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December 9, 2012

DD#32 Pinks; MOJO270 Contest; Pixie's Snippets ~ Lots of Fun Christmas Cards and a Poem I Wrote

Happy Sunday!

We are all SO busy crafting and gluing and cutting and snapping and posting (not to mention shopping and wrapping and baking) and no one can believe Christmas is 16 days away.  It all made me want to make up this little poetic ditty for stampers:
Darnell's Ode to Holiday Stamping
As stampers we settle
our butts in our chairs,
This time of year we have
glitter in hairs.
We've snippets and buttons
and scraps we must use,
Cards made this Christmas
come in all rockin hues.
Cards made of ribbon
and cards made of lace,
Cards that are dazzling,
and cards we must CASE.
Cards with white baubles
and cards made with blings,
these are a few of
our favorite things.
And when it's all over
and the last one departs,
We put Christmas away
and start stamping hearts!
I have been asked by the daughter of a friend of mine to make her 11 fun and funky Christmas cards for her girlfriends, with their initials festooned, if possible.  I've made four, so far, and one of them fits these three challenges:
Dynamic Duos is having a mono chrome week and the colors are pinks.
Mojo Monday is ending in mere hours.  It is a contest challenge and the fun sketch was created by the talented Carole Burrage.
Using snippets is all you need to do to join in the fun at Pixie's Crafting Workshop where we are at Week 50!  This time of year, high on sugar, we are all quiet delinquent and naughty.  Hmmm, no.  I don't think one can be quiet AND delinquent and naughty.  Perhaps a better word would be "quite."  Try that.
At last my card for "K":
Not challenge-related, here are the other three.  First, another rendition of the stampingbella image, this time for "E":
And using a different image for "J":
And boy, was I ever tickled to finally be able to use this fun "V" paper that I've had forever:
I'm off to make the remaining seven, which I'll post another day.
Before you go, I'd like you to meet Kristen, a new follower who came to the door yesterday.  Welcome, Kristen!  Your picture thumbnail does not link to your website, so if you have one, please let me know, so I can send you visitors!
And Nancy Lynch, wherever you are, thank you so much for your giant pat on my back a few days ago.  I can't find you inside my monitor to tell you personally, so I'm hoping you see this heartfelt thank you!
Enjoy your day!   No, seriously, enjoy your day.  Remember it IS acceptable to send holiday cards after Christmas!!  Well, for that matter, heaven knows the postage service can be quite unreliable.  Wink.  Take a breath.  And perhaps a tipple.
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!

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Loll said...

Love your fun initial cards Dolly!! I can relate ... as I think I could use one of those martinis right now!! :)

Crazy time of year ... but lots of fun stamping. Speaking of that ... love your poem!! I hope you don't mind if I post it on my blog?? lemmeno Loll xoxo

Sally H said...

Awesome poem, hun! LOVE it! your fab and funky cards are great too.

Redanne said...

Wow Darnell, you are a poet too! Loved your little ditty - so true too. Your cards are fabulous, each and every one - you are a clever girl.... Hugs, Annie xx

Mrs A. said...

Great lyrics and love those funky cards. Could have sworn I was following you but nope can't see me. OK. Can you see me now. I'm over here by the Reindeer. Hugs Mrs A.

Unknown said...

Fantastic poem and I'm sure those cards will go down well too.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Darnell, I had to come over to read the poem you wrote, it's excellent! Your fun cards are great, I especially like the background on the 2nd one. The lady in the martini glass is hilarious. Cheers! ,Shirleyx

Amanda said...

Fab cards Darnell and love that stamping Bella image lol. Such a perfect poem too think I need to print it and stick it on my craft room door. Hugs, Amanda x

Carol said...

Love the cards Darnell and your poem. Delinquent and naughty - think I can do that lol. Carol x

Jenny Engelke said...

Love the poem! Super creative!!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Haha! Love the poem Darnell! Your little lady looks like she is wiped out from the holiday madness, too. What a fun card! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

Kelly Griglione said...

