars on this pretty paper! I really like that white sentiment panel too - it adds some serious color contrast!
Wishing you a yours the merriest Christmas of all, and a prosperous, and healthy new year too!

Jean said...

Ha ~ I remember mulberry paper ~ I even still have some. Love your all of the stars on your beautiful green paper.

Tracey McNeely said...

Darnell the mulberry paper is fantastic, love those gold stars!

Mrs A. said...

I've got some Mulberry paper somewhere that was sent to me. Now where the heck is it? If you see it let me know won't you. Ta. Your a Star!!! Hugs Mrs a.

Di said...

It must be a Hampshire thing - I'm with Mrs A and still have some mulberry paper too :) Love your starry card - off to open up the playground again here. Hugs, Di xx

Redanne said...

Oh yes, I do remember mulberry paper too! And I just happen to have some in my stash too... thank you so much for your continued inspiration. You always make me smile.... Hugs, Annie xx

Kathyk said...

I never think to use my mulberry paper either - thanks for the reminder!

Seasons Greetings to you, your family and your followers Darnell


Bonnie said...

When I first started making cards, it seemed like everybody I knew gave me mulberry paper. I still have a folder full of the pretty stuff! I'll bet some of Mrs. A's is in there. We'll have to have a mulberry party. Maybe I can bring it to Pixie's playground so we can all make a card as pretty as this. Oh, my stars, have a wonderful Christmas!

Kim Heggins said...

Too funny! I do know what Mulberry paper is but I have to say that I never used it. I was just not that adventurist. Your card with the gold stars is so beautiful and I love that your sentiment is stamped in gold too, just perfect for this challenge!
Merry Christmas!

Marybeth said...

I love yor paper find, I see this paper all the time but did not know the name. This is perfect for CASology. I would have stopped and made a card too. Love it and it's beautiful!

Ardyth said...

So beautiful - love the rich colour and the soft edges and of course the shiny stars! Thanks so much for your kind wishes, Darnell - we love having you play along with CASology - you're a true STAR!

Unknown said...

Well my stars Dippy - I've just come across some in my hoard as I was preparing to move! Fandipidosey card - sort of says everything at this time of year eh? Just getting our canoe ready to paddle down the miles to Portsmouth tomorrow to spend Christmas with the family. Wishing you, Mister, DS and DDIL and, of course, the twinks the bestest Christmas ever.


Serendipity xxx

Rosemary said...

well... so darn glad you had one of those m.o.m.e.n.t.s, darnell and decided to make this fabulous card for the challenge!! many Christmas blessings to you and yours!! i look forward to seeing you play along in many more CASology challenge in the coming year!!

HeARTworks said...

Hi Darnell, All my wrapping is finished and not a minute too soon because it is already the afternoon of the 24th here! Decided to visit my blog friends as I have been too busy to do so before. A blessed Christmas to you and your loved ones. May you have the choicest gifts of the season- love, joy, hope and peace beyond understanding. See you in next year's round of WOYWW! Patsy from

The-crafty-corner said...

Ah,Mulberry paper-i too started out crafting with Mulberry paper... torn hearts,tear bears-you name it i made it out of Mulberry paper ! tee hee-never stamped on it though-great idea Darnell.
Wishing you and your lovely family a happy Christmastime,and all good wishes for 2013,may it be a happy,healthy and creative year.
Happy Christmas Darnell-am so glad i found your lovely Blog,i love popping by and your humerous writings always raise a smile(and usually a chuckle or two!)
Nessa xx

Melissa said...

What a fabulous find! I haven't used mulberry paper for a couple years, but now you've got me wanting to go dig it out!! Love the way you used yours!
Wish I had more of your m.o.m.e.n.t.s! :)
Happy Holidays to you too!
Thanks for joining us once again at CASology!

Inkyfingers said...

I can remember using a wet paintbrush to tear my mulberry paper and it came in such gorgeous colours too. Maybe you have started a revival!!!

I hope you and your family have a truly wonderful and healthy Christmas. Hugs
Carol x

Emily Keaton said...

A positively delightful fuzzy star card, Darnell! I probably have some mulberry paper still tucked away somewhere myself. Oh, my stars--I should go look for it!!

Geri said...

Hope you had a fun Christmas! I'm thinking that you have seriously started a mulberry paper renewal movement with this awesome card! I do have some rather plain 'm' paper laying around, but have never seen one with stars! Love the soft fuzzy edges :)