August 2018

Brusho Flower Bouquet Birthday Card

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Brusho Flower Bouquet Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Back at the March craft retreat I made a set of Brusho'ed backgrounds. I have slowly used them one by one, and now there are two left. One of them has texture paste on it. Today I brought the textured background out (for what seems like the millionth time) and I told myself I would do something with it. 

I noticed a challenge that fit this background which gave some direction. ...

Just My Type Card For Hub

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Just My Type Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I've CASEd a card today because I know my husband will like it and it has a tilted layer which is good for me to use since I rarely consider tilting an option. This was a great learning opportunity for me. I don't have the project owner's info, I believe it came from a swap with my team, and I thank them for inspiring me today!

My husband and I come from the era where we had typing...

Happy Girl On A Bicycle Card

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Happy Girl On A Bicycle Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I wanted more practice with the partial front A2 style of card. This is a project I CASEd from one of the many swap cards in my stash and unfortunately I do not have the owners name to give them credit, but as always I am grateful for their inspiration.

This is a tent base cut at 11 1/2 x 4 1/4 and scored down the middle so it opens on the left side but is landscape shaped. I cut the...

Fires In Eastern Washington Changed Our Plans

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Fires In Eastern Washington Changed Our Plans | Tracy Marie Lewis |

We enjoyed staying at Little Diamond Thousand Trails. Amazingly there were NO mosquitos. We just had to tread carefully to not step on a yellow jacket ground nests and we did have to deal with gnats and grasshoppers. Hub did not get stung so his reputation with the yellow jackets was good. The day we left it wasn't very smoky at the campground, but by the time we hit I-90, the haze was very...

Aug 2018 - Kre8tors - Water - Chunky Waterfront Scene Card

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August 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I have joined the talented 2018 Kre8tors Stampin' Up! group of independent demonstrators for another round of inspiration this month. Our theme today is water. I am currently in the mood for chunky cards that are so thick they cannot be mailed in the US mail. I think of these types of projects as either hand delivered cards or 3d art for the walls, but they can also be packaged in a small box...

Playful Background Happy Birthday Card

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Playful Background Happy Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I missed last week's Creative Cat Crew color challenge due to prepping for three blog hops and packing up to move to a new campground. So first thing this morning I got started on this week's challenge. I have been waiting for some bright colors so I can break out a new stamp set for me "Playful Backgrounds". 

The colors for this week are: Old Olive, Granny Apple Green, Flirty Flamingo...

August 2018 - Stamp 'N Hop - A Chunky Masculine Adventure Card

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August Stamp 'N Hop - Masculine | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Today I am joining the Stamp 'N Hop blog hop where we are sharing masculine projects. Since I travel full time with my husband, cards that I make are sent to family and friends. This means I have to abide by the USPS mailing rules else my cards get returned to me for more postage. I really enjoy the more chunky projects that are in direct conflict with these USPS rules and for today I decided...

Flip Half Card Front Thank You

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Flip Half Card Front Thank You | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I've seen these clever 1/2 front A2 cards around on Pinterest and decided I would make one of my own. I cut the top half of the front of an A2 card base. Dimensions I had to work with were 2 7/8" x 4 1/4". I let the colored base be my mat and I adhered a Whisper White focal layer cut to 2 5/8" x 4".

I stamped my image on the focal layer. I then chose corresponding DSP patterns from...