First Valentine Card Of This Year (2019)

Publish Date: 
2/2/2019
First Valentine Of 2019 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I was thrilled to receive my Occasions haul in January. As I sat down for my weekend of crafting, the very first card I made was a Valentine. I used the Be Mine Stitched Thinlit Dies with three colors of cardstock: Lovely Lipstick, Berry Burst and Rich Razzleberry.

I had a chunk of white Wood Texture DSP floating around my desk that I had not used on a previous project so I started...

Garden Impressions DSP - Birthday Card

Publish Date: 
2/1/2019
Garden Impressions DSP - Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I love this DSP, it is so colorful. I chose to use Night of Navy and Melon Mambo with this particular pattern. The sentiment is from Picture Perfect Birthday which fit exactly as I wanted on the Whisper White circle die cut.

Measurements

Focal Circle: 2 1/2"
Scalloped Circle: 2 3/4"

Melon Mambo Layer: 3 3/4" x 5"
DSP Layer: 2" x 4 7/8" (note I covered a portion...

Thinking Of You Soft Floral Card

Publish Date: 
1/30/2019
Thinking Of You Soft Floral Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Today I want to share an avid crafter project I made using three coordinating Floral Romance suite items (p. 11 in the Occasions catalog). The focal is a layered collage using the Wonderful Romance Cling Mount bundle, stitched rectangles, pearls and frosted flowers.

I wanted a die cut bow and chose the small bow from the Beautiful Bouquet Clear Mount bundle. I decided to color the large...

Alternatives - January 2019 Paper Pumpkin - Be Mine Valentine - Segment One

Publish Date: 
1/29/2019
January 2019 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I have posted January's alternatives video which includes four beginner stamper projects that I make while you watch, then I discuss my own avid stamper cards I am making for my cardmaking penpals. You know those have to be special and unique! I will follow up with a final video showcasing what I ended up with. Video length 35 min 5 sec.

Note that this set coordinates with the Animal...

Dear Doily Gray & Curry Beginner Stamper Card Tutorial

Publish Date: 
1/27/2019
Dear Doily Beginner Stamper Just For You Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This video demonstrates how quick and easy it is to use Dear Doily to create a beginner stamper A2 size card.

I then show my avid stamper completed project and show how quick it is to stamp the inside of the card and the envelope.

I just love this stamp set! Video Length 9 min 16 sec. Here's the pictures of both the casual and avid stamper cards.
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Our Stay In Congress Arizona

Publish Date: 
1/28/2019
Sharp Spurs Greet You At the West End Of Wickenburg | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Congress is one town away from Wickenburg and our RV park is between the two on highway 89. Our RV park (Escapees North Ranch) consists of two different areas, the RV campground space, which is essentially a gravel parking lot, and after that is a residential community that has RV and "one" bedroom house deeded lots.

I like the residential area, but it really is in the middle of nowhere...

Arizona ... Finally!

Publish Date: 
1/26/2019
Verde Valley December 2018 Snow! | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

After our brake issues, we decided to compress our last four days of travel down to two eight hour drives. The first day we made it through the rest of Texas and stopped in New Mexico for the night.

Day two was the long haul through New Mexico and southern Arizona all the way up to Cottonwood. While there I found some properties to go look at but we didn't expect to find this area would...

Video Storage Series - Stampin' Up! Cardstock Storage Version 3.0

Publish Date: 
1/22/2019
Iris Card Keeper Storage Container | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This is the third installement of my cardstock storage series. It is a refinement of version 2 which I filmed last year.

Essentially I changed the storage case shape to better fit our new trailer. The storage over the couch in the back of the trailer is taller overall and is deeper on each end. So on the ends I can fit two tall of the long narrow Homz cases. 

Then across the...

Special Request - Sunshine In A Card!

Publish Date: 
1/20/2018

My husband requested that I add a bunch of sunshine to his dad's birthday card, I video'ed "most" of it... on a pouring down rainy day in Arizona. Seriously, so far we've been in a snowstorm and now multipled days of dumping rain. What is with Arizona anyways?

I used two Stampin' Up! stamp sets to accomplish this request. Waterfront which is from the annual catalog and I own two copies...

January 2019 Stampin Dreams Blog Hop - Beginner | Casual | Avid - Projects

Publish Date: 
1/17/2019
January 2019 Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Welcome to the January Stampin' Dreams blog hop! I am so excited to share my projects today. I am now in Arizona for the winter. Our campground includes a residential community with lovely desert landscaping. There are two parks, one is quite large with all sorts of cactus labeled and ages provided where the age is significant. I love reading the names of all of the varieties of cactus there...

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