Tuesday, February 3, 2015

See if you can guess...

Today I'm showcasing another of those cardmakers out there, whose work I thoroughly enjoy. In fact, everything about this woman is rather amazing. Let's see if you can guess who it is without skipping to the bottom of the paragraph. She's funny; she makes us all laugh. She's the master of all kinds of cards; from CAS to Layered and Lovely. She's kind, sweet, and an incredible woman. She's inventive and a true wordsmith. She's got a bazillion followers and knows them all. I was blessed enough to spend a whole week, yes, A WHOLE WEEK with her!! I know you know who it is....Give yourself a pat on the back for just knowing it's Darnell. Miss D. of djkardkreations. Her card will be number 3 on by Brought To You By page. That girl can craft, can't she???!!!! And while we're here, let's give a little shout out to Hammie, too! Love her. Love her work. Love her. We all do, don't we??!!! (insert big grins and hugs here)

With that being said, the task of choosing just one card was, well, difficult at best. How do I choose just one?? One???? One. It took a while. And a bit of hemming and hawing. But I (and don't ask me how I finally did it) narrowed it down to this card:




I know, right??!! She's totally brilliant. I am so in love with this card... And if you've been lucky enough to spend time with her in person, then you're lucky enough. She's a blessing to us all. This one's in your honor, Miss D. And I made a little something too...



Mine's a tribute, not a total CASE (you knew that already, didn't you...) I didn't buy the Sparkle and Shine kit from PTI, and am still kicking myself... So I "made do" with what I had. This actually started out as a very different card, but it pretty much sucked. The only thing I salvaged from it was the shaker part. Now, here's where a little ping ponged around my brain. I have these adhesive backed foam sheets from HL, and decided to use one under the main pink panel, AND inset the shaker part! It fit on the first try, and it cut right on the first try, and I really liked this version much more. I hope Miss D. does too. All the cardstock are scraps, and the little hexie paper is NBUS from Pebbles, and a Michaels white base. A variety of sequins, a PTI 'birthday' die, an SC stamp for the 'happy,' and some Versafine black ink. You are an inspiration Darnell.

And if you don't mind Darnell, I'll post this to Virginia's latest challenge, Virginia's View Challenge #12, Shaker Cards. 

And I've one more card to share that I'd like to post to CAS(E) this Sketch. Here is Gayatri's sketch, which I stuck to pretty closely:


And mine...


Some HL dp for the base, cardstock scraps, MFT rectangle dies, a bit of super skinny scrap ribbon, and ME stamps, dies, and Smoke ink. A bit of Colorbox yellow ink, and Versafine black. Done. And now I'll shut up. But before I do, make sure you stop over at Darnell's blog, and CTS as well. There's a bit of time to play along there. Happy dances everyone.

26 comments:

donna mikasa said...

So happy you joined us at CTS, Bev! What a perfect take on this week's sketch--right down to the light bulb!

Nora N. said...

How FUN!!! Love how you honored Darnell. She is awesome and you are so lucky that you were able to spend time with her.

I LOVE your take on the sketch. The gray is fantastic!! Fabulous design!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic CASE of Darnell! Love the colours and yes I guessed it was her, but I kind of know who your friend are. LOL

JD/ Jill said...

Great work, and I knew who you were going to say just reading the first couple of words. I have probably said this to you before... but I must say it again...I am so envious that you were able to craft with this great crafter for a week. Awesome!

Kim Heggins said...

I so remember this card and standing at the amazing island in the kitchen of the lake house while Darnell and I worked on shaker cards. It was so much fun and this brings back so many wonderful memories. I love your take on Miss D's card, so sweet and your light bulb card is so sweet too.

Jen Mitchell said...

That's a great CASE of Darnell's fun card. And your lightbulb card is totally fabbo!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Eeep! What a shock to be reading and see my own name! Then I got goose pimples and I could feel the blood rushing to my face in a full-on blush! Bevie, I love you! This is so very nice and I thank you for your effusive compliments!! Your CASE is sensational!! You did not need the PTI kit at all. I love your beautiful dotty star shaker birthday card with the matching festive rainbow of sequints! MWAH, MWAH, MWAH!!

