Colorful Pressed Flowers - For You Card

Publish Date: 
7/22/2018
Colorful Pressed Flowers - For You Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I spent a day with my crafty cohort Libby back in June. We had a great time making projects from our own mini challenges. I am much slower than she is but I was still able to complete quite a few projects that day. It was so much fun! That is one aspect of living on the road full time that I do miss: social crafting time with friends. I do appreciate these rare days when I meet up with fellow...

Floral Many Layered Congrats Card

Publish Date: 
7/21/2018
Floral Many Layered Congrats Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

It is hard to believe another week has passed by. I failed to get an early start on the Creative Cat Crew color challenge so today was the day to break out this week's colors which are: Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch and Whisper White. I find three color challenges extra challenging since I love color. The fewer the colors the harder it is. But that is why it is called a "challenge". And...

Colored Pencil Project #3 - Masculine Thank You Card

Publish Date: 
7/21/2018

Colored Pencil Project #3 was the easiest of the threel. Masculine and very simple. I cut a 4 x 5 1/4" background using the new Neutrals Pattern DSP and popped up a full width focal in the middle. I did sponge the top and bottom of the focal layer as well as the edges of the pattern DSP. Im glad to add this to my stash! I did link the colored pencil tutorial video here for reference. Video...

Colored Pencil Project #2 - Hello Stitched Card

Publish Date: 
7/20/2018
Hello Stitched Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

The second colored pencil project was pretty quick and easy. I colored the "hello" sentiment from Calligraphy Essentials. I decided to emboss an Early Espresso background after cutting it with the background stitching die from Stitched All Around. I keep a spare parts envelope and used extra pieces from the envelope. I put it all together and added Granny Apple Green glitter enamel dots to...

July 2018 Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Soft Sayings Card Kit A2 Alternatives

Publish Date: 
7/19/2018
July 2018 Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Soft Sayings Card Kit | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Welcome to the July Stampin' Dreams blog hop! I am hopping with a global crew of incredily talented Stampin' Up! independent demonstrators. My name is Tracy Marie and I am excited to share my project with you today. This month's focus is on the various kits in the new annual catalog.

I chose the Soft Sayings card kit. The kit comes with a variety of card sizes. The focus for today is on...

Colored Pencil Project #1 - White Embossed Floral Birthday Card

Publish Date: 
7/19/2018
Floral Colored Pencil White Embossed Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I finally had some time to "play" with colored pencil (Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils) on dark cardstock. I started with a basic gray focal layer. I masked it off using blue painter's tape (TIP: be sure to apply it to clothing repeatedly to lessen its stickiness and test it before applying) to two sides. The floral bunch from Southern Serenade was applied using versamark over the painter's...

Feminine Floral Sympathy Card

Publish Date: 
7/18/2018
Feminine Floral Sympathy Card } Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Today I completed sympathy card number two.  I chose a floral design from my stash of cut and colored pieces. This flower stamp set has a matching punch. I find it clever how the butterfly stamp uses the same four petal punch as the flowers. 

I embossed whisper white with the Layered Leaves embossing folder. I had to use the same sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings as it is the only...

Rooted In Nature Sympathy Card

Publish Date: 
7/17/2018
Rooted In Nature Sympathy Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I received some very sad news today. A family member who has been in poor health, passed away. I need two sympathy cards for family and they will be mailed as we are currently travelling. I wanted the cards to be masculine but elegant as well. For the first one, I chose to not use any embellishments as it is being sent to a male family member. In order to give it a bit of a stepped up look...

#66 Color Challenge Congratulations Card

Publish Date: 
7/14/2018
#66 Color Challenge Congratulations Card \ Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I am gimping along one handed so will make this short. The gimpiness is a good thing. I had Carpal Tunnel surgery after managing the condition for 30 years. I am left handed, but sponged the card background with my right hand. I used this week's prescribed colors: Call Me Clover, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red and White. Here is the inspiration image: ...

July 2018 Stamp 'N Hop - Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper Projects

Publish Date: 
7/14/2018
July 2018 Stamp 'N Hop - Favorite DSP | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I am hopping with Stamp 'N Hop today. Our theme is favorite DSP. I've chosen Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper. It it like a super detailed die cut, but so fine that it would be very difficult to replicate successfully by using a metal die to make it. I started with Brusho crystals and an aqua painter and water colored a background. I used Prussian Blue, then added some Brilliant...

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