Friday, December 4, 2015

The Outlawz Friday Coloring "Let It Snow" Challenge

My mouse batteries are low. Just thought I would mention that, since my computer has that message posted on the home screen. Hm. Scary how smart technology is, isn't it? Hope it doesn't notice all the items I own that have low batteries! Wink, wink! Oh, just kidding...

So, it is Friday again. And time for another challenge. Since winter officially begins this month, we are starting December with a "Let It Snow" challenge. Anything snow-related on your creation is fine. Just make sure you hand-color your image with the medium of your choice. And our sponsor this month is The East Wind, home to fabulous digi images. Love this store! Our monthly winner will receive his/her choice of 3 digis. So be sure to get your entries in, OK?

I will be using my image later in the month. For this challenge I chose Snowy by Conie Fong. I bought it through the now-defunct Sweet Pea Stamps. Pause for a sob or two here...

Anyway, I printed Snowy on X-Press It BC and colored her with my Copics:
Skin: E000, E01, E11
Hair: E51, E53, E37
Wings/Snowman: E40, E41
Coat/Headband/Hat/Scarf: BG000, BG53, BG57
Trim/Boots: N0, N2, N4, N6

My DP comes from the Echo Park Hello Winter collection. It was paired with Stampin' Up CS. I added some Wink of Stella Brush Clear, DecoArt Glistening Snow Writer, and die cuts made with Cheery Lynn Christmas Knick Knacks and Memory Box Frosty Border dies. That covers it.

Be sure to check out the fab cards by my talented teammates: Carla, Kathi, and Vannessa. And then play along with us, won't you? We'd love to see your snowy creations.

I have to mention a couple of things. Well, I don't have to, but I am going to. First of all, our Friday Coloring Challenges will go through December, and the prize will be awarded in January. However, this will be our last challenge month. We are discontinuing the Friday Coloring Challenge, and The Outlawz will make room for a new, fun challenge group to take over in the near future. So, stay tuned for that. Don't feel sorry for us, however, as our DT members are all ready for a change of pace. I, for one, am suffering from a bit of burn-out, and need some time to just be me. Whatever that shakes out to be. Could be a bit frightening for those nearest and dearest to me. Snicker...

Secondly, I have to mention that our Cardinals are still on top of the NFC West, and I dearly hope that continues until the playoffs arrive. I cannot fathom this team being eliminated from playoff contention. Stranger things have happened, but I truly believe that we will contend for a chance to go to San Francisco for the Super Bowl in 2016. OMG! The new year is less than a month away! How did that happen? Can someone please 'splain that to me???

Thirdly, which is more than a couple of things, if you were keeping track, Gary got a new toy yesterday. His Christmas present. For several years to come, I might add. We bought a beautiful 2016 Honda Civic Touring car yesterday. It took hours to go through the buying process, as you may have experienced. Poor Donovan was at home, crossing his little legs to keep from peeing in the house. (Was that too much information? Snort.) But we ended up with a fab new vehicle with all the bells and whistles for Gary to play with. My favorite one is the safety-sensing group that will let him know when he is too close to another vehicle. Better the car tells him that than I. Now, I just have to train myself to keep my mouth shut as a passenger. Which will be really difficult to do. (I love being a back-seat driver in the front seat.)  The new car is a gorgeous black and black. Inside and out. Love it. We put almost 100,000 miles on Gary's Fusion that we traded in. I wonder how long it will take him to put that many miles on his new car. Hopefully longer than four years!

And, fourthly, we have much coming up for us. We are going out with our dinner club to breakfast tomorrow to The Henry. Switching it up a bit, but I love eating breakfast out, so I expect this to be a yummy, fun experience. Then, on Sunday, we have a Christmas concert by the Transiberian Orchestra, which is supposed to be wonderful--really looking forward to that. And next week I am going out to lunch on Wednesday with my sister, Merrilyn, who is still feeling badly about her dog, Simon. But she is getting a bit better, I think. It will be good to see her! It's my turn to pick out a restaurant, so I will put my thinking cap on. Oh, wait, I lost the darn thing. Well, hopefully, something will strike my fancy out of the blue. I hope so for Merrilyn's sake. And then, our beloved Cardinals are playing at home on Thursday night. We play the Minnesota Vikings, which just happens to be the team that our daughter cheers for. I hope we throttle them. Oh, dear, did I just say that out loud? Hardeharharhar.

What else? Oh yeah, next Friday we pick up our friend, Vicki, from the airport so we can spend the day/evening with her. Haven't seen her in two years. She is a CFA cat show judge; she'll be in town to judge the cat show in Mesa that weekend. Will take her to the cat show on Saturday and see some old friends at the show. We used to raise Persians and showed them around the USA. Even had a national win with one of our cats. Many moons ago. When I was actually middle-aged. Now my daughter is that age. Oh, I don't even want to think about that.

And that Sunday we go to our granddaughter's birthday brunch/party. She is turning 12 on December 20th. Holy moly, Rocky. The girls are growing up too fast. Would somebody mind asking Superman to slow the rotation of the earth, so time slows down a bit? I'd ask him myself, if I knew how to reach him. 

I think that is enough activity to keep a young person spinning. At my age, I'll probably get dizzy and take a nap. In between making the rest of my Christmas cards. (gulp.)

So there you have it. An update of sorts. Remember, our DT is looking forward to your entries this week.

Have a great weekend! Go Cards!


  1. This is another stunning card Penny! Wonderful image, beautifully coloured as always, the simple LO and lack of 'fussy' keeps the attention on the focal image, love the little added snowman die cut and the lovely frosty blue and white combo.
    I do look forward to reading your posts on fridays, so I'm sorry to hear that Friday Colouring Challenge is to be discontinued!
    Sounds as if you have a busy week ahead....hope you find some time to enjoy the new car, would hate for your 'front seat back seat driver' skills to get rusty!
    Have a great week and never let your batteries run low!!! :)

  2. COngrats on the new card and such a sweet snowman card you have shared
    Dr Sonia

  3. Beautifully colored, as always, and that snowman has such a sweet expression on his face.

  4. fantastic! love the colors

  5. Great card Penny. You have colored the image beautifully. Sorry to hear the Friday Challenge is ending, but sure Outlawz will have some new exciting adventures ahead!

  6. Gorgeous card Penny & I love the mini snowman :o)
    Have a great week.

  7. Love this winter scene with the blues - very pretty.

  8. Hi Penny,
    this is so fantastic! I love the little angel with her wings! :)
    Hope you`re alright!

  9. This is such a gorgeous and beautifully coloured image Penny. Love the papers and the snowflake die which looks fabulous in black.
    Sorry I haven't been around for a while. Trying to complete my Christmas card list. Looking forward to being back and commenting more regularly.
    Don't forget to buy batteries!!!
    Hugs Sharon. x

  10. Hey sweetie, I was just over at The East wing and picked out some images. Her images are so beautiful and love the one you did it is stunning and your amazing coloring. I forgot you are on the Friday coloring team, I do not want you to leave us! That would not be nice. Take a couple month off and come back and join in on a different team you are way too good to lose. I would add you on TT if you want. Think about it. Email Colleen and talk to her.
    Hugs, Pat

  11. I love this beauty! Good to take a break for a bit- I am doing that now- I have so many stamps that have never been touched- it is sooo nice to just create and do whatever : )

  12. I can't believe I've missed so much! This card is incredible, Penny! I love everything about this! Your posts are always so FUN to read! Thank you! :o)


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