A site for my handmade cards, accompanied by my photos and written meanderings which are occasionally witty, often tongue-in-cheek, and rarely profound. Beginning in June 2013, you'll also see lots of NBUS, which is an acronym I coined for Never-Before-Used-Schtuff. Note: my Privacy Policy can be found at a tab below and you can find my NBUS Challenge online. I hope you'll join in the fun there! Thanks for coming by! Have a beverage and enjoy!

March 20, 2013

Happy Happy Happy Birthday to Kim H! ~ Announcement re Ugliest Blog Card Hop!

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday, fellow carder
Lovely lady, and friend, too!
Today is the 38th birthday of Kim Heggins of Cupcakes, Cards and Kim!  Our mutual friend, Joyce (top of the hop list below), initiated this fun birthday card hop for our little friend.  We've kept our hippity hop tribute a surprise, which was not easy for me, so I'm pretty puffed up about not spelling beans and posting blogs inappropriately out of shedule.
I'm still getting to know Kim, so I'm sure you will be amazed at the detecting skills I used to gopher out the inspiration I used for my card for her:
  • I'm going to go out on a limb and say that she likes cupcakes. 
  • Having enjoyed several months of her wonderful card postings, I believe that she likes Disney, especially Mickey M.  A lot.
  • She has a red wall that she uses as a backdrop for her card photos.
So I made her this:

To see the other birthday cards for Kim, here are the linkies:

Joyce http://cards-by-the-sea.blogspot.com/
Darnell  http://www.djkardkreations.com/ (that's me)
Harriet http://allycatcards.blogspot.com/
Jeanne  http://akeptlife.blogspot.com/
Kara http://kandrdesigns.blogspot.com/
Kelly http://ginghamgirlsadventures.blogspot.com/
Marybeth http://marybethstimeforpaper.blogspot.com/
Renee http://itsapatchworklife.blogspot.com/
Sharron  http://onpapillonwings.blogspot.com/
Tracey http://inmycreativeopinion.blogspot.com/

Kim, you are always positive and supportive and enthusiastic and I hope you have the best birthday ever and many, many, many more!! Thank you for befriending me!


Ugliest Card Ever!

Another blogging friend, Suzanne Dahlberg, of the card yard posted that she wants to host the Ugliest Card Ever Blog Hop on her blog to celebrate all of the stamping fools who have some crafty regrets when they look back at prior work. The hop will take place on April Fool's Day, but of course.

How fun will this be?!  I'm helping Suzanne give everyone a head's up since (gulp) April lst is just a couple of weeks away. (Don't even think about it.)  If you are interested, please click over to Suzanne's blog to read more details and to leave her a comment that you will be playing.

It would be great if you could also spread the word on your own blog and then start backtracking through it for your ugliest card.   Most of us know prezactly which one that is!!  Oh, haha, don't take that wrong.  I mean, we don't know which one is your ugliest, we know which one is our own ugliest!

It'll be a hop hoot and I hope you'll throw pride to the wind and showcase that bad boy, baby!


Enjoy Kim's birthday today, wherever you are!  (You get to eat a cupcake and the calories don't count!  Tell 'em I said so.)  No, seriously, enjoy!   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!

*Life Is Too Short!

Paper: Bazzill golden yellow; PTI black
and white; SU! real red
Stamp: Simon Says Stamp Conversation
and Banner Sentiment
Die: PTI Cupcake
Punches: SU! Circles and Corner Chomper


Ardyth said...

This is adorable - love the Mickey cupcakes! Hopping over to wish Kim a happy day!

Happy Dance said...

My great-nephew calls them "pupcakes", Mickey or not, and now it's a family word... Your pupcakes are brilliant, and I'm sure Kim will love them! They look mighty tasty! Bev

Sue said...

Such a fabulous way to help celebrate your friend's birthday.
Your card is wonderful. I love the Mickey cupcakes and gorgeous bright colours.
Sue xx

Tracey McNeely said...

The perfect card for Kim Darnell, you know she loves Mickey Mouse and all things Disney! I love your Mickey cupcakes.

Jeanne J. said...

Oh you are just brilliant Darnell! I think you got it 100% right - love those Mickey cupcakes and yes, even the red background!

Redanne said...

Seriously, only you could come up with such a fabulous design - MM cupcakes - love them and what a lovely surprise for your friend too.

I think the ugliest card is going to be very funny - I have not dared to keep any of my early stuff (too ashamed) but will be playing along in my head...... Hugs, Annie xx

Marybeth said...

Why on earth would you assume Kim likes cupcakes…. I cant believe I did a cake. Darnell this is an adorable card!

