Sunday, October 7, 2012

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge DT!

Yep! (That's kind of a southwestern U.S. "yup" or "yes".) I am a proud, new member of the Design Team for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. I have been waiting to announce this until today, when my first card goes live. I am very thrilled and honored to be asked by Priscilla to be a member of her DT. Thank you, again, Priscilla!

For this week's challenge you will create a card or project using the above photo as your inspiration!  Let your creative mind wander, and I'm sure you'll come up with something STAMPtacular!  Oh…and don’t forget to stamp!  After all, we don’t call this STAMPtacular for nothing! 
You will have from now until midnight (EST) October 13th, 2012 to complete this challenge and post a DIRECT LINK to your submission into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week's fabulous prize donated by:
PRIZE:  4 SHEETS of Digi Stamps

Before I get to the card I made for this first challenge, I need to mention a couple of things:

1. My sister, Barbara, is finally feeling better since her surgery. She has had quite the time with pain; she has fibromyalgia, so she is in continual pain to start with. Then add a knee replacement and it gets dicey. However, she is now off of her pain meds, so that must mean she is recovering well from her major surgery. Thank goodness! Love ya, Barbie!

2. Our other sister, Merrilyn, and our BIL, Ron, are presently in Hawaii on their 50th anniversary gift trip. Or is it an anniversary trip gift? No matter, they are currently on the island of Oahu, but will be going to the Big Island as well. Hope they are having the time of their lives! I do envy them--Hawaii is my favorite vacation spot. I am jealous, you guys!

3. We will not be going back to Hawaii next year, as Gary booked us into a 10-day stay at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas during our anniversary month, (May). Oh, yeah, I know, what a shame. Too bad we have to go to the Bahamas instead of, say, Death Valley, CA. What a pity. I can hear you sobbing for me from here. Thank you. Pffffft. Anyway, it will be 43 years. With the same man. Can you believe it? I almost can't. I want to know what happened to the years in between our wedding and now. I don't feel any older, (but I know I look it!), and I think it's grossly unfair that this time has sped by so quickly. So there.

4. We are going to granddaughter Kelsey's baptism this afternoon. She decided, at age 10, that she was ready for this occasion. Afterward we will go to Miele's for dinner, which is an Italian eatery that Kelsey loves. Italian food is her fav.

5. My Arizona Cardinals lost on Thursday night. They are no longer undefeated. Waaaah. And that's all I can say about that.

6. My Arizona Diamondbacks ended their season with a rip-roaring .500 record. Let's hope next year is much better, or those season tickets we bought may be chewed up and spit out.

I think that's enough catching up, don't you? Oh, last night we went out to dinner, but since I am writing this in advance, I don't know what I ate yet. So I cannot comment on how good or bad it was. I will try to remember to be the food critic on my next post. And, if you just understood this paragraph, pat yourself on the back. You deserve it.

Changing gears here: when I was creating the first card for my DTSSC, (I love acronyms, don't you?), I needed to make a card for my SIL's father, Phil. He was having quadruple by-pass surgery, (which was very successful, thank goodness), and I wanted to make something special for him.

I knew I could make a get-well card for Phil using the fall colors shown above. I started by picking my DP, Bo Bunny Forever Fall, with some coordinating Stampin' Up card stock. I then looked for a fun image and found one by Kenny K, called Naughty Nurse, which I printed on Make It Colour Blending Card. I chose my sentiment from among the plethora Paulette has at Create with TLC. I printed that on SU card stock and cut it, (and its mats), out with Spellbinders Classic Squares dies. I also chose two sentiments from the Stampin' Up Teeny Tiny Wishes set that I printed on two tickets. These tickets were produced from the Whimsy ticket stamp and ticket die. My cityscape was cut with the Memory Box Cityscape Nightline die. The tree was cut with the Memory Box Arboscello Tree die. I added ribbon from my stash.

