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...

Paper Pumpkin Catch Up And A Life Update

Publish Date: 
1/4/2018
Paper Pumpkin Catch Up And A Life Update | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Due to some rather extreme circumstances, I have been sidelined from crafting. We suffered a catastrophic loss of our trailer and all of its contents on December 30th. We've been working through the recovery process and are now finally getting back on our feet.

Tonight I processed two Paper Pumpkin videos. I had to verify that I will be able to create the alternatives (I needed to be...

A Few Days Into Our New Beginning

Publish Date: 
1/4/2018
Verde Valley TT Maine Office View | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Wow, time just flies! We left El Paso, Texas and made our way into Arizona. We stayed at the Verde Valley Thousand Trails in a cabin for three nights. I thought the cabin was very nice and of course the scenery was lovely. We were in a hole so our cell service was spotty. Because we are going through the process of the trailer loss, we had to drive up the hill to the main office a few times to...

And Here We Are Starting Over - Day One Of Our New Beginning

Publish Date: 
12/31/2017

I didn't post anything yesterday because I wasn't really ready to do so. And today I can only pass on a little bit of information for legal reasons. Later when the dust settles I will tell our tale in full. Suffice to say we no longer have our traveling home nor the contents in it. So, in a nutshell we will be starting over from scratch. I am very tired while writing this so I imagine it will...

DIY - Adding LED Strip Lights To Our Kitchen Slide

Publish Date: 
12/27/2017
DIY - Adding LED Strip Lights To Our Kitchen Slide | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

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...

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