Friday, May 24, 2013

Xyron, Giveaways, Secrets & Fun!!!

 OOOOOO-WWEEEEEE!!
Today's post is loaded. But you'll want to hang in til the end. Promise.

First of all.... I have a Xryon story.  This is going to age me, but I'm okay with it.

Way back in 2000, I went to a scrap event for a non-profit organization and Xyron was
one of the sponsers.  We were using their very cool Xyron 850 machine to make some
projects for the organization and Xyron promised to give away the two machines we
were using at the end of the day.  I kept telling everyone to NOT get their hopes up, cuz
I was going to win.  Guess what???  I totally did.  Below is a picture of me kissing my
amazing machine I had just one that would make my scrappy life a little more fun.

 The picture below is a picture of me today kissing the same machine that still works like a charm!!
One problem, the new machines today are colorful and aerodynamic 
and their refills don't fit my old dinosaur.
I'm so sad I can't buy refills for it anymore.... but, I'm ooolways up for buying new tools.

 Moving on............

Today we have 3 of our designers & the Xryon designers to take your mind to creative heights.

Here's the plan:
Visit Juliana's blog and play along
Visit Sarah's blog and play along
Visit Robbie's blog and play along
Visit Xyron's blog and play along
Make sure you leave a comment here as well for another chance to win!

Here are some sneaks of Juliana's page.... if you love texture and I know you do...
You'll love what she's done with the Key lime collection and Xyron adhesive.



Here are some sneaks of Robbie's layout and she used the Anthem pennants and Xryon adhesive for a banner and made diamonds. 
Brilliant... you'll love it and have one more reason to love pennants.


And then Sarah used the pennants from the Anthem chipboard and used them as pennants,
which are darling.... but you are going to have a hard time looking at the layout, because 
her daughters are so stinking adorable, you can't take your eyes off them.

I have to admit, I'm kinda sad that this is our last day swap hopping with Xryon.  We've had a ton of fun.  Make sure you visit both them and us on facebook daily and chat and share a little of your scrappy life with us!!

  Thanks so much Xyron!!!!



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54 comments:

  1. Awesome win!!!

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  2. I like your story! I can't wait to know the secret!!!

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  3. It was a great blog hop. The projects are so bright and colorful. Having good tools make life so much easier - except they do eventually become obsolete. Onward and to better things.

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  4. Love the blog hop. It's been a fun week. Can't wait to hear about your secret!

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  5. I love secrets!
    I know it'll be a good one!!!!!!

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  6. Fun week and fabulous blog hop. So many great projects. Can't wait to find out about the "Secret".

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  7. fun! and will be tuned in for the secret!!!!

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  8. Awwww, come one, let us in on it, we won't blab! (much)


    Why didn't I think of zig zag stitching before? Thanks Juliana!

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  9. Juliana is a rock star, and I love all the other projects as well Thank you!

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  10. Awesome... These are adorable. Loving everything. Love that your old machine still works but it is sad that you cant get refills for it anymore. This has been a fabulous week. Thanks for all the inspiration and fun fun fun....

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  11. Great projects. Can't wait till the secret is revealed.

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  12. This post cracks me up! First of all, I had an 850 back in 2000 also and when the 900 came out *drool* I got that one and sold my 850. I also own the 250/500/and I even got the X but gave it to my mom. Yeah, I've been a Xyron fan for awhile now :) And my BoBunny collections are nearly as old LOL!

    Your little model is adorable and your LOs are completely fabulous!!!

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  13. This was a fun hop! Lots of awesome projects!

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  14. ok, I will be here on the 31st!

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  15. Waiting for the 31 st... enjoyed the hop

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  16. Thank you for a fun, inspiration filled blog hop!

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  17. What a funny story, thanks for sharing. Great projects!

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  18. Great blog hop all
    week. Lots of great
    ideas and the collections
    are all wonderful.
    Carla from Utah

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  19. Cute photos Kris!! and awesome projects ladies!!! each one is a source of inspiration! xo

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  20. Love your story. Nice projects.

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  21. Love the projects! So inspirational...and I'm excited to hear the secret! :)

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  22. Love that you have those photos! ANd these peeks are amazing!!

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  23. I have an 850 too! I could use an update I guess!
    Fabulous projects! It's been a great time of hopping to see all the fun creations! Can't wait to learn the secret!

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  24. Loving those CUTE photos of you ... and can't wait for the BIG surprise!!

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  26. So many pretty projects and great papers. Thanks or the inspiration. Hugs, Frances

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  27. Can't wait until the secret is revealed. Love the projects and a chance to win!

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  28. I've enjoyed the week. I'll be tuned in for the secret.

    Elaine S.

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  29. 3M makes a laminator that looks exactly like the 850 --- I still have mine. And the 3M inserts look just like my Xyron inserts (I have a small stockpile). I wonder if the 3M inserts would fit in the 850????

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  30. Looks like a fun hop - thanks for the sneak peek

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  31. I love your sence of humor!!!! I'll be back to find out the secret! Bo Bunny is bookmarked and on my to do list eack day.

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  32. such wonderful inspiration.

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  33. So excited to hear there is new news, hate having to wait to find out what it is though, lol.

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  34. Excited for your news!! Not to date myself either but I have a xyron 1200 that I bought after taking a class with Judi Kauffman where she was promoting her red castle cd with sizable templates that you printed and cut by hand. She showed us the machine and how it so easily adhered fabric to the templates!! I had to have one and so began my love of xyron and their many products subsequent ( I think I have them all?? )

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  35. This has been such a fun blog hop! Thanks for the fun and the inspiration. :o)

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  36. This has been a wonderful week of inspired projects and BEAUTIFUL papers! Thank you so much and I am glad I found you!

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  37. Hard to choose between the collections and all the projects have been wonderful! Thanks so much for an inspiring event!

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  38. Ohhhhhh, the suspense of the secret is going to kill me!!! I sure hope you keep up the awesome daily inspiration in the meantime so it will help take my mind off it ;-). This was a really fun blog hop - thanks so much!

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  39. I have a Xyron 850 too! Great sneak peeks.

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  40. So depressing to have a machine that still works brilliantly but you can't get the refills anymore! Oh well, new scrap supplies are a bonus!
    Super projects again today! I am loving what I am seeing from the new collections. oh....and you people are a big tease!

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  41. Oh, love secrets and surprises, so will definitely be back next Friday:-) So hoping I win one of your collections, they are all too yummy.

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  42. Ooo, LOVE secrets....can't wait to hear! I have that machine too....time to get rid of it....it is a shame....

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  43. cool stuff, i have tools like that too..the cheetah by zyron..so hard to find refills and I love that thing!!!

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  44. I have my original sticker maker and still LOVE it! Lucky for me the refills still fit. I was hoping to win a Teresa Collins Xyron tape runner at CAD in New Zealand this weekend but I didn't :( TC was kind enough to let me try hers and it is way better than the one I bought (not xyron).

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  45. Love all your projects ladies!!!

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  46. Friday can't come soon enough!! :)

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