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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...

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...

DIY - Perler Bead Enamel Dots Embellishments

Publish Date: 
2/7/2018
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...

Decorate - February Love Today Planner

Publish Date: 
1/31/2018
Decorate - February Love Today Planner | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Here is my Valentine theme February month view decorate video. I had alot of fun with it. Hub says it is a bit over the top. I did add gold and white gel pen doodles which is in the above article pic close up. The black washi tape I discuss in the video is listed in the supplies and is called "Pick A Pattern Washi Tape" which comes with five different types of black washi tapes. Video Length...

Alternatives - Paper Pumpkin January - Heartfelt Love Notes

Publish Date: 
1/24/2018

I held off on creating the alternatives until I was able to raid Libby's stash. Even after the raid, I felt a bit limited of course, but I managed to triple my completed card stash from 2 to 6 completed cards and 5 of them are Birthday cards. It was a fun challenge to figure out clever ways to make finished looking cards with what I had on hand. Video Length 17 min. 56 sec.

Tutorial - Using Stampin' Up! Blends To Make My Own Plaid DSP

Publish Date: 
1/22/2018
Waterfront Plaid Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Having so few supplies really makes one think outside the box. When I was narrowing down what type of card to make my father-in-law for his birthday, the stamp set I chose was an easy choice. I think I own 12 sets of stamps and only so many of them are masculine birthday "capable".

I went with the Waterfront stamp set from the Occasions catalog. Then I thought of the cool plaid DSP that...

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