A Double Challenge

Yesterday I slept almost the entire day, and I think I might have finally turned the corner around midnight. As of right now, the pain is manageable and I feel better than I have all week. Yay! Hopefully things just keep improving.

Since I was feeling better, I wanted to sit down and get a jump on a few cards that I need to make for family members. This card works for both the color challenge and sketch challenge on SCS this week. I started by stamping the birthday cake from a Studio G clear $1 set in black and coloring in with Not Quite Navy, Mellow Moss and Bordering Blue Markers. I then did a wash around the inside of the border with a Bordering Blue watercolor crayon and an aquapainter. I stamped happy from So Very in Not Quite Navy on Bordering Blue cardstock and then pierced around the edges of the strips.

The background is Mellow Moss stamped with Linograph in the same color ink and then run through the Cuttlebug with the Happy Birthday embossing Folder. To add a little accent I rubbed the card base gently with my Mellow Moss inkpad. To finish off the card, I matted the cake panels and the card on Not Quite Navy and added a few sparkles with a Stardust gel pen. My brother in-law's birthday is the day after mine, so I'm hoping this is masculine enough. It took all my effort not to girlie it up with glitter and ribbon. :)

Today's Bingo Numbers:
B8 {Daily Pick}
O63 {Courtesy of Dottie}
G59 {Courtesy of Melody}
N35 {Courtesy of Dina}
G50 {Courtesy of Melody}

26 comments

  1. Glad you're feeling better. Drink more hot water, that's the Chinese cure for everything ;)

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  2. So glad to hear that you're feeling better. This is a great card!

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  3. Yay! So glad to hear you're feeling better. I love this card. I think it looks masculine enough, and I definitely know what you mean about not glittering things up too much. It's tough!! Have a great Thursday!

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  4. Glad you're feeling better. Fabulous card.

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  5. Love that layout!! Very cute card!! :)

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  6. What a great card! You did a good job making it masculine, I think it's perfect!

    I'm happy to hear that the turn around point has come. Remember to take it easy for a bit longer though. No need to run yourself ragged trying to catch-up!

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  7. Oh, I'm so glad you're feeling better! The card is lovely and the colour combo is great!!

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  8. Glad to hear you are feeling better, great card.

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  9. Beth M (ematson)July 19, 2007 at 7:25 AM

    Love the card! Great colors for a guy card. I love the idea of using the studio g stamps for the small image of this layout - I'll have to get mine out.

    Glad to hear you're feeling a little better.

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  10. So cute! I'm so glad you're feeling better!

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  12. Manybooks (Linda)July 19, 2007 at 7:39 AM

    Woohooo - I have a Blackout BINGO this morning! And I just *love* the card today - those colors and great and your card is wonderful - yes, perfect to leave it unglittery for a man :)
    Glad you're feeling better, and thanks for a fun BINGO game! I wonder if I'm the first BINGO of this round??? :D

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  13. *SO* glad you're feeling better, Julee! And the card you made is fabulous! :)

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  14. So glad you're feeling better! Yea! Excellent cards. Oh no...I only need O72 for a blackout and we have to leave for the weekend...can you hear me crying?

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  15. Oh good...somebody did BINGO! Congrats!

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  16. I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better. Keep taking it easy...no need to regress! I love what you did with the sketch! It's a great masculine card...I have such a hard time with those. I got a blackout too!!! (I got it with with O63 and G50...so the other gal probably beat me out.)

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  17. Glad you're feeling better. Great card. I love how you did the background. Thanks for the BIGO game. It was fun playing even though I didn't win!

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  18. Not to repeat old gossip....
    but I really am glad you're feeling better :)

    Thanks for sharing that birthday card...that was quite a sketch to work with. Yours is too stinking cute!

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  19. Glad to hear you're starting to feel better. Love the card and the colors. Perfect for a man. :)

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  20. This is one of my favorites I've seen using this sketch ... love it.

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  21. I am so glad to hear you are feeling better. The card you made is awesome.

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  22. Hey Julee, I am so glad you are feeling better. Your card was so stinking cute. I just love what you did with that layout...CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!

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  23. So glad you are feeling better, Julee. There is nothing worse than teeth pain.

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  24. Glad to hear you're feeling better! Card is adorable.... as usual!

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  25. Remember, that your job is to take care of yourself. love your blog. be well soon!

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  26. I'm glad to hear you're feeling better! Your card is fantastic!

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