May 2020

Retiring Showcase - Blue Woven Threads Sympathy Card - NC Demos Blog Hop

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Retiring Blue Oval Frame Sympathy Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Today I am joining the NC Demos blog hop. We are focusing on retiring products as this is the last weekend before the new annual catalog launch.

If you just came from Ariel's blog, I hope you found her creation inspiring. Be sure to leave her a comment if you haven't already! If you are joining the hop starting with my blog, welcome, please enjoy our projects and I hope you. Even though...

Retiring Showcase - Grunge Color Challenge Birthday Cards - Plus A Layout Lesson

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Retiring Showcase - Grunge Birthday Circles Need Fixing | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Libby and I were very productive last Thursday. This is one of the projects we made. The colors are from a challenge we picked so are not either of our favorites.We enjoy challenging ourselves by using color challenges that aren't the best for our stamp sets to keep things interesting. We then discussed a particular pin that we thought was a good idea but the placement of the circles bothered...

Retiring DSP Showcase - Six Cards - Video Walk Through - Including Sneak Peeks!

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2019 Retiring DSP Group | Tracy Marie Lewis |

After crafting with Libby last thursday, we got together again yesterday and I asked if we could create more of one of my favorites from earlier in the week.

We ended up creating a bunch in a similar style using retiring DSPs, embossing folders, and embellishments. I walk through each card and talk about the various elements I've used. I also share one new product on each card. New...

Retiring Showcase - Butterfly Birthday Card - Including Sneak Peek Products

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Retiring Butterfly Grunge Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This project was my interpretation of this pin -> link. Gallery Grunge is retiring and both Libby and I wanted to create some projects with it. We paired this with a color challenge to spice things up a bit. I used markers to color random circles on the bubble stamp, then spritzed lightly with water and stamped...

Retiring Showcase - Green With Yellow Flowers Birthday Card

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Retiring Green With Yellow Flowers Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This is the last project I made while crafting with my mom. It took most of the day. I changed the layout so many times! My goal was to use the beautiful green willow DSP and keep it a dominant feature. So, I tried all sorts of die cuts and settled on these yellow blossoms. /whew. Why is it always the final project that takes so long?

Taking A Quick Break To Color - Leopard Tutorial - Seven Hours And Counting

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Leopard Eye Study Tutorial | Tracy Marie Lewis |

After crafting with my mom last week I took a very short crafting break to get in some practice time using my new colored pencils. I've spent hours and hours researching relevant YouTube tutorials and have downloaded the materials for a few of them. I chose to start with the leopard eye colored pencil study by Amie Howard. The tutorial is four and a half hours long, and I put in another two...