August 2019

Yellow Magnolia Birthday Card

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Yellow Magnolia Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

With my wrist officially given the thumbs up from the surgeon, I went to my mom's for a couple of crafting days. It was a beautiful day for the drive. She is quite a ways off I-5 but it is worth the drive. She has a small farm on 5 acres with dogs, horses and a big garden. We lived there for nine months in our trailer so her dogs get very excited excited when we come to visit.

This was...

Say Hello To Our New-To-Us Tow Vehicle

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Our New Rig - 2018 Dodge RAM 3500 | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This article will be a long one because I want to start at the beginning.

When we made the decision to sell everything and RV travel full time, the biggest decision of all was: what type and size of RV will we travel in?  At this point we had owned two motorhomes and one travel trailer. All three were very small with no slides. The motorhomes were setup to tow either a horse trailer or...

Very Versailles Simple Stamping Happy Birthday Project #3

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#simplestamping - leaves birthday card two | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Here's another project made while crafting with Libby. Requirements for this version was leaves coming from the top and Rococo Rose, Sahara Sand and Pretty Peacock. We also decided on Very Vanilla for the card front. This project started out pretty easy for me, but then for the below stepped up version I had to adjust a few of the embellishments to balance it out. 


NINE alternatives - August 2019 Paper Pumpkin - The Gift Of Fall

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alternatives Paper Pumpkin August 2019 | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Wow, this kit rocks! This kit also has an add on pack of 24 small cards in two designs with 24 envelopes, I have it in the supplies list below. I created so many alternatives I had to just stop or I would never get the video published. It is just over 30 minutes long and is loaded with great ideas and tips.

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Very Versailles Simple Stamping Project #2 Version #2

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Green & Black Busy Birthday Cards | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This project was a struggle, I overthought the simple version and ended up with four versions using the front and back of two card fronts. So I chose the two best ones and went with them.

This is the busier one which I don't like as well, but when I worked on the stepped up version, I found the layers I added toned down the background busy-ness that I did not like. I distressed and tore...

Many Directions Floral Congrats Card

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Bright Floral Congrats Card 2 | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Here is one of the samples I made for my "How I Made That Card" video. The only difference is that I created the main flower using the Stamparatus and many layers so it came out much darker than the card in the video. This is one of the four designs at the end.

I wanted to make each of the card fronts unique and not using my standard matting.For this card I started by trimming down the...

Very Versailles Simple Stamping Project #2 Version #1

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Leaves & Text Birthday Card #1 | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Here's another crafting with Libby project. This stepped up version I struggled with the most. I fussed with trim, cardstock bits, various pearls, droplets, gems and finally, this is what I came up with. It uses the leaved trinkets, metallic gold pearls, mossy meadow twine and cardstock strips top and bottom in black, mossy meadow and gold glimmer. 


Simple Stamping Using Very Versailles #1 + Stepped Up Birthday Cards

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Gray And BlackBerry Birthday Card Two Ways | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Libby and I had a great creafting day! My wrist had three weeks of recovery time and it did very well for me. I can tell the surgery worked just as well as it did on my dominant hand which I had done last year. 

Ok moving on to this project. We thought it would be fun to work on some simple to stepped up projects using one stamp set with three color choices. In addition we added the...