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

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Waterfront Plaid Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

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

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UNBOXING - Stampin' Up! Resupply AND SAB-Occasions Order | Tracy Marie Lewis |

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

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My old reining horse checks | Tracy Marie Lewis |

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

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Paper Pumpkin Catch Up And A Life Update | Tracy Marie Lewis |

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

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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

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Tutorial - No Cut And No Measure Easy To Make Paper Gift Bag | Tracy Marie Lewis |

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

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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

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Alternative Cards - Paper Pumpkin - Back In Plaid November Plus October | Tracy Marie Lewis |

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

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Alternative Stockings - Paper Pumpkin - Back In Plaid | Tracy Marie Lewis |

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

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Stampin' Up! Extravaganza and Free Shipping Haul Video | Tracy Marie Lewis |

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...