June 2020

Final Fourth Of July 2020 Card Design - #3

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Final Fourth Of July 2020 Card Design - #3 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I created a third layout to use for fourth of July cards. This final design uses 1/2" strips with the ends trimmed using the new Lovely Labels punch.

Next, the strips were embossing using the Tasteful Textile embossing folder. The white trimmed background in the photo was embossed using the Subtle embossing folder. I created a total of four cards using this layout, changing out the...

June 2020 NC Demos Blog Hop - Fourth Of July Card #2

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Forever Fern Fourth Of July Card Idea #2 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Good Evening All! It is time for another NC Demos blog hop. Welcome to the hop if you've started with my blog! If you have hopped from Barb's blog, I hope you enjoyed her project. This month's theme is a different spin on a wedding theme. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. And here are the products used for each criteria:

  • Something Old - Real Red has
  • ...

DIY RV Water Leak Repair

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RV Shower Leak Repair | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

It is hard to believe that we have been stuck in the Pacific Northwest for over a year now! With no travels, things have been very quiet on the RV front. However over the winter a drip started at the shower drain. It seemed to disappear when we stayed in one location for two months starting in April. As we prepared to move at the end of our two month stay, hub noticed the black under belly...

Mock Up Fourth Of July Card #1

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2020 Fourth Of July Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Every year I get to be "extra" creative for making fourth of July cards. Very seldom are there specific stamps or DSP related to this auspicious holiday. This is my first mock up that I feel has the potential to be sent to my family and card pals. I have a second stamped image layout that I feel can be in the mix. For this layout I will alternate the cardstock and dsp.

The stamped focal...

Soooo Many Alternatives! (17 photos) - June 2020 Paper Pumpkin - Box Of Sunshine

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June 2020 Paper Pumpkin - Box Of Sunshine | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This month's kit was hard to finish. I have been thinking of upgrading my hand-me-down Samsung S7 for the latest and greatest Samsung. I use my phone for everything. I video, take photos, process photos, watch videos, and use it for phone, text etc as well. So today, oops it is now yesterday, I did it, bought an S20+.

This month's video consists of videos and photos from all three of...

Father's Day Nature Scene Card

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Father's Day Nature Scene Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This week I finally went to my mom's to craft. The first project is complete, it is my step father's card. I will sign it and leave it here for my mom to give to him on father's day which is sunday.

So with the Covid pandemic, my mom hasn't done her taxes for 2019. Her tax accountant is the local senior citizen center but they weren't open for taxes this year. The first thing she says...

Video - Craft With Me - Step Up Three Cards - New Embellishments & Storage

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My new 2020 annual catalog order came in! I ordered all of the new in-color inks and markers as well as embellishments topped off with a few coloring stamp sets.

I was so excited to see these embellishments up close so I video'ed stepping up three recent simple stamping cards using one of the new faceted gem packs.

I share some of my storage choices ooo, and I try out the new...

Simple Stamping Using Forever Fern - Three Cards

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Simple Stamping Forever Fern Hello Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I selected four neutral inks to use to create three super simple one layer cards.

I purposefully did NOT choose any greens because all of the Pinterest pins for Forever Ferns use greens.

I also did not let myself look at any pins, I just started stamping.

One quick note about the third card is that I did use masking tape (making sure I applied it to my clothing to de-stick...

Video - 2020 Catalog Launch Day Activities + NEW Projects! Part Two

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And, this is the second project I made on launch day. It is masculine to my eye, but likely would be fine for anyone as it uses gold foil. One could add a few embellishments such as pearls, rhinestones or sequins to feminize it. The key take away on this project is that the gold foil backgrounds are not sized for A2 bases. You will need to trim 1/4" off the shorter dimension to have your...