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Monday, April 6, 2015

Dear Mother Nature, Send Help! Signed, Chicago

Welcome to my Birthday Blowout celebration! From April 1 through April 15, you will see a post each day where followers can win prizes and blog candy. Today I ask you to check out the Outlawz where I am on the DT for their Monday Greetings challenges. There are different challenges there for every day of the week, plus a monthly Progressive Freebie challenge where every month in which you participate you will receive the next month's image FREE!! Please leave a comment on my blog telling me which challenge interests you the most, for your chance to win the daily prize!
Animals is the theme at the Outlawz Greetings challenges this week. One of the guest sponsors this month is Dr. Digi, so when I saw this funny digi image (called Rescue Squad), I knew I had to poke some fun at Mother Nature and her ill-timed return to winter temps that Chicago has...no, not enjoyed...rather, suffered through this Spring. So, I still haven't found what I'm looking for...Spring weather!
 I colored my crack team with Copics, popped them on patterned paper from my bottomless stash of leftover papers, and drummed up the perfect sentiment to go with them: "Springtime Greetings from Chicago (Send Help)."
Besides a few snowflakes and a bow, I colored up a pretty (cold) robin to add salt to the wound (sigh). I shouldn't complain. It is Chicago, after all. I was born and raised here, and chose to return to the Windy City. In my next life, I shall choose more wisely, maybe midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Of course, with my luck, the California coast will sink into the Pacific Ocean. Sometimes a known evil is better than an unknown evil.
Enough philosophy, crafters. You can join in the fun at the Outlawz Greetings challenge this week. Be sure to use an animal on your project as well as a sentiment for your chance to win.
And don't foerget to leave a comment below for your chance to win some of my Birthday Blowout Blog Candy!
 Other Challenges I am Entering:
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - J is for Just Kidding
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes (3rd entry)
Crafting When We Can - Weather-related
Scrap It with  Song - Rock Song-inspired (I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For-Spring)

28 comments:

ike said...

Fabulous card - I love those funny little figures and you coloured them up beautifully. :-D I couldn't get into the Outlawzx site. I tried signing in but it won't take it :-(
Hugz
IKE xx

Pat said...

Here is the link to the main page:
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/

Donna said...

Ha Ha Ha that card could also be from Southern Ontario!
Super cute, love the big fluffy pooch! Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for our "J is for Just Kidding" challenge.

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

yep, that's super cute. I wouldn't be living in Chicago, it's too cold. I applied for ajob there once. Good thing I didn't take that job, lol!

Edwina said...

Pat, I belong to the Outlawz and join in all the time on all the challenge. I had already checked out the Monday Greeting Card challenge this week. Such fun cards on there. I hope to join in this week with a card. I love the Sketch challenge best, but the color challenge is right there with it. I like challenges that make me do something different than I normally would. I love using sentiments on cards and I normally have one on them.
I love your card and understand about looking for Spring It snowed here 2 days last week. Today it is 70 degrees. Yay! I think Spring finally decided to visit us in New Jersey USA. Edwina Brown

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

What a fun image. Love the addition of the snowflakes.

Okay, so to be honest, I don't play over at Outlawz simply because I'm too lazy to sign in and have to figure everything out. Okay maybe not lazy, I just find that it takes too much time.

However, that being said, I do still support Outlawz in a way that I can. So, I'm going to say I'm partial to the Monday challenges since those are the ones that I sponsor.

Hugs,
Lisa

annamaria riosa said...

Fuuny card indeed!!
thank you for playing with us at SIWAS!!

Lindsey said...

I was thinking what Donna said -- Chicago, Ontario... we are *blessed* NOT with similar weather! So of course this card made me LOL. Thanks for adding to the fun again at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Jane France said...

LOL.......glad I dont live in that part of the world!!!! greaty card with a fun image and awesome coloring.

melania scalfaro said...

so freezyyyyyyyyyyy....brrr :)
thanks for sharing your work with siwas

Kathy said...

Cute card! I join the progressive challenge at Outlawz, but haven't tried the others. I'll have to check them out.

Susan Slomski said...

Really a nice card! I checked out the Outlawz and the challenge that interest me the most is the Friday - coloring: Fairies. Unless you are a member, you can't see anything except what is listed on the side bar.

Marja B. said...

Great card, I love the ripped edges! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simply Create Too!

Hugs, Marja
Simply Create Too DT

Dotty Jo x said...

Very funny! Jo x

Jo said...

Great card! Funny image. I like it. Thanks for playing along at CWWC this fortnight :)

Vickie Y said...

Fun image and card. Thank you for sharing with us at CWWC Challenge.

Tynke said...

What a nice card, it makes me laugh! You used the challenge in a very extraordinary way, thank you for playing with us at SIWAS!

Astrid said...

Such a funny card :-) thanks for playig with us at SiWas !

Violent Kittie said...

I'm not missing the Illinois weather. My "where I am from" location just had tornadoes yesterday! And it will be too hot before you know it! Love your crew. Thanks for joining us for the Just Kidding challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

monia said...

Funny card! (send help) LOL!!!! Thanks for playing with us! SIWAS

monia said...

Funny card! (send help) LOL!!!! Thanks for playing with us! SIWAS

monia said...

Funny card! (send help) LOL!!!! Thanks for playing with us! SIWAS

LChippy76 said...

FUN ~~ FUNNY ~~~ Card!!! Tehehehe!!!
New to Scrapbooking & Challenges....I need more practice & confidence in my work!!! ;)

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

I think that is how we felt in Southern Ontario.. Thanks for joining us at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

Chris D. said...

I grew up in Orland Park, so I TOTALLY get this card! I can't love it enough! LOL! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Andrea Martin said...

Awesome stamping.
Andrea
SIWAS

kicka said...

Great card! Thanks for playing along at Siwas!

joyscraft said...

nice card I really like the colors !!! thank you for playing with us at SIWAS!!!