Friday, April 11, 2014

The Outlawz Alcohol Markers Keep Calm and ... Challenge/Angela's Mother's Day Card

To mark National Stress Awareness Month, we are creating projects that include something relaxing. I chose a mermaid in a bubble bath, because you can't relax much more than that! Before I get to my card, I want to mention that our sponsor this month is the fabulous Make It Crafty, a shop with a wonderful collection of digital images. I believe I misspoke last week about the prize situation. Here are the deets: one randomly-selected participant will win a $10 gift certificate. And this month there is a special bonus prize: if you use a Make It Crafty image for your creation, you will be entered into a second drawing for another $10 GC. OK, so that should clean up my mess from last week--sorry about that! Anyway, I wish I could enter, because I love Zoe's images!

I will be using my MIC image later in the month. Today my image is Art by Miran Mermaid, which I printed on X-Press It CS. (I made a CAS card this week, as I kind of overbooked myself for the week: card-making, parties, shopping, and spending time with hubby.) I colored the mermaid with my Copics:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E53, E35, E37, E57
Scarf: RV91, RV63, RV66
Tail: BG10, BG11, BG13
Duck: Y32, Y35, Y38
Bubbles: BG0000, BG10
Shadow/Tub: C00, C0
Tub Trim: Spica Pink

I finished my card with dies from the Memory Box Script Lowercase alphabet. Voila! My card for Angela's Mother's Day is finished. (Sorry, don't know how to add the ` over the "a". If you do, please let me know. My public thanks you, as do I.)

Before I go, I want to mention that Gary went on Verizon when he retired. I am still stuck with T-NotMobile for almost another year. However, Gary checked into it, and realized that it would be the same cost for us to pay the T-Mobile cancellation fees as it would be to have me on T-Mobile and him on Verizon. So he said I could sign up for Verizon, too. OMG! I cannot begin to tell you how thrilled I am about that! Imagine, I'll be able to use my phone in my back yard if I wish. Amazing! (My WiFi is too far away for my phone to work outside. And WiFi is the only way I can use my phone at home.) 

Well, anyway, we went to Verizon yesterday to get me signed up and guess what? My T-Mobile Samsung SGIII will not work with Verizon. Oops! Guess I have to get a new phone. And Samsung is coming out with their SG5 today--imagine that! I'll get a giant leap in technology from my 'III', and good service to boot. Woohoooo! Oh, and the new phone has a 16MP camera--my current phone is 8MP. Looks like I won't need to take my big, heavy Canon on trips now, since it is only 10MP. Can't say that upsets me in the least! 

I am off to play Bunco tonight--never played, so this should be interesting. It's a girls' night out--hilarious, because I am nowhere near being a girl--so Gary has to fend for himself. Tomorrow we go to a DBacks game, and Sunday we are off to a party my niece is throwing for pre-Easter. Hope you have a fun weekend, too--it could be more relaxing than mine, for sure.

Speaking of relaxing, be sure to check out the fabulous creations HERE by my teammates, Carla, Dawn, Linda, and Kathi! Every week they outdo themselves, don't they? Then get out your alcohol markers and color up an image for your creation--we are looking forward to seeing them! 

Have a great weekend!



  1. Good choice on the phone. I'll be upgrading my Galaxy S3 to the S5 in about august, just can't pass up that 16 MP camera. :D On that card....GORGEOUS! Totally looks relaxing and perfect.

  2. Gorgeous card Penny. I love the image and such beautiful colouring.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Love your card, Penny! That's how I want to spend my day...but there's too much going on! lol It's a fun image and you've coloured it beautifully! Have a wonderful weekend! :o)

  4. Fabulous card, Penny! Love the fun image and you've colored it so wonderfully! Enjoy your new phone. Let me know about it because I need a new phone through Verizon next month. Have a great weekend!

  5. Hi Penny,
    woooow, I love your card!! It`s really fantastic and your coloring is sooo beautiful!!

  6. Penny, I love, love, love the bathtub! You have some fabulous ideas. Beautiful coloring on her, she has such a beautiful face. Your work always makes me smile, it is full of inspiration. Have fun at the ballgame.

  7. fantastic coloring as usual, love the C&s look

  8. Add a glass of wine and a book and you've got my perfect relaxation zone :) Fab CAS design for the challenge and your colouring is wonderful yet again!

  9. So cute and you have colored it beautifully.

  10. Oh wow you have really coloured Mi Ran's little mermaid so beautifully and its really just relaxing looking at her.
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  11. Well, you made the mermaid a beautiful one and I love your choice of colors!! Beautiful card. You will really enjoy Verizon, I was just in there store in Red Wing yesterday for some tutoring and they are so helpful! Love being able to use the phone in places I couldn't before.

  12. Oh that's a fabulous image, nothing like a long hot soak . . . .

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Hope you had a lovely Easter!!


    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  13. She is gorgeous Penny and beautifully coloured.
    Sounds like your phone upgrade has been a brilliant choice.
    Hugs Sharon .x


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