Wetlands Birthday Greetings Card

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Wetlands Birthday Greetings Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I made this project for my Father In Law's birthday coming up in January. You might be thinking, wow, now thats some pre-planning! Reality is that I had wanted to make this card for him for this January, but I could not find the seabirds stamp. I looked everywhere for it. Keep in mind I live full time in a 33' fifth wheel and am very, very organized. It was not to be found.

Fast forward...

Dream Distress Oxide Card

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Dream Distress Oxide Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This is my favorite project from the retreat. I accomplished alot of organization projects and made a few cards. I do think it is interesting that I lean toward larger organization projects over crafting at retreats. I think it is because I have long stretches of uninterrupted time so I know I can complete something no matter how long it takes. A card is easier to make at home because it fits...

Thanks Front Door Card

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Thanks Front Door Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This project was made for the Creative Cat Crew Color Challenge #23. I am running a bit behind because I am now in our home town for a few weeks and boy are we busy! The challenge Stampin' Up! colors are: Real Red, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, and Whisper White and here is the inspiration image...

Paper Pumpkin September 2017 Create - Layered Leaves - With Alternates!

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Paper Pumpkin September 2017 Create - Layered Leaves | Tracy Marie Lewis

I could not wait to get this video posted. I had planned to do a voice over but haven't learned that process yet. Instead of dubbing in my voice, I added lots of captions. I was able to compress 40 minutes of video down to 8 min 33 secs. I had a great time creating with this kit I absolutely love all of the layers!

DIY - Create A Set Of Stampin' Up! Cardstock Swatches

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DIY - Create A Set Of Stampin' Up! Cardstock Swatches | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I had this great idea while at my craft retreat. It didn't hit me until I saw a friend's awesome new cardstock organization. I asked her if she had every color. She said all but a couple of pieces. I went back to my desk and mulled that over awhile. Here's a quick video explaining what happened and what I did. I also show what I will use the swatches for. Video length is 5 min 9 sec.

Paper Pumpkin August 2017 Reveal - Giftable Greetings

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I am so excited! I subscribed to paper pumpkin once I ensured that I will receive it each month as I travel. I plan to do a reveal of each kit as they arrive and then will follow up with videos of my creations I make with the kit. Here is my first reveal, it is 4 min 45 sec long.

I also created a more detailed intro to Paper Pumpkin and why it works for me, perhaps it is a perfect...

Move To Mount Vernon And Warranty Service

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Mount Vernon RV Campground | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Thunderbird is restricted to two week stays during their peak season so we moved up to Mount Vernon on Wednesday. We scheduled warranty work on our fifth wheel for the next day. The only major issue is a tear from a branch in our roof. It happened very recently and the dealer said it is an insurance claim to replace that repairs do not do well. So we will have to put in a claim with our...

Just A Note Distress Oxide Card

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Just A Note Distress Oxide Card

I created this project at my crafting retreat. I've never used Distress Oxide Inks. I used three colors: Faded Jeans, Fossilized Amber and Vintage Photo. For this background I just put a few drops (I bought the reinkers) on a craft mat and made one swipe. Then I dried it with a heat gun. I then used a lettering stencil and sponged Iced Spruce.

The texture of the Oxide inks when dry is...