Loads of Thanks

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There are so many cute stamps in the set You’re Sublime.  You can choose to use each of the stamps as is, or only ink up the art work.

You're Sublime Wood 138732    Clear 139309

You’re Sublime
Wood 138732 Clear 139309

I inked up my flower cart with Memento Ink and then colored it with my Copic markers (non-Stampin’ Up!).  I used my Fluttering embossing folder for the first time – I thought butterflies would be fitting on a card with flowers!

Thanks for stopping by today!

August Ordering Incentive

Place a minimum $35 order at my Online store using the host code MHW93RAY and you’ll receive:   three completed cards (see below), a PDF with supplies and cutting instructions and a video link showing you how I made the cards! For more information, click here!

Product List for Today’s Card – Click on any item below for more information or to place an order!

Big Shot


Sunday Share

As some of my blog readers know, three years ago I retired from teaching. After receiving my teaching credential in 1980, my new husband and I (today is actually our 35th wedding anniversary) moved to Florida from California.  He had been living in Pensacola (he was in the Navy) for seven months while I finished the teaching credential program in California.  Together we lived in Pensacola for a year while he went through flight school (then we spent the next 6 years in Jacksonville, Florida).  Within two months of our wedding, I became pregnant and we made the decision that I would be a stay at home mom.  Ten years later, when both of our girls were in school, I began my teaching career and taught for 22 years.

School started back up again this past Tuesday, without me.  I do miss the excitement of a new school year starting – new folders, new pencils and the cute faces of new students! When I retired, I taught second grade, so those same students just started 6th grade.  I’ve seen many of their pictures on Facebook this week and they look so grown up!!

We didn’t plan it this way, but on the day school started, I was on a plane to Las Vegas.  For some time now, my daughter Jenny has been suggesting that we go together.  Las Vegas has no appeal to my husband so Jenny and I planned our trip. We were only there for a few days but had a great time!  We stayed at The Wynn – what a beautiful hotel! We definitely did a LOT of walking!  According to my Fitbit, I walked 20,626 steps on our one full day there, which is equivalent to 9 miles! That was a record for me!  Although I must admit that some of those steps were spent looking for my favorite slot machine.  :)

J and I Las Vegas

I don’t drink coffee but I did on our first morning so Jenny thought it appropriate to capture of picture of  it, although the picture is BEFORE I added a ton of milk and three packs of sugar!

first morning Las Vegas

drinks by the pool

The Mai Tais were delicious, especially when sitting by the pool!

I’ll end this post with a picture of my hubby and I on our wedding day!  Enjoy the rest of your day!

our wedding day

August Ordering Incentive


August Ordering Incentive!

Host Code for August:  MHW93RAY

Place a minimum $35.00 order at my Stampin’ Up! online store using this host code (MHW93RAY) and I will send you the three completed cards above,  a PDF for each card with cutting directions and a supply list plus a link to a private video sharing how I made each card! Here’s all the details:

  • Place your order of $35.00 or more by the 25th of the month at my Stampin’ Up! online store.  Make sure you have selected me as your demonstrator. My name should be in the upper right hand corner.
  • Use the HOST CODE when you place your order (see below for instructions on how to do this).
  • Once I receive notification from Stampin’ Up! that you’ve placed your order, within 48 hours you will receive via email:   a PDF of each project which will include a picture of the project, and a supply list with cutting instructions AND a link to  a private video showing you how to make each project.  You’ll also receive a package via snail mail with all three completed projects.
  • If you place a qualifying order, as stated above, six consecutive months using the monthly host code you’ll be able to choose a stamp set of your choice, valued at $17.00 or less (this excludes host sets) OR I will send you a host set of my choosing.
  • I greatly appreciate when you pass my name on to your friends and family! If you refer someone who has never purchased from me before, and they place their qualifying order using the monthly HOST CODE, I will send you a stamp pad of your choice!  After their order has been placed, have your friend or family member email me your name (you’re also welcome to email me to be on the look out for their order).
  • If you select the “no” box on the ordering page that says “Allow my demonstrator to contact me with order updates and other important information” I will have no way of knowing that you’ve placed an order. I will receive an email saying that an order was placed but I won’t have your name or contact information.  So please check yes!
  • This offer is only available to U.S. residents.
  • Terms and conditions are subject to change.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How/Where do I enter the Host Code?

    Go to my online store at HERE to start shopping. After you’ve added your first item to “the bag” a window will pop up. Choose VIEW SHOPPING BAG. The next window will look like the graphic below. Add the Host Code where you see the green arrow and then hit apply. You can then continue to shop or check out. You will be prompted to Sign in or Create an Account.

    Host Code

    Do I need to use the Host Code if my order is $150 or more?

    No. Please place your order on my website but do not use the host code. You will earn Host rewards and will be prompted to enter item numbers for your free products. Please contact me after your purchase so that I can send you the projects, PDF’s and video link.

    If you have ANY questions, please email me:  tracy@stampingwithtracy.com

Click here to place an order!


