Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Happy Hump Day! I am so glad to be on the down side of the week. I wish I had a bunch of time off work and I would stay at home in bed for a while. But I don't, so I keep trying to make it through the days. By the time I get home my head is swimming. I'm not sure I am feeling any better and I am certainly more dizzy than I was before. Still no hearing in my left ear. My ENT appointment isn't until November 8th.

But God is so good! Today we found out that Steve, my youngest, has a job in Pensacola, FL, starting in a few short weeks. So we'll have to pack him up and move him down there. He's really excited! And that means we'll suddenly be empty nesters. I'm not sure how I'll feel about that.

Over the last few nights I managed to make a card for my BIL's birthday this weekend. I've missed several birthday's over the last few weeks so I'm going to have to do some belated cards this weekend. This isn't my typical card. Maybe it reflects my mood or how I am feeling. I usually like colorful cards but this is what I came up with.

My BIL is a golfer and Create with TLC had this sentiment for free the other day. So I knew I had to use it for his card. I haven't a clue why I went with black and white. I found the golfer image on the web as clip art. I used my Scor-Pal to make the background embossing and swiped it with a black ink pad. I cut the image with Spellbinders circle die and the sentiment is punched with an ek Success punch. I backed them both with black. I used faux stitching around the image and part of the sentiment and then used black Stickles to embellish the sentiment.
I'm entering these challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope your week is going well! 



Sandy said...

Great masculine card! Thank you for joining us at PTT Anything Goes Challenge.
Good Luck! - Sandy, DT Member

stampwithamyk said...

Awesome image! Love your background too. Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. Hope to see you again soon!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a clever card you've created here! I'm always on the lookout for artistic cards for guys and this certainly caught me eye! I love the patterns and the sentiment. It made me smile and I was also very impressed that you could make such a stunning card using just black and white and gray! I am too chicken to use neutrals, but you've shown me that even neutrals can pack a punch. I'm so glad you shared this card with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog.

Marsha said...

Love your card, Donna. AND I think it is wonderful in black and white. Really like the scoring and swiping. I'm sorry you still don't feel well. Hang in there.

Stef H said...

i love b&w cards and this is gorgeous. i'm impressed with your scoring. it's sooooooooooo even!!!! as i'm a golfer too i LOVE this card and i know your BIL will too!

that is way too long to wait to see the ENT. i hope whatever it is gets cleared up soon. keeping you in my prayers.

it'll take about a month and you'll be surprised at how much you enjoy being empty nesters... trust me on this one! congrats to your son.

hang in there sunshine. GOD is good!

hugs :)

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sue t. said...

What a great guy card. I hope you feel better soon. Thanks for joining us at HOC.

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

Donna, what a nice masculine b-day card for your brother-in-law. I usually like colorful cards too, but I also really like black and white. They are great for masculine b-days. :) Hope you feel better soon! Thanks for playing with us this week at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.

Michelle said...

Great card! My husband is an avid golfer, so I love seeing new ideas for Golfin'Guys. You mentioned that you usually use brighter colors, but I really like the neutrals used here. Very masculine. Thank you for joining us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. I hope you feel better soon! ~Michelle

Kathy S said...

Hey Donna,

I'm loving your BIL's card - very masculine and the sentiment is perfect. Great take on the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch. Thanks for joining us. Kathy (DT)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Donna, this is an outstanding creation. Love the faux stitching and your gorgeous black and white design.

Glenda Atkins said...

Donna, this is marvellous, just love the white and black layout. Wonderful masculine card!

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