DIY Articles

Seventeen Year Tenant Moves Out

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Seventeen Year Tenant Moves Out | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Prior to hitting the road we were hands-on landlords. It was difficult to be on the road and see the costs for various repairs that we would do if we were home. Budget-wise we have been able to weather some extensive repairs and still pay all the bills. Now that we find ourselves at home, we let the PM handle the day to day repairs. However, it is in our best interest to be involved with...

DIY - Perler Bead Enamel Dots Embellishments Final Thoughts

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DIY - Perler Bead Enamel Dots Embellishments Final Thoughts | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I spent the weekend with my mom making the rest of our DIY dots. Not all of them,  but we made sure to bake some of every color from the brights and neutrals. Then we analyzed what colors we wanted more of for next time and finally we had to fine tune our storage options. On the way to her house, I stopped at the dollar store and grabbed a couple of the 14 slot pill containers. This style is...

DIY - Perler Bead Enamel Dots Embellishments

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DIY - Perler Bead Enamel Dots Embellishments | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Since I lost all of my crafting supplies in a trailer accident, it was time to make more DIY dots. This time I had a co-hort to make them with me, my mom. We bought the bright Perler Bead assortment pack at Hobby Lobby and the neutrals I bought on Amazon. I do have a link to a supplier with great pricing below. I chose Amazon so I could get them in one day. These make a great handmade looking...

DIY - Adding LED Strip Lights To Our Kitchen Slide

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DIY - Adding LED Strip Lights To Our Kitchen Slide | Tracy Marie Lewis |

We made our trailer festive for Christmas. We brought in some LED lights and draped them over our kitchen slide. They have countless settings and we set them to a fun rotation of christmas colors. The next day we set them to one light and wow did we like them and decided to use them all the time...I made a short video documenting this quick DIY project that really enhances the lighting inside...

2018 Hobby And Web Funding - Final Preparations

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Red Bubble Prancing Horse Mug | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I enjoy crafting and creating content for the web. Unfortunately neither of these hobbies are free. I told myself and hub that I would take 2017 off, which I "mostly" did. You likely know that at the end of June I became a Stampin' Up demonstrator. I have engaged in side businesses since 1992 so I know that it takes time to grow a business. I joined SU six months before I planned to earn some...

Tutorial - No Cut And No Measure Easy To Make Paper Gift Bag

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Tutorial - No Cut And No Measure Easy To Make Paper Gift Bag | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This is a tutorial on how to make a gift bag using a variety of materials. It is perfect for the holidays or any event requiring a paper bag. There is no cutting, no measuring and no scoring required to make this gift bag. I show how easy it is to decorate your bag before you begin to make it or after it is complete. I make three bags in the video and also discuss a fourth one. I talk about...

Website Moving To A New Host

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The website has been slowing down and is now producing a high percentage of errors (it has been increasing over the summer). In addition to the errors there are now parts of the admin interface that I cannot open (like the block on the top right side with the expired August Stampin' Up! promotion). I've done my research and have bought a different hosting package that should be a better...