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Video - March Madness Episode 1 - Catching Up With ALL Cards Made So Far This Year

Publish Date: 
3/2/2023

Though I've been busy nesting in our new home, I have managed to create a large number of cards and of course I haven't posted videos for any of them yet.

So, March will be a catch up month. I will be posting one card each day in March until I am caught up.

I will research the supplies used on each one, and I may be a day or two behind on fleshing out the blog supplies list....

Video - Winter Is Coming Wednesday 2023 Episode 3 - Winter Backgrounds Demo & mockups + Fall Backgrounds & Mockups

Publish Date: 
3/1/2023

Wow did February fly by! This episode 3 is really episode 2. I had visitors in February so did not get to posting this until 3/1. I will post a bonus episode to make up for it after my family visits this month!

Even so, this month's video shows 3 winter and 3 fall layouts using a new tool I purchased. I demonstrate three ways different types of backgrounds for winter and then mock up 3...

Video +20 Alternatives February 2023 Paper Pumpkin Sunshine & Smiles - Tips, Prep, Supplies & Showcase

Publish Date: 
2/27/2023

What a fun kit! I wish I'd purchased the coordinating bundle in time for this one but it just wasn't meant to be. I think the real test is when a kit with coordinating suite is strong enough to stand on its own and this one certainly does just that!

Video - Smoosh aka. Napkin Card Walkthrough + Scoring Tutorial FREE Downloadable PDF

Publish Date: 
2/13/2023

Happy Valentine's Day eve Everyone! 

I made a special non-valentine video today. I've been working on it since Friday. It took a bit more work than I expected due to committing to a full downloadable PDF. I always underestimate how much time they take. I know this isn't a new fancy fold, but it is for me! I love all the details that go into creating the card, and in the end the assembly...

Video - Episode Two - Re-organizing ALL Of My Portrait Pencil Collection - Moving Them To An Open Tote!

Publish Date: 
2/2/2023

In this episode I continue on with a re-organization of my portrait pencils using Karen Hull's conversion chart. This chart is very reasonably priced considering how many hours it must have taken to complete.

I explain how I've classified the groupings in a way that makes...

Video - How Many Ways Can You Use Carrots On A Handmade Card Part Three - Thanks A Bunch Free Stamp Set - Carrots Used To Make Whimsical Hearts

Publish Date: 
1/31/2023

I really wanted to get this video posted by the end of the week, but there were too many moving parts. Here it is only a couple of days late! Let me know if you think I pulled off a successful twist on hearts by using carrots. Enjoy...

Video - Thanks A Bunch FREE SAB Product Cards Part One - Three Thanks Cards Walkthroughs

Publish Date: 
1/24/2023
Thanks A Bunch Part 1 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

These three cards were so fun to make! They did have pins as inspiration but Pinterest is erroring out right now. 

I will try to get these pins posted and linked here as soon as I can get the pins created.

Part Two is going to be using the carrots to make a Christmas Card and part three will be a Valentine's Day card! There are so many great uses for carrots, enjoy!

Video - A TEST - Opening A 2018 Pack Of Full Size Neutral Ink Pads! They've Traveled Around The US With Me

Publish Date: 
1/20/2023

This pack of ink pads are so, so special to me. I've been waiting for the day when I could open them up once we are in our next permanent residence. I am not sure if I am surprised we traveled another 4 1/2 years after I acquired these. I figured three to five years.

So, watch me break open the package and test them all out. How do you think they did?

I finish by labeling and...

Video - +20 Alternatives - January 2023 Paper Pumpkin Key To My Heart

Publish Date: 
1/22/2023
January 2023 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I cannot believe we are already on Valentine's Day 2023!

This kit was challenging for me, even more so because I want to use the kit as the base for this year's Valentine's cards. 

The sentiments provided only work for my husband, so I share a couple of options to make your own sentiments for friends and family.

I also include two non Stampin' Up! products because these...

Video - Color Me This Episode 1 - Channel Introduction Plus My Very First Solo Pet Portrait "Grim"

Publish Date: 
1/19/2023
Ode to Grim | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

The day has finally arrived! I have posted my first "Color Me This" video!

When I created this channel, I set a goal of having my channel introduction include a completed pet portrait that utilizes all that I have learned in the four years that I have dabbled in colored pencils.

In addition, this just happens to be my first ever dog portrait drawing! Be sure to check it out and...

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