Stampin' Up! Articles

Alternatives - April 2019 Paper Pumpkin - Sentimental Rose

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Paper Pumpkin Subscription Kit | Tracy Marie Lewis |

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 |

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...

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 |

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 |

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...

Koi Fish Retreat Cards

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Happy Birthday Koi Fish Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I took a little break after we moved on the first. We are now spending some time in Prescott Arizona. We really love the rocks here. There is an awesome place to visit should you ever get the chance, the place is magical. It is called Watson Lake and is right in the middle of Prescott. It is full of boulders as far as the eye can see, in and around the lake.

Mid week we played the disc...

Sale-A-Bration Final Days - Two More Cards Using So Hoppy Together

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SAB Final Days Frog Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I used up all of my fussy cut frogs, I just couldn't stop! The nice thing about stamp sets is that you never run out, you can always stamp more.

I will post two cards today, and the other two tomorrow, which is the last day of Sale-A-Bration. 

These are very quick to make thanks to the card pack I have used. I made a video showing the first four cards, I will link it below. ...

SUO Coloring Challenge And Retreat Project

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Retreat Coloring Project - Thinking Of You Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I had so much fun on Saturday! My team leader Libby attended a crafting retreat that I was unable make and I was quite sad to miss it. She was willing to let me hang out with her at the retreat virtually on Saturday. I got to visit with folks I haven't seen since last fall as well as create some fun projects! I am posting about the last project we created first because of a deadline I need to...