Home Three - Very Nice For Walking

Publish Date: 
4/26/2017

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

Publish Date: 
4/26/2017

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

Publish Date: 
4/24/2017
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

Publish Date: 
4/21/2017
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

Publish Date: 
4/20/2017
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

Publish Date: 
4/20/2017
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...

Jar Of Flowers Note Card

Publish Date: 
4/19/2017
Jar Of Flowers Note Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I made a mess of my example jar of flowers card. I am not sure I am brave enough to to post it here. I do have an excuse, It was late in the day and I did not take the time to stamp the two other white blanks as I didn't quite get the altering the shape of the stamp on the acrylic block to get the greenery to bend over each side of the jar.. I spent quite a bit of time combing through all of...

Cat In Window Let It Snow Card

Publish Date: 
4/17/2017
Cat In Window Let It Snow Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This card is a CASE of a Pinterest card that I've seen done many times and different ways. This is my own version of it. I colored the background image with Copics (sorry did not log the #s used for this as it was such a quick coloring) and covered it with vellum for the wintery window look. I took some lace to make the window topper. The cat is kraft cardstock with Vintage Photo distress ink...

Our Second Home - Strange With No Cell Or Internet At Our Spot

Publish Date: 
3/12/2017
Our New Home In LaConner | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We moved from Birch Bay Thousand Trails down to LaConner. What a difference. It is like night and day between the two locations. Each has its plusses and minuses. Birch Bay was flat and had major water issues. We chose a pull through spot on a hill this time. We did choose a sewer spot again which has been lovely.

We've now been here over a week and the biggest issue is lack of cell or...

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