Wednesday, September 17, 2014

NBUS-Challenge #2 and HB2U, Bev

First off, I need to apologize for being MIA the last several weeks out there in Blog Land!  I have been working on several projects around my house and have had no "Craft time" ;-( ... not even  to comment on my blog friends posts, cards and projects.  I promise by next week  "I'll be back" around to visit with you all 
(that was in my best Arnold Schwarzenegger voice!)

Now onto  some crafty fun Schtuff.

The incredibly funny, generous and so darn sweet Darnell has hit another milestone of 600 (!) followers on her awesome blog.  In honor of this not-so-much-of-a-surprise-to-me accomplishment, she is hosting another NBUS~Challenge.  Check it out  HERE ~  or click on her NBUS moniker on my sidebar and you will go directly to her home page. I'm tellin' you, you won't want to leave :-)

Here is my card for her challenge

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The NBUS from my hoarded stash is:
*   the base card is an embossed 5 1/2 X 5 1/2" white note card 6-pak w/envies from Michael's (from when their $1.50 bins were $1.00)
*   the pretty turquoise patterned paper panel from a BoBunny  Paper Pad that I won from Miss Moxie Fab World, Cath (:-)
*   the birdcage die from Spellbinder's Shapeabilities
*   yellow butterfly brad from Special Moments 

Also, going to add this card to the Surprise Birthday celebration for  Bev of Happy Dance.  

 Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Dear Be-evvvvv
Happy Birthday to you!
Darnell and  Ardyth are having a party for  sweet Bev and we are all invited to join in.  You can post your greeting card on Ardyth's Awesome Maskerade blog.


  1. I think we are all getting so busy ,by the time we make a card and post then we have life going on as well. Nice to see you back !
    Helen this is so lovely with all the beautiful layers,love the birdcage! Take care friend!

  2. Thank you Helen for this amazing birthday card, and the wonderful wishes! I have to tell you that this is one gorgeous card. From the perfect colors, to the sparklies, to the layers of flowers; I just love it! Sure hope your 'around-the-house' projects end for you soon so I can come back and see what other wonders you've created! Thanks for making my day extra special. Bev

  3. I love your gorgeous layered and beautiful birthday card, Helen! Way to use that NBUS and thank you so much for coming out of Busyland and back into Blogland to play in my second NBUS Challenge!! Thank you, too, for those wonderful words promoting my blog (blush) and for joining in Bev's party!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. A gorgeous card for a gorgeous lady! I know what you mean with 'no time', my hubby and I have just started holidays and have been busy at home doing nothing and everything really. We are having a great time as this year has been enormous, so it's nice to finally take some time to catch up, might even get a little camping in!

  5. How pretty this is, Helen - and such happy elements and wonderful colors! hugs, de

  6. Helen this is such a beautiful card! So fun to join Darnell's second challenge too! And happy birthday wishes to Bev too!!! Love the sweet bird cage and pretty paper on your gorgeous birthday greeting! :)