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!

May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Holiday!
I'm late getting my Memorial Day card posted.  Even though the card took me about five minutes to make, I just didn't have time to get it posted before we went to the twinks' for lunch.  And what a delicious lunch it was!
I used the simple and simply great sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch (#29), designed by the fantastic Jackie Rockwell.
And perfect for the American Memorial Day celebration, I used the red, white, and blue colors from this week's CAS-ual Fridays (CFC 102) challenge.
Here is my card:

I'm sure there are lots of other stars and stripes cards entered in these sketches this week.  I simply used some Washi tape for the stripes on my card and stickers for the stars.  Shazambam! 
This stuff is brilliant and so much easier than making your own glitter strips, with the resultant glitter glimmer settling on everything.  Unless you like glitter in your vodka, then you should keep making your own stripes, of course.
On my last post, I received a lot of comments from friends wanting to see me in my motorcycle gear.  Careful what you ask for:
Are you gabberflasted?!  This was taken a few years ago, before my back decided to become a degenerate, severely so, which ended my days as a motorcycle mama.  I couldn't get a picture of Mister in the Playhouse getting inky, so you only got half of what you wanted, alas.
I, on the other hand, got all of what I wanted with this big smooch from Henry today!! 
I'll leave you to enjoy that happy bit of happy!  And I hope you are enjoying your holiday today, whether Memorial or Bank!
 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:  PTI white
Glitter tape:  American Crafts
Stars:  Mrs. Grossman


jimlynn said...

Perfect card and especially on Memorial Day!
Love the glitter-y tape and stars!
Great "motorcycle mamma" pic too!!! Looks like one mean machine!
Hope you had a great day.

cm said...

Where to start my applause with this wonderful post? Eye-catching card for Memorial Day, and the advice on glitter washi tape is on my "be smart" list! The photo of you in your 'cyling gear' - delightful! You and your husband = one beautiful, handsome couple! And Henry giving you a smooch, not only cutie-patootie adorable, but had my eyes misting over! The little ones are such gems! You've brightened my day more than you know!

Carol L said...

I LOVE your card with those glittered tapes and stars! No sentiment needed! And TFS those great pics too! Lucky you getting that big smooch from one of the twinks :) I hope you had a fabulous holiday!

Sue said...

Wonderful card Darnell, a really fabulous design. I wish I could make such a great card in 5 minutes!
Brilliant photos too, Henry looks like a real sweetie.
Sue xx

Di said...

Stunning card Darnell - perfect for the day.

And super photos - I always thought you were a bit of a racy lady ;) And Henry looks like a treasure!

Hugs, Di xx

Kara Lynne said...

Great way to get the bling without the mess! Great pic of you in your biking gear, even better with you and Henry!

Kim M said...

Great card, Darnell! Love that glitter tape. Thanks for your very kind comments on my blog, by the way. You're such a sweetie!

Karen Petitt said...

I'm in love with your glitter washi tape and such a beautifully executed CAS card - stunning! I struggle to drive these days let alone get on my motorbike and I wasn't brave enough to try one before my back became an issue. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your weekend - your young one looks like he did hugs Karen x

Kim Heggins said...

Sweet card Darnell. Love the look of that glitter tape/ribbon but I have to be honest, I love the look of glitter all over my craft room, it gives it the "tinkerbell" was here look. Great photo's too, I love the one of you all dolled up as a motorcycle mama!

MaryH said...

Just saw a comment by you over at Susan G's blog, about ?health? (I think). Had to pop by to see what had been going during my MIA. Sure hope you are better from 'whatever', and absolutely stunned by your beautiful Memorial Day card. Here I struggle over what to make, then I see this simply elegant, simply beautiful design...wow! It just sparkles right off the page. Enjoyed the pictures too...TFS & Many Hugs. Off to check out your posts that I'm behind on (dratted preposition)

Lisa Elton said...

A perfect Memorial Day card Darnell! I like all of the sparkle. Aren't you a sassy one in your motorcycle gear ;)

Linda said...

Darnell, love your card. Great for both challenges. I always have liked red, white and blue. Nice glitter tape.

Anonymous said...

A quick and simple card Darnell-but very efective-and non shedding glitter-every cardamking girls dream!
Love the Hot Biker Chick look-how happy are you in that lovely picture :) and a smooch from Henry-awww what lovely happy post you have shared today.
Have a great day,Nessa xxx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Stunning card-for special day,
have a great day
hugs Tamara

Unknown said...

Perfect CAS card for your Memorial Day Dippy. Not seen glittered washi tape before so might just have to go ahunting! Great photo of you in all your motorbike leathers...great attitude. Ahhhhh super smooch with your Henry - you look over the moon to receive it. Obviously your reward for being the world's best Bama!


Karendipity x

Kate said...

Great card, love that glitter tape .. now i need some lol.
Kate xx

Kathyk said...

