Alternatives - Paper Pumpkin January - Heartfelt Love Notes

Publish Date: 
1/24/2018

I held off on creating the alternatives until I was able to raid Libby's stash. Even after the raid, I felt a bit limited of course, but I managed to triple my completed card stash from 2 to 6 completed cards and 5 of them are Birthday cards. It was a fun challenge to figure out clever ways to make finished looking cards with what I had on hand. Video Length 17 min. 56 sec.

Tutorial - Using Stampin' Up! Blends To Make My Own Plaid DSP

Publish Date: 
1/22/2018
Waterfront Plaid Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Having so few supplies really makes one think outside the box. When I was narrowing down what type of card to make my father-in-law for his birthday, the stamp set I chose was an easy choice. I think I own 12 sets of stamps and only so many of them are masculine birthday "capable".

I went with the Waterfront stamp set from the Occasions catalog. Then I thought of the cool plaid DSP that...

UNBOXING - Stampin' Up! Resupply AND SAB-Occasions Order

Publish Date: 
1/14/2018
UNBOXING - Stampin' Up! Resupply AND SAB-Occasions Order | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

My first Stampin' Up! re-stocking order has arrived! I sent it ahead of us to my mom's and it actually arrived the day after we got into town. I am not set up to video yet but was determined to capture this once in a lifetime moment. I am not sure what the statistic is of people who lose everything and get to start over with a clean slate.

Certainly in my crafting world I have learned a...

Floral Happy Birthday With Cheese Cloth And Ribbon

Publish Date: 
1/13/2018
Floral Happy Birthday With Cheese Cloth And Ribbon | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I finally gathered just enough supplies to finish a project. I made a birthday card for this week's Creative Cat Crew color challenge #40. Colors for this challenge are: Sweet Sugarplum, Powder Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. I used a stamp set from the new Occasions catalog "Southern Serenade".

I currently have very little space for supplies as we are staying at my in...

Waiting For My Crafting Supplies - Going Through Old Laptops - Reining Bridleless

Publish Date: 
1/9/2018
My old reining horse checks | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Ok my fellow crafters, I know you are asking why on earth is this horse video on a crafters blog. Prior to becoming an avid full time crafter and Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I was a horsemen and active competitor in the horseback riding discipline called "reining". 

We are going through a very painful inventory process and I was reviewing our old laptops the fire department recovery team...

New Beginning - All That We Have With Us While On The Road

Publish Date: 
1/7/2018
Idaho to washington cloud bank | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This picture is of a very low cloud bank below the moutains as we drove from Idaho to Washington. We were in Oregon at this point.

I took a short video this morning before we checked out of our hotel. I wanted to capture what we are coming home with before we get too busy. Once we are home I am sure things will change very quickly.

I've laid out all of our stuff. From left to...

Let's Talk Motels/Hotels

Publish Date: 
1/5/2018

After many years in an RV and not having to stay in hotels or motels, we were faced with making a quick decision on December 30th 2017 when our fifth wheel was totaled in a collision. We were both very cold, tired, hungry, not to mention homeless with the clothes on our back and whatever happened to be in the truck.

All I knew was that I needed a fridge for my medication that the fire...

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