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Stamp Camp - Navy Cat Of The Night Card

Publish Date: 
10/18/2017
Stamp Camp - Navy Cat Of The Night Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We just moved from way up north in Washington - Mount Vernon, down to Bend Oregon. It was a grueling 9 1/2 hour trek. We needed to get camp setup before dark so we left at 7:30am in the pouring down rain, which meant crawling on I-405 from Bothell through Bellevue which is the worse for rush hour traffic. From there it was just a long, nice drive. But enough of that, Now I can start my...

Stamp Camp - Copper Joy Christmas Card

Publish Date: 
10/19/2017
Stamp Camp - Copper Joy Christmas Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I thought this was a nice CAS (Clean and simple) Christmas card. It was the first project we worked on. I learned two tips about working with metallic thread. First how to unravel it and second how to make a nice looping figure 8. I will include a short video on this because the tricks were so easy! I struggle to make my looped threads nice and tidy and now I know the secret! I liked the mix...

Stamp Camp Report Fall 2017 - Quick Summary

Publish Date: 
10/16/2017
Stamp Camp Report Fall 2017 - Christmas Display | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I have been so busy this week getting ready for our winter trek to Texas that I haven't had time to post about the stamp camp I just attended. I am grateful that I was able to go, we ended up having to push out our departure by a week. I really like this particular location, it is spacious and has good lighting. Some folks said it was too cold for them. I wore layers and was just fine. In...

Fall Colors Distressed Happy Birthday Card

Publish Date: 
10/12/2017
Fall Colors Distressed Happy Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This week's Creative Cat Crew color challenge #27 are Halloween colors. I do not as a rule make Halloween cards, so I decided to make a fall colors birthday card using Timeless Textures. I chose a small simple sentiment from At Home With You. The colors for this challenge are: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, and white. Here is the image used for inspiration: ...

Swap Birthday Card For Stamp Camp

Publish Date: 
10/11/2017
Card Swap Birthday Succulents | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I realized over the weekend that I will be in town for the big fall stamp camp event. During lunch there is a card swap. I signed up and then remembered the card swap. I have a surplus of odd sized white cardstock that I've wanted to do something with. This was the perfect opportunity to use it up! I used the stamps and dies from Stampin Up!'s Oh So Succulent bundle. I came up just short of...

Tutorial - Alcohol Markers And Forming Tools Demo - Sitting Here Card

Publish Date: 
10/8/2017
Just Sitting Here Thinking Of You Cat Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

For the Creative Cat Crew Color Challenge #26, I used a new stamp set! I bought this set with Copic coloring in mind. It does NOT come with matching dies but I knew that the pillows would be easy to fussy cut and I would be using the cat since I am a cat person and it didn't look to bad to fussy cut. I list the Copic colors below and chose to mat with Real Red and Marina Mist on Whisper White...

What Did I Do On World Card Making Day?

Publish Date: 
10/7/2017
Hello Card I Sent To A Fellow Cardmaker | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I decided that I had PLENTY of cards on hand so to celebrate World Card Making Day, I pulled out cheerful cards to mail to my cardmaking peeps! I then spent alot of time on the envelopes as I like to do. I already forwarned Hub last night that I was going to be busy all morning. He respected my schedule and at 3pm we drove to the tiny town of Plain, Wa and I left my cards in the little silver...

Purple And Orange Dragonfly Floral Friend Card

Publish Date: 
10/6/2017
Purple And Orange Dragonfly Floral Friend Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I wanted to create a project outside of my comfort zone in color, paper and card style. I challenged myself to start with a dark card base, fold the front down, I used Copic X-press IT for the floral image and then used vellum for the sentiment, leaves and dragonfly.

I also used metallic inks on the dark grey base in silver and copper. I wanted the floral image to float over the folded...

Fall Tree Thinking Of You Card

Publish Date: 
10/4/2017
Fall Tree Thinking Of You Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I made this project after creating a different card using Stampin' Up!'s A Sheltering Tree. The first one was in summer colors so I thought I should make one in fall colors. Colors used were: Cajun Craze and Early Espresso. I like the look of the horizontal popped up area for the tree leaves. I stamped off the cajun craze for the lighter leaves. This was a very quick card to make and I like...

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