Tuesday, December 9, 2014

30 Days of Xyron - Paper Plate Menorah Kids' Craft!


All month long the gang from Xyron has been creating some gorgeous holiday projects - and today its my turn!


You all know how I feel about paper plate kids' crafts - I especially love to share them (and be mocked by everyone) when I'm on HSN! This menorah became a little infamous on 24-Hour Craft Day when my fabulous friend Bill Green and I were demoing the Xyron 9" Creative Station (if you want a giggle go to HSN.com, click on the video link on this page, and go to the 11:00 mark) - and so many folks asked about it that I made a quick video tutorial!


If you've missed out on some of the other fun holidays projects the Xyron Design Team has shared this month just head on over to the photo section of the Xyron FB page and prepare to be inspired...and tune in all this week for even more great ideas!  Did I mention that EVERY project has a tutorial?  Wahoo!

Speaking of inspired - I hope you will tune in to my Facebook page starting December 11th - this time of year always inspires me so I am celebrating the season with a Twelve Days of Christmas giveaway!  I'll be giving away some crafty goodies EVERY DAY from the 11th - 22nd from my friends at Teresa Collins, Epiphany Crafts, Cricut, Xyron, Craftwell, Maya Road and more! EVERY DAY!  Can't wait to kick it off with you!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Xyron and Paper House - Day Five and a Giveaway!


The Xyron Design Team has had such a fantastic time with our friends at Paper House this week - we hope you have been as inspired as we have!  We've seen everything from home decor to traditional scrapbook pages, and today is all about mixed media.  What a great way to kick off your creativity this weekend!

This stunning mini album from Pam Bray would be the perfect way to record a weekend getaway or as a thank you after staying with a friend.  Pam shares a tutorial with us on her blog today - so many fun techniques!



Want to create a home decor piece but don't have a canvas?  A piece of chipboard will work just as well! Yvonne Yam shows us how on her blog - we love the whimsical feel of this project!



Head on over to the Paper House blog for their last day of projects and for their final giveaway of Xyron goodies!  We've got one more prize pack of Paper House products to share as well - so just leave a comment and one lucky winner is going to receive this batch of stickers.  We'll announce the winner on the Xyron Facebook Page tomorrow - have a great weekend!



Thursday, November 6, 2014

Xyron and Paper House - Day Four and a Giveaway!


The Xyron Design Team only has one day left to celebrate our "Great Outdoors" blog hop with our friends at Paper House and today we are getting back to where it all started - cards and scrapbook layouts!

We love how this layout from Karen Jiles captures the rugged outdoors with just a hint of girly girl!  :)  The textures and colors and techniques come together beautifully - and Karen shares a tutorial with us on her blog today.



Since some parts of the country are *gasp* already getting some...we're tickled that Angela Holt created a snow themed card with her Paper House goodies! On her blog Angela shares a tutorial for adding that special touch to any embellishments - what a treat this would be to receive!




If you are loving these projects as much as we are then head on over to the Paper House blog for even MORE great ideas - and they are giving away some of your favorite Xyron goodies as well!  We want to share some of the Paper House products we are loving with you - so all week long we'll be having giveaways here on our blog as well.  Just leave a comment and one lucky winner is going to receive this Paper House prize pack - we'll announce the winner on the Xyron Facebook Page tomorrow.  Good luck!



Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Xyron and Paper House - Day Three and a Giveaway!


We are halfway through the Xyron Design Team "Great Outdoors" blog hop with our friends at Paper House - and today it is all about Fall!  Here is where we admit that it never even OCCURRED to us to use "outdoor themed" papers for Fall projects...clearly we need to get out more.  ;)  Thank goodness for our Design Team!

Looking for a way to brighten up your Thanksgiving table?  How about DIY napkin rings from Stephanie Chan!  The festive colors and patterns in these papers will add the perfect touch to your holiday - Stephanie shares a quick tutorial on her blog today (this would be a fun project to do with the kiddos)!



One of the things we love about Fall home decor is that unlike many other "seasonal" projects it can hang in your home from the beginning of September all the way through the end of November.  This gorgeous plaque from Sharon Callis is the perfect example - imagine this in your entryway or living room!  Sharon shares a tutorial with us on her blog today...just in time to make it for Thanksgiving as a hostess gift!



If you are loving these projects as much as we are then head on over to the Paper House blog every day this week for even MORE great ideas - and they are giving away some of your favorite Xyron goodies as well!  We want to share some of the Paper House products we are loving with you - so all week long we'll be having giveaways here on our blog as well.  Just leave a comment and one lucky winner is going to receive this Paper House prize pack - we'll announce the winner on the Xyron Facebook Page tomorrow.  Good luck!