April 2019

Retiring Products Showcase - Pink Flamingo - So Sad To See This Go

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Retiring - Fabulous Flamingo | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I just love this flamingo stamp set. It looks nice no matter how casual or careful you stamp the three stamp flamingo image. I also love the thick vertically written font. I wish we could get a whole set of sentiments with that font!

Alas, this is a retiring stamp set, one you will want to get before it retires. I am so glad I bought this. It will be going into my "permanent" stamp...

Retiring Products Showcase - Hubby's Favorite Swap Card From November OnStage

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retiring - A Good Day | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I am a little slow to post this lovely project right? I came home from November OnStage with oodles of swap cards, most of them Christmas of course. I had my husband paw through them and this was his favority. Why? I asked. And his eloquent response was, because it is cheerful and I like yellow. So there you have it!

This project was created by none other than one of my crafting buddies...

Alternatives - April 2019 Paper Pumpkin - Sentimental Rose

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Paper Pumpkin Subscription Kit | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I finally took a chance and set my Paper Pumpkin shipping address to the closest post office instead of going to my mail forwarder. I find that the new forward service manager is not very prompt at forwarding, and often she doesn't retain the tracking information which means I have to guess when it is time to drive the 15 to 20 minutes to the post office. 

Plus, we are in Arizona, which...

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Favorite Technique

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April 2019 Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I love this month's Stampin' Dreams blog hop theme... favorite technique. I cannot wait to see what everyone has created. Prepare to be inspired! My project demonstrates two favorite techniques. My all-time favorite technique that I use quite alot is alcohol marker coloring. I am always looking for good coloring stamp sets so of course I had to buy the Butterfly Gala bundle for the very...

Final Reveal Of My Easter And Spring Cards - Carousel Video

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Spring Easter Card Carousel | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Before mailing out my Easter and Spring cards I took pictures of them all and made a quick Carousel video. Video length  1 min 39 sec.

All stamps, embossing folders, solid cardstock and dies used listed below will be carrying over to the next annual catalog! Patterend designers series papers will not carry over.

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Kre8tors blog hop - color challenge

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April 2019 Kre8tors Blog Hop | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I cannot believe it is spring already and time for another Kre8tors blog hop! Things have been a bit crazy as we just finished two months in one location and moved on the first. Moving is generally not a big deal for us, but I admit after a record long two months in one location, packing up and then settling in to the new location was more work than I thought it would be. We are in the middle...

As Promised... Three More Beginning Stamper Cards - This Time Using Paper Pumpkin Stamps

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December 2018 Paper Pumpkin stamp set | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

As promised... I have Libby's three beginning stamper cards to share. I used Wetlands for this month's Colour Combo blog hop. We both used the hop colors: Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron and Blushing Bride. In addition to the colors, we used this -> pinterest pin for inspiration. Libby had limited stamps on hand so she...

April 2019 Colour Combo Blog Hop - Beginning Stamper Cards Using The Waterfront Stamp Set

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April 2019 Colour Combo Blog Hop | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

It is already time for another Colour Combo blog hop! This month the Colour Combo crew of Stampin' Up! demonstrators will inspire you with creations using: Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron and Blushing Bride.

While enjoying a virtual mini retreat with my team leader and crafting buddy Libby, I asked if we could work on a set of three beginning stamper cards per a pinterest pin I'd found. Here...

Rooted In Nature Retreat Cards

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Nature Retreat Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I am not done revealing retreat projects! Todays retreat project was also a color challenge (we really like color challenges). In addition, we chose to use the "Rooted In Nature" bundle. The colors were: Pineapple Punch, Pumpkin Pie and Shaded Spruce. Ah, and we decided to add the challenge to distress our cards using "Timeless Textures", which is an absolute must have stamp set for me!. I...