April 2017

Dream Sleeping Kitten Card

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Dream Sleeping Kitten Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This card came out of nowhere. I colored the kitten before the fishes from my previous post. I'd spent a little time matching papers but became frustrated because nothing was working for me. After the fish card was finished I went back to the the kitten. I pulled out a thick stack of 6 x 6 cardstock that I'd received from a Splitcoast Stamper member who was purging her old paper, I just had to...

Life Is Good Rainbow Fish Card

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Life Is Good Rainbow Fish Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I am so happy to FINALLY get to use these stamps. I surf Pinterest daily and save all of the interesting new and old card designs out there I can find. This set is a retired Stampin' Up set called "Fishy Friends". I found it used on Ebay. I believe it might have had some sentiments but the owner was only selling the images. That worked just dandy for me. it also appears that the owner had...

Home Four - Our First Full Park - OVERFLOW

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Seaside RV Park | Tracy Marie Lewis

We only had a 40 minute drive into Oregon for our next stop. So far we've not made any reservations. We tend to be more spontaneous and haven't adopted the 3 week schedule that so many Thousand Trails members who full time use. Our membership allows us to stay in a single park 21 days, then we have to move to a different park (it can be a Thousand Trails property) for 7 days, then we can come...

Home Three - Very Nice For Walking

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Having no internet at our rig makes keeping up on our travels a challenge. I am amazed at how little we actually accomplish each day. Without fail, we workout as our health was a primary reason for taking this journey. There isn't enough space for us both to work out and the space we use doubles as my office space. We work out first thing so we can roll up the workout mat and slide my desk in...

Navy Floral Thinking Of You Card

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Navy Floral Thinking Of You Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This was a simple gitter done card after I spent the day organizing my crafting stuff. I lost a seabirds stamp and got all sorts of misdirected trying to locate it. It poured down rain all day. Even though I only completed this one simple card I am set for more tomorrow!. 

This is for a color challenge, Navy, Pink, White. 

I used a Sale A Bration three step flower. I used Stampin...

Star Thanks Masculine Multimedia Card

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Star Thanks Masculine Multi Media Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I needed a masculine thank you card for someone I don't know much about. I decided green and brown based on some DSP I picked. The stars are chocolate brown and matte bronze. The smallest star is a Sizzix star that I swiped bronze gilders paste on. I used gilder's paste on most of the edges, applying it with my finger (yes your finger turns bronze). 

I wanted texture so using some...

Beach And Flipflops Thanks Card

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Beach And Flipflops Thanks Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I had a sample chunk of watercolor paper that I used for testing the color choice for another project, then I stamped off the shell phrase on it real quick. Later I looked at it and thought...ooo this is pretty, The color I used is Memento Zeal Teal and is a re-inker that I dropped onto my craft mat and sprayed it with water. This chunk was placed face down on a portion of it that I'd spread...

Home Three And We Are Too Far To Easily Visit Family

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Home Three And We are Finally Too Far To Easily Visit Family | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We finally decided we'd prepared all that we could and it was time to leave our home base area. For our first journey far from home, we chose a 4 1/2 hour drive to the Thousand Trails near Long Beach. Of course it was dumping rain when we arrived and most spots were under water. We chose a spot that looked like it would not pool any water on the door side of the trailer. It did have a small...

Ocean Adventure Watercolor Card

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Ocean Adventure Watercolor Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I am hanging out at the ocean for a few weeks. We are at Seaview in Washington and will be moving on to the ocean in Oregon next. I wanted to make an ocean travel card today, so that is what I did:) I cut some watercolor paper (140lb cold press). I used the Memento re-inker teal zeal and made a wet ocean mess on my craft mat then put the watercolor paper face down. After that I applied a few...