My image was colored with Copics: BG0000, BV00, YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24, R20, YG21, YG23, YG25, E000, E00, E02, E07, E09, E11, E15, E18, E19, W2. I added Glossy Accents to her eyes and the syringe. I accented the image with a white gel pen. Finally, I used a clear Copic Spica to highlight her lips and necklace.

I am looking forward to all of you playing along with us at this week's Stamptacular Sunday Challenge! And here's wishing everyone everywhere a wonderful week.


  1. Love your card. I just asked Paulette for this same set of sentiments. Great fall color. Congrats on the DT.

  2. Penny, you colored the heck out of that nurse! Sorry about your baseball team. Just imagine, you could have ended up out here in Atlanta with me and been amazed by the way the Braves just can't... And congrats to your grand on the baptism!

  3. Wow wow penny!!! this absolutely rocks....gorgeous die cuts..I love the two tone layering. Love the sentiment and the great image too :)

  4. Did you seriously post this at 4 a.m.?!? Egad! We were like ships passing in the night, then, because I got up at 4:30 a.m. Anyway ... you already know how much I like the card, and that I got a kick out of it. :)

    I'm so glad Barbara is feeling better! Very awesome she's off the pain meds.

    I hope Merrilyn and Ron are having a fabulous time in Hawaii, and that's great you and Dad have booked your Bahamas trip. That should be awesome!

    Look forward to seeing you at the baptism. And congrats again on all of the design teams!

  5. Big congrats to you, Penny! Love catching up on all your news! Can't wait to hear your food review! Oh, and fabulous card! Love the vibrant orange and diecuts! Perfect sentiment from Paulette!

  6. Penny I love your card! The nurse is priceless,lol. Love your blog.

  7. FAbulous, fabulous design, Penny. I love the layering you did for the building and the tree.
    Blessing hugs,

  8. Oh my, isn't she a sassy little with one with the fall colors. This is so delightful fun with beautiful design and coloring. Thanks for your visit and sweet luv. Hugs

  9. wow, Penny,
    the colors of your card are so fantastic and the image is it, too! I love your great work!!


  10. She is super cute. I love your colors and layers !!!

  11. looooooove this card. The layers are fantastic. I'm going to have to try this out.

  12. Oops forgot to mention congrats on the new dt :D

  13. In no particular order:
    • Congrats on the new dt gig. They're lucky to have you.
    • I'm glad Barbie is starting to feel better.
    • I know Merrilee and her husband are having a great time in Hawaii.
    • I'm crying that you have to suffer at the Atlantis Hotel & Spa.
    • Your Diamondbacks did better than my Mets or Cubs.
    • Your card is absolutely fantastic. Great coloring of that fun image. The Perfect sentiment. And those die cuts are WOW!!!

  14. Beautifully done! Love the fall card and great colors. Love the image you used- and the backdrop is awesome too. I always love to stop by and see your great cards!

  15. Hi Penny - I love this card - the die cuts on this (especially the tree) are so stunning - a real masterpiece!

  16. Best oldest sister BarbaraOctober 10, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    I loved, loved , loved this card! Just goes to prove that fall is so beautiful (our colors here before the winds!).
    Thanks for the shout out, I am still improving.
    My Packers are now 2-3 (of course one game shall remain stolen)!

  17. this is gorgeous, Penny! I love all the die cuts and the Kenny K image.
    -DT member

  18. You just crack me up, Penny..i love how you talk/'s like i am right there and you are talking. I also really appreciate your instructions on how you made this's so cool..i love the pop ups, i would not have thought of adding the tree with a nurse and it's the best card i've seen in a while! I am also a super fan of Memory Box..

  19. Penny congratulation on your new dt at Stamptacular Sunday, I'm so happy for you. I'm glad to hear Barbara is feel better from her fibromyalgia, that is not fun at all. We just had our 45th anniversary on Oct 5th, I know what you mean when you say where has the time gone. love your colors you chose so warm. Great idea how you layered the arboscello tree and the houses in the background. Had to laugh at that sentiment it is a great one. Your coloring is just stunning. Fabulous job my friend.
    Hugs, Patricia


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