Cutie Pies

Cutie Pie Thinlits

These adorable little cake boxes caught my eye the other day and wouldn’t you know, you can make them with your Big Shot and the Cutie Pie Thinlits!   There’s even a stamp set to match!  I ordered these the other day and can’t wait for them to arrive! Watch the video below to see how easy they are to make!

Sweet Stack Photopolymer Stamps #138948

Sweet Stack Photopolymer Stamps


Cutie Pie Thinlits Dies 138273

Cutie Pie Thinlits Dies

Be sure to check back on Saturday!  I’ll have a new host code and new projects for my Monthly Ordering Incentive – I’ve renamed my program and have made a few small changes.  Click here for the details! Have a great rest of the week!

Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals logo

Here they are!  If you see a product you’d like to purchase, do it quickly!  Only a certain number have been put aside at the discounted price and once they have sold out, the regular prices go into effect.  Click on any item below for more information or to make a purchase!  Have a great day!

Circle of Spring

Friend Wreath

I am a sucker for flowers and just love this wreath!  This is a new stamp set in the Annual Catalog called Circle of Spring. Last year in the Winter catalog we had a cute stamp set called Wondrous Wreath (click here to see that stamp set) which also had a matching Framelit.  Both the stamp set and Framelit are now in the Annual Catalog – yea!!!  But the best part??  You can use Circle of Spring with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits!!!

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Wonderful Wreath Framelits

I stamped the wreath with Memento Ink and then colored it with my Stampin’ Write markers.  It’s very relaxing to sit and color while watching television.  I stamped the sentiment and then punched it out with my 2″ Circle Punch.  I put Stampin’ Dimensionals just around the edge of the circle on front and placed the wreath on top of it.  I originally made it without dimensionals and I wasn’t happy.  Adding the dimensionals gave it the look that I wanted. I added the lace to it at the last minute because I thought it looked a little plain without it but the wreath is so pretty that I think it can stand alone.

If you would like to purchase any of the products I used, just click on any of the pictures below.

Product List

Big Shot


Sunday Share

This week has been a busy one! Our oldest daughter, Jenny, celebrated her 34th birthday on the 20th. I have to admit that it is still hard to wrap my head around the fact that I am old enough to have a 34 year old daughter!

My husband and I spent the day with Jenny in Los Angeles, where she lives.  She is vegan and we are not but she chose a restaurant for dinner that served both options. Everything was absolutely delicious. We ate and drank quite well that day as we celebrated Jenny!

July 20

Later in the week our youngest daughter, Erin, invited me along while she went to have photos taken of Audrey and Brick.   What fun!

A & B

A & B 2

What a lucky girl I am!

Last Day and a Quick Tip Video

Today’s the last day to receive the cards below, FREE!!!  Place a minimum $35 order using the host code below and I will send these completed cards off to you!  You’ll also receive a PDF listing all the supplies and cutting dimensions as well as have access to a private video showing you how to create the cards.  For more information, click here!

July Online Stamp Club Projects

The HOST CODE for July is:  JUD7JNTV   

To place your order, click here!

Quick Tip Video

I remember receiving my first Stampin’ Up! order in the mail.  I was so excited but later became frustrated because I couldn’t open my stamp pads! Sounds silly now!  Once you learn how to open them, it’s very easy!  So, my video today is for the new Stampin’ Up! stamper!


Have a wonderful weekend!

Remarkable You

Ronda's card

Today I have another card I received in the mail!  This one is from Ronda Wade who is also a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  The beautiful flowers are from the stamp set Remarkable You and the sentiment comes from the set, One Big Meaning.

Remarkable You Wood #139891 Clear #139894

Remarkable You
Wood #139891
Clear #139894

One Big Meaning Wood #138788 Clear #139420

One Big Meaning
Wood #138788
Clear #139420

Ronda placed a small strip of black striped paper from the DSP pack Color Me Irresistible (#138439) behind the flowers.  It might be hard to see but in person it really adds a nice touch!

Just a few days left for the July Online Stamp Club!  See the details below!

Online Stamp Club

Place a minimum $35 order using the host code below, before July 25th, and I will send you these completed cards!  You’ll also receive a PDF listing all the supplies and cutting dimensions as well as have access to a private video showing you how to create the cards.  For more information, click here!

July Online Stamp Club Projects

The HOST CODE for July is:  JUD7JNTV

To place an order, click here!

Weekly Deals

Online Stamp Club

There are just a few days left to receive the cards below with a minimum $35 purchase using the host code below.  Just place your order before July 25th and you’ll also receive a PDF with all the supplies and cutting dimensions as well as have access to a private video showing you how to create the cards.  For more information, click here!

July Online Stamp Club Projects

The HOST CODE for July is:  JUD7JNTV

To place an order, click here!

Weekly Deals logo

The Weekly Deals are here.  Please note that some of these items may sell out before next Monday.  A fixed number of each item have been set aside at the reduced price and then the price goes up.  If you see something you want, I recommend purchasing it online sooner rather than later.  Just click on any item below for more information or to make a purchase.