March 2019 - Kre8tors Blog Hop - Bye Bye SAB

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Kre8tors March 2019 Blog Hop - Bye Bye SAB | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Another month has flown by and it is time for the March Kre8tors blog hop! This month the team is saying good bye to Sale-A-Bration which concludes at the end of March. It consists of a variety of free products, some have sold out, but my project's products are still available while supplies last. 

I have to give my team leader, Libby Foreman, a shout out because she was instrumental in the creation of this project. We had an online mini retreat last sunday. We like to pick criteria and then we go to town (figuratively) and make our projects at the same time, not really looking at what the other is going (we are online using Hangouts so you can't even see what the other person is doing).

While creating away, we talk about this and that and then once we finish we have a reveal and discuss each other's finished project. It is a great way to spend time with a friend as well as talk "shop". We've done this in person when we lived close to each other and it also works well online even though we are thousand of miles apart. She provided the inspiration for this project, it is a Pinterest pin. Check it out as it is a very nice design. The one criteria we added was to make a shabby chic version of it. 

This project uses the stamp set  "Home To Roost". It is free with a $50 purchase. I added many fun layers, spending time to add distressing using "Timeless Textures" - the lined and splotch stamps - these have become my go to distressing/aging stamps. The color I use for the stamping as well as sponging is Crumb Cake with some Early Espresso if I want to go really dark. I did also use the filigree stamp from "Timeless Textures" on the Gingham Gala yellow DSP. The yellow DSP has been ripped and crinkled up into a ball 2x then flattened back out and then a couple more tears were added which had the edges rolled up. 

March Kre8tors Blog Hop | Tracy Marie Lewis |

In order to keep the crinkles alive I added dimensionals at random places under the gingham to give it alot of lift off the wood texture background. Speaking of thw wood texture. That background was created by swiping "Early Espresso on the Pinewood Planks embossing folder, then I ran it through the Big Shot.  Three wraps of linen thread tied in a bow with a knot of the Whisper White Polka Dot trim was also added. 

The green leafy die cut was stamped with the lined stamp and Crumb Cake and some of the leaf centers were left in place. This die is one of my favorites from the Occasions catalog "Well Written" die set.  I created one small yellow flower from the four petal flower dies also from "Well Written". Ironically this die set is all about the words in it, but I find the "extra" dies from that set are very fun and useful. I use them more than the words!

The sentiment comes with the rooster and I heat embossed it in white on Basic Black cardstock. The scalloped border is from the "Be Mine" die set which is also in the Occasions catalog. The last embellishing was two small pearls colored using Blends. I should point out that only the rooster and sentiment are going away and they are part of the "Home To Roost" stamp set. Everything else is current through May and I am sure a few items will carry over to the next annual catalog which goes live in June.

Now lets talk about this colorful rooster. He was stamped on the large label from "Stitched All Around" using Memento Tuxedo Black and was then colored using Blends as follows:

Pineappe Punch light and dark
Daffodil Delight light and dark
Granny Apple Green light and dark
Poppy Parad light and dark
Balmy Blue light
Crumb Cake light


Before I go I'd like to share Libby's rooster. We like to tease and say 'Wouldn't it be funny if they looked the same". Alas, we've never even came close to looking similar. 

I hope you like these projects!

Please leave a comment before you hop along to Pia to see her creation. I have also included the full blog hop list to help guide you on your way.


Full Blog Hop List:

Melissa Tennison
Sue McDonald
Tricia Butts
Su Mohr
Tracy Marie Lewis <--You Are Here 
Pia Gerhardt (DE)
Laura Mackie (UK)
Jacqui Lawrence
Sandra Roberts (UK)
Jo Blackman
Kathy Maurer
Deb Naylor
Ximena Morales - Stampin' Xime
Anastasia Radloff
Janey Backer
Alexandra Rauf
Linda Handford
Dorothee Buhn
Annette Elias
Jacqueline Bobeldijk
Eva Pottsova
Cheryl Taylor
Jan Musselman - USA
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Becky Browning
Cheryl Hamilton

If you are looking for a demonstrator, I would love to have the honor. I enjoy helping others along their crafting adventure, whatever their goals may be. I do offer FREE gifts when you use the monthly host code. 

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Thanks for stopping by, please feel free to leave comments or questions, I am here to help!



I love the grungy look of your project! The Yellow looks great on the wood background too!

This distressed look is perfect for the rooster. I love your tip on keeping the crinkles lively! TFS!

Lovely card Tracy Marie and great colours. I love this set xx

I love the shabby antique feel you achieved with this. Beautiful!

What a lovely project! I love the story behind it as well. I've never heard of google hangouts before. Going to check the app now. Thank you for sharing.

I love the rooster more and more - this is awesome

Thats really cool!

Gorgeous shabby chic look!! Really fun card!

Love this card, Lilia would like it even more. Roosters are her fav. So much detail in this card, Very creative. Enjoyed.

I love the yellow and green on your rooster and the shabby vintage effect on the DSP. Great ideas!

Tracy, I adore the colors and texture you used with the rooster!

so so wonderful your card - I love it! I love all the detail on this card! thanks for sharing!

This is lovely!!! Very creative.

love the gunge look of the cards I must use mine more


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