Papercrafting Articles

April Stamp 'N Hop Blog Hop

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Stamp 'N Hop | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I have joined the talented Stampin' Up! Blog 'N Hop group for another round of inspiration this month. I reside in the US and my location is ever changing as I am what is known as a full time RVer (travel around in a trailer). I love to share my passion for papercrafting everywhere I go! I hope you enjoy my project and are inspired by all of this blog hop's awesome creations. 


Copic Coloring Project - Dragon vs. Phoenix

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Copic Coloring Project - Dragon vs. Phoenix | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I love to color! I think most of my blog readers already know that, but just in case...I said it again. I lost a dear set of adult coloring books with a wide range of topics from cats to Star Wars when our trailer was destroyed. As a result, I must rebuild my coloring book collection.

This time around it seems many coloring books offer free digital PDFs with the printed coloring book...

Copic Coloring Project - Chinese Lanterns

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Chinese Lanterns | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I love the delicate look of Chinese Lantern flowers so when I saw this digi stamp on Power Poppy I snatched it up right away, which was back in the fall. Before I got the chance to color these, I lost my Copics. It took many months to get re-supplied enough to be able to color this beauty. 

Here's the Copic sketch colors used (* denotes original marker with superfine nib):


Brusho Heart Happiness Card

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Brusho Heart Happiness Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Today I've joined the April colour combo blog hop. I travel full time in the US and love sharing my passion for papercrafting as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator wherever I go. I hope you enjoy my project and are inspired by all of the great creations on today's hop. 

Our colors are: Dapper Denim, Pacific Point and Sweet Sugarplum.

I include a video walking through my layer creation...

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...