February 2018

Safeway Monopoly 2018 - How To Play And Rares List

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

God Is Love Wall Art

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God Is Love Wall Art | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This week's Creative Cat Crew Color challenge #44 was another tough one. Each week I further challenge myself to use a new stamp set and each week I have less options to choose from. I am staying at my mom's this weekend and did not bring any Very Vanilla. She didn't have anything close so I substituted Whisper white instead, I did make the white a small part of the project rather than the...

DIY - Perler Bead Enamel Dots Embellishments

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DIY - Perler Bead Enamel Dots Embellishments | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Since I lost all of my crafting supplies in a trailer accident, it was time to make more DIY dots. This time I had a co-hort to make them with me, my mom. We bought the bright Perler Bead assortment pack at Hobby Lobby and the neutrals I bought on Amazon. I do have a link to a supplier with great pricing below. I chose Amazon so I could get them in one day. These make a great handmade looking...