Alternatives - May 2019 Paper Pumpkin - Hugs From Shelli

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May 2019 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This month I created six alternatives and shared some fun techniques that are super easy and can be used to add dimension to any project.

Even though this kit is a smaller size card, you get twelve cards and matching envelopes and I show how you can use the envelope fronts to make twelve more cards!

The size converts very easily to A2 size or 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" which is my preferred...

Retiring Showcase - Do Something Awesome Card Fronts

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Do Something Awesome Card Fronts | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Today's retiring showcase includes card fronts using the retiring stamp set En Route and retiring Lemon Lime Twist ink. The blue ink is not retiring, it is Blueberry Bushel. These cards are one layer #simplestamping projects, inks on Whisper White cardstock. I've left these as card fronts and plan to turn them into more advanced projects as time allows.

The reason for three card fronts...

May 2019 - Kre8tors Blog Hop - Avid Crafter Techniques

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May 2019 Kre8tors Blog Hop | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Today is the Kre8tors blog hop. If you hopped from Pia's blog, I hope you enjoyed her creation. Currently my husband and I are in Palm Springs California. We are heading to our home base in the Pacific Northwest, so we will be moving eight times this month!

Today's hop theme is technique. My project is a mix of favorite techniques for the avid crafter. Inks were used...

May 2019 - Stamp N Hop - Good Bye Annual & Occasions Catalogs

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May 2019 Stamp 'N Hop | Tracy Marie Lewis |

It is always so hard to say goodbye. This month the theme for today's Stamp 'N Hop is saying goodbey to the annual and occasions catalogs. I hope you enjoyed Vicki's project and left her comments before hopping to my blog.

I've chosen three of my favorite stamp sets that I am so very sad to see go, but on the good side, I do own them and they will be moving to my permanent stamp...

May 2019 - Colour Combo Blog Hop - Balmy Blue, Mango Melody, Blackberry Bliss

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May 2019 Colour Combo Blog Hop

Thank you for joining me today for the May Colour Combo blog hop. This month's colors were challenging. Because my husband and I have an inside joke about the color "Blackberry Bliss" I decided to further challenge myself and make our 29th Anniversary card with these colors, very non-traditional, but my husband and I are not traditional people. 

I used all of my favorite products and...

Returning Showcase - Hello Vase Card

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Hello Vase Returning Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I really enjoy the vases stamp sets (there are two of them now) and the matching punch. It is the perfect focal theme that isn't too flowery, and is great for someone you don't know all that well. After all who can dislike a vase with a flower in it right? Every item on this card is returning for 2019-2020 and that makes me so happy!


Stitched shapes square: 2 5/8"...

Retiring - Daisy Wood Texture Card

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Favorite Swap - Daises Smile Card

I want to share this swap card because it is just so darn cheerful. The Ribbon and Wood Textures DSP are retiring and both are staple items in my own supplies so I wanted to showcase how useful they both are to use in projects. On a good note, the Daisy punch is NOT retiring. In fact, in the new annual catalog, there are two daisy punches, this one and a smaller one. How often is there an...

Four Months In Arizona 2019 - Wrap Up

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Disc Basket - My Disc - Watson Lake Behind | Tracy Marie Lewis |

We planned a four month stay in Arizona to see if we would like to live there part time. We stayed in four different areas for a month or longer to get a good feel for each location. Verde Valley (Cottonwood), Congress (Wickenburg), Sierra Vista and Prescott Valley. The weather was not the best, it was quite cold and we enjoyed (not!) two snow storms. The temperatures were very cold at night,...