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 - Winter Is Coming Wednesday 2023 Episode 1 - Using Carrots To Make A Christmas Scene - Featuring Thanks A Bunch FREE Stamp Set

Publish Date: 
1/25/2023

I had my doubts that carrots would make good winter trees...I think this card proved me wrong!

This is Part 2 of my Thanks A Bunch series...

Next I will use carrots to make a Valentine's Day card! Let me know what you think of carrots for Christmas, 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...

Video - +20 Alternatives - December 2022 Good Things Come In Small Packages - So Many Options!

Publish Date: 
12/27/2022

This kit took two days to complete. I had to parse over 2 hours of video footage.

I always struggle with compressing to less than 60 minutes so this was very challenging! I had to focus on the key take aways and drop all the extra fun stuff.

In this video I actually take bits out of my trash and use it, that is a first for me. Enjoy!

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