Here's the thank you card I made you for yesterday's post.
Like I was saying, I was inspired by:
- The sketch at Less Is More (below).
- The cue card word at CASology which is "Friend."
- The theme at Pixie's Snippets Playground which is to use your "Snippets."
- The theme at Shopping Our Stash which is "Not Your Normal Paper." (Dotted acetate.)
- The theme at Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge which is "Take a Stamp."
Richard Breaks of That's MISTER Cardmaker, to you! Richard started blogging in 2011. It's always a joy to see what Richard has created. His works of art are no doubt familiar to you as Richard enters challenges, wins recognition, and serves on design teams throughout Blogland. He recently posted a couple of 2015 calendars that literally will make you gasp!
Pooja of Reusing Cards & Quilling. Pooja has been blogging since 2012. She lives in India and is a software engineer. As you can tell from the title, in her spare time Pooja makes cards and quills. The best way to get to know her is to click on the "About Me" tab where she does a great introduction of herself and her love of reusing/recycling, which is very inspirational. And you won't believe the 3D projects and fold cards she makes, often with very detailed photos and instructions!
Donna of Design by Donna. Donna has been blogging since 2010. Her profile simply says, "Loving retirement, it gives me more time to craft." Amen, sister! Donna is a familiar figure in many of the challenges that I frequent, especially sketch challenges. I always love her interpretations and the way she inspires me to stay alert to my surroundings for design ideas!
Christine Hyde of CndnStamper on Splitcoast Stampers. Cindy has had a gallery at Splitcoast since 2008 and she has 1267 posts for you to click through and be utterly inspired by! You might want to put a visit to Christine on the top of your "To Do" list for the next rainy day!
Melissa Lane of honeybeelane. Melissa has one of those blogs that you open and your jaw hits the keyboard. You just have to see it and her outstanding works of art! She is another brand-spanking-new blogger who started blogging just this month! You would never know it from her professionalism, her style, her incredibly beautiful cards, and those awards already flanking her side bar! Please do yourself a favor and go meet Melissa. Show her what a wonderful and supportive community we are!
Thank you for joining, ladies and gentleman, and welcome to the Playhouse!
I'm sure you won't be surprised to learn that because of my NBUS challenge, I have gotten dreadfully far behind in my normal visiting and commenting on your blogs. I feel badly about that because returning a visit or commenting is not a chore or a job for me. Some of you kindly tell me I don't need to return a comment, but that's just not how I roll. I think of making cards and writing my posts as two legs of my blog journey stool and visiting/commenting is the third leg. For me, that makes it equally important and necessary. And joyful!
However, at this moment, in order for me to keep from burning out, which I'm sure you don't want, I realize that I need to simply file my inbox of hundreds of comments awaiting replies. Sometimes you just have to start over from scratch, right? Today, I'm starting over from scratch.
- If you left me a comment and I have not responded, please comment here.
- If you asked me a question and I did not answer, please ask me again.
- If there is a particular past blog post or creation of yours that you wanted me to see, please let me know. (darnell dot knauss at gmail dot com.)
Enjoy your day! No, seriously, enjoy. LITS!*
And thank you for being a friend!
To open the pop-up comment box that let's you jump to the end w/o scrolling:
Click the Home tab under my blog banner which resets the post.
Click Page Down to reach the end of the post.
Click Comments and the pop-up box opens.
Click Jump to Comment Form; no more car pool tunnel! Mwah!
If you ask me a question in your comment, please remember to leave
me your email address so I can respond. Thank you!