Stampin' Up! Articles

Tutorial - Hello Color Using Watercolor Pencils

Publish Date: 
12/10/2017

I video'ed the steps I use to add interest to my colored projects. I used watercolor pencils, a blender pen and I colored the largest stamp in the Hello Color stamp set. I stamped it using Stazon Black on 140lb watercolor paper. I talk alot about blending because I am using a blending pen but as you will see, Instead of blending light to dark, I am making the darks into interesting patterns....

Alternative Cards - Paper Pumpkin - Back In Plaid November Plus October

Publish Date: 
12/8/2017
Alternative Cards - Paper Pumpkin - Back In Plaid November Plus October | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I pushed myself to finish my alternatives video ASAP. I cannot upload a video while we are using the internet because of course it uses all the bandwidth and my finished video was half a gig in size so would take hours to load. So I asked Hub to get me up when he went to bed so I could start the upload. That plan worked perfectly and by this am the upload was complete.

I like the cards...

Alternative Stockings - Paper Pumpkin - Back In Plaid

Publish Date: 
12/7/2017
Alternative Stockings - Paper Pumpkin - Back In Plaid | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I finally received my November Paper Pumpkin. Between Thanksgiving and our moving day I had to delay forwarding our mail from home. Then because of how far away we are from home, it took four business days to get here. As soon as it arrived, I video'ed the unboxing as well as my stocking alternative to show you guys. Next I will make a paper alternatives video.

I used my Cuddlebug and...

Stampin' Up! Extravaganza and Free Shipping Haul Video

Publish Date: 
12/6/2017
Stampin' Up! Extravaganza and Free Shipping Haul Video | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This was the fourth Stampin' Up! Extravaganza for me and my first as a demonstrator. I knew enough from the previous three years to plan my shopping ahead of time, be ready to submit it asap after it starts and be ready for items sold out and a possible shipping delay.

Well, being in control of my own destiny made this year's shopping experience perfect! I got every single item on my...

Hello Color Birthday Card in Teal and Gray

Publish Date: 
12/2/2017
Hello Color Birthday Card in Teal and Gray | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I finally have my Extravaganza and Free Shipping orders. So for this weeks Creative Cat Crew color challenge I made a watercolor sample for my watercolor make and take kit I plan to have on hand for card classes. I started with a watercolor base, then used the new watercolor pencils with the new stamp set I got just for this make and take. I am VERY pleased with the stamp set, it is called...

Flower Formed Best Wishes Color Challenge Card

Publish Date: 
11/27/2017
Flower Formed Best Wishes Color Challenge Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

For this week's challenge, I decided to break out the flower forming tool kit. I then video'ed this project from start to finish. This is my first flower forming video. I also decided on color on color, so I stamped/sponged the same color ink on matching cardstock. For the yellow flowers I did have to go with So Saffron ink because I don't own Daffodil Delight ink. This weeks color range is...

Copper Deer and Trees Shaker Birthday Card

Publish Date: 
11/17/2017
Copper Deer and Trees Shaker Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This card has a story to tell! I made it using spare shaker parts for the October 2017 Pining For Plaid Paper Pumpkin kit which came with extra foam circles and lots of extra sequins. I die cut old olive and copper foil trees and also a copper deer. I used the sentiment labels from the kit but had to find a Happy  Birthday with the correct dimensions to fit it, and the Clearly Besotted...

Tutorial - Many Mittens Snowflake Sentiments Class Card

Publish Date: 
11/16/2017
Tutorial - Many Mittens Snowflake Sentiments Class Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I made this card with specific colors for last week's Creative Cat Crew color challenge. I did not video the making of that card. I thought that the card was perfect to use at my next card making class so I made some material changes and video'ed the creation process from start to finish with no fast forward. Video length: 25 min 11 sec.

I am entering this project in the following...

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