Monday, August 19, 2013

The Outlawz Greetings Card Monochromatic Challenge

Gosh, has it been a whole week since I last posted? How time flies when you're having fun.

I did have a couple of people who wondered about the miniature horse at the party last weekend. Here's the scoop: we went to Dave's. Dave is a guy Gary works with, and Dave has a horse property in North Scottsdale. Dave's wife, who is originally from Texas, wanted a horse. Now the property isn't really huge, so I guess they felt they should get a miniature horse. Or else they wanted one. I don't know which.

Personally, I feel a miniature horse to be a bit useless. If you weigh over 100 pounds, you cannot ride it. So it just eats lots more than a dog, poops lots more than a dog, but can't come in the house like a dog. So what good is it? And let me tell you, this horse is annoying. It will kick the paddock door if the family, or friends, are outside. Because it wants to join them. So, it gets let into the yard, then comes up on the patio, and it proceeds to try stealing your food. Or whatever else that is not nailed down. Not my idea of a good time. (And this horse is very insistent.) I found myself drawn to the kitchen, where it was cool. And horse-free. Thank goodness. So that's the story of the miniature horse. Aren't you sorry you asked?

On Saturday we went to the Cardinals preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys. Gotta say, there was so much blue in the stands, that you would have thought we were in Texas, instead of Arizona. But there is a good reason for that. Long, long ago, before there was dirt, before Arizona had a pro football team, the Cowboys were the team many Arizonans chose to cheer for. And, unfortunately, many of those people still cheer for the Cowboys, especially when the team comes to Arizona. Ugh. It's hard to see so many people cheering for the "wrong" team. Not that any of us had much to cheer about--it was a really sloppy game, best left in the preseason.

OK, enough drivel. On to my card for the week--which, btw, my hubby doesn't like at all. Old poop. Anyway, as long as our creations were monochromatic, and had a greeting, we were left free to do whatever. And my whatever was a die cut design. I chose all Cheery Lynn dies for this card, and added a Create with TLC sentiment. The dies I used are:

Lace Corner Deco B
Fanciful Flourish
Victorian Romance Flourish
French Flair Doily Stacker
French Pastry Doily
Scandinavian Hearts Doily
Bird Cage
Birds of Earth and Sky

I am going to enter this card into the current Cheery Lynn Challenge, which is to use doilies.

I feel like a cheated a bit, since I used only white, but that's the breaks, huh? I hope you check out the beautiful monochromatic designs by my talented teamies, get some inspiration, and then enter our challenge. And be sure to have a really wonderful week--I know I intend to.


  1. fantastic card Penny! wwhte on white is so hard for me !

  2. Enjoyed your horse story Penny, and the way you tell it is as if I were sitting right there beside you watching it all happen; LOL, thanks for the morning chuckle!

    Your card is very elegant, and such a lovely way to welcome a person(s) into their new home!


  3. This is absolutely stunning, Penny! Love how you used all those gorgeous diecuts!

  4. Your card is stunning Penny. A truly beautiful way to use those gorgeous die cuts and I love the sentiment too.
    I hope you have a good week
    hugs Sue xx

  5. What an absolutely gorgeous all white card! It's stunning!

    Best crafty wishes!
    Staying Crafty

  6. Hi Penny, this is wonderful, love all the details and white on white.
    Won't be getting a miniature horse then lol ha ha!!
    Hugs Sue W.

  7. Lovely and beautiful card penny!
    I never used just white, but this looks so pretty, I think I will try one .

  8. I am always stunned at how beautiful a pure white card can look - yours is just gorgeous Penny!

  9. Stunning!! The old poop doesn't know what is good if you ask me!! Please say hello to Gary from us! HA!! :)

  10. Wow- this looks so delicate with all those die cuts! I see you working and paper pieces just flying. You are so creative!!!

  11. Penny this is stunning!!! Wow you really know how to use your die cuts.

  12. Good morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, hugs Pops x

  13. WOW!!!!! Penny just gorgeous. All the amazing dies all put together makes a STUNNING piece of art.
    Hugs, Pat

  14. HI Penny, sorry .... I am late. Busy time.
    Your card is absolutely stunning. Love it.
    Have a nice evening
    Doreen xx

  15. Penny, I think this card is fabulous, and gorgeous and awesome. I don't think I would pay attention to Gary and his opinion. lol!!! I can see it not being a style a man would like but I do love it.

  16. This is so elegant and gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!

  17. What a elegant card! I just love the way you composed the whole project! I love your blog and became a follower!
    Crafty Hugs

  18. I agree with you. Your husband is an "old poop".

    Your card is gorgeous and elegant.

    White on white is always so very striking.

    Fabulous use of die cuts!


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