Jessi Fogan said...

That's so totally adorable! What a great tribute within a card :) Love it!
And an ugliest card hop...oh gee. There are so many I would pick...gonna have to start thinking about it now!

Kristie Goulet said...

Oh gosh, Darnell I have a sneaking suspicion Kim is going to LOVE this card! It is perfect! I am thinking I am going to have to CASE it. Stinkin' adorable.

The ugliest card hop sounds like fun. Will have to go find my ugliest card. haha

JD/ Jill said...

Really cute birthday card you made...My daughter would love that card too. grown woman and still loves anything with Mickey Mouse on it. I enjoyed the hop fun way to celebrate someone's birthday.
Ugly card...I know which one is my ugliest...wait a second, I have many more...

Hope you have a good day...

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

So sweet and lovely card for Kim,
Happy Birthday to her

Unknown said...

Oh Dippy, Kim is going to LOVE this gorgeous birthday card. Can't quite believe how such a simple idea turned out to MM cupcakes - brilliant! Happy birthday Kim.

Hmm, ugliest card on the blog eh? Going to have a long, hard think about this.....hmmm.......okay thought enough - yes I know which one will do: or perhaps that one would be better; oh hey what about............. Hope this challenge goes on for a long time as I've got a huge job on my hands!!! lol


Karendipity xxx

Kara said...

totally adorable card!! so perfect for Kim!! I'm sure she will love it:)

Aileen said...

Fantastic you managed to incorporate all those favs. Brill card. x

Renee said...

This is FABULOUS...
I am totally dying over those Mickey cuppies...
and I know they're for Kim but I LOVE them!!
So perfect for her!
And we WERE thinking along the same lines! :)
I really wanted to do something with The Foo Fighter's...
but they don't have any rubber stamps. :(
And isn't Suzanne's idea amazing...
I gotta find my ugliest card and seriously it's the most pathetic thing ever...
by anyone.

Mrs A. said...

A brilliant card Darnell. Bet she loved it.Hugs Mrs A.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

What a cute card! Just love your Mickey cakes!
I am sure Kim will love it! SO thoughtful!!!!

Bonnie said...

She will love this!!!

Joyce said...

Such a fun birthday card, and just perfect for our Disney-loving Kim. Those Mickey Mouse cupcakes are just too cute. I'm so glad you could come to Kim's little birthday party.

Suzanne said...

Get your ugly ON! Thank you, Darnell!
Oh those Mickey ears are SO Kim, and this card is PERFECT!


scrappymo! said...

Those Mickey cupcakes are soooo cute!
Great card!

Thansk for stopping by...I might show the other wall of cabinets and the secrets they hold next week!

alexandra s.m. said...

What a fun card and unique idea ;-)

Sharron said...

Oh, I LOVE your Mickey cupcakes! What a clever idea--Kim is going to be thrilled! And isn't Suzanne's idea going to be fun--just need to decide which of my uglies to post!!

SandeeNC said...

OK, seriously laughing about the Ugliest Card Blog Hop, that is a HOOT! I'd love to play along, but I've never made an ugly card...::innocennt look::....lmao!! LOVE the Mickey cupcake card, that is awesome!! Might snitch that idea! ::praticing another innocent loook::...HA! Thanks for visiting me today, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Rosemary said...

Those mickey cupcakes are so cute (and rather yummy, too!)!

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my goodness Darnell, these are the most adorable cupcakes ever!!! They look quite yummy too. Some day you will have to come over to see my craft room and downstairs bathroom, my husband calls this section of the house Disneyland north. Thank you again for coming to Joyce's party blog hop, I am so honored to have you as a guest! Thanks again for the cutest card ever!!!

Kelly Griglione said...

You are just the sweetest to figure out what Kim likes so you can give her a custom card. It turned out perfectly, right down to the the red background! Those Mickey heads in the cupcake wrappers are just adorable!

Craftychris said...

ooh Kim must love your card - its so cool! What a brilliant imagination you have! xx

Inkyfingers said...

This is so sweet Darnelle. I love the bright cheery colours and it was so clever of you to make those mice into cupcakes!

Loll said...

Hi Dolly. This is so sweet!!! Love the idea of decorating the cupcakes with Mickey Mouse ears!!! - so fantastic. I'm going to be CASEing this for sure! Love the colors too. Loll xx

Karen M said...

Your card is adorable darnell - I love those mickey ears! I also just love the idea of the ugliest card ever - it sounds so fun:) Have a great day - hugs xx

Jenny said...

hehe... the mickey cupcakes are brilliant, such an original idea :0)
jenny x