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Something On A Stick

Did you know... it's "Something on a Stick" Day? Yep, it is indeed! As part of a fun monthly challenge, the  XYRON  design team was asked to choose a "day/holiday" and create a project based on the theme.  So, with today being  "Something on a Stick" day, I crafted these rustic-vintagey plant stakes using some printables and the  Xyron Creative Station Lite and the Xyron Double-Sided 5" Laminate

I grabbed some crepe myrtle sticks from the yard and set out to embellish
them with these sweet collage butterflies that I purchased from Etsy.

  After printing the printable and cutting out the butterflies, I placed the 5" Laminate
 into the Creative Station Lite.  Before trimming away the laminate from the butterflies,
 I gave them a good rub with a bone folder.

I attached them to the sticks by sewing through a button (on the front) and then
securing around the back of the stick with burlap twine.  Wooden buttons from
my stash added to the rustic charm!

The tops of…

Xyron & Crafter's Companion: GIVEAWAY!

What better way to kick-off the 'almost' weekend than with a super-fun GIVEAWAY from these two fab companies:
That's right!   You could **WIN** your very own  Crafter's Companion Diamond Press Die-Cutting & Embossing Machine Bundle AND Xyron Create-A-Sticker and Xyron Mega Runner
Let me share how I've used the Diamond Press and then I will follow with instructions on how you can enter to **WIN**
I started with some premade tags that I had in my stash from Simple Stories DIY Foundations Tags
Next, I cut a 2" X 6" strip of white cardstock and placed it onto the longest cutting mat. (The kit also comes with a shorter mat for single-cutting).  I placed several of  the dies onto the paper so I could cut them all at once!
The bottom of the Diamond Press has a suction device, so be sure to place it on a smooth, clean surface; lift the lever to raise the suction and then press the lever down to create the suction.  Now your Diamond Press i…

Cakewalk Cutie

Hi, everyone! I had the pleasure of attending a wonderful retreat this past weekend with a bunch of awesome ladies!   We crafted, scrapbooked, stamped & bible-journaled until our hearts were content!   One day I took a break from my daughter's album and made this sweet little cake-shaped mini album using an oldie from  OCTOBER AFTERNOON

I've had the "Cakewalk" Collection in my stash for quite some time, so  I decided it was time to make something with it!  You can see all of the pages by visiting HERE (just scroll to the very bottom) It's also FOR SALE in my Etsy Shop :)
I'll be back on Thursday with a GIVEAWAY from  Xyron and Crafter's Companion, so be sure to check back!

Lightning Bugs Get Lit!

Xyron and Chibitronics are teaming up for a week-long blog hop featuring them amazing products! If you're unfamiliar with Chibitronics, they are the makers of these cool things called "Chibi Lights" Stop by their blog and check out their products, as well as their design team's projects for the hop! Chibitronics Blog
At first glance, my project may not appear too "illuminating", but it is. I started with the set of Paper Smooches Giddy Bugs Clear Stamps  and Prismacolor Assorted Pencils It looks all cute, yet ordinary so far...let's turn off the lights and see what we get:

Now he's lit like a true lightning bug (or firefly, whichever you prefer) should be! With Chibi Lights, you can give light to just about anything!
The science is in just a few products: conductive foil tape, LED circuit sticker, binder clip ad 3V coin cell battery.  I made a backing piece for the firefly to sit on by cutting a circle of paper and then adding the conductive tape and c…

Royal Bunting

Happy Tuesday! I'm excited to be up on the  We R Memory Keepers Blog today with a fun take on paper bunting!
This is a substantial bunting piece and measures approximately 24" across! I have a tutorial, as well as other ways to use the bunting on the WRMK blog... check it out!

A De-LITE-Ful Spring!

Save the date: March 16th The newest member of theXyronfamily will be  making its debut on the HSN channel!
Introducing the Xyron Creative Station Lite™ This is a dual-refill machine that fits both the current 5" refills and the NEW 3" refills.  Its sleek design and multi purpose function makes it the perfect machine for  crafters on the go - and we can't wait to share it with you! I love the compact design, which makes it super portable and easy to store  right on my small crafting area!  Here is a little project that I made using the Xyron 5" Permanent Adhesive Refill
I started with a chipboard shape that I took from a precut mini album set from Michael's Recollection brand.  I traced the shape onto patterned paper from the Echo Park Paper Company Spring Collection Kit and then ran it through the Creative Station Lite:
Even though the points on the sides of the paper extended slightly beyond the  5" alignment grids (see above), the adhesive was still wide enough to cove…