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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...

March 2019 - Stamp 'N Hop Blog Hop - Easter

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Stamp 'N Hop Blog Hop - Easter | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Today is the Stamp 'N Hop - Easter theme blog hop. After a cold and snowy February, I am happy to report that it is in the 70's where we are staying in southern Arizona. It feels like spring while I color in the warm sun!

For this month's hop, I have CASE'd a cute Easter card from a fellow demonstrator Penni Behr, I changed the foliage, coloring and sentiment.  I plan to make variations...

Serene Leave It To God Card

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Serene Dove Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This stamp set looks so nice colored with Blends. The sentiment is from Lilypad Lake and is a perfect message with the graphics of the Serene Garden stamp set. Gingham Gala sequins finish it off. The dove was die cut.

Colors used;
Flowers: Daffodil Delight light and dark, Mango Melody Light
Leaves: Old Olive light and dark.

Focal Layer: 3 1/2" x 4...

Frogs & Flies Anniversary Card

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Mom's Anniversary Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I am not sure how it happened, but I totally forgot my mom's anniversary. That is to say I did not have it written down on my little calendar! It ends up that my mom and her husband are sick and they BOTH forgot their anniversary. They also had a huge snow storm blow through that week which was a distraction. The snow was so deep that my mom's suv tunneled through the snow. They live in a...

Blends Meet Copics - Creating Master Blending Reference Sheets

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Blends Meet Copics - Creating Blending Sheets | Tracy Marie Lewis |

After losing all of my crafting supplies I was a bit down of course and did not do a good job of organizing my replacement Copic markers. I was pretty much in love with the new Blends and spent all my time with them. Stampin' Up! has released the colors slowly over time and I finally made myselft spend some time organizing and cataloging my Copic markers. 

I think what has happened is...

Very Pretty Floral Friend Card - petal pink & Pear Pizzaz

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Here For You Friend Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Today I have a very pretty card to share. This project uses annual catalog products as listed in the supplies below. I think what makes this card so pretty is the photographic DSP, and as a rule I don't use photography on cards. 

Sentiment layer: 3/4" x 3"
DSP layer:2 1/2" x 4"
Old Olive mat:  2 3/4" x 4 1/4"
Old Olive tufted: 2 1/8...

February 2019 - Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Birthday

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Stampin' Dreams February Blog Hop - Birthday | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Welcome to the Stampin' Dreams blog hop! The theme this month is Birthday. I have been diligent at sending family and friends birthday cards so I always need birthday inspiration. The Stampin' Dreams team of demonstrators is the perfect place to be inspired and I cannot wait to hop around and see everyone's creations.

I have four birthday cards to send in February so I am glad this is...

February 2019 - Colour Combo Blog Hop

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February Colour Combo Blog Hop | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I am so excited to be hopping with the Colour Combo Stampin' Up! demonstrator crew today. This team is so talented that they always push me to make something extra special.

This month's colors are perfect flower colors so I've been working on a coloring technique for making the Lasting Lily stamp set really pop. Lasting Lily is a free Sale-A-Bration item that you get with a $100 order....