Friday, July 4, 2014

The Outlawz Friday Coloring 'Red, White, and Blue' Challenge/Kelsey's Birthday Card

Yes, we have changed our challenge from using alcohol markers to any medium for coloring. We are hoping that will draw in more of you to our coloring challenges! We love to have entries, and we offer some wonderful prizes each month for our randomly-selected winners. This month our sponsor is All Dressed Up, and the prize will be two digis of your choice. These are really darling stamps, and I have seen so many wonderful cards made with them. So please color up your image and show us what you created with it. Remember, you can use any coloring medium!

All Dressed up Challenge blog

Well, today is the day. The big six-five. Yup, I am officially a "Senior Citizen". C**p. I mean, really? Do I have to be old? Obviously, it is better to be on this side of the dirt, so I guess I will just have to deal with the age issue. Sigh...

On the bright side of things, we just made our reservations for Maui next year, and our airline tickets were cheaper because we got "senior" rates. So there is that...

This year we are scaling down my birthday celebration. No, we are not going to the Phoenician for a "stay-cation". We are, however, going to J&G Steakhouse at the Phoenician for dinner. Which will be nice, as we will be able to see fireworks around the Valley from the restaurant windows. I guess the resort is having their own fireworks display tomorrow night, but why would you do it after the 4th? What's the point then? Ya got me. Anyway, I hope this weekend finds all of you having something fun to do.

Speaking of birthdays, our granddaughter, Kelsey, is turning 12 on the 7th. I used a Tiddly Inks image to make her card this week. (She is a dragon-lover, much like her grandma.) And this image, Dragon Friend, is just too cute! I printed it on X-Press It BC and colored it up with my Copics and Twin Touch Brush markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: Y23, YR23, E15, E18
Dress: R00, E08, E09, TTBR94 
Shoes: E08, E09, TTBR94
Dragon: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, BG0000, B00, BG01, B52

My DP is from the We R Memory Keepers Red, White, and Blue collection. I Zutterized it and paired it with Stampin' Up CS. For finishing touches, I added Stickles Star Dust to the dragon's body, Spica Baby Blue to the dragon's toenails, and Crackle Accents to the girl's shoes. Then I threw everything but the kitchen sink on the design, so that Kelsey has lots to look at: a safety pin, heart charm, Tim Holtz chain tassel, a frame charm, Stampin' Up baker's twine, Stampin' Up ribbon, lace from my stash, cheesecloth, pearl sprays, Tim Holtz alpha cards, Tim Holtz film strip ribbon, a Whimsy Fun Life Tickets 2 sentiment, and die cuts made with the following dies:

Memory Box Victorian Frame
Memory Box Palace Oval Frame
Cheery Lynn Nautical Wheeler Doily
Whimsy Ticket 

Again, I hope you will join our challenge this week! Please check out the fabulous creations by my teammates: Carla, Dawn, and Kathi! 

And, have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Happy Birthday wishes to you Penny. I hope your day is full of fun, love and happiness.
    Your card is stunning. Such a fabulous image, amazing colouring and wonderful detailing too.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Penny! Have a wonderful dinner, watching those fireworks. :D The card is super super fabulous, I'm sure your granddaughter will love it!!

  3. What a beautiful card!!! Kelsey will just love this one! Have a wonderful dinner and think of me....wish I could be there with you. Remember..... 65 is YOUNG compared to 75!!

  4. Oh, and at 65 you are still my beloved baby sister!

  5. First of all Happy Birthday and I hope your day is super special with wonderful memories in the making. Then onto your awesome creation. It is just pure delight and so creatively coloured and designed.
    Birthday Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}Oh wo

  6. What a gorgeous creation, Penny. You have really brought that image to life. Happy Birthday, Dear Heart.

  7. Dearest me- this is just beautiful! LOVING your coloring especially- but love everything- lots of beautiful details : ) Happy 65th to you my dear blogging friend! I hope you have a fab dinner and evening and Wahoo for another great trip to Maui!

  8. fab card Penny, love your texture colouring

  9. Such a beautiful card Penny....So amazing! I came here from Desire's blog and will definitely have a scoot around! ;-)

  10. This is such a gorgeous image Penny and beautifully coloured. The design and layout is fabulous. All in all, I love this card.
    A very happy Birthday to you. Have a lovely meal and enjoy the rest of the week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  11. simply gorgeous Penny. Ist so amazing. And your coloring ist fantastic.
    Love it
    Doreen xx

  12. Fantastic card!! That image is fabulous

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

    Have a fab day.


    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  13. Penny such gorgeous colors and such an super cute image. Visiting you after ages....sorry!
    Dr Sonia

  14. Penny this is gorgeous! Love your coloring!!!

  15. Oh wow, Penny,
    this card is absolute georgeous!! I love the image, this dragon is soooo cute!! Your style ist fanastic and your coloring, too!!

  16. Nancy replied:
    Wow, Penny! So much to respond to in this post! :o)
    First of all...your card is absolutley FABULOUS! You have truly loaded this one up with goodness...I love it! The blue is so very lovely! I'm sure she will treasure it!
    Secondly...YAY!! Do you mean I can participate in your challenge using my pencils! I look forward to that!
    I hope you enjoyed your special birthday dinner...was it discounted too? lol
    Don't you know that 65 is the new middle age? Nothing "senior" about you, my friend! :o)

    1. And when I tried to hit publish on my tablet, I hit delete instead. So that's why I had to publish Nancy's reply as my own. Sorry about that, Nancy! :^)

    2. I thought you just liked it so much that you wished you had said it! lol
      Thanks for the chuckle! :o)

  17. Hey! I get to give you belated Birthday Wishes again! Yay. So, happy birthday. I hope your special day was lovely and filled with love, laughter, and lots of loot. And I'll also repeat that for next year's birthday so I'll be early. "Happy birthday. I hope your special day, July 4, 2015, is lovely and filled with love, laughter, and lots of loot."

    Amazing card! I bet she loved it! I especially love the way you did the dragon's scales. I also love the colors and papers and die-cuts and extra bits you used.

    I didn't know you liked dragons too! Or if I knew, I forgot. Which is entirely possible. Have you read the Dragon Rider series by Anne McCaffrey? I might have asked you that already too. Sigh. Hugs!


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Hugs, Penny