NINE alternatives - August 2019 Paper Pumpkin - The Gift Of Fall

Publish Date: 
8/19/2019
alternatives Paper Pumpkin August 2019 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Wow, this kit rocks! This kit also has an add on pack of 24 small cards in two designs with 24 envelopes, I have it in the supplies list below. I created so many alternatives I had to just stop or I would never get the video published. It is just over 30 minutes long and is loaded with great ideas and tips.


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Very Versailles Simple Stamping Project #2 Version #2

Publish Date: 
8/19/2019
Green & Black Busy Birthday Cards | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This project was a struggle, I overthought the simple version and ended up with four versions using the front and back of two card fronts. So I chose the two best ones and went with them.

This is the busier one which I don't like as well, but when I worked on the stepped up version, I found the layers I added toned down the background busy-ness that I did not like. I distressed and tore...

Many Directions Floral Congrats Card

Publish Date: 
8/17/2019
Bright Floral Congrats Card 2 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Here is one of the samples I made for my "How I Made That Card" video. The only difference is that I created the main flower using the Stamparatus and many layers so it came out much darker than the card in the video. This is one of the four designs at the end.

I wanted to make each of the card fronts unique and not using my standard matting.For this card I started by trimming down the...

Very Versailles Simple Stamping Project #2 Version #1

Publish Date: 
8/15/2019
Leaves & Text Birthday Card #1 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Here's another crafting with Libby project. This stepped up version I struggled with the most. I fussed with trim, cardstock bits, various pearls, droplets, gems and finally, this is what I came up with. It uses the leaved trinkets, metallic gold pearls, mossy meadow twine and cardstock strips top and bottom in black, mossy meadow and gold glimmer. 

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Simple Stamping Using Very Versailles #1 + Stepped Up Birthday Cards

Publish Date: 
8/13/2019
Gray And BlackBerry Birthday Card Two Ways | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Libby and I had a great creafting day! My wrist had three weeks of recovery time and it did very well for me. I can tell the surgery worked just as well as it did on my dominant hand which I had done last year. 

Ok moving on to this project. We thought it would be fun to work on some simple to stepped up projects using one stamp set with three color choices. In addition we added the...

Sailing Navy And White Happy Birthday Card

Publish Date: 
8/12/2019
Navy Sailing Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I absolutely love crafting days with my friend Libby! This was our first project. Libby found a cute card done by someone on her old team in Washington state for us to CASE. We made a couple of rules including using the striped navy and gray card from the Sailing Home Memories and More card pack. I used the two sailboats while Libby had an extra larger sailboat from The On My Mind Paper...

August 2019 - Kre8tors Blog Hop - Color Challenge

Publish Date: 
8/11/2019
August 2019 Kre8tors Blog Hop | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

It is time for the August Kre8tors blog hop. I am excited to be a part of this great group of global Stampin' Up! independent demonstrators. I took a break in July to heal up from hand surgery, and now I am back to crafting with a happy hand!

This month's theme is a color challenge using the below image for inspiration. Though we are only required to choose three colors, I ended up...

Sneak Peek - Nature's Beauty Black And White Cards

Publish Date: 
8/10/2019
#simplestamping - deer hi card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Since I travel full time, I am often not in a location long enough to place pre-orders for new products soon to be released. So, when I saw the schedule for the 2019 fall catalog I was so excited because I am currently staying in one area long enough to pre-order!

I ordered stamps to use for Thanksgiving and winter cards as well as embellishments and a few stamp sets just for fun. I...

August 2019 - Stamp 'N Hop - Color Challenge

Publish Date: 
8/9/2019
August 2019 Stamp 'N Hop - Color Challenge | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This month's Stamp 'N Hop is a color challenge and I am so excited to be able to participate. I just had Carpal Tunnel surgery three weeks ago and wasn't sure if I would be healed up enough to craft. My wrist is doing great and I had no problem taking on a rather challenging project.

I hope you were inspired by Libby's project, or perhaps you are joining the hop here. This is a great...

Floral Congrats - How I made This Finished Card

Publish Date: 
8/7/2019

I created a video explaining how I created a floral card a couple of weeks back. The result of that video is a series of card fronts made using Beautiful Friendship in a variety of colors. I spent time this weekend making them into cards. Today's card is trimmed with 1/8" vertical Melon Mambo peeking out the sides. Tip: As I was matting these cards I made sure to cut out the middle of the mat...

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