Friday, October 17, 2014

The Outlawz Friday Color/Photo Inspiration Challenge

Whew! Got through another week, huh? So happy this week! Our pool is supposed to be dug today, which is a miracle almost. Well, not quite, but, considering we just signed the contract last Friday, it is almost a miracle--you have to go through the permit arrangements before the pool can be started. I understand our city makes it is easy to get permits, which is really cool for us. Our yard was pretty well cleared out on Wednesday. They cut down our 35-foot tree, and removed it, the stump, and all the shrubbery in the yard. Gary had gotten all the pavers pulled up on Monday, so it looks like a bit of a wasteland out there now. However, I expect it will look lovely in a few weeks!

And, while signing all the paperwork for the pool, I found out that my driver's license expired on my 65th birthday in July. Well, the nerve! I haven't needed to get a new one for four years, so really just forgot about renewing mine. (No jokes about my senior moments here, OK? I have already heard that from Gary, though he should talk.) Anyway, I couldn't go on Monday, as it was a holiday. So Gary drove me on Tuesday, (yes, now that I knew I had no license, I didn't want to drive!), and it took two hours!!! Oh, for goodness sake. It seemed that everyone in Gilbert was getting something done at the DMV that day.

Oh, if you run into a short, dark-haired, middle-aged lady at the DMV desk in the office off of Greenfield, be afraid. Be very afraid. She has a rather short fuse. She gave me my vision test, and I couldn't see the blinking lights in my peripheral vision. She kept trying the test, I kept saying I couldn't see the lights, and she lost her temper with me. She came around the desk and said since she could certainly see the lights, I should be able to. And I had no answer for her, just kept apologizing. So, after a bit of back-and-forth, she finally tried me at a different machine. Lo and behold, I could see the flippin', blinking lights. So I finally passed the vision test. I then went to get my photo taken, (which shows me looking slightly dazed--I wonder why), and told the photographer about my experience. She took one look at my glasses and said that they were the reason I couldn't see the lights at the first machine. Apparently, my bows are too wide for that particular machine. She says she always has people take their glasses off for the peripheral test if they are wearing glasses with wide bows. Oh, for Pete's sake. That's all it was? Much ado about nothing. Sigh...

Hey, did we ever see a fabulous game on Sunday! Yes, that does mean our football team won. Snicker. It was close, too close for comfort, but we are now 4-1, and at the top of our division. Which happens to be the toughest in the NFL. So there is that! This week's game is in Oakland. And we will be watching on TV. If I can stand to. I find it easier to tape the televised games and watch if we win. It's too stressful otherwise. Gary thinks I am nuts for not being able to watch the out-of-town games live. But I have figured out why: it's because I can't do anything to help our team win--like making noise when the opponent has the ball. And that really does help--the team and me. (I burn off stress that way.)

Alrighty, I guess it's time to tell you about my card this week. I used my Karleigh Sue image, Country Pumpkin, printed her on X-Press It BC, and colored her with my Copics and Twin Touch Brush markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E18
Blouse/Skirt: YG61, YG63, G99, R12, R14, R17, YR38
Hat/Boots: E19, E18, TTBR98
Pumpkins: YR21, Y35, Y38, YR27, YG61, YG63, G99

My DP is from the Bo Bunny Autumn Song collection. It was Zutterized along with the image, and then paired with Stampin' Up and DCWV CS. I added a bit of Washi tape, some Prima Tiny Junkyard Findings, and die cuts made with Cheery Lynn Fall Pumpkins and Hello dies. And, baby, that's all she wrote. The end...

Well, not quite the end. I have to mention that we have wonderful inspiration created by my teammates: Carla, Kathi, and Laine, and our guest designer, Joan LaBelle. (Dawn is on a bit of a break.) Do check them out and then color up an image with any coloring medium you like for your creation, and play along with us, OK? Really looking forward to what you create!

Have a wonderful weekend! 

The End. (For real.)


  1. This is gorgeous Penny, such a pretty image, stunning colouring.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. Your post is a fun read Penny. It seems like a busy week! Your card is fabulous. I do admire your coloring skills. Have a wonderful week-end.

  3. LOL!! Sounds like your vision test was a test in patience! I think you passed! ;o)
    Your card is gorgeous, Penny! I love the papers and the colors you used, and your coloring is incredible! Have a wonderful weekend! :o)

  4. Oh, Penny so glad you passed your vision test in the made very funny reading for me but probably not much fun for you at the time! I'm still sniggering about the grumpy lady! At least you can drive legally now!!!
    Your card is fabulous as always, fantastic colouring of that sweet image, lovely design and beautiful papers and colour choice!
    Have a great weekend

  5. fantastic card Penny, love your coloring as usual!

  6. You're are so funny!! Your coloring and card are wonderful!! Have a great weekend. Hugs Kim

  7. Great design and gorgeous colouring on this, Penny. I love how you did her hair. It looks so textured.
    Blessing hugs,

  8. She is gorgeous! Love how you did her face with all the details. The coloring of her skirt is amazing you sure did an awesome job with those plates. Love the distressing and the pumpkins are really neat.
    Hugs, Pat

  9. Penny, your card is gorgeous. Love those pumpkins, and your coloring is terrific as usual. Good luck with the pool. If you need to cool can come to my house and help rake lots of leaves with the cool, brisk wind of WI.

  10. Good morning sweetie, this is just simply gorgeous,the last bit made me smile the end for real :0))))) huggles Pops x x x

  11. Wonderful card- loving the DP you used and the Washi and the coloring : ) Sounds like the pool planning is moving right along...and your FB team had a great day today! Yippee. Oh- we have a joke here- if you are not mad all of the time, need not apply at the DMV. Although we do have an office in my town where they are pleasant.....!

  12. Lovely card, I love the autumnal colour scheme

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

    Hugs from

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  13. Wow. You were driving around for months without a license. You're a lucky one. If it had been me, I would've been pulled over (not for speeding as I don't do that), gotten a ticket, a fine, and a healthy increase in the insurance rate.

    As for the card, I still love this as much as I did the first time I saw it which was months ago. Great image, great coloring, great design.

    Yep. Great.


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