How did you know I had glitter in my hair at our Christmas party last night?! They all laughed at me, and then I had to confess to finishing up those ornaments only hours earlier (apparently AFTER i had already showered!) What a great poet you are, although with your ease of writing I am certainly not surprised. Thanks for putting a smile on my face tonight : )

Di said...

Great poem and super cards Darnell, love the cocktail and initials theme too!

What though, we have reindeer - seriously? I wondered what I just trod in :(

Hugs, Di xx

scrappymo! said...

Great cards Darnell! Thant image in the martini glass is fabulous! You have been a busy little cardmaker indeed!

Jessi Fogan said...

Darnell, I swear I laugh every single time I come visit you :) That poem is AWESOME. And true. THat's what makes it so awesome.
And the lateness of my holiday cards...that's why I generally prefer them to say 'happy holidays'. New Year's is a holiday. So is Valentine's.

Kim S said...

You amaze me! A poetess also??!!

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous cards, Darnell! Loved the fun ditty - is there no end to your talents?

Ardyth said...

Love the personalized cards - they're really fun! And I also thought the poem was adorable (this from someone who's favourite poet is Dr Suess, so you're right up there!)

Irene said...

Hello Darnell

Your cards are gorgeous, and poem is brilliant.
Thanks for sharing them with us.

Inkyfingers said...

Oh your poem is so on the nail Darnell - love it. You have been so productive with your letter cards and I love how you have made them look so different.

Harriet Skelly said...

Love, love, love your poem!! I also love the initial cards!

Unknown said...

Oh Dippy - your ode is wonderful and I'm so going to steal it!!! hehe.......... sorry, that should read CASe it.......my mistake! lol I love the girlfriend's cards and especially that you started with the initial "k"........thank you!


Karendipity xxx

Geri said...

What a fun ode you've written for us,
To brighten our day, while we busily fuss,

Over cards and letters still not complete,
A mailing deadline we struggle to meet

We thank you Darnell for your words of sweet fun,
And we'll keep this in mind
'til our cards are all done :)

PS. Love the cards you made!

Tracey McNeely said...

Darnell your Christmas poem is excellent! I love that your daughter asks you for help and I love the cards you made. So creative.

Bonnie said...

What fun cards! Love the poem!

Carol L said...

I love the whimsical images, and how you're adding initials to each card! The V paper is a brilliant idea! Well done, and thanks for the fun poem too :)

kingstonmama said...

What fun cards! I love how you incorporated the initials into the cards. I love your ode, too! :) Ann

Unknown said...

Super fun post. I love the poem..it's perfect. And as always your cards are great! So glad you were able to link one up for this week's Dynamic Duos.

Jules said...

Hi Darnell

What a fabby little poem .. .. you are clever!!!

Great cards too. Lots of snippets used up there!!!

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

p.s. My Christmas tree isn't real but it does fool a lot of people LOL!!

Sarn said...

Very poetic and fun post again Darnell.

Your cards are deffo fab n funky xxx

Elizabeth said...

Brilliant little ditty, Darnell. It's so true that we are all super busy at this time ... I'm sure it shouldn't be this stressful! Anyway, your cards are brilliant - love the fun images and that you have incorporated the initials. Elizabeth xx

Craftychris said...

Your poem is so cool! I used to write poems years ago and then stopped, you have inspired me to think about starting again. Your cards are cool too - love them! xx

Anonymous said...

Fab ditty, Darnell and those initial cards are such fun ... thanks for the chuckle, as ever. Anita :)

Kim Heggins said...

Your cards are just too cute but that poem is too darn sweet! I love it...

Anonymous said...

LOL! ;-D Your Holiday Stamping Ode is so spot on! Love it. ;-)

And your cards are so fun! I am sure they will be appreciated by their recipients.

Thank you for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week! ;-)

Jean said...

Love your poem ~ Love the cards ~ Hmmm ... I definitely see a drinking theme here ... can hardly wait for the next 7!

Unknown said...

Lol... that really did make me laugh out loud - love your Ode and your cards, just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them with us at Dynamic Duos.

Mary said...

What a great poem...who knew you were such a poet. Very nice cards. I'm sure the girls will love them.