I Love Pens

Ok, I will admit it.  I LOVE pens.  Always have and always will. I have more pens than I would need in three lifetimes but does that stop me from buying more?  Umm . . . . . no!  My husband travels a lot and he always brings new pens home for me.  He knows that a new pen will bring a smile to my face.  I love paper too and he brings me notepads, but that is for another day.  :)

That brings me to my newest pen find – Project Life by Stampin’ Up! journaling pens!!!  I’ve been working on a Project Life scrapbook and bought these to do my journaling.  Well, they aren’t just for scrapbooks!  I’ve starting using them for writing inside cards, in my note-taking journal . . . .  They come in two widths, but both are fine tip.

Journaling pensTrust me, if you are a pen lover, like me, you will love these pens!!

Thank you for stopping by!  Enjoy the long weekend!

Holiday Catalog Time!

Yea!!!!!  The 2014 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is here and it is FILLED with so many fun, new products for Halloween, Autumn, Thanksgiving, Christmas and so much more! You’ll find packaging ideas, new stamp sets, dies and punches, kits, Designer Series Paper, ribbons, buttons . . . . . . . .

Ready to see it??!!!  You can click on the photo below to download a copy of the catalog onto your computer or use the graphic on the right sidebar of my blog.


At Convention in July, I was able to play with the new stamp set, Wondrous Wreath and the matching Wonderful Wreath Framelit Dies.  When I first saw the stamp, I thought that I would hold off on purchasing it.  Playing with it totally turned my thinking around and I bought it at Convention.   This set makes it so easy to create a beautiful card.  Watch the video below to see the stamp set and Framelit in action (you’ll see two cute cards at the end too)!!

Enjoy the rest of your day and thank you for stopping by!!


If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me.   You can visit my online store here!


Kind Koala



I wanted a card to send to a friend to let her know that I’m thinking of her and this is the card I made.  She’s gone through some difficulties these  past few weeks so I hope this little guy brings a smile to her face.

Is there someone that you know who could use a handmade card to brighten their day?

Dahlia Thank You

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My husband and I needed to send a thank you card last week and this is what I made.   I used the stamp set, Regarding Dahlias.  I’ve had this stamp set for months but just never used it.  I wish I had picked it up sooner!

Ready to know how I made my card?  First, I stamped the image on the top left using Blackberry Bliss, one of our new In Colors.  Then I stamped it again in the lower right hand corner.  On a separate piece of Whisper White, I stamped the flower again 3 times.

With my paper snips, I completely cut out one of these flowers.  I’ll be the first to admit that this can be tedious but it is worth it for the end product! Using the second stamped flower I cut out a medium sized flower shape.  On the last stamped flower, I cut out a small sized flower shape.  As there is no defined area, you just need to decide what petals you want to include when you cut it out. I used dimensionals to layer the flower pieces and then used snail adhesive to attach the entire flower to my card.

I definitely want to make this card using different colors.  I’ve also been wondering how it would look to use two colors instead of just one!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Another Swap

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One more flower card using the NEW Sweetheart (heart) punch!  I used all of the same products that were used on my cards yesterday but changed my cardstock to Hello Honey! (Yesterday I forgot to add the Large Oval and Scallop Oval to my list of products but they are included today).

Thank you for stopping by today!

My Swaps

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Today I have two more swaps that I made for Convention.  I really like how two of our NEW In Colors, Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon, look together.  So pretty!  I used the Moonlight DSP Stack to create my flowers.  Any idea how I made them?  I used the Heart punch!  I punched 8 hearts, folded them in half and then attached them to a 1 3/4″ circle. Pretty easy to make.  Because there are so many different designs in the Moonlight DSP Stack, there are many possible combinations that you can create!

Thank you for stopping by today!

New Weekly Deals

The new Weekly Deals were posted this morning!  These prices are good until August 11th or while supplies last!  If you would like to place an order, click here to visit my Stampin’ Up! website!

Weekly Deals

Big Shot Promotion!!!

If you have been thinking about purchasing a Big Shot, Stampin’ Up! has an incredible offer going on right now! Purchase a Big Shot now through August 31, 2014, you can choose a free bundle (see below).  The bundle includes a stamp set AND the matching Framelits!

If you already own this awesome machine, you can purchase the bundles below at a 15% discount.

If you follow my blog, you know that I absolutely LOVE my Big Shot.  I use it all the time when I am creating cards or projects.  I would have to say that the embossing folders are my favorite Big Shot accessory but it can do so much more.  Watch the video below and you’ll see the different ways to use a Big Shot.

Purchase a Big Shot from me this month and I will send you a free gift as a thank you!

Big Shot promotionBig Shot bundles

If you decide that now is the time to own your own Big Shot, keep this in mind.  Once your order total reaches $150, you are eligible for hostess benefits.  This means that on top of your free bundle, you will also be able to choose $25 in free product from the catalog, anything you want! If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email me!  My email is:  tracy@stampingwithtracy.com

(If you click the pictures above you will be taken to my Stampin’ Up! website.)

Cut & Ready Card Bases

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! sells prescored and precut card bases?  If you don’t want to bother with cutting your cardstock in half and then scoring each sheet, you can buy them already done for you!  You have two options:  an assortment of In Color colors or a single color (there are 8 different single color packs to choose from).  There are 20 cards in a pack and each piece of cardstock will measure  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and will be scored at 4 1/4″.

When the Holiday Catalog debuts on August 28th, there will be four additional colors to choose from.  Here’s what is available now.  If you would like to see more detail on each product, just click on the picture and you’ll be taken to my online store!