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February 11, 2013

STB#5; DSC#114; Pixie's #59 ~ Seize Your Birthday, Nemo!

Turns out the card I posted earlier today was too late for the Tuesday Trigger by a hair trigger, durn it, Dagwood.
So I'm not taking any chances and I'm posting this card tonight.  I keep missing the delightful new Seize The Birthday challenges, too, but not this time!  With hours to go I made a card for the feminine take on the sketch:
One week you use the sketch for a feminine card and the next week you use it for a masculine card and, Gus,  you build up your birthday stash.  This challenge is sponsored by the awesome Alley Way Stamps!
And speaking of alleys, thanks to my earlier-mentioned friend Geri, and my new friend Barb, I found a fun new (to me) challenge that is right up mine.  It's called Drunken Stampers, I kid you not!  The challenge this time is "Finding Nemo."  I love how they put the start and end dates right on their logo for geezers like me who can't keep track.
Without further baited breath, here's what I did:
This little guy is for everybody, really, whether feminine or masculine or adult or child and he really makes me smile.  He even seems a little askew (bless you) which is as it should be on a wave card.  It was fun to use my Memory Box dies, "Oceana Border" and "Loopy Rings."   I mean, shouldn't I get extra credit for using a die called "loopy" on a challenge called, "Drunken Stampers?"  I'm just askin'.

Since I used a scrap of snippet for my bubbles, I get to proudly take my card over to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Snippets to show my pals.  I suspect there will be quite a bit of interest in my newfound tipsy challenge, especially after I tell them about the accompanying horse d' ovaries.  Mm-mmm, such a treat.  You can come, too!  All you have to do is use up a scrap of your Snippets Mountain!

When you get a minute, I hope you'll visit our latest friend, Cathryn at A Work of Heart.  Cathryn is another brand spanking new member of our creative blogging community and she is very eager to play and get to know all of you!  I know you'll make her feel welcome and help her with any questions she may have.  Thank you and thank you, Cathryn, for joining the Playhouse Party!
Enjoy your day!  No, seriously, enjoy your day.  LITS!

Thank you so much for stopping by the Playhouse. Special thanks to you if you take the time to leave a comment or join as a follower!
Paper:  PTI white; SU! Tempting
  Turquoise, Pool Party
Stamp:  Embossing Arts, "A Gold
  Fishy" 1263; sediment is SU!,
  unknown set
Ink:  SU! Tempting Turquoise
Dies:  MB Oceana Border and
  Loopy Rings; Spellbinders
  Nestie Circles
Eyeballs from stash


Lesley said...

You crack me up. I loved this post, especially on your reasoning for the "askew" circle...yes, it is on a wave! Love your card Darnell, thank you so much for stopping by and playing with us.

scrappymo! said...

This little fishie is so adorable and yes, those dies are perfect with this little fellow!
Great card.

Tracey McNeely said...

You funny lady, your birthday card is fantastic Darnell. I love the waves and those awesome circles and of course the cute little fishie (hope he is not drunk)!

Sue said...

Love this card Darnell. Your fish is wonderful and the waves look fabulous.
Sue x

Di said...

Totally brilliant Darnell - I love the clean and crisp look. That little guy is adorable!

Hugs, Di xx

Beanie said...

Just woke up from a groggy sleep and yours is the first blog I've read today and it has made me smile... so a big thank you! I think your little guy is so cute too. xx

Squirrel said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog (again!) and giving me the good news of my honorable mention. You're so kind!

Your Nemo card is quite adorable - I LOVE this little fellow! Where did you get the stamp?
Rosey x

Squirrel said...

OK, I just spotted the small print at the bottom of your post saying where you got the stamp DUH. Forgive me. I've only had one cup of tea.

Your Playhouse is my dream. I would move in there tomorrow if I could.
Rosey x

Jessi Fogan said...

Yes, you get extra credit for using 'loopy' rings :) And googly eyes, because who doesn't love googly eyes?
So cool that you've played along with us at Drunken Stampers *hiccup* :)

Sarn said...

LOVE that circles die set! And your fishy card is so sweet.

Sarn xxx

Anonymous said...

Sweet card ... fab fishy, gorgeous googly eyes, wonderful waves! Anita :)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Awesome card, it's beautiful. Love how you've combined the sketch and finding Nemo together. The fish is too cute and love the bubbles. Your card on the previous post is also a beautiful take on the photo with the chair, very creative! And I see you've been cooking and saving old eggs:) Cheers, Shirleyx

Redanne said...

