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February 2019 - Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Birthday

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Stampin' Dreams February Blog Hop - Birthday | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Welcome to the Stampin' Dreams blog hop! The theme this month is Birthday. I have been diligent at sending family and friends birthday cards so I always need birthday inspiration. The Stampin' Dreams team of demonstrators is the perfect place to be inspired and I cannot wait to hop around and see everyone's creations.

I have four birthday cards to send in February so I am glad this is...

February 2019 - Colour Combo Blog Hop

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February Colour Combo Blog Hop | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I am so excited to be hopping with the Colour Combo Stampin' Up! demonstrator crew today. This team is so talented that they always push me to make something extra special.

This month's colors are perfect flower colors so I've been working on a coloring technique for making the Lasting Lily stamp set really pop. Lasting Lily is a free Sale-A-Bration item that you get with a $100 order....

February 2019 - Kre8tors - Valentine's

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Kre8tors February 2019 Blog Hop - Valentine  | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Today is the Kre8tors blog hop. Our theme is Valentine and I am so excited to share my creation because I created a 3D project which is a rare thing. This group is so creative that they really stretch my imagination each month. I hope when you hop around you will be inspired too!

Given the very small space I live in I am restricted on what I can make and how large it can be. This...

February 2019 - Stamp 'N Hop Blog Hop - Love

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February 2019 Stamp 'N Hop - Love | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I am joining the Stamp 'N Hop group for a February "Love" theme blog hop. This is such a clever, talented group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over the world and I am always excited to get to hop around and see what everyone has created.

Currently my husband and I are camping very far south in Arizona in a lovely town called Sierra Vista. It is at 4600 feet in elevation,...

Fun Masculine Birthday Card For My Cousin

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Masculine Birthday Card For My Cousin | Tracy Marie Lewis |

For my cousin's birthday, I made a fun card with bright colors using Swirly Frames from the annual catalog and Amazing Life from the new Occasions catalog. I chose fun masculine colors: Blueberry Bushel and Granny Apple Green with black for the card base. The case was fussy cut and popped up with dimensionals. I did not add any embellishments and think it came out perfect!

Sneak Peek - Aged Happy Birthday Flower Card

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Lilies Aged Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This is a sneak peek of a technique I have been working on. I have created a video tutorial that will be going live on February 13th.

I love aged, distressed projects and it has been a very long time since I've even attempted to make a paper project aged. In fact, after I lost all of my craft supplies and replenished with Stampin' Up! supplies, it just hadn't crossed my mind. Everyone...

Red Lighthouse Birthday Card

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Lighthouse Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I needed to make a birthday card for a Pacific Northwest resident. I decided to get my High Tide stamp set out. It is a nice change to use scene creating stamp sets. The sentiment was a tough one to find as I needed it to be a certain size to fill in the available space, and it needed to be masculine. It ended up that the perfect sentiment is from Perennial Birthday.


Grazing Horses Wood Texture Happy Birthday Card

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Grazing Horses Wood Texture Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

The new Occasions catalog has a stamp set that is near and dear to my heart. Horses! Yes, for most of my life I have owned and showed horses in just about every event.

Not so many years back, I sold my show horse, intending to look for another young show prospect, however less than a year after I sold him, I suffered a majore spine injury.

Three surgeries later I decided to sell...

First Valentine Card Of This Year (2019)

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First Valentine Of 2019 | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I was thrilled to receive my Occasions haul in January. As I sat down for my weekend of crafting, the very first card I made was a Valentine. I used the Be Mine Stitched Thinlit Dies with three colors of cardstock: Lovely Lipstick, Berry Burst and Rich Razzleberry.

I had a chunk of white Wood Texture DSP floating around my desk that I had not used on a previous project so I started...