Monday, March 25, 2013

The Outlawz Greeting Card "Express Your Spirituality" Challenge and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LARRY!

Ooops, well, first I have to apologize. My fat fingers managed to publish this post with nothing but part of the title completed. Honestly, I don't know how that happened. Sorry I gave you a false alarm.

Secondly, Happy Birthday to my dear brother, Larry. Today is his 60th! Big day. New decade. Larry, you're now officially old. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. (Insert evil grin here.)

OK, now on to the actual post. This week our Greeting Card challenge at the Outlawz is to "Express Your Spirituality". And we are being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.

I took this opportunity to make another Easter card, this time for my niece's munchkin, Tristan. He is just the cutest little guy. I thought Bugaboo WOE Big Egg would be a great image for a 2-year old boy.

I printed Big Egg on Cryogen CS, and colored it with my Copics: 

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20
Egg & Hair: E71, E74, E77, E79
Egg Dots & Bunny Suit: G0000, G000, G00
Suit Trim: E41, E42, E43

I printed my Create with TLC sentiment on Cryogen CS as well. I cut it out with a Whimsy Postage Stamp die, and then sponged SU ink around the edges of both the sentiment and the image. My DP came from MME Lost & Found Breeze collection. It was paired with Bazzill Kraft CS. I added cheesecloth to the card layers, and embellished with eggs made from the following dies: Cheery Lynn Lace Egg 5, Lace Egg 7 and Nesting Eggs; Memory Box Filigree Egg. I added corner die cuts made with a La-La Land Crafts Corner die. And I think that's about it.

We had a marvelous birthday dinner for Gary last night at our daughter's home. Angela fixed some papadum with two yummy dips for an appetizer. Then we had a most marvelous lentil soup with yogurt. And the main course was a scrumptious chicken biryani, which her family didn't seem to like much. Probably because they were comparing it to the same dish that they had eaten at The Dhaba, (our favorite local Indian restaurant.) But I thoroughly enjoyed it, and was horrified when she told Jon to throw the leftovers into the garbage disposal.

Needless to say, (so if it's needless, why am I saying it?), I got the leftovers to take home with me. 

Oh, and btw, there was a wonderful yogurt dessert with pistachios. Oh, yum. It was a fabulous meal. Our daughter is a very good cook. She learned that from her dad, she did. 

It was a really nice evening. And we watched a reality show I had never heard of--it's called "Duck Dynasty". One of the more ridiculous reality shows, for sure. But I'll tell you what: I was laughing so hard I cried. Don't know if I'll ever watch it again, but it was certainly good entertainment for a half hour last night. Duck Dynasty, indeed.

Well, peeps, I'm off to do my comments. Yup, I am waaaay behind again--happens every time I work on a card. Now, y'all be sure to check out the great cards by my teammates! And have a wonderful week!


  1. This is gorgeous Penny. I love the cute image, wonderful colouring and fabulous design
    Hugs Sue xx

  2. Hi Penny,
    your easter card ist so beautiful!! I like the colours you used!!
    I wish you and your family happy eastern!!

  3. Hi Penny, love the easter card. Those eggs are wonderful.
    Happy Birthday to your brother too.
    Hugs Sue W.

  4. Your card is adorable, Penny! Love the sweet image and all the diecut eggs!

  5. Oh wow, this is so darn cute, loving those eggs.

  6. Another gorgeous and extremely "non" boring card Penny! I love all the little eggs and the total chocolate theme you have goin' on girlfriend! Your colouring is FABULIOUS and the design spectacular. Way to rock Easter!

  7. Absolutely stunning. So love the wonderful shades of chocolate.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  8. Morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous, amazing creation as always, thats a huge egg mademe smile huggles Pops x x x

  9. Hi, Penny, this card is so cute! Love that image and the colors you used. hugs, Frances.

  10. Hi Penny, hope you are fine.
    Your card is super cute. Love the colour combo - amazing
    Big hugs and many thanks for your lovely comments
    Doreen xx

  11. Isn't that just the cutest! I love the chocolate look to it and the fact that it could be for a boy!

  12. Oh so adorable card, love the color combo, and so nice details !

  13. I love this card, especially the Easter eggs! Beautiful coloring and beautiful colors that you used. I love the darling image, too cute. You always do a great job, between the restaurants you go to and your incredible talent it is always fun to visit you.

  14. Penny, Gorgeous card. I love all the neutral colors with the touch of blue. You sure did clean up on the die cuts when you went to the craft show. Love all these dies also. Your layers of different papers are so nice. Image is so cute and you colored him so stunning.
    Hugs, Patricia

  15. Darling image- and love the colors you choose. I really like how you used the Easter egg die cuts- so pretty! Love the texture with the cheese cloth too. I hope your hubby had a great b-day-- 60 is nifty....hehehe I have a confession...I have never had Indian food......! Happy Easter!

  16. Penny,
    Your card in all those lovely shades of chocolate have me drooling ! It is so adorable and he will love it! Have a wonderful Easter.
    P.S. how did you come up with the name for your blog? I am intrigued by it!

  17. mmmm mmmmm mmmmm this card is soooo delicious looking - making me want chocolate (-:
    love how you did your eggs
    wooo hooo to Duck Dynasty - took me a few shows, but now Im hooked (-:
    have a blessed Easter!

  18. Choctastic card!! Loving those die cut eggs and the chocolate brown looks fabulous with that touch of blue :)

  19. Oooh. I love your color combo, the cute image, and the die cut eggs.

    Your daughter MADE papadums? Wow. I can't imagine.

    Belated birthday wishes to your brother and Easter wishes to you!


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