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November 2019 - Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Christmas

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November 2019 Stampin' Dreams Blog hop

It is hard to believe that we are now in November! My husband and I are staying in the Pacific Northwest this winter, we plan to stay on the coast through April. We hope to experience stormy weather!

I hope you are ready to be inspired today because I have joined a talented team of global demonstrators for this month's Stampin' Dreams blog hop. You may have hopped here from Narelle's...

November 2019 - Stamp 'N Hop - Sketch Challenge

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Stamp 'N Hop Blog Hop | Tracy Marie Lewis |

It feels so strange to be in my home area (The Pacific Northwest) in the fall. We've spent the last three years down south to avoid the cold wet weather. This year we are waiting for our new truck to be delivered (We live in a 32ft fifth wheel so this is our tow vehicle). After trying out a couple of newer used trucks, we ultimately decided to go with exactly what we want. This process took us...

Fall Leaves & Wood Grain Fox Card - One Sheet Wonder Take Two - Project One

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Fall Leaves & Wood Grain Fox Card  | Tracy Marie Lewis |

After Libby and I struggled to get through our first one sheet wonder cards at a previous crafting day, Libby tossed out a second cut sheet and DSP/Stamp set for us to work on. This time we could work on it as our time allowed. Boy oh boy did I struggle. I guess for me, I work from the focal down, not from the background up. To help me overcome this challenge, I cut some Whisper White stitched...

One Sheet Wonder - Maiden Voyage - Deer Friend Card

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One Sheet Wonder 2" x 4" - Deer Friend Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This fourth card for the OSW project came out very nice. Snow Front is a holiday catalog stamp set that coordinates with Waterfront. It is very easy to create a small scene, I think it took me less than two minutes to create this scene on my oval focal.


  • OSW DSP (Magnolia Lane Green Leaves) - 2" x 4" 
  • Crumb Cake - 5 1/4" x 3" (dry embossed with the
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One Sheet Wonder - Maiden Voyage - Thanks Card

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Thanks One Sheet Wonder Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

The third OSW card I have to share with you is mya more extensive oloring project. Three of the four projects I chose were colored with blends, but this one had the most coloring of the three. Included below is a short video tutorial showing you how I color metallic objects. I stamped the image with Early Espresso and the "THANKS" label in Gray Granite. Embellishments include self adhesive...

Alternatives - EIGHT Completed Cards - Paper Pumpkin October 2019 - Winter Woods

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Here's the completed alternatives video with a slideshow at the end. It is short and sweet at only 8 min 53 sec.

Listed below are any "extra" supplies I did not discuss in part one. I've linked part one below which has its own much more detailed supplies video, be sure to check it out if you haven't already!

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Alternatives - Getting Started - Paper Pumpkin October 2019 - Winter Woods

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October 2019 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives Getting Started | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Oh my goodness this is an awesome kit! There were so many options I spent 25 minutes on supplies alone. So, I will break this into two parts. Today's video focuses on all of the supplies you could use and the possible ways to break up the kit to get the most out of the provided kit materials. The second segment will show finished alternatives. Video length 30 min 6 sec.

I talk about the...

One Sheet Wonder - Maiden Voyage - Floral Smile Card

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One Sheet Wonder 3" x 4" - Smile Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Here's the second card I finished for the OSW project.

I sponged the focal layer with crumb cake and added the sentiment directly to the focal layer to keep the layers to a minimum. Vellum Sprigs, Braided Trim and Petal Pink adhesive backed sequins finished the project.


  • OSW DSP (Magnolia Lane Green Leaves) - 3" x 4"
  • Crumb Cake - 5 3/8" x 1 1/4
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One Sheet Wonder - Maiden Voyage - Bunny Birthday Card

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One Sheet Wonder 1" x 4" - Bunny Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Libby and I explored something new for our October crafting day. We created four cards from a 6 x 6 sheet of pattern DSP. Cutting and using all your DSP in this way is called a "One Sheet Wonder". We sweetened the pot by choosing four different stamp sets and then added an accent DSP that we could use in small amounts as needed. One additional color of coordinating solid CS was also fair game...