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January 17, 2020

TCC Reminder ~ 2nd Blogaversary Prizes!

Hello Stamplings,

Welcome! You have whooshed through the second full week of 2020! I just noticed how much lighter it is outside at 5 p.m. It surprises me every year how fast that happens. Anybody working on Easter cards? Settle down. I'm joking! I'm sorry you schputtered coffee on your screen.

I'm still into hearts and love here, what with today being a reminder that there is only one week left in the current Twofer Card Challenge #23 where the prompt is 💟HEARTS💟 and where ~ psst ~ there are prizes to be had in celebration of our 2nd Blogaversary!! 🎁

Here are my two cards together:
The heart prompt my two cards have in common is the NBUS heart from the "Heart Smile" set by Concord & 9th. 

Onefer
For this card, I off-set stamped the NBUS scribbled line wreath from "Love You, Mean It" by Concord & 9th. Then I stamped the two halves of the arrow 'almost' perfickly. Next the sediment, also from "Heart Smile," was stamped in red. And lastly, using the matching dies from that set, I added three die-cut hearts to the wreath. QACAS!

This card went to the Mister yesterday on the happy occasion of our 49th wedding anniversary! 💋

When I first started blogging, we were married 41 years so some of you have been with us on this journey for a number of years! 💋 to you, too, for your long friendship and support!

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Twofer
🎵"First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage."🎵Remember that old rhyme? Now it's an ear worm. You're welcome. 

For this design, I used every one of the five heart stamps that came with the Heart Smile set to make my own DSP. Then I used the same die to cut two hearts, stamped them with love, and had Hammy pop them up with dimensionals. I used a ribbon to transition to the white panel where I stamped a sediment from Ranger called, "Letter It - Baby." 

I remember someone (Oprah?) (Ellen?) giving etiquette advice on situations where you are at a loss as to what to say when you want to be nice and you don't want to lie. For instance, when you meet someone whose baby is, um, well ... you just say, "Oooh, look! It's a BABY!!"

I'm linking this card to Happy House: Celebrating new birth.
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I hope you'll take some time to whip up a couple of HEARTfelt designs for the Twofer Card Challenge! Click over to see the fabulous prizes being offered and the incredible inspiration cards made for you by the talented Guest Designers and Design Team!
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58 comments:

kiwimeskreations said...

Wonderful cards Darnell - so glad you let Hammy have a hand in the blue one.. I love the one you used as an anniversary card - congratulations on the longevity of your marriage - to both you and The Mr!
Blessings
Maxine

nwilliams6 said...

Great cards. They are fun and well designed. I love your did blue hearts! I love reading about your sweet marriage - warms my heart. Many hugz

Marilyn said...

Pretty cards Darnell! I love the baby card with all the different hearts. Happy 49th Anniversary to you and the Mister!
Have a great day!
Marilyn❤

Pat said...

Wow Darnell 49 years! Many congratulations to you and the Mister! I love your card for him so beautifully put together, and the baby card looks great with the pretty rows of differently patterned hearts and you made me smile with your etiquette advice, so now should the occasion arise I will know just what to say...lol. x

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

Happy Anniversary! Super cards!

oldpunca said...

Congratulation to the wedding anniversary to you and the Mister! You've created a perfect card for this occasion. I like the sentiment. Baby card is awesome. Nice and gentle in soft blue. Pattern done with hearts stamps is fantastic. Also Hammy has done a great work. :-)
You can join challenge blog "Vesela hiška" with baby card. :-)
Have a great day!
Hugs, Sonja

Lisa Babitz said...

Your CAS red white and black anniversary card is awesome! Love the clean design and bold colors. Happy Anniversary!! And your baby card is darling. Love your homemade patterned paper! That sounds like something you'd hear on Seinfeld - lol!!

Carole said...

Love your cards Darnell...but then I always do!! Happy Anniversary to you both..I do hope there are no babies to follow after 49 years though!!..lol Big hugs xx

Donna said...

First, Happy Anniversary!!! One of the cards I entered is for hubby for our 40th in April. Your anniversary card is striking and perfect for your hubby, your baby card is darling, I am in awe of how perfectly you lined up all the hearts!

I Card Everyone said...

Oh I do forgive the Easter bit, because you used a photo of one of my favorite couples, from a favorite movie - OH and your cards make my heart go pitter patter, too!
That getting lighter earlier gives me hope and tells me Winter will pass, too!
Thanks for the reminder! xx
=]

Stamps and Paper said...

Congratulations Darnell 49 is some achievement these days, we just beat you 51 this year....Your cards are lovely..i'm sure the Mister loved his card its perfect and your baby card is just sooo adorable

Anne

Em Louise Fairley said...

Such cute cards, Darnell! I really must add your anniversary and birthday to my calendar! xoxo

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Belated anniversary wishes Darnell to you and yours!

