I'm no longer in detention at school. I caught up on my homework. Yahoo!
One time when I was prolly about ten years old, I reached across the space between desks for something on someone else's desk that wasn't mine, and I tipped my desk over. Instead of sending me to the Principal's office, the teacher made me go sit in the Kindergarten class with the five-year-olds.
It was all I could do to squeeze into the little baby desk. I can still feel my cheeks burning when I remember all those innocent round-eyed faces staring at me in disbelief. Actually, I'm the one that was staring in disbelief, they were staring in amusement! It was such a genius punishment because it was extremely effective. I'll bet you have a similar grade-school experience to share, hmmm? No? Oh.
The fun thing about taking an online card class is that it is self-paced. I'm only kidding about being in detention. It's just easier to keep up and do "funwork" the same day. I have a better chance of remembering it if I stay on pace.
So without further achoo, here is my card with an off-set opening:
Today's class videos were again excellent! Thank you, ladies! I chose to CASE Jennifer McQuire's technique on gradient stamping. I didn't have the best possible stamp for the technique, but I enjoyed employing it with what I had. It's brilliant for making a few inks look like more!
Today I'm thrilled to introduce you to Colleen from One Smile Lifts A Spirit! Isn't that a wonderful banner name? I like the entire phrase on her banner, which I'll share here:
True that! Thank you, Colleen, and welcome!One seed can start a garden, one candle can light a room, one step can begin a journey, one conversation can start a friendship, one smile from a handmade card can lift one's SPIRIT!
I hope you've been seriously enjoying your day! See you tomorrow!
Paper: PTI Hawaiian Shores, white;
SU! Certainly Celery
Stamps: Unmarked clouds;
sentiment: JRL Design Co. T122
Inks: SU! certainly celery, Bermuda
bay; PTI hawaiian shores
Imprintz white embossing powder
Die: Lil Inker Bow
Punches: EK Success little heart;
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!! Love the colors, clouds, cool fold and sentiment! Awesome!!!
OMG...what a surprise to see my NAME and the link to my blog...you are so SWEET! Thank you for sharing that and I am glad that you like my banner name! I noticed you posted just after my card...I love your clouds...how clever...I am struggling finding something that will work with the gradient theme!
Good job on the cards...isn't the class FUN?!
This is cute as all get out! Love the bright colors, the clouds, sentiment, bow...well, ok, everything! Nicely, nicely. Bev : )
cute and clever card, darnell... love the little bow!
I love this offset style. I've saved a card I received with this style for years, thinking I'd CASE it. Now I'll definitely have to do it.
I LOVE this - the use of the colours and still all that white space - gorgeous, modern and clean! Great job on your homework, you can go sit with the 'big' kids!
This is so pretty! I love how you made it your 'own', and the colors look beautiful! LOVE your bow, too!
Beautiful card! Darnell, I think making you sit with the 5 year olds was a bit mean! When I was 10, I had just moved from a school where it was okay to enter a classroom at lunchtime to grab a pencil or piece of paper from your desk. I did just this in my new school and ended up sitting OUTSIDE the classroom when everyone else went inside. I still think it was harsh punishment when a few quiet words would have worked just as well. :-(
Love this Darnell!! The bow is perfect!!
Darnell...sorry to hear you had detention, I imagine that if I get any more demerits I may have to serve detention too. Your card is amazing and I just love your creativity with those clouds, so clever. Be on time tomorrow...
So awesome Darnell. Love how you did your sentiment.
What a funny story. Your cloud gradients are just perfect. What a fun stamp to use for this technique. Isn't it great to be a grown up now, and only do the homework we want to do. Of course, there is always house work, but that can always wait.
What a story about school days.
Lovely card-love the clouds, bow and sentiment is gorgeous.
Have a nice day,
I love your card Darnell, and it's always a joy to visit your blog, so inspirational. I love your friend's Colleen banner too. I haven't done any card from the class yet... I do need some time to do my 'fun-work'.
What a lovely card! I just love every detail, and the sentiment along the side is precious. Thank you for sharing your story and your creative inspiration,
Well I think I need to sit in the Kindergarten room as I am two days behind in the homework! I absolutely love your take on today's technique and can't wait to try it myself - I have caught up on all of the videos - just not the homework! Anyway, love your card!
Love your clouds and the bright colors you chose ~ fantastic card! Looks like you are taking a great class. What a mean teacher, I think that punishment was way out of line.
Gorgeous card Darnell-such lovely colours.Glad you are enjoying your online class-what a fabby idea ! Ah,that was a very memorable event from your childhood,oh you must have been mortified-thank heavens no one can put us on the naughty step(chair)now we are all grown up tee hee !! Hugs,Nessa xx
This is fabulous Darnell, the design is really effective and I love the subtle changes in the colours.
I love Colleen phrase on her blog banner, so true.
I love your gorgeous card Darnell! I am really enjoying the class too - just haven't had time to try the new ideas yet. I love your take on jennifer's card and it looks so fun to make - hugs xx
Gorgeous color combo and I just love that sentiment!
Love the clouds! These classes sound like fun.Will have to check them out when I get home.
I am so glad you did your homework...this is truly beautiful!!
I so relate to your school story! I was sent to sit in the hallway in 7th grade - and didn't EVERY SINGLE TEACHER I EVER HAD have to walk by, and the principal...all in amazement that my honour roll self was plunked down in the hallway. I don't even remember why, but I remember being horrified at the public shaming.
Off-set opening? Love the sentiment tucked on the inside that way :)
Beautiful, vibrant card Darnell. LOVE the bow! The off-set opening (glad you gave it a name) is awesome. The biggest challenge for me would be getting the words on straight! Have a great day and don't fall of your chair. What a punishment that was? I re-call having to stand in the corner, that was humiliating as well. Cheers, Shirleyx
I love the way the front ends short on the right side so the sentiment is still there when the card is opened. Great use of the bow and love the faux stitching! Lovely!
Wow, another great card, Darnell! Those graduated colours are so pleasing to the eye, very calming.
Your homework is super pretty, Darnell! I love the design and your gradient colors look fabulous :-)
Love the offset design! Back in my day, they actually still did "paddling" and if you happened to be in shop class, you got the privilege of making your very own paddle, complete with holes. Fairly certain they label this as child abuse now days!
Gorgeous gorgeous card Darnell, love that pretty bow too :) Viv xx
Love, love, love this card Dippy. Love the gradated colours and that sentiment is perfect. You are definitely persuading me to take this class - I hopped onto another blog last night who was also doing the class. Really impressed with what you've achieved.
Darnell, your CAS cards are wonderful!!!
Vewy pwetty card there Darnell! Glad they are not the big black clouds we seem to be seeing soooo much of now!
OH my goodness! Wasn't tipping your desk over enough punishment without having to send you to the kindergarten class! I'll bet you never reached across the aisle again! I have stories I could tell too :) Anyway, LOVE your card! The gradient clouds is fabulous and love the sentiment on the side like that! So cute! Still trying to talk hubby into my own playhouse! haha!
I love these colors together! To think, when I was a kid, blue and green together were a no no! Look what they were missing! I especially love that skinny sentiment. Just perfect for that space!
Ms. Darnell this is gorgeous, I love those colours. Great job--A+
A lovely story to look back on and a fabulous card! It's funny remembering stories from our childhood that shaped us into the adults we became. C x
This is beautiful. I love the colours and great sentiment too.
I've only just found this on-line class - so I'm very far behind on the homework :)
What a great card! Great colors that you used!
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