Monday, February 2, 2015

Path of Positivity Challenge #23 - Laughter/Angela's Birthday Card

A very good Monday to you all. Did any of you watch the Super Bowl? (Crazy finish, wasn't it?) We were not going to watch, but got invited to a Super Bowl party and actually enjoyed watching the game while stuffing our faces. I think I need to work off those extra calories this week. Perhaps I can contemplate my navel longer than usual--yeah, that should do it...

I was happy to see that the half-time show was really well-done, since it was put on in our stadium. Good job, Arizona! Too bad there was so much rain during the week. OMG! We were getting a wee bit owly by Saturday, after having rain for three days in a row. Egads! We are not used to that. I don't know how those of you who live in rainy areas keep from going nutso-kookoo. I need the sunshine to maintain my sweet disposition. (Yeah, I know what you're thinking right now.)

Thank heavens the rain stopped for Super Bowl Sunday. Not sure how they would have managed all the pyrotechnics if the roof had been closed at the stadium. People would have been gagging on all the smoke. (They may have been anyway. There were a LOT of fireworks!) Yesterday morning we awoke to fog and wondered if we had been transported to San Francisco overnight. Dense fog? In sunny Arizona? Whaaaaat? It did burn off by afternoon and our sunny, blue skies returned to save me all of us from going totally bonkers. And our temperatures are going to go back up to the low 80's by midweek. Happy, happy! I can go outside again to enjoy my beautiful backyard.

So we have a new challenge starting today at PoP, running through March 1st. This one is "Laughter", something I know very little about. I seldom smile. And I never say anything amusing. But I do enjoy telling little white lies...

I needed to make a card for our daughter's birthday on the 10th. Oh, lordy, she will be 43! How is that possible? I can't be old enough to have a daughter that age. Can I? Don't answer that. Anyway, Angela has taken up running. Yes, running. Whatever for? I say, if I can't drive to the end of the block, I don't need to go. (Even if it is a mere 100 feet away.)

I digress. I am prone to doing that when something rattles my cage. Back to the card...

We've established that Angela runs. So I found a fun image, Meljen's Designs Brooke's Butterflies, that I could use for Angela's birthday card to simulate running. Then I just had to find a quote that would prove running is a silly thing to do. Erma Bombeck had a fabulous quote that mirrors my feelings exactly. All I had to do was color the image, frame it with some DP from the Basic Grey Lauderdale collection, mount it on Stampin' Up CS, and add a couple of bling flowers. Or floral bling, or whatever you call it. Easy peasy. (BTW, Angela does not have pigtails at the present time. Her hair is done in a pixie cut, somewhat like mine. And granddaughter Kelsey thinks that is just awful. Her mom's hair looks like Grandma's hair. Whatever is this world coming to?) Oops, forgot to tell you what Copics I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E53, E35, E37, E59
Shirt/Shoes: R21, R22, R24, YG21, YG23, YG25
Jeans: B32, B34, B37, B39

I hope you are able to join us this month. (Can you believe it is February already? What the heck happened to January? Did a monster eat it? Did it get lost somewhere in the rain? Inquiring minds would like to know.) Our DT has created some wonderful inspiration for you, so be sure to check that out. Also, we have a wonderful GDT this month, Helen, from Made by Helen, so check out her work as well.

The sponsors and prizes this month are:
- A prize package of 4 (non-colored) images from Meljen's Designs, one of our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
- A $10 gift certificate from Limited Runs, one of our guest sponsors this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
- One digital image from Creative Bug Digital Snapshots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.

There will also be:
- One digital designer paper (made to order in a couple different ways) from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
- One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.

That should do it for this edition. Hope everyone has a wonderful week. And remember to laugh whenever possible. It puts smiley wrinkles on your face, and I don't want to be the only one with them...


  1. LOL!! Oh, Penny! Yes, I can tell by your card, and by all your posts, that you know nothing about laughter or say anything amusing! ;o)
    What a fun card! I'm sure that your daughter will love it!
    It's going to be in the 80's? YIKES! I better send you some of our snow because that's too hot!! :o)

  2. This is gorgeous Penny. A fabulous choice of image and sentiment for your daughter. Your colouring is stunning and I love the floral frame.
    Hugs Sue xx

  3. wow fab coloring as usual

  4. Such a lovely happy card you've made for your daughter! Makes me smile just to look at it! Fabulous colouring and image ....(even with pigtails!) -love the sentiment!
    I have to agree with you about the running, I mean why would anyone want to??? I'm sure it's unnatural and unhealthy! I do walk though, prefer it to driving with the volume of traffic around here and the amount of maniac drivers around....!
    Woke up to snow here this morning, want to swap weather???

  5. Great quote and a really cute card; super coloring.

  6. This is stunning sweetie, I have hundreds of smily wrinkles I am so going to steal that and sta that from now on :0))) hugs Pops x

  7. Your sentiment to to funny!!! Meljen image I have not seen one in long time. You did a awesome job with the coloring. Love the scene you created. You did great on the grass.
    Hugs, Pat/♥

  8. Perfect coloring, love all the bright primaries. Cute sentiment and I am sure your daughter will love your card. Always fun to hear what is going on in your neighborhood. Never dull! lol
    Hugs Kelly

  9. Penny, what an adorable card. Love your sentiment.

  10. Visited yesterday Penny and you did make me laugh. Tried to leave a comment and blogger started playing up, so wasn't sure if my comment had been recorded, or not. Not a good IT day for me yesterday. Anyhoooo, your card is fabulous and that sentiment made me laugh out loud. Always a delight to visit.


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