Fabulous cards indeed, love both of them too

Have a good weekend

June :)

Cat Craig said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! 49 years that is a long time and a special friendship. Love to you both. Your twofers are fabulous heart creations and should kickstart anyone who hasn't yet played.

designbydonna said...

Wonderful card for your Mr. Congrats on 49 years. Are you making an announcement with the little rhyme following? LOL! Do love all those different hearts done in blue.

Jean said...

Congrats on your anniversary. Gorgeous cards!

Marcia Hill said...

Awwwww...happy anniversary a day late Darnell! Hope you didn't have to make dinner last night?!! Your card for Kevin may be QACAS but it says it all and I just LOVE red, black & white cards! And your baby card is adorable...just like ALL babies, right?!! Yeah, I know, I know...there are some...…… Awesome cards my friend and have a great weekend! Hugs. :0)

cuilliesocks said...

Happy Anniversary to you both Darnell, and here's to more happy years together.
Your cards are fabulous, love your designs and your Hubby's card is just brilliant, Kate x

Colleen said...

Adorable cards, Darnell! Great prompt and congrats on your 2nd Blogaversary!! Hope the Mister is feeling okay, no more back episodes and you are able to sneak away and play! And by the looks of it you ARE!! Have a an awesome holiday weekend...e will be in a gym with Lily!! Heart Hugs, Col

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Great twofer, Darnell - just love your card to Mister (and belated anniversary wishes btw)!! And what a sweet baby card with all the stamped hearts, plus die cuts - fab designs both cards!!

conil said...

How you continue to come up with these awesome designs is beyond me. I just finished my entry and, BANG!, it's already time for a reminder. Anyway, you're simply knocking this heart thing out of the park.

conil said...

Oh now, I forgot to say Happy Anniversary, belatedly.

Sarah said...

Happy Anniversary to you both, hope you had a lovely day. Fab cards, your stamped background is fantastic xx

Renata said...

Nice greeting cards. Congratulations on your anniversary.

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, Cards are fab.

Definitely staying lighter for longer in the afternoon, but haven't noticed much of a difference with the dark mornings.

Hope you have a nice weekend. Sue

Daffodil Cards said...

AW! Happy Anniversary, isn't it wonderful to be married for so long and still think of them as our sweethearts? Love your Anniversary card. As for the baby card, it's just beautiful, I love all the hearts and what wonderful reasons to be using hearts.
Faith x

Redanne said...

Definitely left me with that ear worm Darnell - lol. Both cards are lovely, I am really drawn to the red & white one though, a favourite colour combo of mine. Happy Anniversary to you both, hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Annie xx

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card, super designs and love the jump from LIM to Pretty busy, great colours for both cards.
This time next week I will be in Spain so no commenting from me, sorry, hope the weather is warmer than here although it could be cool on an evening.

Kath x

Kathleen said...

Oops, forgot to sing,

Baby love, my baby love, oh how I need you,
But all you do is treat me bad
Break my heart and leave me sad,
Tell me what did I do wrong, to make you stay away so long.

K x

Celeste Goff said...

Two gorgeous cards Darnell! Love the one you made for the hubs for your anniversary!

Mac Mable said...

Always a joy to read your blog posts Darnell x. I bet the mister loved his fabulous card? Glorious inspiration and what creativity on how you used the heart ....Both cards are wonderful Darnell x

JD/ Jill said...

Oh No! I did it again! I'm hopeless! I so wanted to remember your Anniversary this year. Happy belated Anniversary!
Your cards (as always) are wonderful! Hope you have a great weekend!

Lisa Elton said...

I actually did get s new bunny die in the mail yesterday ~ haha!! CUTE pair of heart cards Darnell. Happy 49th to you and the Mister!!

Barb Ghig said...

Happy anniversary to you and the Mister! I'm sure he loves his card! I love the strong contrast of black, red and white and how you cleverly placed the hearts and arrow...Awesome CAS design! I also love your monochromatic baby card, Darnell...great job on creating your own DSP...you certainly nailed it! I'm still working on my entry :) Barb xx

Greta said...

Happy Belated Anniversary, my friend! 49 yrs is wonderful! Bet the Mister loved his card--I sure do!

Cheryl W. said...

Your cards are fab, and congrats on the happy celebration of your union with the Mister. I guess next year will be the big, golden party, eh? I'm hoping to still get a couple cards made for the challenge.

Kathyk said...

I LOVE both of your "twofers" and I apologise it's taken me so darn long between entries but I managed this theme! Woo Hoo!

Happy Saturday

Kathyk

Maria said...

