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!

June 22, 2022

Today Is a Good Day!

Hello Stamplings!

I know, I'm back pretty quickly, but before they close, I want to support a few challenges with a QACAS OLC (quick and clean and simple one-layer card).

But first, sorry, it was rude of me not to ask how you're doing? The Heat Dome over the US and parts of Europe is like something out of a science fiction movie. Since we can't escape it, then we just have to decide that today is a good day to have a good day!
Peeking from the side of my card is a portion of a NBUS flower stamp from Craft Emotions. It doesn't say on the packaging, but I think they are magnolia flowers. I've done the direct-to-stamp inking and spritzing technique in Ukranian blue and yellow colors. The sediment is unmarked. After I touched up the image with my Ziggies and colored pencils, I ran the card through my Gemini using the SU Subtle e/f. I love how the sun lit the texture so it looks like the background is made of stucco.

Challenges
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No Twofer today, but I'll leave you with a couple of eggcorns. I haven't shared any in a long time:
  • escape goat, instead of scape goat.
  • hearbuds, instead of ear buds.
  • plate mats, instead of place mats.
  • radar detester, instead of radar detector.
  • real goal-getter, instead of real go-getter.
  • very close veins, instead of varicose veins.
You gotta love 'em. Seems like every family has one or two. Does yours? You prolly remember my family favorite was my Aunt Alzada's: "hard roll to hold," instead of "hard row to hoe."😂

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Enjoy your day! No, seriously, enjoy! LITS!*

As always, thank you for coming by to visit the Playhouse, being a follower, and leaving some love!

*Life is too short!

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38 comments:

Surekha Galagoda said...

My Dear Darnell
Your card is super elegant. Yes it is always good to enjoy life as we dont know at what time we have end the drama of life and leave.Until then let us spread love and kindness. Tc stay safe

Kathyk said...

This is a totally fab make, Darnell, it's always a good choice to "have a good day" and I hope most of your days are good ones matey!

Kathyk

Aquarius said...

Lovely bright colours on the flowers peeping round the edge of your QCAS card

Sandra H said...

As always Darnell your page is always a good read and your card is so adorable lovely colours used on the plain background brings the flowers to life like....we had a short spell of the heat and tomorrow its forecast thunderstorms so lets hope it returns enjoy your day xx

Marilyn said...

Pretty card! It is suppose to be about 100 degrees here today
Have a great day!
Marilyn ❤️

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card, Darnell. It always impresses (!) me what a nice look embossing on the card can add. Please stay safe and thanks for your humor and encouragement! Hugs!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Such a pretty card, Darnell xoxo

I Card Everyone said...

And such a gorgeous Magnolia it is, D! LOve the stucco-ish texture, too!
Thanks so much for sharing your words of encouragement with The Flower Challenge!
=]

Bobby said...

Aren't you the wealth of knowledge, Darnell. I'd never heard the word 'eggcorn' although I do know of the mix up in words that it means. Thanks for informing me.
Thank you too for sending that lovely QACAS card to our gallery at The Flower Challenge.

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Darnell..Just love the way you've stamped on your card...love the colours too...Yes the weather here is so up and down we have been through a hot few say but the weather man say thunderstorms are on the way....
Hope you are keeping well

Anne

Brenda in IN said...

Pretty flower peeking in to say have a good day. Those are fun eggcorns, especially the radar one. Ours is not too, not very. Meaning not too bad, not very good. Not too cute, not very ugly, not too hot, not very cold. It depends on what we are talking about. Maybe you had to be there. Have a good day!

Bonnie said...

I love this sentiment and the sweet Ukrainian colored flowers, Dolly! You are doing great with those flower stamps! The embossing does look like stucco. I love the texture! No eggcorns that I can think of this morning but I enjoyed yours!

designbydonna said...

Beautiful flowers. That is a great sentiment. I have to find a pretty font and print it out to use on a card.

Jeanne H said...

A lovely card, Darnell. The colors, design and saying are just perfect to help us through the day. Thanks and hugs to you!

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is so beautiful with the simplicity of the design and I love the sentiment. The colors are gorgeous too!

Pat said...

I love the blue and yellow of the pretty magnolia flowers Darnell, one of my favourite combinations at the moment and the added words looking like they were hand written are perfect. Sorry you are having it extremely hot at the moment, it is rather energy sapping when it gets like that. We have had a few nice days and today it is very close so I know we will soon be having storms. x

Karen said...

