April 2016

Artwork using Stampscapes Stamps on Glossy Cardstock

Publish Date: 
4/28/2016
Night Stampscape Scene | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Stampscapes have been around for a long time and I've watched all the videos Ken has made on how to use these awesome stamps to create one of a kind art pieces. I recently decided to pull out my glossy paper, stylus and work through a project using the Stampscapes traditional techniques. I started with an 8.5 x 5.5 sheet of glossy. I stamped my scene and then using a mix of Ranger ink pads I...

Two Peas in a Pod

Publish Date: 
4/16/2016

Sometimes my husband does something completely extraordinary. We are prepping our home to sell. It has an in ground swimming pool. The pool is over 40 years old. Around the pool are large cement slabs and on the north side two of those slabs have sunk. They've sunk quite far and for years we would make our nieces and their friends watch for stubbed toes on that side while running and being...

Fallout 4 mini album stage 2 walkthrough

Publish Date: 
4/15/2016
Fallout Mini Album Stage 2 Complete | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

At the March craft retreat I had 3 tasks on my agenda. This was the first one I tackled. I'd finished the basic layers and tags for this album, but had not decorated it in any way. So, I spent a lot of time on adding photos, distressing the tags and adding embellishments and ephemera. At the next retreat in May I will be adding all of the text elements as well as more distressing. This video...

Copic Certification and Workshop classes COMPLETE!

Publish Date: 
4/10/2016
Palomino by Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

[Warning: This is a very long post!]

I've been in love with Copic Markers since I discovered them a little more than a year ago. I feel like I am late to the party on every level of papercrafting and my aha moment with Copics came sometime early last year. I am thinking back now to when I first decided,"OMG will you look at the vibrant colors that this line of markers produces!". It...

Stampin' Up Stamp Camp Projects In Review

Publish Date: 
4/9/2016
Stampin' Up Camp Cards | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

In March, I attended my third Stampin' Up Stamp Camp. I enjoy these events because there are multiple demonstrators and each teaches one or two projects. I get to use alot of SU products in one day and I get to visit with my crafting friends. Here's the run down of the projects.

My favorite was the tri-fold art. I own the stamp set and liked the clever use of punches for the feet and...

Yellow and Pink Floral Flip Card

Publish Date: 
4/6/2016
Yellow and Pink Floral Flip Card

 I love the gloss and glitter accents on this card stock. I used the card base die and because this cardstock is so thick, I did not feel the need to start with a solid colored base and add this design cardstock as a second layer. The result is very clean. I cut a bunch of flower dies in matching cor'dinations cardstock. I added opal and silver accents withViva pens. The sentiment is from a...

Silver Belt Buckle Thanks Card

Publish Date: 
4/2/2016
Belt Buckle Thanks Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I have been very involved in the horse industry for oh 25 years now. In the early 1990s I showed at Zone and Open shows, but by the mid 1990s I was competing at the AQHA breed level and later switched to reining so also added NRHA shows.

When I saw this spellbinders group of dies I knew they would make perfect simulated belt buckle cards. I own S5-077 Labels 25 and use S5-210 Adorning...

Teal Metallic Christmas Tree Card

Publish Date: 
4/3/2016
Teal Metallic Christmas Tree Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I make Christmas cards all year round. I like to have a good cushion of them for the fall craft bazaars and of course to give to family and friends. This card was made from DCWV metallic 6 x 6 paper and a Recollections Design paper pad. I stamped a very small Merry Christmas on a blue vellum tag and tied it to the matching baker's twine.

One more Christmas card made now is one less to...