Monday, June 24, 2013

Sweet Ice Cream Wishes ...Seize the Birthday #19

First, to all of you who commented on my Thank You X 3 post yesterday -  THANK YOU x 4!!  Your thoughtful, heart-warming messages about our moat-surrounded, roughed up, bedraggled and water-logged town have cheered me up immensely!

This afternoon, I was inspired to sort through some of my 'slightly used, but somewhat neglected' stamps and dies, to see what 'ought' to have some play time.  If you follow the delightfully hilarious, always-uplifiting posts (brilliant - as in high-watt light-bulb brilliant!) and the oh-so-clever card creations by Darnell, you'll be familiar with her newly-coined acronym *NBUS* - "never before used schtuff."  She's been exploring her collection (vast, I might add), and giving center stage to products she hasn't used before!  Inspiring - and smart - especially because I have several NBUSes in my stash.  Today, however, they weren't on my radar; rather the "kind of before used' stuff was, so, if Darnell doesn't mind, I'm going to 'case' her NBUS to create KBUS.

Today's challenge was Jen Nelson's sketch at Seize the Birthday #19, and the KBUS I decided to use all come from My Creative Time.  Emma has some sweet stamps, dies and stamp-and-die combinations, and her blog is full-to-bursting with ideas galore (her videos are a delight!).  Meander off for a quick peak, and while you do, I'll grab a quick beverage (hmmmm, hmmmm).  See?  You'll certainly want to head back for a closer look.  My card features her Vintage Stitched Label Die and Stamps, Vintage Sentiments, and Celebrate Good Times.

Now, I'm a little out-of-practice using this 'stuff,' and if the linky wasn't near to closing, some renovations would be in order (#1 - change up the label to make it more 'lively'); however, with the clock ticking, I'll 'hand this in' on time!   It was grand to play with some of my for more later in the week (I hope!!  That said, however, I confess - I put an order in with SSS yesterday, because I couldn't resist the 20% off.  Shopping is theraputic! That's my excuse, and I'm sticking with it!!)

Here's Jen's sketch:

and here's my 'Sweet Birthday Wishes"...

Thanks so much for dropping in; please let me know you did.  Your comments brighten my day, immensely!


Beverley said...

Yummy! Love the DP you've used and the ice cream looks good enough to eat! Hugs Bev x

Shannon J said...

Love this Carol - no renos needed whatsoever! That waffle cone is so delightful and the embossing on it is just so sweet! Papers are perfect as always!!! Nice work on the KBUS!!!
I came soooo close to indulging in the SSS sale yesterday too - right up to the 11th hours (no joke!), I was just a few clicks away! But in the end, I decided to wait for the next one...whenever that may be. I just have too much NBUS right now, and with bills rolling in from Vegas (!!!), I chickened out! Kind of regretting it now though :(

Greta said...

Think I'll keep this sketch in mind as it's one I could use. Love what you did with it, Carol! KBUS, huh? That would keep me busy for at least a year, so why is it I also have NBUS?! Shopping is therapy, though, & anyone would need some therapy with what you guys are going through! I know my permission surely helps--LOL!

Darnell said...

Thank you for your kind words and the awesome shout out, Carol! I will eventually get around to my KBUS, but not until I get through all the NBUS, poor neglected dears! This is going to take me a very long time because I'm sometimes overtaken by my Shopper Girl personality, the one with no boundaries. Tsk. Tsk. Anywoodle, your KBUS looks great on your delicious lickable card!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

NEVER heard of NBUS or KBUS-- totally doing that! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

LOVE that you went shopping! I think a coupon code is totally worth shopping-- no need for explanation other than there was a code;)

LOVE this card! LOVE the papers and that super cute ice cream cone!! FAB!!! LOOOOOOOOOVE!! You amaze me! <3