2019 Safeway Monopoly Game - 2/6/2019 to 5/7/2019 - How To Play & Tips Video

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Tips and Tricks on 2019 Monopoly | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I am a detail oriented person. I love complicated things. This is a bad thing and a good thing. The annual Monopoly game at Safeway (& other stores) is just the kind of game for a person like me. My mom thinks I am crazy and she happily gives me all her game tickets each year. I did not start playing seriously until I officially retired. I had a detail-oriented job that kept me plenty busy...

Blends Meet Copics - Creating Master Blending Reference Sheets

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Blends Meet Copics - Creating Blending Sheets | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

After losing all of my crafting supplies I was a bit down of course and did not do a good job of organizing my replacement Copic markers. I was pretty much in love with the new Blends and spent all my time with them. Stampin' Up! has released the colors slowly over time and I finally made myselft spend some time organizing and cataloging my Copic markers. 

I think what has happened is...

February 2019 - Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Birthday

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Stampin' Dreams February Blog Hop - Birthday | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Welcome to the Stampin' Dreams blog hop! The theme this month is Birthday. I have been diligent at sending family and friends birthday cards so I always need birthday inspiration. The Stampin' Dreams team of demonstrators is the perfect place to be inspired and I cannot wait to hop around and see everyone's creations.

I have four birthday cards to send in February so I am glad this is...

February 2019 - Colour Combo Blog Hop

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February Colour Combo Blog Hop | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I am so excited to be hopping with the Colour Combo Stampin' Up! demonstrator crew today. This team is so talented that they always push me to make something extra special.

This month's colors are perfect flower colors so I've been working on a coloring technique for making the Lasting Lily stamp set really pop. Lasting Lily is a free Sale-A-Bration item that you get with a $100 order....

February 2019 - Kre8tors - Valentine's

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Kre8tors February 2019 Blog Hop - Valentine  | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Today is the Kre8tors blog hop. Our theme is Valentine and I am so excited to share my creation because I created a 3D project which is a rare thing. This group is so creative that they really stretch my imagination each month. I hope when you hop around you will be inspired too!

Given the very small space I live in I am restricted on what I can make and how large it can be. This...

February 2019 - Stamp 'N Hop Blog Hop - Love

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February 2019 Stamp 'N Hop - Love | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I am joining the Stamp 'N Hop group for a February "Love" theme blog hop. This is such a clever, talented group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over the world and I am always excited to get to hop around and see what everyone has created.

Currently my husband and I are camping very far south in Arizona in a lovely town called Sierra Vista. It is at 4600 feet in elevation,...

Fun Masculine Birthday Card For My Cousin

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Masculine Birthday Card For My Cousin | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

For my cousin's birthday, I made a fun card with bright colors using Swirly Frames from the annual catalog and Amazing Life from the new Occasions catalog. I chose fun masculine colors: Blueberry Bushel and Granny Apple Green with black for the card base. The case was fussy cut and popped up with dimensionals. I did not add any embellishments and think it came out perfect!

Sneak Peek - Aged Happy Birthday Flower Card

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Lilies Aged Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This is a sneak peek of a technique I have been working on. I have created a video tutorial that will be going live on February 13th.

I love aged, distressed projects and it has been a very long time since I've even attempted to make a paper project aged. In fact, after I lost all of my craft supplies and replenished with Stampin' Up! supplies, it just hadn't crossed my mind. Everyone...