Snowglobe Shaker Christmas Cards Series Introduction

Publish Date: 
12/2/2019
Snowglobe Christmas Cards | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Hub and I chose our holiday stamps and dies together each fall. I was surprised when he chose Still Scenes. Hub isn't aware of mailing limitations with a 3D card like this, however we are going to be in the area for us to hand deliver these cards to family.

The next set of posts will focus on these cards. I used a mix of dies and colored images. These were time consuming to make, but ...

Thanksgiving Cards - Leaves Grouping Reveal

Publish Date: 
11/29/2019
Vanilla Crackle With Maple Leaves Thanksgiving Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Here's the rest of the cards that I made. Altogether I made and sent twenty cards. This group of cards are all made out of die cut leaves. Maple leaves from Seasonal Layers, leaves from Nature's Roots and trees from In The Woods make perfect Thanksgiving elements and they work nicely on a variety of embossed backgrounds.

The Happy in the feature card is from Word Wishes dies. The rest...

Happy Thanksgiving! - Clean & Simple Card

Publish Date: 
11/28/2019
Happy Thanksgiving Fall Oak Leaves Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This year hub and I have so much to be thankful for! We have been able to enjoy the last three years living on the road, slow traveling the US. This is not to say that we haven't had some extreme challenges like having our home destroyed in Texas two winters ago. We are blessed with a supportive family and great friends, which we have to enjoy the company of remotely. I wish you the best today...

Thanksgiving Cards - Ombre Trees #1

Thanksgiving Ombre Card #1 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I can't believe how fast the time flies! I have a few last Thanksgiving cards to share. I made these while visiting my mom. We enjoy crafting and catching up on life. They live far enough out of the way that I visit for a couple of nights at a time.  One night doesn't give us enough dedicated time because of the commute. 

I recently purchased the Winter Woods stamps and dies. I sure to...

Ok, Ok... We FINALLY Bought A Truck

Publish Date: 
11/22/2019
Our New Rig - 2019 RAM 3500 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz

WARNING: This is a long article so grab your coffee and get comfortable.

We've been hanging out in the Pacific Northwest since the end of May. At first we planned to spend the winter on the coast staying at the various Thousand Trails that span from Washington down to Oregon. Then our new to us brown truck was discovered to have contaminated fuel so CarMax graciously took it back after...

Alternatives - Paper Pumpkin November 2019 - Winter Gifts

Publish Date: 
11/21/2019
Alternatives Paper Pumpkin November 2019 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This month's Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates with last months kit. I create six alternatives using some of last month's kit supplies and walk through all fourteen alternatives that span both months. 

The volume of supplies provided between both kits allows for 30 or so very fancy cards, or 50 casual holiday cards. 

Bunny Thanksgiving - One Sheet Wonder Take Two - project Two

Publish Date: 
11/17/2019
Bunny Thanksgiving Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I love how this came out! This card uses two pieces of cut dsp from our 6 x 6 one sheet wonder. I used them to create the long vertical strip that is joined by the stitched oval.

The leaves were colored using Blends markers, light and dark Old Olive with light Pumpkin Pie. I pre-colored by placing the small maple leaf die over the top of Whisper White cardstock and filled the area in, ...

November 2019 - Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Christmas

Publish Date: 
11/14/2019
November 2019 Stampin' Dreams Blog hop

It is hard to believe that we are now in November! My husband and I are staying in the Pacific Northwest this winter, we plan to stay on the coast through April. We hope to experience stormy weather!

I hope you are ready to be inspired today because I have joined a talented team of global demonstrators for this month's Stampin' Dreams blog hop. You may have hopped here from Narelle's...

November 2019 - Stamp 'N Hop - Sketch Challenge

Publish Date: 
11/8/2019
Stamp 'N Hop Blog Hop | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

It feels so strange to be in my home area (The Pacific Northwest) in the fall. We've spent the last three years down south to avoid the cold wet weather. This year we are waiting for our new truck to be delivered (We live in a 32ft fifth wheel so this is our tow vehicle). After trying out a couple of newer used trucks, we ultimately decided to go with exactly what we want. This process took us...

Fall Leaves & Wood Grain Fox Card - One Sheet Wonder Take Two - Project One

Publish Date: 
11/6/2019
Fall Leaves & Wood Grain Fox Card  | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

After Libby and I struggled to get through our first one sheet wonder cards at a previous crafting day, Libby tossed out a second cut sheet and DSP/Stamp set for us to work on. This time we could work on it as our time allowed. Boy oh boy did I struggle. I guess for me, I work from the focal down, not from the background up. To help me overcome this challenge, I cut some Whisper White stitched...

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