Friday, July 18, 2014

Xyron, Simple Stories and May Arts - Day Five and a Giveaway!


The Xyron Design Team sure is sad to say goodbye to our blog hop with May Arts and Simple Stories - thanks so much to everyone who joined us and to the designers on all three teams who inspired us with their creations!

Homemade gifts (hello mason jar!) deserve a homemade card and tag to go with!  On her blog today Jenn Cochran shares a tutorial for creating these two bright and cheery projects that make any gift extra special.




Turn an ordinary notebook in to a work of art!  Karen Jiles created this stunner using an inexpensive notebook and an amazing assortment of papers and embellishments.  We are so excited that she shared a tutorial with us on her blog so we can make this ourselves!



Speaking of journals - have an unused smashbook/journal you'd like to use for something else?  Today Ann Corbiere-Scott shares some tips and tricks on her blog for repurposing a journal to make it fresh and fabulous!



Today is the last day to leave a comment here on the blog - we are going to select one lucky winner from all comments to receive a big ol' prize pack that includes a Xyron 2.5" Create-a-Sticker, a Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine collection pack and a spool of May Arts ribbon (winner's choice)!  We'll announce the winner on our Facebook Page tomorrow.  Someone is going to be very happy!

We've got even better news - head on over to the Simple Stories blog and the May Arts blog - not only do they have some fabulous creations to share with you, they are giving away the same prize pack!  That is three chances to win a box full of goodies that will bring your Summer crafting to a whole new level!

Thanks again for joining us - have a great weekend everybody!

55 comments:

  1. Thanks for a great week of amazing projects! It has been so much fun! Thanks to Xyron, Simple Stories and May Arts for the chance to win a terrific prize!

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  2. Such delightful projects. This was an amazing week. Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration!!!

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  3. What great projects! Simple Stories is such a wonderful line and you have all come up with such different, creative ways to let it shine. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Wow what a way to wrap up this hop with these awesome projects it has been fun and inspiring thanks to all!

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  5. What's more summery than a mason jar filled with love and a fresh tag to go with it??? Such pretty and fun projects today....and all week!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  6. I have enjoyed seeing all these beautiful creations so much! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Gorgeous craftiness! That May Arts chevron ribbon is the BEST!
    Heather Boswall (concertgirl32@hotmail.com)

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  8. Loving these great projects! Some great gift ideas here!

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  9. awesome hop and beautiful job on these projects :)

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  10. Wonderful projects, the smash book is great. It suer has been a week full of inspiration and so many great projects.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  11. I have several albums I've gotten through classes but don't really care for them. Now I have permission to change them up to something I would really like and would use. Thanks for the idea. I get stuck in a rut and don't think that it is permissable to make changes to something already planned.
    It's been a great week of hopping. Got lots of great ideas. Thanks for having the hop and teaming up with two other great companies.

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  12. Everyone had a-mazing project this week. Love all the inspiration I get from this blog. Thanks for a chance to win some crafty goodies.

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  13. I really love this paper collection. Your projects are wonderful!

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  14. Great projects!! Such a fun week of inspiration!

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  15. All around perfection. Thanks so much for sharing.
    SuZeQ

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  16. great inspiration. I will be creating some of these on the weekend

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  17. Great, awesome card and way cool tag!! Love those two altered notebooks - they were pretty SWEET!!

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  18. Absolutely beautiful! Great projects!!

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  19. Very fun stuff. I love the notebooks!

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  20. Fabulous projects, love all the work!

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  21. The notebook is super darling! Fun stuff!

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  22. Fun blog hop! Love the projects. :D

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  23. Have so enjoyed the
    blog hop! Today's
    journals are so pretty
    and creative.
    Carla from Utah

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  24. its been a great week of great inspirational treats that you have shared with us!! great projects all :) tfs

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  25. What a great week of fun and inspiration with these 3 great companies. There were so many beautiful projects that were shared. I love the card that Jenn made with the sheet of paper. I usually just cut the paper apart but love how she used it whole. Thanks again for a super blog hop.

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  26. I love these! Wonderful ideas for back to school!

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  27. such fun projects--love how the red/white ribbon added such a nice punch to the project on which it is used! TFS!

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  28. LOL, I recognized Jenn's work immediately with that gorgeous red ribbon treatment on her fabulous card! Such wonderful creations! And Fantastic altered notebooks ladies! I love carefree feel of these fun projects! Thanks so much for a really fun and inspiring week with 3 great companies!

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  29. All the projects are fun and sweeeet! Thanks for the inspiration.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

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  30. Been a fabulous week of projects! Thanks so much!

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  31. All the projects were great -- had to miss a few this week cause of personal issues but caught most of them . Sure wish I still have a chance to win

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  32. What wonderful projects! Thanks for a week of inspiration.

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  33. Great projects today, Thanks for an awesome week and inspiration, I hate to see it end.

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  34. Fun projects, Jen - love the colorful card! Karen and Ann sure do make wonderful journals - so much detail!
    Thanks for a fun week. :)

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  35. Fun and colorful projects! It has been a great week.

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  36. love the projects, so simple and gorgeous

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  37. Linda WestenbergerJuly 18, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    Wow great ideas and a great prize! Thanks for sharing

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  38. Gosh, nothing like saving the best fro the last day of the hop. Love the journal from the old book. It's fabulous. So many great projects and ideas. Can't wait to try some of them. Thanks for a great week.

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  39. Love all the great projects, thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

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  40. Another day of gorgeous projects! Thanks for an inspiration filled week.

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  41. Thanks for showcasing so many wonderful projects this week! Love that card!

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  42. Great projects. I love that notebook. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  43. Love these projects! This blog hop has been fun and inspiring! Thanks for the amazing work!

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  44. wow! What an amazing job, I love every project. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  45. OH MY – ANOTHER day of FABULOUS projects!!!
    I LOVE how the Xyron, Simple Stories & May Arts designers have been SO CREATIVE with their ribbons, trims, papers & adhesives – WOW – I have so many things that I want to try and create … and because they have shared tutorials & top tips, I THINK I CAN DO IT :)
    THANK YOU for the WONDERFUL week of AWESOME INSPIRATION!!!

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  46. These are so cute.. I love the smashbook.. I should do something to bring my smashbook popping. Thank you for a chance.

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  47. Wonderful projects, Love how the Xyron, Simple Stories & May Arts designers have been so great to share the way they uses their ribbons, trims, papers & adhesives. Best hop ever! TFS.

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  48. Such great projects. Especially love the mini books. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  49. Beautiful projects! I love the mason jars!

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  51. They are gorgeous projects!!! I love the album!

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  52. Thank you for an amazing week of inspiration and teaching new technics. I would LOVE to win this prize : ). Thank you!

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