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Stamp Camp - Rudolph Christmas Card

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Stamp Camp - Rudolph Christmas Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This was my second favorite project even though I did not care for the coloring aspect of this project.

The issue with the coloring was twofold.  First, I was not impressed with the lack of ink colors, we were just provided brown and red. I would have liked to color the hooves and antlers a grey. The second issue for me was that shimmer white is not a watercolor paper so you have to be...

Stamp Camp - Navy Cat Of The Night Card

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Stamp Camp - Navy Cat Of The Night Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

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

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Stamp Camp - Copper Joy Christmas Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

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

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Stamp Camp Report Fall 2017 - Christmas Display | Tracy Marie Lewis |

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

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Fall Colors Distressed Happy Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

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

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Card Swap Birthday Succulents | Tracy Marie Lewis |

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...