And if that wasn't enough, you also did a magnificent CASE of the sketch for CTS!! Wait. Watt? That's right, magnificent!!

I have to go lay down now before my head explodes! Miss you! Thank you, again!! Hugs, Darnell

PiecesByEmily said...

Love both cards. Your CASE card is fabulous and the take on the challenge is spot on.

Hannelie said...

I LOVE your case of Darnell's card Bev! Way to go girl!
Your CTS card... well, what can I say about that... just about perfect!

I Card Everyone said...

Darling CASE of Ms. D, Bev...your friendship shines through every sequin and scrap. Love your CTS card, too... thanks for joining in this week at CTS!
=] Michele

Keren Baker said...

Love your card in honour of your friend. Great card- love your take!- the lightbulb card is very cool too!

Kristie Goulet said...

Great CASE of Darnell's card, Bev!!! Love your CTS card too!!

Kelly Griglione said...

I guessed it, without scrolling down! What a wonderful choice to spotlight, Bev! Darnell, like yourself, is such a bright light in our community. I love your shaker case of her card! And your watts card looks so trendy in those gray stripes. Both fun cards!

Lynn said...

I adore Darnell! She brightens all of our days that is for sure! Love, love, love your case of Darnell's card.

Anita in France said...

Oh my, Bev ... what a wonderful tribute to our delightful, delicious, delovely Darnell ... both in your words and in such a FABULOUS CASE of her Sparkle & Shine Lake House card ... love it! I also love your light bulb card ... all those wonderful neutrals with the single soft and subtle yellow bulb ... and the fun sentiment ... simply lovely! Oh to be at the Lake House! Hugs and Bisous, Bisous, Anita :)

~amy~ said...

What a fun tribute! I bet you gals had so much fun together! LOVE the card you picked and your inspiration card...absolutely wonderful.

Super fun CTS card too!

Brenda said...

Yay, I guessed right! Darnell is certainly an amazing crafter and woman!! She amazes me constantly with her friendship to everyone, her talents and her kindness! Yes, she is awesome for sure! I love, love your CASE of her card. It makes a fun birthday card!! I also love your "watt's up" card, you nailed the sketch spot on! Hugs, Brenda

Susanne Vargas said...

Of course, I guessed right! Darnell must be the most famous person in blogland! Your shaker CASE is delightful and your light bulb card great fun!

Marybeth said...

I guessed almost right away! Love your take on the shaker card, I didn’t buy that kit either. Yours looks great without it! Love that lightbulb card Bev, so CAs.

I love the poker chips too. I was in an all girl poker group we played once a week and boy did we look forward to it. Sometimes we played till 2 in the morning during the week. It was our big escape when the kids were little. Mostly ate , talked and laughed.
Do you play Sheepshead?

Leigh Penner said...

I totally guessed Darnelle! Yay!
Your CASE is fabulous, as is your take on the CTS sketch! Well done!

Geri said...

Yep...you totally channelled Miss D here! Amazing card, amazing post! Made my heart ache for the lake house again! Love how you improvised with your own products!

"Watts Up?"...a fabulous card, that'w what! The piece of yellow ribbon ROCKS!!!

Virginia Lu said...

Truly special, Bev!! Love your tribute about Darnell! She is amazing and I am glad that you had the chance to spend all that time with her and Ardyth and a few talented ladies...! Your shaker card is lovely! I love the colors and how you layered the star! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “Shaker Cards” Challenge!

Martha said...

WOW, Bev, what a SWEET shaker card! Perfect CASE of Darnell's card.

Love your "WATT'S UP?" card. It's just too cute, and I love the color combination!

Shelly said...

Darnell IS awesome! :) And your take from her card is just as awesome! Love your take off the sketch, too! Overall, two FABULOUS cards!

Deepti said...

Lovely, happy and cute cards :) shakers are so fun to make !

cm said...

How awesome are YOU to showcase our sweet Darnell so wonderfully in both words and an exponentially amazing case of one of her marvelous cards! A wonderful choice for you to share; a most 'infused with love' re-make! My face is hurting, I'm smiling so much *grin*
Hugs~c