February 2018

Rebuilding - A Replacement Copic Marker Set

Publish Date: 
2/28/2018
Copics - Take Two | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Ok folks, The two coloring mediums I re-supplied with early in January did not satisfy my need for color. They are great to work but twelve total colors was not enough. Hub hoped that they could replace Copics, what was he thinking? The net result: time to get back into Copics. 

How often does one get the chance to re-acquire something as expensive as a set of Copic markers? For most...

Back In The Copic Saddle - Project #1 Complete

Publish Date: 
2/25/2018
Back In The Copic Saddle | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

It feels so good to be back in the Copic saddle again! I bought a few digi stamps from Power Poppy back in November but our printer would not feed thick cardstock. Then of course the unimaginable happened when we lost our home which meant that I never did get to color those beautiful stamps I'd bought.

We are staying at Hub's parents and their printer feeds my cardstock so of course the...

Safeway Monopoly 2018 - How To Play And Rares List

Publish Date: 
2/22/2018

This is my second year playing Safeway Monopoly. Yes I DID win one of the board game prizes last year as well as many smaller prizes. I also used the coupons, winning lots of free goodies. I made a video explaining how to play the various parts of the game, Below is the rare pieces list. So once you fill in all the common board pieces, just check this list rather than using the board which is...

Alternatives - Paper Pumpkin February 2018 - Wildflower Wishes

Publish Date: 
2/18/2018
Alternatives - Paper Pumpkin February 2018 - Wildflower Wishes | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

As I rebuild my lost stash of supplies I find many challenges by not having absolutely everything. This is a unique situation that is stretching my creativity. For this month's alternatives, I found no dies in my meager collection that coordinate so instead I used textures and inks. I love to stencil and did recently purchase a four pack of  Stampin' Up! stencils, Stampin' Up! refers to them...

Peacock Amazing You Card

Publish Date: 
2/17/2017

I had the pleasure of crafting at Libby's today. We worked on color challenge cards. It is so much more fun for me to craft with friends. Hub isn't bad, but he refuses to craft with me (imagine that!). For this week's color challenge, the colors weren't as big of a mental block as the previous two challenges.

When I first laid out the three colors I thought, oh boy it's going to be...

DIY - Perler Bead Enamel Dots Embellishments Final Thoughts

Publish Date: 
2/12/2018
DIY - Perler Bead Enamel Dots Embellishments Final Thoughts | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I spent the weekend with my mom making the rest of our DIY dots. Not all of them,  but we made sure to bake some of every color from the brights and neutrals. Then we analyzed what colors we wanted more of for next time and finally we had to fine tune our storage options. On the way to her house, I stopped at the dollar store and grabbed a couple of the 14 slot pill containers. This style is...

Valentine's Cards 2018 - Painted With Love

Publish Date: 
2/12/2018
Valentine's Cards 2018 - Painted With Love | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

It is almost Valentine's Day, It snuck up so fast! I gathered a bunch of new materials and borrowed some supplies so I could make this year's Valentine's Day cards. I then took over our bedroom and had everything out on the bed and our shared table. I felt like a mad scientist. Hub is very supportive, understanding my need to be creative so he took his laptop and setup in the kitchen for the...

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