August 2017

Video Tutorial - Not All Who Wander Are Lost Card

Publish Date: 
9/1/2017
Video Tutorial - Not All Who Wander Are Lost Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I made this project for the Creative Cat Crew Color Challenge #20. The colors for this challenge are Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, and Perfect Plum. I do not own any of these Stampin' Up ink colors in this challenge so I substituted Distress Ink colors: Barn Door, Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber and Milled Lavender. I filmed the creation of this project, focusing on how I created the...

Tutorial - Making A Card From Start To Finish Using The Awesomely Artistic Stamp Set

Publish Date: 
8/31/2017
Using The Awesomely Artistic Stamp Set | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I made this card from start to finish without premaking or doing a rough layout/template in advance. I wanted to illustrate how the creative process works and demonstrate changes that are made in real time to get to that perfect finished project. Video Length 12 min 24 sec.

I have entered this project in the following challenges:

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Back In Washington - Chehalis RV Resort - The Very First Thousand Trails

Publish Date: 
8/24/2017
Dump Day! | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We drove up to Washington on 101 through Astoria and followed the Columbia River on Highway 30 to I-5. It was a reasonable drive and took about four and a half hours. Have I mentioned DH's strange habit of pulling over when he has cars behind him? Well he does. Thinks it is the polite thing to do when he doesn't want to speed. People always honk and wave in thanks when they pass us by. This...

The Big Event - Our 2017 Eclipse Experience

Publish Date: 
8/22/2017
2017 Full Eclipse | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We have been planning for the 2017 Eclipse for over a year now. We got the idea of staying in Oregon from DH's sister who wanted to stay at TT Pacific City RV Resort. So, we made reservations there two months in advance, but alas she could not convince her family to make the journey. As the time drew close DH realized that we would need to drive inland as the weather called for clouds on the...

Storage Series - Storing Sentiments Apart From The Images They Came With

Publish Date: 
8/21/2017
Storage Series - Storing Sentiments Apart From The Images They Came With

Here is how I organized all of the sentiments that came with my Stampin' Up and other brand stamp images. When I had to condense my sets into binders it became a challenge to find that perfect sentiment. Here is a short video explaining how I made a system to get to those sentiments quickly and efficiently. Video Length 5 min 15 sec.

BTW - Happy Eclipse day! I am here near Salem Oregon...

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