Monday, January 21, 2013

The Outlawz Greeting Card Anything Goes Challenge

Before I get into this card, I just want to mention that I have been MIA for a couple of weeks. All my posts during these last two weeks were scheduled to post without me. That is because we took a little trip. Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip'. (Name that tune.) No, just kidding--we went to Hawaii on the 7th and just got back Sunday a.m. at 6:30. We spent a week on the Big Island and 5 days on Maui. Sometimes it's so hard to be me. Don't cry for me, Argentina, OK? (You can also name that tune.) I will blog about the trip, just not on this post.

I do want to apologize for not commenting on anyone's blogs over the time we were gone. Gary wanted me to "step away" for the vacation, and so I did. I couldn't even get into TTCRD or The Outlawz--no access on my phone or iPad!  But I will return this week with a vengeance happy heart, so look for my comments soon. Okey dokey.

This week we are being sponsored by Digistamps4Joy. And do they have a great selection of stamps to choose from! If you are not familiar with them, do go check out their website.

I chose this sweet image, Sugar anyone? designed by JenLee, a very talented artist.  I printed this cutie on X-Press It CS and colored her with Copics: Y21, YR23, E000, E00, E11, E33, E35, R20, C00, C0, C2, C4, C6, B41, B45, V01, V05, V06. I then accented her with a white gel pen and added Glossy Accents to the teapot. She was die-cut with a Spellbinders Grand Labels 4 die and framed with Stampin' Up CS from the outside of that die. (I just traced around it and cut it out.)

My DP is actually a digital pattern, Tea for Two Papers 2,  from Create with TLC, which I printed on Neenah CS. My sentiment is also from Create with TLC. After I printed the sentiment on X-Press It CS, I over-stamped it with SU ink and a Hero Arts tea cup stamp. Then I fussy-cut the cup and mounted it on a S'U CS die-cut created with Spellbinders Labels 4. To finish the card, I added corner die cuts made with the Memory Box Macarena Corner.

We expect to see a great turn-out this week, since our challenge is anything goes. Check out the inspiration provided by my talented teammates and then have fun creating something yourselves! 


  1. This is gorgeous Penny. I love the pretty image and you have coloured her beautifully.
    Hugs Sue

  2. Ah. I feel better now. I was worried about you. I knew you were going to Hawaii, but thought it was February.

    Your card is wonderful. I love all the coloring, the patterned paper, and all the die cuts and other details.

  3. so gorgeous Penny,
    love the dies corner

  4. Beautiful!! Love the image, love how beautifully you colored her and love paper and the corner dies you used. Can't wait to hear about your trip.

  5. Penny, Just so cute Penny. I knew you where gone and to Hawaii way to go girlfriend, no need to apologize so glad you had a chance to get away.
    Hugs, Patricia

  6. Wonderful that you had a true vacation....looking forward to pics (-: I'll never go to Hawaii so must dream thru pics (-:
    Your card is , as always, just adorable !!

  7. Very cute card, as always - love those corner dies and a real cute image :)
    I'm so envious of your amazing vacation - I've wanted to visit Hawaii since I was a little girl (maybe one day). Hope we get to see some of your snaps !!


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