Well there you are then, extra credit for the loops and the googly eyes! Can't be bad..... your card is wonderful, the fish is so cute and I love your waves and the loopies too. Hugs, Annie xx

PS I got happy mail today!! Thank you so much....

Ardyth said...

Love the almost monochromatic card - those bubbles (I have that die, never used it!) add the perfect hit of colour!

Donna said...

Super cute card!!! Thanks for playing along with us for the Finding Nemo challenge at Drunken Stampers this week...and you totally get bonus points for using the "loopy" die :)

Emily Keaton said...

Totally adorable, Darnell! I just recently found Drunken Stampers for the first time myself. Looks like this will be lots of fun. The googly eyes on your fish crack me up :-)

Lynne Mizera said...

Super CUTE!! Im so glad you decided to come and play with all us "drunken Stampers"

Irene said...

Hi Darnell

Wow what a brilliant card I love it.

Kristie Goulet said...

hee hee! This card is so fun! Love how many little details are on it but it is still CAS! The googly eyed fish is the best!!

Kim Heggins said...

Darnell this is just too cute! I love your sweet little fishy too.

Loll said...

Great take on the sketch, Dolly. Such a cute card ... and I LOVE those googley eyes!! Loll xx

MaryH said...

Great take on a cute idea. I'm giving you extra credit ...love these dies, and perfect with Nemo fishie. You really did it up proudly on this one. Way to go girl, and I'll pay a visit to your new friend & leave some love there too. TFS and info on the Drunk bit. (you knew that would get our atten-SHUN didn't you?). Hugs

Unknown said...

I'm betting you feel right at home with the Drunken Stampers Dippy..........hehe - love your card with that cute fishie. That wave die and the loopy rings are just perfect for the challenge.


Karendipity xxx

Craftychris said...

This is the cutest little fish ever! I love it xx

Rose said...

LOVE that adorable little fish :)
So glad you joined us on Seize the Birthday.

Geri said...

I sure "fish" that you win this challenge with your sweet card.

Fabulous! I love the bubbles - going to have check out that loopy die. It could be quite versatile Neemo does seem like he might be just be a bit sea sick!

Thanks for the shout-out in your post. You're so kind :)

xiumaiyuki said...

Oh, this has got to be the cutest!! I love the blue and all that bubbles! Will be back.

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. I enjoy browsing thru yours as well!

aworkofheart said...

You are the sweetest ever!!! Thank you for welcoming me into the community! I had a few gals pop over from your blog and join my blog, then I was able to go and join their blogs....I guess that is how the circle goes on and on...how much fun to play along!!!
Now I have a question...is there a way to protect my blog...On Sunday I went into my blog and it had all been changed into something different. It took me hours and it still isn't the same as it was. So I just wondered if it can be saved, or protected or some such thing. And thanks for your tips...they WORK!!! Yahoo...off on our road trip tomorrow, but will still be blogging as much as I can. Love that little NEMO..so so cute!

Nan G said...

You're a hoot Darnell! Did I miss the horse d' ovaries? :) Nemo is so stinking cute! Tipsy or not! And he's got google eyes for Wanda over at paper creations too! (wink wink)

Bobby said...

Your card is perfect for both challenges. I'm looking forward to joining the Seize the Birthday challenge when I get back to my craftroom but alas, I'm not a stamper, drunken or otherwise.

Bubbles said...

My craftroom is full of smiles and laughter now - what a fantastic card!
Just popping over from Pixies Crafty Snippets :)
Bubbles #21

Unknown said...

What a fun card, Darnell! I love those loopy bubbles and the adorable fish. My son is a huge fan of "Finding Nemo", so we watch it a lot at my house! I think you're right, this fishy card would be perfect for anyone!

Bonnie said...

Love those bubbles and the googly eyes on the fish! Great card, Darnell!

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh my, your loopy circles are so FAB! I've never seen those before. They're perfect on your fishy card, as are the googlie eyes!

Jean said...

This one is just perfect ~ love your fish with the googly eyes, the loopy rings, and the wave border ~ a fun, fun card!

Cathy said...

Love your design Darnell! The fish is gorgeous and I love the bubbly rings :)

Chris Dring said...

Darnell, your card is too freakin' adorable! Love the loopy circles and the googly eyes! Love it I tell ya! Thanks for playing along with the Drunken Stampers challenge #114: Finding Nemo!

Jen M said...

This card is super cute! Love the bubbles and the waves you created. :) Thanks for joining us at the Drunken Stampers Finding Nemo challenge!