Expect a report next week on our dinner out. I do have to mention that I went to a new-to-me restaurant this week. I won an eBosser machine from Cheery Lynn--yay!--and went to pick it up with my sister, Merrilyn. On our way back, we stopped at Windsor, a really cute restaurant on Central, north of Camelback in Phoenix. She had been there before and loved it. Well, I can see why. It is a fair-sized restaurant, with a huge outdoor patio in the back. We sat inside, as I was not dressed for outdoor dining that day--didn't take a jacket. For our 70-degree weather. (Yeah, I know, I'm a wimp.)
Anyway, we both ordered their salmon plate, which was just unreal! So delicious--sumptuous grilled salmon on a bed of beluga lentils, parsnips, carrots, Brussels sprouts, and chives with a fennel pollen vinaigrette! Oh, and there was so much to eat that I couldn't quite finish all my veggies--but I did finish the salmon. I am so happy to have another place to eat a super-healthy salmon meal--just wish they were closer to me. (Oddly enough, they are very close to each other: St. Francis and Windsor. Go to either one--you'll love both!) Note: Windsor also has fabulous cappuccinos!! Yum!
I have yet to use my eBosser for die-cutting. But it does emboss nicely, and what a treat to not crank anything. I'll get lazier now, if that's at all possible. But I was certainly thrilled when I found out I won it! 'Tis good to be lucky! I won a GC to MarkerPop from CMC in the same week. Gary keeps telling me to play the lottery--but the chances are so slim with that. I prefer winning images, eBossers, etc. from the wonderful challenges we have available to us. Cool beans, huh?
Well, guess I'd best get to my card for the week. BTW, our sponsor this month is new: Mitzi Sato-Wiuff of AuroraWings. She has fabulous images! A randomly-selected participant will win a $10 GC to Mitzi's Etsy store. (I wish I could play!!!)
For this color challenge I decided to use Saturated Canary Sweet Oklahoma and printed her on MICBC. I colored her with the following Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E30, YR31, E33, E35
Dress: B21, B23, B24, B26, BG70, BG72, BG75, V20, V22, V25
Boots: B21, B23, B24, B26
Umbrella: B21, B23, B24, B26, BG70, BG72, BG75, V20, V22, V25
I added Diamond Glaze to the puddle. My DP, from the Prima All About Me collection, was Zutterized. I added some ribbon, (colored with B24 and crinkled with a heat gun), and a bit of lace. I made my die cuts with the following:
Spellbinders Grand Labels 11
Memory Box Petite Umbrella
Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco B
I hope you check out the fab creations by Carla, Dawn, and Linda at The Outlawz. Then please get out your alcohol markers and use our color inspiration. We'd love to see what you color!
I decided to enter this card into the following:
Papertake Weekly New Year, New Stash Challenge (new image)
Have a great weekend!