Friday, October 30, 2015

The Outlawz Friday Coloring 'Anything Goes/Christmas Twist' Challenge

Oh, mercy me! It is actually Thursday as I write this, and I know what I want to do with this day. You know how "Throwback Thursday" has become a thing? Well, I want to throw this Thursday back into the void. It is downright ugly here today. Gray, windy as all get-out, rain, thunder, you know--the works. I am ready to see the sun again. And it has only been 24 hours since it was here. Yes, I am spoiled, but that's why we moved to Arizona. For the SUN! Not this gloomy crap that is looming over us. But, hey, on the bright side--Gary cleaned up the dog pooh before the storm. So there is that...

OK, I am pretending it is Friday. When we are supposed to have some more sun...

Hey, howdy, and welcome to our new challenge for the week at The Outlawz Friday Coloring Challenge! Yes, it is our AG again, since it is the end of the month. So you can throw a Christmas twist in there, too, if you are like me, and still in need of cards for the holidays. Speaking of holidays, tomorrow is Halloween. And all the little monsters will be out trick-or-treating. Fortunately, we are stocked with lots of candy I don't like. (That is fortunate, because if we have left-over candy, I won't be tempted to eat any.) We were going to get the little snack bags at Costco like my sister, Merrilyn, has. But alas and alack, we shopped too late and those were all gone. Kind of like my mind...

Gary told me we needed to go somewhere for Halloween so we could avoid the trick-or-treaters. But I know our dog. He would totally freak out being by himself, and I won't put him through that. I don't roll that way. However, as pudgy as I have gotten, I do roll pretty easily with a little shove. That's why I don't want left-over candy that I would be tempted to eat. You know those three pounds I gained when I was on the steroids? (I think I mentioned that about 100 years ago or so.) Well, I am still dragging that around with me on a daily basis. If anyone wants to borrow it, I'd be glad to cut off an inch or twenty for you...

Say, we had a fun Monday night. ESPN was here for Monday Night Football between our beloved Cardinals and the Baltimore Ravens. Well, nevermore, nevermore. We squeaked out a win, which is unusual for us on a Monday night game. But thrilling, nonetheless. And Merrilyn and Ron took Don for the night so we could stay at the Westin in downtown Phoenix. It is such a long drive home after a night game, so we make a fun staycation out of it. Had some yummy food in the Westin lounge after the game, along with a delicious glass of Tempranillo. Yeah, good way to relax at 10:00 p.m.

We had a good breakfast on Tuesday in the Westin Executive Club. Got to drink lattes to our heart's content...yum. And then off to do a bit of shopping before picking up the Don at Merrilyn's. Oh, we went to lunch at a Greek restaurant with her and Ron before heading back out to Gilbert. Nice little break in the week for us. (Notice I have mentioned food several times? No wonder I am still dragging that 3 pounds along with me!)

My other sister, Barbara, arrived in town Tuesday night. She will stay here for the next month or so. And we are going to the Rubber Stamp Convention next week--can hardly wait! I won't be buying stamps, as I am almost exclusively digi now, but I do love to look at other things. And I need some Copic refills if there are any available. Also 7x7 envelopes for my cards. Hopefully, there will be some there...

Well, I have some very sad news in case you hadn't heard. This is the last month that we will be sponsored by Sweet Pea Stamps, as she is closing up shop. I am devastated. My favorite stamp shop will no longer be available. Drat. And boo, hiss. But if you get your entry in this week, you still have a chance to win the last prize she is awarding to our challenge. Your choice of three digis! Get them while you can...all you need to do is hand-color your image with the medium of your choice. So please play along with us this week.

I chose Sweet Pea Stamps Angel of Christmas Stars, by Conie Fong. Love this image! I have had it for several months, just waiting to use it. Apparently, today was the day! I printed her on X-Press It BC, and colored her with my Copics:

Skin: E000, E01, E11
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Flowers: RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99, E41, E42, E43, E44
Dress: BG23, BV25, BV29
Trim/Lips/Heart: RV63, RV66, RV69
Wings: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, BG72, BG75, BG78, E42, E43, E44
Globe: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18

My DP is from the Bo Bunny Altitude collection, and it was paired with Stampin' Up CS. I used one die cut, made with Memory Box Frosty Border. And that's it. Another Christmas card fini! YAY! 

Please check out the fabulous creations by my talented teammates! And then join Carla, Kathi, Vannessa, and I this week for our challenge of Anything Goes.

Have a great weekend! (My Cardinals are in Cleveland this Sunday. Go Cards!)


  1. Penny, another gorgeous card. Love those colors especially with the feathers. I know what you mean about loving digital stamps over rubber - I'm with you on that one. It's just that I have so many rubber/cling still I feel guilty. Have a great weekend and I hope Donovan survives all your visitors.

  2. Dear me- I would frame this gorgeous card!!! You are madly talented my dear.....! I am sorry Sweet Pea is closing shop- they have fab images- and you make such incredible cards with them. Glad your football team had success- I have been on the road- run, run, run, so have not watched any football lately,..........

  3. another amzing card !!!

  4. You've made a brilliant job of colouring this beautiful image Penny! Wonderful palette and fabulous clean design This is such a lovely Christmas card. Shame about Sweet Pea Stamps closing doors!

  5. OMGoodness, what a marvelous image and so beautifully colored. I love the background of this card too. I don't think I have seen a more beautiful Christmas card.

  6. Wow she is stunning Penny. You have brought such wonderful light and shade to your coloring, plus fabulous color palette. So sad that SPS is closing.

  7. Just SPECTACULAR!!!! You did an outstanding job coloring everything but those wings are out of this world stunning. Sorry to hear about Sweet Pea stamps they have some beautiful images. Packers are playing tonight and the team they are playing are 6 and 0 also, so a little worried. Hope your week end has been good.
    Hugs Pat

  8. I am also a little worried about my Packers but have faith!! Your colors are most beautiful and, of course the skin is just great. I don't need any stamps either but would like to see what else is new and am always looking for dies. Looking so forward to seeing you!!😄

  9. WOW!! Your incredible coloring always amazes me, Penny! This card is absolutely gorgeous! I love that Altitude collection but totally missed out on finding any! It's perfect on this card!
    I'll miss seeing what you do with these great images from Sweet Pea Stamps! :o)

  10. Beautiful card penny 😊 and I love the colours.


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