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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...

UNBOXING - Stampin' Up! Resupply AND SAB-Occasions Order

Publish Date: 
1/14/2018
UNBOXING - Stampin' Up! Resupply AND SAB-Occasions Order | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

My first Stampin' Up! re-stocking order has arrived! I sent it ahead of us to my mom's and it actually arrived the day after we got into town. I am not set up to video yet but was determined to capture this once in a lifetime moment. I am not sure what the statistic is of people who lose everything and get to start over with a clean slate.

Certainly in my crafting world I have learned a...

Waiting For My Crafting Supplies - Going Through Old Laptops - Reining Bridleless

Publish Date: 
1/9/2018
My old reining horse checks | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Ok my fellow crafters, I know you are asking why on earth is this horse video on a crafters blog. Prior to becoming an avid full time crafter and Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I was a horsemen and active competitor in the horseback riding discipline called "reining". 

We are going through a very painful inventory process and I was reviewing our old laptops the fire department recovery team...

Paper Pumpkin Catch Up And A Life Update

Publish Date: 
1/4/2018
Paper Pumpkin Catch Up And A Life Update | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Due to some rather extreme circumstances, I have been sidelined from crafting. We suffered a catastrophic loss of our trailer and all of its contents on December 30th. We've been working through the recovery process and are now finally getting back on our feet.

Tonight I processed two Paper Pumpkin videos. I had to verify that I will be able to create the alternatives (I needed to be...

Tutorial - Decorating Your Envelopes

Publish Date: 
12/14/2017

Since I am currently prepping to send out my Christmas cards, I've been working on my envelopes. My mom wants a video on how I decorate since I am not able to have an envelope crafting day in person with her. I want my recipient's to know when one of my cards is in their mailbox. The best way for them to know is by seeing a fancy decorated envelope! I demonstrate making a few different types...

Tutorial - No Cut And No Measure Easy To Make Paper Gift Bag

Publish Date: 
12/12/2017
Tutorial - No Cut And No Measure Easy To Make Paper Gift Bag | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This is a tutorial on how to make a gift bag using a variety of materials. It is perfect for the holidays or any event requiring a paper bag. There is no cutting, no measuring and no scoring required to make this gift bag. I show how easy it is to decorate your bag before you begin to make it or after it is complete. I make three bags in the video and also discuss a fourth one. I talk about...

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...

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