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October 2018 - Colour Combo Blog Hop

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October 2018 Colour Combo Blog Hop | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Welcome to the October 2018 Colour Combo blog hop! I am currently in Orlando Florida, having had to alter our travel plans at the last minute due to hurricane Michael. We just barely made it down through Tallahassee this morning, as we drove down we saw a huge contingent of service vehicles heading back to the panhandle to help out after the storm goes through. I saw caravans of utilities...

Two Purple Projects - Here's The Second

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Fun Purple Project | Tracy Marie Lewis |

The second purple project I want to share is a purple on purple A2 sized card. First the Gorgeous Grape base was embossed with the Layered Leaves Embossing folder.

The focal is created from two layers of Gorgeous Grape, starting with the mat and then arranging cut up punched parts from the Darling Label punch.

Layered hand colored Highland Heather cardstock and striped Gorgeous...

Two Purple Projects - Here's The First

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Purple Love You To Pieces Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

The next two projects I have to share are purple. I love purple!

This first one uses the puzzle stamp and die set "Love You To Pieces Clear Bundle". The project uses Gorgeous Grape and Heather Highland cardstock and ink. The only color comes from the Whisper White sentiment puzzle pieces, the pearlized doily and the two pearls. The stamped hearts added along the bottom make a perfect...

Happy Birthday Mix It Up Card

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Happy Birthday Mix It Up Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This is a pretty straight forward card. I like all of the busy-ness going on with it. It has lots of layers and embellishments. The sentiment and decorative stamping behind the sentiment is from the "Detailed With Love" stamp set. The DSP is Love What You Do and the seed beads are Tranquil Textures Sprinkles. 


Crumb Cake Base: 5 1/4" x 4 1/2"...

Red Puzzle You Keep Me Together Card

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Red Puzzle You Keep Me Together Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I am making the big trek from Washington state, down to the Floriday keys and back up to Orlando for OnStage. I have saved a selection of cards to share as I will have no time to bring out the crafting supplies but I will have time to write while we are driving. This card was from a Stamp A Stack event I attended in July. It was this very card that convinced me to purchase the die set. I can...

September 2018 - Stampin Dreams - Favorite Technique - Coloring

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September 2018 Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Today I am joining the Stampin Dreams blog hop where we are sharing our favorite technique. My name is Tracy Marie and I travel full time with my husband. We just departed from our "home" area in the Pacific Northwest for Florida. It will be quite the trek. We are heading there so I can attend this year's 30 year Stampin' Up! On Stage celebration event in November. I am so excited! It helps...

September 2018 Stamp 'N Hop Blog Hop - Holiday Catalog

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September 2018 Stamp 'N Hop Blog Hop - Holiday Catalog | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Welcome to the September Stamp 'N Hop blog hop. My name is Tracy Marie and I just spent an amazing four nights at a craft retreat where I was able to stamp to my heart's content. One major project that I completed was a set of cards for a holiday catalog swap. It ended up being perfectly timed for me to use them for this hop as well since our theme for the hop is also the holiday catalog. ...

September 2018 Colour Combo Blog Hop

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September 2018 Colour Combo Blog Hop | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Welcome to the June Colour Combo hop. My name is Tracy Marie and I am working on a variety of projects while at a crafting retreat. This is one of the rare times I am not with my husband traveling in our fifth wheel and though we love each other's company, I had a great time catching up with my crafting buddies who I no longer see very often.

I did not have to spend alot of time...

Beginning Card Making Class Using Stampin' Up! Waterfront and Paper Pumpkin

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Waterfront Cards | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I had so much fun at my craft retreat. This time I had large card making projects planned. One project was to come up with a series of basic cards for beginning card makers. From what I was told these folks have never made a card before. So I researched a good first stamp set and then created 10 very basic beginner cards from them making sure to cover alot of different card types. I then...