Monday, August 12, 2013

The Outlawz Greetings Hot Summer Nights Challenge

Hey, it's Monday again; time for another challenge at The Outlawz Greetings Card group. We are asking you to show us how you keep cool in the summer. That leaves things pretty wide open, huh? And our sponsor is, once again, Bugaboo Stamps.


Keeping this one really simple today. I used "Ava Swing" for my card and printed her on MICBC. I colored this image with my Copic and Twin Touch Brush markers:  
Skin: E000, TTR131, TTR139, TTYR133
Hair: E53, E55, E57, E59
Cat: W4, W6, W8, W9
Flower/Hearts: E02, E07
Flowers/Bow/Shirt/Shoes: RV00, RV10, RV11
Greenery/Pants: YG91, YG93, YG95, BG90, BG93, BG96
Swing: E41, E43, E44, E47

The rest of my card details:
DP: Prima Nature Garden, distressed with my Zutter
CS: Stampin' Up
Sentiment: Create with TLC 
Dies: Whimsy Ticket, Poppystamps Sitting Cat, SCACD Breezy Branches Corner, Memory Box Set of Swings
Miscellaneous: pearls, ribbon, cardboard, chipboard dragonfly

Hope you all had a good weekend. We went to a fun party Saturday night, although they had a miniature horse that kept trying to take my plate of food away from me. I found that a bit disconcerting, to say the least. Their dogs, on the other hand, were very well-behaved. Go figure.

And Sunday's game was a disaster. Not only did the Diamondbacks lose the game, but they lost Cody Ross for who knows how long--he dislocated his hip running to first base. Ugh--that had to smart like crazy!

On the bright side, the Cardinals won their first pre-season game in Green Bay, which was a pleasant surprise. Buying season tickets this year looks like a better value than last year already! (Of course, we foolishly renewed our partial-season package with the Diamondbacks for next year, too. What were we thinking? Snicker.)

Hope you have a wonderful week. I am looking forward to getting a couple of birthday cards done. Speaking of cards, please stop by and check out the cool creations by the rest of the Greetings gang. Then get your summer on and join us! 


  1. so fun! i like it, love how you coloring the cat

  2. Awwwww such a delightful image Penny. Beautiful colouring and I love the layers and gorgeous papers.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Penny, your coloring is incredible on this adorable card. Love your color choice. Looking forward to seeing more birthday cards this week.

  4. Your card is adorable, Penny! Love the colors and cute image! Great layout and details!

  5. Hi Penny,
    I love your gorgeous card!! The cat is so beautiful colored!!
    Big hugs,

  6. Lovely card again Penny!!
    Love the way you framed the image!

  7. Well I must just say that I'm intrigued and impressed by the type of parties you go to - miniature horses??????
    Anyway, on to the card - fabulous as always! Love the diecut bits, the image is super cute and the papers/colour combo are truly gorgeous :) Great little ticket too!

  8. Hi Penny, just wanted to pop back to thank you for your very kind and comforting comments you have left for me. I really do appreciate it so much.
    hugs Sue

  9. Wow! I love this card Penny. Beautiful coloring, beautiful design, and beautiful papers. I love the kitty and the frame of your sweet little girl. Wonderful use of dies, and paper. Beautiful card.

  10. Darling card- love your coloring and the fun dies- you use so many fun dies on your cards. Ok, a mini horse- what was it a kids birthday???

  11. Fabulous card Penny, I love all the different layers :)

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  13. Hi Penny - love the textures on this card and the super cute dies - perfect for summer!

  14. So that's how you keep cool in the summer time.... Adorable card, you little girl is so sweet and love ALL the kitties. All the wonderful fun dies help to make a scene for the little girl, great job. The layers are wonderful.
    Hugs, Pat


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