Monday, August 26, 2013

The Outlawz Greetings Card Dog Theme Challenge

Time for another Outlawz Greetings Card challenge, as it is indeed Monday. We are once again sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.

So did you all have a wonderful weekend? Mine was really fun, but at the same time, a bit alarming. Alarming because so many Arizona Cardinals got hurt in that horrible preseason abortion, (more commonly known as a loss), that was played Saturday night in Glendale. Oh, my stars, we were so looking forward to being there. We really expected a good game, a win, and lots of highlights. Not. So. Much. 

More like a baaaaad game, a loss, and lots of low-lights. Plus, we lost our first-round draft pick for the year due to a broken leg. Ugh. And our new running back got hurt, as well as a wide receiver, a defensive lineman, AND our tight end. At this rate, we won't be able to even field a team after the third week. Preseason can be very deadly. Sigh...

I did have a wonderful time at Distrito on Friday night with our dinner club. Had a really yummy Margarita, some fabulous guacamole, and superb diver scallops. Oh, my. And then I finished my meal with a cup of Mexican hot chocolate. Who needs dessert? That was dessert in liquid form, and the best hot chocolate I have ever had. (If you ever go there, be sure to get the hot chocolate. You won't be sorry.) 

We had many laughs, got caught up on the latest happenings with the group, and ate wonderful food. Who could ask for anything more? Well, apparently one of the guys could. He wants to be in a Fantasy Football league this year, so Gary volunteered to set one up for our dinner club. And guess who got roped into joining? Yeah, that would be yours truly. 

Gee, whiz, that makes four leagues I am in. Whaaaaaat? How in the heck did that happen? I must be out of my ever-lovin' mind.  I don't have time for that many leagues. I won't be making any extra cards this fall, that's for sure! I'll be too busy managing Fantasy Football teams. (Too bad I don't get paid for the time I put in. I could be rich and retire. Wait. I am retired. Never mind.)

Sunday we had our draft for The Deli league. We went to Cogburns, which is basically a neighborhood bar. I expected the food to be "meh", but what I had, (a grilled turkey & avocado on rye sandwich with coleslaw), was really tasty. So there was that. Of course, I didn't get all the players I wanted, because that never happens. But I got a team that looks OK on paper. And, our daughter, SIL and grandgirls were there, too, so it was nice to see all of them.

Hope your weekend was good as well. And now down to business. My card this week is another Christmas card. I chose Bugaboo Candycane Critters Dog as my image, printed it on MICBC, and colored it with my Copics:
Dog: C0, C1, C2, E40, E42, E43, E44, E47
Candycane: C0, C1, C2, R81, R83, R85, R89

I chose sketch #50 from Friday Sketch Challenge for my design.

My DP is from the Memory Box Yuletide collection. It was paired with Stampin' Up CS. My sentiment is from Create with TLC. My die cuts were made with the following dies: Cheery Lynn Christmas Knick Knacks, Whimsy Corner, and LaLa Land Crafts Folding Banner. I added some SU ribbon, a bit of twine, and a charm to finish the card. 

Here's wishing each and every one of you a wonderful week ahead.  Do stop by and check out the rest of the creations by our DT. And please play along with us. The more, the merrier. (Except in Fantasy Football.)


  1. Awwww I love that cute image! Your colouring is wonderful and I love the layout and fabulous detailing.
    Hugs Sue xx

  2. Great card Penny. Love that image and all those candy canes. Perfect sentiment.

  3. Hi Penny,
    what a fantastic christmas card you made!! I love the colors and the funny image!!
    Big hug to you!!

  4. Hi Penny, aww I love this image and super colour choice, works so well together. Great layout.
    Sounds like you're gonna be busy hun. We aint a bit sporty in our house, hubby just watches bike racing and that's it.
    Hugs Sue W.

  5. Penny, this is gorgeous. Such a cute image and I love the papers and design. The colour scheme is scrummy as is the bow.
    Sorry I have not been around much but now the wedding is over things are back to normal.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  6. Your card is just precious.
    Apologies for being MIA from time to time. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  7. What a fun, darling Christmas card. I love the image, I love the coloring and love the candy canes and corners. Beautiful card Penny. Your cards are always inspiring.

  8. super cute Penny. The image is gorgeous.
    Have a nice day
    Doreen xx

  9. Penny so sweet, gotta love your guy.
    Hugs, Pat

  10. That is the cutest image ever and I love that adorable charm that you added - a perfect touch!

  11. Lovely card, image is gorgeous and love the little candy canes.
    Thanks for joining in with us at Friday Sketch Challenge.
    Shirley xx

  12. Beautiful card Penny! love the colors on this one and the image....soooo cute!

  13. Ha Ha love the sentiment and how appropriate it is for the image!!

  14. Oh MY! Penny, this is the cutest reindeer image ever! Love what you have done with it in using the sketch, and the very festive colors. The food at Distratos sounds YUMMY! hugs, de

  15. That image is sooo cute and funny. And it's beautifully colored (as usual). I love the candy cane die cuts. Too fun.

    I also love that sentiment! Made me giggle. So did the dog. So thanks for two giggles. :D


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