Wednesday, July 9, 2014

the Card Concept Challenge #14 & Wonderful Words Challenge - Moxie Fab World

I'm really, REALLY loving the 'crispness' of this color combo! I think it's the adds a nice bold contrast to the red & aqua blue!

The sky is the limit with this challenge as these colors would work for guy or girl cards! Take inspiration from the colors, the bedroom decor or both! I'm really looking forward to seeing your creations!

I used the Lil' inker stitched rectangle dies and Paper Smooches Thank You word die (three layers).

We would love to have you join us this week at the Card Concept Challenge! 

Happy crafting :)

2014-07-12   Just realized that this card also fits the Wonderful Words Challenge: Word Dies at the Moxie Fab World....thanks Bev!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


Guess who's celebrating a birthday today?  Yep - it's our dear, dear friend Darnell (the post title totally gave it away, didn't it?)

Our pal Darnell is sweet, funny, talented, creative, smart, artistic, awesome AND she has a wee rodent living in her head!  How cool is that?  I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say that visiting her blog is always the highlight of my day! I can't imagine when she finds time to sleep as she visits so many people daily and always leaves sincere, sweet words of encouragement!

I'm not quite sure how I happened upon Darnell's blog but what I do remember is spending the entire evening reading every single post...which had me laughing out loud (the cats thought I was nuts). I also filled up an entire folder of her cards that I wanted to CASE! 

AND...I also happened to notice THE PLAYHOUSE during my visit! 

Wow...a big girl's dream dollhouse full of fun crafting stuff instead of Barbie doll clothes! Who wouldn't want to hang out in this sweet crafting shack?  Although, it would be pretty darn chilly here in Manitoba when the temps plummet to -50C!

Speaking of friends, the wonderful Ardyth of Maskerade, is having a linky party on her blog, so head on over and link up your card for Darnell!  And, another sweet friend Bev from Happy Dance has put together a party that would make Martha Stewart swoon with envy!

At this point in my post (now that you've spotted the card) you'll be thinking "why is Geri making Darnell a 'Happy New Home' card?  Silly's a Playhouse birthday card! Modified a bit, but still a playhouse! 

I even snapped the photograph outside - just like the real Playhouse! 

My Playhouse

Here is the little ditty inside the card:

Once upon a time
in a land quite far from here

A lady who loved crafting
Had no place to lay her gear

Her Mister is a kind soul
Who knows how to hammer and saw

So he crafted up a wee spot
that had Darnell in awe

The Playhouse as we know it
is a fun place to be

But it's the person that crafts inside it
that's so special to you & me!