Papercrafting Articles

May 2019 - Kre8tors Blog Hop - Avid Crafter Techniques

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May 2019 Kre8tors Blog Hop | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Today is the Kre8tors blog hop. If you hopped from Pia's blog, I hope you enjoyed her creation. Currently my husband and I are in Palm Springs California. We are heading to our home base in the Pacific Northwest, so we will be moving eight times this month!

Today's hop theme is technique. My project is a mix of favorite techniques for the avid crafter. Inks were used...

May 2019 - Stamp N Hop - Good Bye Annual & Occasions Catalogs

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May 2019 Stamp 'N Hop | Tracy Marie Lewis |

It is always so hard to say goodbye. This month the theme for today's Stamp 'N Hop is saying goodbey to the annual and occasions catalogs. I hope you enjoyed Vicki's project and left her comments before hopping to my blog.

I've chosen three of my favorite stamp sets that I am so very sad to see go, but on the good side, I do own them and they will be moving to my permanent stamp...

May 2019 - Colour Combo Blog Hop - Balmy Blue, Mango Melody, Blackberry Bliss

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May 2019 Colour Combo Blog Hop

Thank you for joining me today for the May Colour Combo blog hop. This month's colors were challenging. Because my husband and I have an inside joke about the color "Blackberry Bliss" I decided to further challenge myself and make our 29th Anniversary card with these colors, very non-traditional, but my husband and I are not traditional people. 

I used all of my favorite products and...

Returning Showcase - Hello Vase Card

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Hello Vase Returning Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I really enjoy the vases stamp sets (there are two of them now) and the matching punch. It is the perfect focal theme that isn't too flowery, and is great for someone you don't know all that well. After all who can dislike a vase with a flower in it right? Every item on this card is returning for 2019-2020 and that makes me so happy!


Stitched shapes square: 2 5/8"...

Retiring - Daisy Wood Texture Card

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Favorite Swap - Daises Smile Card

I want to share this swap card because it is just so darn cheerful. The Ribbon and Wood Textures DSP are retiring and both are staple items in my own supplies so I wanted to showcase how useful they both are to use in projects. On a good note, the Daisy punch is NOT retiring. In fact, in the new annual catalog, there are two daisy punches, this one and a smaller one. How often is there an...

Retiring Products Showcase - Pink Flamingo - So Sad To See This Go

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Retiring - Fabulous Flamingo | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I just love this flamingo stamp set. It looks nice no matter how casual or careful you stamp the three stamp flamingo image. I also love the thick vertically written font. I wish we could get a whole set of sentiments with that font!

Alas, this is a retiring stamp set, one you will want to get before it retires. I am so glad I bought this. It will be going into my "permanent" stamp...

Retiring Products Showcase - Hubby's Favorite Swap Card From November OnStage

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retiring - A Good Day | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I am a little slow to post this lovely project right? I came home from November OnStage with oodles of swap cards, most of them Christmas of course. I had my husband paw through them and this was his favority. Why? I asked. And his eloquent response was, because it is cheerful and I like yellow. So there you have it!

This project was created by none other than one of my crafting buddies...

Alternatives - April 2019 Paper Pumpkin - Sentimental Rose

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Paper Pumpkin Subscription Kit | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I finally took a chance and set my Paper Pumpkin shipping address to the closest post office instead of going to my mail forwarder. I find that the new forward service manager is not very prompt at forwarding, and often she doesn't retain the tracking information which means I have to guess when it is time to drive the 15 to 20 minutes to the post office. 

Plus, we are in Arizona, which...

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Favorite Technique

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April 2019 Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I love this month's Stampin' Dreams blog hop theme... favorite technique. I cannot wait to see what everyone has created. Prepare to be inspired! My project demonstrates two favorite techniques. My all-time favorite technique that I use quite alot is alcohol marker coloring. I am always looking for good coloring stamp sets so of course I had to buy the Butterfly Gala bundle for the very...