Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Golden Girls

     I have a trio of cards to share with you today.  This winds up the first batch of Art Impressions stamps sent to me  as a Guest Designer.  I have a whole new bunch waiting to be inked.  The characters are so much fun to color.  Now I have to admit laying out the cards is a bit challenging cause some of them are not rinky dinky stamps.  The larger ones pretty much fill up my standard 5 x 5 cards so there's not a whole lot of room for embellies, but with these fun characters you don't need much else.  They carry themselves.  So without further rambling on my part let me introduce you first to Maude.  Please excuse her.  She's a bit grumpy.

     Next, here's Sylvia.  She just might be in the middle of a mid-life crisis or maybe she has kids. bwhahaha

     And last but not least is Burnadette.  Her cake looks really yummy, but I don't know if I want a piece now.  Hope someone close has a fire extinguisher.  I don't know about you but doesn't something about the look on her face remind you of one of those sweet old grannies who would bake a file in their jailbird son's birthday cake?

     Hope my girls gave you a chuckle or two.  The new stamps are a mix and match bunch of the newest releases.  Hopefully I'll start working on them soon to share with you.
     Have a great week!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "The Sweetest Thing--Lavender", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic Xpress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Maude"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Jet Black Archival, Copics
Miscellaneous--Recollections flower

Paper--My Mind's Eye "The Sweetest Thing--Tangerine", Bazzill, Kraft Outlet, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Sylvia"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Jet Black Archival
Tools--sewing machine
Miscellaneous--Kraft Outlet Baker's Twine, buttons from my stash

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Blue Floral", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Burnadette"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Jet Black Archival
Tools--Nestabilities Standard Circles, MFT Die-namics Scalloped border, EK Success Dotted Scallop punch, sewing machine
Miscellaneous--buttons from my stash, Darice Hemp cord


  1. They certainly made me chuckle!! Fabulous work Tracy ... I never shine in the morning either!!

  2. Giggle....Can't stop smiling at these....All are wonderful cards...Love em...Hugz, joann

  3. LOL!! These are all really fabulous, Tracy! They actually gave me 6 or 7 chuckles! Thank you! :o)

  4. Yes, you made me chuckle too which was just what needed today! Such fabulous images, wonderful colouring and I love the papers and layouts.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. Wow! These are all fabulous, Tracy! Super fun images and sentiments and fantastic coloring!

  6. Oh Tracy, these are fantastic! Not sure which one is my favorite...but Maude looks suspiciously like me in the morning!
    Hugs, Renee

  7. Oh these are so funny,love them!!!
    XXX Heidy

  8. They crack me up and I can relate to all of them (except for the denture part). Your colouring gives them such personality and adds so much to their lovable quirkiness. Great designs to showcase them. Even with larger images, you manage to add lovely creative details in little space. Can't wait to see the next bunch.

  9. Tracy
    You had me smiling and also wondering how did you ever take my picture on the first one without me knowing;)


  10. Lots of chuckles, for sure! These old gals are adorable! And your cards are even more so. Awesome job on your first Art Impressions guest design spot!

  11. LOL!! Almost shot coffee out of my nose! hahaha! These are hysterical!! What a refreshing change of pace...I love 'em all!! Hugs. Pat

  12. Major fun cards Tracy!! Love love these fab images and great quotes, gosh, these are fab!! Hugs, Ira

  13. Bwaahahahahahahaha these are brilliant Tracy! Love them all but I particularly love the sentiment on the first one lol I can think of a few people that would be perfect for :)
    Hugs xx

  14. Definitely chuckle town with these gals!! Fabulous colouring on all of them and those sentiments are just too much :) Their strong personalities don't need too much embellishing!

  15. Ha!! The first one is soooo me!! I'm not a morning person & I def don't like to get up!!
    I'm such a night owl !!
    Your cards are fun & Funny!! Even better!!
    :)) :))

    1. Hiya, lady!! I'm looking for some of these fun stamps ... Do they come in digis...??! I need one right away...
      Thanks for your help!!
      Love them!!

  16. Wow these are so funny!
    Like them all:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  17. Sad that I can relate to 2/3rd of these. Given time I'll have the trifecta completed!

    I can always count on you Hick for a good giggle!!

  18. Tracy, you have an incredible talent for humour on your cards! I just love each one!


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