January 2018

Decorate - February Love Today Planner

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Decorate - February Love Today Planner | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Here is my Valentine theme February month view decorate video. I had alot of fun with it. Hub says it is a bit over the top. I did add gold and white gel pen doodles which is in the above article pic close up. The black washi tape I discuss in the video is listed in the supplies and is called "Pick A Pattern Washi Tape" which comes with five different types of black washi tapes. Video Length...

Travel Update - We Are In Limbo - Still

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Life right now is pretty much in Limbo. We await the finalization of all of our insurance claims. Of course even in limbo, "stuff" happens and I have a story to share.  My mom has a 3/4 ton truck she doesn't use often. It is primarily used for hauling her horses. 

We came and picked it up and from the get go I noticed it stayed very cold and didn't hear the heater fan. By day three I...

Alternatives - Paper Pumpkin January - Heartfelt Love Notes

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...