Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Crafty Christmas!

We decided to make many of our Christmas gifts this year. We lucked out and found 2 saws (that I have been wanting) on sale for Black Friday. We bought a miter saw and table saw. I love them. We made Yardzee/Farkle and Yard Jenga. My oldest niece - Holly - who is 23 now, showed me a picture of a wine rack that she would like to have. She believed in us more than we believed in ourselves. :) I don't have a picture of it yet. Holly will need to send us a pic once she has it up in her dining. room.  Vince says it feels good to know your blood, sweat, and tears went in to the gifts.

Hannah will be graduating in May. It is so hard to believe. She will be moving into the dorms and playing soccer. We are so happy for her! We decided to make a jewelry display that she can take with her. 

Heidi got her ears pierced this year. I designed her earring holder myself. We even added some earrings to it for when she opened it. She got other earrings for Christmas and immediately added some to it. :)

My Cricut and Gypsy died. :( I had to upgrade. Since I don't want to be tied to internet to work, I did my research and decided to go with the KNK Zing Orbit. Vince got it for me for Christmas. I LOVE IT! I had to wait until after Christmas to finish making Brian (my bil) and Holly's stocking stuffers. These are bottle openers.

I love working with Sure Cuts A Lot 4 Pro and my Zing Orbit. I can't wait to start etching glass blocks again and making vinyl designs for shirts. My mom knew I wanted a heat press and was going to have my husband get me one for my birthday (it is the 19th of this month), but she is as excited for me to make shirts as I am. She got me a heat press for Christmas. I am ready to get my craft back on!

Until next time ~ VinDeeLoo

Sunday, May 14, 2017


No, I didn't fall off the face of the earth. Life happened. I got a job teaching 4th grade. This is my 4th year there. I still craft some, but don't have the same amount of time. 

In January we bought a camper. I have wanted one for years. We love it. It is the floor plan we dreamed of getting. It is just the 2 of us and the boyz. We didn't need a bunk house and couple's retreats are hard to come by (used).  This was our 3rd weekend out with it and I am so looking forward to the summer. 

Have you heard about the painted rock movement? You paint a rock and hide it for someone else to find. Well many RVers do this and I knew it would be something I would enjoy. I joined RVing ROCKS!  on FaceBook. This weekend I painted some rocks and hopefully they will be found and shared to the group. 

Setting down, getting ready to start. 

My first creations - ready to hide. My dad doesn't want me to hide the bug. I need some larger rocks and I will hide one at his house.

This one was finished today. I kinda like it. 

We go camping again for Memorial Day. I will share my new creations. 

Until next time ~ VinDeeLoo

Monday, March 11, 2013

Just Because

Over the weekend I went on a few blog hops. One of them was the Connie Can Crop Birthday Blog Hop. I really like the cards that Michelle from Michelle's Craft Room did. I had to scraplift the idea.

Here is my version of Michelle's card.

Until next time ~ VinDeeLoo

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Happy Birthday Hannah!

My niece Hannah turned 13 last week. We had her party on Sunday. Two of nieces are getting to the age that they are becoming hard to buy for (teenagers). I asked Hannah what she would like for her Birthday. She told me she wanted an adult journal. That I could do!

I took my 4 year old niece Henley to Hobby Lobby to pick out paper to alter a journal for Hannah. Henley picked out an orange demask paper. I thought she did a good job. I used this tutorial from Split Coast Stampers to make her journal. The only thing I added was the piece of elastic to keep the journal closed. I cut Hannah's name out with my CriCut and used my I*Rock to bling it up.

On Sarah's "My Christmas Stash is Low Hop! at It's What Keep Me Sane I saw a gift card holder at Michelle's Craft Room. I really like it. She posted this tutorial. This is the gift card I made for iTunes card we also gave her. I heat embossed the Happy Birthday.

It was funny. My sister commented she did not know who our gift was from. When Hannah pulled out the journal Henley yelled, "That's from Aunt Neece!" Henley told me she wants a journal too in green zebra. I need to make her a litle one so she can draw in it. :) Until next time ~ VinDeeLoo

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Falling In Love With Your Xyron Again!

How many of ya'll have a Xyron? I have three different sizes. I have the 1.5" Sticker Maker

the 2.5" Create-a-Sticker
, and
the 5" Creative Station

I loved them when I first got them, but over the years found myself using something different. The adhesive never stuck like I wanted it to. My friend Linda from Nothin' Fancy posted a tip on FaceBook and on her blog (follow the link to see her really cute Flip Flop Cards). It has made me fall in love with my Xyron again.

Linda said after you run your item through the Sticker Maker to then run the sticker through your CutttleBug
What a simple solution! It sure makes the tiny, tiny pieces so much easier to work with. The sandwich I use is Plate A, Plate B, sticker, piece of thick cardstock, Plate C. I run mine through my machine 3 times. I want to make sure the adhesive adhears really well.

I would show you what I have been up to, but I can't until this evening. I have been makeing my 13 year old niece, Hannah's birthday gift. She got a FaceBook account for her birthday and I don't want her to click on my link when my post shows up in here timeline!
Until next time ~ VinDeeLoo