March 2018

Storage Series - Stampin' Up! Ink Spots

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Storage Series - Stampin' Up! Ink Spots | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I started this storage project at the September 2017 craft retreat. Then the unthinkable happened so I had to start all over from nothing. I managed to ink my spots with Libby's refills and the few she did not have I used from Shannon's stash. I managed to hand write the colors on sticky note paper and saved the final labeling until the craft retreat I just finished.

I decided to use...

Craft Retreat Coloring project - Special Request

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Cozy Cottage In Winter | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Fellow crafter friend and retreat buddy Libby asked me to color her Cozy Cottage. I said sure, and then she says, but... I want you to color it in a fall or winter theme. I then asked if she would like me to use her Copic markers. She has a very specific set to be used for coloring her favorite items. Her collection doesn't quite fill up a 36 slot Copic case.

I accepted the challenge. I...

Thankful For You Purple And Green Card

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Thankful Painted Harvest Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This week is RETREAT week! I absolutely love our craft retreats. This was the first project I worked on because there are so many things to work on I wanted to be sure not to miss the deadline. I made this card on Thursday, the first full day of crafting goodness. Check in is 3pm the day before, but my core set of peeps and I made our dinner as well as started on making the group dinner for...

Alternatives - Paper Pumpkin March 2018 - May Good Things Grow

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Alternatives - Paper Pumpkin March 2018 - May Good Things Grow | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This month's Paper Pumpkin is so pretty with alots of lovely pieces to make vintage floral cards. Included is a five year anniversary thank you gift. If you do not currently have a demonstrator and would like me to assist you with a Paper Pumpkin subscription, or with an order, you can either order via the below supply links which take you to my online store, or you can email me (link at the...

Happy Birthday Wood Flowers Card

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Happy Birthday Wood Flowers Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Last saturday I attended our local spring Stamp Camp. I was so tired once home that I fell asleep and missed the Creative Cat Crew color challenge that week. Today is the only day that I can work on March Paper Pumpkin alternatives thus possibly jeapordizing a second week of participating. So, after completing a set of alternatives I thought I would see if this week's colors were a close...

My First Copic Coloring Book Project - Post Accident

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Dragon Vs. Mage Coloring Project | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I finally rebuilt a new Copic marker collection. For now I am going to limit myself to the markers I have bought so far. I created a short list of requirements and from that list I built a set of 168 markers. 

Once I had the markers I was ready to buy a couple of replacement coloring books. I bought dragon theme books, two of them. This is the first completed project from the book...

Seventeen Year Tenant Moves Out

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Seventeen Year Tenant Moves Out | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Prior to hitting the road we were hands-on landlords. It was difficult to be on the road and see the costs for various repairs that we would do if we were home. Budget-wise we have been able to weather some extensive repairs and still pay all the bills. Now that we find ourselves at home, we let the PM handle the day to day repairs. However, it is in our best interest to be involved with...

Springtime Foils - March Colour Combo Blog Hop

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March Colour Combo Blog Hop Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Hi, My name is Trace Marie and I am joining the March Colour Combo blog hop today from the Pacific Northwest in Washington State (US). I hope you enjoy my project and if you started your hop with me, please click the next image to go to the next blog. Be sure to visit everyone's blogs to see all of their awesome creations!

This month's colors are: Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black and...

Alternatives Take Two - Paper Pumpkin February 2018 - Wildflower Wishes

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Alternatives Take Two - Paper Pumpkin February 2018 - Wildflower Wishes | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I needed some swap cards and decided to use my alternatives from February's Paper Pumpkin. I needed five more so made even more alternatives and I video'ed them to share with you. Video Length 6 min 29 sec.

If you wish to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and do not have a demonstrator, I can help you out! You can order Paper Pumpkin using the links below, or if you would rather I put your...