Happy 49th Anniversary!! A wonderful card for your husband with the hearts, great design! I’m sure he loved it! Sweet baby card, too! Fab hearts for the background! Hope you’re having a great weekend, hugs!!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Your cards are lovely, Darnell! Happy Anniversary to you! We celebrate our 47th on January 20th. My, my how time flies. Hugs, Sharyn

Fikreta said...

Gorgeous cards.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

BIGGEST Congrats for your 49th wedding anniversary, Darnell!!! :D It's great!
Adorable cards, you used the hearts so creatively!! Wow! Both are adorable and so sweet!! Such fabulous designs!
Hugs and best wishes!

oldpunca said...

Thank you for joining Vesela hiška with your woderful baby card.

Bonnie said...

Happy anniversary, my friend! Almost to that 50 mark! Love those textured hearts you used to tell the Mister he's loved! And what an array of heart patterns on the baby card and they are so perfectly stamped in their respective rows! Lots of baby love here!

Linda said...

Two stunning cards Darnell .... love the red and white design,always a great combo. The baby cute is so cute, I like the font of the words.
Happy Anniversary to you both, hope you're having a fabulous weekend xx

Majda said...

Stunning cards Darnell!
Thank you for joining Vesela hiška with your woderful baby card - so perfectly stamped!
Happy anniversary and I hope to see you again in our new challenge as well :-)
Majda DT

TK said...

Wonderful, Darnell! Love the CAS first, simple elegance but the second is just so fun!

Loll said...

Congrats to you and mister on your 49th anniversary! Wow! I do remember your 41st ... I can't believe we've known each other for 8 years.

Your card for Mister is fantastic. LOVE it and I'm sure he did too! And your baby card is adorable. What a great way to use hearts and I love the layout. Happy 2nd blogaversary Twofer! You've done an amazing job, Dolly! xx

Leslie Miller said...

Someone once told Rich he looks like the "Up" guy. That's okay 'cause Rich really liked the movie. Congratulations on your 49th, Darnell! I LOVE your CAS cards today. Both cleverly designed, especially how you carried up the hearts on the baby card. Ribbon, too! It's always interesting to see your NBUS as I'm intrigued by the things my card-making friends buy, and why the buy them. My cards will be in the Twofer gallery tomorrow. Once a player, always a player! Mwah!

Ros Crawford said...

Congratulations to you both!!! I actually saw a book the other day titled "The Mister" I was smiling thinking of you and had to explain why to Ian why the book made me smile. lol! Beautiful cards once again Darnell and both so unique! Have a beautiful day!

Hali said...

Congratulations and thanks for joining Vesela hiška :-) What a lovely card for little boy.

Kara Lynne said...

Wonderful twofer, Darnell! Those designs are oh so different and both are terrific! I love how those two hearts seem to trail off of the heart background on your baby card. Happy Anniversary to you and the Mister! He's a lucky fellow, you know.

VEANA R. said...

Hi Darnell ! Both of your cards are so lovely ! Congrats for your anniversary ! Tha baby card is very cute with a lovely stamping and beautiful blue color. Thanks for joining our Challenge at Vesela hiška !
Hugs, Veana R.

Brenda said...

Happy belated Anniversary to you and the Mister!!! Gosh, next year will be the big one, what a milestone and how exciting! Your twofer cards are just perfect. I love how clever you got with them both. The first one is great for so many occasions, but perfect for an anniversary card. I love how you placed your die cut hearts on the scribbled line wreath and that sentiment is so perfect-love that sentiment. The baby card is amazing! I love how you made your own pattern paper using the heart stamps and I love the color combo you used. The little "love" hearts are perfect because who doesn't love when a new baby comes into the world?! I had to laugh at the etiquette advice, I must have missed that one....but do try to find a way to say something nice! Hugs, Brenda

Cobnut Crafter said...

Beautiful cards - so clean and fresh. xx

Bobby said...

It's already a week after your post and I'm just getting around to commenting, Darnell. I must confess I started an Easter card today. I had a brainstorm for a challenge card and that's what worked. Your hearts are so perfectly aligned on the baby card. I have a set of patterned hearts from a different company. Do you think I can get mine to come out like yours? I'm going to give it a go.

Anita in France said...

Your heart-stamped (and oh so precise!) baby card is an absolute delight, Darnell ... the perfect occasion for a love filled card! LOVE your QACAS anniversary card ... it's crisp, stylish and full of impact ... bet Kevin loved it (as well as you!). LYAMYLALMA! Big hugs and bisous, Anita :)

FinArt said...

Congratulations to you both for your anniwerswry. you made beautifull cards both soo unique.I love perfectly stamped hearts on baby card. Thank you for visiting at Vesela hiška. We love to see you again. Hugs Janja DT

Glittered Paws said...

Love both of your two-fers. Especially the anniversary card - so CAS. Brilliant. And then the baby card and your stenciling is awesome. Love them both.