Saturday, April 12, 2014

Laugh it up!

     I'm so excited to be doing some more Guest Designing for Art Impressions Stamps!  Totally LOVE me some Girlfriends as you know, but you'll be seeing some of their other great stamps too.  This set is called "Girlfriends Laughing".
     Now if you think my coloring looks a bit different on this one that's because I used Prismacolor pencils.  I had been a bit frustrated with my pencil results and thanks to a discussion with some of my SugarPea team mates, I found one way to help with that.  I had been using the cheapie blending stumps I had bought at Hobby Lobby.  It seems no matter how hard I rubbed there was no blending going on and I was left with ruts and shiny streaks.  I ordered several packages of the #2 ProArt Blending Stumps from 7 Kids College Fund.  Talk about a HUGE difference!  If you've been having the same problem you might want to switch to these.
     I still have a LONG way to go and a LOT to learn about using pencils, but I sure like using them better now that I have the right stumps.

     This set comes with three different sentiments.  I added mine to the inside of the card.

     Thank you all for making this such a wonderful week with all your lovely comments.  I know I've been super slow in getting around to visit you all.  It's been another rough week.  Still no answers on what's going on with me, but they are scheduling me for an upper scope shortly.  One good thing has come out of all this being a couch potato, I'm getting lots of coloring done.  LOL
     Hope you are all having a fantastic weekend.  Think hubby and I are going to venture out later and take in Draft Day.  I know Kevin Costner hasn't had too many great movies out in a while, but I've always liked him.  Hmmm????  Wonder if that's mostly because my hubby looks a LOT like him?  LOL
     Don't give up on me.  I'll be around as soon as I can.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

My Sheri Crafts--a moment of laughter
Aud Sentiments--sentiment for a friend
7 Kids College Fund--Anything goes +twist of your fave CHA item
Twisted Tuesday--make me laugh

     Happy Saturday!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "The Sweetest Thing--Lavender", Bazzill, Recollections, Georgia Pacific
Stamps--Art Impressions "Girlfriends--Laughing Set"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Prismacolor pencils, OMS
Tools--EK Success Corner Rounder
Miscellaneous--Michaels Celebrate It ribbon, buttons from my stash


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fabulous image and design.x

Sue said...

Hi Tracy. I'd NEVER give up on you, don't worry about that!
Your card is wonderful, such a joyful image and fabulous colouring. I love the papers and layout too.
I do hope you get some answers soon and start to feel better.
Take care, sending you hugs
Sue xx

Pauline said...

Tracy, this card made me smile! Great image, love your colouring, you did a wonderful job with those prismas! I agree about the stumps, I had some cheap ones and they do leave streaks and don't blend, it's worth spending a bit more money for the good ones - end results show it. Hope you start to feel better soon. Thinking of you,

Anja said...

With those AI Girlfriends stamps it's just the same as with the Stamping Bella Uptown Girls - they seem to be made for you!
Have a nice sunday, my friend!

Cynthia said...

This is adorable, Tracy. I do love the new girlfriends images! Thanks for the tip on the blending stump. Mine seem to work pretty well, but I may check these out as well.

Mary J said...

Great card, would be perfect for my friends!

Ros Crawford said...

This is lovely!! I like the pencil effect ... Great card!! Your husband looks like Kevin Costner? Lucky you!! Have a fun day!

Ivonne said...

Hi Tracy! Hope everything go well with your medical exams and you feel better every day. Love your card and the Girlfriends stamp, the sentiment is just perfect, it reminds me of Kathya and myself...LOL. Darling, if your hubby looks like Kevin Costner you are a very luck girl!! Big hug, Ivonne

Lisa Minckler said...

So funny you say that as the hubster and I watched Tin Cup last night for like the fifty-hundreth time. He's hilarious in that!
I am giving you a resounding applause at your pencil coloring my friend. Those paper blender things seem to be working fabulous for you and your keen eye for shading and color mixing are superb!! I've been in a bubble over here so gonna have to read what's new with you. On to more posts!!
HUGS to you Hick,
Twang :)

Unknown said...

Way too funny these two! What a magnificent friendship card Tracy, it's a regular beauty again! Hugs, Ira
Ira’s Crea Corner

Unknown said...

Hey Tracy, I hope ypu find an answer to your dilemna. Theres nothing worst than being in pain and not knowing the cause of it!
On a more positive note, your coloring is gorgeous! Now I have to find these! Did you use the stumps from Michaels? Do you use only stumps to color?

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wonderful image and love the sentiment.. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Pam said...

I love the AI Girlfriends! You've made a wonderful card with them. I hope all goes well with your tests and you get some answers soon. <3

Sue Crease said...

This is such a fun card to start us off over at my Sheri crafts this week. Thanks for joining in.


Becky said...

What a wonderful card Tracy. I love this image of friends, and I thing you did a great job coloring them :).

Geri Neumann said...

Awesome card, once again. And your hubby looks like Kevin are one lucky lady. I never tire of watching Dances with Wolves. Sending you good wishes and prayers. Feel better soon. Hugs, Geri N

Kathya said...

This is just too cute! And another blogger's comment (Ivonne) said what I was going to say: it reminds me of me and her!! Your coloring with the pencils is really good. I hope you get an answer on your health prolems very soon. And I will never give up on you, your creations are an inspiration to me and others so you keep on going, girl. I'm praying for you.

Hugs, Kathya

Sassy Raggedy said...

This is so funny...I love your coloring Tracy. And those wonderful layers. I love it...Hugs, joann

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

I love, love, love this image and the sentiment that you used! it reminds me so much of my girlfriend!
Great coloring, too! thanks so much for joining us at!

Heidi said...

This is so cute!
Your colouring is fantastic Tracy:)
Lovely details and beautiful colours.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Audrey Pettit said...

Haha, I LOVE them! And amazing coloring job, as always. Doesn't matter if you use markers or pencils, you skills always shine! Absolutely LOVE the layers of papers here, too, and the fun jaunty angles. Gives some great movement to the design, perfect for those laughing, shaking gals!
So, so sorry to hear you're no closer to getting any answers as to what is going on with you. Keeping my fingers crossed that they figure things out and get you some help soon!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous fun card Tracy and lovely colouring too.

Unknown said...

This card is too cute. LOVE IT..

Hope you enjoyed the movie. It does look like a good one.


Anneke said...

What a great card! Love it
Hugs Anneke

Nancy said...

LOL!! Super fun card, Tracy! Your coloring is fabulous and I love the sentiment! :o)

Tracie said...

Love it and it did make me smile. Thanks so much for joining us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges. Love your color choices.

Unknown said...

Super card love the sentiment. Thanks for joining our Sentiment for a child challenge at Aud Sentiment Hugs Tania (DT)xx

Majo said...

This is so funny! Thanks for joining us at TWISTED TUESDAY CHALLENGES!

Lynne said...

Super fun card!! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!!

P.G. Lamb said...

This is too cute and funny! Thanks for sharing your card with us at My Sheri Crafts.