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