It's a lovely floral and I don't think I've ever embossed over a stamped image before. It makes for a much more dynamic one layer card! I loved reading the "eggcorns," and had never heard any of them. It's been hot and humid here, but as usual, it didn't last too long. Relief today and tomorrow, then back to the high temps on the weekend. But nothing like you get on a regular basis.

Carol L said...

I love that embossed texture in the background against those pretty magnolias! Great color combo too! I never heard of eggcorns before but I really enjoyed reading them :)

HilaryJane said...

Beautiful one layer CAS card, love the effect you have achieved with the stamping and those colours and I just love that sentiment. I think I might have to reproduce it as it would make a change from my usual just for you and is useful for almost any occasion. Thanks for that and for the list of alternative saying xx

Leslie Miller said...

A beautiful crisp QACAS card! You're very precise with your markers. Love the eggcorns. I know we have some in our family, but they don't come to mind at the moment. Love your Aunt Alzada's "hard roll to hold", hahahahaha! Thanks!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Beautiful one layer CAS darnell, the flowers peeking out the edge are lovely and I agree, the textured paper seems really a stucco on a wall!
Hugs

Lisa Elton said...

This is a perfectly lovely one layered wonder! Love the eggcorns ;)

Jean said...

Simply beautiful.

nancy littrell said...

Perfectly CAS one layer card, Dolly. Wishing you a very good day today and everyday, my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Cheryl W. said...

Your card is beautiful, but the yellow/blue color combo always makes my heart ache for the Ukrainian people. How I wish their horror would end and peace would evelop them like a comforting blanket once again.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your clean and pretty flower card sent me a nice cool breeze, Darnell! I started taking a walk at high noon (95 degrees) today and quickly realized that was a mistake!! Enjoying your blog post in an airconditioned room is heaven! ;-D Love the placement of the flowers and sentiment, keeping a lot of space wide open. The eggcorns you listed made me and my husband laugh out loud. Thanks for sharing!
Hideko xx

Susan said...

What a wonderful one layer CAS card, Darnell - and in blue and yellow, one of my favourite colour combinations. A fabulous sentiment too.

Rachel D said...

Wow Darnell, your spritzed stamping is lovely! I always make such a mess if I spritz it, the colours run into each other. But yours is so clear and detailed. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Perfectly CAS this month!

Claire Broadwater said...

Oh Darnell, I just LOVE this sentiment! SO very true!!!! I love all the texture and these gorgeous blooms! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week!

cuilliesocks said...

Such a pretty CAS card Darnell, lovely design and colours, Kate x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Darnell! I like your CAS card with beautiful texture! That's a great sentiment too - it's always a good day to have a good day, isn't it?! Sounds like you are suffering in the heat - it's humid here but manageable - I hope you get some relief soon! I enjoyed reading your eggcorns, so funny! Have a great weekend and try to stay cool!

TK said...

Beautiful colors, perfect card! And your eggcorns are pretty adorable too. Yes my family has them too but I can never remember them until they're said -- my grandma, my mom and our neighbor across the street are great at using them

Aileen said...

Beautiful card Darnell, love the off the edge CAS look and that sentiment just perfect. Thank you soooo much for joining us at The Flower Challenge DT Aileen

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your delicate blossoms and they look amazing embossed with Subtle (love that ef!)! Hadn't heard of eggcorns before - so fun; I went to the link you furnished and read about them. Thanks for the chuckles!

Lynne said...

I love your flowers but your fabulous sentiment does it for me Darnell. Thank you for sharing with us at Less is More.

Glittered Paws said...

Love your CAS one layer card - a technique that I don't do well. Love the blue/yellow colors.
It has been HOT here as well, good day to stay inside - most days. It is raining a bit here - not nearly enough but a little. Have a good week.

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful CAS card and I love the sentiment! So pretty and thank you for playing along with The Flower Challenge!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a beautiful CAS card Darnell! I love your artistic use of colour and the fabulous texture and what a charming sentiment too. I very much enjoyed your Eggcorns and would like to confess that I believed I was eating Cold Slaw for quite a long time! My youngest son's discovery of limpets in the rock pools on a beach holiday when he was tiny coincided with the Olympic Games on TV, so our family have always called them Olympets as he did. Thank you for setting off the happy memories my friend! Vicky x