Friday, September 18, 2015

The Outlawz Friday Coloring 'Color/Photo Inspiration' Challenge

Good Friday, All! I am truly excited to be able to post this today, as I have created it on my new iMac! I must say that this did not go smoothly. Not. at. all. But, between Gary and I, half of a brain managed to figure out how to work with the Apple bits and bobs to add photos and images. Whew! And I am slowly managing the new keyboard. I was used to typing on an ergonomic one, so this one was a little tricky for me at first. But I am now back to my usual number of typos, so I think I will stick with the new one. At least the keys still show the letters and numbers, which were worn off of my old keyboard.

Hopefully, this quarter of a brain will remember how to do this next week as well, so that it will come together more easily. I am not asking for much, am I? Don't answer that. Please.

Hey, the really good news is that we did get the new computer. In all its glory. Wow. I told Merrilyn that I couldn't believe how powerful this baby is. It does just about everything but cook dinner. And, if it could do that, I wouldn't need Gary's other quarter of a brain. (We used to have whole brains, but that was before the age of 50. And, after the age of 60, the half-brains turned into quarter-brains. I don't want to know what happens after age 70. If you are over 70, please don't enlighten me. Let me live with my fantasies.)

It will be even more wonderful around here when we get our new iPhones. We both ordered the iPhone 6S Plus last Saturday from Verizon. Heaven only knows how long it will take for us to get them, but I will be one happy grandmama when we do. We will be able to send so much data back and forth to each other and our computers that our heads will be spinning. Thank goodness they, (our heads), are mostly empty now. It won't hurt much.

Gary got a boring black case for his silver phone. But I got a really artsy one for mine. Looks like a background for a card--like alcohol ink splotches. (I don't do boring very well; snicker.)

Oh, hey, the other exciting news is that the Arizona Cardinals won their home opener! And yours truly was there screaming like a banshee throughout the game. I couldn't really hear myself scream, though, as I had a new radio with earphones, instead of my earplugs. Kinda fun hearing all the play-by-play as I was there watching the action. So happy with the final result! This week the team travels to Chicago to take on "da Bears". I only hope that the home team stumbles badly. Sorry, Chicago fans, but I want my Cardinals to win this one, too! We need to stay at the top of our division, and a win is the only way to do that right now.

I won't bore you further with my sports talk. I will jump right into my details for this week.

Firstly, we are sponsored again this month by Norma J. Burnell's Fairy Tangles Art. She is giving the winner a choice of 3 digis from her shop. You will really enjoy browsing all her beautiful images, so be sure to get your entries in this month. Remember, you need to hand-color your image, but you may use the medium/media of your choice. I will be using an image from her shop next week.

This week, however, I have chosen another Sweet Pea Stamps image. This one is Snowy by Conie Fong, which I have printed on X-Press It BC and colored with my Copics, using our Color/Photo Inspiration for the week:

Skin: E000, E01, E11
Twigs/Hair: E53, E35, E37, E57
Boots/Coat/Headband: B32, B34, B37, B39
Nose/Hat: R20, R21, R22
Wings/Snowman: C00, C0, C1
Trim: B41, B32
Scarf: R20, R21, R22, B41, B32

I have not added anything to the front of this card, but have a Christmas message inside. I am trying to cram as many Christmas cards as I can into these last few months before the holiday. As always, I am woefully short, but hope to get more done in the next couple of months. (Don't I say that every year? And is it ever any different?) Sigh...

I hope you manage to get to our challenge to see the fab inspiration by my talented teammates: Carla, Kathi, and Vanessa. Karen has left us as she is dealing with health concerns at the moment and needs to cut back on her DT assignments. We are really sorry to see her go--she is a sweet spirit and very creative!

Do play along with us if you are able this week. We would love to see your creations.

Have a wonderful weekend! Go Cards!


  1. Penny, your card is gorgeous. Love those feathers. Another beautiful coloring job. I got an iMac and haven't set it up just for the reason you are saying....I'm afraid of dealing with my cards/blog. Good job you're off to a good start.

  2. Hi Penny,
    wow, what a wonderful winter card! Your colouring is really fantastic! I love it!

  3. Sounds like a fun week Penny. Love this image and how you have colored this sweet pair.

  4. This is gorgeous Penny, such a sweet image and stunning colouring.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. What pretty colours. Your card is precious and beautifully colored.

  6. Penny! I saw your card and had to come tell you how awesome your coloring is esp. on the folds!!! Amazing work g/f and I hope when I leave Arizona I can do half as good as you!! xoxoxo

  7. Another lovely christmas card for your collection Penny! Love the cAS design of this one, really showcases your beautiful colouring and the sweet image.
    Sounds as if you're really getting to grips with the new phones as well!
    Have a great week.

  8. Penny, So happy for the Cardinals watched the game on Sunday. Packers did a awesome job also.
    Your card is just gorgeous and those colors are wonderful together. The image is so adorable but it would be nice if they had her happy. Stunning job coloring as always. Have a super week!
    Hugs, Pat♥

  9. How beautiful is your fab coloring! The image is lovely- I always love a snowman : ) Oh we live in Bear country, it is going to be a long year this year- the Bears do not look so hot- maybe I should cheer for your team! Hehehe

  10. Oh, Penny! haha I have missed your fun posts and you're wonderful work!
    Your card is beautiful...your colouring is absolutely incredible! :o)

  11. An absolute amazing take once again on the colour inspiration. You are such a talented colouring artist. Lol, expected nothing less than an artsy cover for your phone xxx
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  12. I love your image, so beautiful! I am also a Apple person, and I think it helps us "older" people stay on top of our full brains. lol I love your analogy and totally hear you there. lol Thanks for bringing smiles to my face today, have a great day.
    Hugs KElly


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