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September 2019 Kre8tors Blog Hop - Brides or Babies

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September 2019 Kre8tors Blog Hop | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I cannot believe that it is already September! Typically hub and I would be prepping for travel to somewhere south for the winter. However, this year we plan to limit our travels and will stay in the Pacific Northwest along the coast. My fingers are crossed for a mild winter! 

Today I am joining the Kre8tors blog hop and our theme this month is either brides or babies. I chose babies...

Seahorse Watercolor Sprinkles Hello Card

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Seahorse & Shells Hello Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

The day I made this was an ink messy day! Libby and I made some backgrounds using the new Pigment Sprinkles watercolor crystals. The sprinkles are so fun to work with.

I should note here that a few sprinkles really go a long ways and, I did what is called a wet application, I wet the watercolor paper by spritzing with no crystals first then I added the crystals followed by more...

Fox Tis The Season Card - Birch Display Project #2

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Birch Winter Fox Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

For the second display project, I started with a single stamped Smoky Slate Birch background. The trimmed size: 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" with sponged edges in Smoky Slate. Basic Gray mat 3 3/4" z 5", both mounted on a thick 4 1/4" x 11" base scored at 8 1/2".

I set that aside and started to play with a snowy scene. Hub chose the animal, Nature's Beauty has a deer, fox and bunny. He said fox, so...

Horses Birthday Card - Birch Display Project #1

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Birch Horse Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I am working with Libby on display projects. We are making a set of cards using the Birch background for her North Carolina group's big quarterly get together. Since I move all over I am sort of an orphan so it is nice to be able to participate in group activities even if remotely.

This is the first of three A2 size cards and I decided on a vertical gate fold card. 

The top and...

Yellow Magnolia Birthday Card

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Yellow Magnolia Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

With my wrist officially given the thumbs up from the surgeon, I went to my mom's for a couple of crafting days. It was a beautiful day for the drive. She is quite a ways off I-5 but it is worth the drive. She has a small farm on 5 acres with dogs, horses and a big garden. We lived there for nine months in our trailer so her dogs get very excited excited when we come to visit.

This was...

Very Versailles Simple Stamping Happy Birthday Project #3

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#simplestamping - leaves birthday card two | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Here's another project made while crafting with Libby. Requirements for this version was leaves coming from the top and Rococo Rose, Sahara Sand and Pretty Peacock. We also decided on Very Vanilla for the card front. This project started out pretty easy for me, but then for the below stepped up version I had to adjust a few of the embellishments to balance it out. 


NINE alternatives - August 2019 Paper Pumpkin - The Gift Of Fall

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alternatives Paper Pumpkin August 2019 | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Wow, this kit rocks! This kit also has an add on pack of 24 small cards in two designs with 24 envelopes, I have it in the supplies list below. I created so many alternatives I had to just stop or I would never get the video published. It is just over 30 minutes long and is loaded with great ideas and tips.

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