March 2017

Trailer Not All Who Wander Wall Art

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Trailer Not All Who Wander Wall Art | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I've made it through day thirteen of the 30 day coloring challenge! I could never have done this while working, it is hard enough to do while retired. I am amazed at how busy I am, but I have to remind myself that I am in a "tweener" state, getting ready to embark on a long journey so we are doing some very big things, like preparing our vehicles to sell, organizing our storage, putting stuff...

Finished Birdhouses Thank You Card

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Finished Birdhouses Thank You Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Whew, today was a very busy day. We took off our makeshift trailer skirt. After our first freeze in November when it got down in the teens and our pipes froze, we knew we needed to do something to protect them. So I measured and cut up our tarps and the hubby crawled around and attached them to the bottom of the trailer. Then we put two space heaters under, one at each end. We used power from...

The Birdhouse Community Coloring

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The Birdhouse Community Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

For day eleven of the 30 day coloring challenge I colored 3 projects but did not finish any of them. My back is not happy (3x surgeries so when it squawks I listen) and I need to give it a break. But I will post the coloring aspect of this project for today. I might even get a chance to post a couple of them tomorrow.

I bought this stamp for a quarter at a garage sale. It was on a wood...

Smile Floral Card

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Smile Floral Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

So today I went to craft at my mom's and ended up spending most of the time shopping a great sale at Joann's, 25% off everything at checkout and papercrafting 40% off. We had to get some supplies and then talked stamps, stencils and dies. I also ordered the 6 missing distress inks to complete my 1" mini set. I had to sell my full size pads to be able to have them all. They fit nicely in the...

Kitten Love Tag For Mom

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Kitten Love Tag For Mom | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This is a bit of a cheat. I needed something quick to color as I've been busy prepping for slow travel today. I'd already stamped this kitten to color for my mom. I plan to be traveling by the end of this month and want to leave her mother's day gift with my step-dad. This tag coordinates with the Valentine's day card I gave to her last month. I just love these cute kittens from Whimsy Stamps...

Explore And Discover Kittens Card

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Explore And Discover Kittens Card

Day eight of the coloring challenge! Today's project is complete. It is a little challenging juggling our travel prep tasks with crafting and trying not to annoy the hubby with my crazy daily coloring frenzy. Today's project is another pencil coloring project. I used the same collection of random pencils as I used on yesterday's project. Today's project is the cutest darn stamp from Whimsy...

Coneflower H.E.L.L.O Card

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Coneflower H.E.L.L.O Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Ah, day seven of the coloring challenge and I finally pulled myself away from my Copic markers. I have not used colored pencils much since acquiring Copic markers so it was fun to pull them out of their dusty corner and put them to good use. I have a mix of sets from over 30 years old to present. I keep them all in a case. That case if quite fat now. I used Strathmore 400 series watercolor...

Crazy Flourescent Birds Birthday Card

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I made this up for my cousin. I love Holtz Crazy Birds. I did these two guys in flourescent pink to orange. I die cut them and their eyes which I added glossy accents to. I also used glossy accents on the balloons. I used Moonlight Gel pens to pen Happy Birthday and doodled around the edges.My cousin will love this handmade card.

Copic Sketch markers used:

Birds: RV25, FRV1, RYR1...

Explore Now Card

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Explore Now | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Now I am on to day five of the coloring challenge and I am still going strong. We are discussing our departure date which might put a damper on my coloring time. It seems were just about finished with prep for our slow travel journey and  we suspect that by the 15th we will be in travel mode. I have noticed a "type" of coloring that has a very vivid focal with a dark edge and background that...

Cheerful Blue Floral Enjoy Your Day Card

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Cheerful Blue Floral Enjoy Your Day Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I am at the end of day four of the 30 days of coloring challenge. Today I tried to gain some ground and get multiple projects started. I finished one project and got a good start on the next project. In fact, I reversed the order of projects because today a new stamp set came in the mail. Of course I HAD to stamp them and finish my favorite. I bought Penny Blacks Delicate Florals for the...