June 2016

Oh Say Can You See - Flag Card

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Oh Say Can You See | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I've had 2 musical note dies for some time now. I finally found a layout for one of them. I put this design together that uses The US National Anthem song as its theme. I used my xyron to make a blue sticker which my mom then cut into the musical notes for me. I used a Darice embossing folder on the red base for the stars.

I lightly colored the flag in R37. The background on the flag is...

Happy 4th of July - Flag Card

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Happy 4th of July | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

For my recovery this week I am trying to work a little on cards each day. My mom still helps with some steps, like running dies through her BigShot for me. I am working on 4th of July theme cards right now. I do not own many stamps and only have one sentiment.

This card uses the one sentiment I do own. I have an Authentique 6 x 6 pad I got because it is a postal theme. This paper is...

Party! Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge #33 - Ombre

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Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge #33 Party! | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I am now able to do some crafting as long as I have help. My mom graciously helped me with this project today. I already had the embellishments ready to go. I opened a brand new Hero Arts Ombre ink pad and used a sponge to color the background. This ink pad is three separate pads going from light to dark. My mom graciously cutt out the die cut elements in her bigshot and helped put together...

Big Changes - Why I Haven't Been Able to Post

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Two major life events took place for me in the last couple of weeks. First, we listed our lovely home to sell in May, Mother's day weekend. We received multiple offers and ended up selling it for 20k over list price. Our new home is a tiny home, only 350 SF so the packing and purging involved was extensive and stressful. We had a 6/3 closing date that moved out a few days to close on 6/8....