FAB card, simple is good!!

Love your motorcycle mama pic too - shame you couldn't get one of the Mister getting inky too!!

Happy Tuesday


Lunch Lady Jan said...

Boys and their hugs, eh?? Mine is 17 and still loves a good snug now and then!
And you look good in leather...no that sounds more like Anita B Naughty again...but love that motorbike shot of you!!
LLJ xxx

Sue - said...

Great card - very patriotic! Lovely photos too.

Redanne said...

Hi Darnell, you do it every time! You make a stunning card in 5 minutes flat - it would take me hours of pondering. I love your card, simple, elegant and stunning!

Love the pic of you in leather but for me it has to be a simple kiss from Henry that steals the day - what a wonderful picture. Love it!

Big hugs, Annie xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Wow a simple but stunning card. Love the ribbons. x

Kim S said...

Well just look at you - a biker chick AND a sweet grandma!

Your card fantastic. Only you could take three rolls of tape and a few stars and create a showstopper! I'm glad CAS(E) this Sketch inspired you!!

Sarn said...

Hope you had a lovely holiday Darnell.

Terrific CAS card as ever!

Sarn xxx

donna mikasa said...

Wow to your glittery card and your biker gear! You look so coooooool!!!

Zippy said...

I love this card, so effective! Gorgeous pics too! xxx

Kristie Goulet said...

What a great card for Memorial Day! LOVE it in all its glitteriness (how do you spell that word?) ;)

Harriet Skelly said...

Perfect card for Memorial day (or any day!). I love the motorcycle mama photo - you rock dudette! What a cute photo of you and Henry!!

Aileen said...

Love your sparkle sparkle and no mess! Super photo of you and your bike. Just told hubby when he finishes with riding his bike he'll take up paper crafting. He almost choked on his tea! Lovely smooch too. x

G Peplow said...

Hi Darnell, Your card is a real winner, perfect interpretation of the sketch!! Motorcycle Mama eh?? Brilliant photo you look so happy too. Such happy cuddles and kiss from your lovely Henry :D Gay x

Anonymous said...

Oh such glorious glitteriness, Darnell ... sooo WOW! Cool picture of the happy 'biker girl' and even more cool picture of the even happier grandma! Anita :)

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful stars and stripes card! I need to look for some of that tape! You look like a hot, motorcycle mama. I'll bet you and hubby had lots of fun! What a wonderful picture of you and Henry!

Jackie Rockwell said...

What a festive card! Love the sparkle.

I'm sooo impressed with the fact you actually ride that motorcycle! I use to ride motorcycles when I was very young, but now . . . well, I would be terrified.

Gotta love those grandsons!!! I have 2 and you have to get those hugs in while you still can before they get to big.

Bobby said...

I love those glitter strips and your cute little snuggle bunny. Just don't tell him I called him that ;)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love your glittery card! And your photo with your grandson is absolutely precious! You are truly blessed!

Joyce said...

Such a perfect and glittery card. Very clever use of supplies. And, I love the picture. Your grandson is scrumptious.

mjbest said...

Woohoo!! Love the bike. My other half drives a Honda Gold Wing. In my younger days, I could've ridden all day and half the night. Now, I'm lucky if I can manage 2 hours before I feel like I'm crippled. Hate getting old.

Dontcha' just love smooches from the younguns? Mine are adults and I still get smooches although there is just something extra-special about snuggling with a wee one. It's their smell and their general sweetness and innocence I think, that just makes the snuggles that much more special.

Get all the hugs and kisses you can. :)

Marion said...

Gorgeous card Darnell.

Mrs A. said...

Super card but what are you like! Glitter in my vodka? Not on your nelly cos I'm a very fast drinker. Hugs mrs a.

Jenny said...

Oh wow.. I need this tape because glitter everywhere does not enthral me either!!!
Love your patriotic design with the sketch Darnell and gorgeous photo of you and Henry :0)
Jenny x

Jingle said...

I LOVE AC Glitter Tape and you totally rocked it here! Love this!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at CAS-ual Fridays!

Geri said...

Oh, how I yearn for one of those....a grandchild that is, not the bike!

You are still one hot motorcycle mama! You look cool just standing by the bike...no need to get on and go for a ride! I'm quite sure though, that you really do miss the adventure of it all!

Awesome card! Clean, simple, quick and wow! I honestly did not know that there was glitter washi tape! Sure would help to stop people from always dusting glitter off my face!!!

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh, what a treat! Love to see the pic of you in your motorcycle gear, Darnell!! An unexpected surprise for sure.

Also a treat to see your splendidly sparkly, yet still very CAS, tribute to our troops. Great design!! Thanks so much for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

maria f. said...

I'm catchin' up here see (avoiding doing icky work) and am so glad I kept scrolling. I thought the pic of Sir Duke was pretty awesome but it's nothin' compared to